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Failing to Step Up

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 8, 2016
unca_chuck said, on June 7, 2016 at 10:24 pm (Edit)

Another come-from-ahead loss.

We said. Could easily be the headline to today’s thread. Boston, as I expected, didn’t come into our park and blast the ball to the moon as Kruk and Kuip seemed to think they were going to do. But they were professional hitters and that was all it took.

We were minus Pence and Posey. Other guys have to step up. The roster isn’t 8 guys and a bunch of pitchers. The rest of the players are paid very well to be ready when their number is called.

I’m not optimistic about tonight. Probably a low scoring game. Maybe Babe Bumgarner wins it for us…..

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  1. snarkk said, on June 8, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    I saw Williamson make a misplay in Scottsdale near the wall the one game I saw in Scottsdale stadium. He’s not the best glove man out there…

  2. unca_chuck said, on June 8, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    In the words of th Chili Peppers …

    Give it away give it away give it away now.

  3. sandog said, on June 8, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    I mean, he didn’t even come close to catching that. He damn near didn’t get any leather on it at all!

    • James said, on June 8, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      At least Fred’s drops were on the run.

  4. sandog said, on June 8, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Casilla got about 3 gift calls from the ump.

    • James said, on June 8, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      yep

  5. blade3colorado said, on June 8, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Glad Casilla didn’t have a cow . . . He did a good job. Now, it’s up to Lopez.

  6. alleykat69 said, on June 8, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Points for Bochy to pull Casilla. Points for Casilla “to take it like a man”!
    Now let’s get Big Papi out Lopez!!

  7. snarkk said, on June 8, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Well, Lopez needs to earn his keep on this one…

  8. unca_chuck said, on June 8, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    That last one was a strike. To juniour

    • blade3colorado said, on June 8, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      Thought so too.

  9. alleykat69 said, on June 8, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    That’s a perfect pitch with a open base?
    Fuck Krukow he needs to get the fucking out there..

  10. snarkk said, on June 8, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Well, looks like Bochy is clearly heading towards closer by committee now…

  11. blade3colorado said, on June 8, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Wouldn’t it be nice to say collectively, “IT’S MILLER TIME!”

  12. sandog said, on June 8, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Is this gonna be Strick?????

    • sandog said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      I FUCKING LOVE IT!

      • James said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:01 pm

        A big night for SD.

  13. snarkk said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Nice win, nice win…

  14. blade3colorado said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Another torture outing, but we’re on the right side of the torture this time.

  15. sandog said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    I might have to buy a couple of lottery tickets tomorrow, I’m on a bit of a roll….

  16. Macdog said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    YESSSSSSSSSS!

  17. blade3colorado said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Equally important, the Sherpas are about to beat the Bums, 1-0.

  18. alleykat69 said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    This could be the changing of the guard.Stickland’s big shining moment for the save..
    And he does! ,
    How about that
    The Giants win
    The Giants winnnn baby!!

  19. snarkk said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Zumiee comes through again with the win!…

    • blade3colorado said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      Yep, almost like magic. We should contact Lurie and Beer Can, see if they can score season tickets for Zumiee and his wife. Maybe even a lease of one of those multi-million dollar condos across the street from Willie Mays Plaza. He shouldn’t have to take Bart.

  20. unca_chuck said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Nice win against a tough guy.

    30% Boston?

  21. blade3colorado said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Sherpas won.

  22. sandog said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Did Strick retire him on one pitch? The Bosox feed shut off just as he was about to throw his first pitch and by the time I found the Giants feed, the handshake line was in full effect.
    What the hell happened?

    • Macdog said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      Yes, one pitch. Grounder to Craw, flip to Panik for forceout at 2nd.

      • sandog said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:18 pm

        Thx Mac

    • blade3colorado said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      Yes, he threw only one pitch.

  23. Macdog said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Scully: “And down go the Dodgers.”

  24. blade3colorado said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Amazing that the Rockies won against the Dodgers. They have struck out 25 times in the last 2 games – 15 times yesterday and 10 this evening.

    • blade3colorado said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      Cargo 8 strikeouts in his last 9 at bats.

  25. snarkk said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    That must be the key for Strick.
    Throw only one pitch per batter…

  26. sandog said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Great win, but that misplay by Mac was a bit of a red flag for me–combined with Snarrk’s comment about seeing him butcher a ball in Scottsdale. I can’t handle dropped routine fly balls— that drives me absolutely loco. I’m curbing my enthusiasm for Mac after that display.

  27. Carstie Clausen said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    LaBumbos figured they had us in their sights. Calculation was that the relentless BoSox offense would grind down even the likes of Bumgarner (well, he only did go 7) and that they would readily handle the Sherps. But as Bobby Burns famously remarked “the best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley and leave us naught but grief and toil for promised joy”. Bums got shut out on 4 hits and instead of coming to SF only two out and leading tomorrow night with Opie with visions of first place in the NLW dancing in their pointy little haids, they are now behind by 4 again and they have the sterling opportunity of facing Dreddylocks looking for his 10th.

  28. Carstie Clausen said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Though it qualified as somewhat of a vulture win atop Bumgarner grinding out those 7 innings with only a single tallywhacker against him; Gearrin did deserve his victory. To date he has become the steadiest arm in the bullpen and has to be rapidly rising as Bochy’s go-to guy. Should it come to pass that Romo returns and resumes his late-inning role we could just possibly see Gearrin as the re-emergence of the fireman.

    Though Williamson was the one at fault (perhaps he was still on a high from his first ML tater) the stock of Casilla has continued to slip as things keep happening when he tries to close out a game.

  29. snarkk said, on June 8, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    This game is a sample about what’s good about interleague play. Really don’t need to see 19 Pads games. How about 3 Sox games here, not just 2, a cup o coffee, and outta here. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Big Papi get voted into the HOF before Bonds. If yes, it will be a joke, since BPapi tested positive for PEDs in that league testing in 2003, which he denies doing anything, of course, knowingly…

  30. gianthead said, on June 9, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Also, hom many different stadiums have you seen the Giants play in outside of The Stick/ATT/PUTRID Field of Alameda?

    I think I am up to to 10 and Fenway this summer will be 11.

    I’ve hit Old Yankee Stadium, Citi Field, the Old Vet Stadium in Philly, the new Philly field (Citizen Bank Park?), old Three Rivers in Pittsburgh, the new Pittsburgh stadium, old Riverfront in Cincy, Camden Yards, RFK and Nationals Park.


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