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Bay Bridge Series Time

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 18, 2020

This is really outstanding and a testament to how well this has been managed over the long haul. NBA and NFL, too. The three major sports are doing a great job with this.

We got a little problem with Yaz but I’m not that worried. Could it be time for The Grave Dugger to resume his digging?

Beating up on Seattle is fun but shit gets real again tonight.

I’m sure this lady is a good Giants fan but she’s just not operating at a The Flap level of consciousness.

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  1. chipower9 said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:43 am

    Agree. All major sports have done well in managing their seasons with the pandemic. Soccer, too.

    Yeah, was fun kicking the dog shit outta Seattle, but you’re right, shit gets real tonight. RE: the A’s, we lost two of three last time that should have been wins. So, let’s make-up for that today and this weekend.

    We are in the 7 hole, one up on Philly. If the playoffs started today we would play the Cubs.

    Cards are half a game back. Brew is 1 game back. Mets 1.5. Rox 2 games back.

    That four game series against the Rox will be key. With our 1-5 record against the Friars, we need to make hay against the A’s and Rox.

    Go Giants!

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 18, 2020 at 9:36 am

      One from the Friar Tuckers, one from the A-Hos and three from the Rox = .500 baseball and seems, at 5 wins outta 11 games, to be doable.

  2. willedav said, on September 18, 2020 at 8:07 am

    In fairness to Kap, Girardi isn’t doing any better when it comes to handling Phils pitching, especially pen. Looking at box last night, Mets shut down Phils after disastrous start for 7 innings and got comeback W highlighted by 2 run bomb from Cano in 9th.
    Mets have 5 guys over .900 OPS in the lineup. Alonso hit his 12th HR last night but he isn’t even one of them. Cano is having fantastic season at plate, one of 4 guys hitting over .320.

    So why are they where they are, couple games back of Giants and about 10 th best team in NL? I know Mac said something about fundamental screw ups, but still—these guys are hitting the ball really well and yet they’ve lost 3 more games than Giants.

  3. Lurker John said, on September 18, 2020 at 8:24 am

    So, just the 10 games left, right? Pretty amazing that a team with little to no expectations coming into this abbreviated season are right in the thick of things with just a few games to go. Funny thing is, those two blown games to the A’s, and the one to the Angels, could well be the deciding factor. Think of where they’d be if they’d won the three games that are normally won 99% of the time. Freakish blown saves. They’d be 28-21 and sitting pretty.

    They really need to have a good series against the A’s and also the Rockies to make up for those losses, and both teams give them all kinds of problems. Go Giants.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 18, 2020 at 9:39 am

      It’s actually 11 games (one makeup with the Pads) left. The Rox give us all kindsa problems at the Box of Rox. Those losses to the A’s probably has the guys pretty worked up about it. Kapler has better sense of his bullies now, so the odds even up a bit.

  4. alleykat69 said, on September 18, 2020 at 8:34 am

    Yaz to get an MRI this morning, hope it turns out ok where he might miss one are 2 games.
    Otherwise a major blow going down the stretch without him.Your choices in the Chernobyl site are
    GraveDuggar,Jaylin “Sammy” Davis”, Daniel “Boone” Robertson, are Chris eat at Shaw’s…

    Right now it looks like it will be Luis “Wasabi”Basabe taking over as a backup in LF which I’m fine with the kid is blazing fast on a team with not much speed..

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 18, 2020 at 9:42 am

      Wasabi Baseball was highly regarded as a White Sux farmhand. He has power as well as speed. I lost track of just how the Z&Hers got him. Anybody recall the specifics?

      • djloo27 said, on September 18, 2020 at 10:45 am

        Purchased from the White Sox on 8-09-2020.
        B/R doesn’t say how much…

      • Carstie Clausen said, on September 18, 2020 at 10:53 am

        Thanx, dj: You are a better researcher/recaller than I am, Gunga Loo.

    • djloo27 said, on September 18, 2020 at 10:57 am

      BaseballReference.com is the greatest website ever.
      I can kill hours just bouncing around on it, Stix…

      • unca_chuck said, on September 18, 2020 at 4:14 pm

        Yup. A time sink. I can get lost for hours.

