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Finding Something Positive About that Disaster

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 22, 2011

There are actually a lot of positives…..

1) We outscored them 2-1 over the final 8 innings.

2) Mota was brilliant and kept the pen as fresh as you can possibly keep it considering the circumstances he was faced with……

3) Bumgarner learned a little about pitching. You can’t throw pitch after pitch straight down the middle over and over again. It would be nice if Whiteside had a clue to try to disrupt that but he doesn’t. And as weak as Bum looked on the mound he was 10 feet tall in the dugout. Sticking around showed me a lot about his character……….

4) I finished some projects around the house……

Voggy goes today. He’s got 8 straight starts of allowing 0-2 runs. I fully expect him to keep that streak going today……

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  1. gianthead said, on June 22, 2011 at 7:37 am

    While watching the Bum throw last night, I wanted to grab a bat and dig in…at least I got to bed earlier….

  2. TedSpe said, on June 22, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Not one to quibble but I think Mota should get a solo POTG. Granted, the others were great but Mota stopped the runaway stagecoach like in a John Wayne western (being doubled by Yakima Canutt, naturally)

    • zumarust said, on June 22, 2011 at 8:46 am

      The bullpen is not getting their full human rights. It takes an entire bullpen to add up to one person?

  3. zumarust said, on June 22, 2011 at 8:48 am

    I always get a nice feeling when I see the photo of the World Series ring at the Flap.

  4. willieD said, on June 22, 2011 at 8:51 am

    I think twin’s comment from late last night about zito and vogs is just another reason you can’t trade J sanchez. Bum, lincecum (last 3 starts) and JS all had very recent sub par outings, were gone early, and put the team in a hole. Dump one off in a deal (most likely JS) and you are bound to get more of the same out of whomever takes his spot. From a solid staff you downgrade to 3 and half good starters, like a lot of other teams, so you’ve basically come back to the pack. And increase the workload of the pen, never a good thing. the Giants edge over everyone is their pitching; detract from it at your peril.
    @Dawg: I’m interested to see what happens to west coast future NBA stars, such as Leonard, I thomas, D williams and the Thompson kid (whom I really like). There have been a ton of Pac 10 guys who have left early and had immediate impact on their teams, from Brandon roy, K Love, Jrue Holliday, westbrook and d collison, james harden, mayo, and 4 yr guy landry fields.
    I don’t know about J green of stanford, if he can cut it out there. I didn’t like that team at all this year (not enough pac 10 level talent imo), and I don’t think dawkins was right guy for the program, with no local or socal recruiting ties. Green can shoot, but so could Jerome Randle, and he is playing ball in freaking turkey right now.
    The kid from diego….needs to grow up. Everyone in the NBA can score, it’s more about consistency of your game, and making god decisions and keeping mistakes to absolute minimum. Even the Kobes and garnetts of the world took a good 4-5 years (like the time they would have spent in college) before they really figured things out. “Too fast, too furious” …no, too young too stupid.

    • SanDawg said, on June 22, 2011 at 10:39 am

      Good stuff Willie. I’ve seen Leonard play a bunch since he was the star of my beloved Aztecs. I think his stroke is better than he often gets credit for and he could develop into a pretty good shooter. He was am amazing rebounder in college. I’m curious to see how many boards he pulls in the pros where his size will be more of an issue.

  5. xootsuit said, on June 22, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Start of an article in The Recorder this morning:

    Three days after Frank and Jamie McCourt reached a settlement in their contentious divorce battle over ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan “Bud” Selig rejected a proposed television broadcast contract with Fox on which the deal had relied.

    Under the settlement, approved on June 17, a portion of the contract would have provided a $385 million loan and equity infusion, including a $235 million payment to the Dodgers. But it also would have set aside $50 million for either Frank or Jamie McCourt, depending on a judge’s ruling about who owns the team. Another $20 million was earmarked for attorney fees, costs and discretionary funds for Jamie and Frank McCourt.

    In rejecting the contract, Selig appeared particularly concerned about the money that would have gone to the McCourts.

    “Critically, the transaction is structured to facilitate the further diversion of Dodgers assets for the personal needs of Mr. McCourt,” Selig said in a prepared statement on Monday. “Given the magnitude of the transaction, such a diversion of assets would have the effect of mortgaging the future of the franchise, to the long-term detriment of the club and its fans.

  6. Bozo said, on June 22, 2011 at 9:24 am

    After a long battle with my puter, I lost (my hard drive) and boy are my arms tired. Looks like I missed a bit of a losing streak which sucks almost as much as losing my photos from Opening day this year. From what I’ve read, last nights game was a good one to miss.

  7. Unca Chuck said, on June 22, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Got to back that shit up, Bozo . . . Especially pics . . .

    • Nipper said, on June 22, 2011 at 9:46 am

      Last night……BLEEP!

      • eddacker said, on June 22, 2011 at 11:22 am

        double …. BLEEP!
        FREAKIN’ give Bum a life lesson and hope he learns, but then again what could he do? It was the first inning.
        He can:
        1. Learn that walking home 8 runs is much more difficult
        2. Learn a flat game is one only Timmeh can grit down and let his second best stuff stem the bleeding
        3. Suck it up
        4. Ask Blockhead, as a catcher, he would have done.

    • Bozo said, on June 22, 2011 at 9:50 am

      Yeah, you right Chuck. We just hadn’t done a back-up since April so losing those pics turned out to be my stupid tax.

      • eddacker said, on June 22, 2011 at 11:23 am

        As an IT guy, I hear that every day.
        Once I heard it from a guy who had 3 home businesses. IRS didn’t seem to care.

      • Unca Chuck said, on June 22, 2011 at 11:37 am

        Just get some thumb drices. They’re great for pics. I have 8 years of pics w/my DSLR on 2 thumb drives.

      • Bozo said, on June 22, 2011 at 12:29 pm

        We do back-up our stuff. Just didn’t get to the latest loads before things went south.

  8. twinfan1 said, on June 22, 2011 at 11:20 am

    How about baseball person of the year? I nominate Jack McKeon.

    • eddacker said, on June 22, 2011 at 11:26 am

      no one should be penalized for experience

      or bright eyes.

      I am sure Infante can relate.

  9. eddacker said, on June 22, 2011 at 11:27 am

    watchin the Pads v Sox

  10. eddacker said, on June 22, 2011 at 11:27 am

    my man Ortiz misses the Grand Salami

  11. twinfan1 said, on June 22, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Oops, wrong pic. That was Jack McKeon Jr,

  12. blade3colorado said, on June 22, 2011 at 11:48 am

    His son is looking quite spry.

    By the by, either twin or eddacker – what do you think of Clickfree backup drives? I bought one for the speed burner you gave me twin and it has been outstanding. Seems like a lot of other brands have issues (from reading the user reviews).

    • eddacker said, on June 22, 2011 at 12:06 pm

      any drive that can do what you want is a good start. Later, if you need more, you look at leaders like Buffalo or WD. It is the software and the ability to program what you want. As far as ‘on line’ (cloud) backups it is the speed/size/cost that you look at. For any home user I recommend USB drives to backup to. but if your ISP gives you some space to backup to, then that may be ok in the beginning. Drives, usb or other do fail and you need to test the backup function as if a disaster has happened. If you cannot boot your machine how do you use the backups? I have 2 usb drives, one is my archived files and one is the backups. I also keep a bootable CD to reload and start over with.

  13. twinfan1 said, on June 22, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Glad to hear the PC is working out for you. Haven’t used Clickfree drives, heard good things about them, though.I usually just purchase a drive and an enclosure and make my own.

  14. blade3colorado said, on June 22, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Thank you both!

    Mike, the PC works perfect! I was having a problem utilizing Internet Explorer (modem dialog box kept indicating if I wanted to connect or go offline). I have switched all my internet activity to Google Chrome . . . Although a hassle moving all my bookmarks, the browser itself works perfectly, without the hiccups of IE. I do have a question though – not that I only use Google Chrome, is there anyway to remove IE from my system? Add/Remove feature doesn’t even list it as a program, like Google Chrome is listed. Weird.

  15. twinfan1 said, on June 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    IE is a part of the OS, it can’t be removed.Do this:

    • eddacker said, on June 22, 2011 at 12:36 pm

      Plus, you will want a second browser Chrome has it limitations as it has its advantages. Firefox should work when Chrome doesn’t.

      • blade3colorado said, on June 22, 2011 at 12:51 pm

        Thanks Ed . . . I have Apple’s browser, Safari, but I should also have Firefox too.

  16. twinfan1 said, on June 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    BTW, I hope that the rest of you who won PCs are enjoying them. Alas, I can no longer do it. I know that Stix had some problems but he hasn’t updated me on it for months. And I had to send Craig a new hard drive. Hope it’s OK other than that. I can still help with tech issues.

    • blade3colorado said, on June 22, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      I don’t know about other people having problems, but my PC has been working great Mike . . . Still as quick as the day I got it, i.e., at least once, most times twice a week, I am using various programs, e.g., anti-malware, disk cleaners, registry, defrag, anti-virus, etc., to keep it running smoothly. Well worth it.

    • Unca Chuck said, on June 22, 2011 at 12:59 pm

      Yes, very happy with the system as my wife’s laptop crashed shortly after receiving your system. I can’t use it (for work) anyway, so she got it.

      Thanks again . . .

  17. blade3colorado said, on June 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    I just completed all the steps and need to restart to see if everything transfers to my installed browser (Google).

  18. blade3colorado said, on June 22, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Perfect! I had 3 email messages in Yahoo and when I clicked on the button, instead of going to IE9 as it usually does, it opened a Google Chrome window. As usual, yer the man Mike 🙂

  19. twinfan1 said, on June 22, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Always glad to help. Take your time on the $10,000. Friday will be fine 😉

  20. blade3colorado said, on June 22, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Bryan Stow is now breathing without a ventilator, has moved his left arm and been able to intermittently follow some basic commands as physicians wean him off heavy sedatives used to ward off seizures, said Dr. Geoff Manley, chief of neurosurgery at San Francisco General Hospital.


  21. blade3colorado said, on June 22, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    I thought this was funny on the AP after last night’s game, “Bochy and Twins manager Ron Gardenhire have been friends since they were teammates for the New York Mets’ former Triple-A affiliate in Tidewater, Va., from 1981-82. Bochy even rented Gardenhire’s house in the summer of 1992 while managing Double-A Wichita. “He overcharged me,” Bochy said, chuckling. “He still won’t pay me back.”

  22. Unca Chuck said, on June 22, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Wow. As dire as that situation is, a little good news is welcome.

  23. Unca Chuck said, on June 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    2B Burriss
    3B Sandoval
    1B Huff
    LF Ross
    RF Schierholtz
    SS Crawford
    C Whiteside
    P Vogelsong

  24. Unca Chuck said, on June 22, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Uh, Baggs left CF off. I’m assuming CF Torres . . .

  25. Unca Chuck said, on June 22, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Shit, wrong again, unfortunately.

    CF Rowand leads off . . . against a rightie no less . . .

    • zumarust said, on June 22, 2011 at 4:36 pm

      And the Burris/Crawford no-hit combo. I’m ready to turn the page on Burriss. Hall is already in Bochy’s doghouse, though, it looks like.

  26. Del Mar Dennis said, on June 22, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Flem with some strong words on KNBR…”Tejada can’t play shortstop any more.”
    Dave, that’s what I’ve been trying to tell these boobs since Spring Training…

    • zumie said, on June 22, 2011 at 6:41 pm

      I think it was TF who said a while back, the fielding is only a big issue with everyone because he’s not hitting squat. If he was putting up good numbers, people would be a lot more forgiving of his fielding. But he surprised everyone with his hitting problems.

    • snarkk said, on June 22, 2011 at 6:54 pm

      He slides at every ball that is to his right, sometimes left, too. A sign of lack of confidence in fielding…

  27. twinfan1 said, on June 22, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Z is correct,The most pessimistic had him at .260 or so, 10-12 HR 50 RBI .700 OPS. We’d kill for that now…

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on June 22, 2011 at 7:10 pm

      WRONG. Dommin’ Denny didn’t have him hitting double figures in bombs. I said he’d be lucky to hit his weight.
      He’s listed at 220. He’s hitting .221. Score one for DD.

  28. Del Mar Dennis said, on June 22, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    This club needs to make moves (plural) pronto and post haste. It’s now summer ferchrissakes. This is who we are. We’re dead LAST in all of baseball in runs scored. There’s no more “we got to get so-and-so going.” No one on this team is gonna get going. We need help. Outside help. I’m sticking with my Reyes/Beltran twofer from the Mets and Pudge from the Nats. Those three still may not be enough, but it’s a start.

  29. Del Mar Dennis said, on June 22, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    So Bochy intimated today that there’s a chance when they activate Zito for the DH in Chicago, they’ll go with 13 pitchers.
    I’m already inventing new swear words for if and when that’s announced. 13 pitchers? That’s so fucking absurd it’s downright laughable…

  30. twinfan1 said, on June 22, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Last year about this time there was some validity in just saying they sucked. It’s not quite the same when Pablo, Ross, and Torres all had DL time and Buster and Fruckie are out. They’ll make some moves but just as last year, Sabean has to resist the urge to deal pitching..

  31. blade3colorado said, on June 22, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Giants ownership and management are being deliberate, but patient in evaluating the roster, recognizing that a rash move could ONLY make things worse. Moreover, they have their “eye on the ball,” i.e., a half game out of first.

    Meanwhile, in a cave in Afghanistan . . . someone is inventing new cuss words and swearing Jihad against the Giants, unless they capitulate to his demands to replace the Shortstop. 🙂

  32. Unca Chuck said, on June 22, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Oh joy. When a body meets a body watching the strikes go by . . .

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on June 22, 2011 at 7:43 pm

      Stooges made a short, “If a Body Meets a Body.” Curly Q. Link got his uncle’s inheritance at his haunted mansion.
      After taxes Curly netted $0.67.

  33. stixwiz said, on June 22, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Pablo hasn’t picked up yet. He’s hitting under .200 since his return. No pandas in sight. Must be a shortage of young, fresh bamboo shoots.

    • snarkk said, on June 22, 2011 at 8:05 pm

      I said don’t expect Panda to set the world, or team on fire, when he returned. He hasn’t. Wrist problems take a long time to heal…

  34. Del Mar Dennis said, on June 22, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    WTF is Krukow talking about? He never had the ball at second. We didn’t catch any break. He dropped the ball.
    Ump made the right call.

    Holy shit. Whitey clears the bases with a triple. I smell a 2-yr extension coming…

  35. freshtodef80 said, on June 22, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    No Whitey Way!!

  36. zumie said, on June 22, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Well said, Blade. Sabean needs to be cautious. I really want the Giants to get back to the World Series this season, but I also want the Giants to be a playoff contender for years and years to come. I don’t want them to put all their eggs in the basket of 2011, despite what blowhards like Damon Bruce say. I caught Bruce’s act ONE time this season, and all he did was berate the Giants for not throwing their entire future away to get Reyes for just this season. Bruce is totally off-base. The Giants are different than the Yankees and Boston and Philly for a few reasons, one of them being that we’re never going to get the big-hitting free agents here. They don’t want to play in AT&T. We’re better off trying to find good players who are team-oriented, that can fill roles that help this pitching-oriented team win.

  37. freshtodef80 said, on June 22, 2011 at 7:50 pm


    • swickman said, on June 22, 2011 at 7:52 pm

      Right? The fucking dog and everything…

    • swickman said, on June 22, 2011 at 7:54 pm

      I’m so fucking stoked right now.

    • freshtodef80 said, on June 22, 2011 at 7:55 pm

      He vust be Norvejen.

    • swickman said, on June 22, 2011 at 8:00 pm

      E-mail him if you like at southerncone@mac.com

  38. stixwiz said, on June 22, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Has Whitey changed his diet lately? With a pair of triples and a dingdongdinger over the past few games he hasta be eating, drinking or smoking something most of the rest of the players don’t know about.

  39. blade3colorado said, on June 22, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Zumie, thanks . . . This didn’t get any comments – probably too long and was in response to a good comment by Willied and when I post it, the blog had gone on to the “newer comment” (next page). Regardless, this is why I think the Giants wont go after Jose Reyes:

    “WillieD . . . Everything points to Reyes NOT being available. Why? First off, he doesn’t want to leave New York. He has said this numerous times. He has put down roots in New York, signing with the organization as a 16-year-old from Dominican Republic in 1999. Though most players escape from the New York area for the winter, Reyes has made it home by buying a house on Long Island. “The Mets are the team who gave me the opportunity to play professional baseball and gave me the opportunity to play here in the big leagues,” Reyes said. “My family is here. They’re comfortable. I’ve got my daughter here going to school. I don’t want to be somewhere else.” That being said, Reyes is minding his “Ps” and “Qs” by implementing a “cone of silence.” You’ll notice he hasn’t said jack, especially noticeable considering Wilpon’s incendiary comments last month.

