THE San Francisco Giants Blog

Climbing Everest, Rather Easily

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 16, 2019

Once again, my predictive powers were on full display, all you needed to do was take a look at that headline: Mile High Beat Down. Man, I know how to call ’em, eh?

It was high time to put that thread in the past. Possibly the most wrong I’ve ever been about anything in my life.

What is up with Brandon Crawford? The dude gets 7 hits in a game 2 years ago….then does nothing for 2 years….then hits 3 bombs and 9 RBI’s yesterday. He. Is. A. Weirdo.

There are nearly no words for what Smarge, DRod and the bullpen did. Without question the best pitching performance on a single day in SF history at Coors Field—more improbable than Zito’s complete game shutout back in 2012. Considering everything they had stacked against them that might be the most impressive pitching performance since Nomo threw his NoNo.

Freshly updated odds to make the post season/win WS

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Agree with Loo, how can we be 2.3% to make the post season but 0.0% to win the WS? That’s nonsense. Even if we snuck in as the 2nd WC we’d be listed at no worse than 20-1 at that point which is 5%. How can Fangraphs get away with 0.0%??????

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  1. Stan Shell said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Guess the speed of light is slow up here in Oregon. I missed it on my 14″ TV. 4-1, Zman’s wet dream is coming true.

  2. unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Smith not really giving me the warm and fuzzies right now.

  3. unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    And now even moreso. Fuuuuck.

  4. Bozo said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Crap.

  5. pawliekokonuts said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    where’s Blade?

  6. willedav said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Dang it Desmond kills us.

  7. Macdog said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Oh fuck.

  8. djloo27 said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    TFL returns…

  9. pawliekokonuts said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    shite

  10. alleykat69 said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Unbelievable a Smith choke job!
    Ever since the All star game he hasn’t been right..

  11. pawliekokonuts said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    I wanna go to a game in Denver some day. That whole altitude business. I wonder if it helps Viagra to kick in quicker.

  12. pawliekokonuts said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    zum, is that Havlicek on your 2:22?

    • zumiee said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:38 pm

      That’s Bobby Jones of the 76ers dunking on Larry Bird in a playoff game. Not sure what year.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:40 pm

        some move

      • unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:43 pm

        Ahhh. Couldn’t figure out who that was. Looked like a Bullets uni.

  13. pawliekokonuts said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    fuck . . . this is feeling like so many coors games; knots in the stomach … that CRAZY extra inning oh for fuckin fucksake

  14. pawliekokonuts said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    It seems I am getting everything kinda late, like OSF. For all i know we lost 5-4

    • Macdog said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:41 pm

      Nope, onto extra innings.

  15. unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Jeeeebus. Fooled by the hanging curve.

  16. Irish Kevin said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Andy Dufresne: Remember, Red, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. Andy Dufresne: Get busy living or get busy dying. Andy Dufresne: Remember, Red, hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things and no good thing ever dies.Sep 10, 1994.

    So having a little hope for the Giants is a good thing

  17. unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Very cool park, Pawlie. The sightlines of the rockies from the RF side of the park are great. Gorgeous sunsets if you hit a night game.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:47 pm

      And a cool city, right?

  18. alleykat69 said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Well without that Yaz Homer we would all be pissed off right now..

    • pawliekokonuts said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:46 pm

      Well, we are a tad pissed off anyway. To blow that lead.

  19. unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Pablo needs to get out of this slump right now.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:50 pm

      like NOW

  20. zumiee said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Is Melancon pitching the bottom of the 10th? Yikes.

  21. unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    If we get the lead, I think not,

  22. pawliekokonuts said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    I booked a trip to Tuscany in November. I intend to come back with an Italian bride in need of a green card. it happens. Third time the charm.

  23. pawliekokonuts said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Mac, where do I stand on my Back to the Flap Parameters?

  24. Bozo said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Wow. The Dick.

  25. unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Wow. The big Dick comes through again. Blackmon gave us that run.

  26. willedav said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    wow another clutch rbi for WAD

  27. Macdog said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Dicky!

    • pawliekokonuts said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:52 pm

      Dick isn’t even up on my feed!

