Monday, April 27, 2009

Giants News and Notes: Fire Bochy and Send Down Ishikawa and Burriss

The San Francisco Giants are 8-9 and have played a lot better since starting the season 2-7.

Travis Ishikawa is just not producing in the majors. His .191 batting average is terrible and he has no homers as well. I believe the Giants should send him down to Fresno and bring up John Bowker.

Bowker is hitting .300 in Fresno with a homer and seven RBIs. He is more of a threat to hit the ball out of the ballpark than Ishikawa.

The team should still fire Bruce Bochy and hire Ron Wotus as interim manager for the rest of the year.

Bochy does not have confidence in any of his young batters. He hardly ever plays OFs Nate Schierholtz or Andres Torres.

When a lefty is starting, Bochy will always bench Ishikawa and start Rich Aurilia.

The Dodgers' pitcher Eric Stults is a lefty who pitches better against righties than lefties but Bochy still started Aurilia over Ishikawa last week when Stults pitched against the Giants. Either Bochy is stubborn or did not know that Stults has more trouble against lefties.

Bochy had Brandon Medders pitch in extra innings yesterday and Medders pitched well until Bochy made Medders go out for a third inning. That was just too much to ask out of Medders and Bochy finally took him out when Arizona had the bases loaded with just one out. Stupid decisions like this makes fans hate Bochy more and more.

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Zito had a rough game against the Dodgers in Los Angeles but he will try to pitch better tonight against the Dodgers at home. The Giants have a good chance to win tonight as the Dodgers are sending out Randy Wolf.

The Dodgers will have Chad Billingsley starting tomorrow night and he is 4-0 and dominated the G-Men last time out with 11 strikeouts.

Another player that is struggling and making a lot of bonehead plays on the basepaths is Emmanuel Burriss. Burriss is batting .179 with only three RBIs. Let's bring Kevin Frandsen up and send Burriss down to Fresno.

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