The 2017 season has sucked. There have been absolutely zero positives, aside from Matt Cain looking decent. I’m not gonna list off everything that’s happened, because we all know what I’m referring to. The San Francisco Giants are unfortunately back at Coors Field. The last thing we need right now is a game full of Coors Field antics that we’ve all grown to love and hate.
The San Francisco Giants would send Johnny Cueto to the mound against Tyler Chatwood, as they looked for a much, much, much, much needed win tonight.
The Giants’ bats came alive early, scoring three in the second inning off Chatwood. Posey led off the inning with a single, later to be brought in on an Eduardo Nunez double to right center. Following Nunez’s double, Panik and Marrero would each collect base hits, extending the lead to 2-0. Span would continue the scoring with another RBI single, making it a 3-0 Giants lead early on.
Cueto cruised through the first three innings, but ran into a lot of trouble in the fourth. Loading the bases after three straight singles, he would give up a grand slam to Trevor Story, putting the Rockies up 4-3. Just when you thought the worst of it has hit this year, we find ourselves sadly mistaken. After a Wolters single that extends the inning, Blackmon lines one to Pence in right. Im not sure if Hunter lost it in the lights, or fell down because he slipped, but basically he misses the ball and Blackmon legs out a two run inside-the-park homer. So after that disastrous inning, the Giants found themselves down 6-3. The worst part was how Pence reacted to that play in right. As he got up to run after the ball, he was limping and did not look well at all. So as this unfolds, we’re all thinking the worst. Did Pence just get injured? Did we just lose another key player? But luckily he limped off the field and went up to bat in the top half of the inning, running the bases no problem.
The very next inning, Giants would get a run back on a Brandon Belt moonshot to center. They would go down quietly after that, but now only with a two run deficit. Johnny Cueto would be finished after five innings, handing the ball over to the bullpen after an outing that started well and took a nose dive into left field. Woops sorry, i know left field is a sensitive subject right now…
Fast forward to the top of the 8th, Eduardo Nunez would lead off the inning with a single. After stealing second base for his sixth steal of the year, he would be brought in on a Joe Panik RBI single cutting the deficit to 6-5. Giants would make some more noise that inning, with two runners on and no outs. After three straight line-outs from Hernandez, Span and Belt, the inning would end without those two runners never advancing.
Theres so much bad news surrounding this team lately. If you are not caught up on recent events, please check out the recent articles at the bottom of the page if you wish to be enlightened. It only gets better from here…right? Well lets hope so.
Giants bats would go quiet they faded off into the night. Greg Holland would come close out the ninth and shut the door on the Giants.
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If we were to take anything away from this game, and the last 48 hours, it would be this:
- As frustrating, depressing and stressful this season has been…its not over! We are so early on in the season, and this team still has lots of talent left on the roster. The left field situation WILL get figured out. Its too early to tell how exactly our bullpen will do, but it WILL be better than last year. As long as we wrap each individual player in bubble wrap, no one else can get hurt. With the loss of Bumgarner, we still have a rotation that can go out there and compete. We need to hope that the ‘June Swoon’ decided to come early this year, and we’re moving past it.
- We have a solid lineup (other than LF), so runs should not be an issue much longer. Dont let any potential offensive surge fool you at Coors Field, we still need to see where this offense stands after this road trip.
- With the injury to Bumgarner, we might just see a potential Tyler Beede call up? Ty Blach is going to take Bumgarners spot for now, as Chris Stratton takes Blach’s spot in the bullpen. Who knows what the Giants will do in a week or two, but its something to keep an eye on.
Finals for tonights game:
Tune in tomorrow at 5:10 to KNBR 680 and NBCS Bay Area as Matt Moore takes the hill for the Giants, going up against Antonio Senzatela.