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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 16, 2021

It feels like the Marlins are always a pain to play. Anyone know what our career record vs them is? I tried finding that but whet down a rabbit hole at baseball-ref and barely got back out alive.

Game time is 4:10PM PST

Disappointed to hear about Cueto but my main man in Portland, Luke, says there’s nothing to worry about: We have the pitching to cover for him.

I’m going with Luke on this one till further evidence emerges…..

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  1. willedav said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:59 am

    Note to Stix–game time for today should be about 6 PM Minnesota time. 5 tomorrow, and noon Sunday.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on April 16, 2021 at 7:51 am

      Thanks, Wille. Was going by MLB site’s listed schedule from yesterday. When I checked it this morning they had it corrected. Go figure.

  2. chipower9 said, on April 16, 2021 at 7:02 am

    Yeah, the Marlins always seem to be a pain in the proverbial ass.

    Here are the splits between us and the fish:

    Overall W/L: We are 113-94 against them. Home we’re 60-44, Away we’re 53-50. Playoffs: They fucking own us at 6-1.

  3. chipower9 said, on April 16, 2021 at 7:03 am

    Over the last 10 years the fish are 37-29 against us.

    • Flavor said, on April 16, 2021 at 7:44 am

      thanks. And thanks for giving Stix the heads up on game time.

    • Winder said, on April 16, 2021 at 8:48 am

      very nice. Sounds like we picked up a good one.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 16, 2021 at 8:57 am

      What a polite young man, e.g., use of “sir” and his modest attitude, along with his relationship with Bell (RIP). I hope he succeeds.

      • chipower9 said, on April 16, 2021 at 9:41 am

        Agree, Blade.

      • djloo27 said, on April 16, 2021 at 10:06 am

        Classy…

    • chipower9 said, on April 16, 2021 at 9:41 am

      Very cool. Thanks for the share, Charlie.

  4. alleykat69 said, on April 16, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Yes agree Blade…Lamonte is a very polite young man with a good attitude.Amazing that he comes in never been to the park in his life, gets some advice on how to play the caroms etc they put him in center and he does the job.Then adds 2 hits a single,double rbi? real solid debut!
    And yes nice gesture by Kapler sending him up to the plate to meet David Bell who Wade had the connection with his brother Mike from the minors, who sadly passed away way to young…

  5. willedav said, on April 16, 2021 at 9:47 am

    Giants have a roster move to make once Cueto is officially put on IL today. Shea says they will add a pen guy with Webb moving back into rotation; Wood is to start Sunday.

    • alleykat69 said, on April 16, 2021 at 10:14 am

      Yeah I’m thinking Yamaguchi are Leone will get the callup for the pen.They could use a right hander.

  6. alleykat69 said, on April 16, 2021 at 10:08 am

    Usually what I’ve noticed in the past when a player gets called up they put him right in the fire with a start(Wade etc) but I’m not sure if that happens with GD. The Marlins pitcher going tonight is a lefty Dan Constano? A recent callup from alternate site who pitched for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 🍤( lol what a crazy funny affiliation name)in the southern league.His FB only taps out at 89-90 and he doesn’t K many, but u know sometimes of the Giants past records of guys they have never seen before, just stay patient, and rake a good pitch.Have Disco going tonight, who’s been impressive so should be a good opportunity to steal game one..
    They have 2 righthanders scheduled for Sat-Sun só GD will will get his opportunities then I assume, to shine on his short last chance lease..

  7. willedav said, on April 16, 2021 at 11:03 am

    Slusser says it’s Doval who is brought up, RHP for pen. wonder how long our 6th OF/ 14th position player hangs, as Giants begin stretch of games in 13 consecutive days.

    • chipower9 said, on April 16, 2021 at 11:17 am

      Probably not long…someone is going to draw the short stick…

    • alleykat69 said, on April 16, 2021 at 2:11 pm

      I’m actually cool to see Doval get a shot especially against the Marlins.
      Kid has got electric stuff if he’s on,should be fun to get his feet wet! He has plenty of upside!

