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Ishi to the Rescue?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 29, 2014

Well, when you’ve lost 5 in a row and you can’t score runs, I guess the natural move is to call up Travis Ishikawa to the rescue. Too bad, I was enjoying watching Duvall try to run into one every now and again.

Cain to see Dr Andrews…..

As my old man said a while ago, the sun is setting on this season……

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  1. Chipower9 said, on July 29, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    I would have liked to seen more of Duvall. Whatever.

    There is still a lot of ball to play. Get Pagan and Belt back, and I still think this team makes a damned good run at the division.

  2. Chipower9 said, on July 29, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Okay…five in a row…she had her chances. It is time to swap out Miss Cadillac Bumper Bullet tits. New BBOTD, please…that bitch is not getting it done.

    • Flavor said, on July 29, 2014 at 3:58 pm

      yup. I get home later tonight, I’ll try to swap her out then

  3. Macdog said, on July 29, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Or maybe Susac?

    Pence RF

    Blanco CF

    Posey 1B

    Sandoval 3B

    Morse LF

    Susac C

    Uggla 2B

    Crawford SS

    Hudson RHP

    • zumiee said, on July 29, 2014 at 3:58 pm

      I have to admit: that’s a line-up. It has the required 9 batters, and all the positions in the field are covered.

      For some reason, I’m reminded of last season when we all thought things couldn’t get any worse, and then the Giants batted out of order in the FIRST INNING on national television. Ah, those were some times…..

  4. twinfan1 said, on July 29, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    I think they were looking for a guy who wasn’t in danger of toppling over when he stretched for a throw. Anyway, he’s probably just a bridge to Belt.

    • Flavor said, on July 29, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      you’ve got to be a little psyched that Ishi is back, even if it’s just for a week. Right? He’s one of your main men, right?

      • twinfan1 said, on July 29, 2014 at 4:39 pm

        Yeah, happy to see him. I like Duvall but if Belt’s coming back soon anyway, I think it makes sense to just send Adam down now. We’ll see him again in September or if they fall out of it before then. They can use the defense now and hell, Travis may pop one or two himself.

      • twinfan1 said, on July 29, 2014 at 4:56 pm

        Alex Pavlovic
        ‏@AlexPavlovic Bochy said Ishikawa will be bench option. Posey will play more first until Belt returns because they don’t want to wear Posey down.

  5. Flavor said, on July 29, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    I’m not really understanding all the Uggla hate. And it is severe with the KNBR callers. Jesus, the guy sucks but he didn’t have anything to do with the team going 6-20 at home over their last 26. You want to point fingers, point them at Morse who drives in nothing. Posey who seems a million miles away from his MVP season. Pablo who is just totally underwhelming. There are a lot of guys who have disappeared this year and Uggla isn’t the problem with this team right now……

    • Alleykat said, on July 29, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      That’s true,but Uggla’s not part of the solution going forward.

    • Nipper said, on July 29, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      Yeah but Uggla has the perfect name to describe the current season especially when that unfortunate ball went through his legs. Kind of symbolic of the miscues in the field.

  6. zumiee said, on July 29, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Only slightly worse than the Giants game last night was the latest episode of Under The Dome.
    According to TV.com, these are some of the things that have happened on a season and a half of the show:

    The Dome came down
    A fire burned that house down and stopped everything in town
    There was a meningitis outbreak
    The military launched a huge bomb at the Dome
    There was a water shortage
    There was another water shortage
    A large underground fighting league started in the abandoned cement factory
    Joe almost had sex with Norrie against the Dome
    Several manhunts occurred
    Food supplies were depleted
    The Dome went all black
    Magnet Dome!!!
    The great Caterpillar Plague of 2013 or whenever this show takes place
    There was almost a manmade Swine Flu epidemic
    An axe murderer terrorized the populace

  7. Flavor said, on July 29, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    twitter knowledge….
    Jerry Melady ‏@jerrymelady 28m
    @CSNBaggs Why is Blanco batting 2nd? He shouldn’t even be in the Major leagues. They wonder why they can’t score runs. He’s part of problem

