We all know that this series is going to be tough.
So, how are we going to win it? Well, pitching, that's what most of us are thinking. Shut down the Giants, and we'll small-ball in a run or two, and that should be enough as long as our defense holds up. We've been good at giving up two or fewer earned runs in at least 17 of our games (maybe more... I only checked a couple of Garland games where I knew we had errors).
So, in literally more than 50% of our games, if we score 3 runs, we can win. The last game against the Astros was no different. Mujica gave up two bombs... and then our Defense let us down. These things happen. Our offense scored three runs, and then shut themselves down b/c they knew that our pitching was awesome and they didn't need to score any more runs to win. And since it was mother's day, they didn't want to embarrass the Astros too badly. Pretty sure that's what they were thinking...
But, for this series with the giants... and their staff of aces, we will need something more.
I propose that we must all make a sacrifice. For me, I will sacrifice part of my growing beard, the part that's on my neck. I will shave it and offer it to the baseball gods so that we may have glory on the diamond field over these next three days. I will have it burned in a sacred place so that the gods may see and hear my offering to them. I believe we must all make similar sacrifices. For example, if you have three children, maybe you might consider sacrificing one of them to our most revered baseball gods. In addition we must make noble sacrifices to our Savior, Chase. Traditionally, a virgin sacrifice is most favorably looked upon, but I don't know where to get one of those.
Anyways, all praise Chase. Let his will be done and let the Giants be smashed by our bats most righteous. This series will determine who is FIRST in the NL West.