That ref should be shit canned. He’s terrible. W’s need to keep it close then make their run. Bum had great control until he hit Bryant on the foot.
And please reassign the broad to a different sector of ESPN. She’s grating.
Worse than AmyG
Deploy a submarine and torpedo this SOB’s ass.
You think this guy is paid by DHL?
Draymond with a lovely front kick to the groin area of Adams.
This inane in-game interview is brought to you by …
and didn’t they do SO MUCH to bring that to you?
This isn’t too important, but I was wondering if that’s the original scoreboard in CF from when the park first opened.
Technology’s come a long way in 17 years…
I still can’t believe we went from the most reviled park in baseball (personally, I loved it) to the best.
I think they added new parts to the original one.
I’m pretty sure they did upgrade, Loo.
The original design of the park had the scoreboard on top of a brew pub in CF. The plan was for seating inside the pub but also Club Level access to roof seating. A great idea, shot down by a group of assholes from my old neighborhood (worried about the lighting being so high up or something).
Great play by Crawfish. Ban the female broadcaster and in-game interviews.
Agree on both!
In the 13th in San Diego.
I hope Duffy’s not just turning into a warning-track out guy.
Padres bring out a 9 ERA guy to pitch the 14th.
Spoiler alert: it’s not going well.
might just be me, and I get the *bigger picture* but I find it hilarious that Green is going after Adams balls every chance he gets……..
Padres go Houdini and get out of a tough situation. Still 5-5.
If nothing else, the Padres had to use a lot of bullpen today heading into the Giants series.
Bum getting it done.
Yep … It looks like a couple of guys in the rotation have figured out that if they don’t supply the offensive impetus, this giants team is not going to help them win games … this team sure has a tough time scoring runs and I don’t care what the stats say … what I do care about is the fact that we are winning lately that is good thing … but their inability to score with risp is gonna eventually bite them in the ass again.
The Giants are 6th in the league in runs scored, playing home games in the toughest ballpark to score in.
if you’re taking notes on all the games don’t you note the games they score a lot of runs? As Zumiee noted, they’re doing fine in the runs scored dept, playing in a big ballpark no less
Like I said. .. and with all due respect … This team seems anemic offensively … “My guy” Adam Duval is hitting more HR and XBH than any one on the Giants and I get it … he is playing in a bandbox which certainly helps … but … Time & time again we have seen Giants inability to either get runners on, over, or in … the perennial young Cy Young syndrome … the DP epidemic … The team wide slumps … seeming effortlessness that most of the opposition get HR & XBH in this very same park … and …Posey’s – for the most part – lackluster season.
If it wasn’t for the stellar pitching – which we can happily begin to entertain with confidence as the start of something amazing – and the consistency of the offensive contribution of Belt & Pence .. possibly Pagan, Blanco, Brown & Specs at crucial times, we wouldn’t be where we are.
Dear BF: Didn’t see you’re post until I put up my response to Zum. In response to your question … Yes, I’m still keep my notes and that is basically hat I’m going off of .. Over and over again in my notes I see ‘Poor Offense’ ‘NoClutch’, ‘Posey Sucks’, and quite often Cassilia SUCKS!! … No need to even mention what I notate for Peavy. As you’ve so often said here … I call ’em as I see ’em.
I would like to see a Jim Ray Hart patch in place by tomorrow night…
I second that.
Stunned to see the Warriors down by that much.
it’s a thorough ass kicking across all facets of the game.
what a great detailed box score they used to have in basketball
Golden State with a piss-poor effort tonight. No energy, sloppy play, destroyed on the boards. Inexcusable. They don’t win game 4 and it may well be sayonara. Regardless of the regular season record, OKC gives them fits. Combine that with a lackluster effort and you get a 40 point blow-out.
I love it! Dubs getting their clocks cleaned! Let the finger pointing begin!
I’m surprised we haven’t heard the refs get blamed yet.
Yeah? Which NBA team do you follow?
San Dawg, I love everything about you so I will overlook this bizarre dislike for my beloved Dubs, but if I may ask what is it exactly that you don’t like? Outside of Draymond Green they are a pretty likable team, yes?
The Dog is a Kings fan, like me.
Well, we all know what the Kings are doing right now, contemplating their navels and wishing they were in the conference finals. Sounds like sour grapes to me.
I know you guys are Kings fan but I don’t get the Warriors loathing. If the Warriors were eliminated and the Kings were in the Western Conference Finals I would probably be rooting for them too just because they’re pretty local.
I’m not a Warriors-loather like the Dog. He’s on his own on that. 🙂
Me too. I was a fan of the Vlade Divac-era Kings and hold no animosity towards them.
Bumgarner is flat dealing tonight. He’s had that cutter/slider going the last 3-4 innings and he’s eating the Cubbies alive with it, hitting his spots and keeping the hitters off-balance.
Like I said, fuck the Cubs. These aren’t the lovable-loser Cubs, they’re going for your jugular and you’d better treat them as such. The Giants have done a good job of that this weekend. And while I’m at it, fuck Joe Maddon as well. Didn’t like him with Tampa, don’t like him now. Go Giants.
Amen, Amen, AMEN!!!
Damn! I hate to Jinx it but if Cain continues in his current mode without any improvement whatsoever, we may have the best rotation in MLB! … even without a Five guy!
what’s wrong with Joe Maddon? He’s a great interview, he manages creatively and successfully, I can’t think of a single thing to not like about him
I think he’s an arrogant wannabe hipster … But I’m just in a crummy mood .. this move is kicking the shit outta me!
Bum was a polished pitcher from the day he came up. That might be why the velocity drop isn’t affecting him.
He doesn’t have to transition from fireballer to pitcher…
Very insightful (I agree).
Dodgers/Pads going to the 17th. Dodgers are having to use Stripling.
Dodger bullpen being fried like a tri-tip steak. I love it.
I don’t care how many pitches Bum has to throw, let him go complete game…..
Kinda sad that your pitcher has the teams only RBI….
so how sad is it if the other team that supposedly has a great offense has zero runs?
Not sad at all … They have been struggling and besides Fake Skeevy … The have run into the buzzsaw of our Cain & Bum .. They can only be thankful it’s not 4 gamer … Oh boy wouldn’t that have been nice … But we gotta score some more runs!
That is true, but I did not expect the Cubs to keep up the pace they were winning at. And I also thought the Giants offense would be better.
Totally with you IK .. Cubs couldn’t maintain that pace, nobody could … But I’d did expect a bit more from our offense as I’ve been gripping about interminably … Posey ain’t all that so far, Panik is spotty, Duff too has been inconsistent, Craw is coming along slowly, a bit too slowly and Span is merely ‘ok’ … if we could get just two of those guys going it would make a big difference. Belt is having a career year but sliding a bit now and Pence has been consistently decent. We need either two guy to go on a tear, or one guy to be sustain some spectacular hitting.
So, with Cain getting things sorted out, spots 1-4 in the rotation are killing it. If Cain keeps improving and some solution is found to the Peavy debacle, say a .500 solution, this is arguably the best rotation in baseball, with the Mets being, to me being the obvious contender.
the Mets rotation up to this point this year has been extremely spotty.
LJ I didn’t see this until I posted my 7:17 response to your 7:06 … I’m must be in another time zone 🙂
Our posts must’ve crossed in cyber space. lol
Pick whichever team in the top 5 you like, my point is that the Giants can hang with any of them, especially if Peavy/Peavy’s spot is shored up.
I agree and I would add we have a hella chance to hang with the top five even ifs we don’t have a viable 5 guy … That’s how good our starting 3 are and if Cain hold to current form, we can say that’s how good our staring four are … I know I’m imaging Cain as our 4th … Moot point I’d say.
Shit, dog-ears up by 2 in the 17th.
Nice game, nice RBI, by Bum…
Come on bullpen, lock this thing down.
Atta way Cory, atta way Craw,
Please, no Casilla in the 9th if it’s still a one run lead. I don’t trust that guy anymore with only a one run cushion…
I was thinking the exact same thing, snarkk. If he blows this win for Bum…
Oh yee of little faith ! …. What a fucking scary prospect uh? Cadillac protecting a one run lead …YIKES!
Flav, I don’t like rah, rah guys, and Maddon has always struck me as that type. He’s a good manager, but Boch is clearly better and is all business, a cerebral sort.
