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Piling Up The Losses

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 8, 2017

Sadly, there would be no game winning rbi hit last night. Not for San Francisco at least. So who got last night’s? Almora in the 5th? The game winning rbi. One of the original saberstats. Actually since it’s attempting to measure *clutch* I guess it was the opposite of that…..

Matt Moore showed no reaction to anything last night and I was actively looking for something. He seems resigned to the fact that he sucks. I’m not sure if I can remember a trade for the Giants that yielded something so worthless as Matt Moore. But in keeping with their long standing tradition of never giving up anything, Matt Duffy STILL hasn’t hit the field. It’s amazing how everything they trade turns to shit. Is it possible that’s one of the problems Evans is having? Finding a willing trade partner who think everything they offer will (is already) turnt’ to shit?

I’ve always thought Jose Quintana was a little overrated. It’ll be interesting to see how he does tonight. Plus, Matt Moore can sit quietly in the dugout and watch a real pitcher (Blach) actually PITCH. I hope he’s taking copious notes….

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  1. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 8, 2017 at 8:49 am

    I’ve said the same before about trading partners for the Giants. They do a good job of building up unseen prospects who end up performing poorly for other teams. Who’s the last guy they traded that went on to have a career? Lariano? If Sabean was the master of the dry hump at least he wasn’t afraid to shot his wad. Booby seems to be cut from the same cloth but is shooting blanks. Maybe his balls drop in eventually.

    I’m done with Moore and his Zito-esque nonsense. I could care less if they cut his ass in the off-season but then he’d probably go on to win 15 games with the dodgers or something. As the losses pile up I am more and more convinced that Bochy has to go at the end of the season. They have too many salaries to dump and something needs to convey urgency to this roster of high on the hog, satisfied honkies.

    • Flavor said, on August 8, 2017 at 8:58 am

      I think the bottom line is that teams trust their own scouting departments, their own numbers, and they evaluate the players of other team themselves. I don’t think they look at the track history of how all these players end up doing after they get traded. But if you DID stop to consider that, why WOULD you trade willingly with the Giants? Because you think you’re smarter and better than everyone else, that’s why.
      A more likely reality is that the Giants don’t have players who are valued by other teams…..

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 8, 2017 at 9:07 am

        Yeah, true. Each club’s own evaluation is most important. I get that.

        The Giants are also apparently unwilling to trade players that might have value like Panik.

      • Flavor said, on August 8, 2017 at 9:13 am

        and that’s the other issue. So the Giants were reportedly in talks with the Angels about Panik and those talks ended quickly. That obviously tells us that they offered shit for him. And if that’s how other teams view our players, well, we are stuck with them.

  2. djloo27 said, on August 8, 2017 at 9:25 am

    I guess Duvall would be a recent exception to the “Turn to Shit” rule…

    • Flavor said, on August 8, 2017 at 10:12 am

      yes. He fits their park perfectly, but yes, he didn’t turn to shit.

    • xoot said, on August 8, 2017 at 10:33 am

      Looks like Tommy Joseph’s having a much better year than Pence.

  3. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 8, 2017 at 9:33 am

    The club’s infatuation with Panik makes about as much sense to me as it’s endless Amici’s promos. I guess it’s just more of Baer’s marketing campaign to tie the team back to NY. Fuck that as far as I’m concerned. As an SF/CA native I could care less about the east coast ties. I’d rather see Gomez get some run and Round Table endorsements from the manager.

    • Flavor said, on August 8, 2017 at 10:11 am

      I agree with most of this but we will come to fisticuffs over your disrespect of Amichi’s, the greatest pizza IN THE WORLD. #thebostonismyfav #butIwouldeatanythingtheymake

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 8, 2017 at 10:22 am

        If there’s no Round Table then I’ll go for Pizza My Heart before settling for Amici’s sad leathery crust.

      • unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2017 at 11:14 am

        Damn! Them’s fightin’ words! Actually I’m with ya on RT. I think they do the crust perfectly. And their tomato sauce isn’t too sweet. The death knell for me.

        Funny thing is one of the original Round Tables ever, in San Mateo on 3rd Ave, become a North Beach pizza a while back. Haven’t been there since the switch.

      • unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2017 at 11:15 am

        Besides, Bochy looks drunk off his ass in those Amici’s spots. They are creepy as fuck.

      • Flavor said, on August 8, 2017 at 11:23 am

        “sad leathery crust”…..i’m so disappointed. I’d take that pizza to the grave with me

  4. chipower9 said, on August 8, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Moore sucks. This team sucks. But I do continue to like what I am seeing from Parker.

  5. alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Million dollar buyout for Moore this offseason, chump change on this one make it so!
    Bum,Cueto,Shark,Blach,Beede works for me..

  6. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2017 at 11:16 am

    If Jones can catch a clue like Parker seems to be doing, I’d be encouraged.

  7. Flavor said, on August 8, 2017 at 11:41 am

    I have a Round Table about 10 minutes from my house but I zoom past it to drive the 20 minutes it takes me to get to the Amichis in Mountain View. Time flies by, I’m always in such a good mood when I get there.

  8. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 8, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Seems like we’ve covered the greasy salt covered shortcomings of Amici’s before.

    • Flavor said, on August 8, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      clearly we need to go over it again as the virtues of this glorious food failed to take hold with you.

  9. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Heh heh. Used to go to the North Beach Pizza in North Beach. I think they moved it off Columbus.

  10. James said, on August 8, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    I’m gonna go around the corner right now and grab a slice:

    http://www.gioiapizzeria.com/berkeley/lunch/index.html

    • Flavor said, on August 8, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      when I’m in Berkeley, I only eat pizza here…..
      http://cheeseboardcollective.coop/

      • James said, on August 8, 2017 at 1:44 pm

        Those commies are on their annual two week shutdown right now, as the collective takes its euro-style August vacation. Some defectors opened up

        http://sliverpizzeria.com/

        using the same recipes. The lines for the pizza at Cheeseboard are getting ever longer.

      • Flavor said, on August 8, 2017 at 4:59 pm

        yeah, the line is a huge prob.

  11. willedav said, on August 8, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    not much of a pizza guy but there is a RT about 3 doors down from where I work. The sandwiches are great, lemonade too. PMH down the street too only been there once. Seems pretty popular.

    Amici’s is OK, just not one near me and I’m not into it enough to make the trip back and forth.

    Buddy of mine hits Pizza Chicago (great old stuff on walls Jordan Wrigley yada yada) on the Camino out of Sunnyvale right before Lawrence Expwy…thick crust. Not bad.
    Used to hit Willow Street too, almost went to the one in town last week with Dodger friend gal.

    My godson used to love CPK in downtown PA as the place to go for his B-day. Still hits them once in a while in SD he said.

  12. djloo27 said, on August 8, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    I like pizza at room temperature.
    The longer it lays around the better…

    • wilcojoe said, on August 8, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      When I was in Atlantic City a couple months ago, a sea gull snatched a slice right out of my hand. Those fuckers are fearless.

      • Lurker John said, on August 8, 2017 at 8:42 pm

        LOL!

  13. willedav said, on August 8, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    my guilty food pleasure of late has been soft tacos. Friend of mine and her brother(Mexican nationals who moved here 20yrs ago) have opened a restaurant in south SJ (blossom hill near snell)—2 tacos (doubled one underneath) beans steak salsa fresca avocado slices $8 cash and enough food I can’t finish them both at one sitting. I’m hooked and have been sampling other local varieties of same. Sabor!

    • Flavor said, on August 8, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      How do they compare to Jimboys? When coming back from Reno I always hit the one in Roseville…..

    • Lurker John said, on August 8, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      I make my own soft tacos. Total grub.

  14. alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Used to like Frankie Johnny&Luigi in Mountain View they still around?

