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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 11, 2021

Nice W against a team we should beat. Day game today. Gallo moment?

This Wood/GasMan stuff is still blowing my mind. As is the fact that we’re still in first place.

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  1. willedav said, on May 11, 2021 at 7:14 am

    13-4 at home, plus 24 run differential–scored 75 only given up 51. So different from days players and us were moaning about lack of offense and watching out of town players go yard all the time. Yes you can make a case about opposition which includes 6 games vs. Rockies, 4 with Marlins, 3 with Reds and now Texas, but still–beating teams at home and playing even on road was old way to be successful.

  2. willedav said, on May 11, 2021 at 7:18 am

    Pavs said something about Gausman becoming rich man this offseason and Brisbee brings him up again on Athletic— what do you guys think: should Giants try and extend him/wait and see/trade him for prospects?

    • willedav said, on May 11, 2021 at 7:21 am

      As long as they are in Division/WC race, can they afford to trade any starting pitching? Or would it be best time to do so?

  3. willedav said, on May 11, 2021 at 7:26 am

    Hope Stix has somehow managed to keep up with how well Giants have been playing. Relentlessly polly for most part, hope he can enjoy little basking during this sunny period of being Giants fan.

  4. Lurker John said, on May 11, 2021 at 7:36 am

    Man, how good has Wood been? And Belt, at the plate and in the field? Zaidi seems to have that magic touch, so far at least.

  5. Lurker John said, on May 11, 2021 at 7:36 am

    What’s going on with Stix? Is he okay?

    • unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2021 at 7:42 am

      He’s off the grid working on his house. Which was partially destroyed due to his being locked up for 4 years.

      • Lurker John said, on May 11, 2021 at 7:42 am

        Thanks Chuck. Glad it’s nothing too serious.

      • unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2021 at 7:43 am

        It’s more of a cabin I think. Man, we got to get a road trip together and visit.

  6. Flavor said, on May 11, 2021 at 7:37 am

    Both Wood and GasMan are setting themselves up for big pay days. Doubt Farhan ponies up for either of them. One Max.

  7. Lurker John said, on May 11, 2021 at 7:41 am

    I’ve been trying to keep up with what’s been going on in the minors so far, and there’s some exciting young kids on their way up. Up and down the list of affiliates, there’s guys playing well, hitting and pitching. Ramos is already making a strong case for Sacramento. I’d guess it won’t be long before he’s right down the road from Oracle.

    It’s great to have MiLB back! I’m going to have to get out soon and catch some Rainiers’ games. It’s finally starting to warm up around here.

  8. djloo27 said, on May 11, 2021 at 7:50 am

    Z looking a helluva lot smarter than I thought.
    How much credit does Kap get for the surprising start?

    • willedav said, on May 11, 2021 at 8:28 am

      Agree on Z and Id say plenty of credit due Kap. Wasn’t in on platoon ball but seems to be working and he’s shuffled OF around without Yaz, they’ve been fine without Solano, and his pen has been shuffled around too.

  9. chipower9 said, on May 11, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Sweet ass scrappy win last night. And not only in first place, but tied for best record in the NL, and half a game off best in MLB.

    If Giants are in the hunt later in the season, I would not be dealing any SPs. Long term, like Flav, not sure I see them inking Both Gausman and Wood. But I am going to enjoy the ride for now. No fucking way I expected this…

  10. Lurker John said, on May 11, 2021 at 8:54 am

    I agree, Loo, I’m finding myself grudgingly coming around to Kapler as a manager. I still think his bull pen usage leaves something to be desired, but it seems to have gotten better, which is encouraging moving forward. I still find him kind of annoying sometimes, but the team is playing well so it’s hard to argue with that.

    Part of it may come down to comparing him to Bochy. After years of Boch’s salt-of-the-earth approach and laid back demeanor, Kapler can come off as something of a salesman, but for now I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

    As for Zaidi, I think the dude just has it. If some of the youngsters pan out, hopefully most, this team is going to be pretty damn good over the next few years. He just seems to have a knack for assembling a team that works. Lot to look forward to with the Giants.

  11. xoot said, on May 11, 2021 at 9:34 am

    Stix called to chat about a week or week and a half back. Early on he shouted, “What?” “They’re in first place,” I repeated. He was staying in an ice fishing shack, working hard on his home every day and enjoying it.

    • willedav said, on May 11, 2021 at 9:38 am

      Ah cool thanks!

    • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2021 at 9:50 am

      Anyone else think Stix has a book in him?
      Or a movie?
      Or a sit-com?

      • James said, on May 11, 2021 at 9:56 am

        Sixtlandia?

      • chipower9 said, on May 11, 2021 at 10:03 am

        He has plans for a book on a alphabet he created. I think he has shared some of the details here before. Dude probably has a few books in him.

      • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2021 at 10:11 am

        Stix appearing at a Flapalooza would break the internet…

      • James said, on May 11, 2021 at 10:27 am

        Ulfilas invented the Gothic alphabet in order to translate the Bible for recently converted Germanic savages.

      • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2021 at 10:35 am

        Like I didn’t already know that…

  12. James said, on May 11, 2021 at 9:35 am

    I find Kapler’s corporatism amusing. He is kinda like the reps I’d meet at conferences, but he’s clearly got the chops to be a couple levels above. He understands the business, the politics, and how the software works. The end users are a bit of a problem, but they can’t be helped anyway.

  13. James said, on May 11, 2021 at 9:49 am

    WillieD, I threw on “Blues-ette” this morning in remembrance of C. Fuller. Just really solid, as always.

    • willedav said, on May 11, 2021 at 11:36 am

      yeah thanks for posting that listened to Five Spot After Dark, Golson tune from #2. Solid all around, great rhythm section with Al Harewood on drums Jimmy Garrison and Tommy Flanagan.

  14. unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2021 at 10:35 am

    Do the Twins ever play the Giants? It would be EPIC to head to the homestead, pick up Stix, and hit a game in the Twin Cities.

    • chipower9 said, on May 11, 2021 at 10:42 am

      Agree.

    • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2021 at 10:42 am

      It would be the Flap version of visiting Dealey Plaza…

    • snarkk said, on May 11, 2021 at 12:37 pm

      Don’t drive there with a busted tail light…

  15. chipower9 said, on May 11, 2021 at 10:43 am

    Hoping Webb can spin a web today…GD hanging tough in the 8 hole…

    1. Mike Tauchman (L) LF
    2. Mike Yastrzemski (L) RF
    3. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    4. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    5. Wilmer Flores (R) 2B
    6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    7. Curt Casali (R) C
    8. Steven Duggar (L) CF
    9. Logan Webb (R) P

    • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2021 at 10:48 am

      Giant broadcasters unanimously praise the Grave Duggar for his hard work at improving his offense.
      Unfortunately, the results thus far are not going to keep him around much longer.
      He needs a loud game or two – and quick…

      • willedav said, on May 11, 2021 at 11:39 am

        See what happens after Solano gets back and there’s less need for Dubon, who did have clutch AB unlike the GIDP from GD, in the OF. Kap likes full LH/RH options out there but only so many spots, unless someone gets hurt again.

      • willedav said, on May 11, 2021 at 11:40 am

        as noted by James at 10:57.

  16. unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2021 at 10:54 am

    Mr. 3 inning man today.

    • James said, on May 11, 2021 at 10:59 am

      Flavor’s Gallo call awaits one of those tailing fastballs just above the knees.

  17. James said, on May 11, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Not only are Solano and La Stella going to return at some point, but there’s also Dickerson. With 6 starting pitchers, the auditions for a continued spot on the roster are in full swing. Or maybe injuries will be making the decisions.

  18. alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2021 at 11:33 am

    So what should Stix name his book?
    Chopper down in the compound?
    Blackhawk down?
    Cartsie in the woods, the untold story?

  19. Macdog said, on May 11, 2021 at 11:53 am

    Unca, I don’t think Giants play AL Central teams again until 2023. At least that was the 3-year cycle before Covid.

  20. xoot said, on May 11, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    If anyone wants the phone number Stix called from, shoot me an email. xootsuit yahoo

  21. unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    • alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2021 at 12:52 pm

      Quadophenia double album 💿 one of my 1st albums and one of my best! Doctor Jimmy,5:15 awesome stuff!
      Nice Chuck pulling in Zoot suits close enough for Xoot lol..

      Looking forward the Giants really did get a great setup in inter league games.
      They had the 3 in Seattle, 2against Texas here, 2 there,Angels 2 here, 2 there,Astros 3 here,but don’t play them there, 6 against the A’s 3 here, 3 there that will be the toughest of the bunch but overall very encouraging inter league schedule in a weak division besides the A’s..

      • unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2021 at 4:07 pm

        Yep. That was the first album I ever bought.

    • xoot said, on May 11, 2021 at 1:13 pm

      Never heard this before, but I pretty much ignored the who. The tale behind that dog says a lot.
      https://www.thewho.com/music/zoot-suit/

      • unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2021 at 4:06 pm

        Ignore the Who? I mean, fuck the Beatles, but these guys rock pretty hard.

      • xoot said, on May 11, 2021 at 4:15 pm

        I was eleven, twelve, living in England. By the time the who came around the Stones and Dylan had distracted me. Things happen.

