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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 4, 2021

I don’t have a problem with the 7 inning games. Or the DH. The only new rule that really bugs me is the dude born on 2nd base to start the 10th inning.

Especially in Colorado. Like we need MORE innings up there in space.

Warriors and Giants have been fantastic surprises this year. I still can’t believe where we were a year ago.

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  1. chipower9 said, on May 4, 2021 at 8:10 am

    I really do not like the seven inning games. Fuck it, they did full 9 inning DHs before to accommodate a postponed game. Why not now. Seven innings is bush league, IMO. And I may be in the minority, but HATE the fucking DH. That shit is not real baseball, IMO.

    Agree on the runner on 2nd to start extras. Bush league. Pitcher must pitch to three hitters – bush league, too.

    Manfred is a fucking moron.

    But, still looking forward to baseball today for our First Place San Francisco Giants.

    • Winder said, on May 4, 2021 at 8:19 am

      A baseball game is 9 innings and should stay that way. I wonder if Ernie Banks would have voted for 7 inning games. I doubt it.

      • chipower9 said, on May 4, 2021 at 8:52 am

        Uh, fuck no. None of the old-timers would have bought-into the bullshit being thrown-out there by Manfred.

  2. unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2021 at 8:10 am

    Don’t like the 3 hitter per pitcher rule. You are taking decisions away from the manager. Not that I like Bochy’s one-pitcher-per-hitter ploy for 3 innings, but there’s a balance between the two.

  3. Macdog said, on May 4, 2021 at 8:24 am

    I don’t like the 7-inning doubleheaders either, that’s what they do in college and maybe the minors too? This is the Major Leagues, FFS. That said, touching on what Wille posted in the last thread, if there’s going to be a 7-inning doubleheader, it might as well be at Coors so maybe the pitching staff won’t get overtaxed from playing in that ridiculous ballpark.

  4. Winder said, on May 4, 2021 at 8:27 am

    What will help with this situation is if we can take 2. I still won’t like the 7 innings crap but it will make it better.

  5. willedav said, on May 4, 2021 at 8:44 am

    Shea from his column in chron, quoting Kapler (who did play for Rox) on DH: “I was just talking to Ron wotus about this, who’s as traditional as they come. We both kind of smiled and said it’s really nice that we’re going to try to cover 14 innings instead of 2 nine inning games tomorrow.”

  6. willedav said, on May 4, 2021 at 8:46 am

    More from Kapler: “You don’t want to blow through your entire bullpen over the course of two games.”
    They are back to back too, just like in old days, with second game to start 30 minutes after first one ends.

  7. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2021 at 9:04 am

    7 innings games is a joke.Just ask Madison Bumgarner he throws a 7 inning no hitter and nobody cares, put an asterisk next to it.
    The runner at 2nd to start the 10th inning is the most asinine, the pitcher has to start in the stretch, total disadvantage, oh,and if u give up a run that’s ok we won’t hold it against u,with your era because some mystery guy is standing there at 2nd to fuck your head up.Manfred has screwed up the game to no ends! And Screw the DH watching Logan Webb flexing up and running out a triple was pretty cool to see..

    • Macdog said, on May 4, 2021 at 9:29 am

      Maybe one or both of the games will go to the 8th with the runner on 2nd kicking in, we’ll get a Stupid Rules 2-for-1.

      • chipower9 said, on May 4, 2021 at 10:35 am

        LMAO….good one, Mac.

  8. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2021 at 9:53 am

    If your going to have this stupid rule with a runner on second to start extras, then the least mlb could do is even out the playing field by allowing any player they choose to run at 2nd.Even if there out of the game,they still can pinch run but not play in the field.

  9. James said, on May 4, 2021 at 10:08 am

    From the Athletic on the player no one wants to talk about unless he fucks up:

    “ According to Baseball Savant, Rogers has allowed 188 balls in play in his career, and he’s allowed exactly one (1) barrel.”

  10. Bozo said, on May 4, 2021 at 11:01 am

    The most noise made about the steroid era was concerning the cheating of the “sacred” records, some HOF voters still won’t recognize Bonds because of that. Yet here we are with secret MLB approved live baseballs,10 men on a lineup card, interleague games, 3 batter rule, 7 inning games, man on second in extras, and not a dang peep about those same sacred records.

    • unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2021 at 11:08 am

      That’s why the thought of moving the mound back a foot is especially idiotic.

      • Bozo said, on May 4, 2021 at 11:59 am

        True that, Unca.

  11. chipower9 said, on May 4, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Let’s rumble!

    1. Mike Tauchman (L) RF
    2. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    3. Buster Posey (R) C
    4. Alex Dickerson (L) LF
    5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    6. Wilmer Flores (R) 2B
    7. Jason Vosler (L) 3B
    8. Steven Duggar (L) CF
    9. Aaron Sanchez (R) P

    • djloo27 said, on May 4, 2021 at 12:52 pm

      Guaranteeing a Grave-bomb today.
      If not now, when?

      • Flavor said, on May 4, 2021 at 1:24 pm

        Oh my.

      • willedav said, on May 4, 2021 at 1:56 pm

        Yaz due back Friday off IL.

  12. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    LaStella 10 day DL, Hamstring
    Called up LHP Conor Menez ,and Utility Man Jason Vosler..

  13. unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    James, baseball ref has 32% of balls in play off Rogers as being “hard hit”. Meaning over 95 MPH. In his brief career (62 innings) he’s given up 3 HRs and had an ERA of 4.50 last year. Not sure what ‘one barrel’ is.

    • Bozo said, on May 4, 2021 at 1:48 pm

      I’m guessing the guys that hit those other 2 HRs, just didn’t get all of it.
      Should have put their butt checks into it more to get the proper launch angle.

      • James said, on May 4, 2021 at 2:30 pm

        One was a Coors field special ….

    • James said, on May 4, 2021 at 2:13 pm

      Per MLB quoted in the Athletic:

      “To be Barreled, a batted ball requires an exit velocity of at least 98 mph. At that speed, balls struck with a launch angle between 26-30 degrees always garner Barreled classification. For every mph over 98, the range of launch angles expands.”

  14. willedav said, on May 4, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    Slusser said in Chron column she tweets that LaStella to be out 4-6 weeks, and Solano at least another 2 weeks. Menez, as Kat said earlier, is up but only for DH as extra roster guy allowed.

    • Flavor said, on May 4, 2021 at 1:53 pm

      LaStella was another one I was right about. Played like absolute shit till the other day, gets a couple hits, out for 6 weeks.

      • willedav said, on May 4, 2021 at 2:36 pm

        mm so far anyway, yes. Btw he spoke highly of Vosler, couple Jersey guys.

  15. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    Bring up Thyroid already.
    What are they waiting for?
    We need infielders.
    Wilmet wilts with too much PT.
    This was another Yankee heist…

  16. willedav said, on May 4, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    Another hit, 4 in a row early in count. Gonna need all you can get here. Nice hustle by Tauchman to get to 2b.

  17. Irish Kevin said, on May 4, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    I am think all the old timers are laughing and saying what a bunch of pussies, can’t even play 18 innings in a day

  18. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    Wow they jumped all over Marquez for a 5 spot knocking him out and still have the bases loaded with 2 outs!
    Be sweet if they can add a few more.,

  19. willedav said, on May 4, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    Holy shit! Deja vu

  20. Irish Kevin said, on May 4, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    Belt just unloaded on that ball

  21. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    And how about that for adding on ! A Grandslam for Belt!!! 9-0 5 RBI’s for Belt in the inning!

  22. willedav said, on May 4, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    And one!

  23. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Oh hell yes 10-0!! Posey going yard!!

