THE San Francisco Giants Blog

All We Do Is Win

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 20, 2015

Giants shut out the first place Dodgers and The Warriors win an exciting Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. I feel like I’m someone else typing those words. Winning 3 in 5 and now on the verge of an appearance in the NBA Championships is just so beyond foreign for this fan base I don’t even know what to say. There’s a sense of pride swelling in the community, you can feel it everywhere you go. It’s the greatest gift a team can give its fans.

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Timmy going tonight and, as usual, I feel confident with him going at home, against anybody.

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  1. Irish Kevin said, on May 20, 2015 at 8:06 am

    That was a very exciting NBA game. You have to wonder though, if Howard had not gotten hurt…

  2. willedav said, on May 20, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Pence ground out to right side did advance Belt to 3b from where he scored on the wild pitch.
    Insurance runs always big, even tho Casilla made it moot.
    Van Slyke’s caught stealing was big, but Romo looked great. Still don’t get the long beard look.

    Harden has one too, and he was in MVP mode from what I saw mid 3rd Q on. Without Howard on the floor GS got a lot of hoops inside and offensive boards. They did have an 11-0 run there, and then the dumb turnovers cost them. After a great offensive rebound, Green did not have to throw the ball back out so Ariza could steal it and eventually hit a 3.

    Close game tho, good for both teams. I really disliked McHale when he was a player but the guy had textbook footwork and inside moves and was very good at drawing (and shooting) FTs. Gotta kill him to watch his team throw up all those bricks there and leave points off the board.

  3. willedav said, on May 20, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Giants are now 5-2 vs. LA, right?
    LA vs. West now 17-11, meaning they are 15-6 vs. everyone else.
    SF vs. West now 12-14, meaning they are 7-12 vs. everyone else…which has to improve, hopefully starting Thurs with 4 vs. Sherps back there.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:02 am

      Ya beat me to it, dude. At 24-14 the LaBumbos are 22-9 against ALL teams outside of SF. With that 2-5 against the Giants they may be getting nervous whenever they face the Halloween Machine. Many of the Dogs’ wins, though, have been against the other NLW teams, as you note, and some vs. the lower dwellers in other MLB divisions. They have had a relatively easy schedule except for that one certain team that seems to be increasingly in their heads.

    • chipower9 said, on May 20, 2015 at 10:10 am

      Yes, Giants are 12-14 against the West, but with an overall record of 21-18, that puts them at 9-4 against everyone else. I have the bums at 17-10 over the West (may have missed a loss), so at 24-14, that puts them at 7-4 over everyone else.

      Immaterial to me. Just win series is always what it is about. Only 3.5 back, and we just got Pence back. Peavy is close to starting a re-hab, and Cain will throw curves from flat ground soon (he has already done well in some bullpen sessions off the mound). Get everyone healthy and play some Giants baseball, and all should be okay.

  4. wilcojoe said, on May 20, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Our boys lost the championship game 11-8. The other teams coach was the biggest asshole we had ever seen. Yelling at his kids (6 and 7 year olds mind you), having them leave the bag early, push our boys off the bag, arguing with the umpires. He was the most disgraceful piece of southern trash I have ever seen. Fortunately our coaches led our boys with class and even reminded our kids to ignore the obnoxious asswipe who obviously was trying to intimidate them. It took everything in me (including our manager reminding me and a couple other dads that we were above that) not to confront him in the parking lot after the game. All in all it was a great season and despite one person’s behavior it was a great lesson in teaching young boys how to become great men.

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:07 am

      Bummer to have the season end on a note like that. Nice job rising above Joe.

    • zumiee said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:12 am

      That’s awesome that you guys kept your composure and class. I’ve coached against jerks before and it’s a difficult experience; especially when the other coach is trying to intimidate your team. In the long run, the more important thing is the character qualities being taught. The “life lessons.”

    • chipower9 said, on May 20, 2015 at 10:13 am

      I have had similar experiences coaching against jackasses like the one you describe, Wilco. Kudos to you and your staff for keeping your composure and settting a good example for your players. Congrats on a good season…it sounds like you all have a lot on which to pride yourselves.

