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Putting an end to it all

Look, the rumors just aren't true. I didn't enter Neifi Perez's name into Zabasearch, and I didn't receive a phone number back. I didn't have visions of planning a Neifi Perez Crank Call Party, where I would invite twenty of my closest Giant-loving friends, we would not have been liquored up, and at, say, 2:00 in the a.m., would not have given him a call and sang songs to him.

That's just untrue. Simply untrue. And the number didn't work anymore. Also, on a totally unrelated note, there are a lot of people named Tommy Lasorda, Steve Finley, Mike Piazza, and Eric Gagne.

On to last night's game:

"So, what do you want to see?"

"Ooh! Ooh! How about Movie in which Steven Seagal kicks someone in the face! I've been dying to see that one!"

"No, I'd rather see Movie where people in powdered wigs and corsets run around a hedge maze proclaiming their forbidden love for each other."

"Please, no."



Winning a game on the clutch prowess of Mike Matheny is like enjoying the movie your significant other drags you to. The game was great, and there is no room for nitpicking. I just wish there were a way to put some of those runs scored off Brad Lidge in some Tupperware, toss them in the freezer, and break them out when we really need to.

The worry about Brad Hennessey, and the reason why he has never captured the imagination like a Jesse Foppert or Noah Lowry, can be traced back to his inability to get a lot of strikeouts. This situation seems to have changed, though, starting with some double-digit strikeout games in Fresno this year. Hennessey did have operations to have two tumors removed from his back, and it is California state law these operations are mentioned when discussing Hennessey. The operations completely stalled the career of a first-round pick, and it was a far less tangible injury than something like, "Fractured rib: 20 days".

Today's comment starter: If Jerome Williams does not find that which is lost, how much confidence is there in Hennessey?