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The Good, The Bad and The B-A-S-K-I-N-G

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 1, 2011

Get ready for games like this all year. I don’t mean the score, but the energy and the way teams are gunning for us–that’s going on all year. If we lost 10 in a row and head into Minute Made Park, the Astros would be as pumped as they can get to take down the World Champions. We wear the target 24/7……

The Good:

Brandon Belt: I am obsessed with players who take pitches and walks. OBSESSED. Besides the obvious benefits of working a count in your favor and piling pitches on to a pitcher’s arm and getting a pitcher into the stretch, getting on base is sort of an essential pert of the game and you can’t do that trying to hit line drives all day long. Brandon Belt did it all last night in terms of taking pitches and working counts. Grade: A-

Timmy: He wasn’t as dominating as Kershaw but he was awfully good and he hit Uribe which is also good if you like story lines and the rivalry. Grade: B+

Pat the Bat: He sent me right back to last July when he sent that laser beam into the left field bleachers at ATT. I said it then and I stand by it: that was the loudest I’ve ever heard it at ATT (I was sitting near the bricks down the RF line). Of course, he also made an error but that’s what you get with The Bat–hitting and fucking up in the field. Grade: B

Pablo: He made a great catch in the 6th, it was a catch he doesn’t come close to making last year. Grade for losing Weight in the Offseason: A+

The Bad:

That 6th inning Laurel and Hardy play by Posey and Pablo. Assuming Pablo didn’t give Posey an automatic signal to throw I’d say that play was 75% on Buster, 25% on Pablo (Pablo did seem to half heartedly call for the throw but Posey’s decision to throw it, as well as the throw, was atrocious). Grade: F

Tejada: His throw to 2nd was a joke and he went 0-4. He also looks old. Grade: F-

The Batters (minus Belt and Pat the Bat): It was Opening Day so I’ll cut them a little slack but they were ridiculously impatient, refusing to take pitches and swinging at anything Kershaw threw up there. Pablo looked especially bad and the ESPN announcers were almost rude in how they attacked him for it. Unfortunately, he fed their attack with a few examples of his most absurd, wild off balance swings I’ve ever seen. Grade: D-

If this were last year, a loss like this would have bothered me more. I simply haven’t built up enough stamina to perseverate on a loss. We are the World Champions and the b-a-s-k-i-n-g continues on…….

Current Flap Fantasy League Standings:

1. Tizzle 103.5 0 11 5
2. NO Whitey 99 0 12 7
3. PawliesPandas 93.5 0 2 5
4. Clowns R Us 83 0 7 6
5. CrazyDiamonds 81 0 1
6. Flavor 79 0 6 5
7. Giant Head 76 0 5 5
8. Dirt Bags 73.5 0 3 5
9. NoTalent 69 0 9 4
10. Bladerunners 66.5 0 10 5
11. Ferretball 64 0 14 3
12. IrishGiants 59 0 4 3
13. Berra’s Bombers 55 0 13 5
14. Unca’s Army 48 0 8 3

 

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  1. Del Mar Dennis said, on April 1, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    You walk the opposing pitcher, you have it coming.

  2. blade3colorado said, on April 1, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Frickin’ YES

  3. Rough Trade said, on April 1, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Welcome MR BELT!

  4. Bozo said, on April 1, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Welcome to the bigs Mr Belt.

  5. dirtnrocksnreno said, on April 1, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    How about that. Bochy looked like a proud papa.

  6. macdog said, on April 1, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    BELT-ED

  7. xootsuit said, on April 1, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Wow. What a blast. That was a beautiful.

    • xootsuit said, on April 1, 2011 at 8:23 pm

      homerun.

  8. Rough Trade said, on April 1, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    That was sweet.

  9. Del Mar Dennis said, on April 1, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Way to go Jethro!

  10. blade3colorado said, on April 1, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Straight away center field . . . Not bad, not bad at all. So much for the experts saying he had so so power.

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on April 1, 2011 at 8:34 pm

      Dead center at night in Dodger Stadium is no slouch.

  11. DJLoo said, on April 1, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Some will be reminded of Will Clark.
    Others……..John Bowker.
    Time will tell.

  12. stixwiz said, on April 1, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Glory Hallelujah! BELT is a GIANT. We got us a new hero, picking up the crown of Champions. Maybe Bochy did give that little talk i called for here this afternoon. Forgot one in my call. Said the Dawgs deserved to get Bustered and Belted. Only after posting did i regret having omitted a sweet lil’ bearhug by the Panda. It’s only a matter of a short time. We have us a homegrown heart of the order. Gonna put fresh batteries into the P.C. mouse and WATCH the game. Told myself not to try watching until the Giants scored. Yes!

