Following Their St. Louis Blues, Giants Face Jays
Let’s face it, this past weekend series against the Cardinals in St. Louis is something we as Giants fans, would all like to forget about. But for the sake of this article, I’ll have to torture you again. Sorry.
Friday, we got to see a rain delay that eventually became a postponement of the game to Saturday, making it a double header day.
Also, tornadoes were in the St. Louis area that proved to be a bad omen for the Giants.
As if one loss in a day wasn’t bad enough, the Giants treated us to an all out runs fest (sarcasm), scoring one single solitary run over two games. They were blown out and shut out 8-1 in the first game and lost 7-1 in the following game.
June 1, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; San Francisco Giants left fielderAndres Torres
(56) walks back to the dug out after being struck out by St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcherKeith Butler
(not pictured) during the ninth inning of game one of a doubleheader at Busch Stadium. St. Louis defeated San Francisco 8-0. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
The Giants managed to dodge the sweep again on back to back series. They got the W in the final game on Sunday winning 4-2.
The Giants come back home today for a quick two game series against the Toronto Blue Jays before heading out on grueling nine game roadie.
San Francisco faced the Jays once already in Toronto last month, losing big time, dropping both games by astronomical scores of 10-6 and 11-3.
Former Giant cast-off Melky Cabrera stuck it to them, logging 5 hits and 2 RBI over the two games. It will be interesting to see how the AT&T crowd responds to Melky’s return, given the embarrassment of his PEDs debacle last year.
Tim Lincecum, who’s always searching for his return to form, will take the hill on the first matchup against the young, up-and-down- from-the-minors rightie Josh Johnson who holds an unimpressive pitching line of 0-1 with a 6.86 ERA
Johnson has given up four or more hits in each of his last four starts, which were back in April, and an earned run total of 15 over those four starts. The Giants should look to capitalize and knock him around.
R.A. Dickey will make a San Francisco appearance in game two facing Barry Zito. Dickey struck out a whopping 10 Giants in the last Toronto meeting. Zito had a very efficient last outing against the Rockies, going 7 innings without giving up an earned run.
The Giants really need to crack open some of these games with their bats. It’s really time. The offense has been really lackluster of late. Which brings me to my keys to the series.
My Keys to the Series:
SCORE SOME FREAKIN’ RUNS.
Timmy is still in his rotation spot after speculation that he would pitch in relief out of the bullpen in a few games.
Angel Pagan is still out with hamstring issues and Pablo Sandoval is out as well with his foot injury.