I was going to title this post as “Couldn’t Dodge a Giant Sweep”. But then again this series does not deserve such a dramatic title.
What was important is how well the Giants are playing. For two reasons: 1. Giants needed to punch back after getting swept at home; 2. Giants need to be ready to play a tough series against the Braves.
So what I want to say about the series:
Giants won the series while never being tied for even a half inning. Which comes as a hug surprise to me as historically, in the Bochy era, Giants have been from poor to terrible in the first inning. And yet, we scored, every game. Refreshing.
New life by Giants hitters showed up. But not in the replacement outfielders, but in the form of a certain NBA prodigy look-a-like. The wrap floated the idea that Arias should try play the outfield while the other hard(ish) hitting infielders.
Defense did not bad either. *see highlights by the left side.
I’ve went this long without talking about the pitcher’s? So it’s one of those series…. All the starters should be applauded for their effort. 21+ innings just 2 ER’s. Bumgarner had battle a guy that would only allow two runs and no more. Lincecum had to negotiate a tight zone. Cain was up against a desperate Dodger team, not as easy thing it seems. Relievers could have been better, but I’m not complaining, they could use some tuning up as we get ready for four straight with the Braves.