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Sleeping Through a Game Winner

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 16, 2014

I did NOT stay up to watch the conclusion of last night’s win. I shut it down around 10:30–the same time some of you east coast guys shut it down. And I continue to be amazed at your abilities to stay up past 1am to support the team. My body clock and my life are not built for that type of stamina. :)

Anyone starting to feel like Hector Sanchez = Candy Maldonado? I’m not looking it up, but I have memories of Candy piling up the walk off hits (pinch hitting or otherwise). That’s a great name, isn’t it? “Candy.” You wouldn’t catch too  many cats rollin’ with that name in 2014. I think I heard Kruk say that Hector has 4 walk off game winning hits in his career.

That’s pretty good. I might start calling him “Candy”.

If you stayed up to watch it live, regardless of the coast you call home, good on you……

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  1. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 16, 2014 at 8:36 am

    I didn’t make it to the end either but the highlights this morning were nice. I always liked Candy. Used to have an autographed bat from him. It is great to see Belt, Crawford and Sanchez contributing.

  2. willedav said, on April 16, 2014 at 8:49 am

    He’s flubbed a couple routine ones but second game in a row Hicks made a tough stop on a smash hit to his left.

    Even tho he looked a little off, Romo getting Hanley out was awesome duel. Gotta love pinning another blown save on Jansen too.

    Affeldt supposed to be activated today. Machi only faced a few guys, Lopez only threw 5 pitches, 1 inning each for Romo Casilla Petit. Vogs actually has better ERA than guy he faces tonite…wonder how many times SF will be able to say that.

    Good for Hector, Arias and Blanco too. Was kind of funky seeing Morse and Posey on the bench late while LA still had their regs in there except for Gordon and Crawford replaced by Kemp.

  3. snarkk said, on April 16, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Despite his Ks, Belt is rounding into a big league hitter. Didn’t see it, but that AB in the 9th to get the tying knock apparently was a top notch AB. Always good to start an LA series with a win…

  4. zumiee said, on April 16, 2014 at 9:26 am

    “Zumie – it is magnetic schedule night, tonight. You going?”

    Chi, unfortunately I’m not going to be able to make it. It’s one of my favorite give-aways, but I won’t be there this year.
    The games I have coming up in the next couple of months are 4/25 vs. Cleveland, 5/14 vs. Atlanta, and 5/28 vs. Cubs.

    • Chipower9 said, on April 16, 2014 at 9:28 am

      You can probably score one on eBay if you really want it. Yes…will be good to see you again on the 25th. I’ll have my son in tow with me…will be cool for him to meet some of the Flappers.

  5. Chipower9 said, on April 16, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Yeah, not sure how many more of these post-midnight games my old tired ass can handle. Couple that with staying up late the previous night to gander at the blood moon, and my ass was just a wee-bit tired this morning. I had said I was throwing in the towel after the 11th, but just could not pull the trigger.

    Nice to get a grind it out win against the bums in an extra inning game in which the Giants never lead.

    We need a good outing from Vogey tonight. Paging Nicole…paging Nicole, please have your husband serviced and ready to go. Thank you.

  6. emf said, on April 16, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Couldn’t stand Maldonado. Only time I ever saw him hustle was when Oquendo and Smith were punching Will Clark.

  7. Nipper said, on April 16, 2014 at 9:30 am

    I finished the game in bed listening on the radio.

    • Flavor said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:11 am

      A transistor radio under the stars in the park?

      • blade3colorado said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:14 am

        LOL. That’s mean Flav.

  8. zumiee said, on April 16, 2014 at 9:34 am

    One of the beautiful things about basball is how a whole mini-drama can play out within a game. Sanchez got kind of ripped off by the homeplate ump in the 9th inning on two wide strikes for Jansen. And then that same inning Pagan and Belt picked him up by scoring a run. Then, later in the game, Sanchez got the opportunity to get the game-winning hit and succeeded. Great stuff. And I dug what he did after he got the hit. He rounded first, and then lied down on the infield and curled into a fetal position. That is SO cool. I’ve been waiting to see a player do that. Like, “I’m going to protect myself from the pummeling.” Although I think, in general, from what I’ve seen, teams are starting to tone down those excessive celebrations a bit. The A’s had a nice one the other night. The guy got the game-winning hit, his teammates made a tunnel, he ran through it, about three guys patted him on the back as he went through, and…..that was it! Nice. No chance of injuring anyone. And, hey, it wasn’t the 7th game of the World Series.

