Game 160 Preview: Giants Take On Dodgers in Regular Season’s Final Series with Postseason Berth On the Line

by

GreekGiant

Tonight’s Game: Dodgers (91-68) Vs Giants (84-75) at Willie Mays Field, 7:15 pm
Rich Hill (12-5, 2.05) vs Madison Bumgarner (14-9, 2.79)

The Starting Lineups

Dodgers
1. Kendrick LF
2. Turner 3B
3. Seager SS
4. Puig RF
5. Ruiz C
6. Segedin 1B
7. Hernández CF
8. Culberson 2B
9. Hill P

Giants
1. Hernandez CF
2. Belt 1B
3. Posey C
4. Pence RF
5. Pagan LF
6. Crawford SS
7. Tomlinson 2B
8. Beckham 3B
9. Bumgarner SP

This is what we live for baseball fans. The last three games of the season will decide if the Giants get to play postseason baseball. Just 15 more wins and that second half slide will be nothing but a trivia question. Gordon Beckham makes his Giants debut tonight at third base while Gorkys Hernandez leads off and plays center field.

The Plot Thickens

The Giants are playing for quite a few marbles while the Dodgers will be playing spoilers since they clinched their divison. This series is going to produce one of two results: The Dodgers will either rub our faces in our own doo doo by keeping us from the postseason or we can gain some momentum, a postseason berth, and a psychological edge over our bitter rivals to the south with a series win or better still, a sweep.

The suspense is killing me!

There are numerous story lines tonight. Madbum is on the hill. Enough said! Speaking of hills, Rich Hill is pitching for the Dodgers and the Giants need to find a way to solve his curveball… Adrian Gonzalez is out with a case of Madbumitis.

Something tells me this is going to be an interesting night.

Some Questions:

  1. What is the next chapter in the Madbum/Puig macho competition?
  2. Will the Dodgers retaliate by beaning Madbum?
  3. How will Gordon Beckham fare in his debut?
  4.  How will the Joe Panik benching affect team unity and spirits? (Is Joey Baseball suddenly a platoon player?)
  5. Did you know that Tallulah Bankhead (Google her) was a huge Giants and Willie Mays fan? Her famous quote: “There are only two geniuses in this world: Willie Mays and William Shakesepeare.”
  • Breckeroni will be listening to Scully when they let us

    The honors for Vin Scully continue to roll in during the final days of his final season, with ESPN announcing Tuesday that their Wednesday Night Baseball broadcast of Giants-Dodgers from Los Angeles will pick up Scully’s 4th inning call from Sportsnet LA and feature other clips of memorable Scully calls. Meanwhile, according to Jason Barrett of Sports Radio PD, Giants radio station KNBR and TV station CSN Bay Area will pick up the third-inning call from Scully’s final game, the regular-season finale between the Giants and Dodgers in San Francisco Oct 2. Here’s more information from the ESPN release on what’s happening this Wednesday:

    • JStreet

      Breckeroni’s loving it! Vinnie’s going away party/last home game was very moving. Very cool. Lotta respect.

      Hmm, interesting that 67 years later Vin wraps it up against Giants, where it all began. He blazed the trail for Lon. Right, Russ?

      • Well That’s Right Jay….”say Mays just hit a HR half way to some Hamburger Joint down the street”…

  • Anti-Lasorda

    For all this season comes down to, if the G’s get lucky enough to get in, as they are at present:
    The Giants have Bum and Marge on Full rest for Wednesday. And this group is 8 – 0 in playoff elimination games with 6 of those wins being on the road…… Think the odds are stacked against them? This is EXACTLY where they perform best.

    I’ll take my chances. Bum goes 6, hands the ball to Jeff for the rest.

    Screw the pen. We don’t need them. Casilla, Romo, Strickland? Enjoy the pine meat for a few days.

    It will keep Bum and Marge on schedule to start Games 3 and 4 at Home on full rest.
    AND, with all the pressure on the highly favored Cubs, all the curse breaking BS, the last thing those front runners in Chicago wants to see is Cueto, Moore, Bum, Marge…… They are all throwing in playoff shape, and this team has shown the saavy to pull off the October improbable.

    JUST GET IN……

    I’m still a little worried about that.

  • Breckeroni also loves the Spanish Broadcast by Erwin Higueros and Tito

    http://m.mlb.com/video/v1196111883/?c_id=mlb

  • To quote Matthew – “Just stay positive, and don’t let a first inning bump go all “Fire everybody” crazy.
    We can do this.”

    http://togetherweregiants.com/postgame/giants-conquer-rockies-for-rare-home-series-win-and-7-2-victoy-maintain-one-game-lead-over-cards-for-wild-card/#comment-2927329822

    • JStreet

      Well that’s right, of course. Lon!

      • How is your Lady Di ?

        • JStreet

          We’re doing ok. Learning to respect the new realities. We all need a little more rest.
          She’s working 4 days now, most wouldn’t know about her trauma if they didn’t see her before. We take our time, with each other and with everything. Thanks again for your bright light of hope, Coach.

          • Scout Finch Baseball

            both you cats are HoF, bright light of hope, material.

          • I’ve morphed into “Buck Short” or “Rover” material – batting in the 10 Hole

  • Pavs Pod Cast with Jon Miller http://www.csnbayarea.com/giants/giants-insider-podcast-jon-miller

    Kendrick LF
    Turner 3B
    Seager SS
    Puig RF
    Ruiz C
    Segedin 1B
    Hernandez CF
    Culberson 2B
    Hill P

  • 22’sSweetSwing
    • Scout Finch Baseball

      that’s a long and thorough report. Very little base thievery in his game. Aggressive hitter, will have to have high average for that average level OBP. I have feeling some power will be added to his game. Don’t be surprised to see up to 15 HRs for Rivercats next year – just needs to increase launch angle and backspin and bada-bing, could be looking at .280/.320/.420 hitter. But that marginal everyday player is very much in his profile as well.

      • Efrain

        Typical Giants infielder, pretty good but not great enough to make them the powerhouse the fans imagine. Crawford is the only one to have developed into a top talent at his position, I thought Panik was reaching that level and now who knows. His D is great but the bat may not ever be what was imagined.

        Again, the Giants drafting low ceiling type guys will come back and bite them in the ass, always fielding good but not great lineups.

        • Matthew

          What are the results that earn “powerhouse” in your book?

          • Efrain

            well definitely NOT what the Giants field everyday, that’s for sure.

          • Matthew

            Not an answer…how many years of success? How many titles over what period?

            While you’re at it: over the last 50 years, list the 10 year chunks of titles by franchise, and then try to tell me how this era of Giants isn’t a powerhouse.

        • Scout Finch Baseball

          I think where the Giants usually draft, have to scout some premier high school swingers – like Clutch was discussing earlier today, it’s in the swing at that age.

    • DrLefty

      Sheesh, that writer needed an editor. He said the same things–Arroyo’s blocked by Crawford, Panik, and Nunez–three different times in a short piece. It reminds me of a quote from a book on teaching writing: “A C paper is an A paper turned in too soon.” That article needed a couple more drafts.

      • SurfCity

        ‘I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.’

        • DrLefty

          Exactly.

        • Michael Scott

          Had a friend who had a consignment store. A guy brought in some leather book covers- a really bad one was higher priced than the others. Why? He explained that it was his first one so it took him longer

        • What is the 411 on the Santa Cruz fires?

  • Scout Finch Baseball

    Hubba hubba.

    http://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Bankhead,%20Tallulah/Annex/NRFPT/Annex%20-%20Bankhead,%20Tallulah_NRFPT_03.jpg

    1. Ford Commercial
    2. Nope
    3. 1 for 3
    4. ???
    5. I did not know that.

  • Skweezplay55

    How about a new thing: scoring first. Give it a try, SFG! Also please try: early and often!

  • SurfCity

    1) and 2): When the Giants reach the 9th spot in the batting order, Dave Roberts will slide Puig over to pitch for one batter.

  • I expect Pacman, Giantc, SurfCity and others will be anxiously watching tonight.

    Footy and Paul in PV and I will be lying on a beach in Zihuatanejo – wondering what happened to Andy Dufrane and Red.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9fce3cceb4addb92a00b2dae1836c7b5ba34fab8fd3bc789bbb447ab0f5739a5.jpg

  • Skweezplay55

    I like what Bochy is doing with the lineup. I’d be interested to hear how Cueto is feeling today, the day after his first start back from a groin injury. I’m also interested in how Nunez is doing. Anybody with info?

    • Michael Scott

      He’s just loading up on right handed hitters

  • JStreet

    Oh boy. This is just like the playoffs only better: the Gs are playing the Dodgers. Shades of ’62.

  • It’s going to be up to Bum and his game 7 face on. Don’t use the first inning to finish your pre game bull pen warm ups. And don’t get caught up in the mano y macho thing. Just a game 7 face on will be enough. But if the hitters don’t score runs, go ahead and get in their faces. Puig and the Dodgers may try and get under your skin to take you out of the game. Don’t play that. Just a game 7 face will be all we need. And runs of course. Lots of them.

    • Michael Scott

      Bum should get in the faces of any guys who don’t hit? That’s the dumbest idea since those dad- burned tuna squeezers.

  • Ham & Egging It

    If Puig plays this card I don’t know if Bum will be able to stay in his shoes.
    https://giphy.com/gifs/I79LJnc93nufe/fullscreen

  • Scout Finch Baseball

    Glad to see “Gordo” in there – and Glad you are on same page, GG.

    It is most definitely all ball bearings these days…

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/5a/29/02/5a2902a98fb664916eb5990e64b324fb.jpg

  • DrLefty

    Noticed this item in David Schoenfield’s “Sweet Spot” blog on ESPN a day or two ago. It’s interesting that writers outside of the Bay Area are noticing the “strange” and “weird” behavior of both Sabean and Bochy. Schoenfield is behind a paywall so I can’t link it, but here’s the relevant part:

    In kind of strange comments, Giants VP of baseball operations Brian Sabean said on local radio that Belt “probably isn’t cut out of the middle of the order yet. … So maybe 2, 6 and 7, take some of the pressure off.” I’m not sure what prompted the comment since Belt leads the Giants in OPS and is hitting .268/.409/.465 in September, while most of his teammates have struggled down the stretch. What’s weird is how Bruce Bochy has handled him. In one game, he hit Belt eighth with Denard Span and Angel Pagan, much inferior hitters, batting 1-2. He’s sixth or seventh much of the time, although Bochy has hit him second in three of the past four games for the first time all season, which actually makes perfect sense for a guy who leads the team in OBP. But why did it take Bochy nearly all season to figure out this out? FYI, Belt has an .883 OPS hitting cleanup and .897 hitting fifth, both higher than his season total.

    • Matthew

      Boy…you can’t let that go, I see!

      We’re in game 160… I say we just come together as a Giants family and root for the best. They can’t break huddle worrying about what a VP said a few days ago. He’s done it before and they were fine. Why not now?

      Not trying to be a smart aleck, but….I kinda take a “so what?” attitude now. Nothing we can do about it.

      • DrLefty

        I just thought it was interesting and that some other commenters might, too. Clearly not you, which is your privilege.

        • Matthew

          I’m just keyed up for a big series. Sorry. Not in the mood for a pregame reminder of ” what’s wrong with the Giants”

          • vixenflem

            So Matthew, what is wrong with the Giants?;) jk
            GO GIANTS!!! Let’s do this!

          • DrLefty

            I’d respectfully observe that at least it was about baseball and the Giants. Other people post Youtube videos about whatever and, just below, a photo of a buxom actress in her see-through negligee in bed.

          • Matthew

            I prefer that😳.

            Just kidding.

