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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 11, 2014

You’d think I’d be feeling negative about last night’s victory that was ripped away from us. Three errors including Sandoval’s idiotic final gaffe will always be a pretty huge stumbling block to securing the W. Voggy continues to pitch like he’s in the dire-est need of some solid Nicole action. Sadly, I fear it is a plastic free environment at Casa de Voggy…..

But the fact remains, we are hitting the baseball. And I’m not as down on Pink Slip as the rest of Giants Nation. I feel like our pitching is *ok* right now. So I feel like the team can sustain some shaking pitching every now and again. They can weather suspect defense.

Because I have confidence that they can score runs.

Thoughts?

 

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  1. John said, on April 11, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Great pictures in the last thread. The one of Crawford is priceless. An amazing moment captured and a great story with him ending up as the Giant’s SS.

  2. snarkk said, on April 11, 2014 at 7:44 am

    I’m good with the improved offense angle since Pence and Panda have basically been useless so far on offense. If they get going, the team should be able to average 4 rpg this season. Based on one week of games, that is. But, the starting rotation looks like two studs and then trailer trash. Seriously. So far, 11th in the NL in ERA. Surprised it is that good…

  3. willedav said, on April 11, 2014 at 7:56 am

    mmm. it’s still pretty early yet. Crawford hit great for the first month or so last year, .300 with pop, before cratering. I love Pagan, but he’s not going to hit .440 like he is now; Posey is at .350 and Morse is also at .400. And Belt I doubt will lead the majors in HRs come September. Like Loo said last night, great to be front runner.
    I thought they could score a lot more runs than last year, but our buddy Pythagoras would say there is also the other half of the equation: pitching and defense have to improve to limit runs against. And that’s 2 errors for Hicks already this week in a couple starts. Sloppy stuff by AZ too, even Parra dropped one he had bead on.
    Disappointing to me that the scrub back ups like Campana and Pennington were the ones that did the most damage. Pennington got dumped off by Beane to AZ after batting .215 in 2012, and he has had a lot of comp at SS for AZ too and doesn’t play all that much. Good fielder but hit .242 for them last year with .618 OPS. Last night 3 hits 2 rbis singles off Petit steals 2b and scores the winning run.
    Campana bounced around Cubs system, a speed guy puff hitter with a total of 12 XBHs in 375 ABs. Last night he’s credited with 4 hits including the dribbler Pablo f-ed up and the bloop GWRBI. Casilla gets a BS but deserved better fate.

  4. snarkk said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:06 am

    I know some of you guys don’t like Papa and don’t trust him. Anyway, I heard him say on radio yesterday or the day before that according to his sources, Panda came in at 237 lbs or thereabouts after Camp Panda (after the 2010 WS win and before 2011 ST). After his training offseason before coming into ST now, he was in at around 251. I might be off a few pounds off on either of those numbers, but the point made was he came in significantly higher this offseason compared to the supervised workouts in AZ. For what it’s worth…

    • blade3colorado said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:25 am

      Snarkk, I’m not certain I am following your post regarding Panda’s weight, i.e., are you saying that he reported to spring training heavier than past years (despite reported training improvements and weight loss)?

      • snarkk said, on April 11, 2014 at 2:12 pm

        Heavier reporting to this year’s ST after Camp Venezuela supervised by his brothers and whomever compared to reporting for 2011 ST after the 2010 post-World Series “Camp Panda” in Arizona supervised by the Giants…

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:31 am

      14 pounds of muscle?

  5. willedav said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Campana in 2 yrs with cubs, 300 some ABs, high OPS of .607. Last year with AZ 1 triple 11 singles in 46 ABs…sounds like Manny Burriss numbers, another forgotten member of Bowker gang. Tho I don’t recall Manny getting 4 hits in a game for Giants, ever.
    Shades of Bucky Dent I guess.

    “FWIW”…coming out of Papa, I can tell you exactly what it’s worth, but I think you already know.

