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Late Game Time Thread

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 1, 2014

I’m a little late to the par-tay. Third inning, we are up 4-0. Dare I consider taking 3 of 4 from St Louis?

Who are these guys?

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  1. Bozo said, on June 1, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    I love it, 5th inning and Pagan has been up 4 times.

  2. stickman said, on June 1, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Another one of those full team efforts. Even without the longball or any Morse-coded doubles with two or three on the Gigantes have plates seven in 5. Particularly delighted to see a significant contribution from Arias who has better than doubled his season RBI total to five with his 3 driven in today. So far we are cruising calmly in our vintage Hudson Terraplane. Four more innings and the Cards will be thoroughly shuffled and singing the St Louis Bluuz.

  3. Bozo said, on June 1, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Thankfully, that triple by Blanco keeps Zumiee’s eyebrows out of his hairline.

  4. zumiee said, on June 1, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Blanco batting 5th in the order today!
    Bochy = genius. :)

  5. zumiee said, on June 1, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    You know the Cardinals are going to plunk somebody before the game is over. I wonder who it will be?

  6. Bozo said, on June 1, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Craw putting on a mini clinic out there.

  7. zumiee said, on June 1, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    All we need now is the rain to fall, and one of the Giants to hold his hands out to the rain, to give the Cardinals and their fans a full traumatic flashback.

  8. stickman said, on June 1, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    The Monster keeps growing. We’re not talking the Frankenstein model like they got down there in LaLaLand. No, this one is not assembled outta spare body parts and suchlike. Something a bit more organic, like a carefully crafted microbrew. Going into the season i felt the Giants were a better team than the poobahs prognosticated, but this combination is going beyond amazing. Look at the list of good, competitive teams SF has dominated to date: LaBumbos, Colorado, Atlanta, Miami and now St. Louis. Consider the fact that this towering record has been achieved despite key players and pitchers missing significant time on the D.L.

    Dead wood? Blanco is off the suspect list and as of today so is Arias. Guess its down to Huff and maybe Adrianza. With those minor exceptions its been a full team effort right on through. Unless the injury list gets significantly longer that 100 wins level looks more and more achievable.

  9. zumiee said, on June 1, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    It’s amusing how Krukow has about 500 players becoming managers when they retire from playing.

  10. zumiee said, on June 1, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Oh those awesome world’s best fans of the Cardinals sure started leaving the ballpark pretty early today.

  11. Bozo said, on June 1, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    “Who are these guys?”

    Butch Cassidy: Don’t they get tired? Don’t they get hungry?

    Sundance Kid: They gotta be.

    Butch Cassidy: Why don’t they slow up? Hell, they could even go faster, at least that’d be a change. They don’t even break formation. Do something.

  12. Macdog said, on June 1, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Beat them in St.Louis.

  13. stickman said, on June 1, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Though its team all the way Giants players are starting to show up in the upper brackets in several pitching and offensive categories. Lowering his ERA to 1.75 today our Vintage Hudson Terraplane is now #3 in the NL in that category as well as sliding into a fourth place tie with his 6th victory of the young season. Meanwhile Bumgarner is #3 in wins with seven up. Morse is in the top five or six in several offensive categories, while Pence is second in the league in runs scored.

    Needles to say, SF looks to be running away with the NLW while leading MLB in W-L record. This is a great season to be a Giants fan and may the post-season be as fruitful as during the last two even years.

  14. zumiee said, on June 1, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    I was surprised the Cards didn’t throw at someone after Craig got beaned. Maybe they’re saving that in their back pocket for some later date.

    Samardzija got lit up for 8 runs today. As the saying goes: that’s baseball!

  15. zumiee said, on June 1, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Rockies lost again today. See you later, Rockies, Have a nice winter.

  16. willedav said, on June 1, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Imo Bozo’s comment end of last thread about Pagan batting in every inning deserves POTD.

    Ca-see-ya should return this season and hopefully be as valuable part of pen as he has last few years.

    • zumiee said, on June 1, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      Yeah, it connects well with BF’s comment at the beginning of the season, that if we see Pagan saluting on the bases a lot, it’s going to be a great season.

    • Bozo said, on June 1, 2014 at 4:41 pm

      I’m digging Macdog’s “Beat them in St.Louis.”. But thanks willie and Zumiee.

  17. Flavor said, on June 1, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    5 teams shutout today, 1 team scored 1 run– speaks to my buddy’s point about teams mailing it in on Sundays

  18. snarkk said, on June 1, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Missed the whole game, but listened off and on with my walkman while at the older snarrkette’s horse competition. Sounds like Arias woke up, a season’s worth of production in one game. Everybody’s getting on board the production train now. Will Posey catch Tuesday? Interesting to see how his back responds to a full game today…

  19. snarkk said, on June 1, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    3 of 4 in St. Louis means this roadie is already a success. Go into Cincy fancy free and loose, and see what happens to get some gravy to finish this trip…

  20. snarkk said, on June 1, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Very early returns look like the Giants and Doghairs are the class of the NL. I’m trying to imagine a possible Giants vs. Doghairs NLCS. Epic wouldn’t get close to describing it. The WSeries would be an afterthought…

  21. blade3colorado said, on June 1, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    “Rockies lost again today. See you later, Rockies, Have a nice winter.”

