Double Header With Nats – Giants/Braves Trigger Finger

Good news Giants fans. The Giants didn’t lose on the road last night. Well they actually didn’t even play. They waited over 3 hrs at the field to see if they can get the game in, but Mother Nature had other plans. Which means Randy Johnson has to wait another day to go for win #300. Johnson will take the mound today if the rain clears up. He will be pitching game 1 of the double header. Game 1 will be at 1:30pm pacific time. Game 2 will follow that with Matt Cain on the mound.
 
The Giants have been pretty much hopeless on the road. They have the 2nd best home record in the National League, but can’t seem to win on the road to save their lives. We probably have had the easiest road games possible to win so far this year, and we can’t even take advantage of that. I’m sure a lot of people don’t know this, but the Giants actually have the 2nd best home record in the National League. We are 2nd to the hated Dodgers!
 
Thoughts about Glavine/Braves and Giants non moves.
 
In recent news I’m sure that everyone has heard about Glavine getting released by the Braves. This is a guy that will be in the Hall of Fame for sure. This guy has had so many big games for the Braves. Do you think it was right that they released him? Well that all depends on how you look at the situation. The Braves look at it like a business. They want to win and will release a player like Glavine if they think they have someone better to fill his spot. They even went out and made a trade to get Nate McLouth. Now lets step back and look at the Giants. The Giants have a tough time in even thinking about releasing Rich Aurilia. He’s still on the team with a .200 Avg. He did actually get hot to get his Avg. up to .200 and he did hit his first home run last week. Giants can’t even release a fallen star when the Braves can release a future Hall of Famer. The Giants are just dangling Jonathan Sanchez and the Braves are out there making trades. Just shows you which team wants to win and pull the trigger on moves and which team just wants to dangle a player.
 
~ King of Cali

4 comments

  1. juliasrants

    Steven – I don’t know if they are going to get the game in today either! While I understand that it is “business” for the Braves – it is confusing the way they handled the whole situation with Glavine. They waited until he did all his rehab and was ready to rejoin the team? It just doesn’t seem right.

    Good luck to Randy – I hope he can get a game in soon!

    Julia
    http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

  2. carpie19

    It’s been awhile since I’ve read your blog, but thanks for keeping up with mine! Vegas was indeed a blast! (All the Brewers action while there was definitely a plus.) I haven’t been following the Giants lately, but am looking forward to the end of the month when they’re in Milwaukee. (And I see Randy Johnson’s got an early lead behind him for win #300! I wish him all the best!)
    http://mccarpie.mlblogs.com

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