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Bombs Away!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 25, 2019

Even though it ended with an L, you have to think Boch looks back on last night’s game as memorable. Posey AND Bum homering in the same game? And in the last game Bum pitches for him? That’s awesome.

Of course, Bum was not awesome. He was just ok. Maybe that’s his new awesome? Even pitching in his preferred, protected yard he gave up 3 bombs. I’m not gonna kill myself if we offering him (and he accepts) a 3 year deal. I still think he’s going somewhere else….

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  1. zumiee said, on September 25, 2019 at 6:52 am

    I think he’s pitching on Sunday.

    • Flavor said, on September 25, 2019 at 7:50 am

      yup, you’re correct.

  2. gianthead said, on September 25, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Lol…I thought we won because looked up Pomeranz’ stats from last night and saw the win…woops he is no longer a Gigante…but if anyone has noticed, he has been pitching very well down the stretch.

    Boch needs 3 more wins for .500 as Gigantes manager…

  3. blade3colorado said, on September 25, 2019 at 7:11 am

    Does “ok” mean his ERA goes up every time he pitches (as it did last night)? Hmm . . .

    • Flavor said, on September 25, 2019 at 7:50 am

      he did have 22 swing-thru/misses, his most in 3 years.

      • Macdog said, on September 25, 2019 at 7:55 am

        Kruk, not surprisingly, was raving about that part of Bum’s outing.

      • Macdog said, on September 25, 2019 at 7:59 am

        Of course, only two teams in the NL strike out more than the Rox.

  4. willedav said, on September 25, 2019 at 7:12 am

    It was hitters yard last night, warm without wind. Bum’s first HR in long time too along with Posey and Longo whacked one out to dead CF over 399 sign in 8th. Giants unsure about Bum on Sunday OR in bigger news, Cueto on Friday. that is definitely a hmmnn.

    Wow Cubs made 5 errors and got hammered 9-2 by lowly Pirates.
    A’s lost 3-2 Angels in a game they led earlier 2-0 while Tribe and Rays both won. all 3 now within a game of each other.
    A’s have won 94 games and will likely have to win couple more to even get to WC.
    Giants are so much more fortunate to be in NL.

    • Macdog said, on September 25, 2019 at 7:39 am

      Three teams in AL have 100 or more losses, while only one NL team is that bad. Also 94-loss Jays would be 2nd-worst in NL, so those top-heavy AL teams get to fatten their records vs. a lot of crud.

      • willedav said, on September 25, 2019 at 8:13 am

        exactly. A’s lost their last game at home to Texas and get Angels and Mariners to end season. those 2 are combined 40 games under .500.

  5. Macdog said, on September 25, 2019 at 7:32 am

    There goes a .500 season.

  6. Bozo said, on September 25, 2019 at 7:37 am

    If the Twins win 3 more and/or the Braves win 4 more this could mark the 1st year MLB had more than 3 teams win 100 games in the same season. Counting this year, 3 teams have combined to do it 8 times in the history of the game and this year makes it 3 in a row. I know a team winning 100 games happens often enough, but with the majority of teams employing the same type of analytical process, I would have expected less, not more teams doing it. Not sure why I find this odd.

    • zumiee said, on September 25, 2019 at 7:48 am

      More teams are now willing to do the complete tear-down rebuild.

      • Flavor said, on September 25, 2019 at 7:51 am

        might as well. It costs almost nothing and it can work, with the right GM running the show.

      • willedav said, on September 25, 2019 at 8:22 am

        and just don’t give rat’s ass how many games they lose and lose the fanbase in process. I think it sucks AL has become so stratified and top heavy–already 5 teams have 90 Ls and 3 have 100.

    • gianthead said, on September 25, 2019 at 8:13 am

      It actually reveals how awful the general state of baseball is with this manufactured beer league and juiced ball…

  7. gianthead said, on September 25, 2019 at 8:14 am

    I forgot to note earlier this week and compliment Daniel on what a humiliation the Cards delivered to the Cubs this weekend…Cubs tucked their tails into their girlie nether regions…

  8. alleykat69 said, on September 25, 2019 at 8:41 am

    No wind at the park last night on a hot day,easy to see balls flying out.Can’t hold that against Bum, he had like mentioned 20 something swing and misses among his 9K’s which put him over 200 for the season,another nice accomplishment he wanted to get.
    Juiced balls should be flying out again today with another scorching hot day..

  9. blade3colorado said, on September 25, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Until the system is changed, teams which get revenue-sharing dollars will continue to tank and take the money and profit, i.e., they will structure their rosters to lose rather than spending it to improve. That’s a no brainer and will continue until the system is changed. The ONLY WAY a small market team can improve is by tanking and getting a high draft position . . . See the Astros.

