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Here comes Trevor Rosenthal to try to close it out for the Padres/Brewers.
And that's the season. Giants lose 5-4. They finish 29-31 and miss the playoffs by the slimmest of margins. The Brewers owned the tiebreaker because they were 19-21 vs. the NL Central and the Giants were 18-22 against the NL West.
Final image from the ballpark this season: Ron Wotus, still in uniform minus his jersey, wandering into the field boxes and searching the cardboard faces. He saw me and waved. “I’m trying to find my niece and nephew.” (He found them.)
Pablo Sandoval is taking grounders at third base. His throws appear to have good carry.
Buster Posey and his wife are adopting identical twin girls. That is why he has missed time in camp. The twins were born prematurely and stable but will be in NICU for some time. He is opting out of the season.
Jeff Samardzija with a spicy reply when asked about playing in fan-less ballparks: "I wouldn't put the carriage before the horse. I think we've seen from the owners they're not afraid to put anyone at risk, especially if it makes them money."
Baseball is worried about losing young fans because of pace of play? How about a third of the teams not trying to win? Ask a Pirates fan today if they're concerned about pace of play.