Friday, August 24, 2012

Three Full Games

Dodgers didn't play last night so the good guys picked up that half-game and now hold three-of-a-kind to their mere high card. Bet it all now, I say, and rake in that pot! Barry Zito continues to confound analysis--when he's good he beats a great team like the Braves. And when he's bad, well, he's bad. He's just so Zitovian! Curve balls, "fast" balls, slow balls, left-handed slurvy slop, etc. How does GameDay know what to call his pitches? Sure, he can pop off world-class Uncle Charlies, and he'll have a job in the bigs as long as he can do that, but the rest of his "repertoire" is so unremarkable it's a wonder he gets anyone out. It's all about pitching, not throwing, eh? Timing, location, movement, that's the mix, and he's a Master Mixologist. I wonder how he does with cocktails? I think it is pretty cool that pitchers can get guys out without having ridiculous stuff. To be fair, Zeets can throw a pretty ridiculous hook, but no one would confuse his pitches with, say, Justin Verlander's. Big game, big start, big win. Way to deliver, Barry-Z! Oh, and that was a lovely two-base hit from rookie backstop Hector Sanchez to cap a four-run rally that was so 2012 Giants. A walk. A single. A strikeout. A bunt hit and RBI from Hunter Pence! A two-base error! A cue shot down the line! And it ended on a line-drive double play. So 2012 Giants. No boring three-run homers for this bunch.

Keep it rollin' Giants, keep it rollin'.

--M.C.


p.s. If I'm not mistaken, it's "Feliz Cumplea├▒os" for our own Brother Bob, eh?

5 comments:

Brother Bob said...

Muchas gracias!
I loved acouple of things about last night's game- Pagan got 2 hits again and Zito's reaction when Bochy came out of the dugout to remove him in the 9th. He dropped at least 3 F-bombs that I could see. He really, really wanted that complete game shutout.

Zo said...

We now have four of our starters with double digits in the win column, and I have faith that we can make it five. Someday I will post at more length on why this matters, contrary to some other opinions that have been expressed on this blog. We now have to work on getting Matt and Maddy to 15.

JC Parsons said...

Happy Birthday Bro!! Any Zito win must feel like a mighty fine present.
Unfortunately, the doggers look like they are going to make this day special. Have you seen the deal they just made? The term blockbuster is going to be used alot...

M.C. O'Connor said...

http://baseballmusings.com/?p=87672

Baseball Musings quoted RMC.

nomisnala said...

The better the giants do without Melky, the less we need to offer him next year if we decide to keep him. Some big dodger signings could alter the giants approach to the off season. It looks like despite all the possible dodger upgrades, their best pitcher in the second half, Billingsley, may be hurt again.