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Ahhhhhh can you feel that? I can. That’s the sweet flow of a gentle marine breeze. Feels good. There are unconfirmed reports that breeze hit the players in the face as soon as they got off the plane and many of them fell to their knees, sobbing. Gratitude.

Hopefully the weather and the travel didn’t take too much out of our guys. The Reds are pretty bad but they’ve got some hitters who can make you pay. I’m still not sold on Peavy but appreciate what he’s doing or trying to do. He’s Cy Young compared to Cain.

Imagine how pissed off we’d be if Evans had signed Lincecum?

Time to get back on the winning beam, one way or another…..

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  1. muchosereno said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    adios Peavylota

  2. unca_chuck said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Jesus fuckng Christ. 3 hits and 6 runs?

    Peavy’d again

  3. zumiee said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Smardj, Peavy, and Cain give up massive HRs all over the place. That’s some real crummy pitching.

  4. zumiee said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    It would have been real easy for Bochy to have a new pitcher start the 6th inning. Peavy had pitched 5, he was on record for the win. He was not fooling the Reds power hitters.

    • snarkk said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      You saw it. Why can’t Bochy? This is the damn major leagues. It’s not like Peavy hasn’t done this before. This is his MO now for the season. If he can survive 5 without a disaster, get his ass outta there, and thank Keereist it’s not worse, especially if you are lucky enough to have a lead…

  5. snarkk said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    If Krukow spins Peavy’s horsecrap start tonight with some Rohand-esque excuse bullcrap I’m going to throw a shoe at the radio. And, Bochy is on a damn managing slump, not just the team. No way Peavy should have stayed after the double to Votto. He was throwing slop up there with neon, blinking “Crush ME” signs…

  6. gianthead said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Blade, I did not know if you had seen my post game wrap of Game 1 at Fenway, but not only did they do the wave, the frickin bandwagon Giant fans two rows in front of us particpated…I was disgusted…

    • blade3colorado said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      Yeah, I was speechless when I saw the wave going around and thought, “when that shit hits the Green Monster, it will end . . .” Nope – dumb asses in the Green Monster seats participated too. Hilarious.

  7. zumiee said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    That Reds pitcher is huge.

  8. snarkk said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Pena has a .309 average but darned if I can figure out how…

    • zumiee said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      He started off real hot, and has totally cooled off.

  9. alleykat69 said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Bochy’s spin on Peavy after the game:
    With his drawl… Wellllll Jake looked good a couple pitches got away from him and they hit him into orbit but overall he battled hard for us and gave us a chance to hang in there…

    • snarkk said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      That second Bruce dinger was off an 84 mph humpback slider that slid gingerly right over the middle of the plate just above the knees. About as FAT a pitch for a MLB hitter as you can get. A good high school pitcher throws better stuff than that. How much longer does this go on?…

    • Lurker John said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      LOL. I’d love to hear Boch say, “they hit em into orbit.” Sounds like one of those old Bugs Bunny cartoons.

      You know, with Votto on second and first base open and a 3-ball count on Bruce with Peavy on the mound, I’d be inclined to intentionally walk his ass than let Peavy lob a fucking big hunk ‘o’ cheddar cheese in there. Bring Law in and take your chances on getting a ground ball.

  10. muchosereno said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    SamarHRdzija
    adios Peavylota
    MASH Cain

    three fives right now, with two of them signed for a while in the $20M per year range
    the odious bandwagon fans may pay the freight, though

  11. Lurker John said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Kat, I was away from the computer when Pagan put the G’s up, but I did have myself a nice slab of crow pie. Unfortunately, Peavy COUGHED IT UP.

    • alleykat69 said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:42 pm

      Yeah I’m still coughing up crow balls and hair balls after Peavy’s brilliant performance LJ..

  12. zumiee said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Strickland’s slider is just such a nothing pitch.

    • zumiee said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      The batter doesn’t have to worry about it ever being a strike.

  13. unca_chuck said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Yeah, looking at the 6th it’s like why? My son said why is Peavy pitching? He’s gonna get hit.

    Strickland is grating my last remaining nerve. 0-2 to the walk.

    • Lurker John said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      Such a common pattern with him, gets 2 quick strikes then unable to put him away and nothing was close.

    • zumiee said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:54 pm

      The Reds took their guy out after 5 innings, and that’s the difference in the game so far.

  14. unca_chuck said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    I don’t get why Bochy seems to go blind to this.

    • zumiee said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:58 pm

      Bochy’s heart gets in the way of his head, regarding Peavy. It’s just the flat-out truth.

      • zumiee said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:00 pm

        And it might cost the Giants another game.

      • unca_chuck said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:05 pm

        Yup. Fuck. Strick not foolin’ ’em again.

  15. unca_chuck said, on July 25, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh pfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft.

  16. unca_chuck said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Why isn’t Romo getting ready 10 minutes ago?

  17. unca_chuck said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Here comes the double. I’ve lost faith in this guy,

    • zumiee said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      Then you’re one of the few that had faith in him to start with. 🙂

  18. unca_chuck said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Baaaaaah. See that Bunt, Boch?

  19. alleykat69 said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Their’s the bunt GH!!!
    Oh wrong team with the well excuted suicide squeeze.

  20. zumiee said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Hey, why not start Hamilton with a breaking pitch; oh, that’s right, Strickland doesn’t have one he can throw for strikes. He literally can’t throw his slider for strikes. And that’s the only pitch he has besides his fastball.

  21. alleykat69 said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Swear to god Bochy is jet lagged out are something, cause he sure is not managing tonight…

  22. muchosereno said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    ok, final note. The RH flame throwing reliever checks the runner at 3B, looks to the catcher, who’s watching the runner at 3B, the pitcher comes through the stretch and the batter squares around while the runner at 3B breaks for the plate. Squeeze. OK. Always a possibility. Why doesn’t the catcher rise up as the pitcher adjusts to throw the ball too high to bunt fair?

    • unca_chuck said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      Because the pitcher is already throwing the ball. If the catcher stands up and the pitcher doesn’t adjust, the ball goes to the backstop.

      • muchosereno said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:44 pm

        I think the pitcher can still throw high at that point, especially a RH pitcher, if the catcher rises.

      • muchosereno said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:50 pm

        True, if it’s bottom of the 9th and tied, it’s probably too risky. But otherwise, if the ball goes to the backstop, what happens? the run scores and the batter has to dig in again. The Reds weren’t squeezing in the bottom of the 9th tonight

    • muchosereno said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:58 pm

      In any event, I think the Giants, based on scouting, should have anticipated that squeeze. See this:
      http://m.mlb.com/news/article/184777666/reds-execute-perfect-suicide-squeeze-bunt/

  23. unca_chuck said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    I will say this, Bochy should have pulled Peavy after the double. It’s not like this hasn’t happened 25 times already this year. I mean let alone just giving him the 5 inning stint. instead, he gets the possible loss.

  24. unca_chuck said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Pena is reverting to the mean. Gawd we need our starters back. Howe do you take a fucking called 3rd?

  25. zumiee said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Stick a fork in Pena. Hope Panik is back real soon.

  26. zumiee said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Another stupid loss. At this rate the Dodgers will be passing us like in a roadrunner cartoon.

    • blade3colorado said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      • unca_chuck said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:30 pm

        Good to see that fucking road runner finally get his.

      • blade3colorado said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:31 pm

        Yep . . . and hopefully, the Dodgers too.

  27. zumiee said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Shawn Estes with the awesome spin: “Peavy pitched well until the 2-run HRs.”

    • snarkk said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:56 pm

      Zumie – I edited your comment by mistake! Put back your comment, sorry…

  28. unca_chuck said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    2.5. up. We may be in 2nd faster than planned. Adversity is staring us in the face. 1-8 is a pretty good sign of that. Boston is a good team. The Yanks, Pads, and Reds suck pole. And we can’t do shit against them.

  29. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on July 25, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    How to build a lead in the division: win 8 in a row (man, that seems like a long time ago). How to watch that lead diminish to near nothing: lose 8 out of 9 to start the 2nd half. It’s all about the trends. If they’d lost 8 in a row way back when, entered the break without a division lead, and now won 8 of 9 to take the lead, this 2-1/2 game lead would feel pretty good. Can’t much like this trend. Dusty Baker once said that he noticed teams can get sort of used to losing. Not acceptable, and someone… coaches, individual players, or GM who has 5 days to go to improve the team.. someone needs to go balls up and do something to turn this around. Fortunately, LA ain’t all that dangerous, really. Still. Reverse the f-ing trend, boys, starting tomorrow……

  30. bassbaldy said, on July 25, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Lurie saying time for a starting pitcher trade to enter into the conversation.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on July 25, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      Yeah, Lisle, was thinking that as well. It would be nice to just focus on one area that needs improving, which, by most opinions here, woulda been a reliever. Still need that. But might have to add a starter too, hard to believe since they signed JC and Smarge. I even said when Pence went down they shoulda gone out and gotten a Jay Bruce kinda guy. I guess what Sabevans will do before the break will depend a lot on their honest belief of when the injured will return, something that has seemingly not happened as quickly as they originally thought….. There likely just isn’t all that much they can do before end of month, but clearly, need to do something. Bold, I say, be bold…. ha.

      • bassbaldy said, on July 25, 2016 at 11:32 pm

        I remember you saying that Paul. I think my response was my usual: “I covet a power guy!”

        After all, aren’t we the team of Mays, McCovey & Bonds? When is the,last time we’ve had such a hitter? And I’m not going to say we had one in out midst, did not recognize it, and ended up trading him away. 20/20 hindsight is a powerful thing.

