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14 K’s Down the Drain

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 24, 2015

Last night was just a joke. A bad, frustrating, “fuck your mother” type of joke. Chuck said “Why is it so hard to beat these guys?”

Agreed. But if you look up and down this sad sack line up, it’s not hard to see why we can’t hit. Our most productive hitter this year is out (Aoki) as well as the heart and soul of the line up (Pence). Pagan is just a shell of himself. No power, few stolen bases. His OPS is in the tank and he’s just not a difference maker at this point. Blanco is a nice player as long as he doesn’t play every day. Whoops, now he’s playing every day. Maxwell is worthless unless he’s running into monster moon shots. Buster and Belt are pretty hit or miss this year. Crawford has cooled off considerably.

The Duffman can only do so much….

So, we need some guys back and I think when that happens we’ll see the rest of the offense stop shitting itself every game. The bad news is, that could be a while……


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  1. giants54 said, on June 24, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Bum’s last 3 starts….1.90/era, 0-3

    • Lurker John said, on June 24, 2015 at 7:42 am

      He got no decision last night.

  2. zumiee said, on June 24, 2015 at 6:51 am

    And tonight we get Kennedy, who we always seem to have trouble with, even though some other teams don’t.

    • willedav said, on June 24, 2015 at 7:34 am

      right Zum, which is same storyline as last night.
      the O-D came in with an ERA of 4.90 and the Giants scored twice off him, one of them on Blanco’s dribbler he couldn’t pick up. And Giants never scored again.
      Kennedy’s ERA is even worse, so he hasn’t been fooling rest of the league either.

  3. Flavor said, on June 24, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Again, our offense sucks right now. It won’t matter who is pitching. We’re going to scratch and claw till aoki and under pants come back

  4. Lurker John said, on June 24, 2015 at 7:41 am

    I don’t buy the sad sack lineup thing. This is the same lineup that was tearing the cover off the ball a couple of weeks ago and scored 15 runs in 2 wins against L.A. this past weekend. Granted, Pence is out and that hurts. Our light hitting SS is 12th in the NL in ribbies and still playing lights-out defense. Ever player has hot and cold periods in a season. He’ll pick it up again. He’s figuring this ‘hitting at the big league level’ thing quite nicely, and he always has had the knack for driving in the big run. You don’t get lucky and drive in 42 runs in 70 games.

    Aoki is our most productive hitter? Over Posey, Craw and Duffy? Don’t think so. Production means runs, and as much as I like Aoki, he does not drive in runs or homer at a substantial rate. Panik is an up and comer and one of the best young hitters in the league. He’s only going to get better as he matures. He’ll develop more pop and continue to rake line drives all over the yard. His approach is about as good as it gets for a young hitter.

    What the team does need to do is figure out why the hell they slump when they’re at home. It’s happened before, but they need to get it sorted out. Bumgarner is getting ‘Cained’ big time right now, but, in a sense, he did it to himself last night by leaving a pitch up and giving up a 2-run hit in the 8th.

    That’s my take. I say let’s rough up that fuck Kennedy tonight and get this home thing turned around.

    • chipower9 said, on June 24, 2015 at 7:47 am

      Good spin, LJ. Everyone goes through funks. Aoki has done a great job of setting the table…with the highest OBP on the team. He is doing exactly what you expect of your lead-off guy. Also leads the team with steals.

      I do agree with Flav on his synopsis of Pagan. The dude just is a black hole right now. We need him to get it going.

      Regarding the slump at home, if you recall, they did this same shit last year at about this same time. And we all know how last year ended-up.

      Hey, I am as frustrated as the next guy, but in the grand scheme of things, with all the injuries, etc., and only one back of the bumbinos…I see no need to panic.

      • Lurker John said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:02 am

        Yeah, it’s hard to argue about Pagan. Hopefully, he gets it turned around.

  5. chipower9 said, on June 24, 2015 at 7:52 am

    You nailed it, Flav. Aoki’s fracture sucks…he will be in a cast for at least a couple of weeks. While I have not seen a definitive transaction, it appears that Ishi will be recalled to take Aoki’s spot in the line-up.

