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Clinging To The Lead

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 25, 2021

Though it’s been murmured a bit here at the Flap lately, it’s become obvious that if we want to win the division we just need to win-out. Maybe we get lucky and lose one or two but LA isn’t slowing down.

It’s a joke that two 100+ win teams have to fight tooth and nail to avoid the dreaded play-in game. That should be reserved for the mediocre teams who are looking up wistfully at the power houses of the league.

MLB really needs to change the post season format. Either re-seed after the wild card games OR just do what the NBA does and have 2 conferences.

LA is 14 games up on the wild card teams below. But because maybe they *only* win 104 and SF wins 105 they have to burn a stud pitcher in a play-in game and pray nothing crazy happens?

It’s stupid.

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  1. willedav said, on September 25, 2021 at 6:50 am

    Giants scored 3 off Gray in Coors 2 weeks ago. He had shut them out for 5 but Craw nailed him for 3 run bomb in 6th to tie game and SF scored 4 in 9th off pen guy Estevez to win it.
    Giants will see RHPs rest of weekend, so GD and Dickerson, as Loo suggested end of thread, should get a start or two. Both have good hist here. Belt HR was crushed, with immediate bat drop.

    Wade is chasing pitches up and out of zone with 2 strikes and just needs to calm down a taste. One of the hits Giants got in rally, I think before Yaz bomb, was hard hit ground ball through hole past 3b.
    I was thinking years before Arenado would have snagged that and started a DP. So nice not to have to worry about him, especially back there.

    • djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:41 am

      Boy, is that ever true about Arenado, Willedav.
      And Goldilocks to follow…

  2. chipower9 said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:01 am

    I agree with you on post season format, Flav. Current set-up is asinine. This stretch run really is crazy….shades of 1993. Cards are due to cool down, but still, no way I want to play them in a one game play-in game.

    Disco on the bump tonight. Just win baby!

  3. willedav said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:54 am

    5 shutout innings from pen after Wood left. 0 BBs entire game, well done by all..

  4. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:54 am

    In the next to last paragraph up top, Flavor diplomatically and optimistically sympathizes with LA as the possible victim of the dopey WC system. It’s harder on the Giants. The Dodgers pretty much have nothing but studs to choose from. We’re not too sure what we got. It could be a bullpen game for us!

    • chipower9 said, on September 25, 2021 at 2:16 pm

      Agree, Loo. Wait, we have starting pitchers?

  5. Flavor said, on September 25, 2021 at 9:13 am

    Yeah and what if they end up passing us in the last couple games of the season? After we have led virtually the entire season, I can’t really let myself get there emotionally and then to have to plan that God damn play in game it’ll be brutal

    • djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 9:27 am

      That’s why I don’t want to think too far ahead.
      You can’t even calculate who would start that game.
      Too many variables for the Giants before that.
      The Dodgers really don’t have that concern…

    • Pasalon said, on September 25, 2021 at 10:04 am

      Good opportunity to consider proposed moonshot HR rule, aye?

    • chipower9 said, on September 25, 2021 at 2:17 pm

      One day, one game at a time.

  6. willedav said, on September 25, 2021 at 9:26 am

    If somehow Giants wind up hosting a Tuesday playoff game, are they gonna continue to wear those stupid creamsicle unis and cap?

    • alleykat69 said, on September 25, 2021 at 9:30 am

      That would be like having a tremendous year only to lose because they put those butt ugly 50/50 orange push-up sticks on! Don’t do it !!

  7. alleykat69 said, on September 25, 2021 at 9:27 am

    They need to change the format to a 3 game W/C series a one game to move on is ridiculous,hell even a shit team like the D-backs,Orioles can pull off that with luck.They also need to reseed after each round so the highest seed doesn’t get screwed.

    I also think they should go back to 154 game schedule and have every team play a 7 inning doubleheader on Sundays 8 times to bring it down to the 154 number and then every team gets Monday off either for travel are home to get a breather..

  8. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 9:33 am

    Is the extra inning ghost runner rule used in the WC playoff game?
    The 3 batter rule?
    What about the rest of the PS?

    • Winder said, on September 25, 2021 at 9:48 am

      Hopefully not.

