Jose Alvarez was very good last year and has been good this year as well. In his first ten appearances he gave up only one hit and one earned run – against the Padres. It was an insurance run added on to a 4 – 2 Pads victory. Then, back on May 5th against St. Louis, Alvarez got blown up by the Cardinals, who in a third of an inning had three hits and two earned runs off Jose in a 7 – 1 Cards win.
That was exactly his line last night in Colorado: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER in the eighth. Last night it was the most costly as Jose Alvarez took the loss. It was a tight game until then. Logan Webb went six strong innings and the Giants had given Webb “just enough runs” and held a 3 -2 lead. It was a rough night for Jose that cost us the game.
Rockies 5, Giants 3
Is there something the Rockies learned from the Cardinals about him? Someone should investigate the two games more closely for his appearances – May 5th and 18th – and see if they have something in common.
The Giants went 3 – 3 on the short road trip to St. Louis and Colorado and remain in third place in the NL West with an overall record of 22 – 15.
The Padres and Mets are coming to town, but today is an off day, so …
Rest up, Giants! Do your laundry, read a novel, hang out with the wife and kids.