Friday, July 30, 2010

Giants/Dodgers Series Preview

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Grab your Orange and Black its time to fill AT&T Park with it and drive the Dodger blue out of our beautiful ballpark. The Giants come into this game with a 7-3 record in their last ten games and the Dodgers come in at 5-5 in their last ten. After the Marlins series the Giants saw an offensive explosion except on get away day where they mustered one hit and saw Buster Posey's hit streak come to and end at 21.

Game 1: Carlos Monasterios (3-2)(3.30 ERA)vs Tim Lincecum (10-4)(3.12 ERA)
This game works in the Giants favor, for one its Orange Friday. The G-Men are still undefeated on Orange Fridays. I look for the streak to continue and they seem to come out on all cylinders during the first game of the series. I expect a full house tonight and chants of he's a bum will rain throughout China Basin. Giants take game one behind the Two time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum.

Game 2: Chad Billingsley (9-5)(4.00 ERA)vs Barry Zito (8-6)(3.49 ERA)
If the Giants are going to lose a game in this series it will be this one. Billingsley shut the G-Men down in his last start but he will pitch on short rest (big move by Joe Torre either smart or incredibly stupid) The Crazy Crabbers will be at this game so more details on that later. We will hope to get some BEAT LA chants going.

Game 3: Clayton Kershaw (10-5)(2.96 ERA)vs Matt Cain (8-8)(3.14 ERA)
This game will be the biggest game of the Giants season so far. For one it is a get away day, also we will be on Sunday Night Baseball. Its time to show the East Coast why we have the best fans in baseball, we have Cainer on the mound expect a Playoff Atmosphere at this game. Its about time they gave the Giants a shot on National Television so if you are attending this game get some AT&T Park originals going like HE'S A BUM! Chants. I'm expecting a Giants victory here.

Conclusion: I would be very happy with two of three but I am pulling for a sweep. Expect 40,000 plus for each game and an awesome atmosphere.

Keys to the Series:

1: Fans; get loud and stay loud, make every Dodger player and fan know that this your house.

2: Bullpen, the starting pitching will be there its up to you guys to get to Wilson and finish games.

3: Early Offense: Kurkow always says "The money lies in the RBI's" so lets get some early and make the pitching that much better

Do these three things and the Dodgers will never want to come back to the friendly confines of AT&T Park.

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