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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 7, 2016

That is all.

Long drive ahead.

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  1. zumiee said, on July 7, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Cueto, indeed.

  2. zumiee said, on July 7, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Tonight Ryu pitches for the first time since 2014. I forgot he missed all of 2015.

    • willedav said, on July 7, 2016 at 7:48 am

      tmw Pads come to town. Pads once again put 13 spot on the DBax yesterday in their quest for 4th place. Some new kid named Schimpf hit 2 bombs there
      for them. Reminds me of the annoying Dan Patrick saying Detlef Schrempf’s name.

  3. willedav said, on July 7, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Complete game very nice. Sherps at sea level didn’t do much vs. Bum/Cueto/Peavy.
    Gearrin I think just is one of those guys you are only going to get so many good outings from. Not that he’s shot, but as loo and others said likely overworked–equals law of diminishing returns. good as he was last year might be case with Kontos too.

    As for posey, he’s never going to be type to carry a team like Cespedes did and whack 30 bombs. Instead he’ll top out 20-ish with way more singles to RF to keep conga line moving— but does so many other things. He leads the clubhouse and is big part of the intangible chem thing that defines Giants of recent 6. Noticed he also is spending more time talking to pitchers including Casilla Strick even when he is at 1b and Brown is C. By all accounts he is constantly in Brown’s ear too.

    Complete games are nice but what makes them special nowadays is just how rare they are, unfortunately. Unrealistic to expect many more of them from other than bum. Cain due back next week after the break.

    Fun thread yesterday, great read as always. Speaking of fav haunts, Asian traveling b-ball teams always made pit stop at Ikedas, the one off 80 past Sac when we went to Reno for fall tournament. From what I heard the one in Davis isn’t quite as good.

    • unca_chuck said, on July 7, 2016 at 9:39 am

      The one in Davis has great tamales, but it mainly is a fruit stand. No burgers/shakes and such.

      The applewood smoked bacon cheeseburger is the BEST.

  4. alleykat69 said, on July 7, 2016 at 7:50 am

    Cueto is just amazing,you could see it in his mischievous look after the 8th inning ended that he was gonna finish this game and Boch wasn’t about to ruin the party..
    Btw great quote by Kuiper after the game.. “Yeah it looks like the Giants have found their 8th-9th inning guy and its Johnny Cueto”

  5. willedav said, on July 7, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Pirates took 3 straight from Cards to pass them in standings, so unlikely for them to be dumping off Melancon or any of set up guys.
    Rosenthal got lit up day before and Broxton took the L yesterday. Lot of other teams with suspect pens too. Daniel must be singing the blues over there; heard Carpenter left game after first AB. They are 18-26 at home and iirc have not very good record vs. winning teams.

    He does interesting thing on his blog, going through each game and noting hero/goat. Way they are going must be a lot more of latter than former.

    • zumiee said, on July 7, 2016 at 8:44 am

      Carpenter has an oblique strain. Very bad news for the Cards.
      I wonder who will replace him on the All-Star team? Could it be Craw? Or will they go with another secondbaseman?

      • snarkk said, on July 7, 2016 at 9:42 am

        They have to replace him with another Card, I believe. Isn’t he the only Card?…

  6. wilcojoe said, on July 7, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Can’t believe I had never heard of Red’s before. Just checked it out online. Chuck is right, Dirty Harry had a couple scenes filmed there. Their basic burger on a sourdough roll looks awesome. So simple, yet so SF. Fish n chips looks pretty killer as well. Not a bad piece of real estate either. Can’t beat the view!

    • Irish Kevin said, on July 7, 2016 at 9:10 am

      Where is this Reds you speak of??

      • zumiee said, on July 7, 2016 at 9:15 am

        Not too far from the ballpark. Next to the Bay, along the Bay-walk, north of the ballpark.

      • Bozo said, on July 7, 2016 at 9:37 am

        Pier 30, Kevin.

