It’s been a strange two weeks: terrible road trip to Toronto and Denver. Some redemption against the Nats and Rockies back at home. Vogelsong was awful, then he was good again, than he was broken. Overall, the starting pitching has struggled, but there are signs of life. Meanwhile, the team keeps scoring runs at a decent rate. And somehow, they are still in first place. Baseball. It’s weird.
Last 2 Weeks:
5-7; 28-22 (tied for first in NL West)
Hitter of the Week:
Over the last seven days Buster Posey is hitting .440, Andres Torres has broken out, Angel Pagan hit a walk-off inside the park home run, and Marco Scutaro continues to do Marco Scutaro-type things, but the HOW is Brandon Belt. Hitting the ball with authority all over the yard, walking more than he is striking out, and sporting a .368/.478/.579 line, his development continues to be huge for the Giants.
Pitcher of the Week:
I would love to give this Matt Cain for two gutsy starts, and a loss-less month of May, but Madison Bumgarner gets the nod for rebounding with a dominant start. He goes today against the A’s. Keep it up MadBum.
4 against the A’s and then 3 in St. Louis. Not an easy week. We will be looking for Tim Lincecum and Barry Zito to show some signs of life, and the eagerly anticipated first start of Michael Kickham.