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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 25, 2021

Whatever happens, if we win, please PLEASE leave that stupid trophy behind.

Nothing to worry about these days with guys named Brebbia and Sherfy closing the door.

Who are these guys?

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  1. willedav said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Loo that’s funny. Kimbrel really had no idea Cubs had no hitter going into 9th? what game was he watching from the pen? He did walk Taylor to lead off the inning on 4 pitches before he K’d side, Cubs 8th BB of night. But no hits.
    A’s are playing really well, just under .600 ball. Olson at 1b is tremendous hitter and very good 1b too.
    Saw reports earlier in week Duane Kuiper might do game this weekend for SF.
    Official word on Belt yet?

    • zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:31 am

      Wade was probably told to stay ready for the drive to SF.

  2. zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:35 am

    Bochy holding the scrap-metal trophy.

    • zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:38 am

      If a person scratches their hand with the trophy they have to get a tetanus shot.

    • djloo27 said, on June 25, 2021 at 10:17 am

      In all honesty, I think that trophy is spectacular.
      I would give almost anything I own for it…

  3. willedav said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:38 am

    Wade did play for Sac last night, went 1-2 scored twice walked and homered. Played LF and 1b. Kazmir with 6 shutout innings in 8-0 W.

  4. willedav said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:45 am

    Slusser did say on twitter yesterday afternoon there would be no word from Giants on anything Belt related until today (Friday) because of day off. Wade Jr. did leave Sac game early after starting and leading off.

  5. chipower9 said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Interesting read on the Athletic from yesterday. Basically saying while everybody and their brother is clamoring for bullpen help, do not be surprised if the Giants target a starter at the deadline. Premise is that you have a couple of guys with ERAs over 4 (Cueto and Wood), and that by adding a solid starter, you have someone (Long, etc.) who could become a solid long guy.

    Looking forward to Sunday…my daughter and I are going down for the game. Will be my first time to the yard in well over a year. Cannot wait!

    Beat the Fucking A’s!

    • unca_chuck said, on June 25, 2021 at 10:02 am

      Bring it home, Chuck! Need some wins for the flappers.

  6. unca_chuck said, on June 25, 2021 at 9:53 am

    According to Farhan, Belt likely for the 60 day IR.

    https://t.co/htQBWpmrVT?amp=1

    • djloo27 said, on June 25, 2021 at 10:19 am

      The link says 10 day, Chuck…

    • unca_chuck said, on June 25, 2021 at 4:27 pm

      He’s gonna need surgery.

  7. alleykat69 said, on June 25, 2021 at 10:23 am

    Not surprising,Belt wakes up in the morning and he’s already on the IL for some unknown maladies.
    The complete list of injuries& illnesses have to be one of the highest in MLB history..

  8. willedav said, on June 25, 2021 at 10:35 am

    Found Duane Kuiper story, from Bruce Jenkins in Chron on Tuesday. Kuiper said he’s got one month of chemo behind him with 3 more to go. Normally goes in for treatment on Friday but it was moved to Thursday this week, so he hopes he feels well enough and has clearance from MDs to do a game this weekend.

  9. willedav said, on June 25, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    LHP Manaea going tonite and another Sunday, so Slater Ruf Flores maybe Dubon get some more action.
    Slater btw is 4-31, all singles 1 BB 11 Ks.
    Manaea lost 2-1 game to Yanks I was watching last weekend on HR iirc and has a badass looking glove.

    • willedav said, on June 25, 2021 at 1:11 pm

      wasn’t HR it was 2 run double by Gary Sanchez. Went 5 1/3 gave up 3 hits 2 runs 2 BBs with 11 Ks.

  10. alleykat69 said, on June 25, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    I’m glad the Giants are missing A’s pitcher Chris Bassit in this series, he’s won 8 straight games and been pitching lights out..

  11. zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    My yearly quasi-rant that the goofball “geographical rivalry” games in the schedule are uneven and unfair. The Giants get 6 games vs. the A’s every season, who are usually good; and the Dodgers get 6 games vs. the Angels, who are usually not very good.
    The Padres have no clear-cut “geographical rival,” so it would be interesting to know what the schedule gave them this season.

  12. djloo27 said, on June 25, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    1. Austin Slater (R) LF
    2. Darin Ruf (R) 1B
    3. Mike Yastrzemski (L) RF
    4. Buster Posey (R) C
    5. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
    6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    7. Donovan Solano (R) 2B
    8. Mauricio Dubon (R) CF
    9. Johnny Cueto (R) P

  13. xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    My son took off for the game tonight with a small handwritten sign, well designed for tv, that says: “VegA’s.” As I’ve mentioned before, he and his brother grew up Giants fans in Oakland little league dugouts.

    • willedav said, on June 25, 2021 at 4:58 pm

      Ha very cool we’ll look for him on giants telecast. Always tons of crowd shots, foul balls, kids, yada yada
      Kinda doubt A’s sports channel will show them. And I avoid commentary, though Braden can at times be OK.
      Any idea general vicinity where they might sit?

      • xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 5:25 pm

        He and his Giants fan friends are near the rail club level above 3B/short LF. Orange Friday of course.

  14. alleykat69 said, on June 25, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Aaron Nolan struck out 10 straight NY Mets batter to tie a MLB record ironically set by a NY Mets great Tom Seaver back in 1970 against the San Diego Padres..

    • snarkk said, on June 25, 2021 at 5:54 pm

      Not surprising.
      Belt has been a walking DL for several years now. Concussions, knees, heels, there’s been more I can’t think of at the moment.
      The guy just can’t stay on the field. Unfortunate, but he needs to move on next season.
      Maybe he should just DH for somebody, though he Ks a lot…

      • James said, on June 25, 2021 at 6:01 pm

        If his knee needs to be operated on, he should retire. As his biggest supporter here, it really is a bummer to see this happen again now that he’s at last got bosses who understand his value. I’ll say it again: the Giants offense took off when they got the message “be like Belt.” Snarkk, Ks too much? LOL.

      • zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 6:35 pm

        Taking a lot of called third strikes is a frustrating thing to watch. The Giants fans are a lot kinder than fans in the Northeast.

      • xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 6:16 pm

        Belt’s an example of the power of luck, bad luck in his case. He’s an excellent 1B and middle of the LU hitter. He won’t be laughing happily as an announcer a few years from now like JT. I don’t think BABIP covers this.

      • snarkk said, on June 25, 2021 at 6:33 pm

        Belt has power, but prefers to take called 3rd strikes too often in dashed hopes of getting on base from an umpire with a worse eye than he has or a different vision of the K zone. I recognize the efficacy of his OBP, but swing at a damn close pitch once in a while when down 2 strikes w/RISP.
        He’s gotten a bit smarter lately or maybe listening to a coach — dropped a couple of bunts against the shift to drive in a run and get on base.
        I’ve been the guy’s cheerleader here longer than anybody, but I’m cheer weary as he frequently has week or two long bouts of swinging through thigh high hit me fast balls, then a week of being hot, then hurt enough to be on the bench a few days in PH role only, then hot, then hurt enough for the DL, etc. I don’t need a lecture on being a Belt backer after being one for a decade. He was undeservedly screwed by the prior field management for years, in public, Bochy in particular, and badmouthed on air by the announcing team, and I said so at the time, early and often. This management seems to have his back more…

      • James said, on June 25, 2021 at 6:47 pm

        Taking ball 4 rather than grounding out more than makes up for the taken third strikes. Belt knew that, Kapler knows it, Zaidi knows it.

      • zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 6:55 pm

        Sure. They cracked the code of baseball. It’s just not what the inventors of baseball intended for the sport, and what made the sport popular for 100+ years.

      • xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:07 pm

        What the inventors intended? A century of tradition? Those are absurdly reactionary comments. My gawd.

      • snarkk said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:12 pm

        I wouldn’t call those absurd comments.
        Not in the least. It’s a legit POV.
        Baseball’s popularity is down.
        That’s why Emperor Manfred is trying all these changes.
        Now, some of those are absurd. Like mid-inning strip searches…

      • James said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:22 pm

        Wait, wasn’t there one inventor of baseball? Involved a peach basket right?

