Chris Heston: Doing Fine on Cloud 9

Chris Heston pitches his 1st major league win

Chris Heston pitches his 1st major league win

The Good News? Someone gave Chris Heston the line-up card as a memento of his 1st major league victory. The Bad News? It was in his pocket when he took his “beer shower”–given to him courtesy of teammates Sergio Romo and Jake Peavy. After the game, Heston told reporters “I’m on Cloud 9 right now, I’m ecstatic.” Remember the old Rolling Stones tune “Get Off Of My Cloud”? The chorus keeps running through my head because I’m up on that cloud too–who isn’t? We’re all excited about his 1st big league win. I’m just afraid he’s going to kick me off, after all, it’s his cloud.

Righetti helping Heston in the dugout

Righetti helping Heston in the dugout

Heston pitched a great game last night–after he shook off some rookie jitters. He started the 1st inning by giving away a free 90 feet when he hit the 1st batter he faced, then  gave the same player 180 more feet when he overthrew 1st in the pick-off attempt. I’ll be honest–I got kinda nervous. I needn’t have worried though, he settled in after that and pitched a great game. Besides that, our unwitting leader Mike Krukow sees this guy on the mound for at least the next 6 years, maybe more. I hope so–we need all the home growns we can get.

Chris Heston expected to kick off this season by pitching the AAA opener in Sacramento–but another catchy tune by the Rolling Stones tells us “you can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, well you might find, you get what you need.” He didn’t actually need that win, but it sure comes in handy. And the line-up card? The beer stains just give it character.

Vogey slides to score a run Tuesday night

Vogey slides to score a run Tuesday night

ICYMI–SF GIANTS v. Arizona:

Game 1–4/6/15: MadBum was MadBum through 7, McGehee and Aoki showed us their stuff, Pagan and Panik doubled.  FINAL SCORE: GIANTS 5, DBacks 4

Game 2–4/7/15: Not our night–we lost Belt to a groin strain–but Crawford and Posey hit home runs, and Vogey went into a slide at the plate to score a run, so despite a valiant effort the G-Men lost. FINAL SCORE: GIANTS 6, DBacks 7

Casey McGehee and Angel Pagan

Casey McGehee and Angel Pagan

Game 3–4/8/15: Chris Heston came through, McGehee hit a 2-run home run–making it a 3-run game–giving the GIANTS solid insurance. FINAL SCORE: GIANTS 5, DBacks 2

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