Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Game Wrap 5/9/2018: Phillies 11 Giants 3

You expect to have a team coming off their first series sweep of the season on the road against the hottest team in baseball to have a 1 game letdown in the first game in the next city.  Not only did the Giants do a full faceplant in their letdown game, it's 2 games later and they still haven't pulled their faces out of the mud!  They have now been outscored 26-5 by the Phillies over the first 3 games of the series and are not staring a 4-game sweep in the face.  Key Lines:

Evan Longoria 3B- 2 for 3, 2 2B.  BA= .248.  The Giants got 7 other hits, but Longoria had the only XBH's of the game for the Orange and Black.

Chris Stratton RHP- 4.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 4.60.  The 7 K's say he must have had good stuff, but the 4 BB's say his command was off.  Two disaster starts out of the last 3 for Stratton.  Time to dig deep and make the readjustment.

Derek Law RHP- 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 7.00.  Didn't Derek Law give up 4 runs in less than an inning in AAA a few days ago?  As Vin Scully would say, "go figure!".


The Loss dropped the 3'rd place Giants 6 games behind the NL West leading D'Backs pending the outcome of the D'Backs game with the Dodgers.  The Rockies lost to the Angels and sit 4 games behind the Snakes, while the last place Padres try to avoid being no-hit by the Nationals as they sit 12 games behind the leaders.


Ty Blach tries to salvage 1 win out of the 4-game series tomorrow afternoon facing Vince Velasquez who runs hot and cold.

1 comment:

  1. It was his FB command. His curve ball and breaking ball were amazing. That curve ball was dropping two-plus feet and he was doing great with his late-arm action to fool the batters into thinking FB until it was too late.

    The Giants lead the National League in errors with 31. Longoria 7 in 74 chances, nearly a 10% error rate. Hanson has 3 in 12 games (45 chances) which compares terribly to the 1 error Tomlinson & Panik have between them at over 150 chances. Hernandez has 3 in 29 (!!!)chances and is the worst defensive fielder error wise and Jackson (2 errors) isn't exactly tearing it up either.

    If your two best pitchers on the DL, your defense goes to crap, and you don't hit... You're going to see a lot of these 11-3 scores.