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Phuck the Phillies

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 26, 2016

Well, they lost that game.

It is unacceptable to score 2 runs for Bum in two straight starts. And they were lucky to get those 2….

Nola is actually a decent pitcher so the Giants hitters need to show up today.

Unlike the last 2 games where they were MIA.

No. More. Blanco.

Give the man a rest. He needs a rest……

Plus, it’s Sunday where run totals go to die. I’m telling you, if you want to make a lot of $$$ bet the under on every Sun across MLB. Over time and after withstanding some variance, you’ll clean up……

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  1. Carstie Clausen said, on June 26, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Were the Giants actually bored with winning all the time? Seeking to develop more drama? Bochy has, indeed, fallen into his old personal trap of playing the veterans at the expense of younger players who may represent the future for this team and have been winning their chops lately.

    Flapper analysts are almost in perfect accord of doubting on regularly playing both Blanco and Span and wondering why at least one of the Parker/Williamson prospects are not seeing daily starting assignments. Something’s gotta give. If we can see this can’t management and upper management also reason out the obvious? They are paid to do that.

    Said it before over a period now extending out for several years: Seriously hoping that somebody in the front office has the sense to assign one of their up and coming staffers to regularly monitor fan blogs for depth insights into what the base is thinking about the team and the way it’s run. Big Flavor’s blog is laden with up to the minute insights from the perspective of the most committed Giants fans on planet earth. If the front office does not avail themselves of this free sounding board they are, in the inimitable usage of Twinfan, “stoopid”.

    • bassbaldy said, on June 26, 2016 at 9:01 am

      I’ve often wondered if the FO are aware of what is discussed here and if they ever monitor this blog. Somehow, I think not.

  2. bassbaldy said, on June 26, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Willedav pointed out at the end of yesterday’s post 2 salient points:

    1. It was Bum that coughed up the lead.
    2. Panik killed the rally with his base running gaffe. (If it had been Belt we would have been all over him)

    Good points but …

    When the offense is so constipated that we cannot recover from an occasional error here & there it points to a bigger issue: our bats suck! I’ve been saying it all year. And Panik doesn’t often make that kind of mistake; Belt does.

    We’ve been winning. We’ve been winning a lot. Is all this winning just smoke & mirrors? Is the lack of production from key elements, at key times, eventually going to come back and bite us in the ass? Or, do we have enough of a cushion now to ride out our offensive ineptitude and get to the post season where we know miracles can happen?

    This team perplexes me. I am happy with where we are at but I’m not overly confident about where we are heading.

    • Macdog said, on June 26, 2016 at 9:07 am

      There was a bit of role reversal in the 8th, Belt failing to move the runner over from second and Panik screwing up on the bases. It’s usually the other way around.

  3. willedav said, on June 26, 2016 at 9:03 am

    I’m not buying SP angst over how many runs they get, something completely out of their control.
    What’s in control is what you do, and Bum had a 2 run lead and pissed it away. Bum had a chance to snag the one hopper up the middle that drove in first run and would have kept that hitter off the bases. He whiffed on it and it turned into a seeing eye hit then gave up the no doubt bomb that cost him.

    Team game, and when you lose everyone could have done more. But Panik made a crucial error taking off from 2b at important time on the bases. Very little mention of that on blog here; Belt gets full ration when he screws up , Panik seems immune to it.
    I listened to first inning Friday, and Span got on (all too rare admittedly) and Panik immediately lifted harmless pop fly to LF instead of advancing the runner into scoring position, his job in 2 hole.

    Yes Flav, less runs scored today very likely over all. But this is a day game and it’s still pretty warm here, ball should carry much better than normal

    • ewisco said, on June 26, 2016 at 10:32 am

      lot of back spin today

  4. ewisco said, on June 26, 2016 at 10:33 am

    1. Denard Span (L) CF
    2. Angel Pagan (S) LF
    3. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    4. Buster Posey (R) C
    5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    6. Jarrett Parker (L) RF
    7. Ramiro Pena (S) 2B
    8. Conor Gillaspie (L) 3B
    9. Johnny Cueto (R) P

  5. Bozo said, on June 26, 2016 at 11:05 am

    I think it was Dirty that complained to Randy Johnson that they didn’t get a whole lot of run support and Johnson told him something like, I guess we have to pitch better.

