Tonight’s Game: Giants (87-75) Vs Cubs (103-58) at Wrigley Field, 7:00 pm
Jeff Samardzija (12-11, 3.81) vs Kyle Hendricks (16-8, 2.13), (Regular Season Stats)
The Starting Lineups
1. Span CF
2. Belt 1B
3. Posey C
4. Pence RF
5. Crawford SS
6. Pagan LF
7. Gillaspie 3B
8. Panik 2B
9. Samardzija P
1. Fowler CF
2. Bryant 3B
3. Rizzo 1B
4. Zobrist LF
5. Russell SS
6. Heyward RF
7. Baez 2B
8. Contreras C
9. Hendricks P
After an epic Game 1 that saw the Cubs prevailing 1-0 over the Giants, Game 2 is sure to be a critical contest in this series. The Giants are batting .123 in their last 5 games at Wrigley Field dating back to the four game set in August and last night’s offensive humiliation. If the our beloved baseballers from San Francisco have designs on a shiny new World Series championship the offensive fortunes will have to change. This may or may not mean that Giants base runners will attempt more steals and get more aggressive on the bases.
In his last start against the Cubs, tonight’s starter Jeff Samardzija was brilliant until running out of gas. He was put to the test by the Cubs hitters that kept fouling off pitches and drove up his pitch count to 47 pitches after surrendering 3 runs. He will need a quick first and second inning to get the Wrigley crowd out of the game and establish his confidence.
The Giants beat Kyle Hendricks earlier in the season when Chicago visit Willie Mays Field. The right hander has a 4.32 career ERA against the Giants in 3 starts. Denard Span and Joe Panik are back in the lineup after getting benched in favor of Gorkys Hernandez and Kelby Tomlinson last night.
As I wrote last night, I don’t believe this is a must-win game for the Giants. I do believe, however, that if they win they will take control of the series. Something in the air tells me the Giants bats are due for a serious spewing of hits and runs. The team has fought hard in facing lights out pitching from Syndergaard and Lester. Their at-bats have been very disciplined for the most part. If not for the wind it is likely Buster’s double last night would have tied the game. I see reason for optimism and guys like Pence and Crawford are going to have to start taking the ball the other way as it appears both the Cubs and the Mets are pitching against their power and trying to minimize their ability to pull the ball.
Nobody said it was going to be easy in the postseason and the Giants are taking the road most agonizingly traveled in their quest for their fourth title in seven years.
- When, if at all, will the Giants bats bust out and make a statement against the heavily-favored Cubs pitching?
- Will Jeff Samardzija be able to carry the baton and maintain the streak of scintillating pitching by Giants starters?
- Will the Giants score first to take the frenetic Wrigley crowd out of the game or will the Cubs pile on the momentum by plating the first run?
- Will the Bruce Bochy manage to manufacture runs and play small ball by setting runners in motion and bunting?
- What role will the Giants super well-rested and possibly rusty bullpen play in tonight’s game, if any?
Breckeroni wonders what the Cocktail of the Day is at the Greek Giant house.
The Life Support System. It packs a wallop.
Gotta double up on more Greek Margarita’s….
Forget margaritas, tonight it’s Mezcal neat
Yum, I love Mezcal drinks.
No glass or mixers – straight no chaser
I’m too much of a wimp. Can’t drink tequila straight, either.
Gummy Bear Martini? Sounds awful, but it’s tiny bear themed:
My mama told me to stay away from candy drinks–“they’ll make you puke,” she said. I disregarded that wise counsel just once. I’ll spare the details.
The Velvet Hammer.
2 ounces Cointreau
2 ounces Tia Maria
2 ounces half-and-half
Ice cream can sub for 1/2 and 1/2.
Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Pour the ingredients in. No stirring or garnish required.
They used to serve those at Larry Blakes. One of my trainer cocktails.
I’ve tasted just one. LOL, it was in a disco in Houston, the same one that is in that old movie Urban Cowboy. I knew a girl who got a job as an extra in the movie. Boy, that had to be in the mid 1970s.
The one where Bud and Pam went “uptown”?
The one that was in Davis back in the day? Or the one in Berkeley (Telegraph, I think)?
I learned this one in Hawaii earlier this year but can’t remember what the bar called it:
a bit of grenadine
Very tasty and whether you like it strong or mild it tastes like your breakfast juice
A favorite one here: Campari Spritz:
5 parts of Prosecco sparkling wine
2 parts of Campari
1 part of soda
Fill a glass with ice cubes, mix the liquids in, dress with a slice of an orange.
What a Gentleman.
At the Garage – shot and a beer! :o)
Hard to play small ball when the dunderheads are getting picked off.
Or in Gorkys case, thrown out before he even started
Got to give Maddon credit.
They put that pickoff in as a planned play.
You responded to the wrong comment.
You just did it again.
There’s no need for name calling.
WE GOT GORKED!
Breckeroni got lost navigating thru the hurricane, but is here now
Do what you do UP there Allen Hirch.
Keys to the game;
* Pitches per Cub for Marge
* Primary leads at first base
* Stretch singles into doubles if possible
* Make productive outs
* Don’t let Bryant or Rizzo beat you
Look up Spats and Snorkel while yer at it.
Hendricks is liable to get hit around quite a bit. Look past the miniscule ERA and WHIP, and check out his IP & Game log. He hardly pitches deep into games, doesn’t strike out too many, and pitches to contact. That’s right in the Giants’ alley. He plays into the Giants’ strengths as an offense. That being said, Giants need a solid effort from Samardzija even if he’s not able to go full 7 or 8.
In total agreement right there. Besides, Hendricks has 8 losses on his ledger, so he can be beat.
Early in the season Maddon would pull him at the first sign of trouble — he rarely went deep in games until the second half. Hopefully the Giants can make him work a little bit so that he can’t get into the Pen early.
Reporting from Wrigley and almost out of Ipad battery– dont ask, its a long story. Got here too late for BP, and sitting up so high behind home plate Bob Ueker is sitting in front of me.
I am the fourth seat in from the aisle and the hood news is (a) doubt there will be many beer vendors to block the view (b) although these seats are so small you have to go out to the aisle to change your mind, but the 400 pound guy in this row is a few seats away from me and (c) three Giants fans just claimed the seats next to me so at least I wont be completely outnumbered (I wonder if they know that they are sitting next to SurfMaui– although the name on the back of my road jersey might give them a clue.)
Let’s go Giants
My bad last night…THESE are the mojo seats.
GIANTS HANG TEN, SURF TO VICTORY
Right to left not as brisk as yesterday– cant tell if in or out
The flags look like like last night. Center to Left.
Wasn’t last night left to right field?
I hope you leave the place smiling. Enjoy the drama.
Go gettem, SM!
PSYCHED! GO GIANTS! BITE’EM SHARK!! 👍👍👍
I’ve got Costas and Smoltz on the MLB channel. I haven’t heard Costas call a game in a long time.
Costas is the Dick Clark of broadcasting.
