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And on the 5th Day, God Created a Loss…..

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 14, 2010

Here it comes. Can you feel it? Right now it’s just a few leaves blowing around outside, the faintest wind is starting to kick up. But it’s coming.  By 7:10pm he’ll stride to the top of the hill in the middle of a raging hurricane of bad luck, broken promises and fake hustle. The team hasn’t won a game he’s pitched in since August 11th…….

I was surprised to look at the overall team win totals when each of the 4 starts have pitched this year.

Dirrrrty: team has won 19 times that he’s pitched

Timmy: also 19 times

Cain: 16 wins

Zito: 14 wins…..

The team has won 14 times when Zito’s pitched this year? I had to check to see if those were the team wins for his career. It wasn’t, it was for 2010. Zito is kryptonite to the “W”. And yet, somehow we’ve won 14 times this year when he’s taken the hill.

The team has won games that Zito has pitched in this year. Just keep reminding yourself of that fact tonight if you start thinking about “Zito’s Law” during tonight’s game……..

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  1. unca chuck said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Uh oh. Dennis is over the edge.

  2. zumarust said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Man, who else loses games like this? I’m sure somebody else does, but it doesn’t seem like it.

  3. snarkk said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    I said earlier today this one was a toss up. The Zitoid curse is just too strong, plus Gmen can’t hit Kershaw no way, no how. Unfortunate…

  4. IH1978 said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Never had a chance in this one

  5. stixwiz said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    F.U.C.K. Cain beats Barbara tomorrow. Colorado wakes up and handles the Dagos.

  6. delmardennis said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Who the fuck dressed Urban, his mother? His goddamn tie is showing underneath his collar.

    I REALLY hate him now. No excuse for not being neat and tidy. NONE.

  7. snarkk said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    I saw nothing given by Rohand that Ford would give any worse. Ford should get a start, try to create some havoc on the basepaths…

    • delmardennis said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:39 pm

      You can forget about Ford getting ANY starts. Bochy all but ruled out that he’d start in center.
      Barring any more injuries of course. NO FORD. Sorry.

    • snarkk said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:45 pm

      He SHOULD get a start or two. In light of all these tight games, this team has zero speed or chance at any small ball without Ford playing more than the cameo PR role. But, Ford WON”T play, because Bonehead is comfortable with the Ohfers or 1-4s we can all mail in for Rohand and his .220 sorry azz BA. Bonehead would rather take the heat for that predictable horse manure, but not a POSSIBLE Ford screw up somewhere. Absolutely ridiculous….

      • snarkk said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:47 pm

        My bad. Rohand’s BA is .229….

  8. freshtodef80 said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Well, so much for that. Zito’s law it is.

  9. alleykat said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Oh i think you call it just right Ms. Ferret.The offense was atrocious.And Uribe’s miscue was the difference.

  10. unca chuck said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Shit, Ferret’s on the ledge with Dennis!!!

    Gawd. Zito’s cursed even more than usual.

    Hightlights?

  11. TedSpe said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Flav and Twin are both right:
    Flav?: The Zito Laws
    Twin?: Zito is The Prince if Darkness
    Me?: I’m telling you folks, Von Sydow can use the bucks

    • Bozo said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:39 pm

      The makings of a summer block buster (Buster?).

  12. James said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    14 shut outs, five of them 1-0.

  13. EdGdsnInExile said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Flav, you nailed it. I don’t know how much less the team could do for B-Zit. Sure, it’s Kershaw. He’s good. But that’s a real failure of approach and a failure to adjust. I too think Rowand’s got in it him somewhere to respond, but he may have buried it too deep.

  14. TedSpe said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    To cruelly paraphrase ferrett:
    Woo……who?

  15. giant head said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    well that was a real pisser…I said all day yesterday that Huff should be sitting against Kershaw. I have been mostly praising Bochy this year, but you got to play percentages this time of the year and whatever Huff did earlier in the season against lefties, he aint doing it now. Rowand should be nowhere near the lineup right now. Yeah, yeah, putting Ross at center and Guillen in left is not the preferred solution but we need offense right now and even with questions with Guillen, he is showing more with the bat than Rowand.

    I also made mention of Burriss hitting leadoff to shake things up and playing short. Uribe has played well defensively so I am not saying having Uribe there cost us the game. Kershaw pitched great and the offense did not show up. It looked to me that both Velez and Panda both were not running out their ground balls late in the game. Did anyone else catch that?

    I only epxected two wins this series, and Zito outpitched what we feared would happen, let’s cpme back strong. I expect Rockies will get tomorrow’s game, so we can get back to a half game quite easily…Padres have held on two nights in a row…

    • zumarust said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:46 pm

      It wasn’t that Velez wasn’t running out the grounder, it’s what we’ve seen for years now- he absolutely twists himself into a knot batting righthanded, and by the time he unwinds and starts running to first, it’s always too late. He’s a real fast runner, but he never beats out an infield hit batting righthanded, no matter how tough a play for the fielder.

