Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Lucky 7

Giants Win has just returned from witnessing a glorious 6-4 triumph of the Orange and Black at Chavez Latrine, with Barry Bonds responding to the endless "Barry Sucks" chants with a line drive three-run homer to right center in the first and a clutch single up the middle in the 8th that led to a valuable insurance run. It's the seventh win in a row for a team that was 2-7 and has since gone 9-1.

The "lucky" parts are easy -- Pedro Feliz hammering a pathetic Randy Wolf fastball for a homer that broke a 4-4 tie; Rich Aurilia stabbing a smash in the 4th at SS and throwing to 3B to start a rundown on dingbat Dodger catcher Russell Martin, who'd stupidly decided to go to third without seeing the ball get through; Dave Roberts, being safe by a hair in stealing second for what was then cashed in for the 6th run by Ray Durham; and Armando Benitez sailing through an effortless 1-2-3 9th inning for a save.

"Write that I still hadn't warmed up my tuchas," my friend Dan said as we just were settling as the Giants scored 4 runs in 4 at bats in the first, including Todd Linden smoking a line-drive single. Linden then looked awful the rest of the night -- he made an error in the bottom of the first in centerfield and was clueless as to hitting Wolf's breaking ball.

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