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Bombs Away

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 25, 2018

If I didn’t have to work I’d pay the $2 to go sit in section 330 and watch Scherzer pitch. Two bucks. Back in the day, didn’t it cost a buck to sit in the bleachers at Candlestick? Something like that? So many good times out there….

Not too sure what else there is to say about Mac. Last year we would have lost a game like that spending the evening complaining about how nobody could move Belt over from first base or some shit.

Today is a loss. Sorry, I don’t see any clear path to victory. It would be fun to watch the master work today. But who knows? Now that Mac has done away with The Ground Attack, maybe he blasts one and we get a sneaky win.

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  1. willedav said, on April 25, 2018 at 7:23 am

    looked up game logs from last year when Nats came in over M-Day weekend end of May.
    Scherzer won the last one 3-1 Zim with 3 run bomb off Cain in first inning. Nats swept SF.
    Zim also homered in game 1 off Moore, in the one Strick threw at Harper then they lit up Smrdz next day and won easily getting 14 hits. And yes Rendon and Murphy dominated.

    Nats were hot then, 14 games over .500. right now 10-14 and just aren’t hitting. Only team they are ahead of is Marlins who don’t really count.

    • willedav said, on April 25, 2018 at 7:28 am

      tho as noted last thread they did come from behind 8th/9th and beat LA last night.

  2. snarkk said, on April 25, 2018 at 7:52 am

    After Macs bomb last night, Pence’s thumb just caught a touch of gangrene…

  3. willedav said, on April 25, 2018 at 8:20 am

    According to Schulman, Suarez might start one of the DH games Saturday vs. LA and skip Holland. Hmnn
    So rotation would go Cueto Stratton (Sat) Blach sunday on normal rest.
    Op does go this afternoon at home vs. Marlins. How’d Roberts analytic team screw up that?

    Pence is taking BP and scheduled for some rehab games. Eligible to return Sunday.
    Bochy: “He’s doing well. It won’t be long before he starts playing in games.” Double hmmnn.

    • gianthead said, on April 25, 2018 at 8:44 am

      Starts in games in San Jose…

  4. Flavor said, on April 25, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Happy birthday to one of the great all time Flappers, unca Chuck

    • gianthead said, on April 25, 2018 at 8:43 am

      Flapper Wife Mrs. Giant Head yesterday…

  5. gianthead said, on April 25, 2018 at 8:43 am

    And the Nats are scuffling. But we used to pay $2.50 for bleacher seats at the Stick I believe in college in the 80s…

  6. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 25, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Forget that. Smack goofy eyed Scherzer around like its the 2012 World Series and roll to the sweep!

  7. Macdog said, on April 25, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Along with Verlander and Fister, that’s three of the Tigers’ four starters from the ’12 WS sweep pitching today.

  8. chipower9 said, on April 25, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Let’s bust out the brooms!

    1. Gregor Blanco (L) CF
    2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
    3. Andrew McCutchen (R) RF
    4. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    5. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
    6. Mac Williamson (R) LF
    7. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    8. Nick Hundley (R) C
    9. Jeff Samardzija (R) P

    • Flavor said, on April 25, 2018 at 10:43 am

      back to 6th. I like it. Can’t watch this one, will try to catch the last couple innings on the radio. Hopefully I make it in time for that winning Mac laser beam to left….

  9. sandog said, on April 25, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Happy Birthday Unca!

    Yes, I still have some stubs from $2.50 bleacher seats at Candlestick.

  10. zumiee said, on April 25, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Jonathan Mayo’s top 10 prospects in the ’18 draft. He sees the Giants taking Hankins, a high school pitcher.
    1 Brady Singer, RHP
    2 Ethan Hankins, RHP
    3 Matthew Liberatore, LHP
    4 Nolan Gorman, 3B
    5 Shane McClanahan, LHP
    6 Nander De Sedas, SS
    7 Brice Turang, SS
    8 Casey Mize, RHP
    9 Ryan Rolison, LHP
    10 Jackson Kowar, RHP

    • zumiee said, on April 25, 2018 at 11:30 am

      He sees this year’s draft as being pretty weak on hitting.

    • zumiee said, on April 25, 2018 at 11:33 am

      Hankins was born in the year 2000. Let’s wrap our brains around that.

