Let’s face it–literally. Who else is there to blame?
The Giants have had a tough go. Three young emerging superstars in a row. The Giants weren’t able to get much going with any of them, including the kid from Barstow who was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2010.. Last night was especially frustrating because we had Jake Peavy on the mound and we all know how he’s been struggling..
The bad news/good news is Peavy had pretty good stuff last night. The first inning was the toughest, he faced seven hitters before getting the third out. He issued a walk, gave up a single, threw a wild pitch, issued another walk and gave up another single. We were lucky only one run scored.
The third inning we weren’t so lucky. Peavy issued another walk then gave up a home run. It could have been so much worse. Peavy didn’t have one of those six-run outings we’ve come to dread, he actually had a pretty good outing. He kept the runs scored at three, pitched five full innings and although he walked five, he struck out six.
File this under even more good news: the Giants didn’t get shut–out. In the sixth, Matt Duffy drew a walk and Brandon Belt hit a double that put Duffy on third. Hunter Pence was up next and although he ground out, it was enough to get Duffy home. Belt was left stranded at third when the inning ended. The final score was:
Giants 1, Blue Jays 3
The Giants are still wasting opportunities when there are runners in scoring position. I’m getting very frustrated. I figure if I’m getting frustrated, it must be driving the Giants absolutely crazy. Lucky for us, they’re maintaining a positive attitude and they’ll get it turned around.
I still say it’s time for one of Hunter’s famous spreaches. Speeches + Preaches=Spreaches. Not clever enough. Oh well, I tried. Let’s just hear it from Hunter.
Today we face Toronto again with Matt Cain on the mound. Should be interesting. The Blue Jays pitcher is J.A. Happ–who used to pitch for the Houston Astros. In fact, he pitched for the Astros in a game in San Francisco, and–oddly enough–Matt Cain was the Giants pitcher that night. You remember the night…June 13, 2012? Also known as Cain’s perfect game. Yeah, that night.
Game time tonight is 7:15 pm on CSN-BA and KNBR 680.