I used the “Win Some, Lose Some” theme in a previous blog post. I know this because I googled “win some lose some” searching for some ideas to jump start the creative juices. My June 27th blog post was listed on the 1st page of Google’s search engine results of websites containing the words “win some lose some”. Interesting. I met myself coming around the corner. I did get a new blog theme idea: “Winsome and Loathsome”. Winsome is an adjective that means “attractive or appealing in appearance or character” and loathsome is an adjective that means “causing hatred or disgust; repulsive”. Sounds like the perfect title for a GIANTS/Dodger game post. That thing will practically write itself. Stay tuned.
I know I’ve used–ad nauseum–the old Casey Stengel quote: “now, there’s three things that can happen in baseball: you can win, you can lose, or it can rain.” The GIANTS have had a few series this season where they’ve managed to do all three. This series in Detroit was yet another one. The GIANTS won, the GIANTS lost, and it rained. The GIANTS won the first two games, it rained–and delayed–the game Friday night, and they lost yesterday.
In yesterday’s game the GIANTS got on the board when Blanco hit a double in the 5th, Crawford moved him over to 3rd with a productive out and Pagan brought him home with an RBI single. The Tigers scored 3 runs in the 3rd and 3 runs in the 7th. Hudson pitched a quality start, keeping the GIANTS in the game through 6 innings, but it unraveled on the bullpen in the 7th. Strickland, a September call-up, shut it down in the 9th with a 1, 2, 3 inning. I’m keeping an eye on that kid–I like what I’ve seen so far. The final score was:
GIANTS 1, Tigers 6
It’s time to get back to California. According to the lyrics of an oldie from the 70’s–“it never rains in California.” That’s not exactly true. It does rain in California. And when it does? We play anyway.