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Losing A Very Winnable Game

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 19, 2016

Last night was irritating. And I’m not just talking about the D-backs uniforms.

Peavy pitched about as well as he’s going to pitch this year. And as your #5, he was passable. The bullpen was atrocious and if they keep vomiting all over the mound we will see management act in bold, swift fashion. They didn’t build a team with a 170 million dollar payroll this year just to watch the one-inning guys piss it all away.

The good news is that Houston sucks and the Warriors can beat anyone. Also, someone told me the Sharks lost. Boo hoo.

 

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  1. unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:22 am

    The glaringly awful pen aside, what pisses me off no end is wasting opportunities. Another night of getting the bases loaded and not taking advantage early. Same thing with. Merda the other day. like everyone is waiting for someone else to Come through.

  2. zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:50 am

    The young guys in the pen looked good last night: Gearrin and Law. Their stock is rising fast.
    Kontos is injured. Someone from Sac will be on their way.

    • Flavor said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:58 am

      I think we are going to get a healthy dose of Law in the near future.

      • Carstie Clausen said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:13 am

        Stocks in Strickland, who clearly has Casilla’s heir apparent as closer, took a major hit last night in yet another bad performance. That leaves the door ajar and Law’s leading foot appears to already have a couple of toes crossing the portal.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:16 am

      After a hiccup or two vs Milwaukee and the LaBumbos, Gearrin has posted a couple of excellent outings and with that has assumed some confidence in an expanded role. Flubs by Casilla and Strickland may yank Law outta that idealized fireman role and into the closer slot within the next several weeks. Wondering which reliever gets the call from Sacville.

  3. unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Kontos is hurt? I was wondering why he wasn’t in there.

    Time for Alex to whip the droogies into shape.

  4. zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:23 am

    As many sputters as the offense had last night, 7 runs should be hugely plenty in this ballpark. We were helped by some wild pitches, admittedly.

    • James said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:37 am

      Yep. They’ve scored 77 runs in 14 games, second in the NL. They’ve sputtered less than the rest of the league.

  5. unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:36 am

    All I’m saying is Merda and Anderson were both around 80 pitches through 3 innings and we hadn’t done any damage.

  6. Irish Kevin said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:40 am

    I went to bed after Panick hit his homer to go up 3-2, WTF happened!! Not good, the only thing to say is get these ugly games out of the way now, still a very long way to October!!

    • chipower9 said, on April 19, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      Really? Your bed time is 7 PM? LMAO… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Carstie Clausen said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Bullpen callup is likely to be one of 2 leading candidates: Steven Okert or Jake Dunning. We had a look at Dunning in 2013 when he posted a 2.84 ERA in 25 innings. He had struggles, ups and downs, over the next couple years in the minors but appears to be getting it back together at Sac-town. His ERA there is, 2.84 again where his walks and K’s are both at 4 and the righthander has been pretty stingy giving up walks and hits/AB at a 0.95 clip.

    Lefty Okert, who has yet to appear in The Show, has demonstrated excellent control with ZERO walks vs 8 K’s. Younger by 3 years or so than Dunning, Okert has slightly better ERA and W H/ I.P. at 2.70 and 0.90. So the question facing Bochy, Righetti and Gardner is experience vs fresh-face and righty vs. portsider. There are one or two other possible candidates and i have not checked the 40-man for status there. Current stats, though, indicate Dunning or Okert gets the call.

    • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:11 am

      Okert is the more intriguing of the two, to me. He’s got a good slider that makes him possible LOOGY material, a nice eventual replacement for Lopez. A young pen of Gearren, Law, Osich, and Okert could be something solid to build on.

      • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:13 am

        That was a huge flop by Strickland last night. Bochy gave him a golden chance to step up big and be the future, and the D-Backs were completely teeing off on him.

  8. James said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:51 am

    A quick scan of the stats shows that the starting pitchers shoulder most of the blame:

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/split.cgi?t=p&team=SFG&year=2016#sprel

    • sandog said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:03 am

      James doing what James does. I love it. I agree the starters needs to step it up.

      One more thing regarding Belt not getting rung up on that close pitch last night. I wasn’t criticizing Belt for not swinging, I was just surprised he didn’t get called out. If I were going to criticize him for anything, it would have been the Davey Lopes-style immediate toss of the bat and step toward first base before the ump had made his call.
      C’mon BB9….the umps don’t like you already, don’t give them more reasons to screw you over!

      • unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:06 am

        I think Belt just wanted to get out of there before the ump changed his mind.

      • James said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:23 am

        I know you weren’t criticizing. Belt’s acting like he really belongs, trying to assert he’s a player who will no longer be noted for his slightly off . . . presentation. I still can’t believe how little he’s K’ed so far.

  9. Flavor said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:10 am

    With, with Chi’s deep rooting loathing of Law in full effect, I can’t see the dude getting a legit chance at the closers job.

  10. willedav said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Strick had zero command last night. Breaking ball was way off the plate and fastball was waist high to mid thigh and hitters weren’t missing them. I still think it isn’t the arm that’s the issue with this guy, it’s north of there.

    One bad pitch has cost Giants last couple–Smardz leaving one in the middle for Joc and Casilla one strike from a save doing the same to a LH.

    I know Giants scored some runs last night, but only 1 after early going while DBax did the opposite after being down 6-2. GIDP to end it kinda sums up frustration. Hard to fathom success Brad Ziegler has had against SF…and success of AZ in general, having won 8 of last 10 at ATT.
    How the F does that happen?

  11. unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:25 am

    11 LOB last night. We should have buried them early. And yeah, the bull pen is a pig sty.

  12. willedav said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:32 am

    I know everyone is in love with flamethrowers, but Strick’s 97 didn’t bother anyone last night. ML hitters can handle a fastball if it’s somewhere they like it. Regardless of how hard (or not) you throw pitchers have to be able to locate and have command of their pitches. Right now command seems to be escaping Giants pen guys, tho it is early in season.
    Bochy is gonna get some grief for overworking Kontos but I do believe most relievers want to be out there as often as possible. Kontos was pretty effective last year when rotation included Lincecum Hudson and Peavy.
    This year was supposed to be different but pen already has couple guys down and uh, some others with issues.

  13. James said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Chuck, so far the Giants have been pretty efficient:

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/NL/2016.shtml#teams_standard_batting::7

    They’ve left 82 runners OB, and scored 77 times. The Cards lead the league in runs scored with 81, but have left 101.

  14. unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Well, we’re no. 5 for men LOB.

  15. unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Yeah it’s all cyclical. Yadda yadda yadda. Meanwhile , we’re 1-6 in the past 7. Yah the pen has been bad, and the starters, but no one is doing a lot of damage with the bats lately. We’ve scored on wild pitches more than anything recently.

    I kid but Still. We should have buried Anderson in the 1st. We let him off the hook. Just like Maerda.

  16. alleykat69 said, on April 19, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Law sure has nasty stuff.Besides his heater his drop off the table breaking ball and curve are deadly. Struck and his one pitch pony is getting raked.He can’t get any other pitch over to be effective.Wish Boch would go with Law in a bigger role..

    • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 11:55 am

      I totally dig Law, with the only concern being with how violent his delivery is. I hope he’s able to stay healthy with that delivery. But there are a lot of pitchers with violent deliveries who do pitch many years in MLB.

      • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 11:56 am

        The delivery is part of his deception to the hitter, I’m sure. But his breaking ball is awesome, too.

  17. zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    So sorry to hear that Pete Zorn passed away today. Over the years he had done a lot of recording and touring with Richard Thompson, playing a variety of stringed instruments and wind instruments. Incredibly talented musician, and by all accounts, a really nice person. Seems like we’ve lost a lot of great musicians this year already.
    I saw him in concert with Richard and band about 12 years or so ago, at the Fillmore in SF. A wonderful night of music. We got in line very early, and stood in the front row during the show, and just soaked it all in.

  18. willedav said, on April 19, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    With so much going on in bay area sports it’s hard to pay much attention to Sharks, but playoff hockey is way cool. Sharks played pretty well in LA but with memory of that epic Heimlich few years ago vs. Kings it’s gotta weigh on them. Hope they can pull through. One of those perennially good teams to never win one, fans always brought up short.

    Btw, 2 other things I dig about the sport tho I rarely watch it–first, players routinely sound like baseball players from 50s or something. TV guys are often right btw benches during games, great perspective and also for talking to guys on bench
    Second the concept of 2 min penalty(or more depending) is really cool. Watched Sharks score a goal 5 on 3 the other night when Kings took another penalty with a guy already in the box. Late game when a team down 1 pulls goalie for extra skater, very intense. Power play is fun to watch and can change momentum for either team.

