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Back To Winning Time!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 26, 2021

Ah, the comfort of playing a crappy team. Feels good doesn’t it? And I’m waiting for some apologies from many of you to the Grave Duggar. Take your pick, 2nd highest batting average on the team or the .850 OPS. I know jizz flies freely around here when it comes to OPS. He has the best glove in the outfield and he is proving to be a contributing member of the team. Also, best nickname in baseball.

What do you want? Egg in your beer? (my dad used to say that, I never knew what it meant and still don’t but it seems to be the appropriate question to ask when it comes to The Grave Duggar.

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  1. gianthead said, on May 26, 2021 at 6:29 am

    Going into the Flodger series, winning one of two would have been expected if not hopeful and we could have lived with a split in AZ going 2-3. So we can get there today. Best case for us in SmelLA is a 2-2 split and will be a relief. We probably need to win 2 of 3 against the rest of the NL and hope for splits with with Flodgers and Friars to stay in the wild card hunt….

  2. chipower9 said, on May 26, 2021 at 6:53 am

    Not going to bag on GD (Grave Duggar – not Grateful Dead). He is definitely contributing. And no, I’ll pass on the egg in my beer.

    Yes, great to beat-up on these shitty teams. We must kick ass on these teams especially if we are not going to play something near .500 ball against the likes of the bums (we are over .500 against the friars).

    If you don’t beat up on those shit teams, you’re just another shit team.

    bums and friars both won big last night.

  3. willedav said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:17 am

    Rest of division is so bad SF should still be able to go .500 vs. West even if Pads and LA very tough.

    Interesting thing about GD is how Kapler uses him. On previous road trip, he started 1 game out of 4 in Cincy (blowout he got slam in) and I think 1 in Pittsburgh again out of 4, and none of Dodgers games even though first 2 were started by RHP. Gets another start yesterday and has two line drive singles in 4 ABs.

    If he can keep the OB up, fine. OB and walks do matter–3 of first 6 runs scored last night were on base via walks. Kap likes to go platoony ball as much as possible, though Yaz who looks to be driving ball, will play dang near every day. So that leaves 2 spots open for other 3 LHs.

  4. Bozo said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:26 am

    I seem to recall old timers (mostly German and Polish) would crack an egg in their beer and some would even add salt. I think it was for hangovers or just a (Bud) lite lunch.

    • chipower9 said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:35 am

      My dad was a fan of salt in his beer. I also have a group of friends and we meet a couple of times a week for beers, and one of them is a big salted beer guy. Me? Oh fuck no.

      • djloo27 said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:04 am

        Knew an older guy who carried around a pepper grinder in a leather case.
        The pepper was strictly for his Heinekens…

      • chipower9 said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:27 am

        Pepper in beer. WTF…never heard that one…

      • Lurker John said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:41 am

        That’s because Heinekens are intolerable.

  5. Lurker John said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:35 am

    Egg in your beer = something for nothing, per a quick Web search.

  6. Winder said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:35 am

    It looks like our hitters are not ready to face good pitching. The Dodgers have good pitching and I don’t think this is the year we will be able to do much against them. I am sure we will win some games but usually good pitching comes out on top.

  7. unca_chuck said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Tomato juice and beer.

    • Lurker John said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:40 am

      Red Eye.

    • chipower9 said, on May 26, 2021 at 9:17 am

      Oh yeah…red beers are great in the morning after a long night of drinking…

  8. Lurker John said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:39 am

    It was nice to hear Kruk back out there after two weeks of Estes. I defended Estes a couple of weeks ago, but he wears out his welcome pretty quickly. Kind of annoying. I know Kruk gets some heat around here, but I’ll take him and Kuip any time.

    Good bounce-back win last night after the disastrous weekend, and Gausman is pitching at another level right now. Amazing find by Zaidi, and hopefully the Giants are amenable to bringing him back on a longer term deal. I’m guessing he’ll be pitching against LA this weekend and they’re going to need him. You knew the Dodgers were going to get hot just prior to playing the Giants. I’d be happy with a split this weekend. That may be asking too much.

