After the Giants killed it at the All Star game they continued their dominance and began the second half of the season winning 7 of their first 9 games. They began by sweeping the Houston Astros at home, if the Astros didn’t have to play us ever again I think they’d be relieved, and then the Giants went on the road to face the Braves and the Phillies where they took 2 out of 3 games from each team. The team has been able to get off to such a hot start after the All Star break because of their pitching and the bats of The Melk Man, Buster, and Crawford…. yes you heard me right, Brandon Crawford.
The week leading up to the All Star game that was in the home of the Kansas City Royals there was a lot of negative talk about the Giants having 3 positions players and a pitcher start for the National League. Well as soon as the game got underway on Tuesday night all of that talk came to a screeching halt as Posey, Sandoval, Cain, and Cabrera all had huge games and were the main reasons why the National League killed the American League 8-0.
The young first basemen, Brandon Belt, had high hopes when he made the team out of spring training and got the opening day start. Unfortunately soon after, things started to spin out of control for the young lefty as nothing was going his way. Due to some injuries and roster changes Belt got another opportunity to prove himself in the majors, the only question was if he’d take advantage of this chance.
In the month of May no one has been hotter than our own Melky Cabrera. He has surpassed everyone’s favorite Giant, Willie Mays, for the most hits in the month of May with 51. For the season Melky is hitting .373, has 78 hits, 25 RBI’s, and an on base percentage of .417. Vote here to send Cabrera to the All Star Game in Kansas City.
The Say Hey Kid isn’t just known in San Francisco, but all around the baseball world. And today over 41,000 fans at AT&T Park had the honor of celebrating Willie’s 81st birthday with him. He is a baseball legend that has had such a powerful impact on the game and will always be known for his basket catches and being able to cover a ridiculous amount of ground in the outfield. Continue reading