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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 21, 2017

I get it, AT&T Park is not a home run hitters park. But we are particularly weak in our own park. We’ve hit 25 measly bombs in a place we are supposed to know better than anyone else. The next lowest home HR total is 40 for the Pirates.

And 25 bombs wouldn’t be the end of the world if our opposition was also having trouble with power. But other teams are not having the same problems we are with knocking the ball out of the park. Our opponents  have 39 dongs, 14 more than us. It’s entirely possible that we get doubled up, in our own place, by the end of the season.

That is embarrassing and unacceptable.

 

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  1. unca_chuck said, on July 21, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Is it that hard to find a pull-hitting outfielder? Leftie or rightie?

    I guess so. Didn’t JT fricking Snow have 20 HRs here? He’s no roided up power guy, but really. Same with Ellis Burks. These guys weren’t super spectacular players but they managed to put up good numbers here.

  2. unca_chuck said, on July 21, 2017 at 8:26 am

    And I pin this loss on Nunie getting caught stealing 3rd for no fucking reason.

  3. willedav said, on July 21, 2017 at 8:32 am

    As Loo noted, you pull one it doesn’t take a lot. Maybe Shaw could do some of that.
    Span, btw is quietly having a season like Giants expected—.289 with .340/450/ .794 OPS. He had 40 hits in June.
    That OPS btw is 60 points more than Panik and Nunez, and 150 more than Crawford and Pence.
    Leadoff? No. CF? no probably better suited for LF.

    But no one outside SD thought he would be hitting this well/so much better than others.

    • zumiee said, on July 21, 2017 at 8:41 am

      Span has durability issues. He’s missed 25 games this season so far.

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on July 21, 2017 at 8:48 am

      Time to sell high.

  4. Lurker John said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Padres, to the Giants, “Ownage is ownage.”

  5. snarkk said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:22 am

    The thing killing this team in lack of quality minor leaguers that could help. The only guy that looked like he could be a player is Slater, and he’s done for the year. Supposedly there is quality in low minors, which is worth exactly nothing. The FO has gone AWOL in stocking the minor league system…

    • chipower9 said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:48 am

      I mentioned Chris Shaw yesterday who is at Sac. He was drafted as a 1st baseman, but has been used more in LF of late. Here are his numbers, again (Sac, only – he also has played 37 games at Richmond with comparable numbers):

      48 G, 186 PA, .296, .332, .522, .853. 9 HR, 13 2B, 26 RBI, 55 Ks, 11 BB (could be more selective and lower the K rate, but overall, not bad numbers). But, the point being, you are right, there is not a lot of help in the minors.

      Do understand that anything in the minors (regardless of being drafted by SF or acquired via trade) is no guarantee of quality MLB play down the road. Yes, you need a solid farm, but not sure that is what is “killing this team” right now. What is killing this team right now is that most of our current roster sucks, or are having really bad years. Where the lack of quality minor leaguers is killing us, IMO, is that we have limited viable trade pieces to use in acquiring the ML pieces we need. This again goes back to my comments on the scouts. WTF is their goddamned problem. Fire all their sorry asses!

  6. chipower9 said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Nunie’s fuckup was the key. When he got thrown-out I knew they were fucked, and it was going to be another loss. I fucking bailed after the 7th…pathetic.

    Loved xoot’s post from last night about his son, the Panda hat, etc. Great post.

    And there was mention of trading Bum and Posey (and Belt) by Blade and Loo. I absolutely would do a trade IF the Giants got the right pieces in return (the suggested trade with Atlanta is a good example of a trade that I think is plausable).

    But, we all know that shit is NOT happening. No way Booby and Crew have the balls to move Bum or Posey.

    mrsportdude – had a great post too, about taking chances, and cleaning house to rebuild. I agree that it is probably time to consider this, but given what we have heard, there will NOT be wholesale changes in the off-season. They’re going to dink-and-dunk and make a few moves, but by and large next year’s version of our Giants will NOT look measurably different than this year’s squad.