  24. Irish Kevin said, on May 4, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    I am pretty sure the Rockies are glad this will only go 7 innings

  25. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    On a pace for 70 runs lol 😂

  26. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    djloo27 said, on May 3, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Why not put in a mercy rule while their at it?
    Maybe fans can get lucky and the game will be over in 2 innings…

  27. willedav said, on May 4, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    Opie has shorted start of his career today in Windy–1 inning 4 runs 4 hits 2 BBs in 7-1 L first game of 2 at Cubs.

    • willedav said, on May 4, 2021 at 3:39 pm

      shortest, of 360 previous. 11 years ago to the day he only last 1 and 1/3,

      • Flavor said, on May 4, 2021 at 4:07 pm

        i remember that game. AZ right?

  28. gianthead said, on May 4, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    What a way to start a double header in CO!!

  29. gianthead said, on May 4, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    The 7 inning double header I think is for once a great idea out of MLB. Think they should intentionally schedule 3-4 a year…

  30. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    The last thing you need up 10 runs is rain ..

  31. willedav said, on May 4, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    Sanchez looks like 10 might not be enough.

  32. alleykat69 said, on May 4, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    He’s grinding but still tossing zeros..

  33. willedav said, on May 4, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    sure enough.

  34. willedav said, on May 4, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    Flavor, the Opie start you are thinking of occurred May 12 2014 vs. AZ. He lasted 1 and 2/3 and gave up 7 earned.
    His other one that had been shortest was vs. Brewers May 4 2010 when he gave up 7 earned in 1 and 1/3.
    As per cbs site story about him getting thrashed today.

    • Flavor said, on May 4, 2021 at 4:48 pm

      ok so I was off by 1/3 an inning but I had the team right. And I was off by 4 years too. Other than that, I remember that start well!

      • willedav said, on May 4, 2021 at 5:01 pm

        exactly, you were on it.

      • unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2021 at 5:16 pm

        Nailed it!

  35. Lurker John said, on May 4, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    The boys brought their hitting sticks tonight. Who’s the guy doing color in this game?

    • willedav said, on May 4, 2021 at 5:02 pm

      Randy Winn. Could probably dial it back a little, but opposite of Javier lopez, huh?

      • Lurker John said, on May 4, 2021 at 5:08 pm

        Oh, wow, that’s pretty cool. Yeah, he’s coming on a little strong, but it’s cool to hear him in there. Always liked him as a player. The color job is one a lot of guys have to grow into. Thanks Willie.

  36. unca_chuck said, on May 4, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    8 run lead and these guys nibble nibble nibble. Fucking Sanchez can’t go 5 with a 10 run lead.

    • Lurker John said, on May 4, 2021 at 5:09 pm

      That’s exactly what I was yelling at my computer when Alvarez was in there. Seems to be a trait for some Giants’ pitchers.

  37. Lurker John said, on May 4, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    Good win!

  38. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    • Bozo said, on May 4, 2021 at 5:28 pm

      Celebrating a win and the seventh inning stretch.

  39. willedav said, on May 4, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    Alt site call up Ryan Castellani to start second game for Rox. He is another RHP so maybe LHs stay in there.

  40. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    A Duggar-Header!

    1. Sock Man (L) LF
    2. Wilmer Flores (R) 2B
    3. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    4. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    5. Austin Slater (R) RF
    6. Grave Duggar (L) CF
    7. Mauricio Dubon (R) SS
    8. Curt Casali (R) C
    9. Alex Wood (R

  41. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    Batting practice fastball…

  42. willedav said, on May 4, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    For an older BC guy Longoria is pretty smooth at 3b

  43. snarkk said, on May 4, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    I wonder what the ratio is of Giants hit by pitch to the other team hit by Giants-thrown pitch? Seems the Gyros get hit more often…

  44. mrsprtdude said, on May 4, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    This from the CBS site where my fantasy league is…..RHP Kevin Gausman was placed on the injured list after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination and experiencing symptoms. The team’s medical staff anticipated the after-effects will clear up in a day or two.
    If his symptoms cler in a day or two why put him on it?? That’s some weak shit

    PS Great to win game one of any double header!

