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Still In….FIRST PLACE!!!!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 6, 2021

Sorry for the late thread Flap Nation, those tennis balls weren’t gonna hit themselves…

Not much to say except woo hoo! I don’t know how we did it but we took the series using 2 goddamn openers and like 40 pitchers. It felt like thaty many anyway.

Now we only have to go to Colorado with literally no pitchers available. LOL. I’m sure that won’t be a problem.

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  1. birddogpdx said, on September 6, 2021 at 10:47 am

    Nice tennis match today Flavor. Keep working at it and one day you will get a point off of me. Those “Love” 40 games were tough on you but you have potential. Incredible series against the Art Dealers 2 out of 3 is nice but this race is going down to the last day of the season. We need to pile up some wins vs Sherpas, D-Backs and Cubs to stay in this thing. Let’s hope Gausman burns a lot innings today.

    • Flavor said, on September 6, 2021 at 11:49 am

      start scoring our games correctly, 2-1, 3-0 not this hoity toity 30-15, 40-love nonsense and I might play you again.

      • alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2021 at 1:39 pm

        Birdog /Flavor Só what’s the definition of endless love?
        Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder playing Tennis 🎾

  2. chipower9 said, on September 6, 2021 at 10:59 am

    “Now we only have to go to Colorado with literally no pitchers available.” Actually we have Gausman, LoDog, and Disco lined-up for Colorado. Then a couple of bullpen games to start the series against the cubbies.

    Kap has said they are prepared to carry on with a couple of bullpen games for as long as they need to do it. Gonna be interesting.

    25 game sprint. Schedule favors Giants, but ya still have to play ’em and win ’em.

    Need our starters to go deep in these games so that we have a rested bullpen for those bullpen games in Chicago.

    Shock the World!

  3. zumiee said, on September 6, 2021 at 11:10 am

    I am concerned about Bryant. He looks off at the plate and he’s sometimes throwing sidearm frisbees to firstbase. It makes me think he’s playing in some pain in his side still. But maybe I’m wrong. Hopefully.

    • chipower9 said, on September 6, 2021 at 11:21 am

      Yesterday’s error from 3rd base was only his third from that position. And he made some killer plays, too.

      I am not sweating it…they all go through their little funks. Hell, look at Posey over the past month or so. It happens.

  4. chipower9 said, on September 6, 2021 at 11:24 am

    1. Darin Ruf (R) 1B
    2. Kris Bryant (R) LF
    3. Buster Posey (R) C
    4. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    6. Thairo Estrada (R) 2B
    7. Mauricio Dubon (R) CF
    8. Mike Yastrzemski (L) RF
    9. Kevin Gausman (L) P

    I would prefer Grave Duggar in CF…

    • zumiee said, on September 6, 2021 at 11:40 am

      Yeah, I’m kinda done with Barney Fife, frankly. I thought he had good potential, but now I’m not thinking that anymore.

      • zumiee said, on September 6, 2021 at 11:42 am

        You’d think maybe he would see how Posey hits to all fields, and learn something; but nah.

      • willedav said, on September 6, 2021 at 12:04 pm

        L/R match up. Freeland beat Giants last month in SF. Only gave up 1 run in 5 IP. Once he’s out of there Kap can use LHs off bench.

  5. Flavor said, on September 6, 2021 at 11:50 am

    it’s not to have some starters, for once, start a game. But this is COlorado. Once they’re done in maybe the 4-5th inning who we got to come in?

  6. snarkk said, on September 6, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    These games at Coors are almost always a joke, often on the Giants.
    By all rights, the Giants coming off an emotional series, their Pen used a ton, and a ridiculously quick turnaround from a night game including a flight, should have nearly no chance, especially at altitude. But, they have to play the game, so let’s see, maybe they got a boost to the offense by yesterday’s game…

  7. chipower9 said, on September 6, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Yes, all indications are the Giants should get their asses handed to them. So, this is prime time for Giants to hand all the naysayers their asses and kick some Rox ass today.

    Fuck that shit…Box the Rox!

    • Winder said, on September 6, 2021 at 12:46 pm

      At least the Dodgers are in the same boat they had to go to STL and have a 5 min. later start. We are probably gonna have to dig deep for just about every game the rest of the season.

  8. willedav said, on September 6, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    Slusser says Yaz out with stomach ailment and GD in. Jackson sent down Kervin Castro up.

  9. zumiee said, on September 6, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    That’s a start!!

  10. chipower9 said, on September 6, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    Ruf Ruf!

  11. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Glad there emptying the pitcher bin and bring up Kervin Castro , he’s got good stuff.
    Pretty crazy year when both the Giants and the Dodgers battling it out but both are using openers out of necessity..