    Fire the fucking scouts and find some folks who can evaluate talent! And it may be time for Booby to go, too.

    This team is no different than a stinking pile of dog shit. Correction. With a pile of dog shit I can easily scoop it up and be done with it. This team? Houston, we have problems, and there is not an easy fix…

  7. alleykat69 said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:40 am

    They still have the pitching scout guru Dick Tidrow?

    • Lurker John said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:12 am

      It’s time for that dude to retire.

  8. Lurker John said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:15 am

    The Giants are in desperate need of an infusion of fresh blood. Scouting, front office maybe even manager. Everything seems worn out and tired.

  9. alleykat69 said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Maybe they need that bitch owner from “Major League” with a pin up of her in her bikini 👙 the team strips off a piece after a win!
    Unfortunately that only worked in that movie, not with this team..

  10. wilcojoe said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:50 am

    I liked Loo’s Atl trade proposal of Bum, Posey and Belt for Freeman, Teheran and a top prospect. If you could somehow finagle two prospects in addition to Freeman and Teheran, you would have me jumping in the streets. I actually think Sabean would be licking his chops at the thought of that trade but no way in hell would Baer allow them to move the two faces of the franchise.

    I actually think Atlanta would make that move.

    • Flavor said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:55 am

      it’s just too much. Teheran isn’t even very good. Maybe Belt and Posey for that trio but not Bum, too.

      • chipower9 said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:01 am

        I don’t know. Teheran isn’t chopped-liver, either, and he is only 26.

        He is lifetime 54-47 with a 3.54/1.186 line.

        If the trade was for Atlanta’s TOP prospect, or two quality prospects, I do that trade in a fucking heartbeat.

        But, as Wilco points out, no way Baer lets the two principle faces of the franchise go…fucking dumbass…

        BTW – Bum is a year older (almost 28) and his lifetime numbers are only slightly better than Teheran’s….

      • wilcojoe said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:02 am

        I think if you got two of the top 50 prospects in the country in addition to Freeman and Teheran, I think you have to strongly consider that. The salary relief in dumping Posey and Belt can’t be understated.

      • chipower9 said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:03 am

        You are preaching to the choir, Wilco. I am with you on this one, brother. Two top prospects with Freeman and Teheran…I could not pull the trigger on that trade quick enough. As you said, I would be dancing in the fucking streets…

  11. chipower9 said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Kat – Yeah, they still have Tidrow. He and Booby were Sabes right-hand guys for like 100 years prior to Booby getting moved to GM.

    Here’s the link to the Giant’s organization (baseball ops, etc.):

    http://mlb.mlb.com/team/front_office.jsp?c_id=sf

    Tidrow is still Sr. VP of Player Personnel and Senior Advisor to Booby

    John Barr is VP and Assistant GM, Scouting and International Operations (this needs a HARD LOOK), IMO. This is the guy who, again, IMO, is the primary guy responsible for the talent pipeline….WHAT talent pipeline???

    • xoot said, on July 21, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      “Mr. Barr, is it true that you suffer from a debilitating case of sibonaphobia–i.e., fear of Cubans?”

      • chipower9 said, on July 21, 2017 at 12:57 pm

        Ha…no shit, Mike. All the more reason to kick Barr’s ass to the curb…

  12. snarkk said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:07 am

    The outfield situation this season has been horrendous. We know that. The FO owns that, and they’ve known for years that with a bare cupboard in the minors, outfield depth has been a major deficit. FO malfeasance on this issue…

  13. unca_chuck said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Yeah the OF is totally on the front office. I can cut them a little slack with the pen as they had hopes that the guys like oshit okrap and clockwork Orange were going to progress as pitchers.

  14. unca_chuck said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:16 am

    They didnt

  15. Flavor said, on July 21, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    • djloo27 said, on July 21, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      The part of him that’s visible looks pretty solid!

