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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 20, 2016

That’s 2 IN A ROW. I almost forgot what 2 in a row was. One in a row doesn’t even make sense.

Regardless, we are on a winning streak and it hasn’t felt this good all season.

I am pretty positive I took for granted all those wins we were piling up earlier in the year. Best record over 31 games since ’54? Eh, whatev. Unimpressed.

Now 2 wins in a row has me wanting to drop trough and blow load wherever I’m standing.

So if you see me on the street, a knowing dude head nod is fine but do it quickly and move at least 10 feet away….

lqtm.

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  1. willedav said, on August 20, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Mets looked pretty bad last night other than the SP and Reyes, both of whom made bad mistakes on the bases.
    Bruce isn’t doing much for their LU and so far he’s only got one cheapo IF hit in 2 games here. Gotta romp these guys who seem ripe for the taking.

    One thing that struck me from the Sabes talk with Kawakami was something he said about Cain: with all the great coaching minds around him (and he rattled them off, Bochy Rags Gardner) they haven’t been able to get him to be more consistent.

    He used the word consistent a few other times, saying that’s what he wanted to see more of from team in general. He also mentioned winning series as what he looks for going into playoffs, and admitted Sept is going to be tough with road games in hitters yards like Chicago and Colo.

    • gianthead said, on August 20, 2016 at 11:36 am

      That series in Colorado make me nervous…real nervous…but we will have extra Sept. 1 arms….we should use a different pitcher every inning not pitched by Bum in Cueto in CO…

    • chipower9 said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      Yeah, it’s early, but not sure I see Bobby Evans filling the shoes vacated by Sabes. I am sure he is still very plugged-in, but doubt Evans will ever be the GM Sabean was in his prime.

  2. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 20, 2016 at 9:05 am

    The club is rolling. I hope you’re carrying Saran Wrap!

    • Flavor said, on August 20, 2016 at 9:07 am

      in high school, I was with some chick and she asked if I had protection. I fumbled out this response: “Um, I have a towel?” My friends still give me shit about that one to this day.

  3. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Yeah, I think Nooner has done the most of the splashy trade deadline moves.

    Reddick is batting .164 for the Dogs? .180 slg% Ouch. Hill hasn’t even pitched for them yet with a blister problem.

    • Flavor said, on August 20, 2016 at 9:13 am

      that trade never moved the needle for me, when it happened or now. What kind of pussy has a blister problem that lasts for months and he’s not even pitching?

      • djloo27 said, on August 20, 2016 at 9:19 am

        I notice you’re very into “needle moving” lately, Flav.
        So what are we doing in the big race today?

      • Flavor said, on August 20, 2016 at 9:24 am

        well, I have some big pick 4’s going that include that race. Most of them have only Beholder and Dortmund on them but I have a couple that also include Chrome (who I think will probably lose) just in case because I have longshots in that pick 4. I also have one with Dalmore but that’s more of a hunch play.

  4. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 9:45 am

    It’s nice to see Bochy smile again, but his smile is kind of scary. Affeldt called it a “crocodile smile,” which is pretty funny.

  5. djloo27 said, on August 20, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Hope you nail it. I would try to beat CC, too. Might as well.
    This could be the day Dortmund turns into a superhorse.
    I think he’s finally grown into his massive frame.
    One of these days the always overbet Hoppertunity is gonna win a big one.
    Doubt it will be today, but I think he hits the board somehow…

    • Flavor said, on August 20, 2016 at 10:52 am

      yeah, i could see 3rd for Hopp. I think Dortmund could get an easy lead and if he does, he gone….. And Gary completely fucked up that last ride on Beholder. I’m expecting a much better effort today.

  6. snarkk said, on August 20, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Moore pitching today for the first time in 4 starts to Posey. Maybe that will help cut down on his BBs. Gotta keep it to 3 or less today. 14 BBs in 18 IP so far ain’t going to cut it. Giants hitting heating up, they should be able to get some action going on Colon, he’s not a slop pitcher. Pretty much a change speeds fastball / cutter guy. Come on Giants, get ‘er done…

  7. gianthead said, on August 20, 2016 at 11:32 am

    The trick may be me falling asleep early the last two nights…

    • gianthead said, on August 20, 2016 at 11:33 am

      And we need to drive a stake through the Mets hearts…

    • Flavor said, on August 20, 2016 at 11:34 am

      well, maybe. But you haven’t analyzed the impact of the heat index yet. šŸ™‚

      • gianthead said, on August 20, 2016 at 11:39 am

        After stepping outside for lunch I think i am staying inside for the rest of the month…ode to being back in a fogged in Western Addition or anywhere near Half Moon Bay…

  8. snarkk said, on August 20, 2016 at 11:36 am

    If Noonie keeps playing like the last few games, I don’t think they are going to miss Duffy for long. Last I saw this week, Rays pulled him out of a game for recurring Achilles soreness. He played last night per box score, went 0-4. Noonie appears to me to easily have more natural talent than Duffy, more of a potential game changer. Wotus can probably get him to improve his glove. He’s looked pretty good with the glove the last few games…

    • gianthead said, on August 20, 2016 at 11:40 am

      Now that Noonan is heating up and flying like a Insane Bolt…maybe a shot at leadoff???

      • djloo27 said, on August 20, 2016 at 11:51 am

        Span has led off and played CF in every game he’s started.
        Rickey Henderson in his prime couldn’t move him out of there now…

      • chipower9 said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:25 pm

        Not that Span has a great OBP, but Nunez’s is even worse. He is a free swinger…not a great OB guy. I would stick with Span, and go Pagan when Span is sitting.

    • chipower9 said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      Good call, Tom. I agree.

  9. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Today is the biggest start in Moore’s Giants career so far. Big stage, big spotlight. Here’s his chance to give a big lift to the Giants and the fans.

  10. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Posey wanted that pitch to Cespedes down and away, and Moore threw it middle/in.

    • chipower9 said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      Commentary was that Posey was calling for a change, Moore shook him off to throw a FB, and boom! Moore should take note and trust his catcher…especially when you have someone like Cespedes in the box.

  11. gianthead said, on August 20, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Took a nap before the game and then fell asleep again during that top of the first …what was that almost an hour????

  12. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    30 pitch first inning, 1 ER, bailed out by a Mets baserunning blunder.

  13. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    That strike 3 to Span had good movement.

  14. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Colon, 12 pitch first inning, excellent control.

  15. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Moore is no fun.

  16. Flavor said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Moore bullshit.

  17. Macdog said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Any way they can skip Moore’s next start in L.A., too?

  18. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Walks kill. So do gopher balls.

  19. gianthead said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    How do you spell Moore? L-E-A-K-E!!!

    • zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      With some Garko thrown in.

    • chipower9 said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:21 pm

      It’s been a rough start, but I am predicting that sooner or later you all are going to really like the guy. Especially with his salary and the control the Giants will have with him.

  20. Macdog said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    DeSplash!

  21. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    The dick in the kayak gave them the wrong ball. He prolly has BP balls. If I’m in the other kayak, I’m hitting that twit in the head with my paddle.

    • Flavor said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      ha, I thought that’s what happened but wasn’t sure.

    • unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      The only thing I like about ATT is every box you can rewind with. And the whole going back in time thing.

  22. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Belt is somehow amazed that some umps will call a high strike. He’s been a big-leaguer for 6 years….

  23. chipower9 said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    You know I am kind of liking that old Graybeard dude. Hoping nothing serious with Pagan. I really do not want to see Blanco long-term.

  24. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    This guy never met a pitch count he didn’t blow away.

  25. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Span gettin’ some love . . .

    • zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      Like Rip Van Winkle, he woke up.

  26. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Seriously?

  27. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Risky.

    • zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      Letting Moore pitch to Cespedes again.

      • zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:47 pm

        Gamble pays off; doubleplay!

  28. Flavor said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    well, that worked out. Ballsy by Bochy. I had the trigger fingers cocked and loaded to skewer him for leaving another SP in too long.

    • zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      Cespedes hit it hard; at’em ball, though.

  29. Flavor said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Span would have to go back2back Splash hits for me to start to like him again.

  30. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Bad throw there.

  31. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Come on Posey. Need a big hit here.

  32. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Peavy doesn’t have much bullpen value, despite all of Krukow’s cheerleading for him.

    • zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      O joy, Smith is warming up.

  33. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Oh boy. A pen full of poop.

  34. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Winning should be more important than Peavy’s contract.

  35. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    DFA Peavy.

    • zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      LOL- Bochy didn’t trust Smith to bring him in.

  36. Macdog said, on August 20, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Peavy picking up where he left off at Citi Field back in April.

