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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 19, 2019

Early peek at the weather, not sure this game goes smoothly.

https://rotogrinders.com/weather/mlb

SF probably needs a win to stay out of the cellar.

Good day for Bum to build more trade value.

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  1. willedav said, on April 19, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Snarkk is right, GS picking up Bogut was great move. Btw Iguodala Bogut and Looney they are better off without Cousins. Love Bogut passing and screening out of high post and Looney is suddenly knocking down midrange jumpshots.
    Warriors announcer Fitz said he’s turned into Bob Love, in jest. Love and Chet Walker were bookend forwards on great Bulls teams that battled Warriors. Walker had a great auto bio about his early days in rough area Midwest city, good read. He’s also one of only 2 guys I ever saw fake Nate Thurmond off his feet.

    • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2019 at 5:36 pm

      Would the other guy be Elgin Baylor?

  2. willedav said, on April 19, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Giants on base woes continue, one walk vs. 11 Ks yesterday. Top 4 in the order 1-14 with one walk by Duggar, who promptly got picked off when he left first early and was thrown out at 2b. He has to be more patient at the plate, get on base and be table setter, regardless of who is behind him. 3 HRs are nice but make more contact.

    Longo with nice game yesterday. Had the first hit off Corbin, ringing double that one hopped wall in CF, later had rbi single in 9th inning rally and couple nice plays at 3b. Saw a blogger complain Longo looks disinterested and doesn’t want to be here, but disagree.
    The evil M was brought in with 2 guys on late game (instead of being the one taken out) and got out of inning cleanly with 2 Ks and ground out. Seems to be finally healthy and ERA is still at 0.00. He’s not gonna close but he’s not melting down and costing Giants games; just one part of successful pen so far.

  3. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 19, 2019 at 8:08 am

    That audio at the end of the thread yesterday regarding Joe West was great. Lo Duca’s a funny dude “yeah fuck you, Joe” lulz.

    Interesting segment with Krukow on the drive in. In light of Bochy and Belt ejections yesterday he touched on umps and that they’re graded on every game. Unless I am mistaken, umpires work in traveling crews and are together game to game in different cities and whatnot. Short of implementing technology, MLB could easily improve ball and strike calls by having specialization within the crews. Only the top two that grade out get to call games at the plate. Maybe it creates an incentive. Who knows?

    Kruk also dropped the management approved kiss of death on Posey “not sure if he’s seeing the ball. Can’t hide someone in the clean up spot”. Sounds like Posey gets dropped in the order soon.

    • willedav said, on April 19, 2019 at 8:23 am

      according to Hank posey still isn’t all the way recovered, sometimes feels achy and can’t get full hip action. Posey himself said some days feels better than others with swing then loses it. fwiw Hundley is hitting .100 with A’s, not any better than Kratz. Maybe Garcia gets longer look soon.
      That’s thoughtful idea on plate umps—leave that position to the best, only.

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 19, 2019 at 8:35 am

        The club probably would have been better served by having Posey get a quick rehab assignment to build some confidence at the plate.

  4. unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2019 at 8:42 am

    No way in hell should Posey be batting 3rd instead of Pillar.

  5. zumiee said, on April 19, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Fun fact: the Giants currently have a better record than the Red Sox.

    • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2019 at 12:20 pm

      As does everyone but the Marlins, Zum…

  6. zumiee said, on April 19, 2019 at 8:55 am

    The funniest page of the Mueller report is page 30. The entire page is blacked out. The whole page is just a giant black rectangle.

    • xoot said, on April 19, 2019 at 12:25 pm

      There are dozens and dozens of totally black redacted pages in the Russia interference volume. I haven’t looked at the obstruction volume yet. Amazingly, a word search of volume one shows no hits whatsoever for Mercer or Cambridge (with or without Analytica). In 2016 and 2017, the Mercers owned Brieitbart and controlled CA, they promoted Bannon and Flynn in the Trump campaign and White House, and they coordinated with the Russian hackers. Maybe everything about the Mercers is blacked out because of ongoing legal action. If not, wtf?

    • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2019 at 12:29 pm

      I have no recollection of how the Giants lost Bill Mueller which I just looked up.
      I would’ve wrongly guessed as a FA and also didn’t know that he retired as a Dodger.
      If you know who they traded him to and for what without looking it up that’s pretty good…

      • unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2019 at 1:17 pm

        Traded for David Bell?

      • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2019 at 4:05 pm

        Nope, to the Cubs for Tim Worrell…

  7. snarkk said, on April 19, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Shocking that under oath Sarah Sanders admitted that in press conferences she just made S up. Based on nothing. Then last night she goes on Hannity for rehab—it’s the dems and press fault for focusing on her self-admitted lies. It’s like saying never mind Giants are in the cellar — the fans shouldn’t expect so much…

  8. unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Shocking? No. They all lie and obfuscate. The new normal. What is so fucked up is that little will change because of this report. I don’t see the republicans altering their opinion of Trump. If Turnip ever leaves office (never a sure thing at this point), The dems are going to go batshit crazy with regulations and such. Not that that’s a bad thing, but i sense an overreaction on their part.

    • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2019 at 3:42 pm

      I obfuscated 3 times this week…

  9. unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    I just think this is a slow moving coup. Like Trump will declare the next election invalid if he loses. Or he will win because of active participation of Russian hacking into our voting booths.

    If Trump is ousted, and the Dems get the Senate back, the electoral college is going away.

    • snarkk said, on April 19, 2019 at 1:31 pm

      a dem controlled govt needs to increase SCOTUS to 11 or 13. The current number puts too much institutional stress on one vacancy. 9 is not a magic number, not constitutionally mandated. Congress has changed the number a handful of times in history…

      • xoot said, on April 19, 2019 at 3:38 pm

        FDR tried to do that and failed. Hard to see it happening in this era.

  10. unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Not a bad idea.

  11. Flavor said, on April 19, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    From Kevin Roth: SFG @ PIT – Bottom line is that I just think it’s too wet. It’s not the heaviest rain in the world, so maybe they play it wet, but in my eye it’s heavy enough that you can’t play through this. A late start and play is also on the table, but it’s not fully dry until around 10pm. It’s too risky for me, I’m out.

  12. Flavor said, on April 19, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    • blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2019 at 3:11 pm

      Yep.

  13. zumiee said, on April 19, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Ahmed Fareed is now broadcasting rugby. Who knew?

  14. djloo27 said, on April 19, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Fleming says earliest possible start time is 45 minutes from now…

  15. djloo27 said, on April 19, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    If I heard right…

    Duggar: 28K / 3BB

  16. blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    Should have traded Bum last week. lqtm

  17. unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Ouch.

  18. theroooster said, on April 19, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    “Good day for Bum to build more trade value.” Uuuummmmmm….

    • zumiee said, on April 19, 2019 at 6:22 pm

      Some teams need a good playoff pitcher.

    • Flavor said, on April 19, 2019 at 6:32 pm

      hey, they haven’t been pounding him. Stupid dinky shit and what else can we really root for this year? Building trade value is the prudent thing to try to do.

  19. djloo27 said, on April 19, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    I guess when you can’t score, you take stupid chances on the base paths out of desperation…

    • blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2019 at 6:09 pm

      Agree. No idea what Craw was thinking???

    • zumiee said, on April 19, 2019 at 6:15 pm

      It was like Pickett’s charge in the Battle of Gettysburg.

  20. blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    WTF? What makes that worse is that Melky gets the DP.

  21. Macdog said, on April 19, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Watching Yanks, no more Kate Smith rendition of God Bless America during 7th-inning stretch, replaced by organ version, which probably sounds better anyway.

    • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2019 at 6:37 pm

      Because they discovered that she sang some racially insensitive show tunes 700 years ago or something…

      • Flavor said, on April 19, 2019 at 6:57 pm

        it’s a stupid fucking song to keep playing. Organ music, Kate Whore or whoever, what is the point of playing that song during a fucking baseball game?

      • zumiee said, on April 19, 2019 at 7:03 pm

        There is no point.

      • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2019 at 7:06 pm

        Completely agree.
        If you want to be patriotic, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post…

      • Macdog said, on April 19, 2019 at 7:09 pm

        There’s that, too.

  22. Flavor said, on April 19, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    sounds like Raiderland is running smoothly as usual…..

  23. Macdog said, on April 19, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Giants lead MLB in check-swing Ks. Is that a stat?

  24. zumiee said, on April 19, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    This could contend for the dullest Giants game I’ve ever seen.

    • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2019 at 7:50 pm

      Assuming you’ve awakened from yesterday’s thriller…

    • blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2019 at 8:10 pm

      You’ve missed all their previous games this season?

      • zumiee said, on April 19, 2019 at 8:12 pm

        lulz to both of you.

  25. blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Very nice play by Parra.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2019 at 7:42 pm

      My bad . . . The Pirates announcers initially said that was Pillar, then Parra . . . and now, Duggar. lol

  26. zumiee said, on April 19, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Speaking of misguided hyper-patriotism, in this song from an episode of American Dad, Stan teaches his son about Ollie North, a hero of Stan’s.

  27. Macdog said, on April 19, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Whoa, what a collision.

  28. djloo27 said, on April 19, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    I wonder if Bum would take 4/100 right now from the Giants.
    With an opt out after 2…

    • zumiee said, on April 19, 2019 at 8:11 pm

      He might. The free agent market is much dicier than it used to be.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2019 at 8:17 pm

      Loo, I know you love Bum, but I don’t see anyone handing him 4/$100 million . . . Maybe Evans, if he was still here.

      • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2019 at 8:22 pm

        If deGrom needs surgery, it might really be the end of the 9 figure multi-year contract for pitchers…

    • blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2019 at 8:28 pm

      I forgot the column I read (who wrote it), but Bum was being compared to an older, but better Dallas Keuchel. If I find the column I will post it.

  29. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on April 19, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Can’t trade Bum, he’s the team’s best hitter. ……

    • blade3colorado said, on April 19, 2019 at 8:36 pm

      lulz . . . true.

  30. djloo27 said, on April 19, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Bum’s right about where CC was when the Yanks signed him in 2009…

  31. snarkk said, on April 19, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Kuip again loudly knoshing and spitting his way through the post-game wrap.
    Really annoyingly unprofessional.
    I’m getting to the point of just about being done with Kruk and Kuip.
    I read somewhere that Miller may be in his last season…

    • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2019 at 8:43 pm

      I’m happy with my radio only decision this year…

      • snarkk said, on April 19, 2019 at 8:51 pm

        Trouble is, whenever I hear the radio guys for another team, they pretty much always suck, even compared to a downhill headed Kruk and Kuip…

  32. djloo27 said, on April 19, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    I’ve never heard or seen an explanation of how insurance works as far as paying injured players.
    Who’s paying Cueto right now? The Giants or Aetna? I don’t think the Mets are paying Cespedes right now and I’m pretty sure they were off the hook for much of David Wright’s salary in recent years…

  33. mrsprtdude said, on April 19, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    between Degrom and sale..what a disaster signing these guys long term. Offer Bum 3 years $ 60 mil. No more. Keep the fans sort of interested. All our dead money drops off in 2021 anyway. But a whole new team:)

  34. willedav said, on April 20, 2019 at 7:42 am

    re: trade value, 5 clean innings after the bad one. Flems said he just couldn’t put hitters away in first after getting ahead of them and eventually the Cervellis of the world got better of him.
    wotus sending Craw wasn’t good. and Loo is right, Duggar has ton of Ks, few walks though he was on base twice. Panik (at .193 now) with 0-4 3 Ks behind him didn’t help. Posey 2 hits and rbi.
    giants seem to be able to turn any yard into Snoracle. Can rarely handle more than couple innings myself.

  35. willedav said, on April 20, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Bum walked one and K’d 7 and from what little I heard/saw wasn’t getting pounded all over the yard. Given what’s gone on around lot of teams pitching staffs, still movable if that’s the way Z wanted to play it. I give him credit for gutting out 6 innings and ignoring fact his team did zip at the plate to support him. Still think he is role model for younger guys.
    Warning: if our gloating tool is gonna continue to snipe away at our team, expect some return fire.

    • djloo27 said, on April 20, 2019 at 4:53 pm

      Roooster (who actually has plenty of good stuff to contribute here) has never directly answered the question of why he annually disappears along with his beloved Bums. If he would stick around and take his medicine, then the sniping would be tolerable…

  36. Flavor said, on April 20, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Loo– saw this insurance comment, thought of you

    • zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 1:23 pm

      Interesting. I had no idea. I wonder how much insurance paid on Scutaro’s last two seasons.

    • djloo27 said, on April 20, 2019 at 4:42 pm

      Thanks, Flavor. Makes me wonder about Cueto and if everyone is insured or only guys making crazy money – whatever that is considered today.

  37. zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Kuip: “Panik can’t catch a break.”
    Yeah, because he’s trying to hit balls through the shift. You either have to go bigger launch angle these days or use the whole field.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm

      Ironically, for the guy that never strikes out, he got K’d 3 times last night. Regarding Kuip’s comment, he’s either a moron or being directed by management to take it easy on this team.

      Bottom line? Stop the facade Bochy, Kruk, Kuiper, etc., of either stating that things will magically turn around or in the case of Bochy, continually putting Posey in the 3rd or 4th slot of the lineup or Duggar in the lead off spot. Sheesh, if any Flapper was the manager – we would be experimenting with different lineups and say, “screw hurt feelings.”

      IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN 2.5 SEASONS OF SHITTY BASEBALL. Smell the coffee and wake up.

      • zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 2:43 pm

        It seems like just about every MLB team has some good young talent except the Giants.

      • zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 2:44 pm

        D-Rod is an exception. And Duggar has moments.

      • djloo27 said, on April 20, 2019 at 4:34 pm

        The Panama Canal was modeled after the hole in Duggar’s swing…

  38. Flavor said, on April 20, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Wow. Better than Mitchell’s

    • snarkk said, on April 20, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      I never quite understand why barehanded catches by pro players are considered that special. Sure, it takes talent and coordination. But, fans in the stands with beers and babies in their hands — do it …

      • Flavor said, on April 20, 2019 at 5:36 pm

        on a dead run? While trying to avoid an oncoming wall or fellow outfielder? Nah, they’re sick.

  39. djloo27 said, on April 20, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Agree, Snarkk. I’m even more impressed by the beer cup catches in the stands.
    Not easy to do…

  40. djloo27 said, on April 20, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    And we lose…

  41. zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Still better than the Red Sox!

    • zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    • Flavor said, on April 20, 2019 at 6:08 pm

      does that do anything 4 ya?

      • zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 6:24 pm

        Not really. It’s a fun fact that blows away like dust in the wind.

  42. Flavor said, on April 20, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    • zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 6:32 pm

      And we can’t talk much about Joey Bart for two months.

  43. zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    The Giants players head to the team bus after today’s game.

  44. Macdog said, on April 20, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Being spared 4 innings of Giants baseball is almost a relief.

  45. zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Sacramento Channel 31 is broadcasting the River Cats game tonight.
    Andrew Suarez starting pitcher.

    • zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 7:20 pm

      And Suarez promptly gives up 2 HRs in the first inning. Sometimes you just kind of have to laugh a bit.

  46. zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Gerber HR.

  47. zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    A Jarret Parker sighting. He’s playing for the Salt Lake Bees, the Angels affiliate.
    Parker raps a double, and later scores.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on April 20, 2019 at 7:36 pm

      While my memory ain’t what it used to be, I seem to remember Parker’s first starting opportunity for the G’s was rather successful, like maybe a couple of hits, an OF assist, some nice plays. That made me hopeful for the guy. In the end of course, Dirt was right… “Parker (who sucks)….” … 🙂

      • zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 7:39 pm

        He had a game against the A’s where he hit 2 or 3 HRs. He had some moments, but only moments.

  48. zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Zach Green HR.

    • zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 7:42 pm

      441 feet.

  49. zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Henry Ramos HR.

  50. zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Mac the Oaf RBI double.

  51. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on April 20, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Bring ’em up! ……………. Wonder if either of the baby Giants teams in Sacto or San Jose could beat the parent club….

    • zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 8:10 pm

      It’s fun to watch actual hitting.

  52. Flavor said, on April 20, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Chuck this was probably your wheelhouse, eh?

    • djloo27 said, on April 20, 2019 at 8:16 pm

      He actually came from the Saints. He was about all they had early on…

      • djloo27 said, on April 20, 2019 at 8:22 pm

        Looks like he buckled his chinstrap as a 49er.
        Unless I’m mixing him up with someone he always played with it hanging down…

      • djloo27 said, on April 20, 2019 at 10:40 pm

        I was wrong. The guy who played with the unbuckled chin strap was the outstanding Eagle WR Ben Hawkins as you can see about 4:00 in…

  53. Flavor said, on April 20, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Think he just passed away, someone here was a big Hardman fan, right? Getting punched in the dick here by his own teammate, bummer play all the way around for good ol’ Kilmer.

  54. willedav said, on April 20, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Loo other guy I saw who shot faked Nate Thurmond off his feet was Connie Hawkins.

    • djloo27 said, on April 20, 2019 at 9:06 pm

      Damn, I shoulda got that!

  55. zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Suarez leaves the game in the 6th; he pulled something in one of his legs.

  56. willedav said, on April 20, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    As mentioned earlier, it probably would be more fun to watch River Cats game than SF Giants current edition. Like to see comcast in Bay Area make one of either Sacto or San Jose games available.

  57. zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Aramis Garcia HR.

  58. zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    I don’t know who the play by play guy is. He’s doing all right. Bill Lasky is doing a good job as analyst.

  59. zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Henry Ramos another HR.
    449 feet.

  60. zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Mac the Oaf HR.

  61. zumiee said, on April 20, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Sac wins 9-6.

  62. djloo27 said, on April 20, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Bochy’s gotta go. It’s overdue. Farewell tour my left nut. It doesn’t diminish his accomplishments. This is how baseball has always been. He should step aside since they’ll never fire him…

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on April 20, 2019 at 11:06 pm

      Agreed. Shoulda happened a couple years ago. The AllStar break could be the perfect time, why drag it out all year…

    • zumiee said, on April 21, 2019 at 12:27 am

      He’s not going to retire mid-season and leave millions on the table.

  63. mrsprtdude said, on April 21, 2019 at 12:27 am

    Augh!

  64. zumiee said, on April 21, 2019 at 12:32 am

    His managing has gotten pretty lazy. The other day leaving the lefty in to face Arenado a third time, with 2 runners on, was just giving the game away. Arenado 3-run jack and the game was over.


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