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Arizona and Colorado/POTW Change/Flap Standings

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 15, 2011

We’ve got a tricky little 2 series roadie coming up. The D-backs have decent bats and a crap pitching staff. But, they are at home and while we should go in there and light up the scoreboard this is exactly the type of team to have a let down against. They are at home and their team ERA of 5.97 and 1.61 WHIP has to start going down at some point, right? There’s not one pitcher in their rotation that scares me……Colorado will be waiting for us after the trip through Arizona and the meat of their batting order is frighteningly good right now…….

I’m not going to include EVERY POTD in the POTW vote anymore. I’ll include the ones that seem to stand out more than the little one-liners (though some one-liners will still make it to the vote). I offer my sincerest apologies if  the integrity of your literary genius has been compromised in any way in the POTW voting 🙂

The Flap Fantasy Baseball Standings

1. Clowns R Us 103.5 2 5 8
2. NO Whitey 98.5 3 10 9
3. PawliesPandas 93.5 3 1 10
4. Flavor 90.5 8.5 14 10
5. Tizzle 87 4 9 7
6. Bladerunners 86.5 2.5 8 13
7. Unca’s Army 85.5 -4.5 6 8
8. CrazyDiamonds 73 7 13 5
9. Giant Head 72.5 -8 4 21
10. IrishGiants 68.5 -2.5 3 8
11. NoTalent 59 -1.5 7 11
12. Ferretball 53.5 -1 12 3
13. Dirt Bags 51 -7.5 2 15
14. Berra’s Bombers 27.5 -5 11

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  1. willied said, on April 15, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I’m interested to see the Dbax, what’s going on with gibson, young guys and PS. They have made some curious decisions, dumping off Haren and Scherzer, and saying good bye to K-guy Reynolds (probably a good thing) and LaRoche (whom no one seems to want to re-sign…hmmm). They have weird mix of vet guys like Melvin Mora and Russell Branyan, younger guys with issues like Kelly Johnson and X. Nady, and some promising players like Drew, Montero and Upton and Young. Less stars but potential to shoot past LA maybe and finish 3rd if it works out.
    I do remember watching a day game midweek last year where Cain got lit up early and often by the long ball. Not sure if this group is still capable of that. As I recall James posted a stat that the park did not play near as well offensively as in the past, so see if that holds up this weekend.

  2. willied said, on April 15, 2011 at 9:06 am

    At the end of the “Baseball Codes” book the author makes some observations of his own on why the game has changed, for the worse in his opinion. Money being made obviously has softened a lot of the fraternization rules, sharing agents, 24/7 intrusion of media, lack of time spent in minors learning fundamentals, etc.
    I’m interested to see how guys like Gibson and former players of his era handle the young guys of today and how they approach teaching the “right” way to play the game. New breed of old school, or something different?

  3. stixwiz said, on April 15, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Manny Burriss just stole his 13th!!! base of the young season for Fresno yesterday, while Darren Ford copped his 7th. Burriss leads organized baseball with his theft totals. Both Steve Edlefsen and Marc Kroon contributed fine performances in their relief roles, with Kroon becoming the W.P. as Connor Gillaspie drove in the winning run.

    So even if there are DL-type injuries, there is some able assistance available at the high end of the pipeline. This is soooo different from just a few years back. Giants system is loaded with talent. Kudos to ownership, Sabean and the scouting and development gang.

    • TedSpe said, on April 15, 2011 at 9:51 am

      You forgot to mention it was his 13th in 13 attempts

  4. stixwiz said, on April 15, 2011 at 9:26 am

    After all that Kershawing (a third of our losses to date) Giants hitters started to get it together against Barbara and then Panda n Curly Joe succeeded in once again gelding the Lilly (a third of their losses). This leads us to the desert. Flav points out that the Snakes have shitty pitching (for the most part) but is not so sure the Giants will advantage that. I think they will. Cain should be commanding for long enough for the team to get some crooked numbers up on the board.