            I’ll post some Angel Butt if I can find it. I’m trying to be the Pollyanna Cheerleader so everyone stays reasonable in their support in a tough sitch.

            And I can’t watch the game. So I need your positive mojo to carry them thru

          • DrLefty

            Got my Bum shirt on, as always. I’m feeling good about tonight’s game. 🙂

          • paul in p.v.

            I’ll say a prayer to my Timmy bobblehead.

          • paul in p.v.

            Oh gawd I’m so sick of the trumps… ;o)

          • Wow you must have just peachys great. Penthouse forum posts.

          • Was it Mark DeRosa’s wife?

          • The Oracle

            Wait a minute…where is that?

          • “It is in the mail”

          • Surf Maui

            Somehow I missed that. Link please

        • Keep’n It Real

          The Sabean comment didn’t surprise me, but I have to admit that some of Bochy’s moves have been head-scratching. 3 World Series wins or not, this hasn’t been his best year.

          Thanks for posting; although we all know Schoenfield has an anti-Giants thing going on.

        • Doubtful Matthew Drinks that early…

      • The Oracle

        So does that mean you’ll never again comment about any decisions, strategies, or how the players perform? After all, there’s nothing you can do about any of those. I’m not sure what that leaves, but maybe you can just focus solely on telling people what they should and shouldn’t say.

        • Matthew

          You make a fantastic bodyguard.

          Oh, and thanks for constantly telling me what is always so wrong about what I and others say.

          • The Oracle

            I may disagree, but I never try to tell anyone what they should or shouldn’t say.

          • Matthew

            It would be refreshing if you posted “I disagree” rather than a) condescendingly and sarcastically mocking folks and b) feeling like The Great Defender of Giants Bashers.

            You’re a sharp guy. I agree with lots of your points. but you certainly are predictable in your entries. I’m sure those you jump in to defend against all of us meanies appreciate your support

          • The Oracle

            But if you’re not condescending and sarcastic, how can you possibly hope to mock anyone? Mocking cannot be fairly called mocking unless it includes those qualities.

          • SurfCity

            Come on Matthew, you were clearly the one here doing that.

          • Matthew

            Not sure what you’re saying, but I’m at peace with my blatant condridictions!

          • Not true

          • THIS was the POTD of any and all Post of the Days.

        • channelclemente

          Only ‘constructive comments’, perhaps.

        • Matthew

          That’s fair…but, I am tired of the ridiculous level of criticisms about everything even before the game even starts. I was hoping for a positive group tonight….not counting you, who thinks its cool to be negative at all times.

          I was talking to Lefty, and felt the timing of her post was curious and more “see?! People agree with me” . That’s her right. Of course, I knew you would step in , because you have to.

          Lefty and I worked it out. But, thanks anyway.

        • I thought you once said “but it’s a baseball blog”…

    • paul in p.v.

      That is brutal. And not in a good sense.

    • Now that does validate clearly that Sabes hurt your feelings but did not damage Belts morale.

      Guys process stuff much different then girls do

      • The Oracle

        How would you have any idea what Belt thinks? Because you know someone on the grounds crew? And as far as handling perceived slights goes, you’re pretty emotional. Does that make you more girlish?

        • Glad your on call TO 24/7. Chivalry for all.
          Just a email or phone call away for “me Lady”

          • Ham & Egging It

            Off subject. If Kelby (my boy) swats a 2 run game winning homer or makes a game winning spectacular catch during this series would he be able to flip off Boch with a smile (good humor) and get away with it, or, would Boch retaliate in some way?

        • You always loved the 5150 Turkey Tap moments Malloy

    • SurfCity

      Sabean has this habit of making comments as if no one’s going to hear them and regardless of what’s currently happening with the team

      • SurfCity

        Like the Panik/Duff kids-don’t-have-what-it-takes proclamation.

        • You took Sabes out of context again SC

    • channelclemente

      Since he’s hitting about .230 fpor the last 1.5 months, maybe that writer made the same screw up most around her do.

    • Which is it Doctor D?
      You’ve blasted Scoenfield in seasons past? Huh?
      Will you answer or TO?

  • DrLefty

    Top 2016 draft pick Bryan Reynolds is in the house at AT & T:

    https://twitter.com/SFGiants/status/782008196432965632

    • paul in p.v.

      Thx – wuz wondering who is this guy?

    • SurfCity

      Weird photo. Either held up to a mirror or flipped horizontally in Photoshop.

      • Matthew

        Ambidextrous

  • Atlas

    Please, no doo doo. Please!

  • 22’sSweetSwing

    Willie and Willie – she knows her stuff.

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! GIANTS!!!!!!!!

  • Ham & Egging It

    My newest favorite tune. I’d bet Vin has it on his iPod.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um9eIr3KRMI

  • channelclemente

    Geselman, the guy pitching for the Mets, looks like Gearin’s slightly uglier brother.

  • The Oracle

    If I were a Giants player, it wouldn’t sit too well with me that at this crucial time, Bochy chooses to go with a guy who’s been with the team for only a few days and has had a pretty terrible season.

    • paul in p.v.

      His (sss) splits v. Hill are good.

      • The Oracle

        That wouldn’t change my mind.

        • paul in p.v.

          What a surprise.

    • Wow
      Had you played or coached or fathered sons the anwer would be clear to you

      • The Oracle

        I played, I coached a bit (not baseball) and I very much enjoyed being part of a team. with all that means. I liked the feeling of the going through the process of the season, struggling and succeeding together with my teammates. No, I wouldn’t have been very happy with some guy that played poorly for another team all year coming in at the last minute and taking up a spot in the lineup.

        • TO – football has been referred to as “The Ultimate Team Sport”

          Baseball has been referred to / is “the ultimate *individual* TEAM sport. In football a guy can miss a block but the runner can juke the defender and go 90 yards. In baseball the batting order is pretty much set and thus all 25 guys are linked somehow together in the success/failure of the TEAM.

          The fact that Beckham played poorly for Atlanta does not matter going forward to his teammates in the dugouts-proverbial-fox-hole.

  • GermanGiantsFan

    Anything yet on the Willie Mac Award? Normally we find out who receives it a bit before the ceremony.

    • paul in p.v.

      Is it tonight? Pretty exciting.

      • GermanGiantsFan

        I think so.

      • totalfan62

        It’s either Cueto or Crawford, IMHO. Crawford is a strong choice, but Cueto embodies everything Willie Mac stands for. I think Cueto.

        • GermanGiantsFan

          I agree. Either one of them. I lean towards Crawford.

  • Surf Maui

    Gonzalez with the Bumgarner flu

    • 12xu

      That’s a shame (Seinfeld sarcastic voice). For this month, he’s batting .230 (20-87). I heard that Turner, aka Toomgis, is slumping recently too.

      • 12xu

        Check that, Turner is not slumping. .556 the last 7 days, .310 this month. But he still looks like Toomgis the AM-PM mascot.

        • crawnik

          He’s a Met castaway Leprechaun piece of $!#/

          • paul in p.v.

            He’s raking. Fear the Turnip.

    • paul in p.v.

      Great. He’s their best clutch hitter, imo.

      • Scout Finch Baseball

        Ayup. You’re opinion is sound. Won’t even bother lookin’ it up. He’s kind of borderline HOF in my opinion. Won’t get in, but should hang around the ballots.

    • crawnik

      Bum told him “Don’t look at me”.

  • totalfan62

    Watching MLB Network pre-game, as they’re whipping around all the relevant postseason-contender games. How does Harold Reynolds keep his job? Awful.

    • Eric Ritz

      Reynolds works his gimmick. It’s all it is.

    • He uses baseball phrases that others are enamored by similar to one poster here who is a wordsmith.

  • Surf Maui

    At Greek Giants’s house waiting for the Willie Mac and the Giants win.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/677b0ae45ad5f094884d866f2fe3cfb1bb1d024062ae91d3fe6a36a721b580c3.jpg

    • totalfan62

      Attababe.

    • 12xu

      Bring it!

    • Matthew

      Together…we’re Giants. Keep the faith, boys

    • Alvise Contarini

      I see a camo cap you are wearing. You are battle ready! Go Giants ! Go get those d€&@*d bums’ skin!

      • Surf Maui

        Ready to go into battle– hence the camo MadBum hat

        • Alvise Contarini

          G R E A T !!!

    • Surf Maui decided to pose sideways and create a new yoga pose.

      • Surf Maui

        Im holding that pose till the Giants win!

    • paul in p.v.

      Great tee shirt. Give us updates on the Willie Mac!

    • Scout Finch Baseball

      Cool hat. You have a Jake Peavy vibe going.

      • Surf Maui

        2015 giveaway

  • Surf Maui

    Greek Giant– Surf Maui pregame quiz. Three favorite Giants pitchers of all time?

    • Alvise Contarini

      1st MadBum
      2nd MadBum
      3rd MadBum

    • The Oracle

      1. Marichal
      2. Perry
      3. Montefusco

    • paul in p.v.

      S.F., or S.F./N.Y.?

      • Surf Maui

        Either

        • paul in p.v.

          1. Christy Mathewson
          2. Carl Hubbel
          3. Johnny Antonelli

          • Surf Maui

            Did you watch the first two on TV?

          • paul in p.v.

            Ayup.

          • Surf Maui

            You must have had one heck of an antenna

          • paul in p.v.

            Mexico. They pirate everything.

          • Surf Maui

            Dont tellthat to Donald Trump

    • DrLefty

      1. MadBum
      2. Lincecum
      3. Tie: Beck/Vogelsong

      • Surf Maui

        As the recently deceased John McGlaughlin would say “Here is the answer”

        Juan Marichal
        Tim Lincecum
        Madison Bumgarner

        • Those are my three too, but I love Lefty’s pick of Vogey. No one battled more and made the absolute most of what he had.

          • Surf Maui

            Good aswer too

        • Matthew

          Ha! Didn’t see yours. Boom

        • DrLefty

          I actually am just a couple years too young to have really seen Marichal at his best–I went with the ones I experienced.

    • Matthew

      Marichal
      Lincecum
      Bumgarner

      • Surf Maui

        Correct– good answer

        • paul in p.v.

          THERE IS NO ‘CORRECT’ ANSWER!

          YOU SAID ‘FAVORITE’ SURF!!

          PONTE LAS PILAS!!!

    • Thrill22

      Mathewson, Hubbell and Marichal.

    • Sam Jones
      Jim Barr
      Billy Pierce

  • channelclemente

    Hill may tire. He’s thrown 2-3 times more pitches this year than he ever has, coming out of the bullpen

  • crawnik

    Effin Mets. Effin Cardinals.

    • paul in p.v.

      Both won?

      • crawnik

        Mets up 5-1. Cards up 1-0.

        • crawnik

          Mets in the 8th inning, Cards in the 5th.

        • Scout Finch Baseball

          Pirates won’t take this series lightly. Maybe Cutch comes up big.

        • One to nothing doesn’t win that game

          • Panda Puffs are Delicious

            3-0 card now

    • The Oracle

      Wouldn’t you rather have the Giants get in by playing well, instead of backing in?

      • crawnik

        Absolutely. Wouldn’t hurt if those two lost a game or two.

  • Surf Maui

    I posted a photo– now its everyone else’s turn so if we meet on the street we’ll recognize you

  • Scout Finch Baseball

    Jedd Gyorko as some Adam Duvall in his game. Batting .240, hit his 29th HR.

    • Scout Finch Baseball

      Jay Bruce and Mets cruisin 5-1 late.

  • Surf Maui

    Last chance to place your bet on the Willie Mac

    • crawnik

      BCraw35

      • Surf Maui

        Agreed, although with Cueto making a late run. Dont rule out Hunter Pence– especially since he is now running for Vice- President

    • Matthew

      Crawford.

