July 25, 2021

San Francisco Giants beat Chris Archer’s Pirates in hypothetical MLB game (McCovey Chronicles)

With the MLB season suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, there are no baseball games and limited baseball news. So I’m creating a hypothetical season — complete with news and recaps — until baseball resumes. All news and recaps will have the hypothetical tag, so you can at least know when you’re suspending reality. And you can click “hypothetical season” above the headline to see everything that has happened in this “season.”

The other day I wrote an article about the San Francisco Giants dogs, and noted that left-handed pitcher Drew Smyly has an absolutely spectacular, super-chunky four-legged friend named Tye.

Tye is a good boy, so I’m guessing he’s very proud of his human dad, even when that human dad plays baseball poorly. Tye loves him anyway. That’s the beauty of dogs, I always say. They don’t care if you suck at baseball. That’s very advantageous in my life.

But Smyly does not suck at baseball, and on Saturday he was not playing baseball poorly. He was playing baseball quite well, in fact. So well that it never felt like the Giants had much of a chance of losing the game, which is not a common feeling for a baseball team that spends…

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