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Timmy Watch

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 20, 2016

Finally got some news on Lincecum. He’s in Arizona *training* with his dad. His pitch count is into the 70’s on a 5 man rotation time frame. That sounds painfully slow, in terms of progress, to me.

But what if he finally turns a corner and can be productive again? Would the Giants re-visit? Especially with Cain and Peavy pitching like #6/7 starters?

I don’t think he’s got anything left. But if you’re going to trot Cain and Peavy out there every week wouldn’t you at least do the same type of rain dance with Timmy?

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  1. willedav said, on April 20, 2016 at 7:17 am

    No to the last question. I’m not throwing any more millions in that direction. Just the thought of Dad Lincecum is enough to ruin anyone’s morning. Kind of sad Tim has put his baseball life in that guy’s hands.

    And I’m blaming Coors for everything…Giants have not looked the same since their visit, as if they have not readjusted to life at sea level since arriving/leaving Kathmandu.

    • Lurker John said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:09 am

      Exactly what I was saying to myself last night, Willie. Fucking Coors Field.

  2. willedav said, on April 20, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Nice to see return of Blade. Couple things—I was fan of Pagan up to last year. He had a great April where he hit .340 with .800 OPS and then 3 crummy months when his best stats were .290 OB and .626 OPS. Yes he was hurt, but way before he finally got some procedure done in August. Imo that’s on him, because prior to that he was still talking about playing every day and he wasn’t doing well at plate or in the field.

    This year once again he is off to great start and thriving at 9 hole/second leadoff…so we’ll see. I just don’t like pitcher hitting 8th so idk where they would hit Pagan otherwise. Right now he’s doing better than most everyone else at the plate.

    I did want to ask you and Paul or others that travel extensively about jet lag. My co. sells a product developed by an MD designed to help hydration and others I talk to mention melatonin. I’ve also read a treatise on value of dried cherries. Thoughts?

    • blade3colorado said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:19 am

      Willie, usually I am more affected by my return home versus traveling to another country. Particularly true when going to Asia (forward in time). I am not certain why that is true, except perhaps, maybe I have more adrenalin about a new place (country) compared to being at home. This return trip was particularly draining and scary, i.e., I think I had brown marks on my skivvies. This is what I posted on my Facebook page:

      “I have been up since 8am yesterday (4:38am now) . . . Jai and I at Bangkok airport having coffee, waiting for my 6:50am flight to Tokyo.”

      and

      “Soooooo grateful to be alive! The plane I was on almost crashed while attempting a landing at Narita airport, Tokyo. High winds, severe rain pummeled the aircraft (wind shear?) and at the last moment – maybe 400-500 feet from the runway approach, the pilot veered upward, with full thrust. We were diverted to another airport. Sat there for 4-5 hours, then flew back to Narita airport in Tokyo, where the weather was better. At 9pm there was an unbelievable immigration line. At least 750-1000 people already in line. Arghh! So tired. They are busing us to a hotel, but may not get there until 1am (I was supposed to be on a 5:30pm flight to San Jose). Ugh. Regardless, so thankful for that pilot’s skill! G’nite . . . Left the hotel next morning and waited for a flight to San Jose until 5:25pm.”

      I would be interested in Paul’s opinion, as he has had some horrendous flights out of SE Asia, with long layovers in Tokyo, Seoul, and Hong Kong. Yeah Willie, I use melatonin for sleep, as it is a natural supplement and inexpensive. Nevertheless, I would be interested in info about the product you mentioned . . . blade3colorado@yahoo.com

      • wilcojoe said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:33 am

        Where did they divert you? Osaka? As many times as I have flown, I have yet to have that experience, which is surprising considering how often that happens in Texas. I can imagine it’s even worse in some of those Asian typhoons. Not to mention there aren’t as many choices for diverting many of those large bodied aircrafts over there.

      • blade3colorado said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:45 am

        Haneda International Airport WJ . . . It’s about an hour and a half from Narita Airport via bus. I have had 3 close calls on airplanes – the other two are: 1. Pilot landing in SF suddenly veered up because there was a plane taxing on the runway we were going to land on. Saw the plane he avoided as we passed by (gulp); and, 2. Commuter prop plane where you can see the pilot and copilot up front, flying from Bloomington, Indiana to Chicago. The hawk was really blowing that day and I thought we had bought the farm. Plane was coming in sideways until the last second where he straightened it out and landed safely. This Tokyo flight was the scariest though.

      • bassbaldy said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:14 am

        Coming in sideways and straightening out at the last second is the normal procedure for landing in a strong crosswind, it is not unusual. It’s called “crabbing”

      • blade3colorado said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:33 am

        Familiar with the term bb . . . Actually, the proper term is “sideslip” and as with decrabbing and crabbing – they are sometimes used in combination (forward slip). Regardless, it scared the shit out of me, especially being able to see what the pilot was seeing. Grin.

      • bassbaldy said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:55 am

        Yes, I’ve heard it called ‘sideslip’. However, all the pilots I came up around called it “crabbing” Im not an expert by any means but I was around an inordinate number of pilots .. Two senior pilots for major Canadian airlines in my youth, a former step-son who is still a captain for FedEX, my late father in law who was a WWII navy pilot flying off carriers in the South Pacific, and 4 or 5 friends who fly privately. All these connections, even got me the chance to fly in the jumpseat of a Luftansa 747 from SFO to Düsseldorf some years ago when I was heading out on tour. I used be an aviation enthusiast but my interest has waned over the years .. Not sure why exactly. When I was a kid, I wanted to be pilot. I had terrible eyesight and was told promptly I had no chance to fly commercially other than with few outfits that had high mortality rates .. flying over the Andes, Burma hump etc.

      • bassbaldy said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:00 am

        Oh .. and the sideslip/crabbing technique, I was told, involves a rather sudden and violent last second “kick” to the rudder pedals to straighten the ship out and line her up with the runaway.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:24 am

      I always buy dried prunes and/or apricots at whatever country I am staying at for ensuring I am “regular.” Also, I eat a lot of salads – again for roughage and being regular.

  3. unca_chuck said, on April 20, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Seeing as we are struggling now, I’d say no. Well, we do need someone to fill Charlton Heston’s role. Ain’t my scratch. go for it.

    It was easy to walk from last night’s game. After the bottom of the 6th, Better call Saul was much better entertainment.

  4. unca_chuck said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Shit, I’d put Pagan lead off, Span is doing nothing there, Panik, Posey, Pence, Belt, Crawfish, Span, Duffster.

    Beats the zombie shit we’ve been seeing lately

  5. sandog said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:26 am

    I’ve wanted to see Lincecum retire for about 18 months now, and I still feel the same way.
    Sounds like part of the reason Heston got sent out was to stretch him out and get him back to starting games. Cain, I’m willing to give some rope to. Peavy is another story. I’d give Peavy 2 more starts and if he still blows, give his spot to The Omega Man (Heston).

    • chipower9 said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:02 am

      After a rough first inning, Peavy pitched pretty damned well the other night. Certainly respectable for a 4/5 guy. I would give him at least two more starts. With he and Bochy’s bromance, Peavy probably gets a longer rope than most.

  6. Carstie Clausen said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Where are the Giants at right now? Some say at Coors. I think they are in novocain nirvana nowhereland. Came the 5th inning and Cain gives up a pair, two outs, man in scoring position, Goldschmidt at the plate. I shut down the computer. Why? Obvious, isn’t it. For whatever reason, as i have noted over the past couple days, the team has no spark, no spirit, no elan vital ~ flatter than a flounder.

    ONE player needs to put on a marquee performance. Hoping it’s on 4-20. Timmy would approve.

  7. unca_chuck said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Uh, good to know, Blade. . .

    Hey are you going to be in Colo in early September? Going to a Giants / Sherpas game on September 7th. Be great to meet up.

    Also going to catch Bonnie Raitt at Red Rocks Sept 8th. Psyched about that.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:50 am

      Yes, very likely. Who’s all coming? You and the missus?

      • unca_chuck said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:59 am

        Yeah, we’re meeting up w/my wife’s cousin and her husband.

      • blade3colorado said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:03 am

        K . . . Let me know what you want to do when it gets closer to your trip, e.g., go to the game, get lunch or dinner, and/or something else. Coors is a great venue for watching a game. Same thing with the LODO area where it is located. Only issue is the product on the field. Ha.

      • unca_chuck said, on April 20, 2016 at 3:53 pm

        Definitely the game. Not sure about anything else. My wife has a bunch of family out there and we’ll likely be doing the whirlwind tour of Denver suburbs.

        No time for Shotgun Willie’s . . .

