Hands Off The Panic Button, Lineup Shakeup!

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Who knew all it would take is a shakeup in the starting lineup to get the San Francisco Giants back in the win column? I know a lot of writers/bloggers/media people tend to always hit the panic button a little early. I must admit I was really getting close to saying get Buster Posey up here immediately! It’s really a catch 22 if you think about it. If our offense is struggling and we have a hot hitter like Posey in Fresno. Yes, we should bring him up to help the team offensively. Now the flip side to that is do you think it’s really fair to Posey?  

If Posey had to come up to be the offensive savior for the Giants. Don’t you think that would put a lot of added pressure on the rookie who’s already feeling the pressure of having to be Bengie Molina’s successor? I’m all for waiting to bring Posey up until he’s going to be assured a lot of playing time. There really is no point of bringing him up to spot start here and there. He’s better off down in Triple-A Fresno working on his catching. I mean after all, that was the reason he was starting the season in Fresno right?  

Lineup Shakeup

 I really liked the lineup that Bruce Bochy decided to go with in last nights game. If Andres Torres is in the lineup. He should always be at the top of the lineup. Let him find a way on base and burn rubber on the base paths. He just plays with a tremendous amount of energy that I think other guys in the lineup really feed off of. The lineup just seemed so balanced from top to bottom last night. Molina finally got to hit lower in the lineup as well as Aaron Rowand. That gives the Giants more ability to drive in runs throughout the lineup. It obviously worked last night, so let’s see if they can keep this Giants train rolling tonight!

~King of Cali

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6 Comments

  • Ed Parker says:

    Loved seeing Rowand & Molina down in the lineup. I most of all loved seeing Torres at the top of it.

    I believe Rowand is a good teammate, a gamer, etc. He would be a much better hitter with a stronger lineup around him. Say, like the one he had around him in Philly. Think Sabean might have blown it on this contract.

    You’re probably right on bringing Posey along at the present pace. He dosen’t need the pressure of being “THE MAN” with such a weak supporting offensive cast.

    There’s a lot of pressure on the starting pitchers knowing that if they give up a run, it could be over.

    I’m still hopeful the offense can come alive, or at least start breathing.

    Ed

  • admin says:

    Hey Ed,

    Thanks for the comment. Yeah Rowand was a good hitter with a stronger lineup. The Giants ask a lot from him, and fans expect it because of his contract. Which I’m sure he try’s day in and day out to over-perform.

    Posey’s time will come and he will be “The Man”, but it’s not fair to throw him and expect that right away.

    Were still in May, so I’m sure the Giants will get this little skid turned around soon. How about today with Zito on the mound?

    King

  • Ed Parker says:

    Hey King.

    Thanks for the reply.

    I was gone a few days. I think that’s like lucky socks, etc. The boys tore them up while I was gone. I got home in time to see the last few innings of the comeback against Arizona. Who would have thunk!

    I was happy to see Posey up, and tearing it up. I know he can’t contiue at that clip but, I’m enjoying it now. He had the ofer againt Jimenez. I thought he showed good balance, and got off some good swings.

    I guess I’m just hungry for some offense.

    I enjoy the blog.

  • admin says:

    Hey Ed,

    Thanks for leaving the comment. I was also out of town this weekend, but did manage to watch the games still. It was nice to see Posey brought up and tear it up the way he did. This guy is going to get his hits. Let’s just hope he gets enough playing time. Which I’m sure he will. They are not going to be able to send him back to Fresno if he continues to hit. Other guys may have to be worried about losing playing time if they don’t step up!

    King

  • Ed Parker says:

    Hey King.

    I heard fans ripping Rowand on KNBR. I’m not for saying a guy sucks. However, I do agree that he’s not getting the job done. At this time I’m for licking my wounds and trying to trade him to another team, even having to eat most of his contract. I think the team’s job is to try and win, not play someone because of a big contract. I think they have a better chance to win with Huff, Torres, Schierholts in the outfield. They would be better on defense, and offense.

    What do you think about Schierholts backing off the plate a little bit, and going for more power? I think he’s got the strength to do that. Just thinking out loud.
    P.S. I shoud check my spelling on Nate’s last name.

  • Ed, that was me! If you were listening to the Damon Bruce show.. I just dont get why Nate doesn’t get a shot, Rowand is hitting .080 in the past 14 games.. really?
    KOC, keep it up