THE San Francisco Giants Blog

Ouch

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 10, 2014

This one is gonna hurt. Six to 8 weeks for Belt. This likely means the return of Travis Ishikawa and while I don’t mind him as AAA roster filler I really don’t want to see him playing every day in San Francisco. My preference would be to have Posey play mostly at first base, Sanchez catching and bring up Susac who’s hitting well in Fresno. But, it could be argued that Susac is better off playing every day.

Either way, this sucks.

About these ads

89 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. zumiee said, on May 10, 2014 at 9:08 am

    It sucks if we’re going with the thought that Sandoval and/or Blanco are not going to hit like major leaguers any time soon. And there’s strong evidence for that thought.
    But I don’t mind the Posey at 1b, Sanchez at c, option. The Giants have already won games with that lineup. It’s a proven thing. In the long run, it gives back some things on defense, but SABR-metrics say don’t worry about that all that much. So that means Susac comes up in that scenario.
    The Arias-at-1b scenario leaves me cold. It’s too much like Whitey replacing Buster in 2011. A whole lot of nothing.

    • snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 9:20 am

      Too soon for Susac even in a pinch. He wouldn’t play much, he needs to play. Plus, wouldn’t that start some free agency clock they don’t want to start so early? Do they want Posey catching as normal for two months or do they want him at first for two months? I say catch him mostly, as usual, with Hector at first. Hector has played first a couple of times, and done surprisingly well, on spot duty. I believe he’s played that position fairly often in either the minors or winter ball. His bat in the LU every day with some pop will cushion loss of Belt. Nobody will be the glove that Belt is, so that’s just a given problem you have to live with. Arias at first — forget it, the offensive drop off is too much. Bring up a utility guy like Colvin to bolster the putrid bench…

  2. zumiee said, on May 10, 2014 at 9:14 am

    I actually had the crazy thought for a moment of the Giants re-signing Barry Bonds; put him in leftfield, Morse at first. Surely Barry can still play a little bit, and his offensive numbers would be better than Blanco’s, I’m sure. But what kind of D could Barry play? That could be scary.
    It’s not going to happen anyway, but if you’re Barry Bonds, wouldn’t you be tempted to pick up the phone and give the Giants a call? What the heck.

  3. twinfan1 said, on May 10, 2014 at 9:20 am

    I’m always for flurries. This a complicated one. If Huff is activated a deserving pitcher is goes down, Kontos already is probably down with Cain back. I’m going to think about that one.
    On the 1st base dilemma- they’re not going to replace Belt’s bat with any solution. First option is Ishi depending an when he’s expected to back from his own injury. At least we’d have comparable defense. His injury is a *jammed* left thumb. Can’t find an ETA on his return. If it’s imminent, I’d go with the Posey/Sanchez idea until Travis is ready. If it’s an extended time I’d go with shuttle bus- Morse, Hector, Posey, and Colvin with his promotion seeming to be inevitable, with Perez down. I’d cut loose Ehire since they’re not using him anyway( I know that he’s out of options )and bring Abreu up for some added offense off the bench. So in any case Colvin and Abreu up, Perez down and Adrianza bye-bye, I left Hicks where he is because Bochy is in love with him.
    MadBum/ Puig- much ado about nuthin’. Puig is immature, and MadBum is a bit of a hothead. Forget about it and get even by sweeping the Bums.
    Got all that? Well explain it to me, my head is spinning.
    Wait-what to do with Huff returning? Kontos is probably down with Cain coming off the DL but who heck goes down for Huff? I have no idea. That’s a real puzzler since all the relievers have been very good.
    I’ve come to be in on Duvall but I’d wait to see about Panda. My cut off date is June 1.Panik? As soon as Bochy realizes that love can be fleeting…
    This might a bit controversial, if so I’m hiding in the bushes until it blows over.

  4. zumiee said, on May 10, 2014 at 9:20 am

    The end of Barry’s baseball career was kind of sadly funny. Completely blackballed at the end by MLB, Barry had a .480 OBP his last season. .480!

