Monday, August 23, 2010

Can the Giants make the postseason?

Boy July sure was fun wasn't it?

But now we are in the dog days of August and the Giants are fading like the Will Clark poster I had in my room that was too close to the window.  Along with them their playoff hopes are going down the tubes as well.

The Giants pitching staff is beginning to look like a staff of pitchers who have been pitching for too many years on a team that insists on only scoring 1 or 2 runs a game for them.

The hitters are beginning to show us why no other teams wanted them.

The bullpen, well the bullpen wasn't ever that good except for Brian Wilson and he doesn't really have any reason to get into a 9-0 defeat.

Things were looking so bright coming into August, the Giants won more games and scored more runs than anybody in all of baseball!  They were 1 1/2 games behind the Padres and were the leaders in the wildcard race.  They were winning at home and on the road.  Pablo Sandoval was coming out of his slump and Pat Burrell was carrying the team.

Since August 1st the Giants are 9-10.  That's not horrible but then you realize that they have lost 2 out of 3 games to the Padres, Phillies, Cardinals and 3 out of 4 to the Braves.  Thank god for the Cubs because this record could have easily been 6-13.

I'm hoping for a miracle but this team just seems out of gas.  I can't even get excited for Buster Posey winning the Rookie of the year award after seeing Jaimie Garcia dominate the Giants the way he did on Sunday.

Tonight, the Giants play the red hot Reds.  The same Reds who have won 8 of their last 10 games.  Although it doesn't matter how the other team is doing coming in to the Giants series since the Cardinals had lost 4 in a row.

Hopefully the Giants can get something going against these Reds.  I don't have a lot of confidence in them anymore.  But I'm not totally ready to write off the season either.

Hey at least the Niners are looking good!

Oh I almost forgot!  The Giants did get Cody Ross from the Marlins in exchange for nothing!  Well they did DFA Matt Downs but nobody really thought he was good anyway.  So now the Giants have another over the hill, .250 hitting, right handed out fielder with average at best defensive skills.  Check out the graphic over on Bay City Ball to see the lineup that I can realistically see the Giants trotting out one of these days!

Did I mention the Niners are looking good?

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