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Gameday Thread, #153: 9/20 vs. Rockies


Doug Davis
LHP, 6-8, 4.30


Aaron Cook
RHP, 16-9, 4.00 preview [opens in new window]

I should have known the power of the narwhal would be greatly diminished in a land-locked state like Colorado. Our offense once again floundered like a single-horned aquatic mammal trying to climb the Rocky Mountains - we have scored barely three runs per game since August 24, batting .227 over that time [and likely a lot less with men in scoring position].

The Giants helped us out by beating the Dodgers, but we were unable to take advantage - we'll be hoping for more of the same today, although the most important thing is for us to take care of our own business. Beating Aaron Cook thus becomes a necessity, rather than an option, since time is - at the risk of stating the bleedin' obvious - running out: nine games left, and we remain 3.5 games back. Davis has been very solid, holding his own when the rest of the rotation went through their own meltdown. However, Cook has been the staff ace in Colorado, so we need the offense to step it up.

I'm not sure how around we'll be. About to go out to watch my step-step-grandkids play football [that's the sons of Chris's step-children, from her first husband's first marriage. I love modern relationships] - that's your version of it, not mine. And after that, am going to a barbecue at a friend's house: what happens after that, and what state I will be in, remains to be seen. There may simply be slumpage in front of the TV for a couple of hours.