  5. salty said, on May 10, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Morse can also play 1b, then Blanc0 in LF. Might get him going.
    Like to see Perez gone and Colvin given a shot. Or get another LF to strengthen the pine.

  6. stickman said, on May 10, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Injuries happen. Just like that other stuff. Too bad it hadda be Belt. He was just starting to heat up again. Silver lining is the way the pitching has come around. Bumgarner was an ace last night and we’ll see more of that. Hudson is a rock. Cain has something to prove. Those who had written off Vogelsong after the first few in April are looking at a menu of fricasseed caw-caws. Timmy is Timmy. Yoyoville. Bullpen going even beyond Cincinnati’s old Nasty Boys from back in the day. ERA at something unreal like 1.78. With the Rotation going longer recently the load eases on the pen, making them even more formidable.

    These next two games vs a couple of the nastiest starters around should tell us a few things about the composition of this team without BB9. Looks like we will see a very well rested and hot to hoot Belt right around the Break. Meanwhile it’s patchwork. Shades of 2011 with the loss of Buster. This time,though, there’s a quicker turnaround.

    Giants eke out even one of these two and we’re totally in their heads. Guaranteed.

    • zumiee said, on May 10, 2014 at 9:28 am

      It’s doubtful Belt would have started against Kershaw anyway, so that game is not really missing Belt, in that sense.

  7. snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Unfortunately, I think Belt detractors will now get to see how good Belt’s defense is and how many plays he makes that often silently keep the oppo from building a big inning…

  8. salty said, on May 10, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Interesting to see Morse, in his first year in the bigs, played 55 games at SS.

  9. Flavor said, on May 10, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Something that probably isn’t being considered because Belt’s coming back this year, but what about Kendrys Morales? Big BIG bat. Can play first base. Sabes would have to surrender that draft pick and that’s the thing that’s keeping everyone away from signing this guy. But, you overpay when you’re desperate and I think losing a guy like Belt with no reasonable back up qualifies as desperate.
    Of course, they could see how things shake out and sign Morales on June 5th and not have to give up the pick. That’s a ways out though…..

    • snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 9:37 am

      Nice outta the box thinking. Let’s see how they do the next two weeks without Belt. In the end, Morales probably costs too much half season cash for Sabes. Morales probably knows where he’s going already…

    • wswins said, on May 10, 2014 at 9:56 am

      merc blog says about Morales…put down the bong!

  10. snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Panda hasn’t had an HR since April 13, no RBI since April 16…

    • unca_chuck said, on May 10, 2014 at 9:49 am

      The pitchers are kicking Panda’s ass. They NEED to sit Panda after yesterday’s results. I don’t give a shit if Arias goes 0-4. Panda’s 0 for May. They put up an automatic out in his spot and they lose nothing. Either that or bat him 9th today. Cain’s all over him.

      • snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 9:59 am

        Agreed. Panda’s long since passed the Mendoza line, now swinging at crap above his head, he’s passing the Embarrassing line. This is where the phantom DL visit comes in handy…

  11. wswins said, on May 10, 2014 at 9:55 am

    I don’t think there is one plan to replace Belt for the 6-8 weeks…They’ll probably mix and match, but I’d think if/when they weather this storm, barring another accident, it would be tough to beat them the rest of the way.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 10, 2014 at 10:12 am

      Yeah, it sounds like a sort of quasi-committee approach similar to teams that have squat at the closer position, e.g., Cubs, Houston, etc. Get your seat belts on folks. Ha.

  12. SanDawg said, on May 10, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Bringing back Barry to play LF? That idea ain’t out of the box—its out of the stratosphere. I dig it, though. He turns 50 this year, I’d be curious to see if he can still handle a MLB fastball. Yes, it was odd he had a damn good last year and no one would sign him. Same thing happened to Dave Kingman. One time I was reading a bunch of Giants articles from the 70′s online and the one guy who was often quoted as saying the Giants needed to put Kingman in the line-up regularly and deal with the ups and downs was ironically, Bobby Bonds. Those 3 may be my 3 favorite players of all time FYI.

