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First Round pick in the Books….

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 7, 2010

Gary Brown, Cal St Fullerton CF.  — hitting .438 this year, OBP under .500–that’s hard to do.  Of course, another guy who doesn’t walk, only 9 all year. He’s a speedster, stole 23/25 in 08/09 and has 31 stolen this year. Brett Butler type who is said to be developing power. We’ll see, welcome aboard, Brown!

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  1. Kevin said, on June 7, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    I just listened to a MLB draft report on him, some sports analysts don’t think his current numbers will translate to the pro level. of course in their opinion

  2. delmardennis said, on June 7, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Mota in the 8th must mean BW is available for the save. Bochy said he didn’t want that…

  3. bigflavor said, on June 7, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    well, it would be unlikely if they did, he hit .438 this year 🙂
    Whatever, I just like that we drafted a position player. We don’t need to worry about him for a few years……
    I have changed my tune on Mota. I used to think he was a steroid guy since his numbers dropped off so dramatically the last couple of years. But he’s still throwing mid 90’s easy and he’s got experience with the 8th inning role. If Casilla is for real we have our last 3 innings locked down…..

  4. stixwiz said, on June 7, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Didn’t expect much in the 8th facing Arthur Rhodes. Going into the frame he sported a 0.37, yes that is Zero point three seven ERA. Torres did well to coax an SB. Good news is this guy’s longest outing this season is 1.1 innings.

  5. delmardennis said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Well, would Bochy let Mota go for the 2-inning save? I dunno. Seems to be dealin’.
    No problem if he does. Problem if he brings in JA however…

  6. xootsuit said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Yeah, turns out Mota’s a top shelf pro, like Huff. Two very smart additions to the team this year. Healthy, DeRosa probably would’ve made it three.

    Tense fucking game.

  7. bigflavor said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    no way does he bring in Affeldt in this situation. I agree, Mota is dominating, why not let him try to finish it?

  8. stixwiz said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Lovely job by Mota. Hope Bochy figures on him going two. He didn’t throw a huge number of pitches and it’s the 8, 9 and leadoff batters in the bottom of the ninth. Clean pitching and we are outta there. Unmentioned one’s tendency to give out free passes scares me at Riverside with currently a one-run lead.

  9. bigflavor said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Wilson’s a horse, as long as he got some sleep last night I’m not worried about the 35 pitches he threw yesterday…….

  10. stixwiz said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Gutsy call by Dusty, throwing Ondrusek out there with his 11.42 ERA. It worked on Pablo.

  11. xootsuit said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    I really think Bochy should consider resting Wilson now, to nurse his confidence.

    Uh oh! Wtf? The closer’s called in to close? No! You’ll hurt his psyche.

  12. delmardennis said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    He’s our closer. It’s the right call. Now do your job, Brian.

  13. bozolay said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    A glove means nothing?

  14. xootsuit said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Torres loves that spin move off the wall! Great catch.

  15. bozolay said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Sawed off.

  16. xootsuit said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Posey’s looking pretty cool back there catching Wilson. I like him behind the plate.

  17. delmardennis said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:13 pm


  18. bozolay said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Thank you very fucking much

  19. Max808 said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:14 pm


  20. delmardennis said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    That was one of the better played, exciting and tense games of the year. Hats off to everyone for this win.

  21. macdog said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Great way to start the series. It really did seem like they got a contribution from just about everybody.

  22. bozolay said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    For all y’all not keeping score, thats six over 500

  23. Max808 said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Impressive. Another game in which they lost the lead late in the game and came back to win. G’s continue their mastery of the central.

  24. stixwiz said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Nice job by Wilson. Looks like he got over his druthers. At least for now. We’ll take it! In some ways it feels like we stole that one. Like, frankly, i didn’t expect a win tonight. Zito pitched just good enough to stay in there for another outstanding effort by the bullpen.

    Hunt and peck offense tonight. Big props to Barry for those two RBIs. Only one extra base hit, but singles all over hell and half of Ohio. Also good holding the Reds to that singleshot Dinger ~ though they also had a brace of doubles and a three-bagger. Posey just keeps on impressing and though he didn’t go yard or anything monstrously exciting Burrell had a damn fine night at the plate for a cheap pickup envisioned for a P.H. role primarily. My call this morning was to start him in all 4 games in the Bandbox. If nothing else, he’s gonna keep the Reds pitchers honest.

