It wasn’t the same situation as 2010 when he relieved Dirttty but what was similar was how Affeldt totally quieted everything down. Really not a peep…
About Chapman again- if Dusty was thinking about tomorrow, that’s not something you do in the playoffs.
Truly, Affeldt is a pro.
Holy shit. Didn’t say it here but texted Magnus, Dennis, Ted, and local folks the following: WE SCORE WE WIN. I “didn’t stop believin’ ” that. You know, the giants may not win this series but that game brought the ol’ mojo back. We seem to thrive on the #torture. At least we hold our heads high, very high. And just think, they fecking strike out 16 of our fecking hitters and fecking lose?! How’s that fecking feel, Cincy? Sleep on that. It’s like you fecking face the fecking fire fecking squad and fecking come out fecking whistling. Amen to that, Flappers!
Latos threw fifty-some pitches Saturday night. And really, I don’t give a fuck who they throw. They can throw the fucking kitchen sink as far as I am concerned.
I again have a good feeling about tomorrow.
One day, one game at a time. That is my new mantra.
Catch ya on the flip-side Flappers.
It is a very fucking good day to be a Giant fan!
That’s my take; can’t take it beyonfd that one game. Wish we could play right now.
POSTSCRIPT: Although I deem it foolishly risky, I say the whole bit of Pence staying in the game, obviously w/ Bochy’s blessing, was a bit of testosterone-oozing chest thumping, as if to say, “Brandon Phillips, you stayed in after your calf injury? Easy. We’ll show you up on that one.” [I’d use poker terms but would screw it up.]
Did I not say I was going to change the momentum????? Go Giants…I was at a bar and I said to the bartender as the game went to the top of the 9th, “I am drinking White Russians till the Giants win!”
Everyone better be drinking White Russians by 1 pm west coast time tomorrow….
Zito Alien is winning tomorrow! Mark it down!
I’m down with White Russians. That was “The Dude’s” drink of choice.
Damn straight! I will be on the golf course at 9 am east coast and teh White Russians will be flowing!!
The Giants tweeted this:
SERGIO ROMO: We play for the guy next to us, not for ourselves, the greater good. #SFGiants #OrangeOctober
Just got back from my run a few minutes ago. I’ve said I don’t hate anything . . . except one thing – running. However, the Giants winning made it feel like I was running on a pink cloud. Damn, biggest win of the year . . . so far. ;-)
night twin. sleep well.
Night Twin. Take care.
I did get a text from Pawlie at 5:54pm. It said “we score we win”
no punctuation necessary.
I was coaching soccer w/o my assistant coach and so I was busy managing what felt like 40 kids at the time I got the text.
And it wasn’t a text that sounded promising since the last time I checked it was 1-1 in the 7th……
So hoping we score (and win) wasn’t something I was interested in checking immediately on my phone.
Then I got a call from Pawlie, still couldn’t take it, and was regaled with a typical (for Pawlie) “walking the dog, post win” call. And the best part of the call was the end of it. Pawlie’s daughter’s soccer team tied their game 2-2–and that was the victory of the year, if you ask me (and you wouldn’t have to ask me if you knew how their season was going).
And just when you’re wondering why I’m talking about Adrianna’s tie soccer game it’s because that tie was a huge victory.
And huge victories are tough to come by….
That’s why they’re huge.
And now I’m asking for something nearly as huge: A shutdown game tomorrow from Barry Zito. That would be almost as huge.
I’ll leave you all with San Diggity Dawg’s post that I started with this morning:
“SanDawg said, on October 8, 2012 at 8:27 pm (Edit)
Snarkk–I like your point about Zito in today’s thread. Zits taking the mound in Game 4 with a chance to send the darn thing to Sudden Death would be such a good story, that I can’t imagine it not coming to pass. If he delivered on that stage, I would be finally ready to grant him total absolution for past sins. An “Etch-a-Sketch” moment if there ever was one!”
