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Winning, Some How

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 31, 2022

I turned the game on yesterday the moment Webb threw that dinger ball to Schwarber. Irritating. I do appreciate Kap giving him the chance to get his first career complete game. I still think Kap needs to get his shit together regarding his protest-plan. But whatever, I honestly don’t really care what he does—just would appreciate it not being a distraction for the team.

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  1. Giant Head said, on May 31, 2022 at 6:27 am

    We hit the pool and did not know the game was on mlb channel but does not make a lot of sense pushing Webb past 100 pitches just to get a complete game.

    But here is a trade candidate idea for the Flap. Josh Bell with the Gnats. He signed just a one year deal so cheap will cost very little terms of prospects. His power is down this year but Gnats suck and has been below average temps until this weekend. His OBP is good and he did hit 27 dingers last year and switch hitter. We know will get hurt again and Bell much better defensively than Ruff or Flores.

  2. Giant Head said, on May 31, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Belt will get hurt again later in season. Bell also may be worth a look for potential signing for next year.

  3. Giant Head said, on May 31, 2022 at 6:33 am

    How good will this Dubs Celtics series??? May be most intense series since what Bulls Suns in ‘93? I don’t include Subs Cavs in 2016 because that was stolen suspending Dray for Game 5.

  4. willedav said, on May 31, 2022 at 6:57 am

    Pirates pinned an L and Blown Save on Kimbrel last night with 2 run rally aided by Freeman error for comeback 6-5 W at Latrine. Pirates built 4-0 lead off Buehler then watched their closer blow a save as Dogs rallied for 2 in bottom 8th to take lead.
    LA started Pillar in CF. He stayed in as Lux came out of the game and ended up in LF, went 0-4.

    Casali got all of that one, well done.

  5. willedav said, on May 31, 2022 at 7:07 am

    Supposed to be 97 in Philly today and 90 tomorrow. Despite bombs Webb had pretty good line and didn’t walk anyone. Nice to see SP ready to go 9, all too rare these days.

  6. Flavor said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:01 am

    I’m typically against signing left handed power hitters because of our park but I wouldn’t be opposed to picking up Bell. Problem is, it’s just not really how Z rolls. That type of pick up is a little too high profile for him

    • Giant Head said, on May 31, 2022 at 1:44 pm

      Seems like a dumpster dive to me I think…

  7. Flavor said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:20 am

  8. willedav said, on May 31, 2022 at 9:20 am

    In other good news from minors, 2 good outings recently from Hjelle.
    5 bombs for Longoria. Hope some others can start adding some pop to lineup til Belt and Wade get back. what’s up with Slater?

    • Macdog said, on May 31, 2022 at 9:35 am

      Pav yesterday said Slater is in Philly and getting closer to being ready, whatever that means.

  9. Bozo said, on May 31, 2022 at 9:54 am

    Gabe comes across like a tool with an ego to me. He seems a bit odd, kinda like the underwear guy in a Sears catalog holding a football and calling out to someone while standing there in his tidy whities. Add in Kai Correa doing his mini me thing and I get completely creeped out.

  10. snarkk said, on May 31, 2022 at 10:04 am

    I’ve got no problem whatever with Kappler and his anthem thing regarding the gun crazed society we live in, and the politicians of one party who have blood on their hands. He has as much right as anyone to voice his opposition to this madness. Baseball is entertainment, mass murder events every two weeks or less with government sitting on its hands is not…

  11. willedav said, on May 31, 2022 at 10:16 am

    just saw quick vid on ESPN from May 31 2018–J R Smith grabs offensive board after missed FT and dribbles out clock with score tied and 4 seconds left in regulation of Game 1 finals in Oakland.
    Warriors outscore Cavs by 10 for win in OT and go on to sweep series. 51 for LBJ in losing effort.

    • unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2022 at 10:28 am

      And a meme was born . . .

      LBJ

      • willedav said, on May 31, 2022 at 10:39 am

        yeah J R too funny. great shot of Le Bron, thanks!

  12. unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2022 at 10:23 am

    Yeah, when 2 infants died of tainted formula, everything was pulled from the shelves in every store across the nation.

    20 children killed in their classrooms? Well, let’s do nothing. 88% of the populace wat universal background checks. Can we at least start there?

    Of course the right (and the Uvalde cops for that matter) blame the teachers while the cops dither and debate for an hour and a half as calls are coming from inside the classrooms.