      • xoot said, on July 21, 2017 at 2:26 pm

        the River Cats next home stand starts Wednesday. The Sacramento temperature is forecast to climb to 104 degrees by the end of that stand. I hope he’s in reasonable shape.

  16. sfsarge said, on July 21, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Hola everybody. I got nothing, this team is playing so awesome. But I was able to score a nice ticket for 6$ on Stub hub. It’s Friday night, why not have some beer and watch some terribly played baseball

    • djloo27 said, on July 21, 2017 at 2:10 pm

      I would be very up for that…

      • sfsarge said, on July 21, 2017 at 2:41 pm

        Come on down Loo! I think if you leave now, you could make it by first pitch

      • chipower9 said, on July 21, 2017 at 2:49 pm

        Yep…if he fires up the Lear Jet right now, he may even make batting practice. 😉

    • chipower9 said, on July 21, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      $6 ticket with some $10 beers…giddy-up! Bring us a W, Sarge!

      • sfsarge said, on July 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm

        I’ll just take a decently played game.

      • djloo27 said, on July 21, 2017 at 3:19 pm

        Chi, I believe exactly one year ago at this moment you and Blade were pulling into the Bronx…

      • chipower9 said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:14 pm

        You are correct, sir. Some great memories. Highlight of the trip? Meeting the infamous DJ Loo (aka Draculoo)…

        Lifetime memories of a bucket list trip. Wrigley is next…you should meet me in Chitown next year, Loo. Now that would be some fun!

  17. djloo27 said, on July 21, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Tonight’s SF Weakling lineup:

    1. Denard Span (L) CF
    2. Eduardo Nunez (R) 3B
    3. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    4. Buster Posey (R) C
    5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    6. Hunter Pence (R) RF
    7. Joe Panik (L) 2B
    8. Gorkys Hernandez (R) LF
    9. Jeff Samardzija (R) P

    Except for Smrdzj you could turn it upside down and no one would even blink…

  18. djloo27 said, on July 21, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    I liked the old SF logo better – back when it didn’t have all the pointy shit…

    • chipower9 said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      Me, too. I have one of those lids. Old school, baby!

  19. OldSealsFan (@OldSealsFan) said, on July 21, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    They have got to do something! Fans are realizing that this is a POS team and will not likely get better next year either. No more sell-outs on demand. Belt or Posey–one has to go. Bum, Cueto- -let ’em go.
    What good memories that guy Loo has pictured gave us. I remember his first game. Me in my 20’s at my parent’s house listening on a RADIO!! I think he had a no-hitter until the 7th inning. hH was great from the get-go.

  20. blade3colorado said, on July 21, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Another plus about Tehran is that his record would probably be better if he didn’t have the “anchor” weight of carrying the lowly Braves around his neck.

    Anywho, the Giants grand plan will be window dressing and moving the deck chairs, e.g., trade the wondrous, all knowing Nunie in preparation for fat ass’s arrival; and move Strickland, so Posey’s peace and serenity isn’t affected.

  21. Flavor said, on July 21, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    agree with Loo, what you can see in that pic of him in the airport looks pretty good. Come on back big boy! Some of us will welcome you with open arms!

  22. willedav said, on July 21, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    “Time to sell high.” Hey no problem…put a few of them on waivers and see what response you get.

    But the epic fail of Evans is inability to upgrade the OF beyond the likes of Gorkys, esp for CF. Drew Stubbs and Ruggiano are you f-ing kidding?

    Loo mentioned triples alley too and that’s something else weird about this year. Craw and Belt both had double digit triples last year. I think Craw has 1. And Nunez has just as many as Hundley–0. That blows me away, the only speed guy on a team with humungo OF, and no triples in 4 months.

    • blade3colorado said, on July 21, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      Off topic – Willie or anyone else know why Kyrie doesn’t want to ball with Lebron anymore?

