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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 8, 2015

Is Posey hurt? Why is he out of the LU again?

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  1. zumiee said, on July 8, 2015 at 10:46 am

    I’m sure Schulman is on the story.

    • Macdog said, on July 8, 2015 at 10:56 am

      Ha, Schulman looks to be first with any info: ‘Posey has a tight hamstring. Getting three days off to let it heal, with tomorrow’s off day.’

      • zumiee said, on July 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

        Alright, good for Hank. He’s making a comeback. 🙂

        I’m guessing Posey tweaked it the game where he ran hard to home on that play at the plate.

  2. zumiee said, on July 8, 2015 at 11:08 am

    The Giants are 13-5 with Pence in the lineup.

  3. chipower9 said, on July 8, 2015 at 11:30 am

    The line-up (again…posted it at the end of the last thread)…

    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

  4. chipower9 said, on July 8, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I also posted this on the last thread earlier this morning. I know Flav doesn’t like a lot of crap clogging up the blog, but I think everyone will appreciate seeing this again (assuming you have all seen it from last year). This is still one of my all-time favorite Giant pieces. Pence is amazing…so glad to have him back in the line-up and producing.

    • alleykat69 said, on July 8, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      That video never gets old Chi!
      It’s Fucking awesome.It fires me up as much as I’m sure the players!
      Pence is the ultimate warrior..

  5. blade3colorado said, on July 8, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Giants sign 15 international players. No idea if they are from powerhouse Dominican Republic . . . or Greece. 🙂

  6. Macdog said, on July 8, 2015 at 11:38 am

    From Pav: Posey has had tight right hamstring for about 10 days, resting to try and get rid of it. Can pinch-hit today, probably starting Friday.

  7. Irish Kevin said, on July 8, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Cain looked in total control last nigh, only one game but still, he looked like the young Cain.

  8. Bozo said, on July 8, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Hey, they are showing the game on the MLB channel, sweet.

  9. zumiee said, on July 8, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Maxwell did one of the worst slides in history.

  10. zumiee said, on July 8, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Plus not reading that as a hit.

  11. Macdog said, on July 8, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Ugh Craw.

    • Flavor said, on July 8, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      just tried to do too much.

  12. Lisle Ellis said, on July 8, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Jeezus Boch can’t you see Peavy is done!? Why do we always wait until we are knee deep in shit before making a move? Have we completely lost faith in our BP? … Ok, I admit it’s a dumb question.

    • Flavor said, on July 8, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      Bochy seems to do that more with peavy for some reason. I don’t know why. He’s known him forever, he’s a gamer, maybe he’s just set in his ways when it comes to Peavy.

      • Lisle Ellis said, on July 8, 2015 at 3:10 pm

        One would think because Bochy knows him so well his discernment would be enhanced. I thought Peav had a decent outing considering it is still early season for him. Into the 4th they were making better contact, the only strike out in the fifth was DeGrom, then more contact in the 6th … It seemed obvious Peavy was tapped out by the end there … But no, we gotta send him out for 7th!

  13. zumiee said, on July 8, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    The Giants, brought to you by the letter zzzzzzzzz……

    • Lisle Ellis said, on July 8, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      Yeah … there are certain realms of Jazz that I feel should be spelled that way: Jazzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    • Lurker John said, on July 8, 2015 at 8:11 pm


  14. zumiee said, on July 8, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    LOL- Krukow touting Adrianza’s hitting improvement.

    • Flavor said, on July 8, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      and then the K. Loved that. Kruk is always at his worst when he’s a homer grasping for straws. 2007/2008 was the worst…..

  15. zumiee said, on July 8, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    It’s like the Giants were swingjng for the fences today. Who came up with that gameplan?

  16. Macdog said, on July 8, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    And that oughta do it.

  17. Flavor said, on July 8, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    why isn’t Posey PH for Susac?

    • Macdog said, on July 8, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      I guess because if the Giants tied it, Posey would then have to catch in extra innings?

  18. Flavor said, on July 8, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    I just don’t get that. Who would you rather have try to tie the game up, Susac or Posey? If he hits a miracle bomb to tie it then have him strap on the catchers gear and catch. WTF were they saving Posey for? He dies in the on deck circle. Stupid decision by Bochy……

    • Flavor said, on July 8, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      now maybe I don’t know how bad Posey’s hammy is but it sure sounds like it’s just a little sore. Nothing to worry about. If he tied it up with a homerun and he’s literally physically unable to catch then I understand Bochy’s decision to not PH Posey for Susac. But is that really what’s going on here? Is he THAT infirmed?

