Sunday, August 22, 2010

Can't pitch, can't hit

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.


Anonymous said...

Today was the first time in a long time that I saw the lineup and everything and thought right of the bat, "we're gonna lose." I'm usually very positive and never count the team out. But today, that was just a shit lineup. We have the guy on the mound who has almost as bad run support as Matteh, really really needs good defense behind him, and we gave him none of that. There should be a rule against not playing Torres AND Huff the same game. What the Hell was that? I can understand benching one of them, but both? Just because they were facing a southpaw? Huff hits lefties and righties about the same so what was the purpose?

Anonymous said...

*off the bat

M.C. O'Connor said...

I think they--wisely--want to give Huff and Torres an occasional break. It's just that the team is really playing poorly, and the timing sucks. At least that is what I tell myself.

I was hoping The Little Orange Skateboard would make it until Sep 1st when the rosters expand, but it looks like we are stretched thin right now. Goddamn, we need some wins!

Brother Bob said...

Sunday lineups are always a little odd, but Rowand hitting leadoff is an idea whose time has come and gone.
Yesterday was a complete stinker.
The St. Louis starter needed only 89 pitches for his complete game.