Saturday, October 3, 2009

Plus ça change . . .

. . . plus c'est la même chose.

We sat down the old farts and put in the new fellers and by golly we went out and did it all over again. Losing to Wade LeBlanc, I mean. Failing to score for Matt Cain, I mean. That stuff gets old, you know.

In a weird reversion back to form, the surging Giants took their collective feet off the gas pedal and the Little Orange Go-Kart That Could screeched to an ugly halt. Matt Cain did his best Barry Zito impersonation with a laboring 107-pitch, 23 batter grind-a-thon over 5 innings. There was nothing good about this game. Well, maybe two shutout innings by MadBum, but nothing else. Let's hope it's better tomorrow--it would be nice to end on a winning note.

5 6 2 2 1 5
Game Score 51


Bob said...

Ooh la la! How do you do those fancy French accents?
I'm wondering- all of you who couldn't wait for Buster Posey to be our everyday catcher- did you think he was going to good enough to put us over the top this year, or were you just dying to know how good he was? And now that you've seen how good he is, what do you think? Do you still assume he'll be great eventually even though he sucks now?

M.C. O'Connor said...

(Use "alt-codes" and your numeric keypad for fancy characters, here's a link.)

Buster does not suck. He has not played enough. I expect he will do fine once he gets his reps. He may not be the 2nd coming of Mike Piazza or Pudge Rodrigues, but he just might be the 2nd best hitter on the team. I think we have to take a chance on him next year and get him in the starting lineup as often as possible. I think he is being assigned to the AFL.