...a loss is just a loss.
To paraphrase the Giants' rally cry from the Roger Craig days, Ho-Hum Baby.
The Giants seem to have a tendency to play to the level of their competition. While the Pirates aren't as bad as their record indicates (they're 7-18 in one-run games after last night's 3-2 win), they are horrible on the road (6-25).
So, after barely beating the Bucs in a game they didn't deserve on Thursday, they lose a winnable game on Friday. Normally I'd be a little down on the team, but I'd like to see the silver lining around the loss in Matt Morris' fine start.
And a win today with Noah Lowry on the hill still means the team will have taken two of three games vs. Pittsburgh with Jason Schmidt slated to start on Sunday. And that can't be a bad thing, can it?
Sidenote: Oh, and about those worries over Moises Alou coming back too soon and not being able to make an immediate impact? Er, nevermind. Since coming off the DL, Son Alou is a solid 5-14 with two walks, a home run, and only one strikeout. You would think that with the offense struggling to score, Alou coming back and coming back swinging a good bat would help things, but in this very early going it hasn't.
Still pretty obvious that despite not being who he was, Barry Bonds is still the straw that stirs the drink of the Giants offense.