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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. willedav said, on April 10, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Wasn’t Marichal debut the 1 hit shutout of the Phils?

    • blade3colorado said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:01 pm

      Took a 1 hitter into the 8th inning Willie.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:02 pm

      Whoops. A no hitter into the 8th inning I meant.

  2. Lurker John said, on April 10, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    This team is rapidly deteriorating into unwatchable territory.

    • unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:01 pm

      2017 redux. Nothing worse than boring baseball.

      • Lurker John said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:02 pm

        Exactly.

  3. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    The bitch today is Corvin is actually a fairly decent pitcher. My poor daughter is there, suffering through the quietude.

  4. djloo27 said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Someone come here and drink with me…

    • blade3colorado said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:03 pm

      You have any acid?

      • djloo27 said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:09 pm

        You don’t want it, but it will open your mind…

    • Macdog said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:04 pm

      Don’t tempt me.

  5. alleykat69 said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Is their any team we can beat?
    Arizona is totally above are standards which the bar is set super low anyway.
    I’m quickly losing interest with this bunch of non achievers..

  6. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Joihnny C hurt himself in his last start, whoever asked. he tweaked his ankle on a nurbler to the mound.

  7. snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    The offseason pickups:
    Cutch, Longo and Jackson earning a combined $31.5 million for 2018.
    Heading into this game, they were a combined 18 for 96 = .188

  8. willedav said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Blessed relief from Moronta. 95 on black plus breaking ball.

    • snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:04 pm

      So far this season, the Pen has been a nice surprise on the whole.
      But, at this rate, their pitching arms will be like Gumby’s by mid July…

  9. alleykat69 said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    It’s pretty sad when my only highlight is waiting for the commercials..

  10. Macdog said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Hey, there’s this:

    • Lurker John said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:07 pm

      Probably won’t be long before he’s called up. Pence is a disaster.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:08 pm

      I get this confused – is it Williamson (who sucks) or is it Parker (who sucks)? Where’s Dirt when you need him???

      • zumiee said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:12 pm

        Parker, who’s out of baseball at the moment.

      • snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:13 pm

        Why is he out of baseball?
        Didn’t he clear waivers — he should be back in Sac?…

      • zumiee said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:17 pm

        Giants released him.

      • zumiee said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:17 pm

        So far, no other takers.

    • snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      Glad you posted that, I was just thinking of him, and what he was up to.
      Get his ass up here before he forgets to use that new launch angle approach…

  11. blade3colorado said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    It pains me to write this, but Gorkys leads the team in batting average (even before that hit).

    • unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:17 pm

      Look at his OPS. He’s about .400 over everyone else.

  12. James said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Well, at least the RISP stat improved, even if no run scored.

    • zumiee said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:13 pm

      Lulz!

    • Macdog said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:15 pm

      Twice!

  13. snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    How do the Giants manage to not score so often when they DO get a hit with a runner in scoring position?…

  14. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Shit, Belt gets a hit with RISP and no S.

    They play him like a pitcher in LF.

  15. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Shit. I’d take the out for the run.

  16. snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Cutch with a nice, grinder AB, again…

  17. James said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Love me a 3-2 BB!

  18. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    What a rally!

  19. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Crooked number, guys

  20. snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    OK, time for Longo to get something done.
    Like, make contact…

  21. zumiee said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Beede off the hook.

    • unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:23 pm

      Nie. For all his wigglyness he did OK.

  22. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Rally killer is up.

  23. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Hey! Longo didn’t swing at the toss to 1st! Progress!

  24. sandog said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Busters sac fly a grand slam at many parks?

    • zumiee said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:26 pm

      Yeah, it got knocked back by the wind currents. Which could be fixed by bricking over the knot-hole gang chainlink.

  25. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    no. Maybe Yankee stadium. It was about 315.

  26. James said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Evan has separated his BA from his OBP. A major milestone.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:28 pm

      Huh? I think they’re both .118, right?

      • James said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:36 pm

        He walked, making his OBP ever so slightly higher than his batting avg.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:39 pm

      Okay . . . I just refreshed the Gmen batting stats and now he has a .143 OBP versus a .118 BA.

  27. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    Oh, God. The ugly part of the order.

  28. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Hey! A situational AB!!!

  29. willedav said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    Much as he has sucked Pence drove that plenty far enough to get Giants the lead.
    And yes as Blade mentioned him, it was Gorks that got it all started with single and SB.

  30. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    Wind blowing through the chain link fence isn’t going to affect a ball 150′ in the air.

    • zumiee said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:32 pm

      I read a thing that says it does. It said it causes a circular swirl inside the ballpark.

  31. willedav said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    wow cutch looked like dead meat.

  32. zumiee said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Longoria did find a way to kill the rally.

  33. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    He’s out. Why the fuck are the Dbacks playing so shallow in LF?

  34. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Fuck. He’s out.

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

    Wotus had to waive him home.
    Damn, the Giants have so much trouble scoring it is unreal…

    • unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      No he didn’t Look where the LFer was. He was in about 20′ closer than normal.

      • snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:36 pm

        Cutch still has wheels, ya gotta make the fielder make a play with 2 out the way the Giants have trouble scoring. Unfortunately, he made the throw…

      • unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:44 pm

        Well, I disagree. The LF was about 30′ from the infirld dirt, and Cutch hadn’t hit the bag when he got the ball.

  36. alleykat69 said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    He’s out and so is Longo for 4 outs!!

    • blade3colorado said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:32 pm

      lulz . . . good one AK.

  37. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    That’s a fucking home to 3rd DP?!?

  38. zumiee said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    Longoria is off the hook.

  39. snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    If Cutch had scored, WTF is Longo doing getting thrown out at 3rd?…

    • unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:36 pm

      Was there 2 outs? Oh yeah. That’s in Wotis then. THe LF guy was way in,

  40. James said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    Our BA w/ RISP went up again, go team.

    • unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:34 pm

      Huzzah. No runs scored, but hey . . .

  41. snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Uh oh.
    Osich…

  42. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Oplease Oshit Omg. Get through fucking inning…

  43. snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    And there goes Oshitch. Had the batter 0-2, then phttttttt….

  44. blade3colorado said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Sheesh, with all the fricking walks, this game feels like extra innings already. Long ass game.

  45. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Wow. Cutch makes up for the drop with a shit throw. Fuck me sideways.

  46. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    woo hoo. Way to hold the lead.

  47. snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Oshtich was nails in ST.
    Then, the real season started and he’s been crap.
    I already want him gone…

  48. alleykat69 said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Didn’t take long for Oshit to implode..
    Bus is warming up for the Sac run..

  49. Macdog said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    McClunker.

  50. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    here comes the parade of relievers. One per batter.

  51. zumiee said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Gearrin is rocking tonight.

    • alleykat69 said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      Lmao 😂 Zumie!
      I think Gearrin likes to throw shit pitches once in awhile just to piss off the umpire and milk more game time.Hes so aggravating to watch..

  52. blade3colorado said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Gearrin, the sloooooowest pitcher in the West.

  53. willedav said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    hope the guy driving the bus in from Sac that brought in Okert is still in the parking lot and taking Osich back with him.

  54. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Hard to blame Oshit for Cutch’s flail. For a supposed plus defender, he’s dropped 2-3 flayballs already.

  55. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    And it’s still early April.

  56. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    You either walk this guy or get him fishing.

  57. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Hey!

  58. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Glaciers move faster than this guy. fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

  59. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    0-2 count? That’ll be 5 more pitches.

  60. alleykat69 said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    And really Kruk he has another base to play with? Fuck I’ve seen enough of Gearrin this inning to prolong more insomnia!!

  61. sandog said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Wasnt pretty, but he did a helluva job

  62. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Yup. Cutch’s defense is not what I thought we were getting.

  63. snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Guys are squaring up Oshit like nobody’s biz. He’s not fooling anybody.
    And he does stoopid crap like getting a guy down 0-2 and then going 3-2 so he has to give in on a cripple pitch. Tired of this dude doing the same thing the last 3 seasons. He must just freeze up mental when he’s out there. Great this ST like he turned a corner. He did, back to where he was. Okert generates the same results, only with not as good stuff as Oshit. Who was that guy half a dozen years ago or more, before the rings; the LH reliever who threw gas, but got constantly pounded?…

    • snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:00 pm

      I just remembered.
      Dan Runzler…

    • zumiee said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:01 pm

      Taschner?

      • snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:04 pm

        He sucked, too.
        Runzler threw gas, pretty much a LH Strick…

  64. zumiee said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    To paraphrase Lincoln talking about Gen. McClelland: “This game has the slows.”

  65. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Yeah, the fact that we still have guys like Oshit and Gork on the team is what we were pissed about last year. And here they remain.

    • sandog said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:01 pm

      Is it true that Okrap got called back up and The Dynamic Duo is reunited?

      • zumiee said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:03 pm

        For at least one night.

  66. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Wow. Dubs drubbed by 30 by the Jazz. We may not get past OKC.

    • zumiee said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      May have been tanked to line up an opponent in the playoffs.

      • unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:08 pm

        OKC ain;t the team to want. But hey, we’ll see.

  67. blade3colorado said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    152 pitches thrown after 7 innings . . . yawn.

    • unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:12 pm

      By Gearren?

      • blade3colorado said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:21 pm

        It only seems that way.

  68. snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Really good job by Gearrin.
    His approach is to piss off the batter to distraction with the delay tactics, or put the batter to sleep…

    • blade3colorado said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:04 pm

      lulz

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

    I bet Chafin was chafing to get in there.

    I’m here all week . . . tip your waitresses

  70. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Fuck. GO!!! Why are we so bad at taking bases?

    • snarkk said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:20 pm

      I think a lot of guys are bad at reading hits in the outfield. Will was no speed demon, but the dude could read balls into the outfield…

  71. alleykat69 said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Gearrin is like a fly in your ear always annoying just you no matter how many people are around..

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

    If you are going to sent Cutch now, why not have him straight steal when he was at 1st ? Longo is a K mi=achine.

  73. Macdog said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    E-Yeah!

  74. unca_chuck said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    Just like they drew it up . . .

  75. zumiee said, on April 10, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    Longoria was unsuccessful in killing the rally.


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