    Though still lacking a first rate ignition system with Torres unlikely to play tonight, but a maybe for tomorrow and the combination of outfield D and general clutch play that Commander Cody contributes; Giants hitters have been on an uptick lately. Posey is back in the saddle and now with Mauer having serious problems with his legs, could well be the best catcher in the game just now. He sure demonstrated that in the finale against the Bums. Panda has reverted to form. Even bit role players like Curly Joe Fontenot are getting into the act and disporting themselves like the Champs they are.

    So, even though still a bit shorthanded, my take is that the Giants will tear up the Snakes pitchers.

  5. Flavor said, on April 15, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Stix I might have to create a Polly-POTD section for your posts. “Curly-Joe”–that’s a great nickname for him.

    • stixwiz said, on April 15, 2011 at 10:00 am

      Okay Flav. Ball’s in your glove now. Let’s hear your pitch, or anyone else’s, for the roles of Larry and Moe.

    • xootsuit said, on April 15, 2011 at 11:55 am

      I spent a morning in the original Comedy 3 Productions office in Burbank(now “C3,” I think). An aged woman brought a tray of coffee into the conference room. After she left, one of the guys at the table told me proudly: “That’s Curly Joe’s widow. She loves to come to work every day, even though we’d be happy just to send her her checks.”

      The folks who own the TMs and (c)s to that stuff are really aggressive about enforcing them. Not that the use stix is making would cause trouble; but if Chuck continues his Moe schtick on the blog, things could get rough.

  6. twinfan said, on April 15, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Bad pitchers throw good games and good ones have bad days. Someone on the Splash just asked if that was the same Kuroda that we faced. I hear that same shit from many of you. Even a terrible pitcher, and Kuroda is hardly that, can shut anybody down if he’s on. And get shelled by anybody if he’s not. Dan Hudson can beat us..

    • stixwiz said, on April 15, 2011 at 9:58 am

      True enough. Hudson has some talent. Still, i think Giants hitters will thrive on the change of scenery and will do ok.

  7. TedSpe said, on April 15, 2011 at 9:54 am

    I offer my sincerest apologies if the integrity of your literary genius has been compromised in any way in the POTW voting
    ————————————————————————————–
    It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents—except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in Arizona that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.

  8. stixwiz said, on April 15, 2011 at 9:56 am

    In case anyone is wondering why the Chronicle is bleeding readership like a set of hemoraging hemorrhoids; just take a look at their Giants page and scroll down to their listing of Minor League affiliates. Notice where their AA team is still listed as the Connecticut Defenders. On the Richmond Flying Squirrels website is posted the fact that the AA team moved to Virginia in September of ’08. Now i may contain three quarts of Norwegian, and thus tend to be a bit slow, but looks like i been upstaged.

    Was not particularly impressed by the Richmond fans selection of “Flying
    Squirrels” as my wont would have been something like “Richmond Rebs”, or “Richmond Rebellion” as being a bit more fitting. That team again has some fairly decent pitching, but it appears that Charlie Culberson so far has the only decent BA in the bunch.

    • Bozo said, on April 15, 2011 at 10:10 am

      stix, The name is weird but I like the Squirrels logo and it’s a pretty cool little park. Not to mention that Buz and Ned’s BBQ is right up the street.

      The Chron probably has the web page farmed out and no one to check for content. I wasn’t able to post for months, vk said I wasn’t banned, played around with my settings, no go. Today I tried and ta dah, I don’t have a clue what changed.