  8. unca_chuck said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Cain just can’t seem to get guys out quickly anymore. Every batter goes 6-9 pitches, fouling shit off and staying alive. By the 3rd time through the order, guys have figured him out. 11 runs given up in the 5th, none in any other innings.

    Maybe he should play RF in the 5th. Then again, 1 run in 3 starts for him. Gawd.

  9. blade3colorado said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Right now, I have confidence in the bullpen reinforcements. Sort of hoping that Casilla rights the ship. He already has blown 2 saves, so his next opportunity I will be watching carefully. Gearrin has been a stud early on. Osich has taken Affeldt’s place in a satisfactory manner. Law has faced seven batters and rung up five of them. I am also intrigued by Okert – although a lefty – I believe he has the ability to close.

    Dunno about Strickland. In my book, he gets a fail thus far.

    • Macdog said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:11 am

      For whatever reason, Strickland looked much better last night, and vs. the middle of the order, a complete 180 from the night before. Maybe he can build off that because, yeah, he’s been pretty lousy.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:01 am

      Nice to see you back. Pretty drained (lol) after SE Asia, i’m sure. Those 2 newbies ~ albeit Broadway was up for a spell last season ~ did ok last night. Okert passed his first MLB test. Bullies may take a while to sort themselves out, but that is the primary strength of the pipeline so more hole-fillers are available.

  10. unca_chuck said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Lefty closers are few and far between, but hey, Law is presenting the case for himself to take that over.

    Reminds me of the White Sox OF of Law and Orta.

  11. bassbaldy said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Hey all! Just FYI, I’ve given myself the challenge this season to create a kind of short hand log/journal for each Giants series. My hope is that it results in a decent little tool to refer back to so as to refresh my memory of who was doing what when, certain trends, etc. .. and maybe some deeper info that cannot be had by simply looking back on scores & stats. Once we are deep into the season, maybe I can contribute & share some vitals with Flap Nation.

    • Flavor said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:48 am

      that’s a great idea.

    • chipower9 said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:58 am

      Awesome, Lisle…looking forward to it!

  12. unca_chuck said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:57 am

    I think the best thing to do is just use the archives section of this blog. You’ll get a very visceral accounting of the team in it’s current state on that given day.

    • unca_chuck said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:00 am

      Just watched Buster Posey’s first hit as a Giant . . . Forever immortalized by Flav himself. . . .

      • Flavor said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:15 am

        yup. San Dawg was there, too

    • bassbaldy said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:06 am

      Yes, that would be the best idea .. but that is such a laborious undertaking, I don’t have that kind of time. I’m keeping my notes on a tiny reference sheet (4×5) and am inventing a kind of short hand. Maybe I won’t be able to decipher my own notes .. Ha! That would be typical for me!

  13. chipower9 said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Hey, I know a lot of Flappers are DONE with Timmy. Me? If he says he is ready, I think the Giants should take a look, and if he looks plausible, then sign him to a minimum contract, let him get his legs back in Sacto, and see what he has got.

    This is for Timmy:

  14. Flavor said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Jon Heyman ‏@JonHeyman 29s29 seconds ago
    Lincecum intrigue: Tim was spotted throwing on #SFGiants fields in Ariz (and a few other places). Showcase expected soon.

    • bassbaldy said, on April 20, 2016 at 11:35 am

      I knew it! This Giants ownership are never letting TL go to another team .. That would be like if they had traded Bonds or Bum. It ain’t happening, EVER! If he can pitch, even just a little bit … He’s an immortal
      Giant, forevaaaaaaaah! YaY!

      • chipower9 said, on April 20, 2016 at 1:03 pm

        I am with you on this one, Lisle! If 55 has anything left that can help a ML pitching staff…he should be doing it in the Giant’s Orange and Black.

      • unca_chuck said, on April 20, 2016 at 3:54 pm

        If they can trade Willie Mays, I’m pretty sure anyone else is tradeable.

  15. Paul Sorensen said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Willie, I’d be interested in hearing more about your product, although for some reason, my body reacts the complete opposite to most “sleep aids”. Melatonin never did a thing for me, just made me groggy and stupid but not sleepy. Yeah, hard to tell the difference from my normal state… Other over the counter sleep aids usually keep me awake hallucinating shapes on the ceiling. I’ve done that cross-Pacific flight about 30 times now, and basically, it just is what it is, each time a little different. Sometimes a couple glasses of red wine do the trick, other times not. Usually I just make sure I have a good book and also hope for a handful of movies I’m actually interested in seeing. Or not. One flight, without headphones, I watched Water World 5 times. Still didn’t sleep. I just trick my body into thinking it’s in the hospital and must just be still for 20 hours. Or I pretend I’m Jack Bauer in a Chinese prison. The flights are never as painful as that would be. I think. There is only one thing that always helps me sleep, but smoking of any kind is not permitted on those flights……..

