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Another Walk Off Win

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 28, 2018

I don’t understand why managers still blindly bring in lefty’s to face Crawford. He’s hitting nearly .300 off them this season. He has a better career average against lefty’s than righty’s. But that continues to not make a difference to the brain dead lemming managers who make these decisions.

These are good problems to have as a fan: This morning I was wondering if the roar for Crawford’s HR was bigger than the roar for Pence’s dribbler. I am nearly positive the dribbler-roar was bigger. I still can’t get over what happened in front of my eyes the other day. I’ll remember that for a long, long time.

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  1. Flavor said, on June 28, 2018 at 6:22 am

    ouch

    • chipower9 said, on June 28, 2018 at 7:36 am

      Actually, the next hit tied the game, and OSU went on to win it. Rubber match (game 3) for the title, today. The 2nd baseman should have backed off. The 1B made a spectacular grab in foul territory in game one.

      • Flavor said, on June 28, 2018 at 7:56 am

        i know. that’s why I said *ouch*

  2. willedav said, on June 28, 2018 at 7:24 am

    the usually clueless Scott Ostler actually had pretty good idea before A’s last road trip—move what fans they have closer to action and eliminate all that space behind plate and foul territory down lines.

    Too bad for U of Arks–2b over ran it, 1b RF never went really hard and misjudged it too.
    Used to love Nolan Richardson’s Hogs, many cool players…old Barnhill Arena great look with racing warthog logo right in middle of center court.

    • willedav said, on June 28, 2018 at 7:34 am

      Arkansas was part of much missed old SouthWest conference with all the Texas schools. Conferences today are whack.
      Read today J Haase and Stanford men b-ball will play No Carolina and Kansas this season, couple places where he played/coached. Props to him, especially after he lost his best player Reid Travis to Kentucky.

  3. willedav said, on June 28, 2018 at 7:29 am

    so…?: Does this run solidify extension of axis Bochy Sabes Evans? Or is it more like Pence situation, where some limited recent success is only delaying inevitable?

    • chipower9 said, on June 28, 2018 at 7:39 am

      I would not be surprised to see Bochy retire, soon. I think Sabes is set, and not going anywhere. Not sure about Booby…I have not been particularly impressed since he took the reins.

  4. Lurker John said, on June 28, 2018 at 7:38 am

    Pawlie, are you kidding me? Magnus Flavoris? Now that’s Solid Gold! ROFL!

    • pawliekokonuts said, on June 28, 2018 at 8:40 am

      I’m still waiting for the Magnus Clitoris jokes

  5. chipower9 said, on June 28, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Major swing and miss by me, last night. I was tired as hell and had to get up early, so went to bed as they were going to the 9th. Wake this morning to see I missed a walk-off bomb! 🙄

  6. chipower9 said, on June 28, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Just saw the replay. Love the Rox pitcher. He knew immediately and hangs his head…

  7. pawliekokonuts said, on June 28, 2018 at 8:41 am

    As for the dribblers mentioned in the lead post, I remember mine, too, for a long time, since they are so rare

    • Flavor said, on June 28, 2018 at 9:15 am

      thought it’d be more like a puff of dust. roasted? lulz

  8. alleykat69 said, on June 28, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Just as was watching Pence dribbler back to the mound,as Kuip making me laugh,”well if that gets by the pitcher Pence has a basehit with the shift they had on!!
    And can anyone tell me why Boch batted Pence ahead of Crawford when Crawford rakes lefty’s better then Pence hitting either RH/LH pitching..

    • Lurker John said, on June 28, 2018 at 9:30 am

      I’d like to know why Pence is in there at all when you have a young and hungry Austin Slater sitting on the bench. Kudos for Pence for his recent heroics, all 150′ of them, but it seems clear to me that he’s a shell of his former self. Slater may turn out to be a nothing, like most other Giants’ OF prospects, but I’d like to see him get more playing time. Don’t forget that he was doing well last year before the injury.

      • chipower9 said, on June 28, 2018 at 11:16 am

        LJ – $$$. Giants are adamant about staying under the luxury tax and are within a couple hundred K of the limit, so Pence (and Actionless) are not going anywhere, soon.

  9. Bozo said, on June 28, 2018 at 9:42 am

    I also bailed early last night, 6th inning, 0-0 but it was midnight and I was tired. Woke up this morning and watched the 9th inning Craw Bomb, now that was a beautiful thing.

  10. Lurker John said, on June 28, 2018 at 9:47 am

    I wonder, will Pence hit even one home run this year, and will Buster Posey reach 10? I say, “Probably” to Pence because even he will probably run into a hanging curve at some point, and, “No” to Posey, because he is the definition of warning track power right now and his batting average has been diving of late as well. Thank the baseball gods for his still-good defense.

    With all that’s gone on, the fact that the Giants are three games over and 4.5 games out on the cusp of July, and coming off a stellar home stand, win or lose today, is a notable development. Bum is rounding into form and Cueto is on the verge of returning. Shark and Longo, too, eventually. No June Swoon this year.

    Dramatic improvement is needed on the road, but if this keeps up, we’re going to have to start taking these guys seriously. They are, as they say, hanging around.

    • zumiee said, on June 28, 2018 at 9:57 am

      On the KNBR morning show this week Kuiper said Posey is dealing with chronic hip pain. We’ve heard that before, but Kuiper wanted to make the point that Posey may be dealing with this the rest of his career. I don’t know what that means for the Giants and Posey going forward. Clearly it has affected his power-hitting.

  11. Lurker John said, on June 28, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Will Smith has been phenomenal since his return, Moronta continues to some into his own and Watson has been the star of the pen all year. I still don’t know who the closer is with Muscle-Head out (Dyson? By committee?), but the bullpen has been a lifesaver this season.

  12. alleykat69 said, on June 28, 2018 at 10:17 am

    The BP has been great like you mentioned LJ!
    Scary thing is when alphabetical man comes back and you know Boch will be a freakin starter again when they should put him in the pen.Either Rodriguez are Suarez are going to get screwed when their both showing promise and should stay up..

    • chipower9 said, on June 28, 2018 at 11:18 am

      When Alphabets returns, either D-Rod or Suarez will go to the pen, and I would suspect Gearrin gets das boot. This was what was discussed and projected last weekend on Marty’s pregame show.

  13. chipower9 said, on June 28, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Let’s get a Sweep…

    1. Alen Hanson (S) LF
    2. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    3. Andrew McCutchen (R) RF
    4. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    5. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
    6. Nick Hundley (R) C
    7. Joe Panik (L) 2B
    8. Gorkys Hernandez (R) CF
    9. Chris Stratton (R) P

  14. zumiee said, on June 28, 2018 at 11:28 am

    The college finals is a complete honky-fest, both the teams and the fans in the stands.
    That’s depressing.

    • willedav said, on June 28, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      mm don’t think that’s out of the ordinary Zum.
      Locally, chron player of year is Jimmy Rollins cousin, from same school Encinal. He was drafted in 2nd round and deciding whether to play college ball or not.

    • chipower9 said, on June 28, 2018 at 1:01 pm

      Honkyfest or not, I have found the regionals, super regionals, and finals all entertaining. It is also good to see some of the high draft picks play. Kid who started game one for Arkansas was drafted 87th (3rd round) by Baltimore, and has gone 14-0 this year, including that game one win. Arkansas has never won it all, so I am pulling for the (that, and my dad was born there). Go Hogs!

    • willedav said, on June 28, 2018 at 1:01 pm

      Osiris Johnson, Fullerton commit who has yet to sign with Marlins who drafted him

  15. pawliekokonuts said, on June 28, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    I like me some Alen, with his alien spelling

  16. willedav said, on June 28, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Inevitable I guess. Glad it didn’t happen last time up off Moronta.

  17. chipower9 said, on June 28, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Fuck! I t-up the game on the radio here at work, and the first thing I hear is “it’s still going and it is outta here.” Looks like another come-back game today…

  18. chipower9 said, on June 28, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Belted!

  19. willedav said, on June 28, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Oh yeah. Belt just answered big time

  20. willedav said, on June 28, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Sherps off to LA next? Man gotta hope their bats wake up. Dunno what’s up with them—same crowd as usual, LeMahieu Arenado Blackmon Story Parra/Cargo…3 runs scored entire series here.
    38-42 8 games out closer to Pads than anyone else.

  21. chipower9 said, on June 28, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Gorks, again! Weeze the Juice!

  22. YogiBarrister (@Yogi47951368) said, on June 28, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    The last inning by Stratton and the next one by Blach might go a long way in determining the roster when Cueto and Samardzija return.
    Stratton might get sent down tomorrow to make room for an interim short reliever, Blach might win the long relief role.

    • chipower9 said, on June 28, 2018 at 2:17 pm

      I have been quite happy with Blach in the long relief role.

      • Macdog said, on June 28, 2018 at 2:43 pm

        Uhhhhh . . .

  23. chipower9 said, on June 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Cutch! Come on boys, get the lead back, and close this bitch out!

  24. Macdog said, on June 28, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    I’ve never seen so many bloop hits, and that’s just in the last couple innings.

  25. chipower9 said, on June 28, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    OK. Time for the Alien to do some damage…BOO YAH!

  26. Macdog said, on June 28, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Hanson does it again!

  27. zumiee said, on June 28, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Hanny!!

  28. chipower9 said, on June 28, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Fuck Yes! Alien Alen to the rescue!

  29. Bozo said, on June 28, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Oh yeah, crush dem Rocks.

  30. chipower9 said, on June 28, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Blow this fucker out, boys!

  31. alleykat69 said, on June 28, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Hanson clutch double for the lead!!

  32. chipower9 said, on June 28, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Lefty warming up for Rox. Oh yeah, go lefty-on-lefty on Craw. We know how that went last night.

  33. alleykat69 said, on June 28, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Pence has to be nailed to the bench fulltime along with MIAJ
    Hanson just adds extra spark to this club. Any guy that can go 1st to 3rd in 11 seconds like he did a few games ago, not named Hamilton are Gordon is special..

  34. unca_chuck said, on June 28, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    wow

  35. Macdog said, on June 28, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    LeFuck.

  36. alleykat69 said, on June 28, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Unreal!!
    Freakin A back to Closer by committee!!
    Dyson you suck!!!!

  37. unca_chuck said, on June 28, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    No you don;t Kruk. You can fish for a strike. You don’t have to hang a fucking slider.

  38. chipower9 said, on June 28, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Dyson sucks donkey dick…

  39. Macdog said, on June 28, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Damn, that one hurts.

  40. Lurker John said, on June 28, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    The sweep was right there, Dyson. FUCK.

  41. zumiee said, on June 28, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Fun flight for Dyson to Arizona.

    • alleykat69 said, on June 28, 2018 at 4:00 pm

      Leave Dyson on the tarmac!!

    • Macdog said, on June 28, 2018 at 4:01 pm

      Maybe he’ll punch a door.

  42. Lurker John said, on June 28, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Damn Diamondbacks are hot again.

  43. Flavor said, on June 28, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Dyson is good at fooling people with nice closer peripherals. But put him in that role and he’s ahead case. Needs to go back to set up duty

  44. zumiee said, on June 28, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Harlan Ellison passed away. Complex controversial writer and person, legend in the sci/fi genre. Beloved and hated, he had a remarkable career.
    I read a pretty good amount of his stuff, and saw him speak in person a few times. He was a sought after speaker because of his outrageousness and humor.
    He was a fierce fighter for author’s rights. He once mailed a dead gopher to a publisher.
    He was often an arrogant jerk. But he also spoke out continuously against social injustice.
    Most people have mixed feelings about him.
    There was a period from the mid-’60s to the mid-’70s when he was one of the most influential writers in the U.S.

  45. Irish Kevin said, on June 28, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    So closer by committee even though they paid big bucks to Melancin to be the FULL TIME closer. Nice 👍

    • Flavor said, on June 28, 2018 at 4:33 pm

      Melancon got hurt and it would be stupid to push him until he’s completely back both with confidence and health. Who cares what he’s getting paid? He got hurt and now it’s plan B

      • Bozo said, on June 28, 2018 at 5:11 pm

        Plus, I’ve just gotten to a point where I can pronounce his name without thinking about it too much. So I’d like to see him around for awhile in whatever role he can do.

      • Irish Kevin said, on June 28, 2018 at 9:08 pm

        He is hurt again??

  46. dirtnrocksnomo said, on June 28, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Tough loss but still took the series. The next one against AZ is where it’s at.

    • Flavor said, on June 28, 2018 at 4:49 pm

      exactly. I’ll be thumbs upping this bitch in a second.

  47. Flavor said, on June 28, 2018 at 6:13 pm

  48. zumiee said, on June 28, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    I saw the movie “A Boy And His Dog” at a drive-in theater a very long time ago. I had read the Harlan Ellison story it was based on, so I knew pretty much what was going to happen, but I still got caught up in the film. I don’t know how well that movie would hold up now. It was an early story in the post-apocalyptic genre which is so popular nowadays. It stars a young Don Johnson (!) as a young man roaming a post-nuclear war wasteland with his radiation-effected dog that he can now communicate with telepathically. The story has a shocking ending that I wonder how much would shock people nowadays. Probably not so much.
    Just one of many stories Ellison became famous for within the sci/if world. He’s a really huge name within the genre. A lot of writers were inspired to be writers because of him.
    He was also famous for his many lawsuits where he sued people for suspected plagiarism. He successfully sued James Cameron claiming The Terminator was a rip-off of an episode of Outer Limits that Harlan wrote. Ellison won some money and a writing credit for The Terminator. Cameron was furious, claiming he never saw that episode of Outer Limits. Ellison won several lawsuits over the years.

    • zumiee said, on June 28, 2018 at 7:45 pm

      And yes, Kat, I can see some TF in Ellison or vice versa. 🙂

      • zumiee said, on June 28, 2018 at 7:52 pm

        I do think TF may have found some inspiration in Mick LaSalle. He mentioned LaSalle a few times over the years. And if I read LaSalles’ letters column in the Sunday SF Chronicle, I hear a bit of TF in LaSalle’s style. It’s kind of a “I don’t suffer fools gladly” type of attitude. But I’ve never liked that phrase. It always seems like a justification for being rude to people, or an outright jerk. Everybody is a fool at something. None of us humans knows everything about everything.

  49. zumiee said, on June 28, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Ellison was an absolute master of the short story. It’s a format not nearly as celebrated as novels, but it is an important format. We all read some of the great short stories in school. Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery,” Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge,” Jack London’s “To Build A Fire” and so on. Just perfect short stories. Ellison wrote some perfect sci/fi short stories. Being science fiction they were never going to be as famous with the general public.

  50. djloo27 said, on June 28, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Gopher reacts to Ellison’s death:

    • zumiee said, on June 28, 2018 at 8:39 pm

      I have gophers in the yard, and big dogs that compound the problem by trying to dig up the gophers. A futile quest.

  51. zumiee said, on June 28, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Ellison had a very pale complexion. He was the epitome of “looked like he slept with a vampire.” And not especially tall. But extremely feisty.
    He wrote for Star Trek also.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgzdGDEWsAAT1iG?format=jpg

    • zumiee said, on June 28, 2018 at 8:34 pm

      A photo of Ellison with Nimoy and Shatner.

  52. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on June 28, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Bullpen has been pretty darned good. But this team needs every win it can get when it’s in position for a win, so…. blown saves really must be minimized. Bochy is historically good at managing the ‘pen, but only if he has the right people. I think this is who they are, so the closer-du-jour must get the job done. I’m guessing Boch will settle on one of them at some point, hopefully one of them will step up…

  53. zumiee said, on June 28, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    “The curmudgeonly Ellison was born in 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio, was expelled from Ohio State University for slugging a professor who criticized his writing, and began his career in New York in the 1950s.”

  54. djloo27 said, on June 28, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Good move changing the subject.
    Devastating, momentum killing loss after last night…

  55. zumiee said, on June 28, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    D-Backs have been red-hot; the Giants have a big challenge.

    • zumiee said, on June 28, 2018 at 9:27 pm

      They get to miss Greinke, though.

  56. unca_chuck said, on June 28, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Damn, Loved his stuff.

    • zumiee said, on June 28, 2018 at 9:35 pm

      Ursula K. LeGuin passed away last year. That era of science fiction writers is passing away.
      Robert Silverberg is still alive, and lives in the SF Bay Area. I’m not sure who else is left from that era of writers.

  57. snarkk said, on June 28, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    Looking at today’s highlights:
    1. McCutchen looked like he could have cut off a gap hit to a double, but didn’t hustle enough and let it go thru for a triple and let in an extra rbi. Sure looked like that to me. His defense in right is pretty marginal.

    2. In the 9th Dyson threw that gopher ball inside part of the plate, just above the knees. Not good….

  58. pawliekokonuts said, on June 28, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    But what about Ralph Ellison?

    • xoot said, on June 28, 2018 at 11:15 pm

      invisible

      • pawliekokonuts said, on June 28, 2018 at 11:23 pm

        but still relevant

  59. James said, on June 29, 2018 at 12:10 am

    Samuel R. Delaney is still ticking.

  60. mrsprtdude said, on June 29, 2018 at 12:19 am

    Read this about Pence in the Athletic…The hitting coaches in L.A. showed Pence how brief of a time he was in the zone and helped him find ways to be ready sooner and create a better swing path…
    WTF..Some out side coaches found this but ours din’t?


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