        I would just like a hitter that makes the opposition nervous the way Arenada, Goldfish, or Jay Bruise makes me.

        Who do we have? nobody.

      • zumiee said, on July 25, 2016 at 11:40 pm

        Mays, McCovey & Bonds won a combined total of one World Series. Gregor Blanco has won more than that.
        The Giants scored 5 runs tonight. That should be plenty to win in this ballpark. This loss was totally on the pitching.
        For me, I’d take Williamson over Duvall, anyway. Duvall strikes out too much.

      • bassbaldy said, on July 25, 2016 at 11:53 pm

        Well Blanco has been a very, very lucky human being … Mays, McCovey & Bonds were three of the greatest to ever play the game, but not so lucky … maybe.

  31. zumiee said, on July 25, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Yeah, I think Sabean/Evans were hoping to only have to do minor tweaks to the roster, but it’s going to need to be more than minor tweaks.

  32. zumiee said, on July 25, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Bold moves would be to bring in a couple of new starting pitchers, give Peavy his gold watch and say goodbye, and shut down Cain for the rest of the season.

    • zumiee said, on July 25, 2016 at 11:35 pm

      Bring in a couple of new relievers, too, if possible. Just empty out the farm system to make the trades. The future is right now.

    • bassbaldy said, on July 25, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      Too bold me thinks for this FO. Another insightful, accurate and practical idea from a Flapper … Damn I wish we could force those muthers to read this blog.

  33. snarkk said, on July 25, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    Screw Bochy and his Brolove for Peavy. It’s over. Stop it. That has run its course. Figure out a way to baby his ass, and pull him early, or just cut his ass and get somebody else in here…

    • bassbaldy said, on July 25, 2016 at 11:45 pm

      Yes, but it’s not just Peavy. Pitching is paramount of course but as we say, we gotta score to win. When Angel Pagan is our most consistent hitter and Craw is our rbi leader … Well, need I say more? The pen has been mostly shit we know that, but this offense had not been impressive for more than a handful of games this year. If it wasn’t for the consistency of Bum & Cueto we would be neck deep in doo doo.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on July 26, 2016 at 7:15 am

      Those clean early innings last night could indicate he may have a bit of promise as a long-man. As for Cain, i noted yesterday that maybe he should have some sorta “relapse”. Mejia and Blach could do no worse than those two. In fact Blach leads the PCL in wins with 11 and has a tolerable ERA, somewhere in the 3.60’s if memory serves. Yes, they could trade for a starter as well ~ someone like Cashner, perhaps. Also a solid late-inning reliever would be a nice add.

  34. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on July 25, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    You’re right about that, Tom, and Zum is right as well about Cain, most likely. With Smarge choking of late, eek… Thought we had 3 top line starters, but these days, it’s down to 2. Can’t really see them getting any frontline starters, though. But that would be *bold*, that’s for sure….

  35. zumiee said, on July 25, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Regarding Baldy’s point about an HR hitter…..if the Giants just put Williamson in leftfield when Pence gets back, and had Pagan and Span battle for playing time in centerfield, that alone would juice up the outfield power and overall production, IMO. It would be intriguing to see what Williamson would do with constant playing time. Parker could fit in with some occasional time, if he isn’t sent back to AAA.

  36. zumiee said, on July 25, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    How’s this for a playoff lineup? I like it. And it’s all in-house people, if they’re all healthy.
    Pagan
    Panik
    Belt
    Posey
    Pence
    Crawford
    Williamson
    Duffy
    Pitcher

    • zumiee said, on July 25, 2016 at 11:50 pm

      And that lineup would get them to the playoffs, too, IMO. Maybe the division and for sure a wild card.

      • bassbaldy said, on July 25, 2016 at 11:57 pm

        My only hesitation is Duffy … We would have to see if he can recover his ability to hit. Possibly the time off might be just what he needs to reset. Because he dearly needs to reset, he was mostly lost at the plate this year.

      • bassbaldy said, on July 26, 2016 at 12:02 am

        I mean, if that lineup you got there Zum is firing on all cylinders it would be formidable … Totally killing!

  37. bassbaldy said, on July 26, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I cannot wait to see what Cain comes up with for tomorrow night. If he lasts only an inning or three I wonder what will go down. can’t wait …

  38. bassbaldy said, on July 26, 2016 at 12:07 am

    Another thing … I know Pena has fallen off at the plate, and we all sorta expected that to happen sooner or later. But he sure has picked up his defense. He has made some very nice plays in the field. I’m not ready to ship him off yet … But soon I’d imagine, especially if Specs returns.

  39. unca_chuck said, on July 26, 2016 at 9:18 am

    It’s impossible to compare guys like Mays to guys of today, like Blanco. There were 2 eight team leagues and no divisions most of Mays’ career. It was nigh impossible to reach the word series for the guys that played before 1969.


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