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.500 Guaranteed

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 25, 2021

Belt hitting 2 bombs in honor of his late grand mammy is about as good as it gets and is par for the course for this magical season.

We hit the 81 win mark. Which optimistic pollyanna Flapper had 81 wins? We could lose out, 37 losses in a row and .500 would still have blown my pick out of the water….

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  1. denniszu said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:14 am

    At 7:13 est, Belt’s moon shot lit up 1/3 of the Giant attendee fans including myself and it surly felt like we were in Oracle. And then the roof came down on the Mets as 3 more bombs and 14 more hits sealed their fate.
    Yeah, back when we all tested our count on wins I had, I believe 85. Guess I needed to put more thought to that.

    • sandog said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:38 am

      If you had 85, you’re a rock star. I believe I had 77 and that was tapping into my optimistic side big time.

    • chipower9 said, on August 25, 2021 at 9:00 am

      I think I had 79 and thought I was being optimistic with that number….

  2. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 8:31 am

    I had 80. Pessimistic about the pen

  3. chipower9 said, on August 25, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Fucking bums won again. Damned Padres…come on grow some fucking balls and BEAT LA!

  4. alleykat69 said, on August 25, 2021 at 9:49 am

    And yes like I thought a few weeks back the Reds have now caught the complete and epic collapse of the Padres to take over the final W/C spot. They even fired they’re pitching coach Larry Rothschild ( many years with the Smankees) with 5 weeks to go? Think it was deeper then that to make him the fall guy..

  5. willedav said, on August 25, 2021 at 10:07 am

    The Padres got one hit off Urias last night before Roberts yanked him, and have to face Buehler tonight. top 5 hitters of lineup went 0-17. Machado did get robbed of 2 run bomb by Pollock who leaped over fence to make catch. They had tying runs on 2 outs in 8th but Cronenworth struck out on pitch up and in that wasn’t a strike.

    Padres used 8 pitchers and opener. Against LA??? wtf? They are starting Snell tonight, Mr. 90 pitches in 4-5 innings/not going to face lineup third time through order. What kind of a game plan is this?

  6. willedav said, on August 25, 2021 at 10:15 am

    Couple days ago at end of thread Loo had a beauty—“It’s not the game you grew up with.”
    The whole concept of openers shows how game has devolved over time, with pitch count nonsense. On a staff with 13 pitchers, there aren’t 5 of them who can get through a lineup twice and finish 5 innings?

    Look at what Long did for Giants last night–though it is conceivable that says more about Mets than SF, even with Lindor and Baez in there.

    • unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 10:19 am

      It isn’t that they are throwing too many pitches, it’s that they are constantly in trouble. Gausman especially. Sure, his pitch count is high, but walks, errors, and whatnot lead to stress innings and to try and get a guy 6 innings when the wheels are barely on would lead to big innings from the other team. IOW they aren’t getting pulled because their pitch count is high, they are getting pulled because they are not getting outs.

  7. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 10:16 am

    Starters Yu Darvish, Dinelson Lamet and Chris Paddack and 14 other pitchers are on the IR. They have just run into a buzzsaw of injuries.

    • willedav said, on August 25, 2021 at 10:54 am

      True, but after missing out on Scherzer (whom they thought they had locked up) they only added Hudson the reliever at deadline. If anybody needed SP help to stay in it, it was them.

  8. chipower9 said, on August 25, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    1. LaMonte Wade Jr. (L) RF
    2. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    3. Kris Bryant (R) 3B
    4. Alex Dickerson (L) LF
    5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    6. Mike Yastrzemski (L) CF
    7. Curt Casali (R) C
    8. Tommy La Stella (L) 2B
    9. Johnny Cueto (R) P

  9. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    Wow. Baez is on glue.

    • Flavor said, on August 25, 2021 at 4:38 pm

      He’s always been dumb

  10. djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    Guessing 433?

  11. djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    WTF?????????

  12. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    uh oh.

  13. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    Fuck. I was behind.

  14. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    fuuuuuuck. Cueto shoulda been in line for the win. But Jesus. Again, these outings are not about the pitch count, these are struggles of our SPs getting through 5 innings.

