“Any team you give extra outs is tough to kind of scoot around. For sure it was a frustrating day. But more importantly, we’ve been playing really good baseball, so we’ve got to throw this one out.”
Learning How to Take a Loss
Read the headline. That’s all I really have to say. Yesterday the Giants got thumped by the Twins in Minnesota, 7-1 to lose the final game of a three-game series in which they won the first two. It’s important to take yesterday’s bummer with some context. Despite the loss the Giants are having a fantastic May and have won 7 of their last nine. In winning the series in Minnesota the Giants went on the road and beat a team with superb starting pitching, two out of three times.
I’ll take it.
Errors Kill the Giants
Anthony Desclafani had a bad day but perhaps not as bad as the Giants infield defense. Brandon Crawford made two errors to go along with a pair of misplays by Brett Wisely. Call it fatigue. Call it a lack of focus. Whatever you call it the sloppy play contributed to three unearned runs for Desclafani and many more pitches. He ended up yielding seven runs in total in his five innings of work.
The Giants had ten hits on the day, with two each by Thairo Estrada and LaMonte Wade Jr. The lone San Francisco run was driven in by Casey Schmitt.
The Giants begin a four-game series in Milwaukee against the Brewers tonight. First pitch is at 6:40 PM in the Brew city. The Giants have listed Scott Alexander as the starter but I do not think that will be the case. Who knows. It may be another bullpen game. The Brewers have not announced a starter at press time.