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No More Peavy

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 21, 2016

A little early morning googling unearthed this nugget: Highway 821 in Washington state is also known as Canyon Road or Yakima River Canyon Scenic Byway. I’m thinking of emailing state officials to see if the good people of Yakima might consider adding a third nickname to the highway: “Jake Peavy’s ERA”.

Another possible name: “Jake Peavy Sucks Shit”

How ’bout “Jake Peavy Smokes Copious Amounts of Pole”

I think any of my names would fit better than boring-ass “Canyon Road.”

And I agree with Snarkk, Bochy must be around some pretty dumb people all day if he thinks we’re buying “Jake was a little off tonight.”

Enough of Peavy. If the Giants don’t have someone better at any level of the minor leagues who can’t pitch through the 2nd inning of a baseball game then we have the worst minor league system of all time. Think about it.

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  1. sandog said, on May 21, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Snarkk….I told you the Raptors were pretty good!

    • Flavor said, on May 21, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      finally! I loath LeBron. Too much of a girl when it comes to the off the court stuff. Zero Dark 40 23 go fuck yourself. lqtm

  2. unca_chuck said, on May 21, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Wife’s out cold, one last beer, watching the Pads and the Dogs in the bottom of the 11th…

  3. unca_chuck said, on May 21, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Uptown trying to go back to back walk offs.

  4. unca_chuck said, on May 21, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Fuck! 4′ short!

  5. djloo27 said, on May 21, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    W-O-W!!!

  6. Macdog said, on May 21, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Hurt Tsao bad!

  7. unca_chuck said, on May 21, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Tsao walks in the winning run. Dogs lose!

  8. djloo27 said, on May 21, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Solarte basically stepped out on ball four, which impaired the umps ability to judge a strike. I don’t blame Roberts for protesting that call. I guess the ump called it outside, so it didn’t matter, but it ain’t really right…

    • zumiee said, on May 21, 2016 at 11:01 pm

      He didn’t step out of the box, so it’s legal, but it’s kind of cheesy.

      • djloo27 said, on May 21, 2016 at 11:06 pm

        And serves no purpose…

      • zumiee said, on May 21, 2016 at 11:10 pm

        It’s a “hot dog” move. Wouldn’t surprise me if the Dodgers drill him with a pitch tomorrow.

  9. zumiee said, on May 21, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    The ump had a huge strike zone all game in the LA game, and then the zone got tight at the end, like he just wanted to end it. lqtm.

  10. zumiee said, on May 21, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    The Dodgers are now 13-22 when Kershaw doesn’t start.

    • Paul Sorensen said, on May 22, 2016 at 8:11 am

      Kershaw’s great. Fortunately, Dodger team as currently constructed is not.

  11. willedav said, on May 22, 2016 at 7:24 am

    the walk off walk, that was pretty funny. Plus he almost threw a wild pitch after he walked those last 2 guys to load the bases.
    Someone on Baggs blog at Merc posted about most fav teams helping the Giants. How about the Pads, whom SF owns (6-0) taking it to the Dodgers, again?

    All props to Flav, lot of cool stuff happened once you got there. Most cool imo—Specs in LF. I could dig more of that.

  12. Bozo said, on May 22, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Last 10 games we are 9-Peavy, not to shabby.

  13. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 22, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Anyone else see the MLB study group recommendation to raise the strike zone and do away with throwing 4 balls for an intentional walk? The recommendation will go to the rules committee for consideration. How about getting a uniform strike zone before making efforts to change it? This is some of the stupidest stuff yet. MLB is sure taking a bizarre tack when it comes to broadening the appeal of the game.

    In other news, I chased 2 young whipper snappers off my lawn while writing this.

    • Paul Sorensen said, on May 22, 2016 at 8:32 am

      lulz

    • willedav said, on May 22, 2016 at 8:36 am

      yeah both bad ideas.
      Guy I used to see at gym who moved onto newer facility used to talk about starting up his own Old Guys Gym. He used to tell me, “F the young guys.”

    • James said, on May 22, 2016 at 9:03 am

      You sound vaguely like an NRA shill, Dirt :). Yes, if they simply insisted on the strike zone as defined, they’d get the result they were after. The wide corners do more to inhibit offense than do the low strikes.With 92 mph now the average, why would you want to privilege really high strikes when you’re trying to support more offense?

  14. Paul Sorensen said, on May 22, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Finally, someone in the NL West put together a win streak, and for really the first time this season, about 1/4 way through, there’s now at least slight separation between 1st and the rest. Of course that will change, perhaps numerous times, but 9-Peavy indeed (good call, Clown) will do the trick. LA certainly had their chance when the G’s were stumbling a bit, didn’t take it. With Cain maybe making his way back, that leaves the black hole that is a seemingly truly done Peavy, and wouldn’t it be great to see management go balls up and say hey, we can pull away here, and make a change very soon to try to make it a true 5-man tough to beat rotation.

    You horse race guys (I’ve had some success at the track, but very limited, best day was in Listowel, Ireland at the turf races, long story), here’s the Giants having just rounded the 1/4 mile mark, the first horse to break out of what has been a middling pack. How often does that “first horse” win it all? Obviously a lot of factors, but just curious. And obviously I’m not thinking the norm is Secretariat in the Belmont… 🙂

    • Flavor said, on May 22, 2016 at 10:09 am

      it really all depends on the fractions. For instance, Nyquist went out in 22.2 in the first quarter yesterday which was stupid. But in general if a horse gets away with a slow 1/2 regardless of the distance or surface of the race they’ll have something left in the tank come the stretch….

  15. willedav said, on May 22, 2016 at 8:31 am

    cursory look at Osich splits so far this season:
    LH 2-31, batting .065. yaha!
    RH, 7-21 with 2 HRs 4 BBs only 3 Ks. OB .440. small sample size, sure.
    Um, got a little work to do there, but like to see him get more opps and not just be a loogy.
    He’s 27 too btw.

  16. unca_chuck said, on May 22, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Was it eeeuuuuhennio that would bail out on every first pitch in an AB? Drove me nuts

  17. Flavor said, on May 22, 2016 at 10:12 am

    I’m 100% behind robot umpires mostly because I think it’s stupid that a catcher can “frame” a pitch for the human umpires. So they are allowed to basically trick an umpire into calling a strike. Stupid. A strike should be a damn strike. Let the players get used to it. And then we never have to hear Kruk again blather on about what type of umpire we are getting that day. I want one that calls a strike a strike and a ball a ball…

    • Carstie Clausen said, on May 22, 2016 at 10:18 am

      Or at least a robot monitor on the plate ump with the option of overturning all but the most close shaves barely nicking the zone. The embarrassment factor ~ always present ~ would essentially shame the umps into following the rule-book and not setting themselves up as prejudicial tin-gods. This option would preserve the traditions of the game at the same time as utilizing high-tech capability to obviate hankypanky behind the catcher.

  18. Carstie Clausen said, on May 22, 2016 at 10:14 am

    After Cain’s breakthrough yesterday the 60-40 formula seems to be undergoing a bit of slippage. Maybe 80-20 is not quite the call yet due to small sample size. Yet, it is the trend. Thinking now that the Braintrust may give Peavy till June to clean up his act. Even a mediocre, .450 ERA starter as a replacement (thinking Blackburn, Blach or Suarez) with Giants winning half their games, could get us into the 90-10 range and virtually ensure the NLW.

  19. Flavor said, on May 22, 2016 at 10:16 am

    sucks that the Giants game is conflicting with Warrior game. I’ll pop a game time thread up for both this afternoon

    • djloo27 said, on May 22, 2016 at 11:03 am

      You’re allowed to do that?

      • Flavor said, on May 22, 2016 at 11:29 am

        with these magic fingers and a keyboard that is in rock solid condition, I can change the world, Loo

      • pawliekokonuts said, on May 22, 2016 at 12:28 pm

        Magnus Archimedes

      • djloo27 said, on May 22, 2016 at 12:46 pm

        Flavor does an amazing job here.
        I sure as hell couldn’t do it…

      • pawliekokonuts said, on May 22, 2016 at 2:06 pm

        agreed

  20. snarkk said, on May 22, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    I’m diggin’ the 3-game streak of good starts by Cain. But, after 2 1/2 years of injury and crap performance, I have no expectation he’ll continue that. One start at a time until it looks like he’s got consistency back. If he’s that good, more or less, the rest of the season, then they have 4 solid to very good starters. And #5 won’t matter much. Still, Peavy looks done to me, so bring up a young arm to let that kid see what he can do in the bigs. Peavy every 5th day looks like throwing in the towel on that day before the bout begins…

  21. Macdog said, on May 22, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    I see tonight’s promo is a Buster Posey Kids Hamper. Ah, the things I miss out on living here in the east.

    • Flavor said, on May 22, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      yresterday they gave away a plastic bat with whiffle ball. Katie gave it away to some random kid as soon as we made it through the turnstile.

  22. snarkk said, on May 22, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    It’s all about the promo moolah at ATT. Amazing you can get through a half inning without having some sort of feeling to go buy something. Along those lines, anybody notice how many adverts that the radio guys are slinging during the actual play by play? Seems to me that is way up compared to even just a few years back. Seems like between every other pitch Flemm or Miller are slinging some sort of “the line drive of the day, brought to you by Viagra”, or some such. It’s getting ridiculous. Instead of baseball talk, we’re getting bombarded with random sales shit 4 or 5 times every inning, not even counting the between innings commercial break…

    • pawliekokonuts said, on May 22, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      “He painted the corner on that pitch. Say, friends, speaking of paints, Purcell Paints has your color in stores right now.” They all do it.

  23. Flavor said, on May 22, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    I love how it’s always “brought to you by…” like they had anything to do with the game.

  24. zumiee said, on May 22, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    One of the umps in the Dodgers game had to leave after getting hit in the Sacagawea by a foul ball.

  25. zumiee said, on May 22, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Maeda had a 4-run inning.

  26. Flavor said, on May 22, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    “Beer can will be there and her cousin from Sacramento ” Coffee Can” will be there too.” Marty Lurie cracks me up sometimes

  27. wilcojoe said, on May 22, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Hunter Pence better hope his hair doesn’t start receding or else he will look exactly like Dallas Braden in a few years.

    • zumiee said, on May 22, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      Yikes.

  28. Flavor said, on May 22, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    New thread when I get home. I had to go to 2 different pizza places to feed me and Katie since I am an Amichi’s disciple and her allegiance is with round table. No cooking tonight. Basketball and baseball and pizza and beers.

    • djloo27 said, on May 22, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      Sounds good to me. Wish I was in the neighborhood.

    • Bozo said, on May 22, 2016 at 5:10 pm

      Not just what do you want on your pizza, but where do you want your pizza from…
      BF, I bow in your general direction.

  29. zumiee said, on May 22, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Puig with a baserunning gaffe.
    5-5 game.

  30. Macdog said, on May 22, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Way to go, A’s, for reviving the dead-as-a-doornail Yanks.

  31. Lurker John said, on May 22, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Can’t believe that inning went from 2 out nobody on 0-2 count 10 pitches thrown, to bases loaded and 28 pitches thrown in the inning. Fuck the Cubs. Bum wasn’t as sharp from the stretch.

  32. Irish Kevin said, on May 22, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Every game should have that little box showing where the pitch is

  33. Lurker John said, on May 22, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    I don’t know who the fuck that ref is, but he just overturned an obvious call from 40 ft away that ended up giving OKC a basket. That ball wasn’t within 6 inches of the rim. Dude needs to be canned.

  34. Flavor said, on May 22, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    new thread!

  35. Macdog said, on May 22, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Bum’s control isn’t too good throwing to the bases, either.


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