  13. Rough Trade said, on April 1, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    This kid has a batting eye that Bowwow could only dream of.

  14. Kevin said, on April 1, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Nice

  15. stixwiz said, on April 1, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Huff may be starting out cold, but with the pressure off a bunch, he at least worked the count in that third A.B. Lady is getting up in the pitch count. Oh, to sample that delicious B.P. early on.

  16. stixwiz said, on April 1, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    That fastball and its leading sequence was totally Drrrrrrrty.

  17. DJLoo said, on April 1, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Wonder if Belt get buzzed next AB…

  18. Big Shady said, on April 1, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Tried to post this earlier, but the belt hr was truly amazing. On a night where no ball is carrying, he knifes one through the same night in fuck-you fashion. Incredible hr by belt…

  19. stixwiz said, on April 1, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Whatta Kid! Even his outs are sizzling screamers. This team is gonna be mean.

  20. Del Mar Dennis said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    We went with Shitholtz in RF as defensive replacement with a 2-run lead in the 6th?

    That’s worse than the football equivalent of the prevent defense inside 2 minutes.
    Jesus, Pablo making the same shitty wild throws he was in Scottsdale.

  21. Del Mar Dennis said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Son of a motherless fuck. Hold onto the goddamn ball Sanchez. Now this fucker’s tied. Already see Shitholtz having to face Kuo in a inning or two. What does the prevent defense prevent you from doing? I wish it would prevent me from what I’m about to do to my goddamn drywall.

    Fuck me.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:19 pm

      I doubt Kuo will come in because he threw about 25 pitches last night. Who knows though . . .

  22. eddacker415 said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    a little early to bring in Nate, maybe that trade rumor is true and Seattle is getting a look before they buy?
    Mega Big Flavor Shady’s ‘playing tight’ prediction couldn’t be more on fire than right now. And right now is time for the offence to test the dodgers bullpen. wonder how many LA fans have left already?

    • blade3colorado said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:18 pm

      Edd, you stole my new nickname Mega Big Flavor Shady (which I used this morning on the flap league) . . . However, since I didn’t copyright it, it’s out in the public domain and free to use now.

    • james said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:18 pm

      The stadium is still full. the Dodgers fans actually give a shit about the rivalry right now.

  23. DJLoo said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Pablo had Kemp dead rounding 2nd, too. What a fucked up inning. My offer of Pablo, Sanchez and a prospect for Hanley still stands.

  24. Del Mar Dennis said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    5 Es in 15 fucking innings. Even Tanner Boyle wasn’t that bad.

  25. stixwiz said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    This one’s on Bochy. No friggen question. Ah, a little help from Pablo’s head. Point is he left Sanchez in about two batters too long. Hey! It’s the beginning of the season. Pitch count was up there. Then, he puts in his second most questionable reliever in a game situation. Showcasing is one thing, but winning is another. How the hell does Bruce expect to win 100 by not handling his pitchers like he so well knows how?

  26. DJLoo said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Hawksworth Farm raced Spectacular Bid, right Denny?

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:24 pm

      You’re a sharp one, Loo. I’d like to take the safety pin that The Bid stepped on the morning of the Belmont and shove it up our defense.

  27. Del Mar Dennis said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Nice bunt Miggy. Let’s get a rally going…

  28. stixwiz said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Well, if Tejada didn’t pull a most pleasant surprise.

  29. james said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    of course they are having a fireworks display after the game.

  30. willied said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Sanchez should have been out of the inning…Pablo holds onto that one or makes a better throw and the runners never advance. then another weak topper turns into the tying run. LA has had a night full of bloops and bleeders off the guy.

    Mota, I’ve posted before, is lucky to be on the team at all. Belt high stuff to furcal ain’t gonna cut it. Just like last night, pen guy can’t get out of it without allowing run to score.

  31. mrmrbill said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    … never too early in the season for a little ….. torture, eh?

  32. eddacker415 said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Happy Birthday to Kevin, I’ll bet it’s not 43 and raining in sacto!
    Same to ewisco, may you have many more (opening day seats)
    speaking of seats: how is bowtie’s game plan workin’?
    stadium [check]
    championship season [check]
    rise in payroll [check]
    Now, will he be able to get a return?

    • ewisco said, on April 1, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      Thanks Edd. Happy Birthday to you Kevin.

