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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 31, 2015

Weeeeellllllll, that didn’t go very well. Yesterday’s game did not remind me of any warm childhood memories. MadBum should fix all of this today.

Hope no one missed the gold that is DJ Loo on the last thread. My man had it rolling last night.

Where HAVE all the good beekeepers gone?

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Kevin Frandsen just signed a minor league deal with us. Full circle.

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  1. Carstie Clausen said, on May 31, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Had a bad feeling even before the game. No need for Saturday NIGHT games. Wondering if the result may not have been different had they played a normal day game.

  2. Lurker John said, on May 31, 2015 at 10:24 am

    I didn’t know we were still going through the Posey-Lincecum thing. They’ve paired up for two no-hitters fer crissakes.

  3. Lurker John said, on May 31, 2015 at 10:26 am

    I agree about the Saturday night games, Carstie. For a long time the Giants were second to only the Cubs for day games played every season, an attempt by management to minimize the impact of cold Candlestick nights, Night games on Saturday? Never. Should be that way again.

  4. giants54 said, on May 31, 2015 at 10:59 am

    The cold is supposed to be an advantage for them.

    • Lurker John said, on May 31, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      Back then it was a complaint.

  5. Bozo said, on May 31, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I think the Saturday night games became more frequent across MLB after Fox had exclusive rights for the afternoon game. Anyone else playing in that time slot was blacked out. So teams that had their own TV contracts started playing night games. I’m pretty sure that was a huge factor
    Even when I was still back in SF, I hated it.

  6. willedav said, on May 31, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Posey, btw, is 7-11 with 2 HRs vs. Teheran. So day off last night had likely been planned way ahead by Bochy.

    Think about this: last year in Sept./Oct. Posey hit .393 while Pence (who played all year) had his worst month of the season. I understand players of today do not play every day unlike guys of Mays era but maybe this helped Posey stay fresh enough to be big contributor down the stretch 2014. And hopefully 2015 too.

    Susac has only 46 ABs too, fewer than anyone beside Arias, and isn’t doing much at the plate–batting barely above Mendoza line with only 3 XBH in those 46 times up. Bench, once again, could be an issue, with Max hanging by a thread. See what happens when pitching staff goes back down to 12.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on May 31, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      Twelve pitchers should make room for Ishikawa on the bench. Good presence there. Threat.

  7. Irish Kevin said, on May 31, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    I am at the game today, sec 304 row 13

  8. blade3colorado said, on May 31, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Rest in peace Beau Biden. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  9. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Nice Kevin,
    Always a good track record when a Flapper attends,bring home a winner..
    WillieD.. That some serious “Ownage” by Buster .636 avg, hope that continues today..

  10. Macdog said, on May 31, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    BELT-ED!

    • Bozo said, on May 31, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Yep. WTG BB

  11. Macdog said, on May 31, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    CRAW-ED!

  12. Bozo said, on May 31, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Crawed outta there.

  13. Macdog said, on May 31, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Cards take out the Bums as Turner jaws with home-plate ump after called 3rd strike to end it. Let’s get back in first!

  14. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Yes let’s get those glorious 24 hrs back Macdog

  15. zumiee said, on May 31, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Oh, if Belt and Craw had homered last night on their bobblehead night, how off-the-charts incredible would that have been? ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh well, today works just fine, too.
    Last night’s game didn’t go well, but still a nice night at the ballpark.
    Just a couple of quick observations:
    The loud applause for Timmy walking off at the end of his night was really cool. I’m proud of Giants fans for showing that love.
    Duffy’s bigger than he looks on TV. He looks like a waif on TV, but he’s taller and more raw-boned looking in person. There’s room on his frame to carry more weight, as he puts on a few pounds.
    I ended up with two bobbleheads by the end of the evening. Crawford and Petit.

    • snarkk said, on May 31, 2015 at 2:42 pm

      Zumiee, wtf happened last night dude? You were there and didn’t get it done… ๐Ÿ™‚

      • zumiee said, on May 31, 2015 at 2:49 pm

        Yeah, I took a walk-of-shame to the BART station afterward. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • zumiee said, on May 31, 2015 at 2:51 pm

        I’m going to this Wednesday’s game vs. the Pirates; I have a chance to redeem myself.

  16. Macdog said, on May 31, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    No coincidence I’m sure that the Bums traded Uribe to Braves just in time for this series.

  17. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Damm Jazz Hands having a nice series against us, which of course sucks..
    Bum off his game today, couldn’t hold the lead which is surprising …

    • willedav said, on May 31, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      I’m telling you man, I just don’t think this year is going to go as smooth for him. Happens to the best.
      Surprised at all the long balls given up.

      • Macdog said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:10 pm

        His ERA thru 11 starts last year was 3.15, he’s at 3.12 this year.

  18. snarkk said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Duffman!…

  19. snarkk said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    I like how Aoki does a half bunt half butcher boy stance with the bat

  20. Macdog said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    PANIK-ED!

  21. djloo27 said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Holy shit!!!

    • zumiee said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      Loo, I remember you saying at the beginning of the season that Panik was going to hit more homeruns than people expect this season.

      • zumiee said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:09 pm

        You compared him to someone, but I can’t remember who.

      • djloo27 said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:22 pm

        Yes, Zumiee. I remember saying he was bigger and stronger than guys like Durham and Robby Thomson or something like that…

  22. snarkk said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Panik- F Yeah!…

  23. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Oh hell yes!!
    No time to Panik in this game!!!
    Real nice stroke on that bomb..

  24. Carstie Clausen said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Conga line crescendos with a MAJOR Panik attack.

  25. willedav said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    That was impressive. I didn’t think Panik had that in him; that’s 4 HRs already after 1 all last season in 250 ABs.
    Pen game should be advantage Giants, esp over the Braves.

  26. James said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Blanco continues to have a very nice season.

    • snarkk said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      Maybe Aoki has made Blanco raise his game…

      • James said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:21 pm

        ๐Ÿ™‚

      • zumiee said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:30 pm

        Blanco’s better when he doesn’t play TOO much.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      …like me and cliteracy

  27. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Panik reminds me of Wade Boggs, and that would be a great thing.Great eye coordination, battles every AB, wonder if he eats chicken before every game as well?

  28. snarkk said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Strickland auditions for closer 2016?…

    • zumiee said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      In the bullpen ‘stock market,’ his stock is very high right now.

  29. pawliekokonuts said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    That is some gold from Loo, and Macdog, at the end of the last thread. I can relate, having been to more games at Shea, by far, than any other yard. On an unrelated matter, why does my download keep crashing when I try to get an article about “cliteracy” from the Huffington Post magazine? Metaphor?

  30. pawliekokonuts said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Well, well, short leash for Affeldt. Strickland in.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      Strickland’s climbing the ladder. Waaaay past Machi. Likely beyond Kontos. Now seems to be passing Affeldt. This has been a classical rapid rise.

    • Macdog said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      Yeah, Hunter S. coming a long way from the playoffs, when we were barely able to watch him trying to keep the ball in the yard

  31. zumiee said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Pawlie and Blade, I read the New Yorker article about the western drought. Excellent article, thanks.. I wasn’t aware of the issues facing the Colorado river, and the bigger picture in the West.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:57 pm

      willkommen

    • chipower9 said, on June 1, 2015 at 8:53 am

      Yes…I read that article, too. Good (and scary) stuff. That paired with the water piece on 60 Minutes, and it makes you go, oh shit, we are REALLY FUCKED (at least in the Western US).

  32. zumiee said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    The frustrating part of being a fan. We can only watch stuff happen.

  33. Bozo said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Dang.

  34. willedav said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Jeez, the ex-Pads are killing SF.
    Maybin saved runs with his diving grab, and now Peterson clears bases.

  35. giants54 said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Should have gone to romo?

  36. giants54 said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Been awhile since Casilla bombed

    • sandog said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:57 pm

      Yeah, he’s been great—I guess he was due for a stinker. Even Betty Crocker burns a cake every once in a while.
      Isn’t there a way we can blame this all on Buster? Calling the wrong pitches, giving a crappy target—I’m sure we can come up with something.

      • willedav said, on May 31, 2015 at 4:14 pm

        Didn’t live up to his career .636 vs. Teheran.

        Seriously tho, imo pitching performance or lack of same is on the pitcher, not the C. He’s the guy with the ball in his hands and he decides what pitch to throw, when, and where. It’s not Posey’s fault that Bum and Casilla gave up gopher balls and leads, nor susac’s that Tim was gone early last night.
        I’m pretty sure it was Twin who said here years ago that C/ERA is a debunked stat.

  37. pawliekokonuts said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    All of a sudden, worst game of the year. Unless we win.

    • Lurker John said, on May 31, 2015 at 4:03 pm

      I don’t know, there were a few stinkers early on.

    • tomthebeekeeper said, on June 1, 2015 at 7:25 am

      …ALL OF a sudden it right… was already countin’ our 31st win, when all of a sudden it was snatched away!

  38. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Strickland could in up auditioning for 2015 closer role if Casilla starts choking..

  39. pawliekokonuts said, on May 31, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    I come back from a walk, the world is upside down.

  40. giants54 said, on May 31, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Boston 22-29 Pabli @.250…feel a lttle better

  41. Macdog said, on May 31, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Not exactly a merry end to the month of May.

  42. Bozo said, on May 31, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Split.

  43. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Bummer finish..

  44. zumiee said, on May 31, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    A total give-away game. Oh well, there were some of those last year, too, and things worked out well.

  45. blade3colorado said, on May 31, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    I hope Bochy has a good excuse about why Casilla was in there to face Peterson.

    • zumiee said, on May 31, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      Shows what little faith he has in Affeldt these days. But still, yeah, you gotta wonder why it wasn’t Affeldt there.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 31, 2015 at 4:18 pm

        Well, I just heard what he said – so I understand his confidence in Casilla who has been very good as of late. Dunno.

  46. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Should have been Lopez facing Peterson IMO, but Boch wanted his closer to get it done, with Romo out (sick) . Though Boch did say, I bring in Lopez and they could of batted a right handed hitter, and he preferred Casilla against Peterson,over Lopez against a righty. Yada yards yada

  47. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Should have been Lopez facing Peterson IMO, but Boch wanted his closer to get it done, with Romo out (sick) . Though Boch did say, I bring in Lopez and they could of batted a right handed hitter, and he preferred Casilla against Peterson,over Lopez against a righty.

    • alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      Oops damm phone, sorry for the double post.

  48. xoot said, on May 31, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    tough one to listen to on the car radio at the end. damn. But a split. I had a bad feeling Friday night when Casilla gave up that 9th inning bomb to Freeman. Maybe it’s another mid-season finger blister for the guy with the baleful gaze. On another note, anybody ever notice how graciously Jon Miller updates listeners when the a’s are winning a game? Charlie Finley kicked him to the curb early in his career, but Miller takes the high road. During commercial breaks, no such magnanimity of tone on the a’s station. The petty cliquishness of the a’s announcers (and many a’s fans) is amusing. Ah, what can you do?

  49. ewisco said, on May 31, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    the freakin game should have been over. that was a tailor made double play ball to crawford and he booted it. crawford wears this one.

    • chipower9 said, on June 1, 2015 at 9:24 am

      I agree. But seriously, I would still take him over any other SS.

  50. blade3colorado said, on May 31, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    MadBum can join Craw and Casilla . . . A Braves team that had MLBโ€™s 29th ranked wOBA against left-handed pitching this season (.265 team wOBA) while also posting an ugly 22.9 K%. Bumgarner defeated them in both meetings last season and owns a 2.53 ERA at the spacious AT&T Park this season. I had Bumgarner in all my cash games – as sure as a sure thing can be in baseball. Pfffttt!

    • Macdog said, on May 31, 2015 at 5:16 pm

      I guess most of that was before the Braves got Uribe?

      • blade3colorado said, on May 31, 2015 at 5:24 pm

        Yep. In fairness, technically he had a “quality” start . . . Also, was lights out for the first 12 batters. He allowed three runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings and was pulled after giving up a two-run homer to Juan Uribe and singles to Chris Johnson, who had two hits and drove in a run, and Simmons . . . Just not a typical MadBum performance. In DFS, he was considered almost a lock.

  51. Carstie Clausen said, on May 31, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Agitated, irritated and disgusted. But what can you do? Could it be that Casilla saw a shadow creeping up on his status there in the 8th inning? Oh, Santiago will get more chances. He is the closer. But Strick(t) is creeping closer.

    • ewisco said, on May 31, 2015 at 7:52 pm

      he freakin threw an automatic ground play double play ball and craw booted it. did anyone see this but me? I’m not saying that casilla isn’t an adventure but this one is NOT on him.

      • sandog said, on May 31, 2015 at 8:49 pm

        Actually, my MLB account was a little sketchy and I DIDN’T see that. But thanks for emphasizing that point. I shouldn’t be saying Casilla burned the cake if Craw had the game on his racket and let it get away.
        (Did you see what I did there, mixing in both baking and tennis metaphors?) Actually, maybe they were similes, or maybe they were neither. That stuff confuses me.
        Bottom line, Casilla has been great, I totally agree with Wisco that today ain’t on him. As for Strickland closing games….I’m still flinching and half shielding my eyes every time he lets go of the ball. Hell no am I ready to have him closing games.