      • xoot said, on May 11, 2021 at 4:46 pm

        Although now that I think of it, a woman I liked talked me into driving up to see Tommy performed at a small theater on Ocean Beach, next to Playland (and the Family Dog). Just ok, until the show stopper–the slim young Tommy, nude with long blonde hair, dancing opposite an empty frame in front of a slim young woman, nude with long blonde hair, who mirrored his every move as the music rocked. That was pretty good.

  22. alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    Wow nice play by Crawford getting the DP by himself!Oops he safe at 1st first, the right call unfortunately.
    Gawd I would rather have root canal then watching Webb pitch it’s less painful..

  23. alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    The Giants lead all teams in baseball by a wide margin in taking pitches and running frustrated pitchers to high pitch counts early.Then they make a mistake and they take, great approach by their hitting coaches and a major reason they are winning imo..

  24. xoot said, on May 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Wilmer didn’t even consider trying to keep the tag on the runner. He and Doobie are in some sort of contest.

  25. alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    Duggar’s playing himself off the roster with his limp noodle bat..

    • Flavor said, on May 11, 2021 at 2:31 pm

      lol. His batting average is better than 6 other guys in the LU right now. And his glove is better than all of them

      • alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2021 at 2:50 pm

        Uh now it’s only 3 batters.But keep trying to convince yourself he’s a ball player..

  26. unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    O.M.G. Webb in the 6th? Get the pen going.

  27. unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    Waste a GD pitch!

  28. willedav said, on May 11, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    whoa Culbs strikes again.

  29. chipower9 said, on May 11, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    More free runs! Thanks Texas!

  30. willedav said, on May 11, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    That BA of GD is down to .226. glove is solid, but being worst hitting OF on team isn’t something to write home about. Been a few games since he last got a hit…not good.

    • willedav said, on May 11, 2021 at 2:54 pm

      4 hits in Colorado . since then, 2-11 at sea level where real baseball is played.

    • alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2021 at 3:03 pm

      Yeah when your trying now to bunt for a hit and you can’t even do that popping up to the pitcher,GD has hit rock bottom.No way to sugar coat it he stinks..

  31. unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    Ooooh. Good time Charlie having a day.

  32. xoot said, on May 11, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    Tatis and Profar and Mateo on the covid IL. I thought the pods were at 85% vax? Guess not.

  33. unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    We getting Mr. Rogers?

  34. unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    Oh shit. I think this is going to the well once too often for Mr. Kotter.

  35. chipower9 said, on May 11, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    To borrow a term (with slight modification) from Jackie Gleason….

    How SWEEP it is! 🧹🧹🧹

  36. djloo27 said, on May 11, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    • willedav said, on May 11, 2021 at 3:49 pm

      who was the guy on Gong show they used to have dancing at the end?

      • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2021 at 3:54 pm

        Gene Gene the dancing machine!

      • willedav said, on May 11, 2021 at 3:55 pm

        Gene Gene the Dancing Machine

      • alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2021 at 3:57 pm

        I think he was called Gene Gene the dancing machine?

  37. alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    Giants get the 2 game sweep!
    Great homestand with extra momentum starting the road trip against a shitty Pirates team..

    • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2021 at 3:58 pm

      Gotta beat the patsies as my old dumbbell neighbor always use to say…

  38. unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    Wow. McGee does it again.

    • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2021 at 4:13 pm

      Scouting report on McGee:
      When he doesn’t suck, he’s terrific!

    • willedav said, on May 11, 2021 at 4:27 pm

      yeah saw that earlier–as they say, total walk back from what he said earlier. It’s like how can you tell he’s lying—his lips are moving. Saw MS is going to be allowed to run in Preakness, and gets 3rd position.

      • alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2021 at 5:33 pm

        When Baffert’s nose grows that’s a sure tail sign he lying!
        Hmmm if Medina Spirit wins by a nose do they test his nostrils for a growth spurt?

    • xoot said, on May 11, 2021 at 4:51 pm

      so what’s that mean? He used an approved treatment at an approved level and the test results either don’t accurately reflect the level of the chemical in the horse’s blood or the ointment was doctored without his knowledge? Guy’s got some cunning lawyers in his stable.

  39. alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    Local kid Tyler Bosetti from Vacaville playing for UNR in Nevada just set an NCAA record with his 9th HR in 9 straight games..

    • James said, on May 11, 2021 at 6:05 pm

      The next Jermaine Dye. They didn’t have players like that in my day.

  40. mrsprtdude said, on May 11, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Guy in SF system who attempted suicide hit a homer today for the cats in sactown. Truly amazing story. Giants brass never told anyone till he did. Playing baseball blind in one eye. A feel good story


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