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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 5, 2018

Fun little win easy win vs a boring Mariners team. I got a kick out of seeing who’s clogging up the top spots of our team batting average so far this year:

Screenshot 2018-04-05 at 5.06.33 AM

A day off today before LA comes to town. The schedule to start this season is stupid…….

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  1. Flavor said, on April 5, 2018 at 7:21 am

    props to Kruk who said, on yesterday’s morning show, that the Giants would blow out the Mariners in the 4th inning and score 10 runs.

  2. blade3colorado said, on April 5, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Also, as you noted – King Felix hasn’t been a “King” for at least 2 years. More like the Court Jester.

    • Lurker John said, on April 5, 2018 at 2:23 pm

      And still a great pitcher. A lot of innings on that arm since he came up at the age of 18 and it’s catching up with him now. But easily one of the top five pitchers in the game when he was at is best. Just nasty.

  3. willedav said, on April 5, 2018 at 7:41 am

    Meanwhile, AZ at 5-1 Giants Rox 3-3. LA 2-5 Pads1-5. watched some of Pads game last night.
    Rox lit up C Richard for 5 runs in first couple and J Gray coasted from there. Couple nice D plays from Cargo in RF and LeMahieu at 2b saved runs.

    Kinda surprised Rox tossed Blackmon $100 mil/6 yrs after agreeing to one year deal to start season.
    He’s 31 now and will be 37 by end of contract. Great season last year but—.784 OPS on road.

    I think Arenado is FA after this year…might take more $$$ than that,

    • willedav said, on April 5, 2018 at 7:54 am

      Arenado is FA after 2019, next year. Rox re-worked this year and extended Blackmon another 5, mostly front loaded.
      Guy rakes at Sherptown, and lit up road yards 2016, not so much last year. You could make argument as some bloggers on MLBTR did that NL West does have mostly pitcher friendly parks where he hits more often.
      And he is off to good start with 4 bombs/.333 BA, on the road.

      • gianthead said, on April 5, 2018 at 8:53 am

        And Rockies have to do the Un-Moneyball A’s thing and keep their players to keep fans happy…

  4. gianthead said, on April 5, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Really stupid schedule…glad Gorkys has continued his “muscle-building routine.”

  5. zumiee said, on April 5, 2018 at 9:08 am

    By the end of the D-Backs/Dodgers series, the D-Backs broadcasters were believers that the humidor has an effect. The series had normal baseball scores. More balls were being caught on the warning track instead of flying over the fence. The D-Backs do have some good pitchers, so they can take advantage of the new situation in their ballpark. I think in the beginning of the series the Arizona broadcasters (Brenley and the other guy) were sounding a bit distressed by what the humidor had done to the baseballs; but as the series went on, and the D-Backs were in the process of sweeping the Dodgers, those two broadcasters were sounding more and more comfortable with what the humidor was doing. Goldschmidt and the other D-Backs hitters make take longer to appreciate it.

    • zumiee said, on April 5, 2018 at 9:11 am

      The Dodgers were stunned by how some baseballs they had crushed were staying in the park, and were just long outs. They had that look on their faces like they had been “AT&T-ed” by the Giants’ park.

  6. unca_chuck said, on April 5, 2018 at 9:23 am

    I thought Colorado was the place for humidoring balls. They are doing it in AZ now? Whatever, as long as Cueto doesn’t get any blisters.

    • zumiee said, on April 5, 2018 at 9:29 am

      Yeah, Arizona added the humidor this season. I’m guessing that was forced on them by MLB.

      • zumiee said, on April 5, 2018 at 9:35 am

        Or…..maybe the team was pushing for the humidor.
        From an article:
        “During a radio interview last April, Diamondbacks president Derrick Hall cited pitchers’ difficulty in gripping the baseball in Arizona’s hot, dry air as one of the primary reasons for the humidor.
        “They all talked about the grip,” Hall told Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “The one thing you don’t really want to do is negatively impact the offense because that’s part of the fun of Chase Field or Coors Field.”

      • unca_chuck said, on April 5, 2018 at 10:51 am

        Yes, skyrocketing pitcher ERAs ‘part of the fun’ of Colo and AZ baseball. What a fucking ludicrous statement.

        Let’s turn baseball into beer league softball. Fuck it. Move in the fences 20′ at every ballpark.

  7. willedav said, on April 5, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Dodgers also struck out 15 times yesterday when humidor didn’t matter. Grandal and Kike Hernandez had 3 each. Not to hex them but look at BA of their regulars:
    Taylor.222
    Seager .192
    Puig .179
    K Hernandez .188
    Kemp .222
    Forsythe .083
    Bellinger .240

  8. snarkk said, on April 5, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Wait until summer to gauge real impact of humidor in Dbacks. Though the place is indoors, I’ve been to a game there when it’s close to 100 at night, it’s still pretty warm inside that thing, and Phoenix has an elevation over 1000 feet, I think…

  9. alleykat69 said, on April 5, 2018 at 10:09 am

    1,086 to be precise..

  10. chipower9 said, on April 5, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Agree with the stupid schedule comments. Not sure how much of the Giant’s schedule is related, but I do know that as part of the new collective bargaining agreement that teams get more off-days when they are home.

  11. chipower9 said, on April 5, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Forecast doesn’t look good for the game tomorrow. SF forecasted for 2”of rain tomorrow…pretty damned steady from 8 PM tonight through early Saturday morning. Hoping they get it in….fucking rainouts suck.

  12. willedav said, on April 5, 2018 at 11:41 am

    IF Friday got rained out, would SF-LA play 2 Sunday? It’s scheduled as day game 1:00 start. Would Dodgers beatch about playing later on getaway day? Saw story saying Roberts is going with Opie Sunday.

    This weekend also starts stretch of 10 straight days without day off. Somewhere near middle SF will need another SP…

    • alleykat69 said, on April 5, 2018 at 11:53 am

      Screw LA, Giants gave a break to Seattle on that weird 4:15 start, LA can suck it…

  13. willedav said, on April 5, 2018 at 11:53 am

    LA is off Monday tho Giant aren’t They come back up here for 3 last weekend of the month so maybe potential rain out would be made up then.

    • Macdog said, on April 5, 2018 at 11:59 am

      Dodgers start a series at AZ the Monday after that weekend series in late April, so make it up then.

  14. djloo27 said, on April 5, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    I haven’t even printed out a schedule yet…

  15. theroooster said, on April 5, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Sergio Garcia – wow. Just wow. Unbelievable.

  16. alleykat69 said, on April 5, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Pretty cool magnets!
    I can hear Kruk now:I want one, I want one, I want one!!

  17. Macdog said, on April 5, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Gabe Kapler booed during introductions at Phillies home opener, haha.

    • willedav said, on April 5, 2018 at 12:47 pm

      Ha that’s pretty funny.
      Saw that Sixers are putting up statue of Dr J, very cool.
      He had a great auto bio, quite interesting. Never knew he grew up in Hempstead (sp) Long Island. Moved around a lot of teams during chaotic ABA days before settling in with Philly.

      • Macdog said, on April 5, 2018 at 12:59 pm

        Yeah, the Sixers unveiled the Dr. J statue a couple days ago at their practice facility in Camden, where they have other statues of their past greats. Man, I loved watching Dr. J play, one of my faves growing up even though I saw very, very little of his ABA days. Speaking of the Sixers, that team is red hot, and now that the Celtics will be without Kyrie Irving for the playoffs, Philly might be a real threat in the East.

  18. alleykat69 said, on April 5, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    They should use the ABA basketball in the all-star game.

  19. theroooster said, on April 5, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    A few of the shots it took Sergio to card a 13 at the 15th hole :

    https://streamable.com/d3hz6

  20. alleykat69 said, on April 5, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Unbelievable but true Sergio Garcia hit 5 golf balls in the water on #15.
    Guess he wanted to reinact Kevin Costner in tin cup..

  21. Macdog said, on April 5, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Looks like the only reason the defending champ will still be in Augusta on Sunday is to help put the green jacket on the winner.

  22. Macdog said, on April 5, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    The A’s have claimed Trayce Thompson off waivers from the Yanks, so now the brothers are in Oakland.

  23. theroooster said, on April 5, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Incredible story, this Tony Finau. Dislocated his ankle celebrating a hole-in-one yesterday during the par-3 tourney. Sat down, snapped his ankle back into place himself. Playing today, 3 under par through 14. Amazing.

    • theroooster said, on April 5, 2018 at 2:12 pm

      And now he’s tied for the lead!

    • Flavor said, on April 5, 2018 at 3:09 pm

      I know. I posted the video here yesterday. Fuck him. I took him out of all my Draftkings line ups because even though I loved him I couldn’t envision a fucking guy dislocating his ankle the day before he was about to play in the fucking Masters and still be able to compete.
      Actually have 4 or 5 teams making some noise in that but Finau would have taken me over the top.

      • Flavor said, on April 5, 2018 at 5:29 pm

        hilarious. The guy I replaced Finau with was Kuch (they were close enough to the same price at DK). Both tied for 2nd. Even steven, indeed…..

  24. zumiee said, on April 5, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    I’ll probably never understand all the complexities of player transactions, like how Thompson gets claimed by the Yankees and then lost a few days later.

    • zumiee said, on April 5, 2018 at 3:32 pm

      Even with Gorkys going yard yesterday and going 3-3, I’d still rather have Thompson.

      • chipower9 said, on April 5, 2018 at 8:35 pm

        Very similar stats, but Thompson with more pop (SLG/OPS). I know almost nothing of Thimpson’s glove/fielding ability.

  25. unca_chuck said, on April 5, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    The Yanks claimed him but he was still available to be claimed by other teams. He had to clear another round of waivers once claimed by the Yanks, I think.

  26. unca_chuck said, on April 5, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Cruising the interwebs and found this. The seven degrees of major league baseball.

