Giants team grades at the Break...
Well, the team being in first place wasn't a surprise, but the fact that they are winning with just about the worst hitting in MLB, now that's a surprise.
Hitting--F Other than Pablo, nobody is hitting a lick.
Pitching--A- On the whole, excellence, cept for the few blown saves from the Beard.
Defense--B- Pablo and Nate have been excellent. Crawford is really good, but there's been a lot of mediocre to poor play out there. Rowand's playing a flyball into a double yesterday is just the latest example.
Manager--A Bochy has them in 1st place despite all the challenges. Sure the division is weak, but considering what's gone on, it's still a huge success.
GM--B I like that Sabes didn't panic and deal off J. Sanchez for somebody like Pudge Rodriguez. But at some point he's going to need to make a move. And i'm not too thrilled with the idea of Beltran
Intangebles--A- This is a group of gutty players who go after it every night. And 10 walk off wins testifies to that spirit. They could have quit under all the stress and started pointing fingers, instead they just keep winning. And the fans are loving it, as shown by every game this season getting sold out. And you know that has a positive impact on the team.
Overall-- B This team could be up there with the big boys if they find a way to start hitting. I still like our chances in the playoffs because of our pitching, but the Freak, BMC and MadBum can't pitch perfect games everytime out, so to win we have to have the bats wake up.
So what say you Giants fans??
“Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson