Today’s lineup is presented without comment:
Kevin Davidoff is also reporting that, at Brian Sabean’s request, Lou Piniella is in New York tonight to watch the Giants.
There’s lots to speculate given that information, such as what exactly will he be looking at. It seems to me he might be looking at Miguel Tejada, essentially determining if and when to pull the plug on him. Does he have anything left? And of course, the Mets also have a shortstop named Jose Reyes.
Bruce Bochy is saying all the right things, that the Giants are awful right now but will hit. That, is what he’s supposed to say. It’s not necessarily true. Some will undoubtedly begin to hit some, if not much better. Time will tell.
Meanwhile, Brandon Belt continues to mash in Triple-A with a 4-5 game last night to raise his average to .517, his OPS to 1.456.
The Giants have some gaping holes, and they’ll need to determine a course forward relatively quickly. The way they’re going — and the way the Rockies are going — it won’t be long before they’re buried in the division. It may be unorthodox to make a move so soon, but if they feel they are a move for a player and a promotion of Brandon Belt away from contending this season, they might just make that move and make a call to Andy Skeels in Fresno.
It’s early, but when you can’t score against the Pirates and Nationals, it may be indicative of things to come rather than an early-season skid.