  8. birddogpdx said, on April 16, 2021 at 11:59 am

    See my post from last week;

    “Gausman has been a nice surprise but Cueto will be lucky to make it to the All Star break before coming down with some mysterious lingering injury”

    Sadly my prediction came true sooner than anticipated. Bummer because Cueto has been pitching well. Flavor please don’t take advice from Lukie he hasn’t left his house in a year and still hasn’t emotionally recovered from is Great Race Defeat….

    • James said, on April 16, 2021 at 12:53 pm

      At least it’s not mysterious!

      • chipower9 said, on April 16, 2021 at 2:31 pm

        Agree. Nothing mysterious about a Grade 1 lat strain. Grade 1 is the lowest form of strain. Hard to say how long he’ll be out, but it should be weeks, and not months.

    • Flavor said, on April 16, 2021 at 1:19 pm

      that’s an excellent point about him still sulking over losing the Great Race to me back in 2006

  9. chipower9 said, on April 16, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    1. Austin Slater (R) CF
    2. Donovan Solano (R) 2B
    3. Mike Yastrzemski (L) RF
    4. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    5. Wilmer Flores (R) 1B
    6. Darin Ruf (R) LF
    7. Buster Posey (R) C
    8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    9. Anthony DeSclafani (R) P

  10. djloo27 said, on April 16, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    Bust out time for Wilmer…

    • Carstie Clausen said, on April 16, 2021 at 3:00 pm

      Hope so. When you’re slotted in the Enforcer role, right at the center of the lineup, your task is to enforce–bring those boys back home as we yelled in the October ’69 Peace March in SF.

  11. alleykat69 said, on April 16, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Yeah Loo it’s time for Wilbur to clean out Mr.Ed’s stall, replenish it with high in alfalfa and oats and watch Wilmer go yard! He’s due! I’m liking Posey for a HR and Longoria also. This guy taps out at 89-90 and doesn’t K anybody much so it’s time to tee off!

  12. djloo27 said, on April 16, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Would been out if Crawford was playing SS instead of wherever the fuck they put him…

  13. alleykat69 said, on April 16, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    That was still a tough error to give him with a speedy runner..

  14. xoot said, on April 16, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    Off scorers can really fuck up the stats.

    • James said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:01 pm

      Back on track to set team record for fielding percentage.

      • xoot said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:21 pm

        Hey, scorers’ fallibilities aren’t that big a deal. Their mistakes and changes aren’t like serious bugs in the code that controls your new car.

  15. djloo27 said, on April 16, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    Jackie Robinson died almost 50 years ago.
    I think his magnificent widow, Rachel has done way more…

    • James said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:03 pm

      A subtle variation this year, Loo.

    • xoot said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:07 pm

      Better to live humbly for a cause than to die nobly, huh? You still have that dog eared copy of catcher in the rye?

      • djloo27 said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:08 pm

        You’ll have to dumb that one down for me…

  16. djloo27 said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    Javy just adds nothing to the broadcast.
    Literally nothing…

  17. Carstie Clausen said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    Eleven!!! pitches to Marte brought Sclafani’s total to well over 40 in 3 IP. Foul, foul, foul….Toughest out I’ve seen this season.

  18. djloo27 said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    More dumb base running.
    You don’t go half way on a ball that’s obviously gonna either be an out or an XBH…

  19. Carstie Clausen said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    Seven pitch inning for Disco. Makes up for the 11 to Martels in the third.

    • alleykat69 said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:28 pm

      Nothing will ever beat Belt’s 23 pitch 2 beers assumed AB. .

  20. alleykat69 said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    Especially on the warning track with Duvall’s back to homeplate.Longoria should easily been on 3rd.,

  21. James said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    Buster’s 1 pitch dribbler to second was more disappointing to me.

  22. xoot said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    Lopez is oddly quiet. That’s ok on tv. When Flemming and Mendoza were doing espn telecasts earlier in the season, I thought she was aggressively talkative. But as I considered it, I decided she was probably better than half the men who do the job the same way. Flemming was solid and imperturbable. He’ll be the neoteric Al Michaels yet.

