A very common term for the San Francisco Giants this year has been “Bats come up empty as Giants lose”, and this day was no different as The New York Yankees top the Giants 6-0.
Through 2 innings this game looked like was going to be a pitchers duel between Ryan Vogelsong and Ivan Nova. After 2 scoreless innings, and 20 total pitches by Vogelsong. The third inning was a little different as the Yankees offense touched up Vogelsong for 3 runs. Vogelsong went 5 innings giving up 5 hits and runs (all earned). The Giants couldn’t get much off of Nova on this day, as Henry Shulman tweeted during the game
Blanco singles, Sandoval doubles, Belt doubles, all in different innings with 0 or one out, and none advanced an inch. #sfgiants
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) September 21, 2013
That pretty much sums up not only this game, but the season as a whole.
Ivan Nova, who has pitched very well lately, went the distance on a complete game 6 hit shutout, 1 BB and 7 K’s.
The Giants finish off their week long road trip to New York as Yusmeiro Petit (4-0, 3.08 ERa) takes on Andy Pettitte (10-10, 3.93 ERA). Emotions will be high during this game as the Yankees have a pre-game ceremony planned to celebrate the career of closer Mariano Rivera, this may also be Pettittes last home start in New York. This will be also be the Giants last road game of the season, and as Andrew Baggarly tweeted, they’re looking to do something that they haven’t been able to accomplish all season
— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) September 21, 2013