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Making Due Sans Panda

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 4, 2012

Andrew Pavlovic’s blog at the Merc has really been seamless in it’s transition from Baggs to post-Baggs. He covers almost everything. I have to consciously prompt myself to read Baggs at Comcast and I’d say I probably only even do that once a week. Anyway, last night he trotted out the 25-16 stat that I was not aware of (the Giants record with Panda down last year). And look at the crew we have this year that we did not have last year: Posey, Melky, Pagan, Blanco and Belt. Those five dominate a list from last year that included Tejada and Whiteside.

I really hope Blanco is going to get a run in the OF in place of Nate. Bochy HAS to see how critical that is, especially with The Panda going down. He and Pagan should be at the top of the line up. If I were managing, I would encourage those two to run wild on the base paths. They did it all spring training, why stop once the regular season starts? Speaking of Pagan, can anyone recall a softer or quieter 17 game hitting streak? He has no 3 or 4 hit games, 6-2 hit games and 11 1-hit games. He’s not exactly tearing the cover off the ball.

I’m not that worried about this offense. I think the Marlin series was just a weird 3 game misstep that can be attributed to playing lousy against a team we usually play lousy against AND the fact that there might have been a bit of a *lost Panda hangover* yesterday. The three pitchers we’re facing this weekend are no picnic’s but I am hopeful that the bats get going again. It will be nice and warm and sometimes a weather change like that can light a fire under a guy………

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  1. Jersydog said, on May 4, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Don’t think the 1b ump will be getting any postseason work.

    • Flavor said, on May 4, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      Jesus, seriously. Fuck the make up call, it just makes you look like twice as much of a dumbass……

  2. ewisco said, on May 4, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    thank god for booze.

  3. Macdog said, on May 4, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Rapuano the Brooks Conrad of umps?

  4. Wilcojoe said, on May 4, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    The MLB tonight guys were getting a kick out of Pagan’s reaction to the “safe” call.

  5. twinfan1 said, on May 4, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Or maybe he just missed both.

  6. DJLoo said, on May 4, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Not sure I agree with the pitching change to Romo……too soon?

  7. Wilcojoe said, on May 4, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Fuck

  8. Wilcojoe said, on May 4, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I should have kept watching porn.

    • Flavor said, on May 4, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      Hang in there, we’ve got 3 innings to go and porn will be there for eternity. 🙂

  9. twinfan1 said, on May 4, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Decision was fine, results were not. Seems like everytime they “Pitch carefully” , the batter gets a hit. Just walk him.

  10. eddacker said, on May 4, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    I love a challenge, we have a goal, success is all we know leave any doubts at the door, There is no pitcher we cannot overcome. Clear your mind and string together some hits.

  11. Flavor said, on May 4, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    In baseball, sometimes luck can just fuck you a little bit. Nothing wrong with the pitchers that inning….

  12. Flavor said, on May 4, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    C-Gill looks about 2 inches too short and 20 pounds too light in the box………

  13. Flavor said, on May 4, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    nice to see Buster stepping up in Panda’s absence…….

    • Macdog said, on May 4, 2012 at 10:05 pm

      Baggs tweeted earlier: “That was Buster Posey’s 21st at-bat with RISP. It was his third RBI in those situations.”

      • James said, on May 4, 2012 at 10:12 pm

        Over his career, Buster has a .287 BA in 206 PAs w/ RISP. His OPS in those situations is 884.

      • twinfan1 said, on May 4, 2012 at 10:36 pm

        James, serious question- why the team-wide failures w/RISP? .197 RISP, .176 RISP 2 outs.
        Last year .219 RISP .173 RISP 2 outs. Even in 2010- they were 20 points belows their “regular” BA w/RISP

      • James said, on May 4, 2012 at 10:58 pm

        Well, looking at this year, there have been 228 ABs with RISP out of 886 total. They have 45 hits with RISP and they are 180/664 in the other situations. If you distribute 13 of the hits in the non RISP situations across the 228 ABs, you have the parity you’re looking for.

  14. eddacker said, on May 4, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I love the wild bill hikock look, might be a good one for DMD standing on the rail watching the ponies taking a pocket watch out of his vest

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on May 4, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      With my luck I’d be cheering on the Derby winner as he crossed the wire to cap off a massive PK 4 score only to have Jesse James come up and shoot me in the back.

  15. mrmrbill said, on May 4, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Speaking of no sleep in Brooklyn: Schulman has a detailed piece on Huff’s woes, here http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/04/MNB51ODPJI.DTL

    • blade3colorado said, on May 4, 2012 at 10:53 pm

      Thanks for sharing Bill . . . I’m glad to hear he is getting help and hopefully, he will get better.

  16. mrmrbill said, on May 4, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Dodgers and Rox lose, Dbacks win, Pads still giving it a go in the 10th

  17. Nipper said, on May 5, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Nice win!


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