A Hot Second Half Start

Crawford hitting it out of the park for a grand slam!

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.

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Goin Yard!

Blanco during his home run trot with third base coach Tim Flannery

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

The Giants Rally Back!

Arias, Pagan, and Theriot celebrate after Pagan’s go ahead homerun in the 9th inning

The San Fracisco Giants escape a near sweep of the Reds with a 9th inning 3 run homreun by Pagan to put the Giants ahead for good.  Now the boys return home to face the Padres for the first time this season.  With a little help from the fans this late inning comback could get the Giants on the right track this weekend.  See you at the park!