Got the ten minute version of the National Anthem
does anyone know how to watch the game online? I am on business and the hotel does not have MLB network and my MLB at bat at is blacking out the game. Anyone know somewhere else I can watch it?
It’s blacked out in the US, but a proxy server or VPN will block your US IP.
Check local stations.
I have an MLB.TV subscription. My Roku was blacked out, but when I signed in on my PC, it authenticated me through a cable sign-in, and I am now streaming the game from there.
Maybe the concierge knows where the game is showing locally
You are better off not watching this.
the 9ers could use the guy that sang the anthem on the offensive line
hey, stevie! :o)
Earth to Giants. Earth to Giants. Vamos, Gigantes!
C’mon baseball gods. Give us one.
No begging, Jake. Don’t need it. ;o)
I dont care im begging
let’s go, lads
Last night’s first base umpire, Alan Porter, is the home plate umpire for today’s game.
Thx for getting me nauseous.
Come on boys just a split
Please no long AB here.
I like Belt but he’s just not good enough to hit into the shift over and over especially with no one on base. It’s the playoffs. They give you a hit you need to try to take it. Unless you’re a 40 hr guy
Drop it. Bob isn’t listening.
That’s why there are coaches. If he refuses to play the game right get him out of there. No time for nonsense
Yeah, put in Nunez! That worked…
Fowler is doing it again.
I hate Fowler right now. But he sure is doing his job.
That was a great AB.
Thats what he does. Takes very tough gritty at bats.
Exactly the type of start you don’t want. 123 for Giants and now leadoff double for the Cubs.
I thought Span’s AB was promising
He did look good — Belt hit his ball hard too but right into the shift.
Good to see Alan Porter picking up where he left off in his Cubs support. That was strike 3 for most umps. Thanks
I was all over him last night, but that pitch was outside.
It was where umps call strikes about 75% of the time. Last night wasn’t a swing. I have no trust when the same guy has calls that favor one team
Shark sure thought it was strike 3.
Watch Porter, I’ll bet you that Hendricks will get that call all night. Porter is not competent enough to be a post season ump. He made calls based on the crowd….lets see if he gets it together. I don’t expect it.
U R right on, Mateo. Hose-bag.
When you’re awful you can appear biased. Being biased takes too much mental effort for these guys
Great job there are on Rizzo
Giants offense better get to work. That is all
I guess it doesn’t matter if they don’t score. We knew Shark would leak runs.
Say, THAT’S cynical!
Plenty of time, amigo(a).
This team sure doesn’t make it easy
On September 1 Fowler had a 13 pitch at bat before walking and leading to a run to lead off the game against Samardzija. At bat here was very similar. Courtesy of my scorebook from that game.
That at bat in September broke Samardzija in that game.
NOT THIS TIME.
Can anyone tell me what channel is the damn game I can’t find it
MLB network. It’s free
There we go. Pence with his craftiness
I’m sick. Ain’t gonna make 9. How do these guys do it?
They’re mostly less than 35 years old. Still have the old P & V.
Just have to drink. A lot.
Costas is obviously a pro, and Smoltz is pretty good, but I’m putting the over-under for when I get weary of the incessant Cubs-gushing and switch to KNBR at the third inning.
Goes without saying, just like ’89 and every other year. I’m on knbr.
Nice to have an unbiased first-base ump
“Hendricks went to Dartmouth, so they call him the Professor. From the Ivy League to the Ivy-Covered walls of Wrigley.”
Dood – you ain’t no Vin Scully.
He is such a Little Cliche Machine….I’m so happy he’s making sure to only give positive Cubs stats and only negative Giants stats… Little Fontleroy
I think Chicago feels extremely confident against San Francisco Chicago has a little bit of swagger the giants look like they never been there before
“Never been there before” based on what, Slikk?
Yeah. Whatchu talkin’ about, Willis?
They look tight offensively,lack of good base running instincts on the part of Conor Gillespie and Gorkys Hernandez and just overall non offensive display. The pitching has been great but the offense has been absolutely horrible .Pagan with selfish ABs and Span sucks dolphin ….!
Giants are creating chances. They’re just extinguishing them as quickly as they’re creating them.
The Cubs have swagger against everyone. I guess they earned it by having the best record, but how about at least making it to the World Series before acting like you rule the world?
Well they are ruling us right now!
You guys are killing me.
Yeah, they’ve scored two whole runs in the series. Total domination.
Young kids. They get arrogant quickly with success
I saw that too. The way they’re playing the field. Cocky
The Giants hitters are pressing! We miss the panda!
Screw the panda. He ate his way outa SF. Good riddance.
The Curse of Skeeter
I’m not giving up!
You sure sound like you are…what’s up?
It was a joke!
They haven’t won a championship since they dumped Arias. Just saying.
Hahaha good one! The curse of Joaquin!
We miss 2012 Panda maybe
Or a healthy Nunez
Or 2012 Buster or 2012 anybody!
I want 2012 Marco! And 2012 Vogelsong!
Double plays are just the worst.
Bochy doesn’t think so
Surprised the announcers didn’t appeal to the umpires with that Pagan-swung-late thing.
Under. 2 ERA for a reason
The worst hitter in the NL just hit a rocket off Smarge
Make one of your drinks…you’re being crazy negative
I’m getting crazy negative.
THrow some curves Shark
not just yet, I’m officially a nervous wreck.
He isn’t a Relaxo type of chucker
Just like I told a poster earlier today when he mentioned that the shark should be comfortable in Chicago please!
This is not good.
Matter of perspective.
Not on a Giants blog. You want two sides, go to ESPN.com.
If we go down 4 to nothing I’m leaving the damn house
Why hasn’t Samardzija thrown any curveballs?
I see the Shark brough his F stuff
Sarmadzija, you suck
Steep drop from Bum Cueto
Always good to get the ball up to the pitcher.
Way to back up the C Smarge. Jeesus.
Games is over
Shut up TD.
That wasn’t a good baserunning play by Baez, just lucky the ball wasn’t caught. Terrible risk to take
In my opinion he took the risk because if he had got thrown out he figured well hell we’re going to score some runs anyway so take the risk
There was nobody out. If he gets doubled up there are now two outs and change the whole inning. IF he plays it like a sane person and it falls in bases are still loaded and nobody is out and he is standing on 3rd and still very likely to score. Don’t understand how taking that risk is worth it in any way
My point is they know they can hit this sorry pitcher of ours so he just took the risk because he knows that they’re going to score runs tonight
Thats a good reason to not take that chance and risk making an out on the bases.
Pence caught the ball so damn flat footed
Just finish the inning, so we can pinch hit for you Samardzija.
Keep adding on, they are taking him to right.
C’mon Giants. At least put up a fight. This is embarrassing.
Hunterpence ALWAYS catches those. Oy.
Usually when he has his tongue out it’s good.
In 2012-14. Not anymore.
This is going a little rough.
Juuuust a bit, Atlas.
But… we got this?
Without a doubt.
Giants look like they gave up when it was 3-0.
So far this is a fun game
Right, if you are not a Giants fan. Why are you trolling us, anyway?
