Giants Roundup: Stay Classy, Padres

  • Colorado halted the Giants’ six-game winning streak with an 8-0 “drubbing.” Nonetheless, Bochy is proud of the way the boys in black finished up August, essentially providing a great deal of hope in an otherwise dismal season. They won 16 of 31 games over 30 days; that’s quite the busy month. Among the good things that happened during the stretch: the arrival of Rajai, 756, Zito/Cain/Lowry dominating and Hennessey’s perfect 7-for-7 saves. [SFGate][raymcdonald.jpg]
  • We meant to get to this earlier in the week, but it’s too good to let go. A guy named Ray McDonald was Barry Bonds’ high school teammate at Serra and he actually led the league in hitting during their senior year (Bonds was second). And the former Girls Softball Coach of the Year carries around a laminated official 1982 WCAL stat sheet that proves it. Al Bundy, is that you? [Deuce of Davenport]
  • An excellent piece about just how remarkable Matt Cain really is. And he’s only 22. [Vegas Watch]
  • But will the 2008 Giants embrace a youth movement, or will it be (another) half-hearted effort? [ESPN]
  • Rawlings has made a very fancy $400 glove, but not many major leaguers have took a liking to it. Only three use it. Of course, one of them is our very own $126 million man. [Lion in Oil, via 100%]
  • A case for putting Kevin Frandsen in the lineup every day for the rest of the year. What’s the worse thing that could happen? [El Lefty Malo]
  • Jonathan Sanchez’s season saw him go from starter to reliever to starter to reliever and back to starter. Now he’s headed for the Arizona instructional league. Welcome to business of baseball. [SFGate]
  • The Tigers’ Curtis Granderson thinks there’s a problem with minorities’ interest in baseball. [ESPN Blogs]
  • Crazy Crab annihilated the Rockies’ mascot. Good work kids. Stay tuned for the next round. [Home Run Derby]
  • Vinnie Chulk’s middle finger is numb from tobacco use. Yep. [SFGate]

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