  5. unca_chuck said, on September 18, 2020 at 8:44 am

    Well, you allow enough teams into the postseason, you get this. Sure, it keeps interest up, but this is basketball-esqe with more than half the teams gotting in.

    Hey, the owners get more games and rake in more coin, so all is well. Football is doing the same so what the hell? Just call it the 2nd season and let everyone in.

    • Flavor said, on September 18, 2020 at 8:54 am

      what is the incentive to even win the division at this point?

      • Carstie Clausen said, on September 18, 2020 at 9:44 am

        The division? Shirley, you jest. I get what you mean, but just chalk it up as one crazy CV19 season.

      • djloo27 said, on September 18, 2020 at 10:46 am

        No incentive at all, far as I know…

      • unca_chuck said, on September 18, 2020 at 12:26 pm

        Stix, this is the new format for the playoffs going forward. They have diluted the playoffs to a play-in tourney.

  6. unca_chuck said, on September 18, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Right. Everyone has to go through a play-in 3 game series now. This is gonna get weird.

    The NFL is doing the same thing. Except that only the top seed doesn’t have the extra playoff game.

    • alleykat69 said, on September 18, 2020 at 10:53 am

      And the all important rest week which is critical in the playoffs.Also all roads go thru the top seed in the playoffs, a huge advantage as it turned out for the 49ers last year..

  7. alleykat69 said, on September 18, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Stix..I believe Wasabi Basabe was designated for assignment by the Whitesox’s the Giants put in a claim and they worked out a deal for cash considerations.
    Yeah this could end up being another nice dumpster dive for Z/Harris as Basabe obviously has talent , speed& power and being a switch hitter another bonus!

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 18, 2020 at 11:03 am

      Thanks, Kat. Yeah, watching a couple videos I was blown-away by the switch-hitter app. Seems the Chisox are so loaded with OF talent that they had no room for him. Thanks for that.

      MLB site’s team by team analysis of each one’s most probable farmhand trade bait. For SF, it was Canario, rated as the third best of our OF prospects. Seems like a lot o teams have a surplus of OFers, middle infielders, in their systems. Not quite so many pitchers–starters particularly.

      By ’22 SF should have talented outfielders emerging past the earlobes. Now may be a good time to do some anticipatory trading for hurlers with good upsides. Perhaps a choice should be made between Barrels and Wilmet, considering that the NL will probably stick with the DH. Neither of them can field worth a damn. Which one would you trade to a team hungry for more offensive help? The two Ohio teams might be fertile hunting-grounds.

      • djloo27 said, on September 18, 2020 at 11:16 am

        That hurt, Stix…

      • zumiee said, on September 18, 2020 at 11:27 am

        That was a really weird situation for him. It was like “Hey guy, we’re trying real hard to trade you away, but go ahead and still play a great game for us tonight.” Teams always pull a player from the lineup in those situations. But the Mets gotta Met.

  8. willedav said, on September 18, 2020 at 11:35 am

    The incentive for winning any of 3 division would be to get first round vs. weakest comp in the playoffs.
    Dodgers will get 8 seed, then winner of 4-5 match up, yada yada thereby avoiding playing one of other top teams until championship finals.

    Funny thing is, both NL and AL, 4 seed Padres and Yanks might be next best team and fully capable of knocking out top dog(s).

    Speaking of Dogs, couple days ago the MLB site linked to on widget had story on Alou’s currently working in scouting. One of them, I think Moises son, is in fact working for the Dogs. Cool story, pic of Felipe in there too.

  9. alleykat69 said, on September 18, 2020 at 11:39 am

    Damm Loo did u get Willmet to cry again?
    But seriously I would keep Flores over Barrels.
    Younger, more power, maybe a tad better defense.
    Besides didn’t Flores sign a 2 year deal?
    And Barrels just this year?
    Get what u can with a trade of Barrels,
    Giants have plenty of DH candidates for next year, if the DH comes back which I think it will now..

    • willedav said, on September 18, 2020 at 12:06 pm

      Kat, the best DH candidates would both be Flores and Solano, plus Dickerson. I’d keep all of them; giants are gonna have to continue to score a lot to cover the pitching as others have pointed out.
      It will be interesting to see what rosters look like, how many team will be allowed to carry.
      Also, if anyone can dislodge Flaco Dubon from CF. OF next year will be battleground. Maybe Slater can actually play it by ST, at least for a while.