Again — why isn’t Samardzija throwing any curveballs?
He has no confidence in them because they probably suck as much as what he’s been throwing.
Saving it for third time through lineup
yep saving it for the third inning.
I do not want to be negative but we never come back from deficits this game is more than likely over with guys
It is over X10.
Some speech about the Germans an Peral Harbor is in order
Not Samardzija night. Oh well.
Plenty of time.
Yep. Could be 9-0 before the night is over.
Sure, but I had high hopes for Samardzija. We need at least 2 this inning.
Now we need 3 next inning.
Good call, btw!
He might be able to recover from it. We’ll see soon enough
I’m never home on the weekends but I decided to bring my ass home and watch this piece of crap game and this is what I get
I guess if we’re going to have a 4 run deficit, I’d rather have it happen in the 2nd inning instead of the 7th.
I see it was not even years that was good to the Giants it was only years when adding the 4 numbers of the year was a prime number 2010=3, 2012 =5, 2014 =7, 2016=9(not prime)
Fraid so. What’s happened is what i didn’t want to happen. I think i’ll go back to playing with my records and listening to the radio — it’s less painful.
Lot of game left folks.
Could have been a lot worse. I’ll take a 4-0 deficit. Go take a seat Samardzija
Well looks like 2holehitting has lefty upset again.
Why do I have this feeling the Dodgers are going to win the WA.
Dodgers can win the WA, Cubs can win the WS.
Maybe this will relax the hitters? Just get some baaerunners
Also, Span was playing waaaaaayyyyy too deep for the pitcher–that was two runs. Terrible OF defense that inning to go with Samardzija’s terrible pitching.
They also should have put Pence more to the RF line after the first hit there.
That was just asinine placement. Either Span or what’s his name in the dugout need to pull their heads out of their bums.
Wow! This is not looking good.
Not that this game is over, but yesterday’s game was oh so winnable. Needed that one
Right. I think that’s a common feeling for us fans.
But the only feeling for the players is try to score some runs.
Yes it was.
The Giants really need to remake their entire outfield. Move Pence to left to save his legs and expose him less defensively. Get a good RF and a good CF.
Agreed. Outfield, a closer, and potentially 3rd base should be priorities. Hopefully an outfielder with power.
Just start with getting on base. Can’t eat the bear but a bite at a time, so to speak.
WTG Joe! Rally Time
If for no other reason to silence Costa.
Ultimately, it’s not really Giants style to win a game or two on the road to begin a 5-game series like this. They typically need (fans) to feel like there’s absolutely no hope and be in some sort of critical back against the wall situation.
Ha, I knew I needed to wear my Blanco t-shirt today.
Come on damn it lets go
Good for Gregor
There we go. Blanco! Mike Scott’s guy!!
Just wondering if the Giants coulda maybe skipped the WC celebration and rested up a tad so they’d have some fkng energy for this series ya think? WTF
The issue isn’t activity. It’s talent & age. Every other postseason team did the champagne thing when they clinched.
THey seem rested
The very content Samardja
grabbed some pine….meat
He came up small in his two starts in Chicago vs his former team that drafted him
If they hit the ball in the air against this guy good things are happening.
Belt needs to do some stretching excersizes to reach those low pitches
Needs to do more Downward-Facing Dog.
Yeah the dog part certainly fits….
As long as he doesn’t start hitting like postseason Anthony Rizzo. Is Rizzo okay?
Way to execute Belt.
Good job BB
A shutdown inning would be so large right now
That’ll do. 4-2 is still within reach. Need a monster effort from the rested pen.
I’m a little worried about the bullpen but who knows
Kontos a long man or a setup to a long man?
He’s a real nowhere man..,
Living in his nowhere van.. Throwing pitches in hopes of k’ing the ma-aaaan…
Stop giving up runs, score some runs, and we’ve got a ball game.
That’s what I like to see! Get angry Giants!!!
Who is coming in? Blach or Kontos?
Very important to answer right back with two runs there. Great job by Gregor
Yup, that’s the hit that gets him rolling
Pence had a hit too. Gettin’ ’em goin’…
Whoo Hoo, that’s the way to do it.
I want Blanco to stay in!
I’d rather see Ty blach pitching right now then Kontos
Roles seem defined
Kontos did well
Has any team ever been talked about winning it all all year more than the Cubs this year?
The 2015 GS Warriors.
Costas scared me there.
Costas said that Hayward fly out was walloped.
Just gets on my nerves that the announcers keep talking about 100-win teams reaching the WS when they’re only playing game 2 of the DS.
I usually feel for other fan bases, but something about the Cubs really bugs me.
Same. Suddenly everyone’s a Cubs fan.
Kinda like the Giant in 04 and the Whyners in 82
They hate us cause they ain’t us.
Just kidding, but not really. Frankly I think everyone should just hate the dodgers and yankees as the token evil teams.
But I like how people who are rooting for the cubs can’t even tell you why they don’t like the giants, they just don’t. oh well. it’ll make victory even sweeter.
The other Surf reported live that they are a-holes
I’ve known that since ’84, the worst experience I ever had attending an Astros game, surrounded by them and their misplaced arrogance!
Lovable my ass!
The announcers are dicks.
Sync your TV with DVR and lsten ro Kuip
I (unintentionally) spent almost an hour in line at the gas station carwash (had I known it would take an hour, I would have just saved it for another day and not missed the first 2 innings of the game, although now I wish I had missed even more innings). Finally it was my turn. Stupid piece of shit carwash wasn’t working. So I just wasted almost an hour of my life and my car is still dirty. And Samardijon can’t pitch. WTF.
Debating taking a nap or finishing a book I’m reading.
dude, watch the game. I know you are not a dude
Eat a quart of Cherry garcia
Do whatever makes you happy if you feel like clipping your toenails do that
Just make sure you save the clippings and use them as firewood
you can burn nail clippings?
I don’t know try it and get back with me please
It’s cool you only missed the crappy part of tonight’s game.
DON’T DO IT PEACHY WE NEED YOU! ;o)
Watch the game! You’re behind.
What’s the book?
The Fireman by stephen king’s son, who I keep wanting to call Jonah Hill, but his name is Joe Hill
Well if you’re into horror you might as well watch the Giants.
Ha, I actually don’t like horror at all. Unless it’s zombies, I love zombies. I don’t get anxiety and acid reflux from books.
I know guys, I need to calm down. The TV will stay on (of course, it took 3 tries for my TV to turn on and find a signal – damn you comcast!), but I’m putting it on mute and probably getting some work done.
I meant to tell you I got my car washed today also because it had not been washed in almost 2 months and I got into an argument with the manager because I kept on pointing out areas of the car they missed that were still dirty ! I mean i paid $22 for that crap and they do a half-ass job. I always have to go over the car when I get home and finish it off myself no kidding
Gs have their composure back.
Atta babe, George.
Didn’t the Giants abuse Hendricks earlier in the season?
They abused Lester as well
If you’re not going to answer a question, maybe not polluting the thread to start with would be a good strategy.
There is nothing to answer to bro
Or your just a floater. Why be a prick?
Wasn’t my intent but go ahead and be surly
He was the losing pitcher in the game on May 22. Pitched 5.1, 1 run (earned), 3 hits, 3 BB, 1 K. That was the Sunday night game at AT&T, Bumgarner hit a 2-RBI double off Hendricks. Giants won 2 out of 3 in that series.
Keep Fighting Boys
Now I see what guys were complaining about yesterday with the broadcasters and all the Chicago Cubs love they’re interviewing Cubs manager talking about them excetera
I’m hoping Conor can hook up with one of this guy’s sinkers.
That’s playoff magic. Take advantage of it.
Did Pagan just salute after that?
He’s an aggressive guy.
Always does that. Nothing to do with the P.
I know he does but seemed like a time to check on the pitcher.
Of course, it’s his signature
Pagan is hard on P’s in the playoffs.
(Sorry, Johnny Cueto.)
It would be ideal if the Giants could tie it before Hendricks left the game.
He might be leaving right now after getting hit by the line drive by Pagan.
Well that sucks……
It’s on you. You trolled a Giants blog and brought the wrath of the baseball gods on your team. Gotta feel for Hendricks, having to pay for your sins.
still got off easier than Custer.
Yeah I believe in Feng Shui, Horoscopes and bad karma……and… and….
Hendricks will be fine. He didn’t look that badly hurt. Maddon’s just being rightfully careful.
Looked like it went off the meat of his palm into his chest.
Well well well how interesting
Way to hustle Pagan!!
Maybe a break for us?
Honestly, this is bad for the Giants. They were hitting Hendricks well. Now they bring in a lefty to screw everything up.
Force Bruce to swap ou Panik and Span and shorten his bench further since Gregor was used.
That’s one way to knock their starter out…
Pagan, wily vet. Hit the pitcher hard enough to knock him out of the game and make the scramble to first.
He broke Cueto in the 2012 NLDS, too.
Pagan also has that late swing for interference calls
OK, Hendricks is out: time to knock on Wood!
The great Eddie Floyd
Bullpen game! Not how I hoped.
So far so good.
God I love baseball.
Pagan breaks another
What we need is for another stupid dude to run on field and get body slammed by Pagan. That’ll get them really going.
If you’re there, I bet you would volunteer!
I’m not really into Pagan. Or being the center of attention. Or getting arrested (please tell me they arrest these fools).
They did…you would talk your way out of it….
No, my boobs aren’t big enough. I can’t even cry my way out of a speeding ticket. 🙁
Man, no swing…
What is Gillapsie waiting for.
How do you take that pitch? he’s so frustrating to watch
It really is
Well, he’s the reason the Giants are still playing, so…
And that’s my point, he excites the shit out of you and then frustrates the shit out of you
Brownie, you need to take that pitch and see how it feels.
I haven’t played a day in my life as i have stated many times. I can’t even hit an 80mph fastball at the cages but I also don’t make what he makes, I think.
Hey, brother….hitting is impossibly tough, and most of these guys are guessing location and speed. They get fooled. It happens.
i know. I’m just speaking as a frustrated fan
Thinking the same thing. Full count, 2 outs, and right down the middle with no movement?
It just froze him
He was guessing breaking ball or changeup. It happens.
Rats ., the Giants were hitting Hendrick.
Georgie be lookin’ good.
Get that bow-tie out of the dugout.
YOu gotta be kidding me… Cubs pitchers with 3 RBIs in this game
Certainly did not expect Wood to homer……:)
Geezus, what TV station has this game tonight? I cannot find it!!!
That’s it?! What Comcast channel number is that?
Yes it’s free today.
yeah, I was surprised
I’m glad it’s free but what’s the channel number?
On comcast, 412
Muchos gracias, Brownie!!
For me on 729 in SF comcast. That depends for you
Yes, in HD. Sorry, my bad
MLB Network. It’s on for free if you have cable or satellite.
THE PITCHER. THE PITCHER.
Go away forever, George. I’ve been over you since 2013.
This is why I hate Kontos.
He also gave up the only HR Kershaw ever hit…on Opening Day in a scoreless tie.
2011. Bryan Stowe was there.
No, it was 2013. Kontos didn’t even get traded to the Giants until 2012. But both openers were at Dodger Stadium.
Right, and Kontos gave up a 3 run homer in the 9th inning of Game #1, 2012 WS.
And a grand slam to Arod in Yankee Stadium in 2013 that broke Lou Gehrig’s record.
“The Many Bombs of George Kontos.”
I remember face-palming to that.
You’re right. My bad. But we did lose on Opening Day at Dodger Stadium in 2011, right? That was Aubrey Huff playing clown RF, IRC.
Yep. The first of many games Lincecum lost to Kershaw that year, though Timmy had an ERA in the low 1s vs the Dodgers that season.
Kershaw has lots of HR’s
He has 1. You’re thinking of Greinke, maybe. Greinke can hit.
I thought he hit 2 in 1 game this year. Must have been some other pitcher.
syndergaard did it against the dodgers
Great hitting Pitcher, better then Bum, look it up .
Then he should have been pitched to accordingly.
Kontos gives up big hits like this all the time.
Which still makes him less a threat than the #8 hitter.
All the more reason not to hang a meatball!
I also hate the network for the BS interviews that they insist on doing in-game. Worthless.
I blame it on the dweeb with the bow-tie.
Hey they’re walking a stiff like Baez when they aren’t throwing him practice. Pitchers drive in 3. Time to get a little more serious
Why isn’t Blach in, anyway? I thought he was supposed to be the long man.
Ten HRs career
I blame Pagan
I blame belt for everything
Madison needs to keep a handkerchief in his back pocket for obvious reasons
His hands are cleaner than a dog’s mouth.
That’s a back breaker
Uh, no – not in the 5th inning, Pac.
Cubs pitchers have more RBI than we do.
This is sadly accurate.
That hurts to read.
I think it’s crazy that the entire season had the games on CSN or NBC and now when the games really matter they go on FS1 or MLBN. Money, money, money for the big media outlets and a big fat nothing for local affiliates.
Do you have cable?
Yes. Standard Comcast.
see if you can sign-in online to MLB.TV , they’ll ask your Comcast sign on and you should get the MLB.Network on MLB.TV
He should be able to just turn to MLB Network on his cable. Even if he doesn’t normally get it, they’re doing a free preview this weekend.
Not if he doesn’t have it on his plan
It’s free this weekend–that means even if it’s not on his plan. He just has to turn to whatever channel it is, and it will be there! Poof!
Started to write before I finished reading
Can’t really get over what a dump Wrigley is. Minor league lighting for a playoff game.
Well there is a minor league team playing tonight.
AAAA quality in the second half
Damn man, how much have you had to drink so far?
About 4 glasses of water so far this game.
You’re really trying to tick people off
You da man onsite. (Sorry I confused you last night.) What do YOU think?
Surf Maui’s the man on site!
Did it again. :o/
Its a shrine but should be day bseball
Wrigley is a total dump
MadBum on deck!
Starting rotation from Tiffany, bullpen & offense from Costco.
Yer a real drag dood.
I’m so sorry I ruined your experience of this awesome Giants performance.
I’m just wondering why you watch if it makes you so miserable.
If you’re trying to paint me as some kind of 24/7 downer you’re barking up the wrong tree. At the same time I’m not gonna sugarcoat the deficiencies of this team & I will occasionally vent on it.
Listen: this is the kinda scrap peeps get into when los Gigantes are losing. Let’s just let it go.
I love Costco. More than Tiffany.
I don’t get the idea of sitting Panik vs. Lester in game 1 but then playing him against a lefty in game 2. What’s the thinking behind this?
It wasn’t a lefty starter. Hendricks, the righty, left with an injury in the fourth inning.
I missed the first three innings. Still, if Bochy was playing the percentages he should have pinch hit for Panik against Wood.
He doesn’t have enough bench players. He already used Blanco, Nunez isn’t healthy, and he’s down to Kelby, Gorkys, and Brown.
I guess that’s why Bum came up as a hitter. He doesn’t want to burn a real hitter.
Bum’s more of a real hitter than some of these other schmoes.
For sure. Bum takes some good at bats and his power is legitttt
Bum did fine.
He certainly has more power but his BA is still in the high .1XX’s. I found the decision strange. Then again, I’ve found Bochy’s thinking strange for all of 2016.
That’s some bad internet delay – 5 innings.
The lefty just came in. Cubs starter was RHP (Panik doubled and scored)
It’s awesome and pathetic that Bumgarner is pinch hitting right now.
Carrying 12 pitchers for no good reason leaves the bench shorter than out should be
How’d that go 4 you?
Just calling it like it is. Would’ve been nice if the next two hitters didn’t waste another f***** leadoff hit. So I guess it kinda sucked, actually.
Going all Tourettes huh.
Wow, you have a low threshold don’t you. Enjoy the game.
Yes, grammar often.
Jobu likes Madison.
Thatta way Bum
Pinch run for MadBum?
Not enough bench players to burn one there…
Would have had to been another pitcher
Did Belt think he hit that out?
thank you..said the same thing to my wife. he dropped the bat like he thought he caught it. wasn’t even close
Would’ve been nice if Hendricks was still in the game.
Is that Bob Freaking Costas doing the P-by-P? Good grief, what’s the world coming to?
It’s the Cubs, so it’s Very Important.
Giants get 2 breaks and can’t take advantage of them.
Sweep, just as I predicted. Cubs-Red Sox WS.
Red Sox might get swept
That is an absolutely asinine statement.
Once a troll always a troll.
LOL, the Sox are already down 0-2!
They will win 3 in a row. Watch and see.
And if they don’t you’ll disappear again.
With what pitching, the 2 high priced starters got beat .
Or so I hope.
Not me. I’m so over the Red Sox and the Adios Papi Tour. I’d root for the Cubs against them, and I can’t stand the Cubs. Anyway, go Cleveland.
I want Big Papi to retire a champ.
He already has his rings. Give someone else a chance.
Who started this game again? Oh yeah..
Man Rizzo looks really bad up there. Hope he’s okay. Looks like he’s just desperately guessing.
Why? Hope he is 0- for 21
Yeah, what PJ said
Wait, Eric. Who is care?
2 hole hitting always seems so concerned with how Belt is doing. I just wanted him to know that we really care about his 1B, who seemingly has no clue how to hit once the postseason starts.
Yeah, what Eric said!
I guess I foolishly give people the benefit of the doubt. I actually thought he was just a Cubs fan who liked to talk about baseball. Clearly not the case.
I (almost) never block anyone. I figure it takes all kinds, and I can just scroll by if something irritates me.
Sorry. I dumped 2troll long ago.
Yeah I finally blocked him. Took me awhile to actually figure out he’s completely pathetic. I thought he had a small amount of worth, but I was clearly wrong.
Maybe he looks lost but his team has a commanding lead. Problem with these five game series is that you’re on the precipice so FAST.
You got one pass, Shake Weight Zobrist…not two. Sit. Shut.
That was a heck of a frame by Buster.
So far in this series, the Giants defense looks much much better than the so-called best ever Cubs defense
*When Gorkys plays OF
*in the infield
Oh yeah… Our outfield..
That catch Gorkys made last night might have been the best OF catch all year. Mac made a couple good ones, too.
Gillaspie says yes I can play defense!
Can the middle of the lineup please get a rally going?
Based on the last 70 games methinks you ask for too much. This game just looks like the whole second half i.e., fall behind early, roll over and die, rinse/repeat.
What an ugly first swing, Pence just go sit down
Costas isn’t doing a bad job but I want a voice I can connect to baseball. Maybe I’m just an uber-traditionalist but I don’t want a non-baseball guy doing the most important games of the season.
He is a baseball guy. What do you mean? I don’t like him because he’s a cliche ridden large market salesman.
Exactly my point … he’s a “corporate” broadcaster.
I am learning so many amazing, fun facts about the greatest baseball team ever assembled in the history of the sport. So enlightened.
You mean the one with a 108 year long losing streak?
Is that the same team destined for unchallenged glory? I’m confused.
Yeah, THAT team. 🙂
This team effing hit. When you pitch hit the pitcher .. That’s sad.
Bad Giants hv returned lol.
Wouldve been better starting Blach over Samardjiza
Yeah but hindsight really is 20-20. There’s no way a veteran-oriented organization is going to throw a rook at the Cubbies lineup.
Yup. Just not happy about Samardjiza’s poor start today when we needed a good one
Smardge was pitching over his head his previous few starts. Alas, the Smardge we saw tonight is the real Smardge i.e., an average pitcher. Also, if anyone knows his weaknesses it’s the Cubs.
BOOOOOOO!!!!!! BOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! BOOOOOOOO ON BOCHY!
(Good job, Ty. But WTF?!)
Bochy is doing this to get the pen some work. Unfortunately nobody told Samardzija this is not a spring training game.
This game is not over. Why wouldn’t you want to try to keep it close? Blach looked great. Bochy is in regular season form, and that’s not a compliment.
Costas: ” the Giants and Red Sox have won 3 World Series IN THE EARLY PART OF THIS CENTURY”…..
You are a pea brain midget idiot who has no idea who the Giants are, you revisionist pond scum.
With some face work too.
Where’s the NO-NO-NO Cat when we need him.
Wow is there a more blatant act of waving the white flag in the 6th inning than sending out Casilla
Blach was pitching great. I don’t understand why he’s coming out after four batters.
Yeah… that’s weird. He was having zero issues.Reeks of having a plan and refusing to deviate.
They didn’t carry 12 so bochy could sit in.the dugout
Bringing in Casilla now removes Bochy’s strong inclination to bring him into a tie game in the 9th.
Why is Cassilla in here??
Atta Babe, Panik
Does anybody have a trumpet and know how to play “Taps”?
Bochy deserves what he’s going to hear after the game. This is going to put the Giants out of reach
Panik’s leg took a nasty shot
So did Baez’s ego!
