The SF Giants dropped yet another game, leading us to a now even worse “league worst” record of 11-23.
The SF Giants lost again. In other news water is wet. Their fifth straight loss. Jeff Samardzija was all over the place in the first two innings, and the Giants never recovered.
For a team barely averaging three runs a game, the Giants got put in a 5-0 hole early and of course it was insurmountable. The Giants did get a run off a Buster Posey solo home run, his second game in a row with a homer. As has been the case this year, it was a solo homer.
In even more frustrating fashion, Jeff Samardzija was awesome after the second inning, his only mistake being a solo homer to Michael Conforto, his 8th of the year. He ended the game with 9Ks and10 hits, with 6 earned runs against. He walked none.
The Giants again couldn’t get any offense outside of Buster’s homer. Buster did get a walk, Ruggiano got hit by a pitch in the eighth, and Belt got his token walk for the evening. Samardzija was the only other to get an actual hit.
Here are some take-aways:
- Eduardo Nunez is AWFUL in left field. Gorkys was also pretty terrible in CF, but here is where we’re at. Denard Span is going to San Jose to start his rehab, and that can’t come soon enough. Nuñez has to be the worst option in left field. He can’t read the ball correctly off the bat, and is either too shallow or too deep, all the time. Williamson has to be ready, as he hit his second homer in a row today.
- Buster Posey is hitting for power again, so put him higher than clean-up. Posey’s bat, and plate approach is getting wasted in the cleanup spot. The Giants offense was better with him batting third anyways, so why not give it a try. They’ve got to try something soon.
- The Giants are awful. I don’t know what to say anymore. They can’t catch a good break, once. They’ve lost five in a row, all to the Met’s and the freakin Reds. They have no offense, their pitchers are OK, but give up way too many runs. So yeah, this is a mess. What’s it going to take to fix it? I’m not sure.
In other bad news, the SF Giants have put $62 million dollar man, Mark Melancon on the DL for a strained pronator. The Giants will announce their corresponding move tomorrow and play a man short.