    • chipower9 said, on May 26, 2021 at 9:18 am

      I would be ecstatic with a split against the bums…

  9. Bozo said, on May 26, 2021 at 9:40 am

    I’m still a fan of Kruk and Kuip, but it seems to me that calling the away games while watching it on TV at Oracle Park, makes them a bit lazy.

  10. Wayne Simon said, on May 26, 2021 at 9:51 am

    Just hoping that Anthony D. has a bounceback performance, and that this injury bug just stops dinging this team.

  11. unca_chuck said, on May 26, 2021 at 10:22 am

    It starts with Belt.They need to IR him today instead of hoping against hope that he somehow recovers. Bring up someone to play 1st. Casali ain’t gonna cut it.

    • chipower9 said, on May 26, 2021 at 10:33 am

      Agree, Charlie.

    • alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 10:53 am

      For sure Belt has to go on the IR, they need healthy bodies out there not a once every 4-5 days player shortening your bench.Get on top of this! Boch did the same thing because he gave vets a ton of slack.Like they say :”You can’t help the club from the tub”. And in a close game and u need to make a move and u have a player on your bench that can’t play what the hell good is that?

  12. alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 10:43 am

    Gausman vs Kershaw on Sunday both missed that last series.No way can the Giants ever not have Gausman not pitching against them ever again.Hold him back against the previous team that’s what Robert’s did with Bauer you can’t end up with a last minute starter against this team..

    • Winder said, on May 26, 2021 at 10:59 am

      Tru dat, and they shelved some players also.

  13. zumiee said, on May 26, 2021 at 11:01 am

    What if somehow the Padres won the division, and the Giants and Dodgers were the Wild Card teams, and had to meet in the one-game playoff. That would be an epic moment in the rivalry.

    • zumiee said, on May 26, 2021 at 11:03 am

      The Giants would pitch Gausman, but who would the Dodgers pitch? The Dodger choice wouldn’t be as clear cut.

    • unca_chuck said, on May 26, 2021 at 11:44 am

      I guess I’d hope for Kershaw given his track record.

      • unca_chuck said, on May 26, 2021 at 12:26 pm

        In big games. not so much against us. i don;t know, They have a fairly bulletproof staff. I mean, we didn’t even fuck with their pen much. Except the last game, when it was already over.

        Just got to play clean and pitch well and hope for some timely hits. the fucking game we went to, we had opportunity after opportunity that we wasted.

  14. djloo27 said, on May 26, 2021 at 11:25 am

    I’m hoping for a re-match of 2016 at Citifield…

    • zumiee said, on May 26, 2021 at 12:27 pm

      Is that Gillaspie? A rare display of emotion from him.

      • alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 1:13 pm

        Yeah that’s gamer face in his finest moment! A perfect time to let down his guard for a dramatic AB.
        Gillaspie would make a helluva a card player showing no emotion at all..

      • djloo27 said, on May 26, 2021 at 2:57 pm

        Greatest live baseball moment of my life.
        Nothing even close…

  15. alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    To me it’s still a small sample size with GD and he still strikes out way to much (1 every 3 AB’s) but compared to Tauschman who’s even worse across the board, they would be foolish not to play GD more right now over Sockless who is completely lost right now.Tauchman have any options?

    • djloo27 said, on May 26, 2021 at 2:02 pm

      McDonalds and Target are hiring…

    • willedav said, on May 26, 2021 at 2:08 pm

      No he doesn’t Kat. wilmet I thought was near ready if they needed a 1b.

      • willedav said, on May 26, 2021 at 2:16 pm

        Flores still has to spend couple more days on IL.

    • unca_chuck said, on May 26, 2021 at 2:13 pm

      I doubt it. He’s been around too long.