    Yes, I would have to agree with Zumiee about the Sherpas, The Rockies were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position today. On their nine-game Eastern journey they were 7-for-62. That’s an RISP average of .113. And, oh by the way, they struck out 33 times in three games in Cleveland. Tulo, the “Coors Field creation,” batting .521 at home and .242 away is a microcosm of the entire roster, i.e., complete failures once they leave the cozy confines of Coors Canaveral.

    Colorado plays six games this month against the Dodgers, beginning with a three-game series Friday at Coors, followed by three games at L.A. on June 16-18. They get a shot at us on June 13-15 at the phone park. The Rockies should find out if they have staying power, if nothing else, this month.That’s especially true because our Giants – bolstered by a pitching staff with a 3.07 ERA and surprising power – have regained their swagger.

    Just my opinion, but I believe the Bums and Sherpas will take a bite out of each other . . . In short, not gain much, if any ground on us this month. I’ve always believed that our true competition would come from the Dodgers this season. However, as Stickman and Chi pointed out earlier this week, the Bums have to play out of their mind to catch us, even if we play .500 ball the rest of the way. That being said, the GMen need to keep the pedal to the medal.

    GO GIANTS! :-)

  22. WilcoJoe said, on June 1, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Espn just showed Puig walking from parking lot to stadium in full uniform 30 minutes before the game….Real team player.

  23. wswins said, on June 1, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    How ironic would it be if these guys were the player and the pitcher for the month of May….

  24. Nipper said, on June 1, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    June 1st and the Orange and Black are rolling!

    • stickman said, on June 1, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      Yup we’ve started June singing a sweet tune after making hay in May. Fans all around the game are looking up these days and standing gape-mouthed at the Redwood-Sequoia conjuring image of a team which once again is standing on the peaks of the High Sierras, resplendent in orange and black. Betcha the odds-makers in Vegas are even now looking over that even year blossoming and swinging the odds accordingly.

  25. zumiee said, on June 1, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Chi, congratulations on your son’s marriage! It was great to meet him at the Flapalooza!

  26. zumiee said, on June 1, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    The Pirates hang on to beat the Dodgers, even though the Dodgers had something going in the bottom of the ninth. I remember on the BART ride home after the Flapalooza, Snarkk talking about how often the Dodgers seem to get something going in the bottom of the ninth when they’re behind. They make the other team earn it. Fortunately, the Pirates earned it tonight.

  27. zumiee said, on June 1, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    In the past, I’ve talked about how I hate the off-days, but I don’t feel that way about tomorrow. I’m looking forward to the Giants off-day tomorrow, a chance to savor their 8 game lead over the Dodgers in the loss column. The Dodgers have a game tomorrow, but there’s not a doggone thing the Dodgers can do tomorrow to shrink that 8 game lead in the loss column.
    The Giants can relax, get some rest if they so choose, and get ready for the Reds.

  28. zumiee said, on June 1, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Also wanted to mention I got a kick out of the Meat Puppets clips that were posted on the Flap the other day. I’m a big fan, and I could go into a whole thing about how cool and influential they were, but I’ll leave that for another time. :)

    • unca_chuck said, on June 1, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      You ever see the Jesus and Mary Chain? They were fun back in the day.

      Snarkk, I’m about 80% sure they won;t start Buster with Timmy going on Tuesday.

      • zumiee said, on June 1, 2014 at 9:09 pm

        Bochy says Posey is starting at firstbase on Tuesday, Morse in leftfield.

      • zumiee said, on June 1, 2014 at 9:11 pm

        Never saw J & MC in concert. I’m a huge fan of alternative rock of the ’80s. Lots of cool bands I didn’t get around to seeing in concert, though, unfortunately.

      • unca_chuck said, on June 1, 2014 at 9:46 pm

        Ahhh, starting but not catching.

  29. unca_chuck said, on June 1, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Yeah, lived ff of Haight for a while in the early 80s. Just a great time to be there with all the music going on. DV8, DNA lounge, I-Beam, Mabuhay, literally hundreds of clubs to hit. The Gold Cane is still there . . .

  30. snarkk said, on June 1, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Just figured out that SF and the Doghairs cannot meet in the NLCS if SF wins the division and is the #1 NL seed, and LA is a wildcard, or vice versa. The #1 seed in the NL plays the winner of the wild card playoff, so if SF won the division and was the #1 seed with best record in the NL, then if the Doghairs won the wild card playoff, they would play SF in the NLDS division series. The winner of the NLWest division therefore has to be the #2 or #3 seed divisional NL playoff team for an LA v SF NLCS to happen…


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