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Wiped Out By LA

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 28, 2020

14 innings. Zero runs. Man, that felt just like the old days, right? Now we get to go to Arizona and face their best pitcher. Tough assignment.

I still don’t know why Gausman isn’t better. His stuff is incredible. Maybe he needs to locate it better but it looks completely unhittable.

I don’t know about you guys but I am diggin’ the fact that we have a dude named “Luis Basabe” on our team. Come on, rearrange that last name a smidge and add a couple of LL’s and his last name is literally “Baseball” .

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  1. willedav said, on August 28, 2020 at 7:54 am

    Not sure but I think he was only on team because of the allowance of extra player for DH yesterday. He might be on Taxi squad for AZ and Rox series, idk.
    Anyone on taxi squad has to return to alt site when team is playing at home.
    Giants had played LA tough til yesterday but in case anyone doubted, Dogs are loaded.

    • djloo27 said, on August 28, 2020 at 7:56 am

      Playing L.A. is definitely a reality check…

  2. djloo27 said, on August 28, 2020 at 7:55 am

    Hey, I’m all in on Luis “Baseball” ⚾⚾⚾⚾⚾
    As they say at the track, he could be any kind…

  3. chipower9 said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Well, the seven game run was fun. But reality set-in playing the bums. Still to go 4-6 against the team with the best record in baseball is not too shabby. And also, an impressive homestand, overall.

  4. unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:32 am

    He might as well be Chico Escuela.

    • willedav said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:56 am

      I was thinking of him doing those skits the other day. Used to play softball with a guy whose older sister was Jane, who I used to call “Hane”.

  5. unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:32 am

    I’m just worried the 7 game winning streak was our July.

  6. Carstie Clausen said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:37 am

    Basabe/Wasabe–=hot Japanese radish

  7. James said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Smarge when he threw 95+ was kinda like Gausman.

    • Flavor said, on August 28, 2020 at 9:38 am

      Agreed. I still think Gausman has better late movement than Smarge but you could be right.

  8. willedav said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:59 am

    story on Mets on MLBTR, about Wilpons trying to get them to play after protest, GM thinking it was Manfred’s idea and bashing him, then wilpon’s saying he’s a friend and GM is out of line. wtf?
    funny bloggers on that site said GM is spot on one here.

  9. unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2020 at 9:07 am

    The Wilpons idea was to have the team run out like they were gonna play, come back into the clubhouse to protest, and then play the game an hour later. The GM was bashing that idea. He thought it was Manfred’s.

    • Flavor said, on August 28, 2020 at 9:37 am

      The best part of all of this was the wilpon”s issued separate tweets denouncing their GM and BOTH of them spelled his first name wrong.

  10. Flavor said, on August 28, 2020 at 10:07 am

    i hope I’m not breaking a rule bringing up politics right now, but if any of you are FB friends with me feel free to go off on the dumbass friend responding to my most recent post over there. Honestly, say anything you want, lol

    • zumiee said, on August 28, 2020 at 10:17 am

      When ancient civilizations developed the concept of written language thousands of years ago, little did they know what they were bringing forth. 🙂

      • Macdog said, on August 28, 2020 at 10:28 am

        More like, when a couple computer geeks created the World Wide Web, little did they know . . . .

      • unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2020 at 12:25 pm

        It’s Al Gore’s fault

  11. Flavor said, on August 28, 2020 at 10:32 am

    Look, Heyman is obviously tied into this but I would love to know what realistically teams are going to be offering for anyone. Who in their right mind was every going to pay up for Bauer in this shortened season that could easily end before the post season starts? I’m just looking at this critically. I don’t get who would be a buyer in this market. Like what would you really be willing to offer besides the shit that’s getting passed around right now?

  12. Flavor said, on August 28, 2020 at 10:33 am

    i honestly think these writers are just conditioned to go into “trade deadline talk mode” whenever a deadline comes up. It’s just an auto reaction from them and, frankly, it gives them something to write about. I’m standing by my take though, no big deals will go down.