  • SL third base was smart in sending Carpenter last night. Had Duval not overthrown his cutoff man carpenters out by 30ft. Once he’s thrown out at home then the coach would say “let’s look at the replay”

    The SL coach knew it went into the stands

  • paul in p.v.

    Bochy said, “It’s all about winning games for us now, Jon” on the pregame show.

    No further comment…

    • Atlas

      Or at least, not losing them. I’ll take either.

  • totalfan62

    Game is on MLB, but they’re all whip around. Ah, here comes Willie Mac on MLB-TV. FYI, every game tonight is free on MLB-TV.

  • just peachy.

    no Duffy tonight 🙁

    • goodsam73

      I heard on tolbert’s show yesterday that he was here sans crutches to clean out his locker @ willy mays plaza and his east bay apt : (

      • just peachy.

        Yep, he had to get his truck too from the player’s lot

        • and of course stop by and “see” you

  • goodsam73

    willie mac = javi lopez AND crawford !!!

  • goodsam73

    wonder if javi is going to retire this year or if he will go for 1 more round the bases ???

    • just peachy.

      I think I’m okay with him retiring.

    • 610nm

      Players must think this is the end for him.

    • DrLefty

      His speech was very “almost past tense”–I think he knows this is probably it, at least with the Giants.

  • Max

    Schulmann said Javier had a shot.

  • just peachy.

    maybe next year Duffy can be there.

    • Panda Puffs are Delicious

      Do the giants play the rays in the final series of the year?

      • just peachy.

        No of course not. They don’t even play the Rays until 2019 I think. Let me have my hope that he’d have time to do so, thaaaanks.

  • Surf Maui

    Craw forgot to thank Together We’re Giants

    • Atlas

      Award rescinded.

  • Peter Johnson

    MUST win tonight, Cards leading 5-0, and Kershaw vs Giants whole staff tomorrow !

  • just peachy.

    Where is Crawford’s clan?

    • DrLefty

      Jalynne’s sister, the former Olympian, is being inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame tonight–she’s in LA with her family.

  • totalfan62

    Wow. Giants NAILED that.

    Congrats Craw and Javi.

    • paul in p.v.

      Why Craw, total?

      • totalfan62

        Instead of Crawford? Lazy?

  • Two really good choices. I agree with Lefty, Javi sounded like this is the end.

  • Stanford getting mauled by the Huskies. 23-0. 1st Qtr.

  • Hoona

    Got to take 2 from the Dodgers. Can’t rely on the Pirates.

    • Peter Johnson

      Yes, and I love Vogey but if the Giant fans are counting him beating the Cards on Sunday, it might be a little to much to ask , he has been very bad the past month .

  • Peter Johnson

    Matt Holliday 1st at bat in months HR, Cards 6 Pirates 0, Cards scored on 3 HRs and 2 Doubles .

  • Hey Turner, that’s not Span out there!

    • 12xu

      Grab some pine, Toomgis!

    • Hoona

      I don’t know what Turner was trying to do with that kind of speed

  • DrLefty

    Way to go, Not-Span! Bwahahahaha

    • paul in p.v.

      What was that in CF? A CENTERFIELDER?!?

    • Jacob Singer

      No way in hell Span even gets there in time to miss that throw.

  • Oh hell yeah. Turner forget Gorkys in CF.

    • paul in p.v.

      Death to the Turnip.

  • Doughnut

    Gorkys plays very deep

  • Span does not get that assist.

  • Max

    Oh boy

  • Hoona

    Come on Bumgarner, THIS is the playoffs

  • Ok. Hit to LF instead. WTF

  • DrLefty

    Bumgarner awful so far

    • paul in p.v.

      Where’s the FB?

      • Peter Johnson

        2 MPH down from last year most of the year .

    • How about the two effing BLOOP hits? Are you even watching?

  • Atlas

    That throw was one step too late, that sucks.

    • Too weak of an arm started it.

    • Jacob Singer

      Pagan looked a few steps too slow in getting to it

      • Atlas

        That was our observation too…

  • Jacob Singer

    Not good right now. Bad luck mixed with some hangers.

  • Atlas

    Allowing Puig to drive in that first run on Bum irks me.

    • paul in p.v.

      How do you think he feels.

      • Atlas

        Puig? Or Bum?

        • paul in p.v.

          Wait. Who gives a fk about how Puig feels.

          • Atlas

            Oh, I do. I’d like him to not be feeling good about owning Bum and the Giants.

  • Hoona

    He’s not fooling anyone right now, his stuff isn’t crisp at all

    • Sgbssfg

      It will get better,

      • paul in p.v.

        Esa, Nena.

  • livfreerdi

    I get a lot of grief for perspectives like this, but it doesn’t make it wrong. There are 4 major league hitters in this Dodger lineup (5 if you think Ruiz is still Ruiz) … if Bum can’t handle them, there’s not much to say.

    • Peter Johnson

      You post the same comment every game, you love to talk down the other teams talent .

  • banksofthecreeks

    Note to Giants Defense: Dodgers have decided to run run run tonight

    • livfreerdi

      Bochy runs a lot when it doesn’t matter, too

      • paul in p.v.

        Way to go, Sunshine.

  • totalfan62

    Watching on MLB, so we get Vin. Nice.

    • Peter Johnson

      You like to hear him gloat !!

  • Scout Finch Baseball

    Hang in there. Gonna get to this left handed Mark Knopfler.

    • Sgbssfg

      Mister Blister.

  • Max

    Down 2=0 last night …just score some damn runs off this wiggly clown act

  • Hoona

    There you go Gorky!!

    • Bapah

      s..

  • ok, good start

  • Scout Finch Baseball

    Attababe Gorkys Park

  • just peachy.

    Well, at least we won’t get no-hit tonight

    • c’mon, you’ve got to be a bit more positive than that! it’s only the first inning.

  • Jacob Singer

    Hill is shaky out of the stretch right now.

  • Gorkys already 2 stars and still in the first.

  • Scout Finch Baseball

    That’s why I love Belt 2nd. Table is set.

  • Hoona

    Nice AB Belt

  • Look off the plate Buster.

    • Peter Johnson

      what?

      • Lot of room on the right side. But the up the middle will work too.

        • Peter Johnson

          My point is you want him to swing at pitches off the plate, those end up being weak grounders that end up being double plays .

          • I was thinking more line drive down the RF line.

          • Don’t bother, The other day he said he knows more about how Buster should be hitting than Buster does.

          • Peter Johnson

            He is hitting under .170 vs Sliders, swinging at pitches outside the strike zone is never a good strattergy .

  • Hoona

    Game on!!

  • Jacob Singer

    Good.

  • Bapah

    Nice to have a real CF and a real lead-off hitter.

  • John Victory Faust

    Busta!!

  • Hill getting perturbed.

  • Bapah

    EVEN

  • totalfan62

    Comeback. Energy.

  • Atta babe AP.

  • Doughnut

    Big time answer! Lock in Bum

  • Hoona

    Giants could really use a rejuvenated Pagan down the stretch.

  • Bapah

    BCraw!

  • Rahul Kumar

    come on Kelby, come through with a base hit here.

  • Jacob Singer

    Hill’s got a closet full of hangers he wants to show you.

  • TheSincere

    Wassup, Rich OVER the Hill?

    • Scout Finch Baseball

      And far away, bro?

      • TheSincere

        Funny you should mention that, bro. Was lookin’ at pedals today, and there was one on youtube that totally emulated Pagey’s tone in the early 70’s:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6-u-VmKBnM

        • Scout Finch Baseball

          You’ve earned it.

          • TheSincere

            Thanks bruh. I’m thinking of another British Marshall-style pedal. And it’s the one I just showed, or this one. Tell me which is your choice:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeLq3Y39OQw

          • Scout Finch Baseball

            I will try to come back to this later

          • TheSincere

            You better, Sav. Don’t make me excitable.

          • Scout Finch Baseball

            Whoa

          • TheSincere

            Just fuh-fuh-fuh-Foolin’, Sav.

  • KT. The guy you wanna see at the plate.

  • Crap.

  • Hoona

    Dang it. That was an inspiring half-inning regardless

  • totalfan62

    You’re killing me, Vin. There’s better things you can talk about besides your 15 minute conversation with Kelby. That’s the part I won’t miss so much.

    • DrLefty

      Have to be honest. I’m as over the Gush Over Vin Tour as I am the Adios Big Papi Tour. No disrespect. He’s had a long and distinguished career, and I can see why Dodger fans have feelings about him, just like Red Sox fans do about Ortiz and Yankee fans do about Jeter, but–enough. There have been other great baseball broadcasters.

      • Andres The Forever Giant

        Such as Dick Enberg, who’s also retiring but pretty much overshadowed by The Vin Farewell Show!

      • Then you have totally NO clue about an ICON

    • Your’e killing me. He is the number one of all time.

  • Ham & Egging It

    Great to see such a fast response from the Gs.

    • Scout Finch Baseball

      Fans needed that bad

      • Ham & Egging It

        Desperation sucks.

  • Max

    Bottom of the order Bum needs a quick 1-2-3.

  • Hoona

    Come on Bumgarner, settle down

  • TheSincere

    What an ASS this HP ump is. Totally a strike 3.

    • Closet dodger fan he is.

      • TheSincere

        A moron he also is.

  • Jacob Singer

    Should’ve been strike 3. What a joke.

  • Just challenge him please.

    • Peter Johnson

      He owns Bums fastball .

  • Lunch_Box

    Congrats to Crawford and Lopez on wiinning the Willie Mac Award. I wouldn’t have minded any Giant player to win it, aside from Casilla.

  • Kelby!

  • MLBSF

    I can’t get over how much Madison keeps letting me down start after start after start.
    I texted this one friend: “Dude how much you wanna bet Madison gives up an HR to Puig?”
    I was pretty close! Can you imagine of all people. smh

    I don’t know what’s wrong with Madison but he’s just a mess. And the Dodgers own him by the way.
    LA very much wants to eliminate us and pour more champagne.
    It’s a good thing I have many, many places to be tonight and don’t have to watch

    • Bums just finished his warm ups. He’ll be fine.

      • MLBSF

        Ok my bad Crawfish Joe
        But don’t forget he gives up 5-6 runs a game now. smh
        He gives up many, many HRs. I’ve never seen anything like it.
        But I’ll try to stay hopeful like usual

        • Hopefully he starts the third inning with his game 7 face on.

          • You are speaking to a former BANNED troll just so you know

        • Eric Ritz

          Bumgarner has given up 5 runs in a game twice this season. He hasn’t given up more than that. So…..he gives up 5 runs a game……twice….
          Looks like all that head shaking is preventing you from actually seeing what’s happening.

    • How did THIS work out for you dear Kibbles and Bits?

  • Ham & Egging It

    Good Kelby.

  • banksofthecreeks

    Great play by KT — but it’s Crawford’s second bad throw tonight

    • 12xu

      Yeah, and he just missed that popup/bloop too. Might be a little out-of-sorts after the pre-game ceremony, like Curry when he was presented with the MVP trophy before a playoff game last season, then played a sub-par game. Craw will settle down.

    • Bapah

      Tell O great scout, who else on this team even gets to the ball?

  • Jacob Singer

    Almost cancels out the no strike 3 call.

  • TheSincere

    FREE KT.

    • Bapah

      I told y’all.

      Boch hates him.

      • TheSincere

        Dude. He’s not an overpaid, lazy ass vet. Of course he hates him.

  • TheSincere

    Did I just see Aubrey Huff in the Orange and Black once again?

