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An Improbable 3 Game Win Streak

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 7, 2010

Look back at all three games, how did we win ANY of them?  It’s almost as if each game is just a collection of individual, separate moments. And yet somehow, each moment connects to one another at the end for a victory. Nate Schierholtz comes off the bench clearly with his head not in the game, and gets picked off. Idiot. So, of course, Nate wins the game for us. Hero.

I honestly can’t remember a season that had this many entertaining games. And it’s not just that we are in a pennant race, these games have just been unbelievable…..

There have been a lot of documented things that didn’t work out this year: Timmy, Pablo, Wellenmeyer as the 5, DeRosa hurt, Rowand sucking, Franchez hovering just above the brink of *below averageness*….the list is a mile long. And yet we’re about to take over first place. How?

This is a gutty-ass team that refuses to ever give up. The season has evolved to the point where each player knows someone on the team will step up and deliver–the only question is who it’s gonna be. That’s a very cool place to be in September…….

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  1. delmardennis said, on September 7, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Who’s the closer tonight, sans Wilson? The Lycanthropic one?

  2. stixwiz said, on September 7, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Row-Row looked pretty silly against Hampton.

    • snarkk said, on September 7, 2010 at 8:54 pm

      He gone in the offseason…

  3. DJLoo said, on September 7, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Incredible what an absolute nobody Rowand has become on this team.
    Still, he did knock out a few clutch HRs earlier this year. One I saw in person on a chilly, gusty Mother’s Day comes to mind.

  4. snarkk said, on September 7, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Awright, Romo. No freekin room service fastballs…

  5. wswinb4igo said, on September 7, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Congrats..

  6. freshtodef80 said, on September 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Game!!!

  7. delmardennis said, on September 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    It must be 2009 again.

    Ballgame!

  8. PawlieKokonuts said, on September 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    W

  9. DJLoo said, on September 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    And it ain’t even midnight here yet…

  10. Bozo said, on September 7, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Is this bullpen by Amish?

    WTG Giants

  11. stixwiz said, on September 7, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    DP Affeldt is back! Quick job.

  12. Billy said, on September 7, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Get it done dodgers!

  13. TedSpe said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Ferrett couldn’t be here tonight so she asked me to make her acceptance speech:
    “woo-hoo!!”

    • ferrethead said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:13 pm

      Ted – thanks dahlink!

  14. mrmrbill said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    (Off-Topic, apologies) … if somebody can recommend a Bay Area atty who handles California employment law, please contact me offline ( bill@magneticdiary.com )

    • TedSpe said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:09 pm

      You may have to be more specific. Not kidding.
      But you know..pro?..con..?
      Perspective would be helpful

      • mrmrbill said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:15 pm

        TedSpe, from the employee PoV… a “perma-temp” issue where certain employment status representations were made pre-signing.

  15. snarkk said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    I’d like to order 20 more just like this, please…

  16. mrmrbill said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Let’s go Dodgers, let’s go! 🙂

  17. TedSpe said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Zito starts tomorrow!!!
    Fuck.
    Sorry.
    Just bummed everyone out.
    Hey he can’t be a loser fuck up all the time can he?

  18. wswinb4igo said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Zito says he’ll get it together…

    http://www.mercurynews.com/giants-headlines/ci_16016545

  19. Michael said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Pen now leads the league in wins, saves, save percentage, fewest inherited runners scoring. Lopez and Ramirez, those inconsequential acquistions:
    Ramirez: 17.1 IP 1.04 ERA
    Lopez 14.2 IP 1.23 ERA

    • wswinb4igo said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:12 pm

      outstanding gets…

    • delmardennis said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:34 pm

      Those inconsequential acquisitions were the arms (not specific) that I was crying for all along.
      We need another arm! Good thing Sabean took heed.

  20. delmardennis said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Although it was just a 2″ “take a little of the bottom” trim. It cannot be denied that since Tim had his hair snipped, his last two outings have been markedly improved. He should have listened to me a lot sooner.

    Get a goddamn haircut! 😀

    • TedSpe said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:10 pm

      Actually, it was the Brazilian wax

  21. ferrethead said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Woo-Hoo!!!

    • TedSpe said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:11 pm

      Ahh..you *did* show up

      • ferrethead said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:15 pm

        I had to – you missed an exclamation point… The effort is much appreciated. ;-D

      • TedSpe said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:29 pm

        My oops. Sorry

  22. mrmrbill said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    We just went to .500+ road, for the first time all season (unless my memory is starting to acts its age)

  23. TedSpe said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    And you’re all aware, Freddie Sanchez has the highest I.Q. on the team.
    Except for, of course, Freddie Gomez

  24. max808 said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Who was the blond? Nice hair. And a voice that didn’t make me reach for the mute.

  25. stixwiz said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Michael: Nice info on the BP. Here i thought the Giants lead was only in saves. Dagos have lower ERA, but what’s that compared with all those “peripherals”.

  26. Billy said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    dodgers v. pads getting interesting in the 8th.

  27. Billy said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Fucking stupid piece of shit dodgers. Just wasted a lead-off double in the 8th.

  28. Michael said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Bell K’ed Furcal and Loney with two on. Going for a 5 out save.

    • wswinb4igo said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:36 pm

      Furcal w…he k posednick and loney

  29. freshtodef80 said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Those Dodgers are dopes.

  30. snarkk said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Don’t look now, but the Rocks are starting to Roll. Giants gotta just keep up this good pitching, and things will be cool. Guillen took some good swings tonite, he coulda had 2 dingers. But, sheezus, his D is challenged, he is glacial chasing down balls in the corner…

    • wswinb4igo said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:40 pm

      not on the road…same with ATL

  31. zumarust said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Bell’s really good, but the ump also gave him a really big strikezone in the 9th.

  32. wswinb4igo said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    dodgers lose again

  33. mrmrbill said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Ted, scroll up if ya get a chance, pls…

    In other news… Dodgers: Fail.

    • TedSpe said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:45 pm

      Done but not much help. Sent you an email

  34. Michael said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Yerh, right about Furcal, etc. Whatever…
    Everybody knows what the Rockies are doing, Snarker…

  35. giant head said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    James Loney Sucks, Andre Ethier Sucks, Matt Kemp Sucks, Vin Scully Sucks and CASEY BLAKE SUCKS BIG DONKEY DICK!

    Bastardos SUCK! They are mailing these games in..bastards….

  36. alleykat said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Congrats to Trevor Hoffman,600 Saves that’s quite an accomplishment.

    • TedSpe said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:46 pm

      No lie

  37. Michael said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    He struck out two guys, who cares who they were. Pads won, and as I said the other day: good.. didn’t want to go there with them staring at 13 losses in a row.This is fine. And no reason for any of the doomers here to get all “we MUST sweep”… split the 4 and it’s totally cool. More is icing.

    • TedSpe said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:51 pm

      I said sort of the same thing when morons said the Giants should have taken advantage of the Padres losing streak. We all expected it..but fucking 10??
      Uh uh. You can’t make that up with a fucking 10 game winning streak. Unfucking realistic. These are professional baseball teams. They’re all gonna win (and lose) eventually in different rounds.

      • Michael said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:55 pm

        Early in the streak, G’s didn’t take advantage, but those people are fucking idiots.They’ve now gone 6-1 to the Pads 2-5. Lots of ways to look at that shit. One back in each race and in control of their own destiny. Game on.

  38. Sportdude said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Giant Head.. I’m on board with all the Dodgers sucking, but Leave Vin out of it…

    • giant head said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:58 pm

      Sorry, I bleed Orange and Black and the voice of Vin Scully for his entire career has made me turn violently ill…there is nothing more nauseating than his blathering. Vin Scully is the voice of the Bastardos and therefore the Voice of Evil!!!

  39. Michael said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I watched the game the other night on the Dodger feed. Scully’s deterioration saddened me.

  40. giant head said, on September 7, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Coming into this season, i thought one thing that would stand out was going to be our bullpen. Well the first three months was not what I was expecting with the pen, but I will give credit to Sabean and Bochy for getting the pen turned around. Lopez has been magnificent and even with Affeldt not back to his 2009 form and Romo having his moments to lose confidence in him, but as Twin’s numbers reflect, this is clearly the best pen in the NL if not the Major Leagues.

    Can the Phillies, Braves and Reds pen match up? I think not, especially with our closer, who I have thought all along even through last year that he may be the best in the game. Got into plenty of Splash arguments last year on Wilson’s potential greatness. Padres is arguably up there and Bell has proven the last two nights that he is not going to throw in the towel. But does the rest of their pen have the staying power to fight till October????

    One thing is that their starters will never pitch as deep into games as our starters for the remainder of the season and they have to play two more games as our pen gets those extra days of rest. Yeah, they can bring up some fresh arms, but are they going to trust novices in a playoff chase?

    The key that has turned the pen around of late is all because our starters are going deep in games limiting at least the total number of innings needed to pitch for our pen outside of yesterday’s 11th inning affair.

  41. giant head said, on September 7, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    The fucking Dodgers are going to blow my prediction of 2-5 Padres run this last week…simple solution, just sweep the D-Heads tomorrow and maybe the Bastards can pull at least one game out.

    My prediction last week if you recall was that we would be one game out going into SD and would split the series in San Diego…I will take a game out with 18 to play….and we have a much easier schedule…

  42. giant head said, on September 7, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    catch you all again hopefully after the sweep tomorrow night! Go Giants!

  43. delmardennis said, on September 7, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    That was the first time I can recall our new LOOGY being interviewed at length. Lopez is a well spoken and articulate young man. Bet he’d give the little runt a run for his money in the IQ dept. But I’d give the nod to LOOGY, Gomez. He was not only engaging, but dashing, dapper and a sharped dressed man. Sharp dressed man? Cue the bearded ones.:

  44. TedSpe said, on September 7, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Looks like the clams are ready. Interpret that any way you’d like. Gotta iterate, loving this season and *totally* loving September but… for the evening, gotta go. So…
    Goodnight, gentlemen (question mark)

  45. Michael said, on September 7, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Perhaps some littlenecks just steamed in olive oil, garlic, perhaps some scallions and their own juices? If that is what’s ready, look outside. I’m at the door…

  46. stixwiz said, on September 7, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Tonight’s losers, both the Snakes and the LaBumbos have the presumed pitching edge tomorrow night. Zito goes up against Dan Hudson who has been way sharp in his short career to date. Lady Billingsley faces one Cory Luebke, an Ohio rookie who got socked by the Rox in his first ML start last week. So odds are a bit better than even that SF goes into Dago one game out.

    With the Phillies losing tonight and the Braves stumbling a bit, the consolation prize also is within close reach. At this point it looks like the Giants should top 90. One game over .500 the rest of the way gets em an even 90. They should be better than that, but my January prediction of 94-68 would need for a 16-7 record the rest of the way. 91 or 92 now looking like good bets.

  47. Sportdude said, on September 7, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Stix I think Phils won tonight…

  48. stixwiz said, on September 7, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    No clams here in the Northwoods. Tonight was damp and chilly so a good excuse to fire up the wood cookstove and stew up some pintos. While they were hitting the soft stage, I threw some lard into the #10 Griswold and sauteed down some onions, tomatoes and peppers from the garden along with a couple apples from my orchard. Mix got some dried oregano from home along with some garlic powder and a dose of cumin. Burrito sized tortillas toasted atop a wood range are the max. Pigged out on three well-filled ones. With that mix there was no need for lettuce, cheese and whatever. Freshly cooked up pintos are a world of difference from the crap outta the can people buy in the supermarkets. Fold em in with some veggies fresh outta the garden and its a perfect answer to a damp and chilly evening. Following a Giants victory it went down perfectly.

  49. delmardennis said, on September 7, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    I just checked the box score at ESPN, it said Timmy had a “Game Score” of 63 for the night.
    Any of you seen the formula for that shit? That makes the one the NFL uses for its QB Rating look like Nate Davis’ remedial math class homework.

    ax2 + bx + c = 0 Nate just pulled his quad muscle looking at that one.

  50. delmardennis said, on September 9, 2010 at 10:30 am

    The shit’s really gonna hit the fan.


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