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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 10, 2018

If you had told me that Derek Holland was not going to be the problem this year…..

Four games we have scored one run. Two games we have scored zero. I’m renaming the team “The San Francisco Binary’s” until further notice.

I’m tired of hearing about all of the good pitching the Giants have been facing. This is the big leagues. There are stud pitchers everywhere. Remember that guy who shut us down on opening day? Gonzales? He got blasted by the Royals yesterday. Two innings, 8 hits, 4 runs, showers.

I don’t mind strikeouts if they come with home runs. Belt, Longo and McCutchen have 33k’s between them and 3 home runs. That isn’t going to cut it.

The good news is that I’m still a lot more concerned about Holland being a problem a problem this year. The hitting should come….

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

    Longo !
    Great K to enable the bad throw, and get the run home !…

  2. blade3colorado said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    No doubt all planned by Longo . . . “Umm, I’ll strike out and force the catcher into throwing the ball away.”

  3. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    Longo’s best AB as Giant.

  4. Lurker John said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    By 40 Chuck. The Warriors aren’t doing shit this year.

  5. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Everyone on this team is due for a meaningful hit.

  6. blade3colorado said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    Crawford tries the same thing, but massive fail.

  7. snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Bochy was aggressive there, I like it always when you force the defense to make a play.
    Big risk sending runners with one down and K machine Longo up.
    But, the throw was bad, and run scores, take the lead. If not, Longo Ks and you’re sitting there with 2 down in the same iffy situation. When you’re not hitting, force some action…

  8. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    My point is Cutch should be running once he’s on 1st. The ball gets away from the catcher on the 1st pitch and it would have been an easy steal

  9. Macdog said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    Unfuckingreal.

  10. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    ohfuck

  11. blade3colorado said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    You knew it had to happen – both Goldie hitting a bomb and Strickland being responsible.

  12. willedav said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Dang that was crushed.

  13. Lurker John said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Jesus Christ Strickland. Horrible pitch.

  14. snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Friggin Musclehead.
    What is this friggin idiot doing throwing a FB right down the middle to Goldie with 2 strikes.
    Where is the magic Smoltz slider? That’s when you use it.
    Did he shake off Buster?
    Absolutely moronic…

  15. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Jesus. We should trade 20 guys on the active roster for Goldie. Just so I don;t have to see him kill us 500 more times.

  16. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    1-1 count, but he missed the target by a lot.

  17. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Buster set up low and away but Strick grooved it.

  18. blade3colorado said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    Who’s left in the bullpen? Zilch I think, since Gomez got sent down.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:36 pm

      Maybe Johnson or Okert.

  19. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    In the words of Aretha Franklin, we jjust got to TCB right now.

  20. Lurker John said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Guy can fucking hit. I wish he wasn’t such a nice guy so I could hate him, but I can’t.

  21. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    We got our best guy up . . GOrjjys!

  22. zumiee said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Specs with another quality AB late in a game.

  23. Lurker John said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    That ball was launched.

  24. snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    I am listening on radio, not watching.
    Seriously, did any of you guys see the signing sequence on that gopher ball?
    Did Musclehead shake off Buster, to throw a FB in that count?
    If he didn’t, it’s partially Buster’s fault for calling for a FB.
    You do not risk throwing a FB to Goldie there. You have him with count leverage, you should make him reach, make him go fishing. Unreal…

    • unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:41 pm

      No, the target was low and away. Strick left it over the opiate,.

  25. snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    Thank Keereist that Lamb is on the DL…

  26. alleykat69 said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    Any other hitter up there “The Giants win” but it was Goldschimdt and he was way overdue,in fact he was probably pissed he trailed Longoria till that point..Man that ball was scolded..

  27. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Meaningful hit time?

  28. James said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    Walk’s as good as a hit with RISP!

    • unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:45 pm

      And they result in 0 runs like the other RISPs tonight

  29. snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Tell you what, I’d take my chances putting Specs and 7 clones of his out there in the field every game…

  30. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    yes!!!

  31. Macdog said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    It’s over!

  32. blade3colorado said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    Cutch!

  33. Lurker John said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    Cutch is clutch!

  34. alleykat69 said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    Clutch man!!
    2 game winners!!

  35. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    Cutch with another solid game.

  36. snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    Cutch earning his keep, again !…

  37. Lurker John said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    Good win, much needed. Another rookie going tomorrow.

  38. Lurker John said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    Cutch is a likable dude.

    • zumiee said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:48 pm

  39. snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    At least the Giants are competitive so far.
    Last season it was pretty much turn out the lights if they got down by 2 early, like tonight…

  40. zumiee said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    Strickland gets the win!

    • snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:48 pm

      Fine performance it was…

  41. willedav said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Giants shorthanded as they are have played LA and AZ dead even. Total team effort tonite after the kid put them in the hole right away.

  42. snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    I would cut Oshit after this game, I don’t care if he has no options, whatever.
    Bring up anybody to replace him.
    DFA Blanco, bring up Williamson…

    • willedav said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:54 pm

      well, the guy that should be waived on performance alone is Pence. Blanco and Gorks have both been fine so far…how much rope they give him remains to be seen. Love to see Mac win LF.

  43. willedav said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    pavs tweeted something about how few walks they’ve had all year and then 7 in last few innings.

  44. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    They need like 3-4 games in a row like this.

    • willedav said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:54 pm

      boch would need more stents.

    • unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:57 pm

      Well, by that I mean scoring 5 runs . . .

  45. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Take this series and it’ll be a real feather in their cap. Don’t know who’s replacing Cueto though. Suarez?

    • zumiee said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:57 pm

      Yes.

  46. zumiee said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    For the moment, the Giants are second place in the division.

  47. snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    Bochy needs to manage this year like his hair is on fire. Unllke last season.
    No more managing like Earl Weaver waiting for Boog Powell to hit a 3 run dinger, when Boog is in the RF pavilion smoking a brisket.
    Move the runners like he did in bottom of the 8th. Make something happen, force the defense to make a good play, dammit. They’ll either make a good throw to the plate, or make a bad one to second on the steal…

    • zumiee said, on April 10, 2018 at 11:00 pm

      The problem is all the unproductive spots in the lineup. That’s gotta change.

      • snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 11:07 pm

        Well, they turned over 3 starting position spots for $31 million.
        They’re rolling with those guys.
        Jackson is a platoon guy, I just don’t see how playing him with Gorkys or subbing in Blanco does much for that position offensively. It doesn’t. Team is just not very athletic. And, it’s old.
        Still, the Pen looks like it could be pretty damn decent, if it’s not worn out early…

  48. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    Craw is worrisome. I didn’t think he’d be nearly this ineffective. 5 of his 7 hits are singles. in 29 ABs.


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