  37. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Fuck Peavy. DL him as well.

    • unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      Nice round of boos for him. Jesus. They won’t eat both, so they have to dump Peavy and put Cain in the pen.

  38. Flavor said, on August 20, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    wasn’t de Aza Loo’s guy?

  39. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Sheesh, the Giants would only be eating the last two months of Peavy’s contract,
    But that’s Bochy’s BOY!!

    • zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      Month and a half, actually.

  40. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    If these guys in the pen are all going to suck, they should be grooming Gearrin, Osich, Law, and more of the young guys.

    This clusterfuck nightmare of Peavy, Smith, and the other flame jobbers are pissing me of.

  41. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    We were concerned about Peavy and Cain when they were “hiccupping” their way through Spring Training, and they’ve ended up crapping on us all season.

  42. Flavor said, on August 20, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    I’m having trouble remembering a single De Aza at bat for us………

  43. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    So much for that shutdown fucking inning. Grrrr.

  44. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    The whole purpose of Smith on the team was to do things like face De Aza in that situation. Bochy said: screw that; Smith sucks.

  45. Flavor said, on August 20, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Peavy got Ass Dribble. Nice.

  46. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    HRs HRs HRs……….

  47. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Ho hum. Another 490′ home run. Peavy should just take himself out. Call himself toast. Pretend he’s bar-b-queing hamburgers and fall down the stairs.

    • Flavor said, on August 20, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      for someone so amped up and pissed off all the time, his lack of outward emotion right now is interesting…….

      • zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm

        His heart isn’t into this reliever gig, IMO. So what’s the point?

  48. willedav said, on August 20, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I’m telling you Addison Reed Sucks!

  49. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Right.

    Hey, at least they are fighting. Get another couple hits and we are in biz.

  50. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    so much for that shutdown inning . . .

  51. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    6 runs given up by our stellar bullpen.

  52. willedav said, on August 20, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    I’ve timed Gearrin and he regularly takes 20-28 seconds to throw each pitch from time he gets ball from C .
    Cespedes had HR #3 til wind got in the way, then Gearrin gives up 2 more rockets and another insurance run.

  53. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Span is finally doing what I thought. Hitting the gaps.

  54. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    ooooooooh. bad look there.

    Well, take 3 of 4 and I’l be more than happy.

  55. blade3colorado said, on August 20, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Read the Flap comments and without even looking at what the actual score is, we must be down 10-5 (am I right?) . . . Almost like a multi car collision on 101 . . . move along, move along.

  56. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Not brilliant baserunning by Span.

  57. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Wasn’t Gearrin much faster when he first came up? I don;t remember him being such a ponderous slug.

    • djloo27 said, on August 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      I hope that catches on as his nickname.
      It’s superb…

      • Flavor said, on August 20, 2016 at 5:03 pm

        agreed. If Nunie and That Fucking Lefty Reliever have caught on, I don’t see why this one won’t too

  58. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Reds are jumping on Brett Anderson.

  59. Macdog said, on August 20, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    I guess three in a row is too much to ask from this bunch.

  60. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Duvall with a helpful 3-run HR.

  61. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    The Dodgers started a bunch of subs today.

  62. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    In the postgame press conference, Bochy said Peavy had been pitching well lately. Seriously? I must have missed all those well-pitched outings from Peavy.

  63. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Brett Anderson gives up 5 in the first. Yowza.

  64. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Dodgers’ Anderson had gotten his ERA down to 22 before he was replaced.

    • zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      Possibly a blister on Anderson’s hand.

      • zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 5:32 pm

        Reliever gives up a 2-run jack to the Reds.

      • zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 5:33 pm

        Bummer for Anderson- his baserunner scores. His ERA is now 24.75.

  65. gianthead said, on August 20, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    So happy to have missed Peavy’s effort today…cant keep him around any longer. He clearly cannot be the 5th starter. Nor can he be the long guy in the pen…or a short guy or not even someone to pitch in rookie league to teach 18 year olds how to kill pitchers…

    • zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      Peavy’s done. The Giants would be a better team by dropping him. The Giants’ brass has to know that.

      • zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 5:48 pm

        Suarez would be an immediate upgrade.

  66. djloo27 said, on August 20, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    What are the odds that Posey will be the only 2010 Giant to play for them in 2017?
    It would mean eating Cain’s contract (doubt it) and cutting ties with Romo (maybe?), Lopez (definitely) and Casilla (probably?). Over under: 1.5?

    • zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      You left off Bum.

      • djloo27 said, on August 20, 2016 at 6:13 pm

        I’m not aging well…

      • willedav said, on August 20, 2016 at 6:18 pm

        Loo it ain’t easy. I left work early today just because I couldn’t handle some frustrating customers.
        Gal I know really well had warned me, “They ain’t gonna change, so it’s you that has to.”
        Good advice but really difficult to follow through on.

      • xoot said, on August 20, 2016 at 6:23 pm

        I’m enjoying the 50% senior discount price breaks

    • xoot said, on August 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      Giants sure drafted well in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Romo’s unique. He may be back next year.

  67. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Ystick.ah, I think he’s got a chance to

  68. willedav said, on August 20, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Cain is owed $21mil plus $7 mil buyout for 2018. Given past hist I don’t see SF eating that. Not saying that’s the right move, I think they still try to find value somehow.
    Romo is making $8 mil this year but has only thrown 18 innings. By ST next year he’d be 34, so might get another 2 yr deal slightly reduced with incentives.
    Return of Romo might hinge on SF going after proven closer like a Melancon, who might be too expensive for Nats to hang onto.

    • willedav said, on August 20, 2016 at 6:12 pm

      If they didn’t make a splash move and went with Strick I could see them hanging onto Romo.
      Gomer is OK but I think they’d use him to set up. Set up guys imo more imp than closers.

  69. xoot said, on August 20, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    mlb.com has a big red alert attached to the ongoing bums/Reds score that says “No Hitter”

    • xoot said, on August 20, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      now the mlb network station has cut to Cinn in time show ARod get the first hit. Still, 8-0 in the 7th is good.

  70. mrsprtdude said, on August 20, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    I just got home and looked at the box score. Any reason that Moore was removed after only 92 pitches in a 3-2 game???
    Clearly our bullpen hasn’t been good. We gave up a lot for this guy. Can’t go past 92? WTF

    • zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      He wasn’t good today. Didn’t have good control of his pitches.

      • zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 6:35 pm

        And Bochy has faith in Peavy that no one else on the planet has.

  71. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Yeah, I didn’t mention the no-hitter because there are some Flappers wary of jinxes.

    • zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      I don’t believe in jinxes, myself.

    • xoot said, on August 20, 2016 at 6:39 pm

      If mlb puts up a big red sign that says NO HITTER I seriously doubt that mentioning that fact on the flap will have much cosmic influence on events occurring at that moment in Cincinnati. But that’s just my own superstitious logic.

      • zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 6:44 pm

        Oh I totally agree. I loved how Jon Miller was using the phrase “perfect game” during Cain’s perfect game. Just blasted through the jinx myth.

      • xoot said, on August 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm

        There’s something to the “jinx” ritual, however. Earlier this year my son, who was at work, traded messages with me when MadBum was flirting with a no hitter. “Are you watching this game?” “Yes. Good line.” “Yeah.” That sort of thing. The same communion occurred gigantically in the ballpark back in 2013 when Petit pitched his near perfecto. Nobody breached the jinx rule. A 10 year old little leaguer sitting behind me at one point piped up: “Has he walked anyone?” I turned to him and shook my head. His eyes got wide and he did nothing but cheer each pitch from then on. That was cool. Unfortunately, the woman I took to that game is still pissed off at me because I didn’t explicitly tell her what was happening until we had a drink at Perry’s afterward.

      • zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 7:23 pm

        My mom is a huge Giants fan, watches every game; but some things about the game are lost on her. Giants no-hitters and perfect games don’t mean anything to her other than they are victories for team.

      • zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 7:24 pm

        “the” team.

      • Flavor said, on August 20, 2016 at 7:48 pm

        great story, Xoot. I’m bummed you and Twin aren’t around regularly anymore. Love it back it the day when you guys went at it.

  72. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Ha- the Dodgers are losing 8-0 in the 7th inning, and now have a rain delay.

  73. zumiee said, on August 20, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    The Giants/Dodgers pitching match-ups are Bum/Maeda, Cueto/Hill (first start for the Dodgers), and Moore/? It was supposed to be Anderson, but the blister today makes that questionable.

  74. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Funny, I was looking at some old 2011 threads a little while ago, Flav. Be careful you wish for . . .


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