So I know I have been an awful blogger these past few months but come on the Giants haven’t exactly had an inspiring season. Now don’t get me wrong I still love them I just haven’t had much to say about them. I know I know, how can that be when all the Barry Bonds hoopla was going on this season? Well, I don’t really like to talk about Barry that much. I think he gets talked about enough. I like the Giants as a whole, it’s not all about one player for me. So I guess I should get this out of the way now and say: Bye, Bye, Barry! It’s been great, thanks for all the great memories and I wish you all the best. And also I hope you get your World Series ring, I’m just sad that it couldn’t be in San Francisco.
So now that that is out of the way all there really is to do is look forward to next season and what it may bring. I know that these next few seasons are going to be building years for the Giants and that it is only going to start getting better. We have awesome starting pitching and some really promising young players. The Giants future is bright and I am looking forward to watching it. So I am going to leave you today with one of my favorite baseball quotes. Former commissioner Bart Giamatti said it and I think it is a perfect description of baseball. So enjoy the post season. Go Rockies!
“It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone."
The Yankees are headed into Frisco today for a three game series against the Giants. The Giants have only played the Yankees once since interleague play started ten years ago so this should be a pretty exciting series. Cain is pitching tonight and it’s going to be his first career start against the New York Yankees so I’m thinking anything could happen. You never know. Morris is pitching Saturday and he has had only two starts against the Yanks and didn’t do very good either time. Then there’s Lowry on Sunday, another young pitcher who has never faced the Bronx Bombers. The Yankees just got swept by the Rockies and the Giants had yesterday off. Let’s hope a days rest helped some. They gotta get out of this rut, I’m too young for all this heartache.
The Giants have now been swept for sixth time this season and are now twelve games out of first place. What the **** is wrong with them? They are supposed to have one of the best starting rotations in the league and yet they just lost their seventh game in a row! Zito gave up a grand slam in the bottom of the first today. He allowed six runs in the first three innings! Is he really worth 126 million dollars? Based on his performance so far this season, I don’t think so. He’s now lost three out of his last five starts. Lincecum got killed yesterday, allowing six runs in the first two innings. Lowry didn’t do so hot Monday allowing five runs in as many innings. And Morris was killed Sunday…I could continue you but I think you get the picture. It’s a vicious cycle. The bullpen has been good though. Before today the relief pitchers hadn’t given up a run since Sunday and on Sunday they only allowed one. In the past it had been the bullpen that struggled and now that they are doing good the starters are struggling. And now the offense…what is with all these late game rallies?! Can they not get hits unless they are down by six or more or something? The past five games or so they have been close to coming back but fell short both times. Monday and today they were really close. After Molina’s grand slam I thought the guys would start making things happen but it didn’t turn out that way. I have really been trying to stay positive but it’s getting really hard. I keep telling myself it’ll be better tomorrow or the next game. I keep telling myself it’s just a slump they’ll snap out of it. But it has been getting harder and harder to believe that. And then yesterday there was an article in the Fresno Bee that said Sabean says that trading Bonds before the season is over isn’t completely out of the question! He also said that trading some of the Giants other veterans is also a possibility. I don’t think trading people is the answer. Some kinks just need to be worked out and the Giants could be back on track to a winning season. Well, at least I hope so. I’ve learned that when it comes to baseball you don’t know anything for sure. There is one thing that I do know, though; it’s going to be a really long summer.
Number 748…what else is there to say?
Just wanted to wish all you dad’s out there a Happy Father’s Day. Me and my dad are just getting ready to sit down and spend some quality time watching the Giants/Sox game. So once again I hope all you dads have a great day! Go Giants!
Matt Morris pitched his third complete game of the season tonight and earned his seventh win. He also put a halt to the Giants three game losing streak further adding to his reputation as the Giants “stopper”, six out of his seven wins have come after a loss the game before. After a not so stellar first inning, allowing three runs on three hits, Morris buckled down allowing only four more hits and no runs leading to a 4-3 Giants victory. Coming into tonight’s game the Giants hadn’t scored a run since Friday night which translates into 21 scoreless innings, so tonight’s win was pretty sweet. Bonds also ended his homerless streak at twelve games, blasting a two run homer over the centerfield wall in the fourth inning, making him only eight short of tying Aaron. Tonight’s win was exactly what the doctor ordered. Offense just needs to do what it did tonight every night instead of every five games or so. Well, until tomorrow. Go Giants!