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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 23, 2010

Torres CF
Posey C
Huff 1B
Burrell LF
Guillen RF
Sandoval 3B
Uribe SS
Sanchez 2B
Cain RHP (9-10, 3.11)

Big (flavor) Happy Birthday to AlleyKat……

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  1. dirtnrocksnreno said, on August 23, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    3.11 is pretty fucking good for 9 wins. Score some runs for Cain and get the win.

    Go Giants!

  2. bigflavor said, on August 23, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    yes, score some goddamn mother fucking runs. Sorry, I spent all day in Richmond, there is no lamer place in the Bay Area…….

    • dirtnrocksnreno said, on August 23, 2010 at 7:17 pm

      Well, there is Hayward.

    • delmardennis said, on August 23, 2010 at 7:19 pm

      STFU. Try living there for four years. Then you can talk. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • dirtnrocksnreno said, on August 23, 2010 at 7:26 pm

        No offense Dennis. Reno is a close second. Just not in the bay area.

  3. DJLoo said, on August 23, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Unlike most pitchers, Matt needs to avoid those 0-2 counts.

    • Michael said, on August 23, 2010 at 7:26 pm

      Giants’ starters on 0-2:
      Cain 8 for 60 .133 1 HR
      Lincecum: 9 for 72 .125 0 HR
      Zits: 10 or 59 .169 0 HR
      Sanchez 5 for 51 .098 0 HR
      Bumgarner 6 for 31 .194 0 HR

      • DJLoo said, on August 23, 2010 at 7:28 pm

        Tell your statistics to shut up.

      • Michael said, on August 23, 2010 at 7:40 pm

        The truth will not be silenced…

  4. delmardennis said, on August 23, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Happy Birthday, Kat. Our Giants won on my B-Day this yr., but that’s when we were playing the Brew Crew when they decided to take the entire 4-game series off. But I’m still taking credit for the victory, so don’t let us down tonight.

    6-3 minimum on this home stand. Anything less would be an abject failure and another kick in the nuts to our playoff chances. Get this shit started tonight. Go Matty!

  5. Unca Chuck said, on August 23, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Hayweird? Never had the pleasure of living there . . .

    El Cierrito, now THERE’S nirvana. Club Mallard still around?

    • delmardennis said, on August 23, 2010 at 8:01 pm

      Still there, Chuck. One of the best pool tables you’ll ever find located upstairs. Great music and the girls ain’t half-bad either. Got 86’ed outta there for being over zealous with my pool cue. Honestly don’t remember the event too well, but I was told I was swing it around like it was a lightsaber. May the force be with you Club Mallard. But it’s technically located in Albany. Lived most of my Catholic schools days in Albany. Great little town. The Albany Stroll is a bona-fide winner, but they always hold it on a Sunday in early Sept. Coincides with the Niners. Think I maybe went to maybe one—we opened up MNF I guess.

  6. TellItGoodbye said, on August 23, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    You’re telling me that creaky, washed up three years ago Jim Edmonds is batting 5th?

    Oh yeah, it’s Baker. Wonder which of his pitchers will have their careers ruined this year?

  7. bigflavor said, on August 23, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Denny I was in your hood today? What is San Pablo? I ventured into that area today looking for lunch but scampered back to safer waters…. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • delmardennis said, on August 23, 2010 at 7:47 pm

      What’s in San Pablo? Other than the hospital where I was born and my high school…well, there’s… CASINO SAN PABLO! Don’t tell me you missed that. ๐Ÿ˜€

      BTW, sent ya an E-mail

  8. bigflavor said, on August 23, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Whiteside woulda squeezed a double out of that dribbled…. Nice hit huffster.

  9. bigflavor said, on August 23, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    That hit from Pablo was classic 2009 Pablo. Nice.

  10. Michael said, on August 23, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Seen more and more of that lately.

  11. dirtnrocksnreno said, on August 23, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Nice start.

  12. delmardennis said, on August 23, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Nice to be home again.