      • Bozo said, on July 8, 2015 at 4:54 pm

        Gotta get him some rest so he’ll be fresh for the AS game. Maybe Boch could move Goldschmidt to LF, so Buster wouldn’t have to catch.

        OK that was harsh, but if he has to sit out any of the Phillies series, I would hope he’s not making plans on going to Cinci.

  19. Lisle Ellis said, on July 8, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    … and then there Machi supplying the BP’s obligatory one nail-in-the-coffin pitch of the day.

    • Lisle Ellis said, on July 8, 2015 at 3:36 pm

      … and just to sweeten the deal, it’s gotta be a guy that’s hitting a buck seventy … oh lawd, have mercy on my sin sick soul!

  20. Flavor said, on July 8, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    these post game interviews with Bochy are so stupid and pointless. Just a bunch of questions about how good Bochy thinks DeGrom was and if he likes the way Hunter is swinging. Soft ball, waste of time questions. New York writers make our beat writers look like old wash women…..

  21. Carstie Clausen said, on July 8, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Personally i have no idea why in hell they brought Machi back after his ‘injury’. Stick a fork in him already.There are more than one or two relievers in the pipeline who couldn’t be worse. Switch should have happened already. Hope today’s outing was the last nail.

  22. wilcojoe said, on July 8, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    I sure as hell hope Posey doesn’t play in the ASG. When your team sucks or hasn’t won a World Series in decades, seeing your hometown guys play is about all you have to look forward to. Fortunatley we don’t have that problem.

    • djloo27 said, on July 8, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      I remember how thrilled I was when Dick Dietz started the NL comeback from 3 runs down with a 9th inning homer in ’70. That was the Rose-Fosse game…

      • xoot said, on July 8, 2015 at 9:16 pm

        Fosse’s present day mindless babble on Bay Area tv and radio attests to that impact. Everyone focused on his shoulder back then. The concussion shows up on the air now.

      • James said, on July 8, 2015 at 9:58 pm

        Rosé-Fossé, sounds delicious, but probably already overpriced.

  23. Macdog said, on July 8, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    D-Backs are now tied with Giants — and with two games in hand.

  24. zumiee said, on July 8, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    The Cardinals did a cool thing by scoring 2 runs in the 9th and beating the Cubs 6-5. The Giants are 4 games behind the Cubs for the second Wild Card spot.

  25. zumiee said, on July 8, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Very tough injury for Alex Gordon and the Royals. Just shows how hard it is to win the World Series. And the Giants did the incredible, of course, winning three in five years.

  26. James said, on July 8, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Was in the house for Pence’s play last night. I was as thrilled as the rest of my fellow fans in the moment, whoopin’ and hollerin’ it up. At the end, though, I just couldn’t let go of his horrible base running mistake. I’m like Boch, there is nothing that gets my gizzard more than those doggone mental mistakes on the base paths!

  27. willedav said, on July 8, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Hopefully with off day Thurs Posey will be OK for a few games this weekend.
    Phils got shut out by Op tonight and get Greinke tomorrow and Bum Friday, so they could be on nice scoreless run themselves
    Hamels scheduled but he could be on another team by then.

    Phils are currently 29-58, worst record in baseball by far.
    After the break Giants get 3 each with DBax and Pads on road then A’s and Brewers at home, 2 more last place teams. That’s 15 games vs. 3 last place teams, 1 in 4th Pads who are 8 games under .500 and 8 and a half out, the suddenly resurgent DBax, where Giants usually hit much better than at home.
    Opportunity here.

    @Lisle–couple weeks ago I picked up 2 cd compilation on 32Jazz label of early Woody Shaw stuff, half of which feature his play with early ’60s Joe Henderson. Title is “Dark Journey”, which seems to me metaphor for Giants season so far.

    • Lisle Ellis said, on July 8, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      Oh man! Woody Shaw was a GIANT in the world of jazz … he and Joe H. together, well, it just doesn’t get any better than that!

      Yeah, you nailed it … “Dark Journey” … the perfect metaphor for our Giants travail this year. Not sure exactly what it is about this particular year that makes our team so irksome … I suppose, we still have half the season to pull it together … Glass half full? … half empty? … I’m cannot get past pondering WHAT TRULY IS IN the freakin’ glass!!

  28. zumiee said, on July 8, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Here’s video footage of the Rose/Fosse collision. It’s not as brutal-looking in slow motion:

  29. Lisle Ellis said, on July 9, 2015 at 2:35 am

    Huh, here we are at the half way point … time to take stock and predict the future … 😉

    As for the Giants schedule …yes, definitely, here comes some of the lightest workload of the season. Therefore, logic states that in the next few weeks we should be able to make up for our recent shit storm … hmmm, then comes the brutal reality of who we will face in August.