    • willedav said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:48 pm

      Those 2 seemed like great pairing.

  23. Carstie Clausen said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    …and all that Jazz. Kid’s in his second year. Bahamas native. For a guy under 6′ and a bit over 180 pounds, he’s got some power. Intuition had a feeling. Glad nobody on base.

  24. willedav said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    Blue hair rules I guess.

  25. willedav said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    Another hanger.

    • James said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:43 pm

      Another long at bat, too.

  26. willedav said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    Castano had Giants hitting ball on ground again–10 groundballs vs. 3 flies.

    • James said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:48 pm

      It is better to K or hit the ball in the air. You score more runs that way.

  27. Carstie Clausen said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Decent recovery by D. after he looked to be in deep doo-doo,

  28. willedav said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    wow gets the green light and makes Marlins pay. Did that sign say 355 to the corner?

  29. Carstie Clausen said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    YazMaTaz may be heating up. Double and now a triple. Giants offense needs that…desperately.

  30. alleykat69 said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    Yaz starting to breakout.. Might as well add a blast towards that cycle..

  31. alleykat69 said, on April 16, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    Damm wasted triple.

  32. alleykat69 said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    Perfect pitch as the batter couldn’t pull the trigger.Disco continues to impress.

  33. alleykat69 said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    You see what happens when a stupid net is not there? A freaking play is made! Nice grab Dickster!

  34. djloo27 said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    Giants once had a pitcher named John Curtis…

    • James said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:11 pm

      He was the writer, Youngblood the chess player.

    • djloo27 said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    • alleykat69 said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:19 pm

      Yeah I watched him pitch at the Stick, they had worse pitchers then him back then, not saying much.
      I did like Gentlemen Jim Barr who wasn’t always a gentleman, didn’t mind a brawl are 2, he was one tough hombre..

  35. xoot said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    I think kuip just announced this year’s true, official slogan: “They’re worth seeing!”

    • James said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:23 pm

      That’s certainly less faux edgy. “They’re watchable SF!”

  36. Carstie Clausen said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    Two line-outs in one inning. BBIP is murder tonight. Another fine game by Disco. Seeing there were two outs K. couldn’t likely been expecting LaStella would start a rally. More probable, he felt D. might have begun flagging as he’s facing their meat.

  37. James said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    It’ll be stretch of 15 games at the start of the season in ballparks that have favored pitchers over the last decade.

  38. Carstie Clausen said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    Clean inning from Whisler. Whaddaya know?

    • djloo27 said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:27 pm

      And quick.
      A 1-2-3 inning by Gearrin would still take 25 minutes…

    • xoot said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:41 pm

      Cue the theme from the Andy Griffith show

  39. willedav said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    More tough luck for Barrels.

  40. Carstie Clausen said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    Barrels hits liners…atem balls.

  41. djloo27 said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    Javy sounds like someone doing a youtube video for how to change your own wiper blades…

  42. Macdog said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    Kuip can’t tell if it’s a HR or an out when he’s at the ballpark, never mind watching on TV.

  43. alleykat69 said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    Good move pulling Wishler before further damage would occur..

  44. Flavor said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    We just can’t hit. It’s just always the same bullshit

  45. Macdog said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Fuck.

    • djloo27 said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:41 pm

      Kuip knew that one was gone…

      • xoot said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:43 pm

        The ghost of the old kinetic sculpture was calling it on.

  46. alleykat69 said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    Ballgame Fuck!!

  47. alleykat69 said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    Bad pulling Wishler now 😩

    • Lurker John said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:44 pm

      Wisler sucks ass.

      • alleykat69 said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:46 pm

        Yes but Peralta sucks even more tonight.

  48. xoot said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    42’s fuckin up

  49. Lurker John said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    It doesn’t matter how bad the Marlins are or how good the Giants might be, not very these days, Florida always give these idiots trouble, since their inaugural season. Unfuckingbelievable.

    • James said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:48 pm

      You don’t show up much unless things go wrong, do you …

      • Lurker John said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:50 pm

        Well, that’s not true, but don’t let that alter your narrative.

      • James said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:53 pm

        No, it won’t, you are quite transparent.

      • Lurker John said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:59 pm

        Right, you know all about me. Unless you want to go back 10 years or more and dig up all the horrible negative posts I’ve made, while disregarding all the positive posts, of which there have been many, you’re just talking out of your backside.

      • James said, on April 16, 2021 at 7:11 pm

        Let me be positive. The use of “narrative” was admirable. The culture is moving forward.

  50. alleykat69 said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    It all started when JT Snow got thrown out at the plate ( I’ll advised sending him)in a playoff series they lost..

    • Lurker John said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:51 pm

      That was a tough loss. Jose Cruz, Jr. dropping the can of corn flyball was too.

    • xoot said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:53 pm

      2003? No. I remember watching the 97 PS with my month old son.

      • alleykat69 said, on April 16, 2021 at 7:02 pm

        Yep..After Jason Schimdt shut them out in game 1 at PAC Bell back then they blew the next 3 games..

  51. unca_chuck said, on April 16, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    Walk away for a minute, and FUCK.

  52. Carstie Clausen said, on April 16, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    Perfectly pathetic. Good start wasted. Why feature Whisler again in the 8th and then replace him with Peralta? Wasn’t it time to befuddle em with Mr. Rogers? With that day off he should have had plenty of rest. The hitting was just not happening. Too many grounders against their green starter. Too many strike one’s taken. Too many BIBP atem balls. No fault in that one, but that’s how it crumbles some times.

    For some reason SF is Miami’s bitch. Signs of life in Yaz, but most of em, bleh. Solano lined out twice. Bad luck on his part. Maybe the OFers played him acutely. Didn’t actually see the game, so I’m speculating there.

    Call-up for Doval and Moronta due back relatively soon will help with late-inning RHPs. Even so, the game was mostly on our sub Mendoza liners. Is someone slipping ice-cubes into their jockstraps?

  53. Macdog said, on April 16, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    And Duggar wasted on the bench.

    • xoot said, on April 16, 2021 at 7:25 pm

      He’s sharpening his shovel. Just wait.

  54. Flavor said, on April 16, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    James are you serious about Lurker John? I will just say this, he doesn’t fucking spend all his time obsessing on a single stat. You are a Flap hall of famer. So is Lurker John…………

    • djloo27 said, on April 16, 2021 at 7:41 pm

      Lurker John is the great J-Bat goddammit!

      • willedav said, on April 16, 2021 at 8:13 pm

        Seattle guy iirc. Our company had lot of travel stores up there, met a lot of wonderful people and saw sights. Also Stanford senior guard Daejon Davis was from famed Garfield HS up there.

    • James said, on April 16, 2021 at 8:07 pm

      He’s a HOFer who apparently made bad investments. He makes his presence felt whenever the bullpen fails.

  55. alleykat69 said, on April 16, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    Oh I think the shovels are rusty, but Kapler will probably start him tomorrow against the right hander tomorrow.
    Curious why with 2 outs and nobody on he pinch hits with LaStella instead of continuing with Disco when u need atleast a couple hits there are more to get a run and he was cruising..

    • xoot said, on April 16, 2021 at 8:23 pm

      The apparent but really half ass confidence in La Stella is one of the most puzzling approaches so far. Rogers makes more sense, if that’s even possible.

  56. willedav said, on April 16, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    Tatis Jr homers to dead CF off Buehler in 5th. They lead 2-1.

  57. mrsprtdude said, on April 16, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    DJLoo,

    I was the team PT for the Long Beach Breakers independent league team in 2003 or so. John Curtis was the pitching coach. Steve Yeager the manager. Curtis a super nice guy. I sat with him in the dugout about 40-50 games over 2 seasons. Nice reminder with the card:)

    • djloo27 said, on April 16, 2021 at 10:06 pm

      He was really just a name I vaguely remembered from box scores. His Giant stats weren’t too bad.
      Still around at age 73…

  58. unca_chuck said, on April 16, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Curtis was there during the Montefusco days iirc. Decent enough but those were mainly bad teams.