    Can you imagine having to play b-ball with only 4 defenders? Or baseball short a fielder for an inning?

    • willedav said, on April 19, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      plus officials will send 2 guys messing with each other both off the ice to the penalty box, regardless of who started it or did something more egregious. Often in b-ball and I’m sure other sports refs only get the second guy who is retaliating. Bogut is very good and sneaky about stuff like that, often unnoticed.

  19. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 19, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    I thought the pitching splits James posted earlier were interesting. I’m not seeing that “holds” are reflected. Maybe that’s just not a metric reported but inherited runners scoring would be attributed to the starters wouldn’t they? Eh, whatever.

    His stats don’t reflect it but I’m not impressed with Gearrin and have never really understood what the club loves so much about Strickland. I guess all those bombs in the 2014 playoffs weren’t impressive enough or something. The dude throws gas without movement. As others have said there’s nothing special about that. If he could throw Casilla’s curve that would be nice.

  20. gianthead said, on April 19, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    What happened to the first week Giants???

    A mixed bag of a night…Sharks need to convert on those crucial 3rd period power plays…but highlight of the night was the Better Call Saul finale…

  21. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 19, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    I didn’t realize people still followed hockey.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on April 19, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      Hockey can be great if you are there. The boobtoob is too speed and drama dependent to be right with baseball and not fast enough to grasp the full and total impact zone of hockey. They love them some smashemup football and highly athletic, dramatic but ultimately stoopid boobsketball.

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 19, 2016 at 2:07 pm

        Agree, you have to see hockey live.

      • chipower9 said, on April 19, 2016 at 2:50 pm

        Hockey kicks ass live…especially if you are near the ice, and can hear those dudes get the wind knocked out of them when they get checked into the boards. But, I still like to watch on the ol’ boob tube, but live is definitely better. With baseball, I almost prefer watching it on TV, or listening via the radio than live. I do like to follow via the radio when I am at the yard, too.

  22. chipower9 said, on April 19, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    That game SUCKED BALLS. As Charlie alluded to earlier about the Snake’s pitchers being deep into pitch count, there is no reason our boys should not have put that game away. Fucking frustrating. And I am SO HAPPY I bailed after 9. When our boys could not win it in the bottom of the frame, I just had that feeling that this was going to be one of those games that got away, and will hurt. Woke up this morning to, unfortunately, confirm my suspicions. Fucking D-Backs suck. Why does this sorry ass team continue to have our number (rhetorical question).

    To Flavor’s comment at 9:10, I am not averse to Law. I just thought that Gearrin and Strickland were going to get more of the late-inning work that has been Romo’s innings. And I have been a proponent of Strickland, but that luster is fading quicker than a tarnished paint job in the Mojave summer sun. I think Gearrin has earned a more expanded role in the late innings, and I have liked what I have seen from Law. Strickland’s shit is just TOO STRAIGHT. Any ML hitter worth their salt is going to tattoo his shit. That has to change or his ass will be on a slow train back to Sacto.

    Okay…enough of that bullshit. Put that one behind us and T it up for a W tonight. Cain has looked pretty decent. I like the way he is throwing, he just needs to stay away from his nemesis of late…that ONE INNING MELTDOWN.

    Four in Seven! Humm Baby – Let’s Do It Again!

    • unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Yeah, Cain has the annoying habit of getting ahead in the count and not being able to seal the deal. He has pitched well lately, but he always seems to get his pitch count high too early thus prompting an early exit.

      Yeah, it was a lot of flipping back and forth yesterday. Haven’t heard anything more about Steph, but I’ll be worried until I see him on the floor . . . The bigs pretty much negated Howard. Fricking Livingston boxed him out in the post . . .

      • chipower9 said, on April 19, 2016 at 2:51 pm

        I would not be surprised if the Warriors sit Curry on Thursday night in Houston, even if he is ready. WTF…you are up 2-zip…let him get REALLY rested-up…

        I still predict a sweep, even if Steph is not in the next game.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on April 19, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      I bailed with the same perspective in the 10th, though had napped out between the first and that fatal top of the 9th. One could just feel that lack of spark in the team. Perhaps they were still down from the pair of losses in LaLaLand.