I like Bochy too LJ, but everything I’ve read about Maddon is positive. Yes, he is a player’s manager, but what is really emphasized about him is his analytical approach to the game. Sort of a Buck Showalter, but with interpersonal skills.
What can I say, he rubs me the wrong way. Plus, this is war and a World Series trophy is the prize.
OK, that I understand, i.e., we all have our preferences. 🙂
i think he’s a lot more than a rah rah guy but I’m not going to argue it with you I don’t care that much about what people think of Maddon
Everybody hold their breath, here comes Santiago.
Who did not want to see Casilla??
Span did not play that well but he caught it.
How did Span not fall on his ass?
It’s easy to forget that Casilla has an ERA of 2.00, because he always seems on the verge of imploding.
Walks will kill a team
great pitch on Soler.
The dude still throws hard.
That had to have been the longest back pedal of all time.
MadBum hampers the Cubs!
Whew, ball game…yes!
Someone tell bassbaldy this win counts.
Nobody is happier than me to win a ball game Zum … And I’ve lived through the torture with everybody else here .. But as Irish Kevin pointed out earlier tonight just like I in no way expected the Cubs to sustain their pace I think we are a better hitting club than we are showing … Thank Xmas that we have 3 phenomenal pitchers and another that may be returning to being phenomenal. But come on .. We gotta get these bats going .. Even just a little bit. That’s two games out three in this series that out pitchers won for us .. By their hitting!
i think we aren’t as good of a hitting team as people always say we are or should be. Duffy said it right the other day, this team is a grinder team when it comes to hitting. We don’t have speed and we don’t have that much power. That’s not a good combo. We have a team that grinds at bats and can keep the line moving. In this ballpark, I’ll take that. But you aren’t going to start seeing balls getting blasted over the fence, that’s not who we are……
when you pop this one into your journal make sure that when you’re lamenting the lack of runs scored by the Giants you point out that the Cubs scored less. 🙂 🙂 🙂
I always do Flav, I always do!
And I will make note that both wins were courtesy of hitting by our pitchers!
i hope you note the pitching performances too.
fantastic series win.
Nice statement made this series.
And in a playoff match-up, the Cubs wouldn’t get to face Peavy.
. . . and tomorrow is Cueto time. Ahhh . . .
Great job by Cain and Bum and with the Pads coming to town. Johnny C and Shark on the hill!
And maybe the 17 inning loss puts some extra tiredness on the Pads.
some? I will have Cueto on every single DFS team I play tomorrow. And for you VMI followers, the Angels have the best VMI number for hitting (+7.86)
Kemp is in a horrific slump. It needs to continue until he leaves SF.
This game ~ and the series ~ sent a message. Momento to Chicago mostly came from that redass Carolina Cattleman ~almost unarguably the toughest pitcher in the game…physically and psychologically. Bumgarner has proven himself as the #1 big game pitcher in MLB. For all those games the Giants lost over the past few years due to unexpected hits from opposing pitchers, this one’s for you, Chi-town. So was last night. Laws of averages caught up at a serendipitous time. We were due for those two.
Could be that Bumgarner’s excellence rubbed off the right way on Casilla.
agreed. Until another pitcher does what Bum has done in the post season he is without question the best pitcher in baseball. CY stuff is inconsequential to the historic shit Bum has done in the post season.
Kershaw’s 2-6 record and 5 ERA in the playoffs is almost ridiculously bad.
The defense, on both sides, was excellent, too. Great stuff. Ump call on the firstbase line play went our way, which is cool.
When Bum is pitching like he did tonight there is nobody that he plays second fiddle to .. Not Opie, Harrynetta, nobody … But who did we face tonight? Kyle Hendricks … Yes, he is a decent pitcher, a very good pitcher even … but it ain’t like facing Bum when he is in the zone … bum is a whole other elite category … I’m still feeling we need to get a couple of guys hitting with a bit more consistency for us to contend.
10 games until the 1/3 mark … Posey gets it going, Panik starts to rake the way we know he can,
Duff straightens it out a bit … Two out of those three would be great .. And If the pitching maintains we will be in great shape.
i stand by my 7:53, And to say “for us to contend” is just silly. We are leading West by 4 games and just took a series from the best team in the league
I’m not entirely convinced that baldy isn’t trolling the Flap.
that would surprise me. It would mean he has put a lot of time into building up a fake handle. I like him and believe him to be a true Giants fan I just think he’s widely swayed by specific things that happen in single games. And as we know, we play 162.
i think he also might be overly stressed out by this move lol
We’ve played 46 and besides the opening week which I think showed who we are offensively, and besides the almost two months of no viable pitching from 4 & 5 spots, our offense has not been playing up to par, up to what we are capable off, or so I feel. This is not a game to game observation it is based on watching 75% of EVERY game so far!
And yes, totally over stressed by the “move” … 2 huge relocations inside 3 years maybe enough to send me over edge!
saying “besides the opening week” is just proving my point. That was just a week. Baseball is 162. We are a team with no speed and very little power. What exactly are you expecting them to do offensively? And as Zumiee pointed out, they are scoring runs more than most in the league even with not being a power hitting team, having no speed and playing in a park that produces the fewest runs in the league
Two words Flav … CONGA LINE … That is all I’m expecting … They way we had it going in last year before the injuries caught up with us and even in 2014 … As for the first week .. Im going by what Boch said in a couple of interviews early on … To the effect … “This is what this team what this team can do offensively ..”
Conga lines take detours to go screw chicks and shot gun beers. Don’t sweat it, they’re fine. Conga lines DO NOT do anything dramatic or impressive statistically. That’s what we have to accept about this team this year……And don’t go by anything Bochy says publicly. He also thinks Peavy is “almost there”
But conga lines do score runs, runs wins games. I believe good pitching is the first step to winning, then ya gotta score some runs .. At least one more than your opponent … makes sense right? Im fine with one nothing wins but I don’t have a lot faith that expectations for one run wins is reasonably sustainable over 162
Have we not all (or many of us) been belly aching endlessly about Posey? Span has taken some flak, I said a he’d come around and he is. Pence and Belt have been consistent. Panik not so much, but I believe he will be there. Duffy continues to struggle at the top which not helping matters.
It’s been a couple of years. I miss Twin.
Take that, America’s Sweethearts. MadBum, just having a catch in the meadow. Span misplayed it but caught it, saving his ass and Casilla’s.
When the G’s won in 2010, and even a bit in 2012, lots of people were wondering “how did that team win it all?” Usually it’s been the pitching. I don’t really care how they win, as long as they win. Yeah, “we score, we win”, but also “we pitch, we win”. Kinda hard to find fault with a team that’s won, what, 10 of 11? …..
Got one of these yet, Arrieta and Kershaw? Didn’t think so.
It’s pretty funny that Cueto has a ring, too, from the Royals last year.
Watching the game, I texted Magnus: “the fecking Undertaker.” Carstie in 2010. Still love that.
Being a die-hard Kings fan has not an easy road to travel. For many years, one thing that made it a little easier was the fact that the team just up the road sucked just as badly, if not worse. Then the Warriors got pretty good, then they went on an incredible run and won a title. THEN they became a legendary team and the bandwagon fans started coming out of the woodwork. It’s all too much for me, and yes, I am super bitter and jealous.
And I gotta say I don’t love it when there is a Giants game on and the Giants blog is full of Warrior posts.
As far as the brand of ball they play, I rarely watch their games, but yes, it seems like an entertaining and impressive style of play. And yes, Green seems like a total tool.
thanks. Explains a lot. I would think it would be harder to be a Kings fan with all the stupid shit their ownership group does not to mention Boogie Cousins being essentially deranged than it would be to actively hate the Warriors. But I do get the band wagon thing. Don’t see any of that here tho
I am unabashedly a Warriors bandwagon-hopper, going all the way back to — um — last year. But truth be told, NBA basketball is low on my totem pole of interests.
Baldy’s cool, I just think he does what Flav said, gets caught up in single games sometimes. I do the same goddamn thing.
sandog, Green’s an emotional player and he routinely lets those emotions get the best of him. He’s also one of the best players in the league. Calling him a tool is disregarding everything his friends, family and coaches say about him, that he’s a stand-up guy who does what he says he’s going to do. He also does a lot of community work with kids ad charities.
