San Jose Municipal Stadium
May 21, 2009
Ticket: $15 (row 2 right behind the plate)
16 oz. Budweiser: $5
Buster Posey was the DH today, so I can't report on his defense.
His stance- he bends his knees quite a bit and hold his torso very straight up. I almost detected a bit of Rowand-like leaning back, but no, not really. He holds his hands high and waggles the head of the bat lazily just off his right shoulder.
In the 3rd inning he hit a nice RBI single.
In the 7th he hit a no-doubt-about-it 2-run homer over the left field fence!
That was clearly the highlight of my day, as the Giants pretty much sucked otherwise and lost 8-4.
Angel Villalona CANNOT lay off the high and tight fastball. In his first AB the count was 0-2 and the next pitch, I thought it was going to hit him on the chin, but danged if he didn't swing away at it. His second AB ended almost identically, the final swing-and-miss being at a more routine high and tight pitch.
Nick Noonan got a hit, Conor Gillaspie did also, but basically they did not impress.
One guy I never heard of that impressed me was Roger Kieschnick, a big 22 year-old outfielder. He's got some nice numbers.