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 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.
The Giants family was sad to hear about Brian Wilson, their one-of-a-kind closer, going on the disabled list for the entire 2012 season, but the one bright spot is we get to see him take the mic with Kruk & Kuip! This Sunday as we finish up the series versus our Bay Area rival the Oakland A’s we not only get to listen to Wilson in the booth, but we also get Wilson gnomes! If you are as excited about this as I am you better catch the game on CSN Bay Area Sunday afternoon at 1:05 local time.
On Monday the Giants celebrated their 100 consecutive home sellout dating back to the 2010 season when they won the World Series. All around the Giants organization players and staff alike shared their enthusiasm for the continuous fan support. Keep it up Giants fan’s, we still have a long way to go to catch up to the Boston Red Sox as they approach 800 consecutive sellouts this season! 😀