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Nice Start, Zito Needs to Step it Up…..

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 12, 2010

Very nice overall game, we showed power (2 bombs), patience (5 walks) and it should have been more than 6-2 (that bases loaded nobody out fiasco was infuriating)…..

This is a good team for Zito to pitch against today. He has been painfully below average for the last month. He’s never beaten Oaktown. A stud performance against them would get him re-started, I think…..

Anyone got a problem with Pat the Bat playing every day?

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  1. alleykat said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Shit why did’t they go with a lefty anyway,with Powell announced Sweeney and Gross instead of Casilla?

  2. stumillersgust said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Oh Jeez! WTF Now he brings in Wilson?

  3. delmardennis said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Jesus fucking Christ! Our pen is turning into utter horseshit. Fuck worrying about getting another bat at the deadline, this team needs another arm. They suck!

  4. alleykat said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Well i guess that’s why! Fuck this shit get Wilson and pray!

  5. willied said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    He’s already thrown more strikes than the other guys.

  6. stumillersgust said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Sweet, what a masterful third pitch, the most important one in an AB.

  7. alleykat said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Wow that was some Big League pitching by Wilson there!

  8. delmardennis said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Fucking marvelous job by Wilson. He’s our goddamn Lord and Savior for this evening.

  9. willied said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    I posted this a couple days ago, after the Reds L, I think. At some point, Bochy has to bypass the fuckwad set up guys altogether…Wilson can go 2 (not every day, sure), don’t you think?

    • wswinb4igo said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:37 pm

      he has numerous times…but you’d like to avoid that.

  10. alleykat said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    While Mota,Casilla and Affeldt hang at the wooden crosses like Spartcus!

  11. bigflavor said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Bochy doesn’t bypass set up guys, ever. They’re his fucking bread and butter. He can’t sleep without them. Unfortunately, no matter how hard he’s tried this year, he doesn’t have any that can do the job. That’s a big problem, he’ll lose games trying to find them. But I agree, Wilson can and should go 2 innings now and again……

  12. stixwiz said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Fhooof. Wilson was a rock. Thank goodness for that. What the hell happened to everyone else? Began with the Mota meltdown ~ 2nd time in 3 days time. Then Casilla caught the bug and not surprisingly, Affeldt. Hoping B.W. is good for the ninth as well.

  13. twinfan said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Wilson has had more two inning saves than any closer in baseball.
    “Bochy doesn’t bypass set up guys, ever. They’re his fucking bread and butter. He can’t sleep without them. ” No manager can.

  14. alleykat said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    We need to hire the Dawg to pour drinks at the Doggbreath Hotel !!

  15. delmardennis said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Ballgame!

  16. wswinb4igo said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Congrats…BW found the way..

  17. bozolay said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Night Gracie.

    Go Giants

  18. alleykat said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Never a doubt right? Bars open and the Dawg is pouring!

  19. Macdog said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Whatever he got in that contract extension, Wilson earned it tonight.

  20. twinfan said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Really, every manager relies on the set up guy(s). Until the last outing Mota had been solid. Anyway, great effort from Wilson and give Bochy credit for getting him in before it was blown…

  21. twinfan said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    LOVE Wilson’s attitude: “You fail, no big deal…”

  22. willied said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    fuckin A, what a finish. And in the most useless stat category, the fuckwad set up guys will probably get credit for a “hold”. Bochy ought to hold them under a cold shower for a couple hours.

  23. stumillersgust said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    That was a great interview from Brian Wilson. I feel much calmer now.

  24. stixwiz said, on June 12, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Whew!!! It wasn’t particularly pretty but Sarah Bernhardt nailed down another one. Zito deserved that win. He kept it sweet, but ran up the pitch count. Seven innings is more than just decent, though. Good job.

    Padres win but LaBumbos down early by 4-0.

    Matt the Horse tomorrow. If he’s anywhere vaguely close to where he’s been lately there shouldn’t be too much drama in tomorrow’s game. After that May meltdown at the colossus see em, it is high time the Giants repay those A-hoes in kind. Bring out the Broom Brigade.

