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The Return of Cueto

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 10, 2019

Sounds like things kinda fell apart for our men in orange and black. I mean, come on, we literally have no bullpen left. In some ways this is a sadly ironic way to play out the Bochy string.

But good news Flap Nation, we have an exciting game tonight! As long as Cueto doesn’t get hit by a bus or a train he is scheduled to start tonight earning me a cool ten bones from Diggity and saving me from paying out 40-1 or whatever it was I offered up.

So let’s go Cueto, toe that rubber and sling one in the direction of Buster. That’ll do, my man, that’ll do……

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  1. gianthead said, on September 10, 2019 at 6:34 am

    That was an ugly loss and the musical chairs in the 9th with the relievers may be a bit of karma but makes it hard the way they blew the first pulling off 5 wins on this home stand.

  2. snarkk said, on September 10, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Well, at least Cueto’s Return has some meaning. Other than the big bet. I don’t see much point in it…

  3. sandog said, on September 10, 2019 at 8:36 am

    For what it’s worth, the odds I got were 35/1.

  4. Bozo said, on September 10, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Just flapped in and boy are my arms tired. My village lucked out, I would have bet huge money that we would have gotten as much as a 5 foot surge but we just had minor flooding and wind damage. Really sorry for our friends in Ocracoke, I’m just catching up on pictures that y’all have probably already seen, man they are going to take a long time to recover from that. Haven’t seen any of the last few games. I dont remember the last time I missed a whole series against la. Just got power back on yesterday (been out since Friday morning) and I guess I’m glad I didn’t waste any on last nights game but man we sure had the ac cranked. Hope to watch some of the game tonight. Cheers all.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 10, 2019 at 11:09 am

      Glad you and yours are safe John. Terrible storm for so many in parts of the USA and of course, the Bahamas. Cheers!

    • chipower9 said, on September 10, 2019 at 11:27 am

      Good news, John. Was sad to hear about your loss of your good friend. Hope all settles down for you brother and life gets back to some sense of normalcy.

    • willedav said, on September 10, 2019 at 11:38 am

      oh good to hear. Hang in there man.

    • djloo27 said, on September 10, 2019 at 4:21 pm

      Happy to see you, Bozo!

  5. alleykat69 said, on September 10, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Glad you and your family is safe Bozo! Sounds like you avoided the “Perfect Storm” scenario.Thoughts&Prayers still for your friends in Ocracoke and everyone else during this devastating times…

  6. chipower9 said, on September 10, 2019 at 11:29 am

    I didn’t catch the game, but was surprised to hear this morning that it was the team’s first loss when leading through 8 innings.

    Looking forward to seeing Captain Shimmy toe the rubber tonight. Will definitely dial in for that one. He did look really good a week-ago Saturday in his last tune-up for the River Cats.

  7. unca_chuck said, on September 10, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Glad to hear you rode the storm out, John. Sorry for your friends and neighbors.

  8. snarkk said, on September 10, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    If we took a digital Sharpie to grab the Baseball Reference W-L Record of the Doghairs and put it under the Giants, could SF win the Division? …

  9. chipower9 said, on September 10, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    1. Mauricio Dubon (R) 2B
    2. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    3. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    4. Stephen Vogt (L) C
    5. Kevin Pillar (R) CF
    6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    7. Jaylin Davis (R) RF
    8. Austin Slater (R) LF
    9. Johnny Cueto (R) P

    Dubon in the lead-off…show ’em how it’s done, kid.

    Kat’s boy gets another start…

  10. zumiee said, on September 10, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Saw this online:
    Bochy has been an MLB manager from 1995-2019.
    Bochy’s lifetime record as an MLB manager right now is…..1995-2019.
    That’s a pretty freaky coincidence.

    • djloo27 said, on September 10, 2019 at 4:21 pm

      I love a nice freaky stat.
      Like the father and son Fielders hitting the exact same number of homers…

    • Flavor said, on September 10, 2019 at 5:23 pm

      that is WILD

  11. Flavor said, on September 10, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Ty Blach got destroyed again. Seriously, does Baltimore not have anyone else they can throw out there. Like, ANYONE?

    • alleykat69 said, on September 10, 2019 at 5:36 pm

      I’m sure the Giants can donate a few losers to start for them..