        There are two Java Houses one next to the ballpark (I’ve never been in that one) and Red’s on Pier 30 next to the High Dive Bar. Red’s was mainly a breakfast and lunch spot. Before the ballpark was built it was mainly a working class joint that sold coffee and two beers (tall neck Bud and Anchor Steam). With the ballpark and condos they expanded into the parking lot area with sit down tables. When they expanded they added a temporary bar that is now fixed with a tent, TV a few tables and stools. My buddy Rob started the bar (his bloody is insane).
        Pier 30 was going to be developed into a cruise ship port and all plans had to include Red’s, per the Port Authority. Like I said Eddie D used to stop in there (as well as taking the Niners there before a Super Bowl parade down Market street). A lot of the SF politicos would stop in there to show folks they could hang with the working poor.
        I worked at Market and Main street for twenty five years, so I used to stroll down the Embarcadero and grab a burger and beer for lunch.and nice days. After they built the park it was a stopping point when I’d walk from work to the ballgame.. When I wore my Red’s tee shirt to NOLA people were stopping me to talk up the place. It even happened to me here at a party I was at, a guy there was a childhood friend of my buddy Rob the bartender there. Great SF dive.

      • chipower9 said, on July 7, 2016 at 11:54 am

        Yep. Pier 30, right under the Bay Bridge. It was a famous place for the longshoremen to have breakfast back in the day. Very simple menu, and dive-ish as they come. Great place to meet and knock back a cold one and grab some grub pre-game.

        Another place I love to hit after a game is Delancey Street Grill (other side of the street, a couple of blocks from the yard). Great menu/food, and very reasonably priced. This place is a non-profit, and they help folks like those recently released from prison, or recovering addicts get on their feet by employing them, and giving them a place to stay. Cool story all around.

  7. zumiee said, on July 7, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Diaz to replace Carpenter in All Star game. It makes sense. He’s having a really good season, and he’s a Cardinal replacing a Cardinal. In fact, was Carpenter the only Cardinal on the team? I don’t know.
    It’s tough for Craw to get passed over yet again, he’s better than Diaz; but Diaz is good.

  8. unca_chuck said, on July 7, 2016 at 9:41 am

    The boy the beer and the burger at Red’s last night . . .

    IMG_2522

    • gianthead said, on July 7, 2016 at 11:21 am

      On sourdough….mmmmmmm….looks like I have a place to stop next time back home. I’ve never been to Red’s and lived in the city for a year before the DC move…

    • alleykat69 said, on July 7, 2016 at 11:54 am

      Nice Chuck!
      Is your boy still dating dawg’s girl?

    • eddacker said, on July 7, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      He looks just like you! cool

  9. bassbaldy said, on July 7, 2016 at 9:59 am

    WilleDav .. Your 7:48 said ‘tmrw Pads come to town” … I believe Pads are starting series in LA tonight but maybe that is where you are … I’m not sure … 2morrow we face the Snakes again at home … We visit SD just after AS break.

  10. unca_chuck said, on July 7, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Garrett sporting the Oscar Gamble look

    IMG_2543

    • zumiee said, on July 7, 2016 at 10:10 am

      Great game to be at last night!

  11. unca_chuck said, on July 7, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Pretty fricking cold and windy, but it was fun. Stick-like, even. The wind was howling in centerfield most of the game. First game for me this year. The bleacher crowd is pretty entertaining. Even from there you could tell Cueto was dealing.

    Yes, Bozo is right. There’s only one Red’s. That other Java House I haven’t been in either, but that one is closer to the park. The pics inside Red’s are worth the price of admission, and the back patio is a nice addition. Think I was 8 the first time I went there . . .

  12. zumiee said, on July 7, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Ah, thanks for the clarification on Red’s, folks. I’d forgotten it was the Java House further north on the Baywalk than the other one.

    • blade3colorado said, on July 7, 2016 at 11:36 am

      You were there with us Zum. You forgot that too?

      “When they expanded they added a temporary bar that is now fixed with a tent, TV a few tables and stools. My buddy Rob started the bar (his bloody is insane).”

      Bozo, that’s where the Flap crew sat for our breakfast. They also had seating on the pier further back, albeit, you didn’t want to sit there, with the seagulls wanting your food and/or taking a dump on ya (probably if you didn’t feed them).

      • chipower9 said, on July 7, 2016 at 11:57 am

        Yep, you, me, Zum, Ewisco, I think snarkk, and Ed met there before a game. Love Reds! And the High Dive bar next door is pretty cool, too. Lots of pre-game activity there, and nice scenery (scantily clad ladies).

      • alleykat69 said, on July 7, 2016 at 12:01 pm

        Blade I would really not be into a seagull Benedict!!
        Reds is great though one of my go to places game day!

      • Bozo said, on July 7, 2016 at 12:06 pm

        They also used to have some port-a-lets out back there behind those tables, but this one homeless dude kept pushing them in the water to surf on them or something. So now it’s just that one head inside (at least it was the last time I was there in 2011). For breakfast I always liked the sandwich with, eggs, sausage and cheese on the sourdough roll. Didn’t need any Cha Cha bowls after that.

      • Bozo said, on July 7, 2016 at 12:10 pm

        Chi – the High Dive bar cleaned up nice. When I was single I had the hots for this one punkette bartender that worked there and there always seemed to be some fine tail in that joint..

      • unca_chuck said, on July 7, 2016 at 12:18 pm

        Yeah, they took out the porto-potties thankfully. Toopk away a little of the ambience . . .

      • zumiee said, on July 7, 2016 at 12:24 pm

        Yeah, I’m bad at remembering the names of places to eat. Always have been for some reason.

      • chipower9 said, on July 7, 2016 at 12:53 pm

        Yep John – the High Dive still has more than its fair share of tail. Fun place to go before a game. We were there for a bit on opening day. And at Reds, too! Had to make the rounds. We had a bite after the game at Delancey Street Grill.

  13. snarkk said, on July 7, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    CGs are nice since no chance if Pen cluster-. Downside in wear on the starters arm. Cueto has the highest IP of all NL starters. That has to go down looking forward to potential playoff starting strength …

  14. unca_chuck said, on July 7, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    One last pic . . .

    IMG_2580

    • Irish Kevin said, on July 7, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      Great pic!!

    • chipower9 said, on July 7, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      Very cool!

    • unca_chuck said, on July 7, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      Yeah, good times . . .

  15. zumiee said, on July 7, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Admittedly I usually stop at the Subway’s at the end of Market Street to buy a sandwich for the ballgame.
    Although….sometimes I stop at that sandwich place where the workers are recovering substance abusers. It’s some kind of program. I can’t remember the name of the place, but it has a cool vibe, and the food is good. It has a small bookstore attached to it.

    • zumiee said, on July 7, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      A Google search indicates it is probably the Crossroads Cafe and Bookstore, which is part of the Delancy Street Foundation.

      • zumiee said, on July 7, 2016 at 12:50 pm

        On Embarcadero (the Bay-walk street.)

    • blade3colorado said, on July 7, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      Nothing wrong with that . . . Not certain it is the same Safeway, but if it is the one by the train station – I go there for most games and get me a big Italian (salami, proscuitto, provolone, etc.) sandwich. If it is too crowded, I get the Italian BMT at Subway at the train station. It’s weird, but I can afford anything in the Phone Park, but why? Their prices are so outrageous, it’s almost as if they’re saying, “You’re about to get f*cked.”

      • blade3colorado said, on July 7, 2016 at 1:20 pm

        Whoops! You said Subway . . . Regardless, try the Safeway sandwiches Zum. They are fantastic (thus the lines) and inexpensive.

      • zumiee said, on July 7, 2016 at 2:07 pm

        Duly noted! 🙂 I too just get a negative feeling about the ballpark gouging prices.

      • chipower9 said, on July 8, 2016 at 7:31 am

        Yes. Safeways have great sandwiches. And if there are Raleys grocery stores in your area, they make a killer sandwich, too. But for as infrequently as I go to games (seems I am lucky to take in between five and ten a year now), I just have to have a Sheboygan brat with kraut, onions, and mustard. BOOM!

  16. chipower9 said, on July 7, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    The actual Delancy Street restaurant is a great place to catch a bite post-game, and to allow the traffic to clear out. Menu changes regularly, the food is very good, and the prices are good, too.

    • zumiee said, on July 7, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      I haven’t been in the restaurant yet. The Delancy Street program is a very cool thing.

  17. zumiee said, on July 7, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Blade and Chi, I arrived in SF too late to meet all you guys at Red’s that day. I caught up with you guys at the Public House, at the ballpark. We all hung out there for a while.

    • blade3colorado said, on July 7, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      That might be true . . . However, I am almost certain that you are in the infamous “Beatles or Reservoir Dogs” photo I made reference to last night and haven’t located as of yet. I think you showed up outside Reds and then continued walking with us. However, I could be wrong, as I have literally forgotten decades.*

      *Drug induced state in my 20s

      • zumiee said, on July 7, 2016 at 2:03 pm

        Memory is a tricky thing. I was at the first Giants game when baseball resumed after 9/11, and I was at the game when Gallaragha hit his 490 foot HR. But over the years I had forgotten they were the SAME GAME. I saw a video clip last year that reminded me they were the same game and I was kind of amazed. I would have sworn they were two different games, but no.

      • Bozo said, on July 7, 2016 at 3:06 pm

        Wow Zum, I was at that game too and I also thought they were two separate games. I still have the MLB 9/11 tee shirt. That Big Cat fly was the closest anyone ever came to hitting the mitt (that I know of). It was a monster shot.

      • chipower9 said, on July 8, 2016 at 7:33 am

        I was not at that game, but remember watching it, and that shot by the Big Cat. Man I loved watching that dude play 1st, and particularly watching him with a bat in his hand.

  18. blade3colorado said, on July 7, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Most of you know that Cueto is 4-0 against the Sherpas this season with a 0.57 ERA. Interesting comments from Rockies fans after this game, regarding this game, as well as their putrid road trip . . .

    C Spgs northsider • 16 hours ago
    When players and coaches compliment the opposing team vs bemoan their missed opportunities it tells me this team is not “win” oriented. This starts at the very top ( playoffs 2 out of 5 years is the goal circa 2012 Dick Monfort). I guess playoffs 3 out of 23 is good enough….
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    johnnymaloney C Spgs northsider • 4 hours ago
    As opposed to taunting the opposition the way Hundley did with Pagan the night before?
    The Giants are an excellent team with a lot of really good character among them, beginning with Bochy. Their pitchers don’t throw at people to enforce some BS code the way half of MLB does. (Otherwise, Hundley would have been drilled his next plate appearance on Tuesday.) And yet the Giants have a great record.
    The Rockies may have their deficits– especially in Weiss & Monfort & spotty pitching– but character is not among them. Most of the Rockies prove every day that you can be a good player without being a jerk. That’s why they are easy to root for even when we know it may be futile.
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    Note: The above 2 posts are a comment and response.

    W.E. Coyote • 7 hours ago
    If its July, time for the Rockies to say goodbye. Instead of a party deck Dick should have built a beer cellar.

    If you are paying for tickets to games, you are part of the problem. Until the Monforts are forced to sell this team will be a mess.
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    Dave P • 8 hours ago
    Once again, irrelevant at the All Star Break. It’s an annual tradition. Yet, Goodman and Co can’t figure out why Rockies players struggle to get national recognition (AS votes, Arenado MVP consideration, etc, etc). They blame the mountain time zone, east coast bias, uniformed journalists, and 20 other things. Here’s a hint: If the team was semi-relevant, it would give the national media and other fan bases a reason to pay attention. Just like Rockies fans aren’t following the Twins or Reds, nobody is following the Rockies.
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    whereisthelogic • 44 minutes ago
    15-20K Phily fans will fill seats at Coors to see their hapless team with a rare chance for a series win. Meanwhile, Monfort takes another semi to the bank.
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    Reg42 • 7 hours ago
    Cueto has always dominated the Rockies…and just think, he’s not even the best starting pitcher ON HIS OWN TEAM, although at 13-1 he can sure make a strong argument. As I said yesterday, if Cueto was hitting his spots consistently there was no way Bochy was going to pull him before the 8th inning and expose the Giants bullpen to the Rox. Cueto went the whole way.