    I don’t care what Sando weighs, and I don’t know what he weighed when hit .300 twice for an entire season, or how heavy he was when he hammered Verlander. And no one else here does either, least of all Greg Papa.
    I do care how he plays and what he does to help the team. If he is in better shape and can maintain that, it should translate into better play, esp defensively. Last year he was a disappointment, along with a number of his teammates. Everyone seems to think he is slimmed down, tho I don’t know if that is just the company line.
    But how well he plays will determine his value and whether he is worth keeping as far as I’m concerned, not a number on a scale.

    • SanDawg said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:59 am

      I saw Campana play twice last year in Reno. I wasn’t impressed, and frankly I’m surprised he’s in the bigs. Tyler Skaggs on the other hand…..Impressed the hell out of me—even as he got shelled.

      Do you think Aaron Gordon is coming out? MIght be there and a good fit for the Kings in the 7 slot where most likely they will pick.

      • SanDawg said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:11 am

        …and amen to your comments about Pablo’s weight. I don’t care what he weighs either and I’ve been skeptical that getting in shape was all he needed to do get back on a path to superstardom. At least now we don’t have to endure scads of “Pablo is struggling—he needs to lay off the chile relenos” posts.
        Maybe he is simply a guy who is going to be prone to slumps, but end up hitting 270 and driving in 80 runs from year to year–with occasional flashes of brilliance. And those are decent numbers. I’m even willing to overpay for those numbers cuz I love the vibe Pablo brings to the ballpark.
        I just don’t want to pay Posey money for numbers like that.

  6. zumiee said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Pablo’s throw last night was a major flub, but there are other players that could share some goat horns. Belt’s failure to get the runner in from 3rd with one out in the 8th inning, and Vogie’s failure to bunt two runners over earlier in the game come to mind. Part of being a good hitting team is also the situational hitting, and there were some breakdowns in that last night.
    That loss last night still lingers this morning. But, hey, a new game tonight, and a chance to get rid of the yucky feeling.

  7. zumiee said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Loo’s post about the “Deluxe Mobile” cracked me up. I had never heard of the Deluxe Mobile before. Pretty hilarious toy. A view into a different era:

    • zumiee said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:24 am

      The toy looks a little homemade, though. :)

      • DJLoo said, on April 11, 2014 at 3:02 pm

        Glad you enjoyed that Zumie. Amazing the way kids killed time back then.

  8. zumiee said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:35 am

    I guess the toys say a lot about an era. One of my favorite toys as a kid was Major Matt Mason, a toy astronaut, so you know I was growing up in the ’60s.
    Major Matt Mason was made of some kind of rubber, and had the cool wire articulation of arms and legs, and sometimes the wires would stick right out of his hands and feet and pierce your hands, in the great traidition of dangerous toys from those days.
    The “toys” of today are electronic devices, so kids can sit like soulless zombies playing mind-numbing video games.
    Major Matt Mason was an “old school” toy. The child’s imagination had to provide all the storyline and action sequences.

    http://tinyurl.com/mfooogv

  9. Chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:37 am

    That one stung, last night. I will give Vogey credit for grit…I was truly surprised that he was in position for the W after watching his meltdowns in the 2nd and 3rd.

    Zumie notes the blown opportunities for some good situational hitting. Hey, you win some and lose some there. Last night the Giants could not get it done. I would add Pablo’s inability to make up for his gaff, too.

    But the error by Pablo burned my ass more than anything else. That was so fucking boneheaded. If he just eats the ball, the Snakes have the bases juiced but there is still two outs. Come on…that’s little league shit, there. He needs to be cognizant of the situation and act accordingly.

    I was all over “sign Pable NOW” yesterday. This morning? Trade his ass for a bag of balls. (JK, of course.)

    Let’s get healthy on the Sherpas for a few games starting tonight. Big Country gets the series started, and then we get to see if Cain can rebound.

    Craig – where are the seats for the 25th? I am thinking of trying to get another so my son can join us.