    Wilpon’s critical comments last month were a ploy to both motivate Reyes, as well as manipulate him, insofar as ensuring that he doesn’t get “LMFAO Crawford money.” He still may make that type of scratch, but I doubt it . . . Again, see Crawford, who I believe went on the DL today. Mets are on record that they will not give ANYONE a long term contract such as the one Crawford got . . . However, again, this may be a negotiating ploy.

    What else? Everyone needs to remember that before you back up the Giants “Brinks truck” to Jose’s driveway – he is NOT a “classic” lead-off hitter. One of the key components of being a leadoff man is the ability to get on base, and people familiar with the Mets’ thinking told SI.com’s Jon Heyman (in March) that the team wants Jose Reyes to improve his on-base percentage before they give him a multiyear deal. The 27-year-old posted a .321 OBP in 2010. Reyes’ OBP was an issue earlier in his career as well; he got on base just 30.3% of the time in his first three seasons, a span of 1,254 plate appearances. He responded by posting an OBP between .354 and .358 in the next three years before a hamstring injury shortened his 2009 campaign. Reyes’ career OBP is .335, and for comparison’s sake, leadoff hitters around the game got on base at a .329 clip in 2010.

    Couple his propensity for being injury prone and his lackluster OBP – The Giants should tread carefully with regard to Reyes. Maybe a rental if we are still in contention after the All Star break, but long term, no way Jose. The Bottom line is that the Mets have no interest in trading Reyes, unless they get an outrageous offer of prospects (Belt) and/or pitching. In short, they are “setting up” teams to get hosed in the shithole and i don’t think the Giants should bend over. Just my two cents . . .”

  40. PawlieKokonuts said, on June 22, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Twin, we gave our entertainment system/computer to my son, the one whose wife just made me a grandfather, because a need arose and we were glad to help. Plus he’s computer-savvy. Everything works fine, tho’ their life is, um, a little different now, with a newborn.

  41. Rough Trade said, on June 22, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    KC had a shot in the 9th, but Db’s hang on

    Even Whitey has had his moments. Last time this yr he was hitting .270 4hrs .852 Ops.

  42. PawlieKokonuts said, on June 22, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Twin, my daughter just said, regarding this game and TwinFan: “Who’s he going for?”

  43. Unca Chuck said, on June 22, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Vogie . . . nice job on Mauer . . .

  44. zumie said, on June 22, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Sometimes it might just be terminology….that camera shot of the “backdoor sinker” from the righthanded pitcher to the righthanded hitter…..in the past they had a name for that pitch- it was called a “screwball.”

  45. willieD said, on June 22, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    where did that guy get the powder blue Twins uni, and how he can wear that in public?.

  46. willieD said, on June 22, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    nice pitching there…gets ahead of Mauer and then goes with the up and in jam shot, hit weakly to SS, inning over.

  47. That's *mr* mrbill to you! said, on June 22, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    another RBWhitey

  48. willieD said, on June 22, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    hard to believe…I got your pudge right here, sez eli.

  49. Flavor said, on June 22, 2011 at 9:06 pm


  50. twinfan1 said, on June 22, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    If they trade Dirty for Corey Hart last year- as Soph would say: no division, no pennant, no World Series..

  51. willieD said, on June 22, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    “Vogs should walk off with a smile…” not as big as crawford’s. Your SP is at 100 pitches, and you make him throw another 8 to get the last out. the speed of nishioka,, as kruk was talking about, was irrelevant. Kid picks up the grounder cleanly and he has time to get the force at second, inning over.

  52. Flavor said, on June 22, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    well, you could say the same thing about San Diego. If they don’t El Foldo we are smoking pole during the off season. I said it at the time it happened, Mike Quade is a hero to Giants fans. He should get a WS ring. If he doesn’t right the Cub Ship after Pinella quit and went home we don’t get to the PS………

  53. Flavor said, on June 22, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    If wasn’t clear, I’m talking about the series where the Cubs swept the Pads when they had nothing to play for……..

  54. zumie said, on June 22, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Yeah, the Giants caught a lot of breaks last year, but after 56 years of NOT catching breaks, we were due! (grin)

  55. willieD said, on June 22, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    luv the AB from huff…take that outside pitch the other way, on a line. No need to wait, or try and hit it 390 ft. Job done.

  56. Flavor said, on June 22, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Voggy is successful right now because he’s spotting his pitches wherever he wants to. Greg Maddux? You guys decide. He’s been a revelation and every start should be celebrated regardless of the outcome. He filled a gap that no one else on the planet could fill. He filled the Zito Gap and he made him literally disappear. You should all offer to smoke his pole if you ever meet him in real life. Decline if he accepts, but the offer still needs to be made……..

  57. willieD said, on June 22, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    anyone else sick of hearing K and K talk about ” good balance” or some other shit when crawford bats? Last one he swung at ball two and then watched strike 3, while the avg slides further under the mendoza. Plus he’s made 2 errors already tonite. The game at this level is different, and pretty hard to play consistently well.

    • twinfan1 said, on June 22, 2011 at 10:31 pm

      I’m not going to rag on Crawford for a couple errors, but he won’t be here much longer if he doesn’t turn it around at the plate.

      • willieD said, on June 23, 2011 at 7:20 am

        My thought was he is only really here for his D, as opposed to burriss and Tejada at SS (as long as Font is out anyway). But I guess you are right, he can’t continue to not hit and play anywhere.

  58. twinfan1 said, on June 22, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Not even a relevant comparison.The Pads were over their heads all year, they just did what they were expected to do earlier. The young starters ran out of gas Plus the Giants could go to the post seasom even without the Pads help…
    Giants got there because they were better.

  59. Del Mar Dennis said, on June 22, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Vogelsong inching closer and closer to becoming an All-Star. You’re so money and you don’t even know it!

  60. twinfan1 said, on June 22, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Plus you didn’t understand- the Pads folding is hardly the same thing as how we might have done without Dirty..
    Most times teams like the Pads are gonna blow it- they didn’t have the guns.

  61. snarkk said, on June 22, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Kudos to Vogelson. POTG.
    POTG2 to El Presidente. 3 RBIs = 1 more run than the Gints usually score in a game. And, the crew actually had some hits with RISP.
    Order up 25 more games like this….

    • snarkk said, on June 22, 2011 at 10:20 pm

      And to Vogelsong, too…

    • twinfan1 said, on June 22, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      Pesky detail, but they don’t average 2 RPG. It’s poor enough without exaggeration., 3.47

      • snarkk said, on June 22, 2011 at 10:57 pm

        If you’ve read my prior posts, I’ve detailed their rpg to date at around 3.5, compared to the ’65 Dodgers at 3.75. I’ve already educated you….

      • snarkk said, on June 23, 2011 at 12:13 am

        Schulman’s game story agrees:
        “In reaching 40 wins, the Giants got a huge lift with Eli Whiteside’s three RBIs. With a two-run triple and a scoring single, Whiteside single-handedly drove in enough runs to end the offense’s streak of five games of scoring two or fewer runs.”…

  62. stixwiz said, on June 22, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Quite the turnaround from last night’s Giant Bummer. Back to Giants baseball where the pitching is dominant (2 runs given up over the last 17 2/3 innings to the hottest team in baseball). Hitting stardom of the night coming from a most unusual suspect. Drama Queen gives the opposition grounds for hope in the ninth and then pulls the string. Same Old, Same Old.

    Up here in the Northwoods of Minnesota i’m pretty happy that my #1 team defeated my #2 outfit under the stern tutelage of the Little Birdie That Could. Dennis, yer damn tootin he’ll be an all-star. About 4 miles from Echo Ridge there’s a little Lutheran cemetery by Ruffy Brook. One of the tombstones bears the name Fuglesang. Translated from Swedish to German that would be Vogelsong. Think i’ll drop off some flowers at the site. Can’t hurt.

  63. stixwiz said, on June 22, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Any word on the condition of Romo’s knee?

    • xootsuit said, on June 22, 2011 at 11:13 pm

      I thought I heard Kruk and Kuip talking about his ankle. But I don’t know. Tough way to get a K.

    • Unca Chuck said, on June 23, 2011 at 5:55 am

      Bochy said it was Romo’s ‘trick’ knee. Romo said he’s fine . . .

  64. Unca Chuck said, on June 23, 2011 at 6:21 am

    / / / and Aaron Rowand’s x-rays were negative on hit are that was hbp . . .

  65. Unca Chuck said, on June 23, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Uh, his arm, not hit are . . .

    I hate India meetings.

  66. Unca Chuck said, on June 23, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Weird . . .

    Yesterday’s posts?

  67. Unca Chuck said, on June 23, 2011 at 7:52 am

    What up Flav? Weirdness again.

    Travis Ishikawa had shoulder surgery yesterday . . .

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