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Ricky Nolasco is a Pain in our Ass

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 27, 2012

It feels like he always dominates us and he does. In 7 starts, he’s 5-2 with a 1.56 ERA and we have hit .219 off of him. It has felt more like 7-0, 0.00 ERA .000 BA against.

A few years ago he was one of the *hidden saber stars* along with guys like Bedard and Harden. Like those 2, he never fulfilled his fantasy star promise but unlike those 2 it wasn’t because of injuries. He just never turned in a season that so many predicted he would produce.

Almost 30 years old, it’s it’s likely that this is who he is: a decent enough number 3 or 4 who will turn into a #1 when he faces the Giants…

Just once I’d like us to hammer this guy and send him out of the game in the 3rd inning………

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  1. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 27, 2012 at 9:58 am

    His numbers suck balls at home during the day so maybe this is the game.

  2. mrmrbill said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Cain/Nolasco is the best matchup of the four. In other news … Freddy Sanchez’ rehab set back again w/ more back woes and another epidural.

  3. willieD said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:09 am

    giants have knocked around sanchez and j johnson, two pretty good pitchers so far in their yard.

    to add to list of b-days, friday 25th belonged to miles dewey davis. Saw him play at stanford early 70s, vintage miles. This was during his electric days with multiple electronic keyboards and guitar; I prefer his earlier 60s stuff (kind of blue era with cannonball and previous). Anyway, the band is all on stage tuning up, miles walks on in a light colored leather, takes off the jacket, pulls out his horn and starts in…and ends the show the same way. Big crescendo finish, he packs up the horn, puts his leather on and gone.

    • Bozo said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:26 am

      willie, I took drum lessons from Tony Williams. Too bad they didn’t stick.

  4. Macdog said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Early delivery for the Melkman!

  5. Del Mar Dennis said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Speaking of people you’d like to hammer…On this great auto racing that encompasses both the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600, who else here would like to hammer Danica Patrick? I sure would. Just for the off chance I wouldn’t bring her to orgasm. Danica would pout, stamp her feet and make a hissy fit.

    I would bitch slap her ass, tell her to shut the fuck up, make me a sammich and go grab me a beer.

    • twinfan1 said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:18 am

      Sure you would…

      • Del Mar Dennis said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:31 am

        You’re right, I’m a gentleman. I’d save her a trip. I’d tell her to grab me TWO beers. 😀

    • Alleykat said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:19 am

      I want Danica to be my “Go Daddy Sugar Daddy”!

      • twinfan1 said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:35 am

        Daddy? Hey, if that’s the way you roll, Kitty…

      • twinfan1 said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:49 am

        I bet Denny and Kat are darling in their mansierres and garter belts..

      • Del Mar Dennis said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:55 am

        Kramer and I have decided on calling it, “The Bro.”

  6. Alleykat said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:16 am

    MELKY SMOKED THAT ONE!!!!!

  7. twinfan1 said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:16 am

    OK, I’ve crunched all the numbers and I’ve decided we have a slight edge in the Dirrty/Melky trade..

    • Alleykat said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:23 am

      Just a slight edge Twin? How’s the Pagan/Torres numbers crunching out?

  8. twinfan1 said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:28 am

    After you and Denny have sent all the Giants slackers packing and fucked all the BBOTD, wake up from dreamland and try to work on understanding baseball.

  9. Bozo said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:31 am

    “Well, I’ve told you before, I won’t tell you again You don’t defrost the icebox with a ball point pen” – Tom Waits.

    For some reason I thought that quote might be relevant, not sure how just yet.

    • Bozo said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:36 am

      I got it, I got it. Nolasco, sounds like a GM appliance. Time for the Giants to defrost his ass.

  10. Alleykat said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Boch was asked by Miller on the pregame show.See you have Huff starting today,good numbers against Nolasco? Well not really 2-17 lifetime. It was another tough call between him and Belt.

  11. Salty Dog said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:37 am

    He’s due.

  12. twinfan1 said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Bitching about Belt’s treatment is a wasted excercise now. . he’s fucked up to the extent that they might as well play Burriss there.

  13. Macdog said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Gotta give Pagan his due on that play.

    • twinfan1 said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Pagan has been given his due- he’s even improved defensively of late. His performance in the 1 was inexplicable, though. Even hitting under .200, Torres has a 79 point lead in OBP than Angel had in the one (.340 to .261)

  14. Bozo said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:51 am

    A little strike em out, throw em out DP action.

  15. Del Mar Dennis said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Cabrera is doing everything today. I’d bet he’d get to Danica first and leave me holding the pole position.

  16. Salty Dog said, on May 27, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Cabrera approaching Randy WInn’s record of 51 hits in a month.

  17. Alleykat said, on May 27, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Nice pitching by Cain 47 pitches thru 4 and solid D knock on wood.

  18. twinfan1 said, on May 27, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Melky, as I said when the trade went down, was very likely to have been coming into his own last year, not having a career year. So whiile expecting .350+ the rest of the year is unreasonable, a .300+ again is just about a given. Pagan is a differnt story. You’re dreaming if you think a change in where he bats is to make a long term change in how he performs. If he settles into his career numbers and doesn’t get concussed with a flyball, we be happy..

  19. Alleykat said, on May 27, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Won’t be suprisedf Hector gets some starts at 1B.His bat is productive.

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on May 27, 2012 at 11:27 am

      If by that you mean because he’s taken some ground balls at first in practice, don’t count on it. Baggs confirmed my suspicion today by saying it would only be in an emergency situation. But Bochy has fooled us many a times before in the past.

    • twinfan1 said, on May 27, 2012 at 11:29 am

      At least that would only downgade one position defensively.

  20. SanDawg said, on May 27, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Anyone care about the Indy 500 anymore? I might tune in if I notice its close coming down to the last 10 laps. When I was a kid, I was a huge fan. For some reason I was a big Bobby Unser guy. I’d love to see the Andretti kid win today.

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on May 27, 2012 at 11:33 am

      I still watch. I was an Al and Al Jr. fan myself. Mario has a nice little winery up in Napa. I bought many a bottle from their fine establishment myself. 43 laps to go.

    • Alleykat said, on May 27, 2012 at 11:49 am

      Always liked Rick Meats at the Brickyard. 4 time winner.The Andretti’s have always been cursed at this track with the exception of Mario’s win back in 69.

  21. twinfan1 said, on May 27, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Let’s make darn sure we keep throwing Coghlan the only pitch he can hit

  22. Del Mar Dennis said, on May 27, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Peterson pulls a Pagan! 😀

    • Macdog said, on May 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      Pagan pulls a Pagan!

  23. Del Mar Dennis said, on May 27, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I hope Dario Franchitti hangs on to win the 500. That means we get to see his wife, Ashley Judd in the winners circle. Danica would have to wait until I got through “ruining” Ashley first. 😛

  24. sandog said, on May 27, 2012 at 11:40 am

    How much more of Huff do we have to endure? DFA the guy already. It’s OVER.

  25. Macdog said, on May 27, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Nice 2-out hitting, but Huff is slower than a Jamie Moyer fastball.

  26. Macdog said, on May 27, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Theriot with some D, and thank god Bochy put in Belt at 1B.

  27. Alleykat said, on May 27, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Huff needs to wrap up his career in the AL if any team can use a DH.Sure Sabean can’t find a sucker for him though..

    • Nipper said, on May 27, 2012 at 11:59 am

      Huff looks finished. Man how one man got old quick!

  28. Nipper said, on May 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Pagan has troubles in CF!

  29. Del Mar Dennis said, on May 27, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    How the fuck did Pagan miss that ball? Sorry, but I cannot and will not root for his ass.

  30. manny said, on May 27, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Now playing in Center, Dr. Clankglove !!!

  31. twinfan1 said, on May 27, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Enough has been seen of Huff, Pill, and Belt to sink or swim with Belt, and as much as I don’t like it, Posey a day or two a week. When Pablo comes back, Huff and Pill should both be DFA’ed. Sorry, but Burriss should stay along with Theriot. Kieschnick up. A new glove for PaGONE.
    glove

  32. Alleykat said, on May 27, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Romo has to be on the All-Star team. Been lights out all year.Sick of the BS you choose Closers,they use them and starters to get one out as well.

  33. Macdog said, on May 27, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Yo Ozzie, doesn’t matter right now who you bring in to pitch to the Melkman.