    • SanDawg said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:56 am

      Chi—they are in the club level far down the left field line. I’m guessing, but I want to say section 233.

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:13 am

      Club level, section 233 seats 9-14

    • Chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:29 am

      Thanks Dawg and Dirt – I found the email with all those details (Section 233, seats 9-14), but need to know the row. I may try to get my son a ticket if he wants to go.

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:30 am

        Earlier this week I tried using the 3-d seat chart for the seats and wasn’t able to view this location. I don’t think there is a row in this location. Maybe Flavor can chime in.

      • Flavor said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:31 am

        tickets are at home so I can’t tell you the row till tonight

      • Chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 12:37 pm

        Thanks, Craig. Looking at StubHub, there are seats for $39 in Row H, so assuming this is the row. Shoot me a text or email later once you get home.

      • snarkk said, on April 11, 2014 at 2:14 pm

        Maybe we can find the same usher again and with BF’s charms, can manage to hang out where we did at the Flapalooza…

  10. stickman said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Great hitting is exciting and sometimes even more. But we do have the old baseball adage about pitching and defense winning games. Vogie is struggling rather than economical like he was a couple years back. Five inning stints wear down the pen. Pablo may be a bit more sensitive than what we think of with jolly fat boys. Obviously the contract thing could be discombobulating him. One thing for sure is that he should not be hitting in the three slot. Bochy needs to start Arias at third for a game or two just to send a message.

  11. James said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:45 am

    To WillieD’s point: taking the first 10 games as a sample, the Giants are averaging 5.5 runs scored, 4.6 allowed. The latter figure looks to me like it’s closer to a realistic season long stat.

    I also like Wilco’s bravura POTD, but my own perspective was tested last night as I bore witness to what turned into a bummer of an endurance test. I was also at the notorious Belt 5 K extra inning debacle last year . . . . I just don’t go to *that* many games a year . . . .

    Morse hit a ball about as far as anybody can to the opposite field last night. It was awesome.

    • James said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:02 am

      I can no longer stand seeing my typing fuck ups, and I refuse to proofread everything I bang out with my sorry 2 finger technique (never took that high school typing class, have never suffered carpal tunnel-like symptoms, either) — can you grant me editing privileges to my posts, BF?

      • Flavor said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:30 am

        yeah. I haven’t done that in a while, let me figure it out and you should see an email come your way. An invitation of sorts.

    • snarkk said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:12 am

      If SF allows 4.6 rpg for the season, we’re screwed…

  12. pawliekokonuts said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Your “flaccid” in the hed may be the first time in history that adjective did not refer to a penis or its aptitude for performance. Did you know that “flak-sed” used to be considered the *proper* pronunciation and is still listed as a variant at Merriam-Webster? M-W has this oral/aural tool whereby the word is made audible. I wonder what my coffee-shop compatriots thought about hearing that one. (Fecking Giants kept me up way too late.)

    • blade3colorado said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:53 am

      Not as far east as Macdog and you, but I bailed at 12:05am mountain time.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:56 am

        Whew. That means I only browsed adult sites for 1.5 hours, if I retired at 3:30.

  13. unca_chuck said, on April 11, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Don’t be modest Pawlie. I’m sure you went all-in instead of just browsing . . . .

  14. unca_chuck said, on April 11, 2014 at 11:32 am

    And yeah, meeeethinks Pablo is brainfucking himself over this contract impasse. I wonder if he’s thinking of dumping his sleazeball agents. They don’t seem to be helping things along. And then you have him chatting up Borass.

  15. wswin said, on April 11, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I like the optimistic nature of this thread…Me thinks one of Pablo’s agents is his brother so….

  16. Chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Thoughts on the play by Morse in the OF last night. I read in one of the talking heads’ pieces that Morse “severly misplayed a ball.” This was the play in which he played the ball of the wall and fired it back into the infield to prevent a run from scoring. Cannot recall whose piece I was reading, but the point was that Perez or Blanco probably makes that play. I’m not sure I agree that either of those two track down that ball. But regardless, the point I had a problem with was the comment that Morse “let the ball go over his head.” I actually thought he did a pretty decent job of playing the ball.

