Is Bowker the future at first?
The next batter was Rich Aurilia, who continued to show (after an awful start this year) that he's still an OK hitter. He blasted a double to right center over Edmunds (probably a homer in most parks) and prevented the embarrassment of a Cubs shut out.
Miller was trying to keep things entertaining and mentioned that 30 years ago today, Stretch hit his 500th homer. It was a far better Giants team than this one.
If this team were well run, Bowker would be getting ABs against lefties and Aurilia would be traded for prospects. So I don't know if it will happen, given how clueless Brian "Stupid" Sabean us. Example -- the front office couldn't figure out that Vizquel can't hit anymore until Omar felt obliged to tell them to play Burriss.
Omar has just gone 1-for-32 and is batting .154. How hard is this to figure out? Rich Lederer at Baseball Analysts has some thoughts as to whether he should retire, noting that there's only guy (Honus Wagner) who ever played 100 games at short at the age of 41. Luke Appling did it at age 42.