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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 4, 2019

Michael Holmes, Director of Amateur Scouting, said this about drafting Logan Wyatt with the second round pick: “Having too many bats is never really an issue.”

BahahahahaAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! Holmes is also Director of Amateur Comedy, too.

Well, the did take two left handed bats with their first 2 picks so I think that is an obvious tell that the fences are coming in—certainly by the time those 2 studs make it to the bigs……

Ok, it is CONTEST TIME! For today’s game, just pick the Giant you think will homer first—forget the inning—-caveat: because there’s only one gift card to win we will need a tie breaker: Guess the total number of hits allowed and strikeouts between Bum and Thor.

So your guess will look like this: “Kevin Pillar and 22” with Kevin Pillar being the main guess and 22 being the tie breaker should all of you pick Pillar as your first hitter to bomb (a solid pick BTW).

Congrats to Stanford, easily disposing of Fresno State last night and moving onward to more interesting challenges.

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  1. Bozo said, on June 4, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Logan? Yeah, taking a leadoff type of hitter who plays 1B is something of a new concept I guess, think Brandon Belt without the Ks or HRs.

    I don’t usually get into the trade scenarios, but I have one that just has to work. I read where the Pirates were looking for some middle relief. I say we trade Tony Watson for Oneil Cruz. Cruz is currently a SS who has a lot of raw power and speed, he could also play the OF or 3rd. The Pirates got him from the Dodgers in the, get this, Tony Watson trade (see full circle, sort of) and plus he hits left handed, Zaidi has to love this guy.

    Contest – Panik will hit the 1st HR, total Hs and Ks, 26.

    • gianthead said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:23 am

      Logan looks beefy…no?

    • gianthead said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:28 am

      Phillies also potentially looking for OF help with McCutch hurt. Package Bum and Pillar? They have a lot of prospects…another OF would suit the bill and would Phillies added their 3b Franco, who is struggling this year but may be worth adding his potential bat and cheap contract. Could they be suckered into adding the vet Longoria into the deal???

  2. gianthead said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:22 am

    Belt 26

  3. willedav said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:28 am

    Baseball might be Pac 12s best sport. I think one of their teams (UCLA maybe) is in Softball WS finals and a game up too.
    Stanford was as high as #3 and still didn’t win the league (UCLA men) and got funky draw. Not usually on their side but as Jose St guy anyone who beats Fresno is cool.
    Hope the ASU kid helps Z make his bones. Natives are little restless, especially for OF help. If he’s a good enough hitter, being LH won’t be a detriment.

    • gianthead said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:30 am

      Hallelujah on any shade at Fresno State also from another Spartan alum…

  4. sandog said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:37 am

    Yaz 25

  5. dirtnrocksnomo said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Eeeeeverbody’s a comedian these days.

    Longoria, 21 hits/SO

  6. willedav said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Pillar would be interesting long shot pick.
    April he hit 5 bombs, all interestingly enough, at Snoracle.
    HIs last bomb (and only one of May), 22 games ago was his only one on road, May 7 in Colorado.

    • Flavor said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:55 am

      22 games? Shit Posey could smoke that without even breaking a sweat. How many games did he go from last year to this year without hitting one? It was a few months worth of games, right?

  7. willedav said, on June 4, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Pillar May stats: 22 for 98 scored 10 runs 5 doubles 1 HR 6 rbis.
    BA .224/.260/.306. for .566 OPS.

    I think Kruk’s line if he was in town in the Apple would be, “He’s due.”

  8. snarkk said, on June 4, 2019 at 8:22 am

    I still don’t fathom taking 2 LH hitters in the first two rounds. They better bring those fences in, a lot.
    Mays, 28…

  9. alleykat69 said, on June 4, 2019 at 8:27 am

    Posey 15

  10. djloo27 said, on June 4, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Bumgarner / 31

  11. unca_chuck said, on June 4, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Belt 25 . . . And yes the fences are coming in, and the bullpens are going away.

    • alleykat69 said, on June 4, 2019 at 8:46 am

      Think Williamson gets to use the shovel 1st on the bullpens??

      • gianthead said, on June 4, 2019 at 10:22 am

        Think would be Belt…he has probably been the most affected but I am still opposed to the concept…

    • unca_chuck said, on June 4, 2019 at 8:59 am

      More likely a stick of dynamite.

