Game 157 Preview: Giants Begin Final Homestand with Three Game Series Vs. Rockies

by

GreekGiant

Today’s Game: Rockies (73-83) Vs Giants (82-74) at Willie Mays Field, 7:15 pm
German Marques (1-0, 3.48) vs Matt Moore (11-12, 4.34)

The Starting Lineups

Rockies
1. Blackmon CF
2. LeMahieu 2B
3. Arenado 3B
4. Gonzalez RF
5. Hundley C
6. Dahl LF
7. Cardullo 1B
8. Adames SS
9. Marquez P

Giants
1. Span CF
2. Belt 1B
3. Posey C
4. Pence RF
5. Crawford SS
6. Pagan LF
7. Panik 2B
8. Gillaspie 3B
9. Moore P

This is it! No more prognostications or speculations. The Giants enter their final homestand, a six-game set with the Rockies and Dodgers, trying to clinch a postseason birth. After the Battle of Stalingard-like second half performance, the Giants are trying to survive with their baseball lives in tact and put together some semblance of momentum. Starting for the Rockies tonight is German Marquez, making just the second start of his young career. The 21 year-old Venezuelan is a hot prospect the Rockies hope becomes a rotation mainstay.

In at third base for the Giants is Conor Gillaspie, filling in for Eduardo Nunez who has a grade 1 hamstring pull. Mac Williamson has been placed on the 60 Day disabled list with a strained quadricep. The rumor mill is flowing concerning the Giants acquiring Gordon (not David) Beckham. OOOOH Boy…

Some Questions

  1. How will Matt Moore bounce back from his last ignominious start against the Dodgers?
  2. How will the Giants bats fare without Nunez in the lineup against yet another rookie?
  3. How will Brandon Crawford’s swing be affected by that dislocated pinkie?
  4. Is Nolan Arenado the best player in baseball according to WAG (Wins Against the Giants)?
  5. Who will the Giants count on to provide that spiritual and emotional lift into the postseason?
  • channelclemente

    Breckeroni thrives on controversy.

  • Sam AKA Unknown

    I admire J. Fernandez for enduring the journey to come to this country and for what he did on the ball field. Don’t agree on an award named after him. Unless there is something I am missing, I don’t see what he did, other than what I just mentioned, for this to happen. Roberto Clemente was different. He died trying to help others. He had a track record helping others. I don’t want to diminish Fernandez’ journey but that alone is not enough in my book. Continue with the accolades. Well deserved. And GO GIANTS.

  • Matthew

    WAG is brilliant, Greek.

    It brings to mind both journeyman type (Hairston) and stars (Goldy). My hope was that the Giants would add Jonah to the 40 man which would soften the heart of the killer…it wasn’t to be

  • Michael Scott

    Apparently Gillaspie is a game time decision.Seems he’s takng longer than usal

  • banksofthecreeks

    This Beckham move speaks volumes about how Giants’ mgt regard their own farm system prospects

    • earlytimes

      He’s a rental for a week.

      • Scout Finch Baseball

        with a sneak preview for next spring.

        • earlytimes

          Maybe. He’s a FA. Maybe a minor league deal.

  • Scout Finch Baseball

    So yeah, sounds official. “One of my guys” Beckham aboard as well as former first round pick (4th overall in 2009), Tony Sanchez. Beckham was the 8th overall pick in 2008.

    Wow, that’s some top of the draft board prestige that just walked up the ramp to board the S.S. Gigante.

    Adios Rich Rodriguez (who?) and get well Mac Williamson (was he really hurt, or were they just not impressed?).

    • Matthew

      He needs to break your recent poll numbers. Spangate was damaging

    • paul in p.v.

      60-day = ML Pe$os, ne?

  • Bapah

    BH(KT)²

    • Matthew

      BLCG?

      • Bapah

        I give. OK

        • channelclemente

          RAGGMOPP

          • Bapah

            Now, THAT, goes waaay back.

          • channelclemente

            I pay rent on a wayback machine. Let’s me visit my childhood without staying.

          • Bapah

            Sherman!

          • channelclemente

            Pre Atlanta. General Peabody’s acolyte.

          • Matthew

            Do you have a 3DBB?

          • channelclemente

            No I rented the Tardis, it’s fully equipped in 4D.

  • Scout Finch Baseball

    Cards losing again to the lousy Reds.

    Bumgarner v. Syndergaard looking more likely …

    • earlytimes

      Wainy 70 pitches in 3 in. Nice.

    • Matthew

      You tend to enjoy challenging Jobu. I know of zero Giants fans that would say ” looking more likely”.

      Other than you, of course. I know you’re a Giants fan, Cuz. Yup.

      • SurfCity

        “Reply hazy try again”

        — Magic 8 ball

    • Bapah

      We’re gonna ride Mr. Happy to the Promised Land.

      Yippee-I-O (I don’t know how to spell the rest)

    • Bapah

      I think you’re disregarding the ownage the Rocks have over the Giants. When it comes to inflicting disappointment, they have the golden dagger.

      • Scout Finch Baseball

        “…not good folks”

        • Bapah

          Bad people, all around.

          I’d love to have their 3B, however.

          • Bapah

            I like their CF too.

          • Scout Finch Baseball

            You can have his brother – perhaps on your softball team.

    • Matthew

      See?! Look what you did.

    • Bapah

      I have serious doubts the g’s will make the post-season. I’m reconciled to it, though.

      • Matthew

        I’m looking at the 6 match ups, and I agree.

        Now, I want them to. I hope they do. But, I’ll be surprised if they do….IF they do, however, I expect them to do huge damage.

        • thefarnz

          Expectations WILL be met!

      • Scout Finch Baseball

        Whatever mindset you need to take to get this team into the playoffs, go with it.

        • Bapah

          I’m not buying any of it. I’m not seeing seriousness in their utilization of talent.

          • Scout Finch Baseball

            I seriously doubt they are joking around, but if they are, it’s quite a gag.

          • Bapah

            Bochy’s mindset is the factor. I’m sure he’s serious, I’m just not seeing it. CG has been looked at by many and all came to the same conclusion.

  • earlytimes

    If Cueto goes Thurs, who pitches Saturday?

    • Michael Scott

      Beckham

      • Sgbssfg

        On the bright side, when the Giants win the World Series, Beckham will get a ring for less time on the roster than Dan Uggla in 2014.

    • paul in p.v.

      Vamos Gigantes, sweep these Vagabondos.

    • DrLefty

      Suarez

      • Michael Scott

        Mom told me that basic arithmetic would come in handy one day.

        • SurfCity

          That seems to add up

  • banksofthecreeks

    Grand slam by SS Diaz for the Cards. It’s now 5 – 2 Cards lead

    • Scout Finch Baseball

      what’s a grand slam? eggs, pancakes, bacon?

      • Sgbssfg

        And sausage.

        • Scout Finch Baseball

          I’d eat breakfast for dinner if it weren’t for spaghetti 2nite

  • Bapah

    Right now K&K are saying BEckham and Mr. Happy will platoon. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PLAYING TOMLINSON?

    • channelclemente

      At 2B.

      • Bapah

        He was a SS and 3B before! Bochy has flies in his eyes!

        • paul in p.v.

          Boch prefers a 3B with POWER!

          • Bapah

            Power with 0-8, is better than slappy that’s 2 for 4 and 3RBIs?

          • paul in p.v.

            Hey – it’s Boris. What can you do?

        • SurfCity

          Must be using honey Visine and not vinegar Visine eye drops

    • Peter Johnson

      They like vets too, Flannery and Papa also .

    • Scout Finch Baseball

      TOMMY CAN YOU HEAR ME!!

  • Matthew

    I just texted Tomlinson. Wanted to make sure he had Jeff Gilooly’s number.

    • SurfCity

      Harsh!

  • Matthew

    The place is empty at 7:01…. If they claim sellout…..well, ya know

    • Sgbssfg

      Well it is Polynesian heritage night.

    • SurfCity

      The blog or the ballpark?

  • Sgbssfg

    I thought you had to be on the 40 man roster on Sept 1 to be eligible for the post season. If so, whaaaaa? And I think they’ll miss Mac’s glove in the post season.

    • Matthew

      His glove has been resting comfortably next to the tub of David’s Sunflower Seeds for a month.

    • 610nm

      You need to be in the organization (somewhere) at the start of August, too.

  • SurfCity

    OFF TOPIC:

    This is the only picture of the fire I’ll post here today, for those interested.

    Loma Prieta fire viewed from the Cowell Beach cliffs (ie Santa Cruz) last night. (Photo: Birdo NRB Photography)

    https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14440875_10154692142455649_5853826302609105371_n.jpg?oh=d555fc1ee288f00265c5d23704188285&oe=58675034

    • Scout Finch Baseball

      WHOA – thanks for pic.

    • Sgbssfg

      Very sad. The coast range has taken a beating this summer.

      • SurfCity

        Indeed.

    • Wow!

      • SurfCity

        Nature is beautiful, even if it’s destructive.

    • paul in p.v.

      oh sheet…

  • MLBSF

    Hopefully Greek Giant doesn’t shout at me again by saying this but….
    Isn’t this awful season over with yet?
    We’ve already been eliminated. Let’s just call it a failed year and regroup for 2017
    smh

    • Come on now MLBSF! We’ve got six games still to kick start the magic!

      • MLBSF

        Ok my bad Greek Giant. This is true

  • thecove
  • Bapah

    What’s the over/under on innings for our starter? 4? 7? not over 2?

