So that’s how it feels to be walked off against!
I don’t know about you, but I prefer walking off ourselves.
Still, didn’t we sort of have it coming after walking off against everyone else?
The irony was, of course, that Vogelsong was starting for the Giants and Zito for Fresno on the same night. Ryan was good, Barry was fine. The Giants seem to be giving the “take your sweet time” message to Zito, but he’s not buying it and claims to be all ready to go.
I think the Giants just have no idea what to do with him.
Even if he came back as a reliever, they’d have to get rid of someone in a somewhat stellar bullpen. Santiago Casilla is on the front of my mind (he, you know, let in the winning hit last night) but his ERA is at 1.80, so that’s unfair.
There’s simply isn’t room.
Not to mention that Barry is the polar opposite of a reliever. I don’t doubt that he’d try his best, I just doubt he’d do it well. If this were a youth play (I’ve done my fair share) they’d “split the role”. It’s maddening, but nobody’s feelings are hurt, right? So Zito could take four innings and then Vogey could take four and then a bullpen guy could take the ninth. The rest of the bullpen would be all rested for the next day. Takes teamwork to a whole new level.
In all seriousness, I am stumped. Sometimes this team feels like a maze/wreck.
Until we play the A’s. Then I see how good we have it. It’s good for my soul.
Speaking of which… I keep trying to figure out why I feel like we’re going into a big series. This is Interleague Play (read: meaningless. Yes, I said that, Selig.) against the last place A’s. I think it’s because a) There is really something of a Bay Area rivalry b) They’re a team I’m familiar with which always scares me because I know what to look for and c) It’s now or never for Oakland. Not really. It’s June. But it’s now or not for a while. The A’s are only six games back and I, for one, still think they have a lot in them. Check out this little gem of an interview with Billy Beane. They have spirit, they just need a little breath of air to get ‘em going.
And just in case you were wondering, since this is the FAQ during every Bay Bridge series? No, the Giants do not stay in hotels. Or fly from SFO to OAK. But they do get meal money. So that they can go out on the town in Oakland, I guess. It’s a really exciting city. I totally want to go out on the town there.
Sarcasm, people. Sarcasm.