Just when I thought we'd lifted the Curse of Petco, the Giants lose a 1-0 game on a Yorvit Torrealba homer. I don't know about you, but I'd rather be beat by one of the Hairstons--I don't care which one--or Chase Hundley or Todd Headley or whoever the fuck. You see, I like Yorvit. Always have. Rue the day we rid ourselves of him. Alas.
Winning an absurd 1-0 contest against your primary foe is great. Oh, how the gods smiled on us when Aubrey ran to third! Losing an absurd 1-0 contest to your nemesis team is not. Oh, how the gods cursed us with bad calls!
Madison Bumgarner was winless in his two previous against San Diego (8-Sep-09, 14 Aug 10). Maybe some day that boy will learn to be a winner.
The Franchise goes tomorrow in the biggest start of his career. The Giants were in 3rd place, 7-1/2 back on September 11th last season. I think it's safe to say Tim Lincecum has never pitched a more important game. There's a good chance the game he pitches next week will be even more important, but that is then and this is now. Two back in the loss column, the Giants can't afford to lose any more ground. They have to deliver against the sensational Mat Latos a day after getting muzzled by the guy named after frozen food. Let's hope the run support is there for The Freak tomorrow. Beat them down! Take no prisoners!
p.s. I missed the time change on the game and didn't tune in today. I'm kind of glad, the torture would have been a bit too much. Got some important tasks done, though, and that always feels good.