Yesterday was weird.
The Giants complete their longest (distance-wise anyway) road tour with much success. Only 4 games behind (still in fourth place though – bummer) with a 7-4 victory! I definitely thought it was going to be worse, but I guess seven game losing streaks gives me bouts of pessimism.
Not to make this a Buster Posey blog, but Buster Posey Buster Posey Buster Posey. The guy had a great road trip! His numbers were ridiculous. Was it a fluke, or is he making the All-Star team next year? Hoping for the latter.
In fact, the 7 wins were pretty much all batting, as the pitching was nothing to really brag about. Lincecum and Bumgarner got their win, but otherwise it was the offense doing most of the bailing. It’s a crazy focus shift. It was all about pitching for me before this month, now all of a sudden, it’s the Posey, Huff and Ishikawa show. Gotta say, killer hitting is pretty fun!
I skipped the All-Star game. I was out, but even so, I can’t say I was overly excited about it. It’s kind of like when half the Sharks when to the Olympics, and that was the Olympics, this is just the All-Star game. Lincecum didn’t end up pitching, but according to The Stew, he was the only guy signing balls before the game. And anyway, that means he gets to start against the Mets tomorrow, which is more interesting to me.
It is pretty cool that the National League finally broke their 1996 on up losing streak, though. Also cool that Brian Wilson got the opportunity to keep their lead by throwing a perfect 8th inning. Go Brian! Maybe they should swap out the Panda caps for Rooster hats?
Nice cleats, btw…I think…uh.
Not much to write about again.
I’ve been listening to KNBR (that’s right, I listen to a sports station – my younger self would be shocked) and they talk about the Giants a lot, especially the recent purchases of DeRosa and Huff. They aren’t especially impressed.
I’ve also been reading Big League Stew on Yahoo, which has been trying to collect a list of blogs by team, and though they haven’t covered the Giants yet, some links have directed me to Giants blogs anyway, who also talk about the purchases of DeRosa and Huff. They also aren’t impressed.
Here’s some quotes:
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: in an effort to improve their
offense, the Giants have signed an aging hitter on the decline to a
multi-year contract. I’m in!
That was about DeRosa. Here’s one about Huff:
So let’s review: the Giants have signed a 33-year-old DH, coming off
one of the worst seasons of his career, and whose defense is suspect at
best, to be their likely every day first baseman. Ehhhhhhh… alright.
Same guy wrote both of those quotes, I think. Cynical and sarcastic, but probably on the nose. And now the Giants are apparently bringing Monlina back, who they didn’t want but are now going to keep because the person they did want turns out not to be ready for the Big Leagues.
Awesome lineup! Save some money and buy Damon. He’s still available, isn’t he?
On another note, maybe I’ll go to this?