In anticipation of a game against the rookie phenom sensation, Mr. Stephen Strasburg, I'd like to first reflect on what has been an epic turn around thanks solely to that hapless team in Milwaukee.
Stay Hot Buster Posey!
Buster probably rather stay in milwaukee after his performance this week. He went 9-15 for a .600 batting avg and hit 4 home runs with 9 RBI's including his first career grand slam and first career multi-hr game.
Stay Hot Aubrey Huff!
After hitting a win preserving 2 run single on Monday, Huff had a day off the next day so he could come back in the last two games to hit a homer in each game and also hit .600 for the series with 7 RBI's in the 3 games he played. In his last 6 games, Aubrey is hitting .400 with 5 home runs.
Keep up the Power Surge
Andres Torres, Aubrey Huff, Pat Burrell, Buster Posey, these guys are all starting to find some power in their swings and we got to see it unfold in the 1st inning of a 15-2 win where Torres, Huff and Posey all hit home runs in the 1st inning.
Starting it up
The starting rotation is starting to come together as I've hoped, in case you haven't been watching Bumgarner is now solidified as the 5th starter and is coming off an impressive win after pitching 8 innings of shutout ball.
Timmy is timmy, and although not feeling his best, he went out and pitched a 10 strikeout performance in a ha ha HAH LAUGHER! 15-2, with only 1 earned run over 7 innings
Barry didn't do quite as well, but did not let the flood gates through and should thank Dan Runzler for coming through in a bases loaded jam.
Sanchy had a pretty solid start as well, and did enough to earn the win.
Cain is missing this party right now, but didn't do horribly against the Rockies allowing 3 runs over 6 innings for the no-decision. I'm looking for him to step it up today against the rookie phenom and against a Nationals team that just took 2 out of 3 from the Padres.
Caution: Do not look too far into a "turnaround" that involved the misery of just one underperforming NL Central team.
With that being said, I want to see the Giants keep the momentum going into DC and gaining some ground before the all star break. Stay Hot Giants!
Laws of the Day
The last time the Giants hit 3 home runs in the 1st inning of a game:
August 1999 - Bonds, Kent, Burks
.. also in Milwaukee
Dan Runzler had his first plate appearance of his young major league career on Thursday. He ended up dislocating his left knee cap on a swing... But he got the win!
Huff's home run swing