THE San Francisco Giants Blog

73.2%!!!!!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 10, 2020

I might change that to my new laptop password. What a beautiful ass number….

But maybe it’s time to stop all the winning. The only team I want to face in the first round is the Dodgers. That’s it. I can’t imagine a better way to kick off the post season nor a better outcome than knocking their asses out in round 1 of a best of 3.

Are they more likely to win? Of course. But that’s the beauty of it. We got nuthin’ to lose.

Two tweets stuck out last night, here they are:

96 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. willedav said, on September 10, 2020 at 7:27 am

    wild card has worked out just fine before. As long as you get in and SF has put themselves in this spot with stellar play. Used to make the joke with Raider fans—someone lets you guys in the door and then you don’t want to leave.

    Btw, if my team were the Defending Super Bowl Champions and someone mentioned their name I’d be sure to remind them who they are talking about.

    Looking at that awful pic Zum posted of Oroville Lake, eerily could remind you of Golden Gate and Marin.

  2. Carstie Clausen said, on September 10, 2020 at 7:45 am

    16 to go. Eight-up and its 31-29. Win seven, lose 9 and it’s a .500 finish. This bunch is not likely to get a flat-tire, even against tough competition. Those two above scenarios are strictly probability factories. In any event there will be an exciting finish to a season which looked blah or worse going in. Playoffs? Yeah. Icing on the cake.

  3. Bozo said, on September 10, 2020 at 8:10 am

    I know the Giants had to hit more HRs to compete in today’s game, but man do I miss well pitched, low scoring games. I know I’m an oldster because a 2-1 game keeps me interested where as a 4+ hour 29-9 game probably not so much.
    The thing that gets me is MLB made individual records such a huge issue during the steroid days but now they use juiced baseballs, that has to be padding the shit out of some stats. MLB created new rules to shorten the game but high scoring games go long (no pun intended). Maybe the pitch clock, pitchers having to face 3 batters etc. really wasn’t installed to save time but to give the hitters yet another advantage. I don’t know, just seems to me to be an extended home run derby sometimes.
    OK, off my soap box – Go Giants, go get dem Pads.

    • Flavor said, on September 10, 2020 at 8:46 am

      i watched a lot of that 29-9 thrashing because i had several players from that game in fantasy. It was a grind (even with so many of my players going off). 29-9 gets old and repetitive and I found myself getting disgusted with pitchers I’d never even heard of. Agree with you clown, i miss the 2-1 game and we still get those on occasion. But trying to win that way, consistently, is a thing of the past. It just is.

    • chipower9 said, on September 10, 2020 at 9:11 am

      Agree, Clown. I love a tight 2-1 or 3-2 game, with stellar D and pitching to keep the score low. A game like this is at least as exciting as a high-scoring game, IMO. Although, that come-back against the Bums we won in extras, where the G-men battled back from multiple deficits was one of the highlights of the season.

  4. Flavor said, on September 10, 2020 at 8:45 am

    by the way, I recognize I didn’t zap all the political posts last night. That was an oversight. I zapped several early on just to set a tone. If yours got through unscathed last night please tighten up your game and stop posting political messages here at the flap. That is what facebook is for.

    • chipower9 said, on September 10, 2020 at 9:12 am

      Fuck yeah! Ain’t nobody got time for that political bullshit shenanigans on The Flap.

  5. Winder said, on September 10, 2020 at 9:06 am

    Knocking the Dodgers out of playoff contention would be a dream come true. And, you are right about saying we got nothing to lose.

  6. chipower9 said, on September 10, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Getting ready to hit the road in an hour or so. Dragging the trailer up to Fort Bragg for three nights. Work has been crazy, we were without power/wifi for better part of two days (running on generator power), and it has been hotter than hell here, so I am ready for some cool coastal weather, a trip to North Coast Brewery for brew and grub, cocktails, and relaxation.

    How many days before we see Smoak up? I suspect not long. El Gordo could be on thin ice…

    Stix – have not forgot about your call. It has been crazy here. When I get to the coast and get settled in, I will give you a call (either later today or tomorrow).

    Fry the Friars. Humm Baby!

  7. xoot said, on September 10, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Being able to enjoy baseball in the midst of this political climate is sort of like being able to breathe clean coastal air under an atomic sky. Keeping it clean makes more sense than i thought it would. Giants are a lot more exciting than I thought they would be, too.

  8. dirtnrocksnomo said, on September 10, 2020 at 10:28 am

    Sandoval DFA’d.

    • xoot said, on September 10, 2020 at 10:29 am

      Wow.

    • xoot said, on September 10, 2020 at 10:30 am

      Dump the dead weight, boys, we’re on a stretch run.

    • willedav said, on September 10, 2020 at 10:36 am

      Impressive. Admit a mistake, which every GM and prez make, and move on.

    • djloo27 said, on September 10, 2020 at 11:47 am

      Nailed another one (NOT)…

      djloo27 said, on September 9, 2020 at 4:42 pm

      I think if they were gonna cut Panda loose, it woulda happened already.
      He could be important to the team chemistry…

      • Carstie Clausen said, on September 10, 2020 at 12:05 pm

        Could be they have switched over to biochemical solutions. But no question, Kung Fu Panda now becomes a fascinating Giants legend. Wish him well.

  9. sandog said, on September 10, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Thanks for everything Panda—you have been a great Giant.

    • willedav said, on September 10, 2020 at 10:49 am

      Yes, many productive years especially in post season high pressure situations. Even last year, for that matter coming in to PH. Always energetic presence in dugout too.

  10. unca_chuck said, on September 10, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Chi, be sure to get the Brother Thelonious on tap at north Coast. Outstanding stuff that will knock you on your ass if you aren’t careful.

    Hope the Little River Inn is open. That is a great bar.

  11. unca_chuck said, on September 10, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Does the bullshit extra inning runner rule apply to the playoffs? I sure fucking hope not. I’m sure we will have the DH trhough.

    • Macdog said, on September 10, 2020 at 10:49 am

      From ESPN story on Kershaw calling extra-inning rule “not real baseball”:
      MLB announced in July that the new extra-innings rule would be in place only for the regular season, not the postseason.

      • unca_chuck said, on September 10, 2020 at 10:52 am

        Oh, thank God. I would have freaked if they instituted that for the playoffs.

  12. sandog said, on September 10, 2020 at 11:11 am

    Good news for me down here as my home is no longer included in the evacuation warning zone for the Valley Fire. We got a break on the weather and that helped a lot. I finally feel like I can go into town and not have to worry that I won’t be able to get back to it if the fire flares up.

    I would love to see us light up Paddack tonight. He strikes me as a bit of an egomaniac and I don’t like his hair. And he looks like Danny Noonan.

    • James said, on September 10, 2020 at 11:17 am

      Glad to hear, SD.

    • zumiee said, on September 10, 2020 at 11:28 am

      Yes, good news!

    • willedav said, on September 10, 2020 at 12:52 pm

      Great! Neighbor has a friend she visits near Bass Lake, and I think that is just other side of ridge from Shaver.

  13. James said, on September 10, 2020 at 11:16 am

    Emma Peel didn’t need bouncy tits.

  14. zumiee said, on September 10, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Bad news in my family: my father-in-law’s house is in the path of the Plumas fire. He’s evacuated and won’t know for several days if his house survived.

    • snarkk said, on September 10, 2020 at 11:44 am

      Fingers crossed, zum…

    • djloo27 said, on September 10, 2020 at 11:49 am

      May the Chandler be with them, Zum…

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 10, 2020 at 12:07 pm

      We’ll all work on sending out the good vibes, Zum.

  15. unca_chuck said, on September 10, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Good for you Dawg. This shit is getting real old real fast.

    Have a friend that last a house in Santa Rosa a couple years ago, and just lost another home 3 weeks ago. Oregon is now on fire and I have a friend on the Mackenzie River who was just evacuated.

    Sorry to hear that Zumie. Being where we are, I’m waiting for the time when we have to evacuate. We are close to Mt Diablo, and back up to 600 acres of open space.