  13. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 28, 2020 at 10:38 am

    • zumiee said, on August 28, 2020 at 10:49 am

      Some fans these days probably don’t know the origin of the phrase “baseball club” that still gets used nowadays.
      In those early days, cities had baseball clubs that people could join to play baseball in, like going to a book club or something. Go there to play some baseball. Then clubs started making all-star teams of the best players in their clubs, and started playing games against the best players in another city’s club.
      Then somebody got the wacky idea to charge money for tickets for people to watch these games between cities’ baseball club teams, and to their utter delight, lots of people bought tickets and were really into supporting their city’s team. The idea of forming a “national league” of the cities’ baseball club teams was put forth, and voila, things were on their way.

      • zumiee said, on August 28, 2020 at 10:51 am

        I like how in the early days, it was often “base ball,” or “base-ball.”

      • djloo27 said, on August 28, 2020 at 10:57 am

        Was it you, Zum who was wondering about the term “hit batsman” not too long ago?
        That one really is bizarre…

      • zumiee said, on August 28, 2020 at 10:59 am

        Of course, Abner Doubleday had nothing to do with the invention of baseball. The Hall of Fame in Cooperstown helped invent that myth. Doubleday was sort of a Civil War hero for the Union, and may have played a little baseball, maybe. The Hall of Fame thought he seemed like a good guy to be called the inventor of baseball. A complete fabrication.
        Alexander Cartwright had far more to do with it. He gathered together all the different rules people were using for baseball, and began the process of standardizing them, and putting the rules in rule books. The game would be nine innings, there would be three bases and a home base, each team would get three outs per inning, etc.

      • zumiee said, on August 28, 2020 at 11:00 am

        “Was it you, Zum who was wondering about the term “hit batsman” not too long ago?”

        Yes! It’s the only time the batter is still called a “batsman.” It’s ridiculously antiquated.

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 28, 2020 at 11:02 am

        Hence the term “club house”. Nice historical tidbit, Zum. You should get into teaching and whatnot.(grin)

      • zumiee said, on August 28, 2020 at 11:02 am

        I was all for the change of “disabled list” to “injured list.” “

      • zumiee said, on August 28, 2020 at 11:04 am

        Great photo, Dirt! Thanks for sharing. The uniforms on the team look great.

      • zumiee said, on August 28, 2020 at 11:06 am

        A close-up of the photo shows the word “Seattle” in vertical letters down the front stripe.

      • zumiee said, on August 28, 2020 at 11:09 am

        In a previous era, we heard broadcasters say a player was “hobbled by an injury” all the time. “Hobbled”? I heard George Carlin mention that once. He thought it was a very antiquated word to be using.

      • Bozo said, on August 28, 2020 at 11:13 am

        I still have a hat the Giants gave out many moons ago that says, Giants Baseball Club Member est. 1883 on it.

      • zumiee said, on August 28, 2020 at 11:34 am

        I think Kruk or Kuip this season made a reference to 137 years ago. They had it right on.

      • zumiee said, on August 28, 2020 at 11:38 am

        Krukow keeps saying Doubleday invented baseball, though. Aaargh!

      • Bozo said, on August 28, 2020 at 11:46 am

        The hat still has rust stains where I had Croix de Candlestick pins on it. So I’m guessing the Giants probably gave out the hats back in 1983 for the 100 year anniversary.

      • djloo27 said, on August 28, 2020 at 12:43 pm

        That was the year they finally got around to having a “Willie Mays Day” and retiring his number…

  14. zumiee said, on August 28, 2020 at 10:40 am

    This line is pretty funny actually: “Reds mainly need to get hitters and relievers to play to their abilities.”
    It’s like he’s saying “The Reds need to get good to be a good team.” Gee, no kidding.

  15. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 28, 2020 at 11:13 am

  16. unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Yeah, I think this trade deadline will result in very little movement. Too many teams are still eligible, but they aren’t going to mortgage their future for this semi-bogus run.

  17. Winder said, on August 28, 2020 at 11:42 am

    It wouldn’t bother me if the Giants just gave em away.

  18. sandog said, on August 28, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Gausman reminds me of Brett Tomko.

    Tomko had a smooth, repeatable delivery and threw easy gas. I thought he was gonna be a star, but he never seemed to quite put it together.
    How many career wins did Tomko have? I’m gonna look in a sec, but I would set the over/under at 46.5

    Which way would y’all go on that one??

    • Macdog said, on August 28, 2020 at 11:53 am

      I’ll guess over.

