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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 20, 2021

When was the last time a Bay Bridge Series meant this much to both teams? Giants 2.5 up, A’s 2.5 back. The Dodgers are going to win at a minimum .625 clip the rest of the way, probably more. All we can do is win and let the chips fall where they may.

I hate playing the A’s.

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  1. chipower9 said, on August 20, 2021 at 6:56 am

    I am with you Craig…hate playing the Fucking A’s. They are always a nuisance.

    Bums have won 7 straight (9-1 in their last 10). We are 8-2 in our last 10.

    Wood on the bump tonight. Just win, baby.

  2. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2021 at 7:37 am

    Wood has been our stopper all year. The trend needs to continue.

    We are 8-2 and lost ground. That’s fucked up. Time to start steamrolling some teams. Like the fuckin’ a’s.

  3. Winder said, on August 20, 2021 at 8:32 am

    The A’s have been a thorn in the side for us forever. Always tough games.

  4. snarkk said, on August 20, 2021 at 10:09 am

    I would gladly take one of three and get outta town…

    • djloo27 said, on August 20, 2021 at 10:13 am

      With that awesome trophy I hope…

      • chipower9 said, on August 20, 2021 at 10:38 am

        lqtm…

  5. alleykat69 said, on August 20, 2021 at 10:56 am

    I expect 2 out of 3 to win that butt ugly trophy.
    He we get to use the DH right there is an extra good bat in there then watching Wood painfully swing like a chicken with his head cut off..

  6. chipower9 said, on August 20, 2021 at 11:42 am

    MLB just released its latest Top 100 Prospects. Luciano is now number 5.

    Also on the top 100 for Los Gigantes:

    Bart – 16
    Luis Matos – (84) leap-frogged Ramos)
    Ramos – 87

    • snarkk said, on August 20, 2021 at 12:05 pm

      I think MLB values Bart a lot higher than does Farhan…

  7. djloo27 said, on August 20, 2021 at 11:55 am

    As everyone knows, it is most important to win the division, not only to avoid the WC game, but to make sure LA has to play it, because that’s our best chance of getting them out of the way…

  8. alleykat69 said, on August 20, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    Agree Loo and I still think it will be the Reds and not a fading Padres team.
    Reds LU is pretty lethal and similar to the Dogpile.
    So it comes down to a SP which doesn’t look to promising for the Reds either,Castillo,Miley are Mahle
    against Scherzer are Buehler in a one gamer in LA..

  9. snarkk said, on August 20, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    It looks like maybe the coming 10 games with the Pads, once thought a real barrier, may now not be so. That’s basically 1/4 of all remaining games with SD…

    • unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2021 at 1:41 pm

      Yep. Their starting rotation is all injured so the hope is we can pound them mercilessly like everyone else is.

      • snarkk said, on August 20, 2021 at 2:30 pm

        Assuming our rotation doesn’t continue to be shaky, except for Webb…

  10. alleykat69 said, on August 20, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    Not looking to good for a Reyes Moronta return.
    He walked all 3 batters he faced yesterday and now has walked 11 in 7 innings with 8K’s..

    • snarkk said, on August 20, 2021 at 2:29 pm

      Yikes.
      To parrot Kruk, it has to be “mechanics”…

    • willedav said, on August 20, 2021 at 2:33 pm

      yeah and all 3 scored so ERA is now 6.75.
      Dubon went 0-5 and in last 30 games is batting .227 with slash line .253/.387.
      former CF btw is 4-26 at Sac, batting .154 but did have double last night. slump at ML level (.219 in july with 2 doubles 1 HR, 1-17 August) continues.

      • snarkk said, on August 20, 2021 at 2:38 pm

        Dubon may be in mourning for getting sent down.
        Has to put on the big boy pants and improve his game, particularly his mental game so he can play smarter…

      • djloo27 said, on August 20, 2021 at 4:17 pm

        How’s the Grave Duggar doing?

      • willedav said, on August 20, 2021 at 5:40 pm

        Loo, those last stats “former CF” are for GD, not dubon. 4-26 at Sac.