    Specifically, in 2013, the Astros’ payroll was projected to be about $25 million at the start of the season, and Houston traded away almost every player making more than $1 million. The Astros finished with a record of 51-111 and picked first in the 2014 draft. This is the blueprint for small market teams, e.g., Twins, Marlins, etc.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 25, 2019 at 8:54 am

      Correction – In 2013 the Astros had the lowest payroll by far, paying just $22.0 million dollars for a Major League team, averaging less than a million dollars per player. And in ’14, it was slightly higher, $44.5 million, still lowest in baseball.

      • alleykat69 said, on September 25, 2019 at 9:51 am

        Geez and I thought the A’s were cheap!
        But still look at how those teams have performed.Astros have to have a huge payroll now compared to A’s, but does it matter to the A’s their always finding talent?

      • unca_chuck said, on September 25, 2019 at 10:12 am

        It matters in that they are pretty much in the race every year. It doesn’t do them any good in the playoffs, but they get to trade talent for prospects and keep the payroll down. If just about any other team drafted as well as they do, they’d have 6 world championships.

        As it is, pffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft. Trade the guys before they make bank, and bring up the next group of prospects. They take a year or 2 sometimes to get good, but more often than not they are at least in the hunt.

  10. alleykat69 said, on September 25, 2019 at 10:55 am

    I think the A’s are beginning to finally see the light and locking in some of their star players which wasn’t the case before.Is the owner finally deciding to open up the purse strings some?
    If somehow they get that ballpark at Jack London square which would be an awesome site, hold on to their talent they will be a contender every year imo..
    Damm I cream my pants thinking 🤔 if the Giants had Chapman at 3rd And Olson at 1st..

  11. alleykat69 said, on September 25, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Jesus..Jon Heyman is smoking the crack pipe again, he thinks Bob Geren will be in the running for the Giants gig.Yes it would be raping the Dodgers more has ties with Z but I don’t think he’s the guy Z will go with..

    • Flavor said, on September 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm

      Geren is probably as likely as anyone Z might choose. Personally, I don’t think we should get too excited about the next manager–it’s just going to be a yes-man to the numbers guys upstairs……

  12. zumiee said, on September 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Bochy is trolling the Flap by batting Craw lead-off tonight.

  13. Flavor said, on September 25, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    that’s wild, there wasn’t a post for 7 hours and then me and Zoom, boom, post right at the exact same time.

  14. alleykat69 said, on September 25, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    He’s just another old geezer I think Z will pass on.He might hand pick a yes man, but atleast make him in his 40’s while the brain cells still function…

    • Flavor said, on September 25, 2019 at 6:13 pm

      he’s only 58! Lol, He does have managing experience, he knows Z well, I don’t think it’d be a huge reach

    • unca_chuck said, on September 25, 2019 at 6:40 pm

      As someone who is 58, I appreciate that comment.

  15. Flavor said, on September 25, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    i mean, isn’t Heyman calling bullshit on his own scoop with this tweet?

    • Macdog said, on September 25, 2019 at 6:54 pm

      Haha, what a putz.

  16. gianthead said, on September 25, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Just saw the Sam Dyson signigicant injury and question of whether he was damaged goods…

    • alleykat69 said, on September 25, 2019 at 7:33 pm

      He played for the Giants, aren’t they all damaged goods?

  17. unca_chuck said, on September 25, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Pretty much. Speaking of obscure connections, Boch was the 3rd base coach when Geren played catcher for the Pads.

    I also just found out that Bruce Bochy hit a walk off home run against Nolan Ryan in 1985. The only walk off home run given up by Nolan Ryan.

  18. Flavor said, on September 25, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    how bout this pic for some of you old timers!

    • unca_chuck said, on September 25, 2019 at 6:59 pm

      That’s Gate A. I would kill to have any one of those rides. The Invicta is especially righteous.

    • unca_chuck said, on September 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

      The Galaxie (5th from the right) you don’t see anywhere.

  19. blade3colorado said, on September 25, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    zzzzz . . . No wonder games go 3 hours plus. Need to speed up the reviews.

  20. unca_chuck said, on September 25, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    This is the least corpse laden, uh core, line up in a while.

  21. unca_chuck said, on September 25, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Wow. That was one ugly strike out.

  22. unca_chuck said, on September 25, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Damn. He got all of that one. Missed it by THAT much.

  23. alleykat69 said, on September 25, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Man my old man use to drive a Ford Galaxy, had some power, but I would be embarrassed 😩 if any of my friends saw me in it, so I ducked down a lot especially coming up my street..