“Make it so, #1”. (star Trek New Gen reference. Maybe I should have said “Make it so, #5”?)
very moved by this; will copy and paste as a possible add to my MS of new book in progress
G’night, girls. FerretHead, too [insert gay smiley].
Sleep well my man.
And tell that fucking dog he doesn’t know how good he’s got it…. :)
this just totally sets up the offense to come up BIG tomorrow, give barry room to work and he’ll do his magic. mark it down: the offense comes up big tomorrow.
Hey now. This thread ain’t over until ted says it is.
Cheers all, I’m thinking another win tomorrow would be very, very good.
Yup, pawlie called it with a text. Very simple and I quote:
“We score. We win”
How true it was. Good call, my friend.
But…but…I’ve never been in the doomer area but, frankly, I didn’t like this win. Don’t get me wrong. I’ll fucking take it. But I didn’t like it. Looked to me that the Giants, otherwise known as The Walking Dead offensively, got lucky with a few Reds’ mistakes. Not exactly the “Road to the World Series”
Totally agree. But it bought us a date with Zito tomorrow– and you know how that shit goes. Bros before hoes. And that doesn’t make a lick o’ sense.
Tomorrow might not either.
I’m just excited to watch the game
Bros before hoes.
On the other hand, when you’re on the road to anything, might as well get all Bingo and Bobbo to help out
I was feeling so good about the Giants win, I even watched the A’s game. A nice double-dose of Bay Area victory mojo.
Okay, Flav and zumiee made me feel a little more optimistic. In the vernacular of MAD magazine, the following (for you older guys) is sung to the tune of the old Good’n Plenty commercials:
“Love my pitcher Zito”
“Zito’s good for me”
“Love my pitcher Zito cuz he’s the only pitcher ready that–that–Oh, God, can’t anyone get a fucking extra base hit?”
Well, Bochy’s never been known for his musical talents. But…I’m feeling good about Pablo, Buster, Angel…things will turn tomorrow
With apologies to edd
Goodnight, gentlemen (question mark)
Yes!! Baker still hasn’t learned from Russ Ortiz. 1st Baily, then Chapman. Both times (particularly the 10th) Giants must have been thrilled..
Ya know, I looked at some of the highlights on MLB.com.
A lotta guys might have jogged out that bouncer to third and Rolen, thinking it was probably doing to get picked and then a routine throw out. But, not Arias.
He busted his ass running down the line from the get go in the box, and because of that he just barely beat the Rolen throw after the bobble; but he did beat it. I love that. Great hustle. Hustle and respect for the game kept the Giants alive in this series…
I just woke up and *smiling* we won.
grinding out a win
Just re-watched the game and there was a beautiful moment. Romo hangs a slider to the Giant killer Phillips and he hits a fly to Nady in left field, then . . wait for it . . . the crowd goes quiet.
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my only grandchild’s first blog post, we shall make him a Giants child yet!
and to be honest boys, that wasn’t Pawlie talking, its Adrianna :) HI Y’ALL!
snarkk said, on August 27, 2015 at 9:40 pm (Edit)
Ya know, like others, I was a Giants fan for decades without a championship. Not one. I slogged through multiple dark ages, because #1, I loved baseball, and #2, I loved my team and held out hope that someday, sometime, we could finally grab the brass ring. Now, 3 brass rings later, getting that brass ring is no longer the main thing about following this squad. The brass rings have freed me to go back to enjoying the ups, the downs, the ins, the outs, the old players and the new kids, making their own baseball stories. Like “Specs”. This kid had no shot this year without a injury train of epic length hitting the big squad. Yet, that happened. So, here he is, making a great story for the day that zum witnessed on behalf of us all. The Giants have been clobbered by injuries so far, and because of that they may not win it all this time, may not even make the playoffs. But, their run through this season remains enjoyable to witness and be a part of — because the game itself is still the thing, just like it ever was…