    Yes it’s true, we won’t win all our games this year and the team made some mistakes yesterday. And I bet we lose a few more going forward, probably by making a few more mistakes.
    But, the last I looked we were 48-28, 9 games over .500 at home and 11 over in away games. That .632 winning percentage is the third best in all of baseball. But yeah, if only the baseball people for the team would read fan blogs, the Giants would be doing so much better. I wonder if Atlanta and Cinci fans would like to trade places with us? That’s probably what their blogs are saying.
    Tough crowd after a loss.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on June 26, 2016 at 11:54 am

      Team hierarchy could easily come up with one of those unpaid intern flunkies to read the fan blogs. Some corporations and such pay out big money to focus groups. On the Flap they could get it for freebies all around the basepaths. Such a deal. Such a deal. Baer should appreciate such a deal.

      • Bozo said, on June 26, 2016 at 12:44 pm

        Stix, I think focus groups are fine for product development and sales (the Giants have used a form of focus groups or fan opinion in the past for their hot dog brand, public address announcer, hell, the ballpark itself during planning and construction). But in my opinion, baseball decisions are best left to our proven team of GM(s), Assistant GMs, GM Advisers, Coaches, Scouts, Financial Analysts, Statistical Analysts etc… No offense intended, but I’m pretty sure they’re well aware of Blanco’s stats, I’m also pretty sure that Jay Bruce was discussed by them before he came up here and probably pretty much any change/trade that we, and other fans have bounced around.

        As an example, if they had listened to most of us back in 2010, Edgar Renteria wouldn’t have been around to hit the greatest home run in the San Francisco era. That’s how I look at it anyway.

      • willedav said, on June 26, 2016 at 12:58 pm

        and Peavy would already have his gold watch. Fact is he’s been better recently than Smardz who is owed a hella more $$$.

      • djloo27 said, on June 26, 2016 at 1:27 pm

        Maybe Renteria wouldn’t have hit it, but Willy Mo Pena or Mike Lamb might’ve…

  6. ewisco said, on June 26, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Nice one

  7. Irish Kevin said, on June 26, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    I have not seen this talked about here or I missed it, but there is an article in the sac Bee about baseball and the shift. How do you all feel about this? Yankee manager wants it illegal and Oslo does Muelens.

    http://www.sacbee.com/sports/mlb/article86023242.html

    • snarkk said, on June 26, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      I’d give this shift bizness about 5 years to see how it plays out. I’m not for making stuff illegal in baseball unless it goes against the spirit of the game. There’s still 8 guys out there on defense in front of the catcher, and they can play wherever they want (yeah, the pitcher needs to position himself after throwing). Part of the fun of baseball is beating the other team’s attempts at defending you, whether it’s beating the pitcher, beating the throw to second on a steal, or dropping a bunt on a 3rd baseman laying back, like Zito did in St. Louis in the NLCS. For now, I think it’s up to the batter to be good enough and creative enough to hit it the other way to beat the shift when the situation warrants. I think a lot of the refusal of hitters to adjust is ego, and laziness. They don’t want to practice the ability to just block a pitch into the oppo part of the field. I don’t think it should be that hard. If somebody wanted to give me a gift double every time, I’d start figuring a way to take one once in a while…

    • Flavor said, on June 26, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      make the shift illegal? What a joke.

  8. willedav said, on June 26, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Just doing the math on yesterday games, 155 runs scored in mlb with 42 HRs hit including one by SD SP Pomeranz (in cincy).
    I often add up both of these for fun, and both totals are unusually high.

    Jose Fernandez is fun to watch, shutting down Cubs so far after 7 2-1. Man, lot of Cubs fans in Miami tho.

  9. Flavor said, on June 26, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Span might need a day or two….

    • Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      “Span might need a WEEK or two….”

      Fixed.

  10. Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Fuck Bochy, sit this boob down!

  11. Bozo said, on June 26, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Tied up, come on Parker.

  12. djloo27 said, on June 26, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Pena could be the new Scutaro. It’s not impossible.
    Nobody thought the old Scutaro would be the new Scutaro…

    • Flavor said, on June 26, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      eh, unlikely. And Scoots had accomplishment a lot more than Ramiro before he got here. Scoots is still on the 60 day DL. I find that a little funny…..

    • Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      Yeah, Scoots had a solid career prior to becoming a Giant.

