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The Biggest Win of the Year

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 8, 2012

Well, WillieD is having some trouble getting in to post today so I will just state the obvious. Last night’s win was epic. After we got “Kennedy’d” Kennedy went and Kennedy’d himself. Unreal. It almost feels like we’re playing with house money the next two games.

POTG’s: a tie between Pagan, Scutaro and the bullpen…Oh, and Kennedy.

And with Cain going today I’m breathing comfortably with a steady hand. At the very least, you know he’ll keep us in the game…….

Kickoff AYSO game in a couple of hours……

Niners tomorrow…….

What a great weekend……..

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  1. Nipper said, on September 8, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Scutaro….what a pick-up!

  2. Nipper said, on September 8, 2012 at 8:33 am

    What happened to Willie D?

  3. TedSpe said, on September 8, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Sorry WillieD was having problems. So was I earlier this week but I figured out a new method. But great save Big Flavor. I was going to make a Kennedy/Oswald joke here but that would be in bad taste even by my standards
    364 comments last night. Apparently some folks *did* think the game was a big deal.

    Lincecum’s strike outs caught up with his walks and he managed to lower his era to 5.11

    I can’t believe I just wrote that last sentence. 2012. What a year

  4. twinfan1 said, on September 8, 2012 at 8:38 am

    There were many huge contributers to the win: Scutaro, Pagan, the pen by names- Casilla, Affeldt, Romo- Crawford, Burriss, Hector, Blanco, Bochy, Belt and Arias, and of course, Lincecum…

  5. PawlieKokonuts said, on September 8, 2012 at 8:42 am

    No knock on my main man [2010WS] Freddy Sanchez, but Marco Scutaro is a godsend. I was missing Ryan Theriot — and still wish he plays more — but Scutaro is electric. Money. Nails. Nutsandbolts. On another note, I hate to say this, but I don’t enjoy watching Timmy pitch. I don’t like saying that or feeling that. But I cringe. Sure, I still love his strikeouts and his swagger, but those are intermittent. I wait for the seemingly inevitable collapse. It’s like he pitches not to lose instead of to win. And it has to be mental or focus or whatever you want to call it. Because he CAN get people out, by strikeouts even. But right now he’s not money. He’s IOU. And I don’t know if that changes. Hope I’m wrong.

    • Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 8:57 am

      that’s a perfect way to put it: “it’s like he pitches not to lose instead of to win.”

    • twinfan1 said, on September 8, 2012 at 8:58 am

      He can be tough to watch but tougher is 6.20 last 5 starts and 10.13 last 5 starts. (Zito and Vogie ERAs ) Those are the dudes who need to get on track. If anyone seriously believes that Tim hasn’t moved ahead of them in the pecking order, they’re kidding themselves.Barring that “inevitable collapse” ( which Tim has not been experiencing, BTW) , Cain, MadBum and Tim are locks to be the first three starters in the postseason, Zito and Vogelsong are battling for the 4..

      • blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2012 at 9:13 am

        Timmy is no where near dominant as in past years, but as you pointed out, he is doing much, much better than Vogie and Zito right now. I will also argue that he has pitched better than Cain, based upon Matt’s last dud against the Cubs, where he gave up 5 runs in 5 innings. In short, Matt needs to be Matt today. To be fair to Cain, he was pitching lights out prior to his Cubs start and you have to go back to his August 6th start against the Cards, where he gave up 5 runs in 5 2/3 innings.

  6. willedav said, on September 8, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Thx for the bailout Flav. dunno what happened, I couldn’t anything to “publish”, even a one line 8 word thread.
    Just hoping the PS can stay healthy was gonna be my message, and to all flappers as well. Too many times in past we have seen teams collapse at the end and it’s usually due to pitching staff being gassed. Went back and looked at Pawlie’s book and in both cases Braves and Sox pens gave out at last minute, blew the save and cost them playoff berth.
    Giants pitching held off LA and got good D after the first run and timely hits, their patented formula and a nice thing to revisit, esp at home.

    • Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 8:56 am

      you might need to either sign out of wordpress and sign back in or if they’ve automatically signed you out you’ll just have to sign in. Dig?

