The word on Joe Martinez continues to be encouraging. For even better news, check out MadBum's San Jose start.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Starting pitcher: M.C. O'Connor
Check out the swing in "win probability" from yesterday's game in the 6th inning. After three straight singles (and a baserunning blunder by Mississippi Fred that kept him at 3rd), Young Travis hit into a double play. Note that the Padres were cruising along, then we loaded the bases, thus "loading the dice" before "crapping out." This is not to pick on Ishikawa, everyone hits into DPs. But damn those DPs are serious rally killers! The Puds are throwing Peavy at us, which is no fun at all, but I'm still excited about Sanchez' 2009 debut. Go Giants!