    • Lunch_Box

      #RallyThongs

      • TheSincere

        #SlowRollerTo2ndBase

  • Ham & Egging It

    I didn’t know that Kelby was from such a small town.

    • Sgbssfg

      He’s from Oklahoma. I think there are only 2 big towns.

    • Bapah

      Having spent time in Lawton, I have to agree.

  • just peachy.

    Love the photobomb by BB
    https://instagram.com/p/BLAQVragReb/

    • Lunch_Box

      This might be Javier Lopez’s last season with the Giants, and this would be a nice recognition to his significant contribution to the Giants’ dynasty.

      • Bapah

        I’d ike to see him stick around with Gardy.

  • DrLefty

    OK, so we’ve now established that Beckham and Gillaspie both run like Bengie Molina. SMH

    • Lunch_Box

      Yeah but Gillaspie has 1 SB and 4 triples, so I think he’s fast enough.

      • DrLefty

        One of those triples was Matt Kemp-aided, so that was a *triple.

    • MLBSF

      We have to have the slowest team in all of MLB yet again.
      To be honest I think Posey is slower than fat Bengie
      I don’t think I’ve seen a Giant steal a base since Barry left? smh

      • Eric Ritz

        The Orioles this year – as a team – are 19 for 30 in stolen bases. The entire TEAM has 19 stolen bases. And they’ve only successfully swiped them 63% of the time.

        • MLBSF is a troll

          • Eric Ritz

            Usually they’re not as persistent. I assumed he was just a dummy. Perhaps both?

      • CT2

        DLee’s replacement is an antem protester. You can’t make this up. Check out the Fast Break blog.

    • How fast were you in high school by the way?

  • TheSincere

    Beckham is about as speedy as Huff.

    • DrLefty

      Same number–17!

      • Surf Maui

        That stands for 17 seconds from home to first

        • DrLefty

          Right?!

      • TheSincere

        Lol that’s why I said that, Dr. Obvious!! Whatcha drinkin’ tonight, kid?

        • DrLefty

          Sonoma Zinfandel.

          • TheSincere

            Whoaaa miss fancy pants. I’m rockin’ some Southern Tier Pumking. Tis the season…

          • DrLefty

            It’s Friday. Opened something nicer.

          • TheSincere

            I would relate if it wasn’t Friday every day for me. ;^)

            How’s the students treatin’ ya?

          • How many bottles?

        • Surf Maui

          Waiting to drink in the fruits of victory

          • TheSincere

            The urgency is there tonight, surfer dude. We coulda used this fire a month ago…oh well. I’ll take fruits of victory tonight and whatever will get us into the post.

      • Hudson before this

  • Hoona

    Should have been a walk. This ump’s strike zone is a mess

  • COM’ON BUM!!!!!!

  • Atta babe Bum.

  • totalfan62

    El Wrongo, Vin. Giants won the NL West in 2012. Jeesh.

    • DrLefty

      Going away, in fact.

      • Andres The Forever Giant

        Of the three WS winners, 2012 is my favorite, one big reason why being we beat the Dodgers five out of six down the stretch after we lost Melky and they made the splashy trades. And the cherry on the regular season sundae was knocking the Dodgers out of the postseason altogether! 🙂

        • just peachy.

          yep 2012 was the best one

          • Moooooooooose

            That and 10 and 14!

          • Lunch_Box

            Each one was special for me.

    • Give an 89 yr old guy a break. You will be 89 someday

  • Atta babe Gorkys.

    • 12xu

      I’m radio-only, does Spagan make that catch?

      • It’s debatable. Probably not.

        • totalfan62

          I’d say yes. Span has the weak arm but he still covers ground.

          • For getting turned around like he did, it was a great catch. Glad he caught it.

        • 12xu

          Thanks. Flem said the wind carried it.

      • Yes

  • Sgbssfg

    Gorkys!

  • Jacob Singer

    Welp….that was a Candlestick Park popup.

  • Sgbssfg

    Bum, you’re the bigger man.

  • TheSincere

    I really wish Bum and Piggy would hug. I would pay money to see that lol.

  • DrLefty

    So Beckham can’t run and can’t throw. Another front office genius veteran acquisition.

    • Truly unconscionable!

      • Definitely objectionable.

      • TheSincere

        Lefty is being an unconscionable ball breaker tonight, says Morrie.

      • DrLefty

        Just weird. And someone said earlier Kelby can’t play defense and shouldn’t play third. KT looked pretty good saving Crawford from an error and making a great play last inning.

        • Kelby made the play of the game so far. It was spectacular!

        • It might be time to find a starting position for Kelby. Maybe left field.

          • totalfan62

            He could probably play anywhere except catcher. That short, compact approach at the plate plays well. Giants see that, but would rather go with the veteran. That has to change.

          • So………he could pitch?

          • YES

      • What are YOU referring to? McCovey only ran from first to third fast.

        Beckham was referred to Evans by 16 area regional scouts and their cross checkers.

        Stop being so critical and following her posts… please

    • Jacob Singer

      I think he has good numbers vs Kershaw. But that might be small sample size.

      • DrLefty

        Well, let’s hope. That would make it worth it.

      • 12xu

        Beckham is 2-5 lifetime vs. Kershaw. 1-2 vs. Hill.

        Gillaspie is 0-3 vs. Kershaw, so tomorrow it stands to reason that Beckham will start.

    • banksofthecreeks

      And he is playing in a really big game — since I heard he was starting, I had a bad feeling about it

  • Jacob Singer

    There’s an unusual number of popups & bloops in this game.

  • Sgbssfg

    And that was your Golden Glove winner with a dislocated pinky, ladies and gentlemen.

  • TheSincere

    Snot rockets happenin’. Things are good.

  • The Oracle

    Belt’s 40th double, a new career high.

    • DrLefty

      “God bless ‘im, not ready for the heart of the order.”

      • He is batting ONE spot from hitting third….DOH

    • The Oracle

      He is the 8th SF Giant or reach that number for a season. The others: Mays, Jack Clark, Will Clark, Kent, Winn, Sandoval and Andres Torres.

      • DrLefty

        That was some great year Andres Torres had, especially considering he started the year on the bench. He also had 16 HRs, a ton of stolen bases, and played a beautiful CF. I was disappointed not to see him at the Willie Mac ceremony tonight.

        • Eric Ritz

          I’m not sure how much stock you put into WAR (I’m a believer, personally) but if you look up seasons from a Giants CF, the best 15 seasons are all Wiliie Mays…..and then Andres Torres’ 2010. His 2010 was so unfairly unheralded, even crazier because he was on the WS winners! One of the best seasons of the last decade that didn’t get a single MVP vote. Andres was my favorite Giant while he was a Giant 🙂

          • DrLefty

            I like WAR personally, in context with other stats, because it attempts to capture all of a player’s contribution, and I’m a big believer that run prevention and run creation on the bases matter a lot, too. Now, that said, I’m also aware that defensive metrics in particular are not all that well developed yet. So, for example, if someone’s primary value comes from defense, one should probably take the player with a grain of salt and not give them $177 million for seven years (see Heyward, Jason). At the same time, ignoring someone’s impact on defense altogether is also foolish, and that’s why I don’t get entirely dismissing WAR.

          • Eric Ritz

            That’s good to hear. It’s frustrating when people dismiss WAR outright as unreliable, but then cite things like batting average. And I think defensive metrics are actually quite good at capturing what happened. I think they’re only lacking in telling us a player’s true defensive talent. Defense slumps just like offense, but somehow I always hear “How could a player be +15 DRS one year and -2 the next?” Well, the same way Joe Panik can hit .310 one year and .240 the next. People accept offensive slumps but think defense is static.

  • Hoona

    I already knew this but Puig has quite an arm

  • just peachy.

    dude this ump sucks hairy elephant balls

  • DrLefty

    George, can I swear at that call? Just this once?

  • TheSincere

    Ump is PAID OFF. COME ON.

  • Hoona

    That 1-1 pitch to Pagan was the same pitch!!

    • Surf Maui

      Better

  • Jacob Singer
  • Surf Maui

    Electronic balls and strikes anyone? Anyone?

    • Cueball

      Yes! Yes! Yes!

  • GermanGiantsFan

    So there is this super confident Cubs fan who got himself a Cubs World Series 2016 champions tattoo. Interesting…

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/look-super-confident-cubs-fan-gets-2016-world-series-champions-tattoo/amp/?client=ms-android-hms-tmobile-us

    • Surf Maui

      Will regret it

      • GermanGiantsFan

        I am with you on this. There is still a long way to go.

        • DrLefty

          The last 26 years, the team with the best record has won the World Series FOUR times. The odds are against the Cubs.

          • TheSincere

            “The odds are against the Cubs.”

            Lol ya think??

  • Hoona

    BOOO

  • crawnik

    That pitch was BS!

  • Cueball

    Bochy’s strategy is to get ejected tonight and pump up the team. Keep barking old dog!

  • Jacob Singer

    I wanna find that umpire’s car so bad & let the air out of his tires.

  • TheSincere

    Andy “PAID OFF” Fletcher. Go drink with Donaghy, you unprofessional POS!!!

    • 12xu

      Andy “Fix” Fletcher.

      • TheSincere

        Geezus, no doubt. I mean, is there any doubt with this shitttt???

  • just peachy.

    Oh for christ’s sake, GET OFF THE FIELD

    • DrLefty

      I wouldn’t mind if he took out the HP umpire before they capture him.

  • Atlas

    Uh, did Pagan just drop someone?

    • DrLefty

      He used to be a boxer!

      • Surf Maui

        Apparently still is

    • crawnik

      Yea he did!

    • giantc

      Best thing he has done all year — nice takedown.

    • 12xu

      And did Posey give him a stiff-arm?

  • TheSincere

    Pagan lives for those moments…Wouldn’t be surprised if he paid those two.

    • just peachy.

      bwahahaha!

    • Jacob Singer

      I swear to God David Lee Roth did that in the 80’s. I heard a VH bootleg where he called out someone throwing a slurpy on stage. Years later almost the same altercation happened at the DLR band concert. Vai, Sheehan & the drummer all stopped & started on CUE. Good choreography.

      • TheSincere

        DLR Halen is one of my favorite bands EVER. Totally undeniable, pure, 100% ROCK, with the greatest pure rock guitarist ever.

        In relating to your post, in the US Festival ’82 bootleg, DLR stops the set and says to a fan over the mic:

        “Don’t be squirtin’ water at me…I’m gonna f#ck your girlfriend, pal.”

        Ah, Dave….

        • Jacob Singer

          Hahaha…I knew it was a routine. Good theater.

          • TheSincere

            I dunno, bro…maybe some dude was squirtin’ water on DLR…

          • Jacob Singer

            Could’ve started that way.

          • TheSincere

            Exactly. You gotta read DLR’s autobiography, “Crazy From the Heat.”

        • Ahhh, the US festival. The shrooms took hold between Pat Benatar and Tom Petty!

          • 12xu

            Or was it between The Ramones and Fleetwood Mac?

      • I want a copy of that bootleg!

    • #HATER

  • just peachy.

    Glad no one broke a leg this time.

  • Atta babe Craw.

  • Atlas

    If I were the announcer right now, I might say, “Crawford is seeing the ball well right now…”

    • Atlas

      3-3, right?

  • just peachy.
  • Cueball
    • Jacob Singer

      Just manhandled him.

      • just peachy.

        Love how he lured him in too.

        • Tremendous…Extends hand then THWAP

  • totalfan62

    Way WAY too much information about Kelby’s family, Vin. Parents divorce scenario..not for publication.

    • Lunch_Box

      He don’t care….he’s out of this b-zee in a few more days.

