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Staggering Home

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 11, 2017

With no travel day to lick our wounds from a horrendous road trip, we stumble back home to face the Reds who we probably have a better chance of hanging with in our yard.

We get B-Craw back and that might trigger a little something.

As always, Bronson Arroyo is awful so there’s meat to pick off this bone if the hitters choose to……

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  1. Bozo said, on May 11, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Hmmm, coming from NY, we don’t get a day off but the Reds do…Still, the win yesterday feels like another. I’m thinking it could be the turning point for the team to start digging out of the cellar. The Redlegs won’t be scoring 13 in our yard and Blach needs to show he can rebound after getting that Cincinnati steamer laid on him. Yup, I’m calling two in a row, Giants win, 5-3.

    • chipower9 said, on May 11, 2017 at 7:55 am

      Yo John. How was Nawlins and the Heritage and Jazz Fest (need I ask…I am sure it kicked ass!)?

      • Bozo said, on May 11, 2017 at 8:07 am

        I had an awesome time, but I’m very glad I won’t be spending any money today. My bank account took a major beating. Still, it was worth it…

      • chipower9 said, on May 11, 2017 at 10:03 am

        There are a lot of things to suck the money outta your pocket in that city! Glad you had a good time…

  2. chipower9 said, on May 11, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Can we just win TWO in a row for starts. One day. One game at a time.

    I am still of the persuasion that I will not watch until they rattle-off three or four in a row, which means I may not watch another damned game this year.

    OK…off to the first meeting of many…meeting hell day here.

    GO GIANTS! (And take the Niners with you?)

  3. willedav said, on May 11, 2017 at 8:07 am

    lot of good things to take out of that game which I’m sure made 5 hour flight home lot more enjoyable.
    Posey another bomb, Specs in the OF, blowing up Familia gomer hanging on guys who preceded him with 3 shutout innings, giants fans in the yard.
    Panik starts rally with a walk and Nunez yet another GIDP gets botched, Giants rook makes them pay.
    7 game homestand 3 with LA.

    May 11 btw, Bob Marley died. Saw him live at Berkeley Greek theatre, tremendous. Buddy of mine had a show they taped while they were here that aired on KOME King Biscuit hour. He had it on reel to reel and we made cassette tapes out of it, so you know this was mid 70s. Rebel Music!

  4. djloo27 said, on May 11, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Nice job by Mac & Pawlie supporting the team…

    • Flavor said, on May 11, 2017 at 9:26 am

      i wouldn’t have gone either.

      • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2017 at 9:42 am

        I was glad I didn’t till the last inning.
        Then the remorse swept over me…

      • sandog said, on May 11, 2017 at 9:56 am

        I don’t get that. So, you will only go to games when you feel management has made all the right moves and the team is hitting on all cylinders and has a legit change to win it all???
        C’mon. If those were the parameters for attending games, none of us would have set foot in the Stick as kids.
        Yes, it sucks that we have the worst record in baseball. Yes, management should have done a bit more in the off season, but we HAVE been decimated by injuries and have several guys slumping at once.
        These are the times when true fans still watch the games, attend the games, and wear the gear.
        We ain’t losing 100 games this year. The Pads aren’t gonna finish ahead of us. I’m not even ready to concede the Wild Card—we’re only 7 games back after this putrid start.
        #EnjoyTheGame

      • sandog said, on May 11, 2017 at 10:02 am

        …that was a response to Flav’s 9:26. Took me awhile to finish that post.
        Loo—glad to see you had some remorse. Now go play some stickball and never let that happen again.

  5. willedav said, on May 11, 2017 at 9:55 am

    “Raiderettes settlement.” With all the billions in NFL, no idea why they mess with the babes.

    Fun fact: A former Raiderette used to work next door, beautiful slim blonde who killed in her blue jeans let alone all dressed up. Her uncle was a musician who played in cover r & b band in south bay called NiteCry.

    anyway, she used to party and usually would be late opening the store. There are trees all along the block so my move would be open doors grab a broom and go outside and sweep til she showed up. “Oh hi, hru?”

    • snarkk said, on May 11, 2017 at 10:31 am

      Years ago I worked in a small law firm with a paralegal who was a warrior girl. She was cute and petite. That’s when the warriors were in the middle of the wilderness decades…

  6. snarkk said, on May 11, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Good thing Arroyo is still not in Sac hitting meaningless doubles and waiting to go through a slump there so his psyche is prepared for failure in the bigs. They brought up a pitcher from AA, I assume they plan to use him– so why not bring up some outfielders. Let’s go crazy and win two in a row tonite…

    • willedav said, on May 11, 2017 at 10:52 am

      Williamson, who bochy said wasn’t ready a week ago, hit bombs 2 days in a row plus got some walks.
      On my team he starts in LF, and the Slater kid is in CF til Span gets activated, and gets some spot starts in RF backing up Pence. At the least, Hernandez has to go. Fail.

      Morse is under Mendoza line and has struck out 10 times in 21 ABs. Another fail.
      I’d get Hwang up here in his place, fill in behind 3b and 1b. Morse is more dead weight, who knows what Hwang might add to the picture vs. ml pitching?

      • Bozo said, on May 11, 2017 at 12:17 pm

        I read that one of Mac’s bombs was a 420 footer. They have Ryder Jones playing some LF and Austin Slater getting time at CF in AAA, also Chris Shaw has moved from 1B to LF in AA,

  7. willedav said, on May 11, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Props to SD for his 9:56 and I know Flav has said stuff like this in past, not to just bail in tough times. well said.
    I think giants have plenty of guys on team to be part of the solution this year (including Bum) and beyond; like to see them cut ties with those who are part of the problem, but we’ll see.

  8. zumiee said, on May 11, 2017 at 11:15 am

    True, we’re only 7 games out of the Wild Card; but literally everybody is ahead of us. So, it’s going to be very incremental. We have to pass the Padres and Braves first, who are a game ahead of us. So…..baby steps. 🙂
    It can be done, and starting now would be a cool idea.

  9. zumiee said, on May 11, 2017 at 11:17 am

    The Cheese-man had two hits yesterday. We get two hits from a centerfielder and it feels surreal, sort of miraculous.

    • zumiee said, on May 11, 2017 at 11:19 am

      Well, he started the game in leftfield, but the point holds for leftfield, too!

  10. chipower9 said, on May 11, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Good post by SanDiggity @ 9:56. I have been one of those that have been saying “fuck it…I won’t watch until they reel-off three or four in a row,” but I can almost assure you, I will be watching tonight. AND I am rocking my Giants gear today.

  11. Macdog said, on May 11, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Looks like Mets will need a closer: Familia diagnosed with an arterial clot in his right shoulder.

  12. chipower9 said, on May 11, 2017 at 11:40 am

    In relation to WillieD’s 8:07…RIP to Bob Marley, mon. I was blessed to see Marley at Freeborn Hall (U.C. Davis) in 1979 (believe it was early December). GREAT SHOW.

    • willedav said, on May 11, 2017 at 11:53 am

      lucky you, by ’81 he was dead from the cancer. so much good music left behind, jah bless.

      • chipower9 said, on May 11, 2017 at 1:20 pm

        Yes…after he passed a little over a year later, I realized even more so how blessed I was to see the man perform.

  13. Irish Kevin said, on May 11, 2017 at 11:54 am

    If any of you were watching or listening the year they lost 100, we shall get through this stretch too.

    • chipower9 said, on May 11, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      Kevin – I followed the Giants that year, as I have every year since my starting to follow the Giants in 1978. I got SO MUCH SHIT that year from folks because I continued to wear my Giants hat. That was a rough year…

      • Irish Kevin said, on May 11, 2017 at 3:35 pm

        Yeah it was, but me and my buddies would sit around the backyard drinking beer and listening to the radio, back then not much TV 📺

  14. unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Dawg you got me laughing with that 10:02. They been hard to come by lately. Been a pretty shitty year so far for the family. And I thought 2016 was shit.