  5. zumiee said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:16 am

    The Dodgers have good numbers on offense, but it has been inflated against bad teams and bad pitching. The Dodgers’ schedule is tougher for the next few weeks. We’ll see how that all pans out.

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:30 am

      That kid Pederson from Palo Alto has cooled off considerably.

      • zumiee said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:36 am

        He’s got power, but it’s like he’s swinging for the fences on every pitch. He has to decide what kind of hitter he wants to be.

      • chipower9 said, on May 20, 2015 at 10:16 am

        Well, he has an almost .400 OBP and a .538 SLG. I think he has already decided the type of player he will be, and that is that he won’t get cheated on any swings…dude is swinging for the fences.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:39 am

      Zooms: We’re on the same track on that one. See my comments above. One to watch in the progression of stats for these two teams is OBP where the Bums currently top the NL with a .348. Giants come in second with a .332. Facing a tougher schedule to date SF is one percentage point below what is held to be a very decent individual OBP of .333 ~ getting on base one-third of the time you stand at the plate. Bumbos have some like Adrian Gonzales who have been hitting well over their heads vs. those bottom-feeder teams.

      Giants individual OBPs include no fewer than 6 of the 8 position players who are getting on at a pace well above that magical .333 figure:
      -Belt .388
      -Crawford .377
      -Posey .369
      -Aoki .365
      -Panik .364
      -Pagan .351

      With Pence’s return it may not take too long before SF will boast 7 of 8 with OBP’s in the very good to excellent range. Belt currently is #11 in the NL and Crawford at #16. BB9 is one of the best in the game at wearing down starters. If you wanna take the time to check the stats you will likely discover that he is one of the MLB leaders in 3-2 counts. Panik likely is close. Aoki and Buster are probably pretty decent in that category as well.

      So the Giants offensive strategy is to wear down the starter and keep that Conga Line moving. Even very good to excellent pitchers who do manage to dampen the runs scored by SF, usually are driven to rather quick exits (5th or 6th innings often) and end up throwing a lot of pitches. Once the third base situation is resolved it is entirely possible that the Giants will sport a .333 or better OBP from all eight position players.

      Currently leading the NL in batting average with a healthy .,269 and now with a full complement on the field and in the lineup, the Giants are likely to keep climbing up the ladder in team runs scored from their current miserable 13th place in the league to somewhere in the upper division ~ top five. All those ducks on the pond will start adding up. Cincinnati may be taken as a harbinger. Coors Field Effect coming up soon. Then its Milwaukee.
      -Crawford .

      • chipower9 said, on May 20, 2015 at 10:18 am

        Good analysis and post, Stix.

  6. Lurker John said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Beating the Dodgers never gets old. For a team that is annually predicted to finish behind L.A., the Giants sure do compete with them pretty well, every year. Hmm…maybe Bochy and Co. know something the idiots at ESPN don’t. Like how to put together a winning baseball team.

    The Warriors (how’s that loo?!) got the win and that’s all that matters. Howard had 13 boards in his 26 minutes, so losing him had an impact on the game. So does Speights not being in there for Golden State. Every team is banged up this time of year.

    Harden is a great player, one I’ve been following since his days at ASU. But I’m losing some respect for him these past couple of months with his belittling comments about Curry and the W’s. He also bitches at the officials constantly, which contributes to him getting to the line. That is something Curry does not do, even though his free throw numbers have plummeted during these playoffs. Both men had great years. Harden should man up and quit whining about it.

    This series has me a little antsy, as the Rockets clearly came to play some basketball and won’t roll over for anybody. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if it went 7. Thompson’s play late came close to costing the team the game, but they held on.

    I got to watch most of last night’s Giants game due to it being on MLB Network, once they finally got around to showing it, Crawford continues to impress and is having his best season so far. McGehee does not. Belt is still hitting the ball hard, though he got jobbed by the ballpark late in the game. Pence finally looked a little rusty at the plate, but his energy and great defense are welcome additions. Nobody plays right field at AT&T like Hunter Pence. That was a tough catch to rob AGon.

  7. zumiee said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Dodgers so far,
    vs.
    Giants, 2-5
    Brewers, 2-2
    Padres, 4-2
    D-Backs, 4-2
    Rockies, 7-2
    Mariners, 3-0
    Marlins, 2-1

    24-14

    • Carstie Clausen said, on May 20, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      Nice thing about that list is that LA has played a solid half of its games already vs. the Sherpas, who they apparently own. Only teams with winning records (off the toppa my head) they have faced to date are the Pads, Marlins and Giants, against whom they are a .500 team (8-8)

      • zumiee said, on May 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm

        Not the Marlins. They suck: 16-24.

      • zumiee said, on May 20, 2015 at 1:02 pm

        In fact, they just fired their manager. And he already is getting criticized. He left a lefty reliever in vs. a righty batter last night, and the batter hit the game-winning hit.

      • Carstie Clausen said, on May 20, 2015 at 6:10 pm

        My bad, Zumiee: Memory glands must be sagging a bit.

  8. giants54 said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Comes down to pitching and health. The prediction of having 7 guys hitting .275 or + seems to be accurate. Imagine if Mcdp would get his head together. Still believe he can. Having Pence back should allow him to f- relax. But patience is getting very thin. And the Beltre talk will be heating up.

    Would love to see a dominant perf from Lincecum. Maybe dodgers notably Ethier Agon and Peterson starting to cool off….

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 20, 2015 at 10:03 am

      Agree with you there. I think Bochy will let him ride the 8 spot for a bit. He’s been better lately. Not that he could do much worse.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 20, 2015 at 10:22 am

      Tim was that on the 21st of April against them.

  9. Bozo said, on May 20, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Not sure if anyone posted this, for what its worth, here is a list of our current top 30 prospects.
    http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2015?list=sf (click a photo to get the player’s current stats)

    Our #1, Kyle Crick, is ranked at #74 in the top 100 for all teams. He’s the only player that I saw of ours on the top 100 list. I was wondering if Crawford or Panik ever cracked that 100 list? I’m thinking no, but I’m pretty sure Gary Brown did, so I’m not sweating it.

    • chipower9 said, on May 20, 2015 at 10:35 am

      Kind of surprised that Parker (Jarret) did not make the top 30. He is 2nd (behind Duvall) in HRs and RBIs in Sacto.

      • Bozo said, on May 20, 2015 at 10:54 am

        Yeah Chi. Sometimes I think these rankings can be as much of a crap shoot as the drafting can be.

  10. chipower9 said, on May 20, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Tough night with the Giants-Dodgers and Warriors first Western Conference game on. With the way the games were going, trying to bounce back and forth between the two, it was tough to decide where to go at times. But it all came out in the wash with a very rewarding win against the bumbinos, and the Warriors gutting out a tough home win against a Rockets team that just would not go away.

    I think game 2 is a key game for the Ws. If they take that game and go to Houston up 2, I think they very well could close it out in 5. If they split the first four, I could see the series going 7. Hard to imagine the Warriors losing a game 7 at the Oracle.

    Hoping for a good start from Timmy tonight. Anderson, in his last two starts against our boys never made it out of the 5th, going 4.0 inning on 4/21 while giving up 9 hits and 4 earned. He also went 4.2 against us on 4/27, giving up 5 H and 3 earned. ND in both games

    Timmy is 1-1 against the bumbinos this year. He went 6 innings at home on 4/21 giving up 5 hits and 1 ER for the win. On 4/27 at the latrine, he only lasted 4, giving up 8 H and 4 earned while taking the loss.

    Go Timmy – Go Giants!

    • Carstie Clausen said, on May 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm

      Andersen appears to be one of many pitchers doomed by that Death of a Thousand Cuts offense where Giants hitters build up counts and keep getting on base. Pitching in constant traffic can be a telling burden, particularly for a newbie or relative newcomer to The Show.

  11. zumiee said, on May 20, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    I’d like to see Pence take all of that overflowing energy and enthusiasm tonight, and reign it in just a little bit when he’s batting. He was really going outside the strikezone on the outside and swinging at some bad pitches. He’s just so eager to contribute, which is great; but, like all players, he still needs to let the game come to him a little.