      • Flavor said, on July 21, 2017 at 6:41 pm

        no but he thinks the earth is flat so he’s a pretty weird dude

      • chipower9 said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:17 pm

        I paraphrase, but basically he said he didn’t want to play in the shadow of LBJ.

  23. unca_chuck said, on July 21, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Pabilto couldn’t do any worse than his predecessors. And I don;t think Bochy had anything to do with this. This was a front office move.

    • snarkk said, on July 21, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      Pablo reportedly can’t even field the position worth a dang. And, in his entire tenure with RSox, he never scored from 2nd on a single…

      • Flavor said, on July 21, 2017 at 7:16 pm

        in fairness to Pablo, how often was he ever standing on second base? Hey now!

      • chipower9 said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:18 pm

        Flav is riding that Pablo bus, hard!

    • willedav said, on July 21, 2017 at 7:11 pm

      steward column for mercurynews.com skewered this deal pretty hard. Even Schulman, quoted in Jenkins’ column today said, “I’ve never seen so much antipathy.”

      They’re replaying the Kuiper move for the guy who flubbed the foul ball with Amy. Actually is pretty funny, and he does get the guy a ball and shakes his hand.
      Marketing, killing them with kindness…even the clueless.

  24. willedav said, on July 21, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Cahill picks Nunez up. No called 3rd strikes for Belt tonite! line drive in the scorebook.

  25. zumiee said, on July 21, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    “Even Schulman, quoted in Jenkins’ column today said, “I’ve never seen so much antipathy.”

    Pablo said he’d miss two things about the Giants, and neither one of them were the fans.
    So he can bite us.

  26. djloo27 said, on July 21, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    If he does return, I’m pretty sure 90% of the crowd will give him a standing ovation – even if it’s only to have something to cheer about…

    • zumiee said, on July 21, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      I disagree about that happening. I’d be astounded if as many as 50% did that.

      • zumiee said, on July 21, 2017 at 8:19 pm

        The X-factor would be if Baer gets him to do a press conference to make nice to the fans. That would help.

      • James said, on July 21, 2017 at 8:21 pm

        Dunno, these are the fans that never boo. Half the fan base thinks Belt is worse than useless, but you get no sense of it at ATT.

      • zumiee said, on July 21, 2017 at 8:31 pm

        It would be interesting to see the fan reaction on that first AB.

      • djloo27 said, on July 21, 2017 at 8:36 pm

        I’m sure no one gives a damn what he did or didn’t say.
        They’ll happily welcome back a fat reminder of a time that they’ll probably never see again…

      • zumiee said, on July 21, 2017 at 8:41 pm

        Maybe. But he’s getting roasted on the radio call-in shows.

  27. James said, on July 21, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    The other way to look at the home HR totals is to note that SF pitchers have given up 70 HRs on the road. The league average HRs given up on the road is 55. Just as much of the 14 HR disparity is the fault of a pitching staff that never quite gets shit on as much as they deserve to be.

  28. James said, on July 21, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Smarge . . . . makes you wonder just how the Catfish Hunter types did it.

  29. djloo27 said, on July 21, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Clever of Hector Sanchez to have a tic-tac-toe board tattooed on the left side of his neck.
    Probably comes in handy on long flights…

    • djloo27 said, on July 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      He might as well paint his balls like a Rubik’s Cube…

      • chipower9 said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:21 pm

        Fucking LOL…

  30. James said, on July 21, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Hector was an untalented Pablo at the plate for SF.

  31. zumiee said, on July 21, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    The Braves are roughing up Alex Wood. Nice to see.

  32. zumiee said, on July 21, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Krukow said Whiteside was a very good catcher. That’s LOL funny. The guy sucked offensively and defensively. His saving grace must have been that Bochy liked him.

    • willedav said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      yeah he was flat out terrible behind plate. I can remember Miller just being incredulous that the prez used to have pitches that were called strikes bounce off his glove and roll to backstop. 2011 without Posey was rough.

