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Colorado, Game 2

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 25, 2015

Not a huge surprise that we lost the opener. That sweep of the Art Dealers was emotional, probably took a little out of them. Plus, no day off.

Looks like a lot of rain in Colorado today.

De La Rosa was absolutely lit up in his first start of the season so maybe we get to him, through the raindrops.

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  1. gianthead said, on April 25, 2015 at 11:01 am

    I predicted Maxwell would be the starter by May….does this series count????

    • blade3colorado said, on April 25, 2015 at 11:02 am

      Peter, contact me at blade3colorado@yahoo.com . . . Thanks!

      • sandog said, on April 25, 2015 at 12:11 pm

        Let me guess: you’ve got one of those turnstiles in the back of your truck and we have some logistics to discuss outside the blog before I take possession of that bad boy. Good thinking on your part–we’d bore everybody with those details. I will be in contact shortly.

      • unca_chuck said, on April 25, 2015 at 12:19 pm

        lqtm

      • blade3colorado said, on April 25, 2015 at 12:29 pm

        The other Peter (GiantHead) . . . The other email for him does not work anymore, i.e., he is either running from the law or he deactivated the one I have.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 25, 2015 at 12:31 pm

      By the by, love the turnstile story. Hilarious.

      • sandog said, on April 25, 2015 at 12:49 pm

        I’ve done my best to milk as much entertainment out of those turnstiles as possible! I even went so far as to consider renaming myself “TurnstileDawg” when I signed up with WordPress. I’m gonna let it go now or I fear Flav is going to set it up where I get banned for life if the word “turnstile” shows up in any more of my posts.

      • zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 12:56 pm

        Neil Young has a great song called “For The Turnstiles.” The last verse has a baseball reference, and its tone fits with the demise of a ballpark:

        “All the bushleague batters
        Are left to die on the diamond.
        In the stands, the home crowd scatters
        For the turnstiles,
        For the turnstiles,
        For the turnstiles.”

  2. zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 11:48 am

    I’m diggin’ the music talk from the last couple of days.
    Cool video of the Beat Farmers performing “Powderfinger” that was posted. Thanks!
    Dave Alvin was mentioned; I finally saw him in concert a few years ago at a music festival. He was terrific.
    Mojo Nixon was mentioned; what a character. His “Elvis Is Everywhere” is classic.
    All the venues being mentioned is very cool. I don’t think I’ve ever been to any of them, although I’ve been to a lot of music venues. It’s always cool to hear about places people have heard music. It all reminds me of a quote I heard from Keith Richards. Someone in the media asked him if the Rolling Stones were the greatest rock and roll band of all time, and he said: “Any band on a given night is the greatest rock and roll band.” So true. And such a humble quote! One of my favorite shows of all time is seeing Chuck Prophet and his band at the Starry Plough in Berkeley. What a little dive of a place, but what a great show!

    • James said, on April 25, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      A few at the Starry Plough over the years: George Thorogood in 77 or 78, Mekons, Freedy Johnston, Vulgar Boatmen, Silos, Wadada Leo Smith/Henry Kaiser

  3. zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 11:55 am

    For absolutely no particular reason: Beavis and Butt-head watching and commenting on Mojo Nixon’s “Elvis Is Everywhere” video.

  4. zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    This is a quote from Grant Brisbee about last night’s game, and it’s somewhat similar to a few things some Flappers said at the end of the last thread.
    I like the joke about Doubleday at the end of it.

    “There are Coors Field games where it seems like everyone’s playing on the moon, where the ball floats over the fence on check swings, and it never happens for the good guys. There are Coors Field games where the outfield seems six acres deep and the third base line and first base line meet at a 120º angle. This was one of the latter games. This is not how Abner Doubleday meant it to be when he came back from Vietnam and invented baseball.”

  5. unca_chuck said, on April 25, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    One of my favorite Mojo Nixon songs.

    Get the added bonus of Jello Biafra playing with him.

    Saw him and the DKs play at the great american smoke out on the SF city hall steps in 78.

    • zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Mojo was ahead of the curve on the rise of the Americana/alt-country scene. I could see him being a performer at Hardly Strictly someday, and maybe he already has.
      I know he hosts a radio show on satellite radio. I don’t know if he’s still performing.