  15. pawliekokonuts said, on May 11, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Boy oh boy, am I tired today.

  16. alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    I’ve mentioned it before so I’ll say it again,, played ball with all 3 sons of Jimmy Davenport and Jimmy was the best took are whole Babe Ruth team to a game once. But yeah the grief he took especially from mine and his hometown of San Carlos was brutal.Felt so bad for him, really everybody on that team tanked on him, all had career downer years from Chili, Hacman, pitchers , but he was the fall guy which was right, but the players sure didn’t help him that year!

  17. pawliekokonuts said, on May 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    who is Reyes Moronta?!

    • zumiee said, on May 11, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      A relief pitcher they’re real high on lately. He’s a little older than I thought he was. He’s 24. And he’s kind of chunky. We’ve had some successful chunky relievers before.

    • xoot said, on May 11, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      he’s one of the four the Giants have in the minors who have hit 100 on the gun, apparently. He’s the only one they’re ready to bring up though.

  18. zumiee said, on May 11, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    We Giants fans are helplessly hoping for the team to turn things around real soon this season.

  19. djloo27 said, on May 11, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Time to ban the music videos from here.
    They annoy the boss…

    • Flavor said, on May 11, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      they’re fine, I just don’t like it when there’s a bunch of them and I’ve gotta scroll through them all. But I guess that’s how people feel about our horse racing posts and Blade’s fantasy baseball posts. Ha.

  20. pawliekokonuts said, on May 11, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    Marvin Gaye Span is back. Yippe — never mind.

    • sandog said, on May 11, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      The guys we’ve had in there make Span look like Joe DiMaggio.

      Did Kruk/Kuip have a field day with Hamilton getting tagged in the crotch? Did Kruk trot out his “2 balls, one strike” line?

      I was hoping the Nunie in the OF experiment was over. Good to see him catch that one. I had my doubts.

    • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2017 at 7:47 pm

      Whoa, ah, mercy mercy me
      Oh things ain’t what they used to be, no no…

  21. Macdog said, on May 11, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Even Kuip sounds happy with the Belt HR.

  22. snarkk said, on May 11, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Friggin Belt.
    If he’d fix his grip, he’d have hit it 450, not 427…

  23. djloo27 said, on May 11, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Can’t believe that I’m actually thrilled to have Span back…

    • snarkk said, on May 11, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      So, you’re the one…

  24. djloo27 said, on May 11, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Panik’s single would be in the 15th row at Yankee Stadium…

    • willedav said, on May 11, 2017 at 7:58 pm

      good to see him pull the ball. would have been out in Cincy too.

  25. djloo27 said, on May 11, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Say Hey!

  26. Macdog said, on May 11, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Amazing that Span didn’t hurt himself hitting a double.

  27. djloo27 said, on May 11, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Gotta get Nunez the fuck out of the outfield. He is the worst.
    WTF Pence???

  28. sandog said, on May 11, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    My man Span. Fuck you guys.

    • Flavor said, on May 11, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      you stand by your Span. No question about that.

  29. chipower9 said, on May 11, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Is Span juicing? 😉 Last few days a bunch were ready to DFA him. When he’s healthy (and I get it…the important word is WHEN), he’s better than most of our other OFers.

  30. Flavor said, on May 11, 2017 at 8:43 pm

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    When Billy Hamilton gets on first, it’s almost like giving up an inside the park HR.

  31. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on May 11, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Had a friend named Billy Miller in the 4th grade who was the best kickballer in school (kickball being the main daily sport during recess). It wasn’t that he kicked the ball further than anyone else, it was that he was just super freakin’ fast, and it didn’t even matter where the ball went when he kicked it, infield or outfield, or even just a dribbler to the mound, he would just take off for first base and never stop running. He was a flippin’ blur around the basepaths, and even if the ball hadn’t left the infield, he just raced around the bases leaving errant throws in his wake. Practically every at-bat was the equivalent of an inside the park HR. Billy H. ain’t quite like that, but Billy M. sure was. I heard he died at age 35. Too fast to live, too young to die, huh….

