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He’s Still Nunie From The Block…

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 7, 2016

Yeah, that’s right, I dropped a lil’ a J-Lo to kick off this Sunday morning. And speaking of *kicking off* or *kick starting* or *lighting a fire* or whatever other cliche you wanna use, did my man Nunie do it yesterday or did he DO IT?

It might be a bias of mine but I love ball players who fly around the bases. I love helmets that explode off a runner’s head with complete abandon. The biggest problem for guys like that, obviously, is they have to get on base to do all that stuff. Billy Hamilton would be my favorite player in baseball if he had a better OBP.

What I’m still trying to figure out is how Will Clark got two triples in the same game. And a double? That’s a box score I’d like to see……

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No Harper today although I’ve gotten to the point where I think I’d rather see him in the line up than out of it. Dude is a shell of himself.

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  1. gianthead said, on August 7, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Jenny from the Block a shout out to DJLoo???

    • Flavor said, on August 7, 2016 at 9:01 am

      had to.

      • gianthead said, on August 7, 2016 at 9:04 am

        Nunie no longer Noonan needs to lead off…

  2. gianthead said, on August 7, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Oh yeah forgot to lay out the forecast: Hot as Shit!!!

    The t-storm that were supposed to roll through all afternoon never materialized and therefore no cooler less humid air behind it. So upper 80s and heat index mid 90s.

    I found this cool story with Bum’s dad:
    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/31/sports/baseball/world-series-2014-madison-bumgarner-sf-giants-ace-is-product-of-north-carolina-and-proud-father.html?_r=0

  3. willedav said, on August 7, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Nunez isn’t a high OB guy and with Panik and Blanco in there today, that’s your 7 and 8. Leave Nunez behind Span—he’s got enough pop to get rbis that Span wouldn’t and can hit ball to right too.

    If Blanco isn’t in there, Panik might be 8 guy–he’s down below .700 OPS and OB is barely above .300. He’s not hitting enough to be higher in the order.

  4. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 7, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Span
    Pagan
    Belt
    Posey
    Crawford
    Nunez
    Panik
    Blanco
    Bum

    I don’t agree with pushing Nunez down the LU but whatever. Go Giants!

    • gianthead said, on August 7, 2016 at 9:29 am

      I don’t think the ever changing lineup probably helps them settle in as hitters. Nunie should at least continue to hit second after yesterday…

  5. Flavor said, on August 7, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Bochy has got this weirdo dichotomy going where he furiously shuffles the line up every day (except for the top spot) but once the game starts he sits on his hands and just……waits.

  6. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 7, 2016 at 9:41 am

    I agree, GH. Should’ve left Nunie in the 2, put Pagan in the 6 spot spot and called it good.

  7. willedav said, on August 7, 2016 at 9:51 am

    You know, Bochy left Duff in the 3 spot forever. I’ve seen arguments that Pagan, going like he is now, should bat 3rd behind Span and Nunez.
    Other option suggested that’s intriguing, use Span at 9 with Nunez and Pagan at top. Either way that’s 3 guys that run well and all the pop in the LU after them.

    • gianthead said, on August 7, 2016 at 10:10 am

      I would Ike to see that..especially with Bum pitching Span as second lead off Bum can take some hacks…

  8. djloo27 said, on August 7, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I wonder where Nunie would have landed if Pence was in the LU…

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 7, 2016 at 9:58 am

      Behind Bum of course! Fucking Bochy.

  9. willedav said, on August 7, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Any Pence pix? Wow his eye sure got ugly fast, that was awful.

  10. willedav said, on August 7, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Giants medicos in the news again too: the Fox kid they sent to the Rays fouled a ball off his foot a week before the trade. Giants said he continued to play without complaining about discomfort.
    Rays took a bone scan of it and determined he needs rest before he can play. No talk from Rays about returning him, but you can imagine how they would feel if the kid can’t actually play.

    • Flavor said, on August 7, 2016 at 10:30 am

      aren’t players required to go through physicals before they join a new team? If they don’t like him send him back. I’d rather have him anyway. His foot will heal, he’s not some giant like Yao who will always struggle with foot problems. They don’t want Fox? I do!

