It’s the day before the next and final hurdle, so here’s where I’m supposed to see how Texas ranks against San Francisco, how their pitchers do against our batters, etc. but I don’t really feel like it.
I’ve got baseball on the brain, but at the same time I’m trying not to spend too much time and effort over analyzing every little thing about today’s game. So instead I revisisited one of my favorite baseball sites, Flip Flop Fly Ball to see what latest and greatest graphs and charts were available to peruse. And much to my delight, there was a bobblehead chart! Check it.
Thanks to homers by Sandoval (yes, I said Sandoval!), Torres and Posey, the D-Backs are no more!
Giants won yesterday, but so did the Padres and the Braves, so the gap did not get wider, and the standing did not change for either the NL West Division or the Wild Card. But the magic number changed from four to three. Three measly games and we see playoffs. Or…if the Giants sweep the D-Backs tonight and the Padres lose, I think the magic number would be one. Or the Giants AND the Padres could win tonight and the number would be two. I think.
That’s the new Giants slogan. Not sure if that’s better or worse than the “magic” variety.
|2010-05-19||L||0||1||I. Kennedy||T. Wellemeyer|
|2010-07-22||W||4||2||M. Cain||R. Lopez|
|2010-07-24||W||6||2||M. Bumgarner||I. Kennedy|
|2010-08-27||L||7||3||B. Enright||T. Lincecum|
|2010-09-07||W||10||4||T. Lincecum||B. Enright|
|For 2010, SFG won 10, ARI won 5.|
I also have this theory that teams that are officially out are playing better than teams that are still in the race. Maybe it’s a “relaxed” thing. Aubrey Huff looks like he’s going to pop a new blood vessel every game, these days.
Maybe July was just an easy month. Mets, D-Backs, Marlins, Brewers, not the cream of the crop, to be sure. Yeah, there was the Rockies and Dodgers in there too, so I was thinking the success was legit, but they seem to be sliding now. There’s a lot of season to go, but its facing the Padres, Phillies, Cardinals, Reds, Padres, Rockies, Dodgers, oh and more Padres and Padres. We’re five games back and second place in the Wild Card race. Yes, there’s a lot more season to go, but…
R.I.P. Bobby Thomson who died Monday at 86. I’d like to experience something like that with the Giants someday. The whole jumping up and down thing. That would be cool.
I’m moving. Things are busy. I’m behind in posting. But…
Against the Dodgers! In LA! WOO HOO! Since the All-Star break, we’ve won 4 series and tied 2 (because again, they make stupid even numbered series for some reason). Of the 4 wins, the Giants swept two in their division, the D-Backs and Dodgers. And tied Colorado, because Ubaldo is still too good. We had the most hits in July (Giants? Hitting? Insanity!), we’re one game behind first place in the NL West and lead by two games in the Wild Card race. Playoffs is in the air and it’s good to be a Giants fan.