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Play Them One At A Time

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 15, 2020

I guess you could argue we just aren’t very good at 7 inning double headers. Of course, those were against the 2 best teams in the league so maybe we just aren’t very good at playing the best teams. Either way, we are back to playing the friendly Mariners and it’s a good time to get back on the Covid-Free beam with a success……

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  1. willedav said, on September 15, 2020 at 7:34 am

    M’s split vs. A’s yesterday, winning first game after being down 5-0.
    Lamet of Pads wiped out LA through 7 last night with 11 Ks only 1 run allowed. Opie didn’t pitch badly either but was tagged for 3 runs in 6 1/3 as their pen blew up after he came out in 7th and allowed 5 run inning.
    Dodgers lineup last night had 4 players batting under Mendoza line—Pederson Muncy and the two fill ins on IF Rios and their prize prospect Lux who is hitting .163 Bellinger is at .215 with .707 OPS. wow

    • Macdog said, on September 15, 2020 at 8:14 am

      Yeah, tough season for another big star and ’18 MVP Christian Yelich: .196 avg., .744 OPS.

  2. chipower9 said, on September 15, 2020 at 7:55 am

    Agree on the DH synopsis. As someone mentioned yesterday, I think our guys are 5-14 in games against teams above .500. One day, one game at a time and see what happens. If we sneak into the playoffs, maybe we surprise one of those +.500 teams.

  3. willedav said, on September 15, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Pads only game and a half back of LA. Giants did lose ground to Reds who swept DH from Pirates and are only game back, with 2 more vs. Pirates while Sf is in Seattle.

    Like to get Mac perspective on NY giants. Felt bad for QB with goal line pick that seemed to turn game. running game on both sides of ball definite factor too. NYT story mentioned inexperience in secondary; going against Roth and their good receivers isn’t easy. Schuster longtime nemesis from USC days.

    • Macdog said, on September 15, 2020 at 8:41 am

      It’s probably going to be another crappy season. You’ll see for yourself in a couple weeks vs. Niners. Yeah, that INT was a brutal way to end what was a magnificent drive for Jones. Pitt sold out big time to stop Barkley and that obviously worked. DBs and OL are probably biggest issues. Two DBs ran into each other on Steelers’ TD right before half. Giants’ final TD late was the first time I saw #48 Dupree, who destroyed the Giants all night, get blocked.

  4. willedav said, on September 15, 2020 at 9:05 am

    Thx Mac. Pitt is dang good probably better than anyone else in Giants division. Not sure Niners could handle them either right now. over/ under on W’s for NYG this season?

    • Macdog said, on September 15, 2020 at 11:09 am

      Tough schedule, all of NFC West, Even their usual patsies the Redsk — er, Washington — is 1-0. I’ll go 4.5.

  5. alleykat69 said, on September 15, 2020 at 9:20 am

    Growing pains will continue for Danny Dimes, no way should he have thrown that ball other then out of bounds at the goal line.Rolling to his left with 2 Pittsburgh Steelers defenders in his face was just bad judgment leading to an easy pick.Agree with Mac, Pitt had a game plan to swarm Barkley like most teams will try and do and force Dimes to beat you throwing the ball.Besides Slayton nobody stepped up.They did play good defense early on then faded in the 2nd half like the offense.

    • Macdog said, on September 15, 2020 at 11:20 am

      Yep, last year fumbles was the big problem for Jones, now it’s INTs so far. Agree about Slayton. Engram didn’t do squat, that was disturbing.

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

    Yup. There were 2 receivers and 4 defenders in a small space even if DJ got the ball out clean. That play was DOA.

  7. willedav said, on September 15, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    Was unsure about baseball playoff seedings, but there was interesting column on fangraphs talking about AL seeding battle.
    In both leagues top 3 spots go to Division winners and 4-6 go to whomever finished 2nd in each division. So Giants are battling to be one of the two 3rd place teams–currently Phils and Reds for 7th and 8th seeds. Is this right?

  8. willedav said, on September 15, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    One of Garoppolo’s problems going back to last season was inability to decide to throw a ball away quickly enough if his reads didn’t develop anyone open enough to pass to. Instead he’d stand there and take a sack.

    There was one play Sunday when he was under pressure took a step left, then right and then got spun around and hammered for a sack.
    First thing I thought was, he sure ain’t Fran Tarkenton. And could have just thrown ball away out of bounds and avoided the loss.

  9. James said, on September 15, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    I looked at the Niners passing stats last year. They were slightly below average in sacks allowed despite a slow footed and allegedly slow-witted QB. They had the 7th best passing offense, on a run-oriented team. JG led the league in winning 4th quarter drives (a kinda dumb stat, but . . .)

    With football I really am largely “not watching” the games, but I remain skeptical that the 49ers fortunes are exclusively tied to Jimmy Garopollo’s frail psyche. It’ll be interesting to see if his performance follows Kap’s downward trajectory.

  10. Winder said, on September 15, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    Our #1 and 2 WR’s were out our Oline is halfway new. I am just hoping this was a rust game for us. Jimmy showed glimpses of what we saw on Sunday last year also. But, for the most part was clutch throughout the season. i am just as pissed that our defense can’t stop a mobile QB. We couldn’t do it last year either and it looks bad for us again this year.