    • Sgbssfg

      Strong 6. I’m borrowing Mavo’s militant optimism.

  • Scout Finch Baseball

    c’mon Spaganik. c’mon 2hole Belt. c’mon CG !

  • DrLefty

    4-3. What a surprise.

  • giantc

    Who the hell does Tomlinson have to sleep with to get in the lineup. Connor Gillapsie — maybe they can just get McGahee back.

  • carl hamilton

    Span as ususal rolls one over. Pityful just pityful. What the f is wrong with Bochy!!!

    • Old Man

      Bochy is senile.

    • Gorkys has electricity about him with a plus arm from the OF. But Span makes a whole lot more money.
      #damnshame

  • cynic

    Leave it to the Giants to lose Nunez and trade for a guy who looks awfully like Gillaspie.

  • BALDHEADSLIKK

    That last inning is the Giants problem in a nutshell three hits to get one run

  • Who’s the best team in baseball at stranding runners in scoring position? Wouldn’t surprise me if we were the best. No surprise at all.

    • DrLefty

      We’re #1! We’re #1! We’re #1!

  • SurfCity

    By this logic, the next player should be given number 68.

    Henry Schulman

    @hankschulman

    Has the #numbersmonkey already reported Beckham will wear 17and Sanchez 34? #sfgiants

  • carl hamilton

    Thats it Pagan!!! Swing at ball 4. No patience and ill predict he will screw one up in the outfield tonight. Thats it Bochy. Instead if playing Kelby or Hernandez play old tired asses Pagan and Span.zzzzzzzzz

    • Efrain

      And who told you Kelby is a LF?

  • paul in p.v.

    Somebody ‘splain to me who this version of Matt Moore is?

    (I ain’t complaining.)

    • Panda Puffs are Delicious

      This is what we like to call “Good Matt Moore” and we all hope to see him more often

    • Moore is hot or cold. No warm. Just the way he rolls.

    • Jinx

  • carl hamilton

    Gonna need at least 6 runs tonight!! and the way last inning went with rally killers Pagan ans Span that just wont happen.

  • just peachy.

    Strained quadricep? Do we have any idea how that happened to Mac? Did Bochy kick him in the quadricep accidentally-on-purpose?

    • SurfCity

      We thought it might have been one of your groping things. 😉

      • just peachy.

        And cheat on Duffy? Never! 😮

        • SurfCity

          The eagle flies with the dove

    • DrLefty

      They said it was from running out his infield hit in San Diego.

  • So if Reynolds got designated for assignment, what’s his assignment now that minor league ball is done? Rookie instruction? Winter ball? Pacific Rim Baseball? What does that mean this time of year?

    • just peachy.

      Pacific rimming (base)balls.

      • Yikes.

      • Mitchell Brothers?

      • Matthew

        Randy Peach…you make me blush, ma’am

        • just peachy.

          I am stuck in the gutter and don’t know how to get out.

          • Matthew

            Well, don’t ask us blog pigs for help….we’re in there with you!

    • SurfCity

      Yeah the “assignment” part is kind of a misnomer. It simply means that within 10 days they have to add him back to the 40-man roster, waive him, trade him, release him, or send him to the minors.

    • He will throw BP if they go to postseason

    • 12xu

      He has to go in The Box from Cool Hand Luke.

    • paul in p.v.

      He’s left-handed. He’ll be in the Red Sox bullpen next spring.

  • carl hamilton

    Thats just 2 innings. He will have that one bad inning where everything goes to hell

  • Hoona

    Span is a double agent

  • Memo to Span: a base hit would’ve been fine. No need to swing for it all.

    • Peter Johnson

      stop being an asss.

  • just peachy.

    Gillaspie for the Willie Mac Award, amiright?

    • DrLefty

      I really think they should skip that award this year.

      • Matthew

        Shtop….

        Remember the 100 loss years?

        • DrLefty

          There was just the one–1985. And yes, I do remember it, but partly because it was the darkness just before the dawn.

      • #CrawfordWinsIt

      • just peachy.

        What about the pigeons from that one game? They were uplifting.

      • Hopper15

        Nah give it to Cueto.

  • Matt Moore
    Doctor Jekyl and Mr. Hyde

  • just peachy.

    I’m just waiting for a reason to use ‘bend it like Beckham’.

  • just peachy.

    Hey did you guys hear? Belt. is. ON. THE. MOVE.

    • paul in p.v.

      I thought that was JUST PEACHY!

  • Good answer to the Rockies’ run by the Giants.

  • I must say the Giants look a little more energized than in quite some time.

    • just peachy.

      It’s almost vacation time! 🙂

  • Nice hitting by Belt and Craw tonight.

    • 610nm

      seven bases total, if I remember right.

    • paul in p.v.

      ayup, GG.

  • carl hamilton

    Take the best pitch ( 1st one ) ur gonna see tonight Pagan then take strike 3 in the same spot.

  • carl hamilton

    Span and Pagan are f”:#### uesless. They are the Casillas of the regular 8. Soul crushing mind numbing rally killers!! Its just sickening to see Bochy continue to play then!!!

    • channelclemente

      lol.

    • Surf Maui

      I seem to remember a key Span home run and three Pagan hits on Saturday

    • Matthew

      Eat a Snickers Carl. You’re angry when you’re hungry

  • paul in p.v.

    It would be really ok to never see Pagan bat again in S.F.

    (Without losing the playoffs.)

    • paul in p.v.

      I know that makes no sense…

      • winebaroness27

        total sense…
        wish it could be Span too…

        • Let’s all pill on the same end of the rope

      • channelclemente

        It did to me. Sorry??

      • SurfCity

        Emotion never has to make sense

    • “27” outs Paul. He’s OUR crazy horse

      • paul in p.v.

        So good to feel so stupid.

  • banksofthecreeks

    It’s awful quiet around this blog tonight — have so many just given up already?

    • paul in p.v.

      Peeps be sitting back pensively. Discretion is the better part of valor.

      • SurfCity

        Is that the opposite of Penceively?

    • channelclemente

      We’re celebrating Noah’s decision to leave the dinosaurs off the barge,

  • channelclemente

    Williamson asking Beckham, what’s the weather like in Chicago.

  • Sundays game is at Noon

  • 12xu

    Didn’t the Giants have a pitcher named Rich Rodriguez in the 90s or so?

    Alex Pavlovic ✔ @AlexPavlovic
    Beckham trade is official. Giants sent minor leaguer Rich Rodriguez to Atlanta.
    8m

    • Moooooooooose

      Think so

    • SurfCity

      Oh the Braves are going to be pissed when they find out it’s some guy from the 90s

    • giantc

      Pudgy lefty reliever.

      • 12xu

        Yes, now I remember him, a burly guy, always had a five-o’clock shadow.

  • carl hamilton

    Yup. This game has all the feeling of so many others. Runners left on. Facing a pitcher with noting. So many hittable balls that Giants take meek swings at. Moore pitching lights out and we still will lose. Just like so many other games. Just score a few more runs so Moore doesnt have to pitch with such a fine line.

  • Moore taketh and giveth

    • channelclemente

      And walketh with his hat off?

  • Hoona

    Well done Moore

  • John Victory Faust

    George, it’s funny you compared this season to the Battle of Stalingrad. As a big military history buff, I have an annoying habit of comparing, well, just about everything to either the Battle of Gettysburg or the Battle of Waterloo. But I too was thinking that this campaign resembled the one on the Volga of 1942/43. Hitler believed that he had to make one more great push to finally eliminate the Soviets before the western Allies could cross the Channel to bring their material advantage to bear. Likewise, the front office was very proactive this off-season and at the trade deadline to bolster our aging vets before the youth, depth and talent of Chicago and LA materialized into a juggernaut of Red Army circa 1944/45 like proportions.

    • DrLefty

      I was thinking the Alamo or Custer’s Last Stand.

      • John Victory Faust

        I didn’t mean to compare Bobby Evans to Adolf Hitler, btw. Bobby’s got a much better temperament.

  • Matthew

    Hit a double into the Carl Hamilton archway!

  • carl hamilton

    I seem to remember tons of ofers and missed fly balls

  • DrLefty

    Three legs of the cycle!

    • Surf Maui

      The home run would be nice

      • Surf Maui

        Have to take it from Posey

  • PicoJim

    havent seen the DAWG in awile

    • I was just thinking the same thing.

      • DrLefty

        Us too. Wasn’t he banned for awhile or something?

        • 12xu

          Yes, for reaching over the wall to catch a ball in play.

        • Yes he was.

    • Surf Maui

      No home runs is why

  • just peachy.

    If we also got 12 runs tonight, that’d be trippy.

  • 12xu

    Gerald ! ! !

  • carl hamilton

    Still need 2 more! Way to go Buster!

    • 12xu

      That was Buster’s 1,000th hit. Atta babe.

  • channelclemente

    Line Drives are good.

  • carl hamilton

    ok Pence!! Now just need 1 more!

  • DrLefty

    Extra base hits! Homers! This is good!!!!

    • Matthew

      I missed these guys

      • DrLefty

        I saw them at the end of August vs the Braves…I knew they were somewhere….

  • Matthew

    Apparently, Dawg Mojo is what we were missing

  • just peachy.

    Bcraw!

  • Feet First!!!

    • 12xu

      I think Craw learned a lesson. And even though he was thrown out, it was good to hear that Belt slid in to 2nd feet-first.

