I thought I would wait until today to post about last night's game to see if I might be able to put a more positive spin on things. But I can't really. We had our ace on the mound, our lead off man back, were on the road and a lot of hitters seemed to be, after such a long period of suckitude, getting it together. But we lost to Kansas City, 4 - 2.
That puts us at .500 for this road trip, which might be OK, except that the road is where we are supposed to be making up ground for sucking at home. After a great April and May, a horrible June and July, August is looking mediocre. We got 12 hits, 2 each from Sandoval, Morse, Arias and Duffy, who were all grouped together, but managed only 2 runs. Kansas City's defense if very good, the Giants made 3 errors. Madison went 9 innings - I am not sure why, throwing 123 pitches, gave up 3 earned runs. That Billy Butler guy isn't the son of Brett Butler, is he? I never did trust that guy.
Brandon Belt is back on the concussion DL. That really bothers me - I pray it is not one of those career ending kind of things - from such a freak injury. We had our starting line-up back, for one game and we lost that game. I am starting to wonder about Jake Peavy. He seems like he pitches well, but then implodes all at once and gets hung with a loss. With Morse starting to hit, Buster hitting and Sandoval hitting, we are only playing .500 ball. Are we really capable of playoff-caliber baseball? We could not take advantage of the Brewers win over the doggers, and it is that time of year when you can't just hope another team does your work for you. We will have to beat the doggers head to head if we have any hope at all of playing in the post season.