Another one of those full team efforts. Even without the longball or any Morse-coded doubles with two or three on the Gigantes have plates seven in 5. Particularly delighted to see a significant contribution from Arias who has better than doubled his season RBI total to five with his 3 driven in today. So far we are cruising calmly in our vintage Hudson Terraplane. Four more innings and the Cards will be thoroughly shuffled and singing the St Louis Bluuz.
The Monster keeps growing. We’re not talking the Frankenstein model like they got down there in LaLaLand. No, this one is not assembled outta spare body parts and suchlike. Something a bit more organic, like a carefully crafted microbrew. Going into the season i felt the Giants were a better team than the poobahs prognosticated, but this combination is going beyond amazing. Look at the list of good, competitive teams SF has dominated to date: LaBumbos, Colorado, Atlanta, Miami and now St. Louis. Consider the fact that this towering record has been achieved despite key players and pitchers missing significant time on the D.L.
Dead wood? Blanco is off the suspect list and as of today so is Arias. Guess its down to Huff and maybe Adrianza. With those minor exceptions its been a full team effort right on through. Unless the injury list gets significantly longer that 100 wins level looks more and more achievable.
Though its team all the way Giants players are starting to show up in the upper brackets in several pitching and offensive categories. Lowering his ERA to 1.75 today our Vintage Hudson Terraplane is now #3 in the NL in that category as well as sliding into a fourth place tie with his 6th victory of the young season. Meanwhile Bumgarner is #3 in wins with seven up. Morse is in the top five or six in several offensive categories, while Pence is second in the league in runs scored.
Needles to say, SF looks to be running away with the NLW while leading MLB in W-L record. This is a great season to be a Giants fan and may the post-season be as fruitful as during the last two even years.
Missed the whole game, but listened off and on with my walkman while at the older snarrkette’s horse competition. Sounds like Arias woke up, a season’s worth of production in one game. Everybody’s getting on board the production train now. Will Posey catch Tuesday? Interesting to see how his back responds to a full game today…
Very early returns look like the Giants and Doghairs are the class of the NL. I’m trying to imagine a possible Giants vs. Doghairs NLCS. Epic wouldn’t get close to describing it. The WSeries would be an afterthought…
“Rockies lost again today. See you later, Rockies, Have a nice winter.”
Yes, I would have to agree with Zumiee about the Sherpas, The Rockies were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position today. On their nine-game Eastern journey they were 7-for-62. That’s an RISP average of .113. And, oh by the way, they struck out 33 times in three games in Cleveland. Tulo, the “Coors Field creation,” batting .521 at home and .242 away is a microcosm of the entire roster, i.e., complete failures once they leave the cozy confines of Coors Canaveral.
Colorado plays six games this month against the Dodgers, beginning with a three-game series Friday at Coors, followed by three games at L.A. on June 16-18. They get a shot at us on June 13-15 at the phone park. The Rockies should find out if they have staying power, if nothing else, this month.That’s especially true because our Giants – bolstered by a pitching staff with a 3.07 ERA and surprising power – have regained their swagger.
Just my opinion, but I believe the Bums and Sherpas will take a bite out of each other . . . In short, not gain much, if any ground on us this month. I’ve always believed that our true competition would come from the Dodgers this season. However, as Stickman and Chi pointed out earlier this week, the Bums have to play out of their mind to catch us, even if we play .500 ball the rest of the way. That being said, the GMen need to keep the pedal to the medal.
Yup we’ve started June singing a sweet tune after making hay in May. Fans all around the game are looking up these days and standing gape-mouthed at the Redwood-Sequoia conjuring image of a team which once again is standing on the peaks of the High Sierras, resplendent in orange and black. Betcha the odds-makers in Vegas are even now looking over that even year blossoming and swinging the odds accordingly.
The Pirates hang on to beat the Dodgers, even though the Dodgers had something going in the bottom of the ninth. I remember on the BART ride home after the Flapalooza, Snarkk talking about how often the Dodgers seem to get something going in the bottom of the ninth when they’re behind. They make the other team earn it. Fortunately, the Pirates earned it tonight.
In the past, I’ve talked about how I hate the off-days, but I don’t feel that way about tomorrow. I’m looking forward to the Giants off-day tomorrow, a chance to savor their 8 game lead over the Dodgers in the loss column. The Dodgers have a game tomorrow, but there’s not a doggone thing the Dodgers can do tomorrow to shrink that 8 game lead in the loss column.
The Giants can relax, get some rest if they so choose, and get ready for the Reds.
Also wanted to mention I got a kick out of the Meat Puppets clips that were posted on the Flap the other day. I’m a big fan, and I could go into a whole thing about how cool and influential they were, but I’ll leave that for another time. :)
Bochy says Posey is starting at firstbase on Tuesday, Morse in leftfield.
Never saw J & MC in concert. I’m a huge fan of alternative rock of the ’80s. Lots of cool bands I didn’t get around to seeing in concert, though, unfortunately.
Ahhh, starting but not catching.
Yeah, lived ff of Haight for a while in the early 80s. Just a great time to be there with all the music going on. DV8, DNA lounge, I-Beam, Mabuhay, literally hundreds of clubs to hit. The Gold Cane is still there . . .
Just figured out that SF and the Doghairs cannot meet in the NLCS if SF wins the division and is the #1 NL seed, and LA is a wildcard, or vice versa. The #1 seed in the NL plays the winner of the wild card playoff, so if SF won the division and was the #1 seed with best record in the NL, then if the Doghairs won the wild card playoff, they would play SF in the NLDS division series. The winner of the NLWest division therefore has to be the #2 or #3 seed divisional NL playoff team for an LA v SF NLCS to happen…
SanDawg said, on July 21, 2014 at 11:31 pm (Edit)
When I was playing high school basketball, we played a game somewhere up in the foothills and stopped at an A&W afterward in Jackson, I believe. I always wanted one of those bad ass mugs, so I stuck mine in my bag after polishing off the root beer. Someone ratted me out and the head coach pulled me aside for a talking-to. I felt like crap, but he handled it real well. Everyone was on the bus except for me and him. He lectured me a bit and then said he was going to leave it up to me to do what I thought was best with the mug-he said he wasnt gonna check my bag later. He then got on the bus. I returned the mug. That whole deal made quite an impression on me and I did less stupid shit like that from that day forward.