SF Giants one step forward, one step back

San Francisco Giants v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 24: Pitching coach Dave Righetti #19 of the San Francisco Giants visits Jeff Samardzija #29 during the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on July 24, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Well, that was fast. I thought maybe, just maybe we had a shot at another win in New York. Didn’t happen.

Jeff Samardzija was on the mound for the Giants and he looked good out there–giving up a solo home run in both the first and the second–all the way up to the sixth, when he allowed three runs on five hits. Twice through the Yankees line up was good, when it came to the third time through–not so much.

The Giants were held scoreless until the seventh. Buster, as DH,  came to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs. His single to right scored Ramiro Pena and Angel Pagan. Neither team scored after. The final score was:

Giants 2, Yankees 5

I am so looking forward to having the guys home. They’ve been gone too long. I think the injury bug is plaguing them and they are missing key players that have been off for longer than expected. The kids have been great–don’t get me wrong–they’re a shot in the arm and they’ve given us some solid at-bats and stellar defense, interspersed with very few rookie mistakes. I just think the chemistry is ever-so-slightly different, that’s all.

Meanwhile, the rumors about pitching trades continue to swirl around the baseball world. Henry Schulman from The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Giants wish-list includes Angels closer, Huston Street. Street will turn 33 in August and is, by all reports, having the worst season of his career. He spent a month on the DL with an oblique strain and will likely go for a bargain price because of his struggles. Sounds like our kinda guy. When do we sign him?

Monday’s game is back in the friendly confines of AT&T Park. Game time is set for 7:15 pm and will be broadcast on CSN-BA and KNBR 680. Peavy’s on the mound. Should be fun.

Strap on your home jerseys and join the crowd at Facebook’s SF Giants Game Time Thread & Chat. For a welcome home treat, garlic fries for everyone! Follow the link:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1754172101534296/

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