Tonight’s Game: Cubs (2-1) Vs Giants (1-2) at Willie Mays Field, 5:30 pm
John Lackey Vs Matt Moore
The Starting Lineups
1. Fowler CF
2. Bryant 3B
3. Rizzo 1B
4. Zobrist RF
5. Russell SS
6. Heyward RF
7. Baez 2B
8. Ross C
9. Lackey P
1. Span CF
2. Belt 1B
3. Posey C
4. Pence RF
5. Crawford SS
6. Gillaspie 3B
7. Panik 2B
8. Blanco LF
9. Moore P
I’m still exhausted from the euphoria and near-death experience of last night’s game. That’s what four hours of sleep and a tidal wave of up and down emotions will offer you… The Cubs are two games from elimination after last night’s loss. A win today for the Giants and the series is evened up with the psychological advantage clearly going to our boys from San Francisco.
The Stage Is Set for Act IV
Bernard Malamud could not have scripted last night’s game any better. Tonight’s game is Act IV: Mr. Lackey, the former Angel and Giants-killer who has resurrected his career impressively, faces the Giants in another elimination game at Willie Mays Field. For the Giants, Matt Moore will get his first taste of postseason Giants magic. The powerful left-hander will seek to earn his place in the Giants mythology of October greatness. The command of his fastball and his ability to locate his pitches and avoid the powerful barrels of the Chicago bats will be a central factor that determines if the Giants will travel to the Wrigley Field to play a decisive game 5 on Thursday.
The are many points of interest in this game in addition to the series win. The Giants must find a way to come down from the high of their dramatic victory and focus for another tough must-win game against an opponent whose pride was wounded. The Cubs will be playing with a drastically diminished bullpen thanks to the extra innings pitched by the likes of Chapman, Montgomery, Strop and others. The Giants appear to have the edge with arms that have seen fewer pitches thrown. This will be the second game at Willie Mays Field and the Giants will want to feed off the euphoric energy of the crowd to keep the initiative and further imbue the Cubs with 108 years worth of existential doubt.
The Major League Record Winning Streak for Elimination Games
The Giants have won ten elimination games in a row. Pause for a moment and digest that sentence. That’s ten wins in a row in games where the season is over with a loss. That the Giants have won ten of them in a row is a staggering accomplishment that goes against all forms of rational thought and statistical probability. That’s like getting heads on ten consecutive coin tosses. It is just not supposed to happen, especially not in the postseason against great baseball teams. There is something in the temperament of the Giants and their coaching staff that thrives in critical situations. Each victory builds on the team’s confidence going into the next game. Right now the Giants are in the midst of a freakish run of success combined with good fortune. Embrace it fans. Give thanks for it because this is a record that may never be broken. Two more wins and then we begin to start exploring our relationship to higher powers… This is getting serious…..
1. Will the Giants extend their Major League record consecutive winning streak in elimination games to 11?
2. How will the Cubs bullpen fare after getting exploited and heavily-used last night?
3. How will the Giants hitters attack John Lackey’s off-speed pitches and work to maximize his pitch count?
4. How will Matt Moore handle his nerves and emotions in his first playoff start as a Giant?
5. Will Buster Posey continue his hot hitting and produce extra base hits in dramatic fashion for a victory?
Breckeroni says let’s do this Giants! We want to see Game 5 in Chicago on Thursday night!
Turner HBP 2 outs
GRrrrr Gonzales homered. Bums lead 2-1
A little love for My Man Blanco is is in order- he kept 2 runners from taking an extra base because he’s so quick to to the ball. He executed a perfect sac bunt in the 9th. He hit a ball to the right side that would have scored Crawford for the winner if Craw hadn’t been injured. Gregor does the little things that often get unnoticed.
Yes, Yes, Yes…
I will always love Gregor. His defense is always stellar. It’s always a comfortable feeling when the ball is hit his way. Always.
His at bat in the 8th, with 2 on in scoring position and a 3-1 count? Ouch. You say it would have scored Craw…but it was not a good approach by my view…especially being ahead in the count.
That at bat was awful, much love for Blanco but that missed run right there basically resulted in extra innings. How was Craw supposed to score on that again?
I told you.
Craw needs to not get hit a ball thrown at his elbow and he would have scored?
He was still shaky. That was obvious.
Well, as you said, that’s your view.
I doubt I’m alone in that view….
I don’t doubt that.So what?
Responding in kind to yours.
OK. Then you can see that I’m not alone either.Anyway,all I did was comment that that was your view, I didn’t disparage it.
Even when he over runs a ball in CF?
World Series Game 7.
To me that always looked like he couldn’t make up his mind whether to lay out for it, or play it on a hop….and then it was too late.
Giants discussing replacing Pagan or Nunez. No current plan to make a change before game, but that could change.
Replacing one or both would make them ineligible for an NLCS. The fact both are questionable might force Giants’ hand to add Parker or Ehire
Replace Pagan with Parker. We will survive w/o Pagan. His defense can be a liability anyway
If they could know who would be out injured longer, that would be helpful. My guess is Pagan. But Schulman tweeted he was available to pinch hit today.
Basically what I was asking about in last post, very interesting. Last nights game showed they needed that extra bat on the bench
They gambled in putting an injured Nunez on the roster. And that’s fine. But the Pagan injury exasperates the situation.
Draymond Green throwing out first pitch.
Let’s hope he talks about coming back in the conference finals, not getting come back against in the finals.
Let’s hope he doesn’t hit someone in the nutz with the pitch
Nut shot to Bryant?
You know it’ll be something
I missed it but I heard he bounced it in!