    • Yes! The Giants finally got the memo!

  • channelclemente

    Line Drives are very, very good.

  • Now We’re talking! Giants are giant to make up for the season long power outage in the final six games.

    • They would need to score about 20 runs a game to make up for the long power outage.

  • Surf Maui

    Please send Casilla an all expense paid vacation to Hawaii– only if it is picked up within the next inning

    • DrLefty

      Not far enough away

      • Surf Maui

        But a round the world cruise would get him back here in time for the World Series

        • Just you watch, Santiago is going to save game 7 of the World Series!

          • Doughnut

            Talk about torture

          • DrLefty

            No, the Shark!

          • Perhaps

    • By the way Surf, the Giants have a beautiful autographed baseball by Casilla for sale in their shop. It would make a great Hannukah gift for you I think..

      • Surf Maui

        It would stuff up my toilet– no thank you

  • Doughnut

    This is fun

  • carl hamilton

    ok thats the 6th run. I think i can relax

    • just peachy.

      nope, not yet. only the 5th inning.

      • carl hamilton

        Ya I forgot

  • 12xu

    Please note that this uprising was kept alive by Belt hitting a single.

  • crawnik

    Geez, Weiss. Leave the kid in. We need to feel good for a change.

  • Beautiful hitting by our boys this inning!

    • channelclemente

      Line drive hitting.

      • Yes, even the round trippers

        • channelclemente

          Contact is goooood. 😉

          • Scout Finch Baseball

            Hard contact better.

          • channelclemente

            Know much set theory?

          • Scout Finch Baseball

            Anyone for tennis? 🎾

          • channelclemente

            Ill take that as no, before you make an Ash of yourself.

          • Scout Finch Baseball

            Arthur?

  • John Victory Faust

    Or how bout an all expenses paid tour of Marvin Integrity Tough Windows Manufacturing Facility in Warroad Minnesota!

    • 12xu

      LOL.

  • just peachy.

    Here comes the life of the party!

    • Where is the Old Man?

      • Jacob Singer

        Logged on as one of us, of course.

        • You mean we have a mole? Or double agent?

          • Jacob Singer

            Muahahahaha…..actually I have no idea about Old Man but I have a sneaking suspicion about Runnitt. I think he’s someone’s way of blowing off steam.

          • channelclemente

            More a double dipschlitz.

      • Moooooooooose

        Down the road

        • Scout Finch Baseball

          Thunder and the lightnin

      • Scout Finch Baseball

        Look in my eyes 👀

  • Jacob Singer

    Heating up at the right time? We’ll see.

  • DrLefty

    Charlie Blackmon needs to tame that fugly beard. It’s truly disgusting.

    • just peachy.

      I was just going to say the same thing! I had to google him to remember what he looked like as a human being in the past

    • I’ve said this before: I suspect he is actually Joaquin Phoenix’s rapper alter ego.

      • Matthew

        It’s the Kazynski, and it’s quite popular

    • Matthew

      I saw him on Intentional Talk a few days ago…well spoken guy. But…. A tad bit unkempt

    • That beard truly is horrific. It must be costing him mega endorsement dollars. If I was his agent I would kidnap and a chop that monstrosity off!

    • paul in p.v.

      ayup

    • Moooooooooose

      This should be his walkup music – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiH9cFQmtfU

  • GermanGiantsFan

    Yes. I leave the room and come back to 6:1 including the 1000th hit and HR by my guy Buster. If the Padres start scoring again I will leave the room again.

    • We are playing the Rockies but yeah fun game so far!

      • GermanGiantsFan

        yes, of course the Rockies. I am a bit sleep deprived today, can you tell 🙂
        Maybe the Giants are envisioning that they are playing in Denver and hence, the scoring.

  • Matthew

    Ninja Catcher needs to be punished

  • Scout Finch Baseball

    Clearly, Beckham is the charm, although I call him “Gordo”.

    • channelclemente

      He’ll be hairless from all the nuggies.

    • 12xu

      Put him in now before Gillaspie kills any more rallies!

  • Scout Finch Baseball

    Span is the man.

    Gotta get Panik going now. Whatever that’s gonna take.

    • Kramerica

      There’s a start. That ball was smoked. That is the Panik we know and love flexing the extra base hit power.

    • Matthew

      I believe!

    • Efrain

      Panik has played his usual steady d all year, but his hitting has been an issue all year. Can’t say he’Il “get going” 6 days from the end of the season.

      • MVP of the NLCS for 2016. My bold prediction.

        • Efrain

          Hope so, still doesn’t wash away a rough year with the bat. An ESPN writer had him as his pick for NL batting champ.

  • Matthew

    I know how it all changed, but is it cool if I say I miss THAT Pablo?

    • channelclemente

      It wasn’t him, it was the hats.

