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Winning With Class

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 28, 2014

Have you guys noticed the idiotic new tradition in mlb where players violently rip off a guy’s jersey after he hits a walk off home run? It doesn’t always come off during the first rip, it usually takes several guys to tear it off the player. Someone is going to get injured by this, mark my words.

Fast forward to Buster Posey after he blasted the Giants to another victory and you’ll notice that his jersey is still neatly worn even after the celebration at home plate.

Classy team. 

Classy win…..

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  1. unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2014 at 7:24 am

    I remember Morse tearing his own off. But yeah, I’m sure the edict came down from Bochy Dome, don’t fuck with Posey too badly, or anyone for that matter, in these inane celebrations.

    They still forcing you to sniff glue?

    • Flavor said, on August 28, 2014 at 7:58 am

      I’ve felt better. But there are dudes all over this place testing the air right now so I feel like this is getting addressed. Thanks Blade, for the direction to take

      • blade3colorado said, on August 28, 2014 at 10:15 am

        Yes, after the fact. The air is going to probably indicate no problem 24 hours later due to dissipation. Essentially, you should be all right, i.e., no long term health effects, unless they were using a product(s) with high VOCs (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volatile_organic_compound#Health_risks). Conersely, if they were doing pipe lagging, mastic removal from tiles, or ceiling repairs all involving the possible presence of asbestos, you guys would all be up shit creek . . . 0.1 fiber is the limit (in other words, zero). Fast forward 30 years later, see Steve McQueen as an example of mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure when he was in the Navy and possibly, racing.

  2. DJLoo said, on August 28, 2014 at 7:47 am

    I was glad nobody did anything stupid to Bumgarner during his postgame interview with Amy the other night.

    • unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2014 at 8:12 am

      Piss off Bummie? Not a smart thing to do, I’d think. Dude looks like he could rip your arm off and beat you up with it.

  3. pawliekokonuts said, on August 28, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Yeah, of course I stayed up. But just watched the game, not the blog. Just got caught up here. Gotta say it: Loo’s Herman’s Herman’s line is HOF, and the several Duffy-to-Panik to Ishi DP quips were gems. Stay angry, Magnus. And sniff epoxy.

  4. paulinasia said, on August 28, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Had it been Morse with the walk-off, he probably would’ve ripped off his own shirt, but Buster being Buster, no way. I commented last thread about watching the video of his HR and I was struck by how serious he appeared, stoic, unsmiling…. all business. He’s the de facto captain, really, and he’s got his game face on right now. If the G’s make the playoffs, I’m guessing it’ll be on Buster’s back the team will be riding down the stretch (offensively). I’m absolutely cool with that.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on August 28, 2014 at 8:14 am

      He and Bum and even Hudson are the leaders, I’d say. Pence and Pagan, but in a different way. I can’t leave out Affeldt. I’ve read a number of things about Affeldt being the guy who decides about rookie initiations and other protocols.

  5. snarkk said, on August 28, 2014 at 8:13 am

    If Posey weren’t catching, he’d likely be in this kind of hot streak more often during a season…

    • Phlabloxxxl said, on August 28, 2014 at 8:42 am

      And be kicking away grounders at first or third (instead of missing tags at the plate).

      • Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 9:26 am

        Fuck you, you fucking fuck. Get lost, dickhead. Go smoke some pole.

    • willedav said, on August 28, 2014 at 8:42 am

      Sure, but no one’s talking him out of C yet. Best LU imo has him at 1b with Susac C and Morse in LF, at least for 6-7. Next year maybe everything is different, but he’s showing right now he can do it everyday.

      A’s catchers were in a Chron interview a week ago, and said how much they all enjoyed being so involved in every aspect of the game as a C opposed to playing the OF or 1b. One thing they did say about OF was it gave you more time to think about your ABs…I’m sure bad ones weigh more heavily. Just me but I think that has a lot to do with Craw recent spate of errors.

      • Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 9:26 am

        Yeah, I eventually want to see Posey come out from behind the dish, but having Morse in the OF as part of your best line-up speaks to the problems this team has. If they do resign Morse, no way in hell I want him in the OF, regularly. If Belt comes back and you do move Posey, then I would go Posey 1B, Susac C, and Belt in LF.

