Monday, April 13, 2009

You Have to Help Yourself and Your Teammates

Okay, it may be time, for those who don't know any better or are just fickle fans, to think last season (for Tim Lincecum) was a fluke.

Unfortunately, in baseball, it is the pitcher who gets charged with the loss even though-more often than not- it's a (teammate) position player's inability to make a play (defensively) that really caused the defeat.

On Sunday, April 12, 2009, Giant left-fielder, Fred Lewis' inability to catch a duck fart/snort and later misjudged a liner that went over his head by less than the length of his glove-hand had he extended it fully.

You always here about how a pitcher can help himself. How he fields his position and how he executes sacrifices or comes through with a base hit with runners on base. Tim Lincecum came up with runners in scoring position and took a called third strike right down Broadway.

fans are aware that there is very little margin for error since their lineup has not yet established itself. If they get runners in scoring position with less than 2 outs or even WITH 2 outs they have to find a way to get 'er done!

The series in San Diego was painful.

Painful because the sportstalk radio hosts will be Mannying-up, now that the Giants aren't scoring any runs. The painfully obvious will be revealed until the Giants catch and hit the damned ball on a more consistent basis than what was shown vs. the Padres.

Kevin Marquez