  32. zumiee said, on May 11, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Stand by your Span.
    I can almost hear Tammy Wynette’s voice singing it. 🙂

  33. snarkk said, on May 11, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Span hit a dinger?
    What is this world coming to? Bring on some more, whatever it is…

    • snarkk said, on May 11, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      Uh, I spoke too soon. Span fluffs the catch near the wall. Giants outfield is a joke…

  34. pawliekokonuts said, on May 11, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    did Span botch that so-called triple?

    • Lurker John said, on May 11, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      It was a tough play, but he has to make that catch. It ticked off the end of his glove. You could tell he was worried about the wall. Good CF makes the play.

  35. pawliekokonuts said, on May 11, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Miller said Strickland made a dumbass pitch to Cozart, right down Broadway.

    • Macdog said, on May 11, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      Yes to both your questions.

      • Macdog said, on May 11, 2017 at 9:26 pm

        Ooops, 2nd post not a Q.

    • Lurker John said, on May 11, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      Strickland grooved an 0-2 fastball.

  36. snarkk said, on May 11, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Strickland. How many times has this meathead been ahead 0-2 and thrown a cripple fastball right down the middle that gets tattooed ? Plenty. Swear to gawd, this guy has a pitching IQ of 70. The catcher has to help his feeble brain in that situation — put the target about a foot outside, or call a breaking ball in the dirt. I don’t care if there is a guy at third, make the batter fish. Seriously, how many freakin times has this fathead gotten smoked by this exact same mistake?…

    • Lurker John said, on May 11, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      He sucks. I don’t care if he throws 110 mph, he can’t pitch. That was just the latest in a long line of dumbass pitches.

  37. pawliekokonuts said, on May 11, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    I recall it started in 2014 postseason.

    • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      He single-handedly revived the kayak business in the cove…

      • pawliekokonuts said, on May 12, 2017 at 4:32 am

        platinum gold

  38. djloo27 said, on May 11, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    So sick of Pence trying to pull that low outside pitch. Every once in a while he’ll yank one out.
    Then he’ll wave at the next 100…

  39. zumiee said, on May 11, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Dodgers lost. That’s a groovy thing.

  40. snarkk said, on May 11, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    That inning is shining example of why Giants have sucked.
    Span lets a fly ball near the wall clang off his glove for a triple. A good CFer makes the catch.
    Then, Strick gets the next batter down 0-2, and goes into idiot mode, grooving the next pitch with a fastball down Main Street for a double. Run scores. You can’t do that crap when you only score 2 or 3 runs a game…

  41. Lurker John said, on May 11, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Nunez has been awful.

  42. Lurker John said, on May 11, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Belt really ground out that AB.

  43. zumiee said, on May 11, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Poor Slumpy. It could have been a great moment for him.

  44. djloo27 said, on May 11, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Arroyo looks a little like a pin cushion…

  45. Bozo said, on May 11, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Damn, thought we’d get three more runs…

  46. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on May 11, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    I know Posey wasn’t playing tonight, but from what I saw, tonight’s lineup had only 1 hitter (Panik) hitting above .255. Fairly mediocre hitters top to bottom. Puts a lot of pressure on the pitchers. Of course, since the pitching hasn’t been great, I guess you could also say that poor pitching (especially in light of another bullpen collapse) probably puts pressure on the hitters, too…. Overall, the team is certainly not playing loose these days. Chicken or egg? Somehow get loose to perform better, or perform better to get more loose…

  47. mrsprtdude said, on May 11, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Bad baseball. Of course we will split the next two to continue the .333 oddessy..

  48. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on May 11, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    The 3 LA games next week will tell a lot about this team….

    • snarkk said, on May 11, 2017 at 11:12 pm

      I dunno. After 35 some odd games, I think we’ve got a good telling. They suck…

  49. pawliekokonuts said, on May 12, 2017 at 4:38 am

    I could go for one of those strike-shortened seasons right about now. Actually no.


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