This time last year, the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants certainly didn’t like each other. More or less because of the standings. The former atop, the latter trying to catch up. Then, the only thing to be seen was the former’s demise into second place. A free fall, if you will.
And … oh, wait. Now it looks like the Padres are wanting to add insult to injury, aren’t they?
There’s not much you can add insult to when you can just throw the entire team onto the disabled list at this point.
The injury bug is still hovering around the Giants’ clubhouse. Orlando Cabrera, Jeff Keppinger, and Jonathan Sanchez are all still day-to-day at this point. At which you wonder how long it’ll take for them to just place Sanchez on the DL all together.
The other guys still haven’t healed completely — Carlos Beltran, Pat Burrell, Andres Torres. And, hey, just when is Barry Zito returning, anyhow?
In the face of adversity — and adversity’s name is the Padres and/or Mat Latos — the Giants look like they don’t stand a chance. Even if they’re up against a team as terrible as the Padres.
After all, they did just lose a series to the Houston Astros, a team that was mathematically eliminated in August. August.
For the next two games, they Giants will do all that they can to avoid waving that white flag that’s been stored with the Crazy Crab.
Probable pitchers for the series:
Tuesday: Matt Cain (10-9, 2.86) vs. Mat Latos (6-12, 3.83)
Wednesday: Tim Lincecum (11-10, 2.53) vs. Tim Stauffer (8-9, 3.43)