The lovingly improbable San Francisco Giants (52-40) stretched their first place lead to three games by smacking down the Mets today 4-2. Yep, four runs...pretty much a Giants slug fest. At least Matt Cain (game score 63) probably felt that way considering the Giants have given Cain a meager 3.7 runs per game throughtout his career. Nate Schierholtz joined in the slugging vibe with a stellar 4-4 night. Even newly activated Mike Fontenot chipped in with 3 hits...maybe he's been gone so long he forgot that we are a weak hitting team. Yeah...four runs, kinda decadent really, we only needed three. Feels good.
With the All-Star game looming, we all have several days to revel in many glorious notions. Come on, we are in first! Let's revel. Here's my short list:
* how long can Pablo Sandoval go? 21 and counting...
* will Ryan Vogelsong continue to amaze?
* how many more walk-offs, is there a limit on magic?
* and what about Brandon Crawford...and Brandon Belt?
This team is full of great stories and bright futures. Can Timmy, Matt and the rest of the goofballs pull it off again? Talk amongst yourselves.