I’m going to ask you to remember way back in the middle of August and September. Way back to when Ryan Vogelsong was struggling. Before August 13, Vogelsong’s league leading ERA sat at 2.27. Seven games later, Vogelsong’s ERA sat at 3.65. Panic ensued among the fan base. Was Vogelsong finished? He was giving up a jillion hits per start…. Read more →
Whew. And just like that, the Giants are in the NLCS. Most of what you’ll read about today’s game will focus on Buster Posey’s grand slam in the fifth inning. And, to be honest, it was a huge hit for the Giants, pushing the lead to 6-0, and reminding us that Buster Posey is the truth and the light. Hitting… Read more →
Playoff baseball is awesome again. After a postseason of offensive futility, the Giants’ bats came alive in Game Four, hitting three home runs, racking up 11 base hits, and scoring eight runs against the Cincinnati Reds. What an amazing turn of events. After getting destroyed in Game Two, the Giants looked like a team that didn’t belong in the postseason…. Read more →
Saaaay, I remember this offense! We’re just a few Jose Castillos and Aaron Rowands away from collecting the entire set. First things first: Ryan Vogelsong did an excellent job of giving the Giants a solid start. Vogelsong ended up pitching five innings of one-run baseball with five strikeouts and three walks. The pitching line by itself isn’t incredible; however, it… Read more →
Pitching to Paul Goldschmidt is probably one of the most annoying things I can think of. Guy is hitting a career line of .301/.406 /.602 against the Giants. So. Annoying. Finally I understand what it must have been like for Arizona fans all those years that Randy Winn was terrorizing the D-Backs like some kind of crazed peak-level Ellis Burks… Read more →
Tonight, the Giants beat the San Diego Padres 8-4 and, in the process, clinched their first divisional title since 2010, when the team went on to win its first World Series title in the San Francisco era. Obviously this means that the Giants are on their way to winning their second World Series title in San Francisco. Science. Book it…. Read more →
The expanded rosters in September are, in theory, a great idea. You get some reinforcements for a tired bullpen, a few interesting minor league types that you haven’t seen yet (as in, “Ah, that’s what Francisco Peguero looks like.”) and did I mention bullpen reinforcements? You get lots of bullpen reinforcements. Fungible relievers, come on downnnn! This is a line… Read more →
From tonight’s ongoing game against the Dodgers: Amazing.
There’s something about playing the Astros that always turns my stomach just a little. Maybe it’s the fact that the Giants, in 2011, somehow went 3-4 against a team that ended up losing 106 games. Or maybe it’s the fact that I don’t know any of these Astros … like, I literally don’t know any of these guys, and the… Read more →
Zito inner monologue: OK, Barry, don’t screw this one up. This guy is a really good hitter. Gotta come at him with my best stuff. Good thing me and Timmy have been working on my super secret weapon, codenamed E.E.P.H.U.S., on the side. You’ll never expect this one, sucker! /throws ball 2 feet /ball slowly rolls 50 feet Crap.