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Jarrett Parker

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 26, 2015

That bomb he hit to center field….you just don’t magically hit them there. That was a monster blast. I’m trying to figure out what’s wrong with this guy. Drafted in the 2nd round of 2010, he’s 26 now, always shown good pop in the minors. And yet he’s just now getting a shot?

He’s tall and long, maybe that’s his problem. Easy to get inside on him? If he put on 20 pounds I wonder how far these monster blasts would travel?

Time to admit that we were all wrong about Leake. Everyone said that was a great pick up and he’s been a total dud—at least in terms of signing him to a big deal. Don’t want this guy. Already have him under control in the body of Heston…..

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  1. willedav said, on September 26, 2015 at 7:14 am

    The other one Parker hit in Diego was dead opposite field, off facing of deck almost down LF line.
    I don’t miss Fleming. And to be fair, he’s 4th wheel and going nowhere until others retire. At start of broadcast he has this dumb chore of citing time and weather of when game starts; Miller makes him sound like a HS kid.

    Leake is pitching himself out of a chance for Giants to sign him. Loo mentioned this a few threads ago, but I can see Sabes not doing anything with his rotation: Bum Cain Peavy Heston Blackburn, then seeing what happens. I can see one move for a J Zim type, but if nothing works he goes cheapo til Peavy/Cain fold.

    He’s got enough offense if everyone is OK , even including Pagan for how long that lasts. Get Panik Pence Belt Blanco/Byrd in there plus Posey Craw Duffy Giants are gonna score some runs.

  2. Carstie Clausen said, on September 26, 2015 at 7:30 am

    No time for research today, but it seems the team has lost a raft of one-run games, the most egregious being those three at the Latrine. Strikes me that with a full complement on the field that the Giants would have won a huge proportion of those contests and maybe a few of the ones we lost by bigger margins.

    Tomlinson appears to be a keeper and now Parker is making some loud sounds deep in the outfield. No doubt he’ll get a lonnnng look in S.T. So in a massive shift in half a decade SF has gone from being primarily based on a strong rotation, the team now sports its offense as the foundation. There will need to be some major reassessment of the guys on the mound. Agree with Flavor and Willedav that Leake’s future with the Giants has become very tenuous. He does NOT look like the #2 we need.

  3. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Someone mentioned before, and I think the idea has merit: get Greinke because getting him also takes him from the Dodgers. It gives him double value. He’d cost a huge amount, but he has double value.

    • Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 7:51 am

      It’s just not a fit. Grienke has always said he’ll go to highest bidder. Why would Dodgers let SF outbid them? And since zito when have the Giants outbid anyone?

      • zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 8:13 am

        Making the Dodgers over-pay has value, too.
        I agree it’s not typical for the Giants. But it would be huge and bold, like going after Bonds in ’93.
        And the Giants have basically already said they’re not going to do it. But the Dodgers are all-in these days. I don’t want to just concede the division to them for the next several years.

      • blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:31 pm

        He’s old (for a pitcher) too. Just my opinion, but I see him going downhill from here. I. Do. Not. Want. Him.

  4. Paul Sorensen said, on September 26, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Back in the US, back in the US, back in the USofA…. πŸ™‚ Catching up with some missed threads. Just watched Parker’s bomb…. kid reminds me of Panik a bit in his stance and swing. Williamson looks a bit like Nate the Great. I don’t know, lot of talk about the Giants farm system not being so great, but these kids in the infield and now outfield just keep on coming. Next year I think we’ll see some of the young pitchers. Lots of hope for 4 in 7 and beyond. Michael, great to read that post and Merna’s quote, glad you’re ok. I’ll be in Sonoma for a handful of days in October, maybe can stop by to see you.

  5. willedav said, on September 26, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Zum, I think SF looks really good for immediate future. LU is strong, esp if Parker turns into real deal and can take over CF.
    Belt might not pass eye test, but he has put up as good a numbers as anyone including Craw. IF is fine defensively, young and inexpensive and Posey is perennial MVP candidate as a C. Giants scored a lot of runs this year without hitting many HRs and a lost season from Pence.

    Bum has had better season than Kershaw, and beyond Op Dodger’s rotation very ordinary, and their pen is too.
    Additions of Heston Strick Osich better than LA young guys.
    Sure LA signs guys, but most of their pitching moves have not been very good—Wilson, League, Latos.

  6. Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 8:42 am

    I think we are in good shape for next year provided we go injury free. Unlikely. Moves need to be made, I just don’t think a “Grienke” is something to waste much time thinking about

  7. snarkk said, on September 26, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Stix — your one-run stat: Giants have lost 15 of their last 16 one-run games. That’s due to lack of offense from all these injuries, and a Pen that is aging and predictably has run outta gas, after being overworked due to a rotation that other than Bum hasn’t been able to pitch into the 7th inning pretty much 2/3 of the season…

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 26, 2015 at 11:02 am

      Had they won half those 16 one-run affairs, we would be looking at a record of 86-66 and SF would be right in the thick of it. Then you look at the fact that Cain should have had his shoulder done last November and may well have come back strong by the Break. Well, at least this way we did get service and evaluation time with Tomlinson and Parker. Picking up the right man for the rotation (a good #2 which Leake evidently is not, and maybe one overlooked reliever to add to the bully bunch and this team should be loaded for 4 in 7.

  8. snarkk said, on September 26, 2015 at 9:19 am

    If the Giants want to spend a ton on a new pitcher, spend a ton on a guy that dominates. Don’t spend a lot, i.e., somewhat less than a ton, but a big amount, to get a guy like Leake. BF is right, why spend $100 million on a guy that’s no better than Heston or maybe even a Blackburn? Spend some coin on an OFer with a big bat, it’s about time Giants get one of those again, and make the lineup stout as hell. These young pitchers are due to come up and make noise, or else that’s all it was about these guys in the minors — noise…

  9. snarkk said, on September 26, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Parker’s hitting heavy, but you have to wonder about a guy his age — if he were really good, he’d have a year or two in the bigs already. Plus, pitchers up in the MLB don’t know him yet. That’s why he should play the rest of the games ’til end of season, along with Williamson. See how they do against tough pitching. When those two guys make contact, the ball certainly jumps. Korack of the A’s said it was the longest HR he’s seen at the Mausoleum. They’ve adjusted the estimate to 474 feet. Williamson’s hits were rocket shots…

  10. eddacker said, on September 26, 2015 at 9:44 am

    The additions of DP McGeehee and the one who leaks were failures slightly magnified by our DL situation. Tough season all around. And there seems to be 2 factors affecting acquisitions, and they may be related – the seeming sigma around “playing for or in SF” and the reputation of the medicos, which, if it is anything like the doubts raised here, in the clubhouses of other teams.
    We have been blessed to get as much for as long of the team we have watched these last 6 years. Change is inevitable.
    For the last month or so whenever I see someone wearing Giants gear around town I say “go giants”. It takes some a moment or two to realize what I had said or why. Sometimes we have a mini conversation “who’s pitching today” or something and too many times the answer is “I haven’t paid attention to baseball for weeks”. Now is the time to wear the orange and black. They are “Our San Francisco Giants”.
    Go Gigantes!

  11. Lurker John said, on September 26, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Parker should and probably will get a full shot to make the club in ST. I don’t know what his defense looks like, but given that he’s an outfielder that alone should merit a good look. Not to mention the prodigious power. Wasn’t he the guy who hit one over the batter’s eye in Scottsdale last spring?

    He did strike out a lot in the minors but that’s accepted practice in MLB these days, as long as the power is there. Snarkk may be correct, however; you have to wonder why he hasn’t gotten a look before.

    Flavor, I agree, the Giants would be hard-pressed to outbid the Dodgers for Grienke’s services next year, though it would be a huge coup to do so. His numbers this year are in the upper stratosphere. He’s also 31, soon to be 32. Do the G’s give him the long-term deal he’s surely seeking? Dunno. He has been phenomenal.

    I also agree about Leake, he’s been mediocre at best, but the Giants have to do something positive next year to bolster the rotation. Trotting geriatrics out there just ain’t cutting it anymore and these are Bumgarner’s prime years. We need to pair him up with another frontline pitcher, whether it’s from the farm or via free agency. I like Heston, but I’m not sold on his long-term prospects.