      • tomthebeekeeper said, on June 1, 2015 at 7:21 am

        …DP would have ended the inning and the game… I agree, this isn’t on Casilla, but ~ always a but ~ it was pretty clear that Casilla wasn’t foolin’ anyone at the plate…

      • chipower9 said, on June 1, 2015 at 9:27 am

        SanDawg – I respect you big time, dude, but Casilla has NOT been great. He has been OKAY at best. Check out his WHIP stats I posted below.

    • giants54 said, on May 31, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      Carstie, Strickland has been up a few games ferchrissakes.

      • chipower9 said, on June 1, 2015 at 9:28 am

        But you have to like what you see in those few games. I am not ready to hand him the closer role, but I truly do believe he closes games for us before this season ends.

  52. pawliekokonuts said, on May 31, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    It happens. To all teams. Long season.

    • chipower9 said, on June 1, 2015 at 9:28 am

      Absolutely. Wash that shit off and strap it on for the next game.

  53. giants54 said, on May 31, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Forbes mag valued comparison.
    Pablo $18m .252/5hrs/.693 ops
    Duffy $400k .285/ 3hrs/ .716 ops.

  54. Paul Sorensen said, on May 31, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    It’s been discussed a bit here, but it’ll definitely be interesting to see roster moves between now and the break. Even sooner, perhaps. Last year at this time, G’s had built up just about the best record in baseball, with the likes of Hicks and Colvin contributing. Those 2 were long gone come the post-season. This year? Solid contributions from Heston, Maxwell (not so much lately), etc. With Ishi still in the organization (I was glad to see that), and Frandsen back (3rd base backup?), and Cain hopefully back very soon (Peavy? I’m starting to think he’s done), there will be some maneuvering. We often say here that the team that takes the field come the playoffs looks very different from the opening day team, but it might even look real different come the break….

    • chipower9 said, on June 1, 2015 at 9:31 am

      I am with you and have said as much lately. I am not giving-up on Peavy…give him time to knock off the rust, but I am not confident that he will come back and be solid. He may well end up in the pen. When he and Cain are back (If), hard to imagine Ben-Hur or Vogey coming out of the rotation. But, it will be interesting.

  55. zumiee said, on May 31, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    “Iโ€™m not saying that casilla isnโ€™t an adventure but this one is NOT on him.”

    Well, it’s at least a little on him. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sure, Crawford’s error was huge, and he wears big goat horns for that; but Casilla also gave up an HR and a single before that happened. After the error, he gave up a single and a triple. He wasn’t fooling anybody out there with his stuff today. Even the error was on a real hard-hit ground ball.

    • tomthebeekeeper said, on June 1, 2015 at 7:18 am

      …IF Bochy has any faults, it’s that he often leaves the pitcher in a third of an inning too long…

    • chipower9 said, on June 1, 2015 at 9:32 am

      They both own it. Sure, Craw turns the DP, they are out of it, but Casilla is not inspiring confidence.

      Mr. Romo…Mr. Sergio Romo…please pick-up the red courtesy bullpen phone immediately.

  56. zumiee said, on May 31, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Hey, I’m real excited; I’m going to the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley on Saturday! Yay!

    • tomthebeekeeper said, on June 1, 2015 at 7:17 am

      …THAT could be an interesting afternoon! Been a long time since I last attended a book festival…

  57. willedav said, on June 1, 2015 at 6:35 am

    I’m with wisco on this one. Yes, Casilla did give up the HR to Freeman, but the single by AJ was a total bloop into the no mans land at ATT—down the line in RF behind 1b. Pence couldn’t get there and neither could Panik or Belt. Crawford made an error at worst time possible.
    As for bringing in Lopez, I think the odds were in Bochy’s favor. Lopez is tough on LH but has had really bad splits vs. RH as a Giant. He’s really epitome of loogy—one out LH only.
    And yanking your closer is a really drastic move, esp yesterday since Romo was sick and unavailable.