  15. pawliekokonuts said, on August 8, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Stop with the pizza. You westies probably eat it with a fuckin knife and fork.

    • chipower9 said, on August 8, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      No. All of the easties who moved out here taught us how to fold it and eat it correctly…

  16. pawliekokonuts said, on August 8, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    It’s got to be mental with Moore. Bochy is always saying he’s got good stuff. He’s the same guy who should’ve been kept in before the implosion of last year’s last game. Did that ruin him forever? A Steve Blass thing?

  17. pawliekokonuts said, on August 8, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Speaking of MM, is Morse Code done forever?

  18. pawliekokonuts said, on August 8, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I just got visually assaulted. Yoga pants. Utterly defenseless.

  19. snarkk said, on August 8, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Amicis is ok. Overpriced IMO. We get the Papa Murphy’s take and bake on occasion. A big, thin crust veggie delight with extra white garlic sauce. We trick it up a little more at home, then into a 450 oven for 18 min. The hot result is fresh and very tasty. 12-14 bucks, depending on which high school kid rings you up…

  20. James said, on August 8, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    The only advantage east coast pizza offers is that the quality is democratized — even a slice at the train station will be pretty good, while we have garbage chains everywhere. For the “high end” stuff, I’ve had better pizza in SF and LA than in NYC.

  21. snarkk said, on August 8, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Glen Campbell. Dead at 81. Alzheimers. You Flappers of a certain age that would recognize lots of 60s and 7os tunes should go to Netflix and get The Wrecking Crew. Movie about the large group of LA session musicians responsible for the music behind tons of hit songs. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys? Actually the musicians were all Wrecking Crew, not the Beach Boys. Glen Campbell was one of the guys in that group of session guys before he hit it big solo. Very interesting flick– will bring back memories. The number of hits those guys played on is insane…

  22. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 8, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    I’ve seen it mentioned here but otherwise didn’t know that the Angels touched base on Panik. Must of been some short lived negotiation as mentioned above. Speaking of the Angels, how does Scioscia keep that job? He must have some incredible buy out terms or something.

  23. James said, on August 8, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Panik has always been overrated by SF fans, but he does join Posey as the other player who’s probably preferable to LA’s choices at his position.

  24. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Jimboys is the bomb. The one by the flea market in R’ville is awesome. All they make are tacos. Thousands a day.

  25. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 8, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Crawford cleared revocable waivers on Sunday per MLBTR. They’re probably just gauging interest but I still thought that was interesting.

    • James said, on August 8, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      I still don’t fully trust the defensive SABR numbers, but Craw is at .9 WAR so far. Last year he finished at 2.7. He’s 30, and he’s been an overachiever at the plate until 2017. Of course, more than likely no one bothered because the Giants wouldn’t have let him go. But the idea that he should be considered untouchable, as SF indicated earlier, is not borne out by his value.

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 8, 2017 at 3:55 pm

        I agree with you. Everyone on this club should be available. Unfortunately Crawford’s untouchable status is mostly due to the marketing angle of Baer’s, who I find annoying as hell. Funny how he’s dropped out of the media scene when the club is in the crapper.

  26. Bill Fleming said, on August 8, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Never could understand why any Giant fans would want to trade Panik. I am old school. I believe your defense needs to be strong up the middle (C, 2B, SS, CF). So with Posey, Panik, Crawford, and TBA in CenterField we are set.

    The average OPS (On base Percentage plus Slugging Percentage) for the major leagues is approx. .710 OPS.
    This is where Panik and Crawford are at. If you factor in their glovework, they are above major league players

    Posey is at.900 OPS so he is off the charts as a catcher.

    Your corner positions (1B, 3B, LF, and RF) have to supply the power. This is what (besides starting pitching) is killing the Giants. I am not sure why the hate on Belt (OPS is .823) also. If you put his stats at 3B, LF, and RF we would have a great team. Belt is also a plus, plus defender.

