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Bad Start

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 21, 2020

Thoughts from last night:

  1. Glasnow wasn’t better. Too many pitches just weren’t competitive. I think we’re just conditioned to think a guy that throws 100 nearly every pitch is dominant. He was not last night.
  2. The Rays swing and miss and at a lot of balls. I know that’s not news but it was surprising at how many it really was.
  3. The Red Sox got 2 minor leaguers and Verdugo for Betts. Why again didn’t they just pay that man his money?
  4. It was so great to see those stolen B’s. Even if it was the Dodgers stealin’ them. The stolen base is one of the best most exciting plays in baseball and it was fun to watch it return, even if it’s just for one game.

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  1. unca_chuck said, on October 21, 2020 at 7:50 am

    Manfred Mann sez he wants to keep the runner on 2nd in extras, and the expanded playoffs of 14 teams.

    Oh joy. DH is a given I suppose.

  2. unca_chuck said, on October 21, 2020 at 7:58 am

    Damn. Spencer Davis passed away at the age of 81. A huge part of the blue-eyed blues revolution that swept England in the early 60s. Also gave young Stevie Winwood his shot to sing for him.

    • chipower9 said, on October 21, 2020 at 9:42 pm

      RIP. Gave Stevie Winwood his first big break.

      Fuck you 2020.

  3. willedav said, on October 21, 2020 at 8:12 am

    All the walks, yikes. Glasnow threw 5 more strikes than Opie did but Kershaw threw 36 fewer pitches. So many pitchers today unwilling unable to throw strikes. LA was not banging the ball off the wall, it was the singles after the walks that did Rays in.
    Opie, btw, ain’t done. He threw 5 shutout innings vs. Braves before he unraveled as pen did after him in his last start. And he only walked one guy
    Mookie was done with Boston and had turned down earlier offer to test FA market. They didn’t get a bad deal, saved money on Price too. Verdugo at least has years of control left, which seems to be big deal.
    Yes steals were cool…the bro hug btw Betts and Adames and their yuk fest was not.

  4. willedav said, on October 21, 2020 at 9:01 am

    speaking of steals, according to D Halberstam in “October 1964” Brock changed how he approached taking a lead. Tired of getting whacked on by McCovey, he decided to take shorter lead, study pitchers move to 1b to get better jump, and go hard into 2b. Up to then conventional method popularized by Wills had been to get as big a lead as possible, “if you aren’t diving back then lead isn’t big enough.”

  5. djloo27 said, on October 21, 2020 at 10:21 am

    Wills took the sickest leads.
    You had to see it to believe it…

  6. alleykat69 said, on October 21, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Yeah that’s why the Giants tried to water down 1st base cause of Wills..

    • unca_chuck said, on October 21, 2020 at 3:55 pm

      They watered down the entire infield.

  7. alleykat69 said, on October 21, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Another legend passes away, 2020 continues to SUCK as musicians and celebrities keep dying.
    Spencer Davis was an early pioneer in the English invasion of rock music along with the The Beatles,The Who,The Stones &Fleetwood Mac among others.

    His revolutionary song writing was superb and he will be sorely missed..
    RIP Spencer Davis

  8. djloo27 said, on October 21, 2020 at 11:30 am

    I think the celebrity deaths in 2020 have only been disproportionate for the recent baseball HOFers.
    Otherwise it’s pretty much business as usual in the death world…

  9. unca_chuck said, on October 21, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    yeah. The 60s were a long time ago. Yet keith Richards marches on. He and Willie Nelson are gonna have an end of the world party in 50 years.

  10. djloo27 said, on October 21, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    Mays turns 90 in May.
    I hope…

  11. djloo27 said, on October 21, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    I guess this year the Roooster’s staying in his coop until it’s officially in the bag…

    • unca_chuck said, on October 21, 2020 at 3:54 pm

      Another 32 years?

    • chipower9 said, on October 21, 2020 at 9:43 pm

      😂 cock a fucking doodle doo.

  12. xoot said, on October 21, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    This was The Spencer Davis Group’s first hit single, a fired up version of an early reggae song written by a guy who worked for Island Records in England. Pretty tight and funky and enjoyably loud for 66.

