I don’t know about the rest of you, but I get the feeling we’re not going to be able to rely on “the Dodgers lost, too” until October. I think we need to pick up a win or two along the way. I could be wrong.
Jake Peavy was on the mound in his old stomping grounds, but Big Papi did the stomping. Peavy gave up a solo home run in the third, and in the fourth he walked the lead-off batter, the next guy hit a single and then it was Big Papi’s turn. He let it fly. The Giants went from down one to down four with one swing of the bat. In six innings pitched, Peavy allowed four runs on three hits and one walk. He struck out six.
Here’s the kicker: top of the first, our lead-off man Denard Span hit a single and Angel Pagan followed with a base hit. The Boston pitcher-Rick Porcello-struck out the next three hitters: Brandon Belt, Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford. The table setters set the table, but the heart of our line up skipped dinner. The final score was:
Giants 0, Boston 4
Amazingly, the Giants had more hits than Boston-we had five to their four-but two of their hits were home runs. We drew two walks and they only drew one, we struck out five times-three strike outs from their starter and two from relievers-and we struck out six. As far as numbers go, this was our game to win. Things, unfortunately, didn’t line up like the numbers. On paper we looked good, but in the ballpark? Not so much.
It’s baseball. We’ve lost four in a row since the All∗Star break. It’s gonna happen. That’s the bad news-we lost. The rest of the bad news is we even lost out on the consolation prize because LA swatted the Nats.
It’s been over 100 years since the Giants won a game at Fenway. A win Wednesday would be nice. The guys will get things going again. I haven’t stopped believing.
Wednesday’s game is set for 4:10 pm on CSN-BA, KNBR 680 and ESPN for out-of-market fans. Join the SF Giants Game Time Thread & Chat on Facebook for that almost, sort of, real ballpark experience. Order a dog and a beer. It’s Fenway! Here’s the link: