A Place To Talk About Giants Baseball

The Angriest of Snot Rockets

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 24, 2013

The way things are going, it’s possible he’s going to legally change his nickname to “IrateBum”. Maybe “InfuriatedBum”. Anyway, he got his allotment of 1 run and that dope just couldn’t do anything with it. What’s up with that?

Since the all star break, the Giants are 1-6 in Bumgarner starts despite the face that he’s given up only 13 runs in those starts. I stole that stat from Carl Steward.

In Timmy’s 6 starts since his no hitter, he’s gotten a grand total of 11 runs of support from his offense. Pathetic, for sure. But I bet MadBum looks at that like the mother load of all bounties.

I didn’t watch much of last night’s game, I admit it. Had other things to do. It happens.

So what would you guys like to see the team try in September? I stole that one from Steward, too. Posey at third base? Brown in the outfield? Barry Zito on a surfboard in Santa Cruz?

At the downward rate of speed they are spiraling it’s quite possible that tickets to the Sept 7th game will be free. Up note on that event: there’s a 50/50 shot that my dad (“Bobby Bowden” as San Dawg has dubbed him) will be in town that weekend and if so he’s coming with me…….

45 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. willedav said, on August 24, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Right now it’s just hard to f-ing believe, let alone watch, the likes of clint barmes, jordy mercer and shane vicotorino (batting right handed off RHP) jack HRs out of ATT when the Giants and Buster posey cannot.
    I don’t doubt the effort, I’ve seen he and others whack balls to the warning track like the one he crushed last night off Pirates closer. But the giants all seem to have that dreaded *warning track power*, and the other guys don’t.

  2. eddacker said, on August 24, 2013 at 7:57 am

    torture. Bum had been our solid staff member among a wilted bunch of starters. No more?

    I don’t believe in voo-doo or that ESPN uses it. But if I did now would be the time.

    This season is curse_edd.

  3. Flavor said, on August 24, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Well, WillieD, there’s putting in 100% and then there’s that little edge on top of that. Whether it’s confidence, momentum, something else intangible, I don’t know. Whatever “it” was, they had it in sept last yr and thru the playoffs. Minus “it” and you get a lot of “warning track power”. I truly believe that and that’s across sports and, really, life.

    • Rooster said, on August 24, 2013 at 9:00 am

      “grit” ? “chemistry” ?

  4. willedav said, on August 24, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Unfortunately, I cannot make the Flap game. I normally work Saturdays til mid afternoon but I have a b-ball thing I cannot get out of (found out last night at first league meeting) that night 8-10.
    I highly encourage all who have the chance to go the game and meet up with Flappers, who are a really good bunch. I’ve had a great time at the two I’ve been to and have had the great fortune to have met and talked to blade, james, ted, san dawg, snarkk and wisc (who also made both, tho he doesn’t post too often anymore)) and of course our gracious host day in and day out on the blog over some cold ones. I’m sure you guys will find that a couple hours of a game (regardless of outcome) goes fast and isn’t near enough time spent in company of friends. Enjoy sharing a knowing dude head nod or three.

    • Flavor said, on August 24, 2013 at 9:58 am

      Thanks for the plug. Super bummed u can’t make it

  5. Macdog said, on August 24, 2013 at 9:24 am

    38 years ago today: http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SFN/SFN197508242.shtml

    • Flavor said, on August 24, 2013 at 10:00 am

      What a fantastic find, thank you. I’m gonna call my dad and tell him

    • snarkk said, on August 24, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      The OFers in that game, LF to RF, were Gary Matthews, Gary Thomasson, and Steve Ontiveros. Ontiveros, really? Anyway, I’d love to have Sarge patrolling LF now. What an upgrade he’d be. In a dogmeat decade outside of ’71, that ’75 team went 80-81. I’d take that record for this season’s team right now…

  6. snarkk said, on August 24, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Going to the game today with the Snarkkettes.
    Pray or chant for us. I’m hoping against hope this game will be competitive. Liriano’s pitching. He struck out 13 or something his last start. That spells trouble against the Gyros.
    May be the last time I see Timmeh live (unless he pitches the Flapalooza game), who knows?…

  7. Rooster said, on August 24, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Love how right before the season started – and the Giants were going into the season with the 7th highest payroll in MLB – more than the Rangers, more than the Cardinals, more than either of the Chicago teams, Brandon Belt said of the Dodgers, “All I can say is, you can’t buy chemistry.”
    So true.

