On a night where the San Francisco Giants started out with a 3-0 lead over the Chicago Cubs, the Giants couldn’t hold their lead and lost the ball game. The Giants dropped the series and will look to get back on track on Monday against the Colorado Rockies.
What started out as a great night for the San Francisco Giants was short-lived by the Cubs rallying back to win the ball game. The Giants started off the game scoring three runs in the top of the first inning and eventually chased Cubs starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood after 2 innings.
Ty Blach, the starter for the Giants, just wasn’t able to hold the Cubs bats silent and saw the early lead slip away. The Giants just haven’t been able to figure out the Cubs as of late and it’s becoming a thorn in the side of Giants fans.
The memory of the game 4 collapse in the NLDS of 2016 will always hang in the back of Giants fans minds. Ever since the team has not had much success beating this Cubs team. The Cubs were powered by second baseman Javier Baez as he delivered a crucial three run home run that gave the Cubs the lead. The lead was never lost after that three run home run and the chances were definitely there.
Speaking about those chances, the Giants had multiple opportunities to break open the game when they had back to back innings with the bases loaded. But, they were not able to squeeze any runs across.
They even had an opportunity with the bases loaded and no one on base to score, but weren’t able to. It was a very frustrating night offensively for the team. But, there are things to look forward to for the offense as the team will travel to Coors Field and bats seem to come alive whenever there is a game there.