      • totalfan62

        That was bad. I’m sorry–it just was.

        • You are hating on an 89 yr old ICON

      • Atlas

        Up out this b?

        • Lunch_Box

          Slang for b!@#$.

    • Leave Scully alone dude

  • Bapah

    This HPU may be the worst I’ve seen all year.

    • TheSincere

      Follow the money…

      • Jacob Singer

        Joe West is the prez of the Umpire’s Union. That says it all.

  • DrLefty

    Here’s video of Pagan taking the guy down.

    https://twitter.com/alexpavlovic/status/782063055744020480

    • Bapah

      Yup, Peaches had it below

      • DrLefty

        Oops, sorry Peachy

        • just peachy.

          No worries! 🙂

      • LOL at Peaches

    • Jacob Singer

      It’s so much better that he body slams him into the grass. A punch could seriously hurt the guy & possibly injure Pagan’s throwing hand.

      • DrLefty

        Alex said Posey stiff-armed the other guy who then ran right at Bumgarner. He’s lucky Bum didn’t kill him.

    • totalfan62

      Thanks for sharing.

    • 12xu

      Yes! That was epic! The takedown and pin move!

    • Just Peachy already posted it

  • Bapah

    It is SOOOOOOO nice to have CF

    • giantc

      Too bad he can’t play left too — he would have thrown out Ruiz by 10 ft.

    • With three games to go you’ve turned into a douche hater

  • Jacob Singer

    Okay, seriously I’m not sure Span would’ve caught that one.

    • DrLefty

      Nope

      • totalfan62

        Agree. Gorkys looking a lot like Blanco 2.0

        • But with more power and a stronger arm.

          • totalfan62

            Late bloomer, fits right in, plays all three positions, value contract. What’s not to like?

      • Empirical evidence?

    • Efrain

      Maybe Hernandez in CF to start 2017 with Span in LF?

  • Hoona

    Nice, Bumgarner needed an inning like this

    • Andres The Forever Giant

      Pitch count is improving! 🙂

    • Sgbssfg

      However, Bum has only 40 pitches left to strike out 7 more Batters or the other pitchers will mock him.

    • Lunch_Box

      Especially forcing Hill to go right back to the mound after throwing a lot of pitches in the last half inning.

      • Unfortunately we could not take advantage of that.

  • Bapah

    Take him deep, Bob

  • Hoona

    Man, the Brandons are LOCKED IN tonight

  • 12xu

    Buster and Carlos “Bad Boy” Ruiz sparring?

    • totalfan62

      I think Buster was concerned he caught Chooch with his backswing.

  • Jacob Singer

    Bum’s pitch count has gotten a lot better.

  • giantc

    Catchers run on Pagan.

  • Hoona

    How did Bumgarner lose control of his pitches that quickly

    • Efrain

      he just does that. Why I never took him seriously for the CY.

  • TheSincere

    Wow that was a truly HORRIBLE 3 batter sequence to take the lead. Terrible.

    • Yet he got two outs so quickly

  • totalfan62

    Beckham. All on you, Bochy and Evans.

    • banksofthecreeks

      If he catches the throw in, the runner is out and the inning is over

    • Are you serious? Pagan bad hopped Beckham? AND AND AND you are blaming Bochy?

  • DrLefty

    I hate the Dodgers so much. Hate, hate, hate them. I’d like to punch every one of them in the face.

    • Cueball

      + + + + + + + + + +

    • Efrain

      but they have so much talent, you should really not like that.

      Up and down the roster they really have some much more talent than the Giants, all except the starters 1-4.

      • livfreerdi

        Mostly down the roster … the starters not so much, at least not the clean ones.

      • DrLefty

        I still hate them.

    • How much sangria have you had

  • Jacob Singer

    Right about now would be a good time for a mound visit.

  • cabbie

    Bengie Molina could have scored there.

  • Kramerica

    I can’t believe he gave up 3 straight hits to Ruiz, Segedin and Hernandez.

    • DrLefty

      Yep. He was sailing along and just lost it. Could be ballgame–and season.

      • Kramerica

        Offense better step up.

      • totalfan62

        And it’s one run. We’re into their weak middle relief. Get it back.

      • Efrain

        to me Crawford was out of position. I’m the cather and my SS is drifting towards the 2B bag that far and I’m letting him have an ear full. That ball was not smoked, should have had it.

    • crawnik

      I thought the Bums were horrible against left-handed pitching.

      • Kramerica

        Those 3 hitters are horrible against anyone.

    • livfreerdi

      He’s come up small in 5 of 7 games … he’s not the same Bum

  • TheSincere

    Ruiz scores from 2nd. Lol. Pagan couldn’t throw out Bengie Molina with a clown car strapped to his back.

    Great body slam though.

    • totalfan62

      Then Beckham kicks the cutoff. Didn’t hurt us, but…

      • TheSincere

        Pagan is absolutely worthless. Except for BS body slamming of unwanted visitors on the field.

        • With three/two games to go you are THE Hater Supreme

  • Hoona

    Take a seat Bumgarner

  • Jacob Singer

    The bats have GOT to wake back up again.

    • TheSincere

      You’re asking for way too much.

      • So in hindsight how did your Asking Way too much comment turn out?

  • thecove
    • Atlas

      Keep it going for us!

  • Now I’m worried.

  • DrLefty

    OK, “Ball 4” there looked like strike 1, but what do I know?

  • Jacob Singer

    That looked like 3-1 to me. But what the hell, the ump might as well suck for them, too.

  • totalfan62

    Don’t care lefty or righty pitcher, Crawford should not be hitting below Pagan.

    • TheSincere

      GEEZUS GAWD. Ya think??? About the 2136th ridiculous move by Bochy this year.

    • Why not?

  • Hoona

    Locked in

  • crawnik

    Here we come….

  • Atta babe again Craw.

  • Atlas

    Seein’ it well… stay locked in BCraw.

    • Efrain

      I loves me some Crawford. Man, with his talent, if only Belt had the guts and heart of Crawford.

      What if??!!?

  • Kramerica

    Wow, where’d Tomlinson learn how to bunt?

    • Kramerica

      Ok, so that why

    • Peter Johnson

      You guys make him out to be a savior, he is a role player that’s it .

  • Hoona

    Kelby wants to bat, just let him Boch

  • Atta babe KT.

  • Kramerica

    Good hold Kelly, he’s toast if he goes. Conor time!

    • Efrain

      you don’t think he makes that?

      • TheSincere

        Pagan is worthless.

        • Wait YOU wanted him to SCORE on Kelbys base hit LOLOLOLOL

      • DrLefty

        Not with Puig’s arm.

        • Efrain

          true, I just realized that.

      • Kramerica

        No hd had to freeze and Puig has a cannon. He’d have been out easily

      • Hoona

        I think that was a good hold

      • Heck no

  • Hoona

    Have to pinch hit for Beckham and Bumgarner.

    • Kramerica

      Bochy cannot possibly let him hit

  • TheSincere

    Bochy you are a true moron for burying KT all year. One of the worst moves, and there are many.

    • KT was HURT most of the year. Do some research dude

  • crawnik

    It’s CG time.

  • Atlas

    Let’s go Cahna!

    • 12xu

      C A H N A H ! ! !

  • DrLefty

    That’s at least the third time this month that Kelby’s failed to get a bunt down and then gotten a hit. It’s his thing now, I guess.

    • Atlas

      I approve.

  • Atlas

    BEST thing I’ve ever seen Amy G. do. Good work!

  • Hoona

    This is as lively as AT&T has been in recent months

  • Kramerica

    Conor!!!

  • Hoona

    CONOR GILLASPIE!!!

  • Doughnut

    EFFFFFFFFFF YEAAAAAAA

  • Atta babe Connor!

  • Jacob Singer

    Conor the Gilaspie has done a thing!!!!

  • totalfan62

    All is forgiven, Connor! Tell him, Lefty!

    • DrLefty

      LOL. Beat ya to it.

  • DrLefty

    Like I always said, Gillaspie’s an AWESOME pinch hitter.

    • Jacob Singer

      Absolutely.

    • Kramerica

      Hahaha my Conor apology letter is almost complete.

    • Moooooooooose

      Look at me! LOOK AT ME!!

    • And in order to be an awesome pinch hitter Bochy MUST give him starts

  • just peachy.

    WHEEEEEEE

  • Max

    The two starts helped

    • DrLefty

      I think so. Got him back in sync

  • Hoona

    Help yourself MadBum

  • Atlas

    Was Puig WAY off the line? Or is that just me?

    • Kramerica

      They usually shade triples alley

      • Atlas

        Just seemed like he was extra shaded…

    • Jacob Singer

      He was parked near triples alley.

  • steve k

    stay hot CG was just heard for the first time ever

    • 12xu

      He’s on a 6-10 hot streak.

  • John Victory Faust

    C’mon Bum! Feed the Legend!

  • crawnik

    MadBum wants to hit it to Oakland.

  • Atlas

    Drool… Bum just got the juiciest meatball.

  • Kramerica

    MadBum!!!!!!!!

  • Atlas

    Standing double baby!

    • 12xu

      A rocket!

  • Hoona

    LETS GOOO

  • DrLefty

    BUMMMMMMM

  • Jacob Singer

    BUMGARNER’D!!!!

  • Atta babe Madison. !!!!!!!!

  • just peachy.

    Conor looked like he was doing a Michael Jackson dance move

  • crawnik

    MAD FREAKING BUM!!!!

  • Atlas

    Bum’s a hitter…

  • giantc

    Can’t believe he is taking Gorkys out with the lead. Should be playing their best defense.

    • DrLefty

      Really? NOOOOOO

    • Kramerica

      Span is an elite defender…said nobody ever

    • What the hell is he thinking? Does he really want to lose this game?

      • John Victory Faust

        Uhmm…figured it was time to get Spanny goin’ to tell you the truth, and uhh, even a blond squirrel finds a blind nut every once in awhi..or some damn thing or another and uhhhh…

    • Early start tomorrow Giantc – give him some rest

      Span is the starter

  • John Victory Faust

    HUMM BABY BUMM BABY!!!

  • totalfan62

    BOOM SAUCE!

  • Cueball

    Giants Fever…Catch It!!!

  • TheSincere

    Bum is the greatest Giant ever. I don’t care. Roast me. I’ll enjoy every second of it.

    • Peter Johnson

      Well see in the top of the 7th .

    • Better than Marichal……………….. NONONONONONO

  • Jacob Singer

    Let’s start beating up their bullpen now.

  • crawnik

    Keep the line moving.

  • Doughnut

    Forgot how much fun clutch hitting is

  • PicoJim

    why Span?

    • Jacob Singer

      Ownership group breathing down Bruce’s neck.

    • TheSincere

      Can’t hurt his feelings. That’s just mean.

    • crawnik

      Becauae that’s how the Giants roll….

    • Not a wise move. Gorkys defense is gold.

  • Conor!

    • Bapah

      Mr. Happy is vindicated.

  • Mad bum!

  • Cueball

    Why the eff is Span coming in?!?

  • totalfan62

    What!? Hitting for Gorkys with a three run lead!? Ugh…

  • BALDHEADSLIKK

    So lets remove our best cf late in game huh! Wow!

    • totalfan62

      Word.

    • 12xu

      Is Blanco still limited to pinch-running? Not well enough to play CF?

  • just peachy.

    McCarthy for MVP

  • Max

    Why the hell are the dodgers sticking with Mccarthy?

  • Kramerica

    Offense is fun when it works!

  • Max

    Hit contagion

  • DrLefty

    I swear to Gouda if they end up losing this game because Span’s in CF, there are going to be some torches and pitchforks coming out of crawl spaces tonight.

