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Game 1, NLCS

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 11, 2014

I won’t bother you guys with analysis of this series since everyone here probably knows as much as I do. I would say the biggest difference between the Cards and the Nats is the playoff experience the Cards bring to the table. I doubt we will see any of their relievers piss themselves on the mound and throw an intentional walk pitch to the backstop. We aren’t going to see any hitter throw his helmet to the ground in protest of a strike he failed to swing at. And I don’t see Matheny getting kicked out of any games.

I’m just stoked beyond belief for whatever comes our way. I don’t take a single trip to the baseball playoffs lightly. I honor and respect what these men have done to put us in a position to enjoy the drama and the excitement they have given us and will continue to give us while Dodger fans get nothing and like it.

So do whatever it is you do to get through the day and I’ll catch you guys on the flip side at 5pm….

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Here’s a funny pic making the rounds on Facebook

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  1. snarkk said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Giants must have some St. Looey chicks line up post-game. They went through those ABs like they’re late, and being charged by the hour…

  2. willedav said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Non call ought to light up the Card blog.

  3. paulinasia said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Tom, what link did you send to Steve? Could you pass it on to me? paulherethere@yahoo.com. Yeah, Steve, I got up at 7am but when I saw car racing on Fox2, I figured they’d shot their baseball load on the ALCS. Can’t give too much baseball to the masses over here, afterall…. Go Giants! CommieCast. Still chuckling at that one, Loo.

    • snarkk said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      Check your email…

  4. ODDB said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    One base runner here and Bum rides the baloney poney

    • WilcoJoe said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      Oddball, you keep posting these gems and you might get POTD…Maybe.

      • WilcoJoe said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:14 pm

        I see my autocorrect has a sense of humor.

      • zumiee said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:18 pm

        Oddball was a good one.

    • zumiee said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      ODB seems obsessed with homosexual sex.

  5. willedav said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Hella night from the Ace, 4 outs to get.
    Man Cards do not want to see him again. Don’t think anybody else does either.

  6. dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Is ODB a fan or a deranged troll? I really can’t tell.

    • zumiee said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      His biography will be called “Cum On Feel The Noize- The ODB Story.”

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:18 pm

        Lulz.

    • Flavor said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      He’s a fan. But he’s also slightly deranged. Most *old, dirrrrrrty bastards* are. LQTM. BUt he hasn’t been able to play by some very simple rules so…..

  7. zumiee said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    The pitchcount got Bum. The old-timers would just shake their head watching that.

    • snarkk said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:18 pm

      No sheit. I’d have left him in. The guy is as strong as an ox…

  8. dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Let’s go GIANTS!

  9. Flavor said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    I’m all for honoring your contract but how ’bout Baer drops off an envelope to MadBum’s locker……

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      C. Johnson ought to do it himself.

    • snarkk said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Two hundred head of Angus just show up at the ranch in Hickory?…

    • willedav said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      or a cow.

  10. ODDB said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    “Sucked” in I see. Go Giants.
    Don’t take a crimson tampon up the ass.

    • DJLoo said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      When the man’s right, he’s right…

      • Flavor said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:35 pm

        He definitely makes some good points…..

  11. snarkk said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Posey looks tired to me. That AB had some weary looking swings…

    • zumiee said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      The beef in the Giants lineup wasn’t beefy tonight.

      • willedav said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:32 pm

        Sure Zum, but it didn’t need to be. And the Cards have looked mostly pathetic, nobody Rendon like.
        And Casilla wipes them off the map for tonight!

      • zumiee said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:35 pm

        They’re gettin’ it done. 🙂

  12. paulinasia said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Thanks, Tom, got it (just in time for the 9th…)

  13. WilcoJoe said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    One down, three to go!!!!!

  14. Macdog said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    This Bum’s for you.

    • WilcoJoe said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:34 pm

      You should be a headline writter, Mac! You always have the best game ending one liners.

      • Macdog said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:43 pm

        Thank you, Wilco. Believe me, it means a lot.

  15. wswins said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Congrats…city by the bay

  16. snarkk said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Giants aggregate ERA through post season so far: 1.14.
    Holy Hot Pitching…

  17. dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Humm baby.

  18. snarkk said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Wowsa, great win to start this series.
    Bum was terrific. Giants should have scored more, didn’t need more…

  19. paulinasia said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    “Giants just keep on rolling.” Yes they do, Joe.

  20. Flavor said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Playoffs. This is how we do.

  21. Bozo said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Damn good start.

  22. stickman said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Even now, still in his mid-20’s Bumgarner has probably earned a slot as one of the top five post-season starters in MLB history. When crunch time comes the Undertaker is there to pack em away.

  23. ODDB said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    uno abajo . los cardenales pueden continuar a chupar la polla para el resto de la serie

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      Loque sea hombre. Habla ingles.

  24. twinfan1 said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Merriam-Webster online dictionary
    Ace:
    1.highest card in a deck of cards
    2. Giants” pitcher Madison Bumgarner

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      I looked up LF and it says Travis Ishikawa. 😉

  25. WilcoJoe said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Bum: ” I don’t think it was a balk, but is was pretty close though.” Fucking awesome. Don’t ever call him to the stand as your star witness.

  26. Alleykat said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Giants Baseball”Nothing Better in the Playoffs”
    Go out to Woodys shed and party all night!
    Oh and Joe Buck,go milk some of Bums cows, cause that’s the most excitement you will get this postseason!

  27. gianthead said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Frankly I thought we would lose to the Pirates but was pretty confident we would beat the Nats, but that series was still nerve wrecking nearly every inning.

