Greek Giant

These things happened in last night’s 10-2 destruction of the Giants by the Dodgers:

  • Shohei Ohtani hit a home run measured at 446 feet but it looked and felt like 1,446 feet.
  • Luis Matos had a bad night in center field (I could use more colorful language).
  • Patrick Bailey was placed back on the IL with the Concussion Protocol.
  • Keaton Winn, the starting pitcher, was placed on the IL with a forearm issue, the eight player on the IL.
  • Jung Hoo Lee’s separated shoulder was officially diagnosed as minced meat.
  • The Giants fell to 19-25.
  • The disparity between the two teams and the two franchises became ever more apparent.
  • Blake Sabol was the starting catcher and it did not go well.

I hope ownership was watching. In no world can this performance, lack of depth or talent gap be tolerated if you are Giants fan, or a Giants owner invested in winning and competing with the best in Major League Baseball.

For those of who you cry “But the Giants have a ton of injuries” I present you with this: So do the Dodgers. The team from Southern California has Bobby Miller, Clayton Kershaw and Dustin May on the IL.

After more than 25% of the season the Giants are perhaps less than what we thought they were: a team with upside in the starting rotation, a weak middle relief corps, a bunch of nobodies in the everyday line up and a roster that has not yet put together a three-game winning streak.

It’s time to pull the plug on this regime and this year’s team.

Trade all the over-priced and out-dated veterans not named Matos, Ramos, Bailey, Schmitt and Estrada, and start over.



Tonight’s Game

The Giants and Dodgers conclude their series tonight at 6:45 PM with Logan Webb on the mound for the hometown team. The Dodgers have not yet named a starting hurler.