The pre-filled caption for this picture said it was "Aaron" Vogelsong. Totally incorrect. It's Aaron Vogelsong, All Star. Get it right.
Walk, walk, walk, flub, walk, boot, doink-flub, and more walks with two outs are no way to win a ball game, son. The new Giants equation:
If Giants errors ≥ Giants runs, they probably didn't win.
Part of me is just thrilled that Vogelsong didn't go out and give up eight earned runs so he'd be some reviled figure in the greatest snubspiracy since last year. Another, bigger part of me starts to twitch when I think about an inning-ending grounder turning into two runs.
And I can't even get furious at Tejada for a poor throw. That's the one thing I trust him to do. He's like the Brian Wilson of strong, accurate throws -- he usually does what he's supposed to. Is he a poor hitter? Yes. Does have the range of a sprinkler head? Yes. Is it embarrassing that when the Giants have the option of a designated hitter that Tejada starts, and in the field at that? Yes. Is the ingrown toenail on your left foot because of something Tejada did? Yes.
But getting mad at Tejada for making a poor throw isn't much different than people who get mad at Romo for giving up a home run every 15 innings. He's good at that one part of the game, mistakes are going to happen, it's just a shame that it happened at that terribly crucial part of the game. Also, he literally does nothing else well, so it kind of stands out when he screws that up.
Walk, walk, boot, walk, hit-by-pitch, walk, glove-up-the-nose, walk, garden-hose-wrapped-around-both-ankles, walk, walk. Needs more walks.
The Giants were an out away in the seventh from getting to the Romo/Lopez happy zone. Then Brandon Inge walked. He's like Pedro Feliz crossed with Aaron Rowand, so you can see why the Giants pitched around him.
Fleah. Terrible way to lose a game. Good series. But yucky finale. It was especially painful that one of the better hitters on the team was preventing from hitting because of American League rules. Totally unfair.