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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 22, 2022

Busy day today. 12-10 win yesterday.

Let’s get another one!

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  1. unca_chuck said, on June 22, 2022 at 9:40 am

    Ahhh, didn’t realize we have 4 in Atl then Cincy, Detroit, and CWS at home. TIme to make hay.

  2. willedav said, on June 22, 2022 at 10:06 am

    Braves 16-7 vs. LHP, one of top records in NL. See if Rodon can shut them down.

  3. djloo27 said, on June 22, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    1. Joc Pederson (L) LF
    2. Luis Gonzalez (L) RF
    3. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
    4. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    5. Darin Ruf (R) DH
    6. Mike Yastrzemski (L) CF
    7. Thairo Estrada (R) SS
    8. Tommy La Stella (L) 2B
    9. Austin Wynns (R) C

    P: Carlos Rodon (L)

    • djloo27 said, on June 22, 2022 at 1:57 pm

      I think they pick batting orders out of a fuckin hat…

      • Bozo said, on June 22, 2022 at 4:16 pm

        Gonna need a bigger hat.

  4. djloo27 said, on June 22, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Tony Siragusa dead at 55…

    • willedav said, on June 22, 2022 at 3:03 pm

      55, that’s really sad. Really enjoyed him being on field during games, funny engaging guy and not full of himself

  5. willedav said, on June 22, 2022 at 1:53 pm

    Pads get 4 off Bum in bottom of first after 2 out error loaded bases. Took him 40 pitches.

  6. willedav said, on June 22, 2022 at 2:26 pm

    Bum still in there in 3rd, down 6-1. Faced 15 batters/given up 7 hits, 4 earned.

    • willedav said, on June 22, 2022 at 2:28 pm

      All 7 hits are singles.

  7. zumiee said, on June 22, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    Watching some of the other games, you do see lots of teams have at least one young exciting position player. The Giants haven’t had that in a while.

  8. zumiee said, on June 22, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    I saw in the news an athlete has died at age 25. The cause of death was listed as natural causes. I think that’s the youngest I’ve ever seen someone having the cause of death listed as “natural causes.”

  9. zumiee said, on June 22, 2022 at 3:49 pm

    Reading the Churchill biography last night I came across this fun fact. Churchill liked to paint, but he only did one painting during WWII. He painted a scene in Morocco when he and FDR were there for a war conference. He then gave the painting to FDR as a gift. After FDR died, FDR’s family eventually sold the painting, and it changed hands a couple of times over the years, and ended getting bought by Brad Pitt (!) in 2011 for about $2 million. He gave the painting to Anjelina Jolie as a gift in 2011.
    No longer with Pitt anymore, she sold the painting in 2021 for $11.5 million.

    • unca_chuck said, on June 22, 2022 at 4:24 pm

      Is it any good?

    • xoot said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:02 pm

      No, it’s just a sentimental view of a mosque. But it’s Casablanca, a place with some cachet even then, I guess. Superficial Churchill reverence seems common in Hollywood, a sort of secular Scientology. One year after the meeting in Morrocco, Winston met secretly in Moscow with Stalin to sketch out terms for the division of Eastern Europe after the war. (Any oils from that tryst?) Two years later, post A bomb, etc., he was in Truman’s home state, Mo., bellowing about the evil Soviets and their “Iron Curtain.” Fairly soon thereafter, he and the CIA presided over the coup in Iran (not touching the tractable shah they’d installed during the war — they left him — but deposing the democratically elected leftist government (oil)). These facts must be hidden somewhere in that 1000-page trough of flattery. The loss of FDR really changed the path of history.

  10. zumiee said, on June 22, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    Still the worst TV commercials: people talking about their fast food.
    Fast food should just be eaten in quiet shame.

  11. zumiee said, on June 22, 2022 at 3:55 pm

    Am I the only one really surprised that Pederson is currently #3 in NL outfield All Star voting?

  12. Bozo said, on June 22, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    “In-Estrada-Da-Vida”. Mac, that was fucking awesome.

  13. unca_chuck said, on June 22, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    Damn. Jaylon Ferguson, LB for the Ravens died. 26.

  14. unca_chuck said, on June 22, 2022 at 4:24 pm

    Yaz bomb!!

  15. unca_chuck said, on June 22, 2022 at 4:25 pm

    ‘Whip it’ for Belt.

  16. alleykat69 said, on June 22, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    Rondon looking sharp, 2 punch outs, good pitch count, hoping 7 strong tonight and his usual 98 pitches..

  17. djloo27 said, on June 22, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    Giant announcers think Will Clark has a case for the Hall of Fame and might one day make it..
    Even stupider, they said the same thing about Longoria a few weeks ago…

  18. willedav said, on June 22, 2022 at 4:50 pm

    Huh, Mike Aldrete highlight. His nephew, Carter, lighting it up at High A Eugene according to story couple days ago in Athletic. Went to coaching staff where he lives in Arizona in offseason and worked on new swing every day, vids etc. Paying off so far.

