Potential Giant Regrets

There has been a whole lot of strangeness going on by China Basin.

The defense of the Giants’ World Championship has hit some unexpected snags.

In late July, the Giants took 2 of 3 IN Philadelphia and took a 4 game lead over Arizona in the West. Then they got Carlos Beltran to spark the offense. Winning the west was merely a formality.

Instead in 17 games, they went from 4 games up to 3 1/2 back of Arizona.

A 7 1/2 game swing in less than 3 weeks!

So after the Braves series, the Giants saw the lowly Astros and the not exactly world beater Padres were on deck. And during those games the Diamondbacks went on a 6 game losing streak.

The Giants won just one game during the D’Backs slide… and they were playing two of the worst teams in the league.

If the Giants don’t win the Division, or are scrambling in the last week and throwing Lincecum on short rest, remember August. Remember these series against the Astros and the Padres.

These games count just as much as the games at the end of September.

Let’s hope the Giants didn’t lose the Division here the way the Padres did last year.

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Thank you "Law of Averages"

The Mariners were eventually going to win a game.
They weren’t going to finish the season 43-119.

I was just hoping the law of averages would kick in while they were playing the Yankees.
Now having Felix Hernandez pitch certainly HELPS push the law of averages along.

But man, it looked great to see the Yankees making bad plays and misplaying flyballs.

OK Sox… just beat the Royals and chop down that magic number!

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Not much is different in Marlins land

Meet the new boss.
Same as the old boss.

Actually he IS the old boss.
The REALLY old boss.

Chris Jaffe wrote a great piece on how old Jack McKeon is for The Hardball Times.
Well his first decision didn’t bode well for the return of Trader Jack.

He benched Hanley Ramirez.
Yeah yeah yeah. He was showing his star that nobody was safe.

Yeah yeah yeah. Old School blah blah blah.

The team lost again.
They lost their 11th straight game.
They lost 2-1.

Hanley Ramirez could have been helpful.

The Fish had better win a game pretty soon. They are 9 games in the loss column out of a Wild Card spot.

Or else Trader Jack might be trading away some of his players.

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