Could stand to get knocked down a few. His ego is about as big as the Pacific Ocean. Very talented though
Not as talented as his ego would dictate.
Yup. He likes showing off.
He screwed the pooch on that play, trotting out of the box, and over-sliding the bag. Welcome to HDTV, arshsloch.
Seen him make a bunch of base running gaffes this year. He gets amped up and loses all sense.
Wtf is Bochy doing? Blach is crusing and he pulls home for a different handed batter? For Casilla? What a jackwagon!
Bochy is doing what he’s done all year … micromanaging and imperiling the team. SMH.
Bob apparently isn’t watching the game
I have no idea how they overturned this play but didn’t overturn Span’s stolen base in New York
Consistency would dictate that they either should have both been upheld, or both been overturned.
Oh god. Now the announcers are ranting about how overturning that is against the spirit of review.
LOL. They started it.
Throw a damn strike
Casilla and the Giants dodged a huge-caliber bullet there — but for how long?
So….was Blach hurt or something? Because he was getting outs in extremely quick fashion. It can’t REALLY be because he’s different handed, right?
Saving him for another game that may not happen, I guess.
Sadly, yes. Bochy over-managing, Casilla being Casilla.
Yes it can, Bochy has an obsession for Lefties can no pitch to righties and vice versa .
ANOTHER FUN CUBS STORY!!!!!
Thanks so much, Bobby
It’s the Year of the Cubs. Didn’t you hear, they’re going good to win the World Series this year?!?
Where does Bob Costas get off editorializing about instant replay like that?
Other teams pull that sh*t on us all the time.
Blow-dried fook. Is he the one with the ‘hair-plug addiction?’ Or was that some other blow-dried fook.
That one is Joe Buck
Fk heem too.
That one is Joe Fook from FOX.
Costas just gushing Cub. What a butt licker.
Costas is “irked.” Stop the presses!
He is so full of it and he should be called on it. Drooling over Baez and his “acumen” and then he screws up and claims that correcting his screw up is not “in the spirit” of the game.
Only a 3 run ballgame.
Not true. Costas said that Garlin was tossing World Series shares out of the booth. It’s all over. They won all 3series in advance.
Sorry….this is just disgusting at this point
Make Baez pay by scoring some runs , boys
Baez bailed out Casilla. How many bad decisions can Bochy make in one season?
Is it just me, but is Costas one of the most full of himself, pompous asses to ever sit in the booth.
That he is. Costas is the guy who delivers pompous judgments about Barry Bonds (for his PED use) and then spends half an hour sucking up to Mike Vick when he got out of prison for killing dogs by asking, “Do you think you’ve learned how to be a good person?”
Oh god. TMI. Little puke.
Costas should stick to his target interviewees i.e., 15 year old female gymnasts.
Until you get in a booth .
PJ, do you really want to go there. It just seems a silly waste of my time.
Pound Montgomery. He ain’t that good
Casilla’s out. Praise the Lord.
And pass the ammunition.
Poor Joe Panik. He’s just having such a lousy year. How does a guy drop 73 points from one year to the next?
Have to think he is ready for the offseason as horrible as that may sound
Is he getting married in November too?
He must be bewildered as hell. I sure am.
And the Giants, once again, are mounting their traditional late-inning roll over and die trick. Somebody get on the freaking base paths with less than 2 out fer Gawd’s sake!!!
Who is singing?
This team can’t hit at all. Just horrendous.
Costas needs to get pink eye again
Brown nosing will do that.
If the Giants lose tonight, they better make it go 5 games because I don’t want to see any other team celebrating at AT&T
Wow, the Cubs have already won the WS?
If you listen to Costas, you’d think they’ve already wrapped up every WS for the rest of this decade.
One could imply that with the nonstop windy verbiage by Costas about their glorious history.
Didn’t you get the memo?
The Giants: A Tale of Two Cities.
These were the best of times, these were the worst of times.
Funny, Costas didn’t scream like that on Span’s lead off foul homer….
The Cubs love is out of control. We never got that during our runs.
I remember the first year, we were told that we hadn’t won yet….
Here we are 3 titles later, playing a team that….well, you know. It’s like we don’t exist. Yet, we are the dynasty of the decade. We have several guys with 3 rings, quite a few with 2… But it isn’t worthy of any attention or mention.
Just wish we had some offense and showed some fight, and weren’t being buried like a dead goldfish.
It would, help a little if they started playing like they’ve been there
Boston is playing like crap, and they got all the attention on both games on TBS.
It’s honestly just another absurd example of large market blindness shoved down fans throats that have no choice
Yeah. It seems thst the Giants are playing the bad guys. Why? Because they have 3 titles in 6 seasons and MLB is sick of them?
We were the spoilers of the past World Series runs. We ruined their narrative, never supposed to win.
Part of the problem is media also think everyone in love with the city of Chicago. I hope most people see it for the trash ridden home of corruption and the embarrassment it has been for decades.
It’s not that bad, comeon.
This loss is on Bochy… Why in the world do you start Samardzija?
Because he’s your #3, and follows Bum and Cueto, and has been pitching very well.
I thought Moore was our #3? Smardzija’s a well paid #5. Would have been better off starting Moore or Blach
I don’t trust More on the road in this kind if environment. It’s sure easy to look now and say it. But, teams are teams, and spots are earned over a season.
I have a suspicion there could be some ownership influence there. He was part of the big offseason purchase & he’s here for a few years. They don’t want their investments sitting on a shelf. I don’t know if that’s really a thing but I’m always suspicious of it.
They were a little hesitant to announce the Gm2 starter. I wonder if there was some reservation about starting Samardzija today.
There obviously was. Who backed which starter, we’ll never know.
Just got done with my gig. Cubs with 3 errors and only 2 runs?? Looks like another brutal offensive performance…Shark looked bad as well, eh? Bartender…
what will you be having tonight?
Well at least the organ player finally got the Bennie chords down. Drove me up the wall.
We really need to beat these lameos
I hear ya.
Kind of a stupid song to play really
Benny = Ben Zobrist. Yeah it is kind of obvious.
No way! Sir Elton forever. Elton would put on the bunt…
Sounds like you need the bull sweat from Bull’s Tavern in SLO (I bet Kruk knows what I’m talking about). Essentially it’s a mix of various liquors of whatever the bartender wants to pour into a shot glass but the kicker is that they also wring their bar towel that they’ve used to wipe the counters into the glass. They may or may not also drop an egg yolk in there.
I’m headed to Bulls next Saturday…and Mother’s…and Novo for dinner…and Spanos for the greatest soccer rivalry in the land. Staying at the Cliffs like we always do.
So jealous! (well not about bulls and mother’s – the latter always smelled like pee to me). Please have some warm chevre from Novo for me and some happy hour drinks at the Cliffs (wish they still had free tacos with their HH). Maybe also a pint of cider from Frog & Peach if you have a chance, oh and a tri-tip sandwich + fries with extra ranch from Firestone’s. 🙂
PS. Boo gauchos!
That’s exactly what I get at Firestone’s every time…
I’m hoping for breakfast at Louisa’s Sunday morning, too…but sometimes we take it too far Saturday after the game to consider anything but late brunch at Marisol’s at Cliffs.
Last night’s game hurting more and more. We really let them get away.
We lost that game. Fair and square (mostly).
All of our outfielders are literally touching the ivy
For good luck, maybe.
I read that as Kissing the sky because of Hendrix starting.
It would be so cool if the Giants could take the lead and then be able to listen to the deflation in Costas voice.
Not to mention, the rest of the universe.
So the Dodgers and Nats lose their off day? Seems so.
Are these puke Cubs fans putting up a mock Hunter chant?
Cub fans were obnoxious to begin with.
They are so insufferable.
If Panik is ready for the offseason, Buster must be equally ready. Another second half dud of a season.
Terrible AB for Pence. He had no legs in that swing at all.
He’s been pulling off most of the second half.
How do explain the lack of adjustment?
He missed a lot of games this year. He has no excuse for being tired.
God .., pence is just awful.
Except when he’s not.
People here give up so easily and so quickly. If they lose this, they have Bumgarner in game 3, so you have to like their chances in that one. Then, they’d only need two more. As far as arguing about who should’ve started tonight, it doesn’t really matter. If it goes 5, Bumgarner starts twice. Everyone else, including Samrdzija, starts one. Where isn’t really a big issue
I think Cueto starts twice, but I agree. No need to give up.
My mistake. You’re right. The Cubs have the better team, but that doesn’t guarantee they win the series.
No kidding …. there was never a second choice.
Not me. Not you, obviously. Way to go T.O.
It’d probably be Bumgarner Moore Cueto but doesn’t matter who the starters are if our batters keep hitting like this
Actually it does matter. Hitting like tonight wins last night.
But that didn’t happen. And the pitching from last night wasn’t there tonight.
It’s not true that it doesn’t matter who the starters are. That’s the comment I was reacting to.
IT’s a tough one. Cueto would proably be a better bet at Wrigley, but on the ohter hand you have to get to Wrigley
Off topic: Is it just me or does the second guy that asks “Iced tea?” in that Geico commercial look just like Dennis Franz?
Pence is not the same as we’ve known these last few years. Maybe he’s simply exhausted, but he looks awful at the plate. Two more years of Pence.
Yeah I noticed that. Not as fast tracking down balls either.
No reason for.him to bat 4th
Pence hit well over the course of the season. He’s also streaky.
He snapped his hamstring off the bone this year. He’s a high energy, streaky player. He’s not a big problem….he’ll hit next year if he’s healthy
I doubt it, he will hit but not what everyone has been accustomed to. He is simply aging quicker than expected, playing all those innings at full tilt
Since he came back I feel like the impressive power he usually has, hasn’t quite been there. Balls that were going way out are now going to warning track or not even.
GIANTS are looking at remaking the entire OF by start of 2018
Ghastly, huh Bob? I hate you more than Buck now.
That’s hard to do, too!
Costas says Strickland is ghastly..
Sorry Bob, we get to say that, not you.
You can’t say that.
Bob’s rubber mask is creepy & should be changed.
Strickland isn’t bad ….. just about half as good thinks he is
Aroldis “Slappy” Chapman for the save. SMH.
Don’t throw at them, Strickland…We want no part of a Chapman retaliate.
We don’t buzz enough.
Chin music has largely disappeared from the game. Another aspect of the wimpification of the game. If Don Drysdale were pitching in this era, or Bob Gibson, they’d have their mound attacked five times a game.
and good luck to anyone dumb enough to charge the mound with one of those 2 on the hill
Certainly true with the long haired hideous monsters playing the field.
This point couldn’t hurt their chances
Those are the moments I dig the Strickland style. Step1: buzz him. Step 2: strike him out. Step 3: stare a bit.
I’m sure you also liked all the times his straight ass pitches ended up in the bleachers
That’s an odd post.
Giants were down 0-2 in 2012 NLDS…But these aren’t the Reds either. MadBum to try to keep 2016 going on Monday.
First things first, let’s get these 3 outs.
There’s the 3 outs.
How long can they keep riding Bumgarner?
About 8 years
Silver lining: Giants have seen a lot of the bullpen. That should help right?
You’re reaching now
Of course I am.
I know man. It sucks
Alan Porter is a bad umpire
Bruce looks like he is ready to cry
I’m ready to cry!
No offense but I like that….
You’ll cry cuz the Cubs aren’t winning shit. Book it
and neither are the Smalls
I’ve no idea who they are.
There the team in Orange and black that have scored the smallest amount of runs in this series just like last series in Chicago
Yo, so when did your Cubs win last?
5 seconds ago. When did your team win last?
Win what? A game? When did they win a WS? I’m still waiting
28 years ago for the Dodgers, 108 for the Cubs. Not my problem.
You forgot 27 for the AAA’s
Not mine either.
You own it once you start trolling.
LOL. Then why are you coming here to harass Giants fans? You must have nothing better to do.
Trust me, you’re not getting any traction here. The only two teams in this century who are competitive with the Giants are the Red Sox and the Cards. The Cards are done, and the Sox are down 0-2.
You know what would be funny if the Cubs do actually make the WS and they lose to a team from Canada. Go Jays.
Your grandfather never even saw the Cubs win a WS.
But they’ve already won more than the Ottoman Cubs & more recently, too.
Takes zero talent to troll.
I remember when Chapman was available or teams that needed a good closer.
I can do without a wife beater on my team.
Yep keep telling yourself that when next season we still have no #1 closer. Loser mentality
Right, the same “loser mentality” that had Aldon Smith on the 49ers, along with McDonald. We have three rings. We don’t have to do “anything” to win.
I think they will add a bat and a back-end reliever in the offseason. Their starting rotation will be a lot better next year as well with a whole year of Moore and hopefully Cain is relegated to the replay room.
First, he is not married, second there were never any charges filed against him. Third he denies doing anything but pushing her with his fingers in an argument.
Right, just like the guy who knocked his GF out on the elevator.
He also fired a bunch of shots in the garage. he is an idiot that throws 103 which makes him a hell of a closer.
And what is your point? There were no Florida gun laws broken.
Good thing it’s not your team right?
Well, the owners of “my” team apparently agreed with me, rather than you.
Actually they didn’t agree with you because the Giants pursued Chapman. Yankees just weren’t high on our minor league system.
Hasta mañana (Monday) TWGs.
I’ll be FIRED UP
I hate the Cubs as much as the Dodgers now
Because they won?
Giants can’t hit, and they can’t score runs. This looks like a sweep.
At least if it is, it will be in SF, so we won’t have as much pro-Cubs fervor there.
At least they seem to have gotten the bullpen straightened out.
Each game is a new story…that’s why these guys shock us so often
Well better than lulling you to sleep right?
I have said it for a while, they have a hitting problem not a pitching problem. 5 runs in 3 games, they are 1 swing away from no runs in 1 game and season over
No. Fkn. Way.