  6. Phlabloxxxl said, on August 28, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Last night’s big story, though, was the continuing comeback of 67-year-old Frank Duffy (Oakland-born, by the way!). If they can get some innings out of Vern Geishert, that George Foster trade will look even better.

    • DJLoo said, on August 28, 2014 at 8:24 am

      Willie Mays hit his 600th homer pinch hitting for George Foster…

      • pawliekokonuts said, on August 28, 2014 at 9:27 am

        Foster was a pretty decent HR hitter until the planes at LaGuardia got to him. Lame excuse. Could just as easily have said the Serval Zippers sign out beyond the parking lot and chop shops in LF were a distraction.

      • DJLoo said, on August 28, 2014 at 9:36 am

        The Mets had Stearns & Foster for a few sleepy seasons…

    • Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 8:46 am

      OK. Who the hell left the “Idiot Door” open?!

      • pawliekokonuts said, on August 28, 2014 at 9:24 am

        I rather liked Maalox’s comment.

      • Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 9:27 am

        That’s cool, Pawlie. I am tired of this troll fuckwad.

  7. Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 8:44 am

    That was a sweet fucking win. I am so happy that someone paid redemption on Bochy’s blunder (pulling Hudson when he was dealing and at only 87 pitches). After Casilla rolled allowed the Rox to tie it, it I was fucking livid…I was a screaming like a mad-man throwing every expletive in the book at Bochy. Anyway, all is forgotten now. Om…

    I have said numerous times (most when Posey was struggling) that he is the quintessential streaky hitter. Well, I think he has a mean streak going right now. The dude is always business, and I like that. He leads by example, and you will never hear him talk smack. Class act all the way. Stay hot my friend. And I agree with Salt…his backhand stab of the one pitch (could have easily been a WP/passed-ball) was huge, as it preserved the DP.

    OK. Petit takes the ball today. Let’s get that series win!

    • pawliekokonuts said, on August 28, 2014 at 9:30 am

      It was truly a surprising win, Chi. Yeah, as for expletives I can’t tell you how many times I mumbled to my screen: I see where this is fuckin going or we’re fucked or unbelievable, and so on. I like how Buster in effect said, enough of this nonsense and nope no extras tonight, time to go home!

      • Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 10:03 am

        lqtm…I figured I was not alone.

  8. wswins said, on August 28, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Damn…If they could have finished this, MadBum would have had his perfecto…

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/rockies-brewers-unable-to-complete-morneau-deal?ymd=20140828&content_id=91894632&vkey=news_mlb

    • Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 9:30 am

      Damn – Morneau’s numbers are better on the road than at the pin ball arcade in Denver.

  9. zumiee said, on August 28, 2014 at 9:23 am

    There’s a cool moment on MLB’s “Quick Pitch” show today if you can catch it; they’re showing a clip of Greg Armsinger (or whatever his name is) doing a “cut in” during the end of the Giants game last night on their MLB Tonight show, and Greg is saying to Harold Reynolds right before Posey’s HR: “Maybe we’ll get a he-hits-it-outta-here,” imitating Kuiper’s voice. And on the next pitch Posey hits the walk-off, Kuiper makes his call, and Armsinger jumps up in the studio and starts going crazy and high-fiving Reynolds, celebrating the “called shot.”

  10. unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Shit, I can’t remember the last walk-off win. Was it in May?

    • Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 9:41 am

      Fuck. I am too old to recall shit like that, Charlie. Let me know when you find out. It has been too long.

  11. Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 9:45 am

    The starters the past two nights, and of course Posey, have gotten a ton of accolades, and rightfully so. But a guy that deserves big credit from last night is Duffy. The kid had a really nice play in the 6th, started the DP in the 8th, was flawless in his read of Blanco’s safety squeeze, and was 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored. Nice work, kid. I know we all mentioned this numerous times last night, but Duffy, to Panik, to Ishikawa? Still shaking my head and lqtm…

  12. blade3colorado said, on August 28, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Flavor, insist upon the air place monitoring results. Also, (and this is key) what made them think the operation was all right before without utilizing engineering controls (such as the local and general air exhaust ventilation I mentioned previously; and possibly, utilizing a HEPA negative pressure enclosure – to separate the operation from you and your co-workers)?

