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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 24, 2020

Back in the post season saddle.

I don’t know how much resistance Colorado is putting up. They have a distinctive *Seattle* feel to them. But whatever, we can only play the teams on the schedule. While part of me doesn’t want to see them make the playoffs due to the extremely high chances for nationwide embarrassment, I really don’t have anything else to do these days other than root for them to win ball games.

Therefore, “go fast and win”–name the movie for a notch on your Flap trivia belt.

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  1. chipower9 said, on September 24, 2020 at 7:28 am

    I could care less if they get swept in the first round of the playoffs. As I have said many times, this team has wildly exceeded any expectations I had going into this weird-ass season. It has been the most entertaining Giants year of baseball in years for me, and I would love to see them shove a playoff experience in the face of all the pundits who predicted they would be cellar dwellers this year.

    Swing and a miss for me…I do not recognize the quote, and will not go google it.

    Just win baby.

  2. mrsprtdude said, on September 24, 2020 at 7:45 am

    The quote i have heard but can’t remeber and don’t want to goggle. Thinking kevin Costner cycling movie??

    Playoffs looking better. Brewers cards in a 5 game series. Cards have a ton to play for to hold off Reds for 2nd.

    How absolutely crazy would it be if the Marlins, Reds and Giants make it. 1,000,000 to 1 before covid.

    • sandog said, on September 24, 2020 at 10:06 am

      American Flyer? I liked that flick back in the day.

  3. willedav said, on September 24, 2020 at 7:46 am

    Yes, 28 Ws is way more than I expected. giants are solidly in that middle tier behind LA SD cubs Braves and have managed to win despite HR power and experienced pitching missing from last season 77 W club.

    Dickerson and belt continue to rake, Longo and flaco with bombs good solid outing from Webb his best in a while. GD contributing factor from bottom of lineup with walk single SB and rbi. Very nicely done.

  4. gianthead said, on September 24, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Shot at 7th place and likely will get Braves who we can play for with IMO. Another smartly played gane last night. Pull an upset on Braves and then all gravy…Pads would likely play Flodgers in the Divisional Round allowing us an easier Cubs or one of the other wild cards…even year magic baby.

  5. James said, on September 24, 2020 at 8:30 am

    If they don’t make the playoffs, the last SF game of the year is Sunday. That’s just not right.

  6. unca_chuck said, on September 24, 2020 at 8:36 am

    Breaking Away?

    Loved that movie. A 3 game series anything can happen. Maybe they’ll get a little of that Bochy playoff magic.

  7. Flavor said, on September 24, 2020 at 8:50 am

    love the guesses but so far all wrong but the Breaking Away guess was $$$$$

  8. Dave Anderson said, on September 24, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Star Wars?

    Baha! It’s LET IT RIDE!!! of course it is!

    The title of your post is a reference to the Taxi pinball machine. A staple activity in the Templeton food hall back in the day.

    Go Giants.

  9. Flavor said, on September 24, 2020 at 8:59 am

    Dave Anderson wins BOTH trivia questions! Well, he got the Let it Ride trivia question correctly and then got a bonus point for referencing the pin ball machine he and I used to play in college. Well done Pa Salon!!!!!!

    • gianthead said, on September 24, 2020 at 9:11 am

      Let It Ride??? Isnt that your Reno or Santa Anita strategy??? Sort of remember the movie and thought it was entertaining I think but no idea now what is the plot..

  10. Winder said, on September 24, 2020 at 9:12 am

    The Giants are doing exactly what they are supposed to and that is winning. The last two games were very telling, this team does not give up and they come through when they have to. Fun times.

  11. alleykat69 said, on September 24, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Key to Logan Webb’ future, let somebody else start then bring him 2nd inning.He always struggles out
    of the gate so maybe he doesn’t feel the nerves and pressure of the 1st inning. Also a damm good way to vulture a lot of wins since he would be the pitcher of record after 5 innings!

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 24, 2020 at 9:53 am

      Yes. Webb is still in the settling-in process. That happens with some young moundsmen. Kapler’s experiment worked to a tee, so perhaps in the earlier part of next season he will thrive coming in after after an alt-starter. And Baragar, our leader in wins due to his vulturing successes, looks to have been the perfect choice for the opening aria. Myguess is that by the All-Star break in ’22, Webb will be wearing his big-boy pants.

