Friday, February 29, 2008

Giants 3 - Mariners 5

Today's game was certainly a lot better effort than yesterday against the Cubs. The Giants jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the 2nd inning. Unfortunately, that was it for their scoring on the day. Meanwhile, the Mariners scored 2 runs off of an ineffective Scott Williamson, 2 more of a very poor Randy Messenger and a final run off of Bartolome Fortunato to fashion a 5-3 win.

I think I covered most of the highlights in the photo captions. The Giants just weren't able to put together any offense after the 3 run 2nd inning. I think the general consensus is that if the Giants are going to have any kind of a season at all......they will need to win a bunch of 3-1 and 3-2 games. Well, this game sure bore that theory out. But much like last year...the bullpen let the team down from the 6th inning on.

As an aside, the announced attendance at today's game was only 6,207.....but a large number of season ticket holders were not present. Scottsdale Stadium was emptier than I have ever seen it (on a non-rain day) since the stadium was rebuilt in 1992. I don't know if that trend will continue or if it is a function of starting spring games in February. I will be interested to see how the attendance goes for the rest of the spring season.

Tomorrow is the Giants vs the A's at Scottsdale Stadium. I believe Barry Zito is pitching. It would be nice if he could duplicate Tim Lincecum's performance today.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice job GF9...

Must've been nice watching Franchise pitch.