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Tough Start

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 4, 2020

I actually missed the Dickerson drop. I came back in the room, it was slow motion of him at the fence and the ball bouncing away. I never actually saw a replay. Was it an easy ball to catch? Either way, that dude isn’t in the line up for his defense.

Wonderful to see Tromp and Yaz go yard. Even in Colorado, it’s great to see at least a couple of guys hit the ball over the fence.

The defense has been terrible, probably chalk that up to the Covid break and not enough time to get their timing back on everything.

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  1. xoot said, on August 5, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    any of you basketball guys know when bol bol’s likely to play again? My kids are doggin me to watch him.

  2. unca_chuck said, on August 5, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    Nuggets play the Blazers tomorrow.

    • xoot said, on August 5, 2020 at 3:30 pm

      well the nuggets are finishing a game right now. No bol for long as I’ve been watching, which is far too fucking long — since the second quarter

      • Flavor said, on August 5, 2020 at 4:37 pm

        Bol Bol is behind behind to many guys guys to get any real real minutes minutes. His time will come tho

      • Macdog said, on August 5, 2020 at 6:48 pm

        Haha Flav, I see what you did there.

  3. unca_chuck said, on August 5, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    • xoot said, on August 5, 2020 at 3:31 pm

      I have seen that a dozen times. It’s great. Nothing eccentric about that play.

  4. willedav said, on August 5, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Really disappointed his college season at Oregon ended so soon. Hope he’s OK going forward. Unique skill set for someone that tall.

  5. alleykat69 said, on August 5, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    As the error machine keeps on coming #17 for the season incredible!!

  6. willedav said, on August 5, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    Giants keep hitting ball on the ground here with predictable results.

  7. unca_chuck said, on August 5, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    Ho hum. 3 leadoff runners. Rockies get an error, passed ball, base hit, run. Then base hit, steal, get to 3rd on a gounder and score on a sac.

    We don’t try to move the runner and ground out 3 times. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  8. unca_chuck said, on August 5, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    Oh goodie. Another chance for a DP. Fucking send Yaz.

  9. unca_chuck said, on August 5, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Thank God Belt is up.

  10. unca_chuck said, on August 5, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    Yes!

  11. Macdog said, on August 5, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    Belt-ed!

  12. alleykat69 said, on August 5, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    Hell yeah did Belt need that fucking bad boy 3 run homer!!

  13. Macdog said, on August 5, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Whoa, nice catch Craw.

    • Flavor said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:06 pm

      thank you for acknowledging my Bol Bol gold gold up up above above

  14. Flavor said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    i don’t give a shit what anyone says, Katie Perry’s Daisies song is fucking awesome

    • xoot said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:19 pm

      I think Loo once posted something similarly passionate about Karen Carpenter

  15. unca_chuck said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Beltoid heating up.

  16. alleykat69 said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Nice to see Belt warming up with a double,HR
    And Wimet delivers a clutch rbi!!

  17. Macdog said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Rick Porcello, now with the Mets, got his 150th career win tonight. How the hell did he get that many? That’s way more than MadBum.

    • xoot said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:22 pm

      with porcello’s whip? hard to figure.

      • Carstie Clausen said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:30 pm

        Figure the Baahstin offense based on Big Papi and that poor fellow gets up there a bit.

  18. Carstie Clausen said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Belt! ?? Aye May Zing, Grace. Outta nowhere. Okay, so I wasn’t here for the action after the top of the second as a big meal had zonked me out for a spell. Got back to the iMac and the eyes got huge. Five innings, three hits and a pair of so-so runs for Webb. Quality start in this day and age.

    So the Rox open the bottom of the 6th with a single by their #9. What I’m looking for this knotted-up season is to discern rays of hope for the future. At least a couple times now, I’ve kinda anointed Webb as our developing ace. There will be ups and downs for sure, but the vital signs are there. If SF can assemble some semblance of a rotation and should the defense find itself, we could still be looking at a .500 season. Now its back to seeing what Col. does in the 6th.

  19. alleykat69 said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Crazy inside the park HR for Cole Calhoun Arizona D-back
    Hits a shot to the RF corner that ricocheted off the fence rolling all the way to centerfield , time the center fielder could get to it the slow footed Calhoun was already rounding 3rd and scored without a throw..

  20. xoot said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    soft glove on a good play by Dick. He tries, I’ll give him that. But he should be DHing.

  21. Carstie Clausen said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Maybe we could make that a couple good young pitchers. Barager got him a nice clean 6th, replacing Webb, who fortunate for him, cannot possibly lose this game. One step at a time, gang. So do Pablo and Pence hit the dusty trail tomorrow?