  13. Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    I’ll be a monkey’s uncle, Span got on…

    • djloo27 said, on June 26, 2016 at 1:58 pm

      First you’ll have to marry a monkey’s aunt.
      I normally hate weddings, but I’d go to that one…

  14. willedav said, on June 26, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Hank Greenwald autobio a good read. First heard him doing warriors game with King, classic.
    He was Cuse when Jim Brown was there, worked for Giants Yanks others, did a lot of traveling after leaving the industry…interesting guy. Larry Baer not one of his fav former employers either.

  15. Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Yeah baby.

  16. djloo27 said, on June 26, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Buster Frozey…

  17. Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Posey has got to score there, KELLY!

  18. Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Bad base running/third base coaching there.

  19. djloo27 said, on June 26, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Yes Parker!

  20. Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Nice smart AB by Parker. Just get ‘im in.

  21. djloo27 said, on June 26, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Pain-ya…

  22. willedav said, on June 26, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    wow this guy has no idea where the ball is going.
    0-2 on Pena he put one right in the middle of the plate. Now he beans him a foot inside.
    Even that curve he gets the strike on is right over middle and up.
    Now he beans Gillaspie wtf?
    Stomp…

    • Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 2:06 pm

      For a second there I thought you were talking about Span…

  23. djloo27 said, on June 26, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    If he hits Cueto, it’s gotta be brawl time…

  24. ewisco said, on June 26, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Another winning at bat by our hero.

  25. djloo27 said, on June 26, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Good for Cueto!

    • willedav said, on June 26, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      yes but I think ump rattled him. Still looked pissed when he came off the mound.
      Looks like he’s got focus back. Chump Phils hitters shouldn’t be pitched around.

  26. Flavor said, on June 26, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    add this stupid poem reading shit to the shit I dislike about K/K

  27. djloo27 said, on June 26, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    This game has bench clearing potential (BCP)…

  28. Flavor said, on June 26, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    That pitch to Franco was off the plate a bit.

  29. Bozo said, on June 26, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Cueto was giving that ump the stank eye big time.

  30. Flavor said, on June 26, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    I think I’d call it a day for Cueto (if I were Bochy)

  31. djloo27 said, on June 26, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Anything close to Cueto should empty the benches…

    • Flavor said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      you’re ready to go, baby!

  32. James said, on June 26, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Our two aces have given up 8 runs in 11 1/3 innings to the shittiest offense in the NL.

  33. Flavor said, on June 26, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Dumb question: what do they do with the salad in that garden? Do they use it for stadium hamburgers? Give it away to Sisters of the Poor? Where does it go when it’s ready to pick?

    • djloo27 said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      The health conscious seagulls eat it…

    • Bozo said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      That’s the stuff that food eats. Maybe they have some cows in the players parking lot.

      I read where the food joints at the stadium use it, now that usher they just showed, looked like he was using the lettuce for a urinal.

  34. Flavor said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    GIants need to chill out about this ump. Barking at him is just pissing him off….

    • Bozo said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      Alright Manbun.

      • Bozo said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:17 pm

        Oops, that wasn’t meant as a reply to your post, Flav.

  35. Macdog said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Attaway Craw!

  36. zumiee said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Reading the children’s book is a great example of how K&K might do something annoying to hardcore fans, but markets the team and the sport across demographics, especially women. Growing the fan-base.

  37. Flavor said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    I’m with Loo. This game is going on too long. I’m ready for a brawl……

  38. Bozo said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Crap.

  39. zumiee said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Cueto had a whole lot of nothing today.

  40. Flavor said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Once again Boch waited too long…..

  41. Macdog said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    This is looking like another six-pitcher game.

  42. gianthead said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Why exactly did he send Cueto out to start this inning…Sundays also good days for fantasy starting pitchers, unless you have Cueto like I do…

  43. Bozo said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Jaws, gets her done.

  44. Bozo said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Alright bull pen, make this hold up.

  45. Macdog said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Attaway Angel!

    • djloo27 said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      He should’ve been in standing at third.
      Then again if he busted it all the way, he would’ve tore a hammy…

  46. Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    No, Bruce, please don’t put Pagan at lead off. Hr can, you know, hit and everything.

  47. Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    I go for a walk and it’s 5-1, then come back to 6-6. WTF.

    • bassbaldy said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      I know LJ … stooopid, uh? Against the Phuckin Phillies yet!

      • Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:58 pm

        I guess Cueto imploded.

  48. Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Unbelievable.

  49. Bozo said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Gives it right back, fuck.

    • bassbaldy said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      Oshit .. he had one good game last week .. cant believe his era isnt higher than 4.30

  50. djloo27 said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    I could eat dinner and take a shit waiting for Osich to throw a pitch…

  51. ewisco said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Another boneheaded base running gaffe. Is Kelly teaching base running with his stellar base coaching experience_?

  52. zumiee said, on June 26, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Let’s get a win before the ESPN Kershaw love-fest starts at 5:00.

  53. djloo27 said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Idiot!

    • Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      I take you mean Pena? lol

      • djloo27 said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:27 pm

        Yes, LJ – for admiring his 300 foot pop-up…

  54. djloo27 said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Johnny Drama-tic!!!

  55. Macdog said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Attaway Conor!

    • bassbaldy said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      You mean “Cole” …dont you?

      • Macdog said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:33 pm

        He’s on the Marlins.

      • bassbaldy said, on June 26, 2016 at 6:19 pm

        Yes, but the Phillies announcers have been calling Conor, “Cole” for the past 3 games .. Fucking dummies! I can see one game, but by the third, come on!

  56. Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Mr. Happy picks up Pena’s baserunning gaffe!

    • bassbaldy said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      Did he smile when they beat the shit outta him after walk off?

      • zumiee said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:27 pm

        No. That ain’t happening.

      • Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:30 pm

        I saw a small grin when he shook Casilla’s hand. That’s about as much as you’re going to get I think.

  57. Bozo said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Thank, Phucking, you, Gillaspie.

  58. Macdog said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Eight is enough.

  59. djloo27 said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Amy G’s having a good rack day…

    • zumiee said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:28 pm

      She got a slight smile from him at the end.

    • Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      That’s good, she was looking a little haggard the past few days.

  60. James said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    “That was time not well spent” — that was a pretty good line by Kruk.

    • djloo27 said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:28 pm

      Yes!

    • Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Yep. Who does Pena think he is? lol

  61. bassbaldy said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Other good news … final score Tucson Saguaros 8, Trinidad Triggers 5

    • Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      I love minor league ball! That’s good you have a team in the vicinity. Best sports deal in town and fun.

      • djloo27 said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:44 pm

        Jose Reyes comes to Brooklyn this week…

  62. zumiee said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    The Dodger/Pirate game might be the biggest pitching mis-match in MLB history. Kershaw vs. a guy making his first major league start.

  63. Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Gillaspie did a nice job on that hard inside pitch, pulled his hands in and squared it up. A win is a win, boys!

  64. James said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    • zumiee said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      Somehow he still looks sad.

  65. Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Cracking a frosty Snow Cap for this one.

  66. Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Fuck, the Cards hit 6 HR’s against the Mariners today.

  67. Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    For a shit team, the Phillies made this a difficult series.

  68. Flavor said, on June 26, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    good thing that was a walk off cause if it wasn’t you know the Phillies woulda scored in the top of the next inning.

  69. Flavor said, on June 26, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    As impressed as I am with what Kershaw is doing this year I don’t understand the CONSTANT attention ESPN is giving this dude tonight. We get it, he’s good. But there are spending literally the entire game talking about him, lol.

  70. Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Well, he’s getting roughed up tonight so that should ease your pain. It’s sure easing mine.

  71. Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    More evidence that Puig is an idiot, he tried to dupe the runners on Freeze’s hit, by acting like he had a bead on it. There were 2 outs, dipshit, no one is looking you, they’re gone at the crack of the bat. Mr Situational Baseball himself.

    • bassbaldy said, on June 26, 2016 at 6:36 pm

      That’s hilarious LJ!

      Minor league ball literally 2 tiny blocks from my house! I think I’ve died and gone to heaven, I tell ya!

      Getting some dirt on this whole Pecos League thing. I’ll try to put something up about it in the next week or so when I do more investigative work and gather some quality info. But so far, in a nut, what I’ve heard is that real cheapskates they are. Players are chasing the dream and paying dearly for it; sometimes literally. Pay is $50 per week, sleeping two to a bed on the road. Bisbee community is not very supportive because they’ve had bad dealings with the league and many here, although sympathetic to the players, feel the League is just a bunch of money grubbers. More to come …

      • Flavor said, on June 26, 2016 at 6:47 pm

        $50 a week? You sure you heard that right?

    • bassbaldy said, on June 26, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      I know, I know!!! … Fifty count ’em $ … actually, that particular tidbit was something I read online somewhere but cannot recall where at present (another senior moment). I’ll try to find it again … but it was confirmed in a conversation I had the other day with a local guy who is a former League rep. He told me some players actually “pay to play” … some are being financed by their parents.