I love the victory song they sing after wins.
It takes zero talent to troll
Now what I say
Really, so you decide to come in right now?
? I’ve been here
where has she been?
She was here earlier. You’re the one who hasn’t been here
And stop shouting at meeeeeee
Hey you lil, bitch. I’ll do whatever the F I want
And if he doesn’t like it, you’ll internet punch him in his internet nose?
That’s a thought. I’ll think about it
Liar bats on fire…..
This empire still existed the last time they won the WS. All hail the Ottoman Cubs! The crescent even looks like a big C.
written by who?
Oh for God’s sake will you SHUT UP COSTAS!!!!!!
This nitwit is making a Cubs appearance in the WS seem like an event with national importance.
Thankfully, I immediately changed channels. Let little fella bounce up and down in his booster seat….everything he says is in hopes of being a sound bite in a future documentary
Good night y’all.
On the plus side.
We’ve been here before
Bullpen looked great.
But our offense disappeared. Hope they find it on the plane flight home.
Yep, game 166 right? About time 😏
Well that was about what 1 should have expect. I didn’t see Shark choking like that but they are a great offense. Still 0 breaks for the visitors. Looking forward to Bum humbling them on Tuesday.
breaks is for losers. you make your own breaks.
Sicken by the Baez love on mlb tv. There are other good players they could pimp but they choose the punk.
He needs a nice fastball to the ribs on Monday
Actually, just playing better baseball than the Cubs would suit me.
Strickland got the message across. There is never a reason to hurt a guy.
Well I guess we will get em next time….. then
Papa and Laskey having little tantrums.
We all know we would be struggling if we were playing the Padres right now instead of the Cubs.
Dodgers over Cubs. You can take it to the bank
You need to get laid, you idiot
This is true.
Ew why are you so hostile
cuz you’re pissing me off
Ain’t over. Giants over the Cubs.
We will win both at home and also back in CHI?
Could happen I guess. Madison will have to pitch game 5 though
Giants will be energized at home and take that energy back to game 5. Cubs will be reeling from two losses. I’m sure Cueto starts game 5 but Bum is the first one up in the pen.
Yea I just read Moore gets game 4 so that would leave Cueto for game 5.
You never know if we win Mon and Tue
Time to binge watch all the Star Wars episodes. That should get me thru til Raider football. Cubs make me sick.
Tip of the hat to the Cubs. Last night was a coin flip. Tonight they were the better team.
Well being the sore loser that I am, as my old HS coach would remind us, they weren’t the better team, we were worse. He would never give anybody credit. He instilled being a sore loser in everyone.
I have to disagree with that tonight. We were the better team last night though. But that’s sports.
Yes. We were the better team last night. That’s why I feel the Cubs didn’t win it. We lost it at the plate. Cueto was beyond brilliant.
And really bad base running
Yep. Striking early is huge. We failed. Cueto has big bad ass coconuts. Gave us every chance to win. On another note, we just lost game two and I still can’t get past game one. That’s f’d up.
I am more pissed off about last night than tonight to be honest. It scuks
Same here. That game looked so winnable.
Last night was the bigger game. Especially since we knew Cueto was going to pitch like an ace. Smarge gives up a couple three runs and the question becomes can we support him at the plate. We had the chance last night.
Cubs are a young team riding a high. Giants need to just poke some holes in that dream and I think they’ll fall apart.
They did have 1 bad stretch all year and that was when Fowler was out.
Geez, talk about slim pickings — on the Post Game Wrap they made Brandon Belt the Hero of the Game because “he just missed” a pitch and got a sac fly.
Yeah. The other candidate was Blanco I guess
Giants comeback legend is about to grow– we have them right where we want them! We’ve done it before– on multiple occasions and we can do it again. See you all in San Francisco Monday AND Tuesday
Who is Jeff Garlin
Who is MLBSF?
Please I’m more famous than Jeff Garlon
He’s ClutchUp’s white whale.
A blocked troll, at least on my account.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
I googled him. Yea now I know who he is.
He sure talking a lot of S this early in the playoffs
He should no better as a loser Cub fan
i’m trying to, but who’s jeff garlan?
There’s gonna be a new season I hear.
Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic 13m13 minutes ago
Small thing in a loss, but Matt Cain was the one who made call to challenge Baez double. He was in video room with Dunston/Chop.
Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs 14m14 minutes ago
The eagle eyes on Baez slide challenge? They belonged to Matt Cain. He looked over Dunston’s shoulder at monitor, said, “He’s off the bag!”
Jeff PassanVerified account
I might be the only person who doesn’t hate the replay rule. If you are not touching the bag and get tagged, you are out. This isn’t hard
I have no idea why anyone cares about sportswriters opinions. Just report.
Starts with Costas who gave an editorial opinion because he was mad the Cubs got called out.
Costas is an awful play by play guy, to be sure.
I’m reaching for stuff to post tonight, lol.
That was a $20,000,000 challenge.
I missed the entire game, guys…Who did Strickland buzz tonight, K, then stare down?
Other than that, how was the gig, Mr. Lincoln?
Joan Baez was blowing in the wind.
That’s the answer, my friend.
Lol Baez. Big shocker there. About the only thing I miss about that game.
Anybody know why Buster called nearly all hard stuff when Smarge was pitching?
Or his breaking stuff too firm, I mean
How would he know, he barely called it.
Establish the fastball take the lid off the adrenaline work in #2 2nd time through…
that may have been the game plan going in, but shouldn’t they have aborted, and tried something else, when it looked like he might not be around for the 2nd time through?
Maybe they didn’t want to try the soft stuff until we were 8 down,.
I know you’re just on here bs-ing, but do you really think it would have mattered much?
So they are zeroed in on his fast stuff, have no trouble seeing it, and they’re supposed to slow down? Just don’t see how it would have helped.
i know the theory but maybe you kind of go to theory B when A ain’t working.
i was going to ask the same thing. hasn’t krukow been carrying on the last month about how smardge has been mixing in the new found curve ball, and change-up, and how those off speed pitches were keeping the hitters from sitting on nothing but hard stuff? the biggest start of the year, and he reverts to throwing everything the same speed. i don’t get it
Good question. That was a key to the game. Strange strategy after he was so effective the second half mixing his pitches.
This pissses me off. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/00c078b72cc448d519c26213cd8b15950228a673a6e1fdd55676db80b2705f71.jpg
Good, they’ll jinx themselves.
Hmm, guess they are planning on swimming in McCovey Cove.
Hector Rondon sleeps with the fishes!
The goggles are exhibit A on how the whole staged celebration thing has gotten silly.
At least Casilla didnt give up any hard hit balls?
How bout the double with the replay?
Anyway, Casilla did no harm.
Its known as sarcasm. He gave up two rockets!
And no runs.
Cubs fans coming out of thr game were jerks full of themselves. Time to teach them a lesson.
Somebody should tell Bochy and Maddon that they should get a shave.They look like hung over bums.
you tell em
Ever since they hogged all of the Tbird, I have to be careful
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