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Hesto Presto and on to San Diego

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 9, 2015

I’ve got a lot going on today so this thread will be short. Great game last night. Super quick turn around for a 3:40 game against a pitcher that usually shuts them down is probably not what the dr. ordered. But these guys seem to be taking the same mentality as all other recent Bochy-led teams so maybe they come out strong.

We’ll see.

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  1. chipower9 said, on April 9, 2015 at 9:24 am

    After the kid got over his initial nerves, he pitched pretty damned well. Mixed his pitches nicely and worked through a couple of jams. I hope like hell he gets another start. If so, it will be Opening Day, on Monday.

    Fourteen hits…the team seems to keep that conga line moving, but of course, it was in the crooked number house of horrors referred to as Chase Field.

    Time to see those new look Friars. I still am not convinced that their moves will translate to anything significant, but looking forward to seeing them.

    GO GIANTS!

  2. Lurker John said, on April 9, 2015 at 9:39 am

    I was only able to watch game highlights, but it looks to me that Heston has some pretty filthy stuff. Not in terms of velocity, necessarily, but movement, which is arguably more important that just straight hard stuff anyway. That hard sinking fastball is great, as is that jackhammer yakker he throws, Sharp break on that one. I christen thee ‘Mr. Snappy.’ It looked like he has a change, too, but the highlights didn’t ‘highlight’ any of those.

    91-92 is plenty hard with the movement he gets on his pitches. Me thinks he’s not going anywhere any time soon. A perfect tonic for the Giant’s woes.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 9, 2015 at 9:45 am

      Agree LJ. Good post.

    • chipower9 said, on April 9, 2015 at 10:08 am

      Yep, I mentioned the other day when he got the call that he has four pitches he can throw (FB, Slider, Curve, and Change), and also that his fastball hits low 90s regularly. According to Fangraphs, his mix last year was:

      FB – 59.2%, SL – 17.5%, Curve – 17.5% and Change – 5.8%. I think I remember hearing some ST chatter this year that said he worked quite a bit on his change, so will be interesting to see if he mixes that pitch in more regularly.

      Here is his Fangraphs page:

      http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=10302&position=P

  3. giants54 said, on April 9, 2015 at 9:47 am

    It’s awfully early, but already enjoying the Aoki McG additions. Consummate team players who give nothing but all out effort and fit right in. This team looks plenty strong mentally who won’t be fazed by adversity. Give the brass credit for putting together a team of character and moxie.

    • Lurker John said, on April 9, 2015 at 10:07 am

      That double Aoki hit in the 2nd was a rope.

    • chipower9 said, on April 9, 2015 at 10:09 am

      Agree 54. And it is amazing how many people raked the Giants (and Sabean) over the coals for their off-season moves. Sure, only three games, but like you, I dig what I am seeing so far. Keep the line moving!

  4. Lurker John said, on April 9, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Vis a vis Snarkk’s POTD, I’m going to take a more positive view of things. I still think Cain is going to come back fine. The first MRI showed no structural damage. Dr. Andrews will have the final say, but I think the Cainer is coming all the way back this season, based partly on his successful spring and partly on the fact that’s he’s a horse who loves to compete and is champing at the bit to get back out there and prove he can still do it. He’s 30 flippin’ years old, fer chrissakes, prime time for a big league pitcher. If I’m wrong, I’m wrong. Don’t think I will be.

    So, for the sake of argument, you’d then have 4 solid starters with Bum, Charlton (yes, I’m ass-uming that Heston continues to have success), Huddy and Cain. Vogelson was lousy the other night, but he thinks he pitched better than the final score indicated. I’ll lean towards him being honest about things, so he gets another shot and maybe gets it together. We haven’t even seen Timmy yet, so let’s not write him off yet.

    So, that’s 4 pretty solid pitchers and I’m not sure most teams can boast 3 let alone 4.

    That’s it. Go Giants, beat the Friars.

    • Lurker John said, on April 9, 2015 at 9:58 am

      I din’t even mention Peavy, but I’m less confident in him anyway. Hope he proves me wrong.

    • chipower9 said, on April 9, 2015 at 10:12 am

      Good post, LJ. Color me polly, too.

