Now that the first month of Giants baseball is over. I think the Giants are starting to play some decent ball. The Giants finished 10-10 in April, after a 2-7 start. Giants fans are happy with that. The Giants did have a 0-6 road trip in San Diego and Los Angeles, so to have an 0-6 road trip and still finish the month 10-10 is a good turn around. The Giants are only 3 games behind the Dodgers after the Dodgers hot start.
Giants vs. Dodgers Series
The Giants did win the series with the Dodgers at AT&T Park. They split the first 2 games but game 3 was a different story with “The Freak” on the mound for the Giants. Lincecum looked like Lincecum again last night. The Dodgers couldn’t get anything going against him until the 8th inning. Bengie Molina was a double shy of hitting for the cycle. Yes that’s right…that means he did hit a triple! lol =)
Pablo Sandoval did come out of the game in the 4th inning. He had a groin strain and it was reported after the game that it’s not as bad as they thought. They will see how he feels tomorrow when he gets to the ball park. They think he will probably play Friday night against the Rockies.
Lincecum vs. Ramirez
The match up with Manny Ramirez and Tim Lincecum was exciting to see. Lincecum held Manny in check, but Manny was still able to get some good swing.
- 1st Lineout to right field on a 0-1 pitch.
- 4th Flyout to right field on a 1-1 pitch.
- 6th Line-drive single to right field on 1-0 pitch
- 8th Walked after a 3-1 count.
Thoughts from Jeremy Affeldt
Wasn’t worried when they got off to a slow start. Thinks they were trying to do to much to early. They have been playing really good baseball the 2nd half of the month. He thinks with the pitching going so well. It’s taking a lot of pressure off of the offense.
Keep the Giants train rolling!
Slow start in April but a strong finish for the Giants. Let’s see if they can keep the train moving in the right direction in May. Go Giants!
~King of Cali