Giants kick butt

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Normally I don’t post about baseball here, which is odd, considering what a huge fan of the game I am. But I had to mention this. The Card’s Matt Morris shut the Giants out last time he pitched against them, but after giving up 8 runs in the first inning tonight he’s already been replaced. From a shutout to only going 2/3 of an inning.

Ouch.

The Giants have shown an inability to hold onto a lead the last few weeks, so we’ll see if the 8-0 lead does them a bit of good, especially with Rueter on the mound.

Update: I was almost right. The Giants managed to let the Cardinals run the score to 8-7 with the winning run up to bat in the 9th. They managed to barely hold on.

Tom
August 3, 2004 8:21 AM

I am doing research on consulting firm websites and being from St. Louis, the headline, "Giants kick butt" caught my eye after reading the subhead. I think the headline should have read, "Giants just squeak by with a win". The Cards outplayed them all weekend even though we didn't sweep them. Even though matt morris had a horrific 2/3 of an inning, our bullpen completely shut the giants down. The Cards proved that you do not have to back down from Barry. He is human just like the rest of us, he can just hit a foul ball a mile. By the way, interesting site. Thanks, Tom

Adam Kalsey
August 3, 2004 9:22 AM

I posted that in the first inning when Morris had just been pulled out. You'll note that I said the Giants have shown an inability to hold onto a lead and would probably blow the 8-0 lead. They nearly did. Offensively SF is doing terrific. In the games that they lose they are scoring 4+ runs. Normally that would be enough to win some games, but their relievers are giving up too many late-inning runs. The Giants bullpen is exhausted. With the exceptopn of Schmidt the starters can't consistently go more than five or six innings. I'm afraid that trading Felix Rodriugez (one of the best relievers in baseball) for more offense (Ledee was picked up because the Giants don't hit well against right-handed pitchers and Ledee does) was a grave mistake. What the Giants really need is pitching. They need a couple of strong starters to replace Hermanson and Rueter. One of those pitchers could be moved to the bullpen and the other traded away. Hermanson would probably be more effective as a reliever than Woody.

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