  16. alleykat69 said, on April 20, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Take it as a grain of salt(Rumor) but one of my co workers dad not named Chris L, says the G men will sign Timmeh for the pen/ Long relief/ are in the case of are 6-7 starters a shot at #5

    • bassbaldy said, on April 20, 2016 at 11:37 am

      That’s an entire salt mine Kat (see my 11:35 and a post of mine from 10 days ago, or so)

    • chipower9 said, on April 20, 2016 at 1:05 pm

      As I mentioned above, if he has ANYTHING that will help the Giants either in the pen, or as a starter, BRING IT ON!

  17. zumiee said, on April 20, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    “I watched Water World 5 times.”

    • Paul Sorensen said, on April 20, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      lulz…. With no sound, no less… try that sometime. 🙂

  18. gianthead said, on April 20, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    I always thought Timmy would have to sit a full year with that surgery but I still think he may still be done…

  19. djloo27 said, on April 20, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Dwayne “Pearl” Washington gone at 52…

    • sandog said, on April 20, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      RIP. I loved the Pearl and those Syracuse teams he was on.

    • Macdog said, on April 20, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      A minor sports regret was not seeing Pearl play when I was in upstate NY in ’85. What a fantastic college player. Of course, he became one of Nets’ many bust picks, he was just too slow for the NBA.

  20. blade3colorado said, on April 20, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Chuck, regarding your 3:53pm post, by September the Sherpa scalpers PAY YOU to take their tickets. Consequently, no problemo in getting tickets.

  21. Flavor said, on April 20, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    at this point, Timmy isn’t getting a ML deal. So why not take a shot with him? Again, he needs to do more than throw 70 pitches with his dad every fifth day, but I love the idea of bringing him back just for the story. And who knows? Maybe he’s better than Peavy or Cain? Would that really be that hard to do?

  22. Flavor said, on April 20, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    by the way, if anything weird happens with accessing the blog over the next 2 days, please email me. bigflavor77@gmail.com
    Shouldn’t be a problem, but just in case, let me know.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 20, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      Craig, not certain if it is just certain OS android versions, but I can’t log in on my phone. Consequently, I can only view messages. No problem on my tablet (another android OS version), OIS, and Win 10.

      • Flavor said, on April 20, 2016 at 6:44 pm

        did that start happening today?

      • blade3colorado said, on April 20, 2016 at 6:46 pm

        Actually yesterday. On google browser, with both the “full site” and mobile one.

      • Flavor said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:31 pm

        thanks. lets see what happens tomorrow.

      • chipower9 said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:12 pm

        Must be your phone/OS…I got in no prob just now with my phone (iPhone 6s Plus)…

    • blade3colorado said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:35 pm

      Parents just left on their European cruise today, so accessing a PC or Mac isn’t an issue. Plus, I do have my tablet. Thanks Craig.

  23. Carstie Clausen said, on April 20, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Just got to wondering whether a certain Carolina cowpoker might not be setting to making a message soonest.

    • Flavor said, on April 20, 2016 at 6:45 pm

      wut

      • Carstie Clausen said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:44 pm

        Sometimes i’m just too damned subtle. Somebody is from Carolina. That somebody and somebody close to him has cows. So who’s poking whom? Probably not the cow. No bull. So which Carolina cowpoker might be in position to send a message tonight which might be relevant to this thread?

    • James said, on April 20, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      Thought maybe we’d be blocking North Carolina IPs in protest of HB2.

  24. willedav said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    duck on the pond and Posey with a weak 2 hopper to 2b. Moves the runner over but dang

  25. willedav said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    The Giants seem to be loaded with young arms not making diddly for $$$ for the pen and rotation. They already have 2 high priced FAs that seem locked in, plus Bum.

    Why would you want to bring back a rehabbing pitcher who for a few years running hasn’t been worth a cent let alone all the millions he has paid?

    Sorry but just because he is Lincecum means nothing to me. I understand many many fans think otherwise, but he’s already milked the org for one highly undeserved $35 mil contract. No more.