      • wilcojoe said, on April 25, 2015 at 12:57 pm

        He was doing regular weekly gigs in Austin when I last lived there eight years ago. I am not sure if he is still living there, but I know he plays every SXSW with a Mojo Nixon and friends gig at the Continental Club….The highlight of SXSW still is a show that Alejandro Escovedo holds every Sunday after the festival ends at the Continental. The last time I attended three years ago, he played with Peter Buck, Kevin Kinney (Drivin n Cryin), John Langford and several others that I can’t think of. It was the perfect ending to a hangover of music, booze, and bbq.

      • James said, on April 25, 2015 at 1:06 pm

        Saw Alejandro E. when he was playing rhythm guitar for Rank and File – love his solo on their awesome “Coyote” — formerly the Dils, who along with the Zeros, a band with AE’s relatives, were there at the start of the San Diego punk scene. They are all related to Pete & Sheila E, too, I believe.

      • zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 1:08 pm

        Wow, I envy that, WJ- I’m a big Alejandro Escovedo fan (saw him perform at Bimbo’s a few years ago) and a colossally huge Peter Buck fan. I saw REM in concert probably about 20 times. And saw some of his side project performances: The Minus 5, and when he’s toured with Robyn Hitchcock occasionally.

      • zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 1:12 pm

        Peter Buck hosts his own music festival now. It’s in Baja California, of all places, and would be a cool thing to go to someday. Possible Flapalooza?! Who’s up for Baja California?!!

      • wilcojoe said, on April 25, 2015 at 1:50 pm

        I got my picture with AE at the fore mentioned show. He saw my Giants hat and congratulated me on the world series victory (this was after the first one). He is a super nice guy. He had some serious health issues a few years back, but is doing well now….There is a great picture of Doug Sahm wearing a Giants hat, hanging behind the bar at The Hole in the Wall in Austin. I have offered to buy it numerous times, with no such luck.

      • wilcojoe said, on April 25, 2015 at 2:02 pm

        Here is AE at the Continental Club in Austin doing one of my personal favorite guitar solos.

        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pcOBegmvvQw

  6. sandog said, on April 25, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    James: I remember The Crawdaddy’s and it feels like I saw them at some point, but I did not follow them closely.
    Thanks for the reminder on the drummer being the guy who died on stage and for the novelty songs. At least back then, I didn’t care much for those goofy songs they did. Then I remember one time hearing what I thought was a real good song on the radio and being surprised when the DJ said it was by The Beat Farmers. Then someone explained to me that they mixed in the novelty songs with a lot of quality tunes.
    Ironically, The Spring Valley Inn literally shares a wall with “Valley Farms Market,” where I can occasionally find fresh thresher shark for about $7 a pound–a fact that I believe caught your attention one time on the blog.
    The next time we get together down here, we should go to the SVI for a couple and then grab some thresher shark next door for the grill. One thing though….if you ask for one of those top shelf bourbons you favor at The Springer, you’re going to get both of our asses kicked!

    • James said, on April 25, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      It’ll only get risky when I refuse the shitty cherry in the cheapo Manhattan. I am totally down with the grilled shark idea, even though I’m convinced they must be smuggling it in!

  7. blade3colorado said, on April 25, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    SD, I’m not absolutely certain about this, but the dude (Keith Obermann?) who use to anchor ESPN and then was a political gadfly analyst/host on MSNBC, is a big time baseball collector. When Yankee stadium was torn down, he purchased (or tried to purchase) one of the humongous letters from Yankees that was mounted on the front of the stadium. He has all sorts of memorabilia and apparently no where to store it. Weird hobby IMO. Wife must really love this shit. lqtm.

    • sandog said, on April 25, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      I think Reggie bought some of those letters as well. Apparently, they’re huge. Yeah, my experience has been that wives and baseball memorabilia don’t go together real well. I’ve mentioned this before, but I went through a stretch about 10 years ago when I was constantly buying vintage baseball gloves on EBay. The wife did not appreciate coming home and seeing another one of those UPS packs sitting on the front porch!

      • blade3colorado said, on April 25, 2015 at 1:19 pm

        They feel the same way about video games.

      • Lurker John said, on April 25, 2015 at 6:36 pm

        And collecting knives.

    • snarkk said, on April 25, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      Olberman’s never been married. Last I heard, he had a 20-something GF, though…

  8. wilcojoe said, on April 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    We might have to hold a flapalooza that revolves around music, with all the great musical minds on this board.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 25, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      Have you noticed I don’t say shit about music. I love music, but I would fail miserably at “Name That Tune.” Ironically, Up until my late 20s, going to concerts and clubs was something like a weekly/monthly thing . . . Then I quit drugs, drinking alcohol and got married. 🙂

    • zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Great idea, WJ!

