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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 2, 2017

Ripping off 5 in a row is how you get 99 losses DONE dawg. Now at 32-51 we are only two games off the Padres and much, MUCH closer to not losing a hundo. I got 99 problems and the Giants losing 100 might not be one of them.

That coffee video Snarkk posted on the last thread continues to have me doing a slow, simmering burn. You want to see a guy lose his edge? Have him start drinking coffee made with unsalted butter and freaking coconut oil that takes 20 minutes to brew. Fuck that.

I caught a great deal of heat from Pa Salon, my main man on the scene in Reno. He didn’t take too kindly to my Duffy digs in yesterday’s thread. Seeing as how he’s picking me up at the Reno airport tonight at 6:30pm I want to officially and publicly apologize for having such a flippant attitude towards our one-legged former 3rd baseman. How about this: Duffy? Man he wasn’t just all right, he was ok, too.

Better?

 

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  1. willedav said, on July 2, 2017 at 8:35 am

    good health to Blade and family.

    Hella play by Posey to gun down Cutch. Giants IF is elite, time to fix OF D which is not, and that is a bad thing at ATT.
    Move Slater around to see what other positions he can cover beside LF.

    First thing I heard from Marty Lurie this morning, “Lexi was great.” Hmmnn.

    • snarkk said, on July 2, 2017 at 11:31 am

      I think Marty is trying to deflect attention away from how awful this team has been. Too many callers every weekend ripping the club and management. So, put a couple of isn’t everything great, ha ha, Hunter really cares, look-at-my-coffee-videos and my GIFs etc. chicks on for an afternoon of light hearted merriment and non sensical baseball chatter. If I had to sit over coffee for a half hour convo with Pence’s wife, I think I’d lose at least a few hundred brain cells without the salubrious benefits of alcohol…

  2. Pasalon said, on July 2, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Much better. See you at the airport.

  3. Pasalon said, on July 2, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Where does one get knee high American flag socks like Pence?

    • snarkk said, on July 2, 2017 at 11:53 am

      Ask Lexi …

      • Flavor said, on July 2, 2017 at 11:56 am

        Lexi only knows about “buttering” Pence’s coffee…

  4. willedav said, on July 2, 2017 at 11:59 am

    nice AB from Hwang. got behind 0-2 laid off non strikes to get count full and whacks line drive base hit to RF on outside borderline pitch.

  5. willedav said, on July 2, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    nice shot from Belt line drive to LF. Had bunt hit earlier, using whole field.
    Now Craw gets one tie score

  6. willedav said, on July 2, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Giants finally get a call in Pit. Line drive in scorebook for Hwang.
    Don’t blow this!

  7. willedav said, on July 2, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Specs! 2 strike rbi.

  8. chipower9 said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Trade Belt!

    And how about the Donger flashing the leather a couple of innings ago! Right now he’s my starting 3rd sacker next year (or should warrant serious consideration).

  9. chipower9 said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Duffy all right? And OK? LMAO…

  10. unca_chuck said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Damn. This is what we all expected out of the gate. Good pitching, great defense, timely hits.

    • chipower9 said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      No shit, Charlie!

  11. willedav said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    nice grab from Slater too there.
    Belt 3-4 scores 2 drives in 3 and homers.
    Insurance runs always big

  12. unca_chuck said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    🤘🤘🤘 slay(t)er rules!

  13. snarkk said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Surely, if Belt played in any kind of regular park with routine dimensions for a LHB, he’d hit at least 30 dongs a year…

    • Flavor said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      hoping some day we get to find out if that’s true.

    • willedav said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      he might hit 30 here. I’d like to see him push the BA up, but unless Posey suddenly changes his mind about C, Belt’s gotta stay…unless giants can get pitching out of Yanks or someone else.

  14. snarkk said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Now, Belt with the great running grab.
    Trade this guy and he will be missed big time on D…

    • Flavor said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      obviously it depends on who we get in return, but I am for trading anyone and everyone for the right package.