    • PawlieKokonuts said, on September 8, 2012 at 9:05 am

      This is the same problem I had. At this moment, at the top of my screen is a gray bar w/ things indicating I’m signed in, e.g., NEW POST button and my username. But when I went to publish last time, it was a failure over and over. My 15yo daughter said I should’ve completely gone off the Internet or rebooted the whole computer and tried again. I know this. I’ll put it in Word or Textedit first and therefore not have it lost. (I think a possible issue is this: right now I must be logged in with my old Yahoo address, but WordPress wants me to post under a more recent email address I used when I signed up with them.)

    • TedSpe said, on September 8, 2012 at 9:13 am

      The way I finally got through, instead of going directly to “New Post” I went to my name where you get a drop down box. Click on THE San Franciso… at the bottom and another New Post option appears. That worked for me the other day

  7. Alleykat said, on September 8, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Scoots for Mayor!!! Dodgers are going to fold like a cheap suit.Giants will sweep and the race will be over!
    Beautiful weekend topped by a Niner win Sunday.

    • twinfan1 said, on September 8, 2012 at 9:40 am

      I think everyone liked the Scutaro pick up, but probably no one expected this much. What was the number- he’s swung and missed 6 times since he’s been here? Astounding.It’s a little bit scary because we know he’s not *this* good, but what’s sweet is that there has always been someone to pick up the slack when a hot hitter falters…as Pagan did almost immediately when Melky checked out (and I posted at the time)..

  8. unca_chuck said, on September 8, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Yeah, Flav. I noticed on my blog as well if you click the ‘New pos’t on the upper right side of this page, the ability to post a thread greys out. You have to click the link on the left side of this page “THE San Francisco GIants…” go to New –> Post, and post from there.

  9. Bozo said, on September 8, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Crawford! – Just because I can.

    Timmy looked to me to be fighting himself, a lot of muttering etc. but he kept fighting. The first inning his stride seemed normal, after that it was hit and miss, the thing that I don’t remember from the past is his mitt hand going to his side/back after certain pitches. I tend to do that after tweaking something in my back or when it’s tight.

    Whatever, that was a fun game last night, let’s do it again today We’ve got Cain and we’re able.

  10. Macdog said, on September 8, 2012 at 10:14 am

    It goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway: Tremendous start to the series. I could only watch bits and pieces, so I’m going mainly by the box. As for Timmy, yes, those 7 walks are ugly, but he made only one bad mistake and there wasn’t anybody on base when he did it. At the end, he gave up just 2 runs thru 6, and got the Big 4 out every time, including that beautiful caught-looking of Kemp in the 5th to strand a runner at 3rd. After enduring a week of lousy starts from the other four — yes, the last decent start came from none other than Timmy — I’ll take it.

    What’s there to say about Scutaro? I wonder if he got a little extra satisfaction sticking it to former teammate Beckett as payback for sabotaging Boston’s playoff push last year.

    Props also to Casilla in the 7th and Arias for the big hit in the 8th, making for a smooth, stress-free 9th. And if there’s a better-fielding SS than Crawford right now, I’d like to see him.

  11. twinfan1 said, on September 8, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Well, the defensive armageddon never materalized- in fact, on his one play, Belt looked nearly Nureyev-like as he casually caught a well hit liner, and Hector played well-although I wish he’d get a throw to second without bouncing it..Not that it’s a LU I’d like to see a lot of. Here’s today’s:
    Angel Pagan CF, Marco Scutaro 2B, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Buster Posey C, Hunter Pence RF, Joaquin Arias SS, Brandon Belt 1B, Gregor Blanco LF, (Matt Cain P)

    • Macdog said, on September 8, 2012 at 10:24 am

      Kemp not in the lineup for da Bums.

  12. blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Flav, I want unequivocal confirmation from you that those two BBs of the day are female, especially the one on the left in the hat? Not certain, but it looks like “she” has hair on her chest.

  13. snarkk said, on September 8, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Gotta be an “all hands on deck” game for LA today. They’ve gotta figure that this one is damn near do or die. They get 7 down in the loss column with their roadie coming up, that looks pretty bad unless the Giants’ wheels come off. Unless Cain gives up a 3 run bomb to somebody, I like our chances against Kapuanick, or whatever. Giants have beaten him like a drum…

    • blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2012 at 10:43 am

      Yeah, I suspect Cappuccino will have to find a new barista job at Starbucks after we’re finished with him.

