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Giants down Reds, Hudson strong again

It's either 2009 or 2010 again. Rejoice!

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Update to the starting pitchers, other than Yusmeiro Petit, who doesn't count:

Giants starters in the Cactus League
IP: 20
R: 1
H: 11
BB: 3
K: 12

Tim Hudson tripled the number of walks given up, but that's nitpicking. It's spring, and the statistics don't mean anything. But look at those statistics! It's spring, and the statistics don't mean anything. But look at those statistics! It's spring, and the statistics don't mean anything. But look at those statistics!

No, the early performances don't mean anything. Except that it would suck that much more if they were bad performances. Then you feel like a weenie for telling yourself that the spring doesn't mean anything, like you're trying to convince yourself. No, this is like telling yourself that just because your agent gave the screenplay to a producer, it doesn't mean the movie's getting made. That's absolutely correct, but you're silly not to dream while you still can.

The Giants are going to win the West with five strong performances in their rotation, and Joe Panik is going to win the Rookie of the Year.

It's not not true yet! Might as well repeat it until they kick you out of the library.

Happy fun facts

  • This happened:

    The camera angle isn't meant for primetime, but the homer apparently went into the party deck, which sounds amazing. It's like a deck, but for parties. Sure seems like people enjoy their beverages at spring training. It's almost like they're skipping work and excited about it.

  • Only one ball in the air against Hudson. You didn't know that I had a sinker fetish because all we've had is Scott Munter, give or take. But I have a sinker fetish.

  • More sinkers! Jeremy Affeldt looked sharp, getting three grounders in his inning of work.

  • Sandoval also took a walk. He's going to be so freaking good this year, everyone. But this is in the happy fun facts column because it reminded me that Sandoval led the team in walks in 2009, and that's just about my favorite sad happy fun fact.
  • Grist for the pessimist mill

  • Sergio Romo walked a batter and gave up an unearned run. I'll assume he's still working on that change.

  • I saw an eight-year-old today who looked exactly like Devin Mesoraco, and it chilled me to the bone.

  • That's it, though. So Happy Fun Facts wins yet again, taking their spring record to 6-0. If you didn't know better, you might guess I rigged the voting to support the option that fits with my preconceived notions. Ha ha, wild, right?