Thursday, August 25, 2011

1-game winning streak ends

Well, that didn't last long. The team has had only one two-game streak this month. They haven't had a 3-game streak since mid-July when they had that nice 7 of 8 run before and after the All-Star Break, culminating in a 5-3 vic, highlighted by Brandon Belt's 3-run bomb.

Tonight's 3-1 loss kind of got gift-wrapped to the Astros. I will say again that I believe Hensley Meulens should be fired NOW but it would sure be nice if Bruce Bochy would kind of STOP trying to hit and run with guys can't deliver. In the fourth, Sandoval walked and was thrown out at second on a busted hit and run when Ross couldn't get his bat on the ball. In the fifth, Belt walked and was thrown out at second on a busted hit and run when Vogelsong couldn't get his bat on the ball.

Let's just try to see if we can string a couple of hits together rather than trying to psycho-analyze the runs home, shall we? Because we need a winning streak. Henry Schulman's game story for the SF Chron carries a distinctly snarky tone, hammering on the crappy at bats taken by Aubrey Huff -- who's reverted to being just plain awful.

It's the 10th series in a row in which the Giants have lost the first game, Dave Flemming noted on the radio tonight.


Blogger aquaken said...

The dream died last night.

Even Mike Krukow was HIGHLY critical of the team's performance on KNBR morning show today -- talking about the need for a shake-up next season, how poor offensive performance seems to be spilling over into poor D. And he talked a lot about the sub-par years of many players, after they enjoyed career seasons last year.

Also, both he and hosts were amazed that the Astros -- essentially fielding a AA or AAA team -- ran wild against the G-men.

As they used to say in Brooklyn: "Wait til next year."

9:20 AM  
Blogger Big D said...

Thanks for taking the time to write. I'm going to disagree a bit. The team's always going to have a decent shot with the pitching that it's got.

4:54 PM  

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