  12. alleykat69 said, on June 4, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Sean Casey was jizzing all over himself on the Logan Wyatt pick, saying he has great eye coordination/ discipline at the plate (geez sounds like a Belt clone) with the ability to use all fields with power..Zman looks for that in his selections to reach base and the versatility to play multiple positions which both Bishop&Wyatt can do..
    Hey if Wyatt could muster up a career like Casey are better yet a Mark Grace I would be thrilled, those 2 knew how to consistently hit! This stat on Grace was incredible to me…Career 1,042 Walks 642 K’s that’s a guy that constantly put the ball in play never giving in to a pitcher..

  13. zumiee said, on June 4, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Stanford 9, Fresno St. 7. I doubt that the Stanford team considered it an easy win.

    • willedav said, on June 4, 2019 at 10:24 am

      Fresno St. pitcher R Jensen was taken in first round #27 by Cubs.
      But enough about Fresno already.

    • Flavor said, on June 4, 2019 at 10:36 am

      Another W in the bank for the boys on The Farm

  14. zumiee said, on June 4, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Crawford and 20.

  15. Macdog said, on June 4, 2019 at 9:17 am

    No current Giant has hit a HR off Syndergaard. There’s a first time for everything:

    Craw stays hot, 24.

  16. dirtnrocksnomo said, on June 4, 2019 at 9:52 am

    The Giants second pick yesterday was Logan Wyatt out of Louisville. As bozo mentions he takes walks – posted a .490 OBP in 2018 and a .481 OBP this season. Not sure if that is a reflection on the level of college pitching or a tremendous eye at the plate. No word on his Do Some Damage stats but I’m guessing SabEvans wouldn’t even look twice at the kid.

  17. alleykat69 said, on June 4, 2019 at 11:37 am

    I like both these picks, Eric Brynes&Sean Casey were both jizzing over themselves.Brynes knows Hunter Bishop as a kid and says he’s dedicated and is a beast who will only get better with coaching and has the wow swing on contact!
    Casey says Wyatt is a lot like himself, very disciplined hitter, hits to all fields, power, maybe not near Bishop’s but who knows when coached up as well?
    If he can have a career like Casey’s are even better let’s say Mark Grace the Giants would be doing the told you so nod..
    Amazing stat on Mark Grace ,Career 1,042 Walks only 642 K’s in over 8,000 plate appearances, the dude put the ball in play always..

  18. willedav said, on June 4, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Little different from how game is played today maybe, but it was fun to watch Stros sweep A’s 6-4 in 12 Sunday. A’s hit 4 bombs, all solo. they had 2 walks/15 Ks in 12 inning loss.
    stros on other hand had 11 hits, 9 singles 2 doubles 0 HRs. But they had 6 walks and only 4 Ks and took advantage of costly A’s error. Plus speedy 9th hitter rookie kid OF up for weekend Myles Straw went 3 for 4 stole 3/scored 3. He scored from second on infield out when Semien threw ball away at 1b and later started game winning rally with single/SB and scored ahead of base hit from Brantley.
    Still a place for this if you can get on base.

  19. Macdog said, on June 4, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Going for 3 straight lineup:

    2B Panik
    LF Yaz
    3B Longoria
    1B Belt
    C Vogt
    RF Pillar
    SS Craw
    CF Duggar
    LHP Bum

  20. alleykat69 said, on June 4, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    WTF Posey not starting??
    I’m changing my prediction..
    Duggar and 18

    • Flavor said, on June 4, 2019 at 1:51 pm

      Posey’s got a hammy, Kat.

  21. Bozo said, on June 4, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    I hope our 3rd round pick, Grant McCray, doesn’t try to out do his dad. If he does I hope he holds unto the ball.

    • alleykat69 said, on June 4, 2019 at 2:27 pm

      Wow Bozo, that’s better then Bump Bailey in the “The Natural” of course he died though,so hope that doesn’t happen to are pick..

  22. Flavor said, on June 4, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Pillar, 22

  23. unca_chuck said, on June 4, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Bochy going for win 1,000 as G’s manager.

  24. sandog said, on June 4, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Cutch out for the year with a torn ACL. Wow–I was watching that live too. Grabbed his knee and went down scrambling back to first, but I didn’t see this coming.

  25. unca_chuck said, on June 4, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Pillar to the Phillies for prospects. Who did they draft?

    • alleykat69 said, on June 4, 2019 at 4:50 pm

      They bagged that SS Bryson Stott, yeah make that trade somehow.Kid is a great replacement for Crawdaddy for the future..

  26. djloo27 said, on June 4, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    A new reason for a robot HP umpire…

    • alleykat69 said, on June 4, 2019 at 5:45 pm

      My vote would be the Jetsons robot maid Rosie!!

      • Macdog said, on June 4, 2019 at 5:50 pm

        She might be partial to the Astros.

  27. alleykat69 said, on June 4, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    So Vogt goes out to Bum and says give him the #1 meat, and Vogt tells the batter look for the heater down broadway..

  28. zumiee said, on June 4, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    We all love Bum, but get the trade done. He would benefit from getting onto a contender, and having a change of scenery.

  29. zumiee said, on June 4, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    These Bumgarner starts for the Giants are just pointless.

  30. djloo27 said, on June 4, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    I don’t get the timing of yanking Thor and clearly neither does he…

    • alleykat69 said, on June 4, 2019 at 6:34 pm

      Cause any backup manager is useless,never let them think 🤔 strategy..

    • Bozo said, on June 4, 2019 at 6:41 pm

      He lost his hammer.

  31. Macdog said, on June 4, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Slowgo.

  32. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on June 4, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Lulz to your 5:50, Mac…

  33. Macdog said, on June 4, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    If this were a contending team, sending Vogt with a strikeout-prone Craw at bat would be really dumb, but in a lost season like this, who cares.

  34. alleykat69 said, on June 4, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Bochy on a Stick”
    They should make a food item at Snoracle for him!

  35. snarkk said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    I agree with point above that further Bum starts for the Gyros are pointless. He can get hit by a batted or pitched ball, get elbow tendinitis or whatever, and he’s untradeable…

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:16 pm

      Yeah, not a real big supporter of spoiled 24 year olds with baseball talent suited up and playing in Yankee Flippin’ Stadium, for crissakes, and playing the victim. Boo fucking hoo. Hey maybe the Gints could hook him up with Zito to right his mind….

  36. snarkk said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Melanhead’s about due to give up a dinger isn’t he? …

    • zumiee said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:17 pm

      A scary long foul ball, but he survived.

  37. snarkk said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Vogt bolt !!

  38. alleykat69 said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Duggar!!

  39. djloo27 said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:27 pm

  40. snarkk said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    A veritable cornucopia of runs!!!!…

  41. alleykat69 said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Panda roped that 2 run double!
    Best I’ve ever seen him hit RH!!

  42. djloo27 said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Ole!

  43. snarkk said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Could the Mets suck more than the Giants? Tonight, seems Yes !!! …

  44. alleykat69 said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Yes the wheels have completely come off for the Mets bullpen 🏎

  45. djloo27 said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Met announcer Gary Cohen referred to Austin’s second AB in the 10th as a “zombie AB”.
    He led off the inning as a PH. Since they batted around he was no longer a PH for his second AB but had no designated defensive position. So how does BR record that in its batting by position stats?

  46. Bozo said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Come on Stroopwafels, hold that 6 run lead.

  47. Macdog said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Put it in the books!

  48. alleykat69 said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    1,000 wins for ”Bochy on a Stick”
    Congrats Skipper..🎊🎉🍾🎈 🍷🍻🍺🥃
    Game Ball ⚾️ Bochy!!

    • Bozo said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:48 pm

      I owe ya a beer, Kat.

  49. Bozo said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    1,000 for Bochy.

    • zumiee said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:49 pm

  50. unca_chuck said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    1,000th Giants win for Bochy. Cheers.

  51. djloo27 said, on June 4, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Bochy hasn’t been the same since he started wearing that hideous looking pajama top thing in the dugout a few years ago. Does he even have a uniform number anymore?

    • alleykat69 said, on June 4, 2019 at 8:02 pm

      Lol 😂Loo, yeah that’s his man dress top..

  52. Macdog said, on June 4, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Mets radio announcer Howie Rose was talking up Melonhead big-time, hope the Mets GM was listening.

    • djloo27 said, on June 4, 2019 at 8:08 pm

      They’ll never take on his contract, Mac.
      No one would…

      • Macdog said, on June 4, 2019 at 8:09 pm

        I can dream.

  53. djloo27 said, on June 4, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Callaway probably hanging by a thread after latest blunder which he admitted in postgame.

  54. zumiee said, on June 4, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Bart was back in the SJ lineup today and hit an HR.

    • snarkk said, on June 4, 2019 at 10:47 pm

      Back to Bart Watch !
      Meanwhile, Glass Posey is out a few games with a “mild” hammy strain, but not onto IL. Again, roster is down a player for several games. If Klay were as fragile as Posey, Klay woiuld rarely take the damn court. I would trade Posey tomorrow if anybody would take the guy, and for a bag o’ balls. He’s near useless for this kind of team with a Pen about ready to be traded off, and musical position players. Giving Aramis Garcia a chance to play would be more productive…


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