  33. James said, on July 21, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Hector was apparently quite a multi-lingual talent, though, per Kuip . . .

  34. zumiee said, on July 21, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    The Braves pitcher hit a grand slam vs. the Dodgers. That’s some awesome stuff.

    • djloo27 said, on July 21, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      It would be if we weren’t 73 games out…

      • zumiee said, on July 21, 2017 at 8:58 pm

        Point taken. 🙂

      • djloo27 said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:05 pm

        Nothing wrong with enjoying it, Zum.
        Awesomeness is wherever you find it I guess…

      • chipower9 said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:11 pm

        I thought it was 173 games…ah fuck it, who’s counting at this point…

  35. willedav said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    arrggh. fricking Pads bats continue to make noise.
    as Kuip mentioned the pads are dead last in BA in the NL at .232 and also dead last in runs scored.
    so what I’m wondering is their BA vs. Giants pitching staff this season?

    • James said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      Their OPS against SF is a mere 773 — middle of the pack among SF opponents — but way above their overall numbers. Just in case it’s not obvious to the masses, allowing a 773 OPS is not very good.

  36. unca_chuck said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Nice derp play there.

  37. zumiee said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Wow. Can’t get Hector out. That’s just….wow.

  38. unca_chuck said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Fuck me as usual. Turn on the game, oh look! 6-2.
    Smarj is cruising! Cue insta-fuckthis.

  39. chipower9 said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Fuck, this team is hard to watch sometimes…like tonight!

  40. zumiee said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    They scored 6 runs for Smarj and he couldn’t get the win.

  41. unca_chuck said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Wow. 3 pitchers, as of now, to get through the 5th inning.

  42. zumiee said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Braves now ahead 12-1. Cool.

  43. zumiee said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Gearrin will bore the Padres into submission.

  44. James said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    I know most of you dislike and do not trust this stuff, but here are some indisputable numbers:

    Dodgers: 492 Runs, 314 Runs Allowed
    Giants: 375 Runs, 484 Runs Allowed

    A Giants offense with Dodger pitching would be well above 500
    A Dodgers offense with Giants pitching would be at 500

    • djloo27 said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:22 pm

      The numbers are pretty stark…

  45. unca_chuck said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Yer right!

  46. chipower9 said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Loo – you are right. It was a year ago that Blade and I rolled into the Bronx. Good times and great memories, brother.

    Wrigley is next. You should join me in Chitown, Loo. Now that would be fun!

    • djloo27 said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:42 pm

      Sure was, Chi.
      Where did that year go?
      I wonder if Blade imagined then that he’d be a dad now…

      • chipower9 said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:47 pm

        I doubt it, but the cool thing is that he and Linh were talking and getting to know one another during our trip.

  47. zumiee said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    This soul-sucking bullpen.

    • James said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      Yet they have been much better than the starters, that group that was supposed to be the core of one of the elite staffs in the league.

  48. djloo27 said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    When they show the aerial view of ATT, you really get an idea of how insane the dimensions are…

  49. Flavor said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    People don’t change but they do gain perspective as they age, as their circumstances change. I bet Pablo would come back quite contrite and humble. And the fans would welcome him. ATT fans are pretty forgiving and who doesn’t like a story about a guy coming home with his tail between his legs looking to re-start his life?

  50. Flavor said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    plus, he was directed related and responsible for 2 WS. He will always have my support for that.

    • djloo27 said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:54 pm

      He was also pretty much their entire offense when they turned things around in 2009…

  51. unca_chuck said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    I’ve been watching this game for an hour and a half and they e played 1.5 innings

    • djloo27 said, on July 21, 2017 at 9:53 pm

      I don’t even think you’re exaggerating…

  52. blade3colorado said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Almost 5 hours ago . . . Woke up; posted something; exercised; showered; Giants up 4-0; took a Saigon Grab car to breakfast; ate breakfast; chatting with a friend at Starbucks; and Giants Padres tied at 6 in 7th. That figures. Ha.