    • Lunch_Box

      They smell October around the corner and they gotta get in as the underdogs everyone thinks they are on paper.

  • Damn. This team looks so good when they’re playing good.

  • carl hamilton

    Please put your defensive team in Bochy. No reason to have Span and Pagan old men out there to watch catchable balls fall

    • Jacob Singer

      That’s probably a bigger part of the blown saves than we remember.

      • Not really

        • Jacob Singer

          It’s more than I remember. 😉

  • Matthew

    Joe needed that…

    Boy, if these guys collectively get hot….

    • Kramerica

      So damn tempting. Multiple HRs, multiple extra base hits. I miss this team, they are so much fun to watch when they do this. And so, so painful when they can’t buy a hit (which has happened waaay to often in the second half). Just get in…

    • paul in p.v.

      Why is Moore batting?

      • Matthew

        Bochy ran out of bullpen arms?

        • He didn’t know what to do with Reynolds being dfa’d

  • Kramerica

    Why is Moore going another inning in a 7-1 game when he has gone 7 strong and will likely have the biggest start of the year on Sunday?

    • Very good question. Boch……

      • Kramerica

        Plus he’s already at 100 pitches. I just do not understand this one. Absolutely no reason, this game is over. Save those bullets for Sunday.

        • DrLefty

          Have you not been watching this team in the second half?!

          • Kramerica

            You’re being facetious in a 7-1 game, right???

          • paul in p.v.

            Get him out. 6 runs gotta be enough.

          • paul in p.v.

            On the other hand… painting.

          • DrLefty

            Go back to the box score from Sunday, August 14, and then get back to me.

          • Kramerica

            They’re not going to lose this game. Unless the Rockies cut it to 3 and Strickland comes on to close.

          • Moooooooooose

            Or, what was it? 3 days ago?

        • Moooooooooose

          You did-ent.

        • Lunch_Box

          A lot of Boch’s moves this Yee ar have been questionable.

    • channelclemente

      Pitch count low.

      • Kramerica

        92 is economical. And in a 3 run or closer game, fine. But even this pen can hold a 6 run lead with 6 outs.

    • Lunch_Box

      No lead is safe with this Giants bullpen.

    • paul in p.v.

      What a job he did.

      • Kramerica

        That’s why they got him. Always been a huge Matt Moore fan. Now get some rest Matty and come out and do it again on Sunday.

  • BALDHEADSLIKK

    I’m too scared to go to bed lm afraid I might wake up to some bad news with the Giants and another L! 6-1 lead is not very insurmountable guys!

    • channelclemente

      7-1

      • BALDHEADSLIKK

        Oh well 7-1 WE GOT THIS!

    • Efrain

      Still tight Slikk, specially if Strickland and Casilla come in! 😳

  • Efrain

    Two things that will happen no matter what anyone here writes:
    1. The team will announce a Willie Mac winner
    2. No, it will not be Duffy

    Still say it’s one of the 3: Posey, Crawford, Cueto. All deserving for various reasons.

    • DrLefty

      My $$ is on Craw. He’s been a mainstay for years. Posey’s won it before. Cueto’s a new guy.

      • Efrain

        And he would be deserving. I still think Posey has played a great amount of games hurt all season and the team (who vote, not the fans) will know that more intimately and may vote for his work behind the plate.

        • DrLefty

          Buster would be an excellent choice, too. Krukow won it twice, and so did Bengie Molina.

        • Matthew

          I like the Sensible Efrain way more

      • SurfCity

        Cueto or Craw.

  • Kramerica

    Nathan’s gray beard is awesome

    • paul in p.v.

      The Ancient Mariner.

    • Peter Johnson

      Will see after this batter .

      • Kramerica

        The outcome of this AB will not change his awesome gray beard.

      • Kramerica

        Now it looks even better. Take a seat Nolan

  • paul in p.v.

    Moore appears to be at least 2 years older than that batboy. Cute.

  • Lunch_Box

    So Chicago gets 100 wins and they are automatically crowned champions by some in the media and the deluded in the North Side? Give me a break….

    • Moooooooooose

      They were crowned champions a long time before 100 wins. Before 1 win, in fact.

      • Lunch_Box

        Yeah but it’s getting close to October, so their argument could come to fruition. Bleh!

        • Moooooooooose

          Unlikely!

      • Correct. They were crowned champions during the winter.

        • Lunch_Box

          They were crowned champs for next season after the Mets eliminated them in the 2015 NLCS.

    • DrLefty

      I heard some stat on TV the other day that in the last 26 years, the team with the best regular season record has won the World Series only FOUR times. That’s pretty amazing. The Cards won 100 games last year and didn’t make it out of the first round. Same with the 2011 Phillies–I think they won 102.

