There is no need for a “little miracle” Tuesday night.
The night after making four mistakes – rivaling the peak of the season – but still winning over the Rockies, the Giants played a clean game Tuesday night using an effective bullpen, more pop from the September star and Austin Slater’s return to the starting line-up to win 6-3 against Colorado .
The giants won their second consecutive game, advancing to 71-77, safely seven games ahead of Colorado (64-84) in last place and three ahead of Arizona fourth (68-80). Providing at least a split in this four-game streak, they will only win their second road streak in three or more matches since mid-June with Logan Webb on the mound on Wednesday.
Here are some takeaways.
Slater’s return: After missing 14 matches due to a sprained hand, he suffered a left little finger dislodged during a head slide slide towards second base, Austin Slater was activated from the injuries roster on Monday, and made his first Giants squad on Tuesday for the first time since August 30.
Left-handed Rockies Kyle Freeland limited the Giants to one run and three hits over five rounds in what looked to be a rare Coors Field pitcher duel. Obviously that didn’t happen, and Slater opened the airlocks in the sixth round.
The left masher sent a linear blow to the right center and plunged into second base – the oven mitt on his left hand is his new move mitt – digging a string of three straight doubles. Slater swapped places with Thairo Estrada who fired another shooter from Evan Longoria.
Joey Bart showed off his skill by scoring the first of two runs in a seventh inning from first base – after a three in third, which was later changed to E7 – on another Slater doubles that finished 2v4 and also made a final catch on sliding grabbing into foul territory in the left field.
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Villar, the September star: Hitting the left box to take out from seventh, David Villar extended the Giants lead to 4-1 and took his fifth home run since tripled by Triple-A on Sept. 2.
Since the launch of four in seven matches earlier this month, Villar has been homeless in his last seven games which came in Tuesday night. He more than made up for his spare time, with a little help from the conditions at Coors Field: Homer traveled 424 feet, the longest of his career in the major league, having defeated a 40-meter blast at Dodger Stadium during an earlier Homer. spree.
Villar’s five home rounds are leading the Giants this month. Like its 0.969 OPS.
Even though he made a back to six in the series, Villar recently made his debut in the heart of the San Francisco squad, beating once and twice in their last home game.
Manager Gabe Kapler made it clear that of all the people in the Giants Villar system, he won – and is receiving – the longest appearance of all in September. Although it may be difficult to judge the September performance, the 25-year-old is not wasting his strength and should enter next spring with a chance to win a place in the squad.
Opening success: For the seventh time this season, the Giants handed the ball to relief John Brebbia to start the game, and for the seventh time he made a goalless inning.
Brebbia’s responsibilities as opener now account for a tenth of his 70 top league appearances this season and he has been equally reliable in almost every other inning. In seven starts: zero runs, seven hits, one walk. Overall: 51 strikes, 18 walks, 63 hits, 20 runs scored over 63 rounds. His ERA of 2.86 is behind his closer Camilo Doval.
The giants used this month to lay the groundwork for next year’s bullpen – Scott Alexander, Alex Young, Yunior Marte, Thomas Szapucki and Cole Waites – all in auditions for their roles; using Tyler Rogers and Jarlín García with less leverage – Brebbia and Doval appear as one sure-fire building block.
Behind Brebbia, Sean Hjelle had an encouraging performance on the pitch – six hits scattered over four rounds, two runs allowed, three strikes and no walking – three days after he allowed six runs in one round plus against the Dodgers.
Coors Field is rarely a welcome sight for any pitcher, but perhaps anything is easier than the Dodgers job.
These are now two strong Hjelle appearances in three appearances in September, after he threw five innings from a single run in the second leg after Giants’ two-headed defeat at Milwaukee. In all three, he showed his newfound speed – up to 96mph – but only succeeded when he mastered the full set of offspeed tones.
After dropping 5⅔ innings with no earned pass on Monday night, the Giants Bullpen limited Colorado to three runs in a six-man effort, improving to 7-9 in their bullpen games this season. This is 1.98 ERA in innings with a relief of 13⅔ in the first two games of the series – at Coors Field.
Pure baseball: After making four mistakes in the series opener on Monday night – fitting in with the season’s peak – Kapler called a “little miracle” to continue to get away with a 10-7 win, thanks to Estrada’s threefold outbursts in the top ten.
No miracles are needed on a Tuesday night.
The giants played a pure game of defense.
They even took advantage of the Rockies blunder when left-back Yonathan Daza misjudged Joey Bart’s ball in the third round. He had covered 411 feet – a home run across all 29 other pitches – but within the large confines of Coors Field Daza he seemed to have tracked him down a warning track. The ball fell to the ground, however, and Bart ran into third base.
He initially ruled the Triple – it would be the first Giants catcher this season – but was later changed to a Dazy bug. Bart scored both teams’ only stint for five rounds in Mike Yastrzemski’s single.
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