    This is Ichiro Suzuki’s 27th season of professional baseball; he was 18 when he started his career for Orix in the Japanese Pacific League. One of his teammates that season was Carmelo Martinez, who was once a teammate of Fergie Jenkins. Jenkins played with Robin Roberts on the 1966 Cubs. Roberts played with Schoolboy Rowe, who pitched against Babe Ruth. In Ruth’s first major league game, he pitched against Nap Lajoie, who was born in 1874, two years before the National League was founded.

    • djloo27 said, on April 5, 2018 at 5:42 pm

      I don’t get what they’re trying to prove with this…

      • djloo27 said, on April 5, 2018 at 5:47 pm

        Any dope who was once a teammate of Carmelo Martinez takes you to the same place…

      • djloo27 said, on April 5, 2018 at 5:57 pm

        I don’t mean to make an issue out of it, but I would like to get my hands on the slimy little communist shit, twinkle toed cocksucker who thinks this is so fuckin’ brilliant…

    • xoot said, on April 5, 2018 at 6:36 pm

      At first, I thought it was speeding toward Ohtani–the brother of Ichiro’s teammate once fucked a geisha who then . . . . etc.

      • djloo27 said, on April 5, 2018 at 6:46 pm

        Bless you, Xoot…

      • chipower9 said, on April 5, 2018 at 8:39 pm

        lqtm…

    • chipower9 said, on April 5, 2018 at 8:38 pm

      And my aunt would be my uncle if she had balls….

  27. Flavor said, on April 5, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    • snarkk said, on April 5, 2018 at 7:18 pm

      Trout looks as bowlegged as one of my great uncles who rode horses for 50+ years…

  28. Flavor said, on April 5, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    over/under on number of days these 2 stay married is now set at 255. Place your bets

    • djloo27 said, on April 5, 2018 at 6:47 pm

      She’s got a fat ass that’ll only get fatter.
      Book it. I’ve seen a few…

    • snarkk said, on April 5, 2018 at 7:25 pm

      If this tool somehow gets an invite to an NFL camp this summer, that’s prime evidence for Kap that he’s on the collusion blacklist. I assume NFL GMs are smarter than that, but who knows?…

    • chipower9 said, on April 5, 2018 at 8:41 pm

      I take the under all the way…

  29. theroooster said, on April 5, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Speaking of “cruising the interwebs” came across this earlier. Jane’s epic “Three Days” live at the Roxy back in 2010. Doesn’t come close to the sheer genius of the studio version, but the dancing girls on stage are pretty funny – especially @ the 4:45 mark – hilarious. And Navarro flat out shreds.

    • djloo27 said, on April 5, 2018 at 6:49 pm

      And the Giants won the World Series 4 months later…

      • alleykat69 said, on April 5, 2018 at 6:56 pm

        Nice dig on the Rooster Loo!

      • djloo27 said, on April 5, 2018 at 7:05 pm

        I always liked the Rooster/Capon. He’s a good dude and knows his stuff.
        But as long as he keeps up the annual disappearing act he’s gonna get some abuse here…

  30. James said, on April 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    A few quick notes from yesterday’s game:

    -Cueto topped 89 mph once on the stadium radar gun. If anyone on this staff can be effective at that velocity, it’s him, plus he’s had drop offs before. Still, not a great portend.
    -In the span of 6 regular season games, Belt has seen a curveball from one wild lefty hit him in the head and a breaking ball from another go behind his head.
    -Panik drew two walks. If he managed about 75 more for the season, he’d be an excellent leadoff hitter.
    -The scoreboard still does not list a hitter’s OPS. I could get behind being different, rebelling against the tide etc., except in this case it’s just fucking backwards and stupid.
    -The crab sandwiches seemed to contain less crab.
    -Journey may really be dead at last.

  31. snarkk said, on April 5, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    How long has Gorkys been in organized pro ball? Years; how many I dunno.
    It took him that long to figure out he should work out in an offseason to suddenly muscle up so he can hit some doubles and homers once in a while?….

    • James said, on April 5, 2018 at 8:09 pm

      I couldn’t trace his network to any early baseball legends, but surely there’s some connection to a particular twinkle toed, cocksucking, slimy little communist shit.

      • xoot said, on April 5, 2018 at 8:20 pm

        yeah, Simón Bolívar

  32. willedav said, on April 5, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Kapler notwithstanding, great time to be sports fan in philly. Eagles, Villanova, and as Mac said Sixers serving notice. Flyers much improved too.

    Only saw Doc once with the Sixers team with Mo Cheeks and Andrew Toney, both like J the epitome of what you want at their positions.

  33. zumiee said, on April 5, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Jane’s Addiction was a great but short lived band. There were several of those in the early ’90s. Too much fame too quickly was a problem for several bands.

    • theroooster said, on April 5, 2018 at 10:21 pm

      The 1st episode of the new season of LEGION had a scene that played the first minute plus of Jane’s “I Would For You” from their 1st album (self-titled, live) – recorded way back in 1987. Blew me away.


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