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Losing in San Diego

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 15, 2018

Any loss is disappointing but there were encouraging signs. Both Longo and McCutchen homered. I am not worried about Longo being unproductive this year. It takes time to adjust to a new league. His contract sucks and the Giants will be eating a lot of the back end of that deal but he will be productive this year.

A win would be nice today although not expected. Beede (who sucks) will have his hands full facing off against one of the Padres better pitching prospects. Will Belt continue to sit vs these lefties? The Giants are near last in the league in walks this year, they aren’t going to improve on that number with Belt sitting out…..

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William Nack died on Friday. A brilliant writer, he captured the essence and beauty of horse racing and what it meant to be a fan of the sport. RIP.

“The gift of reverie is a blessing divine, and it is conferred most abundantly on those who lie in hammocks or drive alone in cars. Or lean on hillside fences in Kentucky. The mind swims, binding itself to whatever flotsam comes along, to old driftwood faces and voices of the past, to places and scenes once visited, to things not seen or done but only dreamed.”

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  1. Flavor said, on April 15, 2018 at 6:56 am

    this guy is awesome

  2. Jon R. Weeks said, on April 15, 2018 at 8:49 am

    It’s time to rid ourselves of Pence and bring Mac Williamson up from AAA. I am tired of watching Pence waving helplessly at pitches out of the strike zone. Trading him for a player to be named later works for me.

  3. alleykat69 said, on April 15, 2018 at 9:01 am

    We all want Williamson up he’s knocking the cover off the ball.But theirs 18 mil reasons this organization and especially the investors are not gonna part ways with Pence (sadly) and theirs not a team in baseball that will take him unless the Giants pay all of his contract.
    So you can hope for a Pence injury for a Williamson callup are a Blanco,Gorky,Jackson demotion which is unlikely also..meh

  4. willedav said, on April 15, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Giants next 2 opponents, on road, are couple of baseball’s hottest teams. DBax are 11-3 after stomping LA again last night and Angels are13-3 and have won 7 in a row.

    38 bombs hit last night, including 7 in Seattle btw. M’s and A’s, despite 2 rainouts. AZ hit 4 last night, so I don’t think dodgers would tell you humidor making much difference.

    • willedav said, on April 15, 2018 at 9:32 am

      oops that game was in LA. See if Giants hitters feel any difference hitting in AZ, a place that used to be friendly.
      Sucks Bochy had to use so many pitchers out of pen last night with Beede going today. Unless he can be more accurate and use fewer pitches Giants will need as many guys ready as possible out there.

  5. alleykat69 said, on April 15, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Maybe Mrs Beede makes this game now for whatever inspiration he can get. She’s in Arizona doing some dumb western lathering up some cowboy’s face like Jennifer Montana use to do🤠

  6. snarkk said, on April 15, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Beede is now beyond the Kruk “amped up” excuse for first MLB start, which was OK, but wild.
    Today, the hype needs to show something, some control, some command.
    Giants really need this one, they are headed into a buzzsaw with the Dbacks and Angels back to back.
    The way they are hitting, they’ll be fortunate to win one game at each venue…

  7. Flavor said, on April 15, 2018 at 10:43 am

    I probably shouldn’t say Beede sucks. He’s obviously got talent.

  8. snarkk said, on April 15, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Here is Nack’s obituary of Secretariat.
    Great writing. Have a coffee while you read it. Long, but worth it.

    I can’t claim to be a fan of horse racing, but I used to read Nack when he was with SI. I had a subscription for about 30 years. I devoured that magazine every week, cover to cover. He and other great writers stuffed it with crystal content when SI was the place to go to read about sports. They were great writers, not just great sports writers. Rick Reilly (before he turned into a shadow of himself trying to convert to TV), Ron Fimrite, Dan Jenkins, Curry Kirkpatick, Rick Telander, Paul Zimmerman, and others, including Frank Deford, the greatest sportswriter of modern times.

    I remember watching live on TV, probably ABC with Jim McKay, that Belmont that Nack describes. Secretariat was a phenomenon then. Those were the days of 3 TV networks, no cell phones, no internet. The horse was all over the media for months, a demigod. Nack captures it. I do remember that even without a whit of knowledge of horse racing, I realized as Secretariat came down the stretch winning by seemingly a mile, that something transcendent was happening.

