Unbelievably, the Giants find themselves in first place, after last night’s tight, 4-3 win over the Padres. The Giants are now on their first five game winning streak of the season, as they go for the sweep in today’s finale.
Of course, they’re in first place in the league’s weakest division, but, first place is where you want to be regardless. Without checking, I’d say it’s the first time they’ve been in first place this late in the season since ’04, maybe even ’03.
Schmidt struggled, but won his first game in more than a month, and the hitters did just enough.
…. There was, however, some potentially sour news for the Giants. Leading off the fifth, Moises Alou beat out a grounder down the third-base line. But on his way to first, he strained his left hamstring and left the game. Felipe Alou said the initial estimate is that his son will miss 2-3 days — the Giants have an off day on Monday.
Moises sure seems to be made of glass, doesn’t he?
UPDATE: Well, that was quick. ;-D