    In short, if they can not produce air place and personal monitoring results from previous similar operations that unequivocally show the operation was safe for their workers, along with you and your fellow co-workers without utilization of PPE and engineering controls – then they are in deep shit. Request these records as well.

    • Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 10:04 am

      Way to bird-dog it Steve. This is serious shit…you are talking people’s health and well-being. Get better Craig, and please do take Blade’s suggestions to heart.

      • blade3colorado said, on August 28, 2014 at 10:17 am

        LOL . . . This is why I no longer work Chi. Short version – I was a whistle blower against the government because I refused to look the other way. Made them pay for fucking with me and when they asked me back to work, I said shove it. Best decision I ever made.

  13. Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Found out about a week ago that they need me to go to Phoenix on a binnez trip late September/early October. Sucks to be gone for 10 days, but the plus is that I will be there for the start of the Arizona Fall League. The Giants are sending seven players: one of last night’s heroes – Duffy, LHP Steven Okert, RHP Hunter Strickland, RHP Clayton Blackburn, INF Blake Miller, CF Daniel Carbonell, and RHP Erik Cordier.

    Here is a link that contains a quick breakdown on each player. I will be able to catch the games on October 7th (Opening Day)…they’ll be on the road against the Salt River Rafters, and then I will catch them on the 8th in Scottsdale against Salt River, again.
    https://sfgiantpotential.squarespace.com/home/2014/8/27/giants-select-seven-for-arizona-fall-league-roster

    Should be a good time. While I have been to spring training numerous times, I have never been down for the fall league. Maybe I will run into Marty Lurie (he is a big fan of the AFL) and Beer Can.

    I will try to provide updates (and pictures) to Flap Nation.

    • blade3colorado said, on August 28, 2014 at 10:50 am

      What if Duffy is playing well? They still sending him?

  14. Macdog said, on August 28, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Yeah, it’s hard to picture Buster ever being part of any over the top tear-off-my-jersey type of celebration.

  15. blade3colorado said, on August 28, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Similar to Sportdude’s mea culpa, I owe one to Buster as well. I was bustin’ on him the last month. However, I still think long term, he needs to be moved from catcher to get more of what we have been seeing the last few games.

    • Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 10:44 am

      I agree. It was during that stretch where I was saying that he is a really streaky hitter. But he can get hot…fuck, he might be the guy to carry the team for this final month. And I agree about moving him from behind the dish…made a comment to that effect earlier on this thread.

  16. Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Bochy shaking up the line-up. Those who wanted to see Panik in the two hole…you got your wish.

    1. Angel Pagan (S) CF
    2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
    3. Buster Posey (R) 1B
    4. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
    5. Hunter Pence (R) RF
    6. Gregor Blanco (L) LF
    7. Andrew Susac (R) C
    8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    9. Yusmeiro Petit (R) P (3-3, 3.59 ERA)

  17. Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 11:31 am

    But Blanco in the six hole? Fuck…I just cringe seeing him in the starting line-up regularly. Although he did play down the perfect safety squeeze last night.

    GO GIANTS!

  18. willedav said, on August 28, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Fangraphs couple days ago had a pretty good write up on Lincecum, detailing past issues, esp with men on base. Offered plausible scenario where closer might be his best spot–1 inning, start fresh, etc. And it wouldn’t be surprising to see him regain some velocity only working handful of innings a year.

    Command and control, of course, separate issue. Casilla last night, from his very first pitch, was just all over everywhere, and laid a fat one to Morneau moving right into the wheelhouse.

    I really think Bochy wants what is best situation for Lincecum and couldn’t bear to watch him get slapped around anymore.. I think it’s 7th inning set up 1 inning max, starting inning off fresh, for right now. If Petit does any half way decent job, Tim stays in the pen.
    Bochy manages a pen very well, but this does add another dynamice to everyone else’s role. Maybe Tim becomes the RH set up, and if Romo leaves, he closes down the road. I thought SF had some younger arms that could add pen help, so maybe some of the vets are soon dealt off/allowed to walk.

  19. unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Morse is sitting, Panik in the 2 hole . . .

