The Ballad of Donnie Barrels

by
Greek Giant

Donnie Barrels
He’s the man
Barreling Baseballs
As far as he can

Donnie
Donnie Barrels
Donnie
Donne Barrels…

Donovan Solano went 3-4 including a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth that put the Giants ahead for good in their 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday. With the three knocks Donnie Barrels is now hitting a cool .344, second in the NL. Brandon Belt, one of the hottest hitters in baseball, hit a pinch hit homer in the bottom of the seventh. BB9 is hitting .491 (27-55) over his past nineteen games. The Belt Bandwagon appears to be growing into the size of a Mack Truck, one loaded with base hits.

Chadwick Tromp went deep with a solo blast in the bottom of the third.

The Giants are flexing some muscle this season with all the homers and extra base hits. I wrote it before and I will write it again: “Who are these guys?”

Johnny Cueto had a rough first inning allowing two runs but recovered and went 5 2/3 innings with zeroes on the board after the first. The Giants are now one game under .500 again and soon, very soon, their flirtation with .500 and baseball respectability, may just turn into a love story.

Speaking of Donnie Barrels, what a story. The journeyman was expected to be a relatively minor piece in the Giants offensive puzzle. This year he has turned out to be a major part of the picture. With Donovan Solan, Brandon Belt and Wilmer Flores, the Giants have a veritable Murder’s Row of their own…

The Box


Giants Bench Coach, Alyssa Nakken, now has a jersey in the Hall of Fame:


Today the Giants try to take three of four from the DBacks, the final game of the series.