Thursday, February 28, 2008

Giants vs Cubs

It was an absolutely horrible Cactus League opener for the Giants today. I filled out the scorecard and started taking photos with every intention of posting my usual recap of the day's action. By the time there was only 1 out in the top of the 3rd inning and the score was 8-1 Cubs....I put away the scorebook and the camera and started doing some serious drinking. Hey......I had to salvage the day somehow!

The Giants had no offense, until the game was completely out of hand.....poor defense, with errors on Scott McClain and Justin Leone (not to mention 1 on Noah Lowry that wasn't scored that way by the official scorekeeper).......and poor pitching. Pretty much a baseball trifecta.

Noah Lowry was as bad (or worse) as he has ever been with 3 walks, a hit batsman and a wild pitch in only 1.1 innings of work. Kevin Correia had an even worse day with 7 hits and 5 runs to show for his 1 inning of work. The pitching highlights were Billy Sadler's 2/3rds inning with only a walk given up, Jack Taschner's 2 perfect innings and Brian Wilson's 1-2-3 9th inning. This team NEEDS it's pitching to be flawless........needless to say........this was not a good start.

Offensively, the Giants only had a solo HR by Randy Winn until they were behind 10-1. There were some good offensive moments, once the game was out of hand, including Eugenio Velez and Fred Lewis' triples. But, all in all it was a very forgettable opener.

I will post a couple of photos I took before I put the camera away. Hopefully, tomorrow will be a better day for the can't be much worse.


Anonymous said...

Fiasco or not, it was still a slice of heaven to hear Miller and Kuip on the radio. Thanks again for filling in our blanks.


Slogiant said...


I'm unable to log in at the Virtual Forum so I'll try to get this heads up out on your site.

For those of you with DirectTV the Giants vs Cubs game on Sunday, March 2 will be televised on the Chicago feed of Comcast Sportsnet (channel 640). Game time is at 1:30 Pacific Time.