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Peavy!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 9, 2016

Peavy pitching and he continues to surprise us all. I’m posting today’s thread from inside a poker room. All the exit signs have been taken down.

But there is no goddamn WAY I leave the Flap hangin’ on a thread…..

 

 

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  1. willedav said, on July 9, 2016 at 8:58 am

    I think relief help is going to be tough to come by and unlikely to happen. Wow Strick just was lucky D saved him last night. Rags has lot of work to do. Nice outing from Romo maybe helps settle things down, esp since he got dangerous Lamb the LH.

    Team that worries me is the A’s. Beane has a hist of doing deals with LA and I hope he doesn’t help them out with Reddick Valencia or some pitching like Hill or Doolittle.

    See how Peavy survives in daytime conditions, lot different that night games at ATT in summer.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on July 9, 2016 at 9:30 am

      Relief may not be that hard to come by. Just check out the pair of A-level “prospects” the Snakes received for a rental of F.A. to be, Brad Ziegler. Giants could have come up with a better rotation prospect from Augusta without even dipping into the top 3 there.

      • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 1:25 pm

        I agree. Stix. And with that said, I still think you could see a couple of new faces in the BP after the break (definitely before the deadline).

    • snarkk said, on July 9, 2016 at 10:36 am

      I predicted last night that A’s ship Hill to LA. The A’s and Beane are not above screwing the Giants whenever possible…

      • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 1:25 pm

        Yep. Billy Beane can go fuck himself. All the more reason I always want to see the Giants kick the living dogshit out of the A’s…

  2. zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Crawford went to the All-Star game last year, and there’s still a slim chance for him this season, given how injuries happen. Cespides and Syndergaard are out with injuries now. Who will replace them?

  3. unca_chuck said, on July 9, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Let Crawfish get the rest. Take out his snub on the rest of the league.

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  4. wilcojoe said, on July 9, 2016 at 9:04 am

  5. snarkk said, on July 9, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Span saved Strychnine’s bacon in the 9th last night with that excellent catch in deep center. That pitch was 97 mph straight down Main Street about mid thigh high. That’s throwing, not pitching. Strick needs to figure out how to pitch, and stop throwing. 2 seasons now with Rags, I don’t know why he doesn’t have more to his game at this point…

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      Agree. So, is it Rags, or Strick, or both?

  6. snarkk said, on July 9, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Funny article on Belt and the AS game. The kid has some dry humor…
    http://www.sfchronicle.com/giants/article/Belt-voted-onto-NL-All-Star-team-8349218.php?t=89a06f4670999e0292&cmpid=twitter-premium

    • wilcojoe said, on July 9, 2016 at 10:55 am

      That’s great! “I love Shania Twain. She might be the best looking woman to ever come out of Canada.”

    • Carstie Clausen said, on July 9, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      Even though i’ve been a big Bigfoot fan for longer than BigHead has, he admits to have voted for him twice while the single vote i cast in this whole business was for BB9. My way of looking at it is that voting more than once takes something real outta the process ~ at least on a personal level.

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 1:51 pm

      Good read. Thanks, snaark.

  7. zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Snarkk, Cashner was doing a lot of just throwing, too, last night for the Padres. He threw an 0-2 fastball straight down the middle to Grandal, who blasted it for an HR. Cashner repeatedly grooved fastballs to the Dodgers last night, straight down the middle, no movement. No big mystery why the Dodgers scored 10 yesterday.

  8. djloo27 said, on July 9, 2016 at 11:41 am

    I think we all hoped Strickland would have turned into the new Brian Wilson by now.
    Time and patience might be running out on him.
    If I were Rags at this point, I’d tell him to grow a long beard and see what happens…

    • Carstie Clausen said, on July 9, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      He’d get traded to the House of David.

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      I am with you, Loo. Time is running-out in my book.

