Sunday, April 14, 2019

Game Wrap 4/14/2019: Rockies 4 Giants 0

Derek Holland battled his command all game which led to a 3-run dinger for Nolan Arenado, but it really didn't matter.  Kevin Pillar's HBP and Evan Longoria's groundball single in the 8'th inning were all that stood between Rockies SP, German Marquez, and a perfecto.  Key Lines:

Derek Holland LHP- 6 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 4.09.  It was a tight strike zone all day but Holland wasn't all that close with many of his misses, particularly with his slider, which left him vulnerable to location mistakes.  He actually compensated quite well until Arenado made him pay big time with a 3-run dinger in the 5'th inning.  And again, in the end it didn't really matter.  The Giants never came close to scoring on Marquez.


With the Loss, the Giants remained 4 games behind the NL West leading Padres who lost to the D'Backs 8-4.  The D'backs hopped over the Giants into 3'rd place by 0.5 games.  The Giants also lost ground to the second place Dodgers who beat the BrewCrew 7-1 and are 2 games behind the Padres and 2 ahead of the Giants.  The Giants are 3 games off the pace in the Wild Card race.


The Giants have a travel day tomorrow then start a road trip on Tuesday agains the Nationals with Dereck Rodriguez facing Steven Strasburg.


Tyler Austin reportedly passed his MRI exam and will avoid the IL.


The Indians DFA'd SS Brad Miller today.  He seems like the type of player Farhan Zaidi would have an interest in.

1 comment:

  1. Brad Miller: another LHB IFer! Who would he replace?
    He professes to love Cleveland, except the guy who DFA'd him. Wait until he meets Farhan if it got to that -- the guy who DFA'd Mac Williamson for a Joe and a Reed!