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Welcome to “Mixed Feelings Day”

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 19, 2015

On the one hand, man, what a great win. If you had told me that the bedraggled Voggy would have to hump up for another spot start and toss 30 pitches in the first inning and that we would go on to WIN 2-0, I woulda called you crazy. And yet, that’s what  happened. And then the lowly A’s manage to beat Kershaw and the Dodgers? Was that a dream?

Sadly, there is another hand. And that hand smacks us back to reality with the Hunter Pence to DL news. At some point, your team just takes too many blows to remain realistically in the race.

However, I absolutely think they are still in the race as long as Sabean puppeteers Evans into making a skilled waiver wire deal or two. We have experience and I don’t doubt a focused effort till the end, but we are not making the playoffs with Maxwell, Blanco and whatever hologram from AAA we might be shining into the final outfield spot.

So stay positive, but have it be contingent on the above mentioned moves that have to occur for us to pass the Dodgers in September……..

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  1. pawliekokonuts said, on August 19, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    At the risk of sounding like DelmarDennis, Mr. Crawford could use a haircut.

    • djloo27 said, on August 19, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      He’s a little chunky, too…

      • sandog said, on August 19, 2015 at 6:53 pm

        …and he uses WAY too much hair product. Timmy and Pagan look cool with long hair IMO, Crawdad, not so much.

  2. Bozo said, on August 19, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    So I’m hearing of Trumbo and Prado on the kick the waiver wire tire. If that is true, please make it Martin Prado.

    • chipower9 said, on August 19, 2015 at 7:14 pm

      Agree, John. I mentioned Prado a couple of weeks ago as an option.

  3. pawliekokonuts said, on August 19, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    All these games seem long, as if I’m staying up for a West Coast game.

  4. pawliekokonuts said, on August 19, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    All of a sudden, this game sucks.

  5. alleykat69 said, on August 19, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Fuck The Molina Brothers!!! Figures he’s the only amigo left still killing us.
    Strickland fed him a perfect pitch!
    Now we’re down to 3 outs just like that.

  6. Bozo said, on August 19, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    One run game, fuck.

  7. chipower9 said, on August 19, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Dammit! Well, they played the team with the best record tough, in their yard.

    Cain had a nice game….that was good to see.

    Rewind-delete and go get the Bucs.

    • eddacker said, on August 19, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      Agree, if our broken down old pitchers can stay within a run of the hottie-tottie SL pitchers I am thinking we done everything but win. The two mistake pitches were the offense for the red birds. Breaks and ball bounces have defined these games. With 2 infield mis-cues/almosts in one inning you know we play better than that.
      go get ’em in Pitts.

  8. zumiee said, on August 19, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Strickland always seems like one step forward, one step back. I don’t know about that guy.

  9. zumiee said, on August 19, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Here’s something funny after a tough loss. This “bad lip-reading” video is pretty darned funny.
    http://www.motherjones.com/contributor/2015/08/is-true-love-real

  10. pawliekokonuts said, on August 19, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    A lot of what-if moments, but such is life. Played well, but not enough to win. Seth Everett, a baseball analyst, was on local radio the other day, and he quoted Lou Piniella, something like, “You don’t have to be good; you just have to win.”

  11. alleykat69 said, on August 19, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Man we need to improve this pathetic bench.. Injuries yada yada, but as much as Bum, was our best option( which he is over OOOOOOOOOOOO) it’s not how it should be…

  12. eddacker said, on August 19, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    I was worried that the G-men might peak too early. But with Pence’s latest and a battle with the best team in baseball right now has put us back to where we can roll out the wins in 6 weeks or so.
    #playoffGiants

  13. Macdog said, on August 19, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Catching up after not being able to follow the game. Let me get this straight. Bochy says he pinch-hit MadBum because “He had more homers than what I had on the bench. And that’s what you’re looking for there.” Yet he pinch-hit Blanco for Maxwell, who has as many HRs as Blanco and MadBum combined, to start the 9th? And if MadBum is the best PH option, it goes beyond saying Adrianza, no matter how many injuries this team has endured, has no business being on a Major League roster.

    • snarkk said, on August 19, 2015 at 8:35 pm

      Don’t make so much logical sense, Dawg.
      Bochy is a genius, remember?…

  14. snarkk said, on August 19, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Looking at highlights.
    I’m not as down as BF. Despite running out a bunch of no-names onto the field, IMO the Giants can hang in for a while and keep around .500 through this month, they’ll still be in the division race. Dodgers are a mess. More hope IMO to win the div than to win the second WC. But, they’ve got to get Panik and Pence back no later than around Sept 10. Maybe Timmy will be a September surprise. What a story it would be…

    • sandog said, on August 19, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      You must be drinking the good stuff tonite Snarkk——I’m digging you showing your optimistic side!

      • snarkk said, on August 19, 2015 at 8:50 pm

        Yeah, got a good Tuscan red goin’ right now…

  15. snarkk said, on August 19, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    As for Strickland, he’s ultimately on the line for giving up these dingers. But, I wonder what prep and coordination he does with Rags and the catchers? That slider was inside part of the plate just over knee high to Molina, and a slow break. His breaking stuff is not consistent enough, not tight enough to get by with bad location. He really has to work on that slider, and get that breaker more sharp…

  16. snarkk said, on August 19, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    And, BTW, what a helluva catch by Juan Perez to steal a homer!
    That was a catch of the year nominee — climbed the wall with two steps and makes like Mays over the fence.
    Diggin’ that one. Even the Cards fans stood and cheered it. Kid can’t hit for crap, but he can flash the leather…

  17. zumiee said, on August 19, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    It can be debated how relevant or irrelevant the Baseball Hall of Fame is for selecting players for enshrinement, but there’s a whole other aspect to the Hall of Fame that is often under-appreciated, and that’s its value as a museum, archive, and research-center. It’s dedicated to scholarship of baseball.
    Anyway, here’s an article from the Hall this month about Candlestick being torn down, and it has a slide show of some close-up photos of the the tearing down. It is disturbing to see the photos:
    http://baseballhall.org/discover/short-stops/ballparks-brought-down

  18. willedav said, on August 20, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Pence said he needed a day and was going to get it then went out and hit balls 450 ft in BP and told Bochy he felt fine and so Bochy planned to have him take Tuesday instead.

    Nice to have Card 70 around to share posts with. Good series and I’m sure Pit series will be highly charged too.

    Sharing blog stuff takes me back to Pawlie’s Starry Night where he takes inside look at other blogs of contenders and what went on at end of 2011 reg season. Good stuff and I’ll go back and re-read that.

    Nice take on Dodgers today from Jenkins. Unless he can start or set up, Utley isn’t gonna matter and he quotes Olney on stark differences in stability btw. SF and LA.


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