  9. zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 11:50 am

    It’s kind of amazing how rarely batters swing at Strickland’s slider. The word is out that it’s hardly ever a strike. So batters look for his fastball, take the slider, get ahead in the account, and then REALLY look for the fastball.

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      Yes. I have said for months, that if he could get to where he throws the slider “consistently for a strike,” AND add one more pitch, like a change, that he could also throw consistently for strikes, dude would be essentially unhitable.

  10. chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Unless you are the woman who was holding the tray of food and drinks, that was flicking hilarious. I would have tried to kick the ball, or head-butted it. No way my brews are going down!

    • Flavor said, on July 9, 2016 at 1:28 pm

      that was one of the funniest fucking things I’ve ever seen at a baseball game on tv

      • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 1:53 pm

        Agree. You know that got a kazillion shares on every social media outlet in the universe. Still LMAO every time I think about it.

  11. chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    You are THE MAN, Flav. Thank you sincerely for taking care of all us wayward Flappers! Good luck…

  12. ewisco said, on July 9, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Tony larussa shiulkd be banned from baseball. I’m sick of his incessant bean ball nonsense. Here’s a man who was never on the receiving end constantly ordering his pitchers to hit people.

  13. Macdog said, on July 9, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Giants-Snakes are MLB.tv free game today.

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      MLB threw me a free two week bone of MLB.TV for voting in the AS game. I haven’t accepted. Outside of the Giants, I don’t have the time to watch any other games. Hell, it is a challenge catching all the Giant games!

  14. blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Been out and about, but have seen the updates on the Giants game and am feeling very good about Peavy (who I have in a DFS tourney). Seems like he is pitching well??? About to turn on the game in a few to confirm.

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      Shutout through three. He threw about 27 pitches in the first to work out of a 1st and 2nd situation.

  15. chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    El Caballo Loco just keeps on hitting. Whatdyasay, Kevin?

  16. chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    WTF is the ump doing coming out there? Was he truly coming out to check on Pagan’s health, or trying to move things along? When a dude gets hit in the dome, you give him as long as he fucking needs.

  17. chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Belt keeps the conga line moving…

  18. Macdog said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Triple Belted!

  19. chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Giants second in triples. Could be the ballpark to a degree, eh?

  20. zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Peavy is toast. Bochy is risking one batter too many.

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      You should become the manager, Zum. πŸ˜‰

      • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:32 pm

        Sure! πŸ™‚

      • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:39 pm

        Kidding. πŸ™‚

  21. blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    *#%@& . . . I jinked it. My bad. Nice DFS tourney going and Peavy pfffttt.

    • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      Well, at least he pulled a Houdini act and limited it to only 2 runs that inning somehow. That inning looked like it was heading toward a big crooked number.

      • blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:29 pm

        Yeah, he did do that.

  22. chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Dammit! I step away for 10 to handle something out back, and come back to being down 2-1! Sounds like it could have been worse, though. Still a lot of ball to play. Blade, you may still get the win.

    • blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      I don’t need him for making money . . . I just could potentially win a lot more money with his contribution. Damage was limited, so see what’s what.

      • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:28 pm

        Mo money is mo money. Go Peavy!

  23. zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Oh my!

    • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      Sunglasses on top of the cap.

  24. blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Well, why does the frickin’ idiot have his glasses on his hat? What a fucking imbecile.

  25. chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Grant Green, come on down!

  26. zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Greenie!!

  27. Macdog said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Greeny!

  28. blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    blade is wondering, “who the hell is Green?”

    • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      Fun fact: the A’s drafted him ahead of Mike Trout.

      • blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:31 pm

        Ahh, that Green (umm, like I know).

  29. Carstie Clausen said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Recall around 1970 or 71 reading a book called “The Greening of America”. Dude pays his dues.

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      I read that book.

  30. Carstie Clausen said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Back in the 60’s Greenie Stickum Caps made big bangs with the pre-adolescent set.

  31. chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Peavy, picking Blade up!

    • blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      I wish. Only his pitching counts in DFS.

      • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:17 pm

        Ah, shows my lack of knowledge of it all…

  32. blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    That’s hilarious (can’t see the signs, but can rake . . . Say what you will, but Peavy is quite the character).

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      I dig Peavy. That is one dude I would love to hang out with for an evening and tip a few…

  33. zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Span is rockin’ a .247 BA now.

    • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      He was a rally-killer that inning.

  34. zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    “The beer lady.” She’s been named!

    • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      That ball was heading right for her face. Good block!

      • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:18 pm

        I would have head-butted it and saved my brews…

  35. bassbaldy said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    It’s curious to hear how other teams perceive us. I was watching the Seattle/KC game on MLB tv while following Giants on Gameday. Seattle announcers stated that Mariners had taken over the lead from the Giants for involvement in one run games. They said that particular stat usually indicates the team is basically poor in taking advantage of opportunities, playing ‘small ball’ and doing the ‘little things’ right. They continued saying that although the Giants β€” known for their stellar pitching β€” are perennially one of the “worst” offensive teams in all of MLB, they are actually very good at ‘doing the small things’ and thus their winning record.

    • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      The Giants are usually low in HRs, but they’re not always low in runs-scored. This season they are 11th out of the 30 teams in runs-scored so far.

      • bassbaldy said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:07 pm

        They did not breakdown or specify HRs vs total runs scored. They simply stated Giants to be one of the “worst” offensive teams. As I said at the outset of my post, its curious how other teams perceive us.

      • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:08 pm

        They’re wrong. πŸ™‚

      • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:09 pm

        But I get your point. People around the country that don’t often see a certain team can get a skewed view of a team.

    • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      I agree they are usually very good at doing the “little things” that win games. Bochy sets a standard for success for the team on a yearly basis. Some years it’s too difficult to overcome the injuries. So far this season, the fill-in players have done very well.

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      LMAO…it amazes me that dumbasses like that even have a job in the game. Ludicrous…

    • bassbaldy said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      Yes, skewered perceptions and probably an understandable yet unreasonable explanation as to why a player such as Craw gets passed over as an AS. Beyond pitching, Giants are perceived as a team with no real glamour … No Trout, Stanton, Harper, Cruz, Cano types .. just a bunch of blue collar laborers … No, pizzazz.

      • bassbaldy said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:27 pm

        … but we know better.

      • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:35 pm

        Pizzazz is over-rated. πŸ™‚

      • bassbaldy said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:42 pm

        but pizza is not … There was the pizza place in Rome I used to go to at every opportunity .. Locals called it The Morgue … Huge long marble tables … It was actually a morgue at one time and the tables you ate off of were where they laid out bodies … Or so the story goes …

  36. zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Terrific play by Craw.

  37. blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    To me, that’s the guy who absolutely got screwed not being selected for the sham AS game. Criminal that Russell is starting and worse, that Story is on the team. No issue with Seager.

    • blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      Correction – Story was considered for final slot on team.

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      Agree. Crawford is an AS whether or not he was selected. No fucking brainer.

  38. pasalonblog said, on July 9, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Flavor–wordpress sucks. That is all.

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      WTF. WordPress has worked here for years. Explain, please. And what is the better option?

      • pasalonblog said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:17 pm

        just the sign in process. Took forever, had to create a blog I didn’t want, etc….But it’s fine now

      • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:20 pm

        Oh yeah, that was a pain in the ass, pasalon. It was so long ago, I had forgot.

      • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:21 pm

        And whether WordPress sucks or not, Flavor has no control over any of that shit.

  39. pasalonblog said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    also, that chick who had beers blasted all over her and her lesbo friend was the funniest fucking thing I’ve seen in a long time

  40. Flavor said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    .

  41. chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Don’t call me Nada Tenada…

  42. Carstie Clausen said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Instead of either the bad Peavy or the good Peavy today we got the so-so one. He won’t get a win but he did keep us in the game.