  14. Macdog said, on September 8, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Scutaro last Sept. while the Red Sox went on their 7-20 nosedive: 36-93, raising his average from .272 to .299, with 21 RBI, and going 9-23 run over the final six games. This guy is money.

  15. unca_chuck said, on September 8, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Kemp ain’t playing? Curious. Really giving it all for the team. He have a hammy ptoblem or something?

    • Macdog said, on September 8, 2012 at 11:10 am

      From Baggs: “Matt Kemp not in LA lineup. Perhaps still shaken up from recent wall collision. He’s a .227 hitter with 1 HR, 1 BB, 10 Ks in 45 TPA vs Cain.”

  16. eddacker said, on September 8, 2012 at 11:21 am

    and a check-up for the kempster: Undergoing contrast MRI on shoulder today.

  17. eddacker said, on September 8, 2012 at 11:23 am

    speaking of collisions did anyone see Brett Jackson’s?
    http://goo.gl/55soS
    this rookie is all heart
    and this morning is OK with a sore knee

    • eddacker said, on September 8, 2012 at 11:32 am

      just remembered with that link you need to click on “videos” then on the right scroll down 11th is ‘Jackson’s’
      read the short article about what he said here:
      http://goo.gl/xpaZw
      which also has a video
      damn

  18. eddacker said, on September 8, 2012 at 11:27 am

    AHH, good morning, all:
    what is that smell? Is that what doger blue smells like covered in the sweat of losers?
    there is no dodging a horse, a shark, a giraffe, a panda, a hunter and a crazy pagan armed with a scooter

    • eddacker said, on September 8, 2012 at 11:28 am

      get it? dodging – Dodgers – hahahahaha

    • TedSpe said, on September 8, 2012 at 11:52 am

      Yeah, there’s a smell all right:

  19. ewisco said, on September 8, 2012 at 11:51 am

    off to flag football (I’m coaching, my last hurrah before the boys hit high school). won’t be able to catch the game until 3 so i’ll leave it in your capable hands. This is a sort of must-win for the giants. you’ve got your best pitcher going against a demoralized squad. the key is for cain to not surrender runs right after his offense gets him some. i don’t know what it is with him but it sure *seems* like no sooner does he get a couple of runs then he coughs them right back up. a win here would be huge. enjoy.

  20. Macdog said, on September 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Radio feed for me today, the game is FOX’d out in the east. It’d be a little less annoying if they were showing a big game like Yanks-O’s, but instead it’s the less-than-scintillating Mets-Braves matchup.

  21. twinfan1 said, on September 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Even Flavor and I ought to be able to agree on how delicious garden fresh veggies picked that day are- so go on over to “B”, the Garden is open- talk about your tomatoes-or how you wish you had them…

    • Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm

      I’ll try to snap a pic of our tomato garden and send it to you for you to post in the garden thread.

  22. eddacker said, on September 8, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    We will not be Kennedy-ed tonight, per pregame show something has him out of the LU

  23. eddacker said, on September 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    So, is the show on in the Bay Area or is it blacked out?

    • Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      It’s not blacked out here–it’s on fox

    • zumiee said, on September 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      It’s not blacked out. I don’t know if Fox MLB blacks out local areas if they aren’t sold-out, but the Giants sell-out their park anyway.

  24. zumiee said, on September 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Nice break there. Cruz should have had that.

  25. eddacker said, on September 8, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I am watching fox, but listening to KNBR

    • zumiee said, on September 8, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      Yeah, the Fox broadcasters are brutal. McCarver is what he is. He’s the guy at a dinner party you’d chew your own arm off to get away from.

  26. zumiee said, on September 8, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    And Fox never showed us a replay of Posey’s slide at 2b on that really close play. They cut to commercial before we could see it all. Gee, thanks.

  27. Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    It would be so awesome if the fans behind the Dodger dugout all did that stupid finger binocular thing at Hanley when he got back to the dugout after getting his ass thrown out at 2nd……..

    • eddacker said, on September 8, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      hsve you ever tried to do that? My arms won’t bend that way, I end up with my fingers on my ears and the glasses parallel to the floor. Or my fingers around my chin and the glasses at my nose.
      BTW I tried that when I saw some swimmer at the Olympics doing it.

  28. eddacker said, on September 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Yeah, MLB cuts off anything that resembles an ad break. I was watching the pregame with those two talking about the history of the rivalry, but listening to the Bruce pre-game and when the Star Spangle Banner came on they cut it off. Also cut off in the middle of the Posey slide replay.