      • giant head said, on September 14, 2010 at 10:07 pm

        ok i will buy that, but then I never ever pinch hit him right-handed…

    • James said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:48 pm

      You are so full of shit with your criticisms of Huff.

      • giant head said, on September 14, 2010 at 10:09 pm

        No you are full of shit James..what has Huff done for 6 weeks plus????? Not hit lefties too well.

        It aint rocket science to think Huff aint going to do shit against Kershaw…you cant put an automatic out in the 3-hole..it is fuckign basic baseball. Load up the righties and play the percentages…

    • snarkk said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:55 pm

      Huff generally takes among the best ABs of the regulars, regardless of LHs or RHs. He stays. Pablo should definitely sit against LHers, he’s proven all year to be crap against them from the right side…

  16. TedSpe said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Ladies and gentlemen (question mark), I will *not* dwell on this shit.
    Goodnight, seeya tomorow

    • ferrethead said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:47 pm

      And, there’s always tomorrow! New day, new game – new pitcher!!!

      • snarkk said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:49 pm

        Screw “tomorrow”. If the Giants keep this up, they’re going to Scarlet themselves out of a playoff spot….

  17. DJLoo said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Boooo-Hoooooo!!!

    • delmardennis said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:48 pm

      To bookend our morning subject: “The Whos down in Who-ville will all cry BOO-HOO!”

  18. delmardennis said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Kershaw is the Grinch who stole the Giants’ October!

  19. zumarust said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    You gotta start Huff tonight. You dance with the one that brought ya.

  20. snarkk said, on September 14, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Panda is the one that needs to sit. He suxxxxxx against LHs, all year….

  21. DJLoo said, on September 14, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Sandoval will look great in a Marlin uniform. Almost as good as Hanley will look in orange & black.

  22. stixwiz said, on September 14, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    It could have been worse. Except for one pitch to one batter in the second Zito would have lost a no-hitter.

  23. Michael said, on September 14, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    “If the Giants keep this up” Keep up 7 of 11?
    He denies it, but Snarkk is never happier than after a loss. His posts resonate with delight. He’s scum..

    • snarkk said, on September 14, 2010 at 10:15 pm

      This game and other one runners, toadstool. They’ve got to find some consistent offense…

  24. giant head said, on September 14, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    I have loved Huff all year and was advocating his pickup last year at the trade deadline. But if anyone knows how to find his stats hitting lefties since August 1, I would bet it is under .200.

    Kershaw is very nasty on lefties, I dont see what we lose giving him a night off. Rent could have played short, a little more range than Uribe and Renteria has played solid d when he was in there. Uribe at third and Panda at first.

    My only ciriticism of Bochy really all season is that he is too regimented in sticking with the vets come hell or high water. Huff will rake righties for the rest of the year but made no sense for him to start tonight…Rowand, his one start tonight should have him sitting the rest of the series…

  25. Michael said, on September 14, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Well, duh, if they keep losing… Look, you’re hardly the only idiot who runs in circles after every loss, just the happiest to be doing it.

    • snarkk said, on September 14, 2010 at 10:36 pm

      You’re the one that’s happy when they lose. I hate it when they lose. For you, no biggee, play another one, keep trotting out Rohand, Panda, whatever, Bochy managing every game like an automaton by the book is just fine and dandy. Ford comes in too late for a shot in the dark PR in the 9th, and he doesn’t even get to TRY to steal. Don’t change anything, don’t try anything different. I say, fuck that. And good night all…

  26. Michael said, on September 14, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    There might be a decent chance that we see Nate tomorrow. He’s 6 for 11 against Billingsley so I’d say if he doesn’t start tomorow, he’s not going to at all.
    My guess:
    Ross CF
    Sanchez 2B
    Huff 1B
    Posey C
    Burrell LF
    Uribe SS
    Sandoval 3B
    Nate the Great RF

  27. giant head said, on September 14, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Maybe Panda should be hitting 8th 😦 Frustrating having him on two fantasy teams…

  28. giant head said, on September 14, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    ciao then gents…let’s win two…

  29. James said, on September 14, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    For the amusement of the literati:

    http://nationalpoetryfoundation.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/hd-birthday/

  30. TellItGoodbye said, on September 14, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Missed the game … but I look at the pitch count and the walks and I know about how things went, don’t I? A lot of ugly ABs helping the pitcher out? Hope I’m wrong.

    • James said, on September 14, 2010 at 11:24 pm

      Kershaw was excellent. Definitely some swinging out of the zone, but credit this one to the pitcher.

  31. Michael said, on September 14, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    For reasons that are unimportant, I went back and looked through some posts when I was in the hospital after my surgery last year. Made me cry.
    Loo: sorry, buddy.

  32. stixwiz said, on September 15, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Pablo. Pablo. Pablo. Sophomore slump R us.

  33. stixwiz said, on September 15, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Got him! No doubter, Cain POTG


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