    After this next homestand it is time to trade CarGo and maybe even Jorge De La Rosa (who was good last night, but not quite good enough). Compared to past years, these Rockies are a little better, but this year the Giants are going to run away with it, maybe even win 105 games and the Dodgers are trending up too. Let’s see what David Dahl and Jeff Hoffman can do and inject a little more talent into the system. That can’t be a worse plan than watching the Rockies slide further and further back in the standings each week…
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    Mike321 • 8 hours ago
    That was one pathetic road trip as the team just looked lost at the plate…did everyone go cold at once or are they occupied making their all star break plans? Maybe Tulo was right about the environment here.

    Again, like most of the games previously, the team had a terrible approach at the plate as I’ve never seen so many poor at bats.Cueto is a top level pitcher but you have seen him 4 times now this year and no adjustments?

    Let’s see how the team does against the Phils in this series…that should tell us all we need to know…was it just road trip woes or just a team with no heart.
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    LJ • 7 hours ago
    As before the Crockies can’t hit on the road or pitch at home. What’s a poor manure moving, illegal-alien employing, whiskey swilling trust funder to do?
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  19. unca_chuck said, on July 7, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Ouch.

    • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      How’s you’re NY trip looking, Chuck?

      • chipower9 said, on July 8, 2016 at 7:40 am

        Loo – you going to make the Giants-Yanks game? My offer stands. Seat 20, next to Blade and me is still there.

  20. blade3colorado said, on July 7, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Final Jeopardy Question – What do Matt Harvey, Chris Young, Phil Hughes and Josh Beckett have in common?

    • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      Jeopardy gives you the answer, Blade…

      • blade3colorado said, on July 7, 2016 at 6:23 pm

        Is the Jeopardy song over? Oh, I’m sorry . . . thoracic outlet syndrome

      • zumiee said, on July 7, 2016 at 7:06 pm

        Here we go:
        “And the answer is: Matt Harvey, Chris Young, Phil Hughes and Josh Beckett have this in common.”

        -“Alex, what is thoracic outlet syndrome?”

        “You are correct!”

      • zumiee said, on July 7, 2016 at 7:15 pm

  21. blade3colorado said, on July 7, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Until this century, I had never heard of these new baseball injuries. Back in the day, Walter Johnson drank too much, Monty Stratton shot off his leg, Sandy Koufax had a dead arm, etc.

    Now, you need a medical dictionary.

  22. Macdog said, on July 7, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    We have a start time for the Giants-Yanks game on Sunday, 7/24: It’s 1:05 p.m. (EST)!

    • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2016 at 6:36 pm

      Is that confirmed, Mac? What did they make the night game?

      • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2016 at 6:50 pm

        Well it must be, or you wouldn’t have posted it, obviously…

      • Macdog said, on July 7, 2016 at 7:19 pm

        That’s the time on the schedule on the Yanks website.

      • Macdog said, on July 7, 2016 at 7:24 pm

        Dodgers-Cards is the night game.

      • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2016 at 7:32 pm

        Thanks for the info, Mac…

    • chipower9 said, on July 8, 2016 at 7:42 am

      StubHub also shows a 1:05 start on Sunday. Friday’s game (the one to which Blade and I are going) is a 7:05 start.

  23. blade3colorado said, on July 7, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Rockies back on Moon and hitting well again in zero gravity . . . 6-2 Sherpas leading the Phillies.

    • Macdog said, on July 7, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Plus Morgan stinks.

    • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      I like when you call them the “Mountain Goats” so much better…

      • blade3colorado said, on July 7, 2016 at 7:48 pm

        lulz

  24. eddacker said, on July 7, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    I read an article about post season preditions and loved the giants fans comments:
    commenter
    Love your predictions!! Just what every Giant’s fan wants to here. National media love the East and the Dodgers but it never seems to affect their reasoned judgment. The statistical stuff confirms how rationally accurate you are. Great!! So I can relax, enjoy the games knowing that my team is just where we want it to be, flying under the experts radar in first place in MLB. Our stealth pitching and defense hiding in plane sight. Keep it goinl experts!

    @commenter
    I know right, SFG only have the best record in baseball right now 3 WS rings in 5 years – and Crawford got the SS and GG last year and was snubbed @ the all-star… it’s like, what is it going to take to get some respect?

    @commenter
    We’re never going to get the respect that the soulless Dodgers get. That team just doesn’t have any personality, at all. Boooorrrrring

    commenter
    I JUST LOVE THE DISRESPECT always shown for the sfg.. when compared to the chokers down south.. who got money, swimming pools and all the distractions a mature rich man of the world desires..sooo let it be.. gooooo giants..we love being the underdog..and your TAKE reminds me of espn..perhaps you have inklings on wanting to join their east coast club of fools..

    especially “soulless dodgers”

    not much news in it but here is the whole article: http://goo.gl/NXpd8z

    • zumiee said, on July 7, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      Flying under the radar has worked well for the Giants during the Bochy regime. 🙂

    • chipower9 said, on July 8, 2016 at 7:47 am

      Love it! He talks about the Bums winning the West (and even says I don’t know how they do it)…goes on to say “The Giants will have to begin their World Series run in the Wild Card round.”

      Been There. Done That! Giddy Up…

      Even Year! Four in Seven! Humm Baby – Let’s Do It Again!

  25. djloo27 said, on July 7, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Based on the way the ball is flying out of Citifield (and other parks) this year, Met announcers are convinced that the ball is juiced or wound tighter…

  26. Bozo said, on July 7, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    The San Francisco Stealth Giants.

    • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      Stealth Bombers wouldn’t be too accurate…

  27. blade3colorado said, on July 7, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Story with 2 bombs tonight. Anyone know who is leading the All Star vote for the final slot?

    • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      I think Scully just said Myers got it…

      • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2016 at 8:47 pm

        Sorry. I heard wrong. Marte is leading. Myers is going to the HR Derby…

      • chipower9 said, on July 8, 2016 at 7:58 am

        As of this morning, Belt leads the NL vote. Saunders currently leads the junior circuit.

  28. djloo27 said, on July 7, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Dodgers and Puig getting humiliated…

  29. alleykat69 said, on July 7, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Blade,
    Real tight race right now, I believe Starling Marte just inched ahead of Brandon Belt.
    AL,, It’s Toronto’s Mike Saunders in the lead ..

  30. unca_chuck said, on July 7, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    I do not want Belt in the ASG. Knowing him and his fluke injury history he’ll get hurt somehow.

    • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      Harmon Killebrew once did…

    • blade3colorado said, on July 7, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Agree Chuck. I am fine with both Brandons at home. I hope if they are not selected, they will use it to fuel their revenge tour on the rest of the league. Better for the Giants in the long run.

    • chipower9 said, on July 8, 2016 at 7:59 am

      I would like to see him get the nod, just for recognition for him. But would then like to see him not play. Best of both worlds.

  31. zumiee said, on July 7, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    I’m not liking this 9th inning guy the Padres brought in.

    • zumiee said, on July 7, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      He has control issues.

      • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2016 at 9:56 pm

        He overcame them…

      • zumiee said, on July 7, 2016 at 9:57 pm

        Ha! Then he unleashes two amazing curveballs to end the game.
        Dodgers lost!

  32. Paul Sorensen said, on July 7, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Yeah, 3 called strikes to end it. Bat must’ve been too heavy for Van Slyke to swing…..

    • zumiee said, on July 7, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      He seems like a lost soul on the Dodgers these days.