    • djloo27 said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:10 pm

      Aldrete has a WS ring from his final ML season – 1996 Yanks…

  19. alleykat69 said, on June 22, 2022 at 4:50 pm

    For a Stanford man Fleming just isn’t to bright..
    Pretty soon he will pushing Stanford boys Austin Slater are Ryan Garko for HOF considerations..

  20. unca_chuck said, on June 22, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    My criteria has always been, if Harold Baines is in, why not Dale Murphy? Or Will Clark? Or Jack Clark? Or Longo? Or fucking Matt Williams?

    At least they had moments where they were the most feared guys in the league. Baines was what? 3000 hits? No. 400 HRs? No. MVP? 9th place in 1985! 6 time AS in 22 seasons. Never led the league in anything.

    Never got why he made it.

    • djloo27 said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:06 pm

      One of the worst selections ever if not THE worst…

  21. unca_chuck said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    Ruf Ruf Ruf!!

  22. zumiee said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    Baines got in the HOF from a veteran’s committee that had La Russa on it. La Russa was Baine’s manager on the White Sox. The rest of the committee didn’t want to argue with red-a## La Russa.

  23. zumiee said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    The Churchill painting I mentioned is at this link. A good painting by an amateur painter. But, clearly, only sold for millions of dollars because of Churchill’s fame.
    https://www.cnn.com/style/article/winston-churchill-christies-sale-auction-record/index.html

    • xoot said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:53 pm

      It’s like a postcard. I’ll bet written in ink on the back is: “Dearest Franklin, I’ll make a deal with Stalin with or without you. Consider it closely. Love, Bulldog.”

  24. alleykat69 said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Jeff Kent and Dale Murphy should both be in the HOF

  25. alleykat69 said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    And why is Tim Raines in the HOF??

    • djloo27 said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:32 pm

      For his record breaking cocaine use…

  26. djloo27 said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    Playing “Let It Snow” for Thairo.
    I don’t get it…

  27. Macdog said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    Estrada reaches on an error, there’s a switch.

  28. unca_chuck said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    Be nice to see Yaz poke it into LF.

  29. djloo27 said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:35 pm

    “Michael Row The Boat Ashore” for Yaz.
    This guy’s gotta go…

  30. zumiee said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    It was cold-blooded how Ron Santo wasn’t allowed into the Hall until the year after he died. It was as if the voters were saying “We think you’re good enough to be in the Hall, but not quite good enough to enjoy it while you’re still alive.”

    • unca_chuck said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:40 pm

      That will be Pete Rose’s fate.

      • zumiee said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:45 pm

        I could totally see that happening.

      • Macdog said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:46 pm

        Yeah, book it.

  31. djloo27 said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    • zumiee said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:44 pm

      Ah, very cool. Thanks for posting that, Loo.

      • djloo27 said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:46 pm

        Sure, Zum!

  32. unca_chuck said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    It’s a 4 game series, 5 ABs a game. Got to be a shit ton of songs to wade thru,.

  33. willedav said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    Vogs still has game face.

    • zumiee said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:43 pm

      His son is Exhibit A of how the sport has turned into an expensive thing to compete in. Lopez mentioned Vogs’ son plays travel ball.

      • willedav said, on June 22, 2022 at 6:18 pm

        most other major sports that way now too Zum. Basketball goes year round with club teams and AAU starting by 6th grade. You name it–soccer volleyball boys girls. Is what it is these days. Coaches sell the one sport specialization, early.

      • xoot said, on June 22, 2022 at 6:35 pm

        my younger son played travel ball with other Berkeley/Oakland hotshots. It wasn’t all that expensive. Once you get invited, there are ways to make it happen. Best player from that time, great kid, my kid’s friend, got compared to A. Judge at one point, recently got dumped by the Brewers’ system, I think. Some of the private leagues are more exclusive, and expensive. Tech dad neighbors of mine in Piedmont paid a lot to join, and to pay good salaries to the coaches in, a league based in Palo Alto because they didn’t want to compete in the Oakland LL. I don’t think any of those kids got compared to A. Judge.

  34. Macdog said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    How Much Is That Doggie In The Window for Ruf.

  35. alleykat69 said, on June 22, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    Raines&Baines and lines of cocaine were their wake-up music..

  36. willedav said, on June 22, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    Rodon still throwing 97-98..
    At em ball on slider always helps.

    • Macdog said, on June 22, 2022 at 6:20 pm

      At ’em ball then Adam K.

  37. willedav said, on June 22, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    do NOT hang sliders to these guys.

  38. Macdog said, on June 22, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Sensation-al!

    • willedav said, on June 22, 2022 at 6:50 pm

      Longo cracked that one off the wall and LaStella beat the shift.

  39. willedav said, on June 22, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    weird this guy Minter takes scenic route back to mound after every pitch.

  40. Macdog said, on June 22, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Every ball put into play by Estrada is like he’s hitting off Rogers.

    • willedav said, on June 22, 2022 at 6:58 pm

      definitely not hitter Barrels was.
      yikes McGee erases insurance run.

  41. willedav said, on June 22, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    According to cbs site Giants saw 147 pitches by Braves, with 6 hits 0 BBs 1 HB.

  42. alleykat69 said, on June 22, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Damm you McGoo!!
    96 gravy fastball

  43. alleykat69 said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    As typical Kapler nobody warming up

  44. djloo27 said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Ozuna’s bounced back nicely from strangling his wife…

  45. James said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Belt whiffs the grounder, Slater gets surprised.

  46. Macdog said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    McGag

  47. djloo27 said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    McGoo is throwing fuckin BP…

  48. snarkk said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Pen is a problem.
    Amusing — McGoo back to his old tricks.
    Farhan needs to work on Pen improvement before the trade deadline…

  49. unca_chuck said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Fucking Slater lollygagging that throw.

  50. unca_chuck said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    8 fastballs to the first fuck. Haven’t had a clean 9th in a while

  51. unca_chuck said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Game over, man.

    • snarkk said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:13 pm

      Is there a Xenomorph on deck?…

  52. alleykat69 said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    This isn’t going to end well again, screw Kapler

  53. unca_chuck said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Strike 4

  54. Giant Head said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Someone please explain to me why McGee is in there to right handed bat after right handed bat. Did not make much sense to me why Doval pitched last night up 4 runs…

  55. alleykat69 said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    This umpire is a disgrace

  56. xoot said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    I bet Rogers will benefit tremendously when the robo umps arrive.

  57. James said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Strike 5

  58. unca_chuck said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Why are the Giants so surprised that the Braves are taking bases.

  59. snarkk said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Rogers gets it done, again.
    For the other team…

  60. unca_chuck said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Wow. Brilliant.

  61. unca_chuck said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    The ump with the assist.

  62. Macdog said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    What an all-around awful inning

    • James said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:18 pm

      Starting with the strike 3 to Wynns.

      • Macdog said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:19 pm

        Ha, I hadn’t factored that in.

  63. alleykat69 said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Ballgame as anticipated fuck Kapler and his stupidity!!!

  64. snarkk said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    Farhan and Kap really need to get their heads together about how to deal with this Pen.
    It ain’t looking great lately…

  65. willedav said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    That one hurt. Had lead couldn’t close deal.

  66. unca_chuck said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Kapler is really Hosing the bullpen management

  67. Giant Head said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Nauseating

  68. xoot said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Fuck. I understand the numbers crunching, I understand the odds. But when an aggressive team neck and neck with you in the WC race gets runners on base in the 9th I think you need to be ready to hold them on first and to throw them out at 2B. None of that seems to be part of the plan when Rogers is pitching, no matter how intense the situation may be. The numbers tell you not to worry about it, I guess. Fuck.

  69. snarkk said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Contending teams almost always need a Pen correction in the middle of the season. This season will be no different for the Gyros. They may need 2 new arms. And, a Pen management review by the field and Front office staff…

    • willedav said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:32 pm

      not disagreeing with you but that won’t be an easy fix–how many other contenders will be trying to do exact same thing, including LA? Giants top prospects at High A ball mostly. Hate to give up next Bryan Reynolds, with all the old guys they need to replace among position players, for a rental.

      • snarkk said, on June 22, 2022 at 8:10 pm

        Yep, all contenders try to pick up at least one arm for a role in the Pen around AS break to trade deadline. Not saying there won’t be competition for arms. But, plenty of teams (8 at least) headed for 100 loss seasons will be ready to deal…

  70. unca_chuck said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Well, more troubling to me is the defense. Or the lack of it. Mistake after mistake.Belt should have had the grounder, but that’s a tough play.

    Slater lollygagging the throw to 2nd base as Ozuna tags is inexcusable. The fucking catcher steals on Rogers. Those were the tieing and lead runs.

    The pen? Well, make Doval the closer and live with it. This multiple role shit has to stop. Rogers gets 7, Littlel 8 and Doval 9. The rest can scuttle around for scraps in the 6th-7th.

    • Macdog said, on June 22, 2022 at 7:51 pm

      Yeah, those two extra bases were infuriating, although ump did screw Rogers out of K before it got to full count.

  71. mrsprtdude said, on June 22, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Fuck. had stop listening on radio B9. Glad I missed it.fuck!!

  72. alleykat69 said, on June 22, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    What’s wrong by not giving Garcia a try late? He’s been pretty solid all year. Tired of seeing the Breebia,Littel& Leone always blowing up.


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