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Continuing to Smoke Copious Amounts of Bat Pole

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 24, 2019

Yesterday was just an embarrassing display of offensive ineptitude. Until Pillar got a hit in the 13th they hadn’t had a hit since the 7th. Posey went 0-6 with three K’s. Mac The Doof struck out 5 times in 5 at bats. Someone named Donavan Solano ended the game by making the final out. Meanwhile the Twins hit 8 bombs yesterday. Our opponents have out-bombed us 70-47 this year….

Anyone got a problem with Drake? I have no problem with his antics on the sideline. I suppose you could make a case that if all the court side fans were acting like that it would cause problems but they aren’t all acting like that. It’s an exciting game and I don’t feel like he’s a *fake look at me* guy, it looks real for him……

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  1. wilcojoe said, on May 24, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Hate the Drake…Sorry, I couldn’t resist the Seinfeld reference.

    • Flavor said, on May 24, 2019 at 7:17 am

      Excellent. But also, why? Or is that just purely a Seinfeld reference?

      • wilcojoe said, on May 24, 2019 at 8:47 am

        Just the Seinfeld reference. I barely even know who this Drake guy is.

  2. willedav said, on May 24, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Easy to doom up a game where bats go silent for long time but Giants had 2 run lead on Braves heading to 8th and were looking to split the series. Watson blew the save, and after 3 other guys shut down the Braves Moronta coughed up the run that cost them. Could just as easily been another W for Bum.

    Mets grabbed Altherr off waivers, couple days after they also snagged Broxton.

  3. willedav said, on May 24, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Watson blowing the save is a bad look for teams potentially viewing him as late inning loogy trade pick up. Couple days after Braves closer falls apart, so does Giants prime set up guy.
    Didn’t see what happened to Moronta but I did see his previous outing after Anderson gave up couple hits.
    Moronta immediately gave up 2 deep drives that wound up moving runner from 2nd to 3rd and then home with a run. For whatever reason he sure is lot more hittable this year. Seems to have great stuff, lacking command.

  4. unca_chuck said, on May 24, 2019 at 8:03 am

    The next Adam Duvall

  5. willedav said, on May 24, 2019 at 8:12 am

    If Raptors do win the East, wait til Drake hits Oaktown. Idk, I still think Rockets series was the NBA Championship and Houston had better players than Toronto does.

  6. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 24, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Even before the 5Ks (platinum sombrero?) Williamson looked like he’s just waiting for the ax to fall. He’s had 47 abs so far this year. I think it was snarkk that mentioned they should keep rolling him out there because its not like he’s blocking someone or they’ve got someone better. I tend to agree. Give him another ~50 abs before releasing him to start launching bombs for his next club.

    I don’t have much of an opinion on Drake being court side but this seems pretty lame.

    • snarkk said, on May 24, 2019 at 9:21 am

      Yeah, it was me who said let’s give him a hundred ABs. If he can last that long without getting hurt. If he’s cratering still then, OK, time to say adios. He’s already sailed through waivers once. I’d just release him outright, maybe somebody somewhere would pick him up. If he fails again here, it’s time to move on — new scenery needed. Isn’t he pushing 29? We could bring up the Yastremski guy. He looks like a AAAA player too, but at least he’s got some genetics and a name working for him. He’d be worth at least a week+ of interest until we realize he’s gone 3 for 30…

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 24, 2019 at 9:43 am

        Even Parker (who sucked) got 120+ abs in both 2016 & 2017

  7. djloo27 said, on May 24, 2019 at 8:54 am

    The best NBA sideline clown was the immortal Dancing Harry who followed Earl Monroe to NY when he was traded from Baltimore to the Knicks…

  8. sandog said, on May 24, 2019 at 10:21 am

    The Twins wouldn’t have hit 8 dingers if that game was played at Snoracle (which sucks).

  9. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 24, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Yo dog, saw your response yesterday. I used to hit at that Auqa Range regularly.