  33. djloo27 said, on July 7, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    In the “all important” loss column we are:

    • zumiee said, on July 7, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      Well-played, sir!

      • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2016 at 10:07 pm

        Learning from the best, zum…

  34. djloo27 said, on July 7, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    I think the Giants plan to get everything they can out of Cueto and then let him opt out so someone else can pay him to suck for 6 years. Gotta feeling the same might be true about Bumgarner when his insane club-friendly deal is up in a few years…

    • chipower9 said, on July 8, 2016 at 7:57 am

      Are you being facetious? I see no way they let Bum go. Here are the details of his club-sweet deal:

      5 Years – 13:$0.75M, 14:$3.75M, 15:$6.75M, 16:$9.75M, 17:$11.5M, 18:$12M club option ($1.5M buyout), 19:$12M club option
      •2018 option guaranteed with 200 IP in 2017 or 400 IP in 2016-17
      •options increase to $14M with top 3 finish in Cy Young vote 2012-17 or to $16M with Cy Young award 2012-17
      •award bonuses, including $25,000 for All-Star selection.

      I also would not be surprised to see them work out some type of agreement with Cueto, or more likely, he decides to stick around. I don’t see him getting anything better, dollar-wise, than what lies ahead with the Giants:

      6 years/$130M (2016-21), plus 2022 club option •signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/17/15
      •$5M signing bonus (paid in $1M installments each 1/15, 2017-21)
      •16:$15M, 17-21:$21M/year, 22:$22M club option ($5M buyout)
      •assignment bonus: $0.5M for first trade, $1M for subsequent trades
      •Cueto may opt out of contract after 2017 season & receive buyout (must exercise within three days of end of 2017 World Series)

  35. chipower9 said, on July 8, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Belt currently leads for the last NL spot. Voting closes at 4 EST, 1 PST.

    http://m.mlb.com/news/article/188486952/final-vote-enters-last-day-with-close-races/

  36. alleykat69 said, on July 8, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Been voting for Belt a lot dude deserves to be there. Should win by a neck his giraffe neck..

    • chipower9 said, on July 8, 2016 at 8:48 am

      Me too, Kat. Also been voting for Pedroia in the jr. circuit. Local boy (Woodland, CA). Have always liked the way he plays the game.

  37. snarkk said, on July 8, 2016 at 8:16 am

    On Harvey and thoracic outlet syndrome, that’s the same thing Noah Lowry had, which Giants medicos misdiagnosed. And, I have it. Basically, it’s nerve bundle and blood vessel compression in the thoracic outlet, which is a notch between the collarbone and first rib. Symptoms are weakness in the arms, numbness, and lots of muscle spasms in the upper back. Stretching and physical therapy works to relieve it in many cases, like mine. Have to keep up the regimen, or it comes back. If it’s bad, and non-surgical treatment doesn’t relieve, the usual surgery is to take out the first rib, which is not really a necessary rib. Usually works; sometimes the results aren’t totally good. Like Lowry. Tip to avoid it: if you’re in front of a computer a lot, sit straight and ergonomically efficient. Don’t hunch or lean forward into the screen. Frequently turn away from the screen. Do neck stretches and shoulder area stretches on a regular basis at work, and if you work out in a gym. Go online or ask a trainer in your gym for next stretching and shoulder area stretching exercises…

    • chipower9 said, on July 8, 2016 at 8:51 am

      Or, get a copy of the Kama Sutra and put your lady through the motions. This should stretch-out all that needs to be stretched. 😉

  38. zumiee said, on July 8, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Here’s hoping Smarj pitches well tonight.

    • chipower9 said, on July 8, 2016 at 10:40 am

      Agree! I just got my latest copy of the “Giants” rag in the mail yesterday. “The Shark Goes Fishing” on the cover. Giddy Up! Let’s hit the AS break on a win streak!

      • zumiee said, on July 8, 2016 at 11:12 am

        Giants Magazine, I dig it!

  39. Flavor said, on July 8, 2016 at 11:42 am

    new thread


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