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Shaky Wins are Still Wins

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 11, 2021

That was a crazy game against a terrible team but you know what? Those guys are still major leaguers and we still came out with a win.

When you’re this many games over .500 you need some wins like this one.

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  1. chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 6:49 am

    As I mentioned last night, it pays to be good AND lucky. Last night we got lucky (multiple errors by the snakes).

    Loved Mac’s moniker for the Snakes: EBacks.

    Let’s sweep these bitches tonight.

  2. zumiee said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:15 am

    If somebody slides head-first into firstbase, at least I sort of understand their thought process: they’re diving towards the bag in an act of desperation that may or may not be ill-advised. But if someone slides FEET-first into firstbase, then I don’t really get the thought process on that.

    • zumiee said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:18 am

      Seems like risking an injury with no noticeable advantage gained.

    • chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:29 am

      My guess is it happens in the moment with little to no thought/planning on how to slide…

  3. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:00 am

    The only reason would be to avoid a collision, but not sure if that played a part. Insane practice tho.

    • chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:05 am

      Again, I think in situations like that the slide is pure reaction…

  4. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 10:02 am

    It’s just something that never ever ever crossed my mind running to the bag.

  5. alleykat69 said, on August 11, 2021 at 10:40 am

    It’s not his first dive head first with the Giants and I’m sure he did it with the Cubs, he just plays with a lot of emotions.New team, maybe just trying to Jack up his teammates even more, and they feed off of that.But yes I’m sure Kap might say :You can’t help the club from the tub speech”

  6. gianthead said, on August 11, 2021 at 10:44 am

    We have more crazy wins than I can ever remember a Giants team having in one season. Was gone on a trip this weekend and missed the craziness in Mil. Watching the YouTube highlights felt like some playoff atmosphere with packed crowds. Did it play that way live on tv???

    • unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 10:57 am

      Very much so. The stands were packed and the crowd was very into the games.

    • chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 12:10 pm

      Absolutely. Every game had that “October baseball” feel to me.

  7. gianthead said, on August 11, 2021 at 10:47 am

    Watching it on replay only thing I can think is that KB (do we have a nickname yet???) thought maybe a wild throw was coming from 2b after his botch and was trying to avoid a possible collision. Isnt he turning his head away from the first baseman as he slides feet first???

    • snarkk said, on August 11, 2021 at 11:01 am

      I think that was it.
      Looks like he saw potential mayhem at the bag and wanted to avoid a possible collision and injury…

  8. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 10:59 am

    Yeah, that’s what I initially thought but I haven’t seen the replay in a couple days. And Bryant did it earlier with the Giants. He really has to stop that.

  9. alleykat69 said, on August 11, 2021 at 11:33 am

    Ok I have some info on Khris Bryant..
    He did have a alias name on Cubs road games.( 5 years using it)
    It was from the Sandlot ( gotta love that movie)
    So his alias is the kid that played Hamilton Porter.
    Bryant goes by Hamilton Porter, which makes his wife mad 😠
    when she calls the hotel are even there calling for room service they
    always reply thank you Mrs.Porter have a wonderful day..
    Guess he will have to change his alias with the Giants now, Mason Saunders, anyone?

    • chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 12:13 pm

      Nah…Mason Saunders was Bum’s alias when he was rodeo roping…

  10. sandog said, on August 11, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    https://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/31844847/the-disappearance-dolores-wulff-family-suspicions-41-year-search

    This is one of those tough stories to read, but it is on ESPN.com and details an incident that haunted my hometown of Woodland in my teen years. I didn’t know this family very well, but we played sports against each other and went to the same church.
    Some of you might find it interesting.

    • djloo27 said, on August 11, 2021 at 3:49 pm

      Yup, some things haunt us forever.
      This clipping in the Daily News.
      This poor kid was a few years older than me, but we all played and rode our bikes down there.
      His name and the image of his dead body never left me…

      https://www.newspapers.com/clip/35444466/daily-news/

    • unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 4:46 pm

      Man, that is so sad. Just not knowing what happened has to be so difficult to deal with. Weird story, the woman that went missing from Walnut Creek was my wife’s hairdresser. Her remains were found 10 months later in Joshua Tree. Some sort of mental breakdown they say.

      There was another case in Roseville about 3 blocks from where we lived where a 56 year old woman disappeared from the Raley’s parking lot. Someone found her wallet and keys near the Starbuck’s, but no trace after 12 years.

  11. snarkk said, on August 11, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Cueto onto the IL.
    Forearm flexor…

    • djloo27 said, on August 11, 2021 at 5:00 pm

      He already had TJ.
      What the hell can this be?

      • djloo27 said, on August 11, 2021 at 5:15 pm

        Better be phantom shit…

      • snarkk said, on August 11, 2021 at 5:52 pm

        Hope the rubber band didn’t break…

  12. alleykat69 said, on August 11, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    Needed a phantom injury for Longoria’s return.All the starters are getting there 10 day refresher for the stretch run I assume..

