Hard to believe it’s been a year since I posted on my MLB blog account. I’ve been using blogger this whole time. It got annoyed when they decided to change to word press.
Since it’s now August, the pennant races are starting to heat up. I think the Giants have a good chance, though i am not sure if they’re world series material. It’s hard to tell at this point who will be in the playoffs and i am still confused about the extra wild card teams. Seems pointless since that round is only one game. I haven’t watch that much baseball in the past week because of the Olympics but the Giants seem to struggle and then comeback, they lost 5 in a row a week ago & then swept the Rockies this past weekend.
So far it has been a good road trip for them. They’ve had a great season so far, despite some injuries and losing their closer Brian Wilson for the season. Matt Cain’s perfect game in June was unbelievable. I haven’t been to a perfect game but my dad, brother & grandpa went to one in LA in 1991 when Dennis Martinez perfected over the Dodgers. Though i have been to a few great games myself. In 1999 I was there when Cardinals outfielder Fernando Tatis hit two grand slams in one inning at Dodger stadium. Another was when the Dodgers were ahead of the Giants by 5 runs and lost to them in the 9th inning. My grandpa had to leave early so i was a bit upset about missing the Giants 9th inning run, can’t even remember what year that was!. Early on some of the Giants fans predicted Matt Cain on throwing the next no-hitter after Sanchez, and even better he got a perfect game. It was unbelievable, that was my first perfect game to watch since they’re a local team. I didn’t watch Dallas Braden’s a couple years ago, not much of an A’s fan at all.