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Road Trip Moves to Ohio

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 14, 2015

Frustrating game. If the Giants are up 3-1 they need to put that shit away. But we got out-homered 3-1 and it didn’t appear that this smaller park helped our power much. And Brandon Belt….. never mind….

Now we have 4 in Cincinnati and I have no feel for how this series will go but the Giants didn’t get into town till 4am this morning and they’ve got Cueto tonight so I think I know how Game 1 will be going.

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  1. Carstie Clausen said, on May 14, 2015 at 6:34 am

    You wonder if Affeldt’s leash isn’t starting to get a bit short. He may get his act back together as he has done that before, but so far this season he simply has not been the reliable 7th inning reliever he usually has been. Big contract for a not quite setup man. But as a lefty with a previously excellent track record he could make tempting trade-bait ~ that is IF the brass feels somebody like Strickland is ready to move up.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 14, 2015 at 7:14 am

      Actually, because he is a lefty Stix, if Affeldt was dealt – which I’m unequivocally not expecting to happen – the more likely candidate to be recalled, would be Steven Okert. The lefty phenom has a .55 ERA and 21 SO in 16.1 innings pitched. Okert might be one of the few left handed closers in the MLB in the next couple of years or so. Chi probably knows about this guy (as he is playing in Sacramento), so he can chime in too if he desires.

      • chipower9 said, on May 14, 2015 at 8:41 am

        Strickland and a guy who I am unfamiliar with, Michael Broadway (27 years old and no ML experience…maybe a AAAA guy), are getting most of the save opportunities in Sac. They both have insanely low (sub one) WHIPs. Okert has one save. Only warning flag on him is 6 BB in 16 IP. Okert only has three seasons of minor league ball under his belt (this is his first year at AAA), so I don’t see him supplanting the likes of an Affeldt anytime soon.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 14, 2015 at 9:25 am

        I didn’t say he was coming up as a closer . . . I said he “might” be a closer eventually. Also, just my take, but his stuff is better then Strickland.

      • chipower9 said, on May 14, 2015 at 12:12 pm

        I was commenting specifically to your “Okert might be one of the few left handed closers in the MLB in the next couple of years or so” comment. Ya never know, but I would assume they groom him (Okert) to take one of the lefty-specialist slots currently held down by Affeldt and Lopez.

  2. blade3colorado said, on May 14, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Flav, not certain you are monitoring your texts . . . Yes, want to play, but the early h2h. Sent you a link.

  3. giants54 said, on May 14, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Think everyone was hoping (expecting) Belt would replace some of them power lost with Pablo and Morse. I always felt 30/100 was doable if he stayed on the field. His big breakout again seems stalled. Frustrating

  4. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 14, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Yeah, frustrating loss last night. They had the opportunity to win and it slipped away. I’m still getting used to the Astros being in the AL. I guess that yard is perfect for the AL so whatever.

    Anyone else see Amy G’s interview with Sandoval? I don’t want to say it was hard hitting or in depth but Symour Hersh is calling it her My Lai moment. Or her played like a fiddle by a retired Pakistani General moment. One or the other. Telling to me is that Sandoval never mentions a certain All-Star catcher in his comments. I suspect he thinks Posey is a cabrón.

    • willedav said, on May 14, 2015 at 8:32 am

      I’m way over anything more that has to do with Sandoval (or any other Red Sox player) but hey if it keeps Amy in Oakland, I’m in.
      Unless of course she followed Boch Baer etc to the hotel in SF where they gave him the ring.
      How can I miss you if you won’t go away?

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 14, 2015 at 8:37 am

        Haha, yeah. Amy’s probably hearing footsteps as there are some young women doing promotions in the stands at AT&T that could do the job for less money.

  5. willedav said, on May 14, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Btw, Yogi’s b-day was also Felipe Alou’s 80th.
    A story on the family would be a way cool read, from the 3 who played in same OF for Giants to Moises being managed by his dad.

  6. chipower9 said, on May 14, 2015 at 8:44 am

    I only caught mention of it during the game (have not seen a story or video), but pretty damned cool that Baer and crew made a trip to Monty Irvin’s house to deliver him a WS ring. And they also coordinated a trip to the Capitol where Irvin will get to meet the POTUS.

  7. unca_chuck said, on May 14, 2015 at 8:48 am

    My issue with last night is why isn’t Aoki stealing? Or at least put on a hit and run. Something there. He was a potted plant. And I definitely would have pulled Hudson after 5. And put in Petit. Our long guy isn’t being used as a long guy anymore. And I’m not sure why.

    • chipower9 said, on May 14, 2015 at 8:57 am

      I had the EXACT thought Charlie. Once Hudson did his Houdini impression in the 5th, I was hoping that Bochy would bring in Petit. Nope…first hitter for the Stros in the 6th, with a two strike count, hits one out. Frustrating as hell. Overall, I love Boch, and think he is the best, but there are times like last night where he leaves me scratching my head.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on May 14, 2015 at 9:45 am

      Good points. Only possibility i can see is BB15 saving Petit for the Riverside bandbox extravaganza.

  8. chipower9 said, on May 14, 2015 at 8:55 am

    I had my tirade about Belt a week or so ago (even speculating that perhaps he should be traded). The next day the dude went on a tear over a week or so to get his average up to .300, and then…

    As is the case with so many of our Giants…consistency, or the lack thereof.

    Belt’s numbes are deceiving. He is top four on the team in avg, obp, and ops. But he has only 7 RBIs (tied with Buzzkill for 8th on the team), and leads the team in Ks (28 in 94 AB…or almost one in every three AB). I expect more from Belt…how long must we wait???

    • blade3colorado said, on May 14, 2015 at 9:27 am

      Well, I was there along with you. 🙂

      Belt is frustrating. Regardless of what anyone here thinks, I’m betting the Giants expect a breakout from him this season and if he doesn’t fulfill much of his promise this season, they’ll be looking in a different direction for next season.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on May 14, 2015 at 9:48 am

      One of the posters brought this up maybe ten days ago, speculating that Belt’s unaccountable tendency to strike out so often may be due to aftereffects of his concussion courtesy of Scutaro’s errant throw in S.T. Concussions are very difficult to pin down as a metric. When i first saw the posting i kinda filed it away as a vague possibility. Now i tend to wonder a bit more about it.

      • unca_chuck said, on May 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

        I’d hate to think that’s the case that some freak accident derailed his shit. With all that we don’t know about head injuries, that certainly is a possibility. I mean, I’ve had a few concussions and I’m fho;heghlnra’p . . .

  9. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 14, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Belt is who he is. A good player who is up and down just like every other player in The Show. I guess people see so much potential that when he doesn’t do well it gets them fired up. Meanwhile Posey gets a free pass when he struggles.

    • Flavor said, on May 14, 2015 at 10:15 am

      I’d take at least one home run from his this year.

  10. willedav said, on May 14, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Unc, like you said I didn’t get Aoki not running after the FC in the 9th. You are a base stealer, you go in that situation, esp after you failed to advance the runner. Not his fault Craw got cut down at 3b, but his job right there is move him over–even a bunt like Snarkk said. but after the screw up you gotta get into scoring position— I don’t want to hear can’t get the jump nonsense.
    Duffy and Pagan are the next 2 hitters and sure they have some pop, but all it would have taken with Aoki on 2b would have been 1 base hit to tie the game…which Pagan did get.

    Surprised SF lost a pen game but happens. And while Stros have been better at those types of games, if your set up guy is Chad Qualls and closer is Gregerson, that’s not good enough to go very far.

  11. Flavor said, on May 14, 2015 at 10:56 am

    this is the coolest fucking $500 thing I’ve ever seen

    • blade3colorado said, on May 14, 2015 at 11:41 am

      You’re right, but I would have wanted one when the ex (amateur ski champ) and I went down black diamond runs; surfed when I was a kid; and played against the #2 ranked table tennis player in Great Britain back in the mid ’70s. Now, I’m an old fuck, and . . . umm, I guess I could handle that last scene though. lqtm.

    • ewisco said, on May 14, 2015 at 11:44 am

      wow!! not sure if I do stuff that would be worth recording anymore but that would have been bitchin back in the day.

    • chipower9 said, on May 14, 2015 at 12:29 pm

      I read an article on this thing a week or so ago. Pretty bad ass. And as Blade said, if I only would have had this thing 20-30 years ago…lqtm.

  12. unca_chuck said, on May 14, 2015 at 11:15 am

    What’s killing me about Belt is they seem to be getting him out with fastballs down the middle of the plate.

  13. Lurker John said, on May 14, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Replying to dirt here, but I’m just wondering what the hell could be Sandoval’s issue with Posey. There’s no more low-key clubhouse leader than Buster. Just goes to show, you never what’s going on behind closed doors.

    Belt’s dearth of power and run production continues to be frustrating. I’m glad his BA is up, but fer crissakes, start driving the ball. A 6’5″ 240 lb punch and judy hitter? No thanks.

    Regarding Affeldt, he’s had stretches like this before and recovered. His head has been called for plenty in the past, but he’s always bounced back. Okert and others are intriguing and certainly the stars of the future, but you can’t just replace his big game experience and performance. Don’t forget he was every bit as important in Game 7 as Bum was. The dude is savvy and battle-tested. Until he goes completely in the tank, he ain’t going

    • chipower9 said, on May 14, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      I am with you 110% on Belt, and agree whole-heartedly on Affeldt.

  14. sandog said, on May 14, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    @Dirt: Posey gets a free pass whenever he struggles????? Not on this blog, he doesn’t. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly this group turns on Buster when he is not going well. God help him if he ever goes 2 years without winning a ring or an MVP—he would get absolutely blistered on this blog.
    I don’t know if The Flap is an accurate gauge of Giants fans in general, but if it is, I think Posey is the most under-appreciated star on the Giants since Willie Freaking Mays!

    • chipower9 said, on May 14, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      Agree SanD. I was just comparing stats over the past 4-5 years between Belt and Posey. Both had a year in which they were limited by injuries. Both are about the same age, with similar years of ML experience. And it is not even close when you are talking HRs, RBIs, and OPS. And, HRs, RBIs and OPS IS what we are talking about here…Belt’s regular lack of power.

      Posey HAS regularly lived up to expectations, IMO. Belt. Uh…not so much.

      • Bozo said, on May 14, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    • Bozo said, on May 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm

      OK, as someone who has proposed trading Posey in the past, I guess I should chime in here. Mays was only under appreciated in SF because he came over with the team from NY. I don’t recall anyone, at anytime, who didn’t appreciate his skill set, the fans in SF just rooted harder for Big Mac. That is the way I remember it anyway.
      Posey on the other hand is not now, or will he ever be a five tool player such as Willie, yet I’m of the opinion that folks treat him as he is the next Mays. When I brought up trading Buster, I was shot down pretty heavily here, so I know he has his fans on this blog. As far as getting blistered here, IMO it has been much less than Panda, Belt, Cain, Timmy, Blanco, Lopez, Crawford and just about anyone not named Murph. I see Posey as a good hitter from the Catchers position and getting better behind the dish. Any other position (First or Third) I see an OK defender who hits around .300 and gets you 20 HRs. Not bad numbers but not as MVP worthy as they are from the Catchers position. Just my opinion.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 14, 2015 at 1:28 pm

        Good post and I agree with you. Additionally, Posey gets criticized (unwarranted in my opinion) for taking days off. HE IS A CATCHER! In fact, he plays as much or MORE then any catcher in MLB. I have no idea why people perceive him taking a day off weekly (usually Sunday) as abnormal. Try squatting for 2.5 to 3 hours and unless you are a Nepal native, where those people squat for hours at a time (including toilet time, where there aren’t a lot of toilets), you’d be taking plenty of breaks too. 🙂

      • sandog said, on May 14, 2015 at 1:47 pm

        I will give you Panda and Belt for being even bigger whipping boys than Buster, but then again, they have both contributed a lot less than Buster has over the years. In my opinion, we go pretty easy on Cain around here, especially given his $20 mil per year price tag with 2 wins to show for the last 18 months. Those other guys aren’t stars and I have a hard time comparing them to Buster.
        I hear you on Willie Mays, but didn’t his prickly personality play into it a bit as well?? And I didn’t mean to say Buster is on the same level as Willie Mays, but I do think he is a star player in his own right.

