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Struggling For Motivation

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 13, 2016

Last night was the first game in a while where I had the time to watch the entire game and I only made it through about half the game. Boring. Lifeless. I can’t imagine how the fans felt and Kruk and Kuip must have been stretching their eyes across the park looking for *gamer babes* to trumpet.

I can’t watch Cain pitch anymore. That’s not the Matt Cain I knew.

I’m going into tonight with a + attitude but this LU just doesn’t jazz me up.

Span, Pagan, Belt, Posey, Crawford, Pence, Nunie, Panik. Of course, if any of those guys want to start hitting, maybe even turn it into a little competition between hitters, I am on board.

If we don’t win the NL West I am going to be as disappointed as I’ve ever been. Never has a division been so winnable.

 

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  1. zumiee said, on August 14, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    The ump gave Casilla the wrap-around strike vs. Davis.

    • zumiee said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you, ump!

  2. djloo27 said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    How dumb do you have to be to strike out looking 4 times in one game?

    • gianthead said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      No walk… cmon Casilla get a grounder now…

      • gianthead said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:03 pm

        F ME

  3. snarkk said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    I would say “unbelievable”, but I totally believe it. This Pen is capable of a total crapfest…

  4. Lurker John said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    un-fucking-believable.

  5. Macdog said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Fuckin’ O.

  6. zumiee said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Casilla sucks. I don’t care what his SABR numbers are. He sucks.

  7. gianthead said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    I’d rather have my sat signal go out than watch this…

    • gianthead said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      Awful awful pitch. Brown called for down and away (changeup?) and he hung the motherfucker….

  8. Lurker John said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    This has got to be the low point for this bullpen. Just a complete fucking disaster. Go 49ers.

    • zumiee said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      Next year, Casilla probably won’t even be on the team. I’m so done with him.

      • snarkk said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:18 pm

        He gone…

  9. djloo27 said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Chain smoking of pole…

  10. snarkk said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Casilla craters when there’s a mistake behind him. Pagan messed up that drive to left, that got it started. Now, Casilla has totally gone bonkers. It’s not good that Posey is not catching him….

  11. Macdog said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    It’s been Orioles BP for the last three innings.

  12. Lurker John said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    A classic hanger. He couldn’t have set it on a tee any better than that. Choke job of epic proportions.

  13. zumiee said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Casilla got a gift strikeout from the ump, and still pitched like an over-the-hill loser.

  14. Lurker John said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    And with the Dodgers looking like they’re going to lose…

  15. djloo27 said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I feel like the Giants do ok against these apparently invincible relievers.
    We’ll see…

  16. snarkk said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Ahead 7-3 when Cueto left into the 7th.
    5 runs in 2 innings, this Pen is maddening. One game they go 5 and are nails. Another, they look like single A pitchers…

  17. zumiee said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    And the Giants have to face a real closer.

  18. snarkk said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Sheez, I’d start Trevor Brown a couple of games for Posey. Put Posey on first and Belt in LF, put Pagan in CF and sit Span…

  19. eddacker said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Casillia should not have been in there after his big game yesterday they had Will Smith warming up what happened there why he never came in the game?

  20. snarkk said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    I don’t understand Miller being a little incredulous at them walking Posey. Why would you NOT walk Posey there with Span up next? I’d say it was a waste of Posey, you could expect him to get walked…

    • gianthead said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      Totally agree

      • snarkk said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:30 pm

        Adrianza got a hit earlier, I would have just hit him. If he makes the last out, Bochy explains himself correctly by saying if he PHits with Posey, they’ll just walk Posey and he gets wasted. If Adrianza gets on, then you hit Posey for Span, they won’t walk Posey to put a runner on third. Maybe maybe Posey can tie or end the game. If he ties it, you deal with the OF without Span…

  21. gianthead said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    I believe in Span…

    • gianthead said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      Why again was Gillaspie pinch running not Smardjaramjam???

