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Sucking Shit

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 7, 2015

Not really interested in hearing about our leaky bullpen today. When I saw that line up last night and Twin wondered how much it was “hated” I responded with one word: *resigned*. So getting shut out was nearly as predictable as it was disheartening. Watching hitter after hitter roll Jon Niese’s average offerings meekly to the left side of the infield was another reminder that the difference between our good offense and our bad offense is paper thin.

Whatever, they flew in from the east coast that same day. More excuses. I’m tired of the excuses.

Go win a damn game.

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  1. zumiee said, on July 7, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Adrianza isn’t a major leaguer. And Maxwell is tapped out. The league has so figured him out.

  2. zumiee said, on July 7, 2015 at 7:50 am

    The league has kind of figured out Pederson, too. He can’t hit quality breaking pitches.

    • giants54 said, on July 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm

      Who can hit quality breaking pitches?

  3. alleykat69 said, on July 7, 2015 at 8:25 am

    When the morning show(Mac&Murph) laughing about Boch saying Adrianza worked a walk ,that about says it all about last night! BFD

    • sandog said, on July 7, 2015 at 8:38 am

      The first time I went to spring training was in 1991 and we were so excited to be out there. We got to the game and the Giants had a horrendous offensive day. A backup infielder named Tony Perezchica managed at one point to foul off a few tough pitches and work a walk. We amused ourselves by going on and on about that awesome walk Perezchica earned. To this day, if I text my buddy Brian and ask him what the highlight of that spring traning game in 1991 was, he’ll immediately say it was Tony Perezchica’s walk.

      On another note, my Dodger fan friends are very frosted by Bochy not picking Kershaw as an All-Star.

  4. wilcojoe said, on July 7, 2015 at 8:33 am

    They really can’t even use the long flight time as an excuse either since:
    1. They gain three hours coming from the east coast
    2. They travel on that new decked out, every seat is first class, 757.
    They keep this up and Sabevans may trade it in for a puddle jumper.

  5. chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Well, this shit sucks. But I am not going to trip, as last year in late June/early July, our boys went 5-15 during a rough stretch (included a six game losing streak and a four game losing streak).

    WTF has happened to our bullpen. Once the strenght of the team, now outside of Kontos, I have little confidence in any of them. And it isn’t like our SP has been lights-out, either.

    The OF is a horror story of the walking wounded. We really need a fully healed and healthy Aoki and Pence back in the line-up, and for the bullpen to pull their heads outta their asses and deal.

    With all this said, I still think the team can compete. It will probably take a move or two by Sabevans and crew. Way too many games left to throw in the towel. But agree with Flav…just WIN A FUCKING GAME, already!

  6. Bozo said, on July 7, 2015 at 8:58 am

    “Go win a damn game”

    and while your at it, Cody Ross at the league minimum sounds a hell of a lot better to me than Maxwell, make it happen. I know having Adrianza around makes Arias look better, but really, you drop Ishi for Ehire? I hope that wasn’t plan A, if it was, make plan B happen. Enough of playing guys out of position, Posey catches and Belt plays First, make it happen. The back end of the BP might need some adjustments, make it happen.
    That’s a start, now listen to the Big Flavor, and go win a damn game.

  7. chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:08 am

    WillieD – in reference to your 7:58 last night. We can agree to disagree on Susac. I think it just a matter of time before he is pretty much the starting catcher. Might be next year, but I think it will happen.

    And Kat – on your 7:59…I agree. If our boys somehow make the post-season, Posey is behind the dish.

    Lisle – loved your rant last night…had me LMAO, and with the way our Giants have been stinking up the joint, I needed that.

  8. Flavor said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Zum– couldn’t agree more about Adrianza. Just looking at him you can tell all he’ll ever be is system filler……..

  9. willedav said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Last time SF was home they played pretty well. Still plenty of time to pull out good homestand before break.
    Bochy got his guys some rest, Cain back out on the old familiar ATT mound. Maybe he takes a cue from Heston, Blanco makes a great grab…

    Colon is fun to watch I think–doesn’t mess around, just comes right at you. Should be interesting.

  10. Flavor said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:37 am

    this is the first time that no Yankee or Red Sox player is starting for the AL all star team. That’s rad.

  11. twinfan1 said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:43 am

    3 hits- 1 Heston, 2 Arias. This wasn’t on the scrubinis- 0 for 18 from Blanco, Duffy, Posey, and Belt. Hell, Adrianza working a walk was a rally.
    I’m rarely pessimistic about anything but last night had “LOSS” written all over it from the “opening bell”. A big night from the Horse would go a long way in restoring the Polly that lives within me.
    BTW- give Angel off until Friday and give Lollis a couple starts. They need Pagan, so he needs to get it together. Maybe a couple mental health days will help.

    • chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Come on Twin…bust out those Polly shades with me…it ain’t over. I agree they need Pagan. What I think they should do, and sooner rather than later is strike a deal with the BrewCrew for Parra.

  12. Irish Kevin said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:48 am

    The Team, it is what it is, I have not thrown in the towel, but…I don’t think Pence or Cain will be 100% till next year. Not sure about Aoki and how long it will take him to get back. So odd man/year out?? Maybe, maybe.

  13. unca_chuck said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Well, even when this team was hitting (on the road) it was pretty much this crew. Minus Aoki.

    Was it a fucking week ago we were one game out? The Dogs aren’t on fire either, thankk God, but shit, hitting the .500 line is sucky.

  14. chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:22 am

    How old is Bartolo Colon? Isn’t he like 107 now?

  15. chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Given the uncertainy of when Pence and Aoki will be back (and fully healhty), and Pagan showing wear, I think the Giants need to add a decent OFer, and as I mentioned in my response to Twin above, it needs to be sooner rather than later.

    The Brewers gave up two prospects (one was a first rounder who was doing OK at AA), and the other a pitcher in low A.

    Parra’s numbers to date:

    .311, .347, .492, .840 with eight HRs and 26 RBIs. Certainly better than Blanco or Maxwell, and he can play all three OF positions. IF Pagan, Pence and Aoki get healthy sometime soon, you jettison the Silver Hammer and have Blanco and Parra as your 4th and 5th OFers.

    Sabevans – get ‘er done!

    • Irish Kevin said, on July 7, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      So there is a chance Pagan will not make it to 100 games??? Ha ha

    • twinfan1 said, on July 7, 2015 at 1:46 pm

      Right now Blanco is better a 3rd OFer than Pagan – as is Parra. If Angel doesn’t come around, I wouldn’t have a problem with Parra, Blanco, Pence ,Left to right. I’m not counting on anything from Aoki right now, he’s gravy.
      As to Angel, everyone knows I don’t like him but the sparkplug Pagan would do wonders. Right now he’s an enigma- stretching all out for a great catch one time and then loafing after a ball like he’s catching fungoes. And he has no pop whatsoever..

      • chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 1:52 pm

        I agree with you on Pagan. I like the guy (when he is producing). Never had a problem with him, but of late, he needs to sit.

        Kev – Get ready to pay up sucka! Pagan will make it to 100 games.

  16. pawliekokonuts said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:45 am

    I hereby declare my entrance into a cave, a fan cave. But it’s not the usual fan cave. This fan cave is an unfan cave: dark, dank, morose, gloomy, doomy. I will emerge after one win. Just one. I’m not that hard to please. One.

    • alleykat69 said, on July 7, 2015 at 11:37 am

      I’m busted a gut Pawlie,
      But you can’t see it in the dark cave with you😎

  17. zumiee said, on July 7, 2015 at 11:04 am

    This is the frame of mind Jim Mora was in when the reporter asked him the famous question about his team’s playoff chances.

    • alleykat69 said, on July 7, 2015 at 11:25 am

      Playoffs? Playoffs? Playoffs?
      Don’t talk to me about Playoffs!!!
      Should of, would of,could of, we just can’t beat the 49ers!!