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      I am good with that in the grand scheme of things, on one condition…our bullpen can get its shit together.

  43. zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    It’s amazing how well the fill-in guys are doing, overall. What a huge life they’ve been!

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      Yeah, the team has done a nice job of treading water. I don’t think the record is stellar (could be wrong), but I have overall been impressed.

  44. blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    No, please no wave . . .

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:23 pm

      No shit. It is like when they break out the beach balls at the latrine. Fuck that shit. You want to play that goofy shit, go to the goddamned beach. I just want to shoot fuckers who want to start a wave.

  45. blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Now, that was fricking funny . . . Glasses had dirt crusted on them like tires.

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:24 pm

      Severe faceplant. Couldn’t have felt too good…

  46. zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Here’s the 2009 draft, down to the Mike Trout pick. A lot of teams passed on him. Green was the 13th pick. Hindsight on drafts is always 20/20, of course.

    1 Stephen Strasburg Washington Nationals Right-handed pitcher San Diego State
    2 Dustin Ackley Seattle Mariners Outfielder North Carolina
    3 Donavan Tate San Diego Padres Outfielder Cartersville High School (GA)
    4 Tony Sanchez Pittsburgh Pirates Catcher Boston College
    5 Matt Hobgood Baltimore Orioles Right-handed pitcher Norco High School (CA)
    6 Zack Wheeler San Francisco Giants Right-handed pitcher East Paulding High School (GA)
    7 Mike Minor Atlanta Braves Left-handed pitcher Vanderbilt
    8 Mike Leake Cincinnati Reds Right-handed pitcher Arizona State
    9 Jacob Turner Detroit Tigers Right-handed pitcher Westminster Christian Academy (MO)
    10 Drew Storen Washington Nationals[Compensation 1] Right-handed pitcher Stanford
    11 Tyler Matzek Colorado Rockies Left-handed pitcher Capistrano Valley High School (CA)
    12 Aaron Crow Kansas City Royals Right-handed pitcher Fort Worth Cats/Missouri
    13 Grant Green Oakland Athletics Shortstop Southern California
    14 Matt Purke* Texas Rangers Left-handed pitcher Klein High School (TX)
    15 Alex White Cleveland Indians Right-handed pitcher North Carolina
    16 Bobby Borchering Arizona Diamondbacks Third baseman Bishop Verot High School (FL)
    17 A. J. Pollock Arizona Diamondbacks[Compensation 2] Outfielder Notre Dame
    18 Chad James Florida Marlins Left-handed pitcher Yukon High School (OK)
    19 Shelby Miller St. Louis Cardinals Right-handed pitcher Brownwood High School (TX)
    20 Chad Jenkins Toronto Blue Jays Right-handed pitcher Kennesaw State
    21 Jiovanni Mier Houston Astros Shortstop Bonita High School (CA)
    22 Kyle Gibson Minnesota Twins Right-handed pitcher Missouri
    23 Jared Mitchell Chicago White Sox Outfielder Louisiana State
    24 Randal Grichuk Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[Compensation 3] Outfielder Lamar Consolidated High SchoolLamar Consolidated Baseball (TX)
    25 Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[Compensation 4] Outfielder Millville Senior High School (NJ)

  47. pasalonblog said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    there have been too many funny moments in this game to count. Baseball isn’t supposed to be funny. 1) chick trying to catch a baseball with a basket full of beers 2) Peavy ranting away and catching a ball by accident. 3) AZ LF eating a face full of dirt trying to catch a ball.

    • blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      You forgot Lopez falling while walking to the bullpen mound.

  48. pasalonblog said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Did the Giants buy that woman and her lesbian friend new drinks?

    • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      Two middle-aged women sitting together have to be lesbians?

      • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:32 pm

        I have the same question. It’s like saying if you and I are sitting together at a game, Zum, that we’re gay. Uh, no.

    • bassbaldy said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      Just wondering … How you can tell someone’s sexual orientation from, maybe but probably not even, a full 30 seconds on the tv? … just wondering … Is she someone you know personally?

      • pasalonblog said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:52 pm

        I was guessing based on how they looked and the city they were in.

  49. zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Relievers walking their first batter. Drives fans nuts everywhere.

  50. zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Just when I praised the fill-ins….

    • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Well, there’s always a reason why a journeyman player is a journeyman….

  51. Lurker John said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    big error

  52. chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Fucking Pena. I am so ready for Panik to be back…supposedly he could be ready for a rehab late next week. We can only hope. To be fair, Pena has done a fair job, but he isn’t a starter, IMO.

    • Lurker John said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      Fucking A.

  53. Lurker John said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    there’s nothing more frustrating as a fan than seeing a guy booting a routine fucking grounder

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      Well, unless he does it twice in the same game. Made me think of that game Brenley had back in the day…

  54. Lurker John said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    And while I’m at it, bringing in Suarez for long relief after he’s done nothing but start is a bad move by Bochy.

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      LMAO…after he strikes-out Goldy. Hindsight is 20-20 LJ…I remember making comments like that, and subsequently letting out a big DOH!

      • Lurker John said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:37 pm

        Yeah, but walking the lead off batter is a big no-no in a close game in the late innings. I’ll take the K but Goldschmidt helped him out big time. That frisbee the pitch before should have been rattling around in the left field bleachers.

      • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:57 pm

        True on all counts. But overall, Suarez has been pretty damned good doing what they have needed him to do. I still think it was a huge mistake when they did not resign Petit.

      • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:01 pm

        Petit for the Natty Nats this year:

        3-1 in 22 games, 1 start. 2.62/1.097. Just what the Giants have needed all fucking year. Nats signed him for one year at 3 mil. You telling me the Giants didn’t have that kind of coin for him. One of the rare swing and misses by the Giant’s brass…

  55. chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Nice K by Suarez!

  56. Lurker John said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Wriggled off the hook.

  57. Lurker John said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Osich came in throwing strikes and got the out. What a concept.

  58. zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Belt beats the shift.

  59. Lurker John said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Man, Belt is having a nice year.

  60. bassbaldy said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Posey sure is …… Ah, forget it!

    • blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:51 pm

      Go ahead say it. Very (fill in the blank) that I didn’t take Vogt in all my DFS tourneys today. Posey? One walk good for a measly 3 points.

      • bassbaldy said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:55 pm

        Nah Blade … Wasting my breath … Or my limited typing skills … Besides, it’ll just make you feel worse because of that DFS selection.

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      Yeah, if that Posey was doing his job (carrying the team) they would be up by 10 runs today. There, I did it for ya, Lisle. πŸ˜‰

  61. bassbaldy said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    BRomo .. Just what the Bullpen needs!

  62. zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Romo, nicely done! We’ve missed this guy.

  63. pasalonblog said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    I went and watched that beer-blast thing again. I could watch that all day. I’d put it at 68% those 2 ladies are lesbian lovers. And if I’m wrong, so be it. Wouldn’t be the first time.

    • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      Well, if they were doing this, then yeah, go ahead and make that assumption:

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:04 pm

      Bad assumption. Why even go there. Again, it would be like you and your brother from another mother taking in a game and the assumption is made guys are gay. Whatever…

    • bassbaldy said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      Well, it being the city of San Fransissy and all, I guess it is a reasonable assumption to make … πŸ˜‰ … Yet, in the climate of present day 21st century tolerance, I’d say it is hardly an observation worth dwelling on no matter what the local. However, the attempted catch with beer laden lunch plate .. Now that was something!

      • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:14 pm

        I’m pretty sure all she was trying to do was keep the ball from hitting her face.