  23. sfsarge said, on April 19, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    I tried to watch both games last night, but I got pulled into the dubs game more. When I turned off the game, I think the G’s had a 2 run lead. Haven’t been able to watch many games lately. But it looks like no one is hitting and the pen is getting worked over. The hitters will straighten it out, there are too many professional hitters on this team. As far as the pen. I don’t know, sounds like Strickland is a one pitch wonder. As far as the big picture goes, it’s still very early, and I think this team’s true identity is closer to the one we saw the first than the one we saw last week.

  24. sfsarge said, on April 19, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Also I didn’t read the posts from last night, but I’m sure this was mentioned. The fan who interfered got kicked out and didn’t even get to keep the ball. Sucks for him.

    • unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      They don’t really kick them out. His look was priceless when the guy next to him told him it was a fair ball.

      • chipower9 said, on April 19, 2016 at 2:54 pm

        Not true. I have been at games where a person interfering with a fair ball/ball in play was escorted out of the ballpark. And that is how it should be, IMO!

      • unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:47 pm

        Well, I’ve seen a few that were just moved up in the section they were in. After a couple innings, they’d go back.

    • chipower9 said, on April 19, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      That is EXACTLY what any DUMBASS deserves who interferes with a ball in play. I have no remorse for those dipshits…take them out back for some “wall-to-wall counseling!”

  25. chipower9 said, on April 19, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Agree with Willie D on all counts about hockey, this re: his 12:13 post. I love the game. People tell me it is boring. Bullshit. It IS low-scoring, but boring? No fucking way. These guys are incredible athletes…many as big as an NFLer, who skate, try to control the puck, all while the other team is trying to take their head off or put them on their ass. It is a great skill game, IMNSHO.

    I have been a Shark fan for a looong time, and I have just got to the point of not getting my hopes up too high. I was flipping back and forth between the Giants and Warriors, but also peeking-in on the Sharks on occasion. Sucks they let last night’s game slip away.

    As always, I hope the Sharks go deep this year. I still yearn for that year when they hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup.

    GO SHARKS!

  26. Flavor said, on April 19, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    #SFGiants roster moves:
    RHP Mike Broadway, LHP Steven Okert recalled from AAA. George Kontos placed on DL. Chris Heston optioned to AAA.

    • chipower9 said, on April 19, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      Presto on the Hesto. That one kind of surprises me, but he has struggled of late. I guess the word is out (and I like it!), that you perform, or your ass goes back to Sacto. Giddy Up!

    • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 3:07 pm

      Wow- what a fall from grace for Heston. He ran roughshod on the league for half a season last year, and then ran out of gas, and his gas-tank hasn’t refilled yet or something. Or the league got a book on him eventually, and he hasn’t adjusted for that yet.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on April 19, 2016 at 6:03 pm

      Total shocker on Heston. Well, he will get starts in Sactown and gawd only knows they need one what with their current record of something like 2-9. Broadway is also a bit of a surprise as his stats are not nearly as good as fellow MLB experienced Dunning. I did happen to correctly guess Okert would get the call. Well, it was more of a semi-educated surmise.

  27. chipower9 said, on April 19, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    It sucks losing ANY game, at ANY point in the season, but those like last night’s cluster fuck, especially hurt. Wash that shit off and get ’em tonight. I am not going to trip too much on any of this until we get close to the quarter mark for the season. It will be interesting to see how things (bullpen, etc.) change between now and then (if they do change at all).

  28. zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    I don’t follow hockey, so I had no idea that the L.A. Kings had won 2 of the last 4 championships. I doubt that L.A. is much of a hockey town, though.

  29. zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    I have been to a few Sharks games and would agree that being there in person is way better than seeing it on TV.

  30. zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    When the guy was getting escorted away during the game, and the woman he was with pulled the hoodie down completely over her head, and joined him in the walk of shame, that was pretty funny. It looked like a “perp” walk.

  31. zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Another thing that was kind of pathetically funny was how he obliviously celebrated after picking up the ball, and everybody is staring at him like he’s an idiot. And then he finally realizes everybody thinks he’s an idiot.

    • sfsarge said, on April 19, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      I also thought it was funny that as soon as he realized it was a fair ball he immediately started grabbing his stuff, because he knew he had to go

  32. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 19, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    The org’s depth is supposed to be relief arms, Bochy’s strength is matching them up for the best results. We shall see.

  33. zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    The starting leftfielder for the Braves is Francouer. That’s a trip.

  34. djloo27 said, on April 19, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    It’s possible that despite some early success guys like Heston, Duffy and Specs just aren’t very good…

    • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      Sports are brutal and merciless in the way opponents search for weaknesses and hone in on them.

      • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 6:43 pm

        Cue up Guns & Roses’ “Welcome To The Jungle.”

      • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2016 at 6:50 pm

        Is it “hone in” or “home in”?
        I’ve seen this argument result in countless barroom brawls and many killings…

  35. alleykat69 said, on April 19, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Yeah but Loo, if Duffy gets a demotion you will lose 1/2 of your 30 HR total between him and Panik..
    Though it could be made up with a quick unexpected promotion for Arroyo to play 3rd to get those homers back..

  36. zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Braves 8
    Dodgers 1
    Final score.

  37. djloo27 said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    A little teal trim for the Chimney Sweeps tonight.
    Might look ok with jeans for a fan.
    Still looks like shit on a baseball field.

  38. blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Saw my first 2016 Giants game last night (including all of Spring Training) upon my return from SE Asia, so my opinion/observations are probably out of sync with the rest of the Flappers here:

    1. Duffy’s a BALL PLAYER . . . He definitely will be as good as last season or better this season.

    2. I know most Flappers dislike Pagan here, so I’m gratified to see him doing well this season. Dude was injured last season, thus the subpar play last season in my opinion.

    3. I never liked Heston and after his horrid 2nd half last season, I predicted he wouldn’t make it out of spring training. I was wrong. Nevertheless, I wasn’t wrong by much. I don’t think he returns as anything except a spot starter or long relief.

    4. Specs is just another guy IMO.

    5. Peavy is “fork”ed . . . get rid of him.

    6. Cain – jury is still deliberating, but I’m thinking that he will get better. Coors gets everyone, so he gets a pass on that putrid start.

    7. Johnny Cueto (3-0, 3.38) and Jeff Samardzija (3.72) have been as advertised – very good.

    8. Bullpen reinforcements will stick. I really like Okert, 24, who is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA in four Triple-A games this year. GET RID OF STRICKLAND . . . Nice arm, but “upstairs” is wanting.

    9. Sherpas are SMOKE AND MIRRORS. How many times do I have to say this? They are ALWAYS lights out in April and May . . . Begin falling apart like a cheap suit by the All Star break.

    10. What the fuck do I know? I’ve been in SE Asia for the last 2 months. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      Welcome back!

      • blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:36 pm

        Thank you! Good to be back.

      • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:36 pm

        Cue up John Sebastian singing “Welcome Back.”

      • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:39 pm

        I like that song. It’s the theme from “Welcome Back, Kotter.”
        Sebastian was in the Lovin’ Spoonful. You all probably know all that.

      • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:47 pm

        Cue “Taps” for Epstein, Horshack, Mrs. Kotter and Mr. Woodman, unfortunately…

    • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      Good list, Blade. Welcome back.
      You’ve missed a number of “pffffttt-portunities” already…

      • blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:40 pm

        I hope I don’t shoot my season wad of Pfffttts by the All Star break.

  39. unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    0-2 to walk. Put him away

  40. djloo27 said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    So now we have Oshit & OKrap in our bullpen.
    I kinda like it…

    • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      Remember Miller and Meddins? That was kind of fun.

      • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:43 pm

        Somebody named Taschner “Trashcan.” That was funny.

      • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm

        I’m old enough for Haller and Hiller immortalized in this old song…

  41. blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    By the by, really like the observations of Lurker, Basebaldy (Lisle last season????), and SFSarge . . . Spent all day in bed with jet lag, catching up on old threads here.

  42. zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Bowers was “Big Sweaty,” I think.

    • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      Big Sweaty was Tyler Walker – nicknamed by BF…

      • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:03 pm

        Ah, that’s right. That dude could sweat.

  43. zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    One of the Dodger fans called Cain: “The Ghost of Matt Cain.” That was actually kind of funny.

  44. unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Wow. The O is ooo.

  45. zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Wow, Loo. I had no idea so many Kotter cast members had passed away.

  46. zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Loo, the correct term is “hone.” It originally had to do with sharpening knives. Honing the edge.

  47. blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Giants need to be patient with Ray. Last season, he had control problems and was susceptible to walking batters . . . Just another pitcher, but GMen are making him look like Cy Young.

  48. djloo27 said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Trevor Brown resembles Eminem in some pictures:

  49. alleykat69 said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Their good at that Blade,
    Hell they could make Rachel Ray look good on the mound..

  50. unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Fucking Rachel Ray could shut this team out.

