Thursday, July 6, 2017

Game Wrap 7/5/2017: Giants 5 Tigers 4

I got home from work just in time to see Cory Gearrin enter the game, 2 in, 2 on 1 out.  He proceeded to wild pitch the runners to 2'nd and 3'rd and wasn't coming close to the strike zone on any pitches.  Ty Blach, who took a shutout into the 7'th inning was dying in the dugout.  I was yelling at the TV for Bochy to get Gearrin out of there.  A visit by Rags seemed to help a little but a shot off Gearrin's foot plated 1 run and kept the bases loaded.  When Boch climbs the steps of the dugout, I was sure Gearrin was done, but Boch had sent the trainer out first so it was an injury time out instead of a visit to the mound.  Gearrin got a sac fly to shrink the lead to 5-4 and things were not looking good with Justin Upton coming to the plate.  Gearrin struck him out.  Strickland took the 8'th and Dyson closed it out.  No problems!  Key Lines:

Gorkys Hernandez CF- 3 for 5, SB(7).  BA= .236.  Hernandez hit .359 in June and is 3 for 6 in July.  His OBP for the season is .321.  Denard Span needs his days off and Hernandez was able to spell him agains the LHP Norris.

Brandon Belt 1B- 1 for 3, BB.  BA= .236.  Belt continues to gradually rebuild his line.  His season OPS is .809.

Hunter Pence RF- 1 for 5, 3B.  BA= .258.  Pence is just 2 for 9 on the series so far but the 2 hits have been a HR and 3B with 4 RBI's.

Kelby Tomlinson 2B- 1 for 3, BB.  BA= .257.  Tomlinson gave Panik a spell agains the lefty and continues to grind out good AB's.

Ty Blach LHP- 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 4.60.  As mentioned in the intro, Blach took a shutout into the 7'th inning.  He did not get much help from his bullpen but ended up with a QS.

Cory Gearrin RHP- 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 2.04.  Gearrin has been stellar, but wasn't in this game.  I'll give him credit, with the help of the coaching staff, for pulling himself together after a disastrous start to his appearance.  His strikeout of Upton to end the inning was gutsy.

Sam Dyson RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, Save(3).  ERA= 8.00.  The ballooned ERA is vestige from his first 2 months with Texas.  It will take him awhile to whittle that down, but he's been the old Sam Dyson for the Giants.


Johnny Cueto goes for a series Win against Anibal Sanchez in a getaway day game.


  1. I saw most of the early game, had to run a quick errand with the Giants ahead 5-0, and turned it back on just as Kontos got the hook. I was like dying in the 7th. When the 7th was over, I turned it off until the top of the 9th.

    Earlier in the game though, Hwang and Tomlinson proved why they probably should have been give more respect by Evans and not been held back by old/lesser talents. Hwang made a great play on a hard hit that took a high bounce along the line robbing the Tiger batter of a double then throwing him out.

    And Tomlinson also played well at 2B while. And the kid can really fly on the basepaths.

  2. Hwang is a lot better defensively than I had assumed. Great defense by all. Got to hand it to Bochy. Sticking with Gearrin was gutsy since his slider was off prior to getting pegged by a hit ball. I would have caved and put Crick in. Dyson is looking like an absolute gift from the baseball gods.

  3. OMG! Stratton today in Detroit. Cueto scratched @ GT - 0:20, inner ear?
    Or traded?

  4. Chris Stratton today. Cueto was scratched. Don't know why.

  5. To quote John Miller regarding Hwang's defense the last couple games, "It's been a revelation." I would certainly concur with that. What he's shown the last two games was not the defense he showed in Sac. If the last two days are a sign . . . the kid can play.

    Stay hot Gorkys!