Give me a moment while I watch highlights of Lincecum’s pitching last night for the fifteenth time, will you?
No, wait. Now I need to go watch highlights of Lincecum’s hitting last night! Takes “he can do it all” to a whole new level, doesn’t it?
Last night felt like a party atmosphere to me. I kept thinking it was Orange Friday, but I think it was actually just a mid-week release of orange energy. Either way, there was no way the Giants couldn’t win. And a 2-1 victory of the San Diego Padres made it all the sweeter.
And then there was Beltran. Boy, was there Beltran. In his first day back in the lineup he was 1-4, but that one was rather awesome. He hit his first home run at AT&T Park (aka, where baseballs go to die) and altogether made up for the time he’s spent on the place that definitely warrants a scarier name than Disabled List. I am liking Carlos again. And feeling optimistic. Again.
The Giants are back on their by-the-skin-of-their-teeth ways and while that’s a little hard while it’s happening, it’s fun to look back on. And it’s not out of the realm of possibility to people to win divisions that way, now is it?
Houston is in town, now, which doesn’t bring back the loveliest of memories, but there’s no time like the present to start a winning streak.
And I just have to take a long moment to say, Milwaukee is really, really good. Like, mind-blowingly good. 10.0 games ahead of St. Louis and showing no signs of slowing.
Go far this year, they will, sense I.
Me and Yoda are doing predictions about baseball right now. If you want us to do one for you, all you have to do is ask. We’re both semi-eternal optimists so we’ll say nice things to you.
For instance, we see Zito coming back right at the end of the season and d-o-m-i-n-a-t-e. Isn’t Yoda the best?