    • chipower9 said, on May 20, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      I think a lot of that is him just getting back into the groove. Last night was only his 3rd game since coming back, and Frias throws some filthy stuff in the high 90s. I read where Pence will be moved higher into the batting order, probably beginning tonight.

  12. blade3colorado said, on May 20, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Sandoval is injured (knee).

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 20, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      That’s too bad. I have to say that I sort of disagreed with you on Sandoval’s best days behind him but I’m thinking you’re right. Shields is doing well and is relatively cheaper so I wouldn’t have minded seeing him in SF but between Sandoval, Lester and Shields I am now glad the club didn’t land any of them.

  13. zumiee said, on May 20, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    The A’s lost, and are now 14-28. Expect the big Billy Beane fire-sale of players coming around the corner.

    • wilcojoe said, on May 20, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      Semien made his 16th error on an errant throw. The dude’s got serious Steve Sax syndrome.

  14. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 20, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    CF Pagan
    2B Panik
    1B Posey
    RF Pence
    LF Maxwell
    C Susac
    SS Crawford
    3B Duffy
    P Lincecum

    I’m liking this line up. Bombs away boys.

    Go Giants!

    • blade3colorado said, on May 20, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      Just added Susac to one of my GPPs.

      • wilcojoe said, on May 20, 2015 at 4:46 pm

        What no h2h invite after you kicked my ass last night?

      • blade3colorado said, on May 20, 2015 at 4:54 pm

        Umm . . . I thought I would tread lightly. Joe, I had one of my best days yesterday – scores of above 40 in all my FD tourneys and a really good score of approx. 149 on DK. You caught me on the wrong night.

  15. chipower9 said, on May 20, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Let’s get it on! Pagan leading off…

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

    BEAT LA!

  16. Flavor said, on May 20, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    I watched the Warrior game almost exclusively last night. First time I’ve ever seen the Warriors in the WC Finals, I’m watching that shit.
    Tonight I’m gonna be shuttling Katie back and forth from volleyball to a choir performance but I’ll make it back for the 2nd half of tonight’s game.

    • djloo27 said, on May 20, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      I’m so happy you didn’t call them the Dubs.
      It aggravates me.

      • Flavor said, on May 20, 2015 at 5:40 pm

        I’d say that’s a secondary nickname, at best, for them around these parts. Most people refer to them as the Warriors. Growing up I always resented the “Golden State” name for the team—especially on the front of the jersey. I thought it always should have said “Oakland”. “Oakland Warriors” has a more bad ass sound to it.

      • djloo27 said, on May 20, 2015 at 7:01 pm

        Was this “badass”?

  17. blade3colorado said, on May 20, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    The Giants on Tuesday are set to give away custom bobbleheads commemorating Ishikawa’s walk-off homer in the NLCS. I’m hoping he gets recalled from Sacramento prior to his special day, so he can be there to enjoy it.

    • wilcojoe said, on May 20, 2015 at 4:45 pm

      The only hitter on the roster (at this time) that I would want to see him replace is McDeePee.

  18. giants54 said, on May 20, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Yeah who does Ishi replace? Would he make it through waivers? DFA Arias or demote Duffy? Thinking if they are going to ride MCg, Duffy should play everyday at Sac, but they have Duvall at 3b. Play him in LF, so he can be the Zobrist super utility guy?

    • Flavor said, on May 20, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      they’ll phantom-DL McDoublePlay or Maxwell, unless someone else gets hurt before that.

  19. giants54 said, on May 20, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    If I’m GM (a laugh) I option Duffy to play until things sort themselves out at the AS break. They have no LH pop off the bench.

  20. Flavor said, on May 20, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    the other thing is, the Giants don’t really need Ishi up here. He’s getting paid this year, maybe they let him play regularly down there till they might need him. Or maybe Arias hits the bricks. They have a lot of options.

