SF Giants all out of mojo

bochy 09.13

I think the Giants are fatigued. Really. You know how tired you get when you work at something day after day, but you see progress, so somehow you get a second wind? Our guys haven’t been able to scare up a second breeze, let alone a second wind.

Instead, it’s like they are working against the wind. The harder they push without getting anywhere, the more fatigued they become.

So Wednesday night they faced the wind and were almost totally blown away. And for the second night in a row, Hunter Pence and the second baseman–Tuesday it was Joe Panik and Wednesday it was Kelby Tomlinson–literally dropped the ball. Ok, they literally let the ball drop.  It was actually amazing to watch the second time, because I was sure it wouldn’t happen again. And then I was sure it was a replay.

Make no mistake—LA didn’t win either game, the Giants lost both games. Sloppy defense and little or no offense were the twin culprits Wednesday. It was almost like Matt Moore was having to pitch for four or five outs each inning.

Wednesday night the Giants avoided being shut out at the very last minute. With two outs, Hunter Pence hit a single, advanced to second on defensive indifference and scored on Jarrett Parker‘s single.

The final score was: Giants 1, LA 4

We have Thursday off. Maybe the Giants can take the day to review fundamentals. Like catching a simple fly ball—they just gotta do like the seagulls in Finding Nemo: “Mine. Mine. Mine.” It’s not rocket science.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, we’re dead last.

Toni Cecchetti

13 September 2017

 

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