I refuse to call someone the “best pitcher on the planet” when he fails in the playoffs every year. He’s an outstanding regular season pitcher though
Of course, he strikes out a batter and then hits a double right after I post.
Big Country Mike says it’s OK. You can refuse to say it.
I think one of the reasons why Kershaw has a poor post-season record is due to his often pitching on short rest — because the Dodgers are in a desperate spot and they throw Kershaw out there to redeem them.
Almost all of his bad playoff starts have come on 3 days rest, and then he gets left in too long to further complicate things. It’s unreal expectations. Yet they keep doing it every single season.
The Dodgers really are not going to win without a leadoff hitter, right? Ultimately it has to do them in
Maybe they should bring back Rudy Law!! Underrated cat! Rodney Scott was another underrated player but he nvr plyd for LA
Kershaw smacks a double showing Roberts brought him back for his O
2 strike pitch to Kershaw and a double, what is going on with Pitchers giving up hits to pitchers way ahead in the count .
The quality of play in MLB — as distinct from the athletic talent — is not as high as we deserve to expect
Too many pitchers won’t treat the opposing good hitting pitcher with any respect.
Don’t know how nobody caught that ball. Not good jump/route
I had an emotional baseball moment today. I go into retail stores all day every day. A couple of years ago, I was in the Yuba City Walmart and an employee with a Cubs hat walked by. Old black man. Old enough to have lived through the Civil Rights era as a teenager. We talked baseball. Earlier this year, I saw him again and we talked more baseball. My words to him were “I hope we see you in the playoffs and I hope we kick your ass”. Today I was at the same store and went looking for him. I wanted to talk baseball with him. Before I left I asked the lady at the door if she knew if the the Cubs fan, short old black man, was working today. She wasn’t sure, but she thinks he worked in sporting goods and had died 2 weeks ago. All the employees were wearing a tribute to him on their vests. I wept. He was such a good fan and he was so close to seeing his Cubbies lose to the Giants in 5.
Sad and beautiful. It is a sad and beautiful world.
We went Banks to Bryant. I really wanted to talk more baseball with him.
I am forever convinced that Turner chemically enhanced his career. He was a nothing journeyman for years…and now a 30 HR guy. Sure.
How about Daniel Murphy? Where did his power suddenly come from?
Good point. But at least he always been a solid hitter. He obviously had a career year but his is a bit more understandable. Turner all of a sudden became a middle of the order hitter at age 29-30 when he headed west. It’s one thing to develop into a decent starting caliber player, but to go from 25th man bouncing around various teams to the third hitter on a division champ just doesn’t hold water.
Blanton? Can you be a user and fat?
Converted SP. Sometimes those guys turn into elite RP. Andrew Miller was a bad SP and dominant RP. Same with Britton. There is a long list of mediocre to below average SP who became elite RP. While surprising, it’s nowhere near Turner level.
Fair enough … but the Dodgers put him right into the role. He didn’t appear to earn it. How did they know … .unless they had inside pharmaceutical information
Wade Davis , Eck, Mark Davis, many more former starters, became great relievers .
Thanks, was blanking on many others. Heck, Chapman to a degree can even be included in that. I was going to mention Eck but he was a pretty good SP. I think even Rivera was an SP at the minor league levels.
Indeed … I don’t think any of THOSE were as mediocre/marginal for as long as Blanton to suddenly turn studly at an advanced age
Wade Davis, was a worse starter then Blanton, and now one of the best relievers in MLB .
Do you think Brandon Crawford did the same thing? His HR total took a dramatic jump last season.
His OPS+ steadily climbed and he’s 6’2″ 215 lbs. I don’t think hitting 21 HR at age 28 while steadily improving every year before that is the same suspicious nature. Turner never slugged higher than .392 before age 29. Now he’s a 30 HR guy slugging nearly .500.
I love your stretch connections. Especially ones like this that have absolutely no threads of similarity.
Really? Turner is a guy who fairly quickly went from hitting with little power to hitting with a good deal of power. That is in no way similar to what Crawford did?
Well that settles it then.
It does indeed.
No, because Turner magically turned it on after being a utility nobody later in his career, while Crawford developed steady from year 1 and matured physically as would be natural.
But your job is to take comments about opponents and tell us the Giants are no better, ever, in any way, with any player, or manager.
Turner and Crawford have literally no similarities.
Many of the comments about the Dodgers can attributed to the animus towards the Dodgers.The Crawford/Turner comparison is not a valid one IMO,But as to Turner using PEDs, many players are late bloomers.Maybe he did, maybe he didn’t.
Of course that’s what it is. We don’t know about any of these guys.
Now would be the time to pull the pitcher, Dusty … I know, it’s never your strong point
Ross has nothing
He was awful, that was a garbage performance.
One batter too late. Hope they don’t end up losing by one. I still think starting Kershaw was a mistake. They either have to with a 19 year old in a Game 5 or a 36 year old Hill on 3 days rest who has never done it before against Scherzer.
Yeah, you gotta win 2 no matter what, and the order doesn’t matter … but managers always think it does. Maybe they wanted Kershaw at home, although you might think it would be the other way
They need to win Today, worry about tomorrow when tomorrow comes .
You nailed that one. Those other comments are just from folks who can’t admit that they were wrong. There’s no tomorrow if not for today. Kershaw has proven, that Roberts made the right no matter what happens now. Kershaw has given what they needed.
You are 100 % correct
He wanted his best pitcher to give them the best chance to force a game 5. Again- worry about the next game later.
On my way to the yard…lets go!!!