  16. snarkk said, on September 10, 2020 at 11:54 am

    On Diana Rigg
    I was around 11-12 at the time Mrs. Peel was just tearing it up on The Avengers.
    One of the first true modern TV role changers for women.
    I will NEVER forget seeing her cavorting and fighting and kicking men’s asses in those skin tight suits. It was jaw dropping unreal and different from what was on TV in the US at the time. There is even an episode of her in a long scene essentially as a Dom with whip, which I think was not shown in the US at the time. It’s amazing even for now, if it were on network TV. It’s on youtube somewhere.
    Definitely started something stirring in me. People always wondered if she and Steed got it on. There’s one episode where she walks out of what could be a bedroom finishing putting her morning clothes on, looking in a mirror, and there’s Steed as she turns around, having some coffee or some such. Ya think! They asked Patrick McNee once if they ever got it on, since it was always just a wink, nothing obvious. He basically said, “Duh!”
    She was a damn good actress the rest of her life, too, BTW.
    RIP…

  17. snarkk said, on September 10, 2020 at 11:57 am

    On Panda.
    He was a very good Giant. Hats off.
    A big part of the 3 in 5.
    It was time to go. Past time, really. At least he didn’t flame out as badly as Pence, but his Giants pedigree in my book is much longer, thicker, and meaningful. 3 Dingers off Verlander — the zenith.
    Better that his leaving was not stuck to the time he went to BoSox and said stupid things in his goodbye.
    Via con Dios, Pablo…

    • sandog said, on September 10, 2020 at 12:32 pm

      Very well said and I agree with all of that.

  18. alleykat69 said, on September 10, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Pence now Panda, Yes 2 great Giants but their time has past.
    I like how the new team of Z/Harris isn’t afraid of moving on from dead weight.
    Something Sabes/Evans would never do, which pissed me off..
    Like Kenny Rodgers said:”No how to hold em,no how to fold em”

    Once they signed Smuck ,that was definitely the end of the line, they wanted more power from the Left side, and the irony is that’s Panda’s best side, but not anymore, no hard hit balls, no power!
    Asta li vista and enjoy a guilt free buffet feast now..

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 10, 2020 at 12:13 pm

      Once the lockdown are over Panda could always find gigs as a Latin Santa Claus. If he does that in a Bay Area mall I would imagine the parking lots would overflow. He surely wouldn’t need the money, but oh the fun. If he needs an extra middle name it could well be “fun”. OR, when Romo retires, the two of them could hit Reno or Vegas as a stage routine. Again, a packed-house.

  19. Winder said, on September 10, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    When Panda first came into the league he just tore it up and never looked back. He was an amazing Giant. Thanks for the memories.

    • sandog said, on September 10, 2020 at 12:36 pm

      I always thought he brought a little toughness to our team as well. I was at a game once when he did his elaborate pre at-bat routine with the big half circle drawn in the dirt etc and the pitcher threw right at his chin. He barely reacted and just kept up with his routine going forward. That kind of impressed me.

      Did he still do all that pre at-bat stuff in these later years, or did he tone it down a bit eventually?

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on September 10, 2020 at 12:43 pm

        Just saw your comment after I posted the vid. lulz

      • Winder said, on September 10, 2020 at 2:04 pm

        All I really remember is that he brought a catchers mentality to the game and was a phenomenal hitter for quite awhile.

  20. dirtnrocksnomo said, on September 10, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    Sandoval really moved away from the whole routine in the later years but I always enjoyed the pre at-bat ritual in his early days. Especially when he would stand out in front of the plate with sort of an FU gaze at not just the pitcher but the entire opposing defense.

    • willedav said, on September 10, 2020 at 1:02 pm

      Ha thx. Remember more the way he did it from other side which seemed more drawn out. Still, like SDog said, I’m sure pitchers didn’t like it and you couldn’t have gotten away with it for very long if you sucked.

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on September 10, 2020 at 1:04 pm

        This one is a bit more elaborate from the left side

  21. gianthead said, on September 10, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    Good to see Luis Baseball get in his first game…thanks Panda for all the good times.. Smoak smart pickup….a split in SD all that is needed.

  22. alleykat69 said, on September 10, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Yeah he was quite the showboat that I’m sure helped extend games to 4-5 hours and tick off umpires with his human RAIN delay antics.Though I thought it was hilarious,especially when he hit his own helmet with the bat Wii’s couple of whacks..
    Damm if he could only face Verlander everyday he would be in the HOF!!
    Forever Giant with a personality unmatched!