    Halfway through this article you’ll see that great track level photo of Secretariat steaming down the stretch at the Derby, with Turcotte up, but mostly hidden by the great horse’s head. The crowd is in unfocused, background color adding their lay witness testimony to the holy event. The photo is by Neil Leifer, hands down the greatest ever sports photographer. Perfectly framed, the legendary horse is alone in his magnificence, with all fours above ground. He’s flying …

    https://www.si.com/longform/belmont/index.html

  9. zumiee said, on April 15, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    6 games cancelled today. Woh!

  10. zumiee said, on April 15, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    At a minor league game. They didn’t open the gates until an hour before game-time. Lots of restless kids and cranky parents in line.

    • zumiee said, on April 15, 2018 at 1:12 pm

      Looks to be a big crowd for the ballpark.

  11. Lurker John said, on April 15, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Who the hell scouted Beede in college? None of this wildness was apparent then? Lack of command might be the single biggest red flag when it come to pitchers. The just don’t succeed inMLB.

    • zumiee said, on April 15, 2018 at 1:33 pm

      They thought they could fix it, I guess.

  12. Lurker John said, on April 15, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Longo starting to hit a little bit. Going the other way is a good sign.

  13. willedav said, on April 15, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Longo looking more like real hitter.

  14. alleykat69 said, on April 15, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    The usual can’t get the job done by Pence!

  15. Lurker John said, on April 15, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    “When he gets hot he can carry a club for a month.” ROFL

    • willedav said, on April 15, 2018 at 1:39 pm

      too bad that club was 2015 Giants.

      • Lurker John said, on April 15, 2018 at 1:45 pm

        Belt carried the club for a month in 2015?

      • willedav said, on April 15, 2018 at 1:49 pm

        nah you’re right. He was better 2016. I think Pence was good that year with 27 bombs that got him the $$$.
        btw thx for that pic of young Lincecum.

      • Lurker John said, on April 15, 2018 at 1:53 pm

        Absolutely. That was a fun night. The lad had ridiculous stuff.

    • alleykat69 said, on April 15, 2018 at 1:41 pm

      Is that from Mr.Homer Krukow?
      He really is getting delusional..

  16. snarkk said, on April 15, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Pence striking out again. Over 1/3 of his ABs…

  17. willedav said, on April 15, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Wow Belt got that just deep enough

  18. alleykat69 said, on April 15, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Nice AB by Belt, great hustle by Hot Rod Hundley.

  19. alleykat69 said, on April 15, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Stripes:
    Where your Drill Sergeant men?
    Bill Murray..Blown up sir!!

  20. Lurker John said, on April 15, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    That changeup is filthy. Looks like a split.

  21. snarkk said, on April 15, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Pence so far is just about clueless at the plate.
    Not sure how long that can continue without making some kind of move.
    He has to get it together…

  22. alleykat69 said, on April 15, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Kruk..Ithink Beede’s more comfortable in the stretch.. Well doesn’t that mean he has nothing but runners on base?Not a way to succeed..

  23. Lurker John said, on April 15, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Both Mrs. Beede’s are kind of hot.

  24. Lurker John said, on April 15, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Williamson must’ve had another big game last night. Tearing it up.

  25. snarkk said, on April 15, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Beede — so far, he’s getting it together, w good change…

  26. willedav said, on April 15, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Galvis kills us. And starts the rally that gives them the lead.

  27. alleykat69 said, on April 15, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    A walk and 2 ropes later Beede trails..

  28. willedav said, on April 15, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    well, unfortunately this is lot like last one. It took him 75 pitches to get 12 outs/4 innings.
    He’s at 54 with 2 outs in the 3rd, 8 outs. Pen game again.

  29. zumiee said, on April 15, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Godley is pitching lousy against the Dodgers. 4 walks already. Gift runs.

    • zumiee said, on April 15, 2018 at 2:25 pm

      Godley, 6 walks now. Total choke-job. Came up small today vs. Kershaw. Similar to what happened when the D-Backs played the Dodgers in the playoffs last year.

  30. Flavor said, on April 15, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Changing my opinion back to him sucking. Beede (sucks).

  31. alleykat69 said, on April 15, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Beede is reminding me of Ryan Jensen but atleast Jensen won 13 games one year.Beede doesn’t have enough Beede’s in the gun to finish this inning,as Boch mercifully had to go get him..

  32. Lurker John said, on April 15, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    This team really isn’t very impressive. At all.

  33. snarkk said, on April 15, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Osich has to go.
    After this game.
    Period…

  34. snarkk said, on April 15, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Beede was obviously laboring. IDK why Bochy did not put Maronta in, he was ready. Instead he left Beede in to give up another run. Day off tomorrow, so WTF?…

  35. xoot said, on April 15, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Once again, Rotundo Reyes Moronta’s moment on the mound is the high point of the game for Giants fans. It’s not going to be easy to finish April at .500.

    I switched over to look at the LAA v KC game last night and thought something was wrong with the video. But no. That was actual snow swirling around in the air. Mike Trout wore a hood that snugly covered his head and neck but, with a a circular cutout, left his eyes and nose and mouth bare. Yes. He looked like a fish.

  36. Flavor said, on April 15, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Pads stealing bases up 6-1? Uh huh. Interesting…

    • alleykat69 said, on April 15, 2018 at 3:24 pm

      Might as well Oshit can’t hold anyone on and once their there he will give up the hit like he did for a easy score…

  37. Stan Shell said, on April 15, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    It’s hard to comment on today’s game without sounding like a troll.

  38. Flavor said, on April 15, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    I’m tired of Oshit. Don’t need to watch his bullshit anymore

  39. snarkk said, on April 15, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Bochy wanted Osich to prove to him that he needs to go down to Sac.
    Consider it proven…

  40. Flavor said, on April 15, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    seriously, why is SD still stealing bases? lol

    • snarkk said, on April 15, 2018 at 3:27 pm

      Because they can off of dumbass Giant pitchers.
      The Giants apparently haven’t heard of the unwritten rules that call for a fastball in the ass for that…

      • alleykat69 said, on April 15, 2018 at 3:34 pm

        Think Boch should plant his hardest boot 👢 up Oshit’s ass before he ships him out for Williamson.

  41. Flavor said, on April 15, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Pence, man

    • snarkk said, on April 15, 2018 at 3:39 pm

      The dude is a K machine…

  42. snarkk said, on April 15, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Giants now likely staring at a 3-7 roadie…

  43. zumiee said, on April 15, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Cutch down to .203 at the moment.

    • xoot said, on April 15, 2018 at 4:47 pm

      and Longoria UP to almost exactly the same

  44. Macdog said, on April 15, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Good stuff on Nack by Flav and snarkk, I gotta check out that Secretariat article, a much better way to spend the time than watching the Giants lay another turd at Petco.

    Snarkk, you might like this article I saw a couple days ago about how far SI has fallen from its glory days:

    https://www.theringer.com/2018/4/11/17220176/sports-illustrated-future-meredith-sale-history.

    • snarkk said, on April 15, 2018 at 3:55 pm

      Good article.
      I had no friggin clue SI had gone last year to twice a month publication.
      Sad. Probably not long before it sinks under the waves…

  45. snarkk said, on April 15, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Pads came into this series having had their butts kicked essentially since opening day.
    Then, got healthy on the Giants.
    If SF keeps up like this for the rest of the month, they could be 10 games out or more to the Dbacks by May 1…

  46. zumiee said, on April 15, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Nuts and Rawhide are all tied up, 1-1 in the 7th in a riveting battle.*

    *Well, sort of riveting.

  47. zumiee said, on April 15, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    And MadBum turns over the clubhouse spread with his good hand.

  48. zumiee said, on April 15, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    The Dodgers will still end the day in last place. There’s that.

  49. snarkk said, on April 15, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Wow, Law is just awful.
    This one is an absolute stinker, an embarrassment…

  50. zumiee said, on April 15, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Lincecum to the 60 day DL.

  51. gianthead said, on April 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Have we started the Mac Williamson countdown??? At this point, give him the starting job and give him to the All-Star break to prove if his new swing is MLB caliber…we are going nowhere fast with the current lineup…Pence on the DL with “bone spurs.”

    • snarkk said, on April 15, 2018 at 4:14 pm

      It worked for Drumpf…

      • djloo27 said, on April 15, 2018 at 8:35 pm

        Why don’t you assassinate him if he bothers you so fuckin’ much?

      • snarkk said, on April 15, 2018 at 9:47 pm

        He’s doing a great job of getting rid of himself…

  52. zumiee said, on April 15, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Insert name of Giant ___________ to phantom DL and bring Williamson up.

  53. Flavor said, on April 15, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Pads have outhustled us, played harder. Embarrassing series for the Giants

    • zumiee said, on April 15, 2018 at 4:05 pm

      The Giants are moving as fast as they can.

  54. zumiee said, on April 15, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Nuts and Rawhide still tied, in the 8th.
    Oh, a chance to have the designated runner in extra innings!

  55. snarkk said, on April 15, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    I hope I’m right about Sabes not putting up with this BS for very long.
    If it continues, it doesn’t matter what pitchers come back.
    Sellouts aren’t going to watch this kind of ball for a 3rd straight season. I’m not sure I will either…

  56. Lurker John said, on April 15, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Wow, pounded out of town on get-away day. Bochy’s ongoing bromances with Law and Osich continues to baffle. Not much to say. I’m rapidly losing interest.

  57. Flavor said, on April 15, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    • unca_chuck said, on April 15, 2018 at 5:07 pm

      And the Giants pen has done that in 2018.

  58. alleykat69 said, on April 15, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Unfortunately the kicker is Bochy has said: no reason to bring Williamson up,he’s played a handful of games just like the big squad and he wants him to get his AB’s everyday since he’s happy with both Blanco&Gorkys production.
    Another dumb reason why this team suffers scoring runs..

  59. unca_chuck said, on April 15, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    This is how we lose interest. This is how the team loses fans. Butts leave seats. Trot out the same shit that isn’t working and hope Pence gets hot in June for the push to 4th place. Fuck it. If this goes on for another 2 weeks, we’ll be hopelessly out of it. THe problem isn’t the pitching. It should get better. Hitting one out of 4 games isn’t going to cut it.

  60. zumiee said, on April 15, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Nuts and Rawhide go to the 12th inning. Both teams’ designated runners scored in the 11th.
    Score is 2-2.

  61. zumiee said, on April 15, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Rawhide score a run in the top of the 12th and the Nuts score two in the bottom of the inning to win the walk-off.

    • zumiee said, on April 15, 2018 at 5:35 pm

      I ate a ballpark hamburger. It was pretty good.

      • snarkk said, on April 15, 2018 at 5:44 pm

        Nice…

  62. alleykat69 said, on April 15, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    We don’t score
    We lose interest!

  63. willedav said, on April 15, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    well, yesterday SF had the lead despite Holland not being very good until Gearrin gave it away and NY took away Panik’s run.
    Today Beede was awful. How many times did he have hitters down 0-2 and either walked them or gave up a hit? He’s clueless, and when he did come in the Pads raked him.
    So yeah to me the pitching sucked.
    Cueto back Tuesday. They gonna need him to get back in W column.
    But Flav’s right, Pads looked good. Ugh

  64. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on April 15, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Everyone knew April would be tough, especially with the injuries to the pitchers. The pitching staff may well sort itself out once the injured have returned and the lousy performers can be sent down or reassigned (starting with any reliever whose last name begins with O). But scoring 0 or 1 run in more than half your games played obviously isn’t going to cut it, nor likely will this offense *sort itself out* without some changes. Williamson up and Pence to the Bench would be a bitter pill for management to swallow, can they do it? Remarkably, the Giants actually won some of those games scoring only 1 run, or the W-L tally would be looking pretty dismal.

  65. zumiee said, on April 15, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Astros get a walk, first baserunner off Colon.

    • zumiee said, on April 15, 2018 at 7:08 pm

      Reddick breaks up the no-hitter.

    • willedav said, on April 15, 2018 at 7:55 pm

      we all know some fluky pitchers throw no nos and otherwise are pretty ordinary, but Bartolo Colon almost ho hitting World Champ Stros unreal. Gad he made Altuve look silly couple times.

  66. djloo27 said, on April 15, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Nice job to pay tribute to Nack who I knew casually for years. No energy to type about him, but he was something else…

  67. djloo27 said, on April 15, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Mr. Nack and I became friends when we agreed that Military Plume was the best horse in the ’62 Travers that is only remembered for the incredible Jaipur-Ridan duel. We had to be separated when I told him the great Canadian filly La Prevoyante deserved HOTY over Secretariat in ’72…

  68. djloo27 said, on April 15, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Nack was both revered and mocked behind his back by his peers. He was a bit of an egomaniac, but I think a lot of it was jealousy. Secretariat people can get on your nerves. They all act like they owned him…

  69. djloo27 said, on April 15, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Right on pace for 64-98 again…

  70. djloo27 said, on April 15, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    So 15 games in and we’re reduced to hoping a proven piece of shit like Williamson is going to save the season?

    • snarkk said, on April 15, 2018 at 9:39 pm

      I doubt he’ll save the season.
      At least he’ll look different than Pence when he strikes out…


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