    • snarkk said, on September 25, 2021 at 11:43 am

      Ghost runner supposedly is not in use in the post season.
      I assume that includes the WC game…

      • chipower9 said, on September 25, 2021 at 2:19 pm

        Snarkk is right. They touched on that in last night’s postgame…no runner at 2nd in extras…

  9. chipower9 said, on September 25, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    1. Tommy La Stella (L) 2B
    2. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    3. Buster Posey (R) C
    4. LaMonte Wade Jr. (L) RF
    5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    6. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
    7. Alex Dickerson (L) LF
    8. Steven Duggar (L) CF
    9. Anthony DeSclafani (R) P

    I like Mr. Ed at 3rd. Longo has struggled last couple of games.

    Dick has been Magic (anyone remember the harp player Magic Dick for J. Geils Band?) in Sherpville and good to see GD get the start.

    Let’s Roll!

    • willedav said, on September 25, 2021 at 2:20 pm

      $3.5 mil option for Wilmet next year. Sure hope Giants Holi on to him.

      • willedav said, on September 25, 2021 at 2:23 pm

        Giants hold the team option which seems like no brainer to re up Wilmet for one more season. Only 29.

      • djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 3:04 pm

        Absolutely!
        He’s 30/82/.261/.794 in 561 ABs as a Giant.
        Plus the versatility and a good dude…

    • djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 2:21 pm

      With ya, Chi but I’m surprised to see Wade get the nod over Yaz tonight…

  10. willedav said, on September 25, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Slush said Yaz has sore knee but supposed to be available off bench.

  11. willedav said, on September 25, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Phils won cut Braves lead down to 1 game.

  12. unca_chuck said, on September 25, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    I’d play Magic Dick’s opus Whammer Jammer but I’m sitting in the Denver airport about to scarf a burger and get on another plane to Montana.

    • djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 5:47 pm

      What is there to do in Montana besides visit the birthplace of Smasher Sloan?

  13. unca_chuck said, on September 25, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Major kick ass band. Always a good time.

    Blow your face off is one of the better live albums out there

  14. unca_chuck said, on September 25, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    If I times this better I could have watched some of the game here

  15. willedav said, on September 25, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    Stanford cardinal with 1 play 56 yd drive off TD pass by QB mid 3rd Q. wideout did the stop/go move and boom. First half they could hardly get out of their own way but now only down 7, 21-14.

  16. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    Extend him!

  17. Bozo said, on September 25, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    Wtg Capitan.

  18. alleykat69 said, on September 25, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    Ride Captain ride aboard my Coors launching pad!🚀
    28 HR’s Belt continues to stay on fire 🔥 which is a great thing!!

  19. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    2-0 Zona…

    • willedav said, on September 25, 2021 at 5:45 pm

      pair of solo bombs off Opie already bottom 2

  20. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Another almost great play by the Grave Duggar.
    Probably leads the league in them…

    • willedav said, on September 25, 2021 at 6:23 pm

      tough grab. Off LH that ball is slicing away from you.

  21. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    3-0 Zona…

  22. willedav said, on September 25, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    big chance for Dickerson there but Gray got him to roll over with off speed stuff.
    tough for part time platoon guys but gotta take advantage of rbi chances you get.

  23. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    4-0 Zona.
    Kerplop KO’ed…

  24. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone quieter in the batter’s box than LaStella…

  25. alleykat69 said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    Spitty Kitty totally overmatched there..

  26. Bozo said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    See ya.

  27. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    O Captain! My Captain!

  28. Macdog said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:13 pm

  29. Flavor said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    Everything I’ve ever said about Belt, that’s in the past. He’s the captain now……

  30. alleykat69 said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    But THE CAPTAIN IS NEVER OVERMATCHED!!
    My Lord 2nd deck Bomb 💣 the guy cannot be stopped!!

  31. willedav said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Belt laid off slop in the dirt, unlike LaStella, and got one he could handle. 29 this season, unreal.

  32. Flavor said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    I’m getting stupidly overexcited about the scores right now. What is wrong with me? Two games up with 8 to go would be masturbate-able literally all night. Please make it so.

    • djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:18 pm

      Don’t apologize.
      That is major whack material…

  33. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    4-1 Zona end of 6…

  34. xoot said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    fuckin injury and illness-prone Belt — if he’d been right all year long, I’ll bet he’d have another .2 or .3 WAR

  35. willedav said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    Nothing against C J Cron but how much you think the Rockies would pay Belt to hit there for next couple years?

