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.
I work in the Coca-Cola Fan Lot at AT&T Park and Wednesday was just like any other day, or so I thought. As my co-workers and I were getting ready to start the night we were expecting a good game with Cain on the hill, but nothing like what we saw. Cain wasn’t the only one on fire for the Giants on the night of June 13th, which will go down in history forever, the offense was also ready to go.
Going into today’s game the series versus the San Diego Padres was all tied up at 1 game a piece. The Giants have been on a roll as of late and wanted to steal the last game from the struggling San Diego Padres. And who better to give the Giants that chance other than their own Matt Cain? No one. Cain pitched 7 innings giving up 3 unearned runs, due to our continuous bad play in the field. But thankfully to our big bats that came out swinging today that didn’t matter. Posey, Pagan, and Blanco all went deep in the game and the Giants ended up taking the win 8-3 and also the series in San Diego. Continue reading
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.
As all Giants fans know the long ball isn’t our specialty, but earlier this week while visiting Miller Park and the Brewers the Giants came out swinging! To get the series started on a positive note Hector Sanchez had a pitch hit home run in the top of the 14th to send the Giants back to the hotel with a victory and Posey had a home run in each of the first two games. The rookie infielder Arias also went deep in game two for his first ever career round tripper! Hopefully the Giants can keep the bats hot as they head into Miami for the first time this season to face the Marlins in four games and see the new ballpark.