      • ewisco said, on April 9, 2015 at 11:43 am

        only if i don’t have to touch it

  5. Macdog said, on April 9, 2015 at 9:58 am

    A different kind of story about the Pads: http://tinyurl.com/pgxpg4o

    • Lurker John said, on April 9, 2015 at 10:07 am

      That’s a great story.

    • chipower9 said, on April 9, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Awesome story Mac. Thanks for sharing, and a tip of the cap to the Padre org.

  6. unca_chuck said, on April 9, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Wow. Tragic stuff but a huge gesture by the Pads.

  7. willedav said, on April 9, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Nice story, Mac.
    My godson will be at all 4 games this weekend including today. He’s a die hard Pads fan and convinced they are going to playoffs according to his Mom. I told her, um, not happening.

    Dodgers get DBax this weekend. LaRussa sure has built hella pitching staff–if Collmenter is your opening day SP that should tell you a lot about where they will finish this year. Giants lit those guys up.

    Today is 37 yrs ago that end of season in NBA featured the scoring title duel btw David Thompson of Denver who got 73 in a game (3rd highest total ever) and George the Iceman, who later in the day got 63 of his own to win it.
    Rick Barry and Downtown Freddy Brown of Seattle had a battle like this too one year on last couple days, when they traded off scoring 60 plus vs. each other’s teams.
    One cool thing to me about watching live in person NBA was to watch premier scorers go off and get 40 plus.

    • Lurker John said, on April 9, 2015 at 11:29 am

      George Gervin, one of the great swing men in history. The other guys weren’t bad either. I agree willie, watching the NBA live is the only way to go, even more so if you can get good seats. Just blows TV out of the water.

  8. zumiee said, on April 9, 2015 at 10:32 am

    The latest dumb promotional contest MLB is doing is fans voting on a Franchise Four for their favorite team. Which four players have been the “most significant” in the history of each franchise? A kind of Mount Rushmore for each team. Then they’re going to honor all the winners somehow at the All-Star Game.
    For the Giants, I would pick: Mays, Marichal, Mathewson, and Posey. I’m leaving Barry Bonds off because of steroidal issues, and it’s tough to leave McCovey off, but picking only four is really hard to do. “Most significant” could also have included Lincecum, because of his impact helping to start the current golden era. Snarkk wrote an excellent post about that a few weeks ago.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 9, 2015 at 10:58 am

      Saw that and thought it was idiotic too. I didn’t do the “vote” thing, but if I had, I would have included Bonds, because in my mind – his presence revitalized baseball in the bay area and he was instrumental in getting the Phone Park built. All the guys you picked, as well as McCovey and Lincecum. Limiting it to 4 is stupid . . . unless, your team is the Sherpas or other team that hasn’t had much success.

      • zumiee said, on April 9, 2015 at 11:02 am

        Great points about Bonds.

      • Lurker John said, on April 9, 2015 at 11:31 am

        Yup, the Giants were about 5 seconds from going bye bye. Bonds and McGowan saved the day.

      • Bozo said, on April 9, 2015 at 11:39 am

        Mel Ott would be a good choice as well. If I was going to vote (I’m not) I’d only pick Barry, just to piss off the folks at MLB.

      • blade3colorado said, on April 9, 2015 at 11:44 am

        Yes, Ott would be an excellent choice as well.

    • Cumberland Gap said, on April 9, 2015 at 1:17 pm

      McCovey’s an easy pick over somebody whose career might not last a lot longer.

  9. zumiee said, on April 9, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Great win for the Giants last night, and every win they can bank until this guy gets back on the field is huge.

  10. zumiee said, on April 9, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Francouer hit an HR yesterday to beat Panda’s Red Sox. Is baseball a wacky game or what? 🙂

  11. zumiee said, on April 9, 2015 at 10:49 am

    The Giants game today, in addition to being shown on their Comcast network, is being shown on the MLB Network in many parts of the nation.

    • Bozo said, on April 9, 2015 at 11:19 am

      They haven’t listed what game is on back here yet, but I’ll check on it later today. Thanks for the heads up.

      • wilcojoe said, on April 9, 2015 at 11:56 am

        Yep, should be on the MLB network nationally in all markets (except San Diego and SF per the blackout rules).

