Greek Giant

I forgot to mention in my Giants-Red Sox preview that the Bostonians have the best team pitching staff in baseball going into last night’s game. They lead in several categories and have an ERA of 2.59 after last night’s dismal 4-0 Red Sox victory. The Giants ended up with four hits and four total bases. Yes, that means they hit four measly singles in the friendly Fenway confines.

Well maybe Fenway is not so friendly to opposing hitters these days. It certainly was not for the Giants that is because Red Sox starter Cooper Criswell pitched five shutout innings to outperform Logan Webb who came into the game with a 19-innings scoreless streak. He would not make it to 20. In fact Webb gave up all four Boston runs in 3 2/3 innings of work that saw him surrender nine hits and four walks for a whopping 13 base runners in that span of innings! The Red Sox scored a lone run in each of the first four innings and that was the game because after Criswell the Boston Bullpen held the fort and kept the shutout with Bernardino, Weissert, Kelly, and Slaten shutting down the hapless Giant bats.

Maybe the Giants were had too long a flight or too long an off day or whatever. Whatever is right because that was a terrible performance by the offense. The Giants batters also struck out ten times and only walked once.

This game was a real bummer. Just when you start a road trip with your Ace on the mound, you want to get that “W” because God knows what will happen the rest of the way on this East Coast swing.

The Red Sox are a strange team that has had serious trouble with their roster and pitching staff the past two years. Not on this night, however.

I’m keeping this re-cap short because there were no Giants highlights and this loss just showed how weak the Giants hitting attack can be on certain days.

Tonight’s Game

Game 2 of the series takes place tonight in Boston with The Giants Starter not yet named against Kutter Crawford of the Red Sox. Yes, it appears someone actually named their baby “Kutter.”