    • Flavor said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:30 pm

      how bout a minor league deal? 600K more gonna make you do a slower or faster burn on him?

      • willedav said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:37 pm

        I would actually be OK with that, but I doubt he’d go for it unless every other team supposedly interested passed on him for a ml job. And if they did, wouldn’t that make you think go hmmn…?

    • blade3colorado said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:32 pm

      Agree. Only scenario I see where Timmy makes the team is if he absolutely wows the Giants scouts, Sabes, Evans, and Bochy at a minimum pro-rated MLB salary . . . and then, only if Peavy facepants in his next start (likely IMO) and the young arms aren’t ready for prime time.

  26. wilcojoe said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Bum seems to be about 2 MPH less on his fastball than in years past.

  27. Macdog said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Giants can’t seem to get that clutch wild pitch tonight.

    • Flavor said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      lol.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:38 pm

      Mac that is a POTD if Loo is on the DL . . . Sort of like Bryce Harper and fill in the blank for MVP.

  28. alleykat69 said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Agree WillieD,
    Timmy’s reputation is like a gunfighter.Fast& invincible in the beginning, loses an edge with age then ends up in Boot Hill .

    • chipower9 said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      Or, those other old slow gunfighters who pull a derringer out of their boot and put a .44 through your chest. 😉

  29. zumiee said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    After spewing out more hate, Schilling was fired by ESPN. Good for ESPN.
    Schilling could end up getting hired on some other network, but ESPN did the right thing.

    • Flavor said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      totally agree….
      Hey, new topic, but I am trying to figure out if I’m double paying for something at the Flap and my dyn service provider is an idiot so I’m going to let a payment slip and see what happens. Current subscription is supposed to expire tomorrow so either shit will stop working tomorrow/next day or everything will be fine. Either way, I’ll work it out, give me feedback starting tomorrow on whether or not you’re having trouble accessing the site.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      Schilling and Trump have 2 things in common – hate and bankruptcy. Oh yeah, forgot one – bimbo wifes.

  30. snarkk said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Schilling is a multi-level jerk. He didn’t need the ESPN gig, just did it to pass the time. Had to be since they warned him multiple times about shooting off his mouth about politics and social issues…

  31. unca_chuck said, on April 20, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    I thought Schilling was $50 mill in debt or some shit. Fucking tool.

  32. unca_chuck said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    0-2 hanger.

    Ballgame.

  33. chipower9 said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    I wouldn’t miss it if we never played this piece of shit team again, ever. Fuck! What happened to the ball club we loved the first week of the season???

    • zumiee said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      Right- how does an entire team go into a slump at the same time?

    • unca_chuck said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      We just said that about Colo

      • Lurker John said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:36 pm

        More about their shit park than their team. The team don’t anybody.

      • Lurker John said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:36 pm

        don’t scare

  34. unca_chuck said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    We seems to be the only team that plays like shit against Aza, Colo, and SD. Everyone else makes their hay but us.

  35. chipower9 said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Tiburon Blanco! Let’s get a conga line going here!

  36. chipower9 said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Wow…that is the same damned pitch that Belt got rung up on earlier…

  37. zumiee said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Terrible AB from Span. Over-anxious and awful.

  38. zumiee said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Nice play by Posey.

  39. unca_chuck said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Spam is fucking lost. Pagan needs to lead off.

    • chipower9 said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      He sucks so bad. I agree…get Pagan in there and Blanco gets a few spot starts, too!

  40. alleykat69 said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Posey did a great job pouncing on that feeble bunt to nail that runner at 3rd. Plays like that is why he stays behind the dish, that and 3 rings managing the pitching staff,,

    • zumiee said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:38 pm

      Well said. His defense is sort of underrated.

  41. zumiee said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    The Law rules again.

  42. unca_chuck said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Ok, got the heart of the order coming up.

    Grienke’s out. Do something.9

  43. alleykat69 said, on April 20, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Chuck,
    Looks like the heart of the order just went into cardiac arrest..

  44. blade3colorado said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Belt O for 4 and rung up 3 times. You know your team blows when the only rah rah in the game was for Blanco.

    Frustrating.

    • snarkk said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      Well, he did take 9 or 10 pitches to strike out. I guess that’s a plus, sorta…

      • blade3colorado said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:09 pm

        True. He did battle. Similar to how some folks dislike Pagan, I have issues with Belt. Going to my first Belt Anonymous meeting next week. I promise.