    Thoughts?

    • unca_chuck said, on April 11, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      Well, he’s verrrrrrrrrrrrry slow going back on a given ball. My initial thought was Blanco would have gotten there. Shit, it I was Morse, I’d be cheating deep anyway.

      • unca_chuck said, on April 11, 2014 at 3:09 pm

        In other words, he didn’t misplay it, he just doesn’t have the wheels to get back quickly enough.

      • chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 7:41 pm

        Agree, Charlie. I think we all knew Morse didn’t have the wheels of Blanco or Perez going in. My point was the writer (may have been Hank) made it sound like he butchered the play big time. I beg to differ…given who he is, I thought he played it quite well. Giants didn’t sign his ass for his wheels…I liked his stick last night…that’s what they were looking for…

    • Alleykat said, on April 11, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      I really doubt Blanco or Perez makes that ketch, that ball was a smoking line drive one hop off the warning track.
      Morse played it well with a one hand grab off the wall.
      The only reason he was still in there was he was gonna get one more AB in the bottom of the 8th,otherwise they would have pulled him like they did in the 9 th.It was Panda’s error that did them in.

      • chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 7:42 pm

        I agree, Kat….

    • James said, on April 11, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      He did not misplay the ball, which was smoked– we had the entire play in front of us in section 227. The ball was well over his head. Maybe the other OFers make the play, maybe not.

  17. Alleykat said, on April 11, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    We Score we win!
    We commit dumb errors we lose!
    Panda’s was a brainfart, with the lead there, no chance to get a speedy runner,has to eat it like Chi said.

  18. DJLoo said, on April 11, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Baseball players really don’t need to be in great athletic condition. Think how little time that are actually in motion during the course of a game.

    • snarkk said, on April 11, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      Yeah, those NFL nose guards are in such great shape…

    • chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 7:44 pm

      Loo – there was a classic interview with Kruk many years ago. Can’t remember the woman’s name interviewing him. She was asking about his legendary appetite for food, and how he could maintain the athletic standards of a All Star first baseman. He answered “Lady, I’m not an athlete…I’m a ballplayer!”

  19. DJLoo said, on April 11, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    If and when Scutaro and Affeldt return, the 2012 World Champs would be amazingly intact. Hudson for Zito the only major change that comes to mind.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 11, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      Morse for Blanco, Perez, Torres and Cecil B. DeMille’s cast of thousands in left?

  20. DJLoo said, on April 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    You’re right, Blade….although Vungo was a Met in 2012. We had the Melkman and Blanco.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 11, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      Good catch on Torres. How soon I’ve forgotten the Melkman.

  21. Flavor said, on April 11, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    I have not always liked the way Affeldt has pitched and I’m tired if him getting hurt all the time, but he’s easily the coolest, most down to earth guy on the team.
    He recounted the tale (on Knbr) of facing the Beer Batter last night in San Ho and it was just a fantastically told story by a pro ball player who “gets it”

    • DJLoo said, on April 11, 2014 at 6:59 pm

      i remember how well he spoke during a pregame ceremony for Brian Stow…

  22. SanDawg said, on April 11, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Nice to hear re Affeldt.
    I’m down with the Morse/Jack Clark look-alike call. I also think he looks a bit like Damone from Fast Times.
    “Did you call me a scalper!? I provide a service—and the service costs money.”

    • DJLoo said, on April 11, 2014 at 7:18 pm

      Look at you: member of the honor roll, assistant to the assistant manager of the movie theater. I’m tellin’ ya, Rat, if this girl can’t smell your qualifications, then who needs her, right?

  23. SanDawg said, on April 11, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    What’s taking so long for blame to be assigned on the rundown? Inquiring minds want to know.

    • chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      I agree with the synopsis offered on the boob tube…Crawford butchered the run down. Throw should have gone to the plate…

  24. James said, on April 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Bumgarner’s beard looks like it was drawn on to his face by a cartoonist.

    • SanDawg said, on April 11, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      I see a bit of Ben Afleck circa that movie about smuggling diplomats out of the middle east in MadBum.

      • James said, on April 11, 2014 at 7:40 pm

        I didn’t see it, but I can appreciate the need to contrast his look with the well maintained beards of those Imams.

    • chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 7:48 pm

      I have always said Bum reminds me of one of my favorite cartoon characters…Paw Rugg from the Hillbilly Bears…

      • James said, on April 11, 2014 at 7:59 pm

        Ha, I remember that, Chi. Probably an unconscious homage to your tribute on my part :-)

  25. James said, on April 11, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Pablo may need to put on a few pounds to regain his strength.

    • DJLoo said, on April 11, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      Pablo couldn’t hit the broad side of a Dairy Queen…

  26. WilcoJoe said, on April 11, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Incredible stat care of the Rox announcers…There have been 40 big leaguers named Brandon since 2000…There were zero prior to 2000.

    • DJLoo said, on April 11, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      I wonder what name is second on that list. Tyler?

      • DJLoo said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:18 pm

        On the flip side, where have all the “Willies” gone?

  27. blade3colorado said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Hicks needs to field his position better then he has.

    • DJLoo said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      He’s making me yearn for Chuck Hiller.

  28. blade3colorado said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Fuck. If Goldy is Timmy’s nemisis, then Cargo is Bum’s (number 5).

  29. chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    I am ready to see both 2nd 3rd mixed-up a bit (Adrianza at 2nd and Arias some at 3rd)….

  30. chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Just when you think you have two “solid” starters….

  31. chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    MudBug flexing some muscle….

  32. blade3colorado said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    That was crushed. Sheesh, only a 3 bagger. LOL.

  33. DJLoo said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Fuckin’ ballpark.

  34. chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Very similar to Morse’s last night (he definitely thought his was gone)…

  35. WilcoJoe said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Fuck…Bum crushed that.

  36. blade3colorado said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Damn, I thought Bum got all of it.

  37. chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    LQTM Loo…I love that yard…

  38. chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Come on…it’s time for a rally…

  39. James said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    The camera trails the situational hitting failure in the dugout . . . it weighs upon the young man, who thinks “if only my name were Willie!”

  40. Flavor said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I am beat. Watching this game from my bedroom. That means “vipbox”. The Rockies announcers are horrible. Complete homers who give you nothing but cliches and info any baseball fan already knows. Not sure how these guys have jobs……..

  41. blade3colorado said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    De La Rosa about to crumble like a cheap suit. Come on Brandon – take advantage of the situation.

  42. blade3colorado said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    I knew it.

  43. WilcoJoe said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Fuck yeah Bum!

  44. Flavor said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    wow

  45. SanDawg said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Fuck yes

  46. Flavor said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    and this is after, I ,might add, these shitty Colorado announcers told us that when the pitching coach went out there and quietly whispered knowledge to delaRosa, he was all fixed and good to go. They patted themselves on the back after he got 2 outs and were like, “see, inning is gonna be over, it was all about the whisper job of the pitching coach (as opposed to talking normally to him on the mound).
    They are speechless right now and I fucking love it.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      This is the de facto blue print of how the Rockies lose games. I’ll enjoy the Denver Post tomorrow, especially the comments. LOL.

  47. Macdog said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    WTF, I missed a MadBum slam dong?

    • Flavor said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      my kid has my phone. I’m wondering if the “Bum Dong” text was set off?

  48. Flavor said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    I’m assuming the K/K team gave us the stats on Giants pitchers who have hit grand slams. Anyone feel like kicking that info down?

    • SanDawg said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      Only other one is Estes

      • SanDawg said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:53 pm

        (Courtesy of Kuip and Flem on the radio)

  49. chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    I predict the Giants win this one with a late field goal…13-10….

