I shouldn’t have worried so much. The Giants had that down, obviously. Then again, my worrying did create this, so no complaints there.
Yes, they were every bit as delicious as they look, if I do say so myself. And the Giants were every bit as wonderful as the box score might imply. Nine runs in the actually-tolerable Atlanta weather (77 at gametime, aka miracle) and Barry Zito pitched not at all like a melting ice cream cone, in addition to driving in a run and altogether making me wonder how I ever complained about him. Buster Posey was kind of the star of the show – there were a lot of stars, but he was one of the big ones – driving in five runs on three hits. As noted yesterday, Atlanta is close to home for him and family and friends come to watch him droves, so his performance was fantastic in more ways than one.
A tidy 2.0 has turned into an even tidier 3.0, which is the biggest lead the Giants have had in nearly a year, if memory serves me right, so basically everything is golden right now. This roadtrip is off to a much better start than the, um, last one. Much better.
The one piece of bad news from the game was Hector Sanchez’s injury. He was placed on the 15-day DL today with a leg injury and Eli Whiteside is on a plane to join the team in Atlanta as I write. A lot of people seem terribly dismayed by this and while it’s certainly not good news, I am inclined to think the drop-off in production from the backup catcher is not going to be all that tremendous. Is Whiteside likely to tear it up? Nah. He batted .197 last year. This year, Sanchez is batting .281. That’s clear enough, but I still think Whiteside will be just fine for the team for a couple weeks. Also, with Buster Posey Being Buster Posey, it may or may not make a terribly huge difference.
If it does, there are always blueberry muffins to be made. It’s been too long since I’ve done those.