The San Francisco Chronicle’s story about yesterday’s Giants was titled “Giants finally get a break”. The sentiment is widespread. Which is why every time I look at the National League West standings I have an Am I really reading this right? moment. The Giants are in first place, a game ahead of the Diamondbacks. Sure, part of it is that the West in not a strong division this year, so far (Arizona, Colorado, Los Angeles and San Diego are all 5-5 in their last 10, the Giants are 6-4). But you also can’t deny that despite the fact that they look like a limping AAA team at times, they do win ballgames. Which is, of course, the bottom line.
Jonathan Sanchez is the quintessential example of this and I spent yesterday evening with more forehead rubbing. He let in two runs over 6 innings. He gave them a chance to win and they did. So I’m not complaining. But he felt like a train wreck while he was at it. May I respectfully suggest that he cuts the drama classes from his extracurriculars and tapes this up next to his bed?
You can never repeat the basics too many times, right?
Being a baseball fan is a full time job. This, you know. Being a Giants fan? Sort of a life’s work. So the day off is nice. Still, I don’t envy the players. They’re headed to Arizona, where the highs over the coming three days are 104°, 107° and 105° respectively. Could mean good news for Aubrey, but I, for one, am glad Foul Weather Timmy will be on the bench until the Oakland series.
We all have bad fashion moments. And we all know players aren’t responsible for their own uniforms. That delivered with a meaningful look to all the Eugenio Velez haters out there.