Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Game Recap: HOU 6, SF 3

4 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 K.

Zito's line tonight certainly looked a lot more like 2007-2009 Zito than 2010 Zito. It's not really too surprising that after starting the season so well Zito would regress a little bit. And even if he hasn't been as dominate of late, he's still been very good and very valuable. I guess he was due for a game like tonight's. The Astros scored early and often and it never really felt like the Giants had a chance to come back. Oh well, a loss like like this will happen once in a while.

Posey wasn't in the lineup again tonight. According to Henry Schulman, Bochy wanted to keep the same guys in the lineup tonight because we won last night. I don't know if Bochy pays attention to the games, but the offense was not the reason we won last night, it was Tim Lincecum's pitching. I'm not saying inserting Posey into the lineup will magically cause the Giants to score lots of runs, but Bochy's reasoning for keeping him out of the lineup is a little ridiculous. You don't keep one of your better hitters on the bench for a second day in a row because the offense scored 2 runs the night before. I understand that Renteria deserves to be playing right now, after all he is hitting .343, but for the life of me I can't understand why Molina is still in the lineup. If Renteria is going to play regularly, there is no player worthy of being sent to the bench besides Bengie. He's hitting .263/.315/.344 with a .659 OPS. In other words, he has been terrible this year. We'll have more on this in the coming days.

Let's take the series tomorrow.

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