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Disco is Back!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 12, 2021

And it couldn’t have come at a better time. Our momentum had begun to spin sideways and now it’s back up again.

After deGrom left the game I popped off to my A’s fan buddy that Gausman is now the favorite to start the all star game. He replied back “no chance.” I said “none?” He said NONE.

So, I had to make a bet. It was tough to quantify odds seeing as how he was giving this 0% chance of happening. I risked $50 and took 10-1 though that in itself is bullshit after his “no chance” claim.

Obviously I’ll need deGrom to sit out the all star game but I could see that happening even if he’s not critically injured right now. What would be the point in risking him for a meaningless game?

For now I just need GasMan to keep dominating and that starts with the game today….

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  1. djloo27 said, on June 12, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Chances are they’ll be real cautious with deGrom even if it’s just a minor thing.
    The other thing about starting the ASG is when you last pitched, which could eliminate you altogether…

    • Flavor said, on June 12, 2021 at 9:15 am

      Shit I forgot about that

      • alleykat69 said, on June 12, 2021 at 9:24 am

        And don’t forget that Dodgers Dave Roberts is the manager, he’ll he could stick to the Giants by starting Bauer are Urias..

      • Flavor said, on June 12, 2021 at 9:36 am

        Fuck me

    • djloo27 said, on June 12, 2021 at 9:59 am

      I think only pitchers who started the Sunday before are eliminated.
      Happened to Bum in 2016, I believe.
      Otherwise, they’re good to go.
      Roberts seems like a fair guy, far as I can tell…

    • Winder said, on June 12, 2021 at 10:46 am

      At 10 to1 I think it’s a great bet.

  2. Lurker John said, on June 12, 2021 at 8:41 am

    I watched Disco’s start a second time and he really was dominant. The Nats looked overmatched most of the night. This guy has some serious stuff. Gausman posted on IG that it looked like he was throwing a Wiffle ball and that’s a perfect description. Filthy, darting slider and his two-seam fastball was running into the hands of righties all night and with overpowering velo.

    One hell of a start. Before this year, I had no idea this guy had this kind of talent. Not to mention a great nickname. lulz

  3. Lurker John said, on June 12, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Tauchman’s two great catches alone damn near make up for his dearth of offensive production (almost). Most guys don’t make one catch like that in their entire careers, let alone twice in the same season. And both were critical to the Giants winning each of those games.

  4. xoot said, on June 12, 2021 at 9:08 am

    That ESPN article on the Giants that Flavor noted yesterday is a pretty good read, especially for it’s discussion of Gausman and Disco, although Belt gets some review, too. The Giants FO and coaching staffers know wtf they’re doing. (Obviously, I guess.)

    I noticed something this morning that surprised me. The team’s at 62 games. (Nice milestone — go only .500 from here on and it’d still be 89 wins.) But here’s the thing: Dubious Dubie has appeared in more games (55) than anyone else on the team. Crawford, 54; Slater, 53; Wilmer, 52; Dick, 51; Longo 50. The fluidity of the LUs and defensive arrays has been quietly miraculous.

  5. djloo27 said, on June 12, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Yaz returns.
    Sock Man starting over the K crazy Grave Duggar.
    Wilmet really needs to get rolling…

    1. LaMonte Wade Jr (L) LF
    2. Mike Yastrzemski (L) RF
    3. Buster Posey (R) C
    4. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    6. Wilmer Flores (R) 2B
    7. Mike Tauchman (L) CF
    8. Jason Vosler (L) 3B
    9. Kevin Gausman (L) P

  6. djloo27 said, on June 12, 2021 at 9:47 am

    ZZ Top Menez gets the ball in Game 2…

    • xoot said, on June 12, 2021 at 9:51 am

      I bet Kazmir’s keeping his bags packed and his fingers crossed in Sactown.

  7. Lurker John said, on June 12, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Yup, Yaz and Baragar both back with the team. Good news. And Menez has been good in his latest stint with the team. Maybe he’s getting it figured out.

  8. Flavor said, on June 12, 2021 at 11:57 am

    Not being able to rough up this Fedde Fuck is irritating me

  9. Flavor said, on June 12, 2021 at 11:58 am

    After reading the aged POTD again I am worried more and more about Yaz

  10. alleykat69 said, on June 12, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    Making this bum Feede look like Cy Young!
    Their swinging at garbage pitches, I don’t get it?

  11. djloo27 said, on June 12, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Yaz looked lost in space out there…

  12. djloo27 said, on June 12, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    A 9 inning game is 28.6% longer than a 7 inning game.
    A 7 inning game is 22.2% shorter than a 9 inning game.
    This is why a lot of people hate numbers.
    They fuck with you…

    • xoot said, on June 12, 2021 at 12:59 pm

      I agree with you 100 per cent and disagree 50.

