Not surprisingly, the A’s closed out a sweep of the Giants 2-0 on Sunday afternoon. The Giants are so lifeless offensively that they couldn’t do a thing against Lenny DiNardo. DiNardo loaded the bases in the second inning with one out, but as usual the Giants couldn’t score. They left the bases juiced four times in the series.
Some quick thoughts:
Santiago Casilla looks like he could be a god-send to the A’s bullpen. He rolled through two more scoreless innings, and that’s now seven scoreless for him since his recall from Triple-A Sacramento. He has fastball command now and his slider has been biting. Very impressive.
If I’m Matt Cain, I’m on the verge of going Armando very shortly. He has only two wins to show for his 3.31 ERA.
Barry Bonds is missing cookies. I saw at least three pitches during the series that he used to crush without missing a beat, and he rolled over on two of them and fouled another one off.
Kevin Frandsen had some awful at-bats. Looks like he’s gripping the bat so tight he wants to break it. This is what happens when you don’t commit to young guys. The way the Giants have handled this kid has not helped him.