And trust me, hot is not a strong enough word to describe me today – the thermometer in my back yard said 108 – and that was in the shade. I look at the already drenched east coast getting all that lovely rain and I feel serious envy – we sure could use some of it. None of use had much of any energy to do much of anything today – we kept the temp inside the house 85-87, had ceiling fans going, floor fans going and we were still miserable – and it’s gonna be the same tomorrow. It’s now down to a nice cool 93 and all I can say is thank God for the fans.
Speaking of fans, only lousy player i can think of whose manager is a bigger fan than Fast Eddie/Millsie-poo is with JMike, who is starting tonight (lefty pitcher) has got to be Mike Scoscia with Jeff Mathis. I’m almost too hot/tired to care.
Did you know that TVs give off heat?
Giants scored one in the first – Fontenot led off with a double, then straight groundouts. Astros keep putting on runners and they keep getting stranded: 2 on in the 1st, 1 on second in the 2nd, bases loaded 1 out in the 3rd – JMike, then Paredes strand em; 4th, left a man on second; 5th, Clank on second, JMike, then Paredes strands him; 6th, man on second stranded.
Note – Jose Altuve is starting to run into a little trouble keeping up with keeping up. Too many groundouts.
In the 7th, the Giants pull Surkamp, not sure why, he’d thrown only 87 pitches and the Astros weren’t getting anywheres. Now to that lethal bullpen, starting with righty Guillermo Mota. Didn’t matter – 2 GO, then Clank singled (he’s 3 fer 3 tonight) and pinch hitter Bogu struck out on a 3-2 high FB.
Kids are dead tired from the heat and have fallen asleep – Dogss are miserable and are lying outside the kitchen on the stone patio (well, it’s not a real patio, but I like to pretend) because the stones are coldern the floor. I’ts supposed to get down to a nice chilly 75 tonight – probably at 5 AM.
And I’m hoping the Astros can manage to score a run and keep the lead – Mota is back out for the 8th and it’s 1,2,3 out again.
Score still tied 1-1.
Wilton Lopez comes out to start the 8th – at least he won’t be letting someone else’s runs score. So he gets 2 out, he walks Keppinger, Carlos Beltran singles to short. So Wilton is out, Wesley Wright is in to pitch to Sandoval. So Panda is out, Orlando Cabrera (a righty) is in.
HORRORS!!! WHATEVAH WILL MILLSIE-POO DO????
We have a lefty pitching to a righty!!! The sky will fall in !!! Meanwhile Bochy is out grousing to the umps about too many Astros visits or something, but no luck, no change.
Wesley don’t care, he just gets O-Cab to ground out to Altuve. It’s only Millsie-poo who is all obsessed with that stuff.
9th – Righty Santiago Casilla, interim closer, in to pitch. Lefty Jordan Schafer in to PH. No cigar – it’s 1,2,3 out.
And me, I’m too tired to keep my eyes open. I’ll find out who won at 5 AM – I have this feeling that their bullpen is better than our hitters…
UPDATE: 3 AM: Jeff Keppinger beats Astros again with a walk off single off Fernando Rodriguez. You remember Kepp, the guy Fast Eddie wanted so badly to get rid of at the end of last year, to install Bill Hall instead.