So Far, So Good

So said the man who jumped off a ten-story building as he passed a fifth floor window.

Anyway, the Ty Blach beat Clayton Kershaw today 1-0 to start the 2018 San Francisco.  The game’s only run came on a Joe Panik home run.  Go figure.

Well, with only 161 more games to go the Giants are in first place.  Better enjoy it now while it lasts, because things do no look incredibly promising for the 2018 Oldsters.

Aside from Blach’s five effective innings, the most promising sign was the strong efforts by four different relievers.  Hunter Strickland allowed a single to the first batter he faced in the 9th, and recorded three consecutive outs for the save.  A good nickname for Strickland coming out of Pike County, Georgia would be “Country Hardball.”

I have a lot more confidence in Strickland as the Giants’ early season closer than I do in Sam Dyson.  Hunter successfully converting his first save opportunity probably means he’ll get at least two more opportunities to close games before Bochy turns to Dyson.

Any time the Giants open the season by beating the Dodgers, it’s a time to celebrate.  Enjoy it now, because tomorrow who knows?

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