    • Bozo said, on May 20, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      I think they have to make a move (20 days rehab or something) unless Ishi gets another (wink, wink) injury.
      I vote to keep Ishikawa, a left handed bat off the bench, who can play first as well as Belt and can play a little LF, I’d DFA Arias since Duffy made him kind of redundant.

  21. giants54 said, on May 20, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Would’t be surpeised if they sit Panik Crawford and Belt tomorrow against Kershaw with Posey at 1b, Duffy at 2b, Arias at SS. Might even see Maxwell give Pence a day off in RF. Hunter is 4/53 .075@ CK.

  22. blade3colorado said, on May 20, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Colorado is a wretched place to play baseball. The so-called phenom, Gray just got eaten alive in the 1st inning. Upwards of 40 pitches thrown. Then there’s the frickin’ weather . . . Must be around 35-40 degrees F and it will get colder. Surprised this wasn’t their 5th (or is it 6th?) rain/snow out this season.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on May 20, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      Go figure. It was over 70 here in the Minnesota northwoods today, though we did have a long-blasting 30 degree frost last night.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 20, 2015 at 6:16 pm

      Rosario is wearing one of those ski/bank robber beanies at 1st base and Jeff Francoeur has a batting glove on his throwing hand playing the outfield. Hilarious. 🙂

      • Macdog said, on May 20, 2015 at 6:26 pm

        Hey Blade, sorry, I didn’t see your Wacha post until late last night.

      • djloo27 said, on May 20, 2015 at 6:28 pm

        Remember when pitchers would reach base and someone would bring him a jacket from the dugout?
        Do they still do that?

      • blade3colorado said, on May 20, 2015 at 6:29 pm

        He did really well Mac. 🙂

      • blade3colorado said, on May 20, 2015 at 6:30 pm

        Loo, I do remember that and the pitcher that comes to mind (albeit, he didn’t get on base much) was Marichal.

      • Macdog said, on May 20, 2015 at 6:31 pm

        Haha Blade, that’s not hard to do lately vs. the Mets, who are getting shut out tonight.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 20, 2015 at 6:34 pm

        Yeah, keeping track of that game Mac . . . I have Martinez on one of my Draft Kings tourneys.

  23. Macdog said, on May 20, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    There just might be a worse-fielding 3B than McDP; Chase HeadlEy now has 9, and his ninth might cost the Yanks a W tonight.

    • Flavor said, on May 20, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      Semien (I know he’s a SS but still) picked up his 16th today

      • Macdog said, on May 20, 2015 at 6:47 pm

        I saw Wilco’s mention of that earlier. That’s dude’s gotta be on pace for 60!

  24. blade3colorado said, on May 20, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Balk. Too funny.

  25. wilcojoe said, on May 20, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    So since I started playing Fanduel I always enter a $1 or $2 tourney and stack my lineups with the opposing players on nights when Lincecum pitches My hope being that if he pitches well and the Giants win, I will go to bed happy. But if he doesn’t the bright side will be that I may win some money. So far, i haven’t won Jack shit but at least Lincecum has kept the Giants in the win column. I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

  26. sandog said, on May 20, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    I like your thinking, Wilco.

    Anyone remember “The Chicken,” Fred Stanley—one of Billy Martin’s favorite players? Duffy reminds me of him—though Duff is more of a threat with a bat in his hand.

    Yes, as a matter of fact I do think that Oakland Oaks logo is bad ass.

    Flav–funny you are missing the game for choir show. I missed almost all of last night’s game attending my son’s high school choir spring show. They did a “Fun” medley that brought the house down.

    Guilty as charged. I do have a high opinion of Puig.

    • willedav said, on May 20, 2015 at 8:22 pm

      Puig is plenty annoying, but he can play; I think flav is dead wrong about over valuing him. Not many hitters can do to Bum what he did. Dude smooths out some of the rough edges he’ll make Desi look like Jerry Sands.

      Actually, minus Puig Hanley and Kemp LA is a lot less annoying period than in years past.