    • snarkk said, on June 25, 2021 at 6:53 pm

      If Belt could stay healthy as a DH say in Houston, he’d hit 35 HRs easily. He could play 1b on occasion. Kind of a reverse Posey situation…

    • xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:16 pm

      Yeah let’s go back to the founders’ intent and resist innovation. Brilliant.

  15. xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    Posey scratched. Back.

  16. zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    3/4 of the used-to-be Bore Core out for tonight’s game.

  17. alleykat69 said, on June 25, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    Belt really was having a good year, yeah the dream type player Z/Harris is always looking for,high OBP, power, great defense,when he’s hot there’s few like him, same when he’s cold, though he still will get his walks.But I don’t see anyway Z will bring him back along with Cueto, just to much injury history with both. Only Buster&Craw will be back imo, their positions are still irreplaceable at this time.
    Belt if he continues on which I think he will, he should just be a DH/ some 1B in the AL.If he wants to stay close to home, Astros with Dusty Baker a good match, Rangers meh, Yankees? A’s ?

    • zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 6:50 pm

      Well said.

  18. xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    You see how mayor Schaff urged SF mayor breed to move real close to the plate for the first pitch? That’s exactly why she’s a shitty Oakland mayor.

  19. Macdog said, on June 25, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    Cueto didn’t give up a HR to the first batter, so that’s good.

    • zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 6:51 pm

      Yay ballpark dimensions! 🙂

    • willedav said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:06 pm

      Archways/portwalk now open too.

  20. snarkk said, on June 25, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    Zman v. Beane, the Match of the Stats…

  21. zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    I had the strawberry sundae at Costco recently. That’s quite a dessert. I had to sit next to the Costco tire shop to eat it, but that was OK.

    • James said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:14 pm

      Your experimentation has some range.

      • zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:36 pm

        It was spectacular.

  22. willedav said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Like to see Giants draft a Manaea type; maybe there’s one already in system. But he’s now started over 100 games for them, established himself as legit SP…and only makes $6 mil. Arb eligible next year, still can’t be FA til 2023.
    Sure Giants can bring in FAs that want to pitch here, but years of control sure come in handy.

  23. willedav said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    Not getting into politics of Ms. Breed, but Miller calling game always suffers with this noise. Gotta be Baer and marketing dept.

    • xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:14 pm

      I never much liked Breed but she has her moments. I don’t think mid inning is one of them.

  24. snarkk said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    Uh oh.
    Cueto losing some focus…

  25. zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    The strike zone was created in baseball to make sure the pitcher threw the ball where batters could hit it. It wasn’t created so players could grind out long at-bats and get walks or strike out a zillion times. It turns out that teams can win doing that, but that’s not how the sport became popular. And now the sport has declining popularity. That’s all I’m saying.

    • James said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:25 pm

      The reasons it’s losing popularity are various. Figuring out how to play a game more successfully is the fate of all games.

      • xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:33 pm

        You mean … innovation? Maybe even … progress? Oh dear lawd. Where’s my bible?

      • zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:40 pm

        Progress is an interesting concept. Cutting down forests used to be called the march of progress. Manifest Destiny.

      • xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:51 pm

        That’s just terrible. Have you even heard of radical historicism ? You’re a history buff, right?

      • zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:14 pm

        I have awareness of radical historicism.

  26. xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    Casali is the whisperer. He ain’t Buster, but he’s good.

    • alleykat69 said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:29 pm

      Giants have 2 whisperers with a bat in their hands.Tauchman&Casali.

  27. snarkk said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    Phew, Cueto gets through some trouble. If he can get through early frames like this, he tends to be OK and gets in a decent groove for a few more…

  28. alleykat69 said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    Damm lucky to get out that base-loaded jam with Matt Olsen up…

  29. zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    “A century of tradition? Those are absurdly reactionary comments.”

    MLB is a product. And the product has changed.
    Coca Cola tried changing the flavor and it didn’t work out well, so they changed it back.
    Baseball is not going back to old-school knowledge, nor should it be expected to, so what’s left is to make rule changes. That’s the only option left. But that’s a whole other topic.

    • xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:36 pm

      That’s nonsensical. Baseball by your own admission is a cultural treasure. Capitalism will capitalize, especially cultural treasures. But the game can adjust. The capitalists need to see that it does, but they’ll always be paying attention to us — the culture. Is that wonderful? Fuck no. But it’s not the end of the world, much less the baseball world, either. it definitely ain’t co’ cola, as the hillbillies say. or the beatles. 🙂

      • zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:53 pm

        I hope it all works out. It bummed me out that I couldn’t find the World Series on my car’s AM or FM dial last year. It’s hard not to think about how things used to be.

  30. zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    “Figuring out how to play a game more successfully is the fate of all games.”

    I totally agree with that.

    • zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:55 pm

      The goal is to win. I like winning.

      • xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:59 pm

        Competition is not inherently virtuous.

      • zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:04 pm

        Back in my punk rock fan days we despised competition. We completely rejected it. We had a great community of fans. It was a bit ‘60s-ish, which was cool.

      • xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:10 pm

        Yeah, it’s tough to hang tough. My condolences.

      • zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:17 pm

        Since I don’t know what that means, I have no response.

      • zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:23 pm

        I was agreeing with you about competition in the whole society sense, which I take as your meaning.

      • xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:30 pm

        I don’t know what that means is the most amusing passive aggressive response imaginable. What it generally means is yeah you nailed me but I refuse to admit. And you can’t force me! True.

      • zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:33 pm

        No, I honestly have no idea where this conversation has gone.

      • xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:41 pm

        Airhead is a good ploy.

      • zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:55 pm

        Or maybe it really is hard to understand what you mean sometimes.

      • xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 10:10 pm

        That’s passive aggressive too. You should talk to your spiritual advisor about that. Imo

  31. alleykat69 said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    The Wilmer&Craw show gets the 1st run in.
    Flores is really locked in right now!

  32. James said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    The awfulness of the umpiring strikes again. That 2-0 pitch call to Kemp was sheer incompetence.

  33. alleykat69 said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    Aldrete is ready to level a haymaker on Manaea over this warmup jacket BS..

  34. Macdog said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Big-time escape there by Cueto.

  35. djloo27 said, on June 25, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    “Tradition is the illusion of permanence”
    -Woody Allen

    • xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:00 pm

      I did not fuck that baby. Woody Allen

  36. zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    This is a nice crisp pitchers’ duel. Retro-baseball. 🙂

  37. alleykat69 said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Just because they can continue to stink on the road,, the Padres jumped on the D-Backs for 4 runs in the first inning as they head towards their ongoing losing streak to a potential 24 games straight..

    • xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:08 pm

      That is amazing.

  38. snarkk said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    I hadn’t realized Manaea was so stocky…

  39. snarkk said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    Cueto got a groove going. I’d take his 6 frames with no runs, and call it a success, take my chances with Pen…

  40. James said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Watching Manaea makes me think Wood can have another good run.

    • zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:20 pm

      I hope Wood isn’t a Spider wash-out.

      • James said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:27 pm

        That won’t be the reason for washing out, not if spin rate is supposed to be the measure of the advantage (I hope you appreciate the consistency of the metaphor.) Wood was a good pitcher before the stickum controversy.

      • zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:30 pm

        I am distressed at how batters are spitting on his slider lately.

      • James said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:34 pm

        I am distressed at the prospect of Rogers or McGee being objects of contempt tonight. But, yeah, it’s weird how that happens. I just assume it’s temporary.

      • zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:37 pm

        You saw Kimbrel in the 9th inning last night? Oh my goodness. How can we get one of those? That may be the most dominant inning of closing I’ve ever seen.

  41. Macdog said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    Yay, Cueto got the 9th spot out!

  42. xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    The whisperer.