    Loo gets his wish Yaz out,The mighty GraveDuggar in!!Go Giants!!!
    How about that Leadoff hitter Ruf his a bomb!!

  12. zumiee said, on September 6, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Giants hitters dig the House of Rox!

  13. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    Hey Flemm who’s always over analyzing question Buster’s health and recent struggles ( besides Sat) the bats fine taking that bomb out to right so u can close your yap now..

  14. zumiee said, on September 6, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    Nice hit, Dubie, but should have gone to third on the fly ball, not that it ultimately mattered.

    • djloo27 said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:24 pm

      Like GD just did…

  15. chipower9 said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    EsTRADA! Boom!

  16. willedav said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    Ichiro strikes again.

  17. chipower9 said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    Wow….butcher boy perfectly executed.

  18. unca_chuck said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    Gasman!!! That was beautiful. Love the angle they showed.

  19. zumiee said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    Gausman showing some batting skills.

    • willedav said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:42 pm

      Has 9 hits now, BA over .200. According to Webb he did compare his “stroke” to Ichiro, lol.

  20. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    Estrada Bombs away!
    Estrada is going to be a key component on the infield next year.Like him as Crawford’s backup especially but at 2nd and 3rd when needed..

    Great butcher boy base hit and a run that Gausman provided there..

    • chipower9 said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:28 pm

      Agree Kat. Kid is definitely making a play for more playing time. I dig this kid.

  21. chipower9 said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    Bryant needs to get the bat off his damned shoulder. Twice he has looked at strike three…

  22. unca_chuck said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Need more. More more more.

  23. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    Another very overused phrase.. After a batter hits one straight back to the screen.
    And the announcer says “Boy I bet he wished he had that pitch”
    Why? He should of crushed the first one!

    • alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:47 pm

      Back
      Wish I could spell better too!!

  24. djloo27 said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    That’ll probably send Longoria back to the IL…

    • Macdog said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:52 pm

      You beat me to that one, haha.

  25. Macdog said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    Can’t spell Thairo without HR!

    • willedav said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:49 pm

      lulz

  26. chipower9 said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    Mighty Mouse with his second bomb!

  27. willedav said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    Otra vez!

  28. unca_chuck said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    Estrada chasing down those wayward pitches

    I need to ask my boss for a new computer. Half the keys don’t work.

  29. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    Yeah Longoria’s been like peanut brittle all year!
    Who need Longo when u have the Hot Chili 🌶 Pepper Thario Estrada going yard twice!!

  30. zumiee said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    The Big E!!!!!!

  31. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Nothing like Coors Field to get struggling hitters out of a funk..

  32. djloo27 said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    Good info…

    djloo27 said, on April 11, 2021 at 9:46 am (Edit)

    The Giants pick up Triple-A SS depth, acquire recently DFAd infielder Thairo Estrada from the Yankees.
    FWIW, a big Yankee fan friend of mine loves this guy…

    • zumiee said, on September 6, 2021 at 3:05 pm

      Well done, sir!

    • chipower9 said, on September 6, 2021 at 8:31 pm

      Genius. Your Yank fan friend is smart. Dude has a lot of pop for his size. My dad used to say dynamite comes in small packages.

  33. djloo27 said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    • alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2021 at 3:06 pm

      Grave Danger??
      You said Colonel that Santiago was not to be touched ,then why would he be in grave danger?

  34. Macdog said, on September 6, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Ruf Ruf Ruf!

  35. djloo27 said, on September 6, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    No help from the Car-daniels…

    • zumiee said, on September 6, 2021 at 3:06 pm

      Yeah, the Cards are worthless today.

    • alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2021 at 3:33 pm

      After blowing a 5-1 lead in the 9th inning last night it doesn’t surprise me..

  36. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    Ruf and Ready!! Stay hot Darin!!
    As they blow it open so far( it’s still Coors)
    Hope that inning doing take to much out of Gausman, he did a lot of running that inning in that heat..

  37. zumiee said, on September 6, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    Ruf has some bull-in-the-china-shop in him.

  38. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    Ruf could of taken out both Crawford and Longoria fot the rest of the season with a collision there..

    • Macdog said, on September 6, 2021 at 3:20 pm

      Yeah, maybe Longo should wear a red jersey in the field.

  39. Macdog said, on September 6, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    I forgot Freeland was the pitcher who beat the Giants at the mini Flapalooza last month. Giants no XBHs that game, not quite the case today.

  40. zumiee said, on September 6, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Dubie goes opposite field with a nice job of hitting. Tip of the cap to him. Proved me wrong.