  33. eddacker415 said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    torture in the house

    • DJLoo said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      and death in row one…

  34. eddacker415 said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    hey, look, the bb has a nice smile [check]

  35. Del Mar Dennis said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Jesus H. Christ . Buster looks fucking pathetic. Dare I say NO Whitey gets the start tomorrow? Dare. Dare.

  36. Del Mar Dennis said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Let’s play the prevent defense and make sure Shitholtz gets his AB. God awful doesn’t even begin…

  37. sportdude said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    hind site wonderful but pulling Sanchez a mistake. I hatew it that they don’t ever let him get out of his own jam

  38. Kevin said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Thanks Ed, a cool 82 degrees here in Sac town. That was the high currently at 9:45 it is 52. You guys are welcome for the weather update for the Central Valley. Sorry no radar tonight

  39. Kevin said, on April 1, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Dennis in fool Doomer mode? Say it ain’t so Dennis!! Don’t you love the torture. Torture, watch it, love it, embrace it.

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on April 1, 2011 at 10:06 pm

      Kev, tell the Maloof’s they owe me money. They don’t have it right now, but I still wan tit back. And poor Kevin Johnson, KJ, will be known as the mayor when the Kings hit the road to Anaheim. Shame.

      Hey, we’re 0-2 with a bullet. I’m bout ready to call Dandy Don Meredith in regards for this year. We stink.

      • Kevin said, on April 1, 2011 at 10:12 pm

        I thought you were contacting Alex Smith to play SS?

  40. ferrethead said, on April 1, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Blech!!!

  41. Bozo said, on April 1, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Fuck this shit. The Giants record should be 2 and 2 since they beat themselves both games.

  42. TedSpe said, on April 1, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    …….revret………………….

  43. Del Mar Dennis said, on April 1, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Jonathan Broxton (Baby Huey) just recorded his seconds save in as many nights.
    Any clue on who might have him on their fantasy team?

    Fuck me.

  44. stixwiz said, on April 1, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Call it hindsight or what you will, but chances are that if Bochy had gone to Runzler when slippage started around Sanchez, game wouldda been at worst 3-2 Giants.

    Had read about the pickups at the time, but it amazes me how the Cards, usually very keen on pitchers, let the Bums have Hawkesworth. Twinks have always been a bit tightfisted on keeping their players. Guerrier is decent but not great. New to the league, though, he will have a grace period. Giants should hit him next go-round. Buster battled for all he was worth and ended up on the short end. He will remember that Canuck’s moves. It may be a bit into the season, but payback will happen. Book it.

  45. sportdude said, on April 1, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    SHIT! 2/2 bad defense lost it for us

  46. Macdog said, on April 1, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Two games pissed away by the defense. WTF, was Don Nelson brought in as a consultant?

  47. twinfan said, on April 1, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Big game for Matt tomorow.. lotsa crap directed at Panda and Miggy but Huff and Buster are coming up small with RISP. It’s on Bochy? Absurd.Don’t start with that shit again..

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on April 1, 2011 at 10:24 pm

      As well it should be. Panda and Miggy deserve it. But the #1 crapola crown holder w/o doubt is one Gerald Dempsey Posey. Buster bites.

  48. Del Mar Dennis said, on April 1, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    This season is reminding me a lot of last year. After two games, we’ve scored a total of four runs all via the home run.
    “If we don’t homer, we D’ONT score.”

    Stop hitting home runs.

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on April 1, 2011 at 10:20 pm

      Seriously, you guys laughed at me about this shit last year but the numbers don’t lie.
      The more we homer, the less we score per game. We hit all those fucking homers in August and avg. like 3.9 runs/gm. When we don’t homer, we score 4.3.

      Again, stop hitting home runs.

  49. blade3colorado said, on April 1, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I read this story about a Giants fan (who is a father of 2 children) that got beat up at yesterday’s game and is in critical condition (I think some of you were discussing this earlier here):

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=Ap5IntaN0nEjV0p24LXB6poRvLYF?slug=ap-giantsfanattacked

    As was stated earlier here, this could have happened at any baseball game or park. Bochy is absolutely correct when he says, . “It’s a shame somebody’s in critical condition because of a ball game. When they’re out fighting in the parking lot, we’ve lost sight of what this is all about . . . ”

    Unbelievably tragic and I know that everyone here at the Flap prays that he makes a full recovery.

  50. unca chuck said, on April 1, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Torres and Pablo get the day off tomorrow. MDR at 3rd, and Row Row gets his start.

    BW’s hard at work.


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