  11. djloo27 said, on August 7, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Today’s game is on TBS if that helps anyone…

  12. Flavor said, on August 7, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Bum already pissed off and he’s only faced 2 hitters. I almost wanna see a bomb and the slightest bat flip just to see him go crazy

    • willedav said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:11 am

      after the blowup he K’s Murphy and sets side down.
      After plays like N and Craw on IF, bum might have the stuff to um do something special today.

  13. willedav said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:01 am

    wow nice hustle there by the N, close play.
    Yes he is faster than Span…also way faster than Duffy.

  14. Lurker John said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Has Panik had one meaningful hit since he’s been back? He’s an automatic out right now.

  15. Flavor said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Pagan’s salutes have lost some of their luster. He looks like a Braves fan forcing his way through that stupid chop.

  16. Flavor said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Ok, I think I’ve figured it out. Kuip thinks everyone is a fast runner unless he’s a catcher. Seems easy enough to follow now.

  17. alleykat69 said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:15 am

    No need to bunt ever with Bum, just let him take along…

  18. djloo27 said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Chris Speier, age 65 in the Nat dugout makes me feel even more ancient.
    Rode the 7 train up to Shea with him when he was a 20 y.o. rookie in ’71…

    • Lurker John said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:25 am

      Chris was my favorite player as a kid. Back when I was young enough to still believe I could be a Major League shortstop.

    • Flavor said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:25 am

      that’s as old school as it gets

  19. alleykat69 said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Buzzkill inning after the 1st 2 get on base.…

  20. Lurker John said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:23 am

    It’s going to be a long day for the hitters with this bozo behind the plate.

  21. gianthead said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:24 am

    TBS had that as a high strike but that was really high on a 2-2 pitch. Usually give that to the hitter…

  22. Flavor said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:24 am

    i am so sick and fucking tired of Belt watching balls go by him with RISP

    • willedav said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:30 am

      agreed. yesterday he had 2 hits to LF, one a bloop the other a ld. That first strike he took looked like the pitch he could have done that with.

      • Flavor said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:32 am

        i get that he’s got the best eye around and all that. But he can’t take close pitches like that with dudes on base, 2 strikes and an ump that seems to be all over the place with his strike zone

      • willedav said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:45 am

        exactly. you put yourself in position where a questionable call burns you.
        and at the plate there isn’t any replay.

  23. Flavor said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:37 am

    lol, how do you ever pull the trigger and swing at THAT?

  24. Flavor said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:38 am

    WTF Revere has the WORST arm in the league! Why hold him up there? Did you see that pie he threw?

  25. Flavor said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Kelly is a fucking MORON

  26. djloo27 said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Emmett Kelly strikes again…

  27. unca_chuck said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Kellydhould be shot for holding Posey

  28. willedav said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Should have run on Revere there, his arm sucks. Posey is on 2b with good lead, 2 outs going on contact…
    Second inning in a row tho that with runner on 2b and LH up, they didn’t advance them. Bad ABs from Span and Craw hurt there.

  29. Lurker John said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Kelly is not improving as a third base coach. Evidently it’s not enough of an issue for the Giants to make a move.

  30. djloo27 said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Maybe he tries to protect Posey on the bases…

  31. snarkk said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:47 am

    I’ve questioned before if the Giants lead the league in getting hits with guys on second, and they can’t/don’t score on a single. Flemm on radio basically, for him, roasting Kelly for not sending Posey. How do you do that with a guy with a rag arm fielding out there, and friggin Blanco coming up with two down? Does Kelly have photos of Bochy on the floor with a couple of empty wine bottles?…

  32. alleykat69 said, on August 7, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Look up Kelly’s track record and I guarantee you Posey is his number 1 pigeon getting thrown out of the plate.
    Posey probably held himself up not to be embarrassed anymore by that Doofus…

  33. djloo27 said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    The HP ump is an ass…

  34. djloo27 said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Posey is at his best when he’s hitting the ball the other way.
    Not seeing enough of that this year…

    • alleykat69 said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:21 pm

      Agree Loo,
      When Posey’s spraying LD to the gaps especially R/F is when he’s locked in the best.At a game last year where he nailed one in the gap/ and the next one down the RF corner both hits for RBI’s that’s when he’rolling and can’t get him out..

      • djloo27 said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:31 pm

        Absolutely, Kat…

  35. snarkk said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Somebody will have to hit a dinger so that Kelly can’t hold up somebody at third. Bum probably has figured out he’s the guy that needs to do that today…

    • gianthead said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      Kelly may still try and hold them up….

  36. snarkk said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Since the AS break, Blanco batting .139 with a .205 on-base percentage in 39 Pas; has K’d 15 times w/ 3 BBs. Season line is at: .234/.319/.329/.648 with 47Ks and 27 BBs and 1 HR, in 202 ABs. Parker, in 109 ABs, when sent down, was at .248/.374/.413/.787, with 38 Ks and 19 BBs and 5 HRs…

    • djloo27 said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      He’s been dreadful – gotta admit…

      • djloo27 said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:34 pm

        Like I’ve said, I just don’t think Parker is in their plans…

      • snarkk said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:46 pm

        On a power starved squad, I don’t see Blanco’s defense that far superior to Parkers to keep Parker from developing. Parker is no slouch on defense, he’s pretty good. Blanco will get to the odd liner or dying quail that Parker won’t, but I’d rather have the possible power up and an OPS 120 points higher…

  37. unca_chuck said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Nunez should be running first pitch. Instead he’s doubled up.

    • snarkk said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      Bochy is just figuring out that Nunez is kinda fast. He’ll need some time to process that. Maybe trying the guy with a steal attempt, since this looks like a game where one run could be the difference? Just a thought…

      • alleykat69 said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:37 pm

        Speed doesn’t exist in Bochy world.. He would put the stop sign on with Rickey Henderson at 1st..

  38. djloo27 said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Why do these idiot fans react to every fly ball like it’s going out?

    • Lurker John said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      The same reason they boo and call for a balk when Bum turns and fakes a throw to second. Neophytes.

    • gianthead said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      Not the most astute fans in DC. They probably thought it was a Redskin touchdown pass…

  39. Lurker John said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    This guy is easily the worst balls-and-strikes ump I’ve seen all year and it’s not even close.

  40. Flavor said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Kruk calls a cued ball to third and an error “a little 2 out thunder”. That’s awesome.

  41. snarkk said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Flemm was making my argument and Chuck’s for us. As in, why wasn’t Span trying to steal there, with two outs? Pagan up. If he’s thrown out, hey, then Pagan is leading off next inning. No dice – no steal. Luckily, the first baseman makes a misplay on Pagan’s grounder. This kind of lack of aggressiveness has been going on all the time. You have speed guys up and on, so why not use them? I don’t get it…

    • Lurker John said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      Why? Because he’s just there. So far, a terrible signing.

  42. gianthead said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    May I have another snake bite por favor…

  43. Lurker John said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    You have to be fucking kidding me.

  44. Flavor said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    jesus christ

  45. djloo27 said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    That hurt…

  46. snarkk said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Sheezus, Giants can’t catch a break. Guys playing defense like Mays against them…

  47. alleykat69 said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Just not gonna be our day when Willie Mays comes back and makes that play..

  48. gianthead said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    That is exactly what my brain said would happen when Ramos came up…

    • snarkk said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      And, exactly why that call by Kelly to hold Posey was such an idiotic move. There is no way that Flannery would have given the stop sign on that…

  49. alleykat69 said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Just knew that was coming!
    1-0….. Ballgame thanks for coming drive safely..

  50. unca_chuck said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    I’m getting g sick of thud fucking team

    • snarkk said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      After the AS break, “thud” is definitely the word…

  51. snarkk said, on August 7, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Giants need to break out and do some damn scoring. Do crazy stuff, hit and run, steal, bunt, whatever the hell it takes to get a damn run or two. A homer would help, too…

  52. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 7, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Giants version of the death lineup. Long, slow…death.

    Bumgarner looks ready to strangle someone.

  53. djloo27 said, on August 7, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Panik better get his ass in gear, like now…

  54. sandog said, on August 7, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    I didn’t realize this Melancon guy had such filthy stuff. He’s a handful. I wonder if we tried to get him?

    • djloo27 said, on August 7, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      Q train to Stephanie time, Dog…

      • sandog said, on August 7, 2016 at 1:28 pm

        Tell her I said hello…

      • djloo27 said, on August 7, 2016 at 1:30 pm

        She’s very good like that – remembers everyone…

  55. snarkk said, on August 7, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    If the Giants were in NY, the press would rip Kelly and Bochy new ones for this game. And deserved. Then rip the players for wasting a great start by Bum…

  56. snarkk said, on August 7, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Giants piling up “no, THIS is the worst loss of the year” candidates…

  57. Carstie Clausen said, on August 7, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Giving up all of 2 hits and getting Cained. What the Norskies call “en storte Uff Da!”

  58. sandog said, on August 7, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    I wonder if there are any internal discussions going on within he Giants about reassigning Kelly. I know they don’t want to do that to him (especially mid season) but this is getting ridiculous. Bochy once let Flannery go as his 3B coach in San Diego. If he could do that to a guy he went back to his playing days with, he can cut R Kelly loose as well.

  59. snarkk said, on August 7, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Lurie now on KNBR essentially ripping Bochy, without naming him like I have been, for sitting there and not trying to manufacture runs after weeks of futility…

  60. snarkk said, on August 7, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Per Beggarly, Roberto Kelly said he saw Revere get to the ball quickly so he held Posey. But “I probably should send him with two outs.” Wow — that is just ridiculous — now he figures that out? Pffffffft…..

  61. sandog said, on August 7, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I don’t mind the lack of bunting. I personally can’t stand bunting. For starters, none of these modern players know how to bunt. And then, in many cases you still need someone to come through and get a hit anyway.
    However, Span not trying to steal second in that late inning situation pissed me off. I think FP Santangelo still follows the Giants closely, which makes sense as he is a NorCal guy. He had some very complementary things to say about Span throughout the series, especially about his defense, but on several occasions he did question whether he has lost some speed. As soon as he got on first base there, he immediately said if Span doesn’t steal here he has no business being your lead off hitter. Well, we all saw what happened (or didn’t happen).
    I still like Span starting for this team, but I’m now ready to sign off on moving him out of the leadoff spot.

    • snarkk said, on August 7, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      I’m not saying bunt our asses off. I’m saying bunt when the situation calls for it, do things to make the defense make a damn play, especially with a team that consistently cannot hit with RISP. Other teams bunt against us in such situations, we’ve seen it all the time. And, effectively. Bochy is a great manager, but this is a glaring weakness and stubbornness in his managing, IMO. He would rather let Blanco strike out than have him try to bunt to move a runner, or maybe get a hit. When a guy like Lurie on the Giants own station immediately on his post-game comments starts calling out the lack of doing things to manufacture runs in the middle of a massive nosedive, then I think this is vindicated as a reasonable criticism. When you play a good team, its players are going to make good plays like that catch on Belt’s drive. So, you’ve got to work to get some runs when you can, not sit with your thumb up your ass waiting for Godot to come and hit a home run. And, if players can’t bunt, then that is on management, the minor league teaching, and the on-field coaching. Bum has pitched his ass off with one exception since the break, and has nothing to show for it…

  62. djloo27 said, on August 7, 2016 at 2:40 pm

  63. Flavor said, on August 7, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Kelly is infuriating and he’s an easy target after a complete brain fuck like today. But he’s not why we lost. We had some bad luck with that incredible catch Revere made. And even with the catch, the fact that we were all out to get one fucking run (maybe) with a Kelly send is a big red flag on how fucking lame our offense was today……

    • snarkk said, on August 7, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      The media is afraid around here to go after Bochy. If you go after Kelly, it’s really after Bochy. After 3 rings, OK, I get it. But, this nosedive is on his watch, he hasn’t been on the DL. WTF is he DOING to fix this? Span is still leadoff? Nunez is a blazer, yet sits on first and no steal, no hit and run? Cueto back into the 8th when he’s obviously gassed? Do something, go down making moves. The players have to execute, but they don’t manage the team tactically — that’s Bochy. The nosedive is players AND management cratering, together. Now, onto Miami and Fernandez is starting the first game. Let’s get this one, like against Strasburg…

      • Flavor said, on August 7, 2016 at 3:18 pm

        in Bochy’s defense, this is how he always manages. The only thing I ever see him do different is to pull his SP a little early in the playoffs and turn Timmy into a reliever that one time. Otherwise this is pretty much who he is, right?

