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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 24, 2015

It’s pretty remarkable that Grienke and Kershaw haven’t given up a run in 72.2 innings. But they can have all the regular season stats they want. The Giants take over in the post season, that’s been proven.

Driving all day so keep track of the shop for me.

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  1. Bozo said, on July 24, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Have a nice road trip, Flav.

    And a Happy Birthday to BB 25, the Home Run King.

    • chipower9 said, on July 24, 2015 at 9:13 am

      Hard to believe Barry is 51. Wow…time flies when you are winning world championships!

      • pawliekokonuts said, on July 24, 2015 at 11:14 am

        hahahahahahaha true

    • xoot said, on July 24, 2015 at 9:36 am

      The Bonds birthday game–this day, 2003, sunny afternoon when the Giants finished a four-game sweep of the DBags and never looked back. Game tied in the top of the 9th, runner tested Barry’s arm and the big guy gunned him down at the plate for out number 3. Then Bonds led off the bottom of the 9th with a walkoff oppo HR to LCF. I had a good view of it from my seat on the arcade. Great game.

      • chipower9 said, on July 24, 2015 at 9:37 am

        Nice.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on July 24, 2015 at 11:14 am

        good story

  2. willedav said, on July 24, 2015 at 8:28 am

    You may be onto something re: Puig. Saw he drove in a run yesterday with sac fly for Op vs. Mets.
    Rbi was his 20th of the season, with 5 HRs in 185 ABs…currently batting a powerful .259 and yesterday hit 6th behind Joc Turner Agon Ethier at cleanup and Grandal 5th. He is also 6 for his last 34, and the ADs are on the hook til 2018 with him. They’re basically in first place without him, and as for playoffs, those GIFs of Puig striking out like mad vs. Cards last year are classic.
    They just activated C Crawford and OF once again crowded…hmmnn.

  3. willedav said, on July 24, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Other news of NL West: Pads got shutout on 3 hits at home by Marlins last night.
    They were shutout by Heston until 3 unearned runs late off Osich in 9-3 L Tuesday, scored 1 off Cain in 7-1 L Wed.
    8 games under .500, 10 and a half back of LA. Could be selling off pieces at deadline.
    Drew good crowds vs. Giants, but SF fans made a lot of noise down there and (just like in AZ) there sure were a lot of them.
    Again, like to get SanDawg’s take on how Pads fans feel about team and the new GM.

    B-ball tonite, work Sat so really hope Giants pound A’s into oblivion. And beware of being forced to listen to Fosse and the other Kuiper drone on incessantly.

  4. Lurker John said, on July 24, 2015 at 8:48 am

    GO GIANTS! BEAT THE AAA’S!

  5. blade3colorado said, on July 24, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Back in the day, I loved Charles Haley, even after he was dealt to the Cowboys. The dude says exactly what’s on his mind without any filters. Love him or hate him, there was no bullshit about him. So this morning, I am reading this Yahoo article about him telling 49er rookies to “act like the white guys.” Fucking hilarious! 🙂

    Here’s part of the story . . . “The five-time Super Bowl winner and impending Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee recently spoke to the rookies at 49ers training camp, and delivered some blunt advice. “I know they probably got mad,” he said, according to the San Jose Mercury-News, “but I said, ‘Why don’t you all act like the white guys? You never see them in the paper getting high or hitting people. Why don’t you act like that?’ They all looked at me crazy.”

    Here’s the rest . . . http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/charles-haley-told-49ers-rookies-to–act-like-the-white-guys-120608851.html

    • chipower9 said, on July 24, 2015 at 9:22 am

      Hilarious, Blade. Thanks for sharing brother. But I cannot believe this (from the same article):

      “Worth noting: This isn’t the first time someone has acknowledged that young players on the 49ers see the world a bit differently than their predecessors. Last month, the team revealed that it will allow players break times every half-hour to check social media and update their statuses.”

      A break every HALF HOUR to check their social media accounts. That is fucking ludicrous. I would have to go old school there and tell them to STFU and play football. You can play around with your social media AFTER practice. Jeez…what the fuck is the world coming too (rhetorical ?)…

      • blade3colorado said, on July 24, 2015 at 9:37 am

        Yeah, what has the world come to??? WTF? Vince Lombardi is rolling over in his grave.

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

        Think this happens if Harbaugh is still the coach? 🙂

      • pawliekokonuts said, on July 24, 2015 at 11:22 am

        At least they’re not doing that in the bathroom DURING a game, ahem.

      • chipower9 said, on July 24, 2015 at 11:55 am

        Mr. Kokonuts – and what athlete in their right mind would do that (check their social media accounts while in the head)? 😉

  6. zumiee said, on July 24, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Could be a really rough season for the Niners coming up.

  7. pawliekokonuts said, on July 24, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Have a good trip, Magnus. We’ll be ripping the beats, the beasts, and the bests in the back of the shop, behind the beaded curtain, Saigon-style.

  8. chipower9 said, on July 24, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Happy trails, Craig. Safe travels and don’t let your beat bottom out…

  9. alleykat69 said, on July 24, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Happy Trails Craig!
    Quicksilver Messenger Album old school!
    And the beat goes on..Sonny& Cher…

  10. unca_chuck said, on July 24, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    These fuckin’ A’s games always worry me. It seems like more often than not we lay eggs at their fucking yellow feet.