    • djloo27 said, on September 10, 2019 at 5:45 pm

      Maybe they’d like Sidney Ponson back…

  12. blade3colorado said, on September 10, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    Glad we got rid of Blach. Conversely, I wish Sabevans hadn’t jettisoned Bryan Reynolds for ‘Cutch. Dude just broke (or tied) HOF Waner’s rookie record for doubles. Bye bye outfielder.

    https://rumbunter.com/2019/09/06/bryan-reynolds-closing-pittsburgh-pirates-history/

    • djloo27 said, on September 10, 2019 at 5:54 pm

      That’s Zumiee’s boy…

    • blade3colorado said, on September 10, 2019 at 6:22 pm

      Thanks for this info Flav (being East of the Rockies, we Flappers often don’t get this type of news readily). Somewhat surprised by this, more because it occurred during this season, i.e., I thought he would wait until Bochy left. I am particularly shocked that Matt Nerland was fired, as he was the scouting director (or was at one time???). In any event, I agree with you, Mr. Z is “starting to flex a little.”

    • chipower9 said, on September 10, 2019 at 7:03 pm

      I find the mention that not all of the positions will be filled, as the team moves to use more video in their evaluations. Thanks for the share, Flav.

  13. Macdog said, on September 10, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    This is sort of a Splash reference: My daughter’s college soccer team played Bryn Mawr on Sunday.

    • Flavor said, on September 10, 2019 at 6:25 pm

      lol, epic hall of fame reference.

    • chipower9 said, on September 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm

      LMAO…now that’s a trip down memory lane.

  14. blade3colorado said, on September 10, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Just read an article that said the Dodgers have shifted in 50.2 percent of all plate appearances, so it’s no longer a shift but the normal defensive alignment.

    That is an amazing stat.

  15. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on September 10, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Kinda odd, living over here and dealing with occasional “blackouts” of media coverage, but the only things that are consistently blocked on my laptop and iPhone are stories from KNBR. I sometimes see KNBR stories on FB and try to read them but cannot. Your link above to that article about the fired scouts is also blocked. Maybe someone should tell KNBR that the cold war is over….

  16. chipower9 said, on September 10, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Nice start by Cueto.

    And damned, that is the thinnest crowd I have seen at the park in a long time. Brings back memories of a Tuesday night game at The Stick against the Expos.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 10, 2019 at 6:59 pm

      Chi, the announced attendance of 26,826 last night – was the smallest at Oracle Park since April 12, 2010.

  17. Flavor said, on September 10, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Dodgers clinched their 7th straight NL West. And it couldn’t feel any emptier or lamer.

  18. chipower9 said, on September 10, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Boom…nice AB by Vogt.

  19. blade3colorado said, on September 10, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Shades of World Series past . . . A 5 hit conga line.

  20. blade3colorado said, on September 10, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Love this kid Dubon.

    • chipower9 said, on September 10, 2019 at 8:05 pm

      Me, too. Great pick-up by Z in the trade with the Brewcrew.

  21. djloo27 said, on September 10, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Hard to believe this shit’s still around.
    I remember their incessant radio commercials from a million years ago…

  22. unca_chuck said, on September 10, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Announced of 26,000 means 12,000. That looks like the game I went to in May.

  23. unca_chuck said, on September 10, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Had a couple of these.

    bumwine

    • blade3colorado said, on September 10, 2019 at 8:18 pm

      Cold duck was the first thing I got wasted on. I still vividly recall stumbling home through the school near our house.

  24. blade3colorado said, on September 10, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Still early obviously, but it looks like we might have our #1 or #2 starter for next season. Nice.

  25. Macdog said, on September 10, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Outstanding.

  26. chipower9 said, on September 10, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Boom!

  27. blade3colorado said, on September 10, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Out go the lights.

  28. unca_chuck said, on September 10, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Cueto picks up right where he left off. Saw him last year about 2 weeks before he went down and he pitched a gem. 2 runs in 7 that the Giants won 8-2.

    Vogt is really doing well as our backup catcher.

  29. Bozo said, on September 10, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    I Vogted.

  30. unca_chuck said, on September 10, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Can’t wait to see the pen tonight.

  31. snarkk said, on September 10, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Firing of the scouts.
    The predicted house cleaning has started early.
    Actually, that’s nice in that helps them get a head start on finding new jobs.
    Bad for them in short run, but I am getting jacked that ZMan is going to friggin’ make big changes in the offseason.
    I would expect a total cleanup of the coaching staff at the SF level, and maybe down into the minors, too.
    Wotus, Meulens and I have the same chance of becoming the new manager.
    Good sign is that this year, the minor league teams have done very well…

    • Flavor said, on September 10, 2019 at 8:24 pm

      firing the scouts is huge. It’s an important job and there was ample evidence that they sucked at their jobs. Get better scouts, get a better team….