      • snarkk said, on August 7, 2016 at 3:33 pm

        If you’re truly a great manager, you manage differently when you need to. We’re seeing that Bochy isn’t such a Pen guru when the Pen isn’t that good. They should come out of this nosedive of non scoring at some point, but it won’t be due to any kind of Bochy genius moves…

      • Flavor said, on August 7, 2016 at 4:49 pm

        agreed.

  64. blade3colorado said, on August 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Off topic . . . This is the main reason I can give 2 shits about the Olympics:

    “Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women’s basketball team opened their Olympics with a record rout, beating Senegal 121-56 Sunday.”

    The Olympics presents itself as a vehicle for world peace and unity. Really? Then there is the elitist ideal of Olympic amateurism in the 19th and early 20th centuries. See the above USA/Senegal basketball score. Here’s what the Olympics is really about:

    http://www.cracked.com/article_19733_5-things-they-dont-want-you-to-know-about-olympics.html

    Please note that I am all for # 5 . . . lulz.

    • zumiee said, on August 7, 2016 at 6:16 pm

      The description in the article is hilarious.

  65. willedav said, on August 7, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    I thought Nunez had great chance to steal early too. He’s on first with 2 down and Panik up, but goes nowhere for couple pitches and then Panik fouled out when the Nats guy made great catch.
    Imo that’s not on Bochy–if you are a base stealer, you go in that situation. I think both he and span had gotten a throw over so they’d seen Roark’s move. Just go.

    I’m not into small ball. Most of the Giants aren’t good bunters anyway, and too many of them have already been caught stealing for my taste.

    Lot of angst on Baggs blog about the LU beat Giants. No, Roark and the pen (Melancon is beast) and inability to move couple runners up did. It’s fun to argue about who you’d like where in the LU, but imo meaningless. Belt strikes out from anywhere; if Span isn’t hitting he’s a liability hitting first or seventh. Panik isn’t doing much either but he’s staying in there til he figures it out. G
    Good close well pitched and defended ballgame on both sides. Nunez made one hella play too off Ramos. Nats won but based on last week and this I don’t see much difference…these are 2 very good teams.

  66. Carstie Clausen said, on August 7, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    With Cain heading back to fair territory; Cueto still mostly very good; Moore on board and Madison being Bumgarner, the bullpen is mostly rested and somewhat restructured. If the offense can even get going steadily at even a modest clip this team looks a lot stronger than Washington.

    Don’t know what to do about Bochy and Kelly. Maybe Bochy could start complaining about a huge migraine and go on the “disabled list” for a spell and perhaps Kelly could take a “foul” off the shin at an early batting practice at home and thus be able to only stand on one leg for a while. Could be they both need some time off to contemplate their sins.

  67. zumiee said, on August 7, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    The Dodgers have issues, but they wouldn’t keep starting the 2016 version of Blanco, like the Giants seem to do. The Dodgers brought up another AAA guy today, to play left field, and he has 4 RBIs.

    • Lurker John said, on August 7, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      Yeah, where the hell has Parker been? I’ve had my fill of Blanco for a while.

  68. Macdog said, on August 7, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    I had to follow the game mainly via the phone, and heard a couple middle innings on the radio. Miller sounded exasperated in rehashing the non-send by Kelly. Jeez, I saw enough of Revere during his time in Philly to know his arm should be a logo on a box of spaghetti. Miller also was somewhat critical of Nunez on that double play where he got tagged out on the base paths instead of making the Nats throw to 2nd. It’s always the little things. And at that point, aware of the earlier squandered chances, it wasn’t hard to predict someone on the Nats would hit one out and that would be the difference. Man, this is getting frustrating.

    • zumiee said, on August 7, 2016 at 6:56 pm

      Yeah, Kelly at this point, I’ve given up on him. Being a thirdbase coach is something you have a knack for or you don’t.