  12. pawliekokonuts said, on September 24, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Did you see comments by el Kaplertain on Jaylin yesterday? Gee, a tad starchy. The Murphy-jettisoning brass is unhappy with his swing and miss rate. The language reminded me of the “we have confidence in the manager” comments that always spell doom.

  13. pawliekokonuts said, on September 24, 2020 at 9:59 am

    I was just telling Dennis Zucchino (we’re refreshing our bromance) that even if the Giants were somehow to oust LA, which could happen and would be delightful, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO WIN THE WORLD SERIES. I know it’s an even year, but I take my meds enough to forestall psychotic delusions.

  14. unca_chuck said, on September 24, 2020 at 10:04 am

    I don’t think too many people here or anywhere believe that they will win it all. I just think we have as good a shot at anyone at winning the 3 game play-in series. The playoffs are gravy in this weird-ass year, but an opening round win would be the icing on the, uh gravy.

  15. Flavor said, on September 24, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Grave Duggar on pace for 162 RBIs over a complete season. Our savior has arrived!

  16. djloo27 said, on September 24, 2020 at 10:09 am

    IDK, I’d say anything is possible in a one game winner-take-all.
    Less chance in 2 out of 3 and so on…

  17. sandog said, on September 24, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Yeah, I’m not worried about us getting embarrassed. A 2 out of 3 wild card series in a wacky season isn’t exactly the grandest of stages. If we get blown out in 2 games, so be it. BRING IT ON!

    Graveduggar has to be back in the line-up today against another righty–doesn’t he?

    And I still suspect there is some unpublicized reason why Davis is buried in Sactown. Too much swinging and missing while taking BP at Raley Field sounds fishy to me for a reason to keep him in the doghouse.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on September 24, 2020 at 10:36 am

      Agree, Monsieur le Chien, mon ami.

      • sandog said, on September 24, 2020 at 11:30 am

        Good see you here PK! Ca va bien?

      • pawliekokonuts said, on September 24, 2020 at 1:16 pm

        Grand.

  18. chipower9 said, on September 24, 2020 at 10:55 am

    Grave Duggar back in his hole at the 9 spot. Wilmet back in the mix today, and playing in the field, to boot (always a scary proposition at 2B). Craw in the 5 hole? Let it roll…

    1. Austin Slater (R) DH
    2. Alex Dickerson (L) LF
    3. Wilmer Flores (R) 2B
    4. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    6. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    7. Mauricio Dubon (R) CF
    8. Joey Bart (R) C
    9. Steven Duggar (L) RF
    P Kevin Gausman (R)

    Just Win Baby!

    • djloo27 said, on September 24, 2020 at 11:33 am

      I’m still trying to figure out what kind of elbow injury enables you to swing a bat, but not play the field…

      • alleykat69 said, on September 24, 2020 at 12:08 pm

        Good ? Loo!
        I’m going to just guess it’s less strain on the elbow batting then it would be
        let’s say having to uncork a long throw to the plate are digging one out in the corner for a possible play at 2nd are 3rd.So I’m assuming the Giants don’t feel like Slater’s arm strength is not significant enough to play the field.

      • sandog said, on September 24, 2020 at 12:40 pm

        Reminds me of Rusty Staub in the ’73 World Series, but that was his shoulder. But in those days Rusty HAD to go out there and get it done. At one point he made a throw to the cut off man Tyler Rogers submarine-style.

        That ’73 series was something else. Google the highlight package sometime when you have 30 minutes. Yes, some of the Willie Mays stuff is painful, but he also humped up and had a huge hit in the same game where he struggled in the outfield. And those were tough plays! Even the surehanded and uberathletic Graveduggar may have struggled to reel those in fighting the sun.

      • chipower9 said, on September 24, 2020 at 1:19 pm

        Yes, good question, but I dig having Slater in there. Hard to keep a guy out with a .303, .418, .553, .970 line. Just wish he could stay healthy….