  20. Phlabloxxxl said, on August 28, 2014 at 11:37 am

    The future’s so bright, Sabes has gotta wear shades: “[A]t the end of the year, your starting third baseman, your closer, one of your starters, and your left fielder that you’ve fallen in love with has got a chance not to be back with the team, or you may have to pick and choose due to budget considerations,” he said. “… I don’t remember a year about to end … with those kind of decisions at hand, including keeping it all within a manageable budget.”

    • unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2014 at 11:43 am

      In the baseball universe, Sabes is a supernova, and Coletti is a black hole.

      Half your team is overpaid shit-stains on a team that hasn’t won a goddamn thing since before they were all collectively born. .

    • Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      FUCK YOU ASSHOLE. Your fucking bumbinos from LA LA land haven’t won shit since the Reagan administration. So go beat-off with your sad sack bum friends. Shit, you probably don’t have any friends…and understandably so.

  21. unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2014 at 11:38 am

    I still don’t think the front office is even entertaining the notion that Timmy is going to be a 1 inning guy who makes $17 mill per next year. This is a stop-gap issue that they will revisit after a turn or 2 at the most.

    Worse come to worst, he’ll be the 5 guy next year.

    • willedav said, on August 28, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      I just don’t think Bochy wants to watch it anymore, Chuck–it’s too painful, and they aren’t trading him. It’s been 3 yrs of suckitude., it ain’t getting any better. End of last season there was a blip of good outings, and obviously there have been some this year too. But, dang, he’s been one of worst SPs in all of baseball for quite some time, and the $$ is irrelevant.
      I think they figure less wear and tear, use less pitches, better fastball coupled with the split, he goes 1 inning and walks off. And you build around him in pen.
      SPs are a separate issue, but his time in that role is over and done with.

      • DJLoo said, on August 28, 2014 at 12:21 pm

        Once the contract is signed, the money is spent. (Brilliant)
        So why not use a guy where he might have the best chance of succeeding instead of using
        him the way you hoped at the time the deal was signed? The cost is the same either way.

    • Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      I disagree, Charlie. He may have a chance to vie for a starting position next year, but 17 mil or not, I don’t think Giant’s management has a problem with using Tim in a relief role. As WillieD and others have said so many times…he has had his chances, and has basically sucked for the better part of three years. The one thing I disagree with in Willie’s synopsis it that he pitches only one inning. I could see him going 2+ if needed (think 2012 post-season). I am so done with seeing Tim in a starting role. Put him somewhere where he 1) has the best chance to succeed (as Loo said), and 2) where he best serves the team. Going forward I think the pen satisfies both of those, best.

      • unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2014 at 1:13 pm

        He’ll be our 4 or 5.

      • Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 2:56 pm

        Well, we may have to make a little friendly wager on that one, Charlie. Let’s see how things shake out over this last month. I am certainly not as convinced as you.

  22. zumiee said, on August 28, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    SFGate has the MLB Network Greg Amsinger “called shot” clip posted. It’s a fun clip that lasts about 2:25. There’s a 15 second ad before it runs.
    http://blog.sfgate.com/giants/2014/08/28/mlb-host-predicts-and-nails-buster-posey-walk-off/

    • WilcoJoe said, on August 28, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      That is awesome. Pretty good impersonation of Kuip as well. Great find, Zum!

  23. wswins said, on August 28, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Lincy was on a great roll up to and including when he closed out that 14 inning win against Philly….You can bet he’ll have the opportunity to regain that form as a SP….as you guys like to say…”Book it”

    • Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      Wins – he’ll have a chance, but no way it is guaranteed. If results continue as they have, he will be bound for the pen, IMO.

  24. Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Holy shit. Just heard on KNBR that the Belts baby weighed 10 pounds. That is NOT a baby giraffe…more like a baby hippo or elephant.

  25. Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Adios Pelota! Good bye ball! I take back all that shit I was talking about the White Shark!

  26. blade3colorado said, on August 28, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Blanco?

  27. wswins said, on August 28, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Petit..how cool is that?

    • Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      Very cool. And how damned funny that they next guy, who breaks the streak, is the damned pitcher. Oh well, he set the record that had been there since 2009. Again, very cool.

  28. Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Yep…Blanco 2 run HR.

