The ONLY part of last night's game I saw was Rod Barajas' walk-off homer against Sergio Romo. I was late leaving work and thought I might grab a pint and catch the last few innings at a local establishment that I frequent on Friday nights. I walked in, said my hellos, looked at the TV and saw the game end. Like I said, sometimes it's better not to look.
I'm encouraged by Sanchez, falling behind early but fighting to stay in the game and keeping it close. The whole squad could have folded, in fact, but they didn't. Dare I say that seems characteristic of this team? They clawed their way back against a hot home club, thanks to a sizzling Aaron Rowand and a surprising Eli Whiteside. That was quite a feat by John Bowker, getting the game-tying bomb off Francisco Rodriguez in the 9th. Alas, Sergio Romo is discovering that major-league hitters can hit his slider. Rod Barajas is ridiculous right now--that was his third 2-HR game of 2010.
Denny Bautista got called up and pitched the 8th. Edgar Renteria was put on the DL and Eugenio Velez was optioned to Fresno. Todd Wellemeyer is back in the starting rotation today--let's hope we get him some runs to work with.