    I say get through the next week with Hector and/or Posey playing first and then give the gig to Ishi. It would be a great story if he came back and held down the fort, and I love a good story. Totally agree with no Arias at 1st.

  13. snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Colvin up…

    • SanDawg said, on May 10, 2014 at 10:22 am

      Oh yeah, I forgot about him. There’s your solution right there.

  14. snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Good explanation of the Super 2 rules. The Super 2 deadline should be coming up fairly soon, we’ll see some young players up after that in the league….

    http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/04/super-two-and-the-impact-on-gerrit-cole-and-gregory-polanco.html

  15. snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Morse headed to 1b today, KNBR reports. LF?…

  16. zumiee said, on May 10, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Well, Barry HAS been doing a lot of bicycle-riding lately, and is reportedly in really good shape. And we all know that bicycle-riding is a sport completely free of PED use. Uh…..er……nevermind…..

  17. salty said, on May 10, 2014 at 10:36 am

    As I was saying at 9:23…didn’t know sabes read the flap ;)

    • eddacker said, on May 10, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      nice one, nearly dead bang on, you the man

  18. zumiee said, on May 10, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Shawn Colvin playing leftfield? Don’t underestimate the poignant singer/songwriter. And she could probably hit as well as Blanco and Perez. OH NO I didn’t.

  19. snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Scutaro to 60 day DL. Belt to 15 day DL. Colvin up. Kontos down. Cain pitching…

  20. snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Colvin recent stats in Fresno. Is he going to play LF?

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=RF&sid=t259&t=p_pbp&pid=502125

  21. snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Morse is NOT playing 1b today.
    Pagan CF, Pence RF, Posey 1B, Morse LF, Sanchez C, Sandoval 3B, Crawford SS, Hicks 2B, Cain P.
    I continue to not understand Panda at #6. Put Hicks (6 HRs) at #6 if you want to preserve a L-R-L thing…

    • blade3colorado said, on May 10, 2014 at 11:43 am

      Like I and a couple of others said yesterday – Pagan, Crawford, Posey, Morse, Pence, Sanchez, Hicks, and Pablo (or reverse Hicks and Pablo).

  22. snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 11:46 am

    However, Pavlovic reports Bochy says Morse is going to be the default 1B until further notice. I don’t get that. This is Hector’s chance to get real playing time, get 4 ABs on a constant basis, see what he can do. Who’s playing LF?…

  23. ewisco said, on May 10, 2014 at 11:48 am

    As of today’s sporting green: Arias .173 Sandoval .171. You CANNOT lose sitting pablo right now. I don’t get it. If i remember correctly, when last we saw our hero Travis, he was hitting well off the bench. So use him as a PH/late inning defense kind of guy. He also has some pop so that’s not a bad role for him. Like most of you, i still don’t get the Pence in the two hole. with belt out, i would have pence, posey, morse in some combination of 3,4,5 with sanchez hitting 6 and either hicks or 3B hitting 7,8. If you’re going to keep going to the panda well, someone suggested earlier hitting him 8 where his ability to hit weird shit might be an asset (assuming he can hit anything). been a great roadie so far. a win today could make it a really great roadie. I hope you all are planning to take care of your Mom’s tomorrow.

    • snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 11:59 am

      Bochy is obviously of the opinion that if you’re a starter, and in a prolonged funk, just keep playing until you get out of it. (Unless you’re Belt, then you sit, but I digress). That’s one approach. But, Panda is getting worse. A few days of sitting couldn’t hurt, even a DL stint, unless they think that would be considered a demotion and blow his mind even more than it’s blown now. IMO this shows a serious lack of mental toughness of some sort in Panda. Lack of professional discipline in spades. He’s not hurt, apparently. He’s in good shape, compared to other times. What’s wrong? He’s under contract pressure. So, as a result, you crater your approach at the plate and can’t help yourself from swinging at not just bad, but ridiculous pitches? What else explains this? He needs a mental break IMO to stop the pressure…