      • snarkk said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:33 pm

        Me, too. Nobody is untouchable, nobody…

  15. unca_chuck said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    That play was real tough. Belt is killing it today.

  16. Flavor said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Belt is an established major leaguer, he’s going to have good games. My opinion is that he has too many shitty ones.

  17. snarkk said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    I would trade Span ASAP, get an arm and an OFer in the minors. He is never going to look better than he has the past month. He is not part of any long term solution — he won’t be extended past his 2018 last year. The guy gets hurt constantly. Get rid of him, he’s a defensive liability, he’s shown poor ability to go back and catch line drives and has a rag arm. If you have to pay half his salary to get rid of him, do it. Bring up Shaw and put him in left, Slater to center. Shaw is a power bat, Slater has shown he has outfield chops to handle center better than Span…

    • Flavor said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      if Evans can hoodwink someone into taking Span I will publicly forgive him for this season.

      • chipower9 said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:37 pm

        LMAO…me, too!

    • willedav said, on July 2, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      pence is a bigger liability–worse hitter (about 100 OPS points) and is owed a lot more $$ too. Plus, until they find someone else that can play CF or Slater shows he could do it, it’s also why Gorkys is still around.
      Pence made a nice running grab today but the one he missed before it was also a catchable ball.
      And as you said in POTD it would show fans Evans is serious about reloading and not just trotting out same old same old, fan fav or not.

  18. theroooster said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Giants are now past their low point of the season. They’ll play decent ball the rest of the season. Giants helped Dodgers out by sweeping the Rocks, who continue to spiral downward. Sweeping the hapless and hopeless Pirates (Cutch didn’t even play today), isn’t too surprising. Giants have an absolute creampuff schedule in July–but that’s not their fault–the league is so weak this year. Other than 3 with the Dodgers, the Indians are the best team S.F. will play in July.

    • chipower9 said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      The W’s all look the same regardless of who ya beat. Give us your tired, your poor, your hungry, and we’ll kick their asses, too. 😉

      • theroooster said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:46 pm

        Yep – just sayin’ – I don’t think you all have to worry about 100 losses – it will end up somewhere between 80-90.

      • snarkk said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:49 pm

        I’d take 90 right now…

  19. chipower9 said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Fuck yeah! Two series sweeps. Six in a row. Like I said several days ago…get greedy and win 10! Whoop!

    • Bozo said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:50 pm

      I hit the like button on this post.

  20. Dennis Zucchino said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Defense….come from behind action….. showing a lot of heart….flashes of confidence….
    At this point, I can’t ask for anything to change…..team is having some fun.
    And this is getting to be a lot of fun watching….
    Await Nunez and Bum

    Getting ready for another shot of whiskey and a salute to the flag.

    • chipower9 said, on July 2, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      Great post Dennis! Right there with ya brother! Let’s Roll!

  21. snarkk said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    If Dyson keeps this up, the Giants have a new closer, and give Rags the Dr. Phil award for the season…

    • zumiee said, on July 2, 2017 at 1:52 pm

  22. zumiee said, on July 2, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    One of the by-products of so many high-velocity pitchers these days is it seems (to me) like there’s more broken bones in hit-by-pitches than there used to be.
    Arroyo’s going to be out two months.

    • snarkk said, on July 2, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      Looks like the Donger has time to show what he can do…

  23. snarkk said, on July 2, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Nice result with the sweep in the usually horror show for the Giants that is PNC.
    Only thing, I missed the Bucs regular uniforms. I think their home unis are my favorite unis in baseball…

    • zumiee said, on July 2, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Hey, I’m all for recognizing July 4th, but the A’s wearing red and white uniforms today, two days before the 4th, just seems silly and pointless.

      • theroooster said, on July 2, 2017 at 3:29 pm

        Agreed, it is, but like was pointed out here earlier I think, it’s all about selling merchandise.

