REDS 6 GIANTS 3
There really isn't much more to talk about than that. Buster Posey hit his first Major league homerun in the second inning with Pat Burrell on base off of Aaron Harang. He also collected another hit which brings his average to .450 on the season. Posey has really been all that was advertised and then some!
Pablo Sandoval was 0 for 4. It's tough to say that a guy who is hitting .280 is in a slump but it's actually surprising to see that Pablo is hitting that high. He is also hitting with ZERO power. He hasn't hit a homerun since May 11 and is slugging .418. But we just have to keep remembering that this guy is 23 years old and he just needs to make the necessary adjustments and he will be fine. He's got a long career ahead of him and there is plenty of time for him to figure it out.
Until last night's game Jonathan Sanchez was 4-0 whenever the giants scored 2 or more for him. Now he's 4-1. Talk about a hard luck loser. He basiclally has to shut out the other team to get a win. He didn't pitch all that well last night but you hate to give up 3 runs and pretty much guarantee yourself a loss. His 2.82 ERA is good enough for 16th in the NL.
Down on the farm:
Fresno had the night off
San Jose defeated the Modesto A's and First Baseman Brandon Belt hit his 6th HR of the season and scored 3 runs. Belt brought his season average to .376 with an insane .484 on base % and a .595 slugging %. Don't expect this guy to stay in San Jose much longer.
Nate pinch hit in the 9th inning, got a single, and scored the Giants 3rd run. It didn't seem to do any good for him in Bochy's eyes since Rowand is starting in Center and Torres is in right. I guess we will have to wait until we go back to SF to see if Nate is ever going to get another start as long as Bochy is manager.
Game is starting in about an hour and the lineup has already been announced: Today's lineupTorres rf, Sanchez 2b, Sandoval 3b, Huff lf, Uribe ss, Posey 1b, Molina c, Rowand cf, Wellemeyer p