      • djloo27 said, on August 20, 2021 at 5:50 pm

        Thanks, WD…

  11. djloo27 said, on August 20, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    Solid line up as Yaz bottoms out…

    1. LaMonte Wade Jr (L) RF
    2. Tommy La Stella (L) 2B
    3. Buster Posey (R) C
    4. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    5. Kris Bryant (R) LF
    6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    7. Alex Dickerson (L) DH
    8. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
    9. Mike Yastrzemski (L) CF

  12. snarkk said, on August 20, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    Yaz is striking out way, way too much.
    If he’s not hurt, or doesn’t need glasses, that’s not good in general, and specifically not for those-man-on-third with < 2 out situations…

    • Flavor said, on August 20, 2021 at 4:57 pm

      “or doesn’t need glasses” LMAO

  13. zumiee said, on August 20, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    The trophy that is literally garbage.

  14. zumiee said, on August 20, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    24 states now have over 50% of their people fully vaccinated for Covid-19. The southern states and the northern mountain states are still the ones lagging the most.

  15. Flavor said, on August 20, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    just checked on the blind Yaz. He’s 66th in the league in K’s. Everyone strikes out now, this is where the game has gone

    • willedav said, on August 20, 2021 at 5:43 pm

      Having an awful August though, and stats like OPS + have him near league average. Last season he got MVP votes.
      my fav Giant is now Wade Jr.

  16. djloo27 said, on August 20, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    Yaz arrives at the park…

    • willedav said, on August 20, 2021 at 5:48 pm

      August he’s 8-50.
      slash line .160/.232/.260

      • snarkk said, on August 20, 2021 at 6:22 pm

        This just in.
        That’s bad…

    • snarkk said, on August 20, 2021 at 6:23 pm

      And, even suited up already for Orange Friday…

  17. alleykat69 said, on August 20, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    Austin Slater could use some glasses as well.
    In 243 AB’s not counting his walks, he has 78 K’s
    That’s one in 3 at bats yikes 😱

  18. djloo27 said, on August 20, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    Bobby Bonds was a contact hitter compared to these guys…

    • snarkk said, on August 20, 2021 at 6:25 pm

      He’d definitely be a 40-40 guy at Oracle, left and left center to center are good areas for HRs.
      Well, maybe not the second 40; nobody believes in stolen bases anymore.
      I miss that part of the game…

      • djloo27 said, on August 20, 2021 at 6:29 pm

        The thing that made the stolen base agony was the endless pick off or “hold ’em close” throws to first…

  19. djloo27 said, on August 20, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    In his unconscious TC 1967 season Grandpa Yaz got 19 out of 20 first place MVP votes.
    You could comb the rosters and stats of every other team and still not come up with the guy who got the other first place vote. I absolutely can’t grasp it…

    • snarkk said, on August 20, 2021 at 6:44 pm

      Cesar Tovar per baseball ref.
      He had a .691 OPS compared to Yaz’ 1.040.
      Maybe Cesar’s mom had a vote…

      • djloo27 said, on August 20, 2021 at 6:44 pm

        Can you possibly explain that?

      • snarkk said, on August 20, 2021 at 6:54 pm

        I can’t explain why one writer voted for Tovar, no.
        His stats didn’t support it, for sure. His WAR was 2.4; Yaz’ was 12.4
        But, I don’t think much of baseball writers; their HOF votes now are a joke, too.
        BTW, Cepeda got all 20 votes that year for the MVP, with less impressive stats (WAR 6.8) compared to Yaz.
        http://www.highheatstats.com/2016/10/mvp-elections-1967-nl/

  20. chipower9 said, on August 20, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    Nice start for Wood.

  21. snarkk said, on August 20, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Longo not starting due to hand being hit by ball on Wednesday, per Flemm…

  22. djloo27 said, on August 20, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Need Wilmet to come through with Stevie Wonder on deck…

  23. alleykat69 said, on August 20, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Gift hit for Crawford though he should of been on 2nd if he busted out of the box.
    Now a bloop by Dick could of been a run..

  24. alleykat69 said, on August 20, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    Damm that was smoked by Mr.Ed. Found Marte’s glove somehow.

    • djloo27 said, on August 20, 2021 at 7:09 pm

      Mr. Ed is a great nickname, Kat…

      • chipower9 said, on August 20, 2021 at 7:14 pm

        Agree.

  25. chipower9 said, on August 20, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Any info on the A’s bullpen. They any good?

    • snarkk said, on August 20, 2021 at 7:41 pm

      They’ve got Petit and Romo.
      Trivino I think is the closer, and he’s pretty good.
      Otherwise, I got nothin’, I pay no attention to the A’s…

      • alleykat69 said, on August 20, 2021 at 7:59 pm

        They picked up Andrew Chafin LHP the guy I liked from the Cubs who’s real good other then him I’m clueless too..

