Well, so, seeing as the Giants are 8.5 games out of first place we’re not really doing a Snake Watch on dem Diamondbacks. But I did make friends with snake today! (Don’t worry, it wasn’t a diamondback. It was a non-poisonous, non-Giant-beating sweetheart who licked my hand and left me totally in love with snakes.)
The first two games against Los Angeles on Friday and Saturday marked borderline season lows for me. I guess I wanted to hold out hope that this team was still contending until the actual elimination and those games drove home that fact that this season is probably not going to culminate in any playoffs for the Giants. It was a bit sad. It that was all made better, of course, by today’s game, though. Contending or not contending, March is a long way off and there would be any number of slightly heartbreaking changes this offseason. Today was just a fun September game, with them all playing their hearts out and it was decidedly smile-worthy.
And now a word about Affeldt. Two words, actually. 1) Ouch! 2) Oh. My. God. No.
Well, that was five words in the end. But you know what I mean. I have actually developed a strange phobia of knives and frozen hamburgers over the past few days. To make this all legit and Greek, that would be machairi-champourgker. Jeremy has scarred me for life with that injury.
On the upside, Zito will be getting one more chance at life- I mean, pitching- because of it. He was activated today and will probably work out the bullpen. I am most definitely intrigued.