Leslie Nielson the home plate ump … what a buffoon this guy is. But just one of many
I had NO issue when he rung up Ryan Howard to end the 2010 NLCS
10-11-10: Giants defeat the Braves in Atlanta behind rookie starter Madison Bumgarner, win NLDS 3-1.
10-11-12: Giants defeat the Reds in Cincinnati to win Game 5 of the NLDS behind Buster Posey’s grand slam off Mat Latos.
10-11-14: Giants defeat the Cardinals in St. Louis behind ace Madison Bumgarner to win Game 1 of the NLCS.
Good stuff Doc! A dateologist?…too? I love it. Symmetrical…sort of… and linear…also logical…definitely rational.
I have this weird ability to remember dates in general, but when it comes to Giants playoff baseball, it’s all hard-wired in there.
Do I remember correctly … plenty of Romo drama in 10 and 12 (late homerun, standoff with Bruce, respectively) … 14 was relatively uneventful
The Romo drama in 2010 was Game 3 on 10-10-10. Romo gave up the go-ahead HR to Eric Hinske in the bottom of the 8th. Then the Giants tied the game and took the lead in the top of the ninth with a huge assist from Brooks Conrad.
But yes, 10-11-12 was indeed the epic Jay Bruce/Sergio Romo battle in the bottom of the ninth with the tying runs on board. I will never forget what a nervous wreck I was during that AB.
I like where your head is at.
I wish I lived in a world where movies turned out as good as their 30 second trailers look.
Whatever else you can say about Tim Tebow’s baseball career, he doesn’t appear to be afraid of the outfield wall.
You are on it today/tonight. Great pic. “I`ll run through a wall for you coach!” I think he really did say that. Must have.
IF you include the Game 162’s to make the playoffs (2010 & 2016) it’s 12 win or go home games in a row… chew on that.
Those were not win or go home games, if they lost in 2010, they would of played a game 163 in San Diego, and this year if the lost game 162, they would have played a game 163 in ST Louis.
I hear you … I think in 2010 it was not go home, but play another game for a tiebreaker?
Peter is right, technically they weren’t go home, but they were win to get in.
Both 2010 and 2016–they had clinched a tiebreaker last week, too.
A loss in 2010 would have left them tied with SD, so a tiebreaker would have happened….and then the loser of THAT game would have been tied with Atlanta. So I think there could have been 164 games potentially…
On the way to the game. Let’s do this!
Look for the guy with the Surfmaui jersey.
I will! I have a Posey jersey 🙂
That narrows it down. 🙂
LOL. Where are you sitting Herr GGF?
If we win tonight, who hits the slam tomorrow?
Pick your favorite and post tomorrow…..
Buster Ballgame is swinging it purtty well… Jus’ sayin’
It’s gonna be Thursday
It’s gonna be Crawford
He has a knack for the Poignant Granny……
A zero ring guy will make the difference again.
A Gorkys will lead them?
Gorkys, Span, Gillaspie – I like this team.
We all do. And it only took us seven months.
I think Gillaspie has a 2012 ring. He played for them briefly after Pablo Sandoval went out with hamate surgery.
You’re splitting nervous hairs Dr. Go Giants!
Even Dan Uggla has a 2014 ring!
I bet he accepted it.
I read that he was very touched and pretty excited about getting it. Showed it off to his Nats teammates, who were impressed at the Giants’ class in giving him one.
Hey guys…look at this great ring I did nothing to deserve. I can sell it for some good money one of these days.
From what I read, Uggla was well aware he’d done nothing to earn it. But they even gave one from 2010 to Fred Lewis, who was on the 40-man roster but injured on Opening Day and never played an inning for the Giants that year before he was traded.
How can we play for the Giants someday? Good rep to have.
That IS classy.
Fair enough. Who are all our zero ring guys?
Rookies: Law, Blach, Brown
Newbies: Shark, Span, Moore, Nunez, W. Smith (Cueto has one from KC), Gorkys
That’s just guys on the current playoff roster. Other guys like Parker, Williamson, Suarez, Pena, Green, etc. who passed through would get one. (And so would Matt Duffy, but he has one already.)
One of those guys makes the difference tonight. Love to see Matt Moore brilliance.
About to head to work. Biting the bullet tonight cuz there’s no way in hell I’m working Thursday if there’s a Game Five. You know what I have to do? Trust the process.
What a tool Pedersen must be … he’s not good enough to pose in any situation, and yet he poses having hit one 329 feet.
At the yard. Wearing my 2016 Postseason undefeated Champion Blood tee shirt.
As was predictable no batting practice today.
At least 4 more home games after today!
bring back the boot!
I am here too. Which section are sitting? I am in 130.
I want the Dodgers. Opie can have his meltdown against us.
So the Dodgers used Kershaw to get through Game 4–looks like there will be a Game 5, which would feature a fully rested Scherzer at home vs either Rich Hill (whom the Nats knocked around in Game 2) on short rest or rookie Urias.
Without knowing how this one or a possible Game 5 turns out, you could argue that Roberts overplayed it. The Dodgers are a good hitting team and probably would have gotten to young Joe Ross anyway. Urias plus the bullpen might have gotten them through Game 4 and then they’d have Kershaw in Game 5.
I guess Roberts listened to all that criticism of Showalter leaving his best pitcher in the bullpen and said f-that, I’m not going to get crucified….
3 innings to go, ne?
He may have had bullpen concerns and figured Kershaw was going to get him deeper in this game
Yes, that’s what they said on TV. Maeda only went three innings yesterday and their bullpen was gassed. Still, it would be a lot nicer to have a fully rested Kershaw on the road vs Scherzer.
