Giants pitcher Jake Peavy won his eighth game of the season Saturday, allowing just one run on four hits and a walk over five innings while striking out two. The lone run scored on a Ben Paulsen solo shot, but otherwise Peavy was solid in his final start of 2015. When he was healthy he pitched reasonably well, so expect him to be back in the Giants rotation next season.
Giants pitcher Jake Peavy pitched six shutout innings Wednesday, giving up just four hits and a walk while striking out four in a 5-4 loss to the Padres. Peavy was great against his former team, departing after throwing 88 pitches with a 2-0 lead. Peavy has been excellent over his last three outings, allowing just three earned runs over 19 innings. Injuries have shortened Peavy's 2015 campaign - with the Giants out of contention, the 34-year-old will look to regroup next season in his final contract year with San Francisco.
It has become hard to imagine now that Giants right-hander Jake Peavy not long ago was battling Ryan Vogelsong for a spot in the rotation. Peavy (7-6) remained hot Wednesday by turning in one of his best performances of 2015. He tossed six innings of two-run ball while striking out eight and walking just one in a defeat of Cincinnati. Peavy has strung together four wins in his last five starts with a strong 3.52 ERA over that span. He hasn't been more than a decent NL-only pitcher this season, but that has been mainly a result of his lack of strikeouts. The eight-whiff effort was perhaps an anomaly, as indicated by his 6.60 K/9 rate. Regardless, his next start comes at pitcher-friendly Petco Park against the Padres next Wednesday, and he will even have mixed league appeal for that start.
Jake Peavy was outstanding in his start on Friday, as the Giants rolled over the Padres 9-1 on Friday. Peavy allowed one run on two hits over seven strong innings. He struck out two and did not walk a batter. Peavy (6-6, 4.15 ERA) was lifted after throwing just 79 pitches. But with the Giants up comfortably, there was no reason to have Peavy go any longer. The only run he allowed came on a solo home run by Justin Upton in the second inning.
Giants starter Jake Peavy posted a solid outing against the Rockies on Saturday. The veteran right-hander allowed three runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings. He walked one and struck out five, en route to the 7-3 victory. Peavy (5-6, 4.41 ERA) gave up a run in the third inning to cut the Giants' lead to 2-1. The Giants were able to push across three more runs before Peavy allowed a two-run home run to Nolan Arenado in the sixth inning--which was the knockout blow for Peavy. Peavy also helped himself with the bat in this one, as he went 2 for 3 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and a run scored. He is now 5 for 26 at the plate this season, and the doubles were his first since 2013. On the mound, Peavy is 3-1 with a hefty 5.53 ERA over his last five starts.