That’s right. Three in a row. Swept by the Padres. You know what? It happens. Even to Johnny Cueto. The good news is this is baseball. It’s gonna leave a permanent mark, but we’ll forget about it tomorrow. Well, at least by next week, right?
I didn’t get a chance to watch all of Sunday’s game, but what I caught was the most important part-top of the seventh. For once my timing was impeccable. After throwing six no-hit innings, the Padres pitcher gave up a home run to Conor Gillaspie-with two men on. Gregor Blanco reached on a fielding error and Ramiro Pena drew a walk. Gillaspie’s three-run home run got the Giants back in the game. It narrowed the Padres lead to just one run.
That’s as far as the Giants got. San Diego took back one of the runs right away. The final score was:
Giants 3, Padres 5
The Giants have Monday off. This might be a good time to take a breather and put the weekend behind them. I plan to. Like I said it happens. Turn the page. Move on. Get over it. You get the picture.
I’m sure by now you heard we got a consolation prize: the Dodgers lost Sunday. They lost Saturday too. Satisfying? Maybe a little. It’ll have to do until the Giants bounce back. Tuesday would be a good time to start bouncing.
Tuesday at 4:10 pm is the Giants next scheduled start. Jake Peavy will face off against his old team at Fenway Park. The game will be on CSN-BA and KNBR 680. Join the crowd on Facebook’s SF Giants Game Time Thread & Chat, where you can chat with other fans and share the love. Or the misery. It takes all kinds. Follow the link: