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Derby Day!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 7, 2016

Derby Day today. So I am popping up a thread but won’t be around much. This afternoon I’ll likely be busy celebrating wildly, shaking 2 fistfulls of winning tickets high above my oversized dome.

Jon Gray going for Colorado today–followed him since they drafted him. Big kid with a big fastball. First round pick. Downside: He doesn’t get enough first-pitch strikes in and I think that will be his undoing today against a patient Giants team. Belt loves this shit, he’ll walk 25 times today……

 

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  1. bassbaldy said, on May 7, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    I eat my negativity .. Yum! Delicious!!!

    • chipower9 said, on May 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      Mmmmm….Mmmmm….Mmmmmmmmm….All good Lisle!

  2. chipower9 said, on May 7, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Go Warriors! Go Sharks! Let’s see the Bay Area Trifecta!

  3. zumiee said, on May 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Great win; great job by the bullpen again. The bullpen has a lot of potential.

    • djloo27 said, on May 7, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      Hope you’re right, Zum. I’m having a little trouble sorting these guys out.
      Question: When Kontos and Romo return can any of these bullpen guys be stretched out as a starter?

      • zumiee said, on May 7, 2016 at 5:54 pm

        Good question!

  4. blade3colorado said, on May 7, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Tomorrow we have Alphabet against Butler, he of the almost 6 ERA. Send these bitches back to the Sherpa monastery with a series loss.

  5. djloo27 said, on May 7, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Who was complaining about Duffy hitting third?

    • blade3colorado said, on May 7, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      Dunno???? Umm . . . Starts with an L I think. Lisle? Lulz

      • bassbaldy said, on May 7, 2016 at 5:38 pm

        Nope .. Not me .. I like Duff just about anywhere .. He is having a wild ride this year, very up & down .. Probably par for the course in a sophomore year .. I basically believe he will be a solid contributor in the long run .. Still figuring things out but one gets the sense he is always giving it a lot of thoughtful effort .. So, no it wasn’t me.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 7, 2016 at 5:45 pm

        I know . . . Loo’s pulling everyone’s leg.

    • chipower9 said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      Hey…what the fuck is that pulling on my leg?!

  6. blade3colorado said, on May 7, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Inept baserunning and the late walks doomed the Sherpas.

    • chipower9 said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      Like I said early on the thread. They are a better club this year, but when it is all said and done, they are still….

      the sherpas…

  7. bassbaldy said, on May 7, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Cheese & crackers! The Cubs take 3 in a row from Nats .. They got Arrieta going tomorrow in game 4. Nice to see Nats brought down to earth.

    • chipower9 said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      Cubs are fucking unconscious. No way they can sustain it. Right?

  8. zumiee said, on May 7, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Replay did its job today.

    • James said, on May 7, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      Yep, on very close plays, too.

      • zumiee said, on May 7, 2016 at 6:16 pm

        The umps are basically just guessing on plays like that.

      • chipower9 said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:33 pm

        I have umped a bit…it’s tough on those bang bang plays.

  9. zumiee said, on May 7, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Cueto was terrific; it’s so cool having him on the team.

    • Bozo said, on May 7, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      I agree, Zum.

  10. ewisco said, on May 7, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    I hate having to listen to mark Jackson doing a warriors game.

  11. zumiee said, on May 7, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Colon hit his first HR today! Epic homerun trot. The video clip is at MLB.com.

    • Flavor said, on May 7, 2016 at 7:06 pm

      that was awesome.

      • Flavor said, on May 7, 2016 at 7:16 pm

        you wonder how the “disappear in the dugout hallway” choreograph goes. Who calls for that? And how do they make it happen so quickly? Was the bowling pin celebration considered? Seems to me that woulda been perfect for Bartolo. lqtm.

  12. Carstie Clausen said, on May 7, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    “…and the Law won”. Yee hah! Blasting Belt and get the bench off their Duffs hollering and high-fiving.

    Perfect Spring day here in Minnesota’s northwoods and i only got in occasionally to keep up with the game just a big. Trillions of things to do on the homestead. First it was continuation of a partial rebuild of a limestone girded flowerbed. Whew! But i loved it. Then some defensive mowing for the first time this year.
    Defensive, cussen onaccounta the mass of dandelions. Gotta get em when they’re still yellow.

    Cueto was some kinda pickup. Fits in the orange and black. Bullies were more than half decent to give us that big “W”. Panik, Posey and Blanco were all ofers today. Joe has the excuse of having been outta action for a spell. Maybe Blanco wears down after a few consecutive games. But he is a great 4th outfielder.

    Today’s game could be seen as the ultimate reaction to that 17-7 fiasco Thursday. No runs in regulation. That would NOT have happened in the Box of Rox. Anyone know whether it has ever occurred?

    • Flavor said, on May 7, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      0-0 after 9? It has occurred many times.

  13. Flavor said, on May 7, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    just saw the box score. Gray only bb’d 2 guys? WTF? At least we got the win.

  14. Flavor said, on May 7, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Aaron Hill just hit his 3rd straight HR tonight in Cinn so if you were wondering about how that ballpark plays…..you shouldn’t wonder anymore…..

  15. unca_chuck said, on May 7, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Jackson is atrocious. Van Gundy’s no picnic either.

    Refs are pretty shitty as well. Hey, Portland gets their one win tonight.

  16. unca_chuck said, on May 7, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Barnes has been nothing tonight. Iggy either. Nice that he finally hit something. Not getting much from anyone but Green and Klay. The bench is quiet.

    What is nuts is how fast these guys can come back.

  17. ewisco said, on May 7, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    I just don’t begin to understand the officiating.

  18. unca_chuck said, on May 7, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Lillard is on fire. But the cum-fest by Stan and Marc is a little much. They are saran wrapping the booth.

  19. snarkk said, on May 7, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Nyquist wins the Derby? Sounds like a cold remedy, or that lobbyist shill for corporations wanting to essentially pay no taxes…

    • djloo27 said, on May 7, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      He’s owned by a real weasel named J. Paul Reddam…

  20. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 7, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Loo, blade… See Alvarez with the ko? BOOM!

    • djloo27 said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      No, dirt – I’m boycotting PPV after the Pacquiao-Mayweather farce a year ago…
      You sound psyched!

    • blade3colorado said, on May 7, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      Next day Cinco De Mayo dinner with friends . . . Going to see if I can see it on the ‘net tomorrow. Thanks for the info Dirt. Hope you’re having fun in the Dominican Republic!

  21. zumiee said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Fun fact: if the playoffs started tomorrow, the Phillies and Marlins would play a post-season game to determine which of them is the second NL Wild Card.

  22. zumiee said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    On a related note, the 1985 Yankees won 97 games and missed the playoffs, because of no Wild Card in those days. We get bummed thinking of the ’93 Giants missing the playoffs with 103 wins, and rightfully so; but that was a tough thing for the ’85 Yankees, too. Billy Martin managed that team, and felt pretty bummed out about missing the playoffs; but winning 97 games is a great accomplishment. Mattingly and Guidry were on that team.

    • zumiee said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      Here’s some facts about that team ’85 Yankees team:
      “Rickey Henderson set a new club record by stealing 80 bases in one season. The previous mark had stood since 1914.
      Henderson also scored 146 runs. It was the most in the Major Leagues since Ted Williams scored 150 runs in 1949. In addition, Rickey Henderson became the first player since Lou Gehrig in 1936 to amass more runs in a season than games played.
      Don Mattingly became the first Yankee since Joe DiMaggio to have back to back 200 hit seasons.
      Mattingly’s 48 doubles were the most since Lou Gehrig hit 52 in 1927.
      Mattingly was the AL MVP and RBI leader with 145. Mattingly hit for a .324 average with 35 home runs.
      Dave Winfield became the first Yankee since Yogi Berra to achieve four straight 100 RBI seasons. Berra did it from 1953 to 1956.
      On September 22, while at a hotel bar in Baltimore, Maryland, pitcher Ed Whitson broke manager Billy Martin’s arm after a heated argument that spread to other parts of the hotel. Whitson’s Yankee tenure was also memorable for constantly being heckled and booed during home games.
      On October 5, the Yankees entered the next-to-last game of the season against the division-leading Toronto Blue Jays trailing them by two games. However, the Jays, led by pitcher Doyle Alexander, triumphed 5-1, clinching their first division title in franchise history.”

    • djloo27 said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      I think after they were eliminated, Phil Niekro pitched a complete game for them without throwing a single knuckleball..

      • zumiee said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:16 pm

        For his 300th career win! That should have been in that list of facts.

      • djloo27 said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:21 pm

        You and I are extremely ill, Zumiee…

      • zumiee said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:21 pm

        Cool article, though “Knucksie” is a pretty bad nickname, IMO. 🙂

      • zumiee said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:24 pm

        Ha! Yeah, we like the arcane. 🙂

      • pawliekokonuts said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:31 pm

        3 pitches to Jeff Burroughs (any relation to William?) Cool story.

    • chipower9 said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      I have no pity for the yankmees. Fuck ’em. It is hard to even appreciate them for their part in baseball history. For some reason I have always hated the yanks, and the bums.

      • zumiee said, on May 7, 2016 at 10:01 pm

        🙂

  23. pawliekokonuts said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Mets announcer called Colon’s HR one of the greatest moments in baseball history or some sort of hyperbole. Not quite. I was following our game with the dancing dots through the top of the 9th. On the radio I heard it was 1-0 Rox top 10th. Came home. Thought it was over. Caught bottom 13th live streaming. Yoikes! That Panik-Crawford play!! And Duffy!

    • zumiee said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      And Duffy’s over-the-shoulder catch. It just seemed like, for sure, it was going to drop for a hit; but the ball never fell to the ground. Duffy had snagged it.
      It seemed like all game the Rockies were dinking and doinking hits like that.

  24. pawliekokonuts said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    I almost, sort of, have a mancrush on Bob Baffert. No. I didn’t type that. I must’ve meant Jill Baffert. Really.

  25. zumiee said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Parra kind of misplayed Duffy’s walk-off hit. Parra turned the wrong way and had to do a 360. If he had turned the other way, who knows what might have happened.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      when it left the bat, I thought the game was over, maybe a HR, but then yeah, Parra might’ve made a spectacular play.

      • zumiee said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:35 pm

        Yeah, on further review, I think if he’d turned the other way, there was at least a chance for him.
        http://m.mlb.com/news/article/176747604/giants-beat-rockies-in-13-on-duffys-walk-off

      • zumiee said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:41 pm

        On a side note: I wish players would stop beating up the guy who gets the winning hit. At the end of the clip you can see Duffy checking his mouth; someone must have accidentally popped him in the mouth. I complain about this every year, but it’s just ridiculous to see these guys pummel a player like that. There have been injuries around MLB over the years from these over-the-top celebrations, but it still keeps happening.

      • snarkk said, on May 7, 2016 at 11:29 pm

        Yep, the post-walk-off celebration thing is just dumb. I have no clue when and where this idiotic practice started. Similar stuff when a guy scores a big TD in the NFL, they pile on the guy, almost worse than if the other team tackled him. Hey, a celebration is cool, but you whack your own teammate enough to give him bruises? I simply don’t get it…

    • snarkk said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      I was just watching the replay highlight on that one, zum. Parra misplayed it, he turned the wrong way, and the ball was probably hooking away from, too, towards the LF line. He might have had a shot at it had he moved towards the LF line from the get go…

  26. chipower9 said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Class all the way, on two counts…

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/05/willie-mays-best-play-vin-scully-giants-dodgers-mlb

    • zumiee said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      Very cool. I’m not a Scully fan, but that was a really nice thing for him to do.

      I found his statement about the helmets a little odd, though. It just came out wrong, I guess. Outfielders have never worn helmets while playing the outfield. Although, he probably just meant helmets, as a concept, in general.
      Also, his description is sort of similar to the catch Blanco made in Cain’s perfect game. A ball that everyone thought was a hit, and out of nowhere comes the outfielder diving onto the warning track to make the catch. Blanco didn’t have to worry about hitting a brick wall, though. Brick wall?!! Seriously?!! What were they thinking in those days?!! At least Wrigley has some ivy, which still isn’t much padding, though.

  27. chipower9 said, on May 7, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Well, the Sharks held up their end of my called for Bay Area trifecta, but to be honest, I am really not surprised the Warriors lost game 3 to the Blazers…

  28. Macdog said, on May 7, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Best line I read today: Forget the Kentucky Derby, Bartolo Colon’s home run trot is the greatest two minutes in sports.

    • chipower9 said, on May 7, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      Bartolo Colon can trot?!

  29. unca_chuck said, on May 8, 2016 at 1:35 am

    Barely.


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