      • zumiee said, on August 7, 2016 at 6:59 pm

        They could switch and see how Dunston does as a thirdbase coach. But Bochy won’t embarrass Kelly like that, changing it during the season.. It’s not Bochy’s way.

      • Flavor said, on August 7, 2016 at 7:21 pm

        Exactly

  69. willedav said, on August 7, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Base stealing imo has zero to do with Bochy holding guys back. Posey has half dozen steals, 100% of which have to be on his own.
    I heard this last year and my argument would be the same–as presently constructed the Giants do NOT have a small ball team. You aren’t ever gonna bunt with Posey Belt Craw or Pence so that’s half the team and none of those guys are stealing much either. It’s not Panik’s MO either nor Gillaspie and Nunez is a free swinger.

    Right now Bochy’s hands are tied in that a lot of guys aren’t hitting–days off for Pence and Pagan meant Blanco was in there with Mac on the DL and he’s going very badly. The GM made a conscious decision to activate Adrianza and send down Parker and neither he nor Specs are likely back before Sept. Panik has done very little since coming back, Pence neither.
    The middle order guys have to step up and take over and be the run producers. But it is still a team game, and not scoring is everyone’s fault. I’m not saying Bochy is perfect but he doesn’t have a bat in his hands.

    • djloo27 said, on August 7, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      He did once:

      • sandog said, on August 7, 2016 at 9:06 pm

        At Wrigley, no less!

      • willedav said, on August 8, 2016 at 7:40 am

        famous uni. I had one of the dark blue hats from that time with orange logo in middle.
        Cs lead by position of former players now managing?

  70. snarkk said, on August 7, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    A conscious decision to push Parker down is a crap sandwich in face of Blanco cratering since the AS break, and having altogether a crap season even before. There is loyalty, and there is doing the same thing over and over and hoping for a different result. As zum shows, other teams bring up AAA guys and try ’em out, keep ’em, send ’em back, whatever. You could easily DL Blanco for 15 days with shoulder tendinitis or whatever phantom injury, and get Parker up. Parker would not hit as poorly as Blanco, because he hasn’t in the time he’s been up…

  71. zumiee said, on August 7, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Dutch woman cyclist had a horrible crash as she was close to winning a gold medal. Awful.

  72. alleykat69 said, on August 7, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Loyalty never goes away with Bochy which is the maddening thing with me Snarkk..
    Remember when he stuck with Randy Winn the whole freakin year and he had 1 yes 1 freakin homer for the season in over 500 AB’s !!!!!!
    We all wanted Nate to get those AB’s but Bochy wouldn’t give him jack shit…Frustrating as hell was that season Randy’s last of course cause he was done but Bruce played it out for him out of loyalty!!

  73. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 7, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Well, maybe if the team ends up in 2nd place by the time they get back to SF, Bochy will start managing with “post-season urgency” a bit more….. Or maybe it just is what it is, and the players themselves obviously are going to have to pick it up. I remember no one here thought Bochy was particularly a genious in those first few years in SF, when he had crap teams. The difference is, this really shouldn’t be? really isn’t? a crap team…

  74. snarkk said, on August 7, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    I didn’t know before cruising the Internet just now, but it looks like Sabean probably was involved in drafting Kelly and bringing him to the Yankees in the late ’80s. I’m guessing there must be a strong Yankee connection there…

  75. willedav said, on August 8, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Conventional wisdom was Giants could break out of the slide once regulars got back into the LU.
    Panik is 4-35, 2 for his last 21.
    Pence is 5 for last 22 but no XBHs/7-29 with the one double I think in first AB or 2.

    In other words, not much better than Pena or Mac were doing while these guys were out. Hopefully both regain stroke. Interesting thing about Pence is that for the season he is not doing near as well on the road as he is at ATT. BA OB and Slug all 50 to 100 points worse—over .900 OPS at home/.750 on road. ?

  76. willedav said, on August 8, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Column today in Chron about Stanford football mentions one Frank Buncom (IV) out of St. Augustine HS in SD as DB depth guy.
    He is grandson of Frank Buncom Jr of SD Chargers., who died in 1969 while still in the league of pulmonary embolism with a 7 week old son, FB III.


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