Originally Posted by Torqdog
Well it looks as though the Padres have awoken the slumping, slumbering Giants. Lincecum pitched a no-hitter tonight and was saved by two brilliant plays. One by Pence who made an unbelievable catch and the other from the "overweight" Sandoval at 3rd. Their bats have come alive all of a sudden scoring 19 runs in the last two games.
Not trying to take away from Lincecum's nine inning, historical, no hitter shutout, Posey's catching/hitting/throwing, the brilliance of Pence's catch/batting (despite his batting stance that yesterday, netted another home run), Sandoval's amazing throwing skills to first base or Tanaka's unbelieveable Major League debut, but unfortunately, when two last place teams are playing each other, they're evenly matched and one is going come out looking better than the other. After the All-Star break (some of the Giants won't get a break) the Giants who are 6.5GB, will be playing first place Arizona and then we'll get an idea if they've come out of their slump or the win was because they were playing the last place team.
(yes, each player has what could be considered superhuman skills and so my pessimism is not misunderstood, yes, I am ever so grateful for the last three wins. The last few weeks have been tortuously painful)
My! The Padres second baseman's throw from the knees to first. Geeze!
At no time do I have stupid style criticism to offer but the last few weeks have not been encouraging and the upcoming series with the D-Backs will tell if these last few wins was due to the level of competition or if the Giant's are out of their funk. I'm voting/hoping for the latter.