  13. stixwiz said, on August 23, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Cain deserves that five-up in the first and was long overdue for that kinda support. Don’t wanna see the scoring by SF end there. That has happened too often and sometimes has ended up the wrong way.

  14. TedSpe said, on August 23, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Kat, happy birthday. Just got home and it’s 5-0 Giants

  15. James said, on August 23, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Imagine what Cain’s record might be with a 100% shut down innings rate.

  16. blade3colorado said, on August 23, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Sheesh . . . I was stuck in the OneFlapDown blog twilight zone purgatory for about an hour . . . Tried all sorts of machinations to find Flav’s new thread, e.g., Google Chrome, Safari, and all the rest of the A-Z browsers. A simple click of the “Refresh” button on Internet Explorer worked. Who knew?

  17. Macdog said, on August 23, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    C’mon Huff, I saw a Little Leaguer show more balls catching a foul pop yesterday, and then nailed a runner at the plate.

  18. wswinb4igo said, on August 23, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    how your top 3 SP all stink at the same time is amazing

  19. Macdog said, on August 23, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    The Reds sure are hitting Cain hard. Is 5 gonna be enough?

  20. delmardennis said, on August 23, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Matty’s bugaboo all yr. long…the failure to get the 3rd out w/RISP. The numbers are staggering.

  21. TedSpe said, on August 23, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Buh bye

  22. delmardennis said, on August 23, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Yungo! Lucky 13. Got those runs right back quick.

  23. willied said, on August 23, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    SF split with reds back in their yard, and out HRed them if I remember right. One of those games was a Bautista meltdown as I recall. I’d rather play them in playoffs than STL.

    As a kid I always had a soft spot for Reds…the 60s group with Frank Robinson and Vada Pinson (both from Oaktown), followed by Rose and Tommy Harper (another East Bay product), Perez Morgan (again oaktown) Griffey Bench and the whole Machine, George Foster. Wasn’t Lou coaching them when they whipped the A’s for a WS win?

    Man, dead CF what a shot from Torres…way to get those runs back.

  24. max808 said, on August 23, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    No cheapies with Andres.

  25. James said, on August 23, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Cain clearly has a problem with *post*-shut down innings, while the Reds starter seems more subject to the classic weakness.

  26. delmardennis said, on August 23, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    I’m starting to get a real good feeling about this home stand. 7-2, 8-1. I know this one still has a ways to go, but what the hell. Time to get greedy. We’re due for a nice little run here. Let’s do this shit.

  27. DJLoo said, on August 23, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Isn’t it “Vungo”?

    • TedSpe said, on August 23, 2010 at 8:36 pm

      Uh oh Jongo!

    • wswinb4igo said, on August 23, 2010 at 8:38 pm

      Baggs corrected it…no middle name..nicknamed Yungo

  28. TedSpe said, on August 23, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Nice

  29. willied said, on August 23, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Another rocket from Pablo…the one before almost took the pitcher’s head off. Man, he gets hot and they could roll.

  30. San Dog said, on August 23, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    They just played a clip of the last out of Halicki’s no-hitter on KNBR. Wayne Garrett grounding out to Willie Montanez with Al Michaels on the call. Good stuff.

    Flav was at that game and so was my Uncle Rich, who said he fell asleep cuz it was too boring—-no hits!

    Yes Willied, Sweet Lou managed that Cincy team that came from nowhere to blitz the A’s. I enjoyed seeing LaRussa get whacked like that.

    Is Lou a Hall of Famer? I wouldn’t vote for him, but I bet he gets in. Personality and media attention often make up for a managerial record that is good, not great. See Lasorda, Tom.

    • TedSpe said, on August 23, 2010 at 8:58 pm

      Yeah. 2 world series, 2 managers of the year. What a fucking slacker

    • willied said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:05 pm

      Dog, I can remember going to a W’s game vs. Clippers with a bunch of guys, and end of third Q I turn to one of em and say, “Good game, huh mike. ” And he’s fucking out for the count (over did the pregame). We had good seats too, really close, to watch Derek Smith (what a cool player before he tore up his knee).

  31. EdGdsnInExile said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    San Dog my Dad, my brother and I were at game 1 when Halicki threw the no-hitter in game 2 of the double-header. We had a long drive ahead of us to get home, so started up the highway–with my father’s regretful curses accompanying us as Halicki’s game proceeded…

  32. San Dog said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    2 world series wins and you are in???

    Start preparing the busts for Cito Gaston and Tom Kelley, just to name two.

    Defending Lasorda??? I’m ashamed of you Ted!

    • TedSpe said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:11 pm

      Gaston? ongoing and no MOTY. Kelley? 1 MOTY. But lost more games then he won.

      I’m just jumping on a knee jerk post, my friend.
      I do that.

      LaSorda, yes…fuck him

      • San Dog said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:17 pm

        Touche

      • TedSpe said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:28 pm

        Thanks

  33. San Dog said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Nice Ed…..always liked your Ed Goodson handle by the way. Any special reason why you went with that?

  34. San Dog said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Back in the 80’s, I was at “Confetti’s” in Sacramento, which was THE PLACE to go out on a Saturday night back in the day. They had a pool table there and my buddy and I were waiting to play the winners of a game featuring the late Derek Smith and Mike McGee (then both on the Kings). Smith was shitfaced and at one point staggered over to us, draped his arms around us and told us he had been shooting the wrong balls for most of the game. He then proceeded to run the table shooting the correct balls. We then played them and they blew us away. Both guys were real cool.
    The King of Confetti’s though, was Reggie Theus.

    Willied—you remember Londale Theus? god, I’m all over the place tonight—too many cookies.

    • willied said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:50 pm

      Was that the kid that played for Knight at Indiana and got hurt?

      Reggie Theus was a cool player, can’t believe he became a coach. How could you chastize guys for lack of D, when you made a career out of it?

      In the famous words of Junior Walker, nothin like home cookin….guys are coming out of the wood work to rake tonight.

  35. stixwiz said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Matt the Horse!

  36. stixwiz said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Runt on a Romp.

  37. delmardennis said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Check the little runt’s bat. 4 fer 4. He’s juicing!

  38. Macdog said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Man, Cain was bringin’ it those last few innings. Any chance they can give him the start on Saturday and skip Zito?

  39. stixwiz said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Vintage Cain. Give that good ol boy a bit of support and he’s Elliot Ness.

  40. stixwiz said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Huff the Magic Dragon.

  41. EdGdsnInExile said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Sorry to disappear there, San Dog. While I had Chris Speier’s rookie card, one of my earliest Giants programs has Ed Goodson on the cover. He wasn’t a standout in the 70s–hell, none of those guys numbers really jump out at you.

  42. stixwiz said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Welcome to San Francisco, Cody.

  43. EdGdsnInExile said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    I’m of two minds on Cain’s 120 pitch count. One one hand, it’s high, we’re up 7-2, and it doesn’t show a lot of faith in the bullpen. On the other, its a statement that the starters need to carry the weight. I’m leaning toward the latter.

  44. unca chuck said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    The Mallard is still there> Too cool. Shot lots of pool there bout 25 years ago. . . .

    Fun fun . . .

  45. unca chuck said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Panda!!!

  46. stixwiz said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Pablo reverts to Panda. Looks like the bamboo is pretty tasty tonight.

  47. wswinb4igo said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    wheres this team been for the last few weeks…

  48. stixwiz said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Runt makes an out. A productive one.

  49. Billy said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    9 run lead – I like. They should let Posey assume his old closer roll from Tallahassee.

  50. Macdog said, on August 23, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Excellent start to the homestand, and it certainly makes up for yesterday’s putridity.

  51. stixwiz said, on August 23, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Good ol home cookin. Just what the doctor ordered. Seventeen hit attack. Huff, Panda and Sanchez highly productive. Cain gets run support like he never had before and pitches like there’s no tomorrow for his 10th win and the team wins #70 for a game outta the WC and back to 5.5 behind the Dagos.

