This Giants game was okay until it wasn’t, which isn’t always the case with Giants games this season. Sure the Rockies had the lead first, but gosh, the Giants were able to tie it up in the top of the 4th and it was so, so possible that they could at least get another run. Maybe.
And then you remember it’s the Giants offense.
And the words “pinch hitter Brandon Belt” doesn’t always inspire the same kind of confidence it once had.
Though, to be fair, “San Francisco Giants” also doesn’t inspire the same kind of confidence it once had.
The Giants spent the last two games losing in almost devastating fashion to the first place Colorado Rockies, despite overcoming an eight run deficit; despite the first three-run home run of the year; despite Jeff Samardzija hitting a two-run home run.
How can they make it any worse?
Well, they could collect 10 hits but only score one run and be 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position. That’s not exactly the best way to go about things, especially against a first place team in a park that has the atmospheric conditions and physics that can make fly balls go through the air.
But, of course, in classic 2017 fashion, the Giants just can’t muster up anything.
I mean, at least Joe Panik went 3-for-5 and Gorkys Hernandez (?????????) went 2-for-3 with one walk and one run batted in. Hunter Pence went 2-for-4, and Buster Posey, Austin Slater, and Nick Hundley round out the gang of hit collectors for the team today.
Matt Cain didn’t pitch horribly today, and it’s debatable whether or not he got a classic Caining today. He went five innings with two runs given up—and only one of them an earned run—two walks, three strike outs, and nine hits allowed. He, at the very least, tried to keep them in the game.
However, the offense faltered and Bryan Morris gave up three more runs to seal the game for the Rockies.
At this point, it’s almost as if the Giants are about to get swept. It wouldn’t be surprising considering the course of the Giants’ season.
Ty Blach goes for the team tomorrow, in his hometown(-ish), no less, against the Rockies’ Tyler Chatwood. The game starts at 12:10 p.m. PT and will be televised on NBCS Bay Area. Or you could go out and have a nice Father’s Day brunchy barbecue. It’s up to you how you spend your time. The Giants are there, despite everything, still playing baseball, still trying to win a game or two. Somehow.