Instant Analysis: Five takeaways from Giants loss to Marlins

Instant Analysis: Five takeaways from Giants loss to Marlins


SAN FRANCISCO — Before Friday’s game, manager Bruce Bochy said the second-half rotation was sketched out with Madison Bumgarner in and one current starter out. If Matt Moore was a lock to be included, perhaps a second conversation needs to be had. 

Moore had another ugly start to cap a first half that was the worst of any starter in the National League. He gave up 12 hits and lasted just 10 outs, and the Giants went down 6-1 to Dan Straily and the Marlins in their return home. 

Here are five things to know from a forgettable Friday ... 

—- Moore had previously allowed 10 hits just five times in his career. The Marlins had 10 hits by their 16th at-bat of the game. In all, Moore tied a career-high with 12 hits allowed. Opposing hitters are batting .307 off him this season after a .233 mark following the deadline deal in 2016. 

—- Moore is the only player keeping Matt Cain from having the highest ERA in the National League. Cain is at 5.58, Moore is at 6.04. Moore also ranks last in the NL in WHIP (1.69). 

—- Cory Gearrin pitched 2 2/3 innings in relief of Moore, which was the second-longest outing of his career. He went three innings in the 14-inning game late last month. Gearrin did not get an at-bat, and I’m not pleased. 

—- Giancarlo Stanton’s first-inning blast was just the 40th by a right-handed batter to right field at AT&T Park. Stanton became the first opponent to do it in three years, and amazingly, he came about five feet away in the fourth inning from clearing the Levi’s Landing sign a second time. 

—- Austin Slater stopped running right before he reached the bag in the eighth and he grabbed at his hip, which was tight on the last homestand. The Giants should just shut him down through the All-Star break. Slater is one player who absolutely should be ready to play every day in the second half. 

Dodgers lose Justin Turner to broken wrist after getting hit by pitch vs A's


Dodgers lose Justin Turner to broken wrist after getting hit by pitch vs A's

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles third baseman Justin Turner's broken left wrist is expected to heal without surgery, according to Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts.

Turner was hurt Monday when hit by a pitch from Oakland's Kendall Graveman.

Turner arrived at the Dodgers spring training facility with a cast over his wrist Tuesday morning and was scheduled to see a hand specialist for an estimate of the time he could miss.

"We know that it's not a surgery thing, it's just essentially time," Roberts said. "That's the initial thought. That could change but that's what I've heard."

Turner hit .322 with 21 homers and 71 RBIs last year and was a first-time All-Star. He had 14 RBIs against the Chicago Cubs in the NL Championship Series and was voted MVP.

The Dodgers appear poised to move Logan Forsythe from second base to third in Turner's absence and have Enrique Hernandez and Chase Utley share time at second.

"It obviously makes a lot of sense to have Logan over there a lot more at third, and to kind of put together some guys at second base, and leave Chris (Taylor) in center field," Roberts said.

Backup catcher Austin Barnes also could see time at second base.

Giants' outfield picture becoming clearer after latest round of roster cuts


Giants' outfield picture becoming clearer after latest round of roster cuts

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants moved closer to setting their opening day roster on Monday when they made a significant round of cuts to their spring training roster. 

A total of 15 players were reassigned or optioned, bringing the total to 31 players remaining in camp. Many of the players cut Monday entered the spring competing for jobs. 

In the outfield, Mac Williamson and Austin Slater were optioned to Triple-A and Chris Shaw was reassigned to minor league camp. Williamson had a huge spring and was the likeliest of the trio to push for an opening day spot, but he'll start his year in the minors. Steven Duggar was not among the cuts, and he remains an option to make the team, with the Giants also looking at Gregor Blanco, Gorkys Hernandez and Jarrett Parker for backup spots. Hernandez and Parker are out of minor league options. 

Tyler Beede was optioned and Andrew Suarez was reassigned to minor league camp, leaving three players vying for the final two rotation spots. Ty Blach and Chris Stratton have been the favorites all along, although both struggled the last time out and Derek Holland has had a strong spring. 

Both backup catchers -- Trevor Brown and Hector Sanchez -- were reassigned, along with Orlando Calixte, who saw time in the big leagues last year. Joan Gregorio, Jose Valdez, Justin O'Conner and Kyle Jensen were also reassigned. Chase d'Arnaud, who appeared to be making a strong push, was on the list, too, leaving Josh Rutledge as the only competition for Kelby Tomlinson for the final infield spot. 

Finally, Derek Law and Roberto Gomez were optioned to Triple-A. Josh Osich remains and appears the frontrunner for a bullpen job. Julian Fernandez, the Rule 5 pick, also remains in camp. 

The Giants break camp on Friday.