  18. chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Was not aware that Pence took BP last night and hit a couple of bombs. He is to see the team docs today, and if cleared, could begin a rehab assignment (they say it will be only one or two games), and that he could be activated for this homestand. Even if he comes back and is healthy, I still think the Giants should swing a deal for Parra and jetison Maxwell’s Silver Hammer.

  19. willedav said, on July 7, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    A week ago, following a 6 game winning streak, the Cards began a stretch where they lost 4 in a row at home.
    2 were to the White Sox, who are horrible, and 2 were to the Pads, who are equally bad. During this stretch they scored total of 6 runs in 4 games.
    They rebounded to gain split vs. Pads (!) in a couple more low scoring games and then beat Cubs last night after getting no hit for first 7 innings 6-0.
    So they scored 11 runs in those 3 Ws but only gave up half of that.

    That would be my recipe for success during homestand vs. Phils and Mets, not good offensive teams.
    Hold down their scoring til your hitters get back on track and keep the ball in the yard.

    Cards have actually scored less runs than Giants, but given up over 100 less.

    • chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Of all the things you mention, the Giants’ biggest nemisis has been their pitching staff’s inability to keep the ball in the yard. Those three run dingers are killer…

      • Lisle Ellis said, on July 7, 2015 at 1:10 pm

        I’m curious (but oh so fuckin lazy … lazy always trumps curious in my world) how many games have we lost this year because of one ill placed pitch? It’s been quite a few, I think.

      • chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 1:53 pm

        That “mistake pitch” and the subsequent ball flying off the opponent’s bat and over the fence is killing us.

  20. Lisle Ellis said, on July 7, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    As I posted a couple/few days back: Baggerly wrote that Gigantes July schedule looked relatively easy; mostly facing shitty low scoring teams that we should defeat easily … I just about fainted with apprehension … Fuck No! That’s the ‘kiss of death’ to point that out … It’s all Buggerly’s fault … I’m for mounting the Annual General Riot and riding that dude outta town on a freaking rail … Let’s get ‘im Flappers!

  21. wilcojoe said, on July 7, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Brian Kenny (MLB Network) just said Bumgarner is the most overrated player in baseball.

    • chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      And while I don’t know who the fuck Brian Kenny is, I can safely say he is the most underrated asshole on the planet.

      • wilcojoe said, on July 7, 2015 at 2:01 pm

        He was a longtime Sportscenter host now on MLB. Yeah he got rebuffed pretty quickly by the other guys on the show. He was of thought that Cueto and Kershaw should be on the All Star Roster ahead of Bum. While I can see that argument, the overrated comment is a bit too far fetched.

      • chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 2:25 pm

        Yeah, I do recall him. Isn’t he a big Sabermetrics guy? And it would be hard to argue the point on Cueto or Kershaw, but “most overrated,” uh…I don’t think so.

    • Lisle Ellis said, on July 7, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Awwwrighty then, let’s get that mufu too!! Obviously, I’m feeling a tad incite full today!

  22. twinfan1 said, on July 7, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Rating the GE authors:
    1. Steward 2.Pavs 3. Durkin 4. Baggs
    IMO, Steward is far and away the best. The guy is a real writer and very interesting.

    • wilcojoe said, on July 7, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      I completely agree regarding Steward.

    • Flavor said, on July 7, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      I like Steward a lot. He’s never afraid to call out players/ownership/etc unlike Schulman who spends all his time DURING THE GAME fighting with followers on his twitter feed. Dude should focus on the game and do his job.

  23. zumiee said, on July 7, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Brian Kenny doesn’t put much value in playoff performance. To him, that’s just small sample-size stuff that he doesn’t know what to do with. All the former players always look at him like he’s nuts. Could Kershaw have come out in Game 7 on 2 days rest and pitched 5 shut-out innings? Kershaw’s 5+ playoff ERA would suggest maybe not.
    But having said that, I think Kenny does a pretty good job, overall, on his MLB Network show, although he appears on so many of their other shows that he’s over-exposed. And he has one of the worst hair-cuts on TV.

  24. zumiee said, on July 7, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Speaking of bad hair-cuts, I’m sure Mattingly enjoyed having this sideshow on the Dodgers:

    • chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      That is fricking hilarious. I appreciate his contributions as a Giant, but outside that…”hey Brian, don’t let the door hit ya in the ass…”

  25. chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    The Giants have apparently signed Parra, per a friend of mine. I am still looking for details on the trade.

    Scratch this…speculation at this point. Hoping it comes to fruition.

    • Lisle Ellis said, on July 7, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      Oh WoW Chi! … That’s great news … hmm, I think? I wonder how he is in the clubhouse … I sense that Sabes (thus Evans) is very sensitive to the ‘interpersonal dynamics’ situation and mostly attempts to get guys that will ‘fit’ well … probably more than most other GM’s.

      • chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 3:15 pm

        I have heard he is great in the clubhouse, Lisle. Supposedly a “good citizen.”

  26. twinfan1 said, on July 7, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    I just thank God or Bochy that no Giants have one of those Flea Catcher beards that are so popular.

  27. Lisle Ellis said, on July 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Voggie had one at the outset of the season … It disappeared and he improved.

  28. unca_chuck said, on July 7, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Hunter playing tonight per Team Stream.

    Which always grossed me out a little . . .

    • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      Hitting clean-up per Baggs.
      Hope they dumped Maxwell…

      • Lisle Ellis said, on July 7, 2015 at 5:16 pm

        Oh, Oh, Oh! I can’t contain myself … so happy the Rev is back! But hey, who got dumped? Anyone know? Didn’t they have to move somebody to make room for Pence?

  29. chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    1. Gregor Blanco (L) LF
    2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
    3. Matt Duffy (R) 3B
    4. Hunter Pence (R) RF
    5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    6. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    7. Angel Pagan (S) CF
    8. Andrew Susac (R) C
    9. Matt Cain (R) P

    Welcome back Reverend!

    • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2015 at 4:46 pm

      • chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 5:00 pm

        FUCK YEAH!

  30. chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Hey Kev, Pagan may be hurt and sucking, but tonight will be game 79 for Caballo Loco…

  31. djloo27 said, on July 7, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    SUBWAY DFAs Fat Jared…

    • Flavor said, on July 7, 2015 at 5:06 pm

      saw that in passing. So did he get busted for child porn or was that his buddy? I didn’t really read the article too carefully.

      • chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:50 pm

        A guy who worked for his foundation was popped a couple of months ago, and Jared canned his ass. But maybe he had a little child porn action going, too. Fucking dirtbags (not saying he is one…just those who deal in child porn are fuckwads).

  32. blade3colorado said, on July 7, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    No idea how I did it – must be the 3 hour time difference – I got a DFS bet in on the Fan Duel site for the late games, which amazingly have not even started yet and it is 9:56 PM in the frickin’ evening on the East Coast.

    Anywho, I got a mini-stack of Panik and Crawford going. Bring me da money!!!!

    • blade3colorado said, on July 7, 2015 at 6:59 pm

      By the by, I worship at the temple of Loo, MacDog, Pawlie, and Bozo . . . All of whom define the word “fanatic.” Anyone who stays up past mid-night to watch a Giants game, much less any baseball game, is AOK in my book.

      Me? I will probably pass out at around 11 pm tonight.

  33. Flavor said, on July 7, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    blows me away that this fat, old man can still throw the ball 92 even one time

  34. djloo27 said, on July 7, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Fuckin’ stadium…

    • Flavor said, on July 7, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      it is a little ridiculous that wasn’t a home run. You hit the ball 420, that should be a bomb….

    • willedav said, on July 7, 2015 at 7:50 pm

      yeah he crushed that one.
      If Craw hit one like that at coors, it lands in Montana…or Mars.

  35. unca_chuck said, on July 7, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Cant believe Mayberry was playing there, but teams are starting to do that.

  36. djloo27 said, on July 7, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Not bad…

  37. alleykat69 said, on July 7, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Did I just see 2 runs scored by the Giants?
    Cause I just shit in my britches..

