It took 19 pitches for Francisco Rodriguez to get those three strikeouts in the 9th, so I suppose that qualifies as "battling." Today he closed the door on us after giving up the game winner to the Money-Man yesterday. Having used up closer Brian Wilson with a 2-2/3 stint we had to stick with Sergio "Oh-No" Romo and Jeremy "Not Quite Lights-Out" Affeldt and the result was another painful loss. Affeldt has pitched brilliantly all season long and his latest struggles merely illustrate our over-reliance on run-prevention. We've got no margin for error, unfortunately, and we wasted a fine effort by Jonathan Sanchez (GmSc 64). I'm pretty encouraged by JSanchez lately, and I think he'll be our go-to lefty next season. Whoops, there, I did it. I talked about next season. I was not going to do that, what with our playoff chase and all, but it slipped out. My bad.
It's Livan Freakin' Hernandez tomorrow, and we have got to whup his ass. I will not tolerate being mesmerized by that guy. He's not good enough to be a 5th starter on our team, fer chrissakes!
C'mon Giants, get some goddamn hits and score some goddamn runs!