Jun 15, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (15) watches his players during batting practice before the game against the Seattle Mariners at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports
The San Francisco Giants have lost five straight games and nine straight home games. They still hold second place in the NL West, but that can change, and most likely will. It’s altogether way too early to worry about our spot in the standings. Anything can happen—for two reasons: there’s almost 100 games left to play, and it’s baseball.
I’m not gonna lie to you—we needed a win here. We were looking at two different losing streaks. Going into this game we had: a four-game consecutive losing streak, and an eight game losing streak at home. Let’s face it—the last time the Giants suffered through a home game losing streak longer than eight games they lived in a different state. They lived in a different time. The fans didn’t have the opportunity to watch the drama unfold in their living rooms, because TV hadn’t been invented yet—well, technically it had, but nobody had one.
I got curious and started looking up historical stuff: longest losing streak, longest losing streak at home—along with all the factors to consider: who we played at the beginning of the streak, who we played…ok, I’m bored already, aren’t you? I know baseball is all about the stats, the history, the yada, yada, yada. But enough is enough. I just want to see the Giants win.
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The Giants have been streakier than a 70’s fad, and all the ups and downs have me running for the Dramamine. I had high hopes at the beginning of tonight’s game. The Mariners scored in the first inning, but it was just one run and the Giants caught up with one run of their own in the second inning playing small ball—Brandon Crawford hit a single and scored on Nori Aoki’s two-out base hit.
The Mariners came out swinging, after scoring one run in the first, they scored two in the fifth, a solo home run in the eighth and tacked on one more run in the ninth for good measure. The final score was: Giants 1, Seattle 5
Kruk and Kuip suggested Giants fans wear rally caps tomorrow from the beginning. I’m all for doing whatever it takes to get behind our team and show them we believe. That means we all do whatever we have to do get a win. For fans that could be anything—sacrificing a chicken, maybe an extra large bucket if you can, wearing your lucky socks, calling in sick so you can go to the yard and root the guys on…whatever it takes. I’m going to cut to the chase. We lost. Again. We need to win. Tomorrow. Do whatever it takes. Any questions?