  12. zumiee said, on April 9, 2015 at 10:55 am

    The Dodgers now head to ‘zona, to the crooked number house-of-horrors. The Dodgers beat the D-Backs up pretty badly last season. Maybe Goldy, Perralta, and Lamb can go yard a few times and make a seres of it hopefully. Lamb beat out Tomas for the 3B spot. Tomas is now cooling his heels in AAA for a while. I was pushing for the Giants to sign that guy.
    What the heck do I know? 🙂
    I never saw him as a 3B, though. He needs to be an outfielder.

  13. willedav said, on April 9, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Giants hit .330 off AZ pitching staff, tops in the league after 3 games.
    Pads home opener should fire them up after disappointing series vs. LA–their team ERA is 5.04 after Cashner got lit up last night, and they dropped 2 of 3.
    Kennedy always seems to be thorn in SF side.

    Pads had Myers leading off and playing CF (made an error), so see how that works out. Neither he nor Middlebrooks did much vs. LA. I think Hudson can shut these guys down even with the odd start time, at least for a while.

    Big advantage for SF over Pads imo –pen depth, esp if Machi comes around. Kimbrel is only useful when Pads are ahead in the 9th, Benoit as set up. Giants have more and better guys to use situationally to get through tough situation before closer is needed.

    • zumiee said, on April 9, 2015 at 11:31 am

      Padres overall defense is suspect, too. The Padres’ firstbaseman Alonso is a butcher on the field. He’s got to be the worst fielding 1B in MLB.

    • Cumberland Gap said, on April 9, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      The Padres’ rotation and ‘pen are head and shoulders better than SF’s, and their offense now light years so. Their OF defense falls a little short, though.

  14. Bozo said, on April 9, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Orange Fridays, now Gold Saturdays? New colors for the ring ceremony, April 18th. I might have to get me one of these lids.
    http://tinyurl.com/kqog5wj

    • zumiee said, on April 9, 2015 at 11:33 am

      Nice! And it’ll be cool to finally see what the new rings look like.

    • Lurker John said, on April 9, 2015 at 11:42 am

      I got one after the 2012 Series, and it is pretty cool. At $42 shipped, though, I think I’ll pass this time. I’m such a swag whore anyway. You guys ever see ‘Fever Pitch?’ I’m getting to be like the Jimmy Fallon character more all the time.

      If you don’t have one, definitely worth picking one up.

      • Bozo said, on April 9, 2015 at 12:13 pm

        Lurker, in 2012 I got this Nike one, mostly because the year was on the back. I figured I could wear it as we continued to win Championships and the air holes were a plus for me as well..
        http://tinyurl.com/k2fream

      • Lurker John said, on April 9, 2015 at 1:29 pm

        Yeah, people either love or hate the New Era’s, not too many fall in the middle.

    • chipower9 said, on April 9, 2015 at 11:52 am

      I like the look, but do not like the way the New Era caps fit my dome (I prefer the low profile style hats). Will be interesting to see if they wear a special jersey

      • wilcojoe said, on April 9, 2015 at 12:03 pm

        I know what you mean Chi. The 2014 official World Series lid is the first official fitted cap that I have worn in public since I was a kid. I don’t know if my head size changed or what but I could never find one that felt or looked right.

  15. willedav said, on April 9, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Luckily I get Baggs column regularly as link on Yahoo. My pc doesn’t like SJ Merc news–takes forever to load and scroll down, yada yada.
    Baggs has his new book out and mentions there will be signings in San Jose, Marin and elsewhere on Peninsula. This isn’t about last year specifically but about famous games in particular years.
    I’m not real high on Baggs everyday stuff but Band of Misfits was great, so I’m interested to check this one out.

    Btw, few bloggers over there mentioned Pads going after Tulo. Wonder how serious that could be–Rox have plenty of hitters and good young guys, so Pads would have to give up an SP ++ I imagine. Also wonder how much $$$ they’d have to cough up on what is still owed pride of Fremont High of Sunnyvale (my alma mater, ’69)?

  16. Alleykat said, on April 9, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Bochy is moving up Crawdaddy to the 5th spot today,Like the move, he’s red hot and Buster needs the protection with Belt out.

