Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Game Wrap 5/15/2018: Giants 5 Reds 3

The Giants offense picked up Ty Blach with a 4-run 4'th inning and the bullpen shut it down the rest of the way.  Key Lines:

Brandon Belt 1B- 1 for 3, HR(8), BB.  BA= .298.  Belt's second dinger in 2 games at AT&T Park was a splash hit, something we don't see very often since Barry Bonds career ended.

Brandon Crawford SS- 4 for 4, 2B.  BA= .290.  Crawford is 9 for 12 in his last 3 Games.  He is hitting .375 over his last 7 games and .375 over his last 15.  His BA was .189 on April 30.  He is hitting .412 in May so far.

Kelby Tomlinson 2B- 1 for 4.   BA= .246.  For the second night in a row, Kelby drove in add-on runs by punching the ball up the middle with runners in scoring position.  This time it was a soft liner that fell in front of Billy Hamilton with Brandon Crawford streaking around 3'rd to score the Giants 5'th run of the game in the bottom of the 8'th inning to give Hunter Strickland an extra run to work with.

Pablo Sandoval PH- 1 for 1.  BA= .279.  Sandoval drove in the middle two runs of the 4-run rally in the 4'th inning with a bases-loaded single.  He seems to be happily contributing in a bench role and making the most of his opportunities.

Ty Blach LHP- 4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, GO/AO= 9/1.  ERA= 4.05.  Blach gave up a dinger to Eugenio Suarez after Jesse Winker reached on a 2-out error by Kelby.  He allowed 1 line drive hit but the other 3 hits he allowed were also groundballs.  12 groundballs in 4 IP and 19 batters faced.

Bullpen- 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K's.  Pierce Johnson, Will Smith, Sam Dyson, Tony Watson and Hunter Strickland were dominant with Strick earning his 9'th Save.  Johnson is the only one of the bunch with an ERA over 3.00


The Giants remain in 3'rd place, 4 games behind the NL West leading D'Backs who topped the BrewCrew 2-1.  The Rockies lost to the Padres 4-0 to fall 2.5 games behind the D'Backs.  The Dodgers lost to the Marlins and are now 8.5 games behind in 4'th place, just 0.5 games ahead of the Padres.


Andrew Suarez tries for the swwweeeeep tomorrow afternoon facing Matt Harvey, the erstwhile Met.


  1. And, again, Billy Hamilton shows us how CF is played!
    He seems to rob at least one hit a day, and, although not noted for his hitting, he's only .010 worse than Jackson who seems to give up a hit a day. They each have 12 RBIs.
    Blanco dropped 7 more points to .143 leading off a game, Hernández struck out pinch-hitting as he inched closer to 40% K rate (37.1%), and Slater was sent back to Sacramento but didn't play in the 'Cats loss to Tacoma.

  2. Ballsy move by Bochy to pinch-hit that soon because Blach was handling things despite the error. Glad Blach picked up the win since he did the majority of the carrying.