  28. alleykat69 said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Nice battle and Panda gets the walk!
    It’s Dick time!
    Yes sir I’m getting a high altitude Boner!!

  29. pawliekokonuts said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    I gotta check my settings; I’m a fecking batter behind, at least.

  30. unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Craw is reborn.

  31. alleykat69 said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Crawdaddy doing the job for an insurance run!!

  32. Bozo said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Keep that line moving.

  33. Macdog said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Yeah Craw!

  34. willedav said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    what are the Rox paying Davis? Man what a deal gone south.

    • willedav said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:00 pm

      $18 mil this year $18 next year. Ouch

  35. unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Yazzzzzzz!

  36. alleykat69 said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Yazzz!!

  37. willedav said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    another timely base knock. Yaz loves this place.

  38. Macdog said, on July 16, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Hot Yaz!

  39. unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Want to see more runs. More more more.

  40. unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Areno-no! Keep ’em coming.

  41. Bozo said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    The hitters have to be thanking Will Smith for letting them tack on to their stats.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:07 pm

      I like that. That’s a positive way to look at it.

      • Bozo said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:15 pm

        “Always look on the bright side of life”.

  42. alleykat69 said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    And the craziness continues on a boot by Arenado..

  43. Macdog said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Hey Pawlie, that’s now 51 RBI for Pillar, I think you had 55. Dick still 6 HRs away from 10.

    • Macdog said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:08 pm

      Ooops, no RBI on the Arenado E.

      • zumiee said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:09 pm

        Kuiper made a mistake on that. He said RBI.

  44. pawliekokonuts said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Will Smith is simply allowing the hitters to pile on so that James’s coveted RS/RA differential *imporves.

  45. unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Here comes the torture. Melonhead style.

    Jesus. Mac the Oaf would be on the DL if he did any of the last 5 Pillar grabs.

  46. Bozo said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Pillar, just Wow.

  47. djloo27 said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Pillar is the Brooks Robinson of CFs…

    • pawliekokonuts said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:16 pm

      great way to put it.

  48. Macdog said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    My goodness, Pillar.

  49. djloo27 said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    • unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:17 pm

      Jean Claude Van Damme sporting a Giants wife beater dancing like a chihuahua.

      Where? What? And Why?

  50. unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    ball fucking game!

  51. pawliekokonuts said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Pillar HAS to get the Gold Glove, or ….

  52. alleykat69 said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    And now out of last place( thank you Padres for losing)and tied with the Rockies!!
    Keep rolling Giants!!!

    • zumiee said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:16 pm

  53. Bozo said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    There you have it.

  54. Macdog said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Another vulture W for Smith!

  55. pawliekokonuts said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    A muthafeckin W! Again.

  56. pawliekokonuts said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    As a Flannery O’Connor book title put it, “Everything that rises must converge.” Look out, wild carders!

  57. zumiee said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:19 pm

  58. willedav said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    and you can add Padres to the list of teams formerly ahead of them Giants just passed..3 down

    • pawliekokonuts said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:27 pm

      yup

  59. djloo27 said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Where is Rockie-obsessed Blade?

  60. zumiee said, on July 16, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    There’s a whole storyline growing which is about giving Bochy a run for the playoffs in his last season. Hold off on the rebuild to give Bochy a chance in his last season. That’s a narrative that Zaidi probably wasn’t seeing as a big factor, but it is growing out there in Giants Land. Bochy even did some campaigning for that on a KNBR interview. It hadn’t really been a big factor in my mind. I figure he’s getting $6 million this season, I’m not really focused on Bochy, but it’s a big deal to a lot of Giants fans.

  61. zumiee said, on July 16, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    Sami Higgins
    @samihiggins
    “It’s like the Giants just woke up after a three year nap and are finishing the 2016 season”

  62. willedav said, on July 17, 2019 at 7:22 am

    Giants ERA in 3 games @Coors 2.25.
    Pitching and Defense over power. Rox pitching falls apart Giants 11 singles and 2 walks beat them even after Smith 2 HR meltdown.

  63. unca_chuck said, on July 17, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Even with the Smith meltdown, the pitching has been phenomenal lately.

    12-3 PFI (post-flap invasion)


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