  16. djloo27 said, on May 26, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    I’ve watched Bohemian Rhapsody about 10 times this month.
    Still can’t make up my mind if it’s any good.
    Definitely has it’s moments, even if you can see every one of ’em coming so easily…

    • chipower9 said, on May 26, 2021 at 2:42 pm

      Another 10 should clear all of that up…;-)

      • djloo27 said, on May 26, 2021 at 2:54 pm

      • alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 3:29 pm

        Rocketman is far superior then Bohemian Rhapsody imo..

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

    The Grave Duggar sits…
    WTF???

    1. Mike Yastrzemski (L) RF
    2. Buster Posey (R) C
    3. Alex Dickerson (L) LF
    4. Darin Ruf (R) 1B
    5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    6. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    7. Mike Tauchman (L) CF
    8. Mauricio Dubon (R) 2B
    9. Johnny Cueto (R) P

  18. alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    Guess the McDuggar Nuggets meal is the job for GD now at McDonalds..
    Kotter is not giving up Socks especially when he has no options and GD does..

  19. willedav said, on May 26, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Vosler up, Kapler says Belt to miss 10-14 days, and Wilmet can be activated Saturday.
    I think GD guys need to get in Kapler’s grille, or at least a couple of beat writers. Despite all your advocacy, Kap ain’t listening and continues to leave him out of lineup. Trust the process?.

  20. alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    Bauer took 37 pitches to get out of the 1st inning, Altuve leadoff homer, plus 3 walks but escapes just giving up the one run. Won’t last long if he keeps that up..

  21. alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    So Belt just has the same mild oblique strain they MRI’d before, just tried to rest him for 4-5 days, which didn’t work, but now with the second MRI it’s more definitive then the first one?and they’re shutting him down now when they should of just done it all along.They screwed the pooch on this one..

  22. willedav said, on May 26, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Starting to wonder if Belt can finish the season, or be carried out.

  23. zumiee said, on May 26, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    I like the movie Bohemian Rhapsody. The music is great and I learned some things about Mercury’s life. I like a high percentage of music movies. Rocket Man, O Brother, Hard Day’s Night, Buddy Holly Story, Spinal Tap, and many many more.

    • zumiee said, on May 26, 2021 at 6:21 pm

      Old movies, too. The Benny Goodman Story, Rhapsody in Blue, and many more.
      Not so much the Elvis movies. The music is pretty mediocre in a lot of them. And there’s too many of those movies.

      • zumiee said, on May 26, 2021 at 6:26 pm

        All four versions of A Star Is Born have their moments.

      • zumiee said, on May 26, 2021 at 6:33 pm

        Jersey Boys is great, and edgier than I thought it would be.
        That Thing You Do is kind of a definitive movie about “one-hit wonder” bands.

      • zumiee said, on May 26, 2021 at 6:40 pm

        Velvet Goldmine does a great job of depicting the early ‘70s glam rock scene.
        The Coen Bros. movie about the folk scene in NY City in the early ‘60s is interesting.

      • zumiee said, on May 26, 2021 at 6:42 pm

        Singin’ In The Rain is as great as ever.

      • unca_chuck said, on May 26, 2021 at 6:49 pm

        The last star is born is hard to take.

      • alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 6:51 pm

        Really enjoyed both Jersey Boys&That thing you Do.
        Also Walk the Line and Ray both well acted strong story lines..

      • zumiee said, on May 26, 2021 at 6:57 pm

        Yes, totally agree.

      • zumiee said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:02 pm

        Agreeing with the Kat, not agreeing with Chuck. 🙂

  24. djloo27 said, on May 26, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    One good thing about the current NBA game is that the “floater” has become a shot that many guys have gotten real good at…

    • willedav said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:21 pm

      Yeah. When I was trying it (Lenny Wilkens version) in late 60s my coach hated it.
      But yeah it’s a shot you have to have down as smaller player if you get crowded off 3 point line to get it off before bigs can get to it.

  25. unca_chuck said, on May 26, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    Oh boy. Johnny settle down.

  26. unca_chuck said, on May 26, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    Trevor Bauer is apparently responding to tweets mid-game. You know, as geniuses do.