Oh yes, but there’s also the MDF: Manager Defense Factor. It’s always better to lose in 5 than lose in 4. That’s the way most people look at it. So even though you’re going to use the same pitchers, order matters psychologically. Wasn’t it 2003 when they kept Cain for game 5 and used …. I dont remember … in game 4, stead of the other way around? And then because they had so many pitchers they didn’t have a pinch runner for JT Snow anyway and lost
It was 2003, and it was Schmidt who was going to go in Game 5
Hill is hardly garbage.Right now the job is to get to Game 5.
No, he’s not, but he’s never pitched on three days rest in his career, he didn’t pitch well three days ago, and he has blister issues. He’s far from a sure thing.
As it would be here, it would be all hands on deck. I still think that Kershaw gave them the best chance to even have a Game 5 and I haven’t seen anything to change that. I also understand your opinion. Mainly I just want to play the Dodgers if we advance.
But….I don’t think you can manage Game 4 worrying about Game 5.
Though it’s now tied, I felt it was the right move
This time you are right 😉
Pence is due!!!! If Giants win tonight I think Pence has the offensive “Coconuts”!! Go Matty Moore!
The triplets are lonely. They want a sister!
Make room for 4
THey could get bunk beds
Good time for a Forest Lawn commercial on the ribbon board
Let’s throw everything at them tonight. I’ll contribute what I can.
Opie looks to be crying
5-5 LA & Nats T7
Please forgive me, Giants fans far and wide:
I feel bad for Kershaw. That dude is a warrior.
I agree Kershaw is a warrior. But on the other side of the coin is the Dusty Baker fan in me.
Don’t get me wrong…I hope LA loses, but Kershaw deserved better
No need to ask forgiveness for an opinion. I don’t feel bad, though. Warriors get through 7. Actually, they go 9 in an elimination game.
Daniel Murphy saying F*** Yea F*** Yea after he got that hit.
Meanwhile, in the other dugout…
I agree with Matthew, he is a warrior.
I know and agree…he’s an unbelievable talent. You just tip your cap at what he can do and what he’s asked to do. But…he’s still a Dodger.
Aw, I feel bad for him. Also for my doger fan brother. He couldn’t carry those bums all my himself.
A too familiar pose in Los Angeles in October. Too bad we can’t squeeze him into our dugout.
Same state. THey should allow it.
Followed by a great AB by Rendon. Although primary damage was done.
Justin Turner bunting?
Any logic to the different starting times? I guess after the Dodgers traveled across country and still had a day game, there’s no logic to any of it.
Television revenue enhancement.
Mlb flipped a coin
I always try to be generous and talk up Kershaw, because after all he has mad skills in the regular season.
Problem is, he absolutely SUCKS in the postseason.
Too bad for him, I guess.
What about him “sucked” today? Other than the uniform, I mean. That definitely sucked.
Being charged with 5 ERs kinda sucks. Yeah, I know the bullpen let in those last three, but they were his runners and he couldn’t close out his inning.
On short rest…dude gave all he had. If Kontos let those score, you’d be all over the Greek Freak!
You used to put great importance to stranding inherited runners. When did that change?
He gave up 5 runs. That sucks.
He was a warrior today.
Yes, but he went into today with a 4.65 postseason ERA and got tagged for 5 runs in 6 2/3 innings. That is simply not good. So, when I try to talk up Kershaw, I inevitably get non-Giants fans telling me that Bumgarner is way better. Now why do you think that is?
“Now why do you think that is? Is that a test?
I feel bad for Opie. No, I actually don’t.
Any word on roster changes? Sounds like Pagan is useless.
F u Kershaw.
Opies a good dude
How quickly a loser drops Puig, I am waiting for the name to change to SeagerPrescottBarnesMariano
Hallion with the punch out!
Didn’t go around
Puig just got hosed. The Dodgers are getting screwed as well.
Oh, boo hoo
Couldn’t happen to a nicer dude or team 😉
It was. Not close to a swing however…
And we’re crying about it why?
Oh, I’m not. I just thought that it was funny and that all the umps just suck
As long as that crew isn’t in Chicago for Game 5 its all good
Tell him Harold.
I really enjoy hearing Harold on a game.
Moore & Posey
the link is not good. are you trying to post a picture?
Shoulda gone with Nueschler bro
ie The THrill
got it. thanks.
WoW Kershaw pitched his butt off! Reliever cannot HBP to tie game.
he did grind this one out, deserved better. Still looks like a win for the the Dodgers. Jansen is dealing
Does any sport rival October baseball?
NCAA basketball tourney is pretty good.
Olympic Synchronized Swimming!
What happens if the Dodger game is still on when the Giants game should begin?
Ummmmmmm shoot yourself if you need to think about that.
Believe he was inquiring about where to watch, since they are scheduled for the same station
Oh there is that
Check MLB tv.
on MLB network
Things don’t look good for our Cali cousins.
hows that prediction looking for you now? You and Rob should start a club
MLB Network…starting now
See you all after the game.
WAS 5, LA 6, still 2 outs, bottom of the 8th
Good luck to the Giants!
Good wiil to all you TWG folks.
Who says that?
nice piece of hitting by Chase in that Dodger 8th
Moore has mystery going for him.
he’ll need his curve and fastball working not mystery
Giants game is on MLB tv now
Moore is looking sharp.
Lotta brains in that battery. All off speed.
I know…a little high. But, no runs.
Dodgers win. Giants on Fox Sports 1 now. Nice inning, Mr. Moore.
I”m lovin’ Moore.
I’m gonna be lovin some runs.
It’s a start!
A little late to the party but I’m here at work, game is on, and Moore looks good so far.
Atta babe Matty.