    • snarkk said, on August 24, 2013 at 11:09 am

      Puig may have several issues with chemistry…

      • Rooster said, on August 24, 2013 at 11:20 am

        The point is, and other teams do this too – the Cubs love to do it – is SF likes to try to portray itself as a small-market team. Giants went into the season with a payroll higher than every other NL West team besides the Dodgers, along with the Braves and the trio fighting for the Central – St. Loo, Cincy, and Pitt.

      • Flavor said, on August 24, 2013 at 12:42 pm

        First of all Rooster, we all know what the team payroll is and where it’s ranked so save your simpleton posts for a group who needs the education.
        Secondly, who is portraying the Giants as a small market team? One dumb Belt quote is what you’re gonna go with? Not a single fan here has ever said it and Sabean and Baer talk about adhering to a budget but that’s a smart thing to do. They’ve never once recently suggested that they are a small market team or that they can’t compete with big payroll teams. They ARE a big payroll team. They know it. We know it. Go post your drivel about this at a Cubs website

  8. snarkk said, on August 24, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Latest NL run support stats, as in lowest average run support per game:

    Timmeh 8th lowest (3.32)
    Bum 9th (3.42)
    Cain 14th (3.62)

    Nats and Phills have two starters each in the top 10 of lowest run support. No other team aside from SF has 3 starters in this dubious “top 20″…

  9. SanDawg said, on August 24, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    @Willie–you will be missed, my man. I’m gonna coach the JV Boys this year and was looking forward to talking Xs and Os with you. Will you post your email address again?

  10. snarkk said, on August 24, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Giants are 13th in NL is runs, 14th in total bases, 14th in SLG, 14th in HRs, 14th in extra base hits. Interestingly, 4th in number of doubles — sounds like an ATT factor going on for that one, 7th in OBP, 1(lowest) in number of strikeouts, 3rd best in # sac flies, 4th in batting average. 29th out of 30 in MLB in hits required (2.35) to make a run. 13th worst in NL in run differential (-90). Interesting BA with RISP is 7th in NL at .249. The Pirates are 14th in that category; Cards are first at an astounding .327. I know some say BARISP is meaningless, but every team above the Giants in that category is a playoff lock or contender, except the Rockies (#2 in BARISP), but their pitching stinks. The only playoff contender below the Gyros in the BARISP stat is the Pirates. Lack of power I believe is the culprit this year, it’s the SLG and lack of HRs. Giants are primarily a singles hitting team, and they can’t put enough strings of ’em together to make enough runs…

  11. zumiee said, on August 24, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Snarkk, look for the SF Chronicle goody-bag salesperson in front of the ballpark. You’ll be an even bigger hero to your kids. πŸ™‚

    • snarkk said, on August 24, 2013 at 1:35 pm


  12. snarkk said, on August 24, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Belt’s hitting .185 over the past week.
    Better go back to his old grip… πŸ˜‰
    Later, Flappers…

    • twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      the notion that he was ‘fixed’ by a grip change was ridiculous to begin with. anyway, he’s more exciting being the bad boy who won’t listen to his coaches. wonder if it’s dawned on the k bros that he’s not the hottest guy on the planet anymore… it usually takes them about a week..

  13. PawlieKokonuts said, on August 24, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Going to miss ya, willied.

    Well, I’m an adventurous traveler. I just requested a room for $150 for TWO nights via airbnb, which my daughter has used around the world. As cautioned, I checked the reviews. Awaiting approval. and, no, I’m not gonna tell you where because I don’t want any: AREYOUFUCKINKIDDING ME WEAR YOUR BODY ARMOUR comments.

    • SanDawg said, on August 24, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      HELL-O Tenderloin!!!