    • snarkk said, on April 15, 2011 at 11:57 am

      Stix, I doubt the Giants organization wants a team of theirs in the South associated with the moniker “Rebs” or similar. I lived in Maryland for a while, there are plenty of not too backwoods areas there and certainly more across the Potomac in Virginia where the stars and bars are flown, code for an attitude that is generally not to my liking. I doubt the Giants want to indirectly help out that dubious attitude or historical perspective, whatever it might be called. BTW, the Civil War started 150 years ago this past Tuesday — in some places, it never ended…

      • stixwiz said, on April 15, 2011 at 12:14 pm

        Living north of more than half the population of Canada, i do tend to forget that all too many still take these things seriously, particularly in some of the more benighted places where high levels of heat and humiliated relatives are deleterious to the relatively thin skulls and more exposed brainpans of those whose ancestry was primarily native to the mists and the fogs around the North Sea, the Irish Sea and the Baltic Sea.

        On a personal basis i know how cranky and ornery i can be in a Northwoods July, to say nothing of that season in St. Louis back in ’64 when maybe it would drop into the eighties by Midnight. Thinking about those days still makes me wanna start sweating and looking to duke it out. So if anyone wonders how there are so many coolheaded types in and around SF, say as compared with the Central Valley, you need look no further.

  9. twinfan said, on April 15, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Eastern League is perhaps the best test for a young prospect. This year we don’t have much there- Culberson and Kieschnick, and that’s about it for position players.

  10. stixwiz said, on April 15, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Help may be on the way for Richmond’s offense. In case anyone’s wondering as to who the next Giants minor leaguer to go golden (as in the cases of Panda, Posey and probably Belt) consider the OPS of San Jose catcher Tommy Joseph. Combined, his OBP and SP add to 1.008, with three doubles, a triple and a couple Taters. Last 3 SF prospects to top that statistical barrier were Sandoval, Posey and Belt. Granted it’s early on and those glowing stats may, particularly for a catcher, fade somewhat as the season wears its way, but i’m sure the Giants Brass is keeping an eagle eye on this kid.

    Also whetting fans appetite in the city south of the Bay are outfielder Chris Brown ( another youngun) with ten S.B.’s and a nice OBP and runs scored totals and Chris Dominguez, a third sacker who’s showing some slash and smash power with a fine Slugging Percentage.

    San Jose also looks to have an enviable glut of upside S.P.’s.

  11. twinfan said, on April 15, 2011 at 10:36 am

    It’s Gary Brown. And I’ve featured Joseph and Dominguez the last two days in my “Prospect of the Day” bit..

    • stixwiz said, on April 15, 2011 at 12:01 pm

      Yes, Gary. Sometimes my memory glands sag a bit. Thanx for the clarification.

  12. twinfan said, on April 15, 2011 at 10:51 am

    “Gary” Brown was last year’s #1 draft pick.

  13. Kevin said, on April 15, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Well after not showing much on the road against the Dodgers and the Padres. I think the Giants will do much better, now that all the hoopla is over with for winning the WS. I would like for them to go 4-2 .

  14. xootsuit said, on April 15, 2011 at 11:02 am

    TF’s prospect thumbnails deserve to be saved in an archive, if that’s convenient. Great stuff — shouldn’t just be up for a while and then gone.

  15. twinfan said, on April 15, 2011 at 11:07 am

    If Flavor doesn’t mind, I’ll save the pages..now I’m going to bed again. Talk to you later.

  16. Flavor said, on April 15, 2011 at 11:52 am

    yeah, it should be fine as long as it doesn’t clog up the right side of the blog. Sorry to hear you’re still feeling shitty.

  17. Rough Trade said, on April 15, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Appreciate the POTW, guys. All I can add to all the potd discussion is continue to go with your gut, BF.

    Twinfan, sorry to hear about the latest setback and wish you better days ahead.

    Other than some mild hypothermia, had fun at the park Weds, compliments of a dear friend. Judging from the energy out there, the rivalry is alive and well.
    Tricky road trip ahead. As TF says, Hudson can be a handful if he’s on. ZIto goes tomorrow. Will take 3-3.