Not shaking quite as badly tonight lol.
You were ON FIRE last night!
Couldn’t help it. It’s go time, buddy boy!
Moore’s pitch count always seems high. Over 20 in the first inning. Gotta get that down to Rags’ 14 pitches per inning.
Against the top of the order, not giving up a run in the 1st inning was huge. Hopefully he can settle in even more.
Span spanked that ball.
Atta babe Denard.
DSpan and DLaw makin’ eyes and gettin’ this train rollin’.
LET’S GO BOYS!!!!
Span acting like a bona-fide leadoff.
This is when we need it most, so I am lovin what he is bringin.
Chef be happy.
Is Span finally healthy?
Moving the infield in in the first is a mistake
Shows no confidence in your club.
A productive out by Belt!
Who’s got a better slider. Lackey or Romo?
Scoring first is HUGE.
Yes. Drew first blood.
Oh yeah, baby. Textbook.
& die hard the Hunter Pence
That’s Giants baseball.
Law is already getting it started.
Lovin’ his fire. Totally needed this.
Somebody get him a rally towel.
Lol he had one last night. My buddy from back here in Pennsylvania said that it was a Terrible Towel, and I countered with, “It’s orange dude. Orange is the new black.”
I read he got it from a fan, used it throughout the game, signed it, and then returned it to the fan. Nice!
That is beyond epic.
If thats true, nice job Mr. Moore.
Pence used to be our rally guy. Before that it was Huff. Law has taken the torch!
It’s a job for the young guys.
Ya gotta luv Derek Law!
Pence will swing at anything near the Cha Cha Bowl stand.
Dear God. But he let’s some pitches down the middle go early in the count.
It looks like he is trying to do the exact opposite of what a hitter should do. He couldn’t look any worse. Wait…he did get a hit last night and crushed one to right center, so…
Lol my gawd. That ball was 4 feet outside. Someone really needs to slip Pence about 4 Xanax.
A steady dose of sliders and he’s toast. he can’t even square up fastballs that would go a long way usually
He’s lost as he could possibly be.
Just watch – he’ll bang one later in the game.
He did have a hit last night and also SMOKED one to right center, which is some serious power, so…
What’s wrong with Pence…
It’s all the coffee he drinks all day long.
I thought they were kale shakes.
Same thing as Rizzo
Not even close. Even Rizzo can work a count. Pence can work an espresso machine.
It is. Very brutal.
Gonna send Hunter to your next gig.
I love Hunter. He’s just having a bad stretch. Gotta get ‘im goin’, Savv. Play a little “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak,” know what I’m sayin??
Uh fa fa foooolin’!
Gimme action! Action! Gimme action, not words!!!!
Nice. Way to bust out a deep track.
Comin’ Under Fire is even better. LOVE that one. Dedicate it to the lackey.
He must be fighting with Alexis… Get her on the phone. I want to talk to her.
Trying too hard.
He’s pulling off pitches and can’t possibly hit an outside pitch.
If Pence is going to put up ABs like that he should not be hitting cleanup.
Giants got the Mo
What was that in LF? Oh – a real LFer.
I love Blanco in LF.
Face only a nobody could love.
Man, I might have to collapse this post. It’s making me nauseous.
Like to see a few more breaking balls and offspead stuff. Cubs love fastballs
Great inning for Moore. 10 pitches.
I feel about Baez the way I used to feel about Wong. Scares me
I hated those at bats.
Wow that is a good call. Dislike Baez about 5 times more, however.
I missed it…what did he do? Not that I need more reasons to dislike him…
Just exaggerating an inside pitch. A cheap costco hot-dog.
Hopefully Bum will get a chance to run him off 1B on a bunt too! :o)
Random walkoff dinger?
Wong was on fire that series. Every ball he hit was hard. Same with Baez. Not random
Thanks for helping out, you cocky little mosquito.
Your team keeps winning yet you keep insulting the opposition. Inferiority complex??
You would know all about that, so why don’t you ask yourself?
Not really. I dislike the Giants but I have nothing against their players ok maybe Bumgarner
Oh it’s all good. I don’t mind you being here. Just can’t stand Baez.
Cool. Respect your opinion.
What happened to puigromo Etc?
Give puig the boot?
Same could be said about you coming to a Giants blog.
Am a baseball fan more so than a Dodger fan and I enjoy this blog.
If that was true you’d have other baseball places on your comment history. All you do is come here.
Says the guy who’s user name changes faster than the wind.
So, trolling so early?
Love that 3-0 flyout.
Esp. against that hot-dog.
This is way too many comments to keep up with, especially if someone wants to actually watch the game. There’s no prize for the greatest number of posts.
Good evening, Dr. Crankenstein!!!!
Igor, more brains!
So psyched for monster movie season. “Bride of Frankenstein” is my fave. The Universal monster movies are pure gold!
Yer right Bap. Sometimes it’s deleterious to the experience.
Deleterious? Bustin’ out 20-dollar words and all that…
U betcha, Sincere. :o)
Raider blog over 79K currently. They refuse to go to the Merc format.
Okay, I’ll just post in this string for a while. Gillaspie’s got a wandoo going.
Blame/thank Greek Giant.
Gillaspie. What a gamer. He is magic right now.
Did you see that power from Gillaspie?
It’s gap power.
Gillapsie: professional hitter.
Who would you guys rather face? Dodgers or Nationals?
Nats cuz Baker will choke as usual
Who do you think?
Out of our hands, as Dodgers will surely lose in Washington.
Great takes from Panik. He’s gettin the mojo back and that’s that.
LOL drop the F bombs, you lackey!!!!
