DODGERS 4 - GIANTS 2
When I started writing this blog I thought I would try to keep a positive outlook on this team. I thought that I would not be one of the guys who was constantly second guessing Bochy, screaming for Sabean's head, or talking about how horrible the offense is.
While I still hold out hope that this season can be salvaged, it is becoming increasingly harder to keep up that hope.
Tonight's loss to the Dodgers brings the Giants' season record against the Padres and Dodgers to a whopping 2-11. We are only 8-16 against the NL west. They have lost 4 in a row, they are 1-4 on the current homestand, have lost 8 of their last 11, and they have dropped their last 4 series in a row.
They have scored 32 runs in their last 10 games and 19 of those runs came in 3 games! 9 of them came in one game! That's a 3.2 run per game average over the last 10 games. If you take away the 3 games in which they scored the 19 runs (one of which they lost), well in those 7 games they have scored a grand total of 11 runs. Which works out to an average of 1.6 runs per game.
Earlier this season I told Eric over at Fire-Sabean.com that I wasn't ready to jump on that bandwagon yet.
But I'm getting ready to.
Before the game today, on Twitter I said that I would buy one of his Fire Sabean T-shirts if the Dodgers swept the Giants.
I didn't say this just because I wanted to buy one of his shirts. I said it because I can't believe the way the management has handled this season. While I understand that it is Bruce Bochy who fills out the lineup card every night, it is ultimately Brian Sabean who is responsible for the moves his manager makes.
If guys like John Bowker, Nate Schierholtz, Travis Ishikawa, Buster Posey, and Madison Bumgarner had been playing every day then things may be different. We wouldn't have to close our eyes every time Rowand Strikes out or Molina grounds into a DP. We would also have a guy on our team that has some legitamite power in Bowker (So do Huff and Uribe but Bowker has the potential to outperform them.)
I don't want to buy one of those shirts because it will mean that the Giants have been swept. But I may just get one because it's starting to reflect how I feel.