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Mile High Beat Down

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 15, 2019

A double header in Colorado. I can’t envision an acceptable outcome. I mean, mayyyyybe you say Smarge has been pitching well, he somehow keeps it going and DRod feeds off that in Game 2?

Also, the Rockies have been in Colorado playing. I always say they are most dangerous in that altitude when they’ve played a series or two there and are waiting for fresh meat off the plane. If Colorado and their opponent are STARTING the series together in Colorado (in other words, Colorado is coming home off a road trip) things are a little more fair. The visual memory index numbers I look at daily prove this. Granted, we’re just talking about one day and I guess anything can happen on a given day but……

We get blasted today and recovering from this day long shellacking might set them back 2 weeks making it a lot easier for the housewives on facebook to absorb the blows Z will be delivering them at the trade deadline….

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  1. willedav said, on July 15, 2019 at 7:22 am

    Was following discussion re: out pitches by Beede and Anderson on my new phone (!) last night. Flemming did say he didn’t think Anderson had a go to. However, column on yesterday game nbcsportsbayarea talked about how often Beede is using slider these days, 15-20 times a game.

    I also read long story on espn.com about how extensive youth b- ball is killing young players these days. Lot of disturbing stuff, including MDs doing ACL surgeries on middle school and younger kids playing one sport year round, rehabbing from injury, going back out there and hurting yada yada. Sad that almost all sports (v-ball soccer etc), and not just for guys either, have turned into this

    • Flavor said, on July 15, 2019 at 7:29 am

      I am so happy you got a phone. Best news of the day!

      • willedav said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:16 am

        ha thx. I can follow along thread at work kicking back when it’s slow though cell phones on sales floor are definite no no. don’t think I could figure out how to log in and post, probably a good thing.
        Um how do you carry cell phones around? See gals and some guys in store with wallet type leather cases with phone on one side, flip over section with credit cards and ID. ?

  2. Macdog said, on July 15, 2019 at 7:37 am

    Rox are 14-9 vs. the “fresh meat” when they’ve already been at Coors for a series, including 1-1 vs. the Giants.

    • Flavor said, on July 15, 2019 at 7:40 am

      .608. what’s the run diff?

      • Macdog said, on July 15, 2019 at 7:58 am

        173-154, plus-19. The winning margin was built mainly on a 7-game win streak from May 27-June 2 vs. D-Backs and Blue Jays. Since then, they’re 2-4. Also. Rox have scored 10 or more runs eight times in these games (6-2 record), and have given up 10+ five times (2-3 record).

      • Flavor said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:03 am

        great info, thanks. If you have a second can you look up the Game 1 numbers? You seem to know how to do this or I’d do it myself

    • Flavor said, on July 15, 2019 at 7:56 am

      it would also be interesting to see the record in Game 1 of those series. That’s when the VMI is strongest in the favor of the Rockies. It goes down in Game 2, 3 etc…

      • Macdog said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:03 am

        Rox are 5-3 in Game 1 of those series. One of the losses was 14-4 to the Giants on May 7.

      • Flavor said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:06 am

        thanks for the info

      • Flavor said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:08 am

        the Rockies are +135 giving 1.5 runs today in game 1. If I were a betting man I’d hammer that because it seems like free money but the numbers you’re posting suggest it’s not a slam dunk. Of course, I use VMI a little differently for daily fantasy. It will still be interesting to see how today plays out.

      • Macdog said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:15 am

        I don’t know if this another factor against the Giants: A series almost always starts with a night game, so with a game 1 doubleheader today the Giants have a few less hours to get acclimated to the altitude. I would hope Smardz was sent to Denver a day ahead.

      • Flavor said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:23 am

        visual memory index says it doesn’t matter if it’s a day or night game, the first game is the issue. But agreed, it’s the same for pitchers as it is for hitters so if Smarge got sent to Colorado early that would help him.

  3. zumiee said, on July 15, 2019 at 7:56 am

    The Housewives on Facebook respond. 🙂

    • Flavor said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:02 am

      they’ll be fine, Zumiee, they’ll be fine…..

