This glorious facial hair will save the Giants’ season
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Ben returns to the podcast with Chad and Eric to discuss what may be the turnaround for the Giants’ season. Sure, it’s only a four-game winning streak, but they hadn’t won more than two consecutive games all year. The pitching is settling in, and despite the injuries, the offense has shown some life over the last several days. Buster Freakin’ Posey is showing how to put a team on his back, going on a home run tear, catching a 17-inning game, and hitting a walk-off in said 17th. Cain has been somewhat of a “stopper,” and although he many not quite be channeling 2012 Matt Cain, it’s more than serviceable for a fifth starter. Span is hitting over .400 since coming off the DL and setting the table.
Now, they just need to start winning series and get back to .500, and we can talk about making the playoffs thereafter.
Please tell me you’re old enough to understand this reference!
Clearly we wanted nine or more, but the Giants had their longest winning streak in four years, winning eight in row. They hadn’t lost in more than a week, for God’s sake! That just can’t be sustained.
Through the last three wins in Cincinnati, the shutout sweep of the Dodgers and the first two torturous wins in Colorado, the Giants finally succumbed to normalization.
The streak brought some amazing stats, like almost 40 consecutive scoreless innings pitched, the longest homerun at Coors Field since 2004, and, well, no, Dinger didn’t impress us with anything, so nevermind.
The Giants have one more in Colorado tomorrow, but at least it’ll be a split before they leave for Milwaukee.
Oh, and by the way, the Giants have an absurd streak of 2 out RBI hits. But, it’s not even close to the record.
For those of you who were worried when they were 4-10, drink a few beers, sheesh.