There is no explanation or reason to continue allowing Brandon Crawford to swing the bat. None. He’s no 0 for 7 in the
series, after Bochy not only started him, but allowed him to hit in the top of the fourth with a man on. Has he had a bunch of line drives that have been right at someone? No. Has he put together a series of deep counts, forcing the pitcher to work hard to get past him? Nope. He has barely gotten the ball out of the infield.
UPDATE: Arias is making me look like Nostradaumus. Two doubles in two at bats so far today.
UPDATE: Wow. Sandoval just hit one out of the park. Not just into the stands, no, he hit it out of the park!!
UPDATE: OK. He only hit it 422 feet, into the bullpen. At first, it looked like he hit it out of the park. Bottom of the ninth, Giants up 8-3, looking like themselves again. Three outs away from a miracle.
UPDATE: Giants win. Miracle. 9-0 at
home in Game Two, I thought they were done. Lincecum was huge today. Arias was huge, Sandoval has three hits, Pagan had a homer and a double, Blanco is the hottest hitter on the team. We’re gonna do what they say can’t be done.