Saturday, August 22, 2009

Giants Put Up Crooked Numbers

Three runs in the first and three runs in the fourth. Isn't it great when the Giants score more than one run at a time?
The crucial series in Denver got off to a great start with a 6-3 victory. Jonathan Sanchez was once again "good enough" and the offense provided some rare early support.
Apparently Rowand is on one of his occasional hot streaks. Let's hope it lasts a while.
Velez, on the other hand, has lost all the momentum he had when he came up from Fresno. Not only was he 0 for 4 at the plate, he made a lame play in left that allowed a run. Fred Lewis could have made that play. Anyone could have.
Sandoval is still our best hitter but is also still a work in progress. In one at bat I was begging him to take pitches, but no, he flailed away three times at three pitches for a fast out. I guess Pablo has to be Pablo.


M.C. O'Connor said...

I love three-run HRs!

Seriously, a huge win. The announcers were cutting the Crockies slack, saying the poor babies got in late from a long flight.

I say kick 'em when they're down!


Bob said...

Did you hear Kuiper's call of Gomer's homer? Hilarious! I'm sure he thought it was a routine fly out, so instead of usual hyperbolic hollering he just said, "...and it's gone," -very flat. The best part was Krukow's reaction to this. He said it was Kuip's worst homer call ever. Of course Kruk was cracking himself up with this, but Kuip was NOT amused.