Thursday, October 21, 2010

Deflating the Orange and Black dream

A night after a glorious Game 4 win, Game 5 left Giants fans strangely deflated as the timely hitting disappeared -- requiring mistake-free baseball, which wasn't there tonight. Aubrey Huff's error in the third, a nightmarish frame, was the difference in the loss. Even the Giants only scored twice, that probably would have been enough enough with Tim Lincecum pitching the way he was.

I do like the way Huff and Lincecum accepted their failings, according to Henry Schulman's game story for the SF Chronicle -- Lincecum absorbed a lot of the blame, first for hitting Ruiz, then for the Victorino single.

"I should have made better quality pitches to keep it a one-run game," Lincecum said.

"No, man," Huff responded. "He's just taking up for his first baseman. That's what he's done all year. He's a great pitcher and a great kid. This one is squarely on me. This just wasn't my day. I'll sleep it off, go back to Philly and get to work."


Anonymous Victor F. said...

Huff's clank...was the difference?

No running errors, BABIP nonsense, failing at the plate, throwing errors...none o' that mattered?

5:34 AM  
Blogger Big D said...

Well, let's say Huff does NOT make the error. I'd say that the Giants would have gotten out of the third unscathed. It wasn't the only thing that they did wrong but it was the biggest thing.

6:34 AM  

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