    Per Pavs, Cain and Peavy will return on July 2 and 3, respectively. That puts Cain starting against the fish in Miami, and Peavy starting against the natty nats the next day. Supposedly, they will take Timmy and Hudson’s spots in the rotation. As discussed yesterday, it will be interesting to see what moves are made to accomodate their return.

  6. willedav said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Biggest take away from me last night was how well Bum did vs. top of the LU (Uptons Norris and Kemp all brought in this year) who went 0-14 with 12 Ks, vs. Strickland, who gave up double and single to Norris and J Up after getting ahead of both. Bum moved the ball around and had them all overmatched vs. different pitches.

    Padres pen threw 4 and a third innings of hitless relief, with 3 BBs and 8 Ks.
    Giants pen before Strick (Lopez Affeldt Romo Casilla) 2 and 2 thirds hitless 1 BB 4 Ks.

    Stricks line 1 inning 3 hits 1 run no Ks. If he could have survived an inning, not sure what Pads would have done…if they did use Kimbrel it only would have been for 1 inning and they probably would have used someone else if they hadn’t scored in the 11th. Pads best hitters that hadn’t done anything all night beat him on his fastball.

  7. wilcojoe said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:18 am

    That had to have been a misprint. I bet Aoki is out for two months not two weeks. I don’t see Pence back anytime soon. Too bad the Bums won’t trade with the Giants, they are loaded with underperforming outfielders that need everyday playing time and would look much better than anyone we have. Houston has outfielders coming out of their ears. We have relievers that all contending teams would covet. In the words of a Puerto Rican friend, “daleeeeee”.

  8. Macdog said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:23 am

    One place to start, as many of you have already said, is get Pagan out of the 3 spot. Zero home runs, 10th on the team in OBP and 8th in RBI — despite having the third-most plate appearances — enough already! And there’s no way in hell Duffy — the only one who consistently makes loud contact — should be batting 7th.

    • chipower9 said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:38 am

      Agree Mac. I would swap DuffMan and Pagan in the lineup in a heartbeat. Pagan is just a shell right now.

  9. chipower9 said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Regarding Aoki, Pavs, Henry, and Baggs all say he will be lost several weeks (not months), so I do not believe it to be a misprint, Wilco.

    Also, Pence was to see the team doc last night after the game, and could be cleared for baseball activities by the weekend, tho he still has not been cleared to swing a bat.

    • wilcojoe said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:43 am

      It was sort of a joke Chi. But my money is on closer to two months than two weeks.

      • chipower9 said, on June 24, 2015 at 9:26 am

        Yeah, the way the Giants medicos work, you are probably right!

  10. Lurker John said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:44 am

    I hadn’t seen the news about Aoki. That sucks big time, especially considering how long it took Pence to get back from his fracture.

  11. willedav said, on June 24, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Would it be time to give Duvall a shot?
    He can play 1b with Belt in LF.. Blanco is only other option for Pagan in CF, tho Pence did play there some last year.
    Might just be time to see what the kid can do at ml level. Parker (yawn) we’ve already seen.
    Finding a legit CF who can hit won’t be easy, as opposed to a corner guy.

  12. pawliekokonuts said, on June 24, 2015 at 9:17 am

    The Aoki injury, I fear, is going to cost way more than two weeks. It’s in a very tender and vulnerable — and valuable in terms of movement — spot.

  13. Irish Kevin said, on June 24, 2015 at 9:33 am

    From the Chron

    Bochy and general manager Bobby Evans were talking late Tuesday night about a replacement for Aoki. Just-demoted Jarrett Parker is a possibility. A longer shot is Double-A outfielder Mac Williamson.

    The Giants could decide to move Brandon Belt to left field and have Buster Posey play first and Andrew Susac catch some games. Another option is calling up one of two first baseman, Adam Duvall or Travis Ishikawa, while moving Belt to left.

    • chipower9 said, on June 24, 2015 at 9:38 am

      Schulman seems to think Ishi will get the nod. I would go with Ishikawa for all the reasons I listed below…

  14. chipower9 said, on June 24, 2015 at 9:37 am

    I would not bring up Duvall over Ishi. Here is my reasoning.

    Ishikawa brings known ML experience. With the team being thin, I don’t think now is the time to experiment. I would go with experience.

