The Giants lost 10-9 to the Rockies yesterday, as four diferent pitchers were unable to protect a lead given to them by the offense for a single inning; highlighted by Matt Herges ML-leading 7th blown save. Hereges gave up a three run lead in the ninth without recording a single out, (he was on the verge of doing the same thing two nights ago before Alou took him out and had Eyre retire Helton for the final out).
The Giants are treading water for their last fifteen games, nothing to panic about; but the good vibrations of their 30-11 surge are gone. Blown saves and blown out starters make it clear that the pitching staff is in disarray, the trading deadline is coming up fast and our man Sabean needs to get it done. As much as I hate to say it, pitching is the only real need the Giants will be able to address. Kris Benson, Randy Johnson, whoever, this team needs at least one real seven inning starter, badly.
Update:David Pinto thinks the Giants (actually, all teams) have a responsibility to aggressively pursue a championship whenever they are in serious contention. He’s right, as usual. I wouldn’t go so far as to say Magowan & company owe Giants fans a championship; but I will say they need to demonstrate their committment as fans have shown theirs. In this case, their committment to take advantage of the last couple of years of Barry’s career, as we fans spin the turnstiles as never before in SF Giants history. A Triple A call-up is not adequate, in fact, it borders on insulting.