San Francisco woke up this morning (it is not a city that never sleeps, see) and decided to have the most picture perfect weather imaginable, so it couldn’t have been a more glorious day for the final game of the first Giants-Rockies series of the season. From the box scores of this one, it looked like it was played at Coors Field, but it was right here in the Bay. The Giants swept the Rockies, pulling through a rough Lincecum start yesterday and hitting up a storm behind a very good Zito start today to win 10-0.
Speaking of Zito… er, what happened? Zito’s story with the Giants has truly been a bizarre one up to this point, but right now, there are few people the orange and black fans love more than him. His tale of redemption is not a classic one, but it’s been ridiculously fun to follow all the same.
When the fall comes – and it’s bound to, if only for a short time – I just hope we all use our brains and give him the benefit of the doubt. He’s earned it.
Also, I credit all of this to the golden calf tattoo, even though I’m pretty sure he got that this offseason after the whole #RallyZito hullabaloo. It was preemptively helping him, you know?
The series didn’t feel like the second week in April, it had the feeling of summer, and the way so many players on the team kicked into gear during it was exciting to watch. As I said before, I hate the whole talk of “slow starts” because, seriously, it just started. But it has started now and everyone seems to be waking up. A very good series, overall.
Okay. Done with summer now. Where’s that fog?