      • willedav said, on September 18, 2020 at 12:09 pm

        what I read from Hank in Chron today is, “He (Slater) probably will not play the field again this season with his injured elbow.”

  10. unca_chuck said, on September 18, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Anything can happen in a best of 3 play-in series. It really is a joke. Sure, it would help the Giants immensely if we play the Dodgers in the first round. Opie lays a turd, and we are one game closer.

    This will eventually be expanded to a 5 game series. When the Yanks/Red Sox go down in the first round a couple times, they’ll change it.

  11. alleykat69 said, on September 18, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Yeah Willied with Barrels and Flores that’s a nice duo of DH’s along with Dickster from the left side.Contracts are cheap so why not?
    I really believe the Giants made they’re push when Dubon took over CF.(Notice he’s out there every game now and batting close to .300)
    For a guy that’s never been out there he has played pretty solid ball, and can cover
    more ground then anyone else out there besides my whipping boy Jaylin Davis who they don’t like much in CF anyway..

  12. chipower9 said, on September 18, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    Based on the MRI, Yaz has a mild calf strain, is day-to-day, and will not go on the injured list.

    https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/giants/mike-yastrzemski-has-mild-calf-strain-wont-go-giants-injured-list

    • xoot said, on September 18, 2020 at 3:01 pm

      mild is good news so is day to day but calf strain is pretty vague. i mean, there aren’t many elements in the calf–three muscles and one huge crucial tendon.

    • unca_chuck said, on September 18, 2020 at 3:11 pm

      We all know how well that usually goes.

  13. chipower9 said, on September 18, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Wow…Dick leading-off tonight. Interesting…

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

  14. unca_chuck said, on September 18, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    Ruf in right? Oh boy. Fucking S-later is getting to be a real drag.

  15. willedav said, on September 18, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    Lot of foul ground at O co. Also pen mounds on the field still.

    • xoot said, on September 18, 2020 at 4:20 pm

      but those mounds are never a problem becz the foul ground is so vast. Sometimes the cheesy folding chairs in the bullpens are trouble.

  16. willedav said, on September 18, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Kat I don’t think Davis is out of the picture. In longer season without funky rules he’d be up and get another look. Depending on how many OFs they would keep next year/roster limits he’s still most athletic guy they have going into ST.

    Chron had story on W wilson and a day in life in Sac. He gets to yard for a prepared meal starts baseball activities on field at 3:30 (Sac heat to be avoided). Does glove work IF/OF (couple hours +) and takes BP before intrasquad game. How long that one goes depends on how many pitchers are available. Take was that game had varied levels of comp.

    Sounds lot like under- glorified ST, without facing other teams.

  17. Flavor said, on September 18, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    Arroyo batting 9th for the Red Sox tonight…

  18. alleykat69 said, on September 18, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Hard to believe Arroyo is only 25?
    Even harder to believe is teams ( 5 now?) still give him a chance with his sterling .219 BA and OBP .282..
    The Gary Brown 2.0

  19. unca_chuck said, on September 18, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    Great pic . . .

    • djloo27 said, on September 18, 2020 at 5:03 pm

      Wish Frank Robinson was in it…

      • djloo27 said, on September 18, 2020 at 5:21 pm

        I don’t think Aaron ever liked Mays and not just because of Willie’s popularity.
        I think there’s more to it…

      • Carstie Clausen said, on September 18, 2020 at 5:32 pm

        Those were the days, my friend.

        Still hoping the Giants would get the idea of setting up a Mays-McCovey baseball academy in their home state of Alabama. Forget about the inner cities–even though the great Kirby Puckett came from Chicago.

        Southern Black kids are still where it’s at. Give them a place to live, get an education and play baseball and practice fundamentals during their non-school hours and (if they close the site to “interested onlookers” scouts from other organizations) they might develop some talent along the lines of Mays, Aaron, Robinson and McCovey.

  20. zumiee said, on September 18, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    That is some laugh-outloud Twitter stuff that BF added to his main post.

  21. xoot said, on September 18, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    the great Ruth Bader Ginsburg died today

    • Flavor said, on September 18, 2020 at 4:49 pm

      Are you fucking kidding me????

