IMHO, over the 2011 season's first 20 games, the Giants have played 6 of the Middle 42, and they're 4-2 in those games:
Friday, April 1, Los Angeles: Dodgers 4, Giants 3 — Brandon Belt's first big league homer becomes an afterthought when Jonathan Sanchez bobbles a slow dribbler back to the mound.So don't worry your pretty little heads just yet. I'll take this 10-10 team over a lot of the duds I'm seeing out there courtesy of the MLB Network. And in case you can't be soothed, I'm going to the Cove today to add a dash of Butch's voodoo to the water. Dirty needs all the help he can get.
Friday, April 8, San Francisco: Giants 5, Cardinals 4 — The Giants overcome a blown save from Brian Wilson in the dramatic home opener, and Aaron Rowand delivers in extra innings.
Saturday, April 9, San Francisco: Giants 3, Cardinals 2 — The Giants overcome a 2-1 deficit in the bottom of the ninth on a "Michael" Tejada double that's badly misplayed by Colby Rasmus in centerfield.
Tuesday, April 12, San Francisco: Giants 5, Dodgers 4 — After Timmy gets punched in the gut by a three-spot in the top of the fourth, his offense rallies back against Chad Billingsley, and Aaron Rowand creates a run to overcome a late homer from Marcus Thames.
Wednesday, April 13, San Francisco: Giants 4, Dodgers 3 — Mike Fontenot.
Sunday, April 17, Phoenix: Diamondbacks 6, Giants 5 — The G'nts fight back from a Bumgarner Special (3 runs in the third) with homers from Huff, Posey, and Pandoval to take a late lead that they eventually blow in the 8th. They lose in 12 after being on the verge of a road sweep.
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UPDATE: In case you were wondering, yesterday was one of the Middle 42.