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One Down, 3 To Go

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 28, 2018

“Walker Buehler” may be one of the dumbest, most awkward-to-say white guy names of all time. Especially for a pitcher.

But there’s no doubt he’s got the stuff. A k-machine who will mow through many of our over anxious free swingers. I’d like to think we are going to take some walks but we don’t take walks anymore.

Not really worried about the bullpen getting burned up (what a job by them, eh?) last night. That’s really more of a concern for tomorrow if they get used heavily today in either of these games. But for today? Nah. Run ’em out there.

If Stratton shows up with a new-baby hangover, I’m guessing Cueto is planning on throwing a complete game tonight and it’s going to be fun to watch him try to do it.

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  1. willedav said, on April 28, 2018 at 7:14 am

    Y Grandal has become guy I love to most seriously dislike.

    Exhibit A–the look after he got ATTed. Yo, yard helps your pitchers too, esp on one Longo crushed after Ryu left. How’d you like to play 81 games here? And btw it’s 309 down the line.

    Exhibit B–the wild pitch bounced, then hit your glove and bounced away. You take the glove off and shake your fingers then the trainer comes out. A real C never takes the glove off or allows the trainer more than 1 step.

    Exhibit C–the sneer at Strick after called strike on second straight change, like he’s some pussy for not throwing you a fastball and then beatched after striking out to end it.. You called 5 innings of puro slop from Ryu and got full benefit of the low strike too. Swing the bat.

    • Flavor said, on April 28, 2018 at 7:57 am

      3 well thought out, detailed exhibits…

    • Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 10:50 am

      Haha

  2. djloo27 said, on April 28, 2018 at 7:38 am

    His parents had no choice with the last name, but they could’ve helped the kid out on the first name.
    Walker was their bright idea?

    • unca_chuck said, on April 28, 2018 at 7:53 am

      Maybe they were Chuck Norris fans.

    • Macdog said, on April 28, 2018 at 8:04 am

      I remember Walker Gillette with the NY Giants.

      • djloo27 said, on April 28, 2018 at 8:16 am

        Cards before that, maybe…

  3. willedav said, on April 28, 2018 at 8:21 am

    POTD is an instant classic. Um, no blonde jokes since I wait on bunch of them at work but who is the gal responsible?

    Kinda hoping for encore of best of Rooster at dinner posts…tho this weekend could still turn ugly.

    Funny look on Roberts face when Baez face planted. idk but he doesn’t seem like much of upgrade over 2 trips Mattingly, whose team of questionable ML level talent walked into Latrine and won 2 of 3 and beat Opie.

  4. willedav said, on April 28, 2018 at 8:36 am

    The speedy wide receiver/kick returner Niners drafted Dante Pettis is Gary Pettis son. Pettis is Stros 3b and OF coach and pride of Castlemont HS in Oaktown. Owns 5 gold gloves and was great base stealer.
    Saw his son dominate the Pac 12 for UW, 9 TDs off punt returns.

    • Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 10:51 am

      He’s a playmaker.

  5. wilcojoe said, on April 28, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Taking the boys to the Astros-A’s game today. Just snagged three seats on StubHub for $75 a piece. First row down the third base line, nearly exactly where that Giants fan interfered with the ball last night at AT&T.

  6. Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 10:47 am

    YogiBarrister, I like that Lillingtons song you posted. Hadn’t heard that one before. Nice comeback last night, epic bullpen work and is it just me, or did Strick’s slider actually look ML worthy last night?

  7. Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Tomlinson’s double may have been the hardest hit ball in the game last night. He smoked that thing.

  8. Macdog said, on April 28, 2018 at 11:06 am

    This is not a good start to the day:

  9. Flavor said, on April 28, 2018 at 11:09 am

    interesting lu for the first game:
    Blanco
    craw
    cutch
    belt
    pablo
    slater
    hundley
    Tomlinson
    Stratton

    If that line up scores 2 runs today color me surprised…..

  10. Flavor said, on April 28, 2018 at 11:34 am

    yet another example of the Giants letting a guy finish playing a game even though he had a head injury. It’s just such a half assed way to run a professional team. Just because a guy doesn’t show immediate symptoms after a head injury DOES NOT mean he doesn’t have a head injury. This is like the 4th time they’ve done this in the last 2 years.
    They saw he hit his head. He hit it hard. Take the motherfucker out of the game. I don’t care if he hit a bomb later in the game. The Giants are playing with careers here by letting players continue to play after they have CLEARLY had their head ram into something….

  11. xoot said, on April 28, 2018 at 11:44 am

    One of the beat writers tweeted that Mac’s DL assignment is retroactive to last week so he could return Wed. His real injury could be something other than concussion; they could be using the short CDL as a tactic in the crazy roster shifting they need now. Speaking of deceptive utility, how do you think mlb is going to deal with the sudden rash of trainer-manager visits to the pitcher–a pretty obvious ploy to avoid getting dinged with a mound visit, imo. (In the Def. of “mound visit”: “visits to the mound to clean cleats in rainy weather, to check on a potential injury or after the announcement of an offensive substitution are excepted.”)

    • Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 1:30 pm

      The Dodgers were blatant with it last night.

  12. djloo27 said, on April 28, 2018 at 11:47 am

    He lasted 6 hours after I posted this. Anyone else you’d like me to get rid of?

    djloo27 said, on April 24, 2018 at 2:30 pm (Edit)

    Mac’s exciting, but he’s got a lot to prove. One of those things, is that he can stay on the field.
    The main reason I called him an “oaf” recently was because he was constantly injuring himself
    in his previous stints…

  13. djloo27 said, on April 28, 2018 at 11:54 am

    If the Giant medical staff had examined JFK after the shooting they would have continued on to the Trade Mart luncheon instead of Parkland Hospital…

  14. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 28, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Hard to see much happening with that LU but it’s still a good day to spend at the yard and soak in the atmosphere. Remember, life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

  15. Flavor said, on April 28, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Miller on radio saying Stratton has nothing. Fucking babies, man. I miss the 70s when these guys didn’t go home for babies

    • Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 1:20 pm

      He looks like shit.

    • djloo27 said, on April 28, 2018 at 1:35 pm

      Did Miller literally say that?

      • Flavor said, on April 28, 2018 at 1:41 pm

        yes. And he said it like 10 times in the inning. He crucified him. Makes me think Miller is an old school guy who doesn’t think you should skip on home just to be their for the birth of your child. He mentioned his routine was off this week like 5 times.

    • xoot said, on April 28, 2018 at 3:54 pm

      I agree. Why couldn’t he phone it in from a hotel room while a groupie gave him head?

  16. Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    45 pitches, 3 runs. Shit performance in the first inning of a long day. Hope the kid and mom are doing well.

  17. Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    I’m all on board with bagging these shit meat umpires and going with the machine. The full-time box really shows you how many calls they miss. I know it’s a very difficult job, but if the tech is there to push the accuracy close to 100%, why the hell not.

  18. Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Dodgers with yet another flame throwing arm. The Giants never have these guys come up through the system, other teams seem to have them every other year.

    • djloo27 said, on April 28, 2018 at 1:39 pm

      We’re too busy developing great outfielders…

    • Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 1:48 pm

      Yeah, lol.

  19. sandog said, on April 28, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Hey Rooster–you out there? I’m in LA this weekend and am gonna watch the night game at Jost’s.
    Sportsdude may show up as well. I’ll be in an orange golf shirt and Giants hat. Dude says he’ll have a Posey jersey on. Come on out if you can.

  20. Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Clutch knock by Panda.

    • Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 1:43 pm

      He scooped that thing right off the dirt. Nicely done.

  21. Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Austin Slater in the house!

  22. djloo27 said, on April 28, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    There are guys who would’ve scored from 2nd on that play – and they’re not all named Mays…

    • Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 1:49 pm

      Yeah, at least get thrown out trying. Why not.

  23. Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Fucking Puig.

  24. Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    That’s 3 RBI’s on 2 strike pitches.

  25. Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Get him the fuck out of there Bochy.

  26. Flavor said, on April 28, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    this fucking guy. We gotta take an automatic loss cause this fuck just has to be there to weep with his wife? Lame.

    • Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 2:01 pm

      Fucking exactly. You’re a pro ball player. Let the doctors take care of your wife and kid.

  27. djloo27 said, on April 28, 2018 at 2:05 pm

  28. Macdog said, on April 28, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Span hit an inside-the-Fenway-Park HR today for the suddenly red-hot Rays.

  29. Flavor said, on April 28, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    still think Cueto goes all 9 tonight.

    • Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 5:20 pm

      He’s damn near going to have to.

  30. Flavor said, on April 28, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    this is kinda funny

  31. xoot said, on April 28, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Hanson’s nickname, according to BRef, is El Chamaquito–the Little Boy. I’ve heard that somewhere before . . . .
    Thumb sprain is the new tight hammy. Nothing will replace groin tweak, however.

  32. snarkk said, on April 28, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Stratton obviously had nada after returning from the paternity thing. Couldn’t the Giants have pushed his start to tomorrow, given him another day to get back in routine after a trip back and forth to friggin Mississippi? I think the FO is partially to blame for this disaster. He didn’t absolutely have to start today. The players bargain in the CBO for paternity leave, they’re going to use it, so get smart about scheduling around it…

  33. YogiBarrister (@Yogi47951368) said, on April 28, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    So who will be the position player who pitches the ninth?
    Pablo it is. Wonder if he has an ambidextrous glove.

  34. snarkk said, on April 28, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    I was wondering whether they’d use a position player to pitch.
    Here comes Cy Panda !….

  35. Flavor said, on April 28, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    lol Sandoval coming in to pitch

  36. xoot said, on April 28, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    this would be best if Pablo pitched both LH and RH.

  37. snarkk said, on April 28, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Phuckin A.
    Put Panda in for relief next time instead of Law…

  38. YogiBarrister (@Yogi47951368) said, on April 28, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Holy Shit! Pablo is the best pitcher of the day.

  39. djloo27 said, on April 28, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Add another pitcher making more than Bumgarner…

  40. Macdog said, on April 28, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    What’s this, we may have a new closer?

  41. Flavor said, on April 28, 2018 at 5:30 pm

  42. djloo27 said, on April 28, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    1. Gorkys Hernandez (R) LF
    2. Andrew McCutchen (R) RF
    3. Buster Posey (R) C
    4. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    5. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    6. Kelby Tomlinson (R) 2B
    7. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    8. Austin Jackson (R) CF
    9. Johnny Cueto (R) P

  43. Flavor said, on April 28, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Wilco getting a show in Houston tonight

  44. Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    .

    • Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 6:51 pm

  45. Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Thought that was pretty funny. When you want to embed a Tweet, don’t select embed, copy the link!

    • Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 6:53 pm

      So, disregard the first attempt!

    • Flavor said, on April 28, 2018 at 7:03 pm

      yeah that was a good 1. That guy is a comedic genius

  46. Flavor said, on April 28, 2018 at 7:02 pm

  47. Lurker John said, on April 28, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    This series is shaping up to be a damn nightmare.

  48. Macdog said, on April 28, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Get Pablo warmed up.

  49. xoot said, on April 28, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    holey jeezus fucking christ almighty this team sucks . . . today

  50. willedav said, on April 28, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    hoped these guys wouldn’t wake up til mon.

  51. xoot said, on April 28, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    With Turner out, Grandal’s definitely the bum to “hate.”

  52. Flavor said, on April 28, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    guessing Cueto gonna miss his complete game by about 4 innings. Yikes. Meanwhile Wood has what? 21 pitches through 3. Embarrassing

  53. unca_chuck said, on April 28, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Shit, NO is going to be a grind for the Warriors. The Giants? Fucking Pence is coming back right? Yes yes NOOOOO!

    Mac is done for the year I’m sure, as his head falls off after exploratory surgery by the crack medical staff.

  54. djloo27 said, on April 28, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Cueto always battles…

    • xoot said, on April 28, 2018 at 8:44 pm

      that’s absolutely true

  55. unca_chuck said, on April 28, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Well, maybe not. 69-48 Dubs. Warriors are killing on the boards.

  56. unca_chuck said, on April 28, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    Specs keeps on rocking.

  57. unca_chuck said, on April 28, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Can Craw get going? Now would be the time.

  58. unca_chuck said, on April 28, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Jesus. 2 minutes between pitches.

  59. unca_chuck said, on April 28, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Jeeebus. Why the fuck can’t we score from 2nd? They are playing Crawfish about 60′ from the wall.

  60. unca_chuck said, on April 28, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Hey! Welcome to the club, Actionless!

  61. xoot said, on April 28, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    as night descends, the Giants look better today

  62. willedav said, on April 28, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    finally some action. Cueto gets to stay in too.

    warriors couple big runs first half.

  63. djloo27 said, on April 28, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    About fuckin’ time we got something out of this waste…

  64. chipower9 said, on April 28, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Fuck yeah! I know we have been digging the long ball, but small ball can get it done, too!

  65. Macdog said, on April 28, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Finally!

  66. Flavor said, on April 28, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    sorry I was watching the Dubs game. Dominant.

    • chipower9 said, on April 28, 2018 at 9:01 pm

      From 39 to an ass whoopin’ in a flash.

  67. unca_chuck said, on April 28, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Need to put the hammer down on these guys.

  68. unca_chuck said, on April 28, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    OK, hammerlette.

  69. chipower9 said, on April 28, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Whoop! K&K mentioning how McCutch can still run. Well I sure as fuck hope so, because he sure as hell isn’t hitting. (I know, it’s early.)

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

      Heh heh. Yup. His defense has been iffy in RF, he’s not hitting much, but give him some love for scoring from 2nd on a single.

  70. unca_chuck said, on April 28, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Oh boy. Wha happened? Instant trouble.

  71. unca_chuck said, on April 28, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    DId Moronta just walk the bases loaded?

  72. unca_chuck said, on April 28, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Whoooo! I’ll take it.

  73. willedav said, on April 28, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    craw’s still got the rocket arm.
    Never heard what happened to Panik–just thumb injury. Specs will get some ABs/chances at 2b.

    • unca_chuck said, on April 28, 2018 at 9:24 pm

      Was wondering why Specs was in there.

    • willedav said, on April 28, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      I really didn’t either but he’s on the DL.

  74. unca_chuck said, on April 28, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Dyson starting to unsuck. Hell of a job there.

  75. chipower9 said, on April 28, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Damn. Tortuous, but the bullpen holds the lead.


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