Monday, September 18, 2006
20 Runs? Uh, Colorado, Isn't That A Little...?
Bam! "No, it's a lot."
Today was a bad day. Please don't take a picture. The Giants pitching staff assed it up quite nicely tonight, with Noah Lowry screwing his ERA for the year by allowing nine runs in less than two innings. Tonight the Rockies were Jackson Pollack, and the Giants were the freaking canvas. And to top it all off, the Dodgers won a completely ridiculous game against the Padres in which they hit four straight (!) home runs to tie the game (!) in the ninth (!). If the Giants don't make the playoffs, I at least want to see the freaking Dodgers falter and miss the postseason. The Pads had recently usurped them for first place, and the Phils were riding their asses for the Wild Card, but this win tonight is the kind of thing that sets momentum. Remember Brian Johnson? Yeah, it's like that, only evil and filled with pornstachey mayhem.
Are the Giants done? I mean, no, they aren't mathematically done, but come on, spiritually and mentally they seem about spent. This is the third straight game that they've had their asses handed to them, and now they're five back of the Dodgers and 4 1/2 back of San Diego. Part of me still wants them to pull out a miracle run, while another part just wants to be put out of its misery. If Schmidt can't come back, this team is toast, but with Lowry and Morris being systematically beat around at this point, and the offense doing its usual up-and-down thing, the burnt bread may be ready to pop up already.
Anyway, like I said, bad day. I just...ugh. I can't write anything intelligible anymore at this point, so here's some youtube fun from better days to sate my laziness. If I try to analyze anymore, it'll just deevolve into a series of Cromagnon flailings meant to signify how much Pedro Feliz sucks.
I actually had another long post all written up about how much Thom Brenneman sucks, but my computer froze and I forgot to save most of it, so I'll be rewriting the thing tomorrow. Anyways, comment starter leading up to my post tomorrow: Does anybody hate Brenneman as much as I do? He may be, in my opinion, the worst announcer out there, which is like being called the crappiest member of the Raiders' offensive line.