    Worst SF can do now is a three for seven roadtrip. With 3 to go in Cinci and a big edge in SPs the next couple games, at least tomorrow as Harang’s last outing was pretty good; Giants now have a very good chance at a winning tour of Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. That has not been heard of in recent years. Very good sign if it happens and the odds now favor at least one of the next 3.

  25. twinfan said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Reds were real lucky it was that close. The Giants have been hitting the ball real well for awhile now. For all the talk, the ballpark actually played small.

  26. snarkk said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    After tonite, handling the hurlers, throwing out a runner, getting two knocks, and handling the post-game interview like a pro, there is no question, Posey must play every day, and mostly at catcher. Bengie and his 44DDs should be traded ASAP to an AL club that can use a DH, occassional catcher, and a guy that clogs the bases….

  27. snarkk said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Mota had some nasty, nasty fastballs at the knees. I like his stuff right now better than Wilson, hands down. If Torres doesn’t snag that shot to the left field wall to leadoff the 9th, Wilson is in deep doo doo again. Imagine Velez trying to catch that rope — he’d still be running after the carom into Louisville right now….

  28. twinfan said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Don’t disagree with Snarkkles, although he should discontinue his disrespect of a class veteran. Bengie WILL be in tomorrow though. I’d think Aaron will sit for Nate this time, with Andres moving to center, Huff in left, Buster at first.

  29. twinfan said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    “Imagine Velez trying to catch that rope ” Well, imagine Burrell…that’s more relevant..

  30. Max808 said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Well, imagine Burrell…that’s more relevant..

    Yeah, good call.

  31. snarkk said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Report by Urban at CSNBA that DeRosa has aggravated the wrist again in Fresno, likely surgery next. Wow, what a surprise there…

  32. stixwiz said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Hero of the game: There were several but Uribe stands out once again with his four RBIs. He is now tied for 12th in the league in that critical category. Most of the guys leading him are fulltime cleanup hitters and/or major power guys. With his 15th save Brian Wilson edges up to a third-place tie in that category. Maybe he should buy Torres a nice, old bottle of Dom Perignon for that snag in the ninth.

    As i was out hoeing potatoes at the time, what the heck happened in that situation where Posey got cut down at the plate? Did Flannery send him? Was the play close?

  33. snarkk said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    On Bengie, reality bites. Comparing his play to Posey’s ability right now and his upside is no comparison. Posey is the future of this club, Bengie looks done. Get Buster in there now every day, that’s why they drafted him #1, not to sit behind a deteriorating vet that’s on a 4 for 52 nosedive and is leaking oil on defense….

  34. snarkk said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Stix, Flannery sent Buster, and so woiuld I. There were two outs, I think. Centerfielder had to make a good throw, and he did, tho just a bit up the 3rd baseline. Posey could have done a better fadeaway slide towards the infield, but it wasn’t terrible. Just baseball, a good close play all around, he was out…

  35. twinfan said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Snarrkles: Do you post anything that isn’t an unrelenting fucking downer? Buster will be taking over, about how I called it : beginning in June ( now) with the “take over” complete by the trade deadline. For tomorrow, Bengie will be iin the squat. Try to shut the fuck up about it.

  36. Nipper said, on June 7, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Yeah Molina is still the guy but Posey looks too darn good to keep from playing catcher. Molina has power as of yet not happening this season. By the break there has to be a changing of the guard if Molina doesn’t hit and hit with power. I expect Molina to start hitting better.

  37. twinfan said, on June 7, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    If Molina didn’t start tomorrow, it would truly be over for him as the starter. And that’s fine except he or Whitey has to go. Three catchers plus Panda is stupid.

  38. snarkk said, on June 7, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Uribe, gotta love the dude, friggin clutch again with 2x 2-out 2 run RBI hits and POTG. Posey playiing as advertised is not a downer, Molina sucking playing time away from him is. I’m pleased Sabes chose a position player at #24. How’s that for positivity?… Nighty night…

  39. Max808 said, on June 7, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    If willing, obviously you’d rather have Molina.

    Bumgarner pitching into the 5th tonight.

  40. twinfan said, on June 7, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Bumgarner just went out for the 5th so he’s out for Thursday- 4 shut out innings so far, 2 h 0 BB 2 K 34 pitches…
    Good, Snarkk. Put ya right to bed, eh? …

  41. bigflavor said, on June 7, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Molina is starting tomorrow. He’ll lose his gig in a few weeks but not tomorrow…..
    There was no way they were ever going to throw Bum into that start in Cincy. Welly was complaining of a dead arm after his start– that was the shit he yammered about last year. I’m sure they’ll talk to him and see if the arm is still *dead*. I’m sure it will be. Dust some room off of Iron head Joe’s old locker, he’s got a start coming up…..

  42. delmardennis said, on June 7, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Before/After Buster

    W-L 25-22/6-3
    Runs/GM 4.1/4.9
    Avg. .257/.296
    OBP .323/.343

    No Madison Thursday? Go Joe!

  43. zumarust said, on June 7, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    I think Snarkk made a comment earlier about how Posey should have been brought up earlier, and that’s a predictable response from some fans; but how do we know that Posey would have done as well without those weeks at AAA? We don’t know. Maybe just maybe the Giants brought him up at just the right time, after he got his groove real good at AAA. Gee, it’s just possible the Giants organization makes the right move sometimes.

  44. zumarust said, on June 7, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Nice to see the Giants drafted a speedster. It’d be cool to see the team speed increase over the coming years. Hopefully Neal develops into a major leaguer, and maybe Ford will be a late-bloomer a la Torres. Torres has become such a difference-maker for the Giants.

  45. bigflavor said, on June 7, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    they almost made it at the PERFECT time– saving money clearly never factored in. And he’s been a huge spark since he came (Franchez too). We’ll never know what he would have done if he got brought up earlier. He certainly wouldn’t have done better than this…….

  46. Max808 said, on June 7, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Bumgarner just got shelled…

    Buster’s has had more of an impact right away than I figured he would, but Zumie point is well taken.
    And without Uribe’s clutch hitting, Torres all around play, Sanchez’s resurgence and Casilla’s emergence, …they could easily be 4-5.

  47. twinfan said, on June 7, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Yeah, he gave up 5 in the 6th after cruising through 5. Shouldn’t change anything.

  48. delmardennis said, on June 7, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    ” Gee, it’s just possible the Giants organization makes the right move sometimes.”

    Zum, in case you haven’t noticed, all of today’s jokes have been moved over to Twin’s Room B. If you’re gonna make a funny, please post it in the proper section. Thanks.

  49. twinfan said, on June 7, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Didn’t hear what went down but Bumgarner ejected in the 7th…

  50. zumarust said, on June 7, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    I don’t know, Dennis. Room B kind of scares me. It’s like the combined deep subconscious of the Flap. The journey up the dark river. The horror! The horror!

  51. willied said, on June 7, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Zum on another thread noticed the exchange btw Fleming and Kruk re: Rowand, where Flems is denoting suckitude and Kruks goes silent. Yesterday Flems started in again, at one point noting his OB had dropped too without any walks since forever. Kruk ‘s tone changed right away, seemed to challenge flems with a “How long ago was that?’…Flems had the day right in front of him, Kruk still seemed a little miffed.

    Kuiper used the word “struggling” I believe too first AB yesterday. Interesting to see how this plays out. Everybody has their favorites. Is Nate fully healthy and ready to play, or still babying an injury? That’s two starts for Burrell lately, which is two more than Nate’s had.

    Didn’t see this one, but nice to see SF pen out-pitches Reds. Miller on radio post game mentioned Posey and Bench in the same sentence describing the CS. Twice.

  52. Craig said, on June 7, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    I think the bowker gang guys are done in the LU until burrell proves he can’t do it. And that’s looking unlikely right now. Burrell looks good in that uni and great at the plate. He’s got something left. Bonus that Tampa is paying for him….

  53. San Dog said, on June 7, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Willied and other Nate lovers: Let it go. It’s over. Nate is dead man walking at this point. I feel for you as I had to go through the same thing with my beloved Bowker. This team is becoming the ’72 Redskins— and it’s working. I’ve given up the “let’s get some young guys involved” fight and I recommend you do the same.

  54. zumarust said, on June 7, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Yeah, Will, so far Kruk refuses to provide analysis of Rowand’s struggles. We don’t get any slow-motion replays or any kind of breaking down what’s going on. It’s actually really a disservice to viewers. It’s Krukow’s job as analyst to do that. It’s almost like it’s just too painful a topic for Krukow and Kuiper. They probably feel like it would be like pulling the legs off an insect. Just an act of cruelty.
    But having said that- I don’t mind Rowand starting and batting 8th. I think he’s having a great year defensively. And I think he can hit .250 over the course of the season, and pop the occasional homerun. That’s not bad production for an 8th hitter. Yeah, he’s expensive, but the contract is what it is, and no point angsting over it.

  55. San Dog said, on June 7, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Damn Flav. I went to re-fill my cereal bowl mid-post and you stole my thunder…

  56. delmardennis said, on June 7, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Buster cracked wise about getting thrown out at the plate tonight.

