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.