Tuesday's loss, I could understand. Yesterday's loss leaves me baffled.
This is the problem with putting too much hope into the Giants catching the Padres. The Giants can't afford to let two winnable games in a row slip away. If this happens again, the Giants are truly finished, no if, ands, or buts.
The Padres can afford to stumble and slip. They've got a large lead. Each misstep for the Giants is near fatal.
Luckily for me, I didn't see or hear the game.
Once again, I'm going to go mum on the whole postseason thing. I've said it about twice now, and keep getting brought back into the discussion either after the Giants gain a couple of games or after I have some disagreement with a miscellaneous optimist on another blog.
For good reason, I've avoided any talk about a possible Barry Bonds comeback. Many of us Giants fans have let the hype lead us on to think he could come back and make an impact this season. The reason why I haven't spoke about this is simply because I had to see it to believe it. I already have enough doubts about Barry's performance next season -- I refuse to believe he could do much at this juncture, especially with him having to play the field to get any sort of significant amount of at-bats.
The Padres magic number is now down to 19.