The Giant Killer

With only sixteen days remaining before Spring Training is over and the regular season begins, the games begin to take on more meaning. It is at this point where most of the roster spots have been won. Those that remain up for grabs are dog fights between a couple of players. This drama is what is so compelling to a fan. These guys are battling their brains out trying to make the team. Today it was the San Francisco Giants going to Tucson to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. After last year’s pennant race, the Giants and the Diamondbacks are creating quite a rivalry. This is also fueled by the fact that the San Francisco Giants have never beaten the Arizona Diamondbacks in an exhibition game in the histor of the Diamondbacks. With both teams playing each other what seems like every week, this is a strange fact. The games are usually quite close which adds to the drama. Today was no exception. The Giants lead the game only to have the Diamondbacks tie it up not once but twice. The result was extra innings which was ok with me. It was a great game with Lenny Harris being the player of the game. He threw out a runner at the plate from left field then scored the winning run in the bottom of the eleventh inning on a single by Turner Ward. The streak is alive and the Diamondbacks continue to be Giants killers.


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