    • Flavor said, on August 28, 2020 at 12:04 pm

      i’m saying 55-65 now let’s go have a look

  19. Flavor said, on August 28, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    WOW! I didn’t expect that win total…..

    • Winder said, on August 28, 2020 at 12:25 pm

      He played with some good hitting teams, his era wasn’t very good.

    • sandog said, on August 28, 2020 at 12:25 pm

      Yeah, I whiffed on that one big time. The Sports Book manager is pissed. Giving money away to you guys.

    • Macdog said, on August 28, 2020 at 12:28 pm

      I like how the Giants signed Tomko after ’03 fresh off of leading the NL in hits allowed and earned runs allowed, the latter stat sharing the lead with Wayne Franklin, who also led MLB in HRs allowed and also was signed by the Giants.

      • alleykat69 said, on August 28, 2020 at 12:41 pm

        All the respect in the world for Tomko for getting into a fight with Perjerkoff in The clubhouse,when Tomko wanted to go over the opponents hitters and Jerkoff said I’m busy playing cards.That didn’t sit well with Tomko as I’m sure the cards went flying on the table.Just one of many bad situations with that bum, forcing Sabes to get rid of his sorry ass before the next season!!
        And to think they gave up Joe Nathan who went on along run of saving ball games as was dominant for the Twins.

    • unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2020 at 1:03 pm

      He reached 100? Wow indeed.

  20. xoot said, on August 28, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    “The clubs composing the Leagues are in different cities and for the most part in different states. . . .[T]hese clubs shall play against one another in public exhibitions for money, one or the other club crossing a state line in order to make the meeting possible. When, as the result of these contests, one club has won the pennant of its league and another club has won the pennant of the other league, there is a final competition for the world’s championship between these two. Of course, the scheme requires constantly repeated traveling on the part of the clubs, which is provided for, controlled, and disciplined by the organizations, and this, it is said, means commerce among the states. But we [call bullshit on that stupidity].

    “The business is giving exhibitions of baseball, which are purely state affairs. It is true that, in order to attain for these exhibitions the great popularity that they have achieved, competitions must be arranged between clubs from different cities and states. But the fact that, in order to give the exhibitions, the Leagues must induce free persons to cross state lines and must arrange and pay for their doing so is not enough to change the character of the business. . . . [T]he transport is a mere incident, not the essential thing. That to which it is incident, the exhibition, although made for money, would not be called trade of commerce in the commonly accepted use of those words.” Federal Baseball Club v. National League, 259 U.S. 200 (1922) (Holmes, J.).

    That’s the origin of mlb’s current antitrust exemption. Without “interstate commerce,” the antitrust laws did not apply.

  21. alleykat69 said, on August 28, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    I don’t see a problem against the D-backs, matter of fact I’m predicting a sweep 🧹
    They have lost 8 straight games, this team just isn’t as good without Goldy in that LU.
    Anderson CG 1 unearned rum gem against them last start shows he matches up well against them,
    Cahill’s been pitching great too.And Shimmy gets back on track for the Sweep as the bats get back on track against a bad Arizona squad!!

  22. Lurker John said, on August 28, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    That’s a great clip of Hubbell’s moment in the sun, and in one of the funkiest ballparks of all time. I always think of Dusty Rhodes in the ’54 Series, hitting a couple of home runs, neither of which may have traveled 300′. Kind of a nondescript career, but he was huge in that World Series. He homered in the game that Mays robbed Vic Wertz. The Polo Grounds’ odd dimensions facilitated both of those guys. My kingdom for a time machine.

    • xoot said, on August 28, 2020 at 2:04 pm

      the way they squeezed that ballpark into a long narrow Manhattan lot and still left parking space is a wonder

      • unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2020 at 3:01 pm

        Horses were easier to park when they built it!

      • xoot said, on August 28, 2020 at 3:24 pm

        yeah, gasoline runabouts didn’t hit the market for another ten years or so

  23. Macdog said, on August 28, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    Watching Rickard’s 0-fer yesterday, what’s up with Z’s fascination with outfielders named Joe? Connor Joe (1-15), Joe McCarthy (0-10), both no better than AAAA guys, and now Joey “track record” Rickard.

  24. djloo27 said, on August 28, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    Thanks to an extremely credible source, I have the origin of the term “west coast bias” or at least the earliest known usage of it.

