Saturday, September 04, 2010
3 is a big number for the Giants right now
The number 3 is retired at AT&T Park in San Francisco for former New York Giant great Bill Terry. He was a Hall of Fame first baseman and was the player/manager for the 1933 World Champion Giants.
I bet most Giant fans have no clue who he is.
But they should be thinking about his number in regards to the playoff push.
They were sunk tonight in Los Angeles... down 4-0 in the 7th... down 4-3 in the 9th inning... they were on the verge of letting wasting another chance to take advantage of the Padres struggles.
Then Juan Uribe did his best Brian Johnson impersonation and slugged a gigantic homer against L.A.
It was a big one... one of those if the Giants DO win this Division, it will be shown again and again on the Diamondvision by China Basin.
The standings say the Giants are 2 games back of the freefalling Padres.
Actually they are 3 back in the loss column, which is probably a better barometer of what the Giants have to do.
They are also 3 games behind the Phillies for the Wild Card. Now granted, the Phillies look like a run away freight train. Good luck stopping them.
But the Giants have 26 games to make up 3 in the loss column to these two teams.
They come to San Diego for four games next weekend.
And how does the season end? With a series between the Giants and the Padres in San Francisco.
How many games in that series?