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LA Beats Up on Hapless AZ

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 10, 2017

Not too surprising that the Dodgers took down the Dbacks in 3. Their pitching staff was screwed from the start when Grienke got staked to a 6 run lead and then got blasted by the Rockies in the 3rd inning with Ray having to come into the game. Walker was horrendous in Game 1 and then Ray wasn’t himself in Game 2 because he had to come into pitch the Col game that Grienke couldn’t manage. The starting pitching for Arizona was a disaster from the beginning and it disrupted the entire pitching staff because of it.

Speaking of Grienke, maybe he’s just getting old and can’t do it the way he used to but 34 million should get you more than a *scared* pitcher (something he himself admitted he was prior to the Wild Card start).

The Giants stopped giving out massive deals to non-SF free agents after the Zito deal. Now they just overpay their own guys. I think that’s easier for us as fans to tolerate, right? Sure, Cain and Lincecum (and now Crawford, Belt, Pence, Posey etc…) make too much money relative to their production. But at least they produced at one time for us. Imagine being a Red Sox fan and getting Pablo Sandoval for 95 million. Or Grienke for 34 mil a year. That would be infuriating.

Happy Birthday to my old man, or *Bobby Bowden* as San Dawg likes to call him……

you want to talk about throwing it where you want to throw it. This is wild.

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  1. willedav said, on October 10, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Dodgers had best pitching/allowed fewest runs in NL all year. Last night Golds JD Lamb and Pollock 0-13 vs. Darvish and pen.
    Man, Cubs-Dodgers=unwatchable.

    • zumiee said, on October 10, 2017 at 7:58 am

      2 runs from Dodgers’ offense on solo HRs.
      They have an enviable combination of strong pitching and power hitters.

  2. willedav said, on October 10, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Take a look at what powerful Nats LU has done so far.
    BA of top hitters:
    Turner .000
    Harper .167
    Rendon .100
    Murphy .091

    3 hits and 1 unearned run yesterday. Cubs pitchers outdueling them right now except for meltdown pen game.

  3. alleykat69 said, on October 10, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Looks like a Giants LU 1-9

  4. mrsprtdude said, on October 10, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Is it just me or did Bochy using Mad Bum in 14 change baseball for the worse. I’m open to comment but the amazing amount of over managing is driving me crazy. Elite starters getting pulled in the 4th after giving up 2 runs. Darvish has an amazing start stopped cause he hit one batter? Dusty up to his old tricks and put Nats fate in the hands of a 6th inning reliever instead of Scheurzer? WTF??

    • djloo27 said, on October 10, 2017 at 8:58 am

      If you’re bored, check out Sparky Lyle’s use in the 1977 ALCS…

    • wilcojoe said, on October 10, 2017 at 9:03 am

      Hinch got lucky yesterday despite doing this very thing. He brings in Verlander in a non “must win game” on three days rest and he proceeds to give up a two run homer to give up the lead. In the end it worked out, as Houston came back to win but had they not Hinch would have been grilled. Rightfully so.

  5. Flavor said, on October 10, 2017 at 9:46 am

    I tend to side with the managers who manage to win the day TODAY not make decisions based off the season stats. I am not a fan of the Matt WIlliams approach to managing,.

  6. djloo27 said, on October 10, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I seem to remember being annoyed at Dusty for using Worrell in the game 5 rout in the 2002 WS…

  7. willedav said, on October 10, 2017 at 10:13 am

    ’62 playoffs, Dodgers had Drysdale warming up to pitch 9th before Giants blew game open and won it to get in the Series. Drysdale had pitched 5 innings the day before, but Alston was saving him to pitch Game 1 of the Series and used Ed Roebuck and Stan Williams instead.

    This is from excellent book Zum mentioned, “The Last Innocents” about LA and 1960s.

    Today is also b-day, centennial actually, of one of my fav all time musical heroes, jazz pianist Thelonious Monk.

  8. mrsprtdude said, on October 10, 2017 at 11:36 am

    I’m all in on winning today. Scheurzer had given up ONE hit. His 1st.
    imagine if Bumgarner had a no hitter going in 7th with 1 out and Bochy took him out after giving up his 1st hit. Bringing in on of our scrubs who have a 5.88 era this year ( Solis era). who promptly gave up 2 hits, and lost a 1-0 lead. We would be howling at the moon pissed at Bochy… Dusty again. At least when he yanked Ortiz he had a capable guy in Rodriguez coming in…
    Schurzer had thrown 96 pitches. With Extra rest. Likely NL Cy young winner. He finishes 7th, into 8th and gets to 115 pitches. Doolittle save and up 2-1 vs down. LAME

  9. willedav said, on October 10, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    From the same book, Sandy Koufax once told mgr. Walt Alston in a late game mound visit, ” I’m tired. But I’m better than anybody you got out there.”

    • zumiee said, on October 10, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      Yeah, that’s a terrific book. Very well-written, interesting, full of lots of baseball, and blends in social history as well. It’s always jarring to read how black players were treated in some places even in the 1960s. And, of course, it’s well-known that Willie Mays endured his share of racism in San Francisco, a city we automatically think of as super-progressive, but that progressivism didn’t happen overnight.

  10. unca_chuck said, on October 10, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Speaking of Thelonieus . . . he’s my favorite beer.

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  11. unca_chuck said, on October 10, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    • willedav said, on October 10, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      thx man, great tune/words to live by.

  12. Flavor said, on October 10, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    ferrethead was also caught up in those fires but looks like she’s ok:
    Jean F. marked herself safe during The Tubbs Fire in Sonoma County.
    10 hrs ·
    No power, but safe and sound! Back at work today, so I’m back online. One day without internet, feels like caveman times! Please send out good thoughts to the universe for my town.

  13. unca_chuck said, on October 10, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Good to hear. Any word from Twin?

    Buddy of mine couldn’t find his mom for 16 hours. He, his two sisters, and cousin are all unscathed.

    • Flavor said, on October 10, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      i emailed him today but haven’t heard back

  14. pawliekokonuts said, on October 10, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Those fires are stunning in their surprise, speed, and random fury.

  15. pawliekokonuts said, on October 10, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    I read Chris Haft’s story at MLB.com about Giants’ potential moves. You gotta think he visits here.

  16. snarkk said, on October 10, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    When the wind is blowing the fire 45 mph going over and down hillsides, with 65+ mph gusts, the fire advances incredibly fast, and pushes embers far ahead of it to start new fires that then grow together. It creates its own winds, hence firestorm. The heat is like a blowtorch — some of the neighborhoods destroyed in Santa Rosa look like aftermath of a mass aerial bombing. Car engines melted into solid pieces of metal. Front page of the NYTimes now has a drone vid of a Santa Rosa neighborhood of hundreds of homes that is totally destroyed. Vid from there today remind me of the devastating 1991 Oakland Hills firestorm, which Mrs. snarkk and I witnessed first hand on that Oct Sunday as the fire was pushing down from the top of the hills into Montclair before jumping Hiway 13 into the North Oakland neighborhoods just below it around Broadway Terrace and Hiway 24. It was a roiling mass of flame and seeming impenetrable smoke, with black-gray smoke “waves” at the forefront of it blasting down the hill like winter rollers on North Shore Oahu, but bigger. We saw firetrucks coming up a deserted 13 northbound and disappearing into the smoke. Large fire is a scary thing – it seems almost alive — with a malevolent, but random intent. I feel for the folks in all the fire areas affected in the North Bay. Our neighborhood is apparently putting together a volunteer group to gather clothes and other donations from multiple surrounding neighborhoods to truck up there Thursday or Friday. People up there have lost everything, they had no time to grab things, just to get out alive. Nothing left…


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