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Posted in Uncategorized by willedav on July 24, 2012

  I love box scores.  Given the chance I’ll pore through them every day when the Chron arrives and scan them online on game day.  The merc one online gives both sides of OPS, while the cbs site you can follow along with game tracker which also has blogger comments.  In the Giants Philly finale their was an argument over Hunter Pence—one guy thought he should have been doing more this year at the plate,  didn’t care for his defense and thought Amaro should dump along with other non productive players while the other guy defended him.  I noticed last night with Utley and Howard back he hit sixth…and went 0-4.  Mayberry, btw, hit 8th.  

    First thing I usually check is all the HRs.  Sunday there were 39 hit overall, but only 13 of those came in the NL.  Of the 26 hit in the AL, one was the first of the year for Kurt Suzuki, a guy I’ve always liked whose offense has fallen on hard times last couple years.  HIs came off CC and he was pretty fired up about it.  I also noticed Rajai Davis hit his 5th…I think we were all ready to dump the guy off on waivers when he was hitting .056 for us, but he has managed to stay in baseball and currently has an OPS of .730 for the Jays.  He still racks up steals and hasn’t done badly for a 38th round draft pick by the Pirates, who traded him here.

  My next thing is to add up total amount of runs scored, usually just in the NL.  Last night, fairly typically there were 64 runs scored in the 8 NL games.  In other words, “4.3 runs” would have been enough, on average.  Would not have worked Saturday, however, when the total was 94.  This was night of the 11-10 comeback by the braves and a game in which the light hitting astros scored 8 and got blown out as the DBacks scored 13 at home.

  Blown saves have become a stat I always notice now. Last night featured an epic meltdown by K-Rod, newly appointed closer by the Brewers–two thirds of an inning, 3 walks 3 hits 4 earned.  Given the closer perfect situation, brought in just to pitch the 9th with a 3 run lead, instead the Phils get a walk off sac fly to send the Brewers home losers once again.   

 There are other things I find interesting, such as extra inning games where guys often have really bad nights like 0-6, or you see how bad some of the starting pitching around the rest of baseball is—the Twins, Royals, Orioles and Rangers all started guys last night with an ERA over 5.00. As you might guess, the Rangers guy Feldman was the only one who emerged victorious.

 I’ll leave with one more thought–the box score is also the source of that famous quote wherein a dribbler, bloop, or a misplayed ball from a fielder is charitably awarded a hit results in, “That’s a line drive in the scorebook. ”                                                                      

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  1. willedav said, on July 24, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    OK let’s see if belt and his extra work with added confidence pays off rest of the night. I like what he said and did. If he’s the son of a texas football coach, he knows about work ethic and putting in practice time.
    Regardless of what happens next few days, I’m not in favor of sending him down. He can hit .900 in the coast league, but that won’t solve his problems vs. breaking balls thrown by mlb pitchers. Either he learns to see them and hit them or he doesn’t. Right now there is a book on him, and he has to be able to deal with it vs. mlb level talent–which can only be done whenever he is in the LU here.

  2. unca_chuck said, on July 24, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Wow. That sucks 2 walks with no outs.

    Apwlie, Panda played 1st yesterday as well.

  3. pawliekokonuts said, on July 24, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Gee, it was cool to meet K&K in Pittsburgh but how sweet would it have been to meet Amy G.?

    • unca_chuck said, on July 24, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      My daughter got a pic with her a few games ago . . . She said she was very nice…

  4. DJLoo said, on July 24, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Randy Winn?

  5. unca_chuck said, on July 24, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I was thinking Will Clark.

  6. unca_chuck said, on July 24, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Or Bill Madlock . . .

  7. Flavor said, on July 24, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    terrible news about Pablo. Left hammy strain could be anything….

  8. unca_chuck said, on July 24, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Better than a tear.

    • Flavor said, on July 24, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      it’s all about the grade of it. Any strain is a partial tear. Longoria has been out 3 months with one. But he’s a gigantic pussy so I shouldn’t have used him as an example……

  9. Flavor said, on July 24, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Well, it’s an opportunity for Belt, again, we’ll see what he does with it……

  10. Del Mar Dennis said, on July 24, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Arias and Belt are now manning our hot corners for the foreseeable future. My patience has already run out.
    That is without question the worst duo in recent memory.

