Greek Giant

The Giants scored all ten of their runs in their thrilling ten-inning 10-7 victory over the Brewers, via the long ball! How cool is that. Who was it who said the Giants are turning into the 2019 Yankees?

The Giants are now 42-48, winners of eight of their last ten and in striking distance of the jam-packed National League Wild Card.

Last night’s win was more than just a win. It continued the Giants winning ways, 7 of 8, and .600 since June 1, 2019.

BCraw went deep with a laser to right that took about 1.4 seconds to exit Bud Seling Cancelled the 1994 World Series Park.

Buster Posey’s tenth inning grand slam was hit so hard it left a permanent dent in the Brewers scoreboard and in the collective psyche of the state of Wisconsin.

The knee-high wavy whatever pitch was eviscerated better than… Oh I don’t know, make up your own metaphor.

Posey’s homer was hit so hard that I swear I heard a sonic boom emanating from Milwaukee…

As if hitting a grand slam was not enough, before that, Buster Posey did this:

Evan Longoria is still on fire, hitting a two-run bomb that damaged the left field foul pole.

At this rate I expect the Milwaukee Brewers to send the Giants an invoice for repairs to their ballpark.

Austin Slater hit an opposite field two-run bb of his own.

Tyler Austin hit a dramatic solo shot to tie the game in the eighth inning.

The Giants trailed about 79 times and still came back to win.

Shaun Anderson was competent, then not, then ok, going five innings and allowing four runs. The young right hander did set a career high with thirteen strikeouts. He’ll be fine.

Will Smith blew his first save of this long season. I hope the All Star Game did not shake him up too much.

Mark Melancon hung tough, despite giving up a run in the bottom of the tenth, to close out this exciting game

BB9 had two hits and scored two runs from the leadoff spot. This move may be Bruce Bochy’s shrewdest since bringing Madison Bumgarner to pitch five innings in relief on two days rest in some game I can’t quite recall at the moment..I think it was against the Royals…

What to make of this resurgence? Did the Giants hitters just decide to play better? Did Bam Bam Meulens open up a can of US Grade A Hitting Attack in San Francisco on July 30th?

Is there something brewing in terms of how the Giants are approaching their hitting mechanics or their mental approach to the plate?

Did the arrival of Alex Dickerson inject some much-needed vitamin H (Hitting) into this team?

I’ve never seen the Giants go on an offensive tear like this in my 26 years of San Francisco Baseball Fandom.

The Box

Something magical and wonderful took place in Anaheim last night as the Angels not only won a game in honor of Tyler Skaggs, they pitched a no-hitter and yes, his mom threw out the first pitch!
That will make you question your faith in atheism…

Tonight Madison Bumgarner faces Zach Davies, who is having an outstanding season. First pitch is at 6:15pm, Sausage Field time.