  38. snarkk said, on July 7, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Giants need 3 more runs

  39. Macdog said, on July 7, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    A real RBI single!

  40. Macdog said, on July 7, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Wow, Hunter!

  41. xoot said, on July 7, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    What a great DP by Hunter Pence. Sliding catch in foul ground by the China Basin RF master, and then the nearly perfect throw to nail a fast runner at home. Beautiful. Susac’s tag was excellent, too. The throw was terrific, but it still needed the finishing touch. Susac provided that.

    • chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      Yeah, just caught the replay a few back. Had a class with the dog tonight. Welcome back Hunter indeed!

      • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:06 pm

        Are you learning anything from him?

      • chipower9 said, on July 8, 2015 at 8:11 am

        Ha! Actually, quite a bit, Loo. We are doing a sport called Barn Hunt where the dog hunts for rats on a course constructed of hay bails. What I have learned is my dog is the one with the nose, and that in many instances I just need to STFU and let my dog hunt.

  42. alleykat69 said, on July 7, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Welcome Back Hunter Pence!!!
    That play was for the “Fucking Ages”
    Talk about 42,000 fans being jacked up to the max, you supplied it and more. Makes your “Pence at the Fence” almost meh, after this catch and gun to the plate for the DP!!!

    • pawliekokonuts said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      just watched it [game blacked out for me]; phuckyeah; lurking out of the cave

  43. willedav said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Cain did shut these guys out, but the Mets also hit 2 balls about 800 feet combined.
    Stayed in the yard but not by much.

  44. djloo27 said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Colon looks like the guy who fixed my sink today…

    • snarkk said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:22 pm

      Was he wearing plumber pants?…

    • pawliekokonuts said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:24 pm

      literally did that over-quoted LOL thing; I really did

    • pawliekokonuts said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      what stopped up the sink? hair? rats? ramen noodles?

  45. snarkk said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Duffy gettin’ er done playing SS shows he’s not necessarily stuck in there at 3b, he’s a value price Zobrist type, meaning Posey could move to 3b…

    • pawliekokonuts said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:25 pm

      ain’t happening, Tom

      • snarkk said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:29 pm

        Yeah, unlikely. How’s the prima ballerina daughter doing?. And, the ACL repaired daughter? Hope all is well on both fronts. The oldest Snarkkette just got her drivers license. Sheezus…

      • pawliekokonuts said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:34 pm

        ballerina [technically a soloist] off to Tel Aviv [what a life!] for a wedding, no less; ACL-repaired daughter finally walking without a brace; thanks for asking; go, Snarkettes! Arranging to move my mom up here; stressful but the right thing to do

      • snarkk said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:45 pm

        Sounds like transitions and excitement for all Pawlie’s women…

      • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:45 pm

        I think the Wailing Wall is Israel’s version of the Green Monster…

  46. willedav said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Strickland has gotta be able to finish off the Ruben Tejadas of the world…instead of bringing tying run to the plate.
    And Osich picks his ass up, nice.

    So who goes next assuming it’s a save situation?

  47. pawliekokonuts said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Matt Herges

    • chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      LMAO…

  48. djloo27 said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Let’s get a couple off the Latin Elmer Fudd…

    • zumiee said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:58 pm

  49. pawliekokonuts said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Without McDP, somebody’s gotta step up and GIDP.

  50. chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    WTF happened with Matt Herges???

  51. chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Fucking Casilla is making me insane. Come to think of it, damned near the entire BP is making me insane!

  52. Macdog said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Good, god, Casilla leadoff walk.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:01 pm

      If we…….[can’t even finish that]

  53. alleykat69 said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Fuckin Casilla walking the 1st batter builds no confidence in the fan base.,

  54. chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Technically the ball should have been Pagan’s but Blanco was in much better position to make a throw if needed. I always wonder if that creates any friction between the two players.

    • twinfan1 said, on July 8, 2015 at 6:58 am

      Pagan never looked like he was interested in catching it.