  11. twinfan1 said, on July 24, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I’d bet that Hector is getting work at first base as we speak…as I said in his rookie year ( 2008) and I’m sure many more have felt the same thing- the biggest problem with Panda would be keeping him on the field.

    • Bozo said, on July 24, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      I think I read that Hector has gotten a first base glove and was working out there (didn’t see where he attended the JT school of first base yet).

  12. pawliekokonuts said, on July 24, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Announcers thought groin strain for Sandoval; I immediately thought hamstring. They’re pesky. Maybe [hoping] not as bad from a stretch as from a run. BTW, last time I ever played softball [not saying what year] I fell down running to first from blowing out a hamstrung. It felt like I was shot. I crab-walked to first. Everybody thought it was hilarious. Except me. An inglorious end. In 2008, my leg ripped out from under me because of black ice. Pulled hamstring. The whole back of my leg was bruised, and I didn’t even fall. Hamstring.

    • Flavor said, on July 24, 2012 at 8:58 pm

      the chick I’m currently banging fucked her hammy up doing squats last week and despite her dr telling her it’s just a strain she can really only walk right now without pain.We normally run the dish together in about 40 minutes. We did it today in an hour and 10………

      • pawliekokonuts said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:04 pm

        let’s hope she does not read here; and, um, is “run the dish together” code for some sort of exotic erotic acrobatic maneuver??

      • Flavor said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:30 pm

        she doesn’t read the blog, obviously. The Dish is, well, The Dish. It’s a great run, about 4 miles, some decent hills…..
        http://dish.stanford.edu/

  13. Flavor said, on July 24, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Theriot reminds me a little bit of Robby Thompson with much less power. He does little shit that keeps the game going in the team’s direction. He’s been a great addition……

    • Bozo said, on July 24, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      Agree.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on July 24, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      He’s a gamer. A bit of Freddy without the injuries. Remember Freddy?

  14. unca_chuck said, on July 24, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Ain;t doing shit off Volquez lately.

  15. unca_chuck said, on July 24, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Or Melky . . .

    • DJLoo said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      Or the chick I’m currently banging…

  16. pawliekokonuts said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    My life as an East Coast fan: late nights. Adios, girls.

  17. tedspe said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    WILLIEDAV!!!
    Great thread

  18. DJLoo said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Without looking it up, I don’t think Belt has ever had a decent hot streak in the bigs…
    This is officially pitiful…

    • tedspe said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      Hot is subjective. Without looking it up I think he had an 11 game hit streak this year

      • Flavor said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:26 pm

        Belt had about a month of decent production this year. He had more productive last year. Next year could be a wild ride…..

  19. DJLoo said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Play of the year!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Bozo said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    WOW

  21. tedspe said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    He had more productive last year.
    ———————————————————-
    Him play better baseball.
    BTW, GREAT DOUBLE PLAY

  22. zumiee said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    The Big Leagues! As Krukow says!

  23. tedspe said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    When it’s time for a larger penis think Speedy Cock Larger Penis
    Now back to our game…

  24. twinfan1 said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Had to turn the PC back on just to say that has to be the greatest play Pagan has ever made- and the best play a few dozen outfielders would wish they ever made.

    • tedspe said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      Thank you for recognizing that and also for stating the obvious
      😉
      Kidding. That was beautiful

  25. Flavor said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Pagan has been bad lately, unimpressive on both ends of the ball. That was spectacular. The biggest thing from that play, hopefully, is that it’s gonna get him going again offensively. We need him…….

    • tedspe said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:43 pm

      Uhm…yeah..
      That’ll get the old bat going 😉

      • eddacker said, on July 25, 2012 at 7:58 am

        who was talking about his girlfriend?

  26. tedspe said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Too many gay-ass-smiley comments.
    I apologize, gentlemen.
    I’ll try to keep this assholiness in check

    • unca_chuck said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:47 pm

      Your Nipper is showing.

      • tedspe said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:49 pm

        Yes. You’re right. Again. My apologies.
        Then again, if I where a long coat, no one will notice

    • eddacker said, on July 25, 2012 at 8:03 am

      when I think of Ass and Holy, well, you know . . . .

  27. unca_chuck said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Yeah, Pagan broke back on the flare by Volquez, and let it fall in front of him. Then he pulls that off. Hes obviously better going side to side. Which is easier. But spectacular play nonetheless . . .