    Amazing the difference a couple thousand miles, 15 degrees of temperature, and a friendly environment can make. May there be plenty more hits where those 17 came from and may these starters keep up the pace that Drrrrty, Bumgarner and Cain have established.

    Maybe that gamble on an 11 man staff will work out, as there are nothing but home games till the lineup expands. Great game for this yo-yo team. Now it looks like they are back in it.

  52. delmardennis said, on August 23, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Ballgame! That was one helluva performance by Seattle Slew. I’ve always said, give him 11 runs on 17 hits and he’s a mortal lock. 10 hits and 8 RBI from Panda, Huff and the little guy alone. Not too shabby. They even finished in time for me to watch the second half of the Miss Universe Pageant. Even I can’t bitch tonight.

  53. Michael said, on August 23, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Spent some time at the Splash for the first time in a few weeks. Wow. This SJ Reader twit and a couple more goobs think they’re all T and A over there. And just about anything negative on BarfBoy gets deleted. If we could just get Jediot and Gringo to go there, hey.. how about a deal, boys? JedFuck and gringo go to the Splash and I’ll never post there again if they don’t post here. What about it? You guys would be relative Einsteins oveer there. You’d rule.

    • TedSpe said, on August 23, 2010 at 10:33 pm

      Are you saying…the fuckwads over there would be convinced I actually know something??
      tempting..tempting..
      NO!!

  54. TedSpe said, on August 23, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    I love twin’s post:
    No

  55. stixwiz said, on August 23, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Maybe it takes a laugher on their first home game after a nasty road trip to get this squad on a roll. Timing would be perfect.

  56. stixwiz said, on August 23, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Betcha Kat had a happy birthday with this game. Mine’s coming up in a about three weeks. I’m ordering up what he just got and plenty of the same in between times.

  57. TedSpe said, on August 23, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    I should iterate:

    Macdog said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    Man, Cain was bringinโ€™ it those last few innings. Any chance they can give him the start on Saturday and skip Zito?

    Reply
    Michael said, on August 23, 2010 at 9:43 pm
    No.

  58. ferrethead said, on August 23, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Happy birthday, AK!!!

    I know I’m late, but – Woo-Hoo!!!!!!

  59. TedSpe said, on August 23, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Funny shit
    Good win
    Time for a bloody Christopher Lee movie
    Goodnight, gentlemen(?)

  60. Michael said, on August 23, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Well, Ted, I was thinking about my Dad today. Where the blabbermouths would say, perhaps:
    “Starr fades back, looks right,heavy rush, steps up,finds Dowler in the left corner of ther End Zone- TOUCHDOWN!”
    Dad’s legendary call was:
    “Starr-Dowler-Touchdown”….
    Hence the “No”…

    • TedSpe said, on August 23, 2010 at 10:44 pm

      Perfect.
      Got’s to love the economy of verbiage

    • Cal_Stim25 said, on August 23, 2010 at 11:09 pm

      Well, on the radio I’d prefer the blabbermouth.

  61. Michael said, on August 24, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    My daughter has returned from England, she’ll be sharing an apartment in SF with Pilar, daughter of my dear friend Bea. We picked Lisa up early yesterday A.M. and stopped at UCSF, got a prescription for what we hope will help with the “Peripheral Neuropathy”, that has caused numbness and now very bad pain in my feet. Comes and goes several times a day. We’ll see.

    • delmardennis said, on August 24, 2010 at 6:00 pm

      What they got you on? They gave me Gabapentin (Neurontin) for my numbness. Helps a little, kinda makes me feel flighty and blondish. Diverts my attention away from the pain mostly. Nice to have family at a time like this. Hope ya feel better.

      Oh, I’ll get my predictions in soon. Right after I make myself another cup of tea.

    • Bozo said, on August 25, 2010 at 6:15 pm

      Michael,
      I really hope this cocktail works for you Twin. I’m glad you have family and friends around you, shit dude it could be Dennis and me (you would have to start drinking again, heavily).
      Stay well and kick butt.
      John

  62. Michael said, on August 24, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Neurontin and a TENS unit.


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