Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Giants score two touchdowns and add a safety for good measure

The Giants have been putting up video game numbers 

Yes, I'm talking about the San Francisco Giants.

The Giants continued their hot-hitting ways last night.  One night after scoring an impressive 11 runs on 17 hits, the boys in Orange and Black scored a ridiculous 16 runs on 18 hits.  

Just because it's fun to do I will tell you that they scored 27 runs over the last 2 nights, on 35 hits, and they hit 6 home runs over those games.  The 16 runs were only 1 run less than the Giants scored in all 6 games against Philadelphia and St. Louis!

Look, I'll be the first guy to admit that you can't take a whole lot from a 16 run game.  It's a fluke thing that doesn't happen very often.  As far as I could tell the last time that the Giants scored at least 16 runs in a game was on Sept. 3, 2004 when the Giants put up 18 on the D-Backs Barry Bonds and everybody's favorite Giant Edgardo Alfonso went deep in what had to be the game of his career since he pounded out 5 hits that night!
So what can we take from these two games?

Well the Giants have embarrassed a legitimate post season contender in the Cincinnati Reds.  Who, by the way, were the highest scoring team in the league coming in to the series.  They also have picked themselves up off the ground, yet again this season.  

Am I convinced they are back yet?

No, but there is still a lot of baseball to be played and they are still tied for the wildcard.  Also, with tomorrows game, they will be able to get their record to an even .500 over their last 12 games against contenders.  Which is what you need to do over the course of a long season if you want to have a shot at making it to the postseason.  

This could be the start of a nice little winning streak since the hapless Diamondbacks are coming into town tomorrow.

By the Way, Pablo Sandoval's homerun last night was an absolute BOMB.  If you think the Panda isn't back then consider that he is Hitting .306 with 5 homeruns for the month of August.

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