You know the old saying “you snooze, you lose?” Friday night’s Giants game was a snooze fest. I bet I’m not the only one who gave my eyes a rest. For four innings.
I didn’t see the Braves score their two runs. I fell asleep in the top of the sixth–I recorded the first two at-bats on my scoresheet, but after that bupkiss. I could have watched the encore performance that aired in the middle of the night, since my circadian rhythm’s master closck is now working like an alarm clock that’s been smashed against a wall. I decided to write this instead.
But for those who don’t know, the final score was: Giants 0, Braves 2
I know we are struggling. It will work out. I have faith. I expressed concern because I think the Kid might get sent back down. In retrospect, I think I’d rather see Christian Arroyo back in the minors bashing baseballs than losing heart in the bigs. His confidence could suffer and he needs to learn how to work out of a slump. He doesn’t need to do that on a world stage. If he gets sent back down, I hope he doesn’t stay down for long. He’s still a great spark.
We need an outfielder. And pitching. Consistent pitching. Although after looking at the box score from Friday’s game, I’d have to say Matt Cain did a great job and his relief—Bryan Morris and George Kontos—pitched scoreless innings. The pitchers held the game within reach. Only thing we needed was a bat. Or two.
But you’re Giants fans. I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. We have to keep believing. And try to stay awake.
25 May 2017