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D-Rod Encore

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 21, 2019

Another big game for DRod to show last start wasn’t all VMI related. Wind coming in a little, humidity down, maybe he gets a little park help and surprises us again.

My buddy Luke, one of my main men in Portland, texted me this while watching the game last night:

“His stuff needs to move off the plate. Everything is on or right around. Big league guys will feast on that stuff. He needs to get them chasing shit that looks like a strike. His shit is up and over the plate. He’s missing his spots by a mile. Posey sets up outside and the pitch is in.”

I trust Luke on this and he explained why Beede’s stuff, while excellent, is just ending up in the wrong spot. Hopefully Young can help him fix that.

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  1. chipower9 said, on August 21, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Didn’t take Watson long to give it up….pfffttt….

    • unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 7:39 pm

      Mosst of that was Gott. But Watson fucked up that play twice. He shoulda gone home, but he fumbled the ball and blew the DP besides.

  2. blade3colorado said, on August 21, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Missed the fireworks (evening exercise walking) and check my phone . . . Boom!

  3. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Or that shit. Fuck.

  4. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Dick Dick Dick.

    Vogt Vogt Vogt!

  5. Flavor said, on August 21, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Fucking Vogt!

  6. Bozo said, on August 21, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Tag…Tied up again.

  7. Macdog said, on August 21, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    It’s Chiefs-Rams II, Loo.

    • djloo27 said, on August 21, 2019 at 7:48 pm

      Exactly what it feels like, Mac…

  8. Flavor said, on August 21, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    lol, based on how that looked off the bat and Kuip revving into his Bomb call I thought that was gone for fucking SURE!

  9. Macdog said, on August 21, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Damn, I thought that was gone.

  10. willedav said, on August 21, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    wow Pillar just missed another one. How many runs it take to win this one? Belt gives SF lead again.
    Day game tmw getaway day not a lot of recovery time for pen once this one ends.

  11. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Finally Belt does something, Just need Crawfish to hit a bomb,

  12. snarkk said, on August 21, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Can’t remember a slugfest like this in a long time.
    It’s pretty cool, as long as you ignore the sheer ridiculousness of it…

    • Flavor said, on August 21, 2019 at 7:51 pm

      exactly. It’s fun.

  13. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Shit! I’m thinking Waveland Ave for Pillar’s.

  14. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    A shut down inning? PLease?

  15. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Gustave is just wild enough to get through this.

  16. Flavor said, on August 21, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Gustave is rad.

  17. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    9 pitches 8 strikes.

  18. willedav said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Mac thx for finding that box with the Brock bomb. Ken Hubbs Andre Rodgers (who played before or after for SF) Elio Chacon (guy Mays body slammed right?) Ken McKenzie was a Giant too iirc

    • Macdog said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:02 pm

      Ha, that’s before my time, I don’t know any of those guys.

    • djloo27 said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:06 pm

      Ken McKenzie was the only 1962 Met with a winning record, I believe…

    • willedav said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:14 pm

      Only Loo pulls stuff like Brock HR at Polo Grounds (and Ken McKenzie) out of his memory bank.
      Unbelievable. Hubbs was a sad story.

  19. Macdog said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Gustave should be the Player of the Game.

  20. Bozo said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Yes, a 1, 2. 3 inning.

  21. snarkk said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Gustave, who the puck is this dude?
    He’s pitching like Moronta used to. Finally, somebody got some outs…

  22. Flavor said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    • unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:05 pm

      With the way Watson and Smith are going, I’m with Kerry.

  23. Flavor said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Happy birthday WillieD. If you are really 68 you’re the youngest looking 68 year old I’ve ever seen

    • willedav said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:05 pm

      Ha thx Big Guy, sad but true I’m afraid. Remember on train ride home I was telling you about 50th HS reunion, which is this weekend. And I am taking your advice and skipping it.

      • Flavor said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:07 pm

        yes I remember. And then straight into a nice long slumber.

  24. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Hoooo. Nice. A shut down inning.

    Yaz needs a triple for the cycle.

  25. willedav said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    “It’s fun.” yes except when you have to watch the other team rake your pitching staff too, which sucks. Looking back at comments, not many seemed to think it was fun when DRod was in there and Gott sucked too.

    • Flavor said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:05 pm

      gotta take the good with the bad in a shootout, my man

      • willedav said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:19 pm

        fair enough. I was listening to Miller on radio coming home and he was little dismayed Slater got thrown out at 3b, especially after Yaz doubled right after that off Holland whom they were pounding.

  26. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    They can stop shooting after Longo’s AB.

  27. djloo27 said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    I’d use Bum in this game if necessary…

  28. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Or Dick Dick Dick’s

  29. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    I’d keep Gustave in . He threw like 12 pitches.

  30. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Nope, he’s out.

  31. blade3colorado said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Happy birthday Willie!

  32. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Pffffffffffffffffuck. Got to get that first out

  33. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Happy birthday, Willie!!!

  34. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Jesus. Fuck this.

  35. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Told ya they shoulda left Gustave in there. Fuckin Moron-ta.

  36. Macdog said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Sorry, Shawn, that was a fucking terrible pitch.

  37. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    This ain’t fun no more.

  38. pawliekokonuts said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    areyoufuckingkiddingme?!

    • djloo27 said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:19 pm

      Great name for a race horse!

      • pawliekokonuts said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:21 pm

        too many characters

  39. djloo27 said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Cue up Bochy’s “proud how we battled” quote…

  40. pawliekokonuts said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Happy birthday, WillieD. I’m hoping Magnus thinks I’m the youngest-looking 70-year-old he has seen. Fuck this game. It ages us!

    • Flavor said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:21 pm

      Fuck that. You look like you could be WillieD’s dad…..

      • Flavor said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:21 pm

        Bahahahaha! Just kidding

  41. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    The pen is really awful these days.

  42. Flavor said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Hey, it’s been a fun game. Entertaining. I don’t really sweat the losses, our chances at the WC have been and continue to be a complete longshot

  43. willedav said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    thx guys. Place is playing like f-ing Coors. I realize this doesn’t happen every night here, but imo there is a park factor to warm weather humid yards of Midwest.

  44. djloo27 said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Remember what I said.
    Cover of SI for Yaz…

    • Flavor said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:28 pm

      re-said it. What did you said?

  45. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Wow. Finally caught a break, but we’re still gonna lose. Coonrod and Suarez can suck, but guys like Moronta and Gott shouldn’t.

  46. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Fucking Crabman. Hit this clown already.

  47. pawliekokonuts said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Around 1978, the Cubs and Phillies played something like a 23-22 game. Maybe Schmidt had 4 homers. Pretty sure it was a Saturday game because I heard about it, I think, on Sunday morning, maybe Easter, with an abominable existential hangover.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:44 pm

        Boom! right score; wrong about Schmidt

      • pawliekokonuts said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:47 pm

        Memory always plays tricks. I don’t know how I could’ve had a hangover because I wasn’t drinking then. But of course one can have an existential hangover any time. #Greenland

      • djloo27 said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:58 pm

        This must be the game you meant, Pawlie…

        https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHN/CHN197604170.shtml

    • Macdog said, on August 21, 2019 at 9:01 pm

      Pawlie, Schmidt did hit 4 HRs in one game at Wrigley in ’76.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on August 21, 2019 at 9:07 pm

        It seems like I am conflating the memory of two games and merging them. Either that or . . . too many Rolling Rocks, too much brain damage

  48. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Pawlie , Last time I was at the races, there was a horse named Knightdressauxeyed. I was gonna bet and lost track. The bastard won.

    Of course Hoof Hearted was also in that race.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:41 pm

      I love horse’s names. For about 20 years, The Washington Post has run its annual What Kind of Foal Am I? contest in the Style Invitational humor contest, taking the names of Derby candidates and “breeding” them. Only once did I get an Honorable Mention for that contest. For many years I was a weekly contributor to the Style Invitational who got in now and then; never won. Runners-up got cool T-shirts, HMs fridge magnets. A whole subculture grew around it in the D.C. area, breakfasts, dinners, etc. In 1995 or so, wife and I drove from Syracuse to Baltimore for a gathering of Losers, as runners-up are affectionately called. Haven’t submitted for years.

      Loo surely knows the character limit for horse names.

      • djloo27 said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:44 pm

        18

      • djloo27 said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:48 pm

        RUFUCKINGKIDDINGME

      • pawliekokonuts said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:52 pm

        BrilliantNameBred

  49. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Playing the crowd. Fuck that.

  50. djloo27 said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Grim, Crab-like…

  51. Macdog said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Wrigley sure has become the proverbial House of Horrors for the Giants.

  52. Bozo said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    11 wasn’t 1 louder tonight.

  53. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Ahh, so much for watching Cueto pitch for SJ. He’s going to Sacto to pitch.

  54. willedav said, on August 21, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    speaking of b-days: Mike Yaz is Friday 23rd, grandpa Carl tmw 22nd.

    • djloo27 said, on August 21, 2019 at 9:18 pm

      Tomorrow also 54th anniversary of “The Incident”…

  55. chipower9 said, on August 21, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Happy BD, WillieD!

    Giants kept it interesting, but interesting doesn’t buy ya jack shit, especially when playing a team you are chasing. Another pfffttt….

  56. zumiee said, on August 21, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Well, baseball is good for distracting us from the fact we have a deranged sociopath for president who’s angry because he couldn’t buy Greenland.

    • snarkk said, on August 21, 2019 at 9:49 pm

      Today, I actually sent an email to the Prime Minister of Denmark. I apologized for the insanity and bad behavior of our current occupant of the White House. I agreed with her that his behavior was indeed “absurd”, and not to hold it against our country, who wishes to remain friends and allies with hers…

      • zumiee said, on August 21, 2019 at 9:54 pm

        Hopefully this insanity ends on 1/20/21, which still feels like a perilously long ways away.

  57. snarkk said, on August 21, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of Iceland is giving a visit there by Mike Pence next month a miss, as she has “prior commitments”. Maybe the blackhearted self-proclaimed “Christian” will find something else to do there while visiting, like swallow a quart of Icelandic Aquavit and eat a pound of ripened raw cod that smells like ammonia.

    “Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir said “prior commitments” will keep her from meeting with Pence in early September. She is scheduled to address the Council of Nordic Trade Unions’ annual meeting in Malmo, Sweden, on Sept. 3. Pence arrives Sept. 4 en route to the United Kingdom and Ireland.”…

    • djloo27 said, on August 21, 2019 at 10:10 pm

  58. zumiee said, on August 21, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    “….Strickland, who said he endured a “clean break” of his nose while doing hip exercises in a squat rack at PNC Park. He attached a mobility cord to the barbell to hold it steady as he worked.
    “Obviously, that didn’t work out too well,” Strickland said. “When I sat down on the ground to do the hip stuff, I went to reach up and grab the cord, but I guess one of the ropes still got hung behind it. And when I grabbed it, I guess my weight pulled the bar off and crushed me.”
    The Nationals’ training and medical staff was on the scene “instantly,” Strickland said, and he was quickly ushered to get X-rays. The clean break meant there wasn’t a high risk associated with it, and since he’s able to breathe regularly, he’ll be available to continue pitching.
    “That’s why I’m thrilled it’s not as bad as it could be,” he said. “That’s one of the things that they determined with the X-rays, was just to make sure that the nasal passages were still straight and clear”

  59. zumiee said, on August 21, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Jansen blew another save tonight.

  60. mrsprtdude said, on August 21, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    To keep alive the WC hunt (and keep Smith and Bum) we go all in. Trading away all the bullpen and keeping those guys was a mistake. I feel like our hopes died today. The only good out of keeping those 2 was WC. Slipped away today. FUCK

    • djloo27 said, on August 21, 2019 at 10:14 pm

      I think we’re 6 back in the LC with who knows how many teams ahead of us,
      Can’t fathom a miracle with this staff.
      Yeah, it’s over…

  61. Macdog said, on August 21, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Not an A’s fan at all, but it is enjoyable watching them stick it to the Yanks the last couple days.

  62. snarkk said, on August 21, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Agree that tonight’s game was great fun, but a last gasp.
    Giants now playing rest of the season to see who is a roster keeper, and who is not…

  63. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    It was weird hearing the post-game crew say how much they liked Vogt in the lineup and wanted to see more of that. No mention of Posey.

    • snarkk said, on August 21, 2019 at 10:27 pm

      It’s the truth. No question…

    • willedav said, on August 21, 2019 at 10:39 pm

      Craw and Belt at bottom of the order, again and Craw has been double switched out lately. Avelino got a start already and might get another tmw with day game. Times they are a changing.
      Like Vogt a lot too but he’s already 34 yr old C coming off injury and not particularly adept behind the plate. Hope they can keep him around but like Pablo maybe best used part time.

  64. willedav said, on August 21, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    In the box Loo found with Schmidt blasting 4 bombs Ron Reed pitched. iirc he also played b-ball in NBA and was about 6-7. Not sure who he played for gotta look that one up…Ollie Brown was on Phils then too, cool player.

    • djloo27 said, on August 22, 2019 at 4:07 am

      I looked up Ron Reed’s basketball career, Willedav.
      I hope you had a very happy birthday…

      https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/r/reedro01.html

      • djloo27 said, on August 22, 2019 at 4:14 am

        The biggest future star RR was drafted ahead of was the great Butterbean Love.
        Looking at old drafts in any sport is kind of fascinating…


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