    • unca_chuck said, on October 21, 2020 at 2:56 pm

      Love the fuzz tone. Such a 60s thing.

  13. willedav said, on October 21, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    Braves lit up Gonsolin and knocked him out the box in 5th a week ago. 4th inning he walks Acuna and Freeman homers. 5th inning couple more hits and walk he’s gone. Baez allowed 2 baserunners to score in relief. bottom line 4 and a third 88 pitches 3 hits 3 walks 5 earned and the L.
    This ain’t Opie…Aroz btw 0-3 last night. Hope he still has something left in arsenal.

  14. willedav said, on October 21, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    Game 7 gonsolin started 2nd and first batter he faced, Swanson, homered. He finished that and 3rd, then gave up 2 walks and run scoring single to open 4th and was yanked after 41 pitches. Bottom line 2 innings plus 2 hits 3 walks 2 earned.

    btw he’s NorCal kid from Vacaville and went from Vac HS to St. Mary’s.

  15. willedav said, on October 21, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    blues buddy from So Caro sent me a note–Elvin Bishop is 78 today!

    • djloo27 said, on October 21, 2020 at 4:57 pm

      See? Not everyone’s dead!

    • unca_chuck said, on October 21, 2020 at 5:03 pm

      Hey!

    • xoot said, on October 21, 2020 at 5:07 pm

      He’s a buddy of Dusty’s. Fishing; blues. Maybe they can celebrate long distance in a way that soothes their souls.

  16. alleykat69 said, on October 21, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    Dead meat at the plate.Why go with the infield in at a ball right to Seager?
    Stupid, and if it’s a contact play even worse u have to know your not going to make it.Never liked that play advantage defense most of the time..

  17. Winder said, on October 21, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    Read in the athletic this morning that the Giants might move a low A ball team to Salem/Keizer this coming year. That would be fun for me since I’m only about 25 miles away. Go Rays

    • alleykat69 said, on October 21, 2020 at 7:17 pm

      That would be great for you Winder, hope it goes thru!
      Hey if u get a chance checkout the Movie “The Battered Bastards of Baseball”( I watched it on Netflix) about a minor league independent A ball team that played up in Oregon in the 80’s.Actor Bing Russell was the GM and his more famous son Kurt was on the team.Bunch of renegades that formed quite a bond.Great movie!

      • chipower9 said, on October 21, 2020 at 9:45 pm

        Didn’t the Giants have a rookie level team there a few years ago? The Volcanoes?

    • alleykat69 said, on October 21, 2020 at 7:25 pm

      It was actually the 70’s my bad .The team was called the Portland Mavericks and Bing was the owner that every other organization couldn’t stand.He even got pitcher Jim Bouton Yankees (ball 4) to pitch for them one season..

      • Winder said, on October 21, 2020 at 8:25 pm

        thanks i will take a look,

  18. willedav said, on October 21, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    4 different pitchers Rays have scored off of tonite.

  19. djloo27 said, on October 21, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Fairbanks throws a lot of fastballs right down the middle with no movement…

  20. unca_chuck said, on October 21, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    Fairbanks scaring me again.

  21. unca_chuck said, on October 21, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    4 OFers? Am I seeing things?

  22. alleykat69 said, on October 21, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Right there Bellinger!
    Take some pine meat!

  23. alleykat69 said, on October 21, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    2 pinch runners? And one for Aroz? Made no sense to me..

    • unca_chuck said, on October 21, 2020 at 8:50 pm

      Yeah, though that was odd taking their best player out.

  24. unca_chuck said, on October 21, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Ballgame!!! 1-1

  25. alleykat69 said, on October 21, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Rays get it done!
    1-1 bring it on again!

  26. chipower9 said, on October 21, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    Rays!

    Just saw this Niner trade. Looks like a good/smart move.

    Jordan Willis’ explosive athleticism precisely what 49ers need

    https://smart.link/5afa0f94e49a5?component_id=140841&team_id=bay-area-niners&action=open

  27. Macdog said, on October 21, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    A Ray of hope.

  28. Carstie Clausen said, on October 21, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Lowedown on that game pleases almost every single Giants fans and places the Rays back in the sunshine.


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