      • Flavor said, on June 26, 2016 at 7:29 pm

        is it an independent league? How do these players enter mlb farm systems?

      • zumiee said, on June 26, 2016 at 7:34 pm

        It’s an independent league.

      • zumiee said, on June 26, 2016 at 7:36 pm

        They’d have to be scouted by an MLB organization. That’s the dream of all of them.

      • bassbaldy said, on June 26, 2016 at 7:49 pm

        From my understanding so far, yes, it is an independent league. I’m not sure how it all works but I’m told that the games are scouted. Ive been looking over the rosters and I see a few players with affiliations to Major League teams. What that means exactly, I don’t know yet. The rosters will the list player’s name, place/date of birth (decent amount of Latin players) college, university, high school etc., and a few times, a MLB team.

  72. mrsprtdude said, on June 26, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Kershaw having one of the best seasons in baseball history. Going into today his WHIP ( walks + hits divided by innings pitched) is 0 .670. Yes .67
    Pedro Martinez in 2000 is all-time best at .737
    All others in top 10 were in 19th century except Christ Mathewson at 10th best at .838
    Crazy!!!

  73. Flavor said, on June 26, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Zumiee, besides being the gif-Lord of the blog you are also the Dodger blog monitor and I haven’t seen any good cut and paste jobs from that lately. Did they just all give up or are you not keeping up with them as regularly?

    • zumiee said, on June 26, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      Yeah, a lot of give-up is being posted at the Dodger blogs. They’re hoping for a Wild Card at this point. I’ll look for some good quotes.

  74. James said, on June 26, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    The best thing about the ESPN games is the strike zone graphic they superimpose (I know some think it’s lame). The umpire who tossed McCutcheon looked like an incompetent fool while pretending he’s God.

  75. zumiee said, on June 26, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Man, Clinton Hurdle likes his gum a lot.

    • zumiee said, on June 26, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      Clint, I meant.

  76. zumiee said, on June 26, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Yes!!!!

  77. Bozo said, on June 26, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    8 over the Dodgers.

  78. zumiee said, on June 26, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Take a loss, Kersh!

  79. Flavor said, on June 26, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    good morning, good afternoon, good night. 3 losses in a row for the Art Dealers and their Summer is slowly slipping away from them…..

  80. zumiee said, on June 26, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    From a Dodger blog:

    Man, when it’s not even fun to watch a Kershaw start, this team is low on fun.

    by urbino on 06.26.16 7:52 pm

    • djloo27 said, on June 26, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      It’s safe to bring Eastwood out if you’re so inclined, Zum…

      • Flavor said, on June 26, 2016 at 8:19 pm

        he’s all messed up in the head after last night’s epic gaffe.

      • zumiee said, on June 26, 2016 at 8:50 pm

        He’ll be back soon. 🙂

    • Flavor said, on June 26, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      I feel like it’s going to get worse for Urbino and his boys. Rock bottom is still a long way down for the ‘Dealers

  81. Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    How about that? The phucking Phillies phall phlat on their phaces and Clayton Kershaw loses to a rookie! THAT’S 8 GAMES BACK, BOYS!

  82. Paul Sorensen said, on June 26, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    LA is 4 games under .500 on the road, Giants are 11 games over .500 on the road. The road to winning the division is, at this point, just that … on the road….

  83. zumiee said, on June 26, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Keep takin’ care of business…

  84. willedav said, on June 26, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    ah there’s Clint. Sure was a strain tho, Fightins put up hella battle entire series. Props to Pagan all over them today. That last one he crushed.

    OK next up another chump team the one from across the bay…2 here 2 there, vs. back end of rotation plus Bum.
    A’s are supposed to activate Reddick, their best hitter so far. I think they’ve actually overtaken Angels to climb out of last place.

    Any word on Romo? Specs?

