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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 27, 2015

Just a couple of post-rain out thoughts before we play the Art Dealers again:

The Nats, who everyone predicted would win the NL pennant, have a worse record than we do. That’s hard to do. Matt Williams never caught on for me as a manager. I didn’t get that MOY thing. He always seemed like more of a guy to just keep the boat afloat—not a guy to sail you to the promised land. And now they come out of the gate 7-12? With that roster?

The Cardinals losing Waino is a big deal but they lost him in 2011 and still won the World Series so…..

Sherzer is spouting off about the NL needing to go to the DH. “Would you rather see me or Big Papi hit?” That’s a dude that doesn’t really get the game. I don’t know too many NL fans who want to see the DH come to the NL. Doesn’t that say a lot?

The Houston Astros and New York Mets are leading their divisions.

That is all.

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  1. blade3colorado said, on April 27, 2015 at 6:48 am

    I was at the game (no more then 75 feet behind home plate) when Randy Johnson was swinging the bat and injured himself. I think he pulled his left nut or somethin’ . . .

  2. eddacker said, on April 27, 2015 at 6:57 am

    I thought RJ had 3 nuts – you will need to be more specific than ‘left’

  3. eddacker said, on April 27, 2015 at 6:59 am

    I had been entertaining the thought that with the Mets, Astros and Sherpas leading the tables ‘it must be early in the season.’

  4. eddacker said, on April 27, 2015 at 7:01 am

    P.S. the DH sucks, is not for me, keep the senior league DH free, viva strategy.

  5. unca_chuck said, on April 27, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Thanks blade! Yea regarding pitchers, we all remember Casilla going down in colo trying to leg out a grounder. . .

    But yeah, it’s Rae to see pitchers getting hurt batting. No reason to change ghat shit.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:05 am

      De nada Unca . . . Hey, I understand you and some friends are going to be at the Angels/Gmen game . . . Make sure you stop on by where we are sitting and/or see us before the game at the Public House . . . Beercan misses us. 🙂

  6. willedav said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Nice to read about how vividly Paul recalls his first baseball game with his Dad and watching playoffs with him.
    Sorry for your loss, Paul, but memories like that will stay with all of us.

    Funny thing about LA is that while everyone expected their offense to suffer by losing Kemp and Hanley (both of whom are raking for new teams too), they are 2nd in the league for runs scored. Even with Puig out, Ethier has stepped in nicely, AGon leads league in runs scored rbis and HRs, and the Guerrero kid has 5 bombs already.
    Ethier, with a chance to showcase value, has responded nicely. If LA does wind up dumping him off given their surfeit of OFs in a deal for relief help, he could bring decent haul…certainly better than Crawford and they might not have to dump off as much salary.

    Dodgers injuries to Ryu and Jansen (plus Puig now) also very significant. I’m sure they feel same way Giants do, that once they get healthy things will be different.

  7. chipower9 said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Paul (in Asia) – I posted a couple of comments via FB, but once again…wishing you and yours blessings of peace and comfort due to the loss of your dad.

  8. chipower9 said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:59 am

    DH? In the National League?? FUCK THAT!!!

    They can keep that sissy shit in the junior circuit if they care, but keep it out of the Senior Circuit.

    And fuck the bumbinos of la la land, too! BEAT LA!

  9. Bozo said, on April 27, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Paul, very sorry to hear of your loss. Take care man and safe travels home.

  10. chipower9 said, on April 27, 2015 at 10:16 am

    This article is from Friday and provides the latest (that I have seen, anyway) on Pence, Cainer, and Peavy.

    http://m.giants.mlb.com/news/article/120303428/

    For the Flappers attending Saturday’s game…looks like we will see Hudson on the bump.

    Timmy vs. Anderson tonight. MadBum vs. Opie, Part Duex tomorrow, and Vogey vs. Grienke in the finale on Wednesday. Heston will pitch the opener of the Giant-anghole series.

    BEAT LA – BEAT LA – BEAT LA!

  11. chipower9 said, on April 27, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    I thought this a good read from CSNBA. Sorry if this has been shared already. I could see a platoon in the OF coming from a mile away, given the way Maxwell’s Silver Hammer has been coming down upon some heads. Once again, the Giants with multiple guys who can play multiple positions is giving Bochy some great line-up flexibility.

