Never would have asked that. Why would you have the best player on your team bunt when you’re down by 2 and there are 2 men on base? Especially when there’s a righty on the mound and Diaz is on deck. The call made no sense. You knew they’d bring in a lefty for McCann, too. The guy to get it done was Prado, and the manager took the bat out of his hand. Shame.
Bub, #285, I agree. The Giants have lost series to the Braves, Padres, and Phillies in August. They’re about to play St. Louis and Cincy. This is a big series for both them and the cardinals, who have been really struggling lately, too. I don’t see the Giants hanging in there with their spotty offense, and their pitching hasn’t been real great lately. I’m keeping my eyes on that Central race. I gotta think the Cards will do something eventually, but the Reds have a really good team. I just don’t think both are going to make the playoffs. The Wild Card might actually be the best slot to go to the playoffs in the NL. You get the Padres, who are a good team, but I would much rather play them in a 5 game series than the Reds or Cardinals.
“It was kind of like when you look at your wife and act like you’re listening and you don’t really hear what she said,” Diaz said in an attempt to explain why he didn’t immediately react to Gonzalez’s popup. Aw, shucks. Bet he (and the wifey) are glad he left town after THOSE bon mots.