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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 28, 2014

“We Don’t No Hit You, We Don’t Win.”

It’s probably too long to put on a sign and it doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it?

Leake was lights out and Cueto has shut pretty much everyone down this year. But now we are in a pickle as the possibility of getting swept (again) at home is a real possibility. Alfredo Simon has been surprisingly good this year. Matt Cain has been surprisingly bad. And then “No Hit” Bailey gets to feast on us again tomorrow.

If I’m coming across negatively, it’s because I’m reacting to reality. If our reality changes, I’ll adjust my mood and attitude accordingly…..

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  1. blade3colorado said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Now win the SOB.

  2. Macdog said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Buster rally!

  3. snarkk said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Why remove Crawford for PH Arias? I don’t get that at all…

    • unca_chuck said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:06 pm

      Only thing I got is Crawfish is a lefty. But Craw’s got a better shot at a fly ball.

      • snarkk said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:07 pm

        But, Craw is nails against LHPs. Total nonsense move by Bochy…

    • Bozo said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:10 pm

      Agreed.

  4. salty said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Blooper time

  5. DJLoo said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Squeeze?

  6. Macdog said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    What’s the longer drought, a hit by Sanchez or a save by Romo?

  7. snarkk said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    And, Arias does what he usually does. Nothing. Overfreeking managing by Bochy. Dumbass, ridiculous move, IMO…

  8. unca_chuck said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Fuck. Up to Duvall.

  9. unca_chuck said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Hanger. Fuck. All he has is his fastball.

  10. Macdog said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Arfuckghhhh.

  11. blade3colorado said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Never thought they would even touch this guy, so that’s something. Hope we can hang until the heart (Pence, et. al.) of the line up comes up again.

  12. Bozo said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Did they jus say Hicks in LF and Arias at SS?

    • blade3colorado said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      Yes.

  13. snarkk said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    I just do not understand that PH of Arias for Craw.
    Craw has been eating LHPs for lunch this season at .338. Arias is about 1 for the season as a PHer. Weakass dribbler by Arias, at best, was predictable. Bochy has some ‘splainin to do. Now, Craw is out of the game for D purposes, Arias at SS, so the D is weaker. Bochy is in a slump, too…

    • blade3colorado said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      Especially doesn’t make sense, when you consider that Craw has hit 6 for 22 in his last 7 games (1 for 3 tonight). Not like he is scuffling out there. Essentially, Bochy seems to still believe that this season’s Crawford is last year’s model. Meh.

      • snarkk said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:21 pm

        Well, what’s done is done. Would you rather have Craw or Arias up trying to get a sac fly in that situation? I vote Craw, and I think most Giants fans would vote that, regardless of who’s pitching. I’m perplexed by that move…

    • Bozo said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      I agree Snarkk, I could see maybe, maybe batting Arias for Sanchez, but Craw? I didn’t get that one.

    • Macdog said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      Crawford career 1-for-2, a single and a strikeout, vs. Chapman.

  14. blade3colorado said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Well, the good news is that Chapman is gassed after tonight (31 pitches), so he won’t be used tomorrow. Ha. On the other hand, that may be a bad thing after what Pence, Pablo and Posey have done against him.

  15. salty said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Against most lefties no, but I’m OK using Arias against the rocket launcher.

    • snarkk said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      Arias is hitting .186 this season against LHPs. Craw is at .338 against LHPs.
      So, lifetime Arias better be 4 for 5 or some such against Chapman, else I got nothin’ to explain that move…

  16. unca_chuck said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    OK. We gonna move the runner?

  17. unca_chuck said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    There you go.

  18. unca_chuck said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Tiburon Blanco time.

  19. unca_chuck said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Wow. Barely had time to type that before he fucked that up.

    • snarkk said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      Blanco blows…

  20. unca_chuck said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Shit, Fat Bastard II.

  21. unca_chuck said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Wow. that was just pathetic.

  22. snarkk said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Scoring-wise, Giants just can’t pee a drop…

  23. snarkk said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Does Lopez ever get any righthanders out? So why does Lopez come in to start this inning against 2 RHBs, including Votto, when Machi, a RHP, is in the Pen, ready? WTF?…

    • snarkk said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      Sorry, I thought Votto was batting RH. Right move, he just got beat…

  24. Bozo said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    This game, at this hour and on a Saturday night, is really pissing me off. On the plus side, it does add to my hating Selig as the faux Comish.
    Hicks in LF? fuck.

  25. salty said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Wtf…he’s paid million a year just to get lefties out….spiraling

    • salty said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:36 pm

      5 m

  26. unca_chuck said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Fuck!!! He woulda had the out at 3rd

  27. unca_chuck said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Oh, fuck me Jesus. Oh well.

    Machi for the DP?

  28. snarkk said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    This streak of crap play and crap hitting is really starting to tick me off…

  29. DJLoo said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    The Giants pennant hopes are about as realistic to me as a Cialis commercial.

    • snarkk said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:45 pm

      Murph should throw some Cialis in the clubhouse coffee pot to stiffen up the Giants bats.
      A four hour stiffy is just about what they need…

  30. snarkk said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Machi, sweet.
    I’m breaking out a finger of Laphroaig now to close this inning down…

  31. unca_chuck said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Good God. We throw more hanging sliders that any 10 teams

  32. unca_chuck said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Bulleitt at the ready. Fuck! Another hanging slider.

    Football season start September 7th.

    Somebody shut those bitches up.

  33. snarkk said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Should have broken out two fingers…

  34. Macdog said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    This fuckin’ Cozart has killed ’em all series.

    • eddacker said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      That pitch to Cozart was a duplicate of the first strike. K & K had said after that first pitch, “he won’t see that pitch again.” wrong.

  35. eddacker said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    And now we lose the east coast.
    freak and frack

  36. snarkk said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    This fucker is on Bochy, more than anybody else.
    Crawford could have finished the game off, but he puts Arias in to PH?
    Now this disaster. G’nite all…

  37. unca_chuck said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    wrhqieriheriuer/lzkcjbedzcklxnbgt54faedXJ CV

    1 game. Bochy sot hwjjjdavijoSRVV;A

  38. unca_chuck said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    i hate baseball.

  39. Bozo said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Well, that does it for me. We were doing well before the Reds scored.

  40. unca_chuck said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Yeah, Bochy wears this one.

  41. unca_chuck said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Worst. Homestand. Ever.

  42. eddacker said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Hey, we got the big boys coming up. We are the come from behind never say die team.
    “What?”
    “well, sure, I’ll shut the door up, you don’t have to be rude.”

    and now my Oakland loving sister is on me too.
    bleep

  43. blade3colorado said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Jumbo Diaz? The indignity of the Giants continues non-stop.

  44. unca_chuck said, on June 28, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Fat Bastard III Go Giants! Anywhere.

    Please.

  45. Macdog said, on June 28, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Sanchez still can’t get the runner in from 3rd.

  46. eddacker said, on June 28, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    The bright spot is – off day Monday. harumpff

  47. blade3colorado said, on June 28, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Don’t forget to turn off the porch light and lock the front door.

  48. snarkk said, on June 28, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Back with a bit of scotch left.
    What gets me about that bottom 9th other than Arias pinch hitting for Craw, is that with the hitting so challenged, men on 2nd and 3rd nobody out, Bochy does not try a safety squeeze, even a suicide squeeze. If he didn’t think Sanchez could bunt successfully, he could have used Arias there to bunt. Bochy does not try to force the defense to make a play, where a tag would have to be made at home, not just a force play. He refuses to try that type of thing. Even if it didn’t work, and the runner would be tagged out at home, you then have a man on 3rd with one out, where a sac fly by Crawford still wins the game. When you are in free fall, you need to do something different to win…

  49. sportdude said, on June 29, 2014 at 12:12 am

    FUCK!!!!! nuff said

  50. snarkk said, on June 29, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Belt is smoking minor league pitching. Get him up here, stat…

  51. Nipper said, on June 29, 2014 at 7:17 am

    BLEEP………how about just getting one? Glad I’m not paying for this stuff. Stay at home nowadays.

  52. unca_chuck said, on June 29, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Yeah, tie 1st thing I thought when Bochy brought Arias in after my son asked me the initial ‘why take out Crawfish?” was I thought they’d bring Arias to bunt.

  53. wswins said, on June 29, 2014 at 8:59 am

    embarrassing

  54. blade3colorado said, on June 29, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Doesn’t get any easier. Jay Bruce is playing out of his mind, raising his average more then 30 points feasting on Giants, Cubs, and Bluejay pitching:
    H R HR RBI SB
    6/28 @SF 2/4 0 0 0 0
    6/27 @SF 2/4 0 0 2 1
    6/26 @SF 3/4 2 0 0 0
    6/25 @ChC 2/4 0 0 2 0
    6/24 @ChC 1/4 0 0 1 0
    6/23 @ChC 1/5 0 0 0 0
    6/22 Tor 2/4 1 0 1 0
    6/21 Tor 1/3 3 1 1 0
    6/20 Tor 2/3 3 1 2 1

    Meanwhile, opponents are batting .313 in 48 at-bats against Hudson’s fastball in his last 3 outings. Ugh. Worse, Hudson is on one of my Fantasy League teams . . . Hmm, do I bench him or start him????? 🙂

  55. stickman said, on June 29, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Snarkk and others voiced my thought going into this blog today. This one’s on Bochy. He doesn’t do adversity well. Not only did he fuck up big time subbing Arias for CrawDaddy. He also burned his most effective reliever, Casilla, coming in for Affeldt to get one out in the 8th.

    Mentioned it softly going into the 9th last night: Stated that the inning would be one of nail-biting and finger crossing. Should have added head-shaking and eye-rolling. Romo is toast as a closer. He has become predictable. Had Casilla not been burned on one batter he could have got the call in the 9th and chances are better than fair that he would have earned the save and Cain would have got a much needed W and the team would finally have stopped the bleeding for a night.

    Besides Cain’s outstanding performance the other good sign was Panik going two for four and upping his BA above the Mendoza line. This kid could stick. I felt he might not come around until relieved of the burden of playing the accursedly named park which MUST be renamed Willie Mays Field.

    Morse has been colder than the proverbial witches tits lately. He needs to sit for two or three games. Colvin and Perez should be able to cover for a spell of that length. And what the hell happened with Machi? Cody Hall and Bret Bochy should get some consideration in case of an “injury” to one of our currently underperforming relievers.

    Back to my opening premise: This one’s on Bochy. Sometimes he’s a total bonehead. It’s happened before. He does not deal well with adversity and lacks imagination. Last night he even fucked up on his forte, managing the bullies.

  56. 2 WS titles said, on June 29, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Absolute rubbish.
    Adversity?
    How soon they forget the brilliance shown in winning two World Championships. One needs to overcome tons of adversity just to make it to the dance, not to mention making shrewd moves. Is he wrong occasionally? Of course. No mgr is perfect.

    Just think about being down 0-2 in a five game series and 1-3 in a 7 game series. Tell me again about handling adversity.

    • snarkk said, on June 29, 2014 at 11:01 am

      I criticize Bochy for lack of creativity. He’s not good at small ball, and pressuring the opposition defense to make a play. He doesn’t like risking “giving up” an out, he’d rather let a dude who’s proven nothing so far this season go on and hit away, when the chance of a bunt attempt to win the game is as probable, if not more probable, than the guy getting a hit or sac fly…

  57. twinfan1 said, on June 29, 2014 at 10:04 am

    *Panik: nice game. He and the team needed it.
    *Pablo: That was a great AB in the ninth
    *Romo and Machi: Gave Casilla an early Christmas present. That was close to 3 HRs in the 9th.
    *Arias decision: I don’t often question Bochy’s decisions, but this was a doozy of a screw up. As soon as Arias hacked at that first pitch the AB was over.
    *Hector: speaking of none chance, Eva Longoria could get him out now
    *The Beast: looking very mousy of late- the streak is up to 15 days-no runs, no RBI, no homers.
    * Hey- up by 1 in the West, 3 in the WC, Everything is semi-beautiful

    Good morning.


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