  85. zumiee said, on June 26, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    From a Dodger blog, a good rant from a Dodger fan:

    36 minutes ago
    myplane150
    (Read this to yourself very dramatically as if you are fed up)
    So, here we are, 5 years into the new ownership and the team still sucks. There really is no excuse as to why this team is still unable to dominate their division much less look like a contender for a WS championship. To make matters much worse, the Giants are awesome. Kicking ass and taking names in their freakish even year bullshit. What the hell is going on with our team? So much damn money (#1 again in salary at $227,000,000) but absolutely nothing to show for it. I really hope the ownership group is paying attention because it is only a matter of time before long time fans such as myself start deciding it’s just not worth the stress to root for these underachievers anymore. I love the boys in blue. Have since ’75 when I was a wee lad enamored with a fella named Garvey. He was my hero and still is to this day. In fact, I actually rooted for the Padres for 4 years until he retired then came back my beloved Dodgers. Hardcore ever since. All this while living in Giants country all my life. Now, I am starting to lose faith in this new ownership and especially the front office of Friedman and Kasten. If these guys know what they are doing, and I think they do, they are not showing it yet. 300 million bucks to start, 227 million 5 years later, and the team is still iffy nearly every single game. This. really. sucks!!! Ok, soI know I am ranting, but I believe I speak for a lot of people with this speech of mine. Five freakin’ years and nothing. Division titles are nice, but when that is all we get and the damn Giants have 3 rings with a possible 4th this year… son of a bitch! To top it all off, this front office did nothing, nada, zip in the offseason of any significance. Just getting Cueto would have been something. He has 10 G’damn wins that could have been ours but nooooo, they ignored him completely. We may have a great farm system and the future might be wonderful but fans are literally dying every year and many will miss our next championship. We’re talkin’ 30 friggin’ years without one. What the hell??? Owners, do something, ANYTHING! You are keeping a large contingent of fans from watching Mr. Scully’s final year. The least you can do is fulfill your stinking promise and bring a championship to LA. Enough with the slow build. IT’S BEEN FIVE YEARS!!! (yes, I am yelling). Highest payroll ever! Highest payroll in the MLB 5 years running! Win already! We need pitching! Should have gotten a damn pitcher or 3 in the offseason. Not necessarily Greinke because he is a greedy, unloyal, SOB who does not deserve a ring. The aforementioned Cueto would have been nice. His 10 wins would have been nice. What the hell were you guys thinking? Another decent veteran for 5 or 6 years? Why not? He is looking like a bargain for the Giants. THE DAMN GIANTS! Stop the madness. Please………………..(wow, i feel better)

  86. Paul Sorensen said, on June 26, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    “THE DAMN GIANTS”…. that’s goddam right….

    • Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      LOL

  87. zumiee said, on June 26, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    And another rant:

    Norris says:
    June 26, 2016 at 8:58 pm
    Well another fine performance by the boys in blue! Come in on a 6 game winning streak and promptly lose 3 in a row. Giants now 8 games up. Best pitcher on the planet has an off night and they lose. Only guys performing right now are Turner and Seager. The rest of the team effectively took the night off. Puig reverted back, but I did like Joc getting 2 walks. Kersh’s ERA is 1.79, he now is behind Arrieta. Grandal proved once again how really bad he is with a bat in his hand. I personally think Roberts gave the wrong LH hitter 2 nights off. We traded Matt Kemp for that slug? DUMB. I would rather have Kemp’s .268 average, his 15 dingers, and over 50 ribbies than that slug any day. The Padres raped us on that one. Grandal is all we have left from that trade. Elfin was sent to the Phillies for Rollins, who is gone, and Wieland was traded to Seattle. I see guys who love his pitch framing skills, which to me are far out weighed by the fact that this guy cannot hit. Potential? If he was so great why did 2 other organizations give up on him???? Cincy had no problem trading him to the Pads. But in reality it does not matter. This year, the Giants are clearly a better team. Better clutch hitting, better starters, and a bullpen that can get the job done. Pence is out and they are playing like the 27 Yanks. The Dodgers are making mediocre pitchers, especially those on the Buc’s, look like Cy Young. Crash and burn. I would like to thank Andrew ( Fried Brains) Friedman, and Farhan Zaidi, aka Zorro, for assembling this motley collection of reserves and injury riddled ball players. Never in Dodger history have so many contributed so little. The DL looks like a phone book. I also would like to thank Corey Seager and Clayton Kershaw, the only two guys on this team who seem to understand how the game is played and who give their all every time out. Trade players??? Hell no, trade the front office to anywhere……but here….

  88. Paul Sorensen said, on June 26, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Back in the post-Barry years before 2010, I remember reading comments from LA players and fans about the rivalry with the Giants, and a lot of it was “what rivalry? we don’t even think about that anymore”…. ha. Any LA fan rant these days cannot go without mentioning the DAMN GIANTS. Order is restored in the universe.

    • zumiee said, on June 26, 2016 at 11:04 pm

      🙂

    • Lurker John said, on June 26, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      Yes, it is restored. Screw the Dodgers.


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