  59. blade3colorado said, on April 17, 2021 at 7:25 am

    Just scrolled through here. No idea what the fuck you are talking about James??? Me for example – I haven’t seen too much to like about the Giants since 2016, but they are MY team (as is the case for everyone else whom posts on this page, sans trolls).

    I didn’t agree with hardly anything Antonin Scalia said/did, but he was spot on regarding this quote . . .

    “I attack ideas. I don’t attack people. And some very good people have some very bad ideas. And if you can’t separate the two, you gotta get another day job.”

    In effect, you’re a good person James, but what the hell were you thinking in response to LJ?

    • James said, on April 17, 2021 at 9:19 am

      I’m always glad to stay on the good side of anyone who owns a Ruger, Blade. Forgive me for not engaging with the big idea of ass sucking. I was reacting to what seemed to me to be LJ’s recent appearances on game time threads solely when something goes wrong. It was pretty dumb to give public expression to my annoyance.

      • blade3colorado said, on April 17, 2021 at 9:28 am

        lol . . . Guns are ONLY for hunting and target shooting. Oh wait, also for anyone showing up at my front door with a shovel.

        Love you my friend. 🙂

      • James said, on April 17, 2021 at 1:40 pm

        Back at ya, Blade.

  60. willedav said, on April 17, 2021 at 8:15 am

    Pads Dogs was helluva game though I didn’t see end of it. Tatis was up and down, wih 400 ft bomb off Buehler and dumb mistake in field that ultimately led to 3 runs–also K’d with sacks loaded 2 out 1-6 night. Pads rallied vs. Dogs pen and Jansen blew save in 9th.

  61. willedav said, on April 17, 2021 at 8:20 am

    I’m skeptical Giants pen holds up, including Rogers, over 162. How many decent starts Giants can get out of cobbled together reclamation project guys for 6 months, idk. Too many “Brebbia aisle” guys for me…coaching staff can only be so much help. Less on Kapler’s decisions than who he has to work with, something I’m sure he’s still trying to figure out.

  62. willedav said, on April 17, 2021 at 8:25 am

    And really, not fair to single out Giants here–all teams going in unsure how well pitching will hold up over 6 month long haul as opposed to short schedule last year, who can be stretched out, injuries yada yada

    • Carstie Clausen said, on April 17, 2021 at 9:28 am

      This current rash of injuries brings me back to long-ago previous postings I have made about the whys and wherefores of those injuries. As a “reborn” country boy, I’m full well aware of the bodily toning that one can get from good, hard physical labor. Today’s athletes are mostly products of urban/suburban lifestyles where the mean and the mode is various forms of physical workouts, including at times, intense weightlifting exercises and similar forms of what my old neighbor Walter called “arti ficial extrasizes”.

      Also brings to mind the University of Minnesota’s “Golden Gophers” football team of the late 30’s–early 40’s. One of my dad’s buddies as a lineman on that team was Ed Widseth, a big, rawboned first generation American of Norwegian immigrant homesteader stock. Between grubbing stumps, scything hay, sawing wood with one of those ancient lumberjack one-man or two-man saws; that man was waaaaaay beyond “ripped”.

      Another such man from my hometown of Gonvick was Cliffton Gustafson. He got a full-ride scholarship to the U. of Minn. due to his wrestling skills. He was perhaps America’s outstanding collegiate wrestler during the late 30’s. He was expected to lead the American Olympic team in the ’40 Olympics. That never happened as a certain little war got in the way. Unlike Widseth, Gustafson was not Norwegian by descent, Swedish rather. He wasn’t exceptionally big, but husky built and extremely quick. Again, the muscle-toning farmboy background.