  18. Flavor said, on April 15, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Zito on the road might actually stand a chance of avoiding his *law*. I really think that the negativity of our home crowd towards him and about him contributes to his bad luck of no run support and just general, overall, bad shit that goes down when he pitches……

    • Unca Chuck said, on April 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm

      Well, he is still slow as shit on the road aws well as at home. The defense falls asleep with him nibbling out there all day. . .

      • Del Mar Dennis said, on April 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

        You should know. Your comments induce narcolepsy 24/7…hey, I think our trade went down, but it shows it won’t reflect our respective lineups until Sunday. WTF does it take so long for a trade to be consummated. Flav?

      • Unca Chuck said, on April 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm

        Zinga! Betther than the explosive diarrhea-inducing comments of yours.

        Yeah, I was wondering that myself. It takes 1 hour in the real world. 5 days in FL?

      • Flavor said, on April 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm

        i have it set for a 1 day waiting period. That prevents collusion and gives us time to vote it down if there is any obvious collusion……

      • xootsuit said, on April 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm

        Jeezus you guys are serious. A waiting period — you’re like billionaire CEOs who want to sell some of your own company stock but have to wait until the market adjusts to recent disclosures.

  19. Kevin said, on April 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    That is the problem with Zito, even when he has a one two three inning it is like 45 mins to get it over. He does too much thinking and talking to himself on the mound. He should just shut the fuck up and pitch.

    • xootsuit said, on April 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

      In a few televised games I’ve been able to discern what he’s saying out there, Kevin, and you know what, it really looked like “Why can’t you just shut the fuck up and pitch, Barry? I don’t know, I’m trying. Well, try harder.” Or something like that.

  20. stixwiz said, on April 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Maybe Timmy,who’s big on sharing, could direct Zito towards some medicine which tends to usually be highly efficacious for those who get overinvolved in the thinking process.

    • snarkk said, on April 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

      Zito just needs to eat a double double with fries and shake. That’ll set him right…

      • Unca Chuck said, on April 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm

        You kidding? He’d pitch even slower.

      • snarkk said, on April 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm

        Well, then maybe only after a win. That should keep him slim…

  21. zumarust said, on April 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Zito’s a tough gig to defend behind. The fielders are going to feel distracted by all the long, slow pitch counts, but they also know that the hitter on any given swing could send a scorching linedrive at them.

  22. TedSpe said, on April 15, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Even on offense, Zito’s too damn laid back. Consider the walk up theme songs for the Giants:
    Freddy Sanchez – I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) by Pitbull
    Pablo Sandoval – Ahora Es by Wisin y Yandel & Siguelo by Wisin y Yandel
    Aubrey Huff – Stayin’ Alive by The BeeGees
    Buster Posey – 99 Problems (Instrumental) by Jay Z & Skies on Fire by AC/DC
    Pat Burrell – Cutie Pie by One Way
    Andres Torres – Prummm by Cosculluela
    Cody Ross – Young Forever by Jay Z
    Barry Zito – Up A Lazy River by The Mills Brothers

    • James said, on April 15, 2011 at 3:14 pm

      My son became incensed with me the other day when, railing that it was the most insufferable piece of novelty dreck ever recorded, I demanded that he turn off “Octopus’s Garden,” which he had playing on the car stereo.

    • TedSpe said, on April 15, 2011 at 3:44 pm

      Geez, James, that’s a little harsh. Sure it’s an insufferable piece of novelty dreck but I wouldn’t say it’s the “most” insufferable piece of novelty dreck ever recorded. I could come up with at least a half dozen more insufferable pieces of novelty dreck that were recorded

      • zumarust said, on April 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm

        Seriously, the whole top 40 single chart now is insufferable dreck.

      • Unca Chuck said, on April 15, 2011 at 4:32 pm

        One eyed one horned flying purple people eater.

        I was driving across Nevada on my way to Colorado back inthe 80s and a radio station out there in BFE was playing that song 24 hours straight for some God-awful reason.

        Thank God for Paul Harvey . . .