  29. eddacker said, on September 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    So if the Dodgers win the second wild card, they play the first wild card in a one game winner takes all. If the Dodgers win that they would play the giants for the right to go to the NLCS. The first two games would be in LA and the rest in SF.

    OK, got it and if that is wrong, I will be even more confus_edd

    • Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      Kershaw would probably pitch the WC game and that would render him almost a non-factor against us so I would probably be rooting for the dodgers in that one game…..

      • eddacker said, on September 8, 2012 at 2:30 pm

        Agreed, doger fan for one day

    • zumiee said, on September 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      It is wrong, Ed. (grin) MLB has a playoff rule that two teams from the same division don’t play in the divisional round of the playoffs. So, there’s no chance of the Giants and Dodgers meeting in anything except the League championship series.

      • zumiee said, on September 8, 2012 at 1:55 pm

        Of course, two teams from the same division could be the wild cards, and meet in the wild card one-game playoff.

      • eddacker said, on September 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm

        Sorry, mate, they changed that, too.
        In another interesting wrinkle to the new long-term playoff rule changes, beginning this year a division winner and Wild Card team from the same division will be able to meet in the Division Series, which was not the case in the past.
        that still doesn’t mean LA _would_ play SF, because the team with the best record would play the WC, (I think)
        also, if there are 3 teams (or more, tied) the WC team would be decided by head-to-head record from the regular season.

  30. Bozo said, on September 8, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    By the way, I’m on the East Coast and watching the game so I want to send a huge Thank You to my buddy Blade.
    Fired Up.

    • Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      For you west coasters, Blade is gonna be in my hood from the end of Sept through the middle of October— I want to put together a *Flapalooza 2012* when he’s here so email me if you wanna get in on that–should be some great baseball getting played around that time…..

      • Bozo said, on September 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm

        Can I dial in? We can all do a dial a belt together.

      • blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm

        Down with that all the way Flav. :-)

      • Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 2:23 pm

        absolutely.

      • eddacker said, on September 8, 2012 at 2:32 pm

        I need to go to SF, I will see if I can early October. That would be one more thing to check off my bucket list while there in the Bay Area.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      De nada Clown.

  31. blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Sheesh . . . Take a pitch once in a while Hunter. Pfffft.

  32. Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    two blown calls by the umpire. And the 2nd one wasn’t a make up call— there’s no way the third base umpire was in position to see that the first base ump fucked up that call.

  33. Bozo said, on September 8, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Wow, umps blanked on Blanco, every call.

  34. eddacker said, on September 8, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    bozo: speaking of belts, my man Brandon looks dialed in!!!
    Now we will find out if he is a streaky hitter or if his grove can last long time.

    • Bozo said, on September 8, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      ed my friend, I’m rooting for your guy. If he goes off, very good things can happen.

  35. Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    our hitters are just blasting the ball into the ground at bat after at bat. Would it kill some of these guys to take a first pitch every now and again?

  36. blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Exactly. Sheesh, I can see that in the 2nd or 3rd at bat, but take a pitch or two in your first AB.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      If I am Botchy, I mandate every one of my position players gets off their ass in the dugout to observe Posey’s ABs.

  37. blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    That is mind boggling – first career sacrifice bunt by Hunter.

  38. eddacker said, on September 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    they’re gonna bring in Bellisario to face belt

    • Bozo said, on September 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      Your guy ed – wtg Belt.

  39. Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Belted that one.

    • twinfan1 said, on September 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      He’s nearly turned t\wo Dodger pitchers into falsettos the last two games..

  40. eddacker said, on September 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    If you are going to mash ‘em into the dirt? Mash ‘em hard

  41. blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Watching this on my big screen (i.e., I usually catch Giants games on the PC because of being in Colorado). Anywho, did anyone else catch the black T-shirt underneath Mattie’s uniform? If you go by how frayed the collar is, that shirt must have been a hand me down from Juan Marichal.

  42. blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Fat cop must have been chowing down on donuts . . . GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE WAY PAL.

  43. Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Pence should have caught that ball, it hit in a perfect part of his mitt, regardless of having to dive.
    And fucking Posey CANNOT let that fucking ball go by! Fuck! I have no idea what Buster was doing with his glove on that play……

  44. Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I just watched that in super slow mo and I know the pitch was awful but Posey had none chance of catching or even stopping that ball the way he went after it.