    • Kramerica

      They need to keep adding on to where it doesn’t matter

    • Moooooooooose

      To be honest they will be coming out no matter what if they lose!

    • Surf Maui

      How about the extra run he created?

    • #DrunkAgain

  • just peachy.

    Best. inning. ever. (this year)

  • cabbie

    Interesting. In previous years Bochy has always played with the late inning defense in mind. This year, he doesn’t seem to care a lick.

  • Bapah

    They took Gorkys out?

    • DrLefty

      Unbelievable

      • TheSincere

        Are you SURPRISED??? Can’t hurt Span’s feelings, or Bochy cannot resist trying to shitcan this season. Once again.

      • Truly unfathomable!

      • Bapah

        They finally have someone that can play center and THEY TAKE HIM OUT? Holy Shit.

    • steve k

      biggest head scratcher of em all

  • Surf Maui

    Gillaspie with the biggest at bat of the season– late votes for him for the Willie Mac

    • Atlas

      Credits for next season.

    • Cueball

      Javi is chiseling his name off the award and carving in Conor’s.

  • Atlas

    Hit parade (need more runs though).

  • livfreerdi

    I understand I’m not supposed to say that McCarthy is a questionable commodity … but so what? They did what they should! Great rally off of a killer top half

    • Moooooooooose

      They had to get him out of there so he’s fresh for tomorrow!

    • Jacob Singer

      MCarthy has been weirdly effective against us in the past. He finally regressed tonight.

  • BALDHEADSLIKK

    This is why everyone’s been getting on our manager because of stupid ignorant moves like this changing out Hernandez from center field it just doesn’t make sense I can’t figure out Bruce’s moves.

    • TheSincere

      $$$$$$$$

    • Andres The Forever Giant

      Even if Gorkys can’t do anything against RHP, he would have done something against McCarthy, who had NOTHING!

      • But…………….Span got a base hit…….

    • Surf Maui

      Span basehit put another runner on third with no outs– one more run now– makes it a solid move . Ball may never be hit to center but the run stands

      • Atlas

        Okay, I’ll take that.

    • I had no issue with the move. Gorkys might get the Zika out in CF

  • Surf Maui

    Everybody here who saw this inning coming, raise your hands? I thought so. Pretty gutsy call by Bochy letting Mad Bum hit.

    And some props to Kelly for holding Pagan

  • Bochy fired up this game barking at the ump quite a bit early in the game. I think that helped the hitters. When Boch fires up, it’s a good thing.

  • Atlas

    FINALLY! YES YES YES

  • 12xu

    Bob Belt!

  • Max

    Span got a hit…Bochy going for the big inning

    • Atlas

      Yep. Very risky, but pure and classic Bochy to figure this to be a good spot to get his CF going for this series. Kind of a bombmaker experiment if you ask me.

      • Max

        He’s hitting .300 over the last 2 weeks.

  • Moooooooooose

    BELT!!!!

    • Sgbssfg

      Not from the middle of the order.

  • Atta babe BB9.

    • 12xu

      Ticked off at Sabean’s comment. : )

  • Hoona

    LOCKED. IN. STAY. HOT

  • Jacob Singer

    Have some Kale, Bums!

  • Kramerica

    Belt!!!

  • just peachy.

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME

  • crawnik

    A BELT BOMB!!!!

  • Moooooooooose

    I could have told Roberts it was a mistake taking McCarthy out!

    • Atlas

      lol

  • Belted!

  • Max

    Sabean’s a genius!

    • 12xu

      Yup, he knew how to light a fire under Belt.

  • Cueball

    Keep…stepping…on…their…throats! (Still no outs!)

  • John Victory Faust

    Tonight sure is making up for two and a half months of horse skata!

    • TheSincere

      No it’s not. They got about 3 weeks of post-season success to achieve that.

      • paul in p.v.

        Damn right.

  • GermanGiantsFan

    Unbelievable. I was again doing bed time when it was 3:2…and come back to this! Wow. Just at the right time!

    • banksofthecreeks

      You are a good daddy

      • GermanGiantsFan

        Mom, my husband is traveling right now. Otherwise he does bedtime during Giants games 🙂

        • banksofthecreeks

          I get assigned an error — you still get mighty big props!

  • Efrain

    Who is that guy and what the hell did he do with the real Brandon Belt?!?!?!?!?!?

  • Surf Maui

    Bring in Casilla

  • This is our best offensive inning of the year so far!!!

  • steve k

    best 1/2 inning of the year…and it’s not even close

  • Hoona

    Oh so Dodgers want to play that kind of game huh

  • Max

    woah..what the f was that?

    • DrLefty

      Poor Buster. Has to knock down a fan and gets a ball at his head.

  • GermanGiantsFan

    Stay the f… away from Posey!

  • Doughnut

    Same old Dodgers…i thought they left that crap with Mattingly

    • Efrain

      what part of a rivalry don’t you get. You’re rival is about to bat around the order and the face of the rival franchise is hitting.

      If I’m on the team I’m pissed at my pitcher IF he doesn’t send a message.

      Rookie fan

  • DrLefty

    Whoa, did you see Buster talking to the first baseman? He looked PISSED.

    • Cueball

      He’s probably saying, “wait until you see what I call at the top of the next inning.”

  • Atlas

    When’s the last time the Giants hit around the order?

  • You hit Posey I’m taking you on!

  • steve k

    now i really want these scumbags in the NLCS. they throw at BP28? ok.

    • Efrain

      relax it’s old school baseball, the way the game has always been played, specially between rivals.

      pull up your skirt.

      • just peachy.

        the ‘pull up your skirt’ remark was unnecessary.

        • DrLefty

          Thank you

          • Efrain

            It’s baseball, the way it should be played. You hit around the order on your rival, hit a HR, expect to get hit or thrown at, simple math. As I said, if I’m a position player I’m calling my pitcher out or fining him he he doesn’t do anything.

          • But it is a baseball term…..

            What the bean flick comment necessary?????

        • Efrain

          ok pull up your shorts? Skorts? whatever you like, pull em up

        • steve k

          nothing he says when addressing others is necessary. he wasn’t taught any manners growing up. i feel sorry for him..

          • Efrain

            seriously dude? Maybe learn some real baseball and you wouldn’t bitch so much.

          • just peachy.

            he seems to keep missing the point. or just enjoys being a sexist troll.

          • steve k

            the simplest thing in the world is treat others the way you would like to be treated. people that are too ignorant, or just don’t care, are very low class individuals.

          • paul in p.v.

            Welcome to the unwonderful world of eeeefrain. Block him. It’s much nicer.

        • But it is a baseball term…..

          What the bean flick comment necessary?

          • just peachy.

            Bean flicking is not sexist and derogatory to the opposite gender. It’s 2016. I don’t consider that a baseball term, it’s demeaning and disrespectful to women (or men who do in fact like to wear skirts). Gosh forbid “girly” people appreciate baseball too.

          • Me and Efrain are not lunch buddies but he is right even though the term was offensive. MLB players YELL that phrase out of dugouts all the time especially if Amy G is not within ear distance 🙂 A League of their Own Movie covered a lot of the sexist and offensive stuff that happens to women on the field of play. The boss I had that swore vulgarly the most was female. People had to go to HR. She would use the skirt reference every day to her other female employees. As far as bean flicking is concerned there might be a time and place. Try explaining to 9 and 11 year old daughters what the term means at Thanksgiving Dinner with the Matriarch Grandma sitting at the head table 🙂

          • just peachy.

            I don’t know why you’d be explaining bean flicking at Thanksgiving and what that has to do with saying that on this blog, unless your daughters are sitting next to you reading everything.
            But I would hope young girls like that grow up not accepting that phrases like that being thrown out because it’s a “baseball term” have to be okay, because that’s just “how things are”. If we never break the status quo, regardless of gender, we’ll never progress.

            And as a female baseball fan, I can’t just sit back and deal with mansplaining, outdated sexist remarks, and the overall attitude that women don’t know what they’re talking about when it comes to baseball, and sports in general. 😉

          • We can agree to disagree. Three of my nieces played sports at a high level. All fast pitch girls fastpitch. I heard it all when I attended their games. Fathers of opposing girls would rag on the girls using the same jargon. Note: I don’t like it but it happens almost every day.

      • steve k

        they got me pissed off. old school PO’ed means you want a piece of them. so don’t worry about my skirt..

        • Efrain

          yeah, pull up your skirt homie

  • Surf Maui

    Someone on the Dodgers needs to be drilled. My choice= Utley on general principles

    • Sgbssfg

      Line drive off his head?

      • Surf Maui

        Even better

  • Cueball

    Hunter! What was that?

    • Atlas

      Too amped? He pretty much swung at three not even partially close to being strikes pitches.

      • Andres The Forever Giant

        Bum and Hunter should never see a fastball, but I generally love it when they do! 🙂

    • steve k

      i think you mean WTF was that?

      • Cueball

        Actually, that is exactly what I said on that strike 3 swing.

  • Ham & Egging It

    I’d love to hear Vin use a Sir Edmund Hillary reference during this series.

  • TheSincere

    All you guys crying about the Dodgers throwing at Posey, I got news for ya…

    It lit the fire under their previously lazy sleepwalking lameasses even more. Maybe now they’re not…gasp….

    TIRED…or…BORED….

    • Efrain

      thank you! No one gets real baseball here sometimes.

      • TheSincere

        Dude it’s so effing LAME. Using excuse words like “tired” and “bored” aren’t for professional athletes, let alone 3-time world champion professional athletes. This brand of baseball in the 2nd half has been the WORST display I’ve ever seen in a team in any sport, and I’m not exaggerating AT ALL. They got a lot to make up for.

        Tired. Bored. STEP IT UP!!!!

        • Baseball has never been played successfully when players are mad. That is called FOOTBALL

  • Ham & Egging It

    Gs must have crashed the local Low T Center.

  • DrLefty

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Casilla about now. He throws hard and can be kinda wild.

    • Surf Maui

      Only if we score another 7 runs.

      • Atlas

        Yeah, kind of.

  • crawnik

    28 runs scored since Tuesday by the Giants. The offense could be peaking at the right time.

    • DrLefty

      Too bad they couldn’t average out a few of those for Wednesday when they got shut out. 🙁

      • crawnik

        I know, right?

  • Shutdown inning

    • banksofthecreeks

      As you have spoken, so shall it be

    • Andres The Forever Giant

      Locking it down! 🙂

  • DrLefty

    Belt now has 40 doubles, over 100 walks, 17 HRs, and 82 RBIs (tied with Crawford for the team lead). I’d like someone to tell me again how he’s soft, not clutch, and doesn’t belong in the heart of the order.

    • TheSincere

      Sabean and Bochy have been on mental leave since early July.

      Bloated. Pompous. Arrogant. DUMB.

      There’s your answer.

      • paul in p.v.

        They’ve gained weight too? Gross.

    • 12xu

      Come on Sabean, say it to Lefty. She’ll take you down like Pagan took down that intruder! : )

      • DrLefty

        Damn straight

      • Jacob Singer

        Sabean’ll just say he motivated him over the radio.

      • Lefty is on the couch

    • Eric Ritz

      Just one day ago, a regular poster on this very blog called his season “horrible” for a 1B, and called him a disappointment (a comment this person curiously deleted not long after). Dude is an awesome ballplayer who gets dumped on because he’s not Will Clark.

      • Wasn’t me. I was a Belt fan at U of Texas

        • Eric Ritz

          No, it wasn’t you.

  • Jacob Singer

    7 strong.

    • 12xu

      Now he has to strike out the next 6 batters to keep the 11-K streak going and the complete game.