      • snarkk said, on September 10, 2019 at 8:28 pm

        The ZMan has now had almost a full year to evaluate the entire system, including players at all levels and the coaches and the support staff. He likely has a plan of exactly what he wants to change. His ridding of Melancon’s deal in total, and pickup of what looks like a steal in Dubon shows me that this guy is totally clued in. I’ve ripped Baer for years for various things, but to whatever extent he was responsible for hiring ZMan, I salute him…

    • blade3colorado said, on September 10, 2019 at 8:29 pm

      As I noted last season, all of our minor league teams finished in last place (possible exception of one that I think finished next to last). So yeah, the minor league teams were awesome this season.

  32. unca_chuck said, on September 10, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    I was KIDDING!

  33. blade3colorado said, on September 10, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Snarkk, a good friend and mentor of mine, Chief Civil Engineer at Shasta Dam – told me this in 1993 (paraphrasing, but the gist of it is this):

    It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, after 7 years on the job, do one of two things: 1. Find a new job; or, 2. Reinvent yourself on the existing job you have. Why? Because it’s human nature to become set in your ways and/or stale.

    He essentially said it was comparable to the “7 year itch” that married couples go through. I think he’s right and it applies to the Bochy, Sabean, Baer, and Evans regime. They were exceptional during their heyday, but they got stale and sat on their laurels.

    • snarkk said, on September 10, 2019 at 8:58 pm

      I believe in something like that. There are cycles in life, love, health – and hell yeah, baseball. The second snarkette is leaving the nest this weekend for UCSB, so the house will be very different. I have been contemplating what is next. Possibly something major in the next year or so. Check Frank out, especially around 1:55. I’m feeling it…

      • blade3colorado said, on September 10, 2019 at 9:16 pm

        Great singer and yes, I love this song and can relate.

  34. chipower9 said, on September 10, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Dubon flashing the leather! Kid is doing it all…

  35. blade3colorado said, on September 10, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Shades of Pence. Now, AK’s kid flashing the leather. Nice play!

  36. alleykat69 said, on September 10, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Nice catch for my Jaylin

    • alleykat69 said, on September 10, 2019 at 8:51 pm

      Boy Jaylin Davis.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 10, 2019 at 8:54 pm

      AK, I hope the kid gets a minimum of 100 consistent at bats before any decision is made on him . . . and I don’t mean playing one game today and than playing another game 2 days from now. Keep him in there and give him a shot. Even Willie Mays didn’t do squat in his initial 20-30 days debut, but Durocher said, “That’s my center fielder.”

      • alleykat69 said, on September 10, 2019 at 9:08 pm

        Agree Blade, that’s exactly what needs to happen with him.Lucky for him the new manager should give him the full run.His tools say’s he our Centerfielder for a long time!!

  37. alleykat69 said, on September 10, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Here’s a old fact, If Jaylin Davis gets 3 more AB’s( which is shocking under Boch)he will surpass Buster Posey’s total of 17 when he 1st got called up in late 2009 and rotted on the bench as Boch continued his Vet always approach and played Big Titty everyday while they were hopelessly out of it..

  38. zumiee said, on September 10, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    We’ve gotten a good look at why Reynolds has a high batting average. He consistently squares the ball up and hits it hard.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 10, 2019 at 9:12 pm

      Yep. Kid always has a plan at the plate.

    • alleykat69 said, on September 10, 2019 at 9:15 pm

      And on que another squared up hit for Reynolds,Zumie.Kid has a consistently good swing to hit .330..

      • snarkk said, on September 10, 2019 at 9:25 pm

        Dealing Reynolds for 4 months of McCutcheon Mediocrity convinces me even more that Sabevans just had not much of a clue when it came to evaluating OFers. There is no other explanation for 25 years of OFer wasteland. ZMan comes in here and right away picks up Pillar and Lil’ Yaz like it was nothing, he did it while clipping his fingernails…

  39. blade3colorado said, on September 10, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    WTF???

  40. snarkk said, on September 10, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Even though he took it back, I blame Chuck at 8:22…

  41. alleykat69 said, on September 10, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Wandy won’t be part of the new revamped BP next year!!

    • snarkk said, on September 10, 2019 at 9:22 pm

      Ya’ think?…

  42. Macdog said, on September 10, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Live look at the Giants’ bullpen:

    via GIPHY

  43. alleykat69 said, on September 10, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Shimmy with a winnny!!

  44. Macdog said, on September 10, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    1996.

  45. blade3colorado said, on September 10, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Where’s Clint?

  46. unca_chuck said, on September 10, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Hah! Jeeeebus, what a fricking trainwreck. First guy comes in, walk, throw the ball 6′ over the catcher’s head.

  47. unca_chuck said, on September 10, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Bozo watching the bullpen

  48. blade3colorado said, on September 10, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Good line by Kuiper. “Giants had a 5 run lead, but they don’t like that. They like 1 run leads . . . “

    • zumiee said, on September 10, 2019 at 9:50 pm


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