  10. alleykat69 said, on May 24, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Williamson is even a lesser version of a player then Nate Scheirholtz was, he’s only around still right now because of the utter fascination of the fan base who are delusional..
    I don’t see how you give the oaf a 💯 AB’s plus and you gave Aaron Alltheir a more athletic athlete who also had power 1 freaking bat to prove himself before cutting him?Shit they gave Connor “cup of Joe” a starting job to start the season before they finally realized .063 SUCKS.. Bring up the legend of #8 Carl Yaz in his nephew Mike, nothing to lose coming from an HOF pedigree background in a forgettable season..

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 24, 2019 at 11:40 am

      They’re essentially the same player and Williamson’s minor league numbers are better.

  11. unca_chuck said, on May 24, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Bifocals?

  12. zumiee said, on May 24, 2019 at 11:55 am

    “Will they play O Canada before the game like NHL does?”

    I’m sure they will. And for what it’s worth, Canada has a better national anthem than we do, IMO. Ours is almost unsingable. No wonder so many people mess it up.

  13. unca_chuck said, on May 24, 2019 at 11:56 am

    We should change our National Anthem to God Bless America. Less militaristic.

    • zumiee said, on May 24, 2019 at 12:01 pm

      Or America the Beautiful. That’s a better one, too.

    • gianthead said, on May 24, 2019 at 12:04 pm

      I’m still voting Doo-Wah-Diddy!!

  14. gianthead said, on May 24, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    I have no problem with Drake. If the Bucks have a problem then they should throw a loose ball his way and have Giannis knock Drake out. One thing I know for sure is if the Dubs play the Raptors, Draymond is not going to deal with Drake’s antics!!!

  15. sandog said, on May 24, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    I’m down with 100 AB’s for Mac. He can’t keep being this bad.

    Any rumors that we are trying to get Keon Broxton floating around out there?

    I wonder if Connor Joe will ever make it back to the bigs. If not, he’ll have one helluva story to tell on minor league bus rides ala Crash Davis as the years go by. “The time I was in the Opening Day line-up”
    Man, am I happy for him that he did bloop that one hit out there.

    By the way, James sent me an email the other day saying he was in town for a couple of days and we were able to get together for a few drinks the other night at the legendary Spring Valley Inn. There happened to be a biker gang meeting (I think that’s what it was) going on there at the same time. James came in with his satchel and I joked to him that he was going to get our asses kicked walking in with that thing. I was joking, but a woman overheard me and came over to earnestly tell us that we would be fine if we stayed out of their way and minded our own business—which of course made me legitmately scared of getting our asses kicked!
    We actually had a good time and it was great to hang with another Flap Dude and talk Giants baseball.

    Dirt–as I recall, the wind can get going pretty good out there on the Aqua Range.

    • Bozo said, on May 24, 2019 at 2:10 pm

      Keon Broxton went to the other orange and black team, the Orioles.

    • djloo27 said, on May 24, 2019 at 2:42 pm

      I think SanDog has easily met the most Flap Dudes.
      If you were Twin I would ask you to grade each of them.
      Would be a riot…

    • djloo27 said, on May 24, 2019 at 2:44 pm

      Mac’s already had about 350 ABs…

  16. alleykat69 said, on May 24, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    All 6 of the Giants outfielders in Sacramento are 27 are older…Gerber,Slater,Ramos,Reed,Garcia,&Yaz..
    A good solid prospect would already be on your major league roster producing decent numbers by age 23-25 with great upside,sadly theirs only downside with the Giants bunch right here..

  17. snarkk said, on May 24, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Look, we all know the reality is this outfield has been bad. Is still pretty bad, and will continue bad for the foreseeable future. No cavalry coming from the minors, at least any worth a darn. They have to draft athletes in the OF. No Quality major league OFer will come here in FAgency unless vastly overpaid, and most won’t come then, given the park’s toxic reputation for killing offensive stats. I heard Schulman say there have been 40 LFers out there since Bonds. So, let’s enjoy the continuing turnstile OFers the next few seasons…

  18. alleykat69 said, on May 24, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Yeah I go to the aqua golf range to when I visit my sister in Reno, we both get a kick out that place.You nail the windows out of a car on one of the like 14 ? Island holes🏝there’s one hole I believe around 200 yards if you get a hole in one you win a trip to Hawaii!! Yeah the wind 💨 can pickup making it more of a challenge at time, but still fun..

  19. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 24, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    I bought my first house when I was living in Reno. It wasn’t anything fancy but it was built for us and in a relatively nice area. On the final walk through with the build crew the foreman kept talking about how the roof was built for 90 mph winds. We hadn’t lived in Reno long at that point and I remember thinking why the F does he keep mentioning that? After a couple of years of street signs ripped off their anchors and patio furniture blown 5-6 houses away we knew why. There were times it would be a week to ten days at a time. I really liked living there and I guess it sounds odd but the wind was a major negative for me.

    • alleykat69 said, on May 24, 2019 at 3:47 pm

      Dirt, Nice story!
      Yeah your so right about the winds in Reno.My Sister lives in Mogul,sure you know it just past Boomtown, one night when I was visiting her we were bbq on her deck alittle windy, but we looked over where her umbrella in it’s base just loosened out and it did a Mary Poppins takeoff over her fence into a neighbors backyard a good 200 ft away!!⛱

  20. unca_chuck said, on May 24, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    From a couple seasons ago.

    FU

    • djloo27 said, on May 24, 2019 at 4:45 pm

      Who are the 2 guys on the left?

      • unca_chuck said, on May 24, 2019 at 4:49 pm

        Zumie and one of the Paulies.

      • zumiee said, on May 24, 2019 at 5:18 pm

        The guy to my left went by the Flap name Ewisco, I think.

      • zumiee said, on May 24, 2019 at 5:21 pm

        His name is Eric, I think?

      • zumiee said, on May 24, 2019 at 5:22 pm

        Sorry I can’t remember better.

      • willedav said, on May 24, 2019 at 6:18 pm

        yes that’s wisco, eric. Met him at first one in Los altos.

  21. unca_chuck said, on May 24, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Nice, Chuck!!!

    Son came back from Chico and he wants to go to a game. Field level seats dead center behind home plate? $32 bucks.

    Pomegranate pitching? Priceless. Or, limitless runs scored . . .

  22. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 24, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Williamson right back out there. Into the breach!

    2B Joe Panik L
    RF S. Duggar L
    1B Tyler Austin R
    3B E. Longoria R
    C Buster Posey R
    CF Kevin Pillar R
    LF M. Williamson R
    SS B. Crawford L
    P D. Pomeranz R

  23. unca_chuck said, on May 24, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Mac (under) the knife, 3.5 is the o/u on ks?

    Longo in the 4 hole?

    Posey 5th.

  24. alleykat69 said, on May 24, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Scratch that LU card
    Donavan Solano now at SS batting 2nd
    Crawford out with pink eye👁
    Vogt catching batting 8th…Posey out
    Chalk up a loss, that is all to report,

  25. alleykat69 said, on May 24, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Boch wants to give Austin some AB’s against the lefty, that’s why he screwed Belt again..
    And a scheduled day off for Posey?Whatever, but against a lefty? Boch hitting the wine 🍷 early today..

    • zumiee said, on May 24, 2019 at 5:20 pm

      Belt’s bad knee could also be a factor. I think they’re going to shut Belt down for the season at some point. He can hardly run.

      • alleykat69 said, on May 24, 2019 at 5:44 pm

        🤔 hmmm any chance of shutting the season down as well..

  26. Flavor said, on May 24, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Zumiee, Ewisco, Snarkk, Blade and Chi

    • djloo27 said, on May 24, 2019 at 6:13 pm

      Lots of the regulars disappear for awhile and come back (Koko, Chi, James, Blade, Sarge, etc.) but sometimes I wonder about guys like ewisco, eddacker, Lurker John, who bail altogether. Do they hate us?

      • Flavor said, on May 24, 2019 at 6:18 pm

        a guy like Lurker, shit he could have died. I know TedSpe just lost interest. Not sure about guys like Edd and ewisco

      • sfsarge said, on May 24, 2019 at 7:32 pm

        I’m usually here at least a few times a week. I don’t post too much, don’t feel like I have much to say. Life just took over and I haven’t really been able to keep up with the suckitude.

  27. Flavor said, on May 24, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Lol, Altherr just pinch hit for the Mets and hit one out

    • snarkk said, on May 24, 2019 at 6:42 pm

      I think ZMan wanted to stash him in Sac, and was counting on him passing through waivers. Didn’t work out…

  28. djloo27 said, on May 24, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Tape measure HR for Altherr in first Met AB.
    Swear to God…

  29. Flavor said, on May 24, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    not everyone has such a dramatic exit as Stix. lqtm

    • djloo27 said, on May 24, 2019 at 6:27 pm

      Can’t see anyone here topping that one anytime soon…

      • Flavor said, on May 24, 2019 at 6:29 pm

        i hope when he gets out that prison hasn’t stolen his last strains of sanity and he starts posting here again. That’s about 45% of the reason I’m keeping the blog going…..

    • alleykat69 said, on May 24, 2019 at 6:28 pm

      Yeah Stix will be hard to top 🚁

      • snarkk said, on May 24, 2019 at 6:40 pm

        I enjoyed reading his recipes where it sounded like he was tuning a witches cauldron, and in process seemed IMO to ruin erstwhile good cuts of meat…

  30. willedav said, on May 24, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Loo I think some of those guys hit Chuck’s blog to talk Niners. Nipper is over there, funny guy. It’s hard to watch Giants these days and has been ever since that Cubs playoff game. Even before that second half of season went south in a hurry after AS break iirc. they’ve never recovered, physically for lot of them.
    Plus sometimes what happened to Zum happened to me too–you can’t log in except under a different name or from FB or some other site. It’s not anyone’s fault, just nerve wracking to figure out how to get back on.

    • Flavor said, on May 24, 2019 at 6:28 pm

      Nipper told me (on Chuck’s blog) that he was never able to log on to the *new site*. That didn’t surprise me. Nip was a simple fella.

      • Bozo said, on May 24, 2019 at 7:33 pm

        With a tricked out van and some cheap cold ones.

  31. alleykat69 said, on May 24, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    I’ve had trouble with WordPress at times login in, but once I see the box up on top of the blog with the ___+ feature showing up I’m in if that makes any sense?

  32. snarkk said, on May 24, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    I bailed on Chuck’s niner’s site.
    No issue with Chuck. I’ve just lost interest in NFL football the way it is now.
    I can’t help comparing the glory days of the ’70s and ’80s NFLto this version now — which is generally just unwatchable for me. I don’t bet on sports, so there’s no reason for me to have interest in the NFL game. I’ll still pay attention on the periphery to the Niners march back to mediocrity, but that’s it…

  33. snarkk said, on May 24, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Buster has a .250 BA and OPS of around .680. Is he still hurt? Still recovering from hip surgery? What’s the deal with him. I thought he looked slow and labored in ST when I saw him twice; apparently that hasn’t changed. Maybe a 32-year old catcher on the low end of talent to begin with would be performing like this, but Posey had the high end of talent. How/why did this guy age so fast?…

    • Flavor said, on May 24, 2019 at 6:56 pm

      maybe he’s just got weak knees or hips or bad genes or whatever. Timmy and Cain, two totally different body types, both cratered at a young age.

      • snarkk said, on May 24, 2019 at 7:09 pm

        I think Timmy just wore out because that little body had to perform way above its normal capability to reach the heights he did. Posey? I’m sticking with the idea that the 2011 ankle break started him on a fast track to body decline. After retirement, we’ll hear the truth…

  34. alleykat69 said, on May 24, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    That didn’t take long…HR Vargas? Only his 2nd HR in 60 AB’s

  35. Bozo said, on May 24, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    It has to wear on a team to continually start from behind.

  36. Bozo said, on May 24, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Tied up.

    • Bozo said, on May 24, 2019 at 7:30 pm

      Oops, and takes the lead.

  37. willedav said, on May 24, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    this guy stays. what a rocket right off the bat.

  38. alleykat69 said, on May 24, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Austin smoked that HR to Center, no rush back Belt you might get Wally Pipped for awhile..

  39. Bozo said, on May 24, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    6 Ks in a row for Mac.

  40. alleykat69 said, on May 24, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    That’s 6 straight K’s for the Oafer!!

  41. alleykat69 said, on May 24, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Once Belt gets better withythis knee thing,Austin just has to play LF everyday with the power he’s showing..

  42. willedav said, on May 24, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Man I was gonna ask now that Giants gave Pomeranz a lead, how long it would last.
    Single and walk to first 2 batters.
    League is hitting .275 off him, RH .290 with .585 slugging, LH only .219.

    • alleykat69 said, on May 24, 2019 at 7:53 pm

      Not long.So much for the shutdown inning!
      Never liked Pomagranic are however you spell it, he’s always hittable..

  43. Bozo said, on May 24, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Short lived lead.

  44. James said, on May 24, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    The Miller to close a great night with San Dawg was perfect. No eye contact was key when I arrived at The Springer, decked out in conference threads and custom made messenger bag imported from Berlin slung over my shoulder. I admire the biker dudes for their restraint in not breaking my glasses.

  45. Bozo said, on May 24, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Pomeranz as an Opener, might not be the best idea.

    • alleykat69 said, on May 24, 2019 at 8:23 pm

      Off the team would make me happy with Pomarieeha, he Sucks!!

      • Bozo said, on May 24, 2019 at 8:33 pm

        Yep Kat, a change of scenery guy for sure.

  46. snarkk said, on May 24, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Pomerants seems worse than his stats.
    80 pitches and he can’t get out of the 3rd frame?
    Ridiculous….

  47. snarkk said, on May 24, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Wow. Brutal inning.
    Giants stink.
    Good night, boys…

  48. Bozo said, on May 24, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Midnight and it’s only the bottom of the 4th, I’m out.

  49. James said, on May 24, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Duggar is like Joe Panik, someone who just seems like he should be better than he is and who gets the benefit of the doubt for a while as a result. And he’s not as good as Panik.

  50. James said, on May 24, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Is Zaidi off the hook yet for not signing hitters equal to the pitching?

  51. Flavor said, on May 24, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Adam Jones, lol, ,man fuck our team…..

  52. Macdog said, on May 24, 2019 at 10:35 pm

  53. unca_chuck said, on May 25, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Wow. Just wow. 51 years of going to baseball games, and that was the absolute worst game I have ever seen. By a country mile and a half. I’ve seen us blow big leads, come back only to lose, error-fests, lousy pitching, playing stupid, but 18 runs?!? Fuck me sideways.

    Nope. Nothing comes close to that. Pomegranate was slow, awful, and fucking TERRIBLE. He was at like 80 pitches in the 3rd. He should be sent to Palookaville with Mac the K. His highlight was a pop out to 3rd to stop the K streak at 6. Which he promptly started back up after that.

    The running joke with the folks around us was would the DBacks continue to score more each inning. When Dutch Oven Fire gave up the bomb for 18, it was adios, pendejo. The 1100 loss season I don’t think we played this bad. Austin’s bomb was great though. He crushed it.

    My son spent the whole game saying, when did we get Pomerantz? And WHY???


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