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Giants Winning, LA Reeling

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 31, 2021

Taking 3 in a row from the Art Dealers was something I didn’t expect to see. But it is eagerly welcomed. Bullpen gave up 4 runs again but ONLY 3 were earned! More progress? This can’t go on like this……

I am bullish on Cueto today. Let’s keep the streak going!

Today is the most important day to honor and observe. “The ultimate sacrifice.” As the old saying goes, “if you can read this thank a teacher. If it’s in English thank a veteran.”

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  1. denniszu said, on May 31, 2021 at 6:31 am

    As Muncy put it Sunday: “They were never a bad team. They just couldn’t put it together. They’re a good team.”
    And that is the understatement of the year.

    • djloo27 said, on May 31, 2021 at 8:21 am

      Well they’re good to him…

  2. willedav said, on May 31, 2021 at 6:57 am

    Angels just got through taking 2 in a row from A’s up here to salvage 4 game split.

  3. willedav said, on May 31, 2021 at 6:59 am

    Baragar to the IL with elbow problem (yeow), Tropeano back up.

  4. willedav said, on May 31, 2021 at 7:06 am

    Supposed to be 80 in the City today, 1 PM start. Could be some fireworks, and Giants hit fewer bombs at home vs. on road. Angels have Ohtani and Rendon in middle of lineup and pesky SS Fletcher, plus Loo’s guy Juan Lagares in CF. No DH though, NL ball.
    Cueto and Wood then day off Wed before Cubs, atop NL Central with Cards, come in for 4.

  5. zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 7:24 am

    103 in the Calif. Central Valley today. 🙂

  6. zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 7:29 am

    Is anyone else annoyed by the way the British call vaccination shots “jabs”? I don’t even know why it annoys me.

    • snarkk said, on May 31, 2021 at 3:50 pm

      I dunno. To me it’s actually more of a jab than a “shot”…

  7. zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 7:33 am

    It’s a good thing we defeated the British in the Revolutionary War, or we’d be speaking British English now.
    Dumb joke, I know. 🙂

    • Flavor said, on May 31, 2021 at 7:50 am

      and I do not have the patience to stop what I’m doing for fucking tea time.

      • djloo27 said, on May 31, 2021 at 8:15 am

        Tea is bloody awful…

      • alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2021 at 8:35 am

        So sad there’s actually people that enjoy tea.
        I couldn’t even put my fat fingers thru those ridiculous dainty small rose petal tea cups and to hold the just as ridiculous matching saucer , can’t do it! Give me a cup of Joe every time over stuckup snobby tea toddling folks…

      • Flavor said, on May 31, 2021 at 8:46 am

        i’d pay $ to watch you try to get your finger in there….

      • Winder said, on May 31, 2021 at 9:10 am

        I like tea.

      • zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 9:53 am

        I like ice tea (or is it iced tea?) Whichever it is.

      • djloo27 said, on May 31, 2021 at 9:59 am

        I’ve never even tried it.
        To me, it’s just hot tea that got cold…

      • zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 10:09 am

        Something like Peace Tea is cool. Not that over-sugared thing in the South called sweet tea.

  8. willedav said, on May 31, 2021 at 7:42 am

    Angels1b Jared Walsh hit 12th bomb yesterday. Hitting .308 with .943 OPS. They also have familiar faces ex Card Kolten Wong at 2b, back up C Kurt Suzuki (hmmnn) and closer Raisel Iglesias from Reds, born in Cuba.

  9. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2021 at 8:22 am

    The Giants are playing amazing baseball considering they have played the least amount of home games then anyone in baseball going 14-7 ( seems the reason for a low HR total at home.And yet here they are going 19-13 on the road to tie for the most in wins in baseball on the road!
    They are due for along stretch of home cooking which should improve their record even better, they are totally in a great position right now.Yes the dogpile&Friars aren’t going away and this is the best division in baseball but nobody should be counting out the Giants ( especially mlb network, espn,etc , give them they’re rightful due, and that goes with Freakin Power rankings as well!!!with what they have pulled off they should be 1 are 2 right now..