  41. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    He still has games to prove you right though..

    • zumiee said, on September 6, 2021 at 3:36 pm

      lulz

  42. djloo27 said, on September 6, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    Might be a good game for Brebbia to mop up the aisle…

    • Macdog said, on September 6, 2021 at 3:47 pm

      If they’re still up 8 in the 9th . . . maybe.

  43. zumiee said, on September 6, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    I didn’t realize the Mariners were making a run for the playoffs. I can name maybe two guys on their team.

  44. djloo27 said, on September 6, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    Another sack for Ruf…

  45. Macdog said, on September 6, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    Holy crap, Ruf really is dangerous out there!

  46. zumiee said, on September 6, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    Ruf’s kind of an idiot.

  47. zumiee said, on September 6, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Ruf reminds me of guys who play pick-up basketball games and have no clue about the flow and rhythm of the sport. I quit playing pick-up games because of guys like that. I kept getting hammered and injured by those kinds of guys.

  48. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    Let’s get the new kid from the Castro in there.

  49. snarkk said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Kap needs to be smart here.
    It doesn’t take long in this park to go from 7 runs up to 2-3 runs up, especially if you’re just throwing some dude like Beregar (SP?) out there who all of sudden might give up a 3 run dinger…

    • snarkk said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:08 pm

      Sorry, I guess I meant just a 2-run dinger, like that one…

    • Macdog said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:08 pm

      Yep. This is no place for mop-up stiffs.

    • snarkk said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:11 pm

      Great, Baragar hits a guy, now we’re on the Brebbia aisle.
      Baragar must hate Denver, he’s looking to go back to Sac, stat…

  50. unca_chuck said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    Brebbia? Where’s Castro?

  51. zumiee said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    Brebbia’s coming in. Oh that’s better.

  52. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Speaking of stiffs here comes Brebbia!!

  53. zumiee said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    Too bad the ZZ Top duo fizzled out. That was a nice stretch when they were pitching well.

  54. snarkk said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    No lead is ever safe in this place…

  55. zumiee said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    Buster appears to be OK after the Ruf fiasco. That’s great news.

  56. Macdog said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    Aisle of Fright.

  57. snarkk said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Another 2 runs would be nice.
    The rear end of the Giants Pen looks pretty wobbly.
    Maybe Kap can put a uni on one of the clubbies and he can pitch the bottom of the 9th…

  58. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    Jábba the Brebbia continues to be a pitcher I don’t want to see ,shit 15 pitches to get 1 out?

    • snarkk said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:24 pm

      I can’t remember an inning where the dude just went 1-2-3. It’s always a struggle…

  59. Macdog said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    Victory!

  60. Bozo said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    Out lasted them.

    • zumiee said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:41 pm

  61. snarkk said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Leone made short work of it.
    I’d give him a shot at closer, put McGoo in the 6th-7th inning slot…

    • alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:48 pm

      Won’t happen it’s Rodgers &McGoo all the way to the end..

      • snarkk said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:51 pm

        I’m very afraid you are right…

      • djloo27 said, on September 6, 2021 at 5:13 pm

        If McGoo strings together enough flops it’s absolutely possible…

  62. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    So much for jet lag hangover and launch 🚀 4 Missiles today as they continue to surge and stay In 1st. place with yes the best record in baseball ⚾️ still amazes me to say, but fuck all the critics!!

  63. Flavor said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    talk about stepping up like a man. Kevin Gausman, The Flap salutes you!

  64. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Gotta love Darin Ruf comment after the game..
    “Hey coach get me off that infield before I injure all are GG infielders”

  65. snarkk said, on September 6, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    Always good to win the first game of a Coors series…

  66. djloo27 said, on September 6, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    It’s ridiculous for ESPN or anyone else to debate who the Giants or Dodgers would start in the WC game as if there was no pennant race and everyone would be available and on full rest…

  67. zumiee said, on September 6, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    The actor who played Omar on the “The Wire” has passed away. No cause of death said yet.
    “The Wire” is one of the best dramas in TV history.

  68. chipower9 said, on September 6, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    A little dicey there in the 8th. Up 5 but Rox had two on. Bomb would have closed it to 2.

    Unca and I were at a game there a few years back (different itineraries). Giants had a huge lead late and lost it on a walkoff in the 9th. Place is a fucking house of horrors (or can be).

  69. unca_chuck said, on September 7, 2021 at 8:51 am

    Yep. Giants had a 6-2 lead going into the 7th and Boch went through like 8 pitchers in the 7-8-9, and we lost 7-6.

    Belt and Gorkys homered iirc.


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