    “I was pleased I made it as close as it was.”

    I thought I’ve seen some pretty funny things in my life, but watching Bam Bam give Amy G. batting lessons might just have moved Dangerfield down a notch or two.

  57. San Dog said, on June 7, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Pat Burrell = Billy Kilmer

    Aubrey Huff = Sonny Jurgensen

    Andres Torres = Kenny Houston

    Juan Uribe = Chris Hanburger

  58. delmardennis said, on June 7, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    George Allen used to take those guys out for ice cream. I wonder if it came in a drool cup.

  59. San Dog said, on June 7, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    I can’t believe I only got one bite on my Redskins analogy. I left so many great names for the rest of you to scoop up: Charley Taylor, Roy Jefferson, Myron Pottios,Jerry Smith, Pat Fisher… I mean, come on. I’m throwing Wellenmeyer fastballs with no movement down the heart of the plate and you’re all standing there with the bat glued to your shoulder.

    Fuck you all—–I’m going to bed.

  60. zumarust said, on June 7, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    C’mon Dog, I have no clue about those Redskins. I can barely remember some of the Niners of that era. Brodie, Washington, Forrest Blue, Kwalick, and…..maybe a few others.

  61. willied said, on June 7, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Dog, I’m not a Nate fan at all, though he did get off to a good start and .800 OPS. Baggs said on KNBR a week ago he was nursing an injury, but I haven’t heard anything specific, and he hasn’t played except to PH or be a D replacement. He’s sucked just about as bad as Rowand when he’s been in there lately; I remember hearing the numbers 2 for 25. If he plays at all he bats 8th.

    He runs well, and can spray the ball to all fields when he is hitting well. But no pop, and stuck on 8 rbis for the season. I agree with Flav–Burrell can probably put up better numbers than that given a couple starts a week or more, and can definitely pull the ball over a few fences, including ATT.

  62. twinfan said, on June 7, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Nate will be tomorrow’s Room B topic.

  63. willied said, on June 7, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    If you have Charley Taylor, one of best wide receivers I ever saw, and Jerry Smith the TE, you can’t leave out Bobby Mitchell. I dug the Skins helmet from those days, with the arrow on the side. Jurgensen was awesome—I remember some great shootout games with cowgirls, 44-38 types.

    Cowgirls of those days had all pro DB # 34 Cornell Green, who played basketball at Utah St., and before that at Contra Costa JC, against the guy I played for in high school, who said Green lit him up. Shades of Tony Gonzalez.

  64. twinfan said, on June 7, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Caddy Shack, Animal House, Blue Brothers… Chuckles (over in B) says these are the three greatest comedies.
    That just sunk in and I’m going to be very very sick. Snarkk, can I puke at your house? They’re kinda used to it over there.

  65. Cal_Stim25 said, on June 7, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Who was it that brought up the..

    “well, if this would have happened, we would have been screwed” idea for the doomer straw man argument??

    Snarkks 7:29 post fits the bill.

  66. twinfan said, on June 7, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Yeah Cal, and to avoid giving Bochy even a smidgeon of credit for the defensive switch, he uses Velez as his example of who wouldn’t have caught that ball. Left field has been a magical place lately with even Burrell and Huff playing quite decently and Bochy with the switches paying off immediately with Wilson out there( twice in the last 4 days). Don’t misunderstand, these are pretty chalk calls- but chalk wins games, that’s why it’s chalk… wa-ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo..

  67. delmardennis said, on June 7, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Greatest comedies? Two words: Mel Brooks. Fill in your own favorite. And tell Chuckles the steak tartare wasn’t up to snuff today over in Room B. Gordon Gekko would never put up with that kind of service. And have him sweep up a bit, my allergies are killing me. See ya’ when the doors open.

  68. twinfan said, on June 7, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Chuckles hasn’t figgered out Room B yet. The format is different than first envisioned. We’re dragging a player or celeb into the room and whipping *his* ass, not fellow commenters. Tomorrow will be poor Nate, beloved by the Splashers, dismissed by Bochy, and a guy who was, before Buster, the position prospect of the decade.

  69. xootsuit said, on June 7, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    None of the Naked Gun movies made the cut? I’m surprised.
    Chuck. Two words. Chaplin. Charles.

    • freshtodef80 said, on June 7, 2010 at 11:29 pm

      [offering a cigar]
      Vincent Ludwig: Cuban?
      Frank: No, Dutch-Irish. My father was from Wales.

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