  13. alleykat69 said, on August 11, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    Looks like it’s Estrada coming backup.
    Could just be temporary until Longo is ready, but who knows with Z’s yo yo option train?

    • snarkk said, on August 11, 2021 at 5:32 pm

      I’ll believe Longo is up when he’s up.
      He’s supposedly doing OK in the rehab in Sac.
      What happens if he comes back and has a dormant bat for a month? Possible.
      Flores and Ruf have been doing well from the right side. Longo’s glove is good, but not that much better than KB’s at 3rd, and if KB is at 3rd with no Longo, then Flores and Ruf have more ABs. Not saying don’t bring up Longo, just that him coming up may not be the best add from an offense perspective…

  14. djloo27 said, on August 11, 2021 at 5:38 pm

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

    • snarkk said, on August 11, 2021 at 5:53 pm

      In Giants recent history, including the 3 in 5 years. that’s a pretty badass LU…

  15. snarkk said, on August 11, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    Giants are 13-2 vs. Dbacks so far this season.
    Can they go rest of season (3 more in SF in Sept) so that they are 17-2?
    That would be some real “ownage”…

    • alleykat69 said, on August 11, 2021 at 6:11 pm

      After the Giants hopefully kick they’re asses again, the E-Backs will be 35-80, a laughable 38.5 games behind the Front Running Giants! Lots of teams have ownage on this team that mailed it in months ago,Giants for sure have the most for sure…

  16. snarkk said, on August 11, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    You guys may have seen this, so apologies if this is a repeat.
    Aubrey Huff permanently kicked off Twitter.
    Multiple violations for issuing Covid misinformation.
    Moron…

    • Flavor said, on August 11, 2021 at 6:29 pm

      yes. He’s a true and total idiot.
      Anyone else tired of the split screen of the broadcasters? Does Kruk want to be in the same room as Flem or do you think he gives a shit?

      • djloo27 said, on August 11, 2021 at 6:43 pm

        And Kuip MIA again…

  17. djloo27 said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Looks like about 12,000 in the park right now…

    • Macdog said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:05 pm

      Maybe you can text me the wind report when we’re at Saturday’s game.

  18. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Another 3 hit no run inning.

  19. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    Craw!

  20. Macdog said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    It’s shocking now when Craw doesn’t drive in a run.

  21. Flavor said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    such a great photo

  22. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    That’s some Deetroit iron there. First car on the right is Christine.

  23. Flavor said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    check out what Burnes is doing tonight in Chi….

    • Macdog said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:34 pm

      He’d have a couple more Ks if Baez was still with the Cubs.

  24. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    Huh 14 ks in 6? wow

  25. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    Gasman is all over the place.

  26. Macdog said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    It’s unreal the mistakes teams make vs. the Giants. There’s been a bunch in the last week alone.

  27. alleykat69 said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    And plays like that where Ruf had to slide to make the catch and the dumbshit runner doesn’t tag up and score, is the reason why they stink and just mailing it in.He didn’t even try to get back to 3rd and tag up..

    • chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:38 pm

      Pathetic. Losers….

  28. chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    Couple of things. Not sure if anyone saw it on the pregame, but Kap said Cueto’s injury is “very mild.” Hopefully this is just a breather.

    On Longoria, and in relation to Snarkk’s comment, I trust management to make the right decision at the right time. A good friend of mine went to the Rivercat game Sunday and Longo was in the line-up. Made a play in the field where he had to fully jump and extend and also hit a HR. They will bring him up when ready and I think Slater is the short man out (RH bat), and he has an option.

    • Macdog said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:40 pm

      Cueto would’ve been on schedule to start Saturday’s game, I wonder who we’ll get now.

  29. chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    So, anyone here watch Schitt’s Creek? If so, who does tonight’s EBack starter look like from the show?

    • Flavor said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:39 pm

      the last season kinda fell apart. He looks like Roland.

      • chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:39 pm

        Yep. Roland Schitts….

      • chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:40 pm

        Still a great comedy series IMO.

    • James said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:40 pm

      I saw only one episode of SC, but I remember him from the early days of Letterman. Very good call!

    • Macdog said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:44 pm

      He would’ve been up shit’s creek if not for the double play.

  30. chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Gausman swinging the wood! Swinging bunt! 😂

  31. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    There you go.

  32. Macdog said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Gaus gets it done!

  33. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    Speaking of mistakes.

  34. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    The SCTV connection got me into Schitt’s Creek. Loved it.

  35. alleykat69 said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    Flores looked like he got kicked in the head by Mr.Ed on that stupid attempt to score, he had no chance..

    • Flavor said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:43 pm

      he went on contact, it was just bad luck

      • unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:51 pm

        Flores is as fast as molasses. Stupid to send him.

  36. djloo27 said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    Belt, Posey, Crawford coming up.
    It could be 2012, which is when it feels like this game began…

  37. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Buster!

  38. chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Busted! 15!

