After what we can all agree was a Milwaukee series that brought some of the absolute worst Giants starting pitching in recent memory, things turned around 180 degrees with this weekend’s series against San Diego.
Yes, an injury/suspension depleted Padres squad certainly helped matters, but anytime you get two shutouts and 21 straight scoreless against a major league batting order you have to be thrilled.
Bumgarner was Bumgarner, giving up a couple but as we have some to expect from the lefty he turned in a solid start and left the team in a position to win. Then, Timmy gave us all a huge sign of encouragement with seven shutout innings on Saturday night, followed by the return of Bizarro-Zito who ran his home scoreless streak to 21 innings.
Despite playing out of their minds early, Colorado has only been able to get 1.5 games up. Meanwhile, the Dodgers have built themselves a hole and might just be fighting to stay in the picture while their once-deep starting pitching tries to mend. Greinke found himself on the wrong end of macho idiocy and now Billingsley is taking a trip to the DL. Agent Ned is checking to see of there’s a refund clause on the Harang trade.
If it weren’t suckling pig season right now, Tommy would be furious.