  8. Flavor said, on July 29, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    hahahahaha, I just got a message from San Dawg who was surfing in SD today. He asked me to pop up an inspiring thread. Sorry dude, I jsut got your message and I’m still traveling. Be back tonight with some inspiration billowing into tomorrow’s thread, I promise. lqtm

  9. stickman said, on July 29, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Duvall going down to the Fresnobus is probably to his benefit as being a young player who was tearing it up down there and mostly riding the pine here rust was setting in. Abreu seems to have got the shit end of the stick. He was a factor over the past couple seasons. So now Perez has yo-yoed back up. Go figure.

  10. blade3colorado said, on July 29, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Sometimes these acquisitions go south, e.g., Soria is getting torched by the White Sox. Pfffttt! Bet he wishes he was in the Lone Star State.

  11. unca_chuck said, on July 29, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    They all suck, but at least Duvall has a shot, No need for him to waste away up here.

    Well, Uggla has what 4 errors and gone 0-16 in his short time here? Yeah, everyone else sucks, but,he’s the newest, baddest latest suckfish..

  12. pawliekokonuts said, on July 29, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    The tide rolls in, the tide rolls out. Sometimes crimson, sometimes burnt-to-a-crisp sienna. At times Crayola, often crapola.

  13. WilcoJoe said, on July 29, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    I loved Loo’s line about “what could we get for Peavy?” Seriously, they might be able to flip him for a better return then what they gave up. I actually think teams have done that in the past.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on July 29, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      I know. Sounds crazy, but no crazier than my 401k portfolio.

  14. gianthead said, on July 29, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    I turned the game on a little late last night, two runners were already on, watched one pitch and a run scored. Turned it to the news? Went back to the game watched one more pitch, another run scored. Turned back to the news and then back to the game for another pitch and that was it I was done with it.

    let’s if I get past 3 pitches tonight…

  15. pawliekokonuts said, on July 29, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Gawd. Another great start. I. can’t. take. it. #firstworldproblems

  16. Alleykat said, on July 29, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Fuck, are we ever gonna get of a 1st inning unscathed? Shit now Hudson giving up a bomb to the lead off hitter!

    • Flavor said, on July 29, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      Oppo bomb at AT&T. Might be getting bent over again tonight……

  17. gianthead said, on July 29, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Ok two batters in the top of the second…I’m done…

  18. Alleykat said, on July 29, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    So much fun at the ballpark these days!
    Down 3, 2 bombs, ballgame

  19. blade3colorado said, on July 29, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    WTF? Three zip already? See ya guys on the flip side. Taking a break from baseball tonight.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on July 29, 2014 at 8:06 pm

      who can blame you [WCBY]

  20. WilcoJoe said, on July 29, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Susac looks like a mini me version of Posey.

  21. Flavor said, on July 29, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Morse’s HR is first by a Giant at home in 36 games? Could that really be true?

    • pawliekokonuts said, on July 29, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      No, it can’t be true. Posey had one Sunday. At home. Right? Maybe first by a Giants outfielder. Or first by a player whose last name starts with M. Or first by an Anglo-Saxon.

    • WilcoJoe said, on July 29, 2014 at 8:09 pm

      I saw that too. Surely they meant first HR by Morse in 36 games at home?

      • Flavor said, on July 29, 2014 at 8:27 pm

        yeah, brain cloud moment when I heard that.

  22. pawliekokonuts said, on July 29, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    What about them Rays? Won 11 of 12. Okay. Back to our regularly scheduled existential angst.

  23. pawliekokonuts said, on July 29, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Is Ishi there, in uniform? It would be so poetic and gratifying to see him win the game on a walkoff. Only thing better would be to have them track down Glass Franchez by GPS ankle bracelet, and have him do it.

  24. pawliekokonuts said, on July 29, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    You know, what about this? Bring back Emmanuel Burris. Give him a ticket outta Syracuse. Put him at 2B. Can’t be worse than You Know Who.

