We’ve lost a lot of games this season. Tuesday night’s loss broke my heart.
Not just because it was a close game. We’ve lost a bunch of one-run games already. The loss was heartbreaking because several Giants missteps, mishaps or mistakes combined to bring us the loss.
The big bright spot was Brandon Crawford‘s home run following Buster Posey‘s walk for a two run homer. The Giants were already on the board with a run scored in the second when Buster Posey singled and scored after Gorkys Hernandez bounced an infield hit over the Brewers’ pitcher’s head.
We had a one-run lead after six innings with Jeff Samardzija on the mound. He had a great outing–going six innings–and allowing two runs, one earned, six hits, two walks and four strike outs.
Samardzija’s game ended early, after throwing just 89 pitches. His early departure wasn’t the reason we lost the game, but I’m not sure it helped. Albert Suarez pitched in relief and gave up two runs in the seventh.
While you can’t pin the loss on Suarez alone, giving up two runs didn’t do us any good. Add to that the strike ’em out, throw ’em out double play in the first, the missed catch error by Gorkys in the fourth, Nick Hundley getting thrown out at home for the third out in the eighth, Kelby Tomlinson‘s caught stealing in the ninth, and you have all the makings of a real disaster. With that in mind, a one-run loss isn’t so bad, is it?
The final score was: Giants 3, Brewers 4
Although we dropped below .400 again, we’re still holding at #28. Who could ask for anything more?
22 August 2017