Saturday, September 24, 2016

New York 82 72 - Now in driver's seat.
GIANTS 81 73 - Need more than 4 hits per game.
St Louis 80 73 .5 Shut out at Wrigley Field.

Giants lost at San Diego, 7-2.
New York defeated Philadelphia, 10-5.
St Louis lost at Chicago, 5-0.

Giants at San Diego; evening start (5:40 PDT, 8:40 EDT). Madison Bumgarner tries to right the listing ship against Jarred Cosart, who is winless for two teams this year.
New York has Philadelphia at home again.
St Louis has another afternoon start at Chicago's Friendly Confines.

Yesterday's Game
Lost in all the disappointment and doubt of the Giants' slide from first to worst is the recent strong performance of their starting pitchers. Excepting two awful starts from Matt Moore, the starting rotation has kept the team in every game for a month now, with 17 quality starts in 18 games and most of the others not far off the mark. Such was the case with Alberto Suarez last night. He managed only four innings, and the three-run shot he gave up in the first cost him the loss, but it was a 3-2 game when he departed. Things got out of hand in a hurry against Matt Reynolds; brought in to face a string of left-handed batters, he let them all reach base, resulting in four runs. That was more than enough as the Giants managed only four hits off Edwin Jackson and none off the three worthies who succeeded him.

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