    • chipower9 said, on April 9, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      Interesting move. McGehee wasn’t exactly chopped liver (hit .333 in Zona vs. .385 for Mudbug).

  17. chipower9 said, on April 9, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    N. Aoki, LF
    J. Panik, 2B
    A. Pagan, CF
    B. Posey, C
    B. Crawford, SS
    C. McGehee, 3B
    G. Blanco, RF
    J. Arias, 1B
    T. Hudson, P

  18. chipower9 said, on April 9, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    In relation to WillieD’s 12:09 post on the Pads…they’re payroll jumped almost 20 mil this year to 107 mil. Sounds like a nice chunk of change until you see the Giants are laying out 173 mil this year.

  19. wilcojoe said, on April 9, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Astros about to get no hit.

    • wilcojoe said, on April 9, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      Whaddya know, Lowrie homers to break the no-no.

  20. pawliekokonuts said, on April 9, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    I steadfastly refused to follow the whole game last night. Followed most of it. My iPad lit up at 2am, telling me of victory while asleep. Love me some Charlton! Some funny stuff here last night.

  21. zumiee said, on April 9, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    The River Cats open their season tonight. Here’s the AAA Giants to start the season:

    Pitchers:
    Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt DOB
    31 Ty Blach P R L 6′ 2″ 200 10-20-1990
    32 Brett Bochy P R R 6′ 2″ 200 08-27-1987
    22 Mike Broadway P R R 6′ 5″ 215 03-30-1987
    18 Robert Coello P R R 6′ 5″ 250 11-23-1984
    Kevin Correia P R R 6′ 3″ 200 08-24-1980
    21 Jake Dunning P R R 6′ 4″ 190 08-12-1988
    29 Juan Gutierrez P R R 6′ 3″ 245 07-14-1983
    34 Cody Hall P R R 6′ 4″ 220 01-06-1988
    48 Braulio Lara P L L 6′ 1″ 180 12-20-1988
    16 Steven Okert P L L 6′ 3″ 210 07-09-1991
    46 Curtis Partch P R R 6′ 5″ 240 02-13-1987
    39 Clay Rapada P R L 6′ 5″ 195 03-09-1981
    17 Hunter Strickland P R R 6′ 4″ 220 09-24-1988
    45 Nik Turley P L L 6′ 4″ 195 09-11-1989
    Catchers:
    # Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt DOB
    Trevor Brown C R R 6′ 2″ 195 11-15-1991
    6 Guillermo Quiroz C R R 6′ 1″ 215 11-29-1981
    10 Andrew Susac C R R 6′ 1″ 215 03-22-1990
    Infielders:
    # Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt DOB Status
    23 John Bowker 1B L L 6′ 1″ 205 07-08-1983
    3 Ronny Cedeno 2B R R 6′ 0″ 195 02-02-1983
    13 Juan Ciriaco SS R R 6′ 0″ 160 08-15-1983
    37 Adam Duvall 1B R R 6′ 1″ 205 09-04-1988
    9 Brandon Hicks 2B R R 6′ 2″ 215 09-14-1985
    8 Carlos Triunfel SS R R 5′ 11″ 195 02-27-1990
    Outfielders:
    # Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt DOB
    14 Darren Ford LF R R 5′ 9″ 190 10-01-1985
    26 Brett Jackson CF L R 6′ 2″ 220 08-02-1988
    47 Jarrett Parker RF L L 6′ 4″ 210 01-01-1989
    2 Juan Perez RF R R 5′ 11″ 185 11-13-1986

  22. zumiee said, on April 9, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Here’s the AA Giants (Richmond Flying Squirrels) to start the season:
    Pitchers:
    Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt DOB Status
    Joe Biagini P R R 6′ 4″ 215 05-29-1990
    Jose Casilla P R R 6′ 1″ 205 05-21-1989
    Kyle Crick P L R 6′ 4″ 220 11-30-1992
    Austin Fleet P R R 6′ 2″ 200 04-17-1987
    Joan Gregorio P R R 6′ 7″ 180 01-12-1992
    Matt Lujan P L L 6′ 1″ 210 08-23-1988
    Kelvin Marte P L L 5′ 9″ 170 11-24-1987
    Phil McCormick P L L 6′ 1″ 185 09-07-1988
    58 Adalberto Mejia P R L 6′ 3″ 195 06-20-1993
    Josh Osich P L L 6′ 2″ 230 09-03-1988
    Pedro Rodriguez P R R 6′ 0″ 165 10-31-1987
    Tyler Rogers P R R 6′ 5″ 187 12-17-1990
    Jack Snodgrass P R L 6′ 6″ 210 12-16-1987
    Chris Stratton P R R 6′ 3″ 190 08-22-1990
    Catchers:
    # Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt DOB
    Jeff Arnold C R R 6′ 2″ 205 01-13-1988
    Jackson Williams C R R 5′ 11″ 200 05-14-1986
    Eliezer Zambrano C S R 5′ 11″ 195 09-16-1986
    Infielders:
    # Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt DOB
    Mitch Delfino 3B R R 6′ 2″ 210 01-13-1991
    Blake Miller 2B R R 6′ 3″ 195 04-25-1990
    Rando Moreno SS S R 5′ 11″ 165 06-06-1992
    Ricky Oropesa 1B L R 6′ 3″ 225 12-15-1989
    Kelby Tomlinson 2B R R 6′ 3″ 180 06-16-1990
    Angel Villalona 1B R R 6′ 3″ 255 08-13-1990
    Outfielders:
    # Name Pos Bat Thw Ht Wt DOB
    Elliott Blair LF R R 6′ 1″ 181 02-03-1988
    Daniel Carbonell CF R R 6′ 3″ 195 03-29-1991
    Devin Harris LF R R 6′ 3″ 225 04-23-1988
    Javier Herrera OF R R 5′ 11″ 225 04-09-1985
    Mac Williamson DH R R 6′ 5″ 240 07-15-1990

    • zumiee said, on April 9, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      Tyler Beede and Christian Arroyo will start the season in Single A San Jose.

  23. wilcojoe said, on April 9, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Btw, Loo’s comment to GH and his split personality last night was off the charts funny. That one liner easily could have been the highlight of any sitcom or comedy.

  24. unca_chuck said, on April 9, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    WilliesD the mind boggles if the NBA had a 3 pt line back in the day. Guys like Barry, Hondo, and all the shooters would have had a field day. 73 points with no 3s is tremendous.

  25. Bozo said, on April 9, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Well, that didn’t work out very well.

    • Bozo said, on April 9, 2015 at 4:02 pm

      I guess the key to the hit and run is, hit the fucking ball.

  26. chipower9 said, on April 9, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Not sure how many are listening to the KNBR feed, but I just heard where they are spinning Duffy up to play 1B on Saturday. I sure as hell would rather have him there than Arias.

    • Alleykat said, on April 9, 2015 at 4:24 pm

      Yes I heard that as well Chi.
      Wotus was giving him a crash course today before the game per the skippers orders. Definitely like the idea as well over Arias any day.The kid impresses and needs more AB’s.
      The Duffster is gonna be the new Zobrist with his versatility,and I can see him playing some OF too in a pinch.

  27. zumiee said, on April 9, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    They had Myers played perfectly. He hits a rocket up the middle, but right at the shifted infielder. Score one for the scouting report.

  28. zumiee said, on April 9, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Nice fedoras they gave out at the Padres game today.

  29. zumiee said, on April 9, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    What’s that big bridge in the background? Coronado Bridge? My San Diego geographic knowledge is kind of weak.

    • Alleykat said, on April 9, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      Yeah that’s it Zumie.
      Takes you over to the famous Corando Hotel,( where I believe theirs still a ghost that haunts the grounds)real nice area to check out for lunch are dinner with some cool shops by the water.

  30. Alleykat said, on April 9, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    I sure like our infield D right now.
    McGiggles fielding everything turning 2 consiently, Panik& Crawdaddy really jelling together like established vets,turning sweet DP’s as well, just solid so far..

    • wilcojoe said, on April 9, 2015 at 5:06 pm

      Yes indeed!

    • chipower9 said, on April 10, 2015 at 6:07 am

      Well, it sure started that way for McGehee. But even with the two late errors, I like him and think he is going to work out just fine.

  31. Cumberland Gap said, on April 9, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Looks like the bus back from LA and the short turn-around have tired out the Pads.

  32. unca_chuck said, on April 9, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    What happened to Kennedy?

  33. wilcojoe said, on April 9, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Most teams give out calendars on opening day. The Padres gave out fedoras?

  34. DJLoo said, on April 9, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Reminds me of Affeldt’s first year in SF when he seemed to get a big DP every time they needed it…

  35. stickman said, on April 9, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    That Cubano proved to be a nasty piece of work. He beat SF a couple times last year, though had a fairly decent ERA and a losing record overall. Wish they had started him vs the LaBumbos.

  36. wilcojoe said, on April 9, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Angel!

  37. - said, on April 9, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Kimberly looks like a homo. Glad Pagan ass fucked him

    • Cumberland Gap said, on April 9, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      So what does that make Pagan?

  38. giants54 said, on April 9, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Hold my breath everytime Angel runs all out

  39. Alleykat said, on April 9, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Take that Kimbrel& Norris!!!
    Pagan smoked that triple with bad ass attitude Mother Fuckers!!!

    • Cumberland Gap said, on April 9, 2015 at 6:37 pm

      It seems you peaked too soon.

  40. wilcojoe said, on April 9, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Fuck!

  41. DJLoo said, on April 9, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Like a fuckin’ roller coaster.

  42. Cumberland Gap said, on April 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Probably the best they’ll ever do against Kimbrel.

  43. Macdog said, on April 9, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Why the hell is Craw batting 5th?

    • Cumberland Gap said, on April 9, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      Because he’s better than anyone else available?

  44. wilcojoe said, on April 9, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Fucking Mcgheeeeeeee

  45. - said, on April 9, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Kuntos: no godd

  46. DJLoo said, on April 9, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    I think when to use Petit and when to conserve him is going to be an ongoing dilemma for Bochy…

  47. - said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Goddamitt Kontos

  48. giants54 said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    McGhee looks like Brenly tonight

  49. - said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    _

  50. giants54 said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    great job by Kontos

  51. mannyman46 said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Time for someone to run into one for our team.

  52. - said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    .

    • pawliekokonuts said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      I’m no prude by any calculation, but do we truly need the graphic salaciousness here in a blog about baseball? Really?

  53. pawliekokonuts said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    The Year of Living Dangerously all wrapped up tidy into one evening.

  54. - said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    =

    • Cumberland Gap said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      You might look in the mirror when you say that.

  55. - said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Giants need to follow Padres example …

  56. paulinasia said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Wow… the trolls are even trolling the other trolls….. 🙂

  57. Alleykat said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Nasty pitching by Kontos.
    Let’s breakup this goose egg game already!!

  58. stickman said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Anybody got fingernails left yet?

  59. ++0db said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Cmon fat ass

  60. Alleykat said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    This place is a graveyard for hitters!
    They even moved the fences in again this season and still no one can launch one.

    • DJLoo said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:29 pm

      Is the old “jury box” gone?

  61. DJLoo said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Yeah!!!

    • wilcojoe said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      Are you channeling GH?

      • DJLoo said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:43 pm

        Could be the start of a trend here, WJ…

  62. wilcojoe said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Maxwell!!!

  63. Macdog said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Bang bang Maxwell!

  64. ++0db said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Maxwell: yes!!!

  65. stickman said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    “Maxwell Silver Hammer made sure she was dead”.

    • chipower9 said, on April 10, 2015 at 6:12 am

      Nice Fab Four reference, Stix.

  66. DJLoo said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    I see Duffy has added the snot rocket to his repertoire…

  67. Bozo said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Close this thing out.

  68. willedav said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Nice shot by Maxwell, good for him.

  69. wilcojoe said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    I think Pagan and Aoki need to come up with a code word for who has the ball. Banzai?

  70. ++0db said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    This ump is human.

    • Lurker John said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:47 pm

      Bit of an overreaction, don’t you think?

    • Bozo said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      You named your right hand ump?

  71. wilcojoe said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Ballgame!

  72. Lurker John said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    WHOOHOO! WE’LL TAKE IT!!

  73. mannyman46 said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Fucking “A”, now that’s a win.

  74. DJLoo said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Casilla is the most under publicized, under appreciated Giant of this great 5 year run…

    • Lurker John said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      He is. A veteran who does not get rattled out there and still has filthy stuff. He’s been a huge part of 3 titles and he already has 3 saves this year.

    • wilcojoe said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      No doubt!

    • pawliekokonuts said, on April 9, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      arguably so

    • DJLoo said, on April 9, 2015 at 8:27 pm

      I agree.

  75. Bozo said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Yes. I kept thinking the Giants were going to let it play out until 1:30 AM ET.

  76. wilcojoe said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Great to get a 12 inning win and not have to use Petit, especially with Timmy going tomorrow.

  77. stickman said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Winner in the War of Wits: BB15 keeping Casilla in reserve till that run came in. The Bullpen Master of MLB.

  78. blade3colorado said, on April 9, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Flavor is dealing with an emergency. Suffice to say, he is handling it. However, he was up most of the night and probably wont be around this evening * Consequently, you guys with editing privileges can edit the trolls.

    *Not appropriate for me to share why . . . He’ll share when and if appropriate. Take care guys. 🙂

    • Bozo said, on April 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Fuck the trolls, I’m just hoping Flav is OK.

      • blade3colorado said, on April 9, 2015 at 8:02 pm

        John, he’s fine (sorry for the mystery) . . .

      • DJLoo said, on April 9, 2015 at 8:08 pm

        Katie ok?

      • blade3colorado said, on April 9, 2015 at 8:09 pm

        Yes

    • chipower9 said, on April 10, 2015 at 6:15 am

      The trolls are always in my crosshairs…

      Hoping all is good and it all works out for Flav.

  79. paulinasia said, on April 9, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Hope all’s well in Flavor Land…..

  80. paulinasia said, on April 9, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Nice win. Love watching the video of Maxwell’s hit, when they show the reaction in the dugout; Pence, what a piece of work. Even when he’s not playing, he is *involved* in every pitch. Love watching him jib-jabbing in the dugout as the winning run scores. Will be even better when he’s playing again.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on April 9, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      former Syracuse Chief (as was Blanco, too)

  81. Alleykat said, on April 9, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Yes only good vibes for Magnus!!!

  82. zumiee said, on April 9, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Nice comment from a Dodger fan:

    Giants pull out games like this.
    It’s why they are champs

    by Lex in South Central on Apr 9, 2015 | 8:01 PM

  83. Alleykat said, on April 9, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Yeah P/A,This team shows a lot of resilency when it looks like torture to us flappers.
    They bounce back after having Kimbrel on the ropes in the 9th and not scoring, but it didn’t keep their dauber down.And making quality pitches to keep Pads off the board, till they made a mistake with Upton no-hustle on Crawdaddy bloop, setting up Maxwell’s clutch hit for the game winner..

    • DJLoo said, on April 9, 2015 at 8:33 pm

      Well said, Kat…

  84. Lurker John said, on April 9, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    LOL. 4 twin killings douse the Padre’s hopes. Panik and Crawdaddy have turned into one helluva DP duo. Crawford’s dive and flip to start the one DP looked like a mirror image of Panik’s in game 7. Speier and Fuentes, eat your hearts out.

  85. Macdog said, on April 9, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Just saw the highlights. What a difference Craw makes at SS. That sick DP, and then fielding the deflection on that scorcher off McGehee and getting the force at 2nd. And how does Craw reach base that led to him scoring the only run? Error on Pads SS. All this after watching Nats SS Desmond boot away two games this week vs. the Mets.

  86. snarkk said, on April 9, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    Hey, this is a marathon season. NIce game, with a little touch of antagonism there in the 9th with Pagan and Norris. Padres have definitely upped the ante this season. I like it…

  87. chipower9 said, on April 10, 2015 at 6:21 am

    Great game. I was feeling like crap last night, and just didn’t feel much like moving, so I did not chime in. You guys pretty much covered the gamut. Love the D by Craw and Panik. Love seeing Duffy being used around the diamond (and 1B is supposed to be added to his repitoire today). Giants baseball…torture, er resiliency.

    Timmy always seems to like pitching in Dago. Let’s do it again.


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