I didn't understand that play with Torres, after he got the big RBI hit in the 5th, where he fell down heading to third, got tagged out in a rundown, but was awarded second by the umpire anyway. Jon Miller figured Torres must have been bumped by the first baseman (Cantu) while rounding the bag, thus constituting obstruction. I needed to see that one.
Another rocky day for Young Jonathan. There's a malaise that settles over Giants-Land when Sanchez takes the hill. The talk about him on the trading block is gaining acceptance among the faithful. Is it group-think? Should we calm down and take a breath? He's only a third of the way into the season, fer chrissakes. Or is it the realization that he's shown us what he's got? It's been a third of the season already, fer chrissakes! For his Giants career he's given us 306-2/3 IP and 311 strikeouts in 101 games.
We are exactly 1/3 of the way through the season, 54 games, and sit at 28-26. We were 9-9 after 18 games, and 18-18 after 36 games. So we've improved a bit and managed 10-8 in the next 18. Our 72nd game is June 26 in Milwaukee, that will bring us 4/9 of the way through the season. I'm quite pleasantly surprised that we've managed to keep the Good Ship Giant in fighting trim, not just floating either, but making occasional headway. I'm routinely sickened by our offense (our first four innings today were embarrassing), but our pitching has kept us in games, and we've pulled off some unlikely wins. I hope we keep it up.
The Mets claimed Pat Misch off waivers (according to Trade Rumors).