Thursday, August 15, 2013

Something to Celebrate!!

I got home just in time to see the last inning and Hector Sanchez' big fly. Wow, that was incredible. They fell just short of a comeback hit last night, so it feels good to see them get the big hit today. Roger Kieschnick has been striking out a whole lot, so I was happy to see him get on base in front of Sanchez via the walk, his second of the game. Maybe as he gets more confident with his batting eye and strike zone judgment he will start flashing the power he was known for in the minors. Speaking of flashing power, you have to love Brandon Belt's recent surge. He has looked more like the hitter we think he can be and that's good news for next season. And speaking of Brandons, the leaping catch by Brandon Crawford to rob Bryce Harper of a hit and get the first out in the bottom of the 9th was beautiful. That was great anticipation and execution, something we get used to seeing from him. Sanchez, Belt, and Crawford are all on the same clock: under team control for 2014, arbitration-eligible for 2015-2017, and free agency in 2018. Young, cheap players with lots of upside. That's the magic formula, right? Maybe one of the young arms like Eric Surkamp can start to contribute as well. Chad Gaudin gets the ball tomorrow night in Miami.




Ron said...

Having had difficulty getting to watch much Giants' baseball this year (I have an MLB.TV Subscription, but our computers at home work like crap, so it hasn't been much fun to watch it on them), I did manage to pay attention to the last couple of innings on my much slicker desktop computer at work. What a great reward for sticking with it until the end! Sanchez's HR & Crawford's diving catch were both season highlight reel worthy (even in a good season).

In celebration of Chad Gaudin's start tonight, I give you a new twist on the name of our surprisingly effective Starting Pitcher:

'I said, Gaudin, Gaudin, the Giants Man'

De-code the reference, anyone?

Zo said...

"Stole a pig and away he ran"?

This game was such a rehash of every other game - get a run but give up 3 or 4 in the middle innings - until the 9th.

Our June 20 - 23 home series against the Marlins (1-3) marks the point where we became really shitty this year. The least we can do is beat them in their park. I hate the Marlins.

Ron said...

Need another attempt to decode the reference ... Zo on the wrong track.

Ron said...

Think 1968 hard rock ...

M.C. O'Connor said...

"Gave up runs and did the can-can"?

Zo said...

"I'd cut him if he stands,
And I'd shoot him if he'd run
An I'd kill him with my Bible
And my razor and my gun."

Why would you do that to Gaudin? It's not like we have another starter hanging around.

Well, Zito, is, I guess, but still.