Titles Are Overrated - GIANTS SUCK!
Brad Penny is the man of my dreams. Ok not really, but any man who can pitch seven scoreless innings to beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on the road deserves a little nookie, right?
He got the win despite giving up 10 hits which is unusual for the power pitcher who relies on getting strikeouts (he only got one K). I’ve never seen the fiery Penny so in control of his off-speed pitches. My jaw dropped so much while watching this game I think it actually became unhinged.
He got the win despite the horrible outfield play by Viejito and Juan Pierre. The former notched an error on a fly ball by the poster child of steroids, and Pierre totally misplayed a double to centerfield by Rich Aurelia.
He got the win because of his patience and reliance of the strong defense of the infield. Ramon Martinez, in the lineup because of a preseason injury to shortstop Rafael Furcal (Mr. DUI), made some spectacular plays in the bottom of fifth inning. With Pedro Feliz on first, Randy Winn hit a double to left field. Viejito threw to Martinez with all of his might I seriously thought he was going to pop his shoulder. With Feliz charging to home plate, Martinez fired a perfect throw to My Boyfriend getting the out and saving a 1-0 lead.
Speaking of My Boyfriend, he made a statement to all of baseball in the first two innings. In both innings with a runner on first, Giant’s manager Bruce Bochy sent the runners to steal second. In both cases My Boyfriend threw them out. After that, no Giant attempted a steal.
In the grand scheme of things, it’s only one game against a team that’s as old as time itself. But to get a victory against the hated Giants in their home field always results in such elation that even I would be willing to go down on Tubby. And isn’t that the only thing that really matters in this world?
AP photo by George Nikitin