Entering the ninth inning last night, I had a Giants obituary complete. I was pretty bitter at the prospect of getting swept by a team that has about one player in its lineup that has to shave daily. In fact, if I were a D-Backs fan right now, I would be thrilled about the next seven years or so. That lineup is going to be ridiculous.
Anyways, here's the post, titled "It's like watching Schindler's List after visiting a nursing home"
Martha Stewart is polishing the brass on the Titanic man, it's all going down!
When I saw the defensive alignment last night, my first thought was, "What in the hell is Ryan Klesko doing in right field? This can't be good." Well, it wasn't. Noah Lowry deserved to win, but the adventures of Klesko (see: crappy, shitty, ridiculously awful) in the fourth inning was too much to overcome.
It's to the point where even the third base coach sucks. Tim Flannery's indecisiveness in the third inning brought a screeching halt to what could have been a big inning. Wait a minute... Ray Durham likely would have grounded into a double play anyways, so I guess it didn't matter that much.
And yes, you might as well call me Debbie Downer. With four solid teams ahead of them (okay, maybe just 3), 9 games behind in the standings and absolutely nothing resembling life in its offense, the Giants are drowning in the deep end of an ocean of worthlessness.
The anchors keeping this Titanic in the deep include:
1) Brian Sabean
2) Rich Aurilia's crippling lack of productivity in the 3 hole.
3) Does Durham enjoy grounding into rally killing double plays?
4) How in the hell does Pedro Feliz still have a job?
5) The bullpen. All of them. Especially Steve Fucking Kline and Jack Fucking Taschner
6) Brian Sabean
7) Have I mentioned Brian Sabean?
Do I have to keep going? I've watched the better part of 5 games since Sunday and I can say with complete sincerity that I don't feel like this team stands a chance of making the playoffs.
Next thing I know, Feliz ties the game in the ninth with a homer, Taschner pitches a perfect bottom half, and Kline ultimately saves the game with a perfect inning. Go figure. Maybe Sabean will sign all three of them to four-year extensions today.