  45. Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Catchers aren’t supposed to ever try to back hand catch a ball unless there is no other option. Well, he had no other option on that one and he couldn’t pull the trigger on the back hand. Fuck.

  46. blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Now that is an “at bat.”

  47. Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Pablo is a stupid fucking hitter sometimes.

  48. eddacker said, on September 8, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I would have pinch run for him.
    this ump is tough
    and inconsistent

  49. twinfan1 said, on September 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I think we should remove one guy from the commitee…

  50. Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    I’m off Affeldt. Fuck him.
    And Hanley is just plain fucking stupid to think he could pull that off on Buster…….

  51. Bozo said, on September 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    I like easy but easy ain’t happening today, except HenRam going for third. Fire it up Gigantes.

  52. Bozo said, on September 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Buster, gunning em down.

    • James said, on September 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm

      If only he could master the art of handling pitchers.

  53. blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Making dinner and no idea how they got the run (Ramirez?), but saw the replay on Buster throwing him out 3rd; and then doing the same thing on Ethier at 2nd. Hey, does poor base running meet the definition of bad chemistry? :-)

  54. Wilcojoe said, on September 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Fuck that was close.

  55. demp28 said, on September 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    My “Piece of Shit” award today is a tie between Affeldt and the Giants offense for no run support for Cain against a .500 pitcher.
    Giants now 17-17 in day games after night games and 0-2 in last three weeks on Fox.

  56. zumiee said, on September 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    My pick for Goat of the Game is Pence. He had some chances to be a difference-maker in this game, and he didn’t come through.

    • Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      totally agree.

      • zumiee said, on September 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm

        He was Garko today.

    • zumiee said, on September 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      Wow, Demp, you and I were on the same thought-process.

      • zumiee said, on September 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm

        There was a fair amount of competition for these “awards” today.

      • demp28 said, on September 8, 2012 at 4:31 pm

        Goat or piece of shit, it’s all the same zumiee.

  57. Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    When Blanco was batting I had a premonition that he was going to hit an inside the park HR. And when the LF crashed into the wall for a nano-second I thought it was going to happen. But the ball didn’t squirt far enough away to get truly, realistically, excited about it.
    Bummer ending but whatever, we’re golden right now……..

    • zumiee said, on September 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm

      I agree. The series is already a success for the Giants. The Dodgers hugely needed a sweep in this series. The Giants had a blah game today, and still almost tied it on Sanchez’s liner.
      And the Dodgers face a much tougher schedule after this series, of course.

    • zumiee said, on September 8, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      “we’re golden right now……..”
      And the message for the Dodgers is…….

  58. twinfan1 said, on September 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Biggest start for Zito since the one against San Diego on the last weekend of 2010. I’m going with a feeing that the Evil One has it in him.

  59. twinfan1 said, on September 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Zito vs. Kershaw..
    Alex vs. Rodgers..
    depending on your viewpoint it doesn’t get any better or worse than that. I’m pysched for both games..

  60. Bozo said, on September 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Agree twin. Our highest paid pitcher need/has to come through tomorrow. ESPN game if I’m not mistaken, gotta fire it up and win this series.

    And to the poster here that thinks Blanco is useless (I’m sure he’ll be on soon to rage on some crap), I disagree.

  61. twinfan1 said, on September 8, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    We’re still up 3.5 with a loss but the Bums would be leaving town on a major high…it’s up to Barry and a cast of 11 relievers, if need be, to make that a gloomy ride out of here for the Bums…

  62. ewisco said, on September 8, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    i didn’t see it. caught it on radio in the car after our game (resounding victory. huzzah!) but wtf was cain doing throwing a wild pitch, on ball f’ing 4 to bobby f’ing abreu? bobby abreu? really? i have no idea what his stats are so i may be setting myself up for some serious crow eating but: bobby abreu? he hasn’t been a factor since clinton was in office. that’s your ballgame right there. If your the f’ing *horse*, you don’t throw a wild pitch to bobby f’ing abreu while you’re in the process of walking him. f.

  63. James said, on September 8, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    We just need to make sure the Dodgers don’t transfer the chemical imbalance they’re suffering from to our team. I worry that late season acquisition Pence may be susceptible. One other thing I’m curious about is if we have the right mix of Texans and Venezualans.