Atta babe Joltin Joe Jr.
Panic has such a great approach.
Lackey throwing out the F bombs right now. I hope it’s a good sign.
Level swing Gregor. Com’on babe!
Blanco looks bad at the plate. Really does.
He can make up for with a hit.
He’s barely played all season, total – give him a chance.
Wow what a pleasure it would be to catch the lackey. Root canal, anyone?
Blanco or Pence? OUCH.
Bochies batting order , wasting Connor and Joe, and then hitting Blanco and the Pitcher behind them stupid !
Yeah Pence in the cleanup is a shortcut to thinking.
It’s OK. This is the best the ABs have looked.
Blanco is killing ne. Hernandez takes better swing and is just as good or better in the outfield
Geezus. Lettin’ em into this one.
I can live with a solo shot
I hear ya, but that last inning there were ducks on the pond.
That’s how the Giants do it you know that they don’t hit home runs they leave ducks on the pond and every so often those ducks come home to eat
Lol and you know this.
If the top & bottom of the order can do that it’ll be a good night.
Fastballs fasrballs fastballs
There’s gonna be at least one of those per game so the offense needs to get it done.
I don’t think one run ballgame means what you think it does
Flat out embarrassing. The guy is batting less than .250. He has to be an out every time. Pathetic!
He’s a big game player and it’s his last go-round
David Ross ain’t chopped liver. I’d bet a lot of teams would like to bring him back @ 40 to be their back-up C.
They’re a great mistake-hitting team, 1-8.
I’m sure it’s easy to let up when you’re facing the bottom of the order.
We’ve officially entered the Moore twilight zone…
Was that Pagan in the stands who dropped it?
No. Pagan shied away from it…too close to the wall.
Low blows people! TWG!
Moore touching 95
He hit 96 a couple of times as well.
I think his stuff looks better than Lackey but we let Lackey off the hook last inning
Lackey is a wily vet. He might better as the game goes on.
And drops a gem Curve in there
Nice battle back.
Notice Rizzo didn’t celebrate at all on that Ross homer?
You don’t see a better play than that.
no that was amazing
Amazing reflexes. Great effort.
Great play, but yes you do.
Crawford. Brandon Crawford
Every other day, Mateo.
Calm down, VAG!!! This guy is an absolute embarrassment.
God, he’s pathetic
He is what he is.
Which is pathetic
He’s safe…but great defensive play.
C’mon, replay booth.
kidding me. Can we get a lucky review one time?
Vasgergian and his nut squeeze squeaky calls is disgusting
Come on, that was a great play.
It was…as was Panik’s game winner last night that got nothing
Everyone’s against the Giants.
He deserves it.
I’m guessing you’re not inviting him to Thanksgiving.
What a terrible throw… all in the dirt…
It was though…
Umps blow that call again. AGAIN.
Shut your punk ass up, Baez.
He IS a punk — i hate him (but I fear him)
That tag was pretty good
Umps always putting it on the replay booth to overturn it. Always putting the pressure on. Every time. In the Cubs favor. It’s a joke, and it’s continuing.
you do realize how idiotic you sound right? They called him safe, but it was an amazing play that could have easily gone the other way.
Do you realize that every close play has been called in the Cubs favor?
I thought he was out when I watched it live.
Of course you did. Stirrin’ the pot…
Part of the conspiracy? I thought the replay guys were in on it?
Yeah that surprised me.
Enough is enough. Let’s not overreact.
Sorry. Last night’s replay with Rizzo’s foot clearly off the bag rendered that impossible.
You guys may hate him, but that was a great tag.
I think it was a bad throw. Made great by Baez
Which made it an even better tag. That guy has some crazy talent.
so you think every throw a catcher makes is going to be on the money? Then you must not watch a lot of baseball.
I don’t! Think he’s a great young player, makes the game fun. Need more hot dogs.
His athletic ability at 2B is unrivaled by very very few people.
I’ll take him on my team
I do not give compliments to the other team, trying to win , and I hope the other team plays awful, take a win anyway I can get it .
What are you doing to try to win?
Yelling at blog commenters
Nothing, just do not give me how great the other team is playing , I do not care, deserve means nothing, it seems it does to you , a win is a win !
You have to admit it was a great though.
I did not see it , and it would just upset me more , I am rooting for the Giants not the Cubs .
Oh man you missed out. It was a great play.
Baez is phenomenal this inning…
From what I see Baez is making wow plays like Crawford does just at second, only Baez has a far faster tag
They just stole the momentum….
Hope our guys grind away and get it back
Whoa. Easy on delegating MO. This ain’t football.
Damn, ATTd again.
Baez just oozes athleticism.
Yup. We hate him.
Lol ya think??
He’s a kid, he’ll learn.
If the Giants can’t hit John Lackey they don’t deserve to advance anywhere
They are…hang in.
Emails finished. I’m heading to the park now y’all. Let’s do this.
Bring us a win and not a close score either
Baez is starting to pi$$ me off with that ego
It would be easier to be outraged if Span could take what the Cubs practically give away. Cmon
Baez looks like Cristiano Ronaldo.
Don’t shake off Buster
Just got home. Hope I didn’t miss too much
I hope the Giants get some youth and speed on the team next season.
It’s funny Spann is considered a speedy guy on this team but he sure has lost a step.
You realize how idiotic you sound??
The Giants don’t want youth and speed.
Whoa – I thought Efrain was replying to himself for a second there…
Lol the first line is what he said to me a bit ago. Just playin…
Nice Efrain effects pedal!
lol I see what you did there. Touche.
YES! You got it. There is hope for us.
Moore with that delayed pitch was pure brilliance.
