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Runs! Wins! Duh!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 19, 2014

Hey, we scored 17 runs in our last 2 games. A bounty, to be sure. If we lose 2-1 the next three games that averages out to be 4 runs a game. That’s enough to win all 5 right? Well, not all runs are created equal.

But last night was a great sign, they knocked around a pitcher with very good stuff. I’m actually not sure why more bats don’t ย miss his pitches. Eovaldi seems like a guy that has all the pitches necessary to dominate and then he just doesn’t. Actually, tonight’s pitcher is a lot like that, too. Henerson Alvarez has sick stuff but his strike out rate is rather pedestrian.

Some of their failures is related to the battles they have with the catcher. Did any of you catch Eovaldi shake off Salty on the pitch he threw Crawford that ended up in the stands? I wonder what their conversation was like later.

Gotta keep it rolling tonight…..

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  1. Nipper said, on July 19, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    They’ve done this before but frequently revert back to the lack of run production. The Giants are streaky at the plate. Boom or bust is the rule.

  2. twinfan1 said, on July 19, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    1. Hunter Pence (R) RF

    2. Joe Panik (L) 2B

    3. Buster Posey (R) C

    4. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B

    5. Michael Morse (R) LF

    6. Brandon Belt (L) 1B

    7. Brandon Crawford (L) SS

    8. Gregor Blanco (L) CF

    9. Tim Hudson (R) P

  3. Macdog said, on July 19, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Cards with 4 runs before Greinke can get an out!

  4. ewisco said, on July 19, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    play .500 ball until the all-star break: check
    Don’t get too far from first place: check
    Get hot in August and September and steam into the playoffs: well, it’s not a bad start.

    The fun is just beginning.

  5. Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    All the *beat guys* (I love that term) are tweeting out that Pence and Morse battled it out on the BP field with some monster blasts. Hopefully, it carries over to the game.

    • blade3colorado said, on July 19, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      At the beginning of the season, I had Kemp, Choo and Crawford on my FL teams . . . I got rid of all of them in May – trading them to naive managers that thought they would once again revert to the back of their baseball cards. Frankly, I’m not too concerned about their position players, not named Puig and Gordon. Only their pitching concerns me (and as MacDog alluded to earlier, even Greinke face planted today).

  6. blade3colorado said, on July 19, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Anyone watching the Dodgers game? I’m only watching Gamecast/FL and just saw a curious thing – Kemp batting for Puig???? I am wondering if he got injured in the middle of an at bat?

    • Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      yeah, he got hit in the hand by a pitch

    • zumiee said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      A few innings earlier, Puig got hit on the hand by a pitch. It hit the bottom (meaty) part of his fist. Probably not a real serious injury.

      • blade3colorado said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:08 pm

        Ahhhhhhhh. Poor besito . . . lqtm

    • zumiee said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      Also, Holliday was removed and checked for concussion, after taking a shoulder to his head while diving back into secondbase on a pick-off attempt.

      • tedspe said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:12 pm

        Is that physically possible?

      • zumiee said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:15 pm

        It was the other guy’s shoulder. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Macdog said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Sweet, another L.A. loss.

  8. salty said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Bums lose.

  9. zumiee said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    In that LA/StL game, Neshek struck out Kemp and Ramirez on hanging slider cement-mixers. The pitches could have been hit for 420 foot homeruns. Just shows the random element of chance that is part of baseball.

  10. Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    I’m counting 14 fans behind home plate tonight. This seems to be a consistent theme in Florida…….

    • DJLoo said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      Did Pablo pack on a few over the break?

      • Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:36 pm

        I think he looks heavier but not out of bounds

      • zumiee said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:39 pm

        Ah, you guys said basically the same thing I did a little later than you guys.

  11. Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    TedSpe….makes everything better…….

  12. zumiee said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Not to get a thing going about Pablo’s weight; just an observation that he’s obviously put a few pounds back on. He’s gotten back to that sort of borderline where a few more pounds would probably affect his defense playing third.

    • DJLoo said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      Revolving doors could be dicey, too…

  13. tedspe said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    There ya go!

    • zumiee said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:35 pm

      If Belt gets really going, that alone would be huge to the offense.

  14. tedspe said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Yah, baby, yah

  15. Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Um. WTF was that, Marlins?

    • zumiee said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      A gift run for the Giants, but the catcher almost hit Belt in the face with that throw. That could have been a disaster for Belt.

  16. blade3colorado said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    So glad Blanco has found his niche at the 8 spot. lqtm.

  17. zumiee said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Come on, Kuiper, it was Belt, not Pence. That’s a weird gaffe from Kuiper.

    • zumiee said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      I say weird because Kuiper’s looking at the replay the whole time.

    • Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:46 pm

      He’s had a lot of those lately. DIRT noticed some very odds ones last week.

  18. Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    TedSpe, who do you have moping up your head these days? Who on head-mop duty?

    • tedspe said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      My bud Eric put an ice pack on my head when I was in Manteca. But no one holds a candle to you, Flav

      • Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:04 pm

        Pffffttttt, I don’t know who this “Eric” is but I can mop up a sweaty head, literally from a standing still point, like no one else in the world…..

  19. Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I’d be so bummed if a random like “Mike Redmond” was our manager. Bruce Bochy is a gift and we are lucky to have him

  20. blade3colorado said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    That play was so weird. Maybe I haven’t seen the definitive angle, but it looked like it hit the fleshy part of Alvarez’s leg. Couple that with him “gracefully and athletically” fielding the ball . . . Umm, let’s just say I am not buying Kuip’s “adrenalin” theory. Me thinks he (Alvarez) was thinking, “I don’t want any part of the Giants tonight, so I am exiting stage left.” ๐Ÿ™‚

    • zumiee said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      It hit the ankle of one leg and then hit the calf of his other leg. The ankle was the issue, I think

      • blade3colorado said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:02 pm

        Yeah, I saw all that. My disconnect is his great athletic fielding play and then being helped off the field. Huh?

  21. DJLoo said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    What if the new pitcher needs 3 hours to get loose?
    It’s fine?

    • Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:03 pm

      haha, that would be awesome. Have him throw like 200 pitches just to ice Huddy out of the game. That would be the best thing I’ve ever seen in sports, lol

    • tedspe said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      if there was no opportunity to warm up, technically yes. Could happen if the umpire-in-chief needs to take a huge dump with the New York Times crossword

  22. blade3colorado said, on July 19, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Great. Belt pulled a muscle breathing.

    • zumiee said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      You’re expecting baseball players to be athletic? ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    His back is fucked up. It was screwed up before the game started. Anyone keeping track of how many bad back/bad neck guys we have on the team right now?

    • blade3colorado said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      3? 4? More?

  24. Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    I am envisioning the funniest scenario where the P who came in for Alvarez just keeps going, “nope, still a little tight, it’s kinda gettin’ there…I’m gonna need another 100 pitches or so….”

  25. blade3colorado said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Hahaha . . . Ironically, Blanco probably would have struck out.

    • Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:19 pm

      “sadly” not “ironically” and I agree with you….

  26. Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    what a way to get your first RBI of the year….

  27. Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    grand slam time

  28. blade3colorado said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Are you shitting me ump???????

  29. tedspe said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    What was that team earlier this year who kept scoring buko runs with two outs?

  30. blade3colorado said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I didn’t know that Stanton was Ironman in right.

  31. paulinasia said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Wondering what coverage you all are watching. Back east here, I’ve got what is apparently the Marlins’ local Fox team, not sure. They spend half their time hawking goodie bags, free tickets, what not.. with all those empty seats… hello, there’s a game going on, could you actually pay attention to it for a few minutes? And, I love the shots from the blimp…. of a roof….. really? Yeah, let’s show that view again from the blimp of the roof of the stadium…. too funny.

  32. Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Tulo leaves gm with leg injury. And so it goes, in Colorado…

    • Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      I should say “for Colorado.” They are in cold ass rainy Pittsburgh tonight and that weather doesn’t loosen up the leg muscles much

  33. Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    the Giants need to punish this long reliever, enough already.

  34. tedspe said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Blanco??!!

  35. Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    The “faceless” Mike Redmond comes out and Dyson looks at him blankly and says “who are you?”

    • tedspe said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      That really *was* the look on Dyson’s face.

  36. Manny said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Ass Blasted !!!

    • Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      better than “face blasted” right? I think?

      • tedspe said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:59 pm

        All depends on the context

  37. dirtnrocksnomo said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Baggs reporting that Belt left after experiencing vertigo. WTF?

    • tedspe said, on July 19, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      Must be contagious. That’s what Righetti had

      • DJLoo said, on July 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm

        The whole world’s upside down…

  38. Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    I love how Flemming called Lon Simmons our “old friend.”. Lon is like 53 years older than Flemm…

  39. DJLoo said, on July 19, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    On TV anyway, that stadium just has no baseball vibe whatsoever. Looks better suited for bullfights or laser tag…

    • tedspe said, on July 19, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      I blame LeBron James…or Obama

  40. tedspe said, on July 19, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Croop and Kripe, stealing anectdotes from the Flap again, specifically willedav, with the Marichal story

  41. Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    does anyone own those seats behind home plate? Corporate? Normal guys? no one? How do 20+ seats behind home plate go seatless every game?

  42. salty said, on July 19, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Good to see Hud back dealing.

  43. paulinasia said, on July 19, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Marlins operation, and certainly their broadcasting I’m watching, looks like amateur hour. Really, Giants fans are lucky, in so many ways…

  44. paulinasia said, on July 19, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Switching back and forth and also watching Phils at Atlanta (my Dad’s a lifelong Phillies fan), Phils up 2-1 in the last of the 8th. Cole Hamels, out of the game now, threw 95 pitches, 71 for strikes. That’s efficiency….

    • DJLoo said, on July 19, 2014 at 7:04 pm

      Half a century since his greatest nightmare…

  45. tedspe said, on July 19, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    n
    When it’s time for a change think Speedy Oil Change and Tune Up

    • zumiee said, on July 19, 2014 at 7:10 pm

      When it’s time for a stressful inning, think Romo.

  46. tedspe said, on July 19, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Ballgame. That was a long 9th

    • tedspe said, on July 19, 2014 at 7:10 pm

      ..or not

  47. salty said, on July 19, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Sir Bruce ain’t fucking around…win now!

  48. tedspe said, on July 19, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Ballgame. That was an even longer 9th then the last one

  49. Bozo said, on July 19, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Wasn’t pretty but that works.

  50. paulinasia said, on July 19, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Nice win, team seems loose. Romo? Too loose. Not real fond of seeing him laughing as he left the field after being pulled. Dude is not… to be.. trusted anymore. First place again, woohoo (for Ferret).

    • Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      no doubt, what was that all about?

      • DJLoo said, on July 19, 2014 at 7:26 pm

        Probably some wisecrack about the distance of Stanton’s homer, which could happen to anybody. I think Sergio will get straightened out eventually.

      • zumiee said, on July 19, 2014 at 7:27 pm

        It looked like Bochy cracked a joke to try to make Romo feel better. I think Romo was appreciating the gesture.

      • paulinasia said, on July 19, 2014 at 7:29 pm

        Maybe. But if I’m Bochy, I’m not bringing Romo into any situation that’s less than a 3 run lead. He had a great run, but this isn’t a slump, he’s got nothing to fool anyone with anymore. Thankful for what he’s done. Past tense.

  51. Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    and my shaky but clairvoyant belief in that BBOTD is rewarded……

  52. willedav said, on July 19, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Looked like bochy had something to say to him..might have just been false bravado (I’m good despite getting yanked after blowing half of a 4 run lead).
    His location was just way off. Two pitches that got hammered were way too close to inside half of plate, where Romo cannot live with his fastball. Lot of other pitches up in the zone; if slider and change are gonna be effective they’ve got to be in the dirt.

    Marlins (current version) I kinda like, at least way better than any other team from NL East. They’ve got Yelich Stanton Ozuna Salty and a bunch of live hard throwing arms, SPs and the pen.
    Too bad the yard sucks…does Loria still own them? Cuz that guy is a disgrace.

    • Flavor said, on July 19, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      I only saw the tail end of it with Romo walking off. Was Bochy getting into him? Or maybe like you said, “false bravado?”
      He walked off the mound looking to me, and I only saw literally him walking off the mound, like he was peacing out and everyone could go fuck themselves……

      • zumiee said, on July 19, 2014 at 7:49 pm

        You missed the part where Bochy put his arm around him to keep him on the mound and talk to him. It was an affectionate gesture. Bochy looked to be trying to lighten up the situation, in my opinion, and possibly cracked a joke. It would be interesting to know what was said. Maybe one of the beat writers will ask.

    • Nipper said, on July 19, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      Yeah that Ballpark was deserted especially the upper deck.

  53. Macdog said, on July 19, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Not only back in 1st place, but also best record in NL. Crazy.

    • DJLoo said, on July 19, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      Macdog always has the facts.

  54. Macdog said, on July 19, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Whoa, anyone hear about this? “Belt got hit in face by throw in BP. Had headaches, getting concussion test now.” The beat guys must’ve been too occupied watching Pence and Morse hit BP bombs to notice this.

    • DJLoo said, on July 19, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      See what I mean?

      • Macdog said, on July 19, 2014 at 8:03 pm

        Well, just posting stuff I see on Twitter.

        Hey, I’m going to Monmouth Park tomorrow. Any good tips?

  55. DJLoo said, on July 19, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Yes. If you like a horse, but there’s another horse in the race that you’re worried about, that’s the one to bet on.

    • Macdog said, on July 19, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      Or just go with whatever horse my daughter picks based on something like favorite color or funny name.

  56. willedav said, on July 19, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Flav I think Zum is right. Bochy definitely had some words for Romo and I don’t think they were bad at all; he didn’t just want the ball and for Romo to leave. I think he wanted him to feel better as he left in that situation, which looked pretty bad because bochy was yanking him for Casilla and Romo must have felt like shit after giving up a couple blasts.

    For as good a hitter as he is, Stanton has a strange haircut, especially that weird part on the side. Makes him look like a vampire.

    Something else struck me–after Casilla go the last out Posey walked out to the mound and those two had a little back and forth, very calm. I wonder if Posey had different thoughts than Casilla did about pitch selection the previous AB where Salty eventually whacked a fastball that was up for an rbi single. I mean, can Posey and Casilla even communicate?

  57. sportdude said, on July 19, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Great win, when we needed it. Listened to the game on XM. Fla announcers are awful…

    • tedspe said, on July 19, 2014 at 11:10 pm

      Fla announcers are awful? I blame it on LeBron James…or Obama

  58. tedspe said, on July 19, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Just to clear everything up, I got this from a reliable source. The reason Romo had that slight, somewhat malignent smile on his face as Bochy walked him off *was* due to Bochy’s wry sense of humor. He went up to Romo and asked “Do you know the relationship of the numbers 217 and 614?” Romo said “No, Skip, what?”. And Bochy told him “They’re adjoining rooms at our hotel here in Miami”

  59. tedspe said, on July 19, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Goodnight, gentlemen (question mark)

  60. Nipper said, on July 20, 2014 at 5:41 am

    Early game today. Someone wake up Willie D.

  61. stickman said, on July 20, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Hardball Times has it that the Giants are interested inCleveland’s Asdrubal Cabrera and Mike Aviles. Why?

    • DJLoo said, on July 20, 2014 at 9:05 am

      They’re fun to hang out with?


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