      • djloo27 said, on September 18, 2020 at 5:06 pm

        I know 3 graduates of her high school that would all be excellent replacements:
        Me, Dice Clay, and Fly Williams…

      • xoot said, on September 18, 2020 at 5:21 pm

        Mr Loo, thank you for your candor here today. Just to be clear, did you say that you believe the definition of “person,” within the meaning of the fourteenth amendment, includes thoroughbred racehorses?

    • willedav said, on September 18, 2020 at 5:32 pm

      yes most unfortunate

  22. willedav said, on September 18, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Famous story Mays tells about him Aaron and Clemente. Alston managed an all star game and asked Mays help in making out lineup. Mays said he’d lead off, bat Clemente second for his ability to hit behind him and Aaron next to drive him in. And told Alston after them it didn’t matter.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 18, 2020 at 6:20 pm

      LOL. Literally just happened. Needed a nice little laugh. Thanx.

  23. Flavor said, on September 18, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    I have faith that at least a few Republican senators will refuse to vote until inauguration day. I know these have been political comments and I will now stop but this lady dying has literally shook me to my core. I knew she was barely hanging on but for some reason I just thought she was going to make it a few more months. A fucked up year gets completely more fucked up. I’m so sad right now.

    • xoot said, on September 18, 2020 at 5:37 pm

      so am I

    • Winder said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:02 pm

      Me too. and angry. RIP to a wonderful, insightful, and intelligent human being.

  24. unca_chuck said, on September 18, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    Don;t worry, Moscow Mitch will ensure they get their fucking toadie i there.

    Delete that as you will, but I’m so fucking sick of Trump being the luckiest fucking piece of shit scumbag to ever walk this earth. He pissed away $400 million of daddy’s money on 5 failed businesses and 2 failed casinos (CASINOS, FFS!!!). He has the mental acuity of a sponge high on Quaaludes. He has lied and cheated his way through life with NO accountability, and he gets away with everything his cold dead heart desires.

    He absolutely hates the people that vote for him. If they were on fire he wouldn’t let his hookers piss on them.

    • Flavor said, on September 18, 2020 at 6:13 pm

      he can’t do this without the votes. The ladies from Maine and Alaska and Mitt and even Lindsey have said they won’t vote. I’m choosing to believe them because to not would be too much to comprehend tonight.

      • unca_chuck said, on September 18, 2020 at 9:24 pm

        Even after the election, Trump has 2 months to pull some shit with Barr at his side,

  25. willedav said, on September 18, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    things tightening up around Giants tonight. Phils and Cards both won first games of their doubleheaders tonite.
    Matz got hammered again tonite, Mets trail 6-0. Apparently Mets SPs lately have some godawful ERA.
    In the comeback W game vs. Phils, in first inning Lugo gave up back to back to back HRs..

    • xoot said, on September 18, 2020 at 5:56 pm

      my reds fan friend told me they were whipping the white sox

      • willedav said, on September 18, 2020 at 6:04 pm

        yeah. Reds are in second place right now, wouldn’t have to worry about WC if they can hang onto that spot ahead of STL or Brewers.

  26. unca_chuck said, on September 18, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    Amy Coney Barrett is the one Trump wants in there.

  27. willedav said, on September 18, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    Arroyo just hit 3 run HR for sox to break open scoreless game, hosting Yanks.

    • Flavor said, on September 18, 2020 at 6:12 pm

      LOL, RBG dead and Arroyo blasting a 3 run bomb from the 9 hole. I did not see that exacta today…

      • djloo27 said, on September 18, 2020 at 6:24 pm

        How about a Bart bomb to complete your trifecta?

      • Flavor said, on September 18, 2020 at 6:31 pm

        can’t do it. Already called for one and he let me down. I don’t chase shit. Ever.

  28. Flavor said, on September 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    man Jeannie is not liking the banter of me, Diggity and Unca on this. She has had ENOUGH

  29. zumiee said, on September 18, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    “I have faith that at least a few Republican senators will refuse to vote until Inauguration Day.”

    Just as a historical fact, the rationale McConnell used for not allowing Obama to replace Scalia, and thus leaving that spot vacant for a YEAR, is that the voters of the ‘16 presidential election should have their say in picking that spot, by who wins the presidency.

    • Flavor said, on September 18, 2020 at 6:42 pm

      McConnell will absolutely walk that back. Fuck him. I have faith in at least a few Repubs to stop this. If Trump wins, knock yourself out. But it’s too close to the election to do this now.

    • snarkk said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:13 pm

      As long as this thread is somewhat ok’d by BF, my 2 cents are this. If the Reputins manage to slam a nominee through before the election, or even after in a lame duck session, all bets are off in my book if Biden wins and the Dems take a senate majority. I would be totally down with expanding the High Court by 4 seats. It is time to play hardball, to be in keeping with the nature of this blog. The Congress has the Constitutional power to set the parameters of the judiciary, and has done so a fair number of times in the past. The 9 seats on the
      SCOTUS is not a number set in stone, no, not at all. The number has been altered several times in this nation’s history. Go Giants, and RIP RBG…

  30. Macdog said, on September 18, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    This song comes to mind when thinking about McConnell and the next Supreme Court pick.

    • xoot said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:03 pm

  31. djloo27 said, on September 18, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    Unreal…

  32. zumiee said, on September 18, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    The analytics in politics will be ramped up to warp-speed. Everyone will be trying to calculate what means what.

  33. Macdog said, on September 18, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Do the Giants take stupid pills before they play the A’s?

  34. zumiee said, on September 18, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Didn’t Solano do a similar thing not too long ago?

  35. zumiee said, on September 18, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    “The River” is a very strong album.

  36. xoot said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    my pitchcount geiger counter app is blowing up

    • djloo27 said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:07 pm

  37. Macdog said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    Lamb was 1-7 vs. Giants this season with D-Backs, so of course he hits an RBI single now that he’s with the A’s.

  38. Carstie Clausen said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    That opener by the A-Hos was on two guys, Webb for dithering around the batters–trying to pitch too fine, perhaps. He’s currently at 27 pitches, more than twice that of his opponent. Donnie Barrels with his fielders choice, is not my choice for second base. The
    run was deemed an ernie–don’t know why. Maybe something in the rulebook. Donnie owes some serious barreling up to do his proper atonement. Webb needs to spin some foolems tonight, but no bearing down like a certain Salukiville redneck I could mention.

    • xoot said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:11 pm

      there’s nothing “fine” about Logan. He’s got bad command.

  39. djloo27 said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    Twin tortured me for years after my numerous trade proposals trying to obtain Mike Lamb…

  40. xoot said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    Kruk talking about Yaz: “he’s got a little ding in his calf.” Fuck me. You’ve got a huge fucking ding in your credibility you hack.

  41. zumiee said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    Stix, no error was given to Solano. It was ruled a fielder’s choice.
    Hmmm…..something seems not right about that.

    • xoot said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:17 pm

      that was a really bad error

  42. snarkk said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    As long as this thread take is somewhat ok’d by BF by his above comments, my 2 cents are this. If the Reputins manage to slam a nominee through before the election, or worse, even after in a lame duck session where Dems have taken a senate majority and the WHouse, all bets are off in my book. I would be totally down with expanding the High Court by 4 seats. It is time to play hardball, to be in keeping with the nature of this blog. The Congress has the Constitutional power to set the parameters of the judiciary, and has done so a fair number of times in the past. The 9 seats on the SCOTUS is not a magic number set in stone, no, not at all. The number has been altered several times in this nation’s history. Go Giants, and RIP RBG…

    • zumiee said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:18 pm

      Absolutely correct. The Constitution doesn’t set a number for the Supreme Court.

      • zumiee said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:20 pm

        They started with 6, which is problematic. An even number? Gee, what could happen with an even number?…..

      • djloo27 said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:26 pm

        6 is lowest perfect number in mathematics.
        The next ones are 28, 496 and 8,128…

      • xoot said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:43 pm

        some genius decided to make the number odd, to avoid ties

    • xoot said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:27 pm

      the lifetime tenure is in the constitution (apparently). Last time a president tried to expand the number of justices was FDR, I think. Didn’t work. Even then. So let’s flip the senate bigly.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:56 pm

      The ever politicized Supreme Court (aka the Extreme Courtesans) is irreparable. It needs to be abolished. We need a Constitutional court to be comprised of nine “living national treasures” as they call them in Japan. No ABA lawyers would likely qualify. A court of wise elders of both sexes. Minimum age 65, as persons of that attainment of years are not much any more about empire building and nest-feathering. Term of six years. Period.