Moore looks good! Decent pitch count
A little high, 67 through four. Should be 14-15 per inning.
yes no more of this stupidity about platooning KT with Panik. Panik is the Giants 2B PERIOD!
Now get some RUNS
Huge comeback MM45
Well done Moore. Giants are in a groove now after yesterday’s game
Patented Giant double play right there! Sweet!
Crucial for limiting pitch count. I’m not trusting Kontos in a close game, but he’s our most rested long reliever, I suppose.
The crazy part is they estimated he had pitched more than 80 pitches just warming up over and over last night.
Moore is more.
Giants got the MO!
I don’t like BCraw batting this high in the order
The lackey schoolin’ em…Lol this team has absolutely no desire to put breathing room between them and the Cubs. Only a stressfest at all times.
Really hoping Lackey unravels like the nut roll that he is.
C’mon Joe. Bring Conor home.
Conor is completely locked in. I don’t know why Bochy flip-flopped Craw and Gillaspie from yesterday’s lineup
Arrieta and Lackey are both righties though. Hm
lacky is a joke tonight. Should be 3 or 4 to 1 5 or six shots off him. Balls in the dirt lucky bounces
Atta boy Joe!
Well done Joe and Conor! Gregor do what you need to do
All right!!! YES!
It’s time Blanco!
How about a squeeze
Atta babe Giants.
I hereby take back what I said about Joe P wanting it to be the off season and I apologize to him.
Bill Clinton said much worse on the golf course, believe me.
And he probably cheats on his stroke count.
In more ways than one!
Heh heh heh…
This is your moment Gregor!
If he fails this time…
On base, babe.
Come on, Ivan…let’s not overreact. :^)
Sac fly or safety squeeze?
Please Gregor get it done
Maddon looks nervous
He’s too hip to be nervous… He’s contemplative
Looking at him and Bochy you’ll never guess what team is trailing in this series.
Are they pitching around BLANCO??!!
To get to Moore.
Unintentional intentional walk
Atta boy. We’ll take the walk
Matt…channel your inner Bum.
Try a Squeeze again
I would very much like to see Lackey explode
Oh that would make my year.
I really can’t stand this play by play clown.
Think fly ball here, Matt. No DP!
YES YES YES
Gosh isn’t that what Baez said when he missed that throw?
Hahaha yes…now watch the lackey unravel like the nut roll he is.
HOUSE MONEY GETS A FREE PLAY!!!
Shades of Zito against Verlander.
Laid in the Shade!
So glad Bochy let him swing
Anything that Cubs pitchers can do, Giants pitchers can do. Better.
They owed us a pitcher’s RBI
Lackey meltdown coming!
On 0-2 count! WOW
That works too.
Thank you Jobu!!
Whew, Span looked slow out of the box
Thank you Lackey!!
Hahaha unravel the lackey…unravel the lackey…unravel the lackey…
Think about it. There isn’t a single Cub fan, anywhere in the world, who has ever known anything other than ultimate frustration and disappointment. I’d imagine many are feeling a sense of impending doom right now.
2002 can kiss my orange and black ass.
sounds like a personal problem to me… 😮
Hey now, you be nice! Did my music lighten up your work day?
Yes! I listened to it during my lunch break.
Ok I will share more with you this evening.
Things are a bit intense right now lol.
Cool beans 🙂
You two should get together 😊
Awww man don’t do this, Savv. Making me blush…
Giants Extra Tinder
Were you there in 2002? Heartbreaking.
I was and it’s still painful. It frankly sucked
We shall not speak of 2002.
I underwent hypnotherapy to erase it from my mind. I’m still afraid of monkeys…
Stick that Rally Monkey up your…well, you get the idea
Great, rally killer Belt does it again.
Just like last night, right?
Fight nice, gents.
Our batting lineup seems so disjointed. This was the golden opportunity to finish Lackey off and we blew it.
Belt has that F8 down
Not so effective with 2 outs though..
Better than K
Why do I always feel like we’re leaving too many guys on at the end of an inning
’cause we are. Need to pour it on and step on their throats. Lots of baseball left.
Because that’s how they roll.
And I bet you don’t like to leave food on the plate, either.
because somehow it seems Belt is always up during times you want Posey or the good Brandon up there.
Because thats how we roll
Long way to go. Need a few more runs
I love Lackedouche Face…
Just when you thought you couldn’t hate the Cubs more….along comes the lackey.
Especially when he gets mad.
Cant get enough
I can’t believe Moore came through with the bat.
Believe. It’s our turn for our pitchers to rake.
I’ll tell you listening to the game on the radio while working is the best
Are you yelling and waving your arms again?
Slikk, you still at work?
Yes sir listening to the game in my FedEx van
Time to deliver some more runs.
Listening to the game while on a BART train going 7 mph for 12+ stops is definitely not the best though. Especially when we pause in tunnels. Finally made it home now though and of course my cat left poop out for me as a present.
You’re right. Just peachy.
Ugh. BARF train.
Belt looks like he really wants it. But just hitting all arms
This is a war. No let down.
The Giants got the MO
He’ll run into one sooner or later. I don’t mind swinging for the fences there with the damage already done.
Remember we have a habit of blowing leads
You can say that the Cubs are choking but maybe the Giants are just too much. Just ask the Reds, Nationals and Cards.
It’s always HIM..
I need to wash out my mouth with soap after that
Yep. Back to the stressfest.
Cant have plays like that. Gives them life
It’s just Fate — this guy Baez is leading a blessed game
Gotta pitch through that.
Kolten Wong, now Javier Baez. We got past Wong. Just sayin…
Strike out the next two…no flyouts for Ross
K his old ass.