    • Chipower9 said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:04 am

      Good observation, Zumie. Those strikes called against Sanchez were same, location-wise, as pitches to Crawford (and I think Pagan) earler, and were at that time called balls. Inconsistency by an ump is the worst. I can deal with a fucked-up strike zone as long as the ump is consistent.

  9. zumiee said, on April 16, 2014 at 9:42 am

    I have no problem with Amy G. and all the other sideline reporters in sports. Just….some of the questions after the games are kind of inane.
    “How important is it to win a game like this?”
    And the player says “huge” about 98% of the time.
    “When you got that big hit, what were you trying to do?”
    And the players says “I was just looking for a pitch to hit” about 98% of the time.
    Yeah, I know it’s all part of the schtick, but it doesn’t really contribute much to anything.

    • salty said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:04 am

      Two words: mute button. I burn through one a year.

  10. zumiee said, on April 16, 2014 at 9:51 am

    I have no problem with baseball’s annual Jackie Robinson recognition, and the wearing of #42, etc. It’s baseball’s on-going apology to African Americans barred from MLB so many years. MLB network showed tweets from players honoring Jackie Robinson. Without Jackie Robinson day, a lot of these current players probably wouldn’t even recognize his name.

    • Chipower9 said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:06 am

      I agree and have no problem with it. I heard a comment in this regards where it was mentioned that many kids probably ask “daddy, why are all the players wearing 42?” And this gives the parent a chance to explain it to the kid, and hence, a step is made in another generation being educated.

  11. James said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Why is the Giants ERA looking so respectable? The bullpen has pitched 40% of the total innings so far this year! Maybe they should carry 15 pitchers :-)

    • snarkk said, on April 16, 2014 at 11:01 am

      No kidding. Only one game so far where starter went beyond the 7th, per KNBR this morning. That can’t continue. At this rate, Pen will be gassed by mid-July…

  12. salty said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:08 am

    They won’t continue to carry 13, so who goes?

    • Chipower9 said, on April 16, 2014 at 11:52 am

      With only two off days between now and May 19, I think they will carry 13 for the foreseeable future. None of the likely pitching candidates (Gutierrez, Machi, or Huff) have options. Perez does. I think he’ll be the short man out.

  13. blade3colorado said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I fell asleep too, so missed the feel good “Hector” ending. I understand that Hector’s wife and daughter (probably sound asleep too) were in the car waiting for this game to end, as his daughter had school in the morning.

  14. Bozo said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Thanks for bringing home a winner, youse guys. What a grind of a game, it was 2AM when I went to bed at the end of the 9th. Four hours for it to go nine, hell, the game was around the three hour mark in the 7th. I know we left at least 1,000 guys on base, I think the Giants were probably lulled to sleep by that fucking Beckett and his slow mo shit, He should have been called on that crap, the Umps needed to start calling those delays balls. Fuck Beckett, our guys on Second should have been making major obscene gestures to him every time he looked that way, I know I was and will be, until his bullshit prima donna career is over.

  15. Alleykat said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:19 am

    That’s 4 walk off winners for Hector, pretty impressive for a part timer.

  16. Macdog said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:27 am

    That game pushed me to the limit. Thank god for Brandon League.

  17. unca_chuck said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Yeah, TV on, sound low. I figured I’d either wake up when the game was long over, or hear the roar and it would wake me up. Which is what happened. Good stuff. Belt continues to be baffling. In a good way. Looking like he’s way overmatched swinging at total crap, and then coming up with the game typing seeing-eye double down the LF line in the bottom of the 9th. Pagan, hair flying, scores from 1st. Awesome.

    What was it though? 16 LOB? Aaaaaaaaak! That’s flat horrible. The Dogs did their share of not capitalizing as well, tho. They musta had 124 LOB of their own.

    Encouraging outing from Tim Tim. I think Dee Gordon took 10 pitches to get out in the 1st AB of the game. It didn’t get easier for Timmy as the game went on. Lots of pitches. Lots of mistakes that the Dodgers didn’t blast. Except for Jazz Hands. Esp HamRam. He had a few hangers that he missed.