You’re mistaking his high-strung on-court persona for the real man. Believe me, he drives W’s fans nuts sometimes.
Every team that becomes highly successful ends up with a posse of hangers-on “fans” who just want to be seen doing the latest cool thing to do. The Giants are no exception. It’s just part of the territory.
Flavor is the cheese and can pull the plug on non-baseball posts if he wants. The dude (me) abides.
this blog talks about everything and anything. There’s almost nothing off limits. The commenters will stop a blogger if they’re posting out of bounds stuff by not responding and everyone knows that.
true . . . oh yeah . . . what I like most is that I’ve always felt safe here. Sounds corny. But I wouldn’t enjoy it if it didn’t feel like home. It does.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: this blog, and Giants baseball in particular has saved my ass! After a rough few years, I take a lot of solace from reading and participating here in this nation of Flappers.
Speaking of which…..if you all didn’t see this Saturday Night Live spoof of Dead Poet’s Society last night, you gotta check it out. It’s awesome. An instant classic.
oh I seem to have cut the dickens out of my finger . . .
The singular “perk” I am practically climbing out of my shorts in anticipation of regarding my imminent move to South Eastern AZ is what I will do immediately upon my arrival there … I will purchase AtBat premium so I can feast on all the televised Giants games! It is like a dream come true! I had that dream when I was living in NYC … Sheer bliss it was!
Premium has been free this year and last with T-Mobile.
Hmmm .. maybe I have the terminology wrong .. I will have to check .. I can watch the ‘simulation’ or listen to radio for free on my phone, tablet, or whatever I have the app installed but I cannot watch any televised games. Last year, I paid $20 to watch games but could never watch Giants game no matter where they are playing because of blackouts where I live (fresNO!)
In AZ, I won’t be able to watch the Snakes — as though I’d give a flying fuck — but can watch Giants till my hearts content .. Yay! … except when they play the Snakes because of the AZ blackout zone.
Unfortunately, switching phone plans is outside my fiduciary abilities at present, as is the full-on sports network tv.
Bass, the good news is the team is winning DESPITE Posey basically sucking wind so far. He will get rolling at some point, as will the rest of the crew. Sure, I get furious as well when they hibernate at the plate, and I’ve gone back and forth with James over this same things. What he says is bad pitching I call a systematic failure of the team to drive in runs when ducks are on the pond.
The pendulum SHOULD swing back the other way at some point (I’ll give that to James!) and the team should continue to rack up wins. Yeah, we’d all like to see 6 runs per, but as Flav has so eloquently pointed out, this team does not have a lot of power. And what little speed they do have seems to be of the caught-stealing variety. So we aren’t going to mash teams into the ground with 4 bombs and crooked numbers across the board. We are going to grind shit out as we have.
Chuck, what you say makes a lot of sense. Also, James & Big Flav too. I understand we are not a power team and that we play half our games in a difficult park; I have mentioned here numerous times how much I covet a big power bat; I accept it ain’t in the cards for us. And yes, Posey et al are giving me fits, especially with the duck hunting opportunities.
I’m actually pleased with the overall results lately, who in their right mind couldn’t be? A win is win, by 1 run or 101.
Worrying that a weak offense will put an inordinate amount of pressure on pitching (which is arguably the best in MLB at present) to the point where they get out of whack is what I do. And I do it well. Stressing too that allowing even one run can result in an insurmountable lead puts the screws to a lot of departments, defense included — I thought for sure Span was gonna kill himself last night.
I admit I’m a worrier. It’s just my life experience: bad shit happens. I accept that it is quite the opposite for many others. I congratulate them.
👍 Good call, Zume. Was that reminiscent of 2010, or what…
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I think it was a year ago, maybe 2015, when Cards just embarrassed Puig. there was highlight reel of them striking him out over and over in playoffs. I just think league adjusted to him and he hasn’t figured out how to get back anywhere near where he was. He’s a super athlete but just an average hitter.
His own teammates, like AGon, have been exasperated with him. His own mgr. demoted him last year and Mattingly made fun of him bailing out and claiming various injuries. Too many red flags.
There are a few Dodgers I wish the Giants had but he ain’t one of them.