      • Lurker John said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:59 pm

        Like Chi said earlier, I’m taking the ball off the chops before dumping those $15 dollar beers. LOL

      • djloo27 said, on July 9, 2016 at 5:24 pm

        She was in a tough spot…

      • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 11:56 pm

        That’s what he said…

  64. blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    The entire 1960s was cruel to the Giants – No World Series wins; No Cy Youngs for Marichal; Willie Mays being aced by Hank Aaron as the best HR hitter ever due to Hank playing in a launching pad and Willie playing in a wind blown dump; Cepeda being dealt to the Cards for Ray “Who” Sadecki; Ground Hog day like 2nd place finishes every year . . . I could go on, but you get my drift. The horror, the horror . . .

    • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:04 pm

      Brutally true, and well said.

      • blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:09 pm

        In an ironic, cruel, teasing twist – the 1960s cemented my undying loyalty to this franchise (despite entreaties by my ex-wife encouraging me to root for the Rockies and Broncos shortly after moving here in 1997) . . .

        ARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      True. But Three in Five, and the prospect of Four in Seven has softened it all a bit. At least for me…but I do feel bad for those great players…

      • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:09 pm

        Yeah, the championships change the perspective on those earlier times completely.

  65. PaSalon said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    well, it doesn’t matter to me if they were lesbian lovers or not. I love gay people. I just thought their little lover spat they had after the beers blasted all over them was pretty funny.

  66. chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Sun has been brutal today…

  67. chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Ballgame! Nice tidy win.

  68. chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Bullpen finally got it done.

  69. bassbaldy said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Didn’t Casilia have a clean inning the last game he was in … Suppose we won’t see one of those again for awhile.

    • bassbaldy said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      Yumm crow, my favorite .. Victory at any cost!

      • willedav said, on July 9, 2016 at 5:12 pm

        Harmonica player James Harman in a line from his song My Little Girl:
        She served me crow, boys
        On a silver plate
        I did not like the taste of it
        At least I didn’t have to wait

  70. blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Best record in MLB today (again).

  71. snarkk said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Nice win.
    Belt continues to be a more than solid hitter and all around player. The kid would hit 35+ dingers in Cincy or Atlanta or Houston or most any other park not with a huge Death Valley from right to center.
    Green actually looks like a serviceable player.
    Peavy lookin a little dicey, Bochy seems to be getting smarter with a quicker hook on him now…

    • chipower9 said, on July 9, 2016 at 11:59 pm

      I think Peavy told Bochy he was outta gas today. Bochy went out and they talked before Bochy motioned to the BP. And it was a short conversation.

  72. PaSalon said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Arizona isn’t very good. Where is the accountability for Stewart? He just gets to make a bunch of bad decisions, then start trading guys away and he’s gets off scott-free? That must be a pretty good job if you can get it.

    • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:15 pm

      You sound like a frustrated Dodger fan.

      • blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:19 pm

        That is cruel Zum

      • bassbaldy said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:21 pm

        Ouch! good one Zum!

      • PaSalon said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:22 pm

        why would a frustrated Dodger fan wonder about the accountability of the AZ Gm?

      • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:23 pm

        Because the D-Backs have just lost two games in a row to the Giants.

      • willedav said, on July 9, 2016 at 5:14 pm

        maybe because they signed Greinke and LA didn’t?
        which likely will cost them any shot at what Giants have 3 of recently?

    • blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      Rockies franchise is even worse. Dan O’Dowd, the former GM, might as well have been a Supreme Court justice.

  73. zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Speaking of sucky teams, the Padres.

  74. Lurker John said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    You can also say that the ’60’s were a great decade for the Giants. About the only thing they didn’t do as a team was win the Series. They had some great teams stocked with some of the greatest names in baseball history. Yeah, the close calls and lack of titles sucked, but they won 90 games 6 times, 100 games once, were known for their thunderous lineups and great pitching, as well as great defensive play.

    That’s the silver lining perspective. They were just unfortunate to play in a decade with other great teams and some of the best pitching ever.

