Saturday, May 07, 2011

Happy birthday, Willie Mays!


Card from the 1966 Topps Baseball site, which notes that it is the No. 1 card in that series and that Topps used the same photo for its 1969 series, too.


What better way to celebrate the 80th birthday of the Greatest Giant of Them All than with a come-from-behind vic over the Rox! With this kind of starting pitching -- Mighty Matt Cain wobbled through the first three innings and then locked em down -- this team is always going to have a shot, even if it's relying on Mike Fontenot and Nate Schierholtz to deliver the key hits.

I was at the park on April 13, when Fontenot got his first hit of the year after going 0-for-9, then homered off Ted Lilly. He's been about the only Giant hitting well since then. Carl Steward of the Merc-News mentions it in his game story -- The Giants finally broke through in the sixth. Mike Fontenot, pretty much the only consistent hitter the Giants have had of late, tripled into the gap in right-center to open the inning, and Buster Posey got him home on a weak grounder to first.

1 Comments:

Blogger Robert Leroy Parker said...

Great game yesterday. If fontenot keeps it up does tejada go to the bench when pablo is back?

6:25 PM  

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