  4. zumiee said, on July 15, 2019 at 7:58 am

  5. willedav said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:11 am

    OK, IF Giants are trading as much of the valued pitching as they can, then here are my questions for what you want in return:
    what do you want their priorities to be in order of importance?
    Is there a specific position on the field that needs to be addressed ASAP?
    Speed/OB or power in OF?
    If park is changed to be more hitter friendly, would LH/RH matter?
    How do you replace what you trade away?

    • Flavor said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:16 am

      1) the order of importance is on finding hitters with power
      2) If park is changed, I don’t care about what side they hit from
      3) You are replacing what you trade away with pieces for the future. If you’re asking how do you replace the production TODAY just call up someone from AAA. This year has been over since Day 1 (and they have been in last place since Day 1).

  6. unca_chuck said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Shit’s gonna happen either way. I just think it would be funny as shit if this team somehow jumped over 3-4 teams in the next 16 games.

    I think there’s better than a 0.3% chance of it happening, but then again, every time I think they are ready to roll, they trip over their pitching mounds.

    • Flavor said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:18 am

      part of the reason the number is 0.9% has nothing to do with the Giants. It is the things that would have to happen with the other 8 teams. All 8 almost mathematically can’t lose that many games, they play each other too many times. ie, when one wins the other loses but when one loses the other wins. The % is reflective of that.

      • Flavor said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:20 am

        in other words, leap frogging 3 or 4 is not the issue percentage-wise. Leap frogging EIGHT is the issue. that’s why it’s 0.9%

  7. Flavor said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:25 am

    basically ALL 8 teams in front of them would have to fall apart and the Giants would need to play close to .700 ball the rest of the way. Likely? About 0.9% likely…..

  8. unca_chuck said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:40 am

    The fact that all these teams play each other also ensures that no one runs away either. If one team gets hot . . .

    • Flavor said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:50 am

      It’s not one team getting hot. When 8 are in front of you, oh whatever I’m tired of repeating myself. It’s 0.9% for a reason. You guys want to discount the math that’s fine, have at it

  9. unca_chuck said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Then again, any time Pomeranian gets a start, the odds decrease dramatically.

  10. zumiee said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:46 am

    I know the Flappers miss the Milkmaids.
    This is a fictional hof brau waitress. She does a great job singing this song. Awesome cover version:

  11. Flavor said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Rox are -210 to win the first game but +135 if you have them give 1.5 runs. If you expect them to blow out SF that’s obviously the play

  12. Flavor said, on July 15, 2019 at 9:26 am

    intriguing. Well, they certainly know him.

    • alleykat69 said, on July 15, 2019 at 9:46 am

      Hmmm,nobody in the pool has Smith going to the Brewers if that happens..

  13. alleykat69 said, on July 15, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Yesterday B/R listed Pomegranate as the starter for this 1st game DH start, maybe the Giants heard my rant and changed that obviously knowing he would get slammed on the road especially in Colorado..

  14. snarkk said, on July 15, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Sounds like BS. If both teams don’t already know what each other has, what have they been doing since the offseason started?…

  15. unca_chuck said, on July 15, 2019 at 9:57 am

    If we give them Bummie and Smith, maybe we can dump Crawfish and Smargle

  16. Macdog said, on July 15, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Good news: Giants 5-0.
    Bad news: Rox have yet to bat.

  17. alleykat69 said, on July 15, 2019 at 11:24 am

    Crawdaddy Bomb!!
    Great start 4 runs 4 hits so far and making the pitcher Chuck slot of pitches..
    Shit couldn’t finish my post and Yaz goes yard!!

  18. Flavor said, on July 15, 2019 at 11:24 am

    thank God I was nowhere near a casino this morning lol

  19. unca_chuck said, on July 15, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Break up the Giants!

    We’ll probably be down 2 TDs by the 5th inning.

  20. unca_chuck said, on July 15, 2019 at 11:37 am

    A shutdown inning!

  21. alleykat69 said, on July 15, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Giants have hit 33 HR’s in their last 22 games.Who would of thought that was possible?

  22. zumiee said, on July 15, 2019 at 11:58 am

    Story without sunglasses.

  23. Macdog said, on July 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Yaz diggin’ Coors.

  24. alleykat69 said, on July 15, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Yaz sure!
    Add 2 more on the gapper double!

  25. alleykat69 said, on July 15, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Still think their hitting coaches suck, but I’ll cut them Skittle slack lately..
    Damm 8-0 in the 3rd and looking for more.

    • alleykat69 said, on July 15, 2019 at 12:05 pm

      allitle

      • zumiee said, on July 15, 2019 at 12:10 pm

        Cutting them slack the size of a Skittle is reasonable to me.

  26. Macdog said, on July 15, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    This is batting practice.

  27. alleykat69 said, on July 15, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    10 runs 11 hits and the 3rd inning is still not over,amazing..

  28. Macdog said, on July 15, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Make it a dozen!

  29. unca_chuck said, on July 15, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Buster equals his 2019 output in 2 games.

  30. alleykat69 said, on July 15, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Wow I’m in ahh!
    Buster Bomb!!
    12 runs 12 hits thru 3 innings
    Yeah let’s get 20 plus today!
    Geez almost could of started Pom, uhh no!!!

  31. alleykat69 said, on July 15, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Looks like it’s the Rox’s getting blasted today BF..

    • Flavor said, on July 15, 2019 at 12:29 pm

      this is crazy! 13-0 in the 4th?

  32. alleykat69 said, on July 15, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    I want 20 runs!!,the Giants owe the Rockies a beat down with all the misery they have endured in this park..

  33. gianthead said, on July 15, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Holy crap.. got out of a meeting and remembered early game…13 runs…love mile high until it turns on you.

  34. Macdog said, on July 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    2 Craw bombs!

  35. alleykat69 said, on July 15, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Crawford 2Bombs!! Upper deck!!
    4-4 thats 15 runs keep pouring it on!!

  36. Macdog said, on July 15, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Sweet 16!

  37. unca_chuck said, on July 15, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    90 runs for the Giants in their last 11 games. The most in their SF history.

    Who da thunk from this team.

  38. unca_chuck said, on July 15, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    91.

    Giants stand to jump the Mets and Reds in the wildcard. And catch the Pirates.

  39. unca_chuck said, on July 15, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    35 pitches for Black there. yikes. 0 runs though.

  40. Macdog said, on July 15, 2019 at 2:18 pm

  41. alleykat69 said, on July 15, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    8RBI’s for Crawford 5 for 6 should be 6-6 robbed up the middle on a smash..

  42. alleykat69 said, on July 15, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    19-2 Let Bochy pitch the bottom of the 9th!!

  43. alleykat69 said, on July 15, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Go get em Coon Cap!!

  44. Macdog said, on July 15, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Fresh Meat beatdown.

  45. unca_chuck said, on July 15, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    .500 with a bullet!

    • zumiee said, on July 15, 2019 at 2:38 pm

  46. zumiee said, on July 15, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    And a message from women at Facebook:

  47. Flavor said, on July 15, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    That may be the wrongest I’ve ever been about a baseball game.

  48. Irish Kevin said, on July 15, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Nice to see analytics working for the Giants

  49. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on July 15, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Damn, looks the medicos finally found the right combo of drugs for the players….

  50. Stan Shell said, on July 15, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    WTF, again! After a game like this the losing team usually storms back. If not today, maybe something is going on. WTF?

  51. alleykat69 said, on July 15, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Double-headers?As the Great Ernie Banks said”Let’s play 2″

  52. alleykat69 said, on July 15, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Well at least he pitched an inning, but Ouch..Poor Ray Black already sent down to make room for Dereck Rodriguez.Pom would of been the better option,like in his release..

  53. zumiee said, on July 15, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Dodgers’ Taylor was hit by a pitch last night. Turns out it broke his arm.

  54. James said, on July 15, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    If the Giants somehow muster 83 wins, The Lost 60 At Bats of Adam Jones will become legendary.