  12. Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    KNBR and Comcast are doing a pretty good job of selling me on this Zito/Huddy match up……

  13. snarkk said, on September 26, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    I’m down with the transient Huddy/Zeetz love today, but seriously. Zeetz hasn’t been relevant since 2012. He sat out 2013 to count his cash, surf and be a daddy. Huddy had a good first half of 2014 when he first showed up, pitched 8 good innings in the NLDS in DC in that 18th inning classic, and that’s been pretty much it. He was a cheerleader most of this season nursing a 40-year old wing. I heard on KNBR the other day that the Giants fans should give Huddy a rousing sendoff in his last start next week against the Doghairs. Well and good. But, I’m not shedding a tear for the guy, he might have been good in the Clubhouse, but on the field — meh — 1/2 a season + one game for $24 million, and he got a ring. A bit longer on board, but same principle as the Big Unit finishing up a Giant. A decade from now, Huddy is pretty much a feel good footnote in Giants history, but with this all this hoo haw, today it’s as if the guy spent his career here. Lincecum may never get out on the mound again as a Giant — what sendoff is he getting?…

    • Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      I agree with everything you said. Except that I THINK Zito pitched in 2013 then took a year off in 2014 and came back this year……
      The reason I bought into this is that you just don’t see this ever happen–2 pitchers in the same geographic area pitch for one team and then go next door and win world series’ with the other team. And the fact that they both seem to be going out today, it’s all good in my book. I’ll at least watch this first inning. πŸ™‚ Plus COmcast had some cool interviews with them when they first came up with the A’s a LONG time ago.

      • snarkk said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:48 pm

        You’re right, he took 2014 off, pretty much like his entire contract with the Giants except 2012…

  14. Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    85 mph *heater* for Zit’s first pitch. The nostalgic memories are rushing back to me right now

    • zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      Downhill from there. πŸ™‚

  15. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Zito’s fastball is at 83.

  16. Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    I bet Zito is having a ball getting blasted right now. lol. Hey, he made it out of the first inning! Only 2 runs.

  17. Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    without question, the most irritating thing to me about Kruk is his incessant pitcher intros. He starts by reading all of the obvious stats that are right on the screen and then he rattles off all of the pitches they might throw faster than a freaking auctioneer. It’s just verbal nonsense. I’d like to know of a single viewer that’s ever gone “whoa, he throws a cutter? I had NO IDEA!”
    And the best part is that he ends virtually all of these information packed intros with “he’ll throw anything at any time.”
    Thanks Kruk, that really prepares me for what I’m about to watch unfold…….

  18. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Zito fastball as low as 82 now.

  19. Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Zito has to tap out right now, yes? He’s got nothing and we are teeing off on him. At some point, have some respect for yourself and stop getting blasted.

  20. blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Sort of what I expected today (albeit, Hudson deserved better on the grounder to Duff).

  21. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    A couple of aces pitching today.

    • zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      At least it’s even.

  22. blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Sort of like an Old Timers game. lqtm.

    • zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      LOL.

  23. blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Can we have Huddy’s retirement ceremony in the 3rd inning?

  24. snarkk said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Essentially an exhibition game.
    Both pitchers showing why it’s time to call it a career.
    It’s ok, until it gets embarrassing on either side…

  25. Irish Kevin said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    The way Kruk and Kuip talked up this match up, I thought I was going to see a Marichal/ Koufax game! This is two old dudes playing ball. Zito should have just stayed retired and Hudson should have retired when the Giants handed him his WS ring!!

  26. blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Seriously, this is like a Coors Field game. Errors; walking batters home, and hitting the batter. Only thing we need is a grand slam.

  27. snarkk said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Unfortunately, didn’t end well for Huddy.
    Not surprising whatsoever.
    Melvin will probably let Zito toss the next inning until one guy gets on, then he’s done.
    Like paying for pay-per-view big money for a fight, and it goes 2 rounds…

  28. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Zito and Hudson are going to laugh about this game years from now.

