I was making a list of "fun things to do" and, damnit, I didn't have enough room for "watching the Giants get swept." And who's this M.C. fella who said "our boys may find it tough going in run-stingy San Diego"? The hell with him, he's just another hater.
Speaking of Todd Wellemeyer, Bruce Bochy's genius move in matching him up with the other team's no.1 starter means that über-ace Tim Lincecum gets to face Jaime Garcia! Sure, the youngster from México who had Tommy John surgery in the off-season has already beat Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo and matched zeroes with the Mets Johan Santana, but this is April, and strange, unnatural things happen in April baseball. I don't think Giants fans should worry about (1) the boys facing a rookie pitcher they've never seen and (2) being in a massive slump and hitting off a guy who has 13 IP, 10 K, 5 hits allowed and a 0.69 ERA. As Stephen Colbert said last night: no problemo.
The rest of the weekend against the 1st-place-mirage-who-do-think-they-are-kidding-with-that pansy-lineup-and-weak-ass-starters St. Louis Cardinals has Barry Zito matched up with Adam Wainwright and Matt Cain against TBA. It's Brad Penny's turn (he pitched Monday), as Carpenter was used last night and Lohse the night before. This is LaRussaLand, though, and I can only assume it is some kind of deep gamesmanship to avoid announcing your Sunday starter. I'll leave it to you, me buckos, to noodle on the significance of Penny's return to SF where he, when all was said and done, salvaged his career. He's yielded 4 runs in 21 IP in 3 starts for the Cardinals in 2010. Like I said, it's April.