      • blade3colorado said, on May 10, 2014 at 12:07 pm

        Also, he still has an injured thumb from that slide that Marte did to his glove hand on the 6th or 7th.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 10, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      Eric, I sent flowers via ProFlowers and what a cluster fuck that experience was . . . All of the flower companies know they have you nailed 7 ways from Sunday on Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day. Consequently, all those so-called deals they have are a mirage. For example, if you want 20% off, they get you on the cost of a vase and outrageous shipping costs (where they get a kick back from the shipping company . . . I know, because a good friend of mine owns a major Jeep used parts business and a significant portion of his money is on the kick back he gets from FedEx, etc., shipping to all parts of the country). So, let’s say you want the vase free, they nail you with the full cost of the flowers and the shipping. How about free shipping? If you get that, you have to pay for the vase and flowers at retail. In short, you’re going to end up paying about $52 for the 2 dozen roses I bought, which were on sale for the “bait and switch” price of $24.99. Hilarious.

      • ewisco said, on May 10, 2014 at 12:15 pm

        Steve, I don’t do flowers anymore. In fact, last weekend i was at my buddies having dinner. we used to be in a garage band together. he has had my guitar for a long time and he brought it out so we could sing some of the old tunes. in the case was my lyrics folder where i kept all of the lyrics and scraps of lyrics i’d written over the years. One unfinished song had the chorus:

        “candle light dinners, moments by the sea
        flowers at the airport, it never worked for me
        I’ll leave romance to the romantics.”

        so, no flowers. they were the kiss of death. giving a girl flowers seemed to pretty much end it on the spot.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 10, 2014 at 12:18 pm

        Well, my Mom hasn’t dis-owned me, so there must be a clause in that song about mothers, right? :-)

      • snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 12:24 pm

        My mother’s been gone for 3 years.
        I send her flowers via GMD — Good Memories Delivery…

      • ewisco said, on May 10, 2014 at 1:34 pm

        mother’s are different. they seem to love us anyway :). sorry to hear about your loss snaark. mine is still around only god knows where. somewhere between washington and arizona i’m guessing.

  24. snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    KNBR had a great “this day in baseball” memory.
    May 10, 1962. Giants up 2-0 on the Cards and Bob Gibson in the 5th at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis.
    Stretch blasts a Gibson pitch over the RF roof of the ballpark and across Grand Avenue for a 3-run bomb.
    Estimated at 475 feet.
    Giants ultimately win 5-0…

    • blade3colorado said, on May 10, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      Didn’t Gibson own a flower shop? Wondering if flowers was the catalyst for your post? Also, Gibson’s fiery demeanor and flowers seems like a dichotomy or contradiction.

      • snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 12:50 pm

        No idea, and no. Just heard the KNBR thing on “this day in baseball” about McCovey and Gibson…

  25. Flavor said, on May 10, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Sounds like Blanco might get some run in LF before Colvin. Yuck. Don’t need to see that train wreck again. He can’t play every day. And this year, he can’t even seem to play every now and again. I’d give COlvin all the run he can handle and hope for the best…..
    Hector has an important role that not everyone can do. So, I think Boch wants to keep him as the back up catcher/game winning hitter off the bench unless he absolutely has to play him regularly…..

  26. snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Would be nice for Panda to break out here with bags loaded…

  27. blade3colorado said, on May 10, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Yep.

  28. snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Would’ve been nice…

    • snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      I would much rather have had Hicks hitting there, not Panda….

      • blade3colorado said, on May 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm

        If he does an Ofer today, he needs to sit for a day. I wonder if it’s really true that the Giants have tabled contract talks with him until the end of the season? Personally, I would think the Giants would want to resubmit the $40 million contract to Pablo’s agent, with some sort of subtle caveat or ultimatum that this figure wont last forever.