    • djloo27 said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      They were also known for awful trades that we don’t have to re-hash…

      • Lurker John said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:51 pm

        Like I said, silver lining. Some great teams, some of the greatest to never have won a title.

    • Lurker John said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      Chi, I agree on Suarez. He’s been a nice surprise as have all of the call-up guys, really. Tejada with a big knock today and he’s playing much better overall since those first few games, Green with the 2-run dinger and other run-scoring hits recently, Pena’s been good. Without those guys picking up the slack the last 6 weeks would probably look a lot different.

      For a farm system that gets routinely dissed by the so-called experts, year after year we see these nuggets show up and do their thing.

      • djloo27 said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:54 pm

        They might have some tough calls to make when Panik and “Specs” return.
        BTW, I could not tell you “Specs” real name right now if my life depended on it…

      • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 5:03 pm

        Kent Tekulve!

      • chipower9 said, on July 10, 2016 at 12:02 am

        As Loo mentions, when Panik, Duffy, Tomlinson, etc. return, some of the guys they reassign will have to pass through waivers.

  75. Macdog said, on July 9, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    I had to check to see who got the win: It was Kontos.

  76. zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Fox, of course, ruining their broadcast with numerous in-game interviews. It just kills the flow of the broadcast.

    • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      ESPN will do the same thing tomorrow night, of course.

      • Lurker John said, on July 9, 2016 at 5:18 pm

        The game has become the secondary attraction…

    • djloo27 said, on July 9, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      Are you seeing the Met-Nat game, Zum? I thought the color announcer just did a brilliant job of explaining the changes Reyes will have to make transitioning from SS to 3B…

      • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 5:17 pm

        I have the Dodgers game.

      • zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 5:22 pm

        Vasgersian and Smoltz are great. I just have an ongoing dislike of in-game interviews.

  77. Lurker John said, on July 9, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    56-33 with one more game before the break. Out-fucking-standing as we used to say in the army. I’ guess nobody here was expecting better than that, and with all the starters they’ve had go down.

    • djloo27 said, on July 9, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      Projects to 102-60…

      • bassbaldy said, on July 9, 2016 at 6:01 pm

        Didn’t somebody post something the other day, a link to a piece about how the teams with the winningest records don’t do well in the playoffs? I didn’t read the article but I’m surmising that’s what it was about.

        Let’s hope the Giants, if they keep this pace going, can prove that to be wrong.

      • djloo27 said, on July 9, 2016 at 6:15 pm

        I think so, bb – but I wouldn’t worry about it…

      • Carstie Clausen said, on July 9, 2016 at 6:33 pm

        They go ONE game over .500 the rest of the way and they finish 93-69. Halfway between a 102 and a 93 game winner would give them 97 wins and almost certainly, the NLW. Bumgarner pitches tomorrow as predicted and the Carolina Cattleman would be a bit hungry perhaps as he’s sitting at 9 wins. Overall, i like our chances.

  78. zumiee said, on July 9, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Doesn’t look like any help from the Padres today. Just an awful team.

  79. blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Delayed laugh . . . I finally saw the Beer, garlic fries, and hamburger “glove” catch the fan made. Yep, that is hilarious.

    • blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      Whoops . . . She actually dropped it. She needs a better glove.

      • blade3colorado said, on July 9, 2016 at 8:34 pm

        Maybe try to catch the next foul ball with a crab sandwich.

  80. Carstie Clausen said, on July 9, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    So far, so good. After noting his relative lack of success in his pipeline assignments, i was a bit apprehensive about Romo’s return. But in back to back appearances Sergio has nicely surpassed my expectations. Should this excellence continue, our bullpen slurry may well harden into a substance approaching solidity. A further effect will be a lessened impulse on the part of the Front Office to add a couple of arms to the pen, though a single competent veteran would likely reestablish the Bullies as a primary team asset.

    Problem would be who goes down? My candidate would be Strickland and his need to establish another pitch or two that would possibly set him up as the closer of the future.


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