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Thoughts On Giants Weekend In Los Angeles

Giants fans couldn’t have asked for a better weekend in Los Angeles. Well we could have took some brooms to Dodgers stadium, but were happy with winning 2 games and taking the series. Barry Zito finally got a win and had another nice outing. He’s pitched 4 good games in a row. This is the Zito that the Giants thought they signed.
 
The Giants still are trying to do whatever they can to get a run. They are probably the best team in baseball at getting bases loaded and finding a way to at least scrape 1 run across. lol Although yesterday Randy Winn did get a double to give the Giants the 7-5 lead in the top of the 13th.
 
Emmanuel Burris is very hotttttt right now. This guy started the season off in a very big slump. He was batting .161 and then has been on a tear in the past 10 games. He has had multiple hits in 8 out of the last 10 games. His AVG is now .287, and hopefully he keeps the hot swing going.
 

Side Notes
 
Brian Wilson struck out Casey Blake friday night with bases loaded. Then Sunday Blake hits a home run to tie the game in the bottom of the 12th off of Wilson. Blake then sat in the Dodgers dugout and mocked Wilson’s religious cross-arm gesture. Wilson and the rest of the Giants are now heated. Giants will not face the Dodgers again until August.
 
 


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Up Next
 
Randy Johnson gets the start tonight against the Washington Nationals. Johnson is looking for win #298. Johnson is also coming off a bad outing in Colorado, so he’s due to pitch a gem today. He’s been outstanding at AT&T Park this year, and also has pitched really well every other game. Which means my money is on a gem from Johnson tonight. Go Giants!
 
~ King of Cali

Giants, Cubs & Random Thoughts!

Lincecum
 
Lincecum is 2-0 at Wrigley Field. He’s on the mound today for the Giants. Giants fans are hoping Lincecum can get the win and split the 2 game series with the Cubs. After this 2 game series the Giants head to Colorado to play another 2 game series before a weekend series with the Dodgers.
 
Who Wants to hit?
 
Giants players are struggling at the plate. Jesus Guzman was player of the week in the minors and has been playing first base. He’s been hitting some home runs too, so I’m sure the Giants are really thinking about brining him up. Emmanuel Burris has been in a slump since the season started. The Giants also might be thinking about calling Kevin Frandsen up too. Giants are getting to the point where they will need to shake things up for these players to score some runs.
 
Pablo Sandoval
 
The Giants have decided to rest their hottest hitter Pablo Sandoval. They don’t want to wear him out so since they are facing a lefty today. They will give Juan Uribe the start at 3rd. Pablo Sandoval’s first impression of Wrigley Field is it’s old and he was disappointed that there wasn’t any ivy on the walls. He will have to wait till the playoffs or next season to see it with the Ivy.
 
It’s now game time, so I’m sure I will have another blog later on today’s game. Go Giants!
 
~ King of Cali

Giants Take the Series from the Dodgers – April Over!

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.
 
 

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  • 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

My 2nd Fantasy Baseball Team

Last Friday I did my 2nd Fantasy Draft. I had the 6th pick in the draft. My #1 pick of the draft was Josh Hamilton. I have never played Fantasy Baseball before so I’m still not to sure how everything works. I know I have two guys on this team that are injured. I decided to get Alex Rodriguez since I figured he would be back in May. I also got Troy Glaus. I had no idea he was injured. I think I seen on MLB. com today that he won’t be back till June. Grrrrrrreat (not Tony The Tiger Grrrrrrreat) now I need to figure something out. lol Well here is my 2nd Fantasy team. Let me know what you think and any suggestions would be nice. =)
 
Team – King of Cali

 
C                  Brian McCann
1B                Pablo Sandoval
2B                Howie Kendrick
3B                Alex Rodriguez
SS                 Rafael Furcal
OF                Josh Hamilton
OF                Alfonso Soriano
OF                Corey Hart
Util              Andre Ethier
Util              Jim Thome
BN                Delmon Young
BN                Orlando Hudson
BN                Troy Glaus
BN                Fred Lewis
 
 
SP                 Jon Lester
SP                 Matt Cain
RP                George Sherrill
RP                Chad Qualls
P                   John Danks
P                   Ryan Dempster
P                   Jered Weaver
 
 
~ King of Cali

Giants sign Edgardo Alfonzo

The Giants got him! Not the San Francisco Giants. The Yomiuri Giants signed
EdgardoAlfonzo.jpgEdgardo Alfonzo. He signed a one year contract for $380,000. The Giants gave him the contract after he tried out at their spring training camp.
 
Alfonzo was quoted on Monday saying “It’s an honor to become a member of the Giants and I’ll play my hardest to contribute to the team.”
 
