Friday, May 18, 2018

Game Wrap 5/17/2018: Rockies 5 Giants 3 in 12 innings

Brandon Belt tied the game in the 6'th inning with his 4'th HR in as many days, but the Giants bullpen ran out of magic in the 12'th inning.  Key Lines:

Brandon Belt 1B- 2 for 5, 2B, HR(10).  BA= .305.  Brandon Belt is having himself a season and is suddenly on a pace to hit 40 HR's.  His challenge is to remain healthy for a full season.  He was on a pace to hit 30 dingers last year when he went out for the rest of the season with his concussion.

He's beating the shifts by getting the ball in the air more and more of those balls are going out of the park.  Belt has always been a flyball hitter, but this year is GO/AO= .36 compared to his career average of .73.

Austin Jackson CF- 2 for 4, 2 2B.  BA= .236.  AJax is hitting .300 over his last 7 games and his last 15 with an OBP of .429 over his last 15.

Jeff Samardzija RHP- 6.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 6.30.  This was Shark's first QS of the season.  He was shaky as usual early in the game and gave up a 3-spot in the 2'nd inning with a 2-run double and RBI single to the 8'th and 9'th batters respectively.  After that he was increasingly able to spot his running fastball on the corners.


The Loss added a 0.5 game to the Giants deficit to the idle NL West leading D'Backs.  The 3'rd place Giants now trail by 4 games with the closing to 1.5 games in 2'nd place.  The Dodgers got out of last place with a 7-0 shellacking of the Marlins while the Padres lost to the Pirates.  The Dodgers are 8 games off the pace while the Padres are 9 games back.


Derek Holland tries to be the stopper again tonight facing lefty Kyle Freeland.


  1. Maybe this season Belt can shake the "streaky hitter" and "non-clutch" labels.

    1. Brandon Belt's last 162 games:

      .263/.376/.508, 98 R, 44 2B, 5 3B, 30 HR, 86 RBI, 103 BB, 161 K, 138 wRC+

      Add in Gold Glove defense and he's one of the best 1B in all of baseball.

  2. Badda Book, Badda Boom, Gotta Score
    Rox HAVE a bullpen
    Dogs facing Scherzer tonight, Pads @ P'burgh

  3. Day after a tough loss is not fun, but the bottom of 12th could have been much different if HP ump Chris Segal hadn't rung up Crawford on a 3-2 pitch pretty far below the strike zone but well framed by Ianetta.
    I don't remember ever seeing Craw so irate before Boch came out loudly and joined his SS in the clubhouse. Davis went on to walk 2 more before Blanco (0-3 in the 1-spot) flew out mildly to end the game.
    Might have given McCutchen a chance to strike out for the 5th time -- that was his worst game as a Giant! With an 0-5 he only "left" 2 runners on base -- total -- as the batters ahead of him (8-9-1) were a combined 2-15, Tomlinson having a like-wise miserable game.
    Pathetic team hitting (1-7 RISP) 'cept Belt and Jackson, but it only counts as 1 loss.