    • willedav said, on August 25, 2021 at 5:50 pm

      Cueto gave up one unearned run and he had most dangerous guy in the lineup ground out on harmless ball to 3b. Not like Mets were whacking his pitches off the walls. It’s totally pitch count baseball.

      • unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:07 pm

        Not buying it. He put runners on every inning and was struggling to find the zone. His pitch count wasn’t even that high.

  15. djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    Walker rightfully pissed.
    Could seal Rojas’ fate…

  16. alleykat69 said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    This is shaping up to a crazy inning they need to take advantage of!
    Wow pulling Walker and doesn’t he look pissed 😠 can’t blame him the D let him down, but that’s cool 😎

  17. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    Yessss!!!!!!!!! Crawfish!!

  18. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    Cookie Rojas done crumbled . . .

  19. alleykat69 said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    That’s not going to make Walker any happier!
    Crawford 1st pitch tomahawk for the the 2 run double!!

  20. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    Slater looks just like O’Neill. Did he try to sell not getting hit?

    • alleykat69 said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:08 pm

      Ok wtf is Crawford doing on the bases lately?
      Just killed this inning!

  21. alleykat69 said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    Walker won’t be sending a box of Cookies to Rojas for Christmas unless there poisoned..

  22. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    ooooohhhhhhhh fuuuuuuuck.

  23. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    How to kill an inning. WTF? Crawfish did that a couple days ago.

    • djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:09 pm

      Yup…

  24. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    One more fucking run here.

  25. djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Crawford is a little prone to base running mistakes, but it’s not the year to nitpick…

    • unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:22 pm

      Those are just beyond weird, though. He’s in scoring position. No outs. Why is he running? He’s obviously doing that on his own. I mean, he’s never been a threat to steal, so what gives?

      • djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:41 pm

        I don’t have the first damn clue, Chuck…

  26. djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    Good eye, Lindor…

  27. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    The good, the bad and the Leone.

  28. djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    • djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:23 pm

      Never did I have more mixed feelings about a baseball card…

      • unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:31 pm

        lol. Lanier was just before my time, but my sister’s friends weren’t very high on him. Decent fielder but no bat whatsoever. Schofield was on the Pirates by the time I barely noticed him.

  29. alleykat69 said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    The Good Leone …Missed some of this game did Miller just say 5 DP in 7 innings??

    • djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:24 pm

      Correct!

  30. alleykat69 said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    Is Conforto that bad of an outfielder?
    He makes Dick look like a GG..

  31. djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    McCovey ’62?

  32. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    Speier and Fuentes.

  33. mrsprtdude said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    Listening on the radio on way home from work. Mets announcers ripping their own manager. “once in a while it’s time to close the laptop and watch the game. Walker pissed he was pulled after what should be 2 outs. That was BEFORE the Crawford hit. Apparently Rojas didn’t watch Snell pitch game 6 in the WS!!

  34. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    Yeah, Think Matt Williams pulling Zimmerman in the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs.

    Walker was dealing and had given up one HR and a couple cheapie hits.

  35. alleykat69 said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    Wow Easy work by Rodgers but will it be for McGoo?

  36. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    As the Stomach Turns . . .

  37. djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    Not that anyone should care but my 4:55 guess was one just foot off.
    Bryant’s homer was 434 feet.
    I’m very sharp tonight…

  38. alleykat69 said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    Your sister and her friends were right Chuck!
    I unfortunately saw some of Lanier’s game and he sucked as a hitter.Thank god Speier took over in 71!!

    • djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:40 pm

      Jose Pagan for washed up Schofield still nauseates…

  39. djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    That drop was dedicated to Belt’s late grandfather…

    • alleykat69 said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:53 pm

      What a cluster fuck Jesus that cannot freaking happen!!
      That’s on GG Dick

  40. djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    MOTHERFUCKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. Macdog said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    What the fuck Dick?!?

  42. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    Slater has to make that call. Fucking give it away.

  43. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    Dickerson is an idiot.

  44. alleykat69 said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    Game should be over twice..

  45. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    If the Mets don’t score with 5 outs in the 9th . . .

