Monday, September 12, 2011

D-Backs magic number at 8

Nothing certifies an official collapse at the end of the season like dropping 2 out of 3 to the Dodge3rs at AT&T.  D-Backs magic number is at 8. 


My work buddy thinks that now that my Rally 'Stache is noticeable it has power ad everything can turn around.  I think he can't do math.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Well, the Giants dropped 2 out of 3 to the D-Backs, placing them squarely behind the 8-ball.  The D-Backs now have a 7 game lead.

Now mired in a somewhat  meaningless series with the Padres (assuming AZ keeps winning), most hope is lost.  The Giants literally have to win out (they might be able to drop one of 2 of the last 21, but they'd have to hope AZ plays no better than 2 games over .500 for that to work).

Still got my playoff  'stache going.  At least until the end.

Brooding Ruben 'Stache

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Crunch Time

Welp, after an epic slide combined with an epic win streak - -the Giants find themselves 6 back of the damn D-Backs at the start of September.

Rowand and Miggy were DFA'd yesterday (thank God), the Bat (injury) and Brett Pill (AAA) were activated, and today rosters expand.

The Boys start a 3 game weekend series with the first place D-Backs at China Basin tomorrow.  They've got 6 v the Rattlers in the final 22 games.  I think they've got to win 5 out of 6 and 18 or 19 of 22 to have a shot at the division.

In lieu of a playoff/rally beard: this year I am homaging the great Barry Zito #75 and Tim Lincecum #55 in all of their post-World Series/pre-Season-of-Defense glory and I will do a rally/playoff mustache.  I shaved this morning, and I will grow the push broom out until mathematical elimination of championship repeat.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

re: Orlando Cabrera

Last night the Giants basically traded for another Miguel Tejada, only without the expectation of power.

I don't know why Sabean is soooooo enamoured with 80 year-old short stops.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Big Fish for Little Fish

It's been a bit since I posted.  This experiment to comment on every game seems to have gone awry thanks to the birth of my daughter, but I'll stillt ry and keep up witht eh broad strokes.

Yesterday, the Giants traded Zack Wheeler (AA pitcher) for Carlos Beltran, pretty much straight up.  And for the first time in Brian Sabean's tenure, youth was traded for immediate need/want.

Because Posey got hurt, the Giants have no middle-of-the-line-up protection for Panda Bear.  Beltran will put a bat, and a greater chance of a runner on base, in front of Panda Bear.  And Panda Bear will draw more fastballs for Beltran.  And if you skip those two guys, Huffy can come up with 2 on. 

Oh, and by the way, the Giants, behind Cainer, beat the Phils last ngiht to even the series in Philly at 1.

Timmy's had the flu, he'll probably go tonight, but he might be subpar (weakened), and more than likely won't go past 6.  If we can take 2 out of 3 in Philly, maybe we can get the Phanatics to admit that we beat them in the NLCS. 

(but probably not)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Game 59: Time lapse; Giants take 2 out of 3 from the Rockies with 2-1 win

Well, I saw the start time for Sunday's game as 4, turns out that was the eastern time zone start time -- don't know why I didn't catch that.

Anyway, I apparently missed Vogelsong's 4th win, another gem, and now I think maybe we should start using his name as consideration for all-stars (and BTW, Boche is picking the hurlers).

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Game 55: Timely hitting gets Timmy out of a jam, Giants in 7-5

I like it when Timmy has tough luck and the boys get him out of a jam.

Despite an 0 for 6 from their back up 3rd baseman Miggy, the Giants answered all 5 runs that the Cardinals put up with a 9th inning, 2 out, game tying Nate Schierholtz single after Manny Burriss stole second to put himself in scoring position.

Then, Nate the Great knocks in Fred with an 11th inning single to put the Giants up for good.

Timmy looked pretty good, he had a few tough innings and coughed up a lead int he 7th, but he deserves an off night.  The Giants made it a point to pull him out of the fire, and got to the Cards' perfect closer in the 9th.

When Sandoval comes back, and hoping that Nate can pull off a .270 avg with 15 ding dongs this year, the Giants might have a shot.

The boys have at least a split in a big series and keep pace with the first place WTF D-Backs.