The Giants have had a rough week, and thanks to these guys:
That week got worse.
Both Lincecum and Zito imploded on the mound surrendering run after run to their opponents. With the season close to an end, and the Giants still out of a playoff spot, there is not time for "rough weeks."
After going 2-4 last week, the Giants are just scraping to get 3-3 this week. They played a hot Cincinnati team and took 2 of 3, but then dropped two games to an inconsistent Arizona team. What makes things worse is that they didn't just "drop" two games against Arizona, they were absolutely crushed by an awful team that is the D-backs.
After hitting the ball very well the first two games at home against the Reds, they won without any problems with the scores 11-2 and 16-5. The next game they pulled a miraculous comeback from a 10-1 deficit only to lose 12-11 in extra innings. That series was a great boost for confidence as they gathered up 38 runs and 51 hits as Pablo Sandoval, Juan Uribe, Andres Torres and Freddy Sanchez lit up their bats to produce most of the Giants offense.
The next series was not so fun.
Arizona's Barry Enright out dueled the struggling Tim Lincecum as the diamondbacks shut out the Giants with a score of 6-0. Just a mess. The next day things got worse. The G-men never had a chance as Barry Zito gave up 6 runs in the top of the first and the D-backs never looked back. The final score was 11-3 as the Giants could not find a way to beat them until the next day, where they barely squeezed out a 9-7 victory thanks to brilliant pitching by Matt Cain and Brian Wilson.
Well most of you out there did not vote for who you think this weeks MVP is, but those who did thought Buster Posey was the deserving candidate. Since this poll started last week, Buster has been the front runner all along. He had 12 hits in 43 at-bats with 4 doubles a home run and 6 rbi's. He has missed the past 2 games due to a muscle strain in his left forearm, but he should be back next week.
The next poll is: What is you're ideal Giants outfield lineup?
The poll will be up until next Sunday, so please vote and I'll write about it in next weeks recap.
*If you have any ideas as to what you would like this Wednesday's Walk-off topic to be about, please E-mail me at email@example.com and I will take any idea under consideration.