Thursday, August 25, 2016

7th inning: 6-12

1st inning:  8-10
2nd inning: 10-8
3rd inning: 15-3
4th inning: 12-6
5th inning: 12-6
6th inning: 5-13
7th inning: 6-12

Last night was game 126, the seventh of our 18-game seasonal innings. All the lovely work done in innings two through five before the All-Star Break has been undone by one of the worst stretches we have seen from this club in a long time. The Dodgers have gone 20-15 (.571) in the same stretch. Even a .500 club would still be in first place! But 11-25 (.306) certainly won't work. It's an epic collapse. There's no other way to put it. They've got 36 games--two more innings--to turn it around. If you told me at the start of the season that the Giants would be three back with 36 to play I'd have thought "got 'em right where we want 'em" and been happy. But this team is not inspiring confidence. It ain't over 'til it's over but they are playing poorly enough to make that happen sooner rather than later. If you have Dodgers fans in your social circle (I have many, alas) it's best you show yourself in public and take your whippin' like a man. And if the Giants do turn it around, just think about all the "payback's a bitch" you can lay on 'em!

Moore v. Stripling tonight. GO GIANTS!


1 comment:

carmot said...

Time for Matt Moore to step up and perform as well as he capable of. Still, we're going to need some offensive support, too. Yeah. And bullpen. Defense. Bench. Management. Maybe some reasonable decisions from Roberto. Maybe some luck or Runs Thrown In. Whatever it takes. BEAT LA!

Get five wins in the six games before heading to Wrigley. They can worry about their shady GroundScrew and rain delays after they get there. This Giants team isn't looking like a champion. For years, we've listened to the rhetoric from Bochy about, "We ran into a hot pitcher/team. Our guy was a little off. They're swinging the bats well right now, and we just need to get back on track. We'll be alright." It seems a little easier to take when things are going well, but we all know the company line always prevails. Hey, is the sellout streak still going?

Go Giants. Dream big. (?)