      • zumiee said, on July 2, 2017 at 3:39 pm

        That’s the thing. It’s not about patriotism at all.

      • chipower9 said, on July 2, 2017 at 5:01 pm

        It is not all about selling merchandise, but that’s a part of it. They also auction-off the game worn duds and the proceeds go to organizations like Junior Giants, etc.

  24. theroooster said, on July 2, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Along those same lines, this from the LA Times today :
    “Scout P.T. Barnum: As 29-year-old Tim Tebow plays for his second Class-A club this season, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has admitted that, yeah, this isn’t really about baseball. “Look, we signed him because he is a good guy, partly because of his celebrity, partly because this is an entertainment business,” Alderson said Friday at a conference in New York, according to Newsday. When the Mets had to list which scout to credit for signing the Heisman Trophy winner, Alderson said, “the guy that we put down was the director of merchandising.””

  25. theroooster said, on July 2, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    This blurb was also in today’s Times – it has both a Dodgers and Giants connection:
    “Travis Shaw: The Milwaukee Brewers persist in first place. One reason: they won the most lopsided trade of the offseason. The Brewers acquired Shaw and three minor leaguers from the Boston Red Sox for reliever Tyler Thornburg, who won’t pitch this season after surgery. Shaw is the surprise answer to this trivia question: Who leads major league third basemen in slugging percentage? More trivia: He’s the son of former Dodgers closer Jeff Shaw, his nickname is “Mayor of Ding Dong City,” and the Red Sox moved him so their incumbent third baseman could reclaim his job. That incumbent: Pablo Sandoval, who has hit fewer homers in three years in Boston than the 17 Shaw has hit in half a season in Milwaukee.”

    • zumiee said, on July 2, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      At the time, I was surprised the Red Sox traded Shaw.

  26. theroooster said, on July 2, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    All star selection show starts with AL east all stars. Who would have imagined that?

  27. theroooster said, on July 2, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Dumb as a Rock’s collapse is complete – they suck ass – it’s a two-way race now in the West.

    • zumiee said, on July 2, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      Why are they “dumb”?

  28. Lurker John said, on July 2, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Dyson has looked very sharp lately and he throws fucking hard. If the Giants have fixed whatever glitch was causing his problems, they may have pulled off a big time heist. He’s got some serious shit. And I’d love to hear Bochy’s reason for pulling Slater for Gorkys in the 9th. For better D? Please. That diving catch Slater made in the 8th was enough for me. The kid is pretty good out there. On the off chance the Bucs come back and tie it, now you’re stuck with Gorkys batting. Ugh.

    • snarkk said, on July 2, 2017 at 5:45 pm

      Good point. Slater is as good or better with the glove than Gorkys. Gorkys may get to more balls with his speed, but he might not catch them when he gets there…

  29. Irish Kevin said, on July 2, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    So what has been said about trading Cueto? KNBR guys say trade him if the Giants can get someone. I don’t think Pence is a problem in the outfield, injuries have probably made him more cautious as age has set in. As long as Posey is a Gold glove Allstar he won’t be moving to 1st anytime soon, Belt is what Belt is, quality 1st baseman and a streaky hitter. And with Hwang showing he is the real deal what should the Giants do with Arroyo? If he didn’t get hurt should the Giants package him with someone? Thaaats all folks!

    • Bozo said, on July 2, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      I’ve said for sometime that I thought Arroyo’s best position would be at second base. Personally, I’d trade Arroyo and keep Panik if that was my choices. I’ll probably be proved wrong at some point, but I’ve just never been that high on the kid.

    • Lurker John said, on July 2, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      I’m not sure we’ve seen near enough of a sample size to declare that Hwang is the real deal. Arroyo is still the future guy, as far as I’m concerned, not to mention that he’s out for the year, so likely not much of a trade piece.

  30. zumiee said, on July 2, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Trout is going to re-hab with the Single-A Inland Empire team at some point this week. They play in Stockton this week. Kinda tempted to go, but will probably pass. Surely the Stockton ballpark will be packed.