  50. chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Per Wikipedia, before Bumgarner, Shawn Estes was the only pitcher in Giants franchise history to hit a grand slam home run (on May 24, 2000)…

  51. chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Ah…didn’t see your post San…rare company (Gigante pitchers who have hit a grand salami)….

    • SanDawg said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:00 pm

      Yeah, I was sure there were gonna be more guys than that, but I guess I had that Tony Cloninger deal in the back of my head.

      • DJLoo said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:18 pm

        Felipe Alou played in that game, while his baby son Moises was being born.

  52. Flavor said, on April 11, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Estes?
    I had a bet with myself that it was The Caveman.

    • SanDawg said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      I was thinking Gaylord Perry

    • chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:11 pm

      My thoughts exactly…Don Robinson could hit…

  53. Flavor said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Two pitchers in…ha ha just got a text that said “Shuck Dong”….the entire history of this franchise have hit grand slams? That almost begs my attention to looking at how hapless that stat is. How many times have Giants pitchers come up with the bases loaded since they came to SF? I’m almost afraid to look……

    • James said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      The real question is, what is the total % of HRs hit by SF pitchers that were grand slams. McCovey’s grand slams were about about 4% of his total. He’s 4th on the the all time GS list.

      • James said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:29 pm

        I’ll guess that SF pitchers have hit between 80-100 HRs over the years. If so, 2 grand slams is in line with the overall % of grand slams per HR for hitters in general. I’ll also bet their pitcher HR totals are similar to other NL teams.

      • Flavor said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:48 pm

        Nope. Anyone can run into one.The staggering number of times a pitcher comes to the plate with the bases loaded, AND NEVER RUNS INTO ONE, is going to blow my mind. If I can find it. And I’m hitting the sack, I’ll fidle around with this tomorrow unless someone emails me the info before that…..

      • James said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:54 pm

        hmmm, I don’t think you’ll find anything anomalous.

  54. SanDawg said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    I remember a game where Terry Mulholland ripped a long homer deep into the left field bleachers. He was getting shelled, but he got one back off his own bat—and it wasn’t a cheapie.

  55. blade3colorado said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Sherpa announcers almost seemingly attributing the Giants lead to luck, e.g., Belt’s double on the chalk. Idiots. Then laughing about Hicks head almost being severed off by that pitch.

  56. chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    I dig the new alternate jerseys….well, have always loved the script lettering…

    • WilcoJoe said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:38 pm

      Me too!

  57. unca_chuck said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Keep stranding these runners on3rd.

  58. WilcoJoe said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    I’ve seen enough of Adrianza…Swap him with Abreu in Fresno.

    • James said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      We still have Abreu? Cool.

  59. unca_chuck said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Trying to remember a game where I saw A G’s pitcher go deep and I’m drawing a complete blank.

  60. chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Ah, so Estes and Bum were the only SF pitchers with a salami. Four others from NY, including Fat Freddie Fitzsimmons. Wonder if he was related to Fat Freddie from the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers? Hmmmm….No fooling…

  61. blade3colorado said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Nice play by Stubbs.

  62. chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Yeah, I wouldn’t argue with bringing up Abreu…he sucked in ST but maybe he has something…

  63. chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Fucking Pablo needs to know when to eat the damned ball…WTF…

    • blade3colorado said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      Fuck, that run is on Pablo.

      • chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:56 pm

        And let’s hope the next one is NOT on Perez…

  64. chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    ANOTHER fucking bonehead mistake throwing to home…

  65. chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Giants need to tighten their shit up re: the fundamentals…absolute bullshit…

  66. chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Fucking heads up play!

  67. WilcoJoe said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    A ha!

  68. blade3colorado said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Sweet! Outstanding throw by Perez.

  69. chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    About time the Giants pulled out some good plays…need to see that shit on a more consistent basis…

  70. unca_chuck said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Yeah, Pablito is playing his contract down to 5 digits.