    • Flavor said, on July 29, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      If Ishi can come back, so can E-Burr.

      • Flavor said, on July 29, 2014 at 8:30 pm

        And if those dudes are coming back, we need to tell Colorado to watch out below because they’re about to get the shit kicked into them as we fall into last place…..

      • pawliekokonuts said, on July 29, 2014 at 8:49 pm

        To quote Leonard Cohen: “And wasn’t it a long way down?”

  25. Flavor said, on July 29, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Blade, Colorado is closing in on worst record in MLB, that’s gotta give you a little pep in yo step, right?

  26. stickman said, on July 29, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Spose you can call it progress: Morse runs into one and thus no shutout tonight.

  27. Flavor said, on July 29, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Vin Scully’s first year on Dodger games was Connie Mack’s last as a manager. Either Scully or Mack has worked in MLB each season since 1886.

  28. pawliekokonuts said, on July 29, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Ken Rosenthal tweeting that Pirates get Lester for Alvarez and Tabata.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on July 29, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      now I can’t find that tweet; oh well, not going to SFG

  29. zumiee said, on July 29, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Looks like yet another starting pitcher the Giants will be tipping their cap to. Tipping the cap. Reminds me of this song:

    When a problem comes along
    You must tip it
    Before the cream sets out too long
    You must tip it
    When something’s goin’ wrong
    You must tip it

    Now tip it
    Into shape
    Shape it up
    Get straight
    Go forward
    Move ahead
    Try to detect it
    It’s not too late
    To tip it
    Tip it good

    • Alleykat said, on July 29, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      Did get a tip that the Giants would lose again tonight, seems like a good tip now .,

  30. Macdog said, on July 29, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    The best thing there about Uggla is that at least he won’t hit into a double play.

  31. pawliekokonuts said, on July 29, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Lasorda could be describing our offense: “couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a f*cking boat” http://youtu.be/fzjWQF1oP2M

    • Chipower9 said, on July 30, 2014 at 8:39 am

      I know he is one of the icons of the hated blue, but Lasorda is just flat out funny as hell. I had seen this before (and some of his other tirades). Love it.

  32. zumiee said, on July 29, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    It’s sadly hilarious that Uggla hasn’t gotten a hit yet.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on July 29, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      fits right in #chemistry

  33. zumiee said, on July 29, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Last inning, Krukow described the game tonight as a pitcher’s duel. That’s just not correct. There’s a certain type of game that is a pitcher’s duel, and this ain’t it. Krukow probably knows that, and is trying to spin this.

  34. unca_chuck said, on July 29, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    This ain’t chemistry, this is bad craziness.

  35. unca_chuck said, on July 29, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    AaaaaaaaaaNd Blanco has really got me down. This whole team has got me down. We are losing closer. How’s that for a moral victory?

  36. unca_chuck said, on July 29, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Still and all another game where the opponent has scored more in the 1st inning than we have in 5 games.

  37. unca_chuck said, on July 29, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Never mind. I missed the first couple innings. Bleeeeh.

  38. Alleykat said, on July 29, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Boch is running out of post game excuses by now, while tightwad ownership stay smug and content, giving him no help to improve this team as they spiral out of control..

  39. salty said, on July 29, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Too much to ask Pablo to go deep just once with the game in the line.

  40. Alleykat said, on July 29, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Morse might be able to hit a $2 dollar heater from McDonalds, but not a value meal breaking ball..

  41. salty said, on July 29, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Put a fork in em. Lot of baseball left to get their sorry asses buried.

  42. sportdude said, on July 29, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Watched. Couldn’t anymore. Couldn’t not. Watched 8th to see Pence lunge at a horrible pitch to pop up against Koufax. Turned it off. Turned it on to see 9th. Morse K’ed against Blylevin curves. Ishi watches 2 fastball strikes then flails at curve to end it. Perfect.

  43. sportdude said, on July 29, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Salty..Re Pablo hitting one with the game on the line…I would say the same about Posey. Our star / MVP level player is missing, and has been for a while. Pablo has hit like this for years now. Shouldn’t surprise.