  64. PawlieKokonuts said, on September 8, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Was not able to catch even one pitch, since my wife invited son, daughter-in-law, and grandson over for early dinner. Thought I’d at least have the game on amidst child and other distractions, but Fox had the Braves on here for some inexplicable “reason.” So, late in the game I stole some score updates and saw that it went from 2-2 to 3-2 on a WP. Sorry I missed it. But not sorry to not feel the frustration in real time.

    Life intervenes.

    Now that things have quieted, I put the Yankees on. Sabathia gave up two bombs in a row. The YES announcers are worried about C.C. “He has to be Sabathia,” someone just said. Gee, doesn’t that sentiment sound familiar?

  65. twinfan1 said, on September 8, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Whatever one’s position on Lincecum- they won his start last night- it’s time to move on to Zito’s and Vogelsong’s. If they go into the seventh with just two runs on the board , I couldn’t care less how ugly it is getting there…

  66. Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    I don’t think too many people have Kershaw losing to Zito. So I wouldn’t call it Zito’s biggest start since the SD 2010 game, not even close. We are very likely going to lose tomorrow and if we do we’re hardly doomed or even standing at the edge of some desperate cliff.
    His 2010 SD start definitely pushed us right to the ledge (only to be saved by Dirrrrrty the next day).
    It’ll be nice if we someone beat Kershaw on Sunday but it’s all good if we don’t.

    • Nipper said, on September 8, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      As long as Zito doesn’t collapse in the first four innings, the bullpen can win it tomorrow.

      • twinfan1 said, on September 8, 2012 at 6:15 pm

        Like I’ve said-he’s battling Vogelsong for a spot on the post season roster now. He’s not going to advance his cause with a 4 inning outing.

    • demp28 said, on September 8, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      Flavor, have some good fortune for Zito. We can beat Kershaw.

  67. twinfan1 said, on September 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I think it’s Zito’s biggest start- not that he has to win. He has to pitch well…and to be clear- a “quality” start. Winning would be sweet, as I said it my 4:32. But for Zits it’s showing he can have a good effort when it’s important-and it *is* important for him.

  68. Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    What are you talking about with this Zito or Voggy thing? It’s Voggy by a landslide. Besides just looking at his fantastic body of work for the entire year, he’s been much better than most have said he’s been lately. He had a bad start last time. Shit happens. But he won both of his starts before that with a WHIP of right around 1.00 for both of those wins. He had a couple of bad starts before those wins and a couple of good starts before those.
    Newsflash: pitchers have bad starts. If you asked Bochy if it was “Zito or Voggy” for the 4th spot in the playoffs he’d laugh in your face.
    This reminds me of the time you were selling that ridiculous “Hacker getting a spot start for Timmy or Zito” stuff. It was NEVER going to happen, except if there was an injury.
    Twin, sometimes I think you post stuff just to see me blow a gasket…..

    • twinfan1 said, on September 8, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      Oh, you need no help at all blowing a gasket. Hacker woild have gotten a start but as I said then- Zits and Timmy made it moot.
      Byt yeah, that 10+ plus ERA over his last 5 starts for Vogie is just sooooo misleading..

      • twinfan1 said, on September 8, 2012 at 6:47 pm

        Actually.,I’m shocked that Craig is acknowledging that Zito is in trouble.

      • Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 6:57 pm

        First of all, the only way Hacker was getting a start was in the confines of your mind. THAT’S IT. It was never mentioned anywhere (except here by you) and it was never going to happen. He was a fucking fringe long relief guy. And if you were ever wondering about the organization’s feelings about Hacker all you need to know is that they DFA’d his ass even after rosters were expanded. Guys like that are not exactly on the cusp of getting random spot starts in place of fucking Cy Young winners during an August pennant race…….
        And you’re totally fucking insane if you think Bochy is looking at Voggy’s last 3 starts, 2 of which are wins where he recorded a WHIP of about 1.00) and thinking to himself, “Shit, this guy’s on the bubble….”
        Voggy has had a fantastic season and not NEARLY as bad of a recent stretch as some here would have you believe. Bochy fucking loves the guy.

