Thursday, August 3, 2017

Game Wrap 8/3/2017: Giants 11 A's 2

The Giants youth movement paid immediate dividends as Ryder Jones started a 4-run rally in the first inning with a basehit and Jarrett Parker capped it with a 2-run double.  The route was on.  Key Lines:

Ryder Jones 3B- 2 for 5.  BA= .115.  Jones added an RBI single in his second AB and scored a second run.

Brandon Belt 1B- 2 for 4, 2B, HR(18).  BA= .242.  Belt hit his 18'th dinger of the season to equal his career high.

Jarrett Parker LF- 3 for 4, 2 2B.  BA= .240.  Parker likes to hit Oakland pitching and he made the most of his comeback game from a very unfortunate injury, a fractured clavicle, suffered early in the season when he crashed into the LF wall.

Ty Blach LHP- 1 for 3, HR(1).  BA= .176.  Blach has had his moments at the plate and he muscled up and hit one out to straightaway CF for a 3-run dinger to cap the Giants scoring.

Ty Blach LHP- 8 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 4.24.  Blach just pounded the strike zone and with a big early lead, that's exactly what a pitcher should do.   Out of 104 pitches over 70 were 2-seam fastballs courtesy of Giants Postgame Live.


The D'backs slither in for a 3-game weekend series with Madison Bumgarner facing rookie Anthony Banda tomorrow evening.


  1. Bumgarner better watch out, Blach may take the Silver Slugger from him...

  2. I was goofing off on stats this AM. Just looking up odds and sods to amuse me.

    Interesting, possibly only to me, is the Giants, with 56 quality starts, are tied for 6th in MLB in QS (Washington, Boston, St. Louis, Detroit Atlanta are the Top-5 in this stat). Blach has 12 in 18 starts (75%). Samardzija 13 (59%). Bumgarner has 6 in 8 (75%). Even Cueto, who's struggled all year is 10 of 18 (55%).

    Those are all solid numbers that should have helped the Giants win a lot more ball-games than they have. But with MLB's #29 run-support... And a defense that isn't helping (29th in DRS) very much... Well, yeah... Having all those QS won't do you much good when you keep losing 2-1... Or 3-2... Or your bullpen gets lit up for 6 runs in the 8th...

    Anyway, as bad as it's been, there are still some strong points on the team. And if the Giants sort out the offense and get some more range on defense (while keeping up the other defensive standards) this team could bounce back fairly quickly. There's a good 3-man, possibly 4 if Cueto returns to form and doesn't opt out) core in the starting pitching.

    1. Good points which shows why it was probably just as well they did not sell off the rotation at the trade deadline.

  3. Parker's success against the A's might not have helped Wednesday (6-1 loss), but could have on Monday (8-5 loss).
    When he's hot, he's HOT!
    Cueto has lost 5 games when the Giants score 2 or less, while he allowed less than 4 ER per game (in ALL 7 losses). He hasn't been great, but a little run support might at least turn his 6-7 record around.
    If Andrew Suarez is Cain's replacement (even more likely to make it if Cueto opts out), Giants will have 4 LHP starting!