It’s such a fine line between the Giants being a repugnant offensive team and Clayton Kershaw being a fantastic pitcher. It’s like an MC Escher print. Studying it isn’t going to give you any answers. It’s impossible to determine where one ended and the other began. A good rule of thumb is that when Clayton Kershaw has his best command, it’s probably going to be a tough night. It’s hard to even complain that the Giants were being too impatient with their quick outs -- it’s not like they were going to work a walk tonight. Kershaw was too good.
Juan Uribe giveth, and Juan Uribe taketh away.
And for the second time this year, the Giants have lost a game in which they allowed one hit. That’s the 48th time since 1920 that a Major League Baseball has done that. Again, it’s the second time this year it’s happened. Also of note: that’s the second time this year the Giants have lost a game in which they allowed one hit.
I think I’ll go watch "Grave of the Fireflies" to cheer myself up.