    Having said that, if we stay true to form for the rest of July, we can count on succumbing to the Phillies; partaking of a requisite face plant with the Snakes after the ASG; engaging a suddenly, surprisingly, resourceful, and seemingly resurgent group of Friar Fucks who will proceed to hand us our hats down South; get torn a new a-hole by our always obliging A(hole)’s neighors. Finally, finishing the month by being flushed down our very own vacuous Phone Park shitter by the belching Brew Crew.

    Yep, that seems ’bout right …

    In August, after a preliminary nondescript scuffle with the Tex Messengers we will … wait for it … at our darkest hour when all hope is lost, without rhyme or reason, and ultimately proving there TRULY is a DOG… we WILL annihilate, decimate, and obliterate all those pretenders to OUR THRONE!

    In other words, I am going on record here to predict that we will ignite the most foul odors from our collective nether regions at precisley the time we should be reeking of fragrant July roses … then … contrary to any rational thought, and offering up indisputable proof, once again, that logic is the lowest form of magic, we WILL, in our August month, rise as the Phoenix from the ashes and run the fuckin table baby!!! YEAH!!! …

    (y’all thought I was gonna be only doom & gloom, didn’t ya?)

    … but hold on … then comes the dreaded month of September as in “See You In …”

    Sorry Flap Nation, my crystal ball is foggin’ up, I can’t see shit … I’m trying to run the voodoo down here but I’ve really got no fuckin idea what the ninth month holds for this team.

    Yet, I think we can all safely assume that the concept of pure unadulterated TORTURE will be taken to a hithertofore unimaginable level. I am, however, experiencing a slight tinge of something I can only describe as being of a claireaudiant (as opposed to clairvoyant) nature … Oh sweet jeeeezus, no! Is that that motherfucking “cars for kids” theme I’m hearing … .??? …. Nooooo … anything but that … pleeeezzeeee!!!

    In the end, after we have borne witness to all 162 games of this current reincarnation of our beloved 2014 WS Champion Giants, and so many of us having been cruelly subjected to that particularly pathetic ditty countless thousands of times, the only utterance I can bring forth is that timeless query of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre: “Who Will Survive, and What Will Be Left of Them?”

    Okay, okay, I’m trippin’ now … I’ve obviously had way too much to think tonite.

    • xoot said, on July 9, 2015 at 7:22 am


      and what’s that called, a bolt like that Cecil Taylor remark? an aperçu? an aphorism? pure poetry.

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Great synopsis, penned poetically…I’ll have some of whatever he is drinking (or smoking, or ingesting)…

      Good stuff, Lisle. Was LMAO on the “cars for kids” reference…that diddy has the same fucking effect on me! I just want to throw heavy sharp objects!

  30. wilcojoe said, on July 9, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Yeah, he should change his handle to stickanuts. It’s like Stickwix and Pawlie merged into one. Nice job!

  31. willedav said, on July 9, 2015 at 7:47 am

    Giants sure have been full of surprises: how good Heston Aoki Panik Kontos have been especially, Duffy too.
    Other side being how bad MacG and Max have been, along with Machi.
    All the injuries, from ST on: Pence, then Cain and Peavy unable to be ready to go, Aoki going down, Pagan who is way less than 100%, Posey leg problems despite C less, Hudson Lincecum Casilla…

    Road trips where they smoke the ball and ones where they struggle to score at all.
    Same thing at home–last time here SF raked the ball including the 13-8 game, now nothing from anyone.
    They’ve handled LA head to head home and away yet lost to much weaker teams esp at home.

    I think break will do SF a lot of good, plus a full dosage of Pence in LU most everyday. If pitching can return to form and a new face or two can add depth to roster while some more dead weight is jettisoned, Giants can surely contend for WC spot at least and give LA a scare, or more.

  32. Flavor said, on July 9, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Looks like Lisle has today’s thread covered. Great post.

  33. UncaChucks NinerPage said, on July 9, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Nice job, Lisle. At 2:35 am no less. Burning the midnight oil to crank that out . . .

    • ewisco said, on July 9, 2015 at 9:58 am

      possibly “crank” being the operative word.

  34. UncaChucks NinerPage said, on July 9, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Hmmm weird login issues for me all of a sudden.

  35. willedav said, on July 9, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Still think this next couple weeks after the break is a chance for SF to regain balance.
    Running the voodoo down indeed Lisle…as a man who reinvented himself and thrived in different environments the uncompromising Miles Davis would be a good image to keep in mind.

