'Cause you never know what you gon' get.
Caution! The spouting of random, baseless speculation will ensue in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...
I'm really starting to believe that Brett Tomko is the linchpin to Giants contention this season.
I'm assuming a few things with that theory, namely that Jason Schmidt will dominate, Noah Lowry, and Jason Williams will be on the winning side of competitive, and that Kirk Rueter won't be quite horrible, but then, won't be very good, either.
I'm also assuming the bullpen will be a slight detriment, or barely adequate (in other words, not having a whole lot of positive or negative effect overall).
So, were all that to come to pass, the Giants Jeckyll & Hyde pitcher from last season could very well tip the Giants contention probability towards one side of the fence or the other depending on his performance.
(You know, the good side of the fence has all that green, Scott's Lawn look to it, and the other side looks like the beige vegetation surrounding the dirt parking lots of Candlestick. Sorry, just had to qualify the whole fence analogy...this is MY blog, you know.)
(Okay, really, I'm done after this. But the one side of the fence kinda looks like this color, while the other one tends to be more like this color, which is great if it's like, wheat or something, but not so good if it's....oh, nevermind.)
In any case, the Giants 7-2 loss to the San Diego Padres yesterday really shouldn't come as any sort of big surprise or depressing news, because they had Jake Peavy pitching, and they're in Petco, so we all should have known that the runs for the Giants were likely to be in short supply.
Today it's Brian Lawrence, not Jake Peavy, so take it easy. There's a good chance the Giants can manage to put some more chicken scratch on the board.