    • blade3colorado said, on September 25, 2019 at 7:50 pm

      My uncle had a 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 convertible. He took my brother and I bow hunting with him one weekend. I was 10 and my brother was 9. Anywho, one morning at the campsite, my brother and I were in the car while he went bow hunting . . . to make a long story short, my brother convinced me to take the emergency brake off (we were on a slight hill/grade) and the car ended up in the lake in back of us. lqtm . . . My uncle was pissed when he returned.

  24. Bozo said, on September 25, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Shaw’s left handed numbers are almost even with his right handed ones.

  25. alleykat69 said, on September 25, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Holy shit I just saw the LU WTF??
    Crawling Crawford leading off??
    Does Bochy think he will raise his pathetic average 50 points in the few games left?

  26. Flavor said, on September 25, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    this motherfucker is 85 years old.

  27. blade3colorado said, on September 25, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Flav, he lifted both of us by the seat of our Levis with each of his hands and flipped us into the tent about 7-10 feet away. I still remember doing a somersault more or less into my sleeping bag. It didn’t hurt at all, but both of us knew uncle Frank was pissed. He calmed down about 4 hours later when he got his car out of the lake and didn’t say another word about it or tell my parents. LOL

    • alleykat69 said, on September 25, 2019 at 8:54 pm

      Blade..Man you little shits were so lucky he didn’t tell your folks! I give Uncle Frank 2 thumbs up 👍
      Was it at a boat ramp? And the Galaxie 500 must of been wasted with fish guts and soaked and not operating obviously when it got pulled out. Did ya all have to ride back with the tow truck driver?

      • blade3colorado said, on September 25, 2019 at 9:12 pm

        No, we did the rest of our camping trip. The water came up about 3/4s of the way up the doors. Didn’t even have a tow truck. Some guy with a winch, got it out of the water. Started up immediately. Like I said, Uncle Frank didn’t say another word about it. It was done as far as he was concerned.

        He grew up in San Francisco and Oakland. Very much a no nonsense guy. Didn’t take shit from anyone in Oakland. He once owned a warehouse in Oakland and I worked there one summer when I was in high school. I remember one of the employees was extremely slow on a forklift loading stock into a semi truck. Uncle Frank told him to get the fuck off the fork lift and immediately started loading stock into the truck. He was like Mario Andretti on that fork lift. Quite a thing to see how fast he loaded that semi truck up. He really embarrassed the employee that had been driving it (I seem to recall him firing the dude a couple of hours later). Love my Uncle Frank. He’s still going strong and I have no doubt he could kick my ass with zero problems today. lol

  28. willedav said, on September 25, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Geren sucks let’s hope that doesn’t happen. Wasn’t he Beane’s best man at wedding? Lot of talk that had something to do with Beane hiring him as mgr. and taking 4 seasons to finally fire his dumb ass.

  29. willedav said, on September 25, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    “…it can work, with the right GM running the show.” Sure, but how many teams have one?
    Phils? Mets? Pads? Reds? Pirates? Rox? Cubs?

    Even the Stros got lucky–they only got Bregman because Braves were in love with D Swanson and took him #1. And they only got Bregman after they were about to draft a pitcher year before that their med staff examined and thought would be prone to injury. They lowballed him (to legal limit) and he wouldn’t sign, and they were awarded the #2 pick following season. And the guy did get injured after being drafted by someone else following year.

  30. willedav said, on September 25, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    wow hella game and way to go out for Smrdz. Hope they can get him another W he’s been way more than expected this year.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 25, 2019 at 8:50 pm

      Yes, agree he’s been outstanding all season.

  31. willedav said, on September 25, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    wtf? Wolters drilled him he’s got right of way to field the ball

  32. willedav said, on September 25, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    ah that’s too bad. Kid at least struck out Arenado on 73 mph pitch. didn’t want to hex him but Arenado hasn’t done near his normal damage.

  33. blade3colorado said, on September 25, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Slumpy is not having a good night. For whatever reason, I always think of Belt as Lumpy Rutherford from Leave It To Beaver.

  34. zumiee said, on September 25, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Cubs totally fell apart near the end of this season. Sad trombone.

  35. blade3colorado said, on September 25, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Great play by both Dubon and Vogt.

  36. Macdog said, on September 25, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    This appears to be the inspiration for Bochy batting Craw in the leadoff spot:

  37. Macdog said, on September 25, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Walk-off Jay bomb!

  38. willedav said, on September 25, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    wow first one for the kid and it’s walk off

    • zumiee said, on September 25, 2019 at 10:02 pm

  39. Macdog said, on September 25, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Hey Kat, you going krazy for your guy?

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

    DJ loses.

  41. chipower9 said, on September 25, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Congrats to Kat’s Boy Davis on his walk-off! I’ve been driving all day to San Clemente, and just now saw the results.

    Boom! Bombs Away!

  42. mrsprtdude said, on September 25, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Good to see Clint!


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