Some people can see the glass as half full.
Others see it as half empty.
And others see it not only empty but shattered on the floor.
After a dreadful 2 weeks, the Giants went into Milwaukee demoralized… and then did nothing short of pulverizing the Brewers.
They didn’t just win. They swept a 4 game series… On the Road… by scores of 6-1, 6-1, 15-2 and 9-3.
It was a 4 game winning streak that was just what the doctor ordered. They are just 5 games in back of San Diego and they have kept pace with the surging Dodgers and Rockies.
Naturally I called my dad, the biggest Giants fan I know, to talk about his team’s good fortune.
“Your guys looked good today.”
“Ahhh, Zito didn’t. He was so wild that he couldn’t even finish the 5th inning.”
“But you scored 9 runs… in fact your bats went berzerk.”
“We could have used some of those runs against Colorado.”
“But after all of this you are still within 5 games of an overachieving San Diego team, a Dodgers team that can’t make a big trade and a Rockies team that has been up and down.”
“Ah we blew it.”
Let’s hope the Giants can keep their winning ways against Washington.
Maybe an 8 game winning streak will get my dad excited.
Old friend Wily Mo Pena is hitting .311 with 6 homers for the Bridgeport Blue Fish.
Meanwhile Bronson Arroyo won his 9th game, going 8 strong against the Mets with 1 earned run well on his way to yet another double digit win season with 200+ innings for the Reds.
Just felt like pointing that out.
You would think that after hanging a 9 spot on you in the bottom of the 9th inning last night, you’d button down a little more.
Maybe show a little bit of moxie and say “Hey, let’s not see that happen again” especially when you know the Reds won tonight and you don’t want to fall 3 back in the NL Central race.
You would think that.
But a 3 run 8th inning homer by Dexter Fowler and a walk off shot by Chris Ianetta later and the Cardinals pen coughed it up again.
Granted, blowing a 3 run 8th inning lead isn’t as bad as blowing a 6 run 9th inning lead… but that’s not the kind of comparison you brag about winning.
Ubaldo Jimenez is going tomorrow against Chris Carpenter… could be a great game.
Let me recommend to Tony LaRussa that Carpenter goes 9.