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Away with ye, Rockies! – Series Wrap

May 9, 2011


That looks nice, let’s try it again. Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!

Sweeping is fun. The Giants should do it more often. Its especially fun when two of the three games are walk-offs and you get to crush the souls of the opponents bullpen. And its especially, especially fun when beating said opponent yanks you up in the standings to a mere one game out of first place.

The Giants did all this with seemingly half the team on the DL, Mike Fontenot in the number three hole (somewhere Jeff Kent is crying), and Buster Posey hitting a mere .241/.333/.366. Maybe life isn’t so terrible after all, despite what it looked like after that road trip.

Speaking of road trips, the lack of sleep has made our broadcasting crew rather…loopy. If you didn’t catch the post-game show yesterday, do yourself a favor and click this link. Krukie would.

Yesterday. There were two walk-off wins before that, but yesterday was the real story. 6.1 innings, 5 of them perfect. 4 strike outs, 1 walk, 1 hit, 0 runs. One standing ovation and one tip of a cap. Congratulations Ryan Vogelsong. Who knows what will happen when Barry Zito comes back, but the fact that its even a question at all speaks for itself.

In other unusual success stories, Fontenot has been rather ridiculous. Even after going hitless yesterday his slash line is .250/.358/.518. More impressively, that’s with a .279 BABIP. He probably won’t stay hot forever, but enjoy it while it lasts my friends.

In less happy news, Sergio Romo appears to have fallen off the face of the Earth. Or at least,  Bruce Bochy thinks he has. Since August 26th, Romo has faced a grand total of two batters. Yesterday and the day before turned the “no set-up situations” argument unconvincing. I have no idea what’s going on, and the beat writers (I’ve asked) aren’t saying anything. But whatever the reason for keeping our arguably best reliever from pitching…we don’t like it.

All and all though, things are looking up. Andres Torres and Mark DeRosa are slated to come back tomorrow, and Brandon Belt can’t possibly be too far behind them with that line he’s putting up in Fresno.

Bring on the Diamondbacks! Happy Timmy Eve!

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