Throughout the entire offseason, many fans and bloggers, like myself, were skeptical that the Giants offense would be able to produce this season. We all know about their potentially dominant starting rotation and solid bullpen, but the offense looked like the glaring sore spot on the Giants roster.Well, for one day at least, the Giants offense made people like myself look stupid for questioning their ability. The Giants mashed out 10 runs against the Brewers pitching staff and most importantly, they were able to win a game where Tim Lincecum did not look like the 2008 CY Young award winner. If the Giants are going to compete, the offense will need to pick up the slack on days where the pitching is off.
I still contend that the key to the Giants' offensive success this season will be Sandoval and Ishikawa. The Giants are banking on these two youngsters to be as good as advertised and o Opening Day, both guys showed off their immense abilities at the dish.
|P Sandoval 3B||4||2||2||0||0||1||2||.500|
|T Ishikawa 1B||5||1||2||3||0||1||5||.400|
I would still expect the Giants offense to struggle at times this season, but hey, maybe just maybe, the Giants offense can surprise me and deliver. Make no mistake about it though, the pressure is one Ishikawa and Sandoval.