    • zumiee said, on August 8, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      Well said.

    • James said, on August 8, 2017 at 4:45 pm

      The NL Avg. OPS is 750 in 2017. Panik is at 0.3 WAR. He is not having a very good year. But anybody who stands by Belt is all right in my book!

      Posey’s OPS now down to 886. I just know Belt would have finished with better numbers than Posey. Damn. That race would have made the rest of the season tolerable for me.

      • zumiee said, on August 8, 2017 at 4:51 pm

        You make good points, too. 🙂

    • djloo27 said, on August 8, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      I’m expecting a big breakout season from TBA in 2018…

    • gianthead said, on August 8, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      Belt still cant hit the high fastball…

  27. zumiee said, on August 8, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    We all do love our pizza. It’s probably my second favorite meal behind grilled salmon with rice.

  28. djloo27 said, on August 8, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Panik is a great fit for the Mets and we can plug Specs right into second base. They have 2 guys that I would really like to get – Wilmer Flores (whose best position is 3B) and Juan Lagares (injury prone, but great defensive CF who I think will hit as a Giant). Assuming Panda flops, I would offer the Mets Panik, Strickland, Gorky and Okert for those two…

  29. Bill Fleming said, on August 8, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    I see where Bonds neck size is back to normal.

    When I was 40, I was 6′ 3″ and weighed about 177 and still was playing adult league baseball. I started to lift weights and eat right and in about six months I was 6′ 3″ and weighed 205. I was hitting home runs on occasion where I didn’t hit any before. I played adult league baseball up to about age 52.

    This is what is so sad about Bonds, McGuire, et. al.. They had access to the best trainers and dietitians in the world (which I never had). They would have increased their size and muscle mass without the use of steroids.

    Bonds and company would have hit 50 home runs on average (instead of 40) with the increased muscle mass. and flexibility.

  30. zumiee said, on August 8, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Camargo, of the Braves, was injured today when he tripped while running onto the field. He stumbled trying to avoid stepping on a white line. I kid you not.

  31. zumiee said, on August 8, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Nunie got picked off firstbase.

    • Flavor said, on August 8, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      he’s also got 2 hits thru 3 innings, no other Red Sox has a hit

      • zumiee said, on August 8, 2017 at 4:58 pm

        He’s energized playing on a contender.

  32. zumiee said, on August 8, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Hamilton made an insane catch today.

    • gianthead said, on August 8, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      I have two ideas to fix the current situation of too many homers, too many strikeouts and longer games…get rid of the DH for one and how about the idea of lowering the mound???

      • Flavor said, on August 8, 2017 at 5:33 pm

        dude, the league doesn’t want to get rid of all these homers, that’s why they’re juicing the damn balls. Why would they do ANYTHING to cut down on HR’s? It’s perfect for them and they get all the scoring without having to worry about anyone getting busted for ‘roids. The league couldn’t be happier with what’s going on right now, their plan is unfolding to perfection.
        _______________
        sorry, I re-read your post and misread it. I thought you said raise the mound. Lowering it would lengthen the game and they already have lots of home runs. I don’t see what that would accomplish besides fewer strikeouts.

      • gianthead said, on August 8, 2017 at 6:44 pm

        Yeah I am not saying ownership/league would want this fix but in response to the general media critique of what is wrong with the game. A baseball writer should offer better solutions that just vomiting what Manfred says about shortening the time between pitches.

        If one wants to make the game more action oriented than just home run balls then the only solution in my mind is lowering or pushing back the mound.

        Back in the 80s an NL game that had less homers less strikeouts less walks would often be a two and half hour affair and often shorter and that was when more runners on base, more running and less 100 mph relief pitching…

    • James said, on August 8, 2017 at 6:26 pm

      One thing that might help reduce the number of walks is consistent calling of the high strike. With everyone throwing 95, a high and low strike zone is a challenge for hitters to cover. The strikeouts are tolerable when they are more than offset by the volume of walks. If you make the hitters pay for taking pitches, they may have to adjust with a more contact-oriented approach.