    Ishikawa can play either 1B or the OF and this adds more flexibility to the line-up.

    With Ishikawa, you have a LH bat (replaces Aoki as a LHer). Duvall is a righty. Bochy might want that LH bat over a RH bat.

    Duvall, lifetime, has played in only 66 games at 1B as opposed to 415 at 3rd.

  15. zumiee said, on June 24, 2015 at 9:58 am

    They might look at it like Duvall is possibly high risk/ high reward. Now-or-never time for him. Roll the dice.

    • chipower9 said, on June 24, 2015 at 11:06 am

      No way I see it as a “now or never” situation. There is always the chance a guy getting his chance will shine (see Duffy and Panik), but right now, with the current state of the team, I would choose experience (Ishi). Just my thought. We will see what Evansabes, Bochy, and crew think later today.

  16. alleykat69 said, on June 24, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Well I believe more chess pieces need to move around for Ishi to come up cause he’s not on the 40 man roster..

  17. chipower9 said, on June 24, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Duvall is on the 40, so there is that. But so is Parker. My second choice outside of Ishikawa would be Parker (they need the OF depth right now, and he bats LH).

  18. Bozo said, on June 24, 2015 at 11:43 am

    I didn’t stay up for the game. Tough night for Bum and the Giants.
    Like kat was saying, some administrative moves will need to get done if the Giants want someone not named Duvall, Parker or Juan Perez.
    Perez has been sucking so probably wouldn’t lose him by removing him from the 40 man, I say let Mac make the jump, but it’ll probably be one of the guys already on the 40 man. I know, bring back Darren Ford, now that would be unexpected.

  19. Lisle Ellis said, on June 24, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Attended Sac game in Fresno last night … Ishi with a HR & bb, was impressive, seems very focused. Duvall, on the other hand, not so much: gidp in late inning clutch situation – showed some passion though, threw a mini tantrum, slamming helmet down … Stratton got hammered, including giving up Jon Singleton’s mid game 430′ + solo shot. For what it’s worth – I’m no expert like most of you – sensing it’s slim pickins at Sac: Adrianza, Perez & Sanchez bring no bats worth mentioning. Can’t attend tonite but should be at Thurs game (Sac@Fres).

    • zumiee said, on June 24, 2015 at 2:37 pm

      Is Thursday Cain’s game? Let us know what you think.

    • chipower9 said, on June 24, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      Duvall is McDP Junior…he leads Sacto in GIDPs…

  20. chipower9 said, on June 24, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Aoki to 15 day DL…purchased AAA contract for Ishikawa from AAA Sacto.

    According to CSNBA “No move was required on the 40-man roster, as it stood at 39 after the team symbolically signed Marco Scutaro so he could retire with the Giants.”

    • Bozo said, on June 24, 2015 at 2:54 pm

      And once again, thank you, Marco.

  21. Lisle Ellis said, on June 24, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    No Cain or Peavy. They are slotted for Fri @ Sat starts in Las Vegas. Tonite is Turley (sportin an 8:34era), tomorrow is Blach.

    • Lisle Ellis said, on June 24, 2015 at 3:18 pm

      Btw, Fresno has a curious dude at 2nd bass … recently promoted from dbl A: Tony Kemp. Batting .385 and is listed at 5’6″ … seems like an Altuve clone … hmm, could the Astros be trying to corner a particular market? Didnt notice him until he came to bat and even then I had to double take … thought I was watchin a particular Game of Thrones cast member swing the bat. Dude had great at bats though, was smokin the ball.

      • wilcojoe said, on June 24, 2015 at 3:37 pm

        Yeah Kemp is a guy the ‘Stros would likely package before the deadline for a front line starter. Two outfielders (Preston Tucker and Domingo Santana) were recently promoted so I think Colby Rasmus could be dealt as well. With Marisnick and Springer, Rasmus’ playing time has diminished significantly. Romo for Rasmus anyone?

      • zumiee said, on June 24, 2015 at 4:41 pm

        I saw Correa (sp?) being interviewed on MLB Network. Dude’s built like a young A-Rod. The Astros are interesting. All those crappy years turned into some nice draft picks.

      • Lisle Ellis said, on June 24, 2015 at 4:56 pm

        Correa was here and gone so fast I didn’t get a chance to see him play. Another interesting youngster with decent bat is 25 yr old OF, L.J. Hoes (unfortunate name – as in “likes juicy” or whatever “J” word you want to sub in) could be potential trade bait. Currently he is on the DL.

  22. Lisle Ellis said, on June 24, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Being a relatively “new” Giants fan – moved to SF in ’92’ from Montreal, was swayed to the orange black a couple/few years after the ’94 fiasco and the subsequent dismal demise-slow agonizing death of my beloved Expos – don’t feel I have the right (yet) to express opinions on what they should or shouldn’t do in terms of trades. However, in my heart of hearts, I would dearly love to see the team acquire some thunder – one awe inspiring feared bat to scare the beejeezus out of opposing hurlers! After all, don’t the Giants have a near unprecedented history of regal sluggers? Shouldn’t we make an attempt at honoring that tradition? Seems like we’re unable to grow them on the farm any more … I’d be willing to sell the whole damn farm and everyone & everything in it for that guy, whoever he is … I know, it’s not a very rational idea but this season is making me a bit crazy!

    • Flavor said, on June 24, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      you’ve been a Giants fan for 20 years and you “don’t feel the right (yet) to express what they should or shouldn’t do in terms of trades.”
      That’s a good one. I hereby declare you a legitimate Giants fan. You have been so bequeathed.
      Toss out as many trade ideas as you can think of. If any of them hit I’ll pop you into the POTD widget and then you’ll feel a GIANT high like only a handful of other true fans have ever felt. 🙂 🙂 🙂
      I like the Sacto updates, keep ’em coming.

      • Lisle Ellis said, on June 24, 2015 at 6:51 pm

        Wow! I’m sincerely honored Flav … truly, means a lot to me coming from you – I’m a long time Flapper follower – first thing I read everyday straight outta the sack! I am humbled! Yeah, I kinda feel like 20yrs is a small slice of time relative to the 100 + years of Giants history. I’ll definitely weigh in on occasion with updates from the MiLB perspective … I’m in FresNO (what a dump!) but still keep tabs on Sac happenings – broke my heart when the Giants affiliation moved north, up the 99.

  23. Carstie Clausen said, on June 24, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Everybody crossing their fingers about now? It’s Vogie vs the fearsome Friars backed up by the gang that can’t hit at our misnamed venue. Now if they would kick the Phonebill monopoly in the kiester with some high-priced legal schmeagling and re-name the place Willie Mays Field; maybe the offense could come back to life just to honor the greatest ball player to ever don spikes.

    • djloo27 said, on June 24, 2015 at 7:22 pm

      Ain’t happening, Stix. They’d name it Preparation H Stadium if the price was right.

  24. Paul Sorensen said, on June 24, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Mostly for Craig, since you were wondering: I was chatting with a buddy of mine in Boston about the situation there, and he said that Pablo has not been “vilified” as much as he deserves to be mainly because the whole team sucks. Seems fans are more down on Joe Kelly and Mike Napoli for suckitude. He also said that basically, fans are miffed that the team went with the big free agent signings; they thought that approach was finished in Beantown. He also mentioned that it’s just a weird, unsatisfying season so far, and the only player that fans are *hating* is HanRam at this point. I had told him during the off-season that Pablo would probably be ok but HanRam would be a disaster in left field; apparently that’s happening already, according to this article:

    • Flavor said, on June 24, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      thanks. I was sincerely interested in the Boston take.

  25. Flavor said, on June 24, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    L-Ellis: question for you: I’m always fascinated by people who read the blog but never post. What sent you over the top into the blogging section of the blog? And welcome, by the way.

    • djloo27 said, on June 24, 2015 at 7:38 pm


    • alleykat69 said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      Lots of Alcohol & maybe some Heroin..

    • Lisle Ellis said, on June 25, 2015 at 12:02 am

      Actually Flav, the proverbial straw was the magnitude of Tuesday’s loss: Bum’s wasted gem exacerbated by the loss of Aoki, our unfathomable ineptness at the plate with Pagan’s mounting malaise, Belt’s situational suckitude, Maxwell’s increasingly minuscule contribution, and Posey’s seeming inconsistency … the capper was probably having to witness another McDP (!fuck I hate that guy!) at bat – heard the bitter end of the game on the radio in the car heading home after the Grizzlies/Sac match …I almost wept … It was all too much! … I just snapped! … plus, of course, as was pointed out by Loo & Kat, either not enough or too much booze & smack 🙂 … I never know for sure which it is.

      • Flavor said, on June 25, 2015 at 5:19 am

        yeah, that game did a number on me too.

  26. djloo27 said, on June 24, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Pagan better wake the fuck up. Like now…

  27. Bozo said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Wow. Buster is slammin.

  28. djloo27 said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Buster’s turning into Jim Northrup!

  29. alleykat69 said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Finally were putting some hurt to a Cy Young pitcher!

  30. Macdog said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Kennedy, we have liftoff!

  31. Carstie Clausen said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Salamis can be sooo delicious. Buster blasts and blesses. Maybe we got a chance in this game.

  32. Irish Kevin said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Please get someone up in the bull pen!!!

  33. Irish Kevin said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    When you get 5 runs you should be able to hold that lead!!

  34. alleykat69 said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Can’t believe Voggy got out of that mess, and under 1/2 hour that inning!

  35. Carstie Clausen said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Whew!!! Vogie showed some guts getting outta that jam. Kudos. He may have wore himself out in the process, but deserves the W. if he can another clean inning.

  36. Bozo said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Triple. Oh yeah.

  37. Bozo said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    White Shark, getting his hits.

  38. alleykat69 said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Gift Triple, Should have been caught.
    Kemp was scared shitless of the RF wall, which the ball never reached.

    • Bozo said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      Scared shitless or is it home field advantage? I’m going with home field, which we haven’t seen much this year, advantage wise.

  39. willedav said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Kemp sure jacked that one up.
    Blanco (2 hits and BB last night) back in the 8 spot and Susac showing some pop, very nice.
    Kennedy’s 5 something ERA ain’t gonna improve tonite.

    Ishi it is. Fine, but let’s be real, he is NOT an OF. LH PH off the bench sure, but just is very limited in what he can do. Of course when your bench is MacG, Arias, Max, I mean anything is an improvement.
    Primary reason I wanted to see Duvall is for what he could do vs. LHP. Belt is not having a good year vs. LHP, and giants have been using Maxwell a lot. If Duvall isn’t any better than Max, well, he’s toast.

    • djloo27 said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      I agree. Bring up “The Great Santini”…

    • twinfan1 said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      Duvall has been going South faster than William Tecumseh Sherman..

  40. alleykat69 said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Loyalty always seem to cut deep with the Giants brass. If Mr.Glass or Scoots could somehow persuade one of the medical staff guys( which shouldn’t be hard with their track records) their feeling great, they might be trying to clear more roster spots…
    Ishi agree Willie, just a LH PH, but knowing Boch he will get a few innings in LF…

  41. twinfan1 said, on June 24, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Ishi and Belt are equivalent defensively in LF and and at 1B. Ishi’s playing time will depend on Susac more than anything else.

    • snarkk said, on June 24, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      Belt is better than Ishi on defense. Not close…

      • twinfan1 said, on June 24, 2015 at 10:10 pm

        Wrong, but I’m done arguing with you. Here are the career numbers at 1st base. Neither have played enough in the OF to make the numbers relevant
        Ishi 16.4 UZR……13.2 UZR/150
        Belt 12.2 UZR….. 5.5.UZR /150

      • snarkk said, on June 24, 2015 at 10:56 pm

        Tell Sabes, argue with him.
        If Ishi were better than Belt, he’d have been playing first base with the Giants (or the 4 other organizations he’s bounced around with) the last 3 years.
        He’s hasn’t, he’s not, he’s been putting on sunscreen in Sac and other beautiful AAA locales for most of the past 3 seasons…

      • twinfan1 said, on June 25, 2015 at 8:26 am

        I didn’t want to argue with you but your response is too “good” to let it go- I pointed out Ishi’s defense, not his offense which is obviously not near s good as Belt’s. Your reply was non-responsive.

