First, the game I actually saw: The RiverCats got two early runs ( the second one on a Pence sac fly ) and never really looked back as Ty Blach kept the Isotopes from ever mounting a threat. He didn't over power them but still racked up several K's. He looked very good. Cordier struck out the side late in the game and looked very nasty doing it. Adam Duvall put a lovely swing on a breaking ball and got yet another home run. He looks like he is ready for another shot. Of course, the reason we were there was Pence. Sac fly, ground out and strike out into a double play. No highlights but it was still wonderful to see his crazy on deck swing. Golly, I love that guy. What's not to love?
Next, the game I probably should have been watching: Tim Lincecum's solid pitching and Casey McGehee's grand slam propelled the Giants back into the win column with a convincing 6-0 thumping of the visiting Marlins. The Freak wasn't as smooth as his last outing ( he needed 107 pitches
to make it through 6 innings ) but he sure wasn't easy to hit ( only a double and 2 singles ). Timmeh has a nice trend going and if he can keep it up this could be quite the season indeed. After the game he said the key to this year is repeatable mechanics. Hell, I'll drink to that!
A couple other flashy things in the box score tonight: A three inning save by Petit. I love those and I love that guy. Buster got on base FIVE times, the last three by walks. He also caught Tim again and I bet we see a lot more of that. Brandon Belt got 4 hits and has his average over .300. He is red hot right now. Keep it going Baby Giraffe!
All told it was a marvelous baseball night in the state capitol. There were even fireworks! Too cool.