  18. snarkk said, on April 16, 2014 at 11:14 am

    I’ve commented before that last season, Timmy’s left leg would fly off to the left, making him open way up when finishing the delivery, and IMO, contribute to wildness. From highlights of last night, I see Timmy’s left foot is coming down and landing much more straight on directly towards the plate than last year — better balance is obvious to me. He’s got a K/BB ratio of 17:1 so far, which is pretty darn good, to say the least. What kills him is the occasional gopher ball up in the zone, either fastball or specialty pitch, and it gets hammered. Plus, he throws too many pitches into the count. The batters have decided to just take and take on him if he doesn’t get an early strike, and wait for a gopher pitch since he no longer can throw 94. He’s got to figure out how to be more efficient getting strikes low in the zone ala Hudson. 5 innings with 90+ pitches just doesn’t get it done, the Pen will get gassed. Re: that, I would switch Tim into the #3 spot and keep Voggy #5. Hudson goes in between if he keeps throwing into the 7th or so on a regular basis. IMO it’s a bad idea to have two guys that are only giving you 5, maybe 6 innings tops, starting consecutively. The 3, 4, 5 thing is nothing but numbers. The Pen will get worn out from consecutive nights’ heavy workload…

    • stickman said, on April 16, 2014 at 3:43 pm

      Good observations. At least we know now that Timmy’s adjusted approach allows him to work his way through traffic without having that blazing out-pitch. It’s logical to assume that he will work on his pitch efficiency next, who knows, maybe he’s developing a sucker-pitch on the side which just looks soooo good to the hitter.

      Bullpen depth in the pipeline with Law, Hembree, Hall, Dunning and Runzler currently the most likely options, with Kontos perhaps capable at some point of recovering his utility as well. So if a reliever or two does get overworked and develop tired arm syndrome or some other debilitation, we do know that there is a virtual pizza menu of options for instant relief.

  19. Flavor said, on April 16, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Hector’s wife has nice big tits right?

    • Irish Kevin said, on April 16, 2014 at 11:58 am

      The next Bikini Babe??

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 16, 2014 at 11:59 am

      I think the proper term is funbags and yes.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on April 16, 2014 at 12:44 pm

        “Funbags” is a Benny Hill term if ever there was one.

      • zumiee said, on April 16, 2014 at 1:05 pm

        Benny Hill: “That was a clever comeback.”
        Buxom woman: “Thanks; I always give tit for tat.”
        Benny Hill: “In that case…..tat!!”

  20. Irish Kevin said, on April 16, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I was so pissed when the Pen gave up the lead after the Giants had tied it!! Too much torture at that point. I quit watching after the 2 back to back innings they loaded the bases and did not score. WTF?? Are you kidding me. Both times the Giants had less than two outs!! Anyway turned on the MLB station this morning to watch the highlights. What a game!! Nice win.

    • Chipower9 said, on April 16, 2014 at 12:05 pm

      I was so pissed when the Pen gave up the lead after the Giants had tied it!! WTH…Giants never led until they won it in the 12th.

      And the bullpen has been nails…they are the LEAST of the team’s problems right now. Problem with the pen is that if the starters keep up their current shenanigans, the pen will be outta gas in a month.

      • Irish Kevin said, on April 16, 2014 at 12:21 pm

        Lead, Tie whatever. I was still pissed

  21. Chipower9 said, on April 16, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Mac – the cool thing about Brandon League is that the Bums threw him a 22 mil contract last year (on the hook for him through next year). Well, that and his stats last year: 5.30 ERA/1.546 WHIP.

    This year: 6.75 ERA/1.688 WHIP.

  22. pawliekokonuts said, on April 16, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    The most poetic yingyang dingdong fuckin ending this morning would have been BWheezy taking the loss.

    (Great thread, Magnus. Sadly, my strongest memory of Candy “Great Name” Maldonado was his losing a ball in the lights in the 1987 playoffs when John Tudor of STL beat Dave Dravecky. Is my memory correct?)

    • stickman said, on April 16, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      Yes, Candido collapsing on Oquendo’s fly resulted in a Cardinal sin and the NL Championship only to get Twinked by Kirby Puckett, Kent Hrbek & Associates for Minnesota’s first ever World Championship. Would have loved to see Giants vs Twins that year but the reason for that might be found in a thoroughgoing read of Voltaire’s ‘Candide’.

  23. zumiee said, on April 16, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Jansen so far this season: 0-1, 4.50 ERA, 4 saves, 2 blown saves, and a WHIP of 2.0.