      • chipower9 said, on August 20, 2021 at 8:00 pm

        Me neither….that’s why I asked….

  26. snarkk said, on August 20, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    OK, bags loaded.
    Gotta get something here…

    • snarkk said, on August 20, 2021 at 7:41 pm

      Really getting tired of Giants crapping out with RISP…

  27. djloo27 said, on August 20, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    Javy’s not so bad tonight.
    If that’s Javy…

  28. alleykat69 said, on August 20, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    I was thinking the same thing Loo,Javy’s little league comment, you might get the strike call was pretty funny from him and accurate..

    Say Chi, Anyword from Blade? I’m worried now that Caldor fire was moving up too Pollock Pines/Sly Park area ,now highway 50 is closed from Pollock Pines up to Kyzburg..
    Hope you are safe and your family as well..

    • djloo27 said, on August 20, 2021 at 7:56 pm

      Blade and Chi could’ve lived happily ever after together in the South Bronx.
      They were doing just fine…

    • chipower9 said, on August 20, 2021 at 8:05 pm

      Per posts on FB, I believe Blade is still in Colorado, and had been in contact with his neighbor. He knows the status of things here.

      We’re doing good. Things loaded including crates for the animals and ready to roll outta here with my travel trailer if need be. Fire has been moving away from populated areas, but the wind is to shift tomorrow and gust in the afternoon. This will drive the fire towards Highway 50.

      Over 110 square miles and zero containment.

  29. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    If Dick is in the line up he better do more than dick.

    Nevermind,

  30. djloo27 said, on August 20, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Mistake throwing home by our blind CF…

  31. djloo27 said, on August 20, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Anybody check out Los Dodgers uniforms tonight?
    They look like they’re wearing skinny jeans…

  32. chipower9 said, on August 20, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Wheels coming off for Wood…

  33. alleykat69 said, on August 20, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    I know Buehler always looks like Men in Tights like Robin Hood..

  34. djloo27 said, on August 20, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    Huge bailout!

  35. djloo27 said, on August 20, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    Braille Bomb!!!

  36. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Finally!! Yasz off the schneid.

  37. alleykat69 said, on August 20, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    Didn’t look to blind on that swing! Way to smoke that one out Yaz!

  38. djloo27 said, on August 20, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    Outta sight!

  39. djloo27 said, on August 20, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    Looks to me like the lighting is awful in the deep parts of the outfield in that dump…

  40. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 20, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Brief in-game break for a quick clusterfuck update from over here: After 3 months of basically house arrest, it gets worse. Tomorrow begins 24-hour curfew for the next 2 weeks, no one can leave their house even to take out the trash. There are pics of army guys walking around fully clothed in those blue anti-Covid outfits from head to toe… carrying automatic military weapons. I’d never seen anything like that before. Haha, let’s see anyone violate those curfew hours now! Good thing is, the guns are probably not loaded…… Carry on.

    • djloo27 said, on August 20, 2021 at 8:39 pm

      Everyone I know seems to be miserable for one reason or another.
      I’ve never seen anything like it and I been around awhile…

    • chipower9 said, on August 20, 2021 at 8:45 pm

      Agree with Loo in that it seems everyone is dealing with some type of BS. But that is pretty ducking drastic. I don’t think I’d test them on the guns being loaded or not. Hope you catch a break soon, Paul.

  41. alleykat69 said, on August 20, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    Cutbacks at the dump, they’re using portable generators now to power the outfield lights.

    • chipower9 said, on August 20, 2021 at 8:45 pm

      That or someone forgot to feed the squirrels….

  42. alleykat69 said, on August 20, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Steady Mr.Eddy at 3rd tonight..

  43. djloo27 said, on August 20, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    Idiot Dodger fans are distracting their own pitcher, Buehler, with an amazingly ill-timed wave…

    • chipower9 said, on August 20, 2021 at 9:29 pm

      I hate the whole latrine vibe with the fucking beach balls and wave.

  44. unca_chuck said, on August 20, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Ooooops. Nailed. Almost.

  45. chipower9 said, on August 20, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    We need Mr. Ed to kick down some fucking barn doors!

  46. chipower9 said, on August 20, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Well fuck. That sucked. Damned A’s are always tough. bums up 3-2, top 9.

  47. mrsprtdude said, on August 20, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    LA now 12-1 with Trea Turner. 6 straight wins in 1 run games. McGriff again. Fuck


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