We’ve seen too much of this, decent pitching (though not great today) and lousy hitting.
We had just 2 hits. Drew Pomeranz has been pretty good this year, but we should be able to get more than 2 hits against him. And one of the 2 hits, turned into an out at second. I used to think, I’m still not sure it is wrong, that if you get thrown out trying to stretch your single into a double, or double into a triple, it really shouldn’t count as a hit. Anyway, in the fourth inning, with Rowdy Tellez on first after a walk, Teoscar Hernanez lined one to left, up the gap but cut off by left fielder Garardo Parra. Tellez went to third but Teoscar tried for second and was out very easily. Just a stupid play. He could see it all the way, he could have turned back to first when he saw the throw was going to beat him. Just bad baseball.
Our other hit came the next inning, After Alen Hanson walked, Eric Sogard singled. We had two on, one-out, but Brandon Drury popped out on the first pitch of his at bat, and Justin Smoak hit a soft play out.
On the pitching side, Clay Buchholz looked good early, but he gave up a run in each of the fourth and fifth innings. Then he gave up a single and double (I thought Randal Grichuck should have made a catch on the double) to start the sixth and he was out of the game.
Tim Mayza came in and allowed the inherited runners to score.
In 5 innings, plus 2 batters, Clay allowed 6 hits, 4 earned, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts and a Pablo Sandoval homer. Clay threw 70 pitches.I’d like Clay to go further before he hits the wall.
Mayza pitched 1.2, gave up a hit and 2 walks, getting a k. He settled down after allowing Clay’s runs to score.
Ryan Tepera threw a good 1.1 innings.
Elvis Luciano pitched the ninth. He gave up a pair of walks, but didn’t allow a run.
Richard Urena had the play of the game:
I was complaining when he threw the ball because I didn’t think he’d have a play and thought he was likely to throw it away. Tellez make a great pick on it too.
No Jays of the Day.
Suckage: Buchholtz had the number (-.106) and let’s give one to all the batters. It was a terrible showing on offense.
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We swept the A’s and now we get swept by the Giants.
Kevin Pillar went 1 for 3, with a double and a walk. It will be long time before we see him at Rogers Centre again.
And Freddy Galvis didn’t play, ending his consecutive game streak at 349 games.
The A’s come to town for a weekend series starting Friday and, if there is a God, we should see Vlad Guerrero Jr. Friday. Charlie Montoyo announced that he will be up Friday.