  71. unca_chuck said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Every ab but the hit Belt had ducks on the pond.

    • James said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      He may be losing his grip . . . .

  72. unca_chuck said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    What’s this shit not scoring late lately?

  73. SanDawg said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    If you separate Kuip from Kruk, I find Kuip a bit less annoying. Kind of reminds me of a couple of the guards on my JV basketball game. Whenever one of them missed practice, it was addition by subtraction big time.

  74. blade3colorado said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    GMen got a break on that call.

  75. unca_chuck said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Giftie right there.

  76. unca_chuck said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    That was legit

  77. chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    WHOOT! Ballgame!

  78. unca_chuck said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    That was nasty.

  79. blade3colorado said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Grab some pine meat.

  80. chipower9 said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    It wasn’t pretty, but they all look the same in the W column! Night Flappers…make it an awesome Saturday!

  81. James said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Has there been any other NL reliever who has been as consistently good over the last 6+ years as Romo?

  82. unca_chuck said, on April 11, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Funny I was watching the game tonight w/my son and I said to him, shit, Morse should be wearing 22. He looks just like Jack Clark. Someone around here said the same thing apparently.

    Anyhow, psyched for our 1st game of the year tomorrow. . . .

  83. snarkk said, on April 11, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    I’m down with the new Friday night orange unis. Way better than last year — those looked like they were pieces of roofing torn from those old, round Orange Julius stands on Highway 99…

  84. Macdog said, on April 11, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Flav mentioned the Rox announcers earlier, haha, they were none too pleased over two of those caught-lookings in the 9th, especially the one to Morneau.

    And the Angels just beat the Mets in extras on a bases-loaded HBP.

  85. DJLoo said, on April 12, 2014 at 6:42 am

    If I was a little kid and could only afford to go to one game a year, I’d be a little disappointed that both Pagan and Posey were not in the lineup. I’m all for resting guys but Bochy could spread it out a little. If I went to Shea in 1970 and Bonds and McCovey were on the bench, l would’ve been very unhappy.

    • Flavor said, on April 12, 2014 at 11:02 am

      look at how many guys Girardi is sitting today.

  86. willedav said, on April 12, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Perez still looks like he’s trying to hit a 5 run HR. As a lead off he swings at too much stuff and puts ball in the air too often. Hicks, I dunno, just doesn’t look like a ml 2b defensively.
    That’s funny about Rox announcers…back in the day watching sorry ass Braves on TBS, we used to call it *curse of the pitching coach*, because it does seem to happen often. Guy goes to the mound for the conference, everybody nods their heads, then bang.

    Dawg, I dunno about Gordon. He still doesn’t have offensive game and shoots FTs like crap. He at least has to develop couple go to O moves, and be able to hit a pull up mid range J. Miller used to bench him sometimes end of games because of the FTs. Also, NBA bodies of inside guys are different from what he has been up against at HS and college level. And it’s a business, these guys are mean, esp to rookies.
    :Look at difference in a bruiser like Blake Griffin’s game now from when he first came in. Now if you sag on him he shoots 3s, and hits his FTs.

  87. Flavor said, on April 12, 2014 at 11:01 am

    new thread

  88. James said, on April 12, 2014 at 11:08 am

    No one but BF gives a crap I’m sure, but here are your Giants pitchers total HR stats:

    1958-2014 : 100 HRs, 2 Grand slams
    All time: 319 HRs, 7 Grand slams

    2.2% of all HRs hit by Giants pitchers have been grand slams; 2% by SF Giants

    What % of HRs hit by all players are grand slams?

    Total HRs in MLB history: ~267,000
    Total Grand Slams in MLB history: ~6500

    About 2.4 % of all HRs are grand slams

    To the extent that a pitcher is going to run into a pitch and go yard at all, the Giants aren’t noteworthy one way or the other . . . especially after MadBum’s slam last night. SF was due . . . :-)


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