- Well, that’s too bad. I’m sure a lot of us were looking forward to Lincecum’s possible resurrection from the dead. Plus, what’s better than breakfast with the Giants two straight days?
- Lincecum will pitch game one of the doubleheader tomorrow, according to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area
- Aubrey Huff spent the ninth inning at second base yesterday…which makes perfect sense because you’d figure, “Hey, if the guy is playing great over at first base, let’s try him in the middle of the diamond!” Obviously, Bochy didn’t really have any other options with the presented situation. Huff, in all likelihood, was the best option at that point. But still, his error at first in the 8th let Murphy score and his Mr. Freeze impression on the Justin Turner groundball/double play possibility prolonged the inning, setting up the game-winning groundout. Oh, and he went 0-for-4 with two popouts, a GIDP and a groundout, almost all of which were completely useless outs, with the exception of the little tapper he hit back to Frank Francisco in the ninth that advanced Buster to second, who eventually scored
- Huff had this to say to Andrew Baggarly after the game: “I’ll play catcher if they want me to…It’s not something I can say no to.”
- Huff’s .182 batting average would not have been in the lineup today, as Belt would have played 1B and batted 6th
- Tomorrow’s getaway game was scheduled to slate Bumgarner against fellow southpaw Johan Santana, but today’s rainout will bump Santana back in the rotation and the Giants will instead face RHP Miguel Batista and RHP Dillon Gee, who was supposed to be today’s starter against Timmy
- Through 14 games last year, the Giants were 8-6 with 57 runs scored and had already played the Dodgers 7 times. They’ve scored 58 this year (an average of just over 4 a game) and have played the Dodgers 0 times
- Monday, May 7 in LA will be the first time they face each other, which is the furthest into the season since 1999 when they didn’t meet until June 25
- Buster Posey is riding a 5-game hit streak in which he is batting .550 (11-20). Surprisingly, though, only 1 RBI in the span
- Pablo Sandoval’s current 14-game hit streak is the 2nd longest to start a season by a Giant in the SF era, second only to Willie Mays who started off the 1960 season with 16 in a row
No disrespect here to Santiago Casilla.
The guy really hasn’t done anything noteworthy to make Giants fans scream for a new man in the ninth.
But Sergio Romo brings more to the table than Casilla (both physically and emotionally) that this club needs as a closer to replace Brian Wilson.
Now, I know Romo doesn’t have the fastball velocity Casilla does. But I’m a huge believer that the stats don’t lie. Here’s a comparison of Romo and Casilla’s key stats last year: