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Avoiding a Sweep

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 27, 2014

Just have for a quickie thread change. I’m going on record predicting a very good start from Peavy tonight. Now, in order to get a win we have to score at least one run and I have no faith or confidence in that. But it’s happened before, it’ll probably happen again.

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  1. tedspe said, on July 27, 2014 at 9:46 am

    If you believe the Giants can score a run today, clap your hands. Don’t let the Dodgers sweep. Come on, everyone!! Clap your hands!!

  2. unca_chuck said, on July 27, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Yeah, this run-drought at home gets real tiresome. I thought the Dogs fucking with their lineup would bite ’em in the ass, but no such luck. This certainly isn’t do or die, but it would set a shitty tone for the next few games. I mean, we’re getting back to ‘you gotta tip your cap to the latest guy to shut down the offense’ again. 2 runs in the last 3 games will do that though.

    Between the scourge of Walnut Creek and Capon, it’s getting veritably Splash-like around here

  3. Alleykat said, on July 27, 2014 at 10:18 am

    I’m fired up for this Peavy start. He does have lifetime ownage on the Dogpile 14-2 2.21, he is a bulldog which is his nickname( shit that’s Kercraps as well) but anyway he will be pumped up to make a good impression, and he knows this division well, pitching for his favorite manager all-time “Master Grasshopper Bruce wax on wax off Bochy”!
    Man we need this one, especially on an ESPN bias night as they smoke the poles of Dogshit players all fucking night!! Go Giants!!!
    And Fuck LA and Rooster as well!!!’

  4. willedav said, on July 27, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Before this series LA had gone 2-4 (couple Ls from Haren) while SF had 5-2 road trip..so net gain is still half game by Giants not altering the rotation, and without Cain.
    Many teams looking for offensive help like a corner OF or 2b, so in that regard Giants are no different. but obviously doesn’t make it any easier. Rios, Byrd or any Phillies OF…zzzz.
    Just goes to show how starved teams are for hitters—.260 ish guys with occasional pop are all over MLBTR and much in demand.

  5. stickman said, on July 27, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Wondering whether the SF ownership would cough up the cash for Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo who looks to be a four tool outfielder ready for the Show. Looks like he will get from $32-35M from the lucky suitor.

  6. willedav said, on July 27, 2014 at 11:06 am

    HOF unwatchable. Only deserving one imo is Maddux. And of course the sanctimonious anti-Bonds crowd, including Killion Purdy and other local doofs, will rejoice in Frank Thomas “I did it the right way” blather.

    Pretty interesting backpedal by La Russa who suggested roiders should be allowed in *with an asterisk*, colossally dumb idea that will never happen. I usually like Jenkins, but not when he sticks up for LaRussa that everyone in baseball can use the Sgt. Schultz defense. More than one blogger commented that LaRussa should have his own asterisk.

    Win or lose tonite, Pirates in town next. They’ve suffered back to back 8-1 losses to last place Sherps who are minus Tulo. I’ve always had soft spot for Pirates going back to ’60s and up through Lumber Company Harry Walker and Pops We are Family group. Hope they can stay in contention and make life difficult for Cards, who in their continual effort to be second most annoying and overhyped team in NL, acquire AJ Piershitzki.

    • Alleykat said, on July 27, 2014 at 11:31 am

      ” More then one blogger has commented that LaRussa should have his own asterisk”
      That’s so damm true WillieD, Tony just looked the other way when Canseco,McGwire etc were shooting their butts/arms in the clubhouse, I have no respect for his pompous arrogance for the game of baseball!!!
      And what’s worse that prick will probably be the next commish!

  7. unca_chuck said, on July 27, 2014 at 11:22 am

    That’s the pisser Willie. The Dogs came in cold, we came in from the 5-2 roadie, and they are pounding us up the ass.

    Figuratively. A sweep won’t kill our chances, but it’ll feel terrible. Blanco is just getting too awful to contemplate. Anything at this point would be an improvement. Although there’s good news around Belt. He’s finally coming around. Pagan? I’m on a wait and see basis. I’ll believe he’s better when I see him on the field.

  8. zumiee said, on July 27, 2014 at 11:56 am

    The Dodgers had their actual pre-season choice of starting lineup out there last night. The Giants are missing three; two if you don’t count Scutaro, whose 2014 chances always seemed slim. That alone is enough to make a difference. Injuries can sound like excuses; but man, when you’re starting Duvall, Uggla, and Blanco all in the same game, it IS a good excuse.

  9. zumiee said, on July 27, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    What a weird season, though. If the Giants win tonight, they’re back in firstplace.
    If the Giants can avoid getting swept, they’ll come out of this series actually feeling pretty good. And just chalk up the three game losing streak to running into Hamels, Greinke, and Kershaw.
    Yeah, winning tonight is asking a lot, given what we’ve seen in the first two games of the series. The Giants need someone to be a hero tonight. As Willie would say, how about the big guys stepping it up? Posey, Pablo, Pence, Morse?

  10. tedspe said, on July 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Nothing for nothing but today is the birth date of Leo (Lippy; Swamper; The All-American Out; Leo the Lip) Durocher who, if he hadn’t passed away in 1991, would have been 109 today. He is quoted as saying “something went out of baseball when the Dodgers left Brooklyn and neither all the king’s horses nor all the king’s men can ever put it back again”

  11. James said, on July 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    I bought tix to tomorrow night’s game anticipating a Bumgarner start and Belt’s return from the DL. First Belt has his setback, now I get an email from sfgiants listing Petit as the probable. That dull sad sack pitched yesterday, so it seems like he shouldn’t start Monday. Was there any other word that they were going with Petit?

    • zumiee said, on July 27, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      Bait-and-switched?! GiantsLand is a bastion of good news these days.

  12. DJLoo said, on July 27, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    1) Gregor Blanco (L) CF
    2) Hunter Pence (R) RF
    3) Buster Posey (R) C
    4) Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
    5) Michael Morse (R) LF
    6) Adam Duvall (R) 1B
    7) Dan Uggla (R) 2B
    8) Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    9) Jake Peavy (R) P

    • zumiee said, on July 27, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      Let it be duly noted that I protested this line-up.

      • SanDawg said, on July 27, 2014 at 3:26 pm

        Methinks you protest too much

      • SanDawg said, on July 27, 2014 at 3:31 pm

        Actually, I think your amount of protesting is perfectly reasonable—just wanted to use that line.

  13. DJLoo said, on July 27, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Peavy determined and confident in pre-game interview…

  14. Alleykat said, on July 27, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Didn’t take long for ESPN to start in on the Giants, all about Puig, and his big night,taking over the lead by # points whatever, and saying Peavy’s how’s your bat?Fuck Off assholes!!

  15. DJLoo said, on July 27, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Nice play, Danny boy…

  16. Alleykat said, on July 27, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Nice start for Peavy, except for butcher boy Uggla, atleast he made up for his error on the DP.

  17. unca_chuck said, on July 27, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Thou doth protest too much. Uggla has more errors than hits. Yay.

    Didn’t we smoke Ryu earlier?

  18. OldDirtyBastard said, on July 27, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Uggla you are my hero

  19. unca_chuck said, on July 27, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I know, Hopefully we don’t smoke his pole.

    Blanco leadoff? Fuck. The fun continues. Can we get a lead?

  20. James said, on July 27, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    The continuous ragging on Blanco, I don’t get. Posey is at 78 points below his career OPS right now. He sucks more than the White Shark in my book.

  21. Alleykat said, on July 27, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Fuck this ump blows, 2 sure strikes for an out then of course a base hit!

  22. OldDirtyBastard said, on July 27, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Home plate ump deserves a raise. Uggla can barely make a routine play, what a sack of shit

  23. willedav said, on July 27, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    I hate that one long sleeve look. Used to see it a lot in b-ball 10 years ago, sometimes accompanied by one long stretchy sock. Dumb then, dumb now.

  24. OldDirtyBastard said, on July 27, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    I like young boys

    • Alleykat said, on July 27, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      They have been swallowing since the pregame show.

  25. DJLoo said, on July 27, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Morse looks like he’s never played baseball before.

  26. Alleykat said, on July 27, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    My money’s on Peavy to get their 1st hit, which is sad, but he did bring a Dustin Pedroia bat from Boston with him.

  27. unca_chuck said, on July 27, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Blanco’s one of many who ain’t hitting James.

    • willedav said, on July 27, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      Yes Chuck, but he’s not a former MVP. Last night he got single off Kershaw for SF first hit and died at 1b.
      Neither Pence nor Posey have a hit this entire weekend.
      As Zum alluded to earlier, to me it’s up to the big guns to make big things happen, especially when the team is struggling minus a couple mainstays. I don’t expect Blanco to hit .300…others are fully capable and have shown it before in clutch situations. Past time to see a lot more of it, imo.

  28. James said, on July 27, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    It may be an OldDirtyBastard kind of night of exhortations we need to win this. Go, you brown eye giving cum guzzlers!!

  29. DJLoo said, on July 27, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Seems like everything is “awesome”

  30. OldDirtyBastard said, on July 27, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Got to include Kershaw in my blow job parade

  31. unca_chuck said, on July 27, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Blanco;s supposed to be a table setter batting one or two.

    • DJLoo said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      There you go, Chucky…

  32. unca_chuck said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    There you go . . .

  33. unca_chuck said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Now it’s time for this guy . . .

  34. DJLoo said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    A LEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. unca_chuck said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Wow. The power. hey, whatever works.

    A lead.

  36. OldDirtyBastard said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Only table I;m setting is my mama’s

  37. unca_chuck said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Just fucking rock Ryu.

    Did buster tweak something on that swing? He needs a bomb.

    • Alleykat said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:07 pm

      Settle for a back breaking K? Fuck

  38. Alleykat said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    The Pence a chopper!

  39. DJLoo said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Pitch was right there. WTF was he looking at with 2 strikes?

  40. blade3colorado said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Juvenile OldDirtyBastard comments; an interminable Kershaw interview; and, ESPN occasionally tuning into the baseball game . . . At least I caught the HanRam fuck up.

    • Alleykat said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:20 pm

      Yeah Blade, Old Butt Wad is a total moron. As we all know I can’t stand LA like you and others, but I thought Kershaw came off very professional, even giving Peavy a nod for his 1st bunt attempt after being in the AL for years and knowing it would be tough.

      • blade3colorado said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:23 pm

        Yeah, kidding a bit about Kershaw (he was professional and respectful of the Giants) – my beef is with ESPN, i.e., the game is why I tune in . . . Not to see interviews, where I miss the action on the field.

  41. blade3colorado said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Holy shit . . . I haven’t seen little leaguers make an error like the one UGLY just made. Hilarious.

  42. blade3colorado said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    GET HICKS IN THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Alleykat said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    3 freaking Errors for butcher boy in 3 games, how long do we have to take this abuse?????

  44. unca_chuck said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Bochy looked like he wanted to chew down the foul pole after the Uggla error.

    He’s gonna get released tomorrow.

  45. unca_chuck said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Wow. Nice turn anyway. Fucking fuck. I guess 1/2 an inning was just too much lead for the Giants to handle.

  46. Oedipus said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    OldDirtyBastard and I are androgynous.

  47. Oedipus said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Uggla: you deserve a hug

  48. DJLoo said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Both runners should’ve tagged…

  49. unca_chuck said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    That’s what I was yelling at the TV

  50. unca_chuck said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    THERE YOU GO! Crawfish needed that……….

  51. Oediipussy said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    I wet myself daily

    • stickman said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:39 pm

      You got more than one post? Most dudes sport only one. Usually they are larger that way. Sorry if yours got nipped in the bud and split. Another circumcision error i guess.

  52. Alleykat said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Hey the good news is that we have the lead!
    The bad news is Uggla’s is going back out to give it up!

  53. stickman said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Through 4: 70 pitches for Ryu. 57 for Peavey. Could be a battle of the bullies. Sooner the better usually, but tonight Peavey’s on a mission. Endtranced by the crowd Uggla swings for the fences. Ran smack dab into the ATT effect. Even gets longtime Giants. Bad name. Ryu or Donny2 too stubborn to give Crawdaddy an IP. Payed for their sins. You do NOT pitch the mudbug with the pitcher due up and two outs. He thrives on situations like that. Looks like Donny got schooled again.

  54. Alleykat said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Panda super play!

  55. James said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Fuck, an error, an hbp, and K with WP — that’s probably more unusual than Puig’s 3 triples.

    • DJLoo said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      Needs a catcher’s interference for the cycle…

      • James said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:43 pm

        Now, that’s post of the year!

  56. unca_chuck said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Christ. They don’t WANT the lead.

  57. Alleykat said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Thought he stuck out Gordon on a 2-1 count?Kruk WTF are you smoking!

  58. unca_chuck said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Seriouly. There’s your trifecta

  59. unca_chuck said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Annnd we’re giving it away.

