I thought Randy Johnson looked very good last night. You can’t expect much more than what he gave us. I’m sure he can give us over 10 wins this year. I’m thinking 12 or more. He did have two bad pitches and those were both home runs. One was a solo shot to Cameron and the other was a 3 run shot by the pitcher. He had him in a 1-2 count and put a fast ball right down the middle. That is the first time in Johnson career that he has given up a home run to a pitcher.
Giants had their chances to score a couple times. The best chance they had was bases loaded with their cleanup hitter up. I’m a Bengie fan but he’s just not a #4 hitter. He’s the worse cleanup hitter in the league. He grounded out to the shortstop to end the inning. Earlier in the game when they had another chance to score. Molina hit into a double play. I think the Giants should move Pablo Sandoval up to the 4th spot, then Ishikawa to #5. I would then even move Rowand up to #6 and put Molina in the #7th spot. He would be a great hitter lower in the lineup, but he’s just not a cleanup hitter.
San Jose Giants
The Giants Single A team has their home opener tonight. There is really a buzz around here with this team. The Giants have their top 5 prospects starting in San Jose. They have 4 former first-round picks. Some players that will be there are Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner, Tim Alderson and the 18 year old Dominican first baseman Angel Villalona. The Giants signed him when he was 16. They are expecting him to be a big time power hitter by the time he makes up to the San Francisco Giants.
Today In Baseball History
1993 – At Comiskey, Bo Jackson homers in his return after eighteen months of rehab following his career threatening football injury.
~ King of Cali