  39. Macdog said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Buster oppo bomb!

  40. djloo27 said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Op-Posey!

  41. sandog said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    It would be fun to review all the posts on here burying Buster over the last few years.
    There were hundreds of them.

    • chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:02 pm

      Yep. And I am sure that quite a few came from me. Who would have thought a year off and a hip replacement would translate to this…

  42. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    I had him under 8 home runs this year.

  43. chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    I was definitely under 10 HRs for Posey, for this year.

    • unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:05 pm

      We buried all of the bore core..

      • djloo27 said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:11 pm

        I’m sure we did.
        The numbers and everything else supported it.
        Here’s one from 2019 which shall remain anonymous:

        “Buster has gone from 6.1 WAR in 2015, to 4.7 WAR in 2016, to 4.0 WAR in 2017, to 2.9 WAR in 2018 and now sits at 0.7 WAR this season. Sad.”

  44. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    When was our last starter to reach the 7th?

  45. alleykat69 said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    Krukow,give it up trying to defend Gausman, on that DP ball.The throws couldn’t of been any better..

  46. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    oh boy

  47. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    Gasman’s playing cricket.

  48. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Maybe thinkk about getting someone warm?

  49. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    unreal

  50. alleykat69 said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Such an idiot of a manager is Lovello, why hasn’t he been fired yet?

  51. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    Wow. Ooooops. Seen a ton of weird shit already

  52. chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Thank you Marte! 😂

  53. alleykat69 said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Lol Marte!! Just enough Wade for ya??

  54. chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    EBacks at it again! Thank you Mac!

    • Macdog said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:30 pm

      And they’ll B-Back for three more next month.

  55. Macdog said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    LaMarte bomb!

    • chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:29 pm

      lqtm

  56. djloo27 said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    Macdog said, on August 11, 2021 at 7:26 pm (Edit)

    It’s unreal the mistakes teams make vs. the Giants. There’s been a bunch in the last week alone.

  57. chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    Mac – I sent to a message via FB Messenger with my phone number. Shoot me yours when you can.

    Game plan for Saturday? What time you guys want to meet? I have the tix on my phone….

    • Macdog said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:38 pm

      Sent you a text.

  58. Macdog said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Another Phillies phlop vs. the Bums.

  59. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    Jeeeesbus. It’s never easy is it?

  60. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    SD is slowly slip sliding away.

    • chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:01 pm

      But they are still four games up for the 2nd wild card spot….

  61. zumiee said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Future generations will look at that old photo of cars a lot differently. They’ll see it as crazy stupid wastefulness, like the way we think of people hunting the dodo bird and the passenger pigeon into extinction, and almost hunted the buffalo into extinction. The way we look now at the rainforest in Brazil being chopped down.

    • chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:04 pm

      Maybe. I’m not convinced. You have to remember the times….no one was thinking like that…

      • zumiee said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:08 pm

        They’ll probably make-do in the future.

    • unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:09 pm

      What future generations?

    • xoot said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:17 pm

  62. snarkk said, on August 11, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    Wade is sure making himself necessary for next season. What a steal by ZMan…

  63. Macdog said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Unca, the last starter to go 7 innings was Wood on . . . July 7 vs. the Cards. Webb (Aug. 1 vs. Astros) and Gausman (July 11 vs. Nats) got to the 7th but both couldn’t get an out.

    • unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:06 pm

      Holy shit. I knew it was a while, but over a month?

      • Macdog said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:11 pm

        I couldn’t believe it either.

  64. djloo27 said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    In the basket at Wrigley…

  65. chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    ENacks are some pesty fucks.

  66. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Jesus.. Getting squeezed AND missing badly

  67. chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Nice work getting outta the jam….

  68. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Can’t say we haven’t given AZ a shit ton of chances. 2 errors and 5 walks? Only 2 hits? Weird.

  69. alleykat69 said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Flemm ..I can’t believe this team could be 35-79 that’s impossible?
    Uhh 🙄 no Flem if you know you stink your going to lose at a high rate.
    Was it impossible to lose 24 straight road games, no it’s the D-backs, there’s no talent on the team

  70. chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Craw off the HR snide! He’d been stuck on 18 for 117 years…

  71. alleykat69 said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    Oh geez just another HR by Crawford!!
    MVP votes need to be coming up higher on him..

  72. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    How long is MadBum’s contract with the Ebacks?

    • Macdog said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:51 pm

      3 years/$60M left.

    • unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:51 pm

      4 years?

    • alleykat69 said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:52 pm

      Signed for 5 years 85 mil in 2019 P/A,so 2 more very long seasons I believe?

    • Macdog said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:53 pm

      5 years total.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:55 pm

      Wow… ok, thanks…

  73. Macdog said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Dick splash!

  74. alleykat69 said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Dick! Dick! Dick!
    Has a wet Dick!

  75. chipower9 said, on August 11, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Dick em when they”re up…

    Dick em when they’re down….


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