Former Toronto Blue Jays John McDonald and Aaron Hill made their debuts for the Arizona Diamondbacks last night in Washington, and . . .

. . . How inconsiderate was it of Alex Anthopoulos to trade these guys to the Diamondbacks? I mean, if he bothered to read Getting Blanked at all, he’d know that our allegiances lay with the Giants in San Francisco, not their division rivals in Arizona.

I didn’t think all of this was going inspire conflicted feelings, but sure enough, as I flipped back and forth between Tim Lincecum’s 2-1 masterpiece and the D’backs doubling up of the Nationals 4-2, I couldn’t help but pull for the new arrivals, despite both McDonald and Hill going a combined 0 for 8 (some things remain the same).

As for the bigger picture, the Giants remain two games back of Arizona with 40 games to go for both teams.