    • djloo27 said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      A year ago you were sleeping in the Bronx…

      • blade3colorado said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:30 pm

        I’ve posted photos of that trip on Facebook recently. Good times, despite the Giants losing during the entire trip out there.

  53. chipower9 said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Fuck!

  54. chipower9 said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    I am delayed a bit…just saw the Frias go ahead HR. Pfffttt

    • djloo27 said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:10 pm

      • James said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:13 pm

        I prefer this type of nostalgia.

      • willedav said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:36 pm

        very nice great hat too.
        Plus that was beautiful one with Marichal.
        thx Loo

  55. snarkk said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    It was 5-1 when I went in with Mrs. snarkk for some Pad Thai and lemon grass beef at the Thai place. After that and a Singha, I come out to the car radio to 6-5. Now they’re down one. This team just finds a way to F up just about every game — every which way, but win…

    • djloo27 said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:14 pm

      The players perform as if in contempt of their trade value…

  56. chipower9 said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Fuck this SHIT. I’m out girls. Would rather read the Elon Musk biography than watch this hot mess.

  57. Macdog said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Rock fucking bottom.

    • djloo27 said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    • James said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:49 pm

      I assume BF won’t mind tonight . . . .

  58. willedav said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    well with 16 freaking hits the Pads are batting .400 tonite, with like 8 XBHs beside. Dang it they treat SF pitching like it’s Double A or something.
    James thx for stats above…773 OPS has gotta be way out of line vs. what they do against everyone else.

  59. snarkk said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Pads rolled in from getting swept by Rox, come in here and cuff around Giants…

  60. wilcojoe said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Last night in the City. At a little dive bar called the Owl Tree near the Tenderloin. They don’t even have the Giants game on and you know what, I am okay with that.

  61. snarkk said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Kruk may secretly want this POS squad to lose 101 at least. Takes him off the hook for being on the worst Giants team ever. I don’t remember if Kuiper was on that team…

    • djloo27 said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:42 pm

      I looked it up. It was his final season. He went 3-5 (.600) in 8 games and was released on 6/28/85…

  62. unca_chuck said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Well, if we’re going rock bottom, we’re gonna head bang our way there.

  63. James said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    There may be more Flappers still watching than there are fans at the game.

  64. unca_chuck said, on July 21, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Mac, there a a lot of games left. We are nowhere near rock bottom. Love me some Michael Schenker . . .

  65. snarkk said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    This squad constantly finds new “rock bottom”.
    Per BF, “embarrassing and unacceptable”.
    Well, for this ownership, maybe embarrassing. After the trade deadline, we’ll know how “unacceptable” this is…

  66. unca_chuck said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Nooner walking to 1st on the ground ball. Trade. Value . . . . Dissipating . . .

    • snarkk said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:08 pm

      What’s the deal with that, anyway? He’ll steal a base, but not run out a grounder. WTF?…

  67. willedav said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    Gameface! Dude does NOT suck! what a f-ing rocket

  68. djloo27 said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    YEEEEEEEEAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  69. snarkk said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    Last gasp Gillaspie ! They’ve pulled out of the new “rock bottom”!! …

  70. James said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    I knew it! Don’t stop buhleevin’

  71. unca_chuck said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    whaddayaknow?

  72. unca_chuck said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    They’d better get it now

  73. James said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Thanks to Laz Diaz for not ringing up Crawford on that barely outside fastball.

  74. willedav said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    If Belt had one more foot on that drive to the freaking 399 foot sign, Giants might have had a walkoff.

  75. snarkk said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    That blown save was positively Giant-like …

  76. xoot said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    the longest 9 inning game just went extras? amazing

  77. zumiee said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    I did not see that coming. 🙂

  78. snarkk said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Is it required that a Giants reliever walk at least one guy per inning?…

  79. snarkk said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Uh oh. Hector’s up…

  80. zumiee said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    “who doesn’t like a story about a guy coming home with his tail between his legs looking to re-start his life?”

