This upcoming 10 game road trip is going to be interesting. Given the Giants track record for road games this season, I am very nervous about how they will do. At the same time, I have a hint of confidence thinking that maybe they can go as good as 7-3. I have all sorts of mixed feelings because I keep telling myself, they can't play any worse on the road. When it's all said and done, we will all just have to wait and see but it's always fun to ponder about what may happen. Here are some intangibles that I have thought about for the upcoming road trip:
1. The Giants in recent history never seem to play well in New York against the Mets. Good news is, Shea Stadium no longer exists and maybe a new Citi Field and a struggling Mets team can help up win or atleast split the 4 game series. Shea Stadium was a hell hole for the Giants. I still remember Dusty not pinch hitting for Mark Gardner with the bases jacked, and the Benny Agbayani walk-off homerun.
2. Cincinatti scares me the most. Cincinatti scared me when they came into AT&T before they took 2 out of 3 from us because they were playing so poorly post All-Star break, I had a feeling they were going to break out. It happened to be against us unfortunately. The Reds ballpark is pretty live, so our pitching needs to be aware of giving up the long balls.
3. Coors Field........ Another horrible place for the Giants to play, especially when we are fighting the Rockies for the Wildcard spot. We do atleast have 6 more games at home against them, but these games are crucial.
I'm really pulling for these Giants, just like everyone else.... It's going to be interesting. How do you gus feel about the roadtrip? What will be there record?
I'm thinking 6-4, hoping for atleast 7-3: