Slow, Long, and Painful

Fast: The Road Runner. Pool Shark Fast Eddie Felson. The Quickie. World record holder in the 100 meter dash Usain Bolt. Cheetah, the worlds fastest land animal. UFC Bantamweight Champion, Ronda Rousey. The most wonderful part about betting against Ronda (and I do every time) is how quick and painless the loss is. Like on Saturday night, it took her just 34 seconds to annihilate her opponent.
Then you have your long, slow, painful and torturous 3 hours and 53 minute loss. Monday night: San Francisco Giants at the Atlanta Braves. Matt Cain vs. Mike Foltynewicz. Take Cain and lay the -145. Top of the second, Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford each hit solo homers and the Giants take a 2-0 lead. That was quick. Top of third and Buster Posey hits a two run blast. Giants up 4-0. That was fast. The very next inning Brandon Crawford hit his second round tripper of the night. This time a two run shot. San Fran now up 6-0. Quick, fast and easy. Till the bottom of the sixth, when things begin to slow down. Atlanta scores four times. Three on a home run by Jace Peterson.
Bottom of the seventh, Chris Johnson hits his 2nd homer of the season, cutting the lead to one. 6-5. Top of the ninth, after Nori Aoki singles to center, scoring Ehire Adrianza, pushing the lead to 7-5. Things are looking up. Till the bottom half of the inning. With A. J. Pierzynski in the box,Two out and One on. The count is 1-1. On the third pitch of the at bat, he lines one over the right field wall knotting the game at 7.
Top of the 12th, on a single by Buster Posey, the Giants take a 8-7 lead. Bottom of the inning, Adonis Garcia, hits a game winning two run shot. Atlanta win 9-8. 233 minutes. Another slow, long and painful defeat.


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