  29. ewisco said, on May 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    panda needs to lose that pre at-bat nonsense. it’s clearly not working so why not junk if for just a straight forward get ready to hit prelude. btw, for all the blather around bonds i absolutely loved how he would get in the box and NEVER leave. no fiddling with the glove, no walk around hitting himself in various body parts. stand in and stay there until you hit or walk or k. loved it.

  30. snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Hell, Craw is hitting well. Move him up and above Panda…

  31. zumiee said, on May 10, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    My mom’s become a huge Giants fan in the last few years. She watches the games religiously and loves to read articles about the team in her morning newspaper. There are big gaps in her baseball understanding but she gets the gist of the game, and she loves the personal aspects, the players’ life-stories and all that. She loves Kruk and Kuip riffing on people in the crowd. It’s a big part of her day, that day’s Giants game. It’s kind of filled part of a void in her life since my dad passed away a few years ago.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 10, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      Cool post Zum! ;-)

      • zumiee said, on May 10, 2014 at 2:15 pm

        Thanks; I’ve shown her Flapalooza photos. She totally digs the photo with the sombreros.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 10, 2014 at 2:29 pm

        I actually gave my mom the sombrero I got (she was admiring it . . . LOL). She wore it to the Giants/Dodgers game a few weeks ago. If I go to a SJ and/or SF Giants game while I am there the next few weeks, I will probably be styling the sombrero vs. a traditional ball cap.

    • eddacker said, on May 10, 2014 at 10:58 pm

      fan_tastic tale, how lovely, another side of baseball people – they are out there!

  32. blade3colorado said, on May 10, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Hell yeah! Not Gordon, but what the hell . . . Nice throw Hector.

  33. blade3colorado said, on May 10, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    We’re so fortunate to have Chone playing today. The gift that keeps on giving.

  34. snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Seriously, yet another DP weakass grounder by Panda? Comebacker to Greinke. When is Bochy going to bench this?…

  35. snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Bad D in this inning killing Cain…

  36. Flavor said, on May 10, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    bummer. Thought JA was gonna get out of it with just the one

  37. gianthead said, on May 10, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Why are they pitching to kemp there…ugh

  38. ewisco said, on May 10, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    two outs, man on second but instead bases loaded nobody out. almost exactly the same thing only different. not that they were easy plays but those are the types of plays that can separate winning and losing.

  39. snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Posey impressive 3 for 3 against Greinke…

  40. Flavor said, on May 10, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    With only a few picks remaining, Michael Sam still hasn’t been drafted. I seem to recall Chuck predicting that would happen. I didn’t want to believe it. Sad, disgusting story unfolding for the NFL to deal with if he doesn’t get drafted.
    Also, can’t believe the Niners didn’t take him. Just from a local marketing standpoint he would have been a gold mine.

    • snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 3:51 pm

      The guy was SEC Defensive Player of the Year. I don’t care if you call him a ‘tweener” or whatever, he’s at least good enough to be a 7th rounder for a spot on special teams. Dark day for the NFL. If he’s not picked up as a free agent, that would be another and worse black eye for the NFL…

      • Flavor said, on May 10, 2014 at 3:52 pm

        Rams just took him. I hope he torments us for years.

      • snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 3:56 pm

        Good for the Rams…

    • snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 4:03 pm

      I don’t understand the Niners using all their picks instead of trading up earlier to get better talent. Half these guys won’t make the team. Weird…

  41. Flavor said, on May 10, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Yikes– Colvin did not look good on any of those swings especially the last one.

  42. snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Where have we seen this kind of inning before from the Beard? Hits, walks and tons of pitches…

    • snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 4:18 pm

      And, gets out of it…

  43. Flavor said, on May 10, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Pagan looked like he was throwing a pie there.

  44. snarkk said, on May 10, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Can’t win ‘em all. First game that Morse’s D actually hurt the team. And, he didn’t flub a catch, just too slow to catch up to that pop in the 5th that kinda got the LA offense going. Giants could have gotten to Greinke early, but could not get the kill shot hit — 12 men LOB. I would sit Pablo for a coupla games starting tomorrow. He got a hit, but is horrid with MOB…

  45. wswin said, on May 10, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Oh well, kinda gave this one away…

    • wswins said, on May 10, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      where did my plural s go? oh there it is!

