Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
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Wednesday, September 01, 2010
GET UP GIANTS! THERE'S A DIVISION TO WIN!
This is no time to be lying around, Giants... there's an amazing thing that is happening:
The Padres are falling apart. Worse than falling apart.
They've dropped a WEEK of games down the stretch. Sure the Giants are only 2 games back of the Phillies for the Wild Card... but the Phillies are suddenly healthy and looking more and more like the 2 time defending NL Champs.
And the Phillies are chasing the Braves who are also showing no signs of letting up.
But there's San Diego. Remember all season long it looked like they were winning with a big bag of luck and a no name line up (besides Adrian Gonzalez)?
Remember when the season began the Padres looked like a team destined to lose 100 games?
Well what if I told you at the beginning of the year they would win 88-90 games? You'd probably award Bud Black for manager of the year!
What if the law of averages are catching up to the Padres? What if this wonderful story of the second lowest payroll in the National League taking control of the division and storming into the playoffs WAS too good to be true?
The Giants play the Padres seven (count em SEVEN) more times.
Of course the Padres have the Giants number this year, winning 9 out of 11 games so far. But what if the law of averages catches up with the head to head match up as well?
The Giants can't worry about teeth grinding losses and blown opportunities.
Forget the 9th inning triple the other day or blowing the comeback to the Reds last week.
They actually can take control of their own destiny, and with Lincecum back in the win column finally, maybe they can string together some wins!