  24. Alleykat said, on April 16, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Hey Snarkk,
    What’s your take on Cal’s new Basketball Coach Cuonzo Martin formally of Tennessee?
    I like the hire, he was takin some heat early on this year from the Vols alum but then turned it around to go 24-13 and making it to the semi finals before losing Michigan.
    A recruit is already jumping ship to come to Cal, Kingsley Okoroh, a 7-1 Center from England who verbally committed to Tennessee under Martin till he bailed on them and now is following him to Cal

    • Flavor said, on April 16, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      Cal’s hiring decisions remind me of the Seinfeld episode when George had the epiphany that if he just did the opposite of what his instincts told him to do his life would be perfect.
      Cal’s AD is George Costanza pre-epiphany.

    • snarkk said, on April 16, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      I think a major reason for the hiring is he’s bringing that 7 footer and another good recruit or two with him. Other than that, no clue, haven’t looked much. Sandy baby (the AD) apparently wanted the assistant that Montgomery recommended, but the higher ups (and probably money guys) overruled her. She’s on the hot seat — if the football season craters again, she’s in deep doo doo…

  25. zumiee said, on April 16, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Silliest sports headline in a while: “Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement.” Apparently he had retired. Who knew? I’m pretty sure the public won’t consider him retired until he actually misses an Olympics.

    • Flavor said, on April 16, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      He could shave 3 seconds off his records by just correcting that overbite.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on April 16, 2014 at 7:35 pm

        ba-da-boom

  26. Flavor said, on April 16, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Apparently Bum shaved his beard. That should be an interesting look.

  27. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 16, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Perez optioned. Doesn’t Hicks play OF too?

  28. blade3colorado said, on April 16, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Conor Gillaspie had a hitting streak of 10 games . . . Meanwhile, that POS Headley has done squat this season and is probably going on the DL. Only mention this because I have this worthless ^$%@* on one of my fantasy teams. Speaking of 3rd baseman, I also have Miguel Cabrera on one of my teams. Pfffftttt! Another sure out (thus far this season) in my line up. Grrrrr . . .

  29. blade3colorado said, on April 16, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    I know the Dodgers are starting southpaw Paul Maholm, but why is Crawford out? He has been mashing lefties so far this year (7-for-14 with five extra-base hits). Seems as if he is doing well against them and they should continue to throw him out there. Or, how else is he suppose to get better?

    • Flavor said, on April 16, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      he has a tight quad, available for PH duty.

  30. Flavor said, on April 16, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    very cool pic

  31. paulinasia said, on April 16, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    As the season was starting, Craig said something like if we’re seeing a lot of Pagan salutes on the bases, we’ll be doing well. I’ll second that and add if we’re seeing a lot of Pagan rounding third and sprinting home, mane a-flyin’, we’ll be doing even better. Love watching that dude churn toward home, watched that clip several times last night.

  32. Flavor said, on April 16, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    I love Juan Uribe. He could hit 20 homeruns against us this year and I’m not gonna sweat it. It’s not the same as Kent or Butler going Dodger. I don’t know how to explain it. Every time I see Uribe wearing a Dodger uni I still smile. He was part of “the first one” and you never forget that. I’m happy for him; he’s one of the few former 2010/2012 defectors that actually kept playing well.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on April 16, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      I tend to agree with you. 1. By all accounts, everyone always loves him in the clubhouse. His playing dominoes. 2. His bomb in the clinch game against the Phils. ‘Nuff said.

    • Bozo said, on April 16, 2014 at 7:42 pm

      I hope this long review didn’t fuck up Vogie

      • Bozo said, on April 16, 2014 at 7:44 pm

        Oops posted in the wrong place.

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 16, 2014 at 7:42 pm

      Yup, dude is just one of those guys you need on a good club.

  33. blade3colorado said, on April 16, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Pawlie, my parents, Aunt Mary and Aunt Fran, along with about a half dozen cousins (their spouses, children), are attending this evening’s game.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on April 16, 2014 at 7:44 pm

      Very cool.

  34. blade3colorado said, on April 16, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    No doubt Loo is evaluating this play at MLB NY Head Quarters.

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 16, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      While wearing a #42 jersey? lqtm

  35. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 16, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    This method of the umps standing between a Key Grip is pretty ridiculous. Can’t they go down into the photographer well or something?

    • blade3colorado said, on April 16, 2014 at 7:43 pm

      Shit, if the evaluation takes this long each time, one of them could have ordered garlic fries and a cha cha bowl.

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 16, 2014 at 7:46 pm

        Mmmmma, cha cha bowl. What were you saying?