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/giants/giants-notes-how-lineup-could-be-more-powerful-makeup-game

  12. Lurker John said, on April 27, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Scherzer’s just pissed because he hurt himself. He could’ve done that anywhere on the diamond.

  13. djloo27 said, on April 27, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Marichal was injured bunting in the ’62 WS.

  14. pawliekokonuts said, on April 27, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Agree, Magnus, on Williams, Waino, Scherzer.

  15. pawliekokonuts said, on April 27, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    I just looked at Loo’s GAME CALLED clip from yesterday. It is a stunning gem, of simplicity, images, words, feelings. I love it. Thank you. Whose poem is it?? And is that really you, Loo, at 0:37, as a batboy? Wow. I enjoyed that clip a lot.

    • djloo27 said, on April 27, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      It was written by Grantland Rice, Pawlie. Apparently there are 2 versions:

      http://www.baseball-almanac.com/poetry/po_call.shtml

      I’m sure the youtube clip is from the HBO series that aired some years ago called “When It Was A Game”.
      That’s where I became aware of it.

      Just kidding about the bat boy, I guess…

      • chipower9 said, on April 27, 2015 at 3:44 pm

        I just checked it out, too. Very cool. Thanks for the share, Loo.

      • djloo27 said, on April 27, 2015 at 3:49 pm

        Glad you liked it. Love that last shot of Mays…

      • pawliekokonuts said, on April 27, 2015 at 5:09 pm

        Thanks. Me too. The shot of Mantle is good too. Well, all of it.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on April 27, 2015 at 5:14 pm

        Well, the older version, which is also the later version, by that I mean the non-Ruth version, is clearly better and was used in the clip.

      • djloo27 said, on April 27, 2015 at 5:49 pm

        Can you repeat that in English please?

  16. Bozo said, on April 27, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    So, the Angels traded Hamilton to the Rangers? I hope they get a semi load of Tums for him, because they’ll need it after eating that contract.

    • Flavor said, on April 27, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      plus, they’re basically going to be paying him 60 mil+ to PLAY AGAINST THEM 19 times a year. Unreal. I hope he destroys them.

      • Bozo said, on April 27, 2015 at 5:30 pm

        That is crazy.

  17. chipower9 said, on April 27, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    1. Nori Aoki (L) LF
    2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
    3. Angel Pagan (S) CF
    4. Buster Posey (R) 1B
    5. Justin Maxwell (R) RF
    6. Andrew Susac (R) C
    7. Casey McGehee (R) 3B
    8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    9. Tim Lincecum (L) P

    BEAT LA!

    • Carstie Clausen said, on April 27, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      Beats me why Bochy keeps McGehee in the 7 hole and Crawford as #8. Switching would send a message and might actually help extend a rally.

  18. zumiee said, on April 27, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Wainwright, torn Achilles, out 9-12 months.
    Dodgers’ McCarthy, torn ligament in his elbow.

  19. Flavor said, on April 27, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    MadBum had a great quote. Paraphrasing, but he basically said that if AL pitchers had to hit they’d be a lot more polite. That Ventura bullshit was absurd in the other night

  20. djloo27 said, on April 27, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Game is on MLB network if that helps anyone…

  21. James said, on April 27, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Aoki may soon catch up to McG in the DP race.

  22. James said, on April 27, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Aoki or McG — it’s the DP guarantee!

  23. wilcojoe said, on April 27, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    What a caTch Maxwell!!!

  24. unca_chuck said, on April 27, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    I think Maxwell may push Aoki out when Pence comes back. dude is killing it.

  25. unca_chuck said, on April 27, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Glad I missed the DP, BTW. FWIW.

  26. James said, on April 27, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    • zumiee said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      Nice!

  27. willedav said, on April 27, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Maxwell starting to remind me of guys from glory days when Giants were a factory for OFs, mostly black or latin.

    • djloo27 said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:18 pm

      Maybe a little like this rarely mentioned dude who I loved:

      • willedav said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:35 pm

        Downtown, my man.
        Yeah, what a cool player.

  28. zumiee said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    It’s a kind of torture watching Timmy pitch sometimes these days.

    • djloo27 said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      Sometimes he puts it together, but he never keeps it together for long anymore.
      Wonder where he lands next year…

      • zumiee said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:13 pm

        I have to admit, I’m ready for Timmy to go somewhere else next year. He had an awesome run with the Giants, but it needs to be over after this season.

    • giants54 said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      These days? How about last 4 yrs?

      • zumiee said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:28 pm

        It takes longer for some of us. 🙂

  29. zumiee said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    There needs to be a reliever in there now. Bochy needs to end this.

    • zumiee said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      The Giants are waiting comically long to get a reliever warmed up.

  30. djloo27 said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Is Kelly coaching 3rd for the Dodgers?

  31. wilcojoe said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    He is Zito II

    • djloo27 said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      I think I got a brief POTD last year for calling him Tim Zitsecum…

      • djloo27 said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:49 pm

        Very brief…

  32. xoot said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Lincecum’s final fastball velocity, several times, at the end of the 3d was 86 mph. Now in the 4th he’s hitting 90. wtf?

    • zumiee said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      Fastball velocity all over the map, and location all over the map. Not a good combination.

  33. djloo27 said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    I would pinch hit Sadaharu Oh for Aoki in this spot…

  34. zumiee said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Slappy with the RBI single!

  35. djloo27 said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Disco Joe!

  36. zumiee said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Panik is locked in well lately!

  37. zumiee said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Hey, they got Anderson out of there. He had a pretty good curveball tonight.

  38. djloo27 said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    So why the fuck didn’t Aoki score?

    • James said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:43 pm

      Kelly has that virtual block the runner move down, too.

  39. James said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    How “ticked off” should Brett be, K&K? Enough to hope that the bullpen coughs up the lead?

  40. willedav said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Wow another line drive in the scorebook rbi for the AT. How did that not end the inning is what Anderson wants to know, and then Panik smokes one.
    Giants might have LA right where they want them.

  41. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Time for Posey to come through.

  42. djloo27 said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    If Buster hits one out can Kelly still hold him at third?

  43. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Haha, DJ. He would if he could. Crazy how Kelly still runs TO the base.

  44. djloo27 said, on April 27, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    I think Uribe walks up to Ricky Ricardo music.
    McGeehee should try something by Fred Mertz.

    • xoot said, on April 27, 2015 at 9:47 pm

      the carpenters. “we”ve only just begun”?

  45. giants54 said, on April 27, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Everyone is giving Kelly shit 3 weeks into the job, but I remember a time during his early run when there were calls to get rid of Flannery.

    • djloo27 said, on April 27, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      There were calls to get rid of Bochy.
      (Guilty)

  46. zumiee said, on April 27, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Kontos is so MEDIOCRE. If he has a good outing, the next one is almost guaranteed to be lousy.

  47. zumiee said, on April 27, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    You know what, THIS was supposed to be the type of game that Petit came into, I thought. Down 4-3, in the middle innings, the perfect time to bring him in.

    • James said, on April 27, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      Petit is a secret weapon that must remain secret.

  48. zumiee said, on April 27, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Man, I get all like this guy when Kontos comes into a close game:

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

    The stats seem to say that Kontos is a good pitcher. So all my impressions are anecdotal.

    • James said, on April 27, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      May it be that one day they are data driven.

      • zumiee said, on April 27, 2015 at 9:52 pm

        There’s always hope. 🙂

  50. zumiee said, on April 27, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    So Petit is coming in to pitch the bottom of the 8th, down 5-3. I don’t get it.

  51. zumiee said, on April 27, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Well, Dodger fans will be all cock-of-the-walk after this game. The Giants just need to win one game of this series, and that’s fine.

  52. zumiee said, on April 27, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Getting to be the time to get out the new issue of National Geographic. There’s an interesting article about genetically modified bees in this issue.

    • James said, on April 27, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      Will Whole Foods sell the honey they produce?

      • zumiee said, on April 27, 2015 at 10:04 pm

        Good question. The new Franken-bees will be less susceptible to mites, which harm the bees. And don’t get me started on mites.

  53. zumiee said, on April 27, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    A blah turd of a game tonight. And most of that’s on Timmy; he gave a blah turd of a performance.


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