Aug 12, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (15) returns to the dugout after replacing the pitcher against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
That didn’t last very long, did it? That’s ok. I still have hope.
Tuesday the Giants beat the Astros with the big flys. Wednesday, the shoe was on the other foot‒the Astros shut out the Giants with big flys.
Let’s face it, on the Astros, the shoe was ugly and it was the wrong size.
For Wednesday’s game, Chris Heston‒the Magic Man‒was on the hill for the Giants and in the words of manager, Bruce Bochy, “he was terrific.” Heston lasted six and a third, allowing one run (a solo home run in the top of the seventh), three hits and four walks. He struck out four.
In Heston’s last outing, in Chicago, he got beat up pretty bad, but he seemed to put that behind him. Bochy called Heston “resilient.” Unfortunately, the Giants offense couldn’t get anything going, so Heston took the loss.
George Kontos pitched an inning and a third, gave up a run (another home run) and two hits. The final scored was: Giants 0, Astros 2
Nori Aoki was said he was ok to play Wednesday‒the tests indicated he hadn’t suffered a concussion‒but after backing up to the wall to catch a fly ball in the top of the fourth, he left the game because he was “light-headed” and experienced some dizziness.
In the post-game interview, Bochy said Aoki showed “symptoms of concussion.” That means 7-day concussion DL. I vote we make the Cubs pitcher sit it out with him.
Bochy spent the post-game interview talking about the players on the DL and whether or not he wants another bat. He kinda laughed and said everybody wants another bat, but it’s not that easy. He followed up with: “this is my 25 guys, I’ll go with them any day…from this point on it’s going to take everybody doing something to help us win a ball game.”
He also said that we’ve gotten to the point where every game was important.
And here I thought they were all important all along.