  23. xoot said, on September 10, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    Pablo was a huge part of the live experience at the park. First time, meaningless Sept. Sunday vs. the Pirates, I took my son and about half dozen of his friends, for his birthday. Tickets were cheap in 2008. Pablo was catching and smacking the ball hard. The kids gasped at the sound of a low LD. The diving CF took it on a short hop to the forehead. His glasses broke. He left the game, after he finally woke up. I remember a monstrous splash hit one afternoon, and a prodigious tenth inning walkoff vs. the Nats late one night. Same damn sound. He was always lively in the dugout, too. What a great Giant. But it is time.

  24. djloo27 said, on September 10, 2020 at 3:15 pm

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

  25. Macdog said, on September 10, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    Throwback today at Oakland: A;s beat the Astros 3-1, game took 2:18.

  26. djloo27 said, on September 10, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Panda’s legacy will be his great postseasons, his big gut, and inspiring possibly the most popular souvenir dedicated to a single athlete. Unfortunately, he never remotely approached the numbers he put up in 2009.
    Still a great Giant forever…

  27. djloo27 said, on September 10, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Don’t forget, we said goodbye to both Pence & Panda once before…

    • Flavor said, on September 10, 2020 at 4:10 pm

      that’s why i don’t understand all this hand wringing. Their era ended when Panda caught that foul pop up and fell on his large ass. That was 6 years ago.

    • zumiee said, on September 10, 2020 at 5:26 pm

      These are more like final tributes to their careers, though, because it’s very unlikely they’ll ever play in an MLB game again.
      Sandoval leaves on a way better note than when he left for Boston.

  28. alleykat69 said, on September 10, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    Yeah Panda should get royalties for all the Panda hats Larry Baer made for the organization.
    Throw in a lifetime fill you gut at Panda Express as well..

  29. zumiee said, on September 10, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Thanks, Flappers, for the well wishes for my father-in-law. He started packing up things days in advance and had help packing up and trucking things out of there. A lot got packed out of there; but, of course, a lot of things had to be left behind.
    He’s doing well, all things considered. He knows the odds are not good the house survived. But you never know until you get to go back to see what happened.
    He’ll be OK whatever happens. He loves to go on fishing trips, and has a great perspective on life. Not a hugely materialistic guy.

  30. zumiee said, on September 10, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    Cahill’s got nothing tonight.

    • Macdog said, on September 10, 2020 at 6:29 pm

      Tonight?

  31. Macdog said, on September 10, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    Ugh.

  32. zumiee said, on September 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    “a hanging change-up”
    In other words, a batting practice pitch.

  33. unca_chuck said, on September 10, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    Jesus. BP city.

  34. Carstie Clausen said, on September 10, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    Trevor not too clever tonight. Where’s that Smyly face? May be needed 5 days time.

  35. Macdog said, on September 10, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Wilmet!

  36. Carstie Clausen said, on September 10, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Whatever Paddack’s got tonight, Whhhilmer sent that one clear outta the paddock.

  37. Macdog said, on September 10, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    Pads announcers harped on how much Paddack struggles in first two innings, so I guess giving up 1 run is pretty good for him.

  38. djloo27 said, on September 10, 2020 at 6:43 pm

  39. Macdog said, on September 10, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Morejon replaces Less Paddack.

  40. alleykat69 said, on September 10, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    As now Paddack joins Mr.Ed in the Paddack!
    Wtf happened to him?He had 4 K’s out of the 6 retired?

  41. unca_chuck said, on September 10, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Wow. Pitch to the strengths of the batter, Trev.

  42. Macdog said, on September 10, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    Texans defense picking up where it left off.

  43. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on September 10, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Tom, agree about Diana Rigg. We’re probably similar in age. When The Avengers were running, I felt on the cusp of leaving childhood behind, and damn, there was something about Emma Peel that stirred something inside, even if I didn’t fully know what it actually was yet. Loved her wisened role in Game of Thrones as well.

    Pablo, truly a great Giant, IMO among the greatest of this era.

  44. unca_chuck said, on September 10, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Oh boy. Owned by Oña

  45. alleykat69 said, on September 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Yeah what stirred inside of you P/A was a boner.
    She was hot to look at like Snarkk mentioned with those tightly fitted black leather outfit, is was awesome 👏 to look at..