  27. alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    That’s something you don’t see everyday,the homeplate umpire took a shot off his mask and the D-back hitter in the on deck circle caught the ricochet on the fly..

  28. djloo27 said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    I’m going to veer off course here and predict an overdue bomb tonight for the Sock Puppet.
    Make Kotter look like a genius…

    • alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:06 pm

      I’m going to predict long at bats with no success..

  29. alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    This won’t make BF&Loo happy but supposedly Kapler didn’t want to sit Socks for a 3rd straight game, and that he likes ( even if he’s unsuccessful) that he extends AB’s by taking an average of 4.75 pitches per AB’s second to Belt and even number 10 in baseball for what ever that’s worth..

  30. unca_chuck said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    Pffffffffft.

  31. unca_chuck said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    Can’t get no action from whack sock.

  32. zumiee said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    Sad ‘music movie’ news today:
    “Kevin Clark, the actor best known for portraying Freddy in School of Rock, has died at the age of 32. Clark was riding his bike in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago when he was struck by a 20-year-old motorist driving a Hyundai Sonata early Wednesday morning, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.”
    It’s one of Jack Black’s better movies. Clark portrayed the kid playing drums.

    • xoot said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:19 pm

      Black was good in Enemy of the State. And in High Fidelity. There’s a movie for music lovers.

      • unca_chuck said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:23 pm

        Hi Fidelity was very good. And Nacho Libre is one for the ages.

        It’s actually the family movie. We try to watch it when we all get together.

      • zumiee said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:31 pm

        Nacho Libre kind of flew under the radio. Cool movie. From the director of the Napoleon Dynamite movie.

    • xoot said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:22 pm

      Oh, and one tweet I saw about the child actor who died at 32 claimed that Jack Black was 32 when he appeared in SOR. “Time is a horse you never have to whip.”

      • zumiee said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:45 pm

        It is relentless indeed.

  33. unca_chuck said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    Johnny looks to be at 90 pitches by the 3rd inning.

  34. unca_chuck said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    If he gets there. All these hits are on 2 strike counts.

    • willedav said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:23 pm

      Exactly, D Bax getting revenge hits tonight. Offense gonna have to pick him up tonight.

  35. alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    Cueto is throwing batting practice every thing is up just hit the shit out of the ball is what it is..
    Even the out with the bunt was a lollipop to lay down..

  36. unca_chuck said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Johnny is spacing out. He didn’t cover home on the runs that scored, in fact he almost ran into the runner. And didn’t cover 3rd on the ground ball to Crawfish.

  37. Flavor said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    I don’t have a problem with Sock puppet starting over Grave Duggar. Look, neither one of these guys are very good. I would prefer Grave Duggar for the nickname and the opportunity to shove his success in the faces of those who doubted him but it’s not like they’re sitting Bonds or some shit.

  38. unca_chuck said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    The OF is the OF. A bunch of stiffs and Yaz. If the pitching goes even a little sideways (hi Johnny) then we are gonna flounder.

  39. unca_chuck said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Cueto is getting no luck tonight. Most of these hits have been bleeders.

  40. Flavor said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    i have never in my life heard a manager go into this type of detail about cheating. This is wild stuff.

    • djloo27 said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:04 pm

      I like this guy!

    • xoot said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:08 pm

      you don’t often see a malaprop with a vocabulary that big

    • alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:12 pm

      Tells it like it is and he’s right.

    • xoot said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:28 pm

      mlb itself blew this story sky high before the season started when it announced that it was going to collect game balls to test for banned substances. They’ve been doing it, all season long; they started with Bauer, iirc. Shildt’s not adding a thing.

      Now back when Frank Robinson from his Candlestick dugout mocked that dodgers reliever’s coke habit — that was good.

  41. unca_chuck said, on May 26, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Wow. Stellar AB by Longo. Kelly has an era of 5.05 and is 2-5. WTF?

