Sunday, June 23, 2013

Welcome back, Pablo Sandoval

It sounds like he's clobbering the ball so I'm hoping he'll be starting tomorrow night at Chavez Latrine.

It's notable that the Giants are playing the two most hateful teams in MLB -- the Marlins and the dodgers -- back to back

What an ugly boxscore today other than Blanco and Scutaro going 4 for 8, Matt Cain pitching respectably and Pence finally homering -- the first Orange and Black homer in something like 90 innings.Sounds like Jean Machi had nothing and made this into a blowout in the top of the 9th.  

update -- Here's what Henry Schulman just blogged (and I disagree that Sandoval is not a panacea...he's exactly who they need)  --

 

What I've seen from the #sfgiants lately is a team that
not only misses its injured regulars, but also has players who are trying too hard to be heroes when all they need to do is play their games. That explains all of the baserunners getting thrown out trying to stretch, like Marco Scutaro today, and pitchers trying to be perfect with 0-2 and 1-2 pitches, etc... Beyond that, it's hard to score when Pence and Posey aren't hitting. And the relievers are starting to show the wear of following all those short starts earlier in the year. Sandoval will provide a lift, but he's not a panacea.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Dan said...

I disagree with your Marlins assessment. The Yankees are the most hateful team besides the Motley Blew Crue.

2:40 PM  

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