Ho hum, another game, another loss which can be contributed to the sloppy defense of the Giants.
The orange and black committed three more errors tonight bringing their five game road trip total to TWELVE. Yes, TWELVE. That doesn’t count all the mental mistakes and poor decisions the Giants made in the field either. Needless to say, calling the Giants’ road trip ugly might actually be somewhat of a compliment as it’s been far worse than that.
Tim Lincecum started the game well, but as has been the case – not only for Lincecum – but the rest of the Giants starting staff, the random big inning crumbled him. The Rockies put up a three spot in the third inning after the Giants had taken a 1-0 lead the prior frame, the mini implosion coming off an error from Lincecum who threw the ball down the right field line, a ball he clearly should have eaten. From there, it only grew worse – so bad that Lincecum literally fell off the mound a bit later and was called for a balk. It was that type of night.
Unlike some of the other games during this road trip though, the offense wasn’t clicking. For everything awful the Giants have done on this six game roadie (which thankfully ends tomorrow), they have hit at a decent clip but that didn’t translate tonight. The Giants did mash out double digit hits (semi-expected in Colorado) but they couldn’t push those runners across the plate, leaving ten on base in the process as a team – fourteen overall.
The loss drops the Giants to 24-19, an ugly, ugly sight considering the Giants entered this road trip 23-15.
The Giants will close out their four game series tomorrow afternoon, hoping to escape with a split.