The San Francisco Giants got a victory last night against the LA Dodgers 2-1 in a stormy night that was chock-full of great pitching! Despite both starters being late scratches, due to weather, they each came into the game in relief. Tim Lincecum pitched 4 solid innings giving up only one run and got his first win of the season, and the Giants first as well.
This was a badly needed win for the Giants who have high hopes for their club early in the season. It is vital that they begin their season with some momentum to keep morale high as all the experts have picked them to finish last in their division this year. More importantly, is that they establish themselves at the plate, where they have struggled all spring.
My best friend Todd was at the game in LA decked out in all his Giants gear for the rainy night. He sat pretty much anywhere he wanted as the stadium was quite empty due to a 1 hour and 14 minute rain delay in the top half of the 5th inning. But, he stuck it out, along with the other faithful, and got to see the Giants pull down their first victory of the season.
It was good to finally see some of the youngsters get a start last night! I hope we keep up the youth movement as I see it crucial to our success moving forward. Bill James claims that the best years of a baseball player’s career are from age 25-29. So, we’ll see if those guys get into the games for us.
Lets go giants! And here’s to the true fans who stuck it out in the stadium during the rain delay. Those LA kids would never do that for their team!
I am actually heading up to San Fransisco in a couple of weeks and I am a HUGE Giants fan! I am going to watch them DESTROY my home town team, “The Padres,” and I am very excited! I got a great ace ticket promo code that helped out with the cost. I hope this helps out everyone else that’s on a budget. Thanks for the great post!