      • Flavor said, on August 24, 2013 at 3:45 pm


  14. salty said, on August 24, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I hear that stretch on 6th between Market and Howard has improved considerably.

  15. twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    since some do believe in the clutch hitter, they should know that of the ‘regulars’, including pagan, torres, and blanco- we only have 3 batting better w/risp than in their regular at bats- pagan only had 42 at bats w/risp but he was an eye popping 119 points better with risp than in his regular at bats. pablo is our ‘clutchiest’ hitter among current regulars at 99 points above. blanco is 24 above. go to the bathroom when the mudbug hits with with risp- he’s 74 points below what he hits regularly. below: belt 4 pence 19 posey 20 scooter 22. yungo was bunko w/risp -42 points below.
    in other words, this is a team largely composed of choking dogs when the chips are down, it’s time to man up, the going gets tough, at crunch time, when the fat hits the fire, and/or when push comes to shove…

    tonight’s degenerates-

    1. Marco Scutaro (R) 2B

    2. Joaquin Arias (R) SS

    3. Buster Posey (R) 1B

    4. Hunter Pence (R) RF

    5. Brett Pill (R) LF

    6. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B

    7. Hector Sanchez (S) C

    8. Gregor Blanco (L) CF

    9. Tim Lincecum (L) P

  16. PawlieKokonuts said, on August 24, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Max Scherzer’s 19-1 is arguably the quietest, least talked about 19-1 in history. (I saw Denny McLain last night at the Chiefs game. No, I did not buy his autograph. And, no, he was not wearing an orange jumpsuit with government-issued bracelets. Yes, he was big. His head was at least 75 pounds.)

  17. twinfan1 said, on August 24, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    night all. enjoy the game.

  18. willedav said, on August 24, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    S-Dawg, Xs and Os anytime my man. wdblues122 @yahoo.
    Not sure how long you are here, but I’m free Friday eve or Sunday til late afternoon. Sat is out I’m afraid.
    Btw, what is up with this Gyorko kid? Did I see right, he’s got like 14 bombs?

    • snarkk said, on August 24, 2013 at 6:45 pm

      4 runs! We are bringing the scoring home tonight!…

      • Flavor said, on August 24, 2013 at 7:24 pm

        Nice job. Flapper haze cast over AT&T = something fucking good finally happening this season

  19. Flavor said, on August 24, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    could our relieving crew suck less dick? Could they gargle more mayonnaise (probably not possible)? This is absurd. Get a fucking OUT.

  20. snarkk said, on August 24, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    We need to friggin hold on right Now!… It’s nice out here, not too windy, garlic fries r tasty …

  21. Flavor said, on August 24, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Pirates came to swing bats, these guys aren’t quitting. I’m less than confident that our shit middle relief is gonna get this save to Romo.

  22. zumiee said, on August 24, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    The Dodgers lost today, there’s a chance to pick up a game in the standings. πŸ™‚

  23. zumiee said, on August 24, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    He is NOT sure-handed, Krukow!!! Quit saying that every time he makes an error!!!

  24. PawlieKokonuts said, on August 24, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I wonder how Marco Scutaro’s mallet finger is.

  25. Macdog said, on August 24, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Hey snarkk, did you get one of these?

    • PawlieKokonuts said, on August 24, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      I have about five fedoras; not sure I could wear that one.

      • Flavor said, on August 25, 2013 at 8:21 am

        you should, that’s a snappy look. Lurie would love it.

  26. PawlieKokonuts said, on August 24, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Can you imagine if the Pirates still had Freddy “Whatever Happened to Him?” Sanchez? He’d be about the seventh Sanchez. (BTW, The Seventh Babe by Jerome Charyn is my favorite baseball novel.)

  27. Macdog said, on August 24, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Here’s Romo for his once-a-week appearance!

    • snarkk said, on August 24, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      Romo got it done!…

  28. eddacker said, on August 24, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    not easy to watch, but Timmeh with a win, Romo with a save and Belt on the bench. haha

  29. imyomamma2 said, on August 26, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    I’ll be in San Diego on the 7th See you at Petco. πŸ™‚

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: