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Name that BBOTD

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 2, 2014

Well, whether it was the new BBOTD that put him over the top or just skill and experience, Timmy did what I didn’t think he would do: follow up his no hitter with a quality start. And man, we needed that. However it can’t just be “Tim for the Win” every 5th day. It’s time for more of his teammates to step up.

Normally, my confidence would be shot for a game like tonight’s against Wainwright. But I’m buoyed by the haunting afternoon haze of the newest BBOTD. The sun has set according to my dad, but as far as she’s concerned, the future is still brilliant and alive………

Someone needs to name her. Nominees go in the thread below…….

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  1. zumiee said, on July 2, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    I don’t think it’s confusing what Sabean meant by “bad penny year” last season. In the middle of the season, he basically was saying it’s just not the Giants’ year, and then he headed off to the Bahamas or somewhere.

    • snarkk said, on July 2, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      At the time, didn’t he mean a “Brad Penny” year — meaning big, lumbering and not very good?…

  2. Macdog said, on July 2, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I think Panik took more pitches there than the previous five batters combined.

  3. zumiee said, on July 2, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Blanco with his awesome uppercut swing for the pop-out.

  4. snarkk said, on July 2, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Geez, Loo, what happened to that 9:38 good feeling on Blanco’s next AB? Pop up swinging at ball four. Maybe you’ve got a bulging disk?… 😉

    • DJLoo said, on July 2, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      Should’ve at least walked. The ump screwed him twice.

  5. zumiee said, on July 2, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    I’m going to the Giants game tomorrow. If Blanco’s batting leadoff, that’ll be my scream you hear on TV.
    🙂

  6. Alleykat said, on July 2, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Darren Ford as pathetic as he is,would be an upgrade over Blanco Blanks..

  7. snarkk said, on July 2, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    This Blanco leadoff thing must end. We can’t be subjected to this as long as Pagan is out, which might be the rest of the season. Reports are that he’ll be given another epidural tomorrow in LA, then back to the Bay Area to wait for a few days to see what happens…

  8. Macdog said, on July 2, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    He’s safe.

  9. zumiee said, on July 2, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Affeldt got a ticky-tacky almost-impossible-to-see balk the other night, and yet Neshek is allowed to do all kinds of bizarre stuff from the stretch.

  10. Alleykat said, on July 2, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Pence clearly beat it!

  11. zumiee said, on July 2, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Man, I hope Pence is OK.

  12. Alleykat said, on July 2, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Pence is such a wild cat, anyone who downs 18 cups of coffee a day has to be!

  13. zumiee said, on July 2, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Sandoval fouls back the two pitches down the middle, then reaches and rolls the ball over.

  14. Alleykat said, on July 2, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Beast can’t hit that heat, thanks for coming, Fuuuuuck!!!!

    • zumiee said, on July 2, 2014 at 10:08 pm

      The 3 big guys couldn’t square up the hard-throwing closer.

  15. snarkk said, on July 2, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Well, not surprising with Wainwright going. Getting at him twice in succession was a bridge way too far for this putrid offense right now. Good job by Voggy and Pen, 2 earnies should normally yield a win…

  16. snarkk said, on July 2, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Panik, 2 of the 5 Giants hits. Posey, Morse, Panda, Craw, Blanco = no hits. Obviously, they’re not “ready”, so I’m expecting tomorrow Sabes will publicly rip them all a new one to light a fire…

  17. willedav said, on July 2, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Well, good for Panik, he needed that. also probably keeps Hicks on the bench few days longer, tho not sure if Giants are facing lefties.

    I’ll give the BB this much–that’s another very good effort from Vogs, and another one from Tim. That stuff keeps going, Giants can win their share of *torture* games.

    And that’s where I stand–Blanco Perez Colvin Duvall Panik Hicks Hector Arias—whatever they get out of these guys is gravy. It’s up to everyone else, the established regular vets, to carry the load and pick these guys up when they are struggling. And struggling to stay alive and in the league at all is what they do and who they are. Getting all bent over them, imo, is just a waste of effort. They’re replacement guys, not regulars or all stars.
    But if that’s how you want to vent, knock yourself out.

  18. willedav said, on July 3, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Pawlie mentioned Sabes as a poker player. He’s not the type to go all in on a big hype deal like colletti. If he talks to the Marlins, it’s not, “Who do you want for Stanton?” It’s more about a Bonifacio.

    He wasn’t gonna pick up Cano to replace Scutaro, and he wasn’t in on the bidding for Ellsbury or Choo. But the two guys he did get, Hudson and Morse, have been very pleasant surprises. Even Tim and Vogs have been better than I would have expected, esp lately.

    With the added WC it takes longer for the sellers group to grow. How many Cubs Twins or WhiteSox do you want?

    Sabes isn’t riding buses through the valley to watch the Coast League–he’s got an army of scouts advisers coaches and mgrs. at minor league levels that do all that, and he’s relying on them to help decide the value what he has and what needs they can fill. So what he says is based on what he is hearing from multiple sources. These guys also are gonna tell him what SF could afford to give up in a deal too.

    Last night was a good ballgame, and Giants got winning run to the plate late. Wainwright and Vogs actually was a great match up. And we got Zum going today with Bum on the hill. sounds like a winning formula…regardless of who leads off or plays where.

  19. unca_chuck said, on July 3, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Yesterday, as tortuous as it turned out to be, didn’t feel as bad as some of the recent losses.

    The pitching IS coming around. Just got to hope Belt gives them a needed jolt of hitting. Morse is not hitting anything hard lately. He’s the one that carried them early. Belt can hopefully get the rest of the boys rolling.

    And much as I like Blanco get him the hell out of the 1 hole. Please. Yeah, he’s not the only problem, but he’s not setting the table at all. Neither is Pence. I’d lead off with Panik and Crawfish. Get Pence in more of an RBI spot.

  20. unca_chuck said, on July 3, 2014 at 8:42 am

    And, in that line of thinking, just saw this:

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/giants/rewind-big-lineup-changes-coming-after-giants-shut-out

  21. unca_chuck said, on July 3, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Oh, shit! I just READ the article. Pence leadoff? Belt 2nd when he returns?

    Aaaaaah. not crazy about that, but it IS different. Shit. Might as well bat Bummie 8th tonight.

    • Chipower9 said, on July 3, 2014 at 9:23 am

      Charlie said: “Might as well bat Bummie 8th tonight.”

      First, it is a day game. Pitcher in the 8 hole…classic LaRussa move. And why not…he has more pop than anyone else near the bottom of the order.

      Morse REALLY needs to find his stroke. Dude was on fire for the early part of the season, and of late, he hasn’t done much. Really need to get his bat going again. Posey has come around of late, as has Pablo.

  22. Chipower9 said, on July 3, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Well, Titties Galore (or whatever the fuck her name is) didn’t have a very long run.

    Vogey pitched his ass off. Only two earned with 8 Ks…in most games a pitcher ought to win those games. But with our inept fucking offense? PFFFT.

    I am okay with Pence batting lead-off. You need a guy who has a REALLY GOOD CHANCE of getting on base, AND has some speed. Pence meets the requirement (better than Crawford and certainly better’n Pank). I thnk Panik needs to stay near the bottom of the order.

    Until Pagan comes back (and possibly Scutaro…who played in five innings his last rehad start and will bump it up to seven in the next) comes back, I am down with The Preacher in the leadoff hole, and Belt in the 2 hole.

    How about scoring some fucking runs today! Off early today for the Independence Day holiday. Ready to watch our boys take the series behind Big Country.

  23. Chipower9 said, on July 3, 2014 at 9:37 am

    I know you haven’t posted since this thread was up, but if you read this…stay safe, John (Clown), re: Hurricane Arthur.

  24. snarkk said, on July 3, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Bochy must be getting his moves from the Flap. Blanco out of the leadoff role. I guess after going 10 for his last 59, Bochy finally got the memo about Blanco maybe not being a great leadoff guy. The redeeming thing about Pence being leadoff is that he’s got a good OBP, and he’ll get another time up during games. Long term, that role doesn’t make much sense. But, let’s see what happens, it all depends on Pagan’s disk, and there’s no predicting where that ends up. Is Morse hurt, too? The guy has disappeared at the plate…

  25. unca_chuck said, on July 3, 2014 at 10:11 am

    I heard this morning that Morse ‘wasn’t 100%’ in the recent past, but I have no idea what that means as of now.

  26. unca_chuck said, on July 3, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Pence is just so off the wall with his approach that I’m not all that thrilled about it, other than he’s not Blanco.

    I still would have looked at Panik/Crawfish 1-2 and getting Pence in the 5 hole.

  27. Chipower9 said, on July 3, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I have the perfect name for the BBOTD…

    NEXT!

    You can’t string two wins together (esp. when your starter goes 7 and gives up only 2 ER with 8 Ks)…then don’t let the door hit ya in the ass on the way out.

  28. snarkk said, on July 3, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Lew Wolff must have had a frat brother phone conversation with the Budster yesterday. Selig has jumped into the Oakland Mausoleum lease fray, and “ruled” that the A’s can move immediately to another location if the Oakland nutjob politicians don’t agree to the lease extension that’s been negotiated. Who needs a blue ribbon committee — let the Budster just send an email…
    http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Selig-permits-A-s-to-leave-Oakland-prompts-last-5598201.php

  29. Macdog said, on July 3, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Pence RF

    Panik 2B

    Posey C

    Sandoval 3B

    Colvin LF

    Duvall 1B

    Crawford SS

    Blanco CF

    Bumgarner LHP

  30. Chipower9 said, on July 3, 2014 at 10:22 am

    As mentinoed earlier, with the line-up we have (sans Pagan), I am down with Pence leading-off for a while (emphasis on FOR A WHILE). As snarkk alluded…I don’t want to see this long-term, but it may be the best they have to go with over the short term.

    Pence has the second highest OBP on the team (after Pagan).

    Craw is 6th in OBP at .323. Panik is way the fuck down there (11th) at .286.

    Pence also has the required speed for a lead-off type and is 3rd on the team with 7 SBs.

    So, all things considered, I would roll the dice with Pence/Belt 1/2 for a week or so, and that gives them a chance to get a read on the status of Pagan.

  31. Alleykat said, on July 3, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I’m sure Vogs is pissed off this morning, as are most of the starters, knowing you can’t give up a run or 2, shit even a no hitter might just be extra innings or a loss on an error or balk,or wild pitch.

    • snarkk said, on July 3, 2014 at 10:39 am

      Ditto that.
      Hitters are gripping, no doubt. The A’s fall out of bed and score 3 runs…

      • dirtnrocksnreno said, on July 3, 2014 at 11:32 am

        I guess valuing BB helps with that.

  32. Chipower9 said, on July 3, 2014 at 10:30 am

    MLB has given the A’s the green light to relocate…

    http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Selig-permits-A-s-to-leave-Oakland-prompts-last-5598201.php

    I truly hope the A’s stay in the Bay Area, and particularly like them in Oakland. The city of Oakland needs to get their shit together.

    • Alleykat said, on July 3, 2014 at 10:59 am

      With you Chi, used to go in the rebellious times under Finley, loved those teams winning despite that Asshole.
      Jack London Square would be my choice for a new park, bombs in the bay like ATT!!

  33. unca_chuck said, on July 3, 2014 at 11:09 am

    They should put it on the end of the runway on the north end of Alameda.

  34. unca_chuck said, on July 3, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Yeah I went a few times when I was a kid with my (much older) brother in law. Back when you could bring pony kegs in to the bleachers. Surprised we didn’t die on the San Mateo bridge those wasted nights. Him anyway.

  35. unca_chuck said, on July 3, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Just noticed Morse is getting a blow, err, rest today.

    • snarkk said, on July 3, 2014 at 11:36 am

      First base is really rough on the body? I would not be surprised if the guy has some kind of nagging injury going on…

  36. dirtnrocksnreno said, on July 3, 2014 at 11:31 am

    2b must bat second. Lol, Bochy.

  37. snarkk said, on July 3, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Bumgarner should be hitting 7th in today’s lineup…

  38. Bozo said, on July 3, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Steve and Chuck, thanks for the well wishes. Prep works is done, if it’s not secure I probably don’t want it (if I have any neighbors on here, that was just a joke). Plenty of supplies, nothing left to do but hunker in. As a bonus, it looks like the Giants will be on the tube back here, so win or lose, I can get a break from the weather channel. Cheers y’all and Goooooooooooo GIANTS..

    • blade3colorado said, on July 3, 2014 at 12:30 pm

      Take care of your gal and yourself. Give us a shout afterwards to let us know you’re all right!!!!!

    • willedav said, on July 3, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      enjoy the game hope you guys are safe.

      • Bozo said, on July 3, 2014 at 4:47 pm

        Thanks willie, I think we are good to go.

  39. unca_chuck said, on July 3, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Batten down the hatches and all that. Every summer you go through this?

    Man, that’s nuts. Would love to see some pics of the place tho. I (we) know you’ve been working hard on the place for a good while now.

  40. snarkk said, on July 3, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Giants hopefully get better the second time through the LU, else this looks like a long afternoon. Bumgarner better not give up any more runs…

  41. unca_chuck said, on July 3, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Blanco! With a cover from Bummie. On the board.

  42. snarkk said, on July 3, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Bum decided he’d better get an RBI for himself since nobody else was doing anything.
    BTW, the Reds went to SDiego after winning 4 straight at ATT, and promptly the Pads swept 3 from the Reds.
    Giants will not have an easy time at PetCo…

  43. snarkk said, on July 3, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    So, the throwing error by Duval turns into at least one run. Belt makes that a double play, most likely…

  44. unca_chuck said, on July 3, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Now Bummie is the weak link of the SPs?

    • blade3colorado said, on July 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      Yeah Chuck, in this week’s bizarro world, the pitching hierarchy rotation goes like this: 1. Timmy; 2. Voggy; 3. Cain; and 4. Bumgarner (and per Chuck’s reminder, Huddy).

    • blade3colorado said, on July 3, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      Thanks. This frickin’ game is frying my brain.

  45. unca_chuck said, on July 3, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Oh. Missed that. Shit.

  46. snarkk said, on July 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Uh, throwing error now costs 3 runs.
    5-1 means this one’s likely done. Adios…

  47. unca_chuck said, on July 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Yowza. Get the pen going . . .

  48. blade3colorado said, on July 3, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Only fucking good thing about this game is watching Hargaugh’s wife slurping her drink.

  49. blade3colorado said, on July 3, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Thank God for DP (insert LOL). Yeah baby, harder!

  50. Macdog said, on July 3, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    They should’ve left MadBum in the game just to hit.

  51. DJLoo said, on July 3, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Seems like they always sleep walk through these weekday afternoon home games.

  52. Alleykat said, on July 3, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Doubt the Giants could even score with are BBOTD….

  53. unca_chuck said, on July 3, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Oh well. The Timmy high was short-lived. Another lost series at home.

  54. blade3colorado said, on July 3, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I keep reminding myself we are 10 games over .500 and have the 2nd best record in the NL. 😦

  55. blade3colorado said, on July 3, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Oh Joy (as Chuck would say)! We scored another run. Lucky the rookie is in center.

  56. unca_chuck said, on July 3, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Tiburon needs to get this run in. Preferably without giving up an out.

  57. unca_chuck said, on July 3, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Right. Did Bochy just pinch hit for the guy he double switched with?

  58. blade3colorado said, on July 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Blanco*, the “Abyss” no matter where he hits in the line up.

    *Blanco – what an appropriate name.

    • unca_chuck said, on July 3, 2014 at 3:18 pm

      Shit. Blanco’s on fire compared to the rest. He doubled and scored today.

      • snarkk said, on July 3, 2014 at 3:34 pm

        I think he got a bunt hit, too. Shocking…

  59. unca_chuck said, on July 3, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    There’s no joy in Mudville today . . .

  60. blade3colorado said, on July 3, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Another fucking error. Like Flavor said a week or so ago – I’m so grateful for fantasy league and daily tournament leagues. This shit is becoming too much.

  61. snarkk said, on July 3, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    I’ve circled back to see if any change. Sorta. Now down by 5.
    Petit throws an inning ending double play into center. The usual fielding disaster by Giants hurlers.
    Assuming no miracle comeback here, IMO this is serious business now. Ok, last night you accept a loss to an elite pitcher. But, today? You can’t really just shrug off losing 15 out of 20 or whatever it is now as just a bad patch in a season, particularly since most losses have been at home. Something is seriously messed up with this team, even if it still is near the top in the division. A weekend in Diego with the suddenly tough Pads is probably not going to right this ship, even with Belt due back. The Sabes et al brain trust better be really going through alternatives, if with this depleted minor league system, there are any…

  62. unca_chuck said, on July 3, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Fuck! Really? Giving them runs now?

    I’m with whoever said blow this shit up. These guys are fucking pathetic.

  63. snarkk said, on July 3, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Take Pence, Posey and Panda out of today’s lineup, and see what you’ve got left. That doesn’t inspire confidence. Throw in some bad defense and you’ve got another ugly game. Another “sellout” though, for sure…

    • unca_chuck said, on July 3, 2014 at 3:33 pm

      You got the same thing. Bummie and Crawfish are the ones that drove in runs today.

      • snarkk said, on July 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm

        Well, I said at the start today that by all rights Bum should hit 7th in today’s LU. There’s plenty of blame to go around, yeah, in this free fall. But, they can’t really count on getting many wins with a LU like today’s. That’s just not a real quality lineup…

  64. snarkk said, on July 3, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    If there’s some player leadership on this team, it’s about time that it made its presence known, one way or another…

  65. blade3colorado said, on July 3, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Nice play Colvin. That’s your Giant Replay.

    • snarkk said, on July 3, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      Kruk apparently taking today off for the long weekend. Too bad.
      It would have been interesting to hear how he’d turn this turd of a game into a positive…

      • blade3colorado said, on July 3, 2014 at 3:50 pm

        Yeah. Not too much to recommend . . . Game sucks quite frankly.

      • blade3colorado said, on July 3, 2014 at 4:02 pm

        Responded back to your email.

  66. snarkk said, on July 3, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Great tweet by Baggs:
    “For reasons unclear to me, Arias is pinch hitting for Bumgarner.”

    • blade3colorado said, on July 3, 2014 at 4:03 pm

      Hilarious. MacDog was right!!!!!!!!!!

  67. snarkk said, on July 3, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Hicks is now 1 for his last 30, 0 for his last 21. Might I suggest a replacement? Scutaro in a back brace with epidural drip. Anybody?…

    • Alleykat said, on July 3, 2014 at 4:17 pm

      I’m in with that Snarkk!
      Think I will mix up a Makers Maker and a shot of epidural just for Scoots..

      • snarkk said, on July 3, 2014 at 4:35 pm

        I’d call that one a Bulging Bourbon or Kentucky Paralysis…

  68. Bozo said, on July 3, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Well back to the weather channel.
    Charlie (Uncle_Chuck), we don’t get hit every summer but the OBX is part of what they call Hurricane Alley. Hurricane season is June through November. Last year we didn’t have any named storms hit us, but this year the first named stormed (hurricane Arthur ) is hitting us dead on (if only they named the leadoff storm, Blanco it might have missed, just kidding). But yeah, we have done a bunch of work since Irene, and after raising our house 8 feet, I doubt we take a couple feet of water on in the house like we did during Irene.

    Living along the Hurricane Belt is kinda like being a Giants fan, you pay the price and you get to ride the ride.

    Matt, for the stopper tomorrow.

    • snarkk said, on July 3, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      Good luck riding it out, Clown…

      • Bozo said, on July 3, 2014 at 4:50 pm

        Thanks snarkk, we should be fine.

        Catch y’all later.

  69. paulinasia said, on July 3, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Good luck, Bozo. Never lived down there but was near where you are once during a storm. I thought I’d seen storms……

  70. blade3colorado said, on July 3, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Watching the Rocks and Bums. Just the 1st inning guys, but if you expect help from the Sherpas, forget it. First, they have Franklin Morales starting (again). If you recall, this guy was gasoline even before the bullpen came in . . . He was so bad, they sent him to Triple AAA. Fast forward today, the Sherpas HAVE NO ONE TO PITCH and consequently, Morales is back in the rotation. He just threw 26 pitches in the first. Ouch! By the by, the walking wounded that make up the Rocks, are really scraping the barrel insofar as starting pitching, e.g., all 5 starters are left handed. Yikes! The good news (hardly) is that Arenado returned this evening. Anywho, I will say in advance that the Rocks will probably fall apart . . . umm, final score of 9-6 in favor of the Bums. LOL. 🙂

  71. snarkk said, on July 3, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Giants 6-14 in last two homestands.
    19 runs scored in last 10 games. You can do the avg/game.
    Can it get any worse?…

  72. blade3colorado said, on July 3, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Hey, I’ve noticed that Flavor hasn’t posted since the beginning of this thread yesterday. I hope he hasn’t offed himself due to the Giants face planting the last 3 weeks . . . I jest, I jest! 🙂

  73. DJLoo said, on July 3, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    These BBOTD’s aren’t working. We need some attitude. I think we should take this tough little fucker on the road:

    http://tinyurl.com/nnj23jp

  74. pawliekokonuts said, on July 3, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    C’mon, Sherpas!!!!!!!!

  75. blade3colorado said, on July 3, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Giants in 2nd place. Plan on staying there tomorrow as well (since Kershaw is pitching).

    • Macdog said, on July 3, 2014 at 9:28 pm

      But still atop the wild-card standings!

    • Nipper said, on July 4, 2014 at 9:05 am

      Get used to it. Giants blew it. I hope the Dodgers do the same.


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