    • salty said, on July 29, 2014 at 10:33 pm

      He’s had a disappointjng year but has hit 3 late and close. Fat ass- 0.

  44. Nipper said, on July 29, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Can’t win at home….perhaps a win tomorrow to avoid a sweep.

  45. salty said, on July 29, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Ishi to the rescue. Good sardonic humor Bf.

  46. willedav said, on July 30, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Little consolation, but Sherps were bad enough to lose to Cubs in 16 yesterday. Scored 3 in first off the awful and overpriced Edwin Jackson, and never scored again…at Wrigley.
    Winning pitcher for Cubs was their catcher, Baker, who pitched a scoreless 16th, then walked and scored game winner vs. Rox starter. GHs guy Bonifacio (played 3b/CF) 4-7 with a HR, raises avg. to .279…OB still at .318. The late and not lamented Danville Nate went 1-7 and is now under Mendoza line at .198. wow.

    Speaking of Cubs, I’ reading Geo Will’s “A Nice Little Place on the North Side”, anecdotal short book about Wrigley Field and Cubs. Good read, lots of interesting stories, not a chronological history of team (and its futility). Couple good ones about Krukow, too.
    Funny thing, the biggest complaints about them abandoning all day games at home were from the local bar and restaurant owners who preferred Cub fans spend their food and drink money somewhere besides the yard.

  47. unca_chuck said, on July 30, 2014 at 8:34 am

    3 out, and heading for .500.

  48. Chipower9 said, on July 30, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I was in the car when the game started (we were on our way to pick-up the lastest dog we are fostering). Fucking Hudson gives one up. Un-fucking-real. Came out a bit later foster dog in tow, and and heard Morse run into one, but it is now 3-1. Disgusted, I did not turn the game on when I got home. I did check scores on my phone…8th inning, 3-1, and said FUCK IT.

    Please…win a fucking game today. You really are not going to get swept 0-6 for an entire home stand are you boys?

    I am not totally throwing in the towel. As I have mentioned the past couple of days, I want to see how they fare with Belt and Pagan in the line-up regularly. I will then decide if it is time to start scouting out ledges.

    Someone (if it has not happened already) needs to turn over the post game spread and go ballistic.

    Oooh oooh that smell, can’t you smell that smell…

    • salty said, on July 30, 2014 at 9:06 am

      Question how long it takes Pagan and Belt to get in a good groove. Belt was struggling before he went down again.

      • Chipower9 said, on July 30, 2014 at 9:20 am

        If I could make predictions/see the future like that, Salt, I would be a rich man. I am just saying that the team played a WHOLE HELL OF A LOT BETTER with those two in the line-up. Solves one VERY BIG PROBLEM…and that is having to use either Blanco or Colvin in a starting role.

  49. Chipower9 said, on July 30, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Please, please, please…swap out the BBOTD. Cadillac tits has got to go…

    As Pete Franklin would say…FLUSH THE BUM! (Bumette?)

  50. salty said, on July 30, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Just took a gander at the bb. Good pick chuck with mink DeVille. Liked his early stuff.

  51. unca_chuck said, on July 30, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Yeah, saw them years and years ago, fun shit.

    Belt is going to make the roadie. Pagan is still 3 weeks out I’d think.

  52. dirtnrocksnomo said, on July 30, 2014 at 10:45 am

    RF Hunter Pence (R)
    SS B. Crawford (L)
    1B Buster Posey (R)
    3B Pablo Sandoval (S)
    LF Mike Morse (R)
    2B Joe Panik (L)
    CF Gregor Blanco (L)
    C Andrew Susac (R)
    P Tim Lincecum (R)

    Go Giants?

    • Chipower9 said, on July 30, 2014 at 11:05 am

      GO GIANTS! We want that 1-5 Homestand (beats the fuck out of a ZERO and six homestand).

  53. Flavor said, on July 30, 2014 at 11:13 am

    new, depressing, thread….


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