    Dead children is the price of freedom I guess. What an absolute failure on the part of Mitch McConnell. HR 8 has been on his desk for over a year. Ho hum.

    • snarkk said, on May 31, 2022 at 1:29 pm

      Cops sitting outside a classroom for an hour while a mass murderer of children went at his AR-15 work is something that is nearly beyond my comprehension. Parents were begging and fighting cops to give them the guns and vests and THEY would go in after the murderer. Somehow, the Texas and other Seditionists and NRA are trying to find a way to not blame the cops, nor the ease by which a newly-minted 18 year old just picked up two AR-15s and multiple magazines as if he were grabbing a few Slim Jims and a Coke. Yet, he can’t legally buy a sixer of Bud. This nation is in deep trouble…

  13. willedav said, on May 31, 2022 at 10:29 am

    Once Slater is ready that should mean Walton goes back to Sac, Estrada becomes more of 2b platoon and Ruf is more of DH only guy and he needs to get going before being moved farther down bench. Kap has tried to give ABs to other AAAA guys like Padlo Vosler and Williams without much success. Gonzalez has hit OK but doesn’t show much aptitude in OF.

    Casali and Longoria homered off RHP, so did Flores and Joc has hit LHP too. There are times I think Kap hamstrings himself by overdoing the L/R platoon thing over 1 AB. Without Belt and Wade he doesn’t have enough good bats to play around like this as often as he does.

  14. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2022 at 12:15 pm

    Been out of the loop on Giants games cause since Friday( no cell service which is nice for a change)it was a 3 day wedding extravaganza for my lovely daughter Callie and now my son in law Matt,as they were getting married in a beautiful setting out in a huge campground setting and beautiful wedding ceremony in the Redwoods out in LaHonda not to far from the ocean.

    Friday morning people were coming in from NY,Vermont,Texas,Ohio,Hawaii, staying at local hotels are even at the campground houses that accommodate plenty if you want to rough it , not for me lol I go hotel.I paid for a food truck on site and everyone enjoyed the food,and there was beer and wine and champagne.There was a huge grass field, that was setup for kickball,cornhole,genga,frisbee toss, horse shoes etc.Everyone was having a great time, listening to music,dancing just mingling around meeting people for the first time as they invited 135 people!!

    Saturday..I just arrived early around 10 am as all the bridesmaids and Callie were getting the full treatment of folks getting them all made up ( like 4 hours plus lol) I hung with the groomsmen, Matt and his Dad while we had a box lunch and passed around an 18 year old single malt Scotch ( sure helps calm the nerves).Took a bunch of pictures next, then onto the wedding ceremony as I walked my beautiful daughter down the aisle in front of a packed crowd of family, relatives,and friends..

    Then it’s all party time from there!!
    Sit down dinner catered by Horn Barbecue out of Oakland who are up for an award along with other catering’s in several states for best food.. I can attest the smoked brisket, chicken,Turkey,all the side dishes were awesome!!
    We all ate and drank first, then it was my turn as the leadoff speaker for my daughter’s speech 🎤 no pressure right? Took a few deep breath’s first and after thanking everyone sitting from all over the country then to the officiant Josh (Matt’s brother-in-law,who was awesome marrying them as a first time officiant.Some kind words to my ex wife on well she did such a find job raising are daughter, thanking Matt’s parents, then Matt, and onto my Daughter’s speech with plenty of emotional moments, I got thru it ( hell I’ve never done speech talking before)but a lot were tearing up with joy as well and said you did a great job..

    Then all the pressure in the world is off of your shoulders and you can just cut loose and PARTY 🎉!!
    Father/Daughter dance I picked out was called “This Dance “ and the DJ to my surprise from Callie’s mom and her had a video of us dancing in an Aladin when she was 4 wow that was special as the audience clapped in approval!! Ok I rambled too long, sorry for the long post, Alleykat ( Its actually Bob don’t think I ever mentioned my first name before) Let’s kick ass and get a Giants victory tonight for the newly weds who are huge Giants fan as well.

    • Bozo said, on May 31, 2022 at 1:06 pm

      Congrats, Bob. Sounds like a great wedding and party. Cheers to ya Kat.

    • Giant Head said, on May 31, 2022 at 1:43 pm

      Mucho congrats. I just hope I have a couple more decades before daughters get married.

    • willedav said, on May 31, 2022 at 1:57 pm

      sounds like great weekend Kat, nicely done.

    • Macdog said, on May 31, 2022 at 2:19 pm

      Now that’s a POTD. Congrats Bob!