    Phils have been awful for a long time and show no signs of improving.
    Pads have lost 8 of 10, got swept by Pirates, 48 losses on season. New mgr. now has C Derek Norris leading off and batting second last night was SS Amarista, now at .207 after another 0-4. Kemp, even with dodgers paying him a colossal bust. They are just trying to stay ahead of Sherps after all that offseason promise.
    Brewers have begun to hit but still have 50 losses and likely in fire sale mode—maybe Carlos Gomez (couple HRs last night) is available alongside G Parra.

    Giants usually hit well in AZ, should be a welcome place to be following the AS break.
    And yes hopefully the reappearance of the Rev can break up the voodoo and get SF back on right side of Baseball Gods, and the Great Karmatic Equalizer smiles upon them once more.

  36. chipower9 said, on July 9, 2015 at 11:04 am

    I agree, the break should help. The other things that need to happen, IMO…

    Trade for Parra, and jettison the silver hammer.

    Trade for Chapman (or a different top closer). I am SO FUCKING DONE with Casilla, and Romo sure as fuck isn’t going to be the answer. And while I love Osich, I think it would be too much to ask of the kid to be the closer down the stretch in pressure cooker situations.

    Here is an article that lists five potential targets for the Gigantes (Chapman and Parra being two of the five).


    Come on Sabevans…giddy the fuck up!

  37. wilcojoe said, on July 9, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    The good news as Giants fans is there is no one in the minor leagues any of us would lose sleep over if traded. The bad news is just that. Not sure we have anyone left that other teams covet. If it comes down to us and say the Astros as competition for a bat or arm, we have no chance. Better hope the Astros make a move or two soon, so we don’t have to compete with them. Good news is they may trade early and be out of our way before the deadline.

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      Well, the Brewers got Parra from Zona for a song and dance (two prospects…I think one may have been a first rounder). So, I do not think it would take much. And we do have quite a few good arms in the minors. I don’t think it is really a stretch to think that we could land Parra. Chapman may be another story.

    • giants54 said, on July 9, 2015 at 4:44 pm

      Careful about trading just anyone. Two years ago I would have quickly signed off on Panik and Duffy.

  38. chipower9 said, on July 9, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Yeah, our boys are going through a rough patch now, but I still think when they get everyone healthy, and especially if they can add a piece or two, they can still compete for the WC, or put some heat on the bumbinos.

    But with the day off, I have my bask on…reliving the fond memories of Three in Five!

    Here is a little “Throwback Thursday” video for Flap Universe…


    Love Theriot with the slide in slow-mo at about the 1:40 mark.

    This is right up there as one of my all-time favorites, along with the Pence speech I posted here yesterday.

  39. giants54 said, on July 9, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    I’d they are going to jettison Maxie, and I think he’s definitely on the bubble, would prefer a RH power guy to platoon rather than Parra, who seems redundant with Aoki and Blanco. Not to mention the now powerless Pagan.

  40. alleykat69 said, on July 9, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    I’ve been pushing for Chapman for awhile now.Casilla just ain’t cutting it for me, been way inconsistent and now losing velocity even after the 4 days he had off after giving up that GW Bomb to Bour. Time to get nasty like the nasty boys, of Dibble&Co.And trade for Chapman 98-101 heat lefty, Stickland 98-100 RH and use them both as closers on given matchups..

  41. alleykat69 said, on July 9, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Wow, Bummed to hear of the passing of “The Snake” Kenny Stabler(colon cancer) , just loved watching him play, and party. 6 days a week partying with the boys, but come Sunday just a guy that knew how to get it done in any close game!! RIP Kenny you will missed by many. Condolences to your family& of course your Raider Nation!!

  42. blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    I saw Macdog (John) today in Philadelphia . . . Great meeting him near Independence Hall, then heading over to the Reading Terminal for lunch. Posted a number of photos of us on Facebook. Also, I saw Loo for the first time, albeit, in a photo John has of him. However, I have been told to keep quiet on what he looks like . . . or, suffer the consequences. Gulp. This kid does not screw around with the Brooklyn/New Jersey omertà rules. 🙂

  43. unca_chuck said, on July 9, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    You never know when buzz saw will turn up.

  44. zumiee said, on July 9, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Sad news about Stabler. It was fun watching him play QB back in the day.

    • sandog said, on July 9, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      I grew up rooting for the Chiefs, and the QB I feared the most in those days wasn’t Stauback or Bradshaw or Griese or Tarkenton—it was The Snake. I rooted hard against the guy, but he was so cool in pocket and always seemed to come through with the big play. RIP

      FYI: Very funny that Lester Hayes (who I loved despite him being a Raider) compares Stabler to Mad Bum in the article on ESPN.com.

