Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Sanchez, Sandoval, Schierholtz all Deliver to stretch the Giants lead to 2
The Giants' final homestand of the season kicked off in winning fashion last night. That, along with the Padres loss to the Cubs stretched the Giants lead to two games for the first time since April 18th.
As has been the case with the Giants this season, a new set of Giants came through to win this game.
The tale fall of Pablo Sandoval has reached epic proportions this season. But with 2 out in the 6th inning, the Kung Fu Panda Karate chopped a two out double. Bruce Bochy continued his lack of faith in the ability of the offense to put runs on the board and pulled Jonathan Sanchez for pinch hitter Nate Schierholtz. Big Nate stroked a single to left field and the Panda rumbled home to put the Giants ahead to stay.
Jonathan Sanchez raised a big middle finger to everyone who was crying for his trade this season by becoming the first Giants lefty since Ray Sadecki in 1968!
Corey Hart, who was the guy the Giants were most likely to get for Sanchez at the trade deadline, had 28 homers at the deadline and is now sitting at 30.
Everything is going right for these Giants right now. They are getting great pitching, just enough hitting, and the Padres continue to play themselves out of the postseason. Now, that all could change by this weekend, but I am going to be watching, or at least checking in on gamecast from work, all the way.
Let's see how this rag-tag bunch of misfits led by a manager with a big head pulls this off!