    • willedav said, on May 4, 2021 at 6:57 pm

      covid IL is different–he can come off it as soon as he feels better. Giants did this recently with somebody else, another pitcher I think…seems like dodgers type of move to hide a guy for few days and bring in fresh body.

  45. mrsprtdude said, on May 4, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    Just saw runner out at home. Not watching but is it just me or is wotus worst 3rd base coach ever?

    • Flavor said, on May 4, 2021 at 7:18 pm

      Wotus is woefully overrated. He’s been around a long time. That’s his resume. No idea why Kap keep him around.

      • djloo27 said, on May 4, 2021 at 7:33 pm

        Always thought his greatest value was positioning fielders in the pre-shift days…

  46. mrsprtdude said, on May 4, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    Thx Wille. Didn’t know that. makes more sense now

    • willedav said, on May 4, 2021 at 7:34 pm

      They can bring in fresh arm is what I should have said. Especially playing at Coors.

  47. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    The Grave Duggar may have an opportunity to win this thing for us…

    • willedav said, on May 4, 2021 at 7:53 pm

      get a good pitch to hit.

  48. willedav said, on May 4, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    7th walk by Rox pitchers this game.

  49. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    He better fuckin come through…

    • willedav said, on May 4, 2021 at 7:54 pm

      there you go!

  50. Macdog said, on May 4, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    Clutch Duggar!

  51. Bozo said, on May 4, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Got those two runs back.

  52. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Grave Winner!!!

  53. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    He actually showed some smarts and didn’t try to do too much with it.
    Just hit it where it was pitched…

  54. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    Wilmet’s due to park one…

    • Macdog said, on May 4, 2021 at 8:21 pm

      Hell yeah!

    • Bozo said, on May 4, 2021 at 8:21 pm

      Yeah you right. Great call.

  55. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2021 at 8:21 pm

  56. James said, on May 4, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    A good evening for Loo’s boys…

  57. Macdog said, on May 4, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Cubs sweep the Dodgers!

    • James said, on May 4, 2021 at 8:34 pm

      If the Giants hold on, they’ll be in first place “as we enter the middle of May.”

  58. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    Bums swept!

  59. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    I’d bunt Duggar here…

    • James said, on May 4, 2021 at 8:41 pm

      What a dumb idea.

  60. Bozo said, on May 4, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    He was really Dugging down the line.

  61. James said, on May 4, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    The underused closer …

  62. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    McGee’s a gutless piece of shit.
    Just completely gave in…

  63. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    I don’t want to see that fat fuck ever again…

  64. Macdog said, on May 4, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    Wow, McGee was absolute crap tonight.

  65. James said, on May 4, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Isn’t Casali calling the pitches?

  66. Macdog said, on May 4, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    GODDAMMIT!

  67. Bozo said, on May 4, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    Ah shit.

  68. djloo27 said, on May 4, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Fuckin nauseating…

  69. mrsprtdude said, on May 4, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    FUCKING SHIT!!!

  70. Lurker John said, on May 4, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    McGee is not a closer and never will be. Doval, yet another young Giants pitcher who doesn’t have it between the ears. Afraid to throw a 100mph fastball. Unbelievable.

  71. mrsprtdude said, on May 4, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    2 outs with a 4 run lead and give up 6 runs????

  72. Lurker John said, on May 4, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    What a choke.

  73. mrsprtdude said, on May 4, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    So agitated.

  74. snarkk said, on May 4, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Giants Pen is an ongoing issue. No consistency.
    They have no closer.
    This one and the first game of the year in Seattle vie for worst Pen meltdown of the year…

    • willedav said, on May 4, 2021 at 9:54 pm

      And waste solid outing by Wood, who got 13 ground ball outs in 5 innings.


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