    • Irish Kevin said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      All the way to the bank!!

      • zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:55 pm

        πŸ™‚

  29. eddacker said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Major League Baseball does Sunday beer league. I like it.

  30. Irish Kevin said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Let’s replace one old dude for another!!

  31. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Sports are as merciless as the animal kingdom.

  32. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Maybe the 82 is Zito’s change-up. How can we tell?

  33. Carstie Clausen said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    ANOTHER outta the Parker. Jerrett is going to get serious consideration in March and April. At this point, unless there is some weakness the oppo pitchers discover, he’s a probable come opening day. An outstanding ST and he may even make the 9-man. One thing to keep in mind is that he is not a power-only guy. His BA has been decent or better at AAA.

  34. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Altuve and Correa collided last night; I hope they’re OK!
    Uh, they each hit two HRs today.

  35. Irish Kevin said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    They should have left them in, see which team would score the most runs. What the hell lets pad someone’s stats!!

    • zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      Like Chamberlain going for 100. πŸ™‚

  36. snarkk said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    First time Byrd really F’d up in the OF so far…

  37. snarkk said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Time for Voggy to ride into the sunset, too…

  38. snarkk said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Adios, guys.
    Turning to Cal v. Huskies…

  39. eddacker said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    and the old guys “hits” parade keeps on rolling

  40. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    It wouldn’t be the worst thing to lose today or tomorrow. I don’t want the Dodgers celebrating right in my grill next week.

  41. sandog said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    “Sports are as merciless as the animal kingdom”

    Great line, Zum.

    • zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:26 pm

      Thanks; I read a lot of National Geographics. πŸ™‚

  42. sandog said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    I’m sorry, but this is hilarious. Even more entertaining than the Joe West staredown—and that was the biggest laugh I had all week.

    • zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:24 pm

      I agree; there’s something epic about going out like the Hindenburg.

  43. alleykat69 said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Yeah, seen enough of the “Old Timers Depends Game”!
    Drink of choice has to be an “Old Fashion” for Zito& Hudson, ahh hell Voggy too!

  44. Lisle Ellis said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Any Flappers thinking that Huddy intentionally underwhelmed with his performance so as not to showup his pal Zito? He looked relatively decent in the first, then came a plethora of hit batters and walks … hmm … was he pulling his punches?

    • zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      No way. This is an elimination game for the Giants.

  45. Bozo said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    So, what is the over/under on the amount of pitchers being used today?

    • sandog said, on September 26, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      19 1/2

  46. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Cain, why not?

  47. alleykat69 said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Hell why not Vida Blue?
    He could change jerseys and pitch an inning for both teams…

  48. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Gavin Newsome reminds me of the Garcetti character from The Wire.

  49. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Hey, this is turning back into a good game.

    • zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      I spoke too soon.

      • Bozo said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm

        Maybe not.

  50. blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Nice swing by Butler, but he really does look like he should be playing in a beer league. His body makes Pablo look good.

  51. blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Parker = Stud

  52. Bozo said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Parker, again.

  53. Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Bowker Gang member or diamond in the rough?

    • Bozo said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      Doing a face plant in Left didn’t get him any style points, but the dude is hitting the shit out of the ball.

  54. snarkk said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Well, Cal up 20-7 at half in Seattle, should have at least another TD.
    The second half generally is not nice to the Bears, so we’ll see.
    Meanwhile, Parker is doing a great Randy Elliot impersonation. The kid has power. Is this some kind of Twilight Zone he’s in, or have the Giants totally flubbed gauging this guy’s potential?…

    • zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      They gave him a chance earlier in the season. He stunk.

  55. djloo27 said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    I said it a couple of weeks ago but I have to repeat it. I hope Parker will remember me as the first and only fan to acknowledge him pre-game when the Giants brought him up for one day (8-01-14). We’re forever connected. That night was also Duffy’s ML debut…

  56. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Nice sac fly.
    And Hudson and Zito sigh a little relief. They’re just footnotes to the game now.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      Who?

  57. blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Wow!

    • blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      Just fucking wow!

  58. Bozo said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Fucking Parker,. WOW.

  59. blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Well, wherever or whatever or however this dude Parker ends up – he’ll always have today.

