Pitching is such a vital part of the game, as far as winning is concerned.

On most teams the set up man has become more valuable, on others not so valuable.

Something to keep in mind — it’s raining lightly. The infield could be very wet on ground balls.

What is a drop and drive pitcher? He is a guy who drops and drives. Very simple.

So by guessing right you might have guessed wrong.

Giambi walks too much. He’s always clogging up the bases with all that walking.

As a new day begins in New York, the sun sets in Hawaii.

If football is a game of inches then baseball is a game of inch.

If that ball had more elevation, it would have been a home run.

If the double play is a pitcher’s best friend, what is a fielder’s choice? An acquaintance?

It’s better to have a fast runner on base than a slow one.

One thing about ground balls. They don’t go out of the ball park.

The reason we call that pitch up and in is because the arms are attached to the shoulder.

He wears his hat like a left hander!

Any ball that goes down is much heavier than any ball that stays on the same plane.

The blood on his sock looks exactly like Oklahoma!

You don't want to use too many statistics. The ones that apply to a July or August game won't be relevant on Saturday.

American McCarver

Miggy Will Save Us

On Tuesday, right-hander Sergio Romo (right elbow inflammation) and outfielder Carlos Beltran (strained right hand) were placed on the 15-day disabled list. Plus, Jeff Keppinger (right wrist), Nate Schierholtz (right foot) and Aaron Rowand (rib cage) were nicked up, while Pablo Sandoval (foot) started at first base instead of third.

Oh, and starter Jonathan Sanchez left Tuesday’s game after spraining his left ankle in the third inning. Despite those injuries, the Giants aren’t conceding anything. Sandoval came in Tuesday and more or less told skipper Bruce Bochy he was going to play, while Miguel Tejada is fresh after spending time on the DL with a lower abdominal strain and said he’s ready to contribute.

“I’m prepared to be one of the bigger guys on this team,” Tejada said.

The Giants will always have 2010 to remember. It’s been said many times that success in sports is about controlling injuries as much as anything else and the Giants have clearly been on the wrong end of that equation this year. While not completely conceding the season, it’s really hard to see how enough players get healthy to make this a serious run.

Now all we have left to root for is everyone else playing the Phillies. Hey Gruber, is there room on the Yankees bandwagon?

[Image: 20 seconds after Ryan Howard watched the third strike, the third out, the sixth game and the season into the record books.]


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