  9. wilcojoe said, on April 25, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    The Astros made a great trade when they sent Dexter Fowler to the Cubs for 3b Luis Valbuena. I had never heard of the guy prior to this year, but man has he been impressive. He has power to both sides and plays a very good third base.

    • sandog said, on April 25, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Wilco–I know you are probably on the verge of getting banned yourself if you mention StubHub again, but have you ever had it happen where you click on a section of the stadium map and it says that x tickets are available for $x, but then when you select that section to make the purchase, it lists less available seats and for much higher prices? Maybe I’m doing something wrong, but it happens to me a lot. I thought it had something to do with what I listed under quantity, but now I don’t think it does.

      Great idea on the musical get-together.

      • zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 1:26 pm

        Yeah, we could have done that last year when Paul-in-Asia was in town. It’s a bummer we didn’t meet up with him. It was during the middle of that awful two-month stretch last year when the Giants were just SUCKING so bad, and the Flap was a pretty depressed place. No energy for a Flapalooza.

      • wilcojoe said, on April 25, 2015 at 1:40 pm

        I have had that happen, usually when you see a really good deal. They will get bought by quicker fingers.

    • Lurker John said, on April 25, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      He killed the Mariners this past week. Hit a couple of long home runs and was a general pain in the ass for Seattle.

  10. James said, on April 25, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    For Alejandro and Cowpunk fans, one of the great live bands of my youth:

  11. zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Great stuff; thanks!
    And I’m still marveling at the concept of George Thorogood blasting the walls of the Starry Plough. 🙂

    • James said, on April 25, 2015 at 1:48 pm

      Shamefully, I sold my copy of his Rounder debut when he became a classic rock figure, and I realized he couldn’t sing 🙂

  12. James said, on April 25, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Ok, a token baseball comment and prediction: the run production will get better over the year (safe to say) and the pitching won’t (bold as hell, yeah!).

  13. zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    I caught the last part of the Astros’ extra-inning win over the A’s last night. I rather enjoyed that. Perhaps more than I should. But still.

    • wilcojoe said, on April 25, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      Yeah my second crazy prediction for 2015 was that the Astros would finish with a better record than the Giants. Their pitching staff is the real deal. If they can find guys (besides Altuve) to get on base for their big bats they could be a legit threat. It will be interesting to see if ownership makes any big deals at the trade deadline if they are still contention, which I brelieve they will be.

  14. snarkk said, on April 25, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    I don’t understand this incessant NFL draft talk on the sports talk radio. To me it is just incredibly boring. All these dudes pontificating about which player will go where, which college player(s) are ready to play immediately, which ones will be prone to be busts, etc. Winston, Mariota, Cooper, blah blah blah from every TomDick&Harry with some kind of draft website. I’m tuning it out now, amazingly repetitive. Historically, none of these draft pickers comes close to being right on many of their prognostications. It’s just BS, a load of repetitive content for ESPN etc., is all it is. Once the selections are made, OK, I’ll see who the Niners and to a much lesser extent, who the Raiders picked. Does Vegas have prop bets on which players will go where? There must be some kind of gambling involved here on these picks, otherwise the blather about it is like hearing paint dry…

  15. wilcojoe said, on April 25, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    While watching the A’s-Astros game last night, the annoucers mentioned taking BART from the city to the coliseum. They even mentioned a couple players that were also on the train. I knew that visiting teams to Oakland stayed in the city but I was surprised to hear that that they BART’ed it to the ballpark. Of course I guess that’s easier than dealing with commute traffic at that hour.

    • snarkk said, on April 25, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      Yeah, I believe every visiting team to Oakland stays at an SF hotel. Not exactly an Oaktown Chamber of Commerce PR item. What, the Oakland Airport Holiday Inn isn’t good enough?…

    • James said, on April 25, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      I vaguely remember that in humbler times, visiting teams did stay at the one slightly higher end looking place on Hegenberger, The Park Plaza, which is a Red Lion now. Pretty embarrassing for the As, too . . . .

      • snarkk said, on April 25, 2015 at 2:41 pm

        Could be that some of the players might still be visiting Hegenberger hotels — for visits of an hour or so…

  16. snarkk said, on April 25, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Zobrist of the A’s is out for a month with surgery on a meniscus tear. We’re not the only squad with injuries. Now, if the Gyros had Zobrist at third instead of McGuffin, that would have been nice…

  17. snarkk said, on April 25, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    blade — thought of you a few minutes back. Horrendous 7.8 earthquake in Katmandu, where you visited for a while and posted on your travel blog. 1500+ killed, city in shambles, temples and other historic buildings damaged or destroyed. Many climbers killed on Everest due to quake-induced avalanches…

    • ewisco said, on April 25, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      7.8! that’s HUGE. that’s 8 TIMES as bad as the ’89 quake. I have to wonder if everest is higher now or lower.

    • zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      Yeah, this is the “climbing season” for Mt. Everest. There’s a few weeks in late April and early May when the weather is OK enough for climbers. And even then, bad storms can roll in unexpectedly, like the one that brought the tragedy in ’96, depicted in Krakouer’s terrific book “Into Thin Air,” and the well-done I-Max “Everest” film. I wonder whatever happened to Beck Weathers….

      • zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 3:39 pm

        According to Wikipedia:
        “Weathers was later helped to walk on frozen feet to a lower camp, where he was a subject of one of the highest altitude medical evacuations ever performed by helicopter. Following his helicopter evacuation from the Western Cwm, he had his right arm amputated halfway between the elbow and wrist. All four fingers and the thumb on his left hand were removed, as well as parts of both feet. His nose was amputated and reconstructed with tissue from his ear and forehead.

        Weathers authored a book about his experience, Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest, which was first published in 2000. He continues to practice medicine and deliver motivational speeches. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 25, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      You’re shitting me. Just got home and saw your message (know about this).

  18. Macdog said, on April 25, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    A little late on the Mojo talk, but now I might have to break out my Mojo Nixon-Skid Roper CD that kicks off with “Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant With My Two-Headed Love Child.” Saw Mojo somewhere on the Rutgers campus, man, 20-25 years ago? Fun show.

    • zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      “It’s a bigfoot baby all covered with fur.”
      That’s gold!

  19. Macdog said, on April 25, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    And this is for SanDawg: http://tinyurl.com/mdtxy94

  20. djloo27 said, on April 25, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Anybody remember Bill “Earthquake” Enyart?

  21. blade3colorado said, on April 25, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Man, I just saw Durbur Square, where centuries old temples, stupas, palaces, and wats are located there. Severely damaged. Heart breaking . . . Especially so because the government will be slow to respond (actually financially incapable of putting the equipment, trained people in place) to conduct rescue operations and assist displaced people.

    • zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      Very sad news.

  22. zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    The geology is so intense there. Some gigantic tectonic plates are shoving against each other right at the Himalayas. Mount Everest grows a fraction of an inch every year, even without an earthquake.

    • zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 4:46 pm

      Puig pulled a hammy last night and may be out for a few games. Peralta, who had taken over closer duties after Hatcher cratered, is being quoted as saying he has the so-called “dead arm” syndrome. The Dodgers, of course, had late-inning relief issues vs. the Giants.

      • djloo27 said, on April 25, 2015 at 4:49 pm

        Puig has become our favorite Dodger here.
        For real.

      • zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 4:55 pm

        SanDog is going to the Dodger/Pad game today? He wanted to see Puig play. I can see that point. When you’re actually at the game, you want to see all the stars play.

      • Flavor said, on April 25, 2015 at 5:24 pm

        Zummie’s Gifs of Puke have made me start to like him.

  23. unca_chuck said, on April 25, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    I remember Haystacks Calhoun . . .

  24. zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    I was curious how Sandoval would do today against Chen, a lefthander. Sandoval 0 for 2 so far, and 0 for 15 on the season against lefthanders so far.

    • Flavor said, on April 25, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      He’s been totally underwhelming in Boston so far. But still, even considering the overpay for Panda, I’d take him over McDeePee all day long……

      • zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 5:43 pm

        Buzzkill with a double! He now has more hits (8) than DPs (7)!

      • Flavor said, on April 25, 2015 at 5:45 pm

        whatever. He could hit 5 doubles tonight. He’s all about the *double* right? If he doesn’t stop hitting into DP’s at a record breaking clip we have no use for him. Japan might. Not us.

  25. zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Wainwright hurt himself batting today. Maybe the one downside of having no DH in the NL. But I still don’t want the DH in the NL. What MadBum did last year with the bat was extremely cool.