  42. Macdog said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    I watched The In-Laws tonight. Probably hadn’t seen it in decades, and had forgotten just how zany it is. Holds up pretty well, Arkin and Falk are in top form, and it’s always fun to see late-70s NYC scenes.

    • djloo27 said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:05 pm

      Best comedy ever!

  43. Macdog said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Jeez, Cueto might get himself hurt

  44. djloo27 said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    He’s a fuckin’ hit machine!

  45. Macdog said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Duggar making things happen!

  46. djloo27 said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    And a .300 hitter!

  47. alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Duggar showing the wheels!

    • Flavor said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:16 pm

      6 tools

      • alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:21 pm

        Yeah Duggar’s so fast he can turn off a light bulb get laid in bed even before the filament turns dark..

  48. alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    Loved the look on the catchers face at his pitcher’s shit pitch.WTF was that you moron!

  49. djloo27 said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    See ya after the all star break, Ruf…

  50. Macdog said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    For Christ’s sake, now Ruf hurts himself on the bases.

  51. djloo27 said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    Who’s gonna play first, Buster?

  52. Macdog said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    No wonder the Giants’ game plan is to hit home runs and walk, they get hurt doing anything else.

  53. alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    Time for Wade to come back and platoon with Wilmet and Vosler at 1st.

  54. alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Cant rest all the old farts everyday. Pick your poison with this injury crew..

  55. Macdog said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    Brenly doing game for D-Backs wasn’t happy about pinch-hitting for Kelly, let’s hope he’s right.

  56. snarkk said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    Ruf probably down with a hammy for a few weeks.
    This is what one of the oldest rosters in MLB does for you, but when you have to fill it with these guys and not a shit ton of young talent like other orgs, well, you roll with it…

    • alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:42 pm

      Yep no choice. Still could try and roll the dice with Ramos Fizz atleast. He’s 23 now, shit Timmy,Bum&Cain were already up that age along with Posey..

      • snarkk said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:48 pm

        I’m down with that if he’s raking at AA and/or AAA by the AS break.
        The Giants OF is a wasteland for hitting…

  57. xoot said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:46 pm

  58. djloo27 said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Would anyone support Yaz & Belt for Frazier & Voit?

  59. Macdog said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    Slater game-tying tater!

  60. willedav said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    Now there’s a pinch hit for you.

  61. alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    Slater Tater huge Bomb!!!!!
    460 feet!!!New ballgame

  62. djloo27 said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    Lest we forget:
    Duggar started this comeback…

  63. Macdog said, on May 26, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Vos bomb!

  64. djloo27 said, on May 26, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    This is some really strong LSD I took…

    • alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 9:03 pm

      I’m on Captain Kirk’s LDS reference about Spock..

  65. alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Vosler doing a Gillapsie moment!!
    Place is buzzing over this quick turnaround!

  66. zumiee said, on May 26, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Don’t sleep on the Gyrats! They keep clawing away!

  67. unca_chuck said, on May 26, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Huh

  68. alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    7 tool Duggar steals that bag..

  69. zumiee said, on May 26, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    The In-Laws, yes! The Guacamole Act of 1955 or whatever it was. People carried off by tze-tze flies! Dad and his phone calls! Those phone calls put you through college! Serpentine!!!

    • zumiee said, on May 26, 2021 at 9:34 pm

      • djloo27 said, on May 26, 2021 at 9:56 pm

        I believe the dead body by the runway is Senator Jesus Brownshweiger…

  70. xoot said, on May 26, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Say what you will about Rogers, he never looks stressed out.

  71. Macdog said, on May 26, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Whew! Mini sweep in the desert!

  72. alleykat69 said, on May 26, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Never a doubt right boys? 🙄 Geez
    Take the 2 and head on to LA for 4!!
    Ballgame!!!

  73. djloo27 said, on May 26, 2021 at 9:45 pm

  74. zumiee said, on May 26, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Rogers serpentined his way through that.

    • xoot said, on May 26, 2021 at 9:55 pm

      looks like Tyler Rogers in a halloween costume


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