With the MLB season suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, there are no baseball games and limited baseball news. So I’m creating a hypothetical season — complete with news and recaps — until baseball resumes. All news and recaps will have the hypothetical tag, so you can at least know when you’re suspending reality. And you can click “hypothetical season” above the headline to see everything that has happened in this “season.”
The San Francisco Giants scored a lot of runs on Wednesday. That’s the good news.
The Colorado Rockies scored even more runs on Wednesday. That’s the bad news.
Ahh, Coors Field, where two of the worst offensive teams in baseball can slug it out for nine minutes to the surprise of absolutely no one. You gotta love it. Or not. Whatever.
Logan Webb wasn’t good for the Giants, but he was better than his 6-run line displayed. Jon Gray wasn’t good for the Rockies, and his 5-run line felt about right.
Buster Posey homered, but Nolan Arenado homered with more men on base.
Brandon Belt doubled, but Trevor Story doubled with more men on base.
The Giants bullpen held the Rockies to 3 runs, but the Rockies bullpen held the Giants to 2 runs.
There’s not much else to say. It was kind of a fun game, in that the ball was flying all over the place, and you could just turn your brain half off, open a beer, and watch the game go by. It was also kind of depressing because neither team felt good, and the runs felt unearned and cheap, like the Denver air was just handing them out like candy on Halloween. What a Wednesday of a game. Entertaining, cheap, a little guilty, but whatever.
Buster Posey is hitting homers again. He’s got 4 of them this year, after just 12 in 2018 and 2019 combined. Brandon Belt has already outperformed his 2019 self. Webb’s pitches still look electric, even if he’s potentially running out of time for them to turn effective.
There are bright spots, and there are fun spots, even in a 9-6 loss.
The Giants are now 19-24.