Yasiel Puig is going to be a pain for a long, long time. A long time. An incredibly long time. He’s really good. He hits baseballs very hard. He’s also fast. Also he’s 22 years old, and will be a blue terror until 2018. This must be how other teams feel about Tim Lincecum or Brian Wilson or Buster Posey, when it’s just not fair that they get to have this player every day for a tiny fraction of what they’re worth. Maybe he’ll come crashing down. Maybe he’ll have the best season in recent history. Either way, he’s not going away.
At the very least, it’s nice to see the starting pitching get back on track. Don’t look now, but the starters have given up three runs or fewer for the past nine starts, since the last game in Atlanta. The Giants are down to the fifth best runs/game in the NL, and the fifth-worst pitching by ERA. I still think that the hitting won’t stay this good, and the pitching won’t stay this bad, so I predict both of those numbers heading toward the league average, especia