    Yes tough loss on Barager since he was the most reliable lefty in the pen, time for Garcia to step up more, next man up not named McGoof ball goes in late in the usual tight game.

    • willedav said, on May 31, 2021 at 9:37 am

      great story, thanks. Poor Kranepool, iron man.

    • zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 10:25 am

      Wow- I can’t remember hearing of that before. Lots of quirky things in the story.
      “In between games, Kranepool recalls having a quick meal. “It was a cup of soup,” he says. “It’s not like today, when they have all these chefs in the clubhouse. We had nothing — crackers and soup. Most of the time, it was chicken noodle.”
      No one knew that it would be so long before they ate again. Game two took so long that fans got hungry, too. Concessions stands ran out of hot dogs, recalls Jay Horwitz, the Mets team historian who was at the game as a 19-year-old Giants fan. “In the 20th inning, I got a bag of potato chips,” Horwitz says.”

  10. djloo27 said, on May 31, 2021 at 8:54 am

    The news about “Sonny” Barager is very disturbing…

    • Winder said, on May 31, 2021 at 9:13 am

      Lol, outlaws just get old and die.

  11. unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Just hit buttonwillow. Getting warm

  12. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Couldn’t get enough sun ☀️ here Chuck?
    Gotta be cranking 105 at Buttonwillow today..

    • zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 9:57 am

      Near Bakersfield, yeah that area is an epicenter of heat.

  13. Irish Kevin said, on May 31, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Sacramento here, will be a cool 104, with the low only going to 62. Lake Tahoe will be a nice 75 for the high and 41 for the low. Great win for the Giants, and yes the BP is still a problem. You have to believe that Zadi is looking at other teams to see what is out there.

    • alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2021 at 10:13 am

      Yeah what’s cool is the Giants have money to burn are possible players to trade to upgrade this bullpen.They’re definitely buyers coming up at this rate..

  14. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2021 at 10:08 am

    Yeah like driving thru lovely Needles Cá.Your air conditioning better be working top knotch cause it will be working overtime..Needles is the armpit of extreme misery with heat that’s constant like Death Valley 🏜

  15. Winder said, on May 31, 2021 at 10:18 am

    It is supposed to be in the 80’s up here, I can’t fucking wait. We have 91/2 months of cold and rain and a very short time to enjoy the sun. Every time is stays in the 80’s for a week or so we end up getting fire alerts and air quality bullshit. There are no emissions control here and supposedly we live in the most highly concentrated pollen areas in the states.

  16. zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 10:19 am

    I first tried the cold tea Peace Tea while walking the walkway next to the Bay to a Giants game. Someone was giving people a free can of it out of coolers in the back of a pick-up truck. It was a promotion. I liked the tea. I became a regular purchaser of it. The promotion worked on me.

  17. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2021 at 10:38 am

    The only tea I’ll try is an Arnold Palmer with vodka.. sometimes straight is ok lol ..
    Are my Summer must have drink 🍹 A Lynchburg Lemonade
    made with Jack Daniels, sweet&sour mix ( gives u the lemonade look)
    7-up, and triple sec garnish with an orange wedge/ cherry optional..

    • Winder said, on May 31, 2021 at 11:17 am

      When I was drinking my summer go to was gin and lemonade. I used to make pitchers of the stuff.

  18. zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 10:58 am

    Casey Anthony has been seen out partying and looking for love. As long as the guy doesn’t mind going out with a woman who murdered her little daughter, put her in a plastic bag, kept the body in the trunk of her car for a few weeks, and then dumped the body in the woods. Unless that’s a deal-breaker for the guy.

    • zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 10:59 am

      OK, that photo is 10,000 times bigger than I thought it was going to be. Sorry about that.

      • zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 11:12 am

        I wonder if she noticed the bartender was taking a photo of her.

      • Winder said, on May 31, 2021 at 11:19 am

        She probably got free dinks for letting him do it.

      • zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 11:20 am

        Yeah, she looks like she’d had a few already.

  19. chipower9 said, on May 31, 2021 at 11:03 am

    1. LaMonte Wade Jr (L) 1B
    2. M. Yastrzemski (L) RF
    3. Buster Posey (R) C
    4. Alex Dickerson (L) LF
    5. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    6. B. Crawford (L) SS
    7. Donovan Solano (R) 2B
    8. Steven Duggar (L) CF
    9. Johnny Cueto (R) P

    • zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 11:15 am

      Wade has been OK. He has a chance to show he can consistently play big-league ball.

      • willedav said, on May 31, 2021 at 11:26 am

        Ms. Slusser said she thought May mustache looked good on him. Agree has a chance to show Giants something…maybe even for 2022 as 1b option.

    • Winder said, on May 31, 2021 at 11:20 am

      The only player I am worried about is Cueto.

  20. willedav said, on May 31, 2021 at 11:23 am

    Pads fan Godson is at Wrigley from where he texted me pic of red banner “Wrigley Field Home of Chicago Cubs”..
    One of my heroes from old Cubs is Billy Williams, and I think they have a statue of him outside the yard. Played over 1100 consecutive games at one point, in days before lights installed there. So that included steady diet of day games at home, where summer can be steady diet of 90+ with 90+ humidity too.

    Remember when Pence played 162 for few years here and it might have ruined him.

  21. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2021 at 11:41 am

    Yeah 2 years in a row all 162 games 2013-2014 and not many before that did he miss.
    Boch just kept writing him in the LU till it finally wore him down, lots of wear& tear on that body..

    Say Willied that awesome glove with the dark skin that Gausman uses I believe is a Marucci Model I’ve never heard of? Only the former49er coach Steve comes close lol..

    • willedav said, on May 31, 2021 at 11:55 am

      what was name of company that made softball bats…something similar? I used one last time I was playing, 15 years ago. Gausman’s glove is a beaut, never used one that color myself.

      • alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2021 at 12:52 pm

        De Marini was my go to softball bat. They were bad ass.Problem was some were outlawed by the umpires who checked certain models before the game, cause softballs were hit like a bazooka. A line drive could kill a pitcher are a 3B/1B scoured shot.They also created so many long HR’s it was crazy..

      • xoot said, on May 31, 2021 at 1:09 pm

        quite a few $200+ LL bats in storage and I can’t recall any of the brands. DeMarini sounds expensively familiar. Repressed memory, clearly.

      • willedav said, on May 31, 2021 at 1:02 pm

        yeah that’s it thanks Kat.

  22. Flavor said, on May 31, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    Kruk and kuip back in the booth love today for the first time in forever. Let’s see if that improves their calls at all they’ve been pretty terrible this year

    • Flavor said, on May 31, 2021 at 12:39 pm

      Live not love

    • zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 1:07 pm

      I like K&K a lot, but yeah, they seem like they’re just cruising these days.
      Estes showed up, having done homework, loaded with info. It drew a contrast.

    • snarkk said, on May 31, 2021 at 1:56 pm

      Kuip especially has been mailing it in the last couple of years.
      In-between “Outta here!”, he’s pretty loose and imprecise.
      Life is apparently good in Blackhawk, and the checks keep rollin’ in.
      I won’t repeat in detail my disgust at his post game wrap on-air snacking, a total, unprofessional diss on fans…

  23. willedav said, on May 31, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    Kean Wong, my bad not Kolten. Saw this guy play yesterday too. And now he gets picked off , welcome!
    Pads losing to Cubs 5-1 in 5th. giants come into today half game back.

  24. zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Pujols looked out of shape to me. It wouldn’t surprise me if he goes 2 for his next 20.

  25. zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    That inexplicable Angels bunt helped the Giants out that inning.

  26. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    As long as he doesn’t face the Giants.
    Pujols would be scary in a beer softball league though..

  27. unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Fat fuck is getting fatter and fuckier. 1-50 is more like it.