      • Lurker John said, on May 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm

        Agree Blade and Bozo. Catching is a brutally difficult position at any level, let alone in the Majors. It’s a rare catcher who can play years at the position while remaining productive offensively. I’m thinking Bench, Yogi and a few others. Buster does have more value as a catcher than a corner infielder, but given the Giants current situation at the corner infield spots, his offensive numbers wouldn’t look so bad there right now.

  15. Irish Kevin said, on May 14, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Well the other possible reason for Belt to hit highs and lows is that ever since Posey’s collision there has been nothing but talk about when will the Giants move Posey to another position. Then you throw in that when Posey gets a Day off he is playing 1st base, what is going through Belts mind? He is probably wondering how long will he be at 1st. Just a thought.

    • willedav said, on May 14, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      Maybe he needs to revisit Nats yard.
      ATT does mess with him, certainly, and he’s gotten better at going to LF with base hits and beating the shift. But I do recall seeing guys like Ethier take one out of ATT to LCF in the daytime, Freeman too. So it is doable.

      As for Posey, my issue is simply this: with Pence out, he was the guy to step up and make things happen, which they most certainly didn’t. I saw same thing last year when team slumped and of course 2013 second half he just plain cratered. And this year too many singles and weak ground outs; a single in 9th last night tied the game up Craw has shown more pop, and imo that shouldn’t happen.
      I give him credit for finishing strong last year and hitting .390 down the stretch. But post season he did squat. He says he’s in better shape and wants to C I think that’s great. But he seems like a one time MVP and there are other guys that have eclipsed him in that category.
      He might not even be MVP of his own team.

  16. Flavor said, on May 14, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Also, Timmy sucks vs Cincinnati. If ever there was a time to take reds -1.5 tonight is the night…….

  17. zumiee said, on May 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    The ballpark has cost Belt at least a couple of HRs this season, and I don’t know if that gets in his head at all, and he starts trying to hit 430 foot HRs to beat that right-center death valley. He seems best when he’s using the whole field. The HR thing isn’t as big a deal to me as the number of strikeouts. The HRs will come, I would think, especially on the road.

  18. blade3colorado said, on May 14, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    I’ll be very, very surprised if the Giants win this evening with Cueto on the mound. He rarely walks batters (4% walk rate), which allows him to pitch deep into games.

    I’ll be hoping, but doubly surprised if Lincecum hangs for more then 5 innings at this band box. Big test for him IMO. Todd Frazier, along with Joey Votto are probably salivating at the opportunity to face Timmy, with Frazier having bombs in his last 2 game. He has a .360 wOBA against right-handed pitching this season, with Lincecum, having given up a .338 wOBA to right-handed hitters.

    However, what really scares me in this game is Billy Hamilton. We’ll see if stealing bases is a zero sum game per James comment the other evening. I hope he’s right. 🙂

  19. pawliekokonuts said, on May 14, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    When we had homer predictions here, mine for Belt might’ve been the highest. I don’t know what I said, 30? He was gangbusters and confident in ST. Then pffft. He is too tentative, like he doesn’t believe in his own powers. Heck, I’d almost prefer he were swinging for the fences all the time, strikeouts and all. Well, not quite. Trouble is, we deal him and he WILL be gangbusters for someone else. Baffling. Sort of like Ike Davis was for the Mets. And Affeldt is fine.

    Hey, Loo, congrats to your Rangers!

  20. zumiee said, on May 14, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    A few of us Flappers are going to the Giants/Dodgers game next Thursday. It’s a day game. I have an extra ticket if anyone wants to buy it. I’m just asking the $78 face value. First come, first serve. Just post a response here on the Flap. It needs to be a Flapper, whose Flapper name I would recognize; not somebody whose name I’ve never seen before. 🙂

    • zumiee said, on May 14, 2015 at 1:09 pm

      Club Level ticket. Section 230.

      • sandog said, on May 14, 2015 at 1:32 pm

        I like your style, Zum. You read too much and you’re a bit of a music snob, but I like your style.

    • chipower9 said, on May 14, 2015 at 1:51 pm

      Bum vs. Kershaw. Giddy Up!

      • wilcojoe said, on May 14, 2015 at 2:06 pm

        I think the ticket price just went up 😉

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 14, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      I’m heading to that game too. I’ll drop by and say hello.

  21. willedav said, on May 14, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    giants are still 14th in NL in runs scored, despite being 5th in OB. So…?

    • Flavor said, on May 14, 2015 at 2:22 pm

      getting on base, not enough guys to drive them in. Hopefully Pence fixes some of that. I have zero faith that Belt will fix it.

  22. chipower9 said, on May 14, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    1. Gregor Blanco (L) LF
    2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
    3. Angel Pagan (S) CF
    4. Buster Posey (R) C
    5. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    6. Justin Maxwell (R) RF
    7. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    8. Casey McGehee (R) 3B
    9. RHP — Tim Lincecum (3-2, 2.00)

  23. Flavor said, on May 14, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Timmy’s ERA will be going up tonight. lqtm

  24. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 14, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    LJ, I don’t know why but I just find it interesting that Sandoval made the comment about Pence being the best guy he’s played with. Sort of an indirect snub at Posey who seems like a bit of a red ass to me. That doesn’t mean I don’t like the guy.

    SD, Clown said better than I did and pretty much captured what I meant except for the trading him part. I think the club should rest him and keep Belt in the LU. That said, I think Belt’s days are numbered regardless of performance. In fact if they could swing a deal for a legit starter and it included Belt I would be totally fine with it. Move Posey to 1b and plug in Susac full time. It all depends on Pence’s health when he returns. I compare Belt to J Heyward. People look at him and think he should be something that he’s not because of his physical presence when really he’s a solid player and there’s nothing wrong with that. Someone last week said its time for Belt to let it shine to which I say.

    As far as Cain goes, he’s been injured so I don’t know that it is fair to criticize his performance or lack thereof. I hope he returns and is close to his former self but I have serious doubts.

    • djloo27 said, on May 14, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      People get sucked in by the name “Belt”. I really believe that.

      Thanks, Pawlie. That whole Ranger series was unbearable.
      Nothing in sports quite like playoff hockey…

  25. zumiee said, on May 14, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Read too much? Not possible!
    A music snob? OK, guilty as charged on that one. Although, not nearly as bad as I used to be. Music has become so marginalized in pop culture these days, that it no longer seems important to champion the overlooked geniuses. 🙂 There was a time when new albums were important events in the culture, but now the younger generations get far more excited about the latest video games. Even Bruce Springsteen has a hard time selling albums these days. The younger generations don’t want to pay for music. They want it free on the internet. Along with newspapers and magazines free on the internet. I can accept the future we now live in, but I do miss aspects of the old days, going into a bookstore and there were so many music magazines. It was really cool.

    And….it’s actually raining in the Valley right now! Actual rain!!!

  26. Lurker John said, on May 14, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Dirt, I was mostly just surprised that Sandoval felt that way, but a lot of us were surprised by most of the unsolicited comments he made after he left. As for Posey, it’s hard for me to get a read on him outside of what he lets the world see. I don’t recall many beefs about him arising, save for the Lincecum thing and now Sandoval.

    He may well be a red ass. He sure ain’t no Pence on the personality scale!

  27. giants54 said, on May 14, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Subliminal, Loo? Interesting. And being 6’4…

    I think it was because Belt followed right behind Sandoval Posey’s quick rise through the minors with his own incredible numbers, expectations were similarly high.

  28. Lurker John said, on May 14, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    What I think Belt needs to do is start letting it rip rather than playing for a higher OBP. Pawlie said he’s to tentative and I agree. Stop worrying about striking out too much and start swinging from the heels more. Load up, a la Giancarlo Stanton. Sure, his whiff totals will go up, but he’s also going to run into some homers. Tomorrow is half way through May and he has zero homers. The short stop is kicking his ass in dingers and ribbies. I’d be embarrassed if I was him.

    He’s way too big and way too strong to be this unproductive. We’ve all seen some of the massive home runs he’s hit, so the excuse that he’s just not a power guy doesn’t wash. Let ‘er rip, Belt! Live up to your name!

  29. Macdog said, on May 14, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Can Duffy play first?

  30. blade3colorado said, on May 14, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Belt continues to frustrate.

  31. djloo27 said, on May 14, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    In his defense, I think he hit 3 or 4 balls at ATT that would’ve been long gone anywhere else.
    That’s gotta mess with your mind a little bit…

    • Macdog said, on May 14, 2015 at 4:30 pm

      Sorry, but 3 of Crawford’s 5 HRs this season have come at home, so it’s not like it’s impossible.

  32. blade3colorado said, on May 14, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Sure didn’t expect the Giants to touch Cueto . . . and Belt squanders the opportunity.

  33. Macdog said, on May 14, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Hey Loo, that inning is what watching the Rangers must be like.

    • djloo27 said, on May 14, 2015 at 4:43 pm

      You know, you’re right about that…

  34. zumiee said, on May 14, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Lincecum’s fastball is averaging 86 MPH so far. Makes it harder for the breaking stuff to fool the batter, obviously.

  35. Macdog said, on May 14, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Gotta love the 2-out balk.

  36. unca_chuck said, on May 14, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Well, there ya go.

  37. Flavor said, on May 14, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Yep bitches, that’s how we do this. Balk our way to runs. Lol

  38. zumiee said, on May 14, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    So the Dodgers are playing the Rockies again. The Dodgers are 5-0 against the Rockies this season so far. The Rockies’ starting pitcher is starting his first game this season (in the majors); he has a lifetime 6.88 ERA. Well, that’s….uh, something.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 14, 2015 at 5:06 pm

      Bettis is going to get lit up Zum . . . I have a couple teams stacked with Dodgers against them. I give the Sherpas little or no chance.

      • zumiee said, on May 14, 2015 at 5:09 pm

        I, of course, despise the Dodgers, but you have to marvel at how it seems like everybody on their bench is hitting .340. Seems impossible to maintain, but who knows? They are just crushing bad pitchers this season, so far. It’s a different scenario in the playoffs, but teams face some real stiffs during the regular season.

      • zumiee said, on May 14, 2015 at 5:10 pm

        Or “tomato cans” as boxing fans would say.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 14, 2015 at 5:11 pm

        Dodgers are mortal . . . However, the Rockies pitching staff this season is historically one of their worst . . . and that’s saying something.

      • zumiee said, on May 14, 2015 at 5:13 pm

        Yeah, the Dodgers opened with a favorable schedule, overall. It gets tougher in late May. They play 7 games against the Cards in a 2 week period.

      • zumiee said, on May 14, 2015 at 5:15 pm

        It’s cool what the Giants have done head to head against the Dodgers so far. The Giants won both Kershaw games, and lead the series 4-2, without Pence. You gotta believe Pence is coming back for that Dodger series next week.

      • Flavor said, on May 14, 2015 at 5:36 pm

        I steered clear of the SoCal games. Lots of weather there. Games will go but rain in LA is not something they’re used to playing in.

  39. blade3colorado said, on May 14, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Bum and Kershaw? Wow! Definitely envious of you Flappers attending that one.

  40. sandog said, on May 14, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Crawdad needs a haircut something vicious. Pagan and Timmy look good with long hair. Craw and Bum not so much IMO.

  41. sandog said, on May 14, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    @Loo: any expectations heaped on Belt due to his macho name I think would be counterbalanced by his awful nickname!

  42. sandog said, on May 14, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    What the hell happened to Jay Bruce? Wasnt he supposed to be the second coming of Babe Ruth or something like that?

    • Macdog said, on May 14, 2015 at 5:35 pm

      Maybe he hasn’t recovered since that epic strikeout vs. Romo in the ’12 NLDS.

  43. unca_chuck said, on May 14, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    What the hhe hell was that, Tim Tim?

  44. unca_chuck said, on May 14, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    He’ll be at 100 by the 5th. If he gets there.

  45. Flavor said, on May 14, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Don’t ever forget that catch Pagan made in the 2012 NLDS, game 5 (FIVE). Epic.

    • Macdog said, on May 14, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      Game 5.

  46. unca_chuck said, on May 14, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Wow!

  47. unca_chuck said, on May 14, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Throw McGehee out. Please.

    • Macdog said, on May 14, 2015 at 5:40 pm

      Haha, I was thinking the same thing.

