To Err is human…

and the GIANTS proved to be pretty human in yesterday’s game in Cincinnati. But to forgive? That is the absolute duty of a good baseball fan.

I’m going to recap yesterday’s game between the GIANTS and the Reds, and then we’re going to drop it…never to speak of it again. The game began well enough. In the top of the 1st, with 1 out, Hunter Pence came to the plate. He took the 1st pitch, a called strike, and then he went yard. That’s what we like to see! Cincinnati came to the plate in the bottom of the 1st, their 1st batter singled, stole 2nd and reached 3rd on a GIANTS error. He scored and then 3 of his teammates followed suit.
The score: GIANTS 1, Reds 4

In the top of the 2nd, Hector Sanchez got hit by a pitch, advanced to 3rd on Brandon Crawford’s double and scored on Joaquin Arias’s SAC fly. In the bottom of the 2nd, Lincecum retired the side 1, 2, 3.
The score: GIANTS 2, Reds 4

In the top of the 3rd, Angel Pagan walked and advanced to 3rd on Hunter Pence’s double. Pagan scored on Pablo’s SAC fly. In the bottom of the 3rd, Lincecum retired the side again-1, 2, 3.
And I thought…”ok, now we’re talking!” It looked like the GIANTS were putting the wheels back on the bus.
The score: GIANTS 3, Reds 4

Neither team scored in the 4th, but the 5th? The 5th was a complete disaster. The GIANTS committed more errors, the Reds scored a few more runs and Lincecum came out of the game. He pitched 4.1 innings and gave up 6 hits, 8 runs, and 3 walks. On the good news side, he struck out 3. Remember when I said Coors Field was Hudson’s kryptonite? Well, apparently, Great American Ball Park is Lincecum’s. And maybe all the GIANTS because the GIANTS have lost 11 out of 12 regular season games since 2010 at Great American Ball Park.
Final score: GIANTS 3, Reds 8

Who’s ready for some good news? Vogey is on the mound today and he told fans at FanFest that he found the best chicken enchiladas in Cincinnati. I like our chances, don’t you?

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