    Not for a single second did I think we were going to lose tonight. Pretty confident we are headed to a third championship…The AL has no pitching with the “intestinal fortitude” of our staff…now it is just the f’n Orioles blowing my 20-1 bet to meet the Giants…

  28. Nipper said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Farm boy does it. Bravo!

  29. snarkk said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    This team just wins. How they’re doing it without Pagan, with Blanco an automatic out essentially, is amazing to me…

    • gianthead said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      Said the same to my son Snarkk…just amazing

    • twinfan1 said, on October 11, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      Blanco has a bad postseason at the plate so far but he was key in the second half and is always a superb defender-that counts for something. We’re lucky to have him.

  30. willedav said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    According to tweet from Henry, Bum was still throwing 93 on pitch #106.
    Pablo with 3 hits, Belt 1-3 with sac fly.
    Cards Grichuk Holliday Peralta Adams 0-15, Molina (what’s up with the neck tat?) 1 bloop hit in 4 trips. Does like to swing at first pitch as I’m sure scouting report notices.

  31. snarkk said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Casilla looked damn good. Should give him some confidence for going forward…

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 11, 2014 at 9:27 pm

      Totally agree, snarkk. Good to see Casilla rounding into form.

  32. stickman said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Beginning to appear that the Giants may have arrived at the post-season with a very unusual offensive game plan. Take pitches. See a lot of pitches. Dink those singles. Draw walks. Go the other way. Keep the line moving. Except for the Pittsburgh blowout the SF offense has been the death of a thousand cuts with Wainwright being the most recent victim. In the process of all that the Giants got a look at a good chunk of the Cardl’s bullpen while St. Louis got the briefest of peek-a-boos from Romo and about as much of Casilla as they will want to see.

    When the Road Warriors win Game one in a post-season series, whether five or a full 7 games, it immediately puts a hurt on the home team. We saw that with the Nats. They were a bit desperate in game two and fell victim to a beautiful longman stint from Use More O Petit. Down two after the 18 inning marathon they amazingly got it together vs Bumgarner in game three but must have used up most of their moxie in that one as they were dead meat vs gameface Vogelsong.

    So the Redturds will be a bit desperate tomorrow, particularly their starter Lance Lynn who has pitched well for them but has been devastated by the Giants. Will the offense continue in the death of a thousand cuts mode or will they go for broke in game two?

    Cards were shuffled on 4 singles tonight. They face yet another gamer tomorrow.

    • Nipper said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      Gamer!

  33. gianthead said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Speaking of paydays..you Panda naysayers on board yet that he is a must re-sign?? I think the Undertaker knows he is going to get taken care of…Once Timmy and Scutaro and Hudson comes off the books after next season, we have over $30 mill to take care of the Bum…

    • zumiee said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      What should the Giants be offering Sandoval?

  34. zumiee said, on October 11, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    So, what are they saying on the True Blue L.A. blog tonight?:

    I hate you baseball

    by doscinco on Oct 11, 2014 | 7:02 PM reply

    There’s always the Arizona Fall League! I haven’t been able to make myself turn on the NLCS, it stills bums me out.

    by SLCDodgerfan on Oct 11, 2014 | 7:39 PM up reply

    I hate the cardinals with the fire of 1000 suns
    I knew they’d just go bust vs SF. Tho I take perverse pleasure in seeing them hosed a few times by HP ump.

    by underdog on Oct 11, 2014 | 7:50 PM reply

    Go team I hate slightly less than the other one, go.

    by ranoutofSNideas on Oct 11, 2014 | 7:52 PM reply

    • Flavor said, on October 11, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      lol, that’s awesome. Suck it, ‘Dealers. Try building a bullpen next time……

    • WilcoJoe said, on October 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm

      As much as I love hearing Dodger fans pout, there is no question that Giants fans dislike Dodger fans much more than the the vice versa. I chalk that up to Giants fans having more passion and regard for the history of the rivalry.

      • snarkk said, on October 11, 2014 at 9:05 pm

        Tons of Doghair fans more concerned about traffic and getting out of the parking lot than worrying about the Giants…

      • zumiee said, on October 11, 2014 at 9:09 pm

        I agree with that, and I also think some of it is Tommy Lasorda’s legacy and his era as manager. His attitude, and the Dodger fans’ attitude, toward the Giants and the rivalry was to treat it with a kind of smarmy disregard. True, the Giants weren’t good a lot of the Lasorda years, but the dismissing of the Giants didn’t go down well with us older Giants fans.

  35. snarkk said, on October 11, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Panda quietly had a 3 for 4 nice game tonight, and flawless in the field. Pablo is bringing it in the playoffs, and adding to his next contract…

    • WilcoJoe said, on October 11, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      No doubt we will overpay, cause that’s what we do for our our own. We will all bitch about it next year as he and the Giants struggle to a third place finish. Then we will win our fourth World Series in seven years in 2016 and all will be right with the Panda once again.

      • zumiee said, on October 11, 2014 at 9:26 pm

        I like it!

  36. unca_chuck said, on October 11, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Amazing patience across the board, minus Pence. Taking advantage of the errors, getting it done.

    Had a good feeling about tonight. Didn’t quite hammer Wainwright but got a ton of pitches out of him.

    Peavy’s up next. More of the same.

  37. pawliekokonuts said, on October 12, 2014 at 5:48 am

    I had to turn off the TV and follow the bouncing dots. But that’s okay, as my son snored his way through sleep and a cold. He’s 33 and I felt like a father of a sick three-year-old. I’ve come to a simple and obvious conclusion: to succeed in the postseason your team, especially your pitching, just has to be good enough to get to the postseason. You don’t have to have the best ERA or best anything. Just get to the postseason. THEN. THEN. Be the best. Especially pitching. Right? Save it for when it counts most. Right?

    • paulinasia said, on October 12, 2014 at 9:08 am

      I’ll give a “right!”, Pawlie…. 🙂


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