    In 1971, a superstar California horse named Cougar II shipped to Belmont Park to run in the prestigious Woodward Stakes. He proceeded to romp by 5 lengths, but was disqualified for a very debatable
    interference call and placed third. The second place horse named West Coast Scout was declared the winner.
    It was extremely controversial and many bettors, writers and Californians were outraged.
    So there were actually 2 reasons to refer to this decision as “west coast bias.”

    Here’s the video. Unfortunately, not one of all-time great Capossella’s better race calls.
    Cappy would retire soon after…

    • Macdog said, on August 28, 2020 at 2:07 pm

      West Coast Scout was a Haskell winner! And he was owned by . . . ?

      • unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2020 at 2:59 pm

        Eddie Haskell?

      • xoot said, on August 28, 2020 at 3:34 pm

        that question evinces an east coast bias, imo

      • unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2020 at 4:30 pm

        Hah! That’s what I’m talking about.

      • Macdog said, on August 28, 2020 at 6:16 pm

        Ralph Wilson was the owner. I thought it was interesting anyway . . .

      • djloo27 said, on August 28, 2020 at 6:32 pm

        Did not know that, Mac…

    • unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2020 at 3:01 pm

      I always thought it was the east coast bias.

      • djloo27 said, on August 28, 2020 at 3:06 pm

        IDK, now I’m confused…

      • Macdog said, on August 28, 2020 at 3:16 pm

        I think Unca’s right here.

      • djloo27 said, on August 28, 2020 at 3:41 pm

        BTW, my “extremely credible source” is a certified neighborhood lunatic…

  25. Flavor said, on August 28, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Got a text from Diggity yesterday moments after he creamed a ball 288 but I never got an update on final round score?

    • sandog said, on August 28, 2020 at 3:30 pm

      94. Sounds like it was a great day to get in 18 after work with a few cold Tecates while staying the hell away from that double-headache. Sometimes I listen to the game while playing, but didn’t mess with it yesterday.

      • djloo27 said, on August 28, 2020 at 3:44 pm

        Would’ve been a perfect day if you skipped work and golf…

      • sandog said, on August 28, 2020 at 3:52 pm

        Flav and I could hook you on golf in one round. I can see it now….
        https://www.tumgir.com/tag/golf%20monster

      • xoot said, on August 28, 2020 at 3:59 pm

        A musician friend of mine played golf with Alice Cooper in LA, back in the 80s, I think. He said it was a great day.

  26. alleykat69 said, on August 28, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    Eddie?

  27. djloo27 said, on August 28, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    1. Mike Yastrzemski (L) CF
    2. Alex Dickerson (L) LF
    3. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    4. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    5. Wilmer Flores (R) DH
    6. Donovan Solano (R) 2B
    7. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    8. Joey Bart (R) C
    9. Joey Rickard (R) RF

  28. sandog said, on August 28, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    You know who really gets overshadowed on Jackie Robinson day and it just ain’t right?
    A guy by the name of Larry Doby who played for the Mariners and Blue Jays. Came into the bigs the day after Jackie, endured all the same crap and never got his due. It’s a damn shame.

    • zumiee said, on August 28, 2020 at 3:56 pm

      It happens a lot in history. It doesn’t make it right, but it happens a lot.

    • djloo27 said, on August 28, 2020 at 4:09 pm

      Cut it out, Dawg!

      • sandog said, on August 28, 2020 at 4:10 pm

        What took you so long!!!

      • unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2020 at 4:31 pm

        Hah!!!!

  29. zumiee said, on August 28, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Here’s hoping Bart shows some batting progress in this series. The league has a book on him already. Now he has to adjust.

  30. sandog said, on August 28, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    I was trying to get a rise out of Loo with my 3:50 as the saga of Larry Doby is one of Loo’s famous reoccurring takes—right up there with kids shagging fly balls at the home run contest.

    But the ridiculous gap in fame between Robinson and Doby IS a shame.

  31. xoot said, on August 28, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    Adding injury to injury, the SF-hat guy who stole the firefighter’s wallet in Santa Cruz County last week is named Brian Johnson.

  32. unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Rickart might as well BE the pitching spot. Jesus Christ. And Crawfish in front of Bart is yet another head scratcher.