  46. djloo27 said, on September 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    • unca_chuck said, on September 10, 2020 at 7:41 pm

      No one here gets out alive, baby.

  47. Macdog said, on September 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Cahyly.

  48. Macdog said, on September 10, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Is this the scene snarkk referred to?

    • djloo27 said, on September 10, 2020 at 7:43 pm

      Only his boner knows for sure…

      • djloo27 said, on September 10, 2020 at 7:47 pm

        Only the boner (dum-dumb-dummy doo-wah)
        Knows the way I feel tonight (ooh yay, yay, yay, yeah)
        Only the boner (dum-dumb-dummy doo-wah)
        Knows this feeling ain’t right (dum-dumb-dummy doo-wah)

      • alleykat69 said, on September 10, 2020 at 8:08 pm

        Good pull Loo, in more ways then one..
        She’s hot in her bondage outfit WOW 🤩

    • snarkk said, on September 10, 2020 at 7:43 pm

      That’s it.
      For ’67 or ’68 broadcast TV, that was some wild stuff!
      Too wild for the US — I think that episode didn’t make it over here…

  49. alleykat69 said, on September 10, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Wasn’t the ideal scenario starting Cahill in the first of 4 after he left his last start early by ineffectiveness, then to bring in Smyly who hasn’t pitched in over a month? White flag opening game to me..

  50. unca_chuck said, on September 10, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Well, they have to get Slymy ready somehow. If it gets Cahill out of the rotation faster, so be it. And Slymy is looking pretty good minus the jack.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 10, 2020 at 9:34 pm

      The Cahill/Smyly transition happened before your eyes.

  51. unca_chuck said, on September 10, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Olė!

    • Macdog said, on September 10, 2020 at 8:27 pm

      Solė!

  52. unca_chuck said, on September 10, 2020 at 8:59 pm

  53. Macdog said, on September 10, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    14 Ks, 3 DPs and a crappy Cahill start, that’s not a good combo.

  54. djloo27 said, on September 10, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    Guess we were due for a stinker…

    • alleykat69 said, on September 10, 2020 at 9:08 pm

      Not a terrible night Loo, The Chiefs éon easily against the Texans..

      • djloo27 said, on September 10, 2020 at 9:18 pm

        Really did.
        New RB looks amazing among other things…

      • alleykat69 said, on September 10, 2020 at 9:27 pm

        Yeah, and now I’m kicking myself for not drafting him, he went in the last round are 2..

  55. alleykat69 said, on September 10, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Hit into 3 DP’s and Strikeout 14 times not a recipe for success!
    Good pitching by Smyly, nice to see with 8 K’s in 4 innings ,the main highlight..

    Need Cueto and the Shimmy to step up tomorrow..

  56. Macdog said, on September 10, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Tough day for Houston sports fans.

  57. Carstie Clausen said, on September 10, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    The mojo simply was not working tonight. Uncoordinated offense. That parade of Padre pitchers was part of their hoodoo tonight. They have a posse of good bullies. LaBumbos will have their hands full with that bunch. One good takeaway from that is that while the only BP regular used by SF was Wandy…who is gradually getting his act together in low-pressure situations. Meanwhile, the Friar Tuckers’ Pen had an airing out and maybe might be just a bit tuckered.

    Best takeaway was Smyly’s performance with 4 IP, giving up only a pair of hits–one to a surprise from a rook with his first dinger, one ernie and that Solano error for the un-ernie. Between Solano and Flores we have one excellent DH. It looks probable that Smyly demonstrated that he is a recovered starter, while Cahill can hang with the boys on the other side of the outfield fence as a mop-up man. Maybe he started with a case of nerves, sensing that his starter role was likely to pass to our much needed returnee,

  58. mrsprtdude said, on September 10, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    Hope you didn’t jinx us Craig! “maybe it’s time to stop all the winning”..ah No!

    Love the panda. An all time great Giant. We have pics of my daughter in a Panda hat in 2011. Time for him to go, just like HP. Good times in 2012. Homers off Verlander set the tone for an ass kicking that gave us “knowing head nods” forever, Proved to us and the baseball world 2010 wasn’t a fluke. 2014 was pure gravy, but it 12 that made us be champions forever!
    RIP Emma Peel!


Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: