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Now THAT was a Frustrating Loss

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 26, 2011

I like a pitcher’s duel as much as the next guy but Giants games are now teetering on the cusp of *boring*. I can enjoy a pitchers duel because of who is pitching. Kershaw vs Lincecum. 1-0? I’m down, I’ll watch that and be riveted because they are 2 guys at the top of their profession dominating no matter who the line up is. Henry Sosa? He threw a ball straight down the middle with no movement on it whatsoever and Ross made 2 outs swinging straight through it. Huff absolutely mailed in his at bats last night. That’s not riveting, that’s flat-out boring……

Krukow said something mid game about how spirited the Astros were playing and that they came to play. Christ, they came in here on a 4 game losing streak and they have the worst record in baseball! That’s not spirited that’s showing more spirit than the team they are playing. Last night, that wasn’t saying much.

Baggs is on his blog calling for some “The time is now” moment. That’s just hogwash. Bochy has tried every different LU he has available to him. And Brett Freaking Pill is not the answer……

These guys are World Champions. Well, the 2010 guys were. I don’t know who these guys are. They have EVERYTHING in their favor right now. Home schedule, playing bad teams, some injured guys have come back. And this is what they are doing? It’s inconceivable to me that a collection of major league hitters with a track record of success at this level could score so few runs game in and game out.

With September approaching I’m resigned to the fact that this is what these guys are going to produce this year. I still think it will be enough to win the division. But we should be destroying teams like the Astros. And yet, we are all-fucking-OUT to beat them even a 1/4 of the time.

At this point, it’s time to get Torres in there and just hope for the best. The “Rowand against a lefty” or “sitting Huff for a few games”—I just don’t see the point. In fact, it’s entirely likely that Torres continues his poor year when he comes back. There is just something about him though that feels slightly different than the other two moves. I don’t know what else Bochy can do. If Brett Pill hits the line up, we are absolutely waving the white flag…….

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  1. blade3colorado said, on August 26, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Speaking of Xoot, where he be?

    • willieD said, on August 26, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      j d r blog.

  2. willieD said, on August 26, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Hmmn… that ‘s a little disappointing, for MDR to swing at the first pitch after tejada swung at the second one, and both these guys ground out. Stewart takes a pitch then flies out….5 pitch inning for Happ. Stay strong, bum, and keep getting those ground outs.

  3. blade3colorado said, on August 26, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Yeah, just pull a SO out of his ass . . . Damn.

  4. Wilcojoe said, on August 26, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Per the Astros announcers: No team has ever finished last in the league in runs scored and gone on to the playoffs…I guess that answers that.

    • blade3colorado said, on August 26, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      Wilcojoe . . . I can’t remember which Flapper said this, but apparently San Diego did go to the playoffs with Bochy as manager and they were last in the league or quite close.

      • Wilcojoe said, on August 26, 2011 at 9:01 pm

        I remember seeing that too…THey quoted the source that they used…Maybe Loo remembers…Went on to say that only two teams have finished last in BA and gone on to the playoffs…’07 Dbacks being one of them.

      • James said, on August 26, 2011 at 9:10 pm

        SD was 13th in ’05, but what’s relevant is that they were outscored by 42 runs over the full season. The Giants are on pace to have a similar runs scored/runs allowed.ratio.

      • blade3colorado said, on August 26, 2011 at 9:12 pm

        Thanks James

  5. blade3colorado said, on August 26, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Damn Stewart . . . Lord giveth and the Lord taketh . . .

  6. twinfan1 said, on August 26, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I’m well aware of Guilen ,but tnere have been more than a few posts bemoaing that we haven’t gotten what we did last year from Ross.I just pointed out that we got less than imagined. And since he didn’t get here until August 23, we could get more than last year still

  7. blade3colorado said, on August 26, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Lucky to block that shit.

  8. blade3colorado said, on August 26, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Bum sure isn’t “disinterested.” Dude wants to win . . . just like the rest of the GMen.

  9. blade3colorado said, on August 26, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Great job by Ramirez

  10. willieD said, on August 26, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    I think marvin benard hit the wall a long time ago.
    You could also say, I hope he doesn’t drop it for an error.

    How much was he making when suddenly he became “untradeable” ?

  11. PawlieKokonuts said, on August 26, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    I would gladly settle for a couple more record-breaking or -tying solo homers right about now.

  12. blade3colorado said, on August 26, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I must have blinked . . . did the Giants actually bat that inning?

  13. twinfan1 said, on August 26, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    It’s gone deep enough in the season that whether they hit, pitch, or field means nothing to me, as long as they win..

    • Nipper said, on August 26, 2011 at 9:39 pm

      Twin right again!

  14. blade3colorado said, on August 26, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Ramirez is attacking the hitters . . . dealin’

  15. PawlieKokonuts said, on August 26, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Ah, torture. Magic. Victory. We got this.

    And Casilla wins job as interim closer.

  16. Nipper said, on August 26, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Be happy!

  17. stixwiz said, on August 26, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Whew! Winning with a grand total of four hits and the winning runs driven in by a Houston reject. Three dead bats in the L.U. tonight. Bumgarner pitched well and Ramirez and Casilla are a couple tough hombres. After tonight Happ probably figures he’s not too bad himself.

  18. snarkk said, on August 26, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Nos surprise they only get 2 off Happ, one of the worst pitchers in MLB. Bottom 3 of the order were hopeless.
    They need to stay 3 or less back from AZ before they start the AZ series. When Torres gets back, start him every game until further notice, regardless of LHP or RHP. He’s the last hope for jump starting this offense with any energy, since they surely won’t play any of the youngsters for any meaningful time after the callups. Outta here…

    • Nipper said, on August 27, 2011 at 6:09 am

      Snarkk limps outta here……

  19. twinfan1 said, on August 26, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    “since they surely won’t play any of the youngsters for any meaningful time after the callups” You are absolutely correct, they won’t. Crawford might get some starts. That’s about it, and that’s as it should be…now keep the line moving…


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