June 14th, 2012

Giants starting pitchers

So many tears

Here I am, crying again about sports just two days after I did it for the Stanley Cup.

Matt Cain pitched a perfect game. He's always been the Giant I've loved the most even though I never talk about him (except to comment on whether he's fat or not; not fat right now, btw). I talk about the people who are more interesting to talk about. :P I get even more emotional thinking about how rough things used to be for him, when he'd give up 1 or 2 runs and get stuck with the loss. Yes, he was the Jonathan Quick of the Giants. That's why I was so happy for him when he pitched those amazing games during the 2010 playoffs (his ERA was 0). And that's why I'm so happy for him tonight.

He pitched the very first Giants game I ever went to, striking out like 8 guys (tonight he struck out a career high 14) and helping the Giants win despite a shitty defense. I've had a soft spot for him ever since then. :) Man, it was so fucking great to see the guys in the outfield just diving/jumping for fly balls to preserve the perfect game. I don't know if Gregor Blanco makes that catch if it isn't a perfect game or no hitter in the balance.

I have a new favourite restaurant in SF, finally ousting The House after 10 years! It's Bistro Central Parc, this amazing little French restaurant. We had steak tartare for the appetizer, then I had the foie gras on filet mignon and guys, it was so good that I literally teared up when I tried the first bite. Alex had the lamb loin and it was incredibly good too.
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Giants starting pitchers

I knew it was bad, but lowest run support in the entire league???

Matt Cain always got fucked over with run support. He'd give up 1 or 2 runs and get stuck with losses all the time. I called it getting "Cained", which hilariously enough, some other baseball journalist also came up with and used it an article and apparently it's become a thing.

But I didn't know he had the worst run support in the entire league since his first full season! lastcatastrophe always thought he would go postal one day and punch everyone out (deservedly so). :P

LOL I'm listening to The Game and Zito went home early because he's pitching a day game today (apparently this is common practice for day games following a night game). He texted Urban(?) "I'm watching the final out on TV. Fuck me."

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I think Amy G got a little weepy last night, but not as bad as for Jonathan Sanchez's no hitter. But man he had his dad there hugging him and stuff! I think everyone got weepy.

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This is pretty much all of the stuff I was thinking about last night. Well not his debut because I don't think I was even following Giants baseball back then. But all the stuff that he's gone through over the years. I couldn't be happier for him.
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