  46. eddacker said, on May 10, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    This season is starting off nice for me, a million miles away. Almost every morning when I wake I read the scores on sfgs.com, check the box and then head over here to read all y’alls comments. It is not a bad life but my memories of the sounds and smells of the yard are fading. I had Morse on my fantasy team when he played 1st base for the Nats and not once did I think of him moving over!

    Happy mother’s day to my mom in Fairfield who watches the giants games so we have more to talk about on my phone calls home.
    And a pleasant day to all of you however you spend your Sunday.

    death to kershaw
    go Gigantes!

    • snarkk said, on May 11, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      Nice to hear from you edd…

  47. […] The rest of the article can be found here: THE San Francisco Giants Blog […]

  48. ewisco said, on May 11, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Jesus H. Christ on a crutch!! this is the lineup?

    Giants (23-14)
    1. Angel Pagan (S) CF
    2. Hunter Pence (R) RF
    3. Buster Posey (R) C
    4. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
    5. Brandon Hicks (R) 2B
    6. Joaquin Arias (R) 1B
    7. Juan Perez (R) LF
    8. Ehire Adrianza (S) SS
    9. Tim Hudson (R) P

    Hudson must be freaking thrilled. what is it with the man love for panda? fourth? you’re going to bat him fourth and hope for a f-ing miracle? Hudson has a better average than anyone not named angel or buster! I’ll have the game on but my wife will be thrilled that i’ll be cleaning the garage rather than watching.

    • salty said, on May 11, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      At least they all hit Rh

  49. willedav said, on May 11, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Wonder what getaway day record is? LU is definitely funky, but trip already a success.

    Weird bottom 9th at Oakland yesterday. Soriano had 2 run lead for Nats going for the save, then gave up 2 hits and a run. Donaldson whacks a base hit to center, but instead of backing up home Soriano was on the mound, and cut off a throw that was right on line to the plate. All the Nats C Ramos could do was stand there with both hands on his head as tying run crossed without a play.
    Fosse pointed out that the batter was holding first and not rounding, and anyway that it’s the C’s call; if he doesn’t yell *cut* then it’s supposed to go through. And of course in 10th A’s win it.

  50. salty said, on May 11, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I’m going out on a limb and predicting a big day for the maligned Panda on Mother’s day.

  51. snarkk said, on May 11, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Seriously. This lineup on paper is either a joke and an affront to baseball, or genius. I’ll go with more of the former. Bochy is waving the white flag to our arch nemesis team because of their modern day Koufax? I don’t care if the starters are tired from a long trip. What message does this send — we’ll settle for a split, our starters can’t hit your Ace? Whatever Bochy’s rationale is for this, and/or they somehow win this thing, IMO this looks just embarrassing to the franchise…

    • snarkk said, on May 11, 2014 at 12:24 pm

      I’ll say this, with these bench dudes going against Kershaw, I wanna see small ball. No hacking. Bunts, punches, hit and run, whatever. LA is the worst defensive team in the NL, so put pressure on them…

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm

      Totally agree. Running out this LU is waiving the white flag. Since it’s Mother’s Day I won’t see much of the game as it is so….of course, having said that they’ll probably pull out a W somehow.

    • snarkk said, on May 11, 2014 at 12:44 pm

      Hudson: Hey Skip, I’ve been pitchin’ my ass off, what’s the deal with this lineup?
      Bochy: Uuum, yeah, Huddy, well, uuum. Yeah. Great defense behind ya’. Grab a beer!…

  52. snarkk said, on May 11, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Kruk and Kuip on this lineup: Hey, they can’t beat Kershaw anyway, so it could be a genius move…

  53. salty said, on May 11, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    All it takes now is a 3 run jack….


Comments are closed.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 498 other followers

%d bloggers like this: