The San Francisco Giants 2017 season became even more 2017 like after a 8-2 loss led to a home sweep by the underachieving New York Mets.
For two teams who met in the National League Wild Card last season, 2017 just hasn’t worked out the way they had hoped.
Matt Moore, who was an integral part of the 2016 post-season run by the Giants, continued his poor 2017. Moore did not last into the fifth inning and his season ERA is now 6.04.
The Giants lineup also continued to stay cold, only scoring one run against rookie Rafael Montero. The two runs came on a bases loaded sacrifice fly and a bases loaded fielder’s choice from the Giants only potential All-Star, Buster Posey.
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The Mets starting catcher, Rene Rivera, has himself a day, homering twice and making a sensational catch in the first inning to set the tone for the game. It was the first multi-homer game of Rivera’s career.
The Giants are now 27-51 in what has become a lost season. The home stand will only get rougher as the Colorado Rockies come to town. The Rockies have struggled recently as they are leaving Los Angeles in third place in the division.
In what has become a sad reality of 2017, the Giants might be just what the doctored ordered for Colorado.
In Other News:
Madison Bumgarner is continuing his rehab and reports from both Andrew Baggarly and Alex Pavlovic have said he has been swinging a bat. In a season where the lineup could use a big bat, it is nice to hear one of the Giants best power hitters is swinging again.
Rookie Austin Slater left the game with a hip injury. According to Baggarly, it was announced by the Giants as a tight right hip flexor.