      • snarkk said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:24 pm

        Because the coaches were asleep. I was typing the same thing as they were pitching to Span. If Span got a long double, a fast runner on first scores to win the game, Gillaspie doesn’t. I totally don’t get that PRun move. Faster runner at first, and Span’s ball loads the bases…

  22. snarkk said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Gillaspie is the slowest damn runner on the team, they could have run a pitcher there. Mistake. If they tied it, Gillaspie comes in anyway. I don’t get that…

  23. Macdog said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Absolutely disgusting.

  24. snarkk said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Well, another horrendous loss. 5th blown save for Casilla. But, Strick gives up a dinger, he doesn’t escape being part of this Pen disaster…

    • zumiee said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      6th, I thought.

      • snarkk said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:39 pm

        Going with what they said on radio. You may be right…

  25. snarkk said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    I know one thing, Chi is royally pissed off watching that ClusterF ending…

  26. snarkk said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Post game radio wrap — they didn’t even mention Casilla’s name…

    • zumiee said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      Good.
      He’s the Dodgers’ best friend. The Dodgers should send him some money.

  27. Macdog said, on August 14, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    NL West 0-5 today, almost as bad as Span.

    • blade3colorado said, on August 14, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      At least some good news today.

    • blade3colorado said, on August 14, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Spandaman is Peter Parker again?

      • Macdog said, on August 14, 2016 at 6:25 pm

        It’s silly of course to blame one of the hitters in a game they scored 7 runs, this is all on the bullpen. But, just about every time the Giants had a big inning or a threat going, Span was there to kill it with his 0-for-6, right to the very end.

  28. unca_chuck said, on August 14, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Gawd. Span has one good game a month. Casilla was looking to get back to form and lays a steaming pile. Listened on the radio and nearly drove off 17. 7-1 when I switched over. Switched back to the top of the 9th. Jesus Christ.

    Dodgers are sucking hard and we can’t put them away.

    • blade3colorado said, on August 14, 2016 at 6:27 pm

      Yeah, on a normal day I can imagine someone driving off of Highway 17, especially the “blood alley” portion to or from Santa Cruz. Glad you lived to tell about it Unca.

  29. blade3colorado said, on August 14, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Just got caught up with what happened via Facebook (Unca) and read the comments. I left when the score was 6-1 (early dinner with friends) and come back to this shit fest? Forget my 2:24 pm post . . . The nightmare continues . . .

  30. willedav said, on August 14, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Strick getting rocked put them in that position: Law bailed him out with couple guys on but he gave up a run scoring hit too.
    Casilla had to challenge Trumbo and missed outside.
    Given the chance on a hanger Trumbo didn’t.
    O’s are aggressive team and like Krukow said, walking them not a good idea.

    Yeah Pirates win again, but now they come up here.

  31. zumiee said, on August 14, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    The Giants have the Pirates and Mets next, and the Dodgers have the Phillies and the Reds. Hold onto your hats.

  32. zumiee said, on August 14, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    I saw an online boxscore that showed it as Casilla’s 6th blown save. This was a major flub by the front-office to just hand him the closer job this year. Father Time has crushed him and Lopez. I’ll be amazed if either one is in the major leagues next season.

  33. djloo27 said, on August 14, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Vogelsong should be interesting tomorrow night.
    After the homestand the 3 in LA look like they’ll set up for Bum, Cueto and Moore….

  34. mrsprtdude said, on August 14, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Shit Shit Shit

  35. zumiee said, on August 14, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    The bullpen guys had a few hiccups, but they felt good and they’re getting close.

  36. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 14, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Yeah, Zum, I saw Bruce’s quote, a hiccup. Looked more like a complete and utter barf job to me…. 🙂 One thing I’ve really loved about this team for the past 6 or so years is the longevity of key relievers in the ‘pen, rather uncommon in baseball. Casilla, Romo, Lopez, they’ve been such an effective part of the ‘pen for a long time. Right, now they’re 6 years older. Lord knows, I’m not as effective (in some ways) as I was 6 years ago…. I just hope they can deliver for the rest of this season. Most likely all gone next year.

  37. zumiee said, on August 15, 2016 at 12:44 am

    Casilla’s body language after the pitch says it well:


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