Quite a day for Travis Ishikawa, don't you think? Quite a day for the club, too. I didn't think the Giants had this in them--13 hits including 3 doubles and a homer, and a string of curly numbers. What was it Earl Weaver said? "Pitching, fielding, and extra-base hits?" Something like that! It was a fine day to relax with Flemm and F.P. and listen to the Giants thump on the Braves. No place like home, I reckon, seeing that we are 14-8 at AT&T. Jonathan Sanchez had an early exit after seeming to unravel and failing to get an out in the 6th, but he still put up a Game Score of 54. Today, with the Giants flashing big wood, that was good enough for a win.
There didn't seem to be any more of that GM-buzz, that Sabean-news, that Candlestick eddy of hot dog wrappers we call swirling rumors. My take? Say it ain't so, Bri. Hands off the merch.
I like to quote famous baseball people when they make my argument for me. Here's Earl Weaver again, this time for real:
"You win pennants in the off season when you build your teams with trades and free agents."
(quotes from Baseball-Almanac)