    Back from the mad dash to Huntington beach. A cool 95 in the Creek. Set a record getting to Santa Monica in 5 hours flat from here. Sat in a Mexican bar and watched the GIants win, and the Lakers lose.  5.5 hours to get back cuz Kathy drove part of the way.

    IS this the first game where they are letting the place fill up? Looks pretty empty.

    • zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 1:38 pm

      I thought they can’t do full capacity until after June 15. I could be wrong.

      • zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 1:39 pm

        It’s going to be the Wild West after June 15.

      • snarkk said, on May 31, 2021 at 1:57 pm

        June 25 is the date for new attendance policy.
        Whatever that is…

      • zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 2:12 pm

        Thanks.

  28. zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    Pujols did feast on some cruddy bullpen pitching from the Giants.

  29. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    I did enjoy Poo-hoes at 2B in extra innings knowing it’s going to take 2 hits for him to score..

  30. snarkk said, on May 31, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Cueto doesn’t have much.
    Good thing he wasn’t pitching against the Doghairs…

  31. zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    Cueto is at the point in his career where he needs a lot of at’em balls.

  32. djloo27 said, on May 31, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Grave-dunker!

  33. willedav said, on May 31, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    speaking of pen guys, saw Twins guy Taylor Rogers earlier. LHP with 96 fastball. K’d first guy he faced in bottom 9 today on 3 of them. Got the W as Twins won it in 10th.
    Only problems with acquiring pen help==everyone will be looking, and who would Giants have to give up on that would bring good one back?

  34. zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    “Eli Whiteside was a good Giant.”
    lulz

  35. djloo27 said, on May 31, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    Longoria’s won over a lot of his detractors…

    • alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2021 at 2:25 pm

      I was never a detractor, the guys an ultimate pro.Just give him a day here and there like the rest of the BC and good things happen..

    • willedav said, on May 31, 2021 at 2:28 pm

      maybe, Loo. So far, old guys have been very productive, pleasant surprise that could lead to interesting 2022..
      Still early.

  36. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    Longoria crushed that HR for the lead!!

  37. zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    Longo did good there.

  38. zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    Longo is a mixed bag for the Giants. He killed a bases loaded rally yesterday by striking out, and had a bobble or two on defense. Today, he hits an awesome HR.

  39. willedav said, on May 31, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    Other teams likely wondering what Twins, currently 9 games under .500, will do at deadline. Rogers for one has only been scored on once in last 7 outings in relief.

  40. djloo27 said, on May 31, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    So we could have a Tyler Rogers and a Taylor Rogers in the pen?
    I think the Mets once had 2 Bob Millers in their bulpen…

  41. djloo27 said, on May 31, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    Wade Blast-ingame!

  42. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Wade made HR!!

  43. zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    Wade is getting the job done. That’s a big lift for the team.

  44. zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    Longo has been better for the Giants this season, definitely.

  45. Macdog said, on May 31, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    Dubey smokes another one!

    • zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 2:56 pm

      lulz

  46. willedav said, on May 31, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    flaco! Dubon now has as many HRs (4) as Dickerson.

  47. zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    And another HR! The new MLB! 🙂

  48. willedav said, on May 31, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    I do remember Wade Blasingame, only because first syllable of my last name is similar and used to get called that. He played for Milwaukee Braves, and was born in Deming NM.
    when I was a kid there were a series of stories I read about life in baseball youth league set in New Mexico, including Deming. I think the star/hero was called Bronc Burnett…CF was Indian called Nohtah.

  49. djloo27 said, on May 31, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    I haven’t heard anyone say that they miss Amy G…

  50. Macdog said, on May 31, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    The last full season two years ago, the Giants didn’t even play on Memorial Day.

  51. Macdog said, on May 31, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    Did Kruk say Tony Watson was a great Giant?