  46. chipower9 said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    Torture…unneeded torture…

  47. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    Fuuuuuuuuuuck. Alonso is looking dead red. Throw change ups.

  48. djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Cousin Flav in deep shit….

  49. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    Does he have ONE curve ball?

  50. djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    Hernandez and Darling are so fuckin good…

  51. chipower9 said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    Cousin Flavor Saver! Fuck…

  52. alleykat69 said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    Yes 🙌 McGoo gets it done despite his bad news bears teammates!
    Another series taken!
    Giants torture continues as my BP blows up!!🌡🩸

  53. Macdog said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    Big fucking WHEW!

  54. djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:03 pm

  55. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    Wow………. 2 games worth of error in that inning. And we STILL win.

    Hooo doggies.

  56. Bozo said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    It weren’t purty, but got er done.

  57. chipower9 said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Another series win. 9th straight!

    Go Padres!

    • zumiee said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:08 pm

  58. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    I’ll listen to them tomorrow.

  59. unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    Caught the end of the Darling/Hernandez broadcast, and they weren’t as down on pulling Walker as I thought they’d be since they went with their best pen guy.

    • djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:10 pm

      Met PG host Zeile just said it was “the worst move of the year”…

    • alleykat69 said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:14 pm

      Bet they weren’t endorsing Cookie Rojas for a Just for Men commercial though.

    • xoot said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:15 pm

      Walker’s dramatic disrespect for Rojas was terrible to see.

      • djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:15 pm

        Darling mentioned it…

  60. xoot said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    If there was a WAR-like stat for Fuck Ups, tonight’s game would be a 10.

    Great opening post from denniszu at the top of this thread.

  61. alleykat69 said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    82 wins and a guaranteed winning season!!!

    • djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:24 pm

      Winning percentage now .651

  62. willedav said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    McGee with save 29 out of 33 and had to work extra to get it at that. Jam shot pop tart retires Alonso.
    Rojas has some questions to answer.

  63. Flavor said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    dudes, I know I said I wouldn’t say shit about Cousin Flavor going forward and I’m not really but come on, what are we doing here? In the post season can you see this dude shutting it all down? I’m so depressed right now. We are RIGHT THERE. We just need a lock down guy.

  64. Flavor said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    i miss Bee-Wheezy

    • djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    • xoot said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:25 pm

      his 93 with cut, as he used to brag, wouldn’t much cut it now.

  65. djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    Walker under control in PG press conference, but as far as being pulled he has answered “it is what it is” 5 times and counting…

  66. Flavor said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    this is a mildly political comment but whatever I can do what I want. I feel SO FUCKING AWFUL for all the animals in Afghanistan who are being abandoned right now. Yeah yeah, human beings are supposed to be more important. But you know what? Not to me……

    • djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:23 pm

      The human race is mostly crap…

    • xoot said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:31 pm

      I guess I sort of feel the same way about the wild animals getting torched in the huge Calif wild fires. But stock?

      • Flavor said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:42 pm

        Kinda the same thing. That’s the wild, weird wild shit happens in the wild. A fucking house cat? Or some rad old dog? And it’s happening all over the country. It’s awful to me.

      • xoot said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:50 pm

        In a fight between a coyote or wildcat with a pet or stock animal, I’ll take the wild one every time. Aren’t the pets and stock just emotional or economical extensions of us? WTF are we, compared to them? They’re completely blameless. We sure as shit aren’t. lol.

      • Flavor said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:53 pm

        that’s my point, the blameless shouldn’t be abandoned or killed. You ever taken an animal to be put down? It’s the worst fucking moment in the world. I just can’t imagine these fucking beautiful creatures spending their last moments freaking out wondering where their owners are to protect/save them. Wild animals don’t have that happen

      • unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 8:47 pm

        I think the animals in Afghanistan are closer to their wild brethren than the pampered ones out here. They are pretty much feral. It’s not like it is suburbia being overturned into chaos. It is minor chaos being overturned into major chaos.