I’m glad to see Alfonzo is still playing ball, cause you know he loves the game. He hasn’t been in the Majors since 2006. I hope he has a good season over there. I can’t see any MLB team signing Alfonzo if there is still a lot of players not signed. Guys like Ray Durham might be forced to retire because no teams have any interest in him.
 
~King of Cali                 

Latest Leaders from 1-29 2-4

I’m number 48…..  I need to move up fast! =)

 

Latest Leaders in the MLBlogs Network by page view, for the period from Jan. 29-Feb. 4:

FAN BLOGS

1. Julia’s Rants
2. Confessions of a She-Fan
3. Red State Blue State
4. Eat, Sleep, Baseball
5. Rockpile Rant
6. MLB -Yankees-Rays…Forever
7. FutureAngels.com
8. The 1 Constant…Baseball
9. The ‘Burgh Blues
10. Baseball, The Yankees, and Life…
11. Rays Renegade
12. Prince of New York
13. Statistician Magician
14. Flair For The Dramatic
15. Baseball Cleats & Shoes
16. A Diatribe from a Law Student: Baseball Edition
17. The Future Blog of the Red Sox
18. Ranger Rumors
19. Blogging Dodgers and Baseball
20. Bruce Markusen’s Cooperstown Confidential
21. Pick Me Up Some Mets!
22. Hardball
23. Cambios y Curvas
24. Phillies Phollowers
25. MLB in the eyes of a 13 year old
26. Life and Indians Baseball through the Eyes of a Clemson Girl
27. Yankees Chick
28. Foul Tip
29. Heartbeat of the Bronx
30. THE BOSTON RED SOX BLOG
31. Bringing Diamond Back(s)
32. Bjarkman’s Latino and Cuban League Baseball History Page
33. LA NACION MEDIAS ROJAS
34. Plunking Gomez
35. Perfect Pitch
36. Unfinished Business
37. For the Love of DA CUBBIES!
38. DYNASTY League Baseball from designer of Pursue the Pennant
39. Buf’s Bomber’s Blog!
40. Phillies Red Pinstripes
41. I Live for This
42. Inside the Chiefs
43. King Yankees
44. Football NYC
45. All Baseball All The Time
46. Made In San Diego
47. District Boy
48. King of Cali
49. Baseball Bats
50. The Happy Youngster…Brew Town’s Ballhawk

Prospects knocking on the door:
Rays Baby Rays
Cardinal Girl
Yawkey Way Yaker
The Rumor Mill – MLB Rumors
Love of The Game: Through 2 Different Pairs of Eyes
We’re talkin Homer, Blue Jays and MLB

MLB PRO BLOGS

1. Hot Stove Blog
2. Inside the Dodgers
3. Bombers Beat
4. MLB.com Fantasy 411
5. Postcards from Elysian Fields
6. CastroTurf
7. Brownie Points
8. Obviously, You’re Not a Golfer
9. Inside the Giants Clubhouse
10. Beck’s Blog
11. Around the Horn in KC
12. kevin slowey’s (offseason) blog
13. The Baseball Collector
14. Newberg Report
15. *touch* ’em all
16. MLBlogosphere lol
17. Phillies Insider
18. Major League Bastian
19. B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful
20. Bally’s Blog
21. Inside the White Sox
22. Twins Confidential
23. Perk’s Place
24. Red Sox Insider Blog
25. Ben’s Biz Blog
26. MLB.com Organizational Report
27. Tommy Lasorda’s World
28. MLB Urban Youth Academy
29. Dining with ‘Dre
30. Twins Ballpark Update
31. got milb?
32. Brian Anderson’s House of Blogs
33. Friar John’s Blog
34. Yankee Stadium Memories
35. Behind the Mask
36. Vine Line’s Cubs Club Blog
37. MURRAY COOK’S FIELD BLOG
38. Siguiendo a los Mets
39. Comerica Park, 48201
40. Down the Line with the Phillies Ballgirls
41. A ‘Braves’ New World
42. ‘Topes Tattler
43. It’s a Kind of a Family. It’s a Kind of Insanity.
44. Scorpion Tales: C.J. Wilson’s trek across the blogosphere
45. 2009 Reds Winter Caravan
46. Trade Talk
47. MLB Musings with Michael – Look Who I Just Interviewed!
48. Rangers Farm Report: The Future is Here
49. MLB.com Geeking on the Draft
50. Jesse Sanchez at the Park

Wowwwww I love it when Mark keeps us updated with these stats. I’m just moving down on the list. I’m now #48. Hmmm I know I didn’t blog for a few days so maybe thats why. Oh well….now it’s time for me to step up my blogging. I do want to say thank you to everyone that reads and comments my blogs. I do this blog for the love of baseball. =)