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Is Leake a Hundred Percenter?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 18, 2015

You know, one of those players who’s only good to go if he’s 100%? Because something is not adding up here. The Giants put Leake on the DL on August 7th with Bochy saying that “if it were late September, he might have been able to push through the injury.” That was 10 days ago and he was scheduled to pitch today. Now we find out he’s being pushed back again?

Was there a setback no one is talking about? Are Leake and the Giants not on the same page? Word last night was that he can pitch fine but that he’s at 65% and he has trouble getting off the mound to field the ball. Why would the Giants say he’s scheduled to start if he can’t field his position?

I couldn’t trust the Giants medicos less when it comes to diagnosing an injury so maybe this is just another case of them bungling a case. Or maybe Mike Leake is A Hundred Percenter. Now we trot out the bedraggled Voggy again and hope he can gut out another good start.

At this point, I think I’d rather have a pitcher go out there who I know has the guts to be out there than a guy who, frankly, I’m not certain wants to be out there……

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  1. sandog said, on August 18, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Vogey is on the verge of joining the 10 win club! I’m the biggest Vogey supporter around this place and I never saw that one coming.

  2. djloo27 said, on August 18, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    They have to make a deal. What’s up with Melky these days?

    • xoot said, on August 18, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      he and Pablo have a constant tweet message feed going about how much they hate the nasty Giants

  3. xoot said, on August 18, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    a’s Venditte pitches LH to AGon and gets him to pop up, then switches RH to throw to what’s his name, the bums LF Van Slyke? And V hangs one, but gets the RH out out. Gray and Venditte–that’s the a’s

    • xoot said, on August 18, 2015 at 9:47 pm

      in EFF able a’s. eff em

      • xoot said, on August 18, 2015 at 10:02 pm

        uh oh, the a’s are coming back, against a weak la bullpen and in front of a sold out house full of blue-clad fans

  4. snarkk said, on August 18, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Nice win…

  5. zumiee said, on August 18, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Ray Fosse is awful. He’s just fortunate that Jerry Remy is a broadcaster, keeping Fosse from being the worst.

    • snarkk said, on August 19, 2015 at 12:34 am

      Yep, listening to Fosse gives me a verbal concussion…

  6. zumiee said, on August 18, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    This is me listening to Ray Fosse:

  7. snarkk said, on August 18, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Ending game SF outfield: Lollis, Blanco and Maxwell. Seriously, who the F is Lollis? I don’t know how they’re winning any games…

    • chipower9 said, on August 19, 2015 at 7:03 am

      Lollis? He is he Hologram. Flav can fill ya in with the details.

  8. Macdog said, on August 18, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    The Butler does it! A’s win!

  9. zumiee said, on August 18, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    Dodgers lose. A’s with the walk-off hit. Puig’s throw home was hilarious. It looked like a Ray Guy punt.

    • snarkk said, on August 18, 2015 at 10:56 pm

      Cue the Doghair blog posts, zum…

    • Macdog said, on August 18, 2015 at 10:58 pm

      It was Van Slyke. Puig left game earlier with right hammy tightness.

  10. snarkk said, on August 18, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    Bochy says Pence out for two weeks with a minor oblique strain. So, he’ll be back around Sept 20…

  11. zumiee said, on August 18, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Some A’s just shoved a “pie” in Butler’s face during the post-game interview. I’m glad the Giants don’t do that. Sheesh, just let the guy enjoy his moment on TV.

  12. Macdog said, on August 18, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    And Cubs just lost, so a good night all around.

  13. snarkk said, on August 18, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    I’ll give Bochy some credit for PHing the Bum, but not a lot. Who’s better at hitting, Bum or Adrianza? And, Adrianza could come in afterwards for defense, which is what happened. Many of us here have advocated Bum as PHer many times over. The only hesitation I’d have for using him as PHer more often with all these injuries to position guys would be risking an oblique on a swing. Otherwise, let him hit…

    • chipower9 said, on August 19, 2015 at 7:06 am

      Or pulling a hammy trying to leg it out…

      I was telling the gang earlier that on Monday night I was having this exact discussion with some friends at the brewery, and I was saying no way Bochy PHs Bum…too big a risk. I had crow for dinner last night. He PHs, gets a knock, and then scores the insurance run on two walks and a hit batsman (Belt taking one for the team). Not sure I would make a regular habit of it…

  14. zumiee said, on August 18, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Dodger fans, singing some blues tonight:

    Cardinals and Giants playing like two playoff teams.
    And then there’s this team.

    by AJL13 on Aug 18, 2015 | 10:58 PM reply

    maybe each of us gets the team they deserve

    by Hollywood Joe on Aug 18, 2015 | 10:59 PM up reply

    was told by someone in here that the Giants weren’t good lolol

    by doscinco on Aug 18, 2015 | 11:00 PM up reply

    oh the giants’ll sneak in in the last week or 2, put us in 2nd long enough to secure 1st, and then take it all again

    by Grumpa81 on Aug 18, 2015 | 11:02 PM up reply

    • snarkk said, on August 18, 2015 at 11:16 pm

      Awesome, zum.
      Always amusing…

    • chipower9 said, on August 19, 2015 at 7:08 am

      Absolutely love it…especially the one about “maybe each of us gets the team we deserve.” I dig that…there are a lot of long-suffering, but loyal Giants fans on this blog…so hell yes we deserve the three in five that our boys have given us!

      Four in Six? Why Not?!
      Humm Baby – Let’s Do It Again!

  15. snarkk said, on August 18, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    A’s have been playing like soggy dog chow since Beane gave up on the season.
    Would love to see them sweep the Doghairs…

  16. Macdog said, on August 18, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Watching Dodgers-A’s highlights, how the hell did Kershaw not get tossed from the game?

    • snarkk said, on August 18, 2015 at 11:47 pm

      RU talking about when Kershaw tried to quick-pitch the A’s batter as he tried to settle back into the box after the ump had called time? I dunno. Kershaw didn’t seem to object too much to the ump stopping him from quick pitching. And, the ump was right, I think. But, then the ump looked like a hot head spoiling for a fight with Kershaw with a faked show of being insulted, like a lot of these d-bag umps do that think fans care one whit about what they think or how they might feel “shown up”…

  17. snarkk said, on August 18, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    As for Leake and his hammy, I don’t know this guy at all, so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. If he’s smart, he’ll ignore the Giants medicos if they tell him he’s ready, and wait a bit longer. Hammy strains are notorious for taking a while to heal. You can’t risk coming back too early — see Pence and coming back from the broken forearm. Too early and Leake could re-strain and be out for the season, making the trade worthless if he doesn’t sign…

    • chipower9 said, on August 19, 2015 at 7:10 am

      Great point, snarkk. Leake could be huge for us down the stretch. They need to make sure he is 110% before he comes back.

  18. snarkk said, on August 18, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Bring up Mac Williamson for Pence, maybe the dude can whack a few outta the yard…

    • Carstie Clausen said, on August 19, 2015 at 7:22 am

      Reviewing Williamson’s stats, he has pretty much lost his power-stroke this season. However, his OBP is pretty okay and he does get him some XBH’s and the odd dinger.

  19. chipower9 said, on August 19, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Nice piece from Steward on VogelSTRONG and his synopsis on the Giants current state (with all the injuries). Love the attitude. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor!??.

    I agree absolutely with most…if Cain falters tonight…Vogey is back in the rotation.

    http://tinyurl.com/o5fske7

  20. Flavor said, on August 19, 2015 at 7:52 am

    there is newness and it is but a click away.


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