August 6, 2007 § Leave a comment
Its Monday and the Giants are back in San Francisco for another home stand and another chance for the home town Giants fans to witness history. If you are a regular reader of my blogs then you also know their is another reason I am excited about tonights game. Tim Lincecum will be starting tonight for the Giants and he looks to get the Giants a win. Lincecum has been outstanding this year since his Major League debut on May 6th this year. Lincecum throws very hard and he is exciting to watch. So far this year he is 6-2 with a 3.75 era and a very impressive 105 strike outs in 98.1 innings pitched. Lincecum should have a very good outing tonight and he will just have to keep the base on balls down but he should have a great perfomance tonight. The Nationals will be sending John Lannan to the mound tonight. Lannan is also a rookie who recently made his Major League debut. Lannan was ejected in his debut after hitting 2 batters in a row. Lannan is 1-0 with a 5.40 era. The Nationals are on a bit of a hot streak right now as the roll into San Francisco with a 6 game winning streak and a clean weekend sweep of the Cardinals. As for the Giants they lost all 3 of their weekend series games against the Padres. A good note for the Giants is they were in every one of the games as they only lost each game by 1 run. The bullpen is going to have to tighten up for the Giants so their starting pitchers can get their much deserved wins when they leave games with a decent lead. Oh and of course Bonds could possibly break the homerun record tonight so thats another reason to watch. Regardless of how you feel about the whole Bonds situation their are other reasons to watch the Giants. As I always say Tim Lincecum is a great pitcher to watch and I beleive he will deliver a powerful perfomance tonight for the Giants.
July 29, 2007 § Leave a comment
I almost couldnt believe this and it hurts that it is for real. Astros starting pitcher Jason Jennings just gave up 11 earned runs in the top of the first inning to the Padres. I cant even remember or think of another major league pitcher that has given up this many runs in just .2 innings pitched. Mark McLemore was brought in with 2 outs in the top of the first inning to bail out Jennings. I think this is gonna really hurt Jennings confidence next time he takes the mound and what I dont get is why Garner let him stay out their that long. Anyways the Astros will get a big test now on their bullpen and this is just coming a day after the Astros traded away reliever Dan Wheeler to the Devil Rays for 3rd baseman Ty Wiggington. This game is currently in the top of the 3rd with the Padres leading 12-0. Houston we have a problem.
July 22, 2007 § Leave a comment
Jake Peavy gets the start today for the Padres as they look to bounce back from dropping two in a row to the Phillies at home in San Diego. This will be Peavy’s second start since the all star game and he looks to help the Padres bounce back and split the series with the Phillies today. Peavy is 9-4 with a 2.30 era with 130 strike outs in 125 innings pitched. On the hill for the Phillies is J.D. Durbin. Durbin is 1-2 with a 9.0 era and 12 strike outs in 16 innings pitched this year. Should be a great afternoon game in sunny San Diego.