August 29th, 2009

Brian Wilson

I like Mick Night more than Jew Night

Fourth Giants game in a row. I don't know how season ticket holders do it. *collapses*

Tonight was Mick Night, and there are definitely a lot more Micks than Jews in San Francisco. :P Brian Patrick Wilson is the Mickest person on the Giants (yeah, big surprise) so the Mick T-shirt had his name and number on the back. I wanted one, but by the time I decided I was coming to tonight's game, all the special Mick tickets were sold out. *sigh* I got the $8 off K-Zone ticket instead and ended up in one of the Mick sections anyway.

Some people came wearing green, and with Irish-themed T-shirts, green hats, some girls even had green streaks in their hair, but I think the Jews last night win hands down. They were seriously Jewing out.

Timmy had yet another one of those performances where he's not very good for him, yet somehow manages to throw 8 shutout innings with 8 strikeouts. It makes such a huge difference having Pablo Sandoval in the lineup. The offense is almost useless without him (and quite useless even with him). I just hope he's not risking injury just to play because this is such an important series.

But the man of the night (or maybe it's because I was in the Mick section) was Brian Wilson. People were actually chanting his name, which I've never heard before (and doubt I'll hear again). Mick power! That boy is so fucking scary, though. At any given moment he could strike a guy out... or give up a game tying home run. But he generally does the former, not the latter, just like generally he'll strike a guy out instead of walking him when it's 3-2, and that's why he's the closer and why I trust him more than any other guy in the bullpen to close. It's just something in his personality. Or maybe just the luck of the Irish? :P

Joe Martinez got sent down and Hinshaw called up. This is probably a good thing. While Joe is a really good prospective husband, he's not a very good pitcher at the moment.
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Barry Zito

4 for 5

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Pretty crazy, but I think all of you probably know that by now. :P The Giants won 4 of the 5 games I went to, so I'd say I got my money's worth. The best game was tonight's game. Zito was really really really good. I thought he was better today than Lincecum was yesterday, and Timmy went 8 scoreless innings with 8 strikeouts. Zito did give up a home run in the 9th in pursuit of the complete game shutout, but I still thought that he looked better.

The crowd was chanting his name in the 9th, and kept going for a while even after he was pulled from the game. He came out of the dugout to wave his cap just after the chants mostly died down. I admit that I got a little weepy. I caught the highlights and apparently he was sitting in the dugout looking creepy and intense, then surprised when Bochy asked him to go wave at the fans. He mouthed "thank you" when he went out there. :)

I did not buy tickets for tomorrow's game. They were pretty pricey ($25 for standing room only? No thanks) because it's Randy Johnson bobblehead day, and I really don't care to have his bobblehead. The offense will probably screw Matt Cain over anyway since they didn't screw Zito over today and the Rockies should be very motivated after losing 4 in a row.
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