        Page . . . . . . . . . . . 2

      • James said, on April 15, 2011 at 5:35 pm

        Objectively, this is true. But I would also probably prefer to be subjected to 100 consecutive plays of “Freebird” before listening to Aretha belt out “Respect” even one more time.

        Most . . . annoyingly overplayed great song . . . ever.

  23. Birddog said, on April 15, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I realized I was dreaming of awakening out of a dream
    And, reflecting, I’m hearing the whispers of the Daughter of Illusion.

    You ask her to dance, but you really don’t know how.
    At first it’s awkward, full of pushing and pulling
    But soon it is all quite natural.
    You can forget about how to dance and simply dance.
    And it gets more free, and you’re flying in circles, laughing,
    Full of light, the energy rises like the whirling dervishes.
    And then you are in the eye of the storm, fully silent and expectant.
    There is no dancing now, for it was only the soul wanting to be free,
    And free now, there is nothing to do.
    And so you go about your business with a special knowledge that
    Fixed it all.

    • Flavor said, on April 15, 2011 at 3:42 pm

      goot one.

    • Flavor said, on April 15, 2011 at 3:42 pm

      i might have to make this POTD…..

  24. Del Mar Dennis said, on April 15, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I’d usually make a snide remark about our crappy lineup here, but since my favorite Horse is pitching tonight I’ll go sans crappy lineup comment.

    Rowand CF, Sanchez 2B, Huff RF, Posey C, Sandoval 3B, Burrell LF, Belt 1B, Tejada SS, Cain P

  25. mrmrbill said, on April 15, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    when will Huff and Belt flip positions? Or is that not serious, despite what the papers say?

    • TedSpe said, on April 15, 2011 at 3:34 pm

      You could say it’s being seriously “considered”. Bochy said that himself. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it will happen.

      BTW, are all ballplayers going to be wearing #42 again today?

      • zumarust said, on April 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm

        I have the Phillies game on now, and they all have #42 on.

      • Unca Chuck said, on April 15, 2011 at 4:39 pm

        Why all the hooraw over Bruce Sutter?

    • TedSpe said, on April 15, 2011 at 4:07 pm

      Cool

  26. Del Mar Dennis said, on April 15, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Sounds like D. Ford is on his way to Phoenix. Torres to the DL?

    • DJLoo said, on April 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      Whaddaya mean “sounds like”? Is he or isn’t he?

      • mrmrbill said, on April 15, 2011 at 5:07 pm

        schulman says he left for phx but hasn’t seen him on the roster yet.

    • TedSpe said, on April 15, 2011 at 5:07 pm

      Would you prefer “Looks like”?

  27. Big Flavor said, on April 15, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    “When asked by reporters at the airport where he was headed, Ford declined to comment.”

    • DJLoo said, on April 15, 2011 at 5:33 pm

      Maybe he was just picking up a friend.

  28. Unca Chuck said, on April 15, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    According to baggs it’s a done deal. Torres to the DL. Ford called up.

  29. Unca Chuck said, on April 15, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    http://bit.ly/hzP7Gv

  30. Big Flavor said, on April 15, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    The AP is reporting that ford boarded a southwest plane bound for phoenix…..wearing a parachute.

    • zumarust said, on April 15, 2011 at 5:31 pm

      I wonder if that airline will be changing their slogan.
      “Wanna get away?” may not work too well anymore.

      • mrmrbill said, on April 15, 2011 at 5:34 pm

        hopefully tower control will set their alarm clocks

  31. mrmrbill said, on April 15, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    just in from Henry: Torres 15 day DL backdated to Sunday, Ford recalled available for pinch-running, maybe will get an AB.

    • DJLoo said, on April 15, 2011 at 5:35 pm

      So if they need him to play the OF, he’ll refuse?

      • mrmrbill said, on April 15, 2011 at 5:38 pm

        also, defensive replacement duty … sry, I omitted that detail.

