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Greek Giant

I needed that.

There were beanballs, players and Mattingly ejected, and a very angry Bruce Bochy. It was a fun night at the yard.

Posey went deep. Hanson had three hits. Dyson closed and the Giants get a chance to take a series from the dreaded Marlins today at 12:45 Barry Bonds time.

There was also some very good defense last night by the Giants and bad defense by the Marlins.

I don’t have the patience to get into all the fisticuffs and circumstances, except to say that Buster Posey, after being beaned in retaliation around his shoulder and near his head by Dan Strailly and a fast fastball, absolutely, positively, needs to show some fury, leadership and brass knuckles diplomacy by charging the mound. Instead he took his punishment meekly and went to first without incident. In general and on principle I respect the turn the other cheek Gandhi approach in life but sometimes baseball demands a benches clearing brawl and that was one of those times….

Hunter Strickland broke his hand punching a wall.

Rich Aurilia brings up an interesting point:

Here is Pavlovic:

Brandon Crawford and his family had a healthy baby boy. Congrats BCraw now hurry back to Willie Mays Field. We need you.

The Giants are two games under .500 (36-38) with 7 games to go to reach the 81 game, half season mark. Time is running out. Time to get hot.

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