  45. chipower9 said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Looks like the DuffMan’s bat may be coming alive. Someone needs to get hot…

    • blade3colorado said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      Chi . . . I know you were doubting him. He’s a player bro. Dude will rake this season.

  46. snarkk said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    The Duffman with the energetic dubble…

    • chipower9 said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      Unfortunately it doesn’t mean shit if the boys cannot pick him up.

  47. snarkk said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    This losing business is getting a little frustrating…

  48. chipower9 said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    This shit is getting old…real fucking old, real fucking quick.

  49. zumiee said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    How about realize the umps give Ziegler that low pitch. Some stupid ABs that inning.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      Poor play, plus the umps hate us too.

  50. zumiee said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    I want Span out of the lead-off spot and the pitcher out of the 8th spot.

  51. zumiee said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    A positive thing has been the young bullpen guys. They look very promising.

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

    Gyros 3,4,5 spots a collective 0-12 tonight…

  53. bassbaldy said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    I missed it tonight … Looks like same shit different day … ?

    • zumiee said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:26 pm

      The Giants continue to get mowed down by Greinke and Kershaw.

      • bassbaldy said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:32 pm

        Greinke, Kershaw and just about everybody else we face lately … When was the last game we really punished an opposing pitcher?

      • zumiee said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:34 pm

        It’s getting hard to remember.

  54. bassbaldy said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Kruk is on KNBR saying Bum’s velocity was up & was pitching very well.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:33 pm

      WilcoJoe said he lost 2 MPH on his heater at 8:23pm. Who to believe? Kruk or Wilcojoe?

      Going with a knowledgeable Flapper, but hoping that Kruk is right eventually. 🙂

      • James said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:38 pm

        He was at 90-91 all night. He won’t be as good as he’s been if that persists.

      • bassbaldy said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:43 pm

        Well, I can only speak from personal experience … After reading this blog for a considerable amount of time before jumping into the fray, I must say I feel rthis is the most consistently intelligent & informative, game to game, baseball writing I have ever come across. So, I’ll go with a Flapper hands down, anytime, any place

  55. snarkk said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Just once I’d like the guys on the post-game wrap on KNBR to say something like “yep, the squad is hitting like dogmeat right now, they have to get their heads out of their a- -es, and make something happen”. No such luck tonight, just another yuk it up post game as if they’ve just won 4 out of 5…

  56. Macdog said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    So was this a sign that Greinke is back, or throw it out because it came against our feeble lineup?

    • bassbaldy said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:37 pm

      Excellent question … I gotta think about that for a minute …

    • James said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:42 pm

      He has a superior slider, curveball, change-up, throws 93 and has command. Looks good to me.

      • bassbaldy said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:50 pm

        We know he is good James. I understood the question to be ‘is he out of his slump or do we just suck so bad we can make anybody look good. Myself, I’ll take the middle path and say it’s a bit of both. We are so bad with the bats right now, we probably helped Greinke figure somethings out tonight. He’ll probably look back on this game as the turning point in his season … All thx to our won ineptitude. So, we doubly fucked ourselves by not pouncing on him.

      • James said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:53 pm

        Should have used the past tense, Baldy 🙂

  57. James said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    BTW, watching Ray last night from behind home plate, he was at 93-95 all night and did not have one of his control lapses. Kept the breaking ball down. Two very good pitching performances against an offense that was playing over its head is all you need to know about the team wide slump.

    • bassbaldy said, on April 20, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      So, you’re saying some of this offensive slump has been due to a lineup that is likely not as good as we think, coupled with the bad timing of them going up against a few pitchers having uncharacteristically good performances?

      • James said, on April 20, 2016 at 11:14 pm

        I think the line up is very good, and will be a lot of fun to watch over the season. But do you think they will score 900 runs this year? That was the pace they were on before the last two games.

  58. unca_chuck said, on April 20, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Wait for Grienke’s next few starts, Mac.

    We made Rachel Ray look like Ray oil can Boyd.

  59. snarkk said, on April 20, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Bum has pitched a lot of innings since coming up at 20. He’s a horse, but hey, maybe that arm is getting a little mileage on it. Still, tonight giving up 2 should be good enough to get a win…

  60. bassbaldy said, on April 20, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Marty Lurie just noted that Giants have failed to score in the first inning in 13 of 16 games. I’ve not been so down on Span as some others but this particular combination of players forming the top of our lineup is not clicking and after 16 games it as become an obvious fact.


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