      • blade3colorado said, on April 16, 2014 at 7:53 pm

        Dirt, I read that the first time and it said, “Momma, cha cha bowl . . . ” Umm, I didn’t know what to say. LOL :-)

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 16, 2014 at 7:55 pm

        Haha. I edited it. Funny thing about our youngest. He’s not talking yet but refers to all food as mama. Must have been a subconscious thing on my part.

  36. Flavor said, on April 16, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    this is probably the wrong word, but I think TwoTrips got *bullied* into making that challenge (by Kemp). Anyway, another obvious one that was inconclusive that a manager stupidly challenged…….

    • blade3colorado said, on April 16, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      Nah, I was thinking the same thing. Lunatics running the asylum, eh?

  37. Flavor said, on April 16, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Bozo said, on April 16, 2014 at 7:42 pm (Edit)
    I hope this long review didn’t fuck up Vogie

    • Bozo said, on April 16, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      Yeah, and I’m waiting until the 7th inning before I decide.

  38. Flavor said, on April 16, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Contrarian point, but if Scully hadn’t been doing this for a thousand years would we all be loving his folksy, slow, solo call of the game? I’d rather listen to K/K 100 times out of 100 times. Scully does nothing for me.

    • Bozo said, on April 16, 2014 at 8:06 pm

      Agreed, I think he lost it years ago. I have the SF feed tonight, how come you have LA’s out there?

      • Flavor said, on April 16, 2014 at 8:09 pm

        vipbox. No tv in my bedroom. Don’t feel like road trippin’ to the living room.

  39. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 16, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    I guess I am in the minority but I never really cared for Scully.

    • Flavor said, on April 16, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      well, based on the last 2 comments, you are in the decided majority. :)
      He just keeps saying the same shit over and over. I think if he had someone else in the booth he wouldn’t do that.
      The only thing I like about him is that he doesn’t player homer favorite at all. He calls it equally the same way and doesn’t have a problem with calling out a Dodger player. That’s rad, more announcers should have the sack to do that. In Scully’s case, he’s been around long enough to not give a shit about what other people think

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 16, 2014 at 8:29 pm

        I do like his willingness to be silent during big moments and let the action speak for itself.

    • Macdog said, on April 16, 2014 at 8:27 pm

      I’m not sure what to make of Scully. He’s been doing games since the 50s and has some wonderful stories to tell that no broadcaster can begin to match. And he’s not an annoying homer that seems to be the prerequisite for all announcers these days. But being a solo act in the booth, my god, he goes on and on and on and just never shuts up. My guess is when he’s gone, we’ll all miss him if for no other reason than his replacement will be indistinguishable from all the other MLB announcers.

      • Flavor said, on April 16, 2014 at 8:30 pm

        you just nailed my feelings about him perfectly.

  40. blade3colorado said, on April 16, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I like Scully. He isn’t a homer to the Nth degree like the imbeciles we have announcing Sherpa games. That being said, I really can’t be picky – since I have a pirate feed and I have no control who announces the games.

  41. Bozo said, on April 16, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Good job from Flan there.

  42. Flavor said, on April 16, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    I mean, I kinda get it. The voice, the slow folksy shit. It’s a baseball sound, man, no question. He just doesn’t say anything that interests me at all.

  43. Flavor said, on April 16, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    he’s blathering on about the pros of ATT and the cons of Candlestick right now. Dude, they moved to ATT 14 freaking years ago.

  44. Flavor said, on April 16, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    All of the Dodgers hate each other. I love it.

  45. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 16, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Every ball hit to Hicks is an adventure.

  46. Flavor said, on April 16, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Scully needs to stop saying “naked unto the world” He’s said it 3 times about Uribe getting nailed at second.
    #nobodysaysthat #atleastnotsincegreccoromantimes

  47. Flavor said, on April 16, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    “we’re in the bottom of the 5th inning” –Scully said 4 pitches into the bottom of the fifth inning. See, that’s what I’m talking about. He’s either senile or just saying shit to say shit. It’s mostly pointless comments. He’s got too much time on his hands in that booth.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 16, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      He’s definitely not senile Flavor. He just riffed on a Sandy Koufax game back in the Pleistocene age and then followed that minutia up with the other half of the double header, where Don Drysdale pitched and won. Who remembers this shit? I forget where my keys are after placing them down a half hour beforehand. .

  48. blade3colorado said, on April 16, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    10 in a row retired by Voggy. Who knew?