      • I saw that too. It shows you how vastly different the postseason game is. John Smoltz made a great observation about the Cubs line up during Saturday’s game. He questioned the batting order and noted that from 4-8 they are very strikeout prone with fair to middling’ averages. He believes that can be exposed in a short series and that Maddon should spread out guys like Bryant, Rizzo, Fowler and Zobrist more evenly in the middle of the order. It was very provocative and got me thinking about the depth of the Giants lineup (when they hit) and how difficult it is to pitch to in a playoff series.

        • DrLefty

          “When they hit” being the operative caveat

          • Lunch_Box

            Oh the Giants will hit, Ray. They most definitely will hit.

      • goodsam73

        must be same virus that infects 73 game winning b-ball teams

  • Giants really needed this breakout statement game tonight. Just at the right time.

    • Lunch_Box

      You gotta beat the teams you have to beat….which is every team.

  • just peachy.

    That totally is a first date look. That’s what I looked like when I was on a first date at a Giants game and he was stuffing his face with nachos and got cheese on his face and the usher made fun of him.

    • Lunch_Box

      Sounds like the usher helped in the c@$!-blocking.

      • just peachy.

        The usher in 144 is my homie. We bonded after my date ditched me in the 8th inning to go say hi to his friends and never came back (he did send me several 6 mile long texts the next day, but alas, I have some dignity and there was no second date to be had). Sometimes I get tix in that section just to say hi to the usher.

        • Lunch_Box

          Not sure if I would prefer getting a long text or being ghosted by a date.

    • Matthew

      Between dumb dates and dog bites…you’re like the female Don Quixote of the blog

      • Eric Ritz

        I mean Donna Quixote was right there…

        • Matthew

          But it just doesn’t work, you know…I thought of it, but couldn’t pull the trigger

          • SurfCity

            Yeah, it’s the easy choice. Not the right choice.

            Besides, it won’t fly when you run into purist surf snob like me anyway 😉 The dude’s name is not Don, like short for Donald. It’s a title, like Don Corelone!

            Donna isn’t the equivalent of Don.
            Doña is the equivalent of Don.

          • Matthew

            That’s some serious Clavin stuff right there! ( I knew the Don part, but not Dona)

          • SurfCity

            For my next trick I’ll wager $20,000 on final Jeopardy.

    • paul in p.v.

      Man I felt bad for that doofus.

  • Love oppo field hitting. Always have. Always will.

  • goodsam73

    craw’s got TWO triples tonight ????

    • DrLefty

      Yeah, but only four hits. Pfffft

  • Atta babe Craw!

  • Matthew

    OK, I can safely say:

    Another birthday win for moi…it’s a September 27th tradition

    • DrLefty

      Hey, happy birthday, dude!

    • 12xu

      Happy Birthday!

    • goodsam73

      happy happy !

    • crawnik

      Happy Birthday Matthew. A 10 spot for you!

      • 12xu

        12-spot!

    • paul in p.v.

      FELIZ GANAR, MATEO!

    • Bapah

      Feliz Cumpleaños

    • just peachy.

      happy birthday!

    • DOUBLE NICKEL 2.0

  • Matthew

    The Conor Gillaspie Row couldn’t come up with the foul ball…

  • Old Man

    NO LEAD IS SAFE!!!

  • John Victory Faust

    Hope they save some runs for the next few games

  • Atta babe Joltin Joe Jr.

    • paul in p.v.

      ‘Member when we wanted Cargo to sign and play RF @ ATT? Not so fast…

      • DrLefty

        He’s looked brutal out there on both of Joe’s hits!

        • paul in p.v.

          I think Cargo’s got a thing about bricks.

          • Appalled7

            Hey, if Hunter can crash into them, why not Cargo? Wimp.

          • paul in p.v.

            No coconuts, A7.

  • Moooooooooose

    12

  • just peachy.

    Okay, I was totally just joking that we also need to get 12 runs tonight, but HAHA

  • goodsam73

    12-1 !!!! where have you all been ????

  • Jacob Singer

    All 3 WC teams score 12.

    • Bapah

      Sorry, you must be ahead of my feed.

  • Atta babe Connor.

    • 12xu

      Feeling that pressure from the Beckham acquisition, stepping up.

  • Bapah

    NY, StL AND SF ALL scored 12 tonight

    • 12xu

      Giants have to score 1 more, have to beat them!

      • Moooooooooose

        No. They don’t.

  • Appalled7

    Connor says, “Gordon who?”

    • paul in p.v.

      Gordon GLUG!!!

      • Lunch_Box

        Reminds me of Dan Uggla…another former Brave with a poor BA.

    • Spice girl?

  • TO will start musing about AAAA players

  • Mets Cards and Giants all score 12 runs tonight. Coincidence? I think not.

    • Jacob Singer

      Someone somewhere is scripting this.