  25. PawlieKokonuts said, on June 12, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Exhausting. Rewarding.

    Easy to say now, but Zito had another good inning in him, certainly more than the Nairobi Fuckwad Trio (not as racist as it sounds; the Nairobi Trio was an Ernie Kovacs shtick).

    Prime Minister Wilson!!

  26. Fritz said, on June 12, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    That was sure fun! Oh, well, can’t win ’em all. Good game. Just win tomorrow and you’ll have a split. (Of the season series, that is, certainly not of World Series titles — anything divided by zero is, as we all learned in grade school, infinity!) Good luck!

  27. giant head said, on June 12, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Awesome call to get Brian Wilson right there! Can we get a sweep???? The way Cain has been pitching…2-1 win tomorrow…

  28. giant head said, on June 12, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    who is this Fritz guy? Room B Sir!

  29. PawlieKokonuts said, on June 12, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Fritz,
    With your Teutonic name, maybe you’ll understand this: If Martin Heidigger said, why beings rather than nothing, and Soren Kierkegaard said either/or, we Giants fans say, jump up our infinite asses.

    G;night, girls.

  30. twinfan said, on June 12, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Pawlie, that IS terrible… anyway, come on. Mota was the obvious choice. He had had the one poor outing is all. Affeldt is becoming a big concern but Runzler’s control has been very spotty as well. I’d say Bochy did pretty damn well to get Willlie in before it was like 8-5 A’s…

  31. Nipper said, on June 12, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Interleague games, catch the fever!

  32. PawlieKokonuts said, on June 12, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    ok, Twin, I’ll amend it to the Fuckwad Trio; happy? or did the Heidigger bit cross the line?

  33. PawlieKokonuts said, on June 12, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    signing off for real,,,and thank you UK’s Robert Green for that gift goal

  34. twinfan said, on June 12, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Just ribbing you, Pawlie, you’re always gold.

  35. willied said, on June 12, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Twin, I agree, Bochy went the right route, and it’s to his credit that he went all Cpt. Hook with the set up guys and brought Wilson in. But I don’t trust any of them, Casilla and Mota included. Casilla has been terrible enough last two years to get released by the A’s, and Mota has bounced around a lot too. I realize Affeldt had a tough job, but not one of the 4 pitches he threw was a strike. Runzler did the same thing the other night, comes in and walks the first guy he faces. Unacceptable.

  36. twinfan said, on June 12, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Well, Casilla’s walk was to a LHer with a base open. I’m not getting down on him too much for that. Regardless of what he’d done with the A’s, he’s been good here. He’s hardly a “go to” guy yet but what the fuck can be done? Going back to last year they’ve tried everybody who CAN be tried for the 8th inning. Best guess is Mota has another outing to get it back and then maybe they look at Casilla or Romo again… despite the nonsense to the contrary, all teams have or want to have a reliable set up guy. 2 inning saves are OCCASIONAL necessities..

  37. stixwiz said, on June 12, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Depth. At least there is potential relief in sight. Haven’t checked their stats for nigh on two weeks but Steve Edlefsen at Fresno and Tony Pena Jr. at Richmond have been waaaay better than fair as relievers this season. With this pack in the hunt, Bochy and Sabean are not gonna be patient beyond a few consecutive bad outings by any reliever who is not making beaucoup bucks.

  38. twinfan said, on June 12, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Neither of those two are guys they’d move straight into the set up role, though.

  39. xootsuit said, on June 12, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    So what’s that stat everyone keeps repeating — Zito is 109 and 6 when he gets 4 or more runs? Or is it 106 and 9? Folks along the Embarcadero walking back to BART couldn’t remember exactly. The announcer I just half-heard on tv said one or the other. Either way it’s astounding. And Zito was good tonight. The balmy evening was delightfully relaxing while he was pitching. Huff’s triple and Pablo’s blast were beautiful hits. And the standing ovation Zito received after finishing the 7th was tremendous. (Only the A’s fans abjured. Why do more A’s fans go to A’s games at AT&T than at the Coliseum? Pathetic.) Still, due to no fault of Zito’s, tonight was really memorable for the way Wilson came charging in from the bullpen to take over for the three stooges of Room B(ullpen bullshit).

    That 8th inning was a bitch, but fun game, after all. Now for the sweep.