  55. Macdog said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Victory at last!

    • pawliekokonuts said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      wow…learned from you quicker than my ESPN scoreboard

  56. chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    BALLGAME! Holy shit…our boys WON A FUCKING GAME!

    • willedav said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      and gain a game back on bums who lose to the Phightins and their old buddy Barbs of all people.

  57. willedav said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Casilla finishes them off, just like last homestand chance to take series tmw.

  58. pawliekokonuts said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Can they throw shredded kale in the clubhouse to celebrate?

  59. Macdog said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    And Mrs. Cleaver stuck it to the Bums tonight!

  60. chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Welcome back to the Reverend!

    And welcome back Matt Cain! Great to see his name with the W in the box score.

    http://tinyurl.com/ozjmfzd

  61. alleykat69 said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Ugly as usual lately, “Buts it’s a freak in Win, and we needed this bad boy badly..
    I’m all in for a trade for Chapman, can’t stand watching Casilla blow up on many occasions!!

    • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:09 pm

      Papelboom’s the big rumor now…

      • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:12 pm

        We got Bedrock from them back in ’89…

      • willedav said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:15 pm

        Pap has an option that would cost $13 mil next year. Ouch.
        Rather spend that on an SP to give you 30 starts myself.

      • chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:18 pm

        Agree with WillieD…spend that money on a starter. Hell, we may need another starter before this year is done. I have said for some time I think they will need one if not to make the playoffs, then to go deep in them.

      • Macdog said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:59 pm

        Papelbon’s vesting clause gives him a fourth consecutive season of $13 million if he finishes either 55 games this season or a total of 100 games in 2014 and 2015. Papelbon finished 52 games in 2014 and already has 28 through the first 84 games of 2015. He needs to finish only 20 more games to have his 2015 salary guaranteed.

  62. willedav said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Flav, didn’t Mayberry play for Stanford?

    The old man could really hit..Jr. not so much.
    Like Kuiper, I couldn’t stand the Royals of those days: Frank White, Brett, Wilson, the Quiz, Saberhagen, Porter, Aikens…

    • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:17 pm

      The rivalry with the Yanks at that time was about as good as it gets…

  63. chipower9 said, on July 7, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    G’night, ladies.

  64. snarkk said, on July 7, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Giants win?
    That’s a bit of a nice surprise…

  65. Lisle Ellis said, on July 7, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Had to work tonite – just got in the door … Thank freakin’ Christmas: a WIN!! Read all the Flapper game time posts … seems like Casillia specifically, and the BP in general, is still a little rough around the edges but squeaked through it. On the drive home caught some of ‘diamond notes’ on KNBR, Marty was raving away about how great Cain was and that Pence infused the team with that special kind of energy that only he brings. Finally, looking forward to a night of restful sleep … wife slept in another room last night, she was so fed up with my blubbering. Day game tomorrow … Can’t wait!

  66. Paul Sorensen said, on July 8, 2015 at 5:45 am

    Hunter Pence, so important to this team. Are you kidding me? 1st game back and he drives in 2/3rds of the runs and made that sick play in right. What I love most about watching that play (more than once) is hearing Pence calling for the ball, 3 times at least, as Panik and Belt approach… “I got it. I GOT it. I GOT IT!!!” In other words, get the fuck out of my way, dudes. Tremendous. (Sorry, I don’t know how to do tiny URL, see below. What was that old chestnut, Speedo? “Well now they often call me Speedo, but my real name is… Mr. Earl”…… Youngbloods did that so well. Or maybe it was Jesse Colin Young himself…

    http://m.mlb.com/sf/video/topic/8878828/v240170683/must-c-combo-pence-makes-a-triumphant-return-from-dl/?c_id=sf

    • blade3colorado said, on July 8, 2015 at 5:54 am

      Thanks for the link . . . Hadn’t seen the play. Yep, a great catch and throw!

