Buster Posey

Giants Youth Prevails Versus Rockies

By Bryan Rose

You know what’s awesome? That it was Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner, and Andres Torres (though he’s not really part of the “youth movement”) that won the game for the Giants. You know what’s not cool? That it was Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner, and Andres Torres who won the game for the Giants. Where are the rest of the guys? Watching them swing at first pitch after first pitch, not working the count, hacking away like a bunch of drunk loggers was dreadful. Thankfully, the two youngest members of the Giants were able to keep the G-Men from a second straight loss to the Rockies with Ubaldo going for the Purple today.

Bumgarner wasn’t special, but, he got the job done. He wiggled his way out of a few jams and got some solid defense behind him, a welcome change from the past week or so. Posey was Posey – just another night at the yard, and Torres, while he struggled most of the night, came through with the go ahead moon shot of a homer before Posey opened it wide open with his double.

The NL West leading Padres continued their scuffle, dropping their 6th straight game (3 of the 6 have been to the Diamondbacks), but chances are they’ll get back in the win column as their ace Mat Latos takes the hill tonight in Arizona. Either way, despite the Giants struggles of late, they have closed the NL West gap to just 4 games, although it’s 5 in the loss column. It’s been a mini implosion by the Padres, no doubt – but it’s up to the Giants to capitalize now. It wont be easy versus the NL’s potential Cy Young winner (despite his recent struggles) Ubaldo Jimenez who opposes Tim Lossecum, err, Lincecum tonight.

If we ever needed a vintage Timmy outing, it’s tonight. Come through, big time Timmy Jim. Please?