  58. willedav said, on June 1, 2015 at 6:42 am

    Speaking of bench, I’d guess middle IF depth would be next move; if not Frandsen then Duvall or O-O-O before Ishi, with Max being the casualty.
    Strick has looked good so far, but…I think it will take a lot more for Bochy to let him close. What I can see is he makes either Romo or Casilla trade bait at deadline (or off season). And I will admit, props to Freeman for burning him 2 days in a row, but watching the trouble Casilla had with LH is troubling—just like with Romo.

  59. tomthebeekeeper said, on June 1, 2015 at 7:15 am

    …THAT GAME sure didn’t end like I had figured I would! We’re not supposed to lose ’em in the 9th inning like that!

  60. chipower9 said, on June 1, 2015 at 9:01 am

    I don’t know what you guys have been watching, but I have not been too impressed with Casilla this year. His ERA is OK, but his WHIP is cause for concern.

    Current 2.82 ERA and 1.478 WHIP.

    Splits (WHIP):
    Last 7 days: 2.455
    Last 14 days: 2.143
    Last 28 days: 1.655

    So it wasn’t just yesterday’s game that blew-up his WHIP.

    I just have not been impressed with him. I do NOT get a sence when he comes in of “OK, we have this shit nailed down.”

    I would feel better with Strickland in there.

    Seriously, I would like to see a platoon of Casilla and Romo right now.

    I truly believe Strickland is closing before the end of the season.

    • giants54 said, on June 1, 2015 at 9:10 am

      I was about to write about his 1.478 whoop….bears watching close ly.

      • chipower9 said, on June 1, 2015 at 9:20 am

        You want supreme confidence in your closer, and I get NONE of that with him of late. Seriously, I think it is time for Romo to get in the mix closing some games.

    • blade3colorado said, on June 1, 2015 at 9:26 am

      Good points Chi. No worries with Romo and Casilla trading off, until everything shakes out. However, an even bigger issue, which may be why Casilla has not been Casilla as of late is this – the bullpen is overworked. I read an article about it just this weekend and Bochy indicated that he would try to limit their work going forward. Easier said, then done – especially if the starters don’t do their part of going deep into games.

      Who knows? With Peavy and Cain coming back – it might be a silver lining that one of the starters goes to the bullpen to help out. However, the more likely scenario in my opinion, is that the kid (Heston) will be sent to the minors because he has options and the other starters don’t.

      • chipower9 said, on June 1, 2015 at 9:37 am

        I read what was probably the same article. Good article. I think I shared it on a thread three or four back.

        Agree, starters need to get deeper into the games.

        Yeah, a week or two ago I was blowing that horn (Ben-Hur to Sacto). I am not so sure, now. Perhaps, as I said a few comments back, Peavey goes to the pen to work his stuff out). He has not been exactly stellar in his rehap assignments in San Jose and Sac.

  61. chipower9 said, on June 1, 2015 at 9:19 am

    RE: Loo’s posts from last thread (all the optimistic stuff from April)…that was money.

    Also loved the diving onto the dugout story. That one had me LMAO.

    Good stuff up and down last tread, as is usual with this bunch of knuckeheads. Nuck nuck nuck…

  62. zumiee said, on June 1, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Losses like yesterday make it hard to win the division. The Wild Card is still a very groovy thing, but we’re back in the race for the division title, and a split of four games with the Braves just is not getting it done. Maybe I should just be happy with the Wild Card, and enjoy a nice summer of baseball. The ‘divisional title’ dream may just cause a lot of frustration all summer. I started the season perfectly happy to get a Wild Card spot. We’re up 2 games in the Wild Card. I’m going to dwell on that today.

    • chipower9 said, on June 1, 2015 at 9:39 am

      I think it is WAY TOO EARLY to be hand-wringing over a split with the Braves, and whether or not we win the division (or wild card). Hell, we are only closing-in on the 3rd way point of the season, and in April most of us were talking about the “odd year thang.” Keep your dauber up there, Zume.

      • zumiee said, on June 1, 2015 at 9:50 am

        Yeah, I need to keep it in perspective. It was a great month of May for the Giants.

  63. Irish Kevin said, on June 1, 2015 at 9:39 am

    About yesterday’s game, 9.999 times out of 10 Crawford makes that play, double play game over. And all of us know Crawford will be saying he cost the Giants the win. Sure it is a shitty loss, once again the Giants aren’t going to win them all, whether that is by better team or a fluke error by one of the best SS in the game. Game is over let’s take that loss out on the Pirates. My Son’s birthday is tomorrow turns 25, going to the game on Wednesday. Go Giants

    • zumiee said, on June 1, 2015 at 9:51 am

      I’m going to Wednesday’s game, too! Flappers rule!