    Petit – 46 up. 46 down. New Major League record for most batters retired consecutively. Wow…and to do most of it out of the pen is impressive as hell.

  29. wswins said, on August 28, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    and how weird is that…the very next batter

    • Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      And the pitcher to boot. Baseball is a funny game. The best game.

      • blade3colorado said, on August 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm

        Yeah, not even excited about “watered down” football season. Ewwww, let’s not hurt the quarterback. Don’t touch the wide receiver . . . Meh. Just my take, but all the QBs for the last decade or so, couldn’t carry Joe Cool’s jock. Same with receivers compared to Rice and Gene Washington.

  30. unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Dropping the Gene Washington reference! Impressive. He was my favorite player as a kid.

    • blade3colorado said, on August 28, 2014 at 2:27 pm

      Mine too Chuck (along with Jimmy Johnson, who played an incredible 15 seasons for the Niners).

  31. willedav said, on August 28, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    “Book it?” You really think after today’s outing Petit goes back to watching games from the pen?
    Next scheduled start would be in Sherpaville Tuesday night. Think they throw Lincecum into there, after Petit has dominated them (even if a few of them are AAA guys)?

    • stickman said, on August 28, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      Agreed, Willie: Excellent outing through 6 by Petit. One can only imagine the pileup there might have been on Timmy today. Though #55 is cleared to relieve today the only i’d like to see it happen is if SF has something like a four-run bulge.

    • blade3colorado said, on August 28, 2014 at 2:31 pm

      Yeah, they won’t start Tim at Magic Mountain . . . Whole different ball game there and if I understand what the Giants are trying to do – his psyche being repaired is just as important as his pitching mechanics. Starting in Colorado and getting lit up obviously won’t provide that effect. By the by, anyone who starts there, including Bumgarner, will have a different result at Coors.

      • unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2014 at 2:33 pm

        Speaking of dominant pitching performances, was it opening day last year where Zitos pitched a complete game shutout in the Himalayas?

      • blade3colorado said, on August 28, 2014 at 2:34 pm

        I think you are right Chuck. An anomaly for sure. 🙂

      • unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2014 at 2:37 pm

        I don’t remember if it was very dominating, I just was floored by him doing that. Let alone there,.

    • wswins said, on August 28, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      ya book it…did I say exactly when. No. Just that he will.

  32. unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Bases loaded?

  33. unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Come on Roseville boy . . .

  34. San Dawg said, on August 28, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Nothing on here about Petit breaking the old Jim Barr record? What’s up with that? I’m amazed he now holds that record.

    • blade3colorado said, on August 28, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      A few flappers mentioned it SD.

    • Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Dude…you need to lay off the bong and go check the earlier posts. And while you do that…pass the bong, please.

    • Macdog said, on August 28, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      Petit raises the Barr?

      • San Dawg said, on August 28, 2014 at 5:51 pm

        My bad. I was at work and rushed through the posts. Love the bit Kevin posted of only Giants and Chisox hurlers holding the record since 1972. The whole thing trips me out.

  35. blade3colorado said, on August 28, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Chuck, our memories are failing us. On April 10, he did shut them out for 7 innings . . . at the phone park. He was his usual piece of shit self at Sherpaland during his other appearances last season, giving up 5, 4, and 5 runs. Oh, ya can also throw in another 4 runs in a phone park appearance last season. He is what we thought he was. lqtm.

    • unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      Huh. Thought for sure that was a complete game.

      A wasted mind is a terrible thing to . . . uh, what was I talking about?

      • blade3colorado said, on August 28, 2014 at 2:55 pm

        What you are probably remembering is the fact he pitched 7 shutout innings against St. Louis at home on April 5th and then followed it up with the 7 inning shutout against the Sherpas. From there, things went downhill quickly (next game vs. Brew Crew, got lit up for 9 runs in 2.2) and turned into the Barry we all know and love. 🙂

      • WilcoJoe said, on August 28, 2014 at 5:43 pm

        I think it was 2012.

  36. stickman said, on August 28, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Really nice to see El Tiburon Blanco picking it up lately. He has emerged from the sub-basement into a reasonable 4th outfielder. The role is gonna stay that way as Pagan is having a very nice day at the plate. Now as for some of those middle of the lineup guys…

    • salty said, on August 28, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Reason to believe is Pagan. This is just the 18th game since his return. He should/ could be rounding in to form and ready for a boffo Sept.