    • Bozo said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:22 pm

      I still think he’s headed to Houston next year.

  36. snarkk said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    After Belt‘s homer, Kuip kept referring to him as Crawford for about 5 minutes….

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

      Kuip has aged 15 years in the past six months.

      • djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:28 pm

        They never did say why as far as I know.
        Not that it’s anyone’s business…

      • snarkk said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:49 pm

        He’s been on chemo for something, so it’s not a bad cold…

  37. xoot said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    Pujols grounded into an inning-ending DP in the 7th. Still 4-1 AZ.

  38. alleykat69 said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Captain Belt would of said fuck that iceberg were powering right thru it!!

  39. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    5-1 Zona…

  40. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    Bums out in 8th…

    • snarkk said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:50 pm

      I never believe they have lost until they have lost…

  41. snarkk said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    Bryant now 0-14 after his 3 run double in Diego.
    Let’s get some more runs here…

  42. Macdog said, on September 25, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    Bryant a pinch-outter tonight.

  43. snarkk said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Rogers is nothing but drama, lately.
    Lotsa contact, lotsa traffic…

  44. Macdog said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Snakes 7-1.

  45. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    7-2…

  46. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Now’s your chance, GD.
    Let’s do it!

  47. alleykat69 said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    There loaded for the GraveDuggar,
    Time to do something and not Take3..

  48. snarkk said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    Big AB there by Duggar, nice job.
    Keep adding on; Yaz cannot K here, he has to get somebody in…

  49. Bozo said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    Dugging that little knock.

  50. Macdog said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    50 wins!

  51. alleykat69 said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    Duggar! How about that it’s gravelly appreciated !!

  52. alleykat69 said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    Yeah Snakes 50th win was there biggest of the season!
    Knew the Dodgers were overrated…

    • chipower9 said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:36 pm

      LMAO….fucking bums are TOTALLY over-rather…😂

  53. Macdog said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    Yazzzzz!

  54. Bozo said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    Nice one by Yaz.

  55. alleykat69 said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    Yazzzzer huge 2 run add on!!

  56. snarkk said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    2 RBIs, == one of the biggest, most clutch ABs of the year by Yaz ! …

  57. xoot said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Yaz fought hard that AB to get something he could drive into the OF.

    • xoot said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:32 pm

      9 pitch AB

  58. snarkk said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    Huge chance now for Gmen to go up with Dbacks taking one from LA…

  59. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    Seems like LaStella’s been up 7 times tonight…

  60. chipower9 said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    Just getting home. Been following on LameDay. We were out listening to live music at a local winery. Looking good!

    And the snakes beat the bums! Boom!

    Close this bitch out!

  61. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    Who’s next, Quintana?

    • xoot said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:37 pm

      Sherlock’s assistant, I bet

      • xoot said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:37 pm

        Doval must be stretching, too

    • alleykat69 said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:41 pm

      Quintana will not be on the playoff roster book it!!

  62. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Estes ain’t bad at all…

  63. Macdog said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    I was wondering if the Pads were close to elimination, and there it is. San Diegone.

  64. unca_chuck said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Just got to Big Sky and saw the news~~~! Most excellent! The one great thing about Bilasport is I can instantly scroll back to watch all the highlights. Just wish I had a beer.

  65. alleykat69 said, on September 25, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Atleast the Padres have more games to fight in the dugout..

    • chipower9 said, on September 25, 2021 at 9:02 pm

      They should have a steel-cage match between Mashitto and Tatis….

  66. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    What Snarkk said the other day is true.
    Our bullpen must be absolutely fried…

  67. Macdog said, on September 25, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    There’s just never a stress-free game at this fucking place.

  68. chipower9 said, on September 25, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    You got to be fucking kidding me….

  69. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Home plate is juiced…

  70. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    Think anyone’s throwing in the pen?

  71. chipower9 said, on September 25, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Fuck…another heart attack game! But another series win and another game up in the fucking Dodgers!

  72. Macdog said, on September 25, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Yes! Back to 2 up!

  73. chipower9 said, on September 25, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    I’m getting too fucking old for these cardiac games…

  74. Bozo said, on September 25, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    Giants, won o won.

  75. djloo27 said, on September 25, 2021 at 9:13 pm


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