  32. mrmrbill said, on April 15, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    hmmm…. Adrian Gonzalez, $154 million 7yrs, RSox

    • DJLoo said, on April 15, 2011 at 5:48 pm

      Willie Mays: $ 1.5 million – 20 yrs. – Giants

      • mrmrbill said, on April 15, 2011 at 6:15 pm

        it was a signing today … one I think that is kinda absurd

      • snarkk said, on April 15, 2011 at 6:21 pm

        If Mays were 28 today, he’d get a 7 year deals at $35M a year, deferred lifetime PS contract at $1M a year with escalations, a 5% partnership interest in the team, and Baer would have to give him his corner office…

      • mrmrbill said, on April 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm

        perhaps … but I have serious reservations about Gonzo’s 2011-18 being anything like Mays’ 1960-67 (the equivalent career time window)

  33. mrmrbill said, on April 15, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    in the “FWIW” department, Tejada and Huff have the most experience against tonight’s SP (Saunders)… combined 14 for 30.

  34. twinfan said, on April 15, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Everything I see has Hudson pitching. Pablo and Fruckie have homered. Current Giants are 8-42. He’s 2-0 1.93

    • mrmrbill said, on April 15, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      I was reading about Saturday’s game — my bad!

  35. zumarust said, on April 15, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    “Anything else?”
    – “Pancakes?”
    The “Just For Men” commercials couldn’t get much cheesier.

    • zumarust said, on April 15, 2011 at 6:21 pm

      I realize there’s a certain amount of intentional cheesiness in these commercials. They are an intentional parody of themselves, but still….

  36. Flavor said, on April 15, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    there is almost nothing that compares to the Cialus commercials. Whoever is writing those is golden…..

    • zumarust said, on April 15, 2011 at 6:23 pm

      Do those include the one with the guy in the muscle car, with the blues music playing? He’s driving out in the desert. I think the subtext is that he’s going to Las Vegas, I think.

      • Flavor said, on April 15, 2011 at 7:02 pm

        i think so. I haven’t seen one in a while. My favorite is the couple in the jungle sitting in separate bathtubs holding hands. Gold.

      • xootsuit said, on April 15, 2011 at 7:34 pm

        The guy in the old Camaro overheating? That’s Howling Wolf in the background. Muddy Waters singing “I’m Ready” was an early Viagra tune. What’s with all these dead blues greats in the ads? Maybe one of the drugs should be called Lazarus. I remember when Cialis changed the game with its 4 hour hard on :warning.” Years later, Viagra sheepishly added it to its ads.

  37. twinfan said, on April 15, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Proof that some men have no shame: Jimmy Johnson..

  38. Del Mar Dennis said, on April 15, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    I can’t resist — our lineup blows Donkey Kong. Go Champs!

  39. Del Mar Dennis said, on April 15, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I told ya our lineup blows….Pablo!

  40. zumarust said, on April 15, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Good call, Bip Roberts. He said the Giants get off to early leads in Arizona.

  41. Del Mar Dennis said, on April 15, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Hudson was just sailing along and then a little infield hit by Fruckie; sharp smack up the middle by Buster and then BOOM goes the dynamite.

  42. Del Mar Dennis said, on April 15, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Hudson’s on pace to give up 27 runs and strikeout 27. I think it would be a record.

  43. snarkk said, on April 15, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    A rejuvenated Panda, if he can keep it going, will make a huge difference to this LU…

  44. twinfan said, on April 15, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    It’s less important that Pablo be patient than the guys in front of him are..

  45. Flavor said, on April 15, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Pablo is the least of our worries— he’s our best hitter right now. We need to get Huff and Belt going, and I’d like to see Ford get some starts in CF…….

    • Macdog said, on April 15, 2011 at 7:28 pm

      God knows they’ll need someone fast in the outfield tomorrow when Zito starts.

  46. stixwiz said, on April 15, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    An early voyage down the Hudson, propelled by Panda Power. Yeah, that’s not so bad for starters.