  13. snarkk said, on June 12, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    I don’t understand why nowadays they are bringing guys directly off the IL (Yaz) into a starting gig. Used to be not that way at all. Particularly if coming back on the road, where you don’t have home ballpark training amenities.
    Not taking 2 rehab starts or some such at AA or AAA to see real pitching and game action to get timing back and kinks out seems counter productive to me. Belt came straight back, and had a very good first game ABs, then phtttt pretty much since.
    Seems that Covid now should have nothing to do with this approach…

    • djloo27 said, on June 12, 2021 at 1:11 pm

      Might depend on how long they been out or just team policy.
      I know the Mets are sending injured McNeill & Conforto to Brooklyn affiliate to re-hab.
      Those guys have been out awhile…

  14. snarkk said, on June 12, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    Giants hitters recently have looked like they got a memo to take time off.
    Pitching is good enough to keep winning these games…

  15. alleykat69 said, on June 12, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    Most uninspired game they have played all year..

  16. djloo27 said, on June 12, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    If that was the first major league game I ever attended, I’d probably never go back…

  17. Bozo said, on June 12, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    I haven’t been to the Nats stadium in awhile, every time I’ve been to see the Giants play, we’ve lost. All and all, it’s not a bad yard but going 0-9 (or is that 10?) makes ya think twice about a joint. Gotta say though, that Ben’s Chili Bowl half smoked sausage (half beef and half pork) with chili and onion, is some awesome ballpark food.

    • Flavor said, on June 12, 2021 at 2:02 pm

      i can’t even imagine what happens in your toilet every day Bozo. It’s gotta be like watching hot liquid magma explode.

      • djloo27 said, on June 12, 2021 at 3:17 pm

      • Bozo said, on June 12, 2021 at 3:34 pm

        To use the common vernacular of the South, Son, dats some good eatin right dere.

        But Yeah, I have been known to peel some paint from time to time.

  18. Winder said, on June 12, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    They handed it right back to us.

  19. snarkk said, on June 12, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    I think Yaz has been injured pretty much since the last day of ST with multiple, consecutive issues, and isn’t physically right. The guy is striking out at a scary high rate. Will Giants say that? No.

    Meanwhile, beloved catcher Scrubini is due back onto the 27 for game 2 today. Ugh.
    All of a sudden he had a disclosed bad wrist, which he supposedly had for a while before they revealed it (as usual, or this was just an excuse to get his .100 BA outta there for a while) and put him on the IL. OK, so now he’s back, I want to see him actually hit a few balls.

    If he doesn’t start hitting, I want Tromp as backup until something better comes along, or they decide Bart can handle pitchers — when he’s 29 years old, apparently and no longer raking AAA pitching.
    Did anybody see a massive decline in pitching quality with Tromp in there vs. Scrubini ?
    I must have missed that….

    • snarkk said, on June 12, 2021 at 2:23 pm

      BTW, here’s Tromp’s performance so far:

      3 games: 1-2
      Lost 8-1 to Angels. That was the game Wood lost control and couldn’t find the plate.
      Won 4-3 vs. Cubs
      Lost 4-3 vs. Rangers, in that xtra innings game

      9 ABs
      4 hits
      .444 BA
      1 HR
      2 RBIs

      • Flavor said, on June 12, 2021 at 2:38 pm

        I listened to Kap”s argument for bringing back Casali and jettisoning tromp and he literally said “he’s our guy”. Absurd.

      • snarkk said, on June 12, 2021 at 2:42 pm

        Yep, I think I did hear that or some S like it on the “Kap” pre-game show.
        If I’m Tromp, I think I want out and go to another organization.
        I really want to know what specifically it is that Scrubini does so well with pitchers that he is allowed to stay the backup C though as a hitter he is statistically near useless…

  20. alleykat69 said, on June 12, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    Of course he would, the vet presence always out rules a rook even if it’s obviously wrong with Casali.
    This outfield is really getting shaky with the bats.Way unbalanced with all the lefties, then u add the RH bat are lack of with Slater and his 51K’s in 152 AB’s it’s time they need fresh blood with Ramos now!

  21. gianthead said, on June 12, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    That was an ugly game to see live….what nade little sense was very few of the Giants took BP and it looked like it during the game. Posey did not hit. Crawford did not and never saw Wade in there and never saw Belt. Even Cueto went into the cage and took a couple swings. I would have expected a split in this double header so let’s make it happen tonight. It was getting very muggy and hot at the game…

    • Flavor said, on June 12, 2021 at 3:06 pm

      lol oh no you were there? That was the worst game we’ve played all year.

    • Bozo said, on June 12, 2021 at 3:36 pm

      Did ya get a Ben’s Chili Bowl half smoke?

  22. djloo27 said, on June 12, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    1. LaMonte Wade Jr (L) RF
    2. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    3. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
    4. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    5. Donovan Solano (R) 2B
    6. Mike Tauchman (L) LF
    7. Steven Duggar (L) CF
    8. Curt Casali (R) C
    9. Conner Menez (L) P

    • djloo27 said, on June 12, 2021 at 3:23 pm

      Dubon can’t be too happy on the bench all day…

    • snarkk said, on June 12, 2021 at 3:25 pm

      the 6,8, and 9 holes won’t hit for shit. That is a problem…

  23. zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    “he literally said “he’s our guy”.

    To me, I read that as “The GM signed him and is not ready to call it a mistake.”

    • zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 3:41 pm

      They’re not ready to “Wisler” him yet.

  24. zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    The game coming up is a local Fox game of the week.

  25. djloo27 said, on June 12, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    Dubon now in for Crawford…

    • zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 4:16 pm

      The Fox network is not going to be pleased.

  26. zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 4:36 pm

  27. alleykat69 said, on June 12, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Kapler mentioned there was boxes of cereal in the clubhouse,Trix,Fruit Loops, Lucky Charms lots of high energy sugar.Guess he’s figuring the Giants need to eat it, since they’re bats magically disappeared in gm1

    • Flavor said, on June 12, 2021 at 4:49 pm

      Game 1? When was the last time they raked?

      • alleykat69 said, on June 12, 2021 at 5:27 pm

        Tauchman’s only batting highlight his Salami in Texas I suppose..

  28. djloo27 said, on June 12, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    So far, today is not a day I would argue with people who say baseball is boring…

  29. alleykat69 said, on June 12, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    Highlight so far is just knowing Conor Mendez use “Vanilla Rum Beard Conditioner”
    Now all we need to know is Littell’s secret sauce for his..

  30. djloo27 said, on June 12, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    The Grave Duggar is slip slidin’ away…

  31. zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 6:01 pm

  32. zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    That was a kind-of, sort-of, almost rally.

    • alleykat69 said, on June 12, 2021 at 6:22 pm

      Until Flores&Sockless said enough is enough let’s end this rally..

  33. djloo27 said, on June 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    Giants have mastered the force out…

  34. alleykat69 said, on June 12, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    Casali back to an even .100
    As Tromp shakes his head on the flight back to Sacramento..

  35. alleykat69 said, on June 12, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    Giants just got another Hand Job again..

  36. xoot said, on June 12, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    I misremember the rule. Does Posey have to take second in the tenth if he only pinch hit?

    • xoot said, on June 12, 2021 at 6:37 pm

      Sorry. The eighth.

      • xoot said, on June 12, 2021 at 7:06 pm

        So if kap had made a double switch, putting Posey in to hit and catch with someone else maybe the next pitcher into Casali’s spot Buster would’ve been the runner on 2B? I hate this rule.

    • zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 6:38 pm

      I think so. But they could pinch run a pitcher for him.

      • zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 6:54 pm

        No, I was wrong.

      • zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 6:56 pm

        Pitcher’s spot gets skipped.

      • xoot said, on June 12, 2021 at 7:07 pm

        My response above. I’m so irate I can’t post coherently.

  37. djloo27 said, on June 12, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    Time for extra stupid innings…

  38. zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    A run!!

  39. alleykat69 said, on June 12, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    Wade jr!! Yes that’s a run scoring single!!
    And a guy that never sees 2nd base scores the run!
    Great jump by Wade to beat the play at 3rd!!

  40. alleykat69 said, on June 12, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Yes they are the fucking force play kings!
    Jesus baseloaded no outs and 2 straight shit balls for forces at the plate..

  41. zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    A bunch of rally-killers in the second half of the batting order.

  42. zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    Verducci has done a good job as analyst, IMO.

  43. alleykat69 said, on June 12, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    And here goes the pen implosion again..

  44. zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    Good grief.

  45. xoot said, on June 12, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    Whew!

  46. Bozo said, on June 12, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    Wow. That was winning ugly.

  47. mrsprtdude said, on June 12, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    maybe we will get lucky and have 2 in a row hit weak choppers that do nothing!!

  48. zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    What!

  49. alleykat69 said, on June 12, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    Wow how stupid of that play by Robles 🤪🤪
    A gift win!!

  50. zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    Wow!!

  51. zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    It feels like a gift win. But we’ll take it. 🙂 🙂

  52. mrsprtdude said, on June 12, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    Just WOW!! They were as lame as us! Winner winner chicken dinner (I was behind watching on computer:)

  53. mrsprtdude said, on June 12, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    Huge win imo.. to lose 3 in a row with no runs in both ends of today would be miserable.

  54. zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    A chance to win the series tomorrow.

  55. djloo27 said, on June 12, 2021 at 7:48 pm

  56. zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Rangers running the bases like little leaguers, but manage to get 2 runs in the inning.

  57. zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    More examples of how terrible baserunning is these days.

  58. zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Rangers 4-0 lead now vs. Swordman.

  59. zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    Muncy to the IL with an oblique injury.

  60. zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    Rangers 5-0, Swordman exits.

  61. mrsprtdude said, on June 12, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Good bet Craig. 10-1. I’ll take that. 2 more good starts from our guy and and Degrom misses one and he is in! Worth the chance!

  62. zumiee said, on June 12, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Dodgers lost 12-1.

  63. snarkk said, on June 12, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Saw the highlights for inning 8, game 2 where Robles tags from first on the fly ball and makes out. That is the dumbass play of the month so far. For the opposition. There are a few others in the running for the Giants. What a semi-gift win. That was a comedy of horrible Giants ABs in the top of the eighth to leave it getting only two runs. Sheesh; we’ll take it, though…


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