      • twinfan1 said, on September 8, 2012 at 7:07 pm

        Five starts, Flavor.
        21.1 IP 37 H 24 R ALL earned 5 HR 10.13 ERA 2.063 WHIP

      • Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 7:33 pm

        5 starts? What the fuck is that? Oh, that’s right, that’s the perfect number of starts Twin went back to find the worst Voggy stats. Why not 6 starts? Didn’t like that 6th start back, eh?
        How about 10 starts?
        Or how about the last 3 starts which are the most recent. He won fucking two of them. And in both wins his WHIP was a grand total of 1.07. You think Bochy is ditching him because of a single bad start last time? And don’t fucking tell me the 2 starts before his last one were bad. 2 wins and a WHIP of 1.07 is great and does not get the manager pissed off enough to kick you off the playoff roster (unless you were the manager, and thank god you aren’t).
        Hey, I’m sure that since Hacker has cleared waivers he’s about to be brought back for a spot-Voggy start, lol

    • twinfan1 said, on September 8, 2012 at 7:02 pm

      Now I’ll grant you that since the competition is Zito gives Vogelsong the edge. I mean, like, it *is* Zito…

      • twinfan1 said, on September 8, 2012 at 7:18 pm

        Try to settle down, take a walk or something. Goodnight- I hope both of them turn it around of course..

      • Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 7:35 pm

        stop saying stupid shit and I won’t have to settle down……

      • Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 7:52 pm

        and you are acting like Timmy has *turned it around*. He still sucks and has been awful at the worst possible times this year. I love how he walks 7 batters last night and you’re like, “right on, he’s ALLLLL fucking good!”
        Timmy is a head case who I wouldn’t trust starting a game before Vogelsong in a million years (this year) and BARELY in front of Zito.

  69. zumiee said, on September 8, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Something like 2/3 of the games the Dodgers have left are against teams with better records than the Dodgers; all the Giants games left are against teams with worse records than the Giants.
    The Giants have EARNED that advantage, by having played the tougher part of the schedule before the Dodgers did.
    (OK, someone could make the point that there was the Melky-factor earlier in the season, but there’s nothing we fans can do about that. It ain’t our fault any of that happened.)

    • zumiee said, on September 8, 2012 at 6:41 pm

      And when the Dodgers are playing the Nats, the Reds, and the Cardinals, all 3 of those teams have huge incentive to win those games.

    • Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      the steroid thing is a total non-issue in terms of how it affected our performance. Lots of guys are on testosterone. Melky was dumb enough to get caught. There is no way to consequence a team for a player’s steroid use. The indirect consequence is that the team theoretically will play worse when he’s suspended.
      I read an article a week or two ago (I think at espn) that called for Selig to take some wins away from the Giants as a penalty. What the fuck is that all about? Who would you give them to if you took them away?
      The choice to take steroids is 100% on the players and they alone should suffer a consequence if they are caught. Now, if Bochy was holding Melky down while Sabean was injecting him, that’s a different deal all together……

      • zumiee said, on September 8, 2012 at 7:31 pm

        When the Giants win the division, there’ll be a little grousing from some folks about Melky. Sour grapes. The Giants could have way more sour grapes about the ’89 World Series Oakland A’s. And who knows all the players that “partook” and knocked the Giants out of the playoffs over the years.

      • Bozo said, on September 8, 2012 at 7:40 pm

        “Now, if Bochy was holding Melky down while Sabean was injecting him, that’s a different deal all together……”

        Only question I’d have to that picture would be, was Selig the photographer?

      • Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 7:44 pm

        Shit, Selig would probably be stroking himself in the corner of the room knowing more big time stats would fuel his mlb money making machine………

      • Bozo said, on September 8, 2012 at 8:04 pm

        And that Flav, is probably the biggest fact of the Roid ERA that never gets talked about. When the Congressional hearings were going on some ex team trainers testified that they informed the league years before Selig testified he’d heard anything. Why didn’t the Feds spend millions on who lied to congress there? And why weren’t the Red Sox management and owners subjected to fines and whatever when it was found they had instructed their players on how not to get caught? Oh that’s right one of the team owners, Mitchell was busy investigating MLB.

      • Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 8:16 pm

        Exactly, Clown. Selig’s steroid tests are nothing more than a PR stunt to quell the tide of negative public opinion. He’s desperately hoping that the player’s keep putting up sick stats while he carries on this fake-assault on the cheaters in the game……..