  19. djloo27 said, on September 24, 2020 at 11:41 am

    Good omen for the Grave Duggar:
    Empty Tomb wins the 3rd at Belmont…

    • sandog said, on September 24, 2020 at 12:34 pm

      Loving the positivity Loo!

  20. alleykat69 said, on September 24, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    Maybe I could get more excited about Duggar if I go watch Tombstone again one of my favorite movies alltime..

    • chipower9 said, on September 24, 2020 at 1:20 pm

      Me too, Kat. Let’s T it up over some cocktails.

  21. Macdog said, on September 24, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Hustle Dick!

  22. alleykat69 said, on September 24, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    This Rockies pitcher is a bum, no reason they should not continue to light him up!

  23. willedav said, on September 24, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    wilmet pays dividends right away. single to RF is beautiful thing.

  24. willedav said, on September 24, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    For all Giants staff does for cutouts not paying 2 ball dudes is dumb.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on September 24, 2020 at 1:19 pm

      or least put cutouts of them

    • Bozo said, on September 24, 2020 at 1:20 pm

      If they’re going to mess with the cutouts, I wouldn’t mind if they moved the guy with the neck beard.

    • chipower9 said, on September 24, 2020 at 1:22 pm

      Agree on the ball dudes. It sucks to have to slow the game down while the players chase down foul balls, etc. Just fucking stupidity at its finest…

  25. alleykat69 said, on September 24, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    For always bitchin about length of games,MLB should of atleast have every team have balldudes pretty stupid to have cut out balldudes I’ve seen down the lines. RF/LF players hate this shit knowing they get no help but laughters from there teammates who aren’t about to go get a foul ball..

  26. chipower9 said, on September 24, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Nice poke, Joey! Just need to hit one out!

  27. willedav said, on September 24, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    Rox sure look different without Arenado.
    Duggar with line drive base hit.
    Giants about to send Rox SP packing.

  28. alleykat69 said, on September 24, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    U know Gonzalez stinks when Duggar gets a hit..

  29. sandog said, on September 24, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    THE GRAVEDUGGAR IS ON FIRE!

    • chipower9 said, on September 24, 2020 at 1:33 pm

      You guys crack me up. Yep…he is burning it up with that .156 BA and .375 OPS.

  30. chipower9 said, on September 24, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Damn. Should have put up another crooked number in that inning.

  31. alleykat69 said, on September 24, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Fire on the Mountain
    Lighting in the sky
    Their a hole in the ground
    With a GraveDuggar frown

  32. alleykat69 said, on September 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    He’s safe at 1st.Gausman needed to put more mustard on that throw!

  33. unca_chuck said, on September 24, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Shit. We should be up big.

  34. unca_chuck said, on September 24, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    They have 15 grounds crew guys at every game. They could rotate a couple who could shag foul balls. Dumb.

  35. sandog said, on September 24, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Some good tunes in the background at Oracle these days. A little Sugarloaf going right now and I heard Heaven and Hell last night. I dig tracks that go a bit deeper than usual.

    “The devil is never a maker. The less that you give—you’re a taker”

  36. unca_chuck said, on September 24, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    The world is full of kings and queens
    Who blind your eyes and steal your dreams

    Dio’s Black Sabbath tenure is pretty cool.

  37. chipower9 said, on September 24, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Damn. This game went from what appeared to be the Giants on cruise control to a real stressor. WTF with that double steal. SHM…

  38. unca_chuck said, on September 24, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    Dugger may be off the interstate.

  39. Carstie Clausen said, on September 24, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    Must be specific gravity in action. Two hits!

  40. djloo27 said, on September 24, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    He’s a Duggar-naut!

  41. sandog said, on September 24, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    FUCK YES! GRAVEDUGGAR COMES ALIVE!

  42. djloo27 said, on September 24, 2020 at 2:19 pm
    • chipower9 said, on September 24, 2020 at 2:25 pm

      The Grave Duggar’s song…LOL…

  43. chipower9 said, on September 24, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Dubie Do It! Listening on radio, but sounded like a helluva catch!

    • djloo27 said, on September 24, 2020 at 2:26 pm

      Was a gem alright…

  44. alleykat69 said, on September 24, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Kid can play some Center even if others disagree..

  45. unca_chuck said, on September 24, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    If we ain’t got the pen going, we should.

  46. djloo27 said, on September 24, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    He’s warming up…

  47. djloo27 said, on September 24, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    A duble!

  48. unca_chuck said, on September 24, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Dubon doing some wood work.

  49. djloo27 said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    I think Gauzepad’s officially our #1 starter…

    • alleykat69 said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:17 pm

      They make it in he will start the playoffs for sure.

    • willedav said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:19 pm

      Definitely. Meanwhile Coonrod throws everything 90 to 98 and Rockies tie game. Gausman knows what he’s doing.

  50. djloo27 said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    Must every announcer always say a ground rule double was a break for the defensive team?
    IT NEVER ISN’T!!!

  51. xoot said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    He ain’t nothin but a coon dog.

  52. alleykat69 said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Son of Sam chokes the possible win for Gausman.
    And now they have the lead! To much Sticknine reminder in this honky.

  53. Lurker John said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    I’m sorry, Coonrod sucks ass. He’s a fucking buffoon with absolutely no clue as to how to pitch. Every time he comes in, it’s ball 1, ball 2 to the first batter. Just rear back and let it rip, like big league hitters can’t hit the fastball. What an idiot. As usual, Kapler stays with a guy one batter too long.

    • chipower9 said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:36 pm

      He certainly isn’t there now, but I think Coon Hound has some potential. Agree with Stix that Coon Hound may need to see a shrink in the off-season, and work with someone who can help him effectively harness that power.

      • Lurker John said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:47 pm

        He has a lot of potential, but so did Musclehead, and baseball history is littered with the carcasses of guys with “potential.” I’m often left wondering if the Giants’ organization actually teaches these guys how to pitch. This guy overthrows almost every fastball and his command is awful. That ain’t the way to do it.

  54. James said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    Fuentes has 1 walk this season. Why he saw a pitch in the strike zone on 3-2 is puzzling.

  55. Carstie Clausen said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Conrad probably needs another year in Sactown and sessions with a sports psychologist/hypnotist.

  56. James said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    Ok, Pillar and Story did both hit fairly routine balls away from the defense. It wasn’t a particularly terrible inning.

    • Lurker John said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:51 pm

      Terrible pitches left right out over the plate. Like I said, his command sucks.

  57. djloo27 said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    Probably saving Yaz to hit for the Grave Duggar…

    • chipower9 said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:43 pm

      As much as I bag on Grave Duggar, he does have a couple of hits today. Probably raised his BA up to a stellar .175….

  58. alleykat69 said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    Still like the phrase “throw the ball around the horn”
    Something we always did in little league/Babe Ruth.

  59. chipower9 said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    Belted!

  60. unca_chuck said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    TIED!!!

  61. chipower9 said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Fuck yeah. Let’s do this!

  62. Bozo said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Belt

  63. James said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    He hasn’t hit a ball that far to LF in a long time.

  64. chipower9 said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    I sill think Yaz for Willie Mac, but would have no issue with Belt. We’ll find out Saturday before the game.

  65. alleykat69 said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Belt baby!! Nice time to pickup hit number 1,000!

  66. pawliekokonuts said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Belltisimo

  67. Carstie Clausen said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    Belt WAS having a slow day. Often I wander off the reservation and check out other sites while the opponents are at bat. Before doing that I looked over our lineup to see who would bat in this inning. Yup.

  68. chipower9 said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Dinger #9 for #9….

  69. chipower9 said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Longo!

  70. pawliekokonuts said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    I figured the Bard for a talkative catcher, not a pitcher. Well, the play’s the thing.

    • Lurker John said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:55 pm

      lol

  71. pawliekokonuts said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Longo doubles to Tilapia!!

  72. Lurker John said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Really happy to see Belt having a nice year, however abbreviated it might be. He sure as hell picked up his boneheaded pitcher.

  73. Carstie Clausen said, on September 24, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Those BBIP’s. Bard lucked out ops those.

  74. djloo27 said, on September 24, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Rogers is on the mound more than the rosin bag…

  75. chipower9 said, on September 24, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Fuck, I hope we don’t go extras. We have a DH to kick-off the Friar series tomorrow.


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