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 24, 2007 § Leave a comment
Tonight the Chicago Cubs will be in St. Louis to take on the Cardinals. The Chicago Cubs who have been playing great baseball lately have dropped their last 2 games and are going to be looking to rebound tonight against the Cardinals. As for St. Louis they split thier series with the Braves and are coming into this game on a 1 game winning streak. With The Cardinals losing Chris Carpenter for the season they will look to the rest of their rotation to step up and help give the team the best chance to win. Starting on the hill tonight for the Cardinals is Kip Wells. Wells a former player at Baylor University is 4-12 this season with a 5.75 era. The Houston native will have a lot to handle with the hot Cubs coming to town looking to get back on the winning edge. Taking the hill for the Cubs tonight is Carlos Zambrano. Zambrano has really turned his season around and is 12-7 with a 3.69 era. Tonight should be a very exiting game and I beleive this 3 game series will produce some good ball games between these 2 teams.