At first glance, the Giants are a pretty bad baseball team. They were picked by pretty much everyone but their mothers to finish last (a Giant's mother loves unconditionally) and earlier this week they were 8-13 with a verrry expensive 0-5 ace. But after a decent showing against Brandon Webb on Tuesday, the light-hitting Giants went into Petco and won two one-run games against the Padres.
It's hard not to think that Harang can handle these guys Friday night and then we can take our chances with Belisle against their #5 on Saturday and Volquez against that verrry expensive 0-5 ace on Sunday, but stranger things have happened:
Dirk Opalka (whose fox scored 96 of 100 possible points) won best in show at the World Taxidermy Championships in February in Salzburg, Austria, beating over 100 competitors in the art of stretching animal skin over fake bodies so the critters look better than they ever looked alive. The attention to detail was astonishing, according to a dispatch in Der Spiegel, on such features as a stag's nostrils, a hyena's lips, a hamster's whiskers, the neck length of a female peregrine falcon (precisely 5.5 cm), and the proper rosiness of a bat's anus. [Hat tip, NOTW .]
FRIDAY 1015pm EST: Harang vs Jonathan O. Sanchez (1-1 4.50) ... last three starts: 16ip 11h 3er(!) 8bb 18k 1hr
SATURDAY 9pm EST: Belisle vs Kevin John Correia (1-3 4.21) ... last three starts : 19.2ip 18h 8er 7bb 12k 4hr
Editor's note: I've had computer issues this afternoon that I cannot (in good conscience) blame on SBNation. Later tonight I'll have more regarding Kevin Correia and Barry Zito. Please check back.