Saturday, April 21, 2007

Back to .500

It's hard to believe that the Giants are already back to .500 with today's stirring 1-0 victory, featuring a 457-foot HR by Bonds (No. 739), outstanding pitching by Zito and a gut-wrenching 9th inning by Blownitez, in which the tying run got to third and the go-ahead was on first.

It was just a week and a half ago, following this embarrassing 4-0 loss in San Diego, that the Orange and Black had dropped to 2-7. At that point, the team looked so bad that I actually compared them to the 1962 Mets, who went 40-120, since the Giants were on a pace that would result in a 36-126 season.

Since then, they've gone 7-1 against the Pirates, Rox , Cards and Snakes including 4 straight against the last two -- both pretty decent teams. Should the starting pitching stay as solid as it has, with Russ Ortiz and Matt Morris coming up with decent starts on a consistent basis, the team's chances actually become viable. But I remain surprised that Blownitez hasn't yet blown a save and would love to see a trade, now that he may have some actual value.

Based on watching today's national telecast of the Bosox-Yanks game, Fox appeared to have negligible interest in the outcome of the Giants-Dbacks game and Bonds' HR.

2 Comments:

Anonymous the Laughorist said...

They're doing it again. Teasing me to believe. All these years, since 1955.

6:56 PM  
Anonymous Dan said...

Big D,

If there is one thing that Mets fans cherish about the history of the team (besides 1969), it is that first season, warts and all. I'm not sure how we would react if another team broke that record. For better or worse, the 120-loss season is part of Mets lore.

9:20 AM  

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