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5/28/2014 Cubs @ GIANTS Gameball and Joker


What a day for the Giants, as they shutout the Cubs again.
They beat them 5-0, the third-place Rockies lost a heartbreaker in Philadelphia last night, so the Giants' lead over them is now six games. and the Dodgers lost to the Reds, so their lead in the National League West in now five-and-a-half games, which is the biggest lead in Baseball.

GAMEBALL:
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Pablo
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Pablo has really come alive here in May. Just over three weeks ago, he was hitting .167, and now his average is at .246, which still isn't that good, but it will keep going up.
He singled in the first run of the game in the sixth inning, which gave him an RBI in his eighth-straight game, becoming the first Giant since J.T. Snow in 2003 to do so.
He also walked and scored on Sanchez's double in the seventh.
I've got a lifetime supply of crow here, in case anyone wants some.

TIP OF THE CAP: emoticon

Timmeh: Who had a great outing against another putrid offense. Despite walking four and hitting Schierholtz, he threw five no-hit innings, but his pitch count was high, and he had a blister, so he had to leave.

George Kontos: Kontos had a nice outing out of the pen, as he faced four batters and set them all down.

Angel Pagan: Pagan had a pair of hits, one of which was double to lead off the sixth.

Tyler Colvin: Who burned his old team with a double in the sixth.

Hector Sanchez: His two-run double broke things open in the seventh, and there was no way the Cubs stood a chance after that.

AT&T Park: The Giants are 19-9 at the best ballpark in baseball this year.

JOKER:
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Buster Posey
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What has happened to him? There is no doubt that this is the worst slump of his career. With his 0-for-4 performance yesterday, he's now hitting .254.
He had gone 5-for-45 in his last 13 games.
The problem is that he has been very streaky this year. He started off the season on fire, then he slumped at the end of April, before getting hot at the beginning of this month, and now he has been abhorrent.
This just shows that all players go through slumps.

SMACK OF THE STICK: emoticon

John Baker: When Posey advanced to second on a wild pitch it the seventh, Baker was completely nonchalant in jogging to the ball, and where from where I was behind home plate, I thought he could've had Posey if he made a better effort.
Well, I guess "screw it" is the attitude you have if you're playing for a team that is going to lose 90 game, and that hasn't won the World Series in 106 years.

Wilshire Gun Range: No, I'm not making this up, the Wilshire Gun Range in Oklahoma City just got a liquor license.
It's inevitable what's going to happen if Skeeter suspects you're staring at his wife.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

This is going to be a weird and controversial comparison, but this season is starting to remind me a lot of 1993.
Just like 1993, the Giants came off a losing season last year, and they now hold the game's best record a-third of the way through the season. Though, despite our lead now, like '93, I think the NL West will go down to the final week.
I think the Rockies will hang in there without Arenado, and when he comes back, there going to get white-hot.
However, unlike '93, I think we'll come out on top this time.

Zebra

Last edited by sfg13, 5/30/2014, 7:23 pm
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