  49. willedav said, on April 16, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    So 2 guys both come into the night with ERAs over 8.00, and it’s 1-0 late game. Awesome.

  50. willedav said, on April 16, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Too bad, that’s gotta be as far as Gordon can hit a ball. And no Kruk, walking the pitcher was not a good thing.

  51. James said, on April 16, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Well, Vin probably hasn’t said anything as silly tonight as Kruk’s proclamation that walking Maholm with 2 outs was a “good thing.” Not that I don’t agree with the Scully criticisms. He’s always been a hype.

  52. blade3colorado said, on April 16, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    15 day DL . . . Couldn’t happen to a better guy.

    • DJLoo said, on April 16, 2014 at 9:21 pm

      That oughtta put a crimp in his goggle routine.

  53. Macdog said, on April 16, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    1-2-3!

  54. James said, on April 16, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Machi, with another one of his routine home to first DPs.

    • zumiee said, on April 16, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      Way to strand those inherited runners! :) :) :)

      • James said, on April 16, 2014 at 9:32 pm

        You gotta get really, really lucky to start 2 home to first DPs in such a short stretch. Chance cuts both ways :-)

  55. blade3colorado said, on April 16, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Nice play.

  56. zumiee said, on April 16, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Cool DP!
    —-
    Yeah, I know he was in a lot of pain, but Hanley is such a drama queen.

    • James said, on April 16, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      Ok, I dislike HanRam’s goggle act, too, but I’ll bet half of the drama was his frustration at being injured yet again.

  57. DJLoo said, on April 16, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Is there a rule that says if your last name begins with the letter “H” you have to pitch for the Dodgers?

  58. Macdog said, on April 16, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Yeah, make ‘em pay!

  59. zumiee said, on April 16, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Pablo’s hit had a nice sound to it. Whack!

  60. zumiee said, on April 16, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    If I was scouting Posey, I’d say that teams lately have been stealing strike one on him by throwing off-speed stuff on the first pitch, and Posey keeps taking them for strike one. He might need to make an adjustment and look for that on the first pitch.

  61. zumiee said, on April 16, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I really dislike Adrian Gonzalez’s little explosion thing he does with his hands when he gets a hit. It really annoys me. Uribe has started doing it, too.

    • unca_chuck said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      You got the salute, Pablo’s bow and arrow thing, goggles, kiss the sky, bowling pins, it’s getting prevalent.

      • zumiee said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:04 pm

        Oh, I agree; the whole thing has gotten pretty silly.

  62. unca_chuck said, on April 16, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    It’s time for a lot of guys to get going here. Posey, Pence, Panda, fuck! Belt . . .

    • zumiee said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      The hitters want a trip to that bandbox in Cincinnati. 10 homers in a game the other day in Cincy!

  63. unca_chuck said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Dubs couldn’t beat the Nuggs at full strength at home. Now they beat Denver in their house will all their backups . . . Go figure.

    • snarkk said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:09 pm

      Neither side had anything to play for — and, the Nuggs had even less to play for?…

      • unca_chuck said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:19 pm

        Yeah, but the Dubs were playing for the 5 spot when they lost to Denver last week.

  64. unca_chuck said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Got away with one there, Romo.

    • James said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      One of these days that barrage of HRs against Romo you’ve always feared will surely happen.

      • snarkk said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:17 pm

        What’s a good closer’s save rate James? 40 of 48 = 83%, or ?…

      • James said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:35 pm

        Yeah, 85 and above means you may not be readily replaced by some random journeyman in any given year. Since becoming the closer, Romo is 56 out of 62, which is 90%.

  65. zumiee said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    (Zumiee doing little hand explosion thing as Gonzalez strikes out.)

  66. wswin said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    congrats

  67. Bozo said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Way to go Romo, way to go Giants.

  68. zumiee said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Yeah!! Nice job, Romo!! Playoff atmosphere and the Giants prevail again!!

  69. unca_chuck said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Wow. Another tight tough win. The pen is beyond nails lately.

  70. Macdog said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Ballgame!

  71. snarkk said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Only heard the game after the 7th inning, sounds like Voggy was in good form. Good sign, that. And, Panda with the winning hit. The usual one run game — nice to take the series already. Maybe this Dodger team ain’t so hot, boys? Make hay while Kershaw is out…

  72. blade3colorado said, on April 16, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    That’s a rap . . . Next.

  73. Nipper said, on April 17, 2014 at 4:54 am

    I guess you guys can’t carp and complain today…….yet…


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