    • twinfan1 said, on August 28, 2014 at 8:27 pm

      He’s always been a good 4th OFer. He had a terrible start to this year but his OBP since the break is .363 and BA .301 -and he’s saved countless runs in the OF. Right now they might consider starting him in LF and just grin and bear it with Morse at 1st base. Travis can pinch hit and replace Morse for defense when we’re ahead after 6.

      • chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 9:55 pm

        Speaking of, Ishi has had a nice start since returning to the team. He looks pretty damned good right now. Sure, small sample, and I would like to see his OB go up a bit, but not bad so far.

  37. salty said, on August 28, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Chuck is right…zeets shutout the rocks at Coors in April 9, 2012

    • blade3colorado said, on August 28, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      He said last season.

      • salty said, on August 28, 2014 at 3:09 pm

        Yep but he’s right remembering it happened 🙂

      • Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 3:09 pm

        Details, details, details…sheesh. (Gay assed smily face here.)

      • blade3colorado said, on August 28, 2014 at 3:29 pm

        Yes, but as he said, he is suffering from brain damage (one too many beers probably) – so let’s not delude him with details like what year it occurred. 🙂

      • unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2014 at 8:54 pm

        One?

  38. Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Forgot to mention earlier…I was laughing in comparing last night’s thread title vs. today’s thread title. Talking about diametric opposites. Good stuff Flavor…keep it rolling, brother!

  39. blade3colorado said, on August 28, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    By the by, I want anyone except Casilla if he blows this save. As I and maybe one other person has indicated, he has blown 3 saves recently. Bring back the Mercedes guy!!!!

  40. Chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Ball Fucking Game! And a series win, too!

  41. blade3colorado said, on August 28, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Let’s keep the ball rollin’

  42. Macdog said, on August 28, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Petit comes up Huge, and then some. A record-setting day, enough from the offense, and an absolute must-have series win over the Rox. Stay classy, Giants.

  43. pawliekokonuts said, on August 28, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    V.R. Day.

  44. stickman said, on August 28, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Easy enough to figure we would win the series vs the Rox at home. Yet our hitters barely scraped by vs the poorest pitching in the game. ATT effect one may suppose. Hard to sweep a 4 gamer vs anybody, though. That game One was one of those nights ~ maybe an after-effect from blowing that 5-0 lead vs the Nats. We are now one behind the Cards on First Wildcard. Our pitching continues to carry the team.

    Memo to Bochy, Gardner & Righetti: Use More O Petit.

  45. Irish Kevin said, on August 28, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Nice article on Pettit and the record he broke. only Giants pitchers and White Sox pitchers have held the record since 1972

    https://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/giants-pitcher-yusmeiro-petit-sets-mlb-record-by-retiring-46-batters-in-a-row-205043518.html

    • chipower9 said, on August 28, 2014 at 10:05 pm

      Good read…thanks, Kev.

  46. James said, on August 28, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    In the legendary days of April, the once mighty offense scored 111 runs over 27 games. They are currently at 105 runs scored over 25 games in August.

  47. snarkk said, on August 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    3 of 4 from the Rocks is a good job. Very hard to steal a sweep from anybody in MLB, regardless of how hapless, in a 4 game series…

    • Nipper said, on August 28, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      Snarkk not griping about the first game? Go Snarkk!

    • stickman said, on August 28, 2014 at 8:43 pm

      I previously echoed your sentiments almost exactly, Snark. What’s that they say about grea….?

  48. twinfan1 said, on August 28, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Note on Casilla and blown saves- last night was his first since April 27- before he was the closer. He’s *lost* 2 games in August,

    http://tinyurl.com/m3htlnn

  49. stickman said, on August 28, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Not into tweeting, twerking, twittering and all that social media stuff but i got one for anyone who’s interested. Might could go viral. Maybe with a video clip featuring both the near perfecto and today’s superb piece of pitching: ” Use More O Petit” . Sure and its punny. And its sticky too. So Use More O Petit. Timmy to the Pen.

    • James said, on August 28, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      Timmy to the Undertaker!


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