  60. alleykat69 said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Holy Shit Batman,
    Jarret Parker is the next Roy Hobbs!!
    3 HR’s 7 Ribeyes UnReal!!

  61. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Gadzooks!!

  62. Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    I’m watching the Cal game so I missed all these bombs by Jarrett Kingman. What a 2 days this guy has had. Bowker had a 2 game sequence too but this appears to be far more impressive……

  63. djloo27 said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    This is sick!

  64. blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Do they do the Taco Bell deal in the bay area? Here in Sherpa land, they would be handing out free tacos tomorrow.

    • alleykat69 said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      They should Blade…This kid’s hotter then the mild,hot& fire sauce packs!

  65. Bozo said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Five HRs in his last nine ABs = pissing in a cup after the game, right?

  66. djloo27 said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    And 4 hits for 4 eyes…

  67. Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Man Wilco, that’s 2 weeks in a row where Texas got fucked at the end by special teams. That’s unreal.

    • wilcojoe said, on September 26, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      Tell me about. Unreal for sure.

  68. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Krukow: “Romo’s had a fantastic season.”
    Well, the guy’s 0-5. Maybe slightly less than fantastic.

    • djloo27 said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      lulz!

  69. Macdog said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    I just saw: 7 freakin’ RBI?!? Where the hell has this guy been all year?

  70. djloo27 said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Well, I’ll be rooting for the Mets – at least for now. I like their manager, broadcasters, Uribe. And Matt Harvey’s a big NY Ranger fan. Also the nice bathrooms and 25 ounce Bud Lights at Citifield. Plus a few long suffering Met fans I know and Mac Dog’s buddies. That’s about it…

    • xoot said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      Sandy Alderson’s a prick, though–brought Canseco up from the minors in the late80s knowing that the guy was juicing, and that was just the start of that story.

      • djloo27 said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:43 pm

        Just want to beat the Bums and Cards who I despise. And now I’m annoyed at the Cubs, too.
        Go Pirates!

      • xoot said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:49 pm

        perfect priorities there

  71. gianthead said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Did Parker juice up this off-season or what??? Good boy…first game I turned on in a week or so and shocked this is the same guy…would love to see him make a run at spring training with Kelby for lf. I still assume Byrd will be retained but would love to see these guys push him.

    In regards to Leake, this is why I think you go all in on Greinke. Byrd will be at $8 mill and I think we can get away with not spending any more on hitters until trade deadline and an even year run…

  72. blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    MOFO Ehire has been here all frickin’ season and only has 11 RBIs.

  73. Bozo said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Just your normal 16 pitcher duel.

  74. djloo27 said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    The Mets don’t celebrate very well. Lousy music, stupid cigars. Sipping beer in a civilized manner…

    • blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      Yeah, no idea what’s up with the SCUBA diving trip either . . .

  75. djloo27 said, on September 26, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Bowker had 2 homers and 7 RBIs in his first 2 games back in 2008…

  76. xoot said, on September 26, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    I spent most of the day working. When I left the downtown Oakland building, about the 5th inning according to my computer, I saw two guys pass each other on the sidewalk. They were both sporting a’s hats and a’s jerseys. You’ve never seen such histrionic knowing-dude head nods. Then they yelped, in unison, and strode on, galvanized by their connection. Today’s game meant a lot to some of those bitter a’s fans. Fuck em.

  77. alleykat69 said, on September 26, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    14-10 Giants win!
    The franchise has never lost a game when Jarret Parker turns into Babe Ruth…

  78. Macdog said, on September 26, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    I missed the Parker HR last night — I avoid the highlights when they lose — so just now checked it out: Wow, I thought the only time they have fans in those seats is during Raiders games,

  79. Carstie Clausen said, on September 26, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Out of the Parker has arrived. Imagine Baer drooling over the possibilities. After the 3rd inning i spent the rest of the afternoon working on my landscaping and considering the game was then 8-4, figured this was yet another one down the big swirly. At least it’s not gonna be another 5-4 heartbreak hotel.

