Saturday, September 17, 2011

Rollin' sevens

Giants come up with another big win and make it seven in a row. The last time the team won seven straight was in June, their best month. They played .607 ball (17-11) then, allowing only 93 runs in the 28 games (3.32 per game). Here in September the club has found some new life and some new heroes and boasts an impressive 10-5 record with 69 runs scored against 45 allowed. Brett Pill is 'serving notice' that he's in the mix with a gaudy .857 slugging percentage. His triple (the second of the night for him) off Huston Street in the 8th inning was the big hit. Eric Surkamp had control problems and couldn't get out of the 5th, but he hung tough and did not give up the ghost. Colorado is a tough place on breaking balls but the youngster kept throwing them because that's what he's got. And I can't complain about that. Live or die with your best stuff.

Giants are five back in the West and the Wild Card with ten games left to play. Their elimination number in both races is six. Matt Cain gets the ball tomorrow.




Russian River said...

Hope has NOT left the building.

Brother Bob said...

I gotta say I'm loving this streak. Of course no matter how well we do from now on we need someone else to pull an epic fail for us to get into the playoffs.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Yeah, it's nice to see them playing well. And it ain't over 'til the fat lady and all that. AZ will have to really tank it to get in, but such stuff has happened before and could happen again. I'll have to issue many public mea culpas if they do, but that won't mean a thing. I'm NEVER upset about being wrong about the Giants!