I love the picture at the end :)
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No batting practice today so I have a little time to blog.
I went to bed last night thinking about getting the ring today. I woke up thinking about it. I could hardly sleep, to be honest with you.
When we get that ring, then it’s official: We’re world champions. I know that raising the flag on Friday was kind of the official moment. It was awesome running out from center field and watching the video of the postseason highlights. I could watch that all day. Every time I see it Ithink, “How in the world did we pull that off?’’ I still don’t know. Winning six elimination games still blows my mind.
But the ring is the thing for me, the day I’ve really been waiting for all off-season. It’s something tangible for each one of us. Something we’ll have for the rest of our lives no matter how far from San Francisco or baseball we might get.
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Pablo Sandoval hit a fabulous homerun, by the way. The ball was out of the strike zone, but that’s irrelevant, because it was hit… very well. I guess it just goes to show that Sandoval is an incredible hitter who can, quite literally, hit the ball no matter where you throw it.
Hunter Pence also hit a homerun. He got pretty close a couple of nights ago, on Opening Day, but the ball didn’t make it then.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t watch the game because ESPN was busy showing the Red Sox/Yankees game. It happens.
So yeah, the Giants won the series. All is well. Now all we have to do is keep winning ;)
So I didn’t write anything over the offseason… I kinda wish I did, but I was overly busy. So here’s my thoughts on the Giants.
What the heck is wrong with Brian Wilson?! He was one of my favorite players, but I guess he’s just one of those guys that’s after the money -.- If he really loved being on the Giants, he would‘ve signed already. Grrr.
TIM LINCECUM GOT A HAIRCUT!!! I think it’s awesome! I mean, I loved his long hair too, but I think it looks nice shorter. It’s like a fresh start for this year. His first start of the season wasn’t exactly spectacular, but hey, it’s Spring Training.
Brandon Crawford’s baby, Braylyn, is sooo adorable!!! Ahhh! Her cuteness is overwhelming :)
Well I’ve got places to be, so I better get going! I will make an effort towards actually posting. o.O
So last night, Buster Posey got hit in the throat by a baseball. He did stay in the game, but I’d imagine he was in some kind of pain for the rest of the night. getting hit in the throat is incredibly painful, but I’m sure you already figured that out. He didn’t really speak after the game, except to say, “I’m okay.” Apparently, Posey also threw up before the game from eating bad food. It wasn’t exacty his best day, but hey, the Giants won.
Speaking of the Giants, I haven’t posted about them in quite a while. So first, the Giants clinched the NL West! On September 22, Matt Cain was the winning pitcher and the Magic Number was zero. The Giants were on a six-game winning streak at the time (it ended the next day). As far as the post-season goes, the Giants are set to face the Reds in the Division Series.
Tim Lincecum is back on track! He’s pitched mostly successfully over the second half of the season. Bruce Bochy said that all five of his starters would be on the post-season roster, so that’s great! All of his fans are so super-excited to see him in the post-season. I know I can’t wait!
Brandon Belt has had an amazing second half. Last night, he made an epic diving play to get the out. Baby Giraffe might’ve been a bit wobbly before, but now he’s sure-footed! (lame, corny metaphor, I know)
So that’s about it for now. The Giants have a game tonight against the Padre’s at 8:35 pm (Eastern Time).
The Giants went on a road trip and played the Astros, who they swept, and the Cubs, who they won 2 of 3 from. They are now 4 1/2 games ahead of the Dodgers in the NL West. Yippy-Skippy;)
Xavier Nady made his debut with the Giants. He hit a bases-clearing double in his first at-bat! On Sunday, he scored twice and walked. I’m looking forward to watching him contibute to the offense if he stays hot.
Angel Pagan has been doing really well since he was put in the leadoff spot on August 3. “We needed someone to get on base a lot,” Pagan said. “I asked (manager Bruce) Bochy to put me in there.”
That’s about it, I guess. The Giants are playing the Diamondbacks at the moment. It’s the top of the 5th, with the Giants leading 4-0. Let’s hope it stays this way;)
As we all know, it has been a tough year for Lincecum. He’s got a losing record, he is not in the top three for most strikeouts, he doesn’t have any franchise leads, and for the first time in four years, he was not on the all-star team. People have just about ripped him to shreds over his terrible pitching. It’s not really fair.Lincecum is not the only pitcher with struggles this year. I think he is being called out due to his past accomplishments. It is pretty odd seeing a two-time Cy Young Award winner, World Series champion, and Babe Ruth Award recipient pitching the way Lincecum has. There have been great games, and then some not-so-great games where you wonder, “What happened?”
There are a millions suggestions from pretty much everyone as to why Lincecum isn’t performing the way he used to. But, seriously, only he knows the issue. Everyone should just back off and let him deal with it. It may not happen overnight, but Tim Lincecum will regain his form one day.
The Giants completed a three-game sweep of the Dodgers on Wednesday night. They are now 2 1/2 games up in the NL West. Matt Cain allowed one run over seven innings. Joaquin Arias was on fire with a home run, two doubles and 5 RBI’s. Even with Buster Posey out of the lineup, the Giants were offensively productive, scoring eight runs. Woo!!!
Last night’s game was crazy. We were losing and then winning… then getting dangerously close to losing again. The Giants had an 8- 5 lead in the bottom of the ninth. Jeremy Affeldt gave up two runs. All of those hits came with two strikes.
Clay Hensley came in and got the final out. Yay:)
So, yesterday Melky Cabrera was suspended for 50 games. He tested positive for testosterone. I really don’t know how to describe what I want to say. All I know is that it’s embarrassing for the Giants and it’s embarrassing for the fans. Everyone loved him and he went and did something stupid. Everyone thought this was his “breakout” season, instead of the mediocrity he’d shown in the past. Well, I guess the positive test explains why he was doing so well, all of a sudden.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not turning on Melky because of this. I still think he will be loved by San Francisco, even though he did something only a total @#$!- up would do. In fact, I still love Melky… I just don’t want to care about him right now. I’m really sad for the Melkmen. He was their “guy.” MLB Memes on Facebook made this meme; it makes me want to cry, because I can’t imagine how let-down these guys must feel.
The Giants are in 2nd place. The team (and the fans) cannot afford to think about what happened to Melky. It’s going to be a fight to the end, and everyone needs to keep their heads straight. The fans need to cheer louder than ever right now. Because, you know, TOGETHER WE’RE GIANT. Sure, we lost one of our best hitters, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do it. There are still plenty of guys who hit well: Buster Posey, Hunter Pence, Angel Pagan, Pablo Sandoval…
LET’S GO GIANTS!!! <3
Awww :’) <3
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Something’s happening on this team and in this clubhouse. You can probably see it yourself.
Despite last night’s 14-2 debacle – which was just bizarre – we’re a different team than we were at the start of the season. It’s not just that we’ve added new players, though that’s part of it. I don’t know exactly the right words, but it’s this sense of meshing together as a single unit. Really battling for each other. Really believing that if one guys is scrapping, someone else will pick him up.
I guess it’s what some people call chemistry. How it comes about, I have no idea. But I’ve never felt it more than I do now.
And there is nothing more fun in this game than playing on a team with that kind of camaraderie. It’s awesome. And the thing is, the more you let go of your own individual performance…
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