San Francisco Giants: Posey blast not enough, drop second straight to Brewers
By Daniel Sperry
The San Francisco Giants might have had a big win on Monday night. The momentum you might have expected to come from that has completely disappeared.
The San Francisco Giants have given up 11 runs in the last two games, and have scored 5. That right there tells the story. They had plenty of opportunities. Plenty of runners on. But they just couldn’t cash in, the story of the Giants struggles this year.
In these two games they’ve lost, it’s been 3-17 w/RISP. The best of the hits w/RISP was Buster Posey‘s towering home-run that hit off the scoreboard in center field. Buster has eight homers in Miller park now. After that, the Giants’ bats went silent.
Ty Blach, who gave up an early home-run was battling hard. Then the Ringling Brother’s Circus came back from retirement and made it’s way to left field. Orlando Calixte goofed a simple groundball in the gap and it all went to heck from there. They left that inning tied at three. The Brewers scratched and clawed for a few more runs and made it 5-3. As George Kontos came in, he gave up his customary home-run, a big fly from Jonathan Villar.
The Giants loss moves them 24-37, thirteen games under .500, further and further away from contention.
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- Ty Blach was still pretty good even though he left a few balls up in the zone. The Brewers just went for death by paper cut and took everything to the opposite field. He’ll be fine. At this rate, it wouldn’t shock me if Cain gets the boot from the rotation when Mad-Bum comes back.
- Orlando Calixte isn’t the answer. And if the answer is also not Austin Slater (very likely), then get Mac Williamson up here, 4 hrs 10 RBI since getting optioned to Sacramento. Evans complained about letting players like Duvall go. Well, Williamson is your new Duvall. Give him some time, and he’ll be just fine.
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The Giants close out the series, looking for at least a split tomorrow as Cueto takes the hill. First pitch is early. You can catch it on NBCSBA, or KNBR 680.