The Giants avoided the sweep in San Diego in impressive fashion as our ace Kevin Gausman threw six strong innings and scored twice, while new Giant Mike Tauchman homered and drove in four runs. Giants 7, Padres 1. Musgrove was not sharp and Tauchman made him pay. Musgrove lasted five innings, allowing six runs (five earned) and four hits — including Tauchman’s three-run homer to right field on a 90 mph cutter.
The Giants split the six games in San Diego to start the season, 3-3, and now don’t travel to San Diego until September, when the playoff race will be heating up. We’ve got ’em right where we want ’em. Splitting the six games of these early series with the Pads is a credit to coaching and management, who prioritized the wins on the schedule, moved pieces and structured the Giants for a decisive win on Sunday. Tauchman was a critical piece in this game and has been a great pick-up in every game since he arrived.
Rained out last night, the Giants play two 7-inning games as a double header today in Colorado. The first game starts at 2:40 Pacific, first pitch of the evening game will be around 5:40. Aaron Sanchez will take the mound for the Giants vs. German Marquez for the Rockies in game one. The dynamite Alex Wood will start the evening game vs. Ryan Castellani for Colorado.
If your bullpen is weak, seven inning games are a bonus, but Gabe Kapler has a miserable record in these – I expect a split. In the Irregular Season, the Giants played three doubleheaders. They lost the first two 0-2, and managed a split in the third, 1-1. Kapler looked uncomfortable throughout. Hopefully we turn that around today in Denver.
Let’s Go Giants!
Pound the Rocks!
Win your first ever 7-inning-game double header, Kap!