The San Francisco Giants are in free-fall. After charging out of the gate like a crazed bull that someone doused in kerosene and lit on fire, the Giants suddenly can’t score a run to save their lives. Wednesday night the Giants were blanked again, falling 2-0 to Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals. It was the Giants’ third time being shutout in nine games and manager Bruce Bochy has finally seen enough.
Hoping to kickstart an offense that currently looks deader than Jay Mariotti’s career, Bochy is going to shake up the top of his line-up. The manager will drop struggling leadoff man Gregor Blanco down in the order and replace him with Hunter Pence. And when Brandon Belt returns from the DL, Bochy will insert him into the #2 spot.
THAT should do it.
I’ll probably drop [Blanco] down in the order until he gets his swing. It does help the top of the order if you get guys on and put some pressure on.
We need some help there. Gregor has gotten a little passive. He’s taken some good pitches. We may back him off a little to see if we can get something going early.
And if that doesn’t work, Bochy has a back-up plan. It involves bringing a goat to the top of a mountain, cutting its heart out and offering it up as a sacrifice to the Great Spirit.
While he’s up on the mountain asking for a new leadoff man, maybe Bochy should also prevail upon the gods to make the Dodgers all come down with small pox. Or chicken pox. Some kind of pox. Something that will slow them down and give the Giants a chance to regroup.
Because right now, it’s all about the Dodgers, and not so much the Giants. Soon it will be all about Bruce Bochy looking for a new job, unless things turn around offensively in San Francisco.