    • Jon R. Weeks said, on May 20, 2015 at 10:19 pm

      The Oakland Oaks was the first team I ever saw play in the PCL…They played the SF Seals and I picked the Oaks with Sam Chapman as my team….That was in the 50’s long before you guys were even thought of. lol

  27. willedav said, on May 20, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    There is a counter argument to the take a lot of pitches to wear out the SP school of hitting.
    And that would relate to the quality of pen guys you would face once the SP is out.
    Think of last night—would a LH rather see Hudson in that 3rd AB or a guy like Lopez or Affeldt coming in fresh out of the pen? Or some flamethrower with a breaking ball too like Casilla? Romo and his slider?
    Lot of relievers have very low BA against, at least from one side of the plate.

    • sandog said, on May 20, 2015 at 8:22 pm

      …and what if the first pitch is a get-it-over-the-plate fastball? Are you supposed to take that in the name of being selective? You won’t ever hear me bitching about guys swinging at the first pitch. Sometimes that’s the best pitch to hit.

  28. Macdog said, on May 20, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    And of course he walks the pitcher.

  29. Bozo said, on May 20, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Timmy Houdini? Get some runs Giants.

  30. Carstie Clausen said, on May 20, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Anybody figured they got Timmy figured out? Gives up a double, wild pitches the guy to third. Gets a couple outs along the way. Then he walks the friggen pitcher and finally, gets Joc Pederson. Whew!

    • sandog said, on May 20, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      He’s something else. I’m starting to buy into this Tanana Transformation. I didn’t think he had the command to win without a plus fastball, but he’s proving me wrong—and I’m loving it.

  31. Macdog said, on May 20, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Crawwwwwww!

  32. Bozo said, on May 20, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Craw.

  33. blade3colorado said, on May 20, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Crazy Horse!

  34. zumiee said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    It’s such a cool thing when the Giants pitchers get into that groove with their ballpark.

  35. Macdog said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Panik time!

  36. zumiee said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    A rare contribution from McG tonight, and we’ll take it.

  37. alleykat69 said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Another fine outing by #55, been nails this year!
    What I love about Timmeh, good or bad he always makes his starts. He’s the most durable starting pitcher the Giants have and even with loss velocity, he still pitches smartly and gets his share of K’s..

    • snarkk said, on May 20, 2015 at 10:23 pm

      Yep, agreed Kat. He’s been crap off and on the past several years, but more on than off this season. Pops must have helped with something. And, yeah, knock on keyboard, he’s essentially never been out for any length of time since coming up to the big club. He had a stiff back in the playoffs last year for a bit, or at least supposedly had one…

  38. Macdog said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Buster bomb!

  39. alleykat69 said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Buster Liftoff!!!

  40. zumiee said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Reminding the Dodgers and the rest of MLB who the World Champs are.

  41. alleykat69 said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    “We are the Giants”
    “And we are the World Champions”
    “And LA , don’t you ever forget it”

  42. alleykat69 said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    What a hell of a ketch by Posey!!

  43. zumiee said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Van Slyke has his axe-murderer look down really well.

  44. vogelsheiner said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Posey having a GG season at 1b.

  45. zumiee said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Dodger fans, giving respect:

    Kruk, or Kuipe or whatever just said about Panik
    “Zero greed in that swing”
    I like that. It’s a big part of why they win.

    by Lex in South Central on May 20, 2015 | 9:11 PM

    When it comes to playing playoff-like baseball they are better at it and have been for awhile now.

    by Jason Ungar on May 20, 2015 | 9:12 PM

  46. zumiee said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    The Giants seem to do a nice job with A-Gon in general. Lopez makes up for his dud performance last night.

  47. snarkk said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Timmeh!!!…

  48. unca_chuck said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Great news the Giants game is on MLB network. WTF? The game is blacked out. On fricking Kauai? Too close? Is SF part of the Giants territory? That’s bad news for the A’s anyway . . .

    • snarkk said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      Where are you Chuck — N shore or Poipu or?…

    • wilcojoe said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Yeah, I am pretty sure the islands are part of the Giants market. I remember listening to to them on an affiliate station when I was last there a few years ago.

    • unca_chuck said, on May 20, 2015 at 11:10 pm

      Princeville

  49. alleykat69 said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Back to Back “SHUTOUTS”!!
    Eat it LA!!!

