‘I still believe in Trevor Gott’ — Giants closer loses job after brutal stretch


Trevor Gott has officially lost his job as the Giants closer in the wake of a back-to-back-to-back nightmare outings.

These numbers sum it up best:

Trevor Gott has had a rough few days8/14, entered up 7-2, top 90.1 IP, 5 ER, 2 HR, Giants lose 8-78/15, entered up 6-3, top 90.2 IP, 4 ER, 2 HR, Giants lose 8-68/17, entered up 6-5, bottom 90.1 IP, 2 ER, 1 HR, Giants lose 7-6Total of 1.1 IP, 11 ER, 5 HR--

— Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) August 18, 2020

Like any other manager would, Gabe Kapler declined to throw Gott under the bus on Monday night after the right-hander surrendered a walk-off bomb that nearly took out Mike Yastrzemski that caromed loudly off an electronic scoreboard at Angel Park.

“I still believe in Trevor Gott,” Kapler said via Zoom.

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— Dalton Johnson (@DaltonJ_Johnson) August 18, 2020

But Gott is done, for now, with pitching in the ninth

“We'll look for a softer landing spot to try and build some confidence for him,”Kapler explained. “And we'll examine what other options we have to take down high-leverage moments for the time being.”

For those not paying attention over the weekend, Gott gave up a 5-run lead and a 3-run advantage on Friday and Saturday, respectively, in the sweep at the hands of the A’s.