    • djloo27 said, on May 31, 2022 at 4:01 pm

      I refuse to believe you didn’t get at least a few laughs, Kat…

    • Winder said, on May 31, 2022 at 5:01 pm

      Kat- Love it up in LaHonda. Sounds like a wonderful weekend for all. Nice to hear some good news.

  15. chipower9 said, on May 31, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    Hoping Ramos does more than he has in Sacto. Hitting .200 down there. Struck out three times the game I went to a week or so ago….

    1. Thairo Estrada (R) 2B
    2. Wilmer Flores (R) 1B
    3. Curt Casali (R) DH
    4. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    5. Luis Gonzalez (L) LF
    6. Stuart Fairchild (R) CF
    7. Heliot Ramos (R) RF
    8. Joey Bart (R) C
    9. Donovan Walton (L) SS
    P. Jakob Junis (R)

    • Macdog said, on May 31, 2022 at 2:31 pm

      That sure is a different lineup. Ruf on bereavement list after his father passed away, Ramos back up.

      • willedav said, on May 31, 2022 at 2:41 pm

        Guy that moderates MCC site said Ramos is only available RH OF on 40 man. See what happens.

  16. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    Thanks Bozo,GH,Willied and all The Flap Nation!
    It was awesome and a few days I will never forget!
    So many BFF from kindergarten thru college and roommates attended, she’s like a magnet drawing friends forever..

  17. unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2022 at 2:53 pm

    Sounds like an excellent weekend, AK! Very cool.

  18. willedav said, on May 31, 2022 at 3:01 pm

    huh happier time in philly history was on this day in 1983, when Moses Malone Doc Mo Cheeks Bobby Jones and my hero Andrew Toney led Sixers to title over Kareem and Lakers. Ebony and Iavaroni.

    • willedav said, on May 31, 2022 at 3:15 pm

      Billy Cunningham’s team only lost 1 game in 3 series, fo five fo as he got better of 3 HOF coaches: Hubie Brown and Knicks, Nelly and Bucks. and Riles Lakers.

  19. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    That inning sucked! Why they held Estrada at 3rd on Mr.Ed’s blast off the wall was dumb.
    Who the hell is Stuart Fairchild? Man you miss a few games and Z keeps the carousel line of Who are these Guys? Up now! Condolences to Darin Ruf who’s father passed away unexpectedly..

    • unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2022 at 5:59 pm

      We have Johnboy Walton and Don Pardo as well.

  20. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    So far that chick in the white dress behind homeplate is the highlight reel, she’s hot AF..

  21. Macdog said, on May 31, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    Is Kap really taking out his hottest hitter in the 5th inning?

    • willedav said, on May 31, 2022 at 5:38 pm

      yep.

  22. willedav said, on May 31, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    Kap going with full on platoon ball–LaStella Yaz and Joc next as Gonzalez rakes 97 fastball for 2 run double.

    • willedav said, on May 31, 2022 at 5:39 pm

      Ramos will hit…hopefully with his bat in his hands.

      • willedav said, on May 31, 2022 at 5:41 pm

        Gave it a ride.

  23. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    Stupid move by Kapler pulling Junis who only threw 64 pitches and now can’t even qualify for a win! I’d be pissed if I was him.And he brings in Garcia who hadn’t pitched in a week and typically throwing all over the place.,

  24. unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    WTF? Just turned this on. Hooooo. Garcia was mucho lucky on that K.

  25. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Hey it worked out, so what do I know, still thought Junis was pitching great and should of been allowed to qualify for a Win..

    • James said, on May 31, 2022 at 6:09 pm

      Junis has given up a ton of HRs in his career, Scwharber just hit a bomb last night, had gotten under one previously, third time through the order, another lefty Harper up after Segura …

  26. unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    Quick with some, slow with others. Kapler doesn’t seem to have the feel for when to pull a pitcher.

    Brebs immediately puts the tying runs in scoring position. This guy has passed his expiration date.

  27. unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    Fuck. Using a two-out guy in the 5th?

  28. willedav said, on May 31, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Clean up on Brebbia aisle

  29. unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Pull the fucking guy. He haSN’T GOTTEN A FUCKING OUT.

  30. unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    Oh boy. McGooooooo.

    This should go well.

  31. unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    No one in the front row is watching the game.

    Wow. Look at McGee. Nice.

