Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The Kids Are All Right on Opening Day

A glorious Opening Day win at Mays Field with the young Giants -- Sandoval, Ishikawa, Burris and, of course, Lincecum -- doing their level best. Lincecum lacked command throughout his 3-inning outing, even giving up a double to the opposing pitcher, but still struck out 5. Damon Bruce on KNBR said later in the evening that Lincecum's relatively poor outing was of little concern, given how his routine was thoroughly thrown off.

And some serious power shown with the vets -- Winn, Rowand, Molina -- all going yard, taking advantage of the breeze going out all day. Some vet savvy here: Winn was the first batter David Bush faced; Molina hit the first pitch Seth McClurg threw. And when Ishikawa hit his 3-run triple to deep right center (a homer in every other MLB park) in the first, the excitement was contagious with the Fan Mind thinking, "Maybe this is the year." That mostly dissipated over the subsequent innings as the Brew Crew went ahead but then the much-criticized Rowand hammered one out to go up 6-5 in the 5th.

And in Club Section 232, you'll be happy to know that the "What's the matter with (insert opposing player's last name such as Cameron)? He's a bum!" cheer got plenty of enthusiastic play. It was a two-orders-of-garlic-fries kind of day.


Blogger aquaken said...

Glad you made it!

2:25 PM  

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