      Get politics the hell outta the court system. While at it, abolish both political parties. Their national committees make all the decisions and they answer to higher powers who give them their marching orders. We happen to live in a plutocratic oligarchy, so these much needed reforms are about likely to happen as a Rhode Island red sprouting bicuspids.

  43. xoot said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Just a hunch. But Bart is ready to HR now. Or soon. He’s taking charge on the field, even if he’s still somewhat limited. It’s time.

  44. zumiee said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Mt. Davis in centerfield is foreboding-looking with the dark tarp. What a strange sight.

    • willedav said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:33 pm

      Funky as it is it obviously doesn’t bother A’s to play there. Their proposed pipedream new stadium is so dumb. they are only tenants in the whole place–spruce it up in off season and stay there.

  45. willedav said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Ruf takes header out there. Giants could be down to OF of Davis Duggar and Ramos.

    • Macdog said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:32 pm

      Ruf landing.

  46. zumiee said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Perfect numbers- that’s some serious esoteric math.
    Remember learning trigonometry in high school. Why were we learning it?

  47. willedav said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    you knew that was coming. A’s don’t hit for average, but…

  48. xoot said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Webb has no command. He sux. Our pitching is an adventure.

  49. Macdog said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    Mangled Webb.

  50. zumiee said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    The A’s are annoying.

  51. Macdog said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Phillies get a sweep.

    • willedav said, on September 18, 2020 at 8:05 pm

      Cards too. giants drop this one they’re tied for 8 spot.

  52. Carstie Clausen said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    74 pitches and four runs in three IP. Who starts the bottom of the 4th? After that performance by his mound opponent,Oakland’s starter might be considering changing his front name to Grinnin.

  53. Flavor said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    i need more stuff like this in my life right now…..

  54. Carstie Clausen said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Why the off is Kapler hanging Webb out to dry? He should realize that his guy simply does not have it tonight.

    • xoot said, on September 18, 2020 at 8:15 pm

      stretch him out. the pen needs some cover

  55. Macdog said, on September 18, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    This could be another double-digit debacle.

  56. alleykat69 said, on September 18, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    Kapler is notorious especially with Webb to keep watching him get hammered and just have this dumb expression like he will still get out of an inning after he gives up 5 are most consecutive hits which would tell me are any other flapper to PULL HIS SORRY ASS ALREADY!!!

  57. unca_chuck said, on September 18, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    You can blame that on Tyler Anderson and he getting thrown out after 2 inning yesterday.

    • Macdog said, on September 18, 2020 at 9:37 pm

      Does he get blamed for the 3 hits and 11 Ks by the hitters?

    • unca_chuck said, on September 18, 2020 at 9:44 pm

      No, but the reason Mr. Kotter let the tangled Webb weave was because the starters have had a bunch of short stints lately. Anderson;s idiotic move to get tossed was stupidity at its highest level.

  58. Carstie Clausen said, on September 18, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Demoralizing when your starter simply doesn’t have it. Yes, I can understand the business with Anderson causing a stretch on the pen. Yet, when you consider that the bullies did not surrender a run and precious few baserunners, it makes one think about Kapler’s priorities.

    Webb’s command has not consistently been awful, though we have yet to see premium outings from him. We get flashes of the talent. Looking long term, would it not have been wiser to shut him down after three and run out guys like Shaun Anderson and Suarez, both of whom have been starters and neither of whom had pitched recently? Both of em did fine tonight. No rust was evident.

    My concern about Webb is that potentially he is quality. His tour through the pipeline buttresses that. Demoralization can work two ways and it did tonight…except for the relievers. K., like Webb, has a bit of a learning curve ahead.

    Anyway, seeing those two runners on in the 4th and I tuned into You Tube and connected with “Live at Budokan by a certain guitar master named Clapton. Some standards, some classics, some bluuz riffs. Sure beat the sure nuff masochism of the team’s first full-fledged 9 inning shutout of the season.

  59. mrsprtdude said, on September 18, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    I’d like to think we are in good shape but am i the only one seeing a potential 0/7 against the A’s and Pads?? I really hope i am wrong but we can end up 0/13 aginst these guys in September! Shit!!


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