  55. djloo27 said, on July 15, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    1. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    2. Austin Slater (R) RF
    3. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
    4. Stephen Vogt (L) C
    5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    6. Mike Yastrzemski (L) LF
    7. Kevin Pillar (R) CF
    8. Donovan Solano (R) 2B
    9. Dereck Rodriguez (R) P

  56. Macdog said, on July 15, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Vogt bomb!

  57. Macdog said, on July 15, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Craw bomb — again!

  58. James said, on July 15, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Crawford is noting that it’s a long season . . . .

    • xoot said, on July 15, 2019 at 6:59 pm

      A beat writer tweeted that Crawford’s OPS jumped 41 points this morning

      • xoot said, on July 15, 2019 at 6:59 pm

        I don’t know if that temblor registered on the WAR meter

  59. alleykat69 said, on July 15, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Well now back to back bombs for Vogt&Crawford I was starting to think they shot their wad in the 1st game, guess not..

  60. zumiee said, on July 15, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Nunie got DFA-ed.

  61. alleykat69 said, on July 15, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Hey Zumie,
    Nice to see Ringo Starr making a special appearance reunion wth Paul McCartney down at the latrine last night, doing some drum work on Sgt Pepper& Helter Skelter..

    • zumiee said, on July 15, 2019 at 7:35 pm

      Yes, a very cool final night of Paul’s tour.

      • Macdog said, on July 15, 2019 at 7:44 pm

        I don’t agree with this, but someone tweeted that Paul and Ringo playing Helter Skelter in L.A. as the 50th anniversary of the Manson Family murders approaches was not a good look.

      • unca_chuck said, on July 15, 2019 at 7:50 pm

        Purely unintentional I’m sure. Or part of the “I’m looking for anything to be offended about” crowd.

      • djloo27 said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:26 pm

        It occurred to me also when I read it yesterday.
        Out of 9,000 songs, was it necessary to play that one?

  62. alleykat69 said, on July 15, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Maybe Slater should of started in LF tonight…

  63. Macdog said, on July 15, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    The same player getting tagged out at 3rd in two different ways has to be a first.

  64. unca_chuck said, on July 15, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Weirdy game so far. G’s lucky to be in the lead. Too funny the Giants fan that walked up to the Rockies fan that caught Pillar’s bat and offered him $60.00 for it.

  65. unca_chuck said, on July 15, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Need a crooked number here.

  66. James said, on July 15, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    I know he’ll fuck the game up for us because I’m mentioning it, but this home plate ump is calling the strike zone right. It is possible not to be incompetent.

    • James said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:01 pm

      Ok, not an obvious game changing call on Slater, but goddamnit.

  67. snarkk said, on July 15, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    19-2?
    Niners over the Broncos with great D,and a safety to boot…

  68. willedav said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Pablo 1-16, went 0 for Milwaukee. Hope whatever he was doing doesn’t leave him second half.
    Props to DRod who has had tough 2019 for shutting down Rox tonite in call up start.

    • Flavor said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:21 pm

      what DRod and Smarge did today was remarkable.

    • djloo27 said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:23 pm

      I’ve noticed Pablo’s been kind of quiet but I didn’t want to get him in trouble…

  69. djloo27 said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Smith’s value will never be higher if he can pull off a torture free 9th…

    • James said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:38 pm

      You should have spared Smith instead of Pablo.

  70. unca_chuck said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Leadoff walk didn’t help.

  71. Flavor said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    imagine being this dude and having to churn out the same drivel night in and night out

    • unca_chuck said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:44 pm

      He does one of these every game?

    • alleykat69 said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:50 pm

      This guy is such a douchebag!Of course theirs nothing to excited about with all their sport teams which all SUCK!!
      Does he ever get out of Mom’s basement for fresh air occasionally?

  72. djloo27 said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:43 pm

  73. unca_chuck said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Ballgame!!

  74. Macdog said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Let’s win two!

  75. alleykat69 said, on July 15, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Alrighty then a doubleheader SWEEP!!!
    Smith nails down another one!


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