  40. eddacker415 said, on June 12, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    haven’t watched a game in 2 weeks. Zito looked great and one of those Gmen is getting needed hits in every game lately.
    Botchy onto the all-stars and some 27 year old rookie out of Santa Clara (& Chico Outlaws) made history tonight.

    What a season so far. And the SFs are building momentum.

    Listening on the radio, reading the box scores, just doesn’t give the insights that being at the game does.
    Franchez seems to be healthy
    Huff is, well, huff and Torres an all star
    Martinez is back up
    Pablo sees a straight ball and nails it
    Uribe with web gems at short
    Wilson, like a god – Durga
    and it’s all because of BamBam

  41. stumillersgust said, on June 12, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    “some 27 year old rookie out of Santa Clara (& Chico Outlaws) made history tonight.”

    Nava and Kevin Kouzmanoff are the only two players to hit a grand slam on the first pitch of their careers.

  42. zumarust said, on June 13, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Did you all hear about the woman who’s pitching for the Chico Outlaws? She won her first start. She has a tricky delivery. Kind of a submarine-type pitch.

  43. zumarust said, on June 13, 2010 at 8:33 am

    She’s a knuckleballer.

    Angels’ Matsui a fan of female knuckleballer Yoshida
    By Gideon Rubin, Special to the Daily News
    Posted: 06/07/2010 10:11:17 PM PDT

    OAKLAND – Count the Angels’ Hideki Matsui among the hordes of Japanese baseball fans rooting for 18-year-old female knuckleball sensation Eri Yoshida.

    “It’s amazing what she’s doing,” Matsui said through an interpreter about Yoshida, called the “Knuckle Princess” by Japanese media.

    Last month, Yoshida became the first woman to play professionally in America in a decade when she pitched for the Chico Outlaws in the independent Golden Baseball League. She played in Japan last year and is the only woman ever to play professionally in two countries.

    Matsui hasn’t seen Yoshida pitch, but said he knows of her through Japanese media reports. Chico will be in Fullerton on June 25-26, but the Outlaws have not announced whether she’ll travel with the team.

    “It’s very courageous of her to play amongst a bunch of male athletes,” Matsui said.

    Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield, who for years pitched against Matsui while he was with the rival New York Yankees, spent a day tutoring his protege in March at the team’s Ft. Myers, Fla., spring training facility.

    “I think that speaks of his character to take a day off to spend time with her to instruct her about the knuckleball,” Matsui said.

  44. zumarust said, on June 13, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Btw- Chico is in the GBL, an independent minor league.
    So, Nava had to be purchased by the Red Sox organization at some point. I must have seen Nava play at Chico. I’ve gone to Outlaws games the last several years.

    • eddacker415 said, on June 13, 2010 at 12:58 pm

      Red Sox paid $1 in 2006 and he has played his way up the minor leagues. When zumarist went down up came Nava. his parents were in the park.

      • eddacker415 said, on June 13, 2010 at 12:59 pm

        wow, zumie on the brain
        make that Kouzmanoff

  45. zumarust said, on June 13, 2010 at 8:38 am

    A FEW Outlaws games, I should say. Not all that many.

  46. delmardennis said, on June 13, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Girls playing professional baseball? They need to put a halt to that right quick.
    Next thing you know they’ll be allowed to vote.

  47. delmardennis said, on June 13, 2010 at 8:54 am

    On this day in baseball, 1905: Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants pitched his second no-hit game beating the Chicago Cubs and Mordecai Brown 1-0. Mathewson and Brown matched no-hitters for eight innings. The Giants got two hits in the ninth for the win.

    Foot note: no girls played.

  48. delmardennis said, on June 13, 2010 at 8:57 am

    “Foot note?” Uh, lemme try again. footnote. I’m about ready for a toe tag myself.

  49. xootsuit said, on June 13, 2010 at 9:19 am

    I saw an A’s fan last night decked out in an A’s t shirt, an old faded Henderson jersey he wore open like a jacket, A’s shorts, A’s hat festooned with A’s pins, and Giants black and orange socks. I didn’t bother to ask. I knew the answer would be “We’re gonna walk all over you.” (I don’t think so.)


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