  33. djloo27 said, on August 8, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    1. Gorkys Hernandez (R) CF
    2. Miguel Gomez (S) 2B
    3. Hunter Pence (R) RF
    4. Buster Posey (R) 1B
    5. Nick Hundley (R) C
    6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    7. Jarrett Parker (L) LF
    8. Kelby Tomlinson (R) 3B
    9. Ty Blach (R) P

  34. djloo27 said, on August 8, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Ignore my insane trade proposals at your own peril.
    Panik will be a Met in 2018…

    • gianthead said, on August 8, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      What would the Mets offer…toothbrush and lifetime dental floss???

      • gianthead said, on August 8, 2017 at 6:47 pm

        There is not enough trade value to make getting rid of Panik worth it..

      • Flavor said, on August 8, 2017 at 6:54 pm

        he already outlined his trade proposal at 4:08pm. And I think the Mets getting Panik has merit. He’s from there, they could use him. Wouldn’t shock me at all.

      • gianthead said, on August 8, 2017 at 7:07 pm

        I went back and caught up…I am not sure I want Lagares and Flores and doubt that is on the table as you yourself noted earlier as well the quick ending to trade talks with the Angels for Panik. I doubt any team is putting much on the table for Panik.

        Which is why you keep him. For as little as he makes, even being slightly above average in the NL makes him a value to keep…

      • djloo27 said, on August 8, 2017 at 7:19 pm

        With Conforto now entrenched as Mets CF, I think they’d love to dump Lagares’ contract and get a cheap back-up like Gorks. Wilmer’s a fan fave who might be tough to pry away, but it’s not out of the question and I think he’d really blossom as an everyday player in SF. Can play anywhere in the IF in case Panda rejuvenates, Specs flops or Belt has issues. Strickland slots in nicely as a replacement for the departed Addison Reed. Okert’s a lefty throw-in…

      • gianthead said, on August 8, 2017 at 7:47 pm

        Loo, I am hoping Arroyo will be our rock star 3b…of course I’d ship him out in a second for a big package for Stanton…I can dream cant I? That also takes care of LF…then I will take Flores…

    • alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      So what Posey’s from Georgia do you think he wants to be a Brave?
      Panik’s not going anywhere, a handful of games by Gomez doesn’t prove squat to me.Backup material only along with Specs who’s great due to his versatility and really the only guy with a pulse at times..

  35. gianthead said, on August 8, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    One of our highlights as teenagers whenever we hit the City was to hit that Blondies pizza downtown. I think a slice was a buck and big as your head and glorious.

    Slices from Pizza My Heart from downtown Santa Cruz was also awesome. My best memory as a kid was family night at Mountain Mike’s which meant we did not have to suffer with my mother’s cooking. The parents loved everything on it and nothing and I mean nothing was better than cold Mountain Mike’s the next morning…

    • djloo27 said, on August 8, 2017 at 7:11 pm

      With ya all the way, G-Head. Hated my mother’s cooking and love cold pizza…

      • Macdog said, on August 8, 2017 at 7:21 pm

        Any favorite pizza places in Brooklyn?

      • djloo27 said, on August 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm

        Most Brooklyn people will tell you L & B Spumoni Gardens, but I’ll go with this place in Sheepshead Bay:

        If you want to go a little fancier and you like the wood fired stuff, hit a place called La Villa…

      • gianthead said, on August 8, 2017 at 7:44 pm

        All day with you and hard to beat NY pizza by the slice…

      • djloo27 said, on August 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm

        A lot of Brooklyn pizzerias ain’t what they used to be,
        The Italians have vacated the borough in droves…

      • djloo27 said, on August 8, 2017 at 8:04 pm

        The old days…

    • alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2017 at 7:23 pm

      My daughter use to work at Blue Line Pizza 🍕 and it was the bomb!! Thin crust to perfection,are the bad boy a Deep Dish longer to cook but worth the wait.Their chicken wings twice baked are awesome! Dug it when she brought the wings/pizza home and yeah it’s great cold too..