    Still trying to figure out how Belt did it. Three run shots for him over the years have been about as common as bicuspids on a Rhode Island Red. But evidently there’s still more than fumes in his tank and he will continue to contribute now and again…so long as he doesn’t hafta face LHPs–particularly Opie who enjoys significant ownage.

    • djloo27 said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:45 pm

      I like that Sonny Barger or whatever the hell his name is…

      • xoot said, on August 5, 2020 at 8:19 pm

        lol. Sonny Barger’s East Oakland HQ became the Black Panthers’ place for a while, toward their end, and then, for a while, the African People’s Socialist Party took over. I once visited the big hall then. I wish we had a bullpen arm with that, uh, energy.

  22. willedav said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    his first pitch?

  23. xoot said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    very dumb move to bring depleted Watson in to face surging Arenado. wtf?

    • Carstie Clausen said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:52 pm

      One would think that Kappenmeister would have had scouting reports on Watson v. Arenado. If the broadcasters were privy to the info, it seems logical that the manager would as well.

      Maybe I was onto something earlier today while speculating is that K. has orders to dunk the team so as to get a good draft position come next June. Quite willing to consider alternative explanations that might make more sense than my latest “conspiracy theory.”

  24. willedav said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    just get feeling 4 ain’t gonna be enough tonite.

  25. alleykat69 said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    Só of course after Kruk says Areando OWNS Watson 6-13 lifetime with a bomb he serves up another one!
    WTF is Kapler thinking? Bringing him in here?

    • Macdog said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:48 pm

      And then walks the lefty batter.

  26. Carstie Clausen said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Somehow I just saw Arenado’s name as leading off the frame and I turned to mail and viewed a cute video on the November selection. Back to MLB site and was not a bit surprised, just thankful A. was leading off so nobody was on base.

  27. xoot said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Kap seems to have some super subtle psychological logic going: play Dick in RF over and over at Coors, even though he sucks in any OF position, to pump him up — he’ll rise to the challenge; use weak-armed re-habbing Watson in a high-stress situation, to pump him up — he’ll rise to the occasion. Etc. Theory. Pretty bad theory, too.

  28. alleykat69 said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    Nolan Areando was ice cold until the Giants came into town, now has a bomb in 3 straight games! He owns the Giants like Goldy owned Timmy. Freakin walk the guy when he’s this hot!!

    • djloo27 said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:53 pm

      It’s so fuckin’ aggravating!

  29. alleykat69 said, on August 5, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    What a heads up hustle double for Yaz!!

  30. djloo27 said, on August 5, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Yaz is a true baseball player.
    I don’t think there’s anything he’d rather do.
    I used to say that about Gregor Blanco.
    They just love the game and it shows…

  31. willedav said, on August 5, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    nice hustle by Yaz but they couldn’t get him in. arrgghh
    Giants lose this game I’m gonna be pissed at that Belt K.

  32. djloo27 said, on August 5, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    BTW, I think Duggar has the longest swing in the majors.
    If the Giants had a real hitting coach, they would do something about it…

  33. alleykat69 said, on August 5, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Jesus Belt you know this ump is looking to ring your ass up..Swing the Bat Gumby!!!!!

  34. willedav said, on August 5, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    nice to get some insurance.
    you know who will hit 9th

  35. willedav said, on August 5, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    bottom of order Craw Heine Duggar combined 0-9 tonite.
    Now 0-10.

    • willedav said, on August 5, 2020 at 8:20 pm

      Craw made it moot with GIDP, but why didn’t Kapler have someone run for Sandoval?

  36. Carstie Clausen said, on August 5, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    One of Kapler’s better moves has been to find the right situation for our submariner. Even after Wolters squiggled one through for a hit, he shut down the top of the Rox lineup. Looking like a setup man. Give him a clean slate in the 7th or 8th and he has done the job–so far. So we learn about the pitching from appearances in the worst possible venue for hurlers—the Box of Rox.

    Webb: Up and comer in the rotation. Baragar: Looking good. Rogers: Late innings setup with a clean slate and he’s been getting the job done. Don’t care what you say about offense–good pitching trumps good hitters–most of them most of the time, anyway.

    • willedav said, on August 5, 2020 at 8:32 pm

      except for watson it all went smoothly tonite Stix. Love your last sentence, my mantra too. Even in the juiced ball “game has changed” era, still maintain it behooves teams that want to win to be able keep teams with all the bombers inside the yard.

  37. willedav said, on August 5, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    yaha Gott finishes them off

  38. alleykat69 said, on August 5, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    Good job by Gott, even with the walk that makes it a one swing game..
    Maybe the Giants just want to do what they did in LA, lose the first 2 then win the last 2??

  39. Macdog said, on August 5, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    Gott ’em!

  40. Flavor said, on August 5, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    there we go!!!!!

  41. djloo27 said, on August 5, 2020 at 8:31 pm

  42. Flavor said, on August 5, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    lol

  43. Flavor said, on August 5, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    this win has inspired me. A new thread shall percolate in my dreams and tomorrow….glory!

    • zumiee said, on August 5, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    • sandog said, on August 5, 2020 at 9:10 pm

      Glad to hear it. They are halfway to meeting your criteria for an impressive road trip!

  44. djloo27 said, on August 5, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Off topic:
    Later this week I plan to officially join the cable cord cutters.
    I know Blade did that years ago.
    Any of you other guys?

    • Carstie Clausen said, on August 5, 2020 at 8:49 pm

      Ain’t never allowed a boobtoob into my home (shack) so it’s a moot issue here.

    • sandog said, on August 5, 2020 at 9:14 pm

      I still have Direct TV and don’t see myself giving it up soon. Out in the boonies where I live cable and free antenna access doesn’t exist. And I don’t have the tech savvy or interest to go the computer route for my TV.

  45. Carstie Clausen said, on August 5, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    A win is a win is a win. Xoot would ken the provenance of that concept. Hits a bit close to home and y’all know I just can’t resist. This crazy-assed team just never seems to get down too far into the dumps. They got soul…even if a certain unnamed posters hasn’t yet gotten his J.D. dream fulfilled. Give it some time, dude. Like it or not Duggar doesn’t seem to be going anywhere fast.

    That all said, the biggest takeaway is the pitching. Box of Rox and all, this was one of the staff’s best performances to date. Check this out. My anointed future staff ace Logan Webb threw a thrifty 68 pitches over a full five for his first W of the season. Oh, and NO bases on balls. Nada. Fifty of the 68 went for strikes. He surrendered four hits (remember, this is the graveyard of Giants hurlers–the Box of Rox); one ernie and nary a solid ringing hit. Current ERA: 2.13.

    Caleb Barager pitched one inning and the Rox went down nice and gentle. Thirteen pitches. Ten for strikes. ERA of an even 3.00…more than acceptable.

    Maybe Xoot’s psychological profile was on the mark. Arenado got his screamer and Watson even walked a guy. Beyond that, he did a clean job on 18 pitches, though only 10 went for strikes. Amazingly, his ERA is 2.70. So Watson did not exactly win him a Tony, but he did get a Hold.

    The previously maligned Tyler Rogers gave up a hit for starters and then his torpedos ended up in the gloves of his outfielders. Because of that situational blowout v. the LaBumbos, our submariner’s ERA is still somewhere up in the troposphere at 13.50. But since that unfortunate outing or two it has been in steady decline as per his FOURTH hold on the season, as that single single was the only mark on his escutcheon where he slung the horsehide 15 times and 11 of them went for strikes. Now that’s economy classic.

    Gott Mit Uns. Don’t know if the guy from Kaintuck is any kin to Jim of the same surname who the Giants got from the Pirates back in the day and pitched pretty not too bad for SF. With only nine strikes outta 18 attempts, Gott sweated it a bit, but got the job done, with one BB and an equal number of special K’s. No hits allowed gave him his third save in our to-date 6-7 13 game season. ERA at a rather sterling 2.25.

    Discounting for the nonce, Rogers’ yips early on, this starter and four relievers have been money. They make for a solid core. Should Cueto continue to go longer into games and IF Smardj’s blister is the crux of his issue, the Rotation may be taking shape. Who’s to say with Smyly and Gausman, what with their histories and all, but not much was expected of either and any successes on their parts are gravy. A couple more bullies look to hold some promise…maybe even three of em, Menez and a brace of Andersons.

    As the weeding out process continues, we should know where things stand by the end of the month–albeit halfway through the season.

    • djloo27 said, on August 5, 2020 at 9:48 pm

      Great re-cap, Stix.
      The Gotts are not related.
      A lot of stuff on the back of this card that surprised me…

      • Carstie Clausen said, on August 5, 2020 at 10:30 pm

        Thanx djloo. I’ll read those stats tomorrow when I drag out the magnifying glass.

  46. zumiee said, on August 5, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Belt’s 3-run game-changing HR is hard to figure. A mysterious surprise.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on August 5, 2020 at 10:29 pm

      “Mysterious surprise” = serendipity. Nice word. Back in the early 60’s folksongs were the rage in some quarters. Memory suggests there was a group called the “Serendipity Singers”. Probably was popular with some of the folks who haunted a certain bookstore up on Northbeach.

  47. unca_chuck said, on August 5, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Like it went that first series with the Dogs, a split in Colo would be pretty special seeing as the Box of Rox is our little shop of horrors.

  48. snarkk said, on August 5, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    I’m off cable since Nov 2011.
    Probably saved about $12K…


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