Giants Baseball is back! (sorry for the late start on the blogs). As everyone learned last year, pitching wins ball games, even more so than stellar hitting, like the Texas Rangers for example. For this years Giants, there is no question that the pitching is there:
It became official yesterday that Juan Uribe is a Dodger. He signed a 3 year $21 million contract with L.A. Though I hate the Dodgers, and they are the Giants’ rival, I will not Boo Uribe when he comes back to Pac Bell. He was a great Giant; offensively and defensively, last year he hit 24 HRs and batted in 85 runs. However, more importantly, which all Giant fans know, he is Mr. Clutch. I think more than half of his HRs gave the Giants the lead in a game. Not to mention he hit one of the most important HRs in San Francisco Giants history.
I am so excited about this move, it was a must. Aubrey is the boy, he has been one of my favorite Giants all season, and looking back, is probably one of my favorite Gmen since Barry.
Not much to say here. We all know how good Posey is, and I am persuaded that he will continue his success throughout the rest of his career. He has one of the best swings in the Major Leagues, he is as mature as a 10 year vet, he is a great catcher, with a great arm, the list goes on. All I can say is thank you, and I hope that he will be a Giant for his whole career. He is the next Johnny Bench.
Considering the class of the free agent market this offseason, I cant help but think, who are the Giants going to get? Jayson Werth and Carl Crawford are obviously among the big names of this years free agent class, and a lot of teams are trying to get their hands on them. I think it is a little bit unrealistic to think that the Gmen will get one them, considering other teams will offer them more money, however, we never know. I saw that the Red Sox are already putting in a bid for Werth, and Crawford will probably find himself in a Yankee uniform, unfortunately.
Early on in the season, Duane Kuiper considered Giants Baseball as “TORTURE.” And indeed it was. Torture never felt so good. TORTURE ME. I can’t believe that the Giants are World Champs, honestly, it really is crazy. I think it hit me this morning more so that it did last night. I mean, WE WON THE WORLD SERIES. Its f.uckin cool is what it is, its the first time in San Francisco History, and the first time since 1954 (when they were in NY).
Game 4 was f.uckin cool is what is was. Madison Bumgarner pitched 8 STRONG shutout innings allowing 3 hits and striking out 6 against a very potent Ranger offense giving the Giants a 3-1 World Series lead.
Considering how fun the past couple of days have been, I just can’t keep my mind off of baseball. I cannot wait until Game 3. Games 1 and 2 were so awesome. The score doesn’t show it, but Game 2 was actually much more of a nailbiter compared to Game 1. In the first 2 games, the Giants/Rangers broke out to score 27 runs. That is tied for third all time in terms of runs scored in the first two games of a World Series. Lets hope we can keep it up and bring this momentum into Game 3 in Arlington. As good as Sanchez was down the stretch, I cant help but think, what if he has another NLCS Game 6 collapse? Though we won that game, thanks to our outstanding bullpen, his start was a little ugly. Lets hope he brings the same intensity and momentum he did in the NLDS against the Braves. He has seemed to do fine under pressure, ignoring the Game 6 start against the Philies.
Matt Cain pitched the Giants passed the Rangers in a bizarre game at At&t Park, and the Giants eventually broke through with a 7 run 8th- WITH TWO OUTS!
The Giants hit there way to an 11-7 Game 1 win to take Game 1 of the World Series in San Francisco against the Rangers. Timmy was not sharp, going 5 and 2/3 innings, while allowing 4 runs. Not the Timmy we’ve been used to, but a W is a W. We’ll take it.