  43. Macdog said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    Wowie Casali!

  44. James said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    Tauchman and Casali with last 2 bombs …

  45. snarkk said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    Casali started hitting a bit right after Tromp did well during Casali’s stint on the IL.
    Good, I hope he’s figured something out with the hitting coaches, and/or his wrist is better; get that BA over Mendoza…

  46. alleykat69 said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    You know your team is going great when “The Whispers Boys” are hitting..

  47. Macdog said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    Ooof, Miller a little off there.

    • djloo27 said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:41 pm

      Is he in the park or watching on a monitor somewhere?

    • zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:42 pm

      That was pretty funny.

  48. alleykat69 said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Settle down on “That ball was smoked call Jon”
    An embarrassing moment..

    • xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:42 pm

      I was with him! Uh oh

      • James said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:44 pm

        It looked like he’d squared it.

  49. James said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    It is totally awesome to be looking forward to a Duggar AB.

    • zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:44 pm

      He has a really cool label on his bat.

    • James said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:46 pm

      Ok, I’m officially done with the rah rah positive attitude crap. It’s not me.

  50. snarkk said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Cueto with a surprise 7 frame no run stint.
    If SF can get some upgraded stints by Cueto, that would be most excellent on the back of the rotation.
    He should look at how he warms up. Maybe change something. He usually gets hit early, then settles in if he escapes the early peril…

  51. Macdog said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Mr. Rogers gets through the big boys.

  52. James said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    Rogers has given up more goofy hits this year than most pitchers give up in a career. At least it seems that way.

    • willedav said, on June 25, 2021 at 9:17 pm

      Did get himself 2 Ks. though always good sign.

  53. xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    Mr Roger is the fucking best. It’s not just his effectiveness. It’s his cool. He is never distressed. Meme anyone?

  54. zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    That was a pretty tough ball to Dubon.

  55. Macdog said, on June 25, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    Blank the A’s!

    • willedav said, on June 25, 2021 at 9:17 pm

      lulz

  56. Winder said, on June 25, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    Nice. Shut the fuckers out. McGee still makes me nervous.

  57. djloo27 said, on June 25, 2021 at 9:11 pm

  58. Macdog said, on June 25, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Kudos to Cueto, that’s gotta be his best game of the season.

    • zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 9:15 pm

  59. alleykat69 said, on June 25, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    And the first game goes to the Giants!!
    League leading 11th shutout of the season
    to go with the most HR’s and best record in Baseball!
    Who are these guys?

  60. zumiee said, on June 25, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Game played in 2:23. That’s groovy.

  61. xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    My son’s VegA’s sign didn’t get on tv. But he did attract the ire of a nearby a’s fan. Dumb fuck. That chump is long gone now and my son and his friends are settling in for the fire works show. I think there’s some extra juice going for these games.

    • willedav said, on June 25, 2021 at 9:19 pm

      ah good for them and for all Giants fans that showed up. good to see yard filling up. Players gotta dig it too.

  62. Macdog said, on June 25, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    Game went 2:23, yippee!

    • snarkk said, on June 25, 2021 at 9:28 pm

      Yeah, nice; that’s kinda like games used to be.
      Before all the progress…

      • xoot said, on June 25, 2021 at 9:32 pm

        Concurrent with “progress”. The game is alive.

      • unca_chuck said, on June 25, 2021 at 10:56 pm

        Couse, we all know the opposite of progress is congress.

        I’m here all week. Try the veal . . .

  63. djloo27 said, on June 26, 2021 at 6:39 am

    I think you hit on the team slogan up top:

    Your 2021 San Francisco Giants………WHO ARE THESE GUYS???

  64. willedav said, on June 26, 2021 at 7:03 am

    Casali said that was Cueto’s best fastball and A’s couldn’t catch up to it so kept calling it. Plus he hit bomb and caught 6th shutout of year so far. Baggs said SF now has 11 of them, no one else more than 8.
    Pitching!

    On great night with 37 thou listed for attendance. Hope good time was had by all not wearing green/gold.
    In other not so good news, Heliot Ramos is 9-59 and batting .167 in June. Overall .241 BA and OPS .723. 10 doubles 5 bombs in 170 ABs. hmmnn. Tis a pitching strong league, but wondering if it’s fastball or off speed stuff he has having trouble with


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