  47. twinfan said, on April 15, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Might change, but I don’t see any plans for Ford to start.

  48. Eddacker said, on April 15, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Cain looks so relaxed out there.
    3 so 4 Rowand, Bochy. Must be ?
    Kruk is probably saying it’s good pitching.

  49. stixwiz said, on April 15, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Rowand’s not having a very pleasant swim in the Hudson. Plans could change if he keeps having problems treading water.

  50. zumarust said, on April 15, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I realize Rowand gets a short leash in our minds, but he did have some really good games in SF. He’s the most obvious choice to start in center for a while.

  51. Flavor said, on April 15, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    It’s not gonna happen, but Ford should get a start or two in CF. ROwand is doing his usual shit, not taking any walks and getting hot for a week or two—he’s not a leadoff hitter, we all know this. I’d like to see what Ford could do for a few games. If he strikes out his first 3 at bats he’d be, well,, Rowand……..

    • twinfan said, on April 15, 2011 at 8:38 pm

      If they did’t bail on Rowand after 50 or so bad games, doubt they’ll do it for 1 or 2..

  52. stixwiz said, on April 15, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Jeeze, Pandamonium persists even when Pablo strikes out in a 3-2 count with a couple men on base. Could be Hudson needed to make an “adjustment” because the bottom of his jock was getting so wet .Then he threw the ball, beginning that chain of havoc.

  53. xootsuit said, on April 15, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    100 pitches through 6 in a 3 hit shutout? Wow.

  54. stixwiz said, on April 15, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Mentioned that for starters Panda powered propulsion down the Hudson was a pretty good way to go. As starters go, that horse sporting the orange and black ain’t none too shabby neither.

  55. unca chuck said, on April 15, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Where’d everyone go? No posts for an hour?

  56. mrmrbill said, on April 15, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    cards making some padding for us in LA: 7-2, 7th

  57. unca chuck said, on April 15, 2011 at 9:33 pm

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  58. Del Mar Dennis said, on April 15, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Wilson owes Lopez dinner tonight for setting up the “easy” save opportunity. As “easy” as they come…

  59. unca chuck said, on April 15, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Welllllllllllllllllllll

  60. unca chuck said, on April 15, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Ballgame!

  61. Del Mar Dennis said, on April 15, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    It’s never easy with this club. Good win tonight. But Huff and Burrell need to get their shit in gear. I won’t even waste pixel space on Rowand’s 0 fer 5…Chief, better put out another chum marker for tomorrow night’s starter…

  62. stixwiz said, on April 15, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    “It’s not over till it’s over.” ~Yogi Berra. Well, it’s over now. And for the first time this season the Champs sport a winning record.

  63. unca chuck said, on April 15, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Shit, Dennis. My FL guy Oswalt leaves the game hurt with the lead, the pen blows it, and my-closer-I-don’t-have-yet gets the save . . .

  64. xootsuit said, on April 15, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    9:36: 103

    9:39: 104

    9:40: Shit

    9:41: Well well well

    9:42: Hey, my fantasy league’s trade’s still stalled

    9:43: Ballgame!

    10:01: Where fuck is everyone?

  65. TedSpe said, on April 16, 2011 at 7:27 am

    It’s magic inside

  66. willied said, on April 16, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Maybe just a coincidence (plus getting Holliday back in middle of order), but STL sure started raking once they left town.
    See how LA pen holds up…wildman Jansen and Hawksworth look pretty weak so far. Interesting to see how Mattingly handles it…the torre method didn’t work out too well last year.

  67. stixwiz said, on April 17, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    What am i tell you? Those Giants batters in the fifth took a lot outta Enright. Top of the order capitalized. Rowand ignited. Ya gotta love the Runt in the clutch. Huff damn near did it, bringing in the run, though. Gotta love the Runt in his anticipatory baserunning. Buster wasn’t fooled this time. What a one-two punch! Panda was all over it. We got the lead.


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