Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Game Wrap 5/14/2019: Blue Jays 7 Giants 3

The Giants decided to combat their first innings pitching woes with an Opener......It didn't go well!  Nick Vincent got knocked around in the first inning and it all went downhill from there.  At least the fans in attendance can say they were there when Vlad Guerrro Jr. had his breakout game.  Key Lines:

Pablo Sandoval 3B- 1 for 3, HR(5), 2 BB.  BA= .284.  Pabs has the hottest bat on the team.  Boch has gotta find places for him to play until he cools off.

Mac Williamson LF- 2 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .208.  Hopefully getting a couple of knocks will settle Mac down and his natural power will start to show.

Nick Vincent RHP- 1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 3.24.  Inneresting choice for Opener.  Not sure Vincent is who I would have picked to be the first guy to do it for the Giants.

Tyler Beede RHP- 2.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 13.50.  The 5 K's are evidence the stuff is there.  As Kruk kept saying, gotta trust it and throw strikes.

Travis Bergen LHP- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 4.50.  Rule 5 Draft pick Bergen continues to look like he's going to stick around all season.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 3B(Blue Jays)- 3 for 4, 2 HR(2), BB.  BA= .235.  Vlad Jr. came in hitting just .191 with 0 HR's.  Not a huge surprise he broke out against the Giants, don't you think?


The Loss drops the Giants 9.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West and 5.5 games off the pace in the Wild Card race.


Shaun Anderson gets the call ups from Sacramento to start tomorrow's game against TBD.


  1. Vlad Jr is on my fantasy team and I noticed he had 3 hits in 10 abs against the White Sox this past weekend, so I had a feeling about him breaking out soon, wish I was wrong of course! I think it's a good thing that they're looking at their young pitchers like Beede and Anderson, I'm sure they'll struggle at times so gotta be patient.

  2. This is who the Giants are. There is no shame in acknowledging the fact, and it is becoming an incontrovertible fact, that the Giants lack of talent leaves them searching for "silver linings" as they descend toward a 95 loss season. As Doc points out, there are no saviors burning up the PCL in Sacramento. We can surely hope that Shaun Anderson gets off to a good start in SF and shows he has mid-rotation stuff.

    Now, let's hit on a winner or two, or three in the draft, and let's add a couple promising young players through international signings. And, let's go bold on the trade front. This organization needs to add talent.....at every level. 2020 can be a year to look for exciting players to break through in SF, but it won't be a winning year. There is no reason the rebuild can't be fun.

  3. Shaun Anderson's debut was pretty darn solid. I had a chance to speak with a pitching coach from the Giants organization who as worked with Anderson, and his praise was high. Loved the kids make-up and says no one works harder.

  4. I agree with most of your last paragraph except the rebuilding part. Rebuilding teams are not fun to watch, because they are losing teams. This team wasnt fun to watch last Sept after they tanked. Fans wont pay good $$ to watch it. Zaidi hasn't even said yet that the Giants are rebuilding, although beatwriters have implied it. It looks like Zaidi is walking a fine line now between a partial rebuild and trying to win which is tough. Its fair to say he has done neither well so far. He's signed players to modest 1 year contracts, used the waiver wire excessively and minor league callups to look at young players.The only thing missing is selling off veteran players but their contracts make them hard to move. However if they decide to trade package Madbum and Will Smith in July they should get a very nice return.