      • snarkk said, on June 26, 2015 at 12:26 am

        UZR is a supremely fuzzy stat. I’ve seen both men play over the years. Ishi is good, Belt is better defensively. Quicker glove, faster after fouls, quicker feet and wider range, better, way better throws to second on the 3 – 6 -1 DP. Your assertion is based on UZR being some airtight measurement of defensive skills with universal belief in its rectitude. It’s helpful, but no such thing. The eye test is still what counts. And, the GM test. As I said, Ishi has been in AAA for 3 years essentially. Maybe he had a gold glove in the minors…

  42. alleykat69 said, on June 24, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Yeah the Giants have a 8 man BP, and a ZERO man bench..

    • twinfan1 said, on June 24, 2015 at 9:07 pm

      Travis has always been very good pinch hitter. He upgraded the bench while the plane was still in the air.

  43. Bozo said, on June 24, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    I’m dropping off. Bring home a winner, please.

  44. Bozo said, on June 24, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Not just yet, come on Ishi.

  45. djloo27 said, on June 24, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Javier Lopez: ALL-STAR

    • willedav said, on June 24, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      We’ll get Snarkk to calculate how much he makes per batter faced this season, and per pitch thrown
      Schilling had nothing but good things to say about him Sunday…

  46. unca_chuck said, on June 24, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Hey, Javy got some righties out. Works for me.

    But if he goes, so does Kontos . . .

    • twinfan1 said, on June 24, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      His numbers aren’t great this year but I think that Bochy takes Casilla for his total ” body of work” since he’s been here. 2.11 ERA in 6 years here.

  47. willedav said, on June 24, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Since I like them both, Lopez and Snarkk, here’s the math:
    Lopez is making $13 mil over 3 yrs., through 2016.
    Last season he worked total of 37 innings, equivalent of 4 full games for $4 mil. so that equals a million a game.
    Or broken down into innings, little over $100K per every 3 outs.

    • snarkk said, on June 24, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      A bargain; its quality, not quantity of outs.
      Or something…

  48. snarkk said, on June 24, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Kontos has been dealing.
    But, at this rate he may turn into an abused puppy like Jim Brower under Selipe; in 2004 Selipe brought Brower into 89 games. He was never the same after that season.
    Kontos’ right arm may be 2 inches longer than his left by mid-August…

    • twinfan1 said, on June 24, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Kontos is a superbly conditioned athlete and Brower let far more runners get on base. George will be fine, although he’s bound to regress somewhat. Tough to sustain his performance thus far.

  49. Macdog said, on June 24, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    So at home, the Giants either get a shutout or they lose.

  50. twinfan1 said, on June 24, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Good Night. Been at hospital a couple days, my adrenals started to shut down- the answer: more frigging steroids. Been nice talking to myself tonight, Time for Pagan to be 4th OFer if he doesn’t pick it up.

  51. snarkk said, on June 24, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    Don’t look now, but the Gyros still hit like crap tonight.
    Only 6 hits. If they don’t get the Buster Slam, this thing is a tight fight, as usual.
    Voggy struggled to a 6 inning shutout. Good effort, but sheez, this guy is up and down like a pogo stick…

  52. snarkk said, on June 24, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    So, Aoki goes a few days and after an X-ray with an ankle that turns out has a small fracture after looking at a second X-ray. The Giants medicos strike again…
    Sorry, but this OF without Pence and Aoki is nearing AAAA level. Blanco, Pagan, Maxwell, Belt, Ishi? Holy crap, that is not good in the OF. [Insert rant about no Giants OFers in system]…

  53. zumiee said, on June 24, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    The Padres are desperate about Kemp’s problems; batting him lead-off was a reach. Kemp got old fast. It happens sometimes in sports.

    • snarkk said, on June 24, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      Especially if there MIGHT be a history of use of some chemical enhancers. Not saying he did, not saying he didn’t, I dunno.
      Same questions and lots of injuries re: Tiger Woods…

  54. snarkk said, on June 24, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    Giants say Aoki will be out a few weeks.
    Translation = might be ready August 1.
    Pence’s arm is a worry. A forearm break is serious biz in baseball given the strain that swinging the bat puts on the wrist and forearm area. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s out another month, since they need to get him healthy this time, and then do proper rehab. You have to get that arm right before he comes back again, else it will be chronically under-healed and weak the rest of the year…

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