  11. xoot said, on April 25, 2018 at 11:37 am

    No BP today warm up for the pen consists of thrown fly balls the pitchers have to run down. Most just jog out and take the easy ones but moronta and Dyson are sprinting to deep CF. Moronta laughs like hell when he can’t get to the ball. Dyson swears and punches the wall

  12. unca_chuck said, on April 25, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Thanks, Dawg! Wish I could sneak out of here and catch the game today.

    Smarglebargle kept the ball in the park his last start. Let’s hope he does the same today. If we can keep the bats warm, there’s always a chance. This looks like a 2-1 affair though

  13. YogiBarrister (@Yogi47951368) said, on April 25, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    The Giants typically lose the day game after winning the first two of a series.
    Samardzija will be up for the occasion, maybe pitch a shutout and get the go-ahead, two-out knock they’ve been looking for all season.
    Bill James just posted an interesting stat. April, 2018 will be the first month in MLB history with more strikeouts than base hits, it’s not even that close.
    I predict the Nats and Giants will combine for 22 K’s and 8 hits, one of them a two-out double by Samardzija.

  14. unca_chuck said, on April 25, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Thanks flav. Didn’t see your earlier b-day wishes.

    You dig 16 tons and what do you get? Another year older and deeper in debt!

    Yeeehawww!!

  15. unca_chuck said, on April 25, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Great stuff here. One of the first concerts I went to was these guys.

    • chipower9 said, on April 25, 2018 at 12:46 pm

      Saw him in late 70s open for Jefferson Starship. Bad ass show.

  16. Macdog said, on April 25, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Damn . . .

  17. chipower9 said, on April 25, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Happy birthday, Charlie…IE, the infamous Unca Chuck. Hope your day is awesome, brother.

  18. chipower9 said, on April 25, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    That is FUCKED UP re Mac. Juggled line-up:

    1. Gregor Blanco (L) LF
    2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
    3. Andrew McCutchen (R) RF
    4. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    5. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
    6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    7. Nick Hundley (R) C
    8. Austin Jackson (R) CF
    9. Jeff Samardzija (R) P

  19. xoot said, on April 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Beautiful mild spring day. Dzjia sucks. Blanco’s pretty shitty too

    • chipower9 said, on April 25, 2018 at 2:09 pm

      Tip one for me, xoot.

      • xoot said, on April 25, 2018 at 2:33 pm

        You got it, Chi!

  20. chipower9 said, on April 25, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Been busy as hell at work. Finally had a chance to fire-up LameDay…3-1. Next I fire-up audio just in time to hear the Natty’s HR. PFFFTTT….

  21. unca_chuck said, on April 25, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Smarglebargle be Smarglebargle. Just turned on the game myself.

    Ditto on the pfffffffffffft.

  22. unca_chuck said, on April 25, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Throwing to 3rd? Gregor Gregor Gregor.

  23. unca_chuck said, on April 25, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    As long as we keep winning 2 of 3 rather than 1 of 3 I’ll be happy.

  24. unca_chuck said, on April 25, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Blanco cost them a run. Not that it matters at this point.

  25. unca_chuck said, on April 25, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    With our (smoking) crack medical staff, I’m sure they’ll find that Mac’s neck is broken. In a week.

  26. unca_chuck said, on April 25, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    How’s the crowd, Xoot?

    • xoot said, on April 25, 2018 at 2:53 pm

      Sparse in the view tier, otherwise ok

  27. xoot said, on April 25, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Excellent throw from the RF corner (well, maybe not that deep) to hold Harper at 1b

  28. Macdog said, on April 25, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Oh well, have a happy birthday anyway, Unca!

  29. alleykat69 said, on April 25, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Bombs away that was for the National’s right?

  30. xoot said, on April 25, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    I guess a sweep is not gonna happen. Don’t often see a game this bad. The seagulls are getting aggressive, too

  31. alleykat69 said, on April 25, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Happy Birthday Chuck🎂🍺
    Good day not to be at the park..

  32. Pasalon said, on April 25, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Not watching the game today, but I saw the 15-2 score flash on my phone and had to second guess whether we were already in football season….

  33. unca_chuck said, on April 25, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Hate these day games as my bart commute sucks with all the Giants fans. Makes it even worse than usual.

    Thanks for the birthday wishes, y’all!!!

    • xoot said, on April 25, 2018 at 4:37 pm

      My sympathies. Bart sucks on a regular day. I’ll be on the bus.

  34. unca_chuck said, on April 25, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    A couple TDs and we’re up 16-15!

  35. Pasalon said, on April 25, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    We got a safety, they got two touchdowns and decided to go for the conversion just to rub it in.

  36. Pasalon said, on April 25, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Hey unca_chuck – I forgot to wish you happy birthday man! Hope it’s unforgettable!

  37. unca_chuck said, on April 25, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    At my age, they are all unrememberable.

  38. Lurker John said, on April 25, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Ronnie kicked ass on that Lester. My ex bought me the entire Midnight Special series on DVD, like 20 discs or something. I’ve got to pull those out more often. Lot of great recordings from that show, back when bands made their bones playing live. Great band.

  39. unca_chuck said, on April 25, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Yeah lots of great bands on that show. And Don Korshner’s Rock Concert.

    • alleykat69 said, on April 25, 2018 at 6:44 pm

      Chuck,Thanks for posting Ronnie Montrose/Sammy Hagar kick ass music 🎶🎸,🎸 I’ll always be blessed probably like you,that we group up in the best period ever for ROCK&ROLL!!!!!!

  40. djloo27 said, on April 25, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    This 15-2 hurt a lot more:

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SFN/SFN198210020.shtml

    • willedav said, on April 25, 2018 at 7:41 pm

      thx those are awesome. SS pettini and Johnny Lee. 16 errors for R Smith at 1b? yeow Martin at .265 was no joke at the plate as you said.

  41. alleykat69 said, on April 25, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Damm I remember Renie Martin!
    When they 1st announced getting him I had a skink going on and thought they traded with some team for a bottle of Remy Martin…

    • djloo27 said, on April 25, 2018 at 6:52 pm

      He was a much better hitter than pitcher…

      • willedav said, on April 25, 2018 at 7:33 pm

        exactly.

      • Maggie Horowitz said, on April 25, 2018 at 7:41 pm

        Didn’t Robinson start Renie Martin over Al Holland 2nd to last game in ’82 with the season on the line, I believe it was over pretty early.

      • djloo27 said, on April 25, 2018 at 8:00 pm

        Holland was a stud reliever, Maggie. Robinson’s big gaffe that I’ve recounted here about 20 times was leaving Breining in to face Monday with the bases loaded with Holland warm in the pen. We all know what happened next. That was in the Friday night game before the 15-2 shellacking the following day that eliminated them…

  42. sandog said, on April 25, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Mark Belanger got the last hit of his major league career in that game. At Candlestick, of all places.
    You never know what you might find when you start rummaging through a box score.

    • djloo27 said, on April 25, 2018 at 7:12 pm

      And hit his first ML homer in the same game Mantle hit his 500th…

      • sandog said, on April 25, 2018 at 7:45 pm

        I thought #500 was the room service Denny McClain homer, but just looked it up and it was #535. His last at bat at Tiger Stadium.

  43. willedav said, on April 25, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Hey Chuck, enjoy. I’m sure tmw will be busy day on your Niners blog.

  44. sandog said, on April 25, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Interesting article, but I think they are overvaluing Bum. I don’t think you’d get 2 top and 2 secondary prospects for him, and I also dont think it will take 200+ mil to sign him.

  45. unca_chuck said, on April 25, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Wow , heard the accuser recanted the entire story. Wonder how much she got.

    One more from Midnight special . . . This is one of my favorite instrumentals of all time.

  46. willedav said, on April 25, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    probably good time for Dodgers to get outta Dodge. Marlins slapped Opie around and lead 6-1, 2 more bombs for Realmuto. Hard to believe.
    this could still turn into subpar month for Giants with 4 vs. LA followed by 3 with the f-ing Padres.

  47. wilcojoe said, on April 25, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Happy Birthday Chuck!

  48. Flavor said, on April 25, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Kershaw looked positively lame tonight. 6 walks? And gives up a 3 run bomb to some chump? Man, is it time for the Dodgers to start worrying about him?

  49. willedav said, on April 25, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    yeah what Marlins players would he be scared of?
    Dodgers made 3 errors tonite. Their pen guys blew one run lead last night and gave up 5 more tonite after Op left.
    Noticed Taylor the lead off guy is batting .228 with .269 OB after 0-5 tonite. Maybe roberts analytics guys looking at the wrong charts.


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