  60. unca_chuck said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Couldn’t tell. Fiuck

  61. HO said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I love my mama

  62. James said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    We clearly need Hector back to catch Peavey.

  63. Alleykat said, on July 27, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Fuck Posey must be thinking he’s catching Timmy right now.

  64. willedav said, on July 27, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Yeah,nice shot. Got one back, one to go.

  65. Alleykat said, on July 27, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Sure Needed that blast from Buster!!

  66. unca_chuck said, on July 27, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Blanco with the WTF swing of the day.

  67. unca_chuck said, on July 27, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Time to smack this guy around.

  68. salty said, on July 27, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Atone Uggla…

  69. Alleykat said, on July 27, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Uggla=Ryan Garko
    But I would rather have Garko over him right now!!

  70. DJLoo said, on July 27, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Bumgarner should PH…

  71. blade3colorado said, on July 27, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Pathetic.

  72. Alleykat said, on July 27, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Real inspiring inning, how’s Blanco looking now James with those ops?

  73. Alleykat said, on July 27, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Can the Giants put Uggla on the 7 day concussion DL before he makes his 7th error?

  74. Macdog said, on July 27, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    When’s the last time Pence hit a ball hard?

  75. blade3colorado said, on July 27, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Would love Posey to hit a bomb here.

  76. stickman said, on July 27, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Time to call up Matt Duffy. He can switch from SS to 2B. Uggla way to lose tonight. This team will jell again should (keeping fingers crossed) Belt and Pagan get back before mid-August. After this series SF will need to pick it up again. LaBumbos working to deal Kemp for Lester. Sabean needs to get on it. How many prospects would Marlon Byrd cost? Morse gets his usual single meaningless hit once again and costs in LF.

    • DJLoo said, on July 27, 2014 at 8:34 pm

      I would be happy with Frank Duffy at this point…

  77. unca_chuck said, on July 27, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Yeah, Morse, among many many others, has completely dropped off the face of the earth.

  78. unca_chuck said, on July 27, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    One HR in 46 games?

    • Macdog said, on July 27, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      Even worse is the 6 RBI in that span.

  79. unca_chuck said, on July 27, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Letting a run score on the K was flat stupid.

  80. Flabloxxxl said, on July 27, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    It’s been another one of those days: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEgGslcXXL0

  81. stickman said, on July 27, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Take heart gang. If they beat us by a one-run margin facing what was our half or more B-team the LaBumbos might not look so hot when we get a couple guys back and add one or two replacements for the Uggla one and for our new power off the bench, cody Morse. Duffy and Byrd. Get it done, Sabes.

  82. paulinasia said, on July 27, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    “Rios, Byrd or any Phillies OF…zzzz.” WillieD’s constant put-down of other Flappers’ suggestions: zzzzzzz ….

    • Nipper said, on July 27, 2014 at 10:03 pm

      Feud? There’s nothing like mutual contempt…….so honest

  83. James said, on July 27, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    The difference between a Bad Penny year and a Brad Penny year? In the latter, Sabes actually hits the dollar bin, but he hauls in Rick Wakeman instead of Neu because he can’t really tell the difference.

  84. tedspe said, on July 27, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    i’m feeling mighty low

    • James said, on July 27, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      I finally saw “Downhill Racer” a couple of nights ago.

  85. Nipper said, on July 27, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    It was pure Uggla……

  86. James said, on July 27, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    I am downing the last few bites of our pint of Three Twins Sergio Romo Mexican Chocolate ice cream. A little glass of Bank Note Scotch . . . and a very busy day at work looming to distract me.

  87. sportdude said, on July 27, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    WillDav is correct. This loss is on Posey. Even worse than Uggla. Passed balls never blocked, and didn’t look Gordon back to 3rd. If you hit like an MVP I can forgive the ole defense…but .278 on pace for 75 rbi’s or so. NOT.

    • zumiee said, on July 27, 2014 at 11:54 pm

      He did hit a homerun. Don’t that count for somethin’?

      • DJLoo said, on July 28, 2014 at 4:34 am

        Well, Phil Linz homered in Game 7 of the 1964 Series. Still the goat of the game…

    • unca_chuck said, on July 28, 2014 at 8:28 am

      If it won the game,. it would have.

  88. unca_chuck said, on July 28, 2014 at 8:27 am

    lqtm


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