      • Flavor said, on August 8, 2017 at 7:32 pm

        I’ve been there. The one in San Carlos? Excellent

      • alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2017 at 7:43 pm

        Yeah that’s the one she worked at plus the bar like father like daughter lol!
        They also have locations in Burlingame,Los Gatos,Mountain View,Daly City&Campbell across the bay as well I think Danville?

  36. djloo27 said, on August 8, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Some of you guys might be underestimating the size of the shake up this team needs.
    If you can’t dump who you want, then dump who you can…

    • James said, on August 8, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      Correction: If you can’t dump the one you want, then dump the one you can, dump the one you can.

      • djloo27 said, on August 8, 2017 at 7:32 pm

        Great, James!

  37. pawliekokonuts said, on August 8, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    . . . crickets re yoga pants

    • djloo27 said, on August 8, 2017 at 7:51 pm

      I’ve always said girl watching is overrated.
      I’m with Jagger:
      I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
      I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

    • Flavor said, on August 8, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      yoga pants overload. They are on every street corner here.

    • gianthead said, on August 8, 2017 at 8:15 pm

      I missed the story behind your story…

      • Flavor said, on August 8, 2017 at 8:19 pm

        sun dressed goddess story? Speaks for itself. And for some reason I installed her as Flap mascot and we went on a nice winning streak. I want to say this was 2013 maybe? IN september. Maybe 2011. It was a year we didn’t win the WS

      • pawliekokonuts said, on August 8, 2017 at 8:52 pm

        yes, The Girl on the Train

      • pawliekokonuts said, on August 8, 2017 at 8:52 pm

        obviously baseball is not holding my interest

  38. gianthead said, on August 8, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    This was an interesting look at upcoming free agents…only one I could see the Giants going after hard is Cain. Would love adding him. Still have a LF problem and don’t feel like overpaying for JD Martinez who we all know is having a career year trying to earn a contract. He will never replicate that production. Of course Japanese Babe Ruth takes care of left field and Parker can get starts in place of Pence…I would be happy with Babe Ruth/Cain/Pence Parker Platoon as our OF next year…Arroyo hopefully comes into spring raking and takes charge of third with Panda getting some starts against righties…

  39. alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Might as well go after Eric Hosmer now and eat Belt’s contact since his injury riddled career could be coming to an end..

  40. alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    That’s the difference (well theirs many) between Blach&Moore. Blach has a game plan and mental toughness, great pitching to Bryant, didn’t give in,kept it away,and had him reaching,very impressive for a rook. Moore who is completely loss on the mound, no control, easy takes, and when he gives in players rake..

  41. pawliekokonuts said, on August 8, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    did Miquel Ruben Gomez get injured? (I’m 99% certain that Ruben won the first game played in SF in 1958. Loo will find the box score.)

  42. Macdog said, on August 8, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Dumbly.

  43. James said, on August 8, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    The fact that a mediocrity like Ty Blach has generated any noticeable enthusiasm is mildly depressing.

    • alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      What’s really depressing is having 2 starters in the rotation named Matt pitching all year..

    • unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2017 at 9:38 pm

      You takes your pluses where you can, James

  44. James said, on August 8, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Hensley has saved Pablo! Hallelujah!!

  45. Macdog said, on August 8, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Lamb Slam vs. Dodgers.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on August 8, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      nice hed

      • Macdog said, on August 8, 2017 at 9:18 pm

        Thank ewe.

