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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. 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.

  2. 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…

  3. 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,

  4. 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…

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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..

  9. 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…….

  10. 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. 🙂

  11. 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.

  12. 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….

  13. 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 . . . 😦

  14. 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.

  15. 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 😉

    • 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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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