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Taking a Strong Hold of First Place in the NL West

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 23, 2016

This is an important 3 game diddy with SD. After these winnable games the Giants go on a tough 10 game road trip and then return home for a couple of high octane series’ v Boston and The Dopes.

So let’s get these 3, ok? With the pitching we have and our 6th in the league scoring offense, I’m feeling pretty confident. Well, with the first 2 anyway.

Truth be told, I’m a little surprised we are ranked 6th in the league in runs scored. We are 3rd weakest in home runs, ahead of only Philly and Atlose-a. I was surprised to see us ranked so highly in SB category (4th with 28). Still, it doesn’t feel like we play the speed game. Either way, runs are runs and we’ve 198 of them. Philly’s only scored 142 and they’re 6 games over .500. Just something to consider…..

As usual, and it will always be this way for us, it comes down to pitching and defense…..

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  1. willedav said, on May 23, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Snarkk, I hear you on the playing short handed thing, but I have a feeling Pagan injury stuff is a little more complicated. I remember when he first got hurt, he said himself it wasn’t a big deal.
    Remember too, the team is NOT allowed to say anything without his consent. My gut tells me he kept saying it was getting better/he was closer to coming back and balked at going on the DL—kinda like a lot of last year.

    And last year he had a great start and then as he declined physically, so did his defense and his batting.
    I just think the idea he will stay healthy and productive is wishful thinking, on his and team’s part.

    Bottom line? Giants at this point are probably a better team without him; he’s certainly not a 5 hitter like tonite. And I think I’d bring up Parker, who might run into one or three. He’d get my vote for next Giant to get a Splash bomb.

  2. Carstie Clausen said, on May 24, 2016 at 2:32 am

    Team is hot. Bounces are going their way. Pitching is superb. Defense superlative. But they can’t hit for shit. Is Pagan down for a bunch? Has Balls to the walls Pence strained himself with that winning bloop? After a slow, stumbling start in the month the team is making hay in May. That’s happened with this team many times before, dating clear back to the 60’s. Will this lead to a June swoon or will they stay in tune?
    Hitting simply has to improve. Meanwhile, let’s enjoy this string in case a reversal stings us in the can.


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