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Turning The Page on The Season

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 5, 2018

Look, the D-backs have some hitters on that team. The Escobar pick up will turn out to be huge for them. The fact that they’ve been blasting our tentative young pitching all over their yard (and outside of it) is hardly a surprise.

The Giants have simply run out of….something. Gas. Mojo. Players. Whatever you want to call it. If they had a healthy Cueto and Smarge pitching the last two games it may have been a different story. Maybe not. We’ll never know.

It would be cool to see the Pirates claim Cutch and see what kind of boost he could give them. He would certainly do more for that town than the one he’s playing in. It’s time to bring up all the kids and if all these injuries keep chipping away at the base there’s a decent chance Bochy will grit his teeth and play these guys.

 

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  1. chipower9 said, on August 5, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Agree on all counts. Going into this series I truly thought they had a chance to make a run, BUT that was all predicated on them winning this series (I mentioned specifically they had to begin winning series, especially these against division rivals). Hate to go from moderate Pollyanna to Doomer, but I see little to almost no chance for this year. Need Loo’s Twilight Zone meme with the door closing, because at this point, that sums up the Gigantes season quite well. Would love to see them at least get a split.

    Kids? Sure, but at this point they really must do everything possible to stay under the tax. The difference? Bust the tax and pay 50 cents on the dollar for all dollars above the threshold going forward. Stay under and the penalty is only 20% on those dollars.

    • gianthead said, on August 5, 2018 at 8:00 am

      One plus is the payroll goes down significantly next year and forward. If we can waive McCutch, that will guarantee staying under. Go Brewers at 35-1 is all I have to say…

  2. Flavor said, on August 5, 2018 at 8:43 am

    With Scioscia retiring (I have never been able to spell his name without looking it up) maybe Bochy gets the clue and follows suit. This team is so badly in need on new leadership.

    • chipower9 said, on August 5, 2018 at 10:37 am

      Agree. I said the same yesterday. Regardless of how it plays out this year, we need a new skipper for next year. And while they’re at it, kick Booby to the curb and get a legit GM.

  3. sandog said, on August 5, 2018 at 8:46 am

    it was awesome hanging out with. Mac and Loo yesterday. Great conversation with lots of laughs and Sarah enjoyed herself. Had drinks at one place, then lunch at a popular spot where the wait staff sing Broadway show tunes while also working the tables. Mac and Loo were great sports to go along with that. There were several great moments there, but I think the best was when one of of the waiters, instead of singing a show tune, sang the “We gonna lite it up, like Dyno-o-mite” song. Loo went nuts, recalling the epic Brian Wilson/Cody Ross version of that tune. At one point, he was out of his chair, dancing and singing along. It wasn’t the only time Loo stole the show from the performers either. Awesome stuff.
    Big thanks to Flav again for making moments like those possible.

    • Flavor said, on August 5, 2018 at 8:50 am

      man, in this day and age nobody got a video of that? I thought that was standard stuff these days.

    • Macdog said, on August 5, 2018 at 8:59 am

      Loo also ordered the “Hot Diggity Dogs” in honor of SD.

    • djloo27 said, on August 5, 2018 at 4:14 pm

      Just call me Loo Seal…

  4. Flavor said, on August 5, 2018 at 8:51 am

    When did Law get called up? Kruk was chirping about his newfound command but I guess that doesn’t show up at the mlb level.

  5. sandog said, on August 5, 2018 at 8:53 am

    -Appreciated Zumie’s Robin Ventura posts. I remember thinking at the time that the media made WAY too big a deal out of that. I certainly don’t remember Ventura bleeding as a result.
    – Agree with G-Head, that BrewCrew at 35-1 is great value.
    -We’re 5.5 out of a playoff spot. Steady as she goes. I’m in 100%.
    -The Duggar/Steve Finley comparison is a great one.

  6. willedav said, on August 5, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Since SD said something about it earlier and Loo chimed in on last thread…what would reasonable proposal for all sides toward extending Bum look like?
    With uncertain health of Cueto/Smrdz and seeming lack of SPs beyond Blach and the 5s I’d offer him something right now.

  7. sandog said, on August 5, 2018 at 9:16 am

    I think I said 5/90 the other day.

    Sarah’s helping me get more up to speed withTwitter and I intend to put a few pics up from our trip if anyone is interested. @SanDawg42

    • Flavor said, on August 5, 2018 at 9:28 am

      i look forward to your twitter posts multiple times a day.

    • willedav said, on August 5, 2018 at 10:32 am

      Bum is actually a year younger than Stras (making $18M this year) who just turned 30 and has $$$$$ coming due starting next season.
      Arrieta got 3/75M and is couple years older too.
      DRod and Bum are only SPs with decent ERAs tho Holland is now down to 3.90. Suarez is at 4.60 Smrdz is unsightly and Blach is 4.50 ish.

  8. chipower9 said, on August 5, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Posey back in the line-up, but not behind the dish. Hopefully Cutch’s last game in the Orange and Black. Put him on waivers after today and see what you can get…

    1. Andrew McCutchen (R) RF
    2. Buster Posey (R) 1B
    3. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    4. Nick Hundley (R) C
    5. Austin Slater (R) LF
    6. Chase d’Arnaud (R) 2B
    7. Gorkys Hernandez (R) CF
    8. Alen Hanson (S) SS
    9. Derek Holland (S) P

  9. chipower9 said, on August 5, 2018 at 10:33 am

    RE: WillieD’s 9:06: I like SanDog’s 5/90. Tear up the option year and start the clock at next year. If the contract is spread evenly, at 18/year, Bum gets a 6 mil bump over what he would have gotten on the Giant’s option for next year.

  10. mrsprtdude said, on August 5, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Tough choices for the Gmen brass. Play all the kids or try to keep winning only 5 games out…

    Either way i’m enjoying the season much more than I thought I would. A few young guys playing well i didn’t even know we had. Winning enough games to be competitive. Losing games but not rolling over. 9th inning Fri down 3 last year was a 3 up 3 down inning FOR SURE. This year? Tying run to the plate…

    If Padres, Detroit, or White Sox were playing .500 ball after a 98 loss season their fans were be crazy with excitement. We all would have been too pre 2010 right?

    My daughter had a blast watching her future husband (Duggar) play MLB level ball yesterday:) Go Giants!!
    PS In her mind LOL. Don’t go crazy. Has never met him!

    • chipower9 said, on August 5, 2018 at 1:10 pm

      lulz – yep, just like Timmy was my daughter’s fiancé.

  11. chipower9 said, on August 5, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Too bad Longoria couldn’t get that hit yesterday in the 8th….

  12. willedav said, on August 5, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Last 2 games Slater now has 1 walk and 5 Ks. arrggh

    • zumiee said, on August 5, 2018 at 2:59 pm

      I see your point, but I like his swing. The mechanics are good.

  13. Macdog said, on August 5, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Crazy 3-run rally in the 9th by the Brew vs. Rox’s Ottavino that included Braun reaching first on catcher’s interference, Kratz reaching first on a wild pitch-strikeout that would’ve ended the game, and the tying run scoring on another wild pitch.

  14. pawliekokonuts said, on August 5, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Love SanDog’s 8:48.

  15. zumiee said, on August 5, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Slater has a nice hit-for-average swing. He’s looking legit.

    • Flavor said, on August 5, 2018 at 3:01 pm

      we should get all our hitters from The Farm

      • willedav said, on August 5, 2018 at 3:08 pm

        Slater so far has 0 bombs in 70+ ABs. He does get on base but a little pop wouldn’t hurt, especially on this team–4 XBHs all doubles. Didn’t he get 3 of those in 1 game?

      • Lurker John said, on August 5, 2018 at 3:31 pm

        The pop may come. He showed some last year, including that massive shot in Milwaukee. I’m pleased that he’s getting on base at a very nice clip; gets his hits and takes his walks, which is encouraging to see for a young hitter. His approach is good, unlike most of the young “hitters” the Giants have been bringing up recently.

  16. willedav said, on August 5, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    mound visit before the guy faces Pence?
    who promptly bounces patented 2 hopper to IF. And hustles it out, lesson for everyone.
    with the way Duggar and Slater are hitting and fact he didn’t get start vs. LHP, ABs thankfully winding down.

    • chipower9 said, on August 5, 2018 at 3:54 pm

      Duggar allegedly not feeling well, hence not in the line-up (not that Boch would have started him anyway).

  17. Lurker John said, on August 5, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Ray Black has found his inner dominance.

  18. chipower9 said, on August 5, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Long-O!

  19. willedav said, on August 5, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Boom! Hank said before this AB Longo was hitting .340 since he came back but with only 1 bomb in 40+ ABs.

  20. Bozo said, on August 5, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    He got all of that one.

  21. Lurker John said, on August 5, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Longo with the bomb.

  22. zumiee said, on August 5, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    A’s took care of business this weekend against a not very good Tigers team.
    A’s are looking good for a Wild Card spot.

  23. willedav said, on August 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    might be the AB of the game right here…golds vs. Watson

    • willedav said, on August 5, 2018 at 4:04 pm

      hmmn dyson in vs. Souza. wonder if that’s how bochy planned it unless golds chased something.

  24. zumiee said, on August 5, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Watson kind of chickened out vs. Goldschmidt.

  25. chipower9 said, on August 5, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Great glovework and throw by Craw….

  26. djloo27 said, on August 5, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    • chipower9 said, on August 5, 2018 at 4:27 pm

      I fucking love this Loo.

      • sandog said, on August 5, 2018 at 4:47 pm

        I love that you love this and it has inspired me to love this.

    • Flavor said, on August 5, 2018 at 4:28 pm

      this can also double as the *window* that is closing on San Dawg’s buy out bet he should be offering me any day now

  27. chipower9 said, on August 5, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    Ballgame! Treading water with the split, but better than losing the series.

  28. willedav said, on August 5, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    yaha the high hard one.

  29. Flavor said, on August 5, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    solid win. Certainly better to win than to lose. I’ve got zero invested in this year emotionally at this point but I can get down with a knowing dude head nod now and again. Today is one of those days.

  30. mrsprtdude said, on August 5, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Yes! Nice win. Key question now is if we are officially done, then when do i start rooting for the Dbacks? Anyone here think they can hold off the Dodgers or just hope they lose so 2 other non NL west teams make the WC?

  31. wilcojoe said, on August 5, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Giants should be able to take one if not both games against Houston who will be without Correa, Altuve and Springer. Springer may have torn a ligament in his thumb today.

    • chipower9 said, on August 5, 2018 at 5:13 pm

      Good to,see ya, Wilco.

      • wilcojoe said, on August 5, 2018 at 6:07 pm

        Hey Chi, hope all is well my friend.

      • chipower9 said, on August 5, 2018 at 7:14 pm

        Living the dream, brother. Life is blesse. Hope all is well for you and yours, too.

    • willedav said, on August 5, 2018 at 5:25 pm

      oh shoot injury to Springer would be awful

  32. Bozo said, on August 5, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    It sure helps not giving up 5 in the 1st inning.

    • djloo27 said, on August 5, 2018 at 4:43 pm

      Excellent point!

  33. Flavor said, on August 5, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Eating sushi and watching the movie Colors for the first time. Will give my movie review later….

    • gianthead said, on August 5, 2018 at 7:27 pm

      Dennis Hopper…better actor than a Director…just watched Red Rock West for first time in 25 years. Hopper is solid but great script..

  34. willedav said, on August 5, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    so what’s up with Stanton? His slugging pct is down 100 points and he has 25 bombs playing in NY.

    • djloo27 said, on August 5, 2018 at 6:20 pm

      The media here is off his case since his recovery from a slow start, but I don’t think he’s having anything close to the year they expected. I could fungo a marble out of Yankee Stadium with a popsicle stick…

      • Bozo said, on August 5, 2018 at 8:00 pm

        ” I could fungo a marble out of Yankee Stadium with a popsicle stick…” gets my vote for POTD.

  35. zumiee said, on August 5, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    As other Flappers have said, nice to see the Giants show more resilience and fight in them this season compared to last season.

    • Bozo said, on August 5, 2018 at 7:52 pm

      Heard dat, Zum.

  36. willedav said, on August 5, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Heath Hembree walks the guy trying to bunt after almost beaning him 3 times.

  37. Flavor said, on August 5, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Colors…..very average. All those gangsta’s dressed like they were straight up extras from Michael’s Bad video. And how the fuck did a red headed white boy make it into a Norteno gang? Sean Penn played an asshole cop and he probably didn’t have to go to acting class to nail that part. Robert Duvall saved that movie from a *1 Flap* rating. Because of him I’ll give it *3 Flaps* (out of 5).

    • Flavor said, on August 5, 2018 at 8:23 pm

      oh and I greatly enjoyed the Herbie Hancock synthesizer parts. Straight up 80’s yo

      • sandog said, on August 5, 2018 at 8:57 pm

        Yeah, saw Colors once and didnt think it was anything special.

        Hey, was Hundley definitely out on that play at second? I was watching at a bar and only saw one replay. Looked like his toe may have got in there first.

      • Flavor said, on August 6, 2018 at 7:22 am

        i didn’t see the play

  38. willedav said, on August 5, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    chapman coming apart as JD singles in 2.
    SD don’t think Hundley quite got to the bag before the tag.

  39. willedav said, on August 5, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    F Boston ties it! Unreal Chapman with some help blows 3 run lead

  40. djloo27 said, on August 5, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    That’s twice Andujar failed to make the “Juan Arias” play…

    • willedav said, on August 5, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      do you think ARod is right and he had enough time to crow hop into the throw?
      Arias rocked back a bit didn’t he before he threw, right?

      • djloo27 said, on August 5, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    • djloo27 said, on August 5, 2018 at 9:34 pm

      Make that “Joaquin”…

  41. willedav said, on August 5, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    thx Loo. almost looked like Arias was gonna fall over before he gunned him out.
    GW hit by Sox looked like routine play without the shift

    • djloo27 said, on August 5, 2018 at 10:03 pm

      I never saw this angle of it…


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