      • blade3colorado said, on June 1, 2015 at 9:59 am

        Flapper redemption!

      • chipower9 said, on June 1, 2015 at 10:17 am

        Let your Flap Mojo Fly!

        Agree with Kevin…wash that shit off from yesterday, and rake on the Bucs.

  64. Lurker John said, on June 1, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I just saw Crawford’s error for the first time and that’s a real heartbreaker. That’s a case of him temporarily reverting to his previous tendency of sometimes muffing the easy plays. Kuip said something about the ball coming up on him but I didn’t see that at all. Tailor made DP grounder. It just doesn’t get any better, No in between hop, nothing.

    Losing games like that sucks big time, but Crawford is and will continue to be a big part of this team. Every team every year has blown wins like this. Forget it, move on and don’t let it become a losing streak.

    • zumiee said, on June 1, 2015 at 9:54 am

      He was probably already thinking about the throw to secondbase, and just that tiniest little bit of concentration loss was enough to botch the grounder.

      • ewisco said, on June 1, 2015 at 10:25 am

        I saw the ball going to Craw and said to my wife, “double play”. she said, “you cursed it”. So I guess I have to wear it. Going to the game tonight. can’t say i’m terribly excited about a late Monday night. not like back in the day when we’d go to candlestick at any time and worry about sleep later.

  65. giants54 said, on June 1, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Losses like yesterday are going to happen plenty during a season…and there are going to be stretches that test even the most ardent polly.
    Like Loo, I was already throwing in the towel in April with the crap I was seeing.

    Wrote the other day that things can change quickly (duh)…..well, It’s June now. Send the kids and wife away to mother’s. Lock the doors and keep the windows closed *.

    *funny story, a few years ago my neighbor actually came over to complain about expletives he heard from across the street…his kids were out in the driveway and well…. Told him I had a nice long shot battling head to head down the stretch…and got a little carried away. From that moment on, every time I saw him he gave me a weird look. That’s surburbia for ya. I got the hell outta there.

    • blade3colorado said, on June 1, 2015 at 10:48 am

      I live in a fairly new condo/retail complex which was likely designed by the Der Furhrer’s bunker architect, e.g., concrete walls, floors, ceilings and soundproof windows – with wood floors, drywall and ceiling design to mask the sound proofing underneath. It’s a good thing giants54, because I am one loud MOFO, especially when I have multiple DFS bets going on daily. To date, no one has complained . . . However, who knows after I throw my PC off the 3rd floor balcony? It may happen . . .

      • wilcojoe said, on June 1, 2015 at 1:16 pm

        That’s exactly why I had to take a couple of days off. My wife was excited when I didn’t renew the MLB extra innings package at the beginning of the season to watch every Giants game. What she didn’t know is that you and Craig would turn me on to Fanduel. I easily spend more time agonizing over DFS than I ever did watching a Giants game. By the way, I wrote a scathing email to them yesterday, requesting that they send us text or email alerts whenever there is a lineup change prior to first pitch of the first games. Why that is not being done already is beyond me.

      • blade3colorado said, on June 1, 2015 at 1:50 pm

        Joe, spot on about “. . . requesting that they send us text or email alerts whenever there is a lineup change prior to first pitch of the first games.”

        Flavor and I were sort of discussing that this morning. Draft Kings does do it on their site, but no emails. You have to read the FD individual players notes if they have an asterisk. However, more times then not, they don’t even update that. Do what Flav and I do – get a twitter account and check the individual players. Info is much quicker.

  66. alleykat69 said, on June 1, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Blade,,
    The contractors should of built a Panik room for you as well..๐Ÿ˜€

    • blade3colorado said, on June 1, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      No shit AK. Since none of my body parts work fast enough for the sports I was competitive in anymore, I guess I should take solace in the fact that I can still rant and rave. ๐Ÿ™‚

  67. alleykat69 said, on June 1, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Should be a tough series with the Pirates.They have won 8 out of the last 10, and Cole& Burnett the next 2 starters are. pitching like All-Stars right now..
    Vogs will need a extra helping of enchiladas from Nicole tonight..

    • blade3colorado said, on June 1, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      Their hitters are getting hot too . . . The first month they were as cold as cadavers. Pitching has been lights out since the season started, so has kept them in games for the most part.

  68. Flavor said, on June 1, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    new thread


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