      Mind you, this is not an exclusively Scandinavian phenomenon. Another specimen was Bronko Nagurski, a hulking Polak whose people had settled in International Falls (Rockie n Bullwinkle’s “Frostbite Falls”, Mn. )Nagurski, if memory holds, was Notre Dame’s “shit through a goose” fullback, who essentially crushed his way through the opposition.

      Never heard of one of those old boys out because of injuries. Coming from the farming community of Van Meter, Iowa, Bob Feller developed his fastball by pitching things like corncobs, apples and other handy commodities, rocks included. No arm problems there either, so much as I seem to recall.

      Some entrepreneurial type could probably make a small fortune setting up a traditional farm setting where up and coming athletes could invest a year in natural workouts. But I doubt whether the typical yuppie-puppy, burbie-babies could be up to the tasks…some combination of fast-food “nutrition”, video-gaming and easy living. might make such a regimen a “no-go” zone.

      • djloo27 said, on April 17, 2021 at 9:53 am

        Awesome post, Stix.
        Kinda like how Rocky trained for Drago.
        I still insist that the advent of the MRI is the biggest cause of injuries.
        If they weren’t uncovered, you wouldn’t have them…

  63. Carstie Clausen said, on April 17, 2021 at 9:48 am

    Wouldja believe a premium velocity 4-seamer fastball from a right-handed reliever pitching for the Giants?
    Foghorn commentator Dave Delucchi cites some high-90’s pizzaz from 23 Y.0. Camilo Doval, who just made the jump from the alt site to The Show. Claim is that the youngster has stabilized his velocity and his command and that though he has never pitched in a higher than high-A games, he might be ready for a test-run.

    After last night’s 8th inning debacle, Giants fans are even more concerned about the dearth of shut-down velocity among our set-up men. Could Doval be an answer? Likely we get to find out soon. Several teams have had success bringing up flamethrowers from the low minors. If Doval meets that challenge, the shaky pen will have made a major step forward. Return of Moronta could give the team a dynamic duo for the 7th and 8th innings, with Mr. Rogers sliding in here and there if the other two are a bit overworked.

    With what may develop into a stable rotation (including an extra piece or two among Webb, Wood and Beede) and the prospect/possibility of a posse of bullies which might become reliable; along with an uptick in defense; the Giants only need for their position players to soar above the Mendoza Line to make this 2021 version into a reasonable indicator of a brighter future as when the rookie classes of ’22 and ’23 join in on the fun.

    • Winder said, on April 17, 2021 at 11:15 am

      Doval sounds like an interesting player. I hope we get to see him this go round. I like it that we throw some youngsters out there. The Giants need to hit on some of our untested players and the sooner the better. All we need is to catch a few breaks and I think this team could be in the mix come September.

  64. unca_chuck said, on April 17, 2021 at 11:08 am

    Yeah, my worry was the pen before the season started. Baragas looks OK, and having Moronta healthy would be nice, but there are too many iffy guys. Wisling dickhead, Garcia, Alvarez, and Wandy are varying shades of nibbling shit. Rogers is even doing OK, and McGee has been impressive, but the middle guys need to be settled on. Bringing in a guy who comes in and immediately walks the first batter he sees is awful.

    • unca_chuck said, on April 17, 2021 at 11:11 am

      The pen has 18 walks and 23 hits in 37 innings.

      That shit needs to be tightened up.

  65. djloo27 said, on April 17, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Batting 8th and playing CF today:

    THE GRAVE DUGGAR!!!!!!!

    • Flavor said, on April 17, 2021 at 1:08 pm

      hell yeah! I’m expecting lots of apologies today from non-believing, half buried Flappers once GD destroys Florida nearly single handedly.

      • willedav said, on April 17, 2021 at 1:31 pm

        mm interesting. So tell me, where have his supporters been during the last 3 years he has been a Giant? Because I don’t recall ANYONE (other than maybe SanDog) being in his corner at all… until he acquired a nickname, which apparently suddenly turned him from lifetime .230 hitter into a “6 tool” player.
        As for his “new swing”, he hit .206 in this year’s ST. And K’d 16 times in 43 PAs, with total of 3 XBHs. 9 BBs, which is good walks do matter.