  45. sandog said, on July 9, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Jose Fernandez of the Marlins set a bit of an obscure record tonight by establishing the longest home winning streak to begin a career. He is now 22-0 at Marlins Park to start his career. He was tied at 21 with David Palmer, who some of you might remember pitching for the Expos in the 80’s. Amazingly, the 3rd guy on the list, with 18 straight, is our very own William VanLandingham. Now, I remember a time before he earned the nickname “William VanLaunchingPad,” when it seemed like he was gonna be a real good pitcher for us, but 18 in a row at The Stick to begin his career??? I had no idea he rolled like that when he first broke in.

    • djloo27 said, on July 9, 2015 at 7:33 pm

      Had no idea either about Van Landingham.

      How about this for an unbreakable record?:


      • alleykat69 said, on July 9, 2015 at 8:12 pm

        As usual Loo, you just keep on amazing me with terrific stats!
        I do remember Anthony Young of the Mets during that horrible stretch of losses, which ended up 0-27, and to his credit, and I guess the Mets,he still wanted the ball and they let him pitch.
        I was thrilled for the kid to finally end his misery and get a win.He was 0-19 night games 0-8 day games in that span,yikes, and 5-35 in his career with the Mets,,

    • Macdog said, on July 9, 2015 at 8:35 pm

      It looks like the stat is Fernandez has made his first 22 starts at home without a loss, so it’s a combined wins/no-decisions. VanLaunchingPad did indeed go his first 18 starts at home without a loss — 9 wins and 9 NDs before taking an L.

      As Blade mentioned earlier, we met up in Philly today. We both had the famous Tommy DiNic’s roast pork with broccoli sandwich — yum! Wish we had a bit more time, and really wish like hell I could’ve possibly met up with Blade if he gets to Jersey next week, but I’ll be out of town. Anyway, it was well worth the trip and a great pleasure meeting Blade.

      • Macdog said, on July 9, 2015 at 8:39 pm

        And that was a fantastic post by Lisle. “Cars for Kids,” I had no idea that ad annoyed the piss out of listeners nationwide.

      • sandog said, on July 9, 2015 at 8:49 pm

        Ahaaa….thanks for the clarification M-Dawg.

  46. xoot said, on July 9, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    December 3, 1979–one of the most entertaining Monday Night Football games ever broadcast, Raiders vs. Saints. Plenty of articles on line about it. I remember watching it at O’Greenberg’s in Noe Valley. Stabler got the shit kicked out of him, especially in the first half. Archie Manning had it made. The score was 35-14 toward the end of the 3rd quarter. But Stabler never quit. Meanwhile, Manning got hit a few times and started yelling at his OL. Stabler led the Raiders to a 42-35 win.

  47. snarkk said, on July 9, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Thinking of going to the Sunday game with Phillies. Maybe they are one of the few teams we can beat.
    Anybody have extra tix?…

  48. snarkk said, on July 9, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    I am very bummed.
    Just learned of the passing of Kenny Stabler.
    The Snake was a favorite of mine growing up, when I was an avid Raiders fan, not the Raiduhs as they are now.
    That string of great 4th quarter wins he put together in the mid ’70s was fantastic. I still remember that great Miami playoff game in Oakland where he rolled left near the end zone and threw a wounded duck to Clarence Davis for a score as Snake was falling down with a guy tackling his ankles. The “Sea of Hands” play, one of the great plays in NFL history. Raiders were the most fun team in the NFL in those days. Ghost to the Post, quick outs to Branch, over the middle to Freddy. On and on. It’s a damn shame he’s not in the HOF. His stats are right there or better than Joe Namath, and he’s every bit as much a part of NFL lore as Joe Willy, IMO. There are guys in Canton from his era that I never heard of. But, Snake’s not in? Dumb.
    I’m tippling two fingers of Knob Creek with a slice of ice in his honor.
    RIP Snake…

    • snarkk said, on July 9, 2015 at 9:34 pm

      • snarkk said, on July 9, 2015 at 9:42 pm

        Snake actually talks in a few snippets here…

      • ewisco said, on July 10, 2015 at 5:32 am

        i remember watching that game on tv. wow.

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

    No surprise, but Phils shut out again tonight by Greinke who gave up 1 hit in 8, walks 0 K’s 8.
    Phils line last 2 games 0 runs on 4 hits 22 Ks.
    Like to see Bum extend their misery tomorrow.

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