  50. Macdog said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    Blank L.A. again!

    • pawliekokonuts said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      This reminds me of the epic beatdown of L.A. in June 2012.

      • zumiee said, on May 20, 2015 at 10:01 pm

        Yeah, they swept the Dodgers 3 games, all of them shut-outs. I was at one of those games. It was very very nice.

  51. blade3colorado said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    That’s a wrap. 🙂

  52. pawliekokonuts said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Arrived home a little while ago after 500+ miles on the road. Saw two highlights just now at MLB: Posey catch in the rain (!) and Pagan’s showboat catch and salute, with a “Fuck yeah” from Timmy in his goofy hiphop cap. GIANTS JUST WON. SHUTOUT. Go, Giants! and Go, Warriors! Go, Timmeh!

  53. blade3colorado said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Watching the Dodger feed – The “Bulldog” (Poodle?) is saying, “You better believe the Dodgers are in the visiting clubhouse asking themselves, “Why can’t we beat the Giants.”

    HAHAHAHA!

    • Macdog said, on May 20, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      Or maybe, “Why can’t we score on the Giants?”

  54. snarkk said, on May 20, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Two shutouts in a row against the Doghairs ain’t EZ.
    Congrats to the Giants staff. Well done…

  55. zumiee said, on May 20, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Some post-game notes from Eric Stephen:

    Lincecum has pitched three straight scoreless starts at home, and has a 22-inning scoreless streak at AT&T Park dating back to April 21.
    The Dodgers haven’t scored a run in San Francisco since April 23, a scoreless span of 25 straight innings, falling to 0-5 against the Giants on the road this season, and 2-6 overall.
    The Dodgers offensive malaise has stretched back to Saturday, scoring two total runs in their last four games.
    During that stretch, which includes no runs in their last 22 innings, the Dodgers are 1-for-20 with runners in scoring position.
    The Dodgers are 1-for-25 with runners in scoring position in their five San Francisco games this season, including no hits in their last 21 at-bats in those situations on the road against the Giants.”

  56. giants54 said, on May 20, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Key: Just 1 dinger given up all year by Lincecum…..

  57. snarkk said, on May 20, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Plan: Timmeh pitches only at ATT, we get a stand-in for him on the road…

  58. zumiee said, on May 20, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Timmy’s able to get himself out of trouble with a key strikeout. It feels like years since that was true.

  59. snarkk said, on May 20, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Timmeh: great with the slo-mo big “F yeah!” when Pagan made that catch at the wall…

  60. snarkk said, on May 20, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Machi is an iffy dude in the Pen these days…

  61. mrsprtdude said, on May 20, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Lovin every minute of Timmy’s resurgence!

  62. snarkk said, on May 20, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Timmeh passed through 1,680 strikeouts tonight, moving past Carl Hubbell into 4th place all time on the Giants franchise K list.
    He’s got the lowest ERA (2.08) of the starters, and a respectable 1.22 WHIP (2nd best among starters), and has coughed up only one dinger…

  63. zumiee said, on May 20, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    How about Guerrero acting like he caught a ball on the fly that bounced about two feet in front of him. Pretty funny. Krukow had a good line: “That might work in Cuba, but not here.”

    • blade3colorado said, on May 21, 2015 at 6:08 am

      Yes, that was hilarious. In fact, the Dodger post game announcing team were yukking it up on that play, saying essentially the same thing Kruk said.

  64. willedav said, on May 21, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Tim’s rolling, no doubt. susac behind the plate last night, so I really believe it doesn’t matter who is C him–he’s either got it or he doesn’t. He used to throw good games with Hector, alongside the crummy ones.
    Speaking of susac, what happened to his bat? He’s right at Mendoza line, even .200
    Max doesn’t look too good either, esp that AB with the grounder to SS with 1 out runner at 3b. Good thing Craw bailed him out.
    Advantage of Pagan at lead off is to shove other hitters (more productive than aoki) up in the order. Throw him or Blanco into 7 spot ahead of Mac or Duffy.


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