      • Bozo said, on September 8, 2012 at 8:28 pm

        Any of the press that hasn’t questioned Selig’s involvement but still question or comment on a player or a team is a tool (IMO). The only player out of this whole era that pisses me off is Sosa. Roids and a corked bat? Come on man.

      • blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2012 at 8:40 pm

        Selig doesn’t bother me, but do you know what does?

  70. blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Speaking of “blowing a gasket,” I almost went “ewisco” and threw my chair out the frickin’ window after a waiver wire pick-up (Hisashi Iwakuma) and one of my closers (Allison Reed) decided to blow up my ERA and WHIP in the Flap League.

    I am so glad I turned down those 2 NFL fantasy league invitations this season. I definitely need a break from all FL sports. My neighbors must think I beat someone every night due to the F bombs being yelled from my home.

    • Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      Did you call him *Allison* as some sort of a back-end hit on him playing like a girl or did you just type that by accident when you meant to type *Addison*? Or was it just an unconscious slip? Just curious, it’s always tough to decipher written humor……..

      • blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2012 at 8:39 pm

        More than likely a Jungian or is it Freudian slip, where he is a big PUSSY AND IF THERE WERE OTHER RELIEVERS AVAILABLE, I WOULD DROP HIS ASS.

  71. James said, on September 8, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    What is all this talk of Zito? Any insider knows it is all on our precocious Game Caller and Handler of Hurlers, Hector. So much wisdom at age 22 – a true marvel. It is astonishing that our all star part time catcher needed more seasoning in the minors at that age! I wonder if Hector is willing to counsel Buster, so he can take his receiving to the next level? And to the bench, Belt. Brett is ready to hack at another Kershaw eye-level fastball, with the same easily repeatable result, surely.

    • zumiee said, on September 8, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      At some point can we consider your point made?

      • zumiee said, on September 8, 2012 at 9:06 pm

        I meant to attach a (grin) to that. (grin)

      • James said, on September 8, 2012 at 9:15 pm

        Bleep!

  72. James said, on September 8, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Speaking of Don Siegal, a big shout out to “Charley Varrick”, an old favorite I watched for the 4th or 5th time the other night. This viewing was special because I had touted it to both of my kids, who have been disappointed by my movie recommendations more often than not. They both loved this movie. It is way more bad ass and funny than any of the Dirty Harry movies.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      Primarily because the antagonist, Joe Don Baker, was scary bad – you believed that he was death incarnate. Not quite as bad as Javier Bardem in No Country For Old Men, but it reminded me of him. In short, one of his best roles.

      Matthau was excellent as well (see him in the Laughing Policeman James – another excellent police procedural).

      • zumiee said, on September 8, 2012 at 9:08 pm

        I did not dig Old Country. It was relentlessly bleak. It was like any Kansas City Royal season of the last 20 years.

      • blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2012 at 9:17 pm

        I disagree – I thought it was an excellent movie based on a better book. In fact, the author, Cormac McCarthy is arguably one of America’s best authors. I have enjoyed most of his books, especially The Road, and his Border Trilogy (Suttree, Blood Meridian, All The Pretty Horses).

      • James said, on September 8, 2012 at 9:25 pm

        CV is not bleak, the story is way too tight and well told.

  73. zumiee said, on September 8, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    BF, I’d like to participate in the Flapalooza this year. Let me know the details.
    Btw- anyone going to the Thurs., Sept 27th game vs. Arizona? I might be at that game.

    • Flavor said, on September 8, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      Absolutely. Once we can narrow the date of this grand event I will let you know

  74. zumiee said, on September 8, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Snarkk saw a 50-31 victory for Cal today. I wonder who ended up sitting next to him. I would have taken him up on the offer, but I’d already committed to an event during a big part of the day.
    The #8 team, Arkansas, lost to a team I’d never heard of before- Lousiana-Monroe. That’s not good when your team loses to someone the rest of the country had never heard of before.

  75. TedSpe said, on September 8, 2012 at 11:45 pm

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  76. TedSpe said, on September 8, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    test

  77. TedSpe said, on September 8, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Sorry, gentlemen, for the strange posts. I was having some weird computer problems. No biggie. But, hell, it’s late–you’re all asleep–I got nothing better to do–and I hate Nazis. But why let that stop us from having a few laughs?

  78. eddacker said, on September 9, 2012 at 3:22 am

    and we end with the 3 Stooges. par excellent


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