  46. willedav said, on August 8, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    WS winners seem to feature different one off heroes.
    Giants had their share during the run.
    Dodgers could undone by a Bucky Dent or Gene Tenace type. Rivera lost a Series for the Yanks.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on August 8, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      I’d say it’s standard — a given — for the postseason [Cody Ross, Freddy Patek, Edgar Renteria, Dusty Rhodes]

    • djloo27 said, on August 8, 2017 at 9:53 pm

      Don Denkinger…

  47. willedav said, on August 8, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Giants unfortunately have had 3 fourths of strong up the middle all year and look where they are.
    Panik can be easily replaced. Does he even have 1 HR at home this year?
    Crawford has had dramatic drop off in O stats, from .770 OPS to .640 and oh by the way is owed $15 mil for next 4 years. Sure there would be defensive hit, but at this point he’s not helping the team all that much and will be a very expensive D first guy going forward.
    Like to see Slater Parker and Moncrief help the OF D, esp if either or both of Span and Pence still around.
    Gorks and his .650 OPS are dumpster dive 5 th OF numbers.

  48. zumiee said, on August 8, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    I saw the movie “Detroit” recently. Great movie, but a lot of it is difficult to watch.
    The focus of the film on events at the Algiers Motel tells a story I had never heard before. History can get forgotten if the stories aren’t told.
    I can only try to imagine what it would be like for a black person watching this film, all the intense emotions, anger, and outrage.

    • djloo27 said, on August 8, 2017 at 9:38 pm

      Imagine being at this double feature:

      • zumiee said, on August 8, 2017 at 9:47 pm

        Double features! Back in the day!

      • James said, on August 8, 2017 at 9:53 pm

        The great biopic “Van Heflin” makes a triple bill! But there were apparently only two murders.

      • alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2017 at 10:18 pm

        Remember double features and got in free by just bringing a can of Campbell’s tomato soup for needy families.Then again my mom was a little ticked I bagged a can saying :were needy as well..

  49. xoot said, on August 8, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Did Posey just steal on Contreras just to rub it in after last night’s game, when Contreras tried to run on Posey and Posey gunned him down? I think so. But apparently Posey’s hard slide didn’t hurt his ankle, or anything else, and it led to an insurance run. Still–what is Buster playing for right now?

    • zumiee said, on August 8, 2017 at 9:54 pm

      The Hall of Fame.

      • xoot said, on August 8, 2017 at 9:55 pm

        yeah, the stolen base total will help that effort

      • zumiee said, on August 8, 2017 at 10:01 pm

        Every little bit helps. 🙂

  50. Macdog said, on August 8, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Giants gain on the Dodgers for the first time since May.

    • djloo27 said, on August 8, 2017 at 10:11 pm

      Great, at this rate we’ll overtake ’em by February…

  51. djloo27 said, on August 8, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Looks like Amy G. actually scores the game assuming that’s her completed scorecard under her arm.
    Gotta give her some credit for that…

    • zumiee said, on August 8, 2017 at 10:07 pm

      • djloo27 said, on August 8, 2017 at 10:18 pm

        He’s done a lot more nodding out than nodding this season.
        No wonder he looks so rested…

  52. alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Hey a joke from Buster!
    Yeah I’ve got the green light, I’m being compared to Darren Ford..

  53. willedav said, on August 9, 2017 at 7:42 am

    checking box score that Cubs LU has 5 guys over .800 OPS, Jay at .760 with .380 OB and no one less than .715.
    Giants have Posey at .895 Parker at .840 Hundley up to .750 and a bunch of guys (Craw Pence Gorks Specs plus Gomez) .600-.710 where Panik sits.
    Pitching did hold them down enough to win.

    One more rant–a year from now Evans offers Panik 4 yrs at $50 mil, in long tradition of overpaying to keep what you have. I really think a team out there would love to have Pence (and maybe even Span) for stretch drive, but not at $18mil for next year too.

  54. chipower9 said, on August 9, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Did my first spin class with my daughter at 6 AM this morning. I was the only dude in the class that is loaded with young, hot women in yoga pants. And talk about a fucking workout. Damn! (My daughter goes five days a week…I am targeting two).


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