It’s not like Colorado is all that fantastic this year (understatement of the century? Perhaps.) but still, coming off of that sweep, seeing a little momentum carry over would have been good. The Cardinals very unceremoniously killed any momentum that might have been there, taking the first game of the series by a final of 8-2. Angel Pagan led off the game with a homer and is staying hot, along with Buster Posey who is way beyond hot right now, but then Carlos Beltran gave it right back. We love you too, Carlos. Not. (That’s out of my system now. I will attempt to cease being bitter to him.) The story just got sadder from there, basically, with Matt Cain continuing his iffy numbers since the perfect game back in June and the offense proving that even though the high in St. Louis is 99° there today, they can still hit like they’re in a fog.
Our home stadium, ladies and gents.
ButyouknowStLouiswontheWorldSerieslastyearsoitsnotlikeyoucanblametheGiantsforhavingtroubleagainstthemright? Eh. Maybe not. Logic is not exactly in my favor.
Still, Barry Zito’s on the mound tonight for San Francisco so this one should be interesting. He’s 8-8 on the year with a 4.27 ERA and has basically taken a nosedive since starting the season very strongly. It’s not like our chances look fantastic for tonight, but I am curious to see what he’ll do tonight and haven’t completely written him off for the year. The win-loss statistic is this side of meaningless, but if he could squeeze out a win and take a winning record for the moment, it might mean a tiny something in his Giants career.
Seriously, though, if you’d like to feel better about the Giants chances at winning this division, check out who the Dodgers lost 2-zip to, yesterday. Colorado, people. They went 0 for 8 with RISP. Against the Rockies. And they do not have anything close to the excuse of theywontheWorldSerieslastyear.