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Scotty, We Need More Power!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 3, 2018

Happy to get a win but this is all a mirage. You can’t win in today’s game, consistently, with dinky-dunky-bullshit. With Belt out some bats need to step up big time. Panik has been nice, getting on base, scoring a run. But we need more than that. It seems the 5 Fives need to be at home to do their least damage. So from that standpoint maybe all isn’t lost.

This series has been a great reminder about park factors. The Phillies blasted us to the moon in their ball park. Now they come out west and can’t score a run.

Dub Nation tonight. Rise up!!!!!!!

 

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  1. Flavor said, on June 3, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Had to find a way to fix yesterday’s headline. My main man in Reno, PaSalon, admonished me with a text yesterday saying “Sulu was responsible for the engaging the shields”. I was devastated to make such a silly mistake.

  2. willedav said, on June 3, 2018 at 8:30 am

    mm, you can win if you limit the other side. Giants have still hit 2 more bombs than they have given up. Last year was way different.

    with one ace back in fold starting Tuesday and 3 good appearances in a row (25 scoreless innings overall), can Giants SPs be called 4 of a kind? Full house– I like it.

  3. willedav said, on June 3, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Giants are still only 2 and a half out. Mediocre? OK, so is entire division, winnable by anyone not named Pads.
    Belt is at .950 OPS, Craw just over .800 and Posey just under. Panik Longo get rolling cutch gets out of slugging doldrums (career low so far) yada yada. Giants are top 5 NL for BA OB SLG OPS, and can get better.

    Still, pitching imo is key, not what happens with Blanco or MINAJ
    .
    Bum as part of regular rotation I think gives all the others someone to look up to. This is what a successful ML pitcher looks like, how he conducts himself and goes about his trade. There isn’t anyone comparable in 5/5s and I think the younger guys can learn a lot just being around him and watching how he prepares. Maybe he helps lift others up collectively.

    • Flavor said, on June 3, 2018 at 9:41 am

      Belt’s gone, man. That OPS ain’t doing shit in the ER

      • willedav said, on June 3, 2018 at 10:27 am

        Belt’s not dead, just oout. You think he falls apart or is done fo the year?

      • Flavor said, on June 3, 2018 at 10:44 am

        I think we can’t afford to lose him for 3:weeks

    • willedav said, on June 3, 2018 at 10:38 am

      what I’m trying to say is they didn’t hit like this last season. Gorks and Mac have .800 OPS–unsustainable maybe but still way better than what most giants hitters other than Posey and Belt did last year. Especially if couple others can get going.

      Get Bum going and improvement from SPs/less wear and tear on pen, winning combo, with or without bombs.

  4. snarkk said, on June 3, 2018 at 10:36 am

    I thought that Cutch catch was a good running catch last night, sure. He’s still got wheels. Maybe even very good. But, it wasn’t a Catch, at least in my book. He just ran it down, it was speed enabled catch. Maybe I’m missing something, or because he’s hit for S so far, people are making too much of it to compensate…

    • Flavor said, on June 3, 2018 at 10:44 am

      I’m giving him slack still on figuring out how to play RF

  5. James said, on June 3, 2018 at 11:11 am

    McCutchen still has a lot of season to boost his numbers. I wouldn’t bet against it. His defensive lapses will be forgotten if his OPS winds up in the mid-800s again. And he’s really been more disappointing than terrible thus far.

    • blade3colorado said, on June 3, 2018 at 11:30 am

      James, I know you more or less agree that batting average, slugging percentage and on-base percentage all have basic flaws, which don’t exist in OPS . . . Consequently, OPS is one of the most universally accepted tools for evaluating player performance at the plate. If you disagree with this statement – say so.

      If the aforementioned is true, what’s your opinion of Longoria at this point in the season? He has a .769 OPS, slightly better than last season’s mediocre OPS of .737. Does he get a pass for his bombs? And, are you betting he will boost his numbers (OPS) by the end of the season?

      • Macdog said, on June 3, 2018 at 11:40 am

        It’s interesting comparing Belt and Longo. Belt has 3 more hits, but Longo has more XBH, 27-23. Both are close in strikeouts. The big difference appears to be walks — Belt has 28, Longo only 9.

      • djloo27 said, on June 3, 2018 at 11:54 am

        Belt also has him 1-0 in appendectomies…

      • James said, on June 3, 2018 at 12:02 pm

        I almost mentioned something last night about Longoria, Blade. I’d be content if Longoria did what he’s doing at the plate right now for the rest of his SF tenure. At this point in his career, he’s the kind of player that would get overvalued for his power numbers in the unenlightened days of yore, but OPS is OPS — doesn’t matter how you compile it, and his is ok (his D needs to get better). Which brings us to Mac’s Belt comparison, which some may interpret as “Longo and Belt are closer than it seems.” Longoria has made a lot more of the team’s total outs than Belt has. Your OPS indirectly measures this, too, via OBP. That is a crucial difference in how you judge a player’s overall offensive production.

  6. djloo27 said, on June 3, 2018 at 11:57 am

    1. Joe Panik (L) 2B
    2. Buster Posey (R) C
    3. Andrew McCutchen (R) RF
    4. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    5. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    6. Pablo Sandoval (S) 1B
    7. Mac Williamson (R) LF
    8. Gorkys Hernandez (R) CF
    9. Dereck Rodriguez (R) P

    • Flavor said, on June 3, 2018 at 1:10 pm

      i’ve never missed Belt before. Till now.

  7. Flavor said, on June 3, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Wacha at 107 pitches through 8 of his no hitter. Easily his most this year. Interesting to see if they let him finish it if he starts off with a deep count or two

  8. dirtnrocksnomo said, on June 3, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Arrieta with 19 pitches through 2?

  9. Macdog said, on June 3, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Jeez, what a way for the scoreless streak to end.

  10. dirtnrocksnomo said, on June 3, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    I’ll be surprised if lil’ pudge makes it to the 5th.

  11. snarkk said, on June 3, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Longoria Ks a ton, why do a hit and run w/Craw on first and one down with Longoria having 2 strikes on him? So, he Ks into a DP, swinging at ball 4 per Miller…

  12. Flavor said, on June 3, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    hunter pence is on deck…..This shit show minus Belt is just not enough O man…..

  13. Flavor said, on June 3, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Pence back to the dugout. Good.

  14. Flavor said, on June 3, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    soft liners will work….

  15. dirtnrocksnomo said, on June 3, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Oppo bomb! Nice

  16. Macdog said, on June 3, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Oppo-Cutch!

  17. willedav said, on June 3, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    yaha waiting for one of those from Giants on a warm day here.

  18. Flavor said, on June 3, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    ‘Cutch bomb. That’s what we need baby!!!!!

  19. dirtnrocksnomo said, on June 3, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Wow, was that fair by more than a foot?

    • Lurker John said, on June 3, 2018 at 3:07 pm

      Yeah, he tucked that thing right inside the foul pole. Perfect.

  20. Flavor said, on June 3, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Nice to see Cutch end that string of singley bullshit. We need power!!!!!!!

  21. dirtnrocksnomo said, on June 3, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Did Melancon break 90?

    • Flavor said, on June 3, 2018 at 3:07 pm

      yes. 91 on a couple. He’s never been a power pitcher, he can make hay with 90-91

      • Lurker John said, on June 3, 2018 at 3:10 pm

        Yeah, great breaking ball.

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on June 3, 2018 at 3:11 pm

        Agree, he can still get grounders and Ks and is a good add to the BP which is looking stacked.

    • zumiee said, on June 3, 2018 at 3:08 pm

      I didn’t notice.
      The curveball was very good. 12 to 6, straight drop.

  22. Lurker John said, on June 3, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Melancon back and looking pretty good, minus a little velo. All the pieces are starting to trickle back in, with the big one coming next. Let’s see what happens now. Nice to see Cutch hit his first homer in a month and break this thing open.

  23. willedav said, on June 3, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    cbs site game tracker has twitter posts on side…wow Phils fans going off on Phils official one with stream of negative posts . sound a lot like Giants fans last year, POS offense. There are still only 4-5 teams in NL with better record.
    Scoring 1 run in 3 games and that one courtesy of your SP, will do that I guess.

    • zumiee said, on June 3, 2018 at 3:11 pm

      They’re primed to not like Kapler. Kapler has s personality that many find annoying.

      • Lurker John said, on June 3, 2018 at 3:18 pm

        You mean like he’s an cocky jackass?

      • zumiee said, on June 3, 2018 at 3:22 pm

        That’s the impression. 🙂

      • willedav said, on June 3, 2018 at 3:33 pm

        well must be galling after how they kicked SF ass at home.

  24. Lurker John said, on June 3, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Maybe Melancon can eventually slide into the struggling Gearrin’s slot.

    • willedav said, on June 3, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      hope so for everyone’s sake, More good set up guys Bochy has at his disposal, the better.
      FLR not off to good start this inning tho.

  25. willedav said, on June 3, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Phils actually seem like a cool team, lot of young guys that can hit (tho not so much right now) and have to be most non honky team in the league.

  26. willedav said, on June 3, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Phils position guys:
    Altherr
    N Williams
    Alfaro
    C Hernandez
    O Herrera
    Franco
    Santana
    bench guy Valentin and P florimon (on DL)

    Pitchers:
    Velasquez and 3-4 relievers including Neris

    half the team can’t think of a team offhand like that

  27. willedav said, on June 3, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Payback mofo!

  28. Macdog said, on June 3, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Buster bomb!

    • willedav said, on June 3, 2018 at 3:36 pm

      Another rocket from cutch. don’t think Neris getting his closer job back anytime soon. He’s either almost beaning guys or getting hammered.

      Wotus wtf?

  29. Lurker John said, on June 3, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Broom the Phillies!

  30. Macdog said, on June 3, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Sweep the Pheckless Phils!

    • zumiee said, on June 3, 2018 at 3:43 pm

      • Flavor said, on June 3, 2018 at 4:02 pm

        Sunday Clint gifs are the best

  31. zumiee said, on June 3, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Dodgers are about to sweep the tissue-paper Rockies.

    • willedav said, on June 3, 2018 at 4:08 pm

      took them 7 pitchers to do it. rox hammered Alex wood for 6 runs in 2 innings. He ain’t having same season as last year.
      Rox expensive closer Davis gave up 3 in 9th to lose it. Giants almost beat his ass too.

      Giants go back to LA in 2 weeks; gotta see how Bum lines up for that. Scheduled to start Tues vs. AZ.

  32. Flavor said, on June 3, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Iggy still out, Klay good to go

  33. Flavor said, on June 3, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Arrieta not putting up with this bullshit, lol

    • Flavor said, on June 3, 2018 at 4:11 pm

      Nightengale had a mistake in his tweet, obviously

  34. willedav said, on June 3, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Hey Flav—you gonna restart the WAB wins after Belt stat from last year?

    • Flavor said, on June 3, 2018 at 4:54 pm

      no he’s been very good this year. Swinging the bat, not walking as much, hitting less ground balls. I’m liking his approach this year and I’m bummed he’s hurt.

  35. willedav said, on June 3, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Hey look at it this way—might be one of those things that helps bring everyone closer together–got to do a little more now that best hitter is going to be out for a while.

    Posey homers today, cutch does, Melancon gets clean inning first time back, they get the kid a W, yada yada.
    All good stuff, not to mention revenge on Phils

  36. zumiee said, on June 3, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    I watched a Carly Simon documentary. It was very interesting and had lots of fun facts. Mick Jaggar sang background vocals on “You’re So Vain.” Listen to the song again, and you’ll hear him. I never noticed that.
    Bass guitar on the song was played by Klaus Voorman, the guy who did the cover artwork for the Beatles’ “Revolver” album.

    • zumiee said, on June 3, 2018 at 5:00 pm

      I watched it late last night as I was getting around to some things on the DVR that had been on there quite a while. Also a Steely Dan documentary. Very interesting and entertaining.

    • djloo27 said, on June 3, 2018 at 5:04 pm

      When that song was popular you would hear it every 10 minutes on the radio. A lot of people thought it was about Jagger and that it was odd he would agree to sing in it. Then it became pretty much accepted that it was written about Warren Beatty. I have my doubts, since I don’t remember him owning any horses that ran at Saratoga…

      • zumiee said, on June 3, 2018 at 5:08 pm

        In the documentary she said she combined three guys into the lyrics of the song, and that Beatty was one of them, but not Jaggar.

  37. willedav said, on June 3, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Sheila E with Los?
    only here would that happen…wonder what overall response is, lol.

    Always enjoyed when philly used to have Grover Washington do it.

    • djloo27 said, on June 3, 2018 at 5:09 pm

      When did Carlos Santana turn into Tony Soprano?

    • zumiee said, on June 3, 2018 at 5:10 pm

      I predict the middle of the nation experienced butt-hurt.

  38. Flavor said, on June 3, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Finally a great start for once

  39. snarkk said, on June 3, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Nice sweep. Gotta be pretty rare for an early sweep by one squad, and payback sweep later on same season by the initial sweepee team.
    Young SF pitchers starting to show some experience.
    This Rodriguez kid has good stuff, and not a lot of mileage on the arm. Good combo, plus he throws strikes.
    Maybe they’ve got one there.
    Dubs starting off with a decent first quarter, for once…

  40. willedav said, on June 3, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    lotta uncontested layups by GS.

  41. Flavor said, on June 3, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Seriously, does anyone know why Minn cut young pudge loose? They got so many pitchers lying around they can cut a guy who can clearly pitch up here?

  42. djloo27 said, on June 3, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    I hope they stick Smdj in the pen when he comes back. He can replace Gearrin. I guess Johnson’s a goner when Bum is activated…

  43. zumiee said, on June 3, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    More intensity and effort on defense by the Warriors in game 2 so far.

  44. zumiee said, on June 3, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Hill was on the Kings earlier this season, looking every bit the journeyman.

  45. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on June 3, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    That Carly Simon song was a clever little ditty but as Loo said, way over-played in its hey day. I’d heard she was singing about Neil Young…. but don’t know if he actually owned any horses either. Nice win for the G’s, keeping their dauber up. Wonder whatever happened to Pam Dauber. I always thought she had nice…. arms…..

  46. willedav said, on June 3, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    3 dumb possessions and then west from 3…just what Kerr drew up.
    Bell, sometimes, just does the dumbest s out there.

    • willedav said, on June 3, 2018 at 7:02 pm

      hustle play there after talking to from Igs.
      Cavs can’t give up 30 points a quarter. Better passing and ball movement from them tho.

  47. Macdog said, on June 3, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    That crazy Curry 3 should just about do it for tonight.

  48. djloo27 said, on June 3, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    I was shocked many years ago when the NBA began to allow the home team to pump whatever noise and music they wanted over the PA system during live play. To this day, I don’t think any other sport or league permits that…

    • zumiee said, on June 3, 2018 at 7:39 pm

      My first memory of it was the Pistons arena doing it during the “bad boys” Dennis Rodman era. If I’m remembering that correctly.

    • Flavor said, on June 3, 2018 at 7:50 pm

      earlier this year the Warriors played a game on the road (can’t remember where) with no sound and no PA guy. The players hated it, all of them said they couldn’t find a rhythm

  49. zumiee said, on June 3, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    The Cavs would have to win 4 of the next 5. That’s brutal math.

  50. mrsprtdude said, on June 3, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Great day by the Bay!!! Curry rainbow 3 at the shot clock buzzer despite great Cavs D. EPIC!

  51. Lurker John said, on June 3, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Draymond taking a little shot at The King?

  52. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on June 3, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Yankees have the best winning percentage in baseball, and yet they’re 1 game behind the Red Sawx….

    • zumiee said, on June 3, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      The Yanks have played fewer games; more rainouts. It messes with the math. 🙂

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on June 3, 2018 at 9:46 pm

        Yes, I understand why, I just find that kind of statistical oddity to be interesting. Not to be confused with a space oddity.

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on June 3, 2018 at 9:58 pm

        And that’s likely going to be a great race in the AL East, with NY having a half-dozen games in hand at the moment…

  53. unca_chuck said, on June 3, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    I always thought Carly Simon was singing about James Taylor.

    Good solid wins for the Dubs and the G’s. Bron Bron was dead by the end of the 3rd quarter.

  54. zumiee said, on June 4, 2018 at 1:01 am

    Marilyn Manson covered this song. Who knew?


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