Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Live from the Bay, by Casey Mitchell
I'm in San Francisco for a few days celebrating my birthday, and watching a couple of Giants games. Last year when I was here, the Giants swept the hated Dodgers and that was when they were still in 3rd place and 7 games back. After a rough skid San Francisco is still leading the D-Backs by half a game in the West. Arizona has really missed their chance losing 7 of their last 12 at the same time the Giants have lost 9 of 11! I know that San Francisco's offense looks bad on paper, but trust me it's even more miserable in person. Like the program salesman at AT&T Park said, "We just need to relax and have fun..." While we're in the City, I'm going to enjoy the great weather and outstanding garlic fries, but it would be even more enjoyable if the Giants were to win today. The Pirates ended their 10 game skid last night on a beautiful day at the Park. Vogelsong gave up 5 runs in 5 innings of work and as usual, you can't win ballgames when you're putting up a goose egg on the scoreboard day in and day out. We now rely on the youngster Madison Bumgarner, and hopefully a revived Giants offense to put an end to this madness once and for all!