I’ve decided watching the Giants is like dealing with an old injury that still gives you trouble. It won’t go away, it’s annoying as hell, and it causes considerable discomfort, but it’s been around so long you don’t bitch like you used to.
The Giants lost the final game in the series to the Padres, partly because of Hector Sanchez and his new-found home run hitting ability. Hector has hit five home runs this year—three against the Giants. One was against Detroit, but earlier this month he hit one against the Dodgers—off former Giants closer, Sergio Romo.
Last year, Hector hit three home runs—one was off Jeff Samardzija. Hector has a history of hitting three home runs per season. Except his last season with the Giants when he hit one. And of course this year, with his fifth home run so far. I get the feeling Hector has a bone to pick with the Giants.
Hector’s home run Sunday against the Giants was the first of two three-run jacks hit by the Padres. They made all the difference.
The final score was: Giants 1, Padres 7
There was a rumor going around before Sunday’s game about the Astro’s interest in Jeff Samardzija. I don’t know if the Shark’s performance will Sunday will change the Astros’ mind—we’ll have to wait and see. All I know is I’d like the Shark to stay.
Still feeling the love for Philadelphia.
16 July 2017