  26. Carstie Clausen said, on April 25, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Weird way to reward Belt for his breakout game going 3 for three plus a walk. Yeah, i know this matchup crap, right-left dodah, dodah. Seems like he had got his timing down and was getting his stroke with his firxt xbh. Then he rides pine tonight. Yeah, i know BB15 is HOF bound, but sometimes i think he overmanages, particularly in setting his lineups.

    • James said, on April 25, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      I’m basically with you on this, Stix, although Bochy will probably sit Buster tomorrow, giving him 2 days of “rest.” And Susac does look like a legit hitter. OTOH, it sounds like they’ll all be doing a lot of resting tomorrow . . . .

    • Flavor said, on April 25, 2015 at 6:08 pm

      Fuck rewarding Belt. He’s a vet, he just got his first freaking x-tra base hit of the year. That’s his reward to himself. He needs to stop sucking. Versus a lefty, sit his ass.

      • Carstie Clausen said, on April 25, 2015 at 6:21 pm

        Jeeze Flav, you been eating dill pickles all day?

      • Flavor said, on April 25, 2015 at 6:37 pm

        no I’m in a beyond awesome mood. I just get tired of all the Belt apologists (and they are everywhere) making excuses for him. He’s not some wet behind the ears rook. Fucking step up and be a pro, act like one, and sit when the manager sits you. If you don’t suck you won’t sit. And he has sucked this year, no question about it. That’s how I feel. Still in a fab mood even this comment post. 🙂

  27. zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    I’d love to see a replay showing whether Aoki was sprinting all the way to firstbase on that. He sometimes doesn’t go full speed on routine grounders. Pence would have made that a very close play. And somehow Aoki was out by 4 steps.

  28. zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Man, it seems like the Rockies have been a thorn in the Giants’ side since their inception.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on April 25, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      I loathe the Rockes IF FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN they did not win one game when we needed them to in 1993.

  29. zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Dodgers and Pads, 3-3 in the first inning. Pretty lively.

    • willedav said, on April 25, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      Looks like another thrash tho, 8-3 now.
      And Mattingly moving Greinke did pay off as he shut out Pads thru 7 in 2-0 W last night.

  30. zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Susac!!

  31. sandog said, on April 25, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Greetings and felicitations from Petco! Yep, no Puig tonight, but a wacky scoring fest has broken out. Highlights have been Upton going opposite field and lots of hot latinas in the house strutting around with tall Modelos.

  32. Macdog said, on April 25, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Going out on a limb here: I think the Dubs are gonna sweep.

  33. Macdog said, on April 25, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    MaxWow!

  34. alleykat69 said, on April 25, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Stay Hot Justin Maxwell!!!
    Another Bomb after a stupid replay review trying to overturn it ,which it clearly showed, it over the yellow line.

  35. pawliekokonuts said, on April 25, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    My boy Maxwell! Silver Hammer in the House. Good to the last drop. Former Syracuse Chief.

  36. willedav said, on April 25, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    39 more for Steph, including a J with Davis trying to guard him,, and Dubs sweep Pelicans into gone fishing time.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on April 25, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      Go, Double U’s! [cue bandwagon theme]

  37. pawliekokonuts said, on April 25, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Don’t snicker at this (or is it snigger?), but why doesn’t baseball scoring credit Posey with a sacrifice for doing what he did: moved Pagan to 3rd with a flyout to center? Why do you get SAC credit when it’s a bunt out but not a well hit out? Explain that.

    • Flavor said, on April 25, 2015 at 7:50 pm

      because you are *sacrificing* your at bat with the bunt.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on April 25, 2015 at 7:53 pm

        but you are with the deep fly too; since when should intention be the arbiter? the ball just went farther; that’s the only difference

      • Flavor said, on April 25, 2015 at 7:54 pm

        no, in the case on the bunt you are doing it on purpose, thus the label of *sacrifice*. If you are swinging away you’re trying to hit, the ball didn’t just *go farther*. You didn’t give yourself up.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on April 25, 2015 at 7:57 pm

        if you say so; I get your point; but at least concede half of my point: there should be a stat for what I am describing; probably there is…

      • Flavor said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:07 pm

        I concede completely. There should be a stat for that

    • xoot said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      if a runner scores on your fly out it’s a sacrifice fly. If a runner advances on your bunt out, it’s a sacrifice bunt. The rules acknowledge the scales of the plays. Makes sense.

    • alleykat69 said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      Yeah it is kinda weird how they do it Pawlie..
      My take, I guess,is because a bunt with a guy on 1st, the batter is sacrificeing his AB to get the runner in scoring position at 2nd thus creating a scoring opportunity.
      The same goes for a fly ball out with a guy on 3rd with 1 out, rewarding the batter for knocking him in with a ball hit deep enough to the OF.
      Now as far as Posey are anyone, advancing a runner to 3rd via 2 ways fly ball or grounder with 1 out, I believe baseball rules figure the player is already in scoring position so know need to give them a sacrifice, even though every team knows you did your job,which they call a productive out.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:12 pm

        well put…so, Fangraphs, or someone, surely has stats on *productive outs* somewhere somehow.

      • xoot said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:41 pm

        productive out and quality start are wonderful neoteric stats. he leads the league in productive outs, although his OPS is .000. Etc.

  38. willedav said, on April 25, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Posey at 1b is going to be interesting.
    last year the OPS was 1.000 for a while at 1b…wonder about this year so far?
    Susac just has so much more going on than Hector he has to be in LU more often than just Lincecum start.

    Zum, didn’t see it because no camera angle, but surprised Aoki couldn’t make it to 2b on the ball Duffy hit up the middle either; that one could have broken game open. This guy’s game just doesn’t pass eye test for me.

  39. alleykat69 said, on April 25, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Another brutal strike 3 call by the ump. Pitch was just above Maxwell House ankle. Pagan on 3rd 1 out and gets stranded. Freakin Hirshback with his notorious short fuse staring at the bench/Maxwell, Which I say Fuck him ,and you should be accountable by the league evaluation committee for sub standard umpiring Dickhead!!

  40. Flavor said, on April 25, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    I love that San Diggity is rattling around Petco right now. Send me some pics of the babes wearing the Whitson jerseys ok? This time with them holding the jersey crumpled up in their left hand. lqtm

    • pawliekokonuts said, on April 25, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      or right hand. who care. lltm.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on April 25, 2015 at 7:52 pm

        lusting loudly to myself

    • Lurker John said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      lol. Ed Whitson in the house. Nice blast from the past, Flav.

  41. pawliekokonuts said, on April 25, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Well, let’s just pause for a moment to be grateful that our team is not the Milwaukee Brewers.

  42. Flavor said, on April 25, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Dubs. Sweep. Dominant Beast.

  43. pawliekokonuts said, on April 25, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    We need a report from SD. Dodgers’ lead is shrinking, like …..

  44. pawliekokonuts said, on April 25, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Not viewing actual game; seems like good work from Sergio. I like that name. I think I wanna go to Italy and call myself Sergio. Maybe Carlo. Or Jep.

  45. pawliekokonuts said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Is it me, or is ESPN putting accent marks on Spanish names for the first time this year (like the second a in Pagan)?

  46. sandog said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Pads may pull this thing out yet. A bit of weather passing through us tenderfoots arent used to, but we’re hanging in.

  47. Carstie Clausen said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Nail biting time in Coors. Now that’s a rarity.

  48. zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    No chance for Duffy to turn two on that, IMO. The ball was too slowly hit. He still should have flipped to Craw anyway and give it a try, but very doubtful the throw to first would have gotten Stubbs.

  49. Macdog said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    I blame that DP on Casilla.

  50. alleykat69 said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Now as far as Casilla Pawlie,
    That is called “A Blown Save””!!!!
    Not always agree with Bochy’s percentages,though their usually good. But Affeldt got the 1st out in the 9th, let him continue until someone gets on.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:34 pm

      no kiddin

  51. wilcojoe said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    McDeePee doing what he does best.

    • wilcojoe said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      Btw Unca, most fitting nickname.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:35 pm

        ugh

  52. willedav said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    sunny f-ing beach.
    Susac the kid with 100 ABs in his career, works the count and takes a walk, and Mac swings at the first pitch for another GIDP.
    That’s just not smart baseball.

  53. Carstie Clausen said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Kept trying to vibe McGDP “go the other way” “dink a single to the opposite field.” Had to leave the Yahoo feed when he was up, though, and switch to my mail. BB15 will need that big skull to handle the flak he will get on this one.

  54. zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    There’s nothing down that thirdbase line for Buzzkill. The 3b really hug the line against him. And why is he pulling the ball so much now, like Rowand? McG’s game was supposedly hitting the ball to the middle of the field.

  55. willedav said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Belt’s ahead in the count there, no reason to swing at the pitch designed to have him hit into the shift.
    Weiss does that a lot, even with Blanco, who did the same thing–hit an inside pitch right into the shift.

  56. zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    It’s a hardly believable stat; he has 9 hits, and 8 GIDPs.

  57. zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Speaking of the shift, Tulo just hit a hard grounder right into the shift. Nice job from Machi.

  58. Macdog said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaafe!

  59. zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    That was a funky-looking bunt, but it got the job done. 🙂

  60. alleykat69 said, on April 25, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Nice read by Aoki, great slide to the outside of the plate!
    And Panik heads up bunt play, which he will get a sacrifice and RBI on , which will make Pawlie& I very happy!!

  61. zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Interesting roster decision coming down the road. The guy on the bubble would appear to be Ishi, but it sounds like his back is going to take longer anyway, so it may just all be moot. He may get more time in Sac than in SF this season.

    • snarkk said, on April 25, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      I don’t see a spot for Ishi…

  62. snarkk said, on April 25, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    I love bunts that produce go ahead runs…

  63. alleykat69 said, on April 25, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Best part of that inning, “McAutomatic2” wasn’t involved in it!!

  64. snarkk said, on April 25, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Meanwhile, this McGuffin dude is killin’ the Giants at the plate. DL this dude, stat…

  65. Bozo said, on April 25, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Day one and two at the Fest. Two women in Giants hats, seven guys. One with a Gold lettered hat, one with a cap and a gold lettered jersey and one guy that I didn’t get to talk with, had the hat and a World Champion backpack. Total Dodger caps, two, both guys.
    So we got that going for us.

    • zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 9:05 pm

      Giants Nation!

  66. snarkk said, on April 25, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Can the Giants get a 1-2-3 inning for once, seriously? Sheezus…

  67. snarkk said, on April 25, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Duffy starts the DP, gets it done!…

  68. zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Wow, what a huge DP!

  69. snarkk said, on April 25, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Yes! A win at Coors, nice job…

  70. zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Ballgame!!

  71. Macdog said, on April 25, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    The Giants beat the Rockies! The Giants beat the Rockies!

  72. snarkk said, on April 25, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Gints, 1 of 13 with RISP tonight. Sheezus…

  73. snarkk said, on April 25, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    I would take Duvall over McGuffin right now, hands down…

  74. alleykat69 said, on April 25, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Another grinder,but what the hell.Still a W..Played hard throughout. Nice job by the pitchers tonight as well, No Walks!!thats awesome in Colorado to do..

  75. Lurker John said, on April 25, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Warriors win, Giants win. I’m good with that.

    • zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 9:24 pm

  76. willedav said, on April 25, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Pads drop another one, 4 of 5 now to LA, 11-8.
    4 HRs for LA at Petco including another one by AGon, who hit 3 in one game vs. Cashner in season opening series at Latrine.
    3 bombs for Pads too, including 2 by J Up…in a losing effort.

    Imo, if Pads want to be contenders, they can’t let LA kick their ass all year.

    Getaway tomorrow followed by 3 vs. LA, so expect funky LUs to continue–Lincecum going so might be a Hector sighting, maybe Arias too.

    • zumiee said, on April 25, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      Yeah, a strong chance McG sits, and Arias gets a start.

  77. Paul Sorensen said, on April 25, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Pads take 3 of 4 from Giants; Dodgers take 4 of 5 from Pads; Giants take 3 of 3 from Dodgers. Ah, the NL West is going to fun fun fun this season….

  78. djloo27 said, on April 25, 2015 at 11:05 pm

  79. willedav said, on April 26, 2015 at 7:16 am

    With music all over this thread, I’d like to hear a report from Bozo about who he saw and liked at Jazz Fest NO.

  80. Carstie Clausen said, on April 26, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Oh me of little faith. After the top of the 10th and all those l.o.b.’s i saw this one as going down the big swirly. Wasn’t counting on the bullies. Except for Casilla’s upchuck, the relief corps once again proved to be this team’s strength. Pen is easily the best in the West, perhaps in baseball. That top of the lineup keeps producing too. Those two elements are the team’s strength currently. Rotation is pretty good. Too bad Hudson did not get his first Coors win. But the team won.

  81. Flavor said, on April 26, 2015 at 7:38 am

    not the same as the old one. New thread!


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