4.18.2006

Red Sox!

No Crisp, a cold Manny and still 9-4 . Winning one run games. I like this style of baseball. How about an '86 rematch? I have faith that Papelbon will fare better than Schiraldi. Let's not talk of blisters or a fifth starter, Lester will be along around the all star break.

3 Comments:

Blogger Logan Ryan Smith said...

well, all you need is Ortiz, really. and i feel the same way, with Bonds (boooo!) playing like a feeble 80-year-old man and the GIANTS still getting the job done.

it's about time the GIANTS realized they weren't "team barry" and can do it just fine without him. of course, it's the still relatively recent additions of alou, winn, vizquel, finley and matt morris that make them a significantly different team than the GIANTS of the last few seasons.

2006 World Series: GIANTS vs. BoSox
or
GIANTS vs. ChiSox

and i'm not EVEN playing favoritism here. not at all.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

If ever there were homers, we're them. That's an old nucleus but ones who have been to the dance. Much to be said for that. Schmidt or bust. How about the rest of the staff? Not been following the G'nts...

6:23 PM  
Blogger Logan Ryan Smith said...

Well, Finley who is, yes, 41, looks a lot younger and plays a lot younger than his age would assume. If any of our senior citizens get hurt, we have some kids like Jason Ellison who I'm sure will step up just fine to keep the GIANTS competitive.

Our pitching is looking stronger than ever with Schmidt and Morris being the top dogs, and Matt Cain has his chance to prove everybody right that he's a pitching phenom and THE pitcher to be reckoned with for the next 5-10 years. Jamie Wright has pitched a few excellent games as well. Noah Lowry having injured himself in the home opener (I was there) is only a minor setback. He'll be fine by his return, I'm sure. Our bullpen with Tim "The Beast" Worrell, Scott Munter, Steve Kline, and Tyler Walker seems pretty impressive to me, despite our loss of Scott Eyre in the off season.

The defense of Omar Vizquel at SS and Ray Durham at second is pretty exquisite, and Pedro Feliz over at 3rd has always proved terrific defensively. The kid, Lance Niekro, over at 1st just has to get his bearings and then he'll start tearing the cover off the ball.

Overall, we have pretty hot bats and are a well-rounded team. Our farm system, too, is full of kids who can step up at a moment's notice.

It's going to be a great season (knock on wood).

Oh baseball!

6:33 PM  

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