    Shock, nothing but shock and then chuckles at the 14-10 score, reminding me of some Cubs-Reds games from the late 50’s with pitchers sporting ERA’s in the mid 5.00’s and Hank Sauer and Ted Kluzewski knocking them silly. So i scroll down on the Yahoo coverage to find out wtf happened. TWO HR’s for Parker. The kid sure is making him some noise. Nice couple innings by Osich. Another rookie making good.

    Scroll down further and SALAMI. I mean, J.C. on a Crippled Creek crutch. Two dingers in a game is a rarity for the odd year Giants. But three? Seven Ribeyes? Could it be that this kid has finally figured things out after a tour through the pipeline? Crawford struggled mightily and finally hit the 20 mark this week. Now this rook has half a dozen in little more than a week.

    It sure may be a bit early to crow, but what if he’s for real?

    • djloo27 said, on September 26, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      “Out of the Parker” ain’t bad, Stix…

  80. Carstie Clausen said, on September 26, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Duffy, Strickland, Osich, Tomlinson and now i must con fess, Parker. That’s 20% of a MLB roster all outta the pipeline this season. Perhaps the injuries and such were somewhat of a silver lining event. Yeah, we’re not gathering up all the marbles this season. Three position players and a pair of up and coming relievers. Lost in all the outta the Parker excitement was Specs Tomlinson’s excellent 4 for 6.

    At this point my thought is that De Aza will not get the phone call and maybe neither will Aoki. Three P’s in an outfield? Pence, Pagan and Parker? Could happen. Byrd and Blanco for perhaps the most formidable o.f. bench in the league. A five-man homegrown infield with Tomlinson as a backup for the bunch. Who knows, maybe Frandsen would stick, or perhaps with all the artillery arrayed in a conga line, maybe even Ehire as Crawford’s backup would not put much of a damper on what could be the NL’s most intimidating offense next year.

    Front office needs to go all in on a quality #2 starter. Might even hafta nail down a pair. Too bad Blackburn did not get the callup. Would have been nice to see if he has what it takes for a #5. Cain is still a question mark. Peavy and Heston will probably contribute. Leake has maybe one more shot to show if he can be a Giant next season. He’d hafta throw a pitcher’s equivalent of Parker’s day in Oakland.

  81. Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Loo, thanks for correcting me about Bowker. My clouded memory remember 2 bombs and then another. Regardless, what Parker has done is awesome. Totally exhilarating after getting the air taken out of our season. I think he looks like Johnny Depp without his helmet on. So I might start calling him Capt Jack (as in Sparrow).
    My guess is that this is all smoke and mirrors but it’s been a nice September surprise.

  82. Carstie Clausen said, on September 26, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    So here’s the Sactown stats for the Giants’ latest phenom: 434 AB’s; 74 runs on 123 hits with 25 of them going for two bases, 3 triples and 25 HR’s. Lots of strikeouts: 164 vs 62 walks. Turn of speed with 20 SB’s to 7 CS. A .375 OBP is pretty decent and the .514 SP is nice, adding to a .889 OPS with a .283 BA.

    A 2010 second-rounder, Parker really did not raise many eyebrows till the current season at age 26. What he did demonstrate was a mediocre .261 BA, with a nice .365 OBP and a pretty fair .448 SP for an .812 OPS.
    His most recent Rivercats salami was vs. Reno on the 4th of this month. He had one earlier in the season as well.

    • Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 6:49 pm

      I mean, to me this is just a guy who’s gotten hot at a time where they’re doing nothing but throwing him FB’s to see if he can hit them. To his credit, he’s not missing them. All new guys get pitched this way when they first come up. And again, not to throw shade on the Parker Par-tay, but he’s not exactly facing top MLB pitching……..

      • Macdog said, on September 26, 2015 at 7:29 pm

        The grand slam came off a guy named Dull? Other than Abad, I can’t think of a more fitting name for an A’s player.

  83. alleykat69 said, on September 26, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Seemed strange to me that Melvin didn’t go out and pull Dull(RHP) in the 8th with the bags full for Abad(LHP)especially after Parker smoked that upper decker off of Dull Friday night.So that’s 2bombs and5rbi’s in 2 lifetime AB’s off of him.
    Sometimes I think these managers just don’t get it or give a fuck once their seasons are over, cause the lefty would of been the right move..

  84. Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    the only thing I can come up with about Leake is that he was never a proven winner and never had to pitch with actual expectations on the line. He was fiddle-de-doin’ through his career in Ohio, it’s a different ballgame is a town that matters. Sure, he didn’t have run support early on but he had that puss hammy thing that went on forever and plenty of in-game fuck ups that preclude him from being a guy you give 100 million. I will be so bummed if they sign this guy but I’m not that worried about it. Can’t see them falling into this trap…….

  85. zumiee said, on September 26, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    CarGo hit a walk-off HR to beat the Dodgers. We avoid elimination for another day. πŸ™‚

  86. Macdog said, on September 26, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Ha, Dodgers lose again as CarGo hits game-winning HR in 9th. Now what? Most of us sure don’t want the Bums clinching in SF, but I’m also not crazy about the A’s having anything to do with putting the final nail in the 2015 coffin either, a very real possibility tomorrow. So here’s hoping the Giants can extend this to Monday.

  87. Flavor said, on September 26, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    I could give a flying fuck about the Dodgers clinching on us. Maybe back in the day it would have worried me, saddened me, but fuck that. We’ve won 3 in 5. If they clinch on us they have still only won 1 in 26. And no guarantee of 2 in 27. And even if that happens, I direct you back to this: 3 in 5.
    Literally, I might cut and paste this into tomorrows thread….

  88. blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    What Zum and Mac said had a lot of relevance for me when we were non-entities in the World Series acquisition business for what seemed like a gazillion years (or 50 whatever years). Fast forward today, with 3 in 5, I could give 2 shits as well.

    By the by, that Cargo bomb hurt . . . I had a real chance for some big DFS tourney money tonight and I was hoping he would strike out, make an out, or just get a single and then, have Arenado (who was on my DFS team) hit the walk off bomb. Not to be obviously. I waved bye bye to literally thousands of dollars. Whine . . . 😦

  89. blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Speaking of elimination, one of our foes from the past, the Detroit Tigers, has been eliminated tonight.
    The four-time defending AL Central champs falling into the division basement with the loss to the Twins this evening. Much rather be where we are, then where they are, insofar as optimism for the future is concerned.

  90. twinfan1 said, on September 26, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    OF next year- Byrd (platoon with Di Azi sp?), Blanco, Pence, Parker or FA. I hear that they look to unload Pagan’s contract. BTW, Parker’s number’s weren’t all that hot considering that it was the PCL.And I’ve heard that he’s an asshole more interested in preening for the babes than playing ball. Not that that’s a bad thing…
    We’ll be at “Extended Stay America” In Santa Rosa on Monday while Traveler’s looks for a long term rental while our house is built. We’re going for an open plan- easier on both of us.
    Saw the pic of us- I had a beard of sorts- I shaved it now because breakfast, lunch, and dinner got stuck in it…Thanks for all the well wishes- but I kinda wish you all didn’t have to do it so often πŸ˜‰

    • blade3colorado said, on September 26, 2015 at 10:15 pm

      Mike, I think Paul is visiting from Vietnam and asked about you in a post above. He indicated that he wanted to get together with you if possible.

  91. djloo27 said, on September 26, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Byrd and Aoki are GONERS! Parker and DeAza are nice cheap alternatives. One more year of Pagan for better or worse with Blanco ready to step in as needed. I’d still consider signing the Weasel but not for stupid money. And for the last time, PAY BUMGARNER!

  92. zumiee said, on September 27, 2015 at 6:22 am

    I’m not saying it’s THAT big a deal to me if the Dodgers end up celebrating a division title at AT&T Park; but I would have preferred it not be there.
    Regardless, the Giants can still put some hurt on the Dodgers by hurting their chances to have the homefield advantage in their likely series vs. the Mets.
    But, it’s a cool thing how the Giants keep battling. With all the injuries the Giants have had to endure, they took the division all the way to the last week of the season. There’s something great about that. And, as Ed and others have said, another reason to be so proud of this team.


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