    • ewisco said, on July 24, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      they’re tossing three pretty good arms out there. Chavez has looked pretty good at times, Bassitt has looked REAL good, though his record isn’t that great and Graveman has been really solid since attending the BZ charm school. The paper says that the g’s have won 13 of their past 16 at ATT against the elephants but it doesn’t seem like that in my hazy memory banks.

  11. unca_chuck said, on July 24, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Social media and 1/2 hour breaks? I get that they want to lighten things up after Harbaugh, but wow, that’s nutball shit.

    Hey, as long as they win they can tweet, FB, instagram, Imgr, email, or text their lives away. . .

  12. djloo27 said, on July 24, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Jazz Hands and Kelly Johnson to the Mets…

  13. zumiee said, on July 24, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Mets = pile of doo doo

  14. zumiee said, on July 24, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    The pre-game show was all about the so-called “rivalry” with the A’s. I don’t consider it a rivalry at all. I really don’t care about the A’s. Playing them is just a nuisance.

  15. zumiee said, on July 24, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Francouer helped the Giants out tonight, with an HR, as the Phils beat the Cubs.

  16. Carstie Clausen said, on July 24, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    The Death of a Thousand Cuts offense forced Chavez to throw 34 pitches in the first inning. Oh yeah, they also happened to score a couple of runs in the process.

  17. djloo27 said, on July 24, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Pence and Zobrist extra chummy out there at second…

  18. djloo27 said, on July 24, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Sandy Amoros makes that catch…

  19. zumiee said, on July 24, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    “Two balls, one strike.” That’s a classic line.

    • sandog said, on July 24, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      Yes it was. First I was thinking Kruk made a sloppy mistake on the count, but then I got it.
      Poor guy couldn’t stay in the game.

  20. djloo27 said, on July 24, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Rare failure by Panik and Duffy…

  21. zumiee said, on July 24, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    The best play a ball dude ever made, and Krukow missed it.

  22. zumiee said, on July 24, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    A nice job of the better team just imposing its will on the other team.

  23. zumiee said, on July 24, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Like clockwork, Peavy having trouble in the 7th inning; Bochy with the quick hook.

  24. Macdog said, on July 24, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    According to Fosse, Zobrist is the Player of the Game.

    • snarkk said, on July 24, 2015 at 10:39 pm

      You can’t listen to Fosse while operating machinery; too dangerous…

      • zumiee said, on July 24, 2015 at 10:42 pm

        The game was also broadcast on local NBC, fortunately, with Miller and Krukow. (Channel 31 in the Central Valley)

  25. snarkk said, on July 24, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Belt with double and single tonite, 3 RBI. Off LHP and RHP, respectively. Trade his ass, the slacker…

  26. zumiee said, on July 24, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Nice win. Let the victory dance begin!

    • snarkk said, on July 24, 2015 at 11:25 pm

      Richard Deacon; is that the old DVDyke show?…

  27. snarkk said, on July 24, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Billy Butler looks like a Beer League 1st baseman. Sheesh, he and Pablo must be on the same diet…

  28. xoot said, on July 25, 2015 at 12:47 am

    I had a great time at tonight’s game, naturally enough. Two minor things: Bill Butler looks very funny running the bases in his slow fat ass way, and he can’t field a lick, but he can hit. Zobrist is an excellent player. I got to the park in time to see most of the a’s BP and I wondered who the huge bearded guy was booming the ball over the RF wall again and again. Oh, once the game started, that huge guy is playing — 2B? And of course he took Peavy deep over the RF wall.

    One major thing: The Giants all looked supremely confident all game long. They were the superior team, they knew it, and they just did what they had to do to whip the lowly a’s. I especially enjoyed Posey’s and Pence’s ABs, but the entire team was ready to rip No HRs but plenty of life. Good win. And the seagulls held off until everyone left the park.

  29. willedav said, on July 25, 2015 at 6:53 am

    Wow Zum, you guys were lucky not being exposed to couple hours of Fosse and the other Kuiper.

    Zobrist is a dang good player (great you got to see BP xoot)–imagine having to play your entire career in home yards like Tampa and the O.
    His numbers are down this year but I’d bet he goes to a contender they improve dramatically, a la Scut.
    wow was that guy fun to watch 2012, just a pro hitter.

    Giants appear to be rounding into form–LU is pretty well set scoring runs and playing well in field, good outings from Cain and Peavy plus Heston, Bum going today. Aoki due back soon along with Susac.

  30. sandog said, on July 25, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Willie–regarding your question about the vibe down here about the Padres, I would say SD fans are feeling even more snakebit than usual. Everyone totally bought in to the moves they made in the off-season (including me), and they have done a faceplant. I’m not kidding you, early in the season I saw more than a couple of dudes wearing a Padre jersey with the name of the GM (Preller) written on the back! That is how excited people were about all those moves. Now everyone feels like Lucy pulled the football away yet AGAIN at the last second, when they were sure Charlie Brown would finally go Ray Wersching all over that sucker.
    They are playing better, but still 7.5 out of the wild card spot. Preller has to make a tough call soon about selling off assets (and risk TOTALLY losing the fan base), or playing this thing out and hoping they make a run. There is a very interesting article on Grantland about all this that basically says Preller did an incredible job of absolutely ruining a franchise on the rise.
    http://grantland.com/features/aj-preller-mlb-san-diego-padres-national-league-west/


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