If there’s any up side to the ungreased fisting that has been the first week of August for the Giants, they looked just as bad last year before they got their shit together and started locking teams down.
The Phillies are cruising to a third victory at AT&T, nicely avenging the July series at Citizens Bank Ballpark and Medium-security Correctional Facility. Meanwhile, Arizona is failing to take advantage of a Dodger team that can’t wait for the season to be over.
We all knew this was going to be a tough stretch for the Giants. If they can get through it with first place still in hand, I think everyone will feel better about their chances of getting back into the playoffs. And come October, nobody is going to want to get into a seven game series with the Giants pitching staff, even if the hitting continues to completely suck (which it won’t. I hope.)
That said, it’s hard to keep a positive attitude when the team can’t seem to figure out how to get a guy past second base. Someone needs to heat up…
Huff? He’s sucked all year. Now would be a good time to even out those numbers. Schierholtz? Dude has been on the brink for a while now. Carrying the team for a few games would go a long ways toward a permanent spot in the starting lineup. Beltran? They did give up a potential ace for the bastard. It would be nice if he could bother to show up and do his job.