Just a place to vent really
It feels like Strasburg didn't do well and he certainly didn't do great but he doesn't get much blame from me. He didn't win the game and he taxed the pen more than you'd like, but 2 runs in 5 innings... eh you should be able to win that game.
Williams didn't get out-managed by Bochy. I can come up with more things Bochy did that I didn't like than Matt did. The two things I noticed in the moment was using Stammen rather than Barrett and not pinch hitting Zimm for LaRoche. The former though - that's a coin flip. Stammen had pitched well enough overall but had a bad last outing. After the first batter, though, he looked pretty good. It's not what I would have done, but I'm not holding it against Matt.
The latter - yeah that was the wrong move. I know LaRoche got a walk, but he didn't work it. He didn't take the bat off his shoulders and Lopez couldn't throw a strike. Zimm in that position is the run-maximizing spot. Plus he goes in at 1st for LaRoche. It just makes sense.
But really this is on the offense. Desmond was particularly anemic - creating 4 outs (2Ks) on just 12 pitches. More tomorrow AM