The Giants faced the Mariners and got the baseball equivalent of a keel-hauling.
Matt Moore was on the hill for the Giants and he got rung up early and often. He got out of the first inning leaving a runner stranded, but the second inning was a whole different ball game. Moore stayed for two-thirds of the inning. Here’s his bottom line after pitching an inning and ⅔: he faced 11 hitters, allowed four runs on four hits and two walks. He struck out three.
It went downhill from there.
The Mariners kept going–scoring three runs off Hunter Strickland and two more off Cory Gearrin. Let’s face it, it wasn’t the Giants night. I was tired, the guys were tired, tomorrow’s another day. Let’s put this one behind us.
Shh! Just between you and me, it doesn’t count anyway.
The Giants scored one run in the seventh–Joe Panik hit a double, advanced on a wild pitch and scored when Conor Gillaspie hit a ground ball for an out at first. The Giants scored another run in the eighth after Aramis Garcia led off with a walk, advanced to second on defensive indifference and scored on Justin Ruggiano‘s RBI single.
The final score was: Giants 2, Seattle 9
I’m so tired I’m seeing double. I kept it short because I wasn’t sure if I made sense. Gotta run. I’ll post tomorrow after the Giants and Rockies face off with Jeff Samardzija on the mound. It will be on TV on the MLB Network or you can listen in at MLB.com.
Happiness is a warm puppy. Today is National Puppy Day. Hold your puppies tight and keep them warm. They don’t ask for much. Just a little TLC.
23 March 2017