Thursday, July 8, 2010

The kids are alright


Welcome to the Buster Posey show.

Since Bengie Molina was traded, Buster Posey is 12 - 24 with 4 HRs and 9 RBIs.  It just goes to show that once you get a kid in the lineup consistently, he will find his stroke and start to hit like we always knew he could. Posey himself has cited the consistent playing time as a reason for his recent tear: "It's nice to know that I'm going to be in there," Posey said. "My role's changed a little bit. I'm counted on a little bit more now. I'm not saying that before I didn't try to do my best. I'm giving everything I've got each game."

Hey Boch, did you hear that?  Maybe give Nate and Ishi some consistent playing time over the next two weeks and you might not lose one of your starting rotation in order to bring over Corey Hart!

Lost in all the hoopla over the 15 runs and Buster's coming out party, was the fact that Tim Lincecum was dominant once again.  He struck out 10 Brewers in seven innings, allowed 4 hits, and one run on a Rickie Weeks HR in the 3rd inning.  Keep it up Tim and Buster.

Man, the Brewers are just what the doctor ordered for the Giants.  After coming off a series in Colorado where they lost 3 of 4 and went through a marathon 15 inning loss, the Giants were looking like they were going to be in trouble coming in to Milwaukee where the Brew Crew was second in the league in runs scored.  but the Giants found some offense, saw a glimpse of the future with Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey, and saw Tim Lincecum return to his old form.

Sure it's only 3 games, but it sure could be the start of something big!

Link of the day:

Giants minor league prospect Darren Ford turned himself in to police in his hometown of Vineland NJ.  He was charged with making false reports and a form of theft in connection with his claim in Nov. 2009 that he was robbed of a bank deposit bag belonging to his employer.

I thought his story seemed a little fishy when I first saw it last year.  He's no Angel Villalona, but he is in some trouble.  He will probably get off with a fine and maybe some community service since I think this is his first offense.  

Maybe now he can improve on his .233 Batting average in Richmond since his conscience is clear.

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