    • chipower9 said, on July 8, 2015 at 8:19 am

      Cool re: the Youngbloods and Jesse Colin Young reference, too (yet another band on which I cut my teeth as a young lad)…

    • chipower9 said, on July 8, 2015 at 8:25 am

      Paul – the tiny url thing is simple. Go to this web address:

      http://tinyurl.com/

      Plug in the web address you want to make tiny. Click the button and presto.

  67. wilcojoe said, on July 8, 2015 at 6:31 am

    If the Giants end up making the playoffs, I think we will look back at this game as the turning point. Too many cool moments. Pence’s surprise return, his catch and throw and a most unexpected performance from the ‘ol horse….Also my friends son Domenic Mazza (21st round pick)signed with the Giants yesterday. His dad texted me a cool picture of his Giants uniform hanging in the clubhouse at AT&T. They introduced him to the players and coaches and he got a taste of what to do expect if he makes it to The Show. Pretty cool day all the way around.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on July 8, 2015 at 7:42 am

      The magic involved in last night’s performances by Cain, Pence and ultimately the team reminded me of three even years of recent memory. Congrats to Domenic and his dad. May the kid enter The Show for real.

    • chipower9 said, on July 8, 2015 at 8:26 am

      Agree Joe…this certainly reminded me of one of those magical moments during our past championship years. And congrats to your friend and his son. That is awesome! Wishing him the best and hoping he makes it to The Show.

  68. willedav said, on July 8, 2015 at 7:07 am

    Casilla gave up one walk and later induced jam shot DP and finished save in 13 pitches.
    Strick gave up a hit and a walk to aforementioned Ruben Tejada and spent 23 pitches to get 2 guys out. Boch yanked him, not a good sign.
    Osich came in and threw 1 pitch, inning over.

    I realize Strick has the heat—what he doesn’t appear to yet have is another pitch he can control. When he leaves his fastball up and over the plate, ml hitters can handle it. that’s what happened vs. Pads in the bum 14 K game and Sunday vs. Nats–he came in with runners on and gave up base hit for Nats final run in 3-1 game.
    I know Casilla has not been strong as usual, but imo Strick is NOT ready to close yet.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on July 8, 2015 at 7:40 am

      Strickland may not be ready to close until he adds a pitch like you noted. With every one-pitch performance Osich edges one step closer to closer. He had 19 saves at Richmond.

    • chipower9 said, on July 8, 2015 at 8:28 am

      Well, no way I am throwing in the towel on Strickland. He just added the other pitches this year, so it will take him a bit of time to get the command and control down. I am sure Rags and crew will work hard with him in the off-season. I still see him as the heir-apparent to eventually close, but I do like Osich, too. Kid has great stuff.

  69. eddacker said, on July 8, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Every shutout has a great defensive play. Or so I have heard. It must be true.

    Meanwhile the legend that is Hunter Pence continues to grow. If you watch very closely you may see it pass from mere legend to the purely mythical. It won’t be made up of big moments, like when the Babe pointed to where the next pitch was going or the pure dominance of Joltin’ Joe but it will be “the magic”. The crazy eyed magical pep rallies and tireless optimism and the time he returned from injury to put an entire team on his back and carry them magically to victory. And he did it on the San Francisco Giants.

    Cain and Pence – welcome back boys.

  70. chipower9 said, on July 8, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Regarding Pence and our three championship runs, this has got to be my favorite highlight. We have got the motherfucking champion blood!

    This damned video makes me get all misty-eyed every time I watch it…

    Humm Baby – Let’s Do It Again!

  71. dirtnrocksnomo said, on July 8, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Well, that didn’t suck.

  72. chipower9 said, on July 8, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Posey out again…not sure what is happening there. Blanco in for Pagan…

    1. Gregor Blanco (L) CF
    2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
    3. Matt Duffy (R) 3B
    4. Hunter Pence (R) RF
    5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    6. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    7. Andrew Susac (R) C
    8. Justin Maxwell (R) LF
    9. Jake Peavy (R) P

  73. Macdog said, on July 8, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Pav tweeted Posey again out of lineup. Hmmmm….

  74. Flavor said, on July 8, 2015 at 10:34 am

    new thrad


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