  32. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Kapler drives me nuts, just sits back and watching Brebbia blowup and now finally forced to bring in McGoo who hasn’t pitched in how long? Well he gets a DP one run in to tie it then a K to get out of the inning nice work Jake!

  33. djloo27 said, on May 31, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    I got a better way for Kotter to make his point, reach more people and alienate no one.
    Find a school age kid in the crowd a few minutes before the anthem and let him or her stand on the field next to you at attention while it plays. What kid wouldn’t love to do that and who would dare to complain?

  34. unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Wow. Walk the first guy you see, Skippy. This guy should go to the Brebbia discard bin.

  35. Macdog said, on May 31, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Rogers with the usual leadoff walk.

  36. djloo27 said, on May 31, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    He like to keep the DP in order…

  37. James said, on May 31, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    How on earth did Yaz swing under those 89 and 90 mph fastballs down the middle?

  38. James said, on May 31, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    About half the time, Bart looks he’s deciding whether or not to swing before the pitch is thrown. He was being clever on the 2-0 fastball by not swinging at the slider off the plate he was anticipating.

  39. mrsprtdude said, on May 31, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    Watching Yaz can drive you crazy but no doubt he is the best hitter in the lineup currently:(

  40. mrsprtdude said, on May 31, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    bart is not a major league hitter. he would be back to AAA if not for being a high pick

  41. Bozo said, on May 31, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Great baserunning.

  42. willedav said, on May 31, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Ha Wilmet speeds home with go ahead run.

  43. unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    That works.

  44. Macdog said, on May 31, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Wilmer scores from 2nd!

  45. willedav said, on May 31, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    No way Familia survives pitch clock rule, unless it’s set at 30 seconds with runner on base.

  46. willedav said, on May 31, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    Ground attack. The Great Karmatic Equalizer has responded to all the stuff that happens to Rogers.

  47. unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    This is unreal. can’t tie his shoe. Can’t get the signs.

  48. James said, on May 31, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    Familia will probably wind up getting the win.

  49. unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    Yaz can’t hit these piped pitches.

  50. unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    WTF? How slow is LaStella???

    • Macdog said, on May 31, 2022 at 7:58 pm

      Slower than Wilmer.

    • unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:01 pm

      We’ve cornered the market on slow guys.

  51. James said, on May 31, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    That no name third base coach is fucking up repeatedly.

  52. unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Tell Bark not to swing,

  53. Winder said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    fuck

  54. unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    That’s been inside all game. Oh well. We should have 3 runs.

  55. James said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    That was truly fucking horrendous to watch.

  56. willedav said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    4 sliders to Hoskins, last one at 87 for K.

  57. Macdog said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Barꓘ.

    • djloo27 said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:20 pm

      How did you do that???

  58. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Terrible umpiring with Bark should of walked on 4 pitches, after the gift first strike he has to know to hack goddamit ..

  59. Bozo said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Damn.

    • James said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:12 pm

      I think Jesus Motherfucking Christ meets the moment better than “Damn.”

  60. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Dammit this game will never end , ball that hits the bag at 2nd helps the Phillies tie it up..

  61. unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    There you go. Fluke play to tie it.

  62. unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Why take out Doval?

    • alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:21 pm

      3rd straight game he’s pitched I guess Kapler is just protecting him Chuck..

  63. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Great play by Flores and Alvarez bigtime flip from Flores and barehanded by Alvarez for the out as the marathon continues! Giants only have Littell left in the pen so I suggest they get runs here..

  64. Macdog said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Don-Boy!

  65. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    JohnBoy Walton delivers huge smoked double for a run!!

  66. Bozo said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Gone.

  67. unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Wow. There’s a big boy home run.

  68. Macdog said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Joc insurance!

  69. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    2nd deck Joc oh yeah it was crushed!! 7-4 let’s get this game finished!!

  70. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    That one would of sailed over the Kayaks in McCovey Cove..

  71. unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    This game will never end.

  72. Winder said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    That’s a win. We don’t make it easy

  73. unca_chuck said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    hooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    • alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:45 pm

      Would you believe we played a 5 hour game 99?

  74. alleykat69 said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Ballsy move walking Harper but it was the right move as it paid off and I’m exhausted!!
    Giants get the W and sleep better tonight!!

    • Macdog said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:48 pm

      Mets did same thing on Sunday, walked Harper with runner on 2nd and Quinn on deck in tie game top 10th, got Quinn caught looking and then won it bottom 10th.

  75. Macdog said, on May 31, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Victory, phinally!


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