  34. sandog said, on May 27, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    The Ashley Judd bit where she counted out 1,2, 3 blatantly pandering the cameras rubbed me the wrong way. At least a Penske car didn’t win. I don’t like that guy—he wins too much and he always has that Nurse Ratched expression on his face. Never heard of Sato, but love him for going for broke on the pass to win.

  35. Flavor said, on May 27, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    I’m with Twin on 1 thing regarding Belt. Why the hell the Giants didn’t address this swing issue with Belt in ST is beyond me.
    Shitty at bat for him, btw

  36. twinfan1 said, on May 27, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Well, that was no wicked pitch, have to swing at that.

  37. twinfan1 said, on May 27, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    All in all, a revoltin’ development
    riley

    • Bozo said, on May 27, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      What about “Kill the Umpire”? I loved that movie.

  38. Macdog said, on May 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I know it’s hindsight, but when the Miami announcers are talking squeeze, then you know the Fish braintrust is thinking same.

  39. Bozo said, on May 27, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    The Giants need to STFU about Belt, get everyone out of his head and get Clark back up to work with him. When he was going through the system, Clark went along, including taking BP with Brandon. For whatever reason, Belt listened to Clark and it worked. Management should also grow some and stop talking about the guy in the press. That kid’s head is so fucked up right now he makes Zito look sane.

  40. Flavor said, on May 27, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Theriot sucks. Besides failing there he took away one of the great joys in baseball: a Santiago Casilla at bat

  41. Macdog said, on May 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    It’s a split, I’ll take it. Great work from the ‘pen, and another 4-hitter from Melky.

  42. Bozo said, on May 27, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Don’t even shower, grab your shit and a couple of beers and get to the airport. Don’t waste anytime in that LSD induced stadium. Get your asses home Giants.

  43. twinfan1 said, on May 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    No way I expected that Casilla would have so many no sweat saves. Thought he’d bring on the big time drama, Wilson magnified.

  44. Alleykat said, on May 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    I’ll take a 4-3 road trip….Now let’s take it to the Dbacks. Oh wait its a Zits start,.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm

      Wakey, wakey kat . . . In our bizarro world, Zits is good and Timmy is bad.

  45. Flavor said, on May 27, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    game is at 2:15 tomorrow? Weird. Is that extra hour because of a Mem Day celebration?

  46. Nipper said, on May 27, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    4-3 roadtrip. Not bad.

  47. Nipper said, on May 27, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Can’t wait for that next Zito start! Oh yeah!

    • Bozo said, on May 27, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      Already have SRO in the van?

      • blade3colorado said, on May 27, 2012 at 2:02 pm

        Bad clown. Bad, bad clown.

  48. blade3colorado said, on May 27, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Reds’ right-hander Mat Latos claimed a bizarre victory, becoming the first pitcher in team history to win after allowing five home runs to the Rockies. A total of 9 HRs hit by each team in this pinball . . . uhh, baseball game.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 27, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      Whoops – hit by both teams.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 27, 2012 at 2:34 pm

        It only seemed that 9 were hit by “each” team.

    • Del Mar Dennis said, on May 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      I claimed Latos this morning. He didn’t help my ERA any, but I’ll take the much needed W. And believe it or not, he actually helped my WHIP as those 5 HRs were the only batters to reach base in his 7 1/3.

      I’ve Ashely Judd at the 500. Brooklyn Decker just helped give the “start your engines” at the Coca-Cola 600.
      And my pitching got a boost today.

      That makes three hot pussies. 😀

  49. Flavor said, on May 27, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Kinda like Yu-D. I think he only gave up 1 bomb but he had a big WHIP (like 2.00 but I’m not checking to confirm) and he only lasted 5 even tho he was at just 93 pitches.
    Still, he got the W. He’s gonna win 20+ this yr just because of his offense..

  50. blade3colorado said, on May 27, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Unfrickingbelievable . . . If any of you get a chance, view the video of Cincy’s 3rd baseman, T. Frazier, going yard on Jamie Moyer. He had NO control of the bat – it had left his hands – but somehow he “threw” it perfectly at the ball and it sailed out the park. To add insult to injury, the bat maimed Jamie Moyer. JUST KIDDING!!!!! 🙂

  51. twinfan1 said, on May 27, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    It was actually, really, truly….mind boggling.

  52. Flavor said, on May 27, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    It’s hard to tell what happened, I watched it at mlb.com and you can’t slow it down fram by frame or even freeze the video at that site. I can’t tell if he threw the bat or if it slipped out after he hit it.
    What’s amazing is that Moyer threw a ball with enough velocity to get hit the other way so far……

    • blade3colorado said, on May 27, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      Flav, I know what you mean – first video I saw was like that too . . . However, you need to watch the CNN video (they are affiliated with SI, so I would imagine they have it). No need to “slomo” it or anything like that, i.e., it is quite clear that the bat has left his hands by about 7 inches at least.

  53. twinfan1 said, on May 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    For those who are interested and especially for those who are not interested, my romance , or rather non-romance update- the dreaded “we’ll always be friends” has entered the picture. You can get around that with a lot of time, not so easy when lacking it. The only thing I really have going for me on this is a mutual female friend( good thing I edit- that originally said “female fiend”) is on my side. I may have to put her to work..

    • Flavor said, on May 27, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      Keep plugging away on her Twin, she’ll probably cave. Me? I didn’t ever get married because I never found a woman who I could sustain interest in long enough to decide to marry her. And if that’s constantly happening then, ultimately, other more interesting things like my friends, work, playing poker, horse racing, playing golf, baseball (playing it, blogging about it, fantasy, etc) are more important and I came to realize that chicks just got in the way of all that.
      And, since Katie was born 9 and a half years ago (TODAY), she has taken over my personal life almost 100% because I really don’t get any help raising her from her mom. But there are benefits to being a single dad, it means I get to make all the decisions and who doesn’t like that? And here’s the best thing of all: there is nothing like the eyes of your child locked on you and you can see it in her eyes that she knows you are her rock. That unspoken confidence fuels me like nothing else I’ve ever known or ever care to know……
      Anyway, I still date but *she* always knows the deal. *Have some fun and then move on…*
      Turns out I’m a great dad and a shitty boyfriend. And I would have been an awful husband, lol. And I’m totally fine with that, go with what you’re good at and be happy. That’s for EVERYONE……

      • Del Mar Dennis said, on May 27, 2012 at 7:16 pm

        Speaking of Which [by Invincible Spirit (IRE)]…two of the best moves I ever made in my life: 1) Not getting married. 2) Not having a child. In either order. But being the “good” Catholic that I am, I’d like to think it would’ve gone in that order. But I’ve committed so many sins and broke my fair share of Commandments that it would’ve been a coin flip at best.

      • Flavor said, on May 27, 2012 at 7:23 pm

        Dennis, I might have taken this post as a judgement on decisions I’ve made in my personal life and taken offense, but that didn’t happen because it’s been superseded by yet another astute post that weaved a horse racing breeding *tree* into the fold. And I fucking love that……..
        I’m not telling you to do it, but there is a decent chance that if you can weave a horse breeding tree comment into an Alex Smith Hate post I might not delete it if it’s obscure and clever enough……..

      • Del Mar Dennis said, on May 27, 2012 at 7:35 pm

        So You Think [by High Chaparral (IRE)] I was judging you? That post was in no way directed at the decisions you made. I was just tagging along with your theme and conveying the decisions that I didn’t make. BTW, if you’re wondering why I used those two horses it’s because their names are fresh in my mind. Both Speaking of Which and So You Think won Group races earlier today over at the Curragh in Ireland.

      • twinfan1 said, on May 27, 2012 at 7:39 pm

        I want to be with this woman, Craig, but there are problems. She does still have a practice and will as long as she can. So moving up here doesn’t work for her- if I moved down there, she’s concerned I would injure myself ( her home is two stories and a basement), and as I said before- if/when it comes to that and I’m able- she doesn’t want to be dependant on me on any level. It’s almost hurtful really-that she would care for me but refuse it *from* me.
        I’m doing better than it may sound, BTW- I’ve had to compensate for lacking some significant right side motor functions but it doesn’t appear it will affect respiratory or eating- or, you know….( not talking sex)…and there is currently no tumor at all-although it can still recur. So, I’m mostly OK. I burn my hand and fingers a lot and break stuff but no real biggies… doing better than our second basemen, in other words

      • Flavor said, on May 27, 2012 at 7:49 pm

        It was just the off handed Catholic reference that I didn’t really appreciate but I didn’t care much about it either…..
        On second thought, don’t craft an Alex Smith hate post because if you weave in something so clever that I can’t delete it that will open up a whole new can of worms.
        But the horse racing tree shit? LOVE.

  54. Del Mar Dennis said, on May 27, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Not a good night for Livo in Hotlanta. I can’t believe that old fat fuck is still pitching.

  55. Flavor said, on May 27, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    “doing better than our second basemen, in other words…”
    Haha, that is the best thing I’ve read in weeks, considering the post. Thanks. And good luck Twin, despite our *man-spats* about Belt, Pagan and others I couldn’t wish anything but the best for you in your personal life…..

  56. SanDawg said, on May 27, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Twin, glad to hear you’re hanging in there, and BTW, your morning post about judging the Melky trade a positive one WAS funny. Nicely done.

    • twinfan1 said, on May 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      I’m sorry I jumped on Kat about that, but I thought it was pretty obviously a joke…Kat’s a good guy

  57. Del Mar Dennis said, on May 27, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I hate to be such a Debbie Downer, but you wanna hear something even more depressing than Michael The Man (by Wild and Wicked out of Stormy Senorita) ‘s love life? Even after our successful 4-3 road trip against two teams that give us trouble. We still lost a 1/2 game in the standings to “my” Dodgers.

    That’s so depressing it’s liable to make one switch sides and play for the other team. 😀

  58. DJLoo said, on May 27, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I realize now how much she’s just like the others, cold and distant, and many people are like that, women for sure, they’re like a union.

    -Travis Bickle

  59. twinfan1 said, on May 27, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Not as depressing as not having one, Denny. This is a lovely and intelligent woman who loves me and me her, we’re having problems getting together. Depressing would be the fantasy world of Denny and the Danica Doll..

    • blade3colorado said, on May 27, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      Denny (Travis Bickle) and a blow up doll? Yuck!

  60. twinfan1 said, on May 27, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    The strapon blow up doll, no less.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 27, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      That was Loo like gold Twin. Glad I wasn’t drinking a soda when I read that.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 27, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      Actually, he’s Catholic and they are into self-flagellation – yep, that works.

  61. twinfan1 said, on May 27, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Night all, ask it to be gentle with you, Denny.

  62. DJLoo said, on May 27, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Bud Black on the radio today was explaining why they gave up on Orlando Hudson. Can’t quote him exactly but he said that major league teams will give a guy about 100 ABs or 40-50 games to prove himself. He said it as if it was the rule everyone follows. You see where I’m going with this?

    • sandog said, on May 27, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      On our team right now, that rule could apply to every position player other than Pablo, Buster, and Melky. Not a good sign. Blanco and Crazy Horse have distanced themselves a bit from the posse at this point, but they’re not out of the woods yet.

    • Flavor said, on May 27, 2012 at 9:10 pm

      yes. Are you gonna break your dumb *no Belmont* rule and meet me and The Boney One (and Pawlie)? Let’s make a day of it….

      • DJLoo said, on May 27, 2012 at 9:25 pm

        I’m exploring my options, Flav. Aside from the chance to meet you and TBO, it’s a horrific day out there unless you have a limo and sit in an owner’s box. Pawlie’s in?

      • Del Mar Dennis said, on May 27, 2012 at 9:30 pm

        Is our Giants/A’s bet with The Boney One still on? Are we in year 3 of our 5 yr wager? Tell ’em I’ll take $50 now and call it even. And I’ll bet that fifty on the Belmont and he can make the bet in person and laugh at me when my selection takes a huge dump right before his eyes.

  63. willieD said, on May 27, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    spurs and OKC gonna be a good series…brooks, I have a feeling, is going to learn something from pop. But they shoot Js and run well—that’s what you have to do if that’s your style, just didn’t get as many easy hoops as spurs (better passers) did tonite. They have good defensive players, but got out adjusted. No answer for ginobli all night. Durant is awesome tho–scores outside and inside, with a beauty of a finger roll and turn around J.
    Stack Jack had a great game too–he’s just one of those guys that has to be in the perfect system for him, otherwise he’ll do as many bad things as good. You could see one time he got called for a foul on durant and parker and duncan went right over and calmed him down and kept his spirit up so he didn’t get stupid.
    KKerr Miller and marv are a good team, and I always enjoy barkley group, even shaq is less annoying than webber or magic.

    • Nipper said, on May 28, 2012 at 4:49 am

      SPURS all the way! They have the depth and skill no one else has.


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