  67. Macdog said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    This really is a different kind of season for the Giants. Just about any other time vs. the Mets, and Loo can probably back me on this, there’s no way in hell the Giants all but hand the game to the Mets in the 9th inning and still get away with a win. The improbable season keeps getting more improbabler.

  68. Flavor said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    I appreciate what Cousin Flavor has done this year. But nobody fears him. We need our closer to be feared a little. Right?

  69. Flavor said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    If I died hanging off a plane trying to escape my homeland I’d feel ten times worse for my 2 cats I left behind to die in my abandoned house. I mean, fuck me right?

    • Flavor said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:50 pm

      i’m not against the plane dangling guys, you gotta do what you gotta do I guess. But if they had animals at home, come on, you’re gonna leave them? To die? I wouldn’t leave my family, I wouldn’t leave my animals, period, Unless the plan is to escape and come back soon to get them or bring EVERYONE to where I was going. I guess that makes sense but it’s not realistic

    • unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 8:48 pm

      Cats can fend for themselves. So can dogs. You think the animal population over there was living the high life and is now being taken away?

  70. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    Is there any pitcher currently anywhere in the system who could possibly be tried at closer between now and the end of the season? Nominees, anyone?

    • Flavor said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:47 pm

      nope. that shit sailed at the trade deadline.

      • djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:50 pm

        Cousin Flavor is all good with me.
        And he has great genetics…

      • Flavor said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:51 pm

        he does. The largest headed men go the furthest in life, I think that’s documented by science.

    • xoot said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:52 pm

      If we see Doval, watch out.

  71. djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    I don’t think any closers are feared nowadays.
    They all throw 100 and they all fail at times…

    • djloo27 said, on August 25, 2021 at 8:11 pm

      OK, Melonhead and TFLR don’t throw 100 but are saving tons of games.
      Wouldn’t take either one over CF and I doubt they’re feared by anyone…

  72. mrsprtdude said, on August 25, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Save leaders by save percentage Report – 2021
    PLAYER TEAM GP IP W-L ERA SV BS SV% K/BB K/9 WHIP BA
    Mark Melancon Padres 51 52.1 3-2 2.06 34 5 87.2 2.3 7.9 1.13 .209
    Liam Hendriks White Sox 54 55.1 8-3 3.25 29 6 82.9 12.9 14.6 0.81 .185
    Alex Reyes Cardinals 53 55.2 5-6 2.43 28 2 93.3 1.6 11.2 1.35 .165
    Jake McGee Giants 56 53.2 3-2 2.68 28 4 87.5 6.1 9.2 0.84 .184
    Will Smith Braves 56 53.0 3-6 3.74 28 4 87.5 3.2 11.4 1.19 .212
    Kenley Jansen Dodgers 51 51.1 2-4 2.81 28 5 84.8 2.0 11.0 1.25 .180
    Raisel Iglesias Angels 52 57.0 7-4 2.84 27 5 84.4 9.4 13.4 0.86 .195
    Josh Hader Brewers 47 45.2 4-2 1.58 27 1 96.4 4.9 15.4 0.79 .130
    Edwin Diaz Mets 49 49.2 4-4 3.62 25 4 86.2 3.6 12.5 1.11 .205
    Matt Barnes Red Sox 52 48.1 6-5 3.91 24 6 80.0 4.8 14.2 1.06 .202
    Aroldis Chapman Yankees 46 42.0 5-3 3.86 23 4 85.2 2.3 15.2 1.43 .196

    Tough to read but by save % only Hader and Reyes better than CF in all MLB. Sorry Craig. Hope this makes you feel a bit better!

  73. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 25, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Just seems strange that with all the pitchers on the major’s and minor’s rosters, none of ’em can reliably throw a shutdown inning or two every other day or so….

    • unca_chuck said, on August 25, 2021 at 8:54 pm

      Like DJ said, this isn’t 2010 baseball. Or even 2015 baseball.

      This is k-bomb-walk baseball. No middle ground.

  74. mrsprtdude said, on August 25, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    CF at 87.5 % Hader 96.4 Reyes 93.3

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

    We are what we is. Mr. Magoo or Mr. Rogers should he falter. Kinda similar to Casilla and Romo when they were interchangeable (for a while) in 2012.


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