Here it is: 0, 0, 3, 3, 3, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 2, 2, 0, 2, 0, 1. That, as I'm sure those reading this have figured out, are the runs the Giants have allowed over the last eighteen games. Just unreal. I don't really have anything to say about it...I just want to sit back and be amazed.
Let's see...I'll just toss out a little background. Tim Lincecum was a first round pick, 10th overall. In the rest of the first round, the best players so far have been Max Scherzer, Travis Snider, Danie Bard, Chris Coghlin, and Joba Chamberlain. Not bad. Matt Cain, also first round, 25th overall. That's the Moneyball draft...best player taken after Cain so far have been Mark Teahen. Zito, you know how the Giants got him. Jonathan Sanchez was a 27th round draft pick. Yikes! If you're wondering, only one other 27th rounder that year made the majors, at least so far -- Tyler Flowers, a catcher who appeared in 15 games. And Madison Bumgarner was like Lincecum the 10th pick overall. It's too early to say much about that class, but I will note that Sabean might have done better here...the Braves had the 14th pick and took Jason Heyward. Still, that's either just fantastic drafting, or terrific development, or both. Not to mention good choices about who to keep and who to trade.
That's all I have for now. Pennant race time.