  52. djloo27 said, on May 31, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    That was a real grave robbing…

  53. Macdog said, on May 31, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    The ballpark’s a Grave robber.

  54. xoot said, on May 31, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    helluva a pitcher the angels have in there now

  55. djloo27 said, on May 31, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    I would love to ask K & K what their precise definition of a good Giant is?
    Then go through a list…

    • Macdog said, on May 31, 2021 at 3:18 pm

      Strickland apparently isn’t one of them. He was more like a grating Giant.

  56. xoot said, on May 31, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    Seems as if very game so far this season K & K have wandered off into Max Venable references or anecdotes. Used to be more like once a week.

  57. djloo27 said, on May 31, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    Don’t rule out a bunt here by the Grave Duggar…

  58. snarkk said, on May 31, 2021 at 3:44 pm

    Sheezus, glad I’m not an Angels fan.
    Come to think of it, screw them. Even with 3 in 5, I’m never going to be over 2002…

  59. snarkk said, on May 31, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    It’s a shame that the Angels decided not to play Ohtani in this series.
    He can’t play the OF here because it’s too big, too weird, too dangerous? Ridiculous.
    I call BS. The guy is a great athlete.
    I bet he’d like to play if it were up to him…

  60. Macdog said, on May 31, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    A 6-1 lead with 2 outs in the 9th, I’d boo Tropeano too.

  61. djloo27 said, on May 31, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    • Bozo said, on May 31, 2021 at 4:04 pm

      Oh yeah. Nice win.

  62. Winder said, on May 31, 2021 at 4:04 pm

    Nice game all around.

  63. mrsprtdude said, on May 31, 2021 at 4:04 pm

    me either!

  64. Macdog said, on May 31, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Back in first!

    • zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 4:05 pm

  65. snarkk said, on May 31, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    The thing I’m really liking about the Giants so far is that they are beating up, for the most part, on crap teams. They aren’t giving up crappy losses. The worst one was game 1 up in Seattle; since then, pretty much good to go against the bottom feeders. That’s a good way to get yourself into position for a WC berth…

  66. zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    I have some sympathy for Tropeano. If he gives up an HR to Ohtani, that goes on his ERA, and he’s trying to stick in the big leagues.

  67. zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    But….it would have been better for the sport to give Ohtani some pitches he could swing at.

  68. mrsprtdude said, on May 31, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Me either re 2002! Nice win. back in 1st!

  69. zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    I’ve (mostly) let 2002 go, but I don’t think I’ve watched any video of it over the years.

    • Flavor said, on May 31, 2021 at 4:18 pm

      I have not let 2002 go

    • zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 4:22 pm

      I’m probably hanging onto ‘93 more than ‘02 these days. The Padres giving McGriff to the Braves at the trade deadline still sticks in the craw.

    • zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 4:24 pm

      I quite enjoy that the Padres still haven’t won a World Series.

    • zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 4:26 pm

      And, of course, the expansion Rockies losing every one of their games vs. the Braves. The Braves, of course, were a Western Division team in those days. That was a lot of games!

      • zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 4:28 pm

        I quite enjoy the Rockies also never winning a World Series.

      • zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 4:29 pm

        And I quite enjoy that the ‘93 Braves got knocked out of the playoffs.

      • zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 4:30 pm

        I really liked how the ‘93 Giants would have matched up vs. the Phillies in the playoffs. I really liked our chances.

  70. Winder said, on May 31, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    The 89, and 02 series still hurt but the one that broke my heart was the 62 series. I lived and breathed Giants baseball and that was my first taste of pure defeat.

    • zumiee said, on May 31, 2021 at 4:55 pm

      My first taste of that was ‘71. I was bummed that the Pirates had knocked out the Giants, but my 10 year old self just assumed the Giants would be back in the playoffs the next season.
      Little did I know it would take 16 years. Yikes.

  71. Macdog said, on May 31, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    Yeah Zum, the Giants won 8 of 12 from the Phillies that season. I went to two of the games at the Vet and the Giants handily won both.

  72. willedav said, on May 31, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    Club de Hockey! Montreal takes out Toronto coming back from 3-1 games deficit and winning away game 7.


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