  • pacman68

    God I hate Conor Gillaspe.

    • paul in p.v.

      Better get used to it.

      Boch is goin’ – ‘one of my guys.’

      • pacman68

        I don’t know if I will make it.

  • pacman68

    Adam Duvall has 33 Hr and 100 RBI’s.

    • goodsam73

      oh for the love of _______ now WHY isn’t he still a Giant ????

  • Appalled7

    Is it a bad sign that Osich has blown all of his save opportunities, or do we have faith that an 11 run lead will hold up?

    • DrLefty

      This isn’t a save opportunity, so we’re FINE.

      • Not a save opportunity yet.

        • SurfCity

          Hey give him credit, he’s trying to create opportunity!

      • 12xu

        Is there such a statistic as a blown hold?

  • Osich, gotta get him going…..

    Might give up 8 runs

  • Far enough!

  • thecove
    • Matthew

      That angle gives it a bit of Titanic ambience

    • paul in p.v.

      You sober, Cove?

      • thecove

        Not with Osich pitching….

    • SurfCity

      89 Quake! I’d recognize that picture anywwhere

  • DrLefty

    “No Skip, better not put ME on any playoff roster. Nosirree Bob.”–Josh Osich

  • Its NOT the name of players in the Lineup its what do the guys do during the game who get pencilled in….

  • Matthew

    That JustPeachyDate.com dude looks like it’s one and done for him

    • just peachy.

      He’s a man-baby

      • paul in p.v.

        Total wuss.

        • just peachy.

          But he’ll probably still get laid tonight. Reverse cowgirl.

          • paul in p.v.

            Please explain, peachy. Doh.

          • just peachy.

            The reverse cowgirl or why he’ll still get laid? 🙂

          • paul in p.v.

            #1

          • paul in p.v.

            … never mind….

          • Matthew

            Be careful, Paul…it’s , ummm, a position

          • paul in p.v.

            oooops….

          • Matthew

            Pulled out a rim job and reverse cowgirl in a single night. I’ll bet you do shots and play pool and eat man-babies like they are Slim Jim’s

          • just peachy.

            Only on Wednesdays.

            But no to shots (I’m a beer or mojito gal), yes to pool, and I prefer the man-babies to do the eating, if they’re lucky enough to get that far.

            Really though, I’m a sweet innocent woman.

          • 12xu

            Atta babe.

          • Either way you are in the Extra Baggs – Giants Extra and TWG Hall of Fame.

            #I’mJustAnInnocentWomen

          • 12xu

            The spoon?

          • Bingo the best of the best positions

            AttaBabe

      • Matthew

        man-baby: an affliction common to the North American male. It’s been found in 64% of the species, and has no known cure

        • paul in p.v.

          Been there. No kinda fun.

        • just peachy.

          See also: Peter Pan Syndrome.

          San Francisco is the native habitat of 90% of the species.

        • Appalled7

          I think your statistic might be a little on the low side.

    • As she bites her nails. Not a good sign.

  • SurfCity

    I think I hear chant slowly starting up

    “San ti ago …”

  • thecove

    Cant we ever have a clean ninth???

  • Surf Maui

    Get some out please– some of us need to go to sleep

  • Moooooooooose

    This is the Osich we saw at the RiverCats game!

    • Moooooooooose

      Or not.

  • paul in p.v.

    That sufferin’ bastardo with the hot chocolate.

    No more sweets tonight, meat.

  • Osich not on any post season roster

    • pacman68

      Let’s make it to the post season first. Lots of ballgames to play,

    • Surf Maui

      Looks like he has Casilla Disease

  • pacman68

    Why is everyone talking post season. Stop the jinx bro!!!

    • Jesus
      There are no jinxes
      Unless dugout guys talk about it

  • pacman68

    Can you imagine if the Giants lost this game?

    • Appalled7

      The really sad thing is that after the last two months, I absolutely can imagine it.

    • Was never in doubt after Nathan made arenado look bad

  • Ball game. !!

  • Matt Moore pitched great.

  • pacman68

    Big Win!!!

  • Hitting was above average great.

    • Michael Scott

      Don’t be tasing my thang, Bro.

  • Moooooooooose

    Undefeated on the Tony Sanchez era!

  • thecove
    • paul in p.v.

      Vamos, Cove!

    • Matthew

      All 5 remaining, Cove! Do NOT mess with the Cove Mojo

    • 12xu

      Have fun, bring us a win. I’m going tomorrow night. Maybe Thurs. too.

    • SurfCity

      Keep putting up those crooked pictures! And maybe the Giants will keep putting up those crooked numbers

  • just peachy.

    This victory song brought to you by Gordy Beckham

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJLIiF15wjQ

  • Michael Scott

    At last- i was missin’ all the bitchin. Thanks,Josh.