    • willedav said, on September 15, 2020 at 1:57 pm

      Spot on re: D issues with mobile QB. Even the lead footed Goff gave them fits in second game putting up 31 points after Niners had thrashed him earlier.
      Murray led 2 drives of 70 yards plus down the field for TDs for AZ in 4th Q. Meanwhile, after scoring 10 points in first 5 minutes, SF scored 10 in last 55 minutes. G did have the ball last, got close but couldn’t quite finish.

      Niners stats from last season are skewed due to excellent first half vs. mostly chump teams (Jameis W throwing 5 Ints yada yada) vs. second half, when comp was tougher and results not quite so good. Also think this got fanbase to be in denial about Saleh who I still don’t trust. Kinlaw at goal line saved them big time and exiled Seattle to the road while Niners got 2 teams easier for them to handle. Til they got someone who wasn’t.

  11. chipower9 said, on September 15, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    OK, it may be against a deadbeat team, but let’s get back in the W column…

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

    • djloo27 said, on September 15, 2020 at 1:57 pm

      Nice to see a Willie hitting 3rd…

      • djloo27 said, on September 15, 2020 at 2:02 pm

        Sorry to repeat myself.
        He was more exciting to watch in the on-deck circle than most guys were on the field.
        I probably saw him live at Shea about 10 times.
        I think he was about 4 for 38 when I was there…

      • Carstie Clausen said, on September 15, 2020 at 2:46 pm

        Saw him at Shea once in ’65, when staying for a couple weeks at the Flushing “Y”. Saw him play vs. the Cards in St. Louis in ’64 and at Met Stadium in Bloomington, Minnesota in ’60 against the Giants former farm team, the Millers. Giants swapped Millers for the Seals to move to SF in ’58. Playing (and starring) for the Milers was YaZmaTaZ’ grandpa. BTW: That card might, hopefully, still be in my possession. Have quite a few of his cards as well as many Giants from over the years.

      • chipower9 said, on September 15, 2020 at 2:53 pm

        You guys are so lucky. My few memories of seeing Willie Mays was on the occasion that the Cards were playing the Giants (I grew-up in Oklahoma and they were the regional baseball team).

      • unca_chuck said, on September 15, 2020 at 3:21 pm

        Yeah, seeing Mays, McCovey, Bonds, Marichal, Hart, Speier, and Fuentes all the time was a thrill I’ll never forget. Even if those damn bleachers where we sat most of the time were pretty far from Willie. Never got a home run ball running around between the stands and fence.

  12. djloo27 said, on September 15, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    I’m sure a large percentage of the proceeds go to a worthy cause.
    What a fuckin’ scam…

    https://tinyurl.com/y42u8fev

    • Winder said, on September 15, 2020 at 3:05 pm

      Someone bid $80.00 for Ron Wotus’s cap

      • Winder said, on September 15, 2020 at 3:07 pm

        It must be for a good cause.

  13. James said, on September 15, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Postponed, shitty air in Seattle.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 15, 2020 at 2:47 pm

      What next!!!

    • chipower9 said, on September 15, 2020 at 2:55 pm

      Fuuuucccckkk…that sucks. But I get it.My lungs go irritated in about 20 minutes of walking the dogs this morning.

      • James said, on September 15, 2020 at 3:07 pm

        I know, my throat is burning after being out for a while this afternoon. The data says it’s supposed to be much better today. Fucking data.

    • djloo27 said, on September 15, 2020 at 3:27 pm

      “Seattle” make me think of only one thing.
      I would argue that if you consider both his racing career and his accomplishments at stud, he was the greatest thoroughbred of all time…

      • Flavor said, on September 15, 2020 at 3:46 pm

        with one of the greatest names, too

      • djloo27 said, on September 15, 2020 at 4:08 pm

        Absolutely!
        They shoulda named the Mariners after him.
        He liked hard rock music on the radio in his stall.
        Especially Pantera.
        If you tried to change the station, he’d stomp your guts out…

  14. unca_chuck said, on September 15, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    I hear there is a cloud of murder hornets heading our way from Japan.

    hornets

    • Winder said, on September 15, 2020 at 3:17 pm

      Great.That’s a long way to fly.

      • unca_chuck said, on September 15, 2020 at 3:24 pm

        They have actually made it to Washington.

        We got killer bees coming from South America, and murder hornets coming from Washington.

  15. Macdog said, on September 15, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Damn, what a downer. You guys out west really could use some . . .

    • chipower9 said, on September 15, 2020 at 4:01 pm

      Yes we could. But I will take a hit of Quicksilver Messenger Service in the meantime. Good call, Mac.

  16. Macdog said, on September 15, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    Some good news from Pav: Gausman’s MRI came back clean. Gabe Kapler said he could start this weekend against A’s.

  17. chipower9 said, on September 15, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Giants flying home. Air not to improve in Seattle until Thursday or Friday. Games will be played Wednesday and Thursday at the Oracle. Seattle will be home team for both games.

