That's the Giants story since the Padres came to town. In nine games (3 SD, 3 PHI, 3 STL) the orange-clad lads are 3-6, scoring 24 runs and giving up 49. That's no way to win. Our lineup made Jamie Garcia look like Greg Maddux--he was getting three outs on about 8 or 9 pitches, inning after inning. I realize that Ol' Boch is rearranging the Titanic's deck chairs a bit, but c'mon, batting Rowand & FSanchez 1-2? That's seems more like throwing in the towel. In the 1st inning, the Dynamic Duo made two outs on 6 pitches. In the 4th, they led off again, but this time it took 10 pitches to get them both out. They led off again in the 7th, and it took 6 pitches to chalk them up. Yeesh, I had to take a shower after watching that. Rowand even made the last out of the game as well!
Barry Zito has seen his rising star lose its luster in his last three starts after throwing only 15 innings and giving up 25 hits and 13 runs. This was on the heels of his impressive 10-strikeout effort in Atlanta that the Giants won in the 11th, and a strong run at the end of July. Here's hoping he and the rest of the starters get their mojo back soon.
Matt Cain opens up the series in Cincinnati tomorrow. We need a big start and we need some goddamn runs.
p.s. The word is that Cody Ross was claimed by the Giants and will join the team.