      • DrLefty

        They have to pull him, I think. 101 pitches, need him if there’s a wild card game.

  • Might need Bum on Tuesday. Does Law pitch the 8th?

    • DrLefty

      Wild card game is Wednesday

      • Tie breaker?

        • DrLefty

          It would be Monday if it’s a two-way tie. Only way they’re playing Tuesday is if there’s a three-way tie. Still possible, but unlikely.

          • Got it. Thx

          • DrLefty

            Samardzija if there’s a Monday tiebreaker.

          • Matthew

            Would it be in StL?

          • DrLefty

            Yep. The Cards won the season series, thanks to Bochy putting Casilla in that game two weeks ago…grumble, grumble

          • Matthew

            Bruce is having a pretty good week so far….

          • Like how you slid that in

  • Cueball

    If they win tonight, wouldn’t this be Bum’s 200th win? If so, then it’s much more sweet against the Dodgers.

    • Peter Johnson

      100th

      • Cueball

        Thanks…thought that number was a little high.

    • 100th.

  • Matthew

    Hey gang! Got done with the grand opening of Beauty’s new store…I don’t see anyone apologizing to Conor?!

    • Cueball

      I think there were some retractions below.

    • DrLefty

      No, we all gave him love.

      • Matthew

        Atta gang

        • DrLefty

          And we all love Gorkys in CF and hate Beckham at third. Now you’re caught up.

          Oh, and it’s been an excellent night for guys named “Brandon.” Unless they’re wearing Dodger blue.

          • That’s our post game wrap! Perfect Lefty!

          • You must be in love George

            SMH

          • Matthew

            So, wait…let me get this straight: the blog that absolutely hated Adrianza now loves him because there’s a new guy to hate more?

            I can’t keep up with this soap opera

          • Jacob Singer

            Adrianza? Who’s that?

          • Nobody said anything about Adrianza!

          • Matthew

            But if they hate Beckham at 3rd, who’s the next man up?

          • TheSincere

            Bochy is the Aaron Spelling of this soap opera, so talk to him, Matty Boy.

          • paul in p.v.

            Dont’ forget – AD OWNS Opie.

          • paul in p.v.

            Dr. – missed teh game – was Bend-it that bad?

          • DrLefty

            He’s slow and has poor reflexes at 3B. Made one throw that looked pretty bad, too–Belt rescued it on the other end.

    • Surf Maui

      If you read yesterday I have no need to– that at bat was right up there in Brian Johnson territory

    • 12xu

      I gave him a virtual hug. And good luck on the store!

      • Matthew

        Thanks, Brother! Big night…lots of folks showed.

    • giantc

      I like him now until he makes an out. :).

    • Sgbssfg

      It’s Cahnah, south Boston pronunciation, that guy hits better.

    • Bapah

      I did.

  • giantc

    Bumgarner can now pitch into the 8th. I would take him out and let Casilla drill Puig.

    • Jacob Singer

      Casilla can always claim bad control. It’s been well documented in recent weeks.

      • gamervixen

        and then the leauge can suspend him for remainder of season

        • Jacob Singer

          Hahahaha…nice.

  • Mad bum should not be pitching in the 8th here.

    • Jacob Singer

      Yeah, I don’t think he should either. 6 run lead & he may pitch Wednesday.

      • And he is over 100 pitches.

        • Jacob Singer

          I kind of liked the serendipity of him getting his 100th win on 100 pitches. But oh well.

    • Cueball

      Bet he has a short leash.

    • Sgbssfg

      Agreed, save him for the wildcard.

  • Max

    Gotta say, this team really looked bent out of shape over this lousy Beckham getting the start.

    • paul in p.v.

      You usually are cogent Max. But what does this mean?

  • crawnik

    @AlexPavlovic He’ll get #100 against L.A. on Friday, because it has to be that way. Plus, he’ll likely beat Kershaw.

    That was my tweet 6 days ago. I thought he would have faced Kershaw.

  • Surf Maui

    Anyone in the bullpen?

    • Cueball

      Law was.

  • Matthew

    Smart move, Bruce

    • giantc

      Except he could have brought in Casilla and who knows where the pitch goes.

      • Surf Maui

        Let’s not screw around– this is like a playoff game.

      • Cannot go there. Suspensions are immediate.

    • Sgbssfg

      And the last time that phrase was uttered around here?

    • DrLefty

      You think he was heading off shenanigans?

      • Matthew

        Knowing Bum like he does, there was certainly a pretty good chance

  • BALDHEADSLIKK

    This Toles kid thinks he’s Span Jr

  • BALDHEADSLIKK

    Madbum is a big MF!

    • 12xu

      Coconuts.

      • Atlas

        Spinach.

        • Matthew

          Tube steak, grapefruits

  • Surf Maui

    Standing O here in South Florida!

  • Atlas

    We’re discussing the notion Bum should have faced Puig. Thoughts?

    • DrLefty

      Not just no, but HELL no.

      • Atlas

        Because?

        • DrLefty

          Because we have a six-run lead and we don’t need any trouble.

          • Atlas

            Heh.

        • SurfCity

          Yeah, just not needed.

    • Jacob Singer

      Let someone else plunk him on Sunday.

      • Sgbssfg

        Let the Nats do it. I don’t think he’s beloved in any other park.

      • Suspensions are automatic

    • Max

      He was in to face Seager only…but they PH.

  • When Bum ripped that double earlier, anybody catch the exit velo?

    • 12xu

      Miller said 105 mph according to MLB Statcast. Wow, a rocket.

    • 106

  • goodsam73

    ok so i still don’t understand why duffy wasn’t on the filed with the other willie mac winners when he was clearly HERE in the bay area — too many hard feelings ????

    • DrLefty

      It probably would have been hard for him, but the fans would have loved seeing him. They didn’t get to say goodbye.

    • TheSincere

      Another eyesore for this failure of a franchise in 2016.

      • WAIT they got Matt Moore for Duffy????????????

    • Season is not over. He plays for another team. Could not get permission.

      • goodsam73

        yes i know the season is not over. yes i am well aware he plays for another team. but he WAS IN SF – at the ballpark cleaning out his locker and in the east bay cleaning out his apartment ! and he was placed on the 60 day DL on 9/8

  • 12xu

    Siddown Puig!

  • Matthew

    Yasiel, that was strike 4, dude.

  • Sit down!

  • Hoona

    Puig strikes out looking. How fitting is that

  • TheSincere

    Add Kerwin Danley to the list of ASSFACE umpires.

  • Atlas

    Crawford is a straight up infielder ninja.

    • DrLefty

      The other Brandon was pretty good there, too.

      • Atlas

        He was ‘aight. 😉

  • Max

    Crawford having an ‘inspired’ night.

  • Andres The Forever Giant

    Way to pick ’em, both ends! 🙂

  • Craw is great.

  • steve k

    that’s the big leagues

  • Surf Maui

    Casilla coming in– just for laughs. It would be the ultimate screw the Dodgers

    • Jacob Singer

      He could load the bases on hit batters. Giants win 9-7.

  • Matthew

    Did you know that I ❤️ Brandon Crawford?

    • totalfan62

      I did! BCraw35. Willie Mac.

  • Giants playing like playoff Giants.

    • TheSincere

      Good thing they waited until 3 days left in the season.

  • Matthew

    If he’s hurt, I want to kill these guys. Kill

  • Atlas

  • Hoona

    Are you freakin kidding me? Bean Seager and Kershaw tomorrow

  • Matthew

    All bets off. drill a mother—er.

  • just peachy.

    POS

  • crawnik

    They take out Belt, Gonzo is getting his tomorrow.

    • Moooooooooose

      Cueball has it right.

  • Cueball

    Hold off until tomorrow…drill Kershaw.

    • Bapah

      In the hand

  • Jacob Singer

    Not broken. There will be retaliation tomorrow. 2 attempts with 1 hit. They’re getting thrown at.
    Targets to be determined.

  • Max

    Don’t they want to Take him out get the hand on ICE

    • Jacob Singer

      Agreed. Prevent any swelling over night.

    • Matthew

      He may take tomorrow off anyway…

  • SurfCity

    If the Giants win, they eliminate the Dodgers from home field advantage against the Nats, I’m pretty sure.

    • Andres The Forever Giant

      I wish it mattered. The Nats always play like crap against the Dodgers!

  • TheSincere

    Yep. It’s everybody’s favorite time…it’s time to…

    DRILL A DODGER.

    Who’s our first contestant, TWG???

    • crawnik

      I’ll take Seager. Without the silver bullet.

      • TheSincere

        Yeah, the other Seger is much better.

  • totalfan62

    No, no, no! Let it go. Can’t lose anybody. There’s always next year. We gotta keep winning.

    • Matthew

      Peavy. Cain. Casilla. We have choices.

  • crawnik

    Who is calling for the body shots? Roberts? Lasorda? Magic? Vin?

    • TheSincere

      Butthurt Dodger fans since 1988.

      • crawnik

        Eff them all.

        • TheSincere

          That is obvious, self-evident, and the natural way of things.

          • crawnik

            Being butthurt or effing them all?

          • TheSincere

            Now that you mention it, both. And good on ya for that.

  • SurfCity

    Let Belt pitch and he can drill!

    Kidding of course

  • Hoona

    Just take out all of the starters Boch,

  • goodsam73

    so who is the boch SP tomorrow ???

    • Sgbssfg

      Strickland.

    • 12xu

      Miller said they still haven’t announced it but will after the game tonight. The Giants website says “TBD” for tomorrow. For Sunday it now say Moore. Just before the game it said “TBD.”

      • Matthew

        Total Badass Dude

      • goodsam73

        who do u think he’ll use ?

        • 12xu

          Miller said Suarez or Blach. Blach may be chosen because he’s a lefty and the Dodgers have struggled against lefties.

  • Atlas

    I’d kind of like to see some old school rivalry action, but they can’t let the Dodgers rattle them. Too much at stake now in every inning…

    • Matthew

      They also can’t let the Dodgers throw at them.

      • TheSincere

        Better believe it. They’ve made that mistake with letting the Cubs do that. And players got hurt as a result.

        • crawnik

          Ask Nori Aoki.

          • TheSincere

            Or Pence.

      • Atlas

        I just would’t want to jeopardize a shot at a NLDS series…

        • Matthew

          How so?

          • Atlas

            I don’t know. I’m fragile at this point. Everyone’s heads being too far away from the task at hand? Losing focus? Being baited by their rivals who already stamped their tickets…

        • TheSincere

          Which is more likely if a hit Giants batter gets his hand broken…ahem…Belt…or someone else.

    • Jacob Singer

      There’s tomorrow & Sunday. They can pick their spots.

    • paul in p.v.

      Zackly. Win the fookin’ games. That other sheet will sort itself out.

  • SurfCity

    Andrew Baggarly

    @extrabaggs

    Cardinals calling the league office, seeing if replay officials can reverse Dave Roberts’ decision to put Brandon McCarthy in the game…

    • Peter Johnson

      Born and raised in L A = Dodger fan ., went to school in Chicago = Cubs fan .

      • Matthew

        So? It was a clever tweet

        • Peter Johnson

          You know I do not clever, this is serious business, I am worried about Belt’s hand .

          • Matthew

            We all are. How on earth do you tie those together?

            By the way: it’s baseball. It’s fun, marginally serious, entertaining.

          • Moooooooooose

            PJ DOES NOT CLEVER!! LOSER!

          • Sgbssfg

            Baggs tweeted that long before Belt was hit.

      • SurfCity

        My condolences.

  • DrLefty

    Dave Roberts is scum if this is the kind of team he wants to run. Throws at Posey’s head, takes his starters out so there’s no retaliation against anyone meaningful, throws at Belt. SCUM.