  51. djloo27 said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    When was the last time you heard someone order a Rob Roy?

  52. unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    About the time I ruined Shirley Temple.

  53. blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    That’s the Duffy I recall . . .

    • bassbaldy said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      I dunno … sure, it didn’t work this time but if we can some the bats at the top of the order going, especially Posey, it’s gonna make one helluva sweet conga line!

      • bassbaldy said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:39 pm

        Oops ..meant to reply to Zum’s comment below … Btw, welcome back blade!

  54. zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Man, I hate the pitcher batting 8th.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      Yeah, definitely a waste in that situation.

  55. blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Postscript to what I said about the Rockies – Reds stole 5 bases off the Rockies (De La Rosa) in the 2nd inning. You have to go back to the Roaring 20s to find a Reds team stealing that many in an inning.

  56. alleykat69 said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Jesus, “Silence of the Lamb” ain’t silent in this series!!

  57. zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Cain’s getting roughed up; meanwhile Latos, with the White Sox, is 3-0, with a 0.49 ERA. Who saw that coming?

  58. unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    fuck. Missed it. 3rd time blues?

  59. zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Fun fact: Cain’s 6.46 ERA is still better than Peavy’s 9.00.

    • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      Fun fact: We suck

  60. bassbaldy said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Wow that was freakin weird … I got up to get a beer, Cains no hittin them at the end of 4, I come back and he’s gone down the shitter .. Uh? Whaaahapppened ? Total implosion!

    • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      The Ghost of Matt Cain can disappear quickly.

    • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      Must be quite a hike to your refrigerator…

      • bassbaldy said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:59 pm

        … suppose I got distracted a little longer than planned .. Optimism got the better of my sense of discretion, if ya know what I mean !

  61. bassbaldy said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Lamb always slaughters us

    • blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Very Looesque! Nicely done ๐Ÿ˜‰

  62. alleykat69 said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    And now we’re down to Downtown Brown catching Broadway&VanNess for our only entertaiment..

  63. djloo27 said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Batting the pitcher 8th was obviously done to motivate and/or placate Pagan.
    So in a way it’s worked. The results vary game to game.

    • sandog said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:59 pm

      I would have guessed Pagan would have taken it as a total insult, but maybe Bochy spun it in such a way that he was fired up to do it.

      Brenly says Captain Morgan looks like Samardzija, which I think is a good call.

    • Macdog said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:02 pm

      So maybe they should move Posey to 9th.

  64. zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    If the Giants lose tonight, they’ll have a worse record than the A’s. Talk about a walk of shame.

    • bassbaldy said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      OH fuck! You’re right. Our team is a mess right now.

  65. alleykat69 said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    So Cain has only given up his crooked numbers in the 5th inning all year.Hard to win a game all year if you can’t complete 5 innings to qualify.. However he leaves the game faster to start his 5th of drinking sooner.

    • bassbaldy said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:08 pm

      I’m wondering if Cain decided to toss in the towel after realizing that, once again, he wasn’t going to get any run support from these guys. Why waste his energy?

  66. blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Ump needs Lenscrafter

  67. zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    No problem, we only face Greinke tomorrow.

    • bassbaldy said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      Bum better bear down .. So to speak .. Or the snakes sweep!

      • bassbaldy said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:11 pm

        OH duh,.. We got 4 agin ’em, right?

      • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:12 pm

        There’s a Thurs. game; 4 game series.

      • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:12 pm

        Day game on Thurs.

      • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:13 pm

        Cueto.

      • bassbaldy said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:15 pm

        Outside chance we could be in last place by the end of the week … Pirates lead Pads in the 5th, 3-2.

      • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:17 pm

        Good news is nobody else is running away with the division yet.

  68. Macdog said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Aw man, game already blows, and now we don’t get the Lamb vs. Broadway matchup.

  69. unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    WHere’s Ferrethead? Bleeeeeh.

  70. djloo27 said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Goldschmidt doesn’t bother me much with Timmy gone…

  71. unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    I feel better facing someone we know like Grienke rather than some no-name tool like Ray.

  72. djloo27 said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Duffy’s still on pace for over 20/80…

    • blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      Would have been a better story if she had said, “No, I’m poly . . .”

      • blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:34 pm

        Whoops! Wrong place (typing this shit on my phone).

  73. zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Tonight’s game is hard to stay awake during. It needs more Amy G.! (kidding)

    • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Maybe those 4 shrieking morons they just showed woke you up…

      • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:33 pm

        And now somebody proposed to someone. The game is officially dead.

      • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:34 pm

        So is the guy…

      • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:39 pm

        She hasn’t told him yet that her favorite band is Creed.

  74. djloo27 said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Nice moment for the Okrap family…

  75. djloo27 said, on April 19, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Reverend Dribbles does it again…

  76. bassbaldy said, on April 19, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Damn .. this has got be the dullest game I’ve seen in a long, long time! Gmen are flatter than _____ filling in the fuckin blanks.

    • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      Bill O’Reilly’s head.

    • bassbaldy said, on April 19, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      Hey I got one for y’all ..

      Hard of hearing old guy goes to the Doctor. Brings his wife into the examination room with him.
      After the once over, Doc says, “I’m going to need a urine sample, a stool sample, and a semen sample.
      The old man turns to his wife and asks her, “What did he say?”
      She yells into his ear, “He said he needs a pair of your underwear”

      • snarkk said, on April 19, 2016 at 10:19 pm

        LMAO !…

    • blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      So, it isn’t my jet lag, eh?

  77. blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    One of the most boring games I’ve seen in quite some time or jet lag is magnifying my perception of boredom. The good news is that the Giants are only 1 game out of 1st, sans this game; they have only played 14 games this season; they have 1 more inning to play in game 15; and, I’m back in the good ol’ USA.

    Can’t ask for more than that . . . ๐Ÿ™‚

  78. theroooster said, on April 19, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Flatter than Ted Cruz’s returns in NY?

    • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      Cruz’s “New York values” put-down line was one of the stupider things from this campaign.

      • bassbaldy said, on April 19, 2016 at 10:40 pm

        That guys scares me more than most politicians

  79. snarkk said, on April 19, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    blade definitely scored more abroad than the Giants have tonight…

    • blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      My hand scored more today than the Giants tonight.

  80. zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    Span’s been a dud so far.

    • bassbaldy said, on April 19, 2016 at 10:33 pm

      He ain’t been too good … but who has? Pagan has been pretty decent .. That’s about it …

  81. blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Are those other 2 dudes taller than Vida Blue or is Vida sitting in a toddler chair?

  82. bassbaldy said, on April 19, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Fuckin KNBR Crew goin on & on about how amazing Ray was … never would ream of saying how much Giants batters sucked.

    • bassbaldy said, on April 19, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      Freudian mis-type there ๐Ÿ™‚

      • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 10:39 pm

        Some misspellings actually work better.

  83. bassbaldy said, on April 19, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    Hey … ‘We’re # 4! We’re # 4′!’ ….. 8th inning Pads leading Bucs 5-3

  84. zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    I was at a minor league game one time when everyone was given a free loaf of bread when the game was over. How cool was that?
    I bet the fans at the Giants game tonight would have felt slightly better if they got a loaf of bread after tonight’s game.

    • bassbaldy said, on April 19, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      Really? .. wow .. Was there anything baked inside? Like a bobble head or somethin?

      • zumiee said, on April 19, 2016 at 11:23 pm

        No, just bread. It was some kind of promotion from Rainbow. Kind of odd. I had no idea about it until we were leaving the ballpark. Minor league baseball. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • bassbaldy said, on April 19, 2016 at 11:37 pm

        Yea, totally weird … ‘Weird’ is the right word … Did you eat it? I mean, it was meant to be eaten, right? … You sure there wasn’t a ball, a glove, or maybe some worn cleats in there … . You would’ve probably noticed that, right? .. Yep, very weird.

    • James said, on April 20, 2016 at 12:09 am

      They could have thrown in a circus, and I still would have been unhappy. A once in a season splurge on field boxes, Belt on the bench, and nix.

  85. bassbaldy said, on April 19, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    I think Boch needs to find a way to snap these guys outta their collective somnambulism .. If I may be so bold to suggest … after losses such as these many we’ve seen in the past week, Boch blasts the ‘Cars for Kids’ ditty in the locker room .. That’ll fuckin snap’em out of it!

  86. bassbaldy said, on April 19, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Well .. the baseball gods giveth, and the bb gods taketh away … It’s like we are being punished for all that amazing spine tingling, entertaining baseball we got to witness from our guys at the outset. I mean, come on, those come-from-behind wins against LA at home were completely off the hook. Now, we are in the baseball doldrums .. Feast to famine.


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