    • willedav said, on July 2, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      Bum’s appearance sold out Raley for Sac.
      I hope he can come back and pitch for Giants in couple weeks, whether they contend or not.
      First just for his own good, to be live part of the action/team and to show he’s still got it.
      Second, he’s most compelling reason to watch pitch and hit, for all Giants fans.

      • zumiee said, on July 2, 2017 at 6:23 pm

        I agree. I want him back this season, regardless of team standings.

  31. willedav said, on July 2, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Washington and LA appear to be head and shoulder above rest of the NL. Scherzer is tough and they have a powerful group of hitters. Acnilles heel their pen and how Baker handles it.
    Rather see them than anyone else get to WS…and I can’t stand Harper.

    • zumiee said, on July 2, 2017 at 6:19 pm

      Nats vs. Astros wouldn’t get the biggest TV ratings, but it would be a nice little World Series.

      • zumiee said, on July 2, 2017 at 6:21 pm

        Sports media world wants Cubs or Dodgers vs. Yankees or Red Sox, of course.

    • willedav said, on July 2, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      probably isn’t Daniel’s fav guy right now either.

  32. zumiee said, on July 2, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Tebow playing Single A is a stunt, but Single A teams are always looking for ways to draw crowds.

  33. Macdog said, on July 2, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    The one time I wasn’t able to watch any games, so of course the Giants sweep. But I did meet up with Pawlie in ‘Cuse at Stella’s Diner (STEL-LA!) to cap a fun weekend. Six in a row, let’s keep rolling in Motown.

  34. djloo27 said, on July 2, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    When did the abbreviation for 1,000 change from “g” (for grand) to “k” for I don’t know what?
    Shit like this makes me crazy…

    • James said, on July 2, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      Too many 10K runs or the infiltration of one world internationalism?

  35. James said, on July 2, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    A day late response to Snarkk: I wasn’t arguing that through the first half there wasn’t a complete breakdown on every front, hitting, defense, and pitching. The point was simply that by the conclusion of the season, the offense seems like it has at least a *remote* chance of meeting the expectations most had of them going into the season, while the pitching and defense have none. The Giants are on pace to give up ~800(!) runs while playing 81 games at ATT. That’s pretty insane, even with a general spike in offense.

    As for the better than league worst pitching stats, they are as fortunate to pitch in ATT as the hitters are unfortunate.

  36. theroooster said, on July 2, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Zoom, why are the Rockies dumb you ask? :

    • zumiee said, on July 2, 2017 at 10:07 pm

      Somehow I’ve never seen that movie. Everybody else has seen it, but I missed it somehow.

    • theroooster said, on July 2, 2017 at 10:09 pm

      Not to mention the fact that they play ball in the bizarre atmospheric conditions of the Rocky Mountains, a cruel and inhospitable terrain not fit for the game of baseball. They come down to sea level, they wilt. Every time. Dumb.

  37. blade3colorado said, on July 2, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Thank you all for the well wishes and thoughts. I just hope Saigon doesn’t have playgrounds like this.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on July 2, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      Looks like your normal construction site over here…. no shoes, no hardhats, no tethers…. Just make sure your daughter doesn’t choose construction as a career. 🙂

    • James said, on July 2, 2017 at 10:46 pm

      Berkeley playground: http://tinyurl.com/ybueejjk

      Congrats, Blade!

  38. willedav said, on July 3, 2017 at 6:48 am

    Maeda knocked out of box by powerful Padres in 4th inning, leaves trailing 5-0.
    Ryu to miss another start to get bone scan on foot
    Relying on these 2 as SPs in playoffs? You need a brain scan.

  39. zumiee said, on July 3, 2017 at 8:29 am

    The Red Sox have an exciting young outfield, all B’s, Bettes, Bradley, Jr., and Benintendi.

  40. zumiee said, on July 3, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Congrats, Blade!


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