    I want to see the evidence first that he feels that his tail is between his legs. If he comes back with the attitude that he’s doing the last-place Giants a favor, then I’m not digging that.

  81. unca_chuck said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    ooooh well

  82. unca_chuck said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    They fight back to tie and Dyson walks 2 of the first 3 guys he sees.

    • willedav said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:40 pm

      and then looked pretty good. Those ones to Hacktor were unhittable. Throws pretty hard too.

  83. Macdog said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Checked out, checked back, wow, didn’t see that coming.

  84. xoot said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    the seagulls are pissed off

  85. unca_chuck said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    ahhhh how many guys on this team passed their shelf life in 2015? Kontos leads the pack. Pence not far behind.

    • willedav said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:48 pm

      he’s now allowed a run to score off him 3 of last 4 times out and 6 of last 8 appearances. Compost.

  86. blade3colorado said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Pfffttt!

  87. snarkk said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    Kontos doesn’t have much left these days. His ABs are too long, he doesn’t have an out pitch that works much.
    He’s been overused…

  88. zumiee said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    “I’m waiting for Friday to make a decision, and the Giants are one of my options,” Sandoval told ESPN’s Marly Rivera in a text. “I have a few teams interested but I can’t make a decision until Friday.”

    I’m feeling the love.

    • blade3colorado said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:51 pm

      Pablo = clueless

  89. unca_chuck said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Can he even field 3rd base anymore? He’s going to the AL. If someone truly wants him . . .

    • zumiee said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:54 pm

      He was really awful for the Red Sox. I watched several of his games. It’s questionable that he’s a major leaguer anymore.

  90. blade3colorado said, on July 21, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Today’s game is a microcosm of the Giants POS pitching staff.

  91. xoot said, on July 22, 2017 at 12:03 am

    I don’t know. This one looked macro to me. Macro POS

  92. snarkk said, on July 22, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Hey, they scored 9. That’s pretty unusual.
    The Pen sucked. That’s not unusual…

    • blade3colorado said, on July 22, 2017 at 12:09 am

      Nope, but Alphabet was no great shakes either – 8 hits, 5 runs, 3 SOs, in 4.1 innings. By the by, he joined the 5 plus ERA club today too. Ugh.

      • snarkk said, on July 22, 2017 at 12:13 am

        Agreed. Kruk is excusing Kontos for getting smoked due to recent overuse. I’ll agree with him on that a little, as i said above. Still, the Pads Pen probably isn’t exactly fresh as a daisy, and they held the line in extras…

  93. Macdog said, on July 22, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Another one for the birds.

  94. zumiee said, on July 22, 2017 at 12:09 am

    The Giants have to go at least 26-38 the rest of the way to avoid 100 losses.

    • snarkk said, on July 22, 2017 at 12:20 am

      That’s .406 ball.
      I don’t think they can stay on a 4 wins out of 10 clip…

  95. blade3colorado said, on July 22, 2017 at 12:22 am

    No easy fixes to this outfit. I can easily see a multi-year rebuild, maybe 5 years, when you consider the almost maximum luxury tax payroll and poor minor league system.

    • zumiee said, on July 22, 2017 at 12:31 am

      The only positive thing about 100 losses is high draft picks. They need to draft well.

  96. blade3colorado said, on July 22, 2017 at 2:10 am

    For shit and giggles, I’m going to miss this guy. Huhuhu . . .

    • zumiee said, on July 22, 2017 at 6:05 am

      We had our very own Baghdad Bob.

      • blade3colorado said, on July 22, 2017 at 8:20 am

        Actually, I was thinking of Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce). Beginning in 1939, millions of Britons regularly tuned in to a German propaganda broadcast hosted by a smug Nazi sympathizer nicknamed “Lord Haw Haw.” Several men were identified with the name, but it was most famously associated with William Joyce, an American-born fascist who had spent most of his life in the United Kingdom.


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