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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 15, 2017

Man, I should spend more time in Sacramento. When I left we were the worst team in the NL. I come back, now we’re 3rd worst—and out of last place in the West!!!!!

Cain with another opportunity tonight to cement his hold on Comeback Player of the Year (although Thames might have something to say about that).

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  1. wilcojoe said, on May 15, 2017 at 6:48 am

    I would say Thames has that locked up, unless he faceplants or gets busted for PED’s. Both of which are completely probable.

  2. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 15, 2017 at 6:54 am

    Biggest game of the year so far for Cainer.

  3. zumiee said, on May 15, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Cain needs good fortune tonight. A lot of at’em balls, and balls caught on the warning track.

    • Flavor said, on May 15, 2017 at 7:49 am

      Well, that first game played out of Coors field back at sea level can often favor the pitcher, at least for the first 5 innings or so. Cain has that going for him too

  4. willedav said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Just read a story in Chron by Matier and Ross about Marin attorney Chris Dolan. He is protesting a decision by San Rafael city officials to allow a convent near his $6 mil property to accommodate 2 single mom homeless families referred to them by a local non profit. He filed 17 page appeal to City and says if they turn it down, “Then I can file a lawsuit.”

    Is this the guy who advertises on KNBR during Giants and Warriors games, sometimes with his kids in them for cutesy affect? If you read the column he comes across as absolutely disgusting scumbag.
    IF this is the same guy then Giants need to cut ties immediately and forever with this f-wad. Give him his money back and draw a line in the sand.

    • snarkk said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:23 am

      Whenever a business uses kids to advertise, run away…

      • djloo27 said, on May 15, 2017 at 3:31 pm

        Even Toys R Us?

  5. willedav said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Reds scored 3 runs Thursday, then 2 in 17 Friday, 1 Saturday and 3 yesterday. Giants get pitching like that, esp from SPs, they can compete. Maybe hitters starting to come around, lot of good ABs yesterday from likes of Nunez Panik Craw and some rockets from Belt and Span.

    Mac with 2 more hits in Sac yesterday, Hwang homered twice (his first 2 in America that count) and is up over .300. As Dirt said Ruggiano probably gets some more run, but Gorkys has to go for Mac, and Hwang can’t possibly be worse than Morse at the plate nor worse at whatever position he might play.

  6. alleykat69 said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Agree Willied,
    I’m so sick of the one trick poney acts of Gorkys(occasional glove /no stick)&Morse(no glove/and a novelty bomb which he has only 1 whoopee) taking up roster spots.
    I’ll take a Donger&Mac combo with garlic fries 🍟 anytime over those 2!
    Do you guys think their holding Mac back cause he’s out of options and they want him to hit .650 first before his last shot?

    • snarkk said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:26 am

      If out of options is a concern for Williamson, they won’t bring him up til he’s 32 years old…

      • alleykat69 said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:02 am

        Yeah that’s sounds right Snarkk, that’s what our starting outfield is now, we’ll actually older Span 33 Pence 34 toss a little Rigatoni 34, a Morsel of Morse 35 with are baby Mork&Mindy’s Gork at 30.
        “How can you compete with dinosaurs roaming the outfields?”

  7. snarkk said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:29 am

    There must be some stat on how active a team is in bringing minor leaguers up and sending minor leaguers back. And I mean system minor leaguers, not scrap heap dudes like Marrero, etc. I would like to see where SF is on that metric…

  8. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Holding back Williamson because of Parker is the real travesty.

    • chipower9 said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:24 am

      lulz…

      My beef with Williamson is that the dude can never stay healthy. I really do not think there is much difference in the power department between Mac and Parker, and still think Parker is a better defender.

      Parker (six minor league seasons):
      2409 AB in 681 games, .262, .365, .459, .823, 100 HR, 362 RBI, 836 Ks (Ks every 2.88 AB)

      Mac (six minor league seasons):
      1471 AB in 389 games, .286, .365, .485, .850, 64 HR, 257 RBI, 354 Ks (Ks every 4.15 AB)

      Both with six years in the minors, but Mac playing significantly fewer games.

      They both hit HRs at about the same clip.

      The major difference in stats is the K rate (Parker once every 2.88 AB, Mac once every 4.15 AB).

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:28 am

        Staying healthy has been Williamson’s issue. I’m not arguing that it hasn’t been. They’re defensive numbers are more or less a wash. I think he’s the better all around player. Striking out less is part of that. Not looking totally over matched at the plate is another part of it.

      • chipower9 said, on May 15, 2017 at 1:05 pm

        Agree. I see neither as a solution as a starter…4th or 5 OFers, IMO.

  9. djloo27 said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Cain historically sucks vs. Dodgers: 6-11 lifetime.
    Marichal was 37-18 against them.
    This included a 21-4 record at Candlestick.
    It was actually 21-1 before he dropped his last 3 in the waning stages of his career.
    Through 1967 it was 15-0!

    • Flavor said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:18 am

      Now THAT is a good Giant. Kruk has always thrown that term around too much, IMO.

      • djloo27 said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:36 am

        Good vs. Great – huge difference…

  10. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:24 am

    The dodgers offense has been better so far in May. They haven’t been as good at night or away from home so maybe Cain can hold them down but djloo is right, Cain has not fared well against them historically. This is the new and improved Matt Cain though so I expect good things!

  11. djloo27 said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:48 am

    If anyone is still hanging on to any hopes for this season, the next 10 games vs. Dodgers, Cards and Cubs are gigantic…

    • chipower9 said, on May 15, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      Well, we are more or less at the 1/4 point in the season, so they are all big at this point, especially when there are nine teams ahead of them re: the wild card. Yes, early to be talking wild card, but I think any realistic chance at the post-season dance is going to be via the WC.

  12. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 15, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Pretty much, dj. They’ve got to get to .500 by the end of this month to have any chance.

    • Macdog said, on May 15, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      Getting to .500 in two weeks is asking a bit much, I’d give it a little longer than that. Hell, I just want to see them win two series in a row.

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 15, 2017 at 12:14 pm

        True. Baby steps.

      • chipower9 said, on May 15, 2017 at 1:17 pm

        THAT is the key, Mac…winning series. Don’t expect them to win ’em all, but they need to win more than they lose. If they can do that, they’ll make up ground.

  13. gianthead said, on May 15, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Magnificent points about turning around the season next 10 days…why Donger should be up now…play these next 10 as you have to go 7-3!!!

  14. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 15, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    The Donger should never have gone down.

  15. zumiee said, on May 15, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Any word on Pence? Are the Giants going to DL him, and when?

    • Bozo said, on May 15, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      They did and they brought up Williamson

  16. snarkk said, on May 15, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Let’s face it, Parker especially and Mac are not real prospects. Too old. Parker has nearly 2500 minors ABs? If u are a Mlb quality player, you don’t sit in the minors that long…

    • chipower9 said, on May 15, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Agree. As I responded to Dirt above, I see neither as prospects to be starters. 4th or 5th OFers, at best, IMO.

  17. snarkk said, on May 15, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Let’s face it, Parker especially and Mac are not real prospects. Too old. Parker has nearly 2500 minors ABs? If u are a Mlb quality player, you don’t sit in the minors that long…

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 15, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      so true it should be said twice.

  18. alleykat69 said, on May 15, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    So after all the Mac&Parker discussion
    Mac is back after the Giants finally decide to put Hunter on the DL.. Another dumb decision playing short handed which they love to do I guess!!

  19. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 15, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    CF Span (L)
    2B Panik (L)
    1B Belt (L)
    C Posey (R)
    SS Crawford (L)
    LF Nunez (R)
    3B Arroyo (R)
    RF Williamson (R)
    P Cain

    Go Giants!

  20. djloo27 said, on May 15, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Crawford is having a very quiet year.
    He really needs to pick it up, starting now…

  21. pawliekokonuts said, on May 15, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    I like what Bochy said at the start of our torrid streak: “You gotta start somewhere.”
    Loo, GREAT stats on a GREAT Giant, number 27.

    • djloo27 said, on May 15, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      Thanks, Pawlie.
      They were painstakingly researched…

  22. alleykat69 said, on May 15, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Nothing better then stats on “The Dominican Dandy”! Had the pleasure of seeing him pitch back in the 60’s -70’s along with the other Giant greats Mays,McCovey,Cepeda,Perry..
    Sucks that Marichal imo got robbed of a couple CyYoungs that he should of won.
    The Roseboro incident killed any chances of him ever winning one and of course Koufax was the golden boy back then,and the voters were more “the good old boys club” with clout & prejudice still going strong…

    • djloo27 said, on May 15, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      I don’t mind when people say Koufax was better, but I think Juan was better than Gibson and about a toss-up with Seaver…

      • alleykat69 said, on May 15, 2017 at 7:06 pm

        Somewhat agree Loo,
        Think Juan’s longer career gives him the edge over Koufax,and he had more 20 game win seasons then all of them.
        Sure you & I could sit back and enjoy a beer&cigar writing out are starting 4 pitchers if we had Koufax,Marichal,Gibson&Seaver on our club..

  23. Flavor said, on May 15, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    maybe I’m the problem, maybe I need to go back to Sacramento. Every time I watch this team from home they can’t score for shit.

    • djloo27 said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      There ya go, Flavor!

  24. alleykat69 said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Que the music..Well my bags are packed I’m heading to sac, I’m leaving with a fast car,don’t know when I’ll be back again, oh babe I have to go…

  25. Bozo said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Span, whatta slugger…

  26. Macdog said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    A run for Flav!

  27. Flavor said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    I’ll take what I can get.

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

    A blerp and a bloop. That’ll work!

  29. alleykat69 said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Well that was good luck for the Giants that the batter was named Taylor, cause he just hit into a “Taylor Made DP” started by Crawdad..

  30. djloo27 said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Time for Crawford to get one wet…

  31. Bozo said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Craw, keeping it dry but getting it done.

  32. djloo27 said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Bad News Bums!

  33. Bozo said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    The magic of the great and all knowing Nunie…

  34. Macdog said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    What the hell eas that Dodgers, haha.

    • Macdog said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      *was

  35. Pasalon said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    The only thing that makes that play better is Noonies helmet flying off.

  36. djloo27 said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Cain looks like a real bundle of laughs to hang out with…

  37. alleykat69 said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Giants suprise attack have the Dogpile baffled πŸ˜•

  38. chipower9 said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Ground attack! BEAT LA!

  39. alleykat69 said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Nice work to get the maximum amount of runs this inning.

  40. willedav said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    one of most fun and entertaining innings of the year. Couple nice hits, couple major Dodger screw up gifts.

  41. zumiee said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Nevin had a flub that inning. Fortunately it didn’t hurt.

    • snarkk said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      Not sure Nevin’s a helluva lot better than Kelly over there…

      • zumiee said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:47 pm

        I’m hearing you. He hasn’t impressed.

      • zumiee said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:53 pm

        Maybe he’ll improve with time.

  42. djloo27 said, on May 15, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    There are many jobs in this world that only get noticed when they aren’t done well…

  43. chipower9 said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Cain gettin’ er done tonight. Some nice D behind him, too. And of course the Ground It Pound It Attack.

  44. alleykat69 said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    That’s what we thought of Billy Hayes too..
    Btw how can you really fuck up being a 1B coach? I mean not properly handling a players shin guard?,a pitchers jacket on backwards?
    Having your runner get picked off on the hidden ball trick?

  45. Macdog said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    For much of the season, Nevin’s been the loneliest guy in baseball.

    • zumiee said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      True. Lack of practice. πŸ™‚

  46. chipower9 said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Nice hit by Williamson.

  47. Bozo said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Mac, adding on….

  48. willedav said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    nice job by Mac tonite. Hopefully he gets some run and can at least stay in LU every day til Pence comes off the DL week from now.
    Nunez, in 135 ABs, has neither a triple nor a HR. Pence is sitting on 3, same as Arroyo. There is no reason not to give the guy a good long look to see what can do

    • snarkk said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      Totally agree. Hopefully Mac can stay healthy, and Bochy doesn’t toss him to the end of the bench…

  49. willedav said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Didn’t notice that , #51 ET’s old number. Didn’t he win a batting title with Giants, something odd about splitting a season?

  50. snarkk said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Hey, Giants are running wild !
    Arroyo gets his first steal, and Mac drives him in. Bochy is letting the hounds loose !…

  51. djloo27 said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    I wonder if Giant brass is impressed with Arroyo…

  52. Bozo said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Mr. Cain tossed another good game.

  53. sfsarge said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Man I’m so glad I was wrong about Cain.

  54. djloo27 said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Cain may be having his 2012 Zito season…

  55. snarkk said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    I’m eating crow, and glad of it.
    Cain has pitched damn well including tonight. No way I thought he’d get it done to this extent. Long season to go, but he’s done better than just OK…

    • zumiee said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      There’s actual movement on the pitches. This is the first stretch in a few years where he has actual “stuff.”

  56. sfsarge said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    On a side note, the guy that they showed play choking the dodger fan was my buddy that I hang out with every time I go to a game.

    • zumiee said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      He looks like a character. πŸ™‚

      • sfsarge said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:42 pm

        Yeah, he’s the life of the party for sure.

  57. snarkk said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Popovich calling Pachulia a dirty player is for motivation consumption. Otherwise, it’s total BS. There is no way Pachulia planned some kind of undercutting of Leonard — the tape shows Pachulia isn’t even paying attention to getting his body or feet in the way of Leonard’s bad ankle. Published reports show Popovich’s minions in the past have clearly done what he’s accusing ZaZa of doing. I hope the Dubs destroy the Spurs this next game…

    • Macdog said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      I like Pop, but I doubt he ever mentioned what a dirty POS Bruce Bowen was.

      • snarkk said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:38 pm

        Exactly…

  58. zumiee said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Last Monday’s “Better Call Saul” was awesome. Almost the whole episode was a courtroom scene and it was riveting.

  59. alleykat69 said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Fuck LA Fans!!
    Torch that flag!!πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
    How the hell did they get a whole section of seats!!!

    • zumiee said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:39 pm

      It’s a fan tour group, with buses, and staying at a hotel.

      • djloo27 said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:42 pm

        Well they can clear the fuck out…

  60. Bozo said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Busted.

  61. chipower9 said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Damned nice outing by the Horse tonight. I am certainly one of a few eating crow re: Cain. I truly thought he was done. Damned glad I was wrong. Just when we needed him to find it again, he did. And Dirt has stuck with him…good call, Dirt.

  62. snarkk said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Friggin Posey has gone nutz hitting dingers lately. What’s gotten into him? Whatever it is, keep doing or taking more of it…

  63. Macdog said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    BUSTER!

  64. alleykat69 said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Buster on fire πŸ”₯
    Take that LA!!

  65. djloo27 said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Funny how the ball goes over the wall when you pull it…

  66. chipower9 said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    That fucking slacker Posey with another solo shot. Will he ever hit anything but a solo job?! πŸ˜‰

  67. snarkk said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Never gets old pounding the Doghairs. Pour it on, let’s get more…

  68. Bozo said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    More magic from Nunez.

    • willedav said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:46 pm

      cracked that one, one hop off the CF wall. 8-1 ya ha. worth staying up for on any coast eh?

      • Bozo said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:53 pm

        Yeahyouright…

  69. zumiee said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    All knowing Nunie! Where’s that been?! πŸ™‚

  70. Macdog said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Have those Dodgers fans peeked out from under their fuckin’ banner to watch this pummeling?

  71. Bozo said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Come on Bullpen, put em down.

  72. alleykat69 said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    BF begged for some runs and the boys delivered..

  73. zumiee said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Posey is kind of quietly having a terrific season. A few more like this and he punches his ticket to Cooperstown.

    • alleykat69 said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:54 pm

      Zumie..You know your going good when you can wear Specs,Specs earlier tonight and hit a HR! Posey’s turned into Clark Kent after that..

  74. zumiee said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    As usual, Gearrin doesn’t really know where his pitches are going.

  75. snarkk said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Out of 13 inherited runners Gearrin has had this season when he comes in, he’s allowed 8 to score.
    WTF?…

    • snarkk said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      Make that now 9 of 14…

  76. willedav said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    man how long is it going to take this idiot to get 2 people out?

  77. djloo27 said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    He is agony to watch…

  78. alleykat69 said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Oshit&Gearbox are killing me!!
    Game should be in the bag, but not with those 2 idiots!!

  79. chipower9 said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Get Gearrin the fuck outta there. God he sucks!

  80. alleykat69 said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Pull him now goddamit!!

  81. djloo27 said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    The Doughy Fuck doesn’t look loose to me…

  82. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Everyone’s been saying for weeks that the core group of players had to start performing with so many other holes in the lineup from all the holograms out there. Posey and Belt have been doing it, add Nunie hopefully starting to come through… better late than never, hopefully.

    • alleykat69 said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      Core group of this bullpen needs to produce as well!!

  83. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    And with the numerous crooked number 9th innings the ‘pen is somewhat proficient of allowing, that hitting is so crucial….

  84. chipower9 said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Dude with the upside down sign is killing me…almost as much as this fucking bullpen…

  85. chipower9 said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Ballgame! Fuck Yeah! Suck it, bums!

  86. djloo27 said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    • zumiee said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    • chipower9 said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      LMAO…Pure. Fucking. Gold! Where the hell is Mr. Cock-a-Doodle-Do?!

  87. Macdog said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    4 in a row!

    • chipower9 said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      Watch it Mac…you damned near made me fall outta my chair!

  88. snarkk said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Hard to imagine this Pen closing out the last 3 innings of a pressure packed Stretch game in Sept or a WC playoff game…

    • chipower9 said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:28 pm

      The pen may look drastically different come that time…

      • snarkk said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:33 pm

        Yeah, it’ll have to if they have even a snowballs chance at the AS break of a WC spot…

  89. alleykat69 said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Law&Order finally prevails!!

    • snarkk said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      Sam Waterston from the Pen with closing arguments!…

  90. chipower9 said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Night girls…

  91. willedav said, on May 15, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    That’s 3 Ws for Cain equal to combined total of Smardz Moore and bum. Plus he has lowered the ERA below Cueto to just above 4.00 Unbelievable.
    Dirt with call of the year so far.

  92. snarkk said, on May 16, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Highlights on MLB show me that Law’s “wild pitch” in the top of 9th was really a passed ball on Posey. Pitch was outside alright, but maybe 6″ or so, and not in dirt, so not like it was a total scud . Posey just had to stretch for it a little across his body with the glove hand,, and he didn’t stretch enough — klanked off his glove. He was slow getting the glove over there. Looked like a passed ball to me…


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