  18. willedav said, on September 15, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    Thx Mac great tune. Sports Center said Niners to sign Mohamed Sanu.
    Good news on Gausman too they’re gonna need him. At least they can be home for couple days before going across Bay to play A’s.

  19. Flavor said, on September 15, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    growing up I never even thought about wildfires. Then there was the terrible Oakland Hills fire in the early 90’s. Then years and years of nothing (at least that I can remember). Now the last 5-6 years every single year the west coast is literally on fire. That’s not an accident, fellas.

  20. Flavor said, on September 15, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    I’m pretty sure he was just a Dodger troll but if any of you are still connected to Bass Baldy have him come back and take a few victory laps, Adam Duvall just hit his 10th HR of the month and it’s Sept 15th….

    • djloo27 said, on September 15, 2020 at 6:06 pm

      Look out, Rudy York…

    • xoot said, on September 15, 2020 at 7:10 pm

      Bass B is Lisle Ellis. I don’t think he had any dodger agenda. His Wikipedia page is still up, but the personal webpage link there doesn’t seem to work.

      • Flavor said, on September 15, 2020 at 8:09 pm

        fuck him. I’ll stand my ground on the issue that Lisle was full of shittle

  21. Flavor said, on September 15, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    this guy

    • alleykat69 said, on September 15, 2020 at 6:14 pm

      And now 15 years later the lead RB for the pathetic NY Jets…
      From a risk take coming out of Miami with a serious knee injury, he proved everyone wrong in a HOF career!!

      • Flavor said, on September 15, 2020 at 6:16 pm

        last time he played for the Niners the Giants won a fucking world series. It’s a travesty they let this great Niner go, he was still very productive after he left and it was a slap in the face to him by just letting him walk.

      • unca_chuck said, on September 15, 2020 at 7:36 pm

        They let Ronnie and Roger walk. And they won a bunch of Super Bowls. Great all time Niner though. He was just such a great player to watch Tough as they come. Best blocking RB hands down.

        Need to get an old school Gore jersey. All I have left is my Anquan Boldin.

  22. alleykat69 said, on September 15, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    This is great for the Giants to pickup 3 more games at home even if they are designated road team.
    Cant ask for more finishing most of your games at home for a playoff spot.

  23. willedav said, on September 15, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    Reds beat Pirates again, close to within half game of SF. Rox up 2-1 on A’s in 6th–if they win they’d be a game back. tougher sched though they do have 4 game series with SF here next week.

  24. unca_chuck said, on September 15, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    The bats just have to wake up. We don’t have enough pitching to win games.

  25. xoot said, on September 15, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    reds finish vs brewers white sox and twins, a reds fan friend tells me. he’s watching SF on the scoreboard

  26. willedav said, on September 15, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    Antonio Senzatela complete game 3-1 for Rox over A’s. A’s kinda stumbling to finish line having lost 4 of last 6 to Rangers M’s and Rockies. Rox play them again tomorrow and then weekend series vs. Dodgers.

  27. Macdog said, on September 15, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    This is getting sad. MadBum had an 8-1 lead vs. the Angels in the 5th. It’s now 8-8 in the 6th.

  28. zumiee said, on September 15, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Long excerpt taken from a much longer article at the Hall of Fame website. The article is about players who had strange one-time only appearances in an MLB game.

    “Larry Yount (older brother of Robin) made his big league debut in a game that he never appeared in. Then he never played the majors again.
    Drafted out of high school by Houston in 1968, Yount worked his way up the minor league ladder and received his call up to the parent club in September 1971, toward the end of his fourth season in pro ball. During that year, he had fanned 121 in 137 innings in Triple-A Oklahoma City, and the Astros wanted to see what he could do in the bigs. Uncle Sam, however, had first dibs and called on him to complete a week of military service, a common occurrence during the Vietnam War era. So after a week of no baseball at all, Yount finally ended up in the Houston bullpen. Maybe the layoff had an effect, and maybe not. It certainly did not help.
    On Sept. 15, Yount’s opportunity came. With the host Astros trailing the Atlanta Braves 4-1 in the top of the ninth, Houston manager Harry “The Hat” Walker called Larry’s number. It was the perfect low-pressure situation to get a rookie’s feet wet. With two weeks left in the season, the Astros were hovering around .500, some 10 games out of the NL West race. Atlanta was also playing out the string. There was no save to blow, no pennant on the line. Only 6,513 fans attended the Wednesday night contest, and goodness knows how few were still in attendance when Yount got the nod.
    As Larry warmed up in the bullpen, his elbow began to stiffen, but he buckled down and reported to the game, where he was announced as the next pitcher. He hoped the elbow would loosen up with a few more pitches. “You figure you’ll run out to the mound, that the adrenaline will be pumping and that you’ll figure out what’s wrong,” Yount recalled later. “I went to the mound, and took a couple of tosses.” The pain, however, got worse as he took his final warm-up pitches. Yount was smart and did not want to risk his career in his debut. He called in the trainer, who took him out. Both surely expected that Yount’s turn would come again soon.
    It never did.”


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