Monday, April 11, 2016

The 2016 San Francisco Giants' season is Here

Nice start.

Winning two of three in Milwaukee and then three of four from the Dodgers after they (LA) shutout San Diego in all three games is impressive.

The two losses: First loss was because high priced pitcher Jeff Samardzija failed to bunt a runner over (in fact, he bunted into a double-play) while the opposing pitcher, "Youngman" (no relation to Henny) was able to single and score a run, the difference in the game.

Loss number two was narrowed down to a ground ball hit to Kelby Tomlinson, in the rain, and it fooled him enough for him not to field it cleanly and instead of starting a game-ending double-play he allows the tying run to score and it eventually leads to a Dodger win.

But Manager Bruce Bochy made a mistake in pinch-hitting for Tomlinson with regular second baseman Joe Panik. Tomlinson had everything in the game to gain from getting a chance to redeem himself while Panik was riding pine in the rain all day. Tomlinson can hit and he was removed from his opportunity to make something happen. Why is Tomlinson on the roster?

Sorry Boch-y, you over managed in that situation. Panik was cold and not ready while his able teammate was aching to get the chance to right his wrong.

All is good though, the Giants are 5-2 after the first 7 games of the 2016 season.

Kevin J. Marquez