      • xoot said, on April 17, 2021 at 2:27 pm

        GD’s batting instructor has the grinder roaring, sparks flying, as they sharpen the shovels and spades.

  66. xoot said, on April 17, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    The best seats at the E Coli,right behind the plate, are full of cutouts. Are they protecting players and umps from fan contaminated air?

    My old firm had four seats there. Good place to see a game. To get those tickets, we had to agree that if we wanted to wear gear, it would only be a’s gear. TV issue. Apparently, the a’s security would enforce that promise. Stupid a’s bullshit.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 17, 2021 at 2:47 pm

      I saw something similar on Seinfeld, where Elaine gets kicked out of Yankee stadium for wearing an Orioles (I think) hat. Same location – behind the plate.

      • xoot said, on April 17, 2021 at 2:55 pm

        Well, I won’t argue with Seinfeld. Maybe it’s an AL tradition.

      • xoot said, on April 17, 2021 at 2:56 pm

        I’ll bet Elaine’s tickets cost a lot more than ours.

      • blade3colorado said, on April 17, 2021 at 3:19 pm

        George and Kramer were both at the game with her and all of these tickets were free. They were pissed at Elaine for not removing her hat when the GM (?) asked her too. I would have been too.

      • xoot said, on April 17, 2021 at 3:26 pm

        Seems simple enough. I think I remember that episode now. My secretary, a Cornell educated Latinx giants fan, grabbed the firm tickets for a night game giants vs a’s. Bonds was about to tie Ruth. Oakland little league night put me deep in the CF stands for the same game. Another coach had binocs. I checked. She was wearing her giants hat. Great person.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 17, 2021 at 3:21 pm

      • djloo27 said, on April 17, 2021 at 3:28 pm

        “Extras” get on my nerves…

      • blade3colorado said, on April 17, 2021 at 3:30 pm

        Extras? I don’t understand Loo? Extras what?

  67. djloo27 said, on April 17, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    1. Tommy La Stella (L) 2B
    2. Mike Yastrzemski (L) RF
    3. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    4. Alex Dickerson (L) LF
    5. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    7. Buster Posey (R) C
    8. Grave Duggar (L) CF
    9. Aaron Sanchez (R) P

  68. djloo27 said, on April 17, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    Hope I can get 5-1 on Irad 2 weeks from today…

  69. James said, on April 17, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    I finally watched the only 70s Altman I hadn’t seen last night. I can’t remember if the gamblers here have discussed “California Split.” Love the Ford Pinto.

    • xoot said, on April 17, 2021 at 3:06 pm

      I can barely remember that movie, but I rewatch the long goodbye about once a year. The others from that decade too, as they cycle around.

      • Macdog said, on April 17, 2021 at 3:28 pm

        That could be the Giants’ slogan for the Bore Core.

      • James said, on April 17, 2021 at 3:32 pm

        Yeah, that’s the best one. Elliot Gould very good in this, too. So is George Segal.

        No response from Flavor or Loo. It has ponies and poker and exquisite lowlife 70s SoCal atmosphere.

  70. xoot said, on April 17, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    Ah. Another Gigantes slogan appears on a team ad: Mas Fuertes. I like that one.

  71. xoot said, on April 17, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    Uh oh

  72. djloo27 said, on April 17, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Damn! GD woulda made a lotta friends had he flagged that one down.
    Kuip called Duggar “Duvall” 3 times.
    Javy corrected him when re-capping the play…

    • willedav said, on April 17, 2021 at 3:37 pm

      Had a chance with RISP at bat til Crawford screwed that up.

  73. djloo27 said, on April 17, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Bran-dunce!

  74. Macdog said, on April 17, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Crawful.

    • willedav said, on April 17, 2021 at 3:38 pm

      Lulz

      • Macdog said, on April 17, 2021 at 3:42 pm

        Then again, Crawford hasn’t run the bases a whole lot this season.


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