    • djloo27 said, on August 28, 2020 at 4:40 pm

      Seems like the count is always 0-2 on Crawford…

  33. alleykat69 said, on August 28, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    Wasabi Basabe back to the alternate site.

    • djloo27 said, on August 28, 2020 at 4:37 pm

      He definitely made a lasting impression…

    • Flavor said, on August 28, 2020 at 6:33 pm

      fuck that he could have been our mascot for like the next five years. Sundressed Goddess is starting to get a little worse for the wear, aye?

      • unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2020 at 7:34 pm

        Just don;t break out miss real estate agent.

  34. unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Like Bon’s hat better

  35. alleykat69 said, on August 28, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    5 automatic cuts for me are They call me Mr.Tubbs Sandoval,,Don Rickels Rickard,Grave Duggar( sorry dog but he stinks) Senor Suarez and Ruf to watch!! Zero add value to the roster..imo

  36. Bozo said, on August 28, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    Anyone interested in Nola music. WWOZ will have another Festing in Place on Labor Day weekend and also the following weekend. Here is the cube listing if any of y’all are interested (Sidney Bechet and Louis Armstrong from 1945 on Sunday 9/13, cha ching, fuck yeah).
    https://www.wwoz.org/640926-cubes-festing-place-next-fest-thing

    • willedav said, on August 28, 2020 at 7:45 pm

      oh thanks man looking forward to that. Last one was tremendous.

  37. Flavor said, on August 28, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    If me and San Dawg ever make it out to NY together, which is a definite possibility, I am MANDATING that Loo ride around in the cart commenting on our shots, yelling indiscriminately at anyone who’s within 100 yards of us, and drinking, at a minimum, a pony keg of Tecate which will be parked in the back of the cart……

  38. Flavor said, on August 28, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    it took me three times before I spelled indiscriminately correctly but I did not need spell check on it and that’s a W for me for today……

  39. alleykat69 said, on August 28, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    The Giants should screw with Gallen’s head and have the umps make him cut his extra string hanging down from his glove.I know managers like Martin,Herzog and a few others would press the issue being a distraction to their hitters..

  40. djloo27 said, on August 28, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Wilmet’s like 1 for his last 20…

  41. Macdog said, on August 28, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Do these umps have masks over their eyes?

  42. unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    They are who we thought they were. Dogshit.

  43. Macdog said, on August 28, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    #42 isn’t looking too sharp for the Giants.

  44. unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    If I’m Belt I throw the bat at that fucking clown next AB.

  45. Macdog said, on August 28, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    That’s now 18 straight scoreless innings.

  46. willedav said, on August 28, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    AZ hitters seem to have read on TA tonite. Sure they were embarrassed by complete game and getting waxed in SF. Lot of hard contact early in count. Unfortunate that last rbi single went right through normal SS.

  47. alleykat69 said, on August 28, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    If Jackie Robinson was alive today he would be disgusted how little has changed in the world.
    Dealing with racism and segregation for him had to of been brutal.Now it’s dead black men dying every other month and racism will never go away.. RIP 42 your better off not knowing what’s going on day to day..

  48. xoot said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson in the movie 42 (and who also starred in Black Panther, Da 5 Bloods, etc. etc.) died today of cancer he’d been fighting for years. RIP.

  49. unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    “Dog, I can hang with 94. That’s a great day for me.

  50. snarkk said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    Need a comeback tonite.
    They can do it…

    • unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:15 pm

      Not feeling this one. I think they shot their wad in that 1st Dodger game.

  51. unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    The Giants may give up 94.

  52. Macdog said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Can they call this one after 7?

    • xoot said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:19 pm

      the Giants will never make it to 42-0. They might as well quit.

  53. alleykat69 said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    How many more runs and obvious lack of command are you going to leave Anderson out there for Kappy?
    U always seem to string a starter out if he’s getting hammered and have nobody warming up until it’s to late..

    • willedav said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:23 pm

      waited long time to get pen going. down already going in, that first walk should have been warning sign.
      Plus, with all their RH hitters, why another LHP?