    • Matthew

      I doubt Roberts called for it.

    • Hoona

      Could be a preview of what to expect against Maddon’s Cubs should they get there

      • Sgbssfg

        Given the Cubs history of breaking opposing players …

    • totalfan62

      Methinks not professor. Posey pitch was too close, but Belt was a curveball that got away. I don’t think there’s intent. Really don’t.

      Get this W in the books and have no leftover sheet for tomorrow.

      • That’s what I was thinking. It was a breaking pitch and there is no crime against pitching in. The pitches to Buster and Pence were in tight but not really beanballs. There is a difference between chin music and actually trying to hit someone.

        • Matthew

          But intent doesn’t matter…if you can’t control the ball, sit down. If you keep buzzing our guys, you get buzzed. It’s how you make them adhere to code

          • I agree with that. Buzz back, respond with some knockdown pitches if necessary.

          • TheSincere

            Exactly. If you are reckless and hurt guys, your team needs to feel the burn too. Intent don’t mean squat. Hurt is hurt. And who can tell anyway? Intimidation and hurting players is the end result anyway, and that needs kept in check. Always.

          • Move their feet

      • DrLefty

        I hope you’re right. Always thought Roberts was a good guy.

    • What a MF comment. Roberst did not CALL that HBP. The pitch ran IN ON BELT

  • Matthew

    What would be CS is a warning before tomorrow, so I guess we better get it out of the way

    • Sgbssfg

      Santiago, we are asking you for a favor.

    • DrLefty

      Casilla warming up. Believe me, all will be forgiven at the ballpark if Casilla nails someone. Standing ovation.

      • I wonder… Do you think he takes matters into his own hands or does he get a prime directive from the Manager?

      • Bapah

        Maybe he can hit Opie in the dugout.

        • paul in p.v.

          Perfectly plausible!

      • Hoona

        Segedin, Kike, Taylor due up. Not worth it

      • Atlas

        All forgiven? I definitely don’t believe you.

        • Atlas

          Oh you mean at the park. Not by you.

          • DrLefty

            Exactly

  • 12xu

    Alex Pavlovic
    ‏@AlexPavlovic

    Madison Bumgarner’s season: 226 2/3 innings, 2.74 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 251 strikeouts. Also, 16 hits at the plate, 3 homers, 9 RBI.
    10:11 PM – 30 Sep 2016

  • crawnik

    We should’ve seen this coming: the sensitive one is coming in to pitch.

    • DrLefty

      Hopefully he has no idea whatsoever where the ball is going. We know you can do it, Santiago!

      • crawnik

        As long as it doesn’t go over the wall.

  • Matthew

    C’mon Santiago Laloosh…nail the bull

  • TheSincere

    I miss TO.

    ((sniffle, sniffle…))

    • DrLefty

      I think he works nights.

      • TheSincere

        He may be a Supreme Court justice, for all we know…

        • DrLefty

          He’s a police officer in San Jose.

          • TheSincere

            That’s his night job. ;^)

    • Oh My God

  • Cueball

    Casilla came in…fans started streaming out.

  • Grab some pine meat!

  • Sgbssfg

    Or we could have Smardgy pinch run and take down Utley.

  • Atlas

    Game. Giants win. One down. Two to go.

  • Surf Maui

    Casilla– my guy. Just like I always said

  • crawnik

    WE WIN!!!!

  • earlytimes

    Best win of the year…A win tomorrow would top it.

  • Atlas

    Man, Casilla is really good!

  • goodsam73

    100 for madison — all in the orange + black — how lucky are we to have seen them all ???

  • Cueball

    Bochy got his closer back! (Just kidding)

  • crawnik

    Goodnight all. I’m sleeping with a smile on my face. BEAT L.A.!!!!! AGAIN.

  • just peachy.

    We even got a couple smiles 🙂

    • DrLefty

      He looked pretty happy on 2B after he hit that double, too.

  • Great Game! Goodnight Gang!

    • paul in p.v.

      Great job as always, GG. Mil gracias!

  • pacman68

    Just got home!!! Gonna watch the game now. Super huge win. Two more to go!!!

  • Atlas

    Can someone double check my math? If the Giants win 1 of the last 2, the Giants get a wildcard, correct?

    • Cueball

      And I think St Louis needs to lose 1 also.

    • DrLefty

      If they win one more, they clinch at worst a tiebreaker.

    • Rahul Kumar

      Magic Number is 1 to clinch tiebreaker, 2 to clinch wildcard

  • pacman68

    I heard Belt got hit on hand. Is he okay??

    • Atlas

      He stayed in, but we’ll see.

    • goodsam73

      seems to be — they didn’t take him off the field for x-rays; guess we will hear more tomorrow

      • pacman68

        Was is on purpose? I bet it was.. Scumbags.

        • DrLefty

          Sure seemed like it. They threw at Posey’s head earlier right after Belt hit a 3-run homer. Then when Belt came up, they hit him.

          • pacman68

            I hate the Dodgers so much.

          • DrLefty

            ME TOO. Posey was clearly pissed.

            Oh, and two idiot fans ran on the field and Pagan took one of them down!

          • pacman68

            Holy cow!! Really? I can’t wait to see that.

          • Bapah

            There’s some twitter footage below

          • DrLefty

            Yeah, check the videos on Twitter or below. They didn’t show much on the broadcast. But it was pretty awesome.

          • Bapah

            Don’t hold back.

          • paul in p.v.

            KK said they wouldn’t be surprised to see the umps issue a warning mañana before the game. Boyz be hot.

          • They threw high and tight. They did NOT throw at his head

    • Jacob Singer

      They showed him opening & closing his hand in the dugout with no problems. He might still have to ice it just to be safe.

  • Atlas

    Ty Blach starting tomorrow…

    • DrLefty

      Yep, going with the lefty. I thought they might. Wow.

      • Cueball

        Heard that some think Kershaw will be on a short outing tomorrow to preserve his arm for the Washington series. If we can stay tied, or ahead, and get past him, his pitch ceiling could benefit us. (Of course, we need to keep the hits coming.)

        • Atlas

          That’s interesting.

        • Andres The Forever Giant

          The only way tonight could have been better is if we gave Opie the beatdown!

    • earlytimes

      Makes sense with LA’s record with Lefty’s.

    • Lunch_Box

      I hope he has a better outing than Solomon Torres.

      • SurfCity

        Sheesh

      • paul in p.v.

        barf

      • DrLefty

        Torres made 8 starts in 1993. This will be Blach’s second start and fourth game. Wow. I bet they wouldn’t do it if they hadn’t won tonight, but they just have to win one game to ensure a tiebreaker. They can roll the dice and hope the lefty matchup works well.

    • Bapah

      I want Blach to pitch Kershaw IN.

      • Bapah

        …on the hands.

    • Hoona

      Wow, hope he has a better outing than his last. Dodgers might have their regular starters in tomorrow regardless of Lefty matchup

      • Atlas

        I don’t remember his last start…

        • Hoona

          Actually, me neither. It’s probably better that way

        • Hoona

          Against the Pads, if you’re not joking

          • Atlas

            Not joking, really don’t recall much about him.

        • DrLefty

          Gave up 2 runs in 3 innings and left leading 3-2…but he was grinding and up to 75 pitches. Very uncharacteristic–he doesn’t walk people usually. Clearly overamped. This is a risky move.

          • Atlas

            Did a quick search, baseball-reference.com says he’s got 2.00 ERA, 9 innings over 3 games, 5 hits, 2 runs (2 earned), 1 HR, 4 walks, 4 Ks.

          • DrLefty

            Yes, he’d pitched six scoreless innings in relief (two three-inning appearances) before making the start in San Diego.

          • Atlas

            Well, I’m feeling optimistic. Go Blach. Time to shine.

          • DrLefty

            I’m a big fan from watching him in Sacramento–it’s just a LOT to ask of a rookie this early on. But he’s a calm, poised guy. There’s a decent chance he’ll do OK.

          • Atlas

            I’m going to assume Bochy has some kind of back-up plan…

          • DrLefty

            Johnny Wholestaff game, for sure. Blach, Suarez, Cain, Peavy, and 16 of their closest friends.

  • Bapah

    If Gorkys doesn’t start tomorrow, I’m going to Poway and burn Boch’s house down.

    • TheSincere

      Pack the propane, pal.

    • DrLefty

      He will. Kershaw tomorrow. Prolly be the exact same lineup.

  • pacman68

    I just saw the Posey knock down the fan!! Just awesome!!

  • just peachy.
    • pacman68

      Awesome!!

    • earlytimes

      Even the Oracle, chief Pagan antagonist, should appreciate that.

      • Lunch_Box

        Nah TO will be find something that he doesn’t agree with and say Pagan’s take down leaves a lot to be desired.

    • Cueball

      What was up with the white flowers?

      • Haight Ashbury – White = Funeral or so they thought

  • Dodgers are classless.

    • Lunch_Box

      Why? Did the Dodgers jump in the Bay and pee in it?

      • Bapah

        Moronic response.

  • Would of been a great night if Stanford didn’t get their asses waxed by the Huskies. WTF

  • earlytimes

    Thought the Willie Mac presentation was terrific. Very happy for Javy, who has been a class act and great Giant. Maybe he can go out with another ring.

    • DrLefty

      He looked so happy and was really well-spoken.

      • earlytimes

        He’s smart guy. Wife is a Dr?

        • DrLefty

          Yes, I think that’s right. I remember reading he went back and finished his psychology degree from University of Virginia–great school–because he promised his wife’s father he would. His FIL wanted his doctor daughter to at least have a college graduate for a husband(!).

          • Lunch_Box

            Damn a 4 time World Series champion doesn’t impress the in-law? Haha!

          • DrLefty

            Right, and a multi-millionaire? Picky, picky. My husband has a master’s degree and a law degree, but I think my dad would have been just fine if he’d had Javi Lopez’s earning power and no degrees!

      • Lunch_Box

        Javy is always well spoken. Wouldn’t surprise me if he works as a public speaker or a sports analyst on radio and TV when his playing days are over..

        • DrLefty

          Schulman said the other day he aspires to be a broadcaster.

          • Sgbssfg

            Supposedly he and Affeldt have done dugout/bullpen play by play for years. Kuiper has said they were after his job.

  • Cueball

    Don’t mess with Buster!

  • Cueball
    • 12xu

      Awesome photo. Swatting that guy down like a fly.

      • Cueball

        It may be my new wallpaper on my computer at work.

        • just peachy.

          photoshop Puig’s face onto the dude

          • 12xu

            Perfect!

          • Cueball

            Love it. Use the strike out face from today. Or the Billy Butler face when Bum struck him out looking in Game 5 of the 14 WS. (That was priceless.)

          • paul in p.v.

            Hosemer eating dirt @ 1B. Replay. Out.

            AW.

    • Lunch_Box

      Buster ain’t having it!

    • GermanGiantsFan

      This and Pagan: I love it. Don’t mess with them when they are in play off mode 🙂

    • Bapah

      Buster doesn’t like that color of blue any more than I do.

  • just peachy.
    • Cueball

      That is awesome. You can almost hear him say “get the eff out of here.”

      • just peachy.

        I’m surprised that security didn’t react faster. That dude got knocked down by Posey and made his way over to Pagan and security still hadn’t done anything? I guess they know our players will get it done!

        • Lunch_Box

          Security and the ball dudes are as slow as Bengie Molina.

        • 12xu

          Security didn’t want to blow out a knee or break a leg.

        • Cueball

          Right? He apparently went from Posey, to Gillaspie, to Pagan.