  48. blade3colorado said, on May 14, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Chi, start trashin’ on Belt . . . He’ll hit again.

  49. alleykat69 said, on May 14, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Nice to see Lopez pitch to more then one batter. Went through 4 on only 10 pitches.

    • Flavor said, on May 14, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      why he doesn’t get used more is not something I understand

  50. alleykat69 said, on May 14, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Good for McDP, he was inches away from another DP, on that base hit.

  51. blade3colorado said, on May 14, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Arrrrgggghhhh

  52. Bozo said, on May 14, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Gotta love a triple to help pick things up.

  53. alleykat69 said, on May 14, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Susac’s has to feel alittle better now after his screw up being picked off, thanks to Panik’s triple& Pagan’s RBI single, though we should have the lead..

  54. blade3colorado said, on May 14, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Susac’s brain fart might still come back to haunt.

    • alleykat69 said, on May 14, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      You were saying Blade?
      Didn’t take long for Romo to cough it up..Nailed that one!!

  55. djloo27 said, on May 14, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    When did the Reds sign Ndamukong Suh?

  56. alleykat69 said, on May 14, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Well Belt made contact, better then then the “Golden Sombero” stat…

  57. blade3colorado said, on May 14, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Close your eyes and swing.

  58. blade3colorado said, on May 14, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Who deleted Loo’s post? Dollars to donuts it ruins the blog time line.

    • djloo27 said, on May 14, 2015 at 7:20 pm

      I did. Thought it was classless.
      As if that’s ever stopped me before.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 14, 2015 at 7:22 pm

        Nah . . . We’ve seen worse here Loo (from everyone).

      • djloo27 said, on May 14, 2015 at 7:27 pm

        You’re very understanding and a nice man.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 14, 2015 at 7:29 pm

        hehehe

  59. Bozo said, on May 14, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    You get in at 4 in the morning and have to face Chapman at 10PM, I’d say that is one long ass day.

    Get em tomorrow.

  60. snarkk said, on May 14, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Posey’s making $19 million a year or more. If he doesn’t hit, he deserves some criticism. Belt deserves criticism, but about $3.4 million worth. I neither saw nor heard any of the game today, so by the posts I’ll assume it sucked and Timmeh blew chunks. However, if you expect to win at this bandbox, 3 runs a game isn’t going to cut it…

    • Flavor said, on May 14, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      Timmy had a lot of trouble as he always does v Cinn and on the road. That mound owned him. I don’t know if him being little had something to do with it but he was slip sliding around on that fucking thing and digging shit out of his cleats all night. Cueto had to deal with it to, but they are different sizes……

  61. alleykat69 said, on May 14, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Does anyone think the Reds were screwing around with the pitching mound before the Giants arrived in town?
    Just seems odd how much mud was caking on Tim’s cleats & slippage was happening frequently.Got to be psyche job from the Reds to get in Tim’s head early..

    • Flavor said, on May 14, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      it was the same mound for Cueto and he was digging the same shit out of his cleats.

    • djloo27 said, on May 14, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      Shit-gate?

  62. Chris Coats said, on May 14, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    I think there was a lot of luck in the Giants loss. All those home runs. Take those away and the Giants come out on top. I think they’ll have no problem against Cincinnatti.
    http://www.americansportslegacy.com/at-t-park-panoramic-photo-p/giants_frame_03.htm

    • wilcojoe said, on May 14, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      I went to college with a Chris Coats.

      • snarkk said, on May 14, 2015 at 10:45 pm

        I went onto the Delta with Chris Craft…

  63. wilcojoe said, on May 14, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    I didn’t even think twice about checking the weather in SoCal before I made my Fanduel picks. I had Tyson Ross in my late game and now there is a rain delay after one batter in the first. Unreal!

  64. Macdog said, on May 14, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Timmy’s ERA now at 2.43. The WHIP probably jumped a bit, too.

  65. snarkk said, on May 14, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Heard on the radio today an interesting stat, if I can remember it.
    If the Giants score 4 or more runs, they are something like 15-3.
    And if they score 3 or less, they are something like 2-14.
    Stats are close anyway. Point being, its all dependent on very good pitching, and just enough runs. If they can’t score 4 or more, they’re likely hosed. Tonight, for example…


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