      • willedav said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:25 pm

        Peralta is only LH hitter in the lineup.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:33 pm

      Haven’t been following the game too closely on Gameday as it’s project time again and doing state #44, which happens to be Kentucky, for the coloring book. It was obvious even before the gloom and doom fifth that Anderson was absofriggenlutely not on his game tonight. After that leadoff walk and then consecutive singles it was plain, sure and obvious even to me, a couple thousand miles away and not even watching, that TA was cooked for the night. So what does Kapler do? Hangs him out to dry. Like hitters, pitchers can have bad nights and maybe pitching in the Snakepit got into his head. Who knows. But at least two if not three of those runs were on Kapler. Bad managing again.

      • xoot said, on August 28, 2020 at 9:05 pm

        You’ve gotta tell me about that one, Stix. Limestone aquifers, hardwood forests, oxycontin?

  54. zumiee said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:19 pm

  55. alleykat69 said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    What other manager except are idiot would allow his starter to give up 7 runs on 9 hits throw in 3 walks before you finally pull him?

    • Macdog said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:28 pm

      Plus an error on a pickoff throw and a wild pitch.

  56. willedav said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    On the board at least.

  57. Macdog said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    The drought is over!

  58. unca_chuck said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    hey. a run.

  59. alleykat69 said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    In other news former Giant Lucius Fox was traded by Tampa Bay to Kansas City for outfielder Brett Phillips Thursday, so traded have begun..

    • xoot said, on August 28, 2020 at 9:02 pm

      Kruk and Kuip keep talking about an Angels/a’s trade, La Stella going to the a’s, that just happened. The Giants made a couple of moves to add two guys I’d never heard of the to the 60 today. Can’t trade em if they’re not on the 60, I read somewhere.

  60. Macdog said, on August 28, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    If Rickard isn’t good enough to bat in the 7th with 2 runners on and 2 out, then why is he even on the team?

    • alleykat69 said, on August 28, 2020 at 9:05 pm

      Exactly Mac , he’s one of my 5 cuts from my 4:44 post
      Oh geez the guy who PH for him is on my cut list as well Mr.Tubbs..

  61. xoot said, on August 28, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    That polyester turf in AZ looks terrible from above

  62. alleykat69 said, on August 28, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Dickerson could be added to my cut list soon too!
    Hitting .195 and hit into 2 DP’s tonight.Add that he’s a liability like Ruf in the outfield doesn’t help his cause.

  63. xoot said, on August 28, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Krukow opines that a guy warming up fiercely in the pen “looks like a Spartan getting ready to fight in the Coliseum.” I think he and Kuiper have regressed to their ignorant teenage selves. I suppose the Spartans of Mich State probably did face the Trojans of USC at some point in the LA Coliseum.

    • James said, on August 28, 2020 at 9:32 pm

      And they have a Stanford Classics guy on the radio broadcast.

    • Macdog said, on August 28, 2020 at 9:34 pm

      1988 Rose Bowl.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on August 28, 2020 at 9:48 pm

      Maybe the Spartans wore those guys from USC. Ya never know about those ancient Greeks.

    • James said, on August 28, 2020 at 10:03 pm

      If you scour the gladiator rosters, there may be a few from Sparta.

  64. willedav said, on August 28, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    3 no hit innings out of pen so LHPs worked. Bart had a good hit, couple bombs Belt and Wilmet hit ball hard. too little too late but DBax were onto Anderson. Gallen is their best SP good looking player.

    • James said, on August 28, 2020 at 9:58 pm

      The DBs have done poorly against lefties in 2020..

  65. willedav said, on August 28, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Giants hopefully play a little better with their own numbers.

  66. Carstie Clausen said, on August 28, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    You know–that rally might, could have sufficed—had Kapler not thrown Anderson to the wolves. I say its no less than 50-50 on bad management.

    Speaking of management miscues…what’s with hanging onto El Gordo? As Kung Fu Panda he developed quite a legacy. Even though tonight’s fluffer was a line out, he’s diving close to a BA being 200 points less than his body weight. Maybe he should announce his retirement before he’s Penced. He could maybe move to Hawaii and feast on poi and Spam.

    Duggar and Rickard. Jeeze, they can do better than that. I think one of our most frequent posters may offer a suggestion if we press him real hard. You do gotta like the way this team keeps battling back. They were pretty much stymied by the Rattlers’ #1, but when it came to dining on bully beef they began chowing down.

    MoReece looks like the kinda kid who likes to have fun. Might as well flip him back into CF and the next callup for LF. Dickperson needs to rest his glutes for a spell. Maybe it would help?


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