San Francisco Giants shut out, swept by Chicago Cubs in four game series


Aug 9, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; San Francisco Giants left fielder

Nori Aoki

(center) leaves the game after being hit by pitch with the trainer (left) and manager

Bruce Bochy

(right) against the Chicago Cubs during the third inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Everything is not jake (slang term meaning all right, just fine). In fact the only thing jake about Sunday’s San Francisco Giants game against the Cubs was the first name of both starting pitchers.

Until Sunday I thought the only good thing about the series was Kyle Schwarber’s walk-up music. I mean, who doesn’t like a litte Yo Diggity every now and then? I changed my mind. There was nothing good about the series, including that song. If I never hear it again it will be too soon.

In case you missed it, the Giants got shut out Sunday for the series sweep. SWEPT! By the Cubs. I know you can’t see me, but right now I’m shaking my head. Swept. And shut out. By the Cubs. In what universe does that happen?

Unbelievable. Incredible. Preposterous. Unimaginable. You get the picture? I can’t believe it.

My grandmother told me if I don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. So that’s all I’m going to say about that game.

Wait a minute, after what I said about the Giants pitchers Saturday night, I’ll mention Jake Peavy. He had a decent outing. He stayed in for five innings‒making him the first Giants pitcher in the series to make it past four. You know times are tough when we are thrilled the starting pitcher was able to make it past the fourth.  He allowed two runs on four hits and two walks. He struck out six.

But he had no run support.

Like Saturday night, the Giants tried to stage a ninth inning rally. When Hector Sanchez entered the game to pinch hit, the bases were loaded with no outs. Hector swung at three pitches in the dirt, Angel Pagan struck out swinging and Gregor Blanco struck out looking. Game over. The final score was: Giants 0, Cubs 2

File this under scariest moments of the game: Nori Aoki came to the plate in the third and got drilled hard‒right on the helmet‒by the Cubs pitcher. He went down writhing in pain. BFF Vickie said it looked like his eyes were rolling around in their sockets. He said he felt sick. He was able to get himself up and dust himself off, but he left the game.

A Cubs pitcher sent Hunter to the DL earlier this year when the pitcher plunked Pence on the arm during a spring training game. Tests later showed a fracture and Hunter spent the first few weeks of the season on the DL. Cubs! now hear this: enough with abusing our guys. According to an article on FOX Sports, Aoki will be evaluated Monday. I just hope he is ok.

The guys had a bad road trip. We can safely say their trip home will not be a happy flight. Time for them to come home. Get some rest. Recharge their batteries. We have more baseball to play.

And I still believe.