  28. Bozo said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I have a feeling Mr. Belt is going to connect with one and win this thing.

    • unca_chuck said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      He may need to hit a 3 run homer.

      • Bozo said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:56 pm

        I’m thinking a solo lead off shot might do the trick.

    • Macdog said, on July 24, 2012 at 10:01 pm

      The way he’s going, I’ll take the leadoff walk.

  29. tedspe said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Designated closer. Not closing

    • zumiee said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      Tough break for Dennis there.

  30. unca_chuck said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    The proverbial 0-2 from the get-go.

  31. unca_chuck said, on July 24, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    The pisser to all this is Panda gets hurt playing out of position.

    • tedspe said, on July 24, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      Yes, but if ever the Panda looked like one of The Nicholas Brothers…

  32. tedspe said, on July 24, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I don’t want to curse this but…oh yeah

  33. Salty said, on July 24, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Maybe this is a turning point for Belt.

  34. Macdog said, on July 24, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Walkoff Crawford!

  35. tedspe said, on July 24, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    BALL-FUCKING-GAME

  36. unca_chuck said, on July 24, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Crawfish!!!!

    • tedspe said, on July 24, 2012 at 10:05 pm

      UNCLE JESSIE!!!
      (the one from Full House, not the Dukes of Hazzard)

  37. Bozo said, on July 24, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    OK, I meant Belt would score the winning run. WTG Crawford – Go Giants.

  38. tedspe said, on July 24, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    What an exciting ballgame.
    GOD I love baseball

  39. tedspe said, on July 24, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Lovely to hear Tony Bennett in the background on the TV>
    When you’re there, you hang out and sing along.
    It;s a thing of beauty

  40. DJLoo said, on July 24, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Great, great win. Ya shoulda stayed up, PK.
    I don’t think Kuiper heard one word Krukow just said…

  41. Bozo said, on July 24, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    That game was DP heaven. I think those two will be on the top ten list this week.

  42. willedav said, on July 24, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    yeah helluva W. Stellar D, great inning from casilla. going into the 9th those 3 due up were 0-8 with at least 4 Ks…stay with it, finish strong. Great ABs all around, and drive LA one more game in the hole.
    I’m sure belt’s dad has told his football kids, you get knocked down, you get back up and don’t do something stupid. He and craw should be lighting up their blog tonite and go finish off pads for a sweep tmw.

  43. willedav said, on July 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    check out where crawford is when he catches the throw from pagan. For a guy who was regularly bouncing throws to 1b earlier, he uncorks a seed to belt that nails Headley from the OF grass.

  44. snarkk said, on July 24, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Maybe that walk to help win the tilt will give Belt some confidence. Very nice game all around. Good effort by Bum, who didn’t have his best stuff. Give this squad at least two new bodies that can hit, and we’re good to go, IMO…

  45. tedspe said, on July 24, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Gentlemen (?), I have to go now. But I’m still getting chills from that Pagan DP.
    Beauty. Beauty indeed. Excellent win.
    Goodnight, lads

  46. unca_chuck said, on July 24, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Yeah, we’d better hope Belt starts catching fire. Pablo is going to be out at least a little. Hell of a defensive game tonight,

  47. Bozo said, on July 24, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Two DPs that won’t seem as great in the box score tomorrow.

    Goodnight Flappers and Flapperettes, happy Giants dreams.

    • zumiee said, on July 24, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      Although- just saw that the two doubleplays are ESPN Sportcenter’s #1 and #2 plays of the day.

    • unca_chuck said, on July 24, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      Still and all, you don;t see too many 8-4-3 DPs.

  48. zumiee said, on July 24, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Looks like Dempster has vetoed the trade to the Braves. He’s pressuring the Cubs for a trade to the Dodgers.

  49. snarkk said, on July 24, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Hanley Ramirez now a Dodger…

    • blade3colorado said, on July 25, 2012 at 6:13 am

      Yep, just saw that this morning. Big, big upgrade for the Bums, plus they get a very good middle relief pitcher in Choate too.

  50. pawliekokonuts said, on July 25, 2012 at 9:34 am

    It is a wondrous thing to wake up to a W on the right coast, with the confectionary decoration of a celestial Angel Pagan web gem and throw dart. Giants!!!!


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