April 11 game chat: Giants riding high, but …

More magic from the Giants today, who for the second time in under 48 hours rallied from a deficit of at least four runs. The defending champions are now 7-3.

I do have some doubts about San Francisco long-term, however, and they center on a somewhat surprising place — their starting rotation. Tim Lincecum hasn’t convinced anyone he’s going rally to be an effective starter this year, putting more pressure on Barry Zito’s renaissance to prove real.

Should Lincecum falter, it could be up to someone like Chris Heston, who turned 25 Wednesday, to step up and save the Giants’ staff. Heston had a 2.24 ERA with a 1.103 WHIP and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings for Double-A Richmond last year, but he is not one of the team’s top-10 prospects, according to Baseball America. San Francisco’s best starting pitching prospects are in the lower minors.

Look, the Giants will probably find a way to solve any rotation issues, but it just feels a little more precarious than usual.

Dodgers at Padres, 7:10 p.m.

Carl Crawford, LF
Mark Ellis, 2B
Matt Kemp, CF
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Andre Ethier, RF
A.J. Ellis, C
Luis Cruz, 3B
Justin Sellers, SS
Zack Greinke, P

  • Anonymous

    A.J. is moving on up!

  • Anonymous

    We better win today then to keep them in our sights!

  • Anonymous

    Just saw some highlights of Tigers/ Jays, boy it looked cold !

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      about 2 celcius

      • Anonymous

        that is cold!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    It’s Time for Dodger Baseball

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Alright Carl start it off

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice start…come on Mark

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    ADRIAN!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    AJ!…Come on Luis

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    good 1st inning…come on Zach shut them down

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Throw him the meatball so he can catch Clayton

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Matt your turn

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    LOB gets us again. 4 in two innings. Rats.

    • Anonymous

      At least we are leading!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice turn Mark

    • Anonymous

      Nice way to erase the mini threat

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    AJ & Luis…mini rally

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Ok Zach…help yourself

  • Anonymous

    Lets go 1b!

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      possible 4 games from 1a & 1b and no runs

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Let’s go Carl, start it off

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Zach got squeezed that last at bat

  • Anonymous

    lets at least make them earn it

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      being an ex-catcher it always get’s me when I see catchers try to back hand a ball and no move their feet

  • Anonymous

    Zac may be done here with his spot coming up at the top of the next iniings

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      With the lead and at 74 pitches I would say no

  • Anonymous

    At 102 pitches, I’m surprised they didn’t pinch hit for Marquis

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      I agree

  • Anonymous

    I missed the entire novela. Was it an 0-2 pitch?

    • Anonymous

      3-2 pitch.

  • Anonymous

    Greinke got tackled pretty hard.

  • Anonymous

    and we thought it was a quiet 2-1 game!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    complete BS by Quentin

  • Anonymous

    so we lost 3-1 on ejections I see

  • Anonymous

    Is Quentin gone, at least?

  • Anonymous

    Yesterday or earlier today Vinny was talking about Quentin’s HBP trajectory.

  • Anonymous

    So you’re just allowed to hurt a kazillion dollar pitcher?

  • Anonymous

    Any suspensions coming up for anyone do you think?

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    night all the fight threw off my time table…son is ready for bed

    • Anonymous

      Good night KT

    • Anonymous

      goodbye KT

  • Anonymous

    Come on Cap!

  • Anonymous

    Not enjoying this. Come on, Capuano!

  • Anonymous

    Yes! Bad baserunning!

    • Anonymous

      What happened?

      • Anonymous

        On the fly to CF Cabrera assumed it was going to fall. It was caught by Skip who flipped it to Ellis for an easy DP.

        • Anonymous

          Thanks, we sure dodged a bullet there

  • Anonymous

    Would love to get a couple here.

  • Anonymous

    Nice hit for Andre.

  • Anonymous

    What did Hairston do?

    • Anonymous

      came out of dugout to home plate area after things had calmed down which almost started them up again

  • Anonymous

    Time to deliver on last seasons promise Luis!

  • Anonymous

    Birdsong is coming back down to earth for the Gnats as well.

  • Anonymous

    WOW!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    He is trying real hard to get his spot back!

  • Anonymous

    Uribe leads the team in home runs, who would have thunk it!

  • Anonymous

    Happy for him!

  • Anonymous

    Yes!!! K

  • Anonymous

    Yes!!! A long out but an out

  • Anonymous

    Yes! 1 down

  • Anonymous

    2 down!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Come on Kenley….yes!!!!
    6-3 love it.

  • Anonymous

    Nice WIN!

  • Anonymous

    Huzzah!

  • Anonymous

    Ooops not good for Greinke. Oh well. We carry on.

    • Anonymous

      Do you mean he is injured from the brawl?

      • Anonymous

        Apparently he suffered a broken collarbone.

        • Anonymous

          Ouch, was it directly from Quentin, if it was, he should get a lengthy suspension

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT