yeah Livo was awesome tonight. Much better tonight against a much better line-up than he faced last time out (Giants last Sunday).
I'm not taking anything against Livan, who mixed things up, pitched an excellent game, and only had one or two halfway decent swings against him.
But, that's not saying much for the Giants. Coming in, during the previous 10 games, the Fish scored 30 runs. Putting up a 2-spot last night, in their previous 10 going into today's game has jumped to 31. Johnson has to keep his ERA down as the Fish have scored 21 runs in his last 9 starts. In his streak of 14 games giving up 2 or fewer runs since the Nats scored 3 on May 8, he's suffered two losses due to poor run support, including Halliday's perfect game, and the pen has blown four saves to give him no decisions. During his stretch of 14 games allowing 2 or fewer runs while going at least 6 IP, including 6 games when he allowed none, the Marlins are 9-5, with a vulture win one after one of the blown saves. About every other week, the Fish wait until about the 6th or later inning to get their first hit, and, of course, never even reached base against Halliday.
Bonifacio leading off and playing LF today. Rookie making his 2nd MLB appearance on the mound, the first wasn't good, about 3 IP before getting hooked. Nats score at least 8 today.