The FS1 guy is ready to make Javy Baez the next Pope…
This is why I turn diwn TV and turn up radio.
Announcer makes me sick.
See Slikk always that Belt dude messin crap up
We’ll get it back
That ball shouldn’t have been anywhere near the strike zone. F
Moore missed his spot. On 0-2. Man how does this sh!t happen?? Oh that’s right. It’s baseball.
Moore let Ross off the hook
This is a very competitive game. A knife fight.
Last run was a gift. Can’t happen
We cannot make errors like that one by Crawford we just don’t hit enough to survive it
if Belt is the GG 1B many here fantasize him to be, then he should have dug that throw out of the dirt. He acted shook with Baez running hard down the line.
You are really embarrassing yourself.
AMAZING! All of you love Belt so much no one mentions his miscue!?!?!?!
Because the error’s on Crawford, idiot.
yeah tell you self that.
Easy…..put the claws back in. Maybe too much wine?
She has a hard time with dumb comments.
oh….so most of yours then.
Gee, your name is on the RSVP.
Tell myself that? Look at the freakin’ box score. E-6. Not E-3.
Claws? Sexist much? You’re the one who pulls the race card every five seconds. So I’m catty and have a drinking problem?
Official scorers get calls wrong all they time, you know that as well as anyone.
And SS make bad throws once in a while, part of the game when rushing a throw to get a fast runner.
BUT, Belt should have made a better effort on that play. he half assed it.
You missed it. The bad throw hit the lop of the grass and took a different than expected skip. That one is not on the first baseman.
I have to side with Efrain on this. The comment was very unfair to idiots.
Was it “unrivaled by very very few people?”
The error is on Crawford. He has to make that throw. Its routine. When you throw it int he dirt…the probability of that happening shoots way up
FS1 Cubs love cream fest.
Kind of wonder if there is another team playing this game.
Let’s get two (or more) here
Great job Moore!! With him and Blach in the rotation next year, look out…
Yeah I really love “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” more than any classical cut ever. No hyperboly.
Hahaha! I prefer the Brandenburg concertos.
Good stuff. But the Bach organ music is absolutely GODLY.
Air on a G string with Steve Morse, dude.
Get your mind outta the gutta.
Already edited 🙂
Not in my heart it isn’t.
Moore has filthy, nasty stuff. I have a feeling the best is still to come with him. This could go down as one of the great, initially unpopular, Giants trades.
Back in Blach!
New Kids on the Blach!
This seems to be a slack free zone tonight. People are tense.
That’s the 2-strike pitch to go to against every Cubs batter.
We have taken infinitely better at bats than them and only up 1
You are welcome Cubs for that free run. Now let’s get it back Giants!
Gotta keep things tense…. just because we do
Awww Lackey, we hardly knew ye!
I know, really.
Nah, I had enough of his hit with a ball peen hammer face.
Four innings, three runs in a series clinching game? Yeah, Lackey–you’re all that. NOT!
Pence needs to get a hit here for his own sake
Or a HR.
I’m in favor of that.
He’s due…and in some cases just barely missing a dinger.
PENCE! WE LOVE PENCE!
That went out
Wasn’t that out?
Atta babe pence.
BCraw, you are forgiven.
Atta babe B Craw.
Top of the wall
That’s a HR
Excellent fan discipline there.
Pence with a mini-Ruben Rivera moment?
How the hell does Pence not score there??? IT JUST DOESN’T END!!!!!!!!
WTF drugs are these commentators smoking
Pence, oh no
Pence hasn’t been on base for a looong time and it shows. That was the worst baserunning I’ve ever seen
WTF JUst unreal
No worries. Mr.Happy is coming up
This is baaaaad. Pence needs to lay off the caffeine.
Pence shouldve scored and Craw should be on 3rd
A half inch.
Would have been a highlight reel moment for years to come…. but it’s just a ho-hum double,
Bad baserunning by Hunter
That ball was crushed. How does Pence not score there? What was he looking for? If it was gonna go in the bay??
If Heyward turns his back, which he did, then it can’t be caught. DOn’t know what he was doing. PUlled a Ruben
Perhaps he doesn’t trust the 3b coach.
Or Heyward’s back to the damn ball??
Naw, he was looking directly at the wall in triples alley & forgot to tag 2nd base.
Worst base running in the history of the game!
A near Ruben Rivera experience.
A near death experience.
Ah, the classics.
Any other month and I’m laughing at this bluder. But not in October.
Yeah that is just inexcusable beyond words, yet here I type some more.
Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs
BREAKING: Giants to install baskets along arcade for 2017 season.
Stuffed crust pizza should be illegal.
Will probably be on some abybArea ballot next election cycle.
Don’t be absurd; it’ll be an extra sales tax on it.
So if a fan had caught that over the railing, is it a home run, or is it interference?
Cubs would probably challenge, and the umps would turn it into a double
Depends on who the MLB overlords want to win!!
Conor is a stud!
Heyward deked him. Pence didn’t pickup the flight of the ball until late.
Keep it going.
Gillaspie 0-5 against Wood lifetime, and he does it again.
I am the proud owner of a Conor Gillespie jersey (OK, it was Jeff Kent when I bought it, but….)
Haha! Good thing you got the home jersey with no names on the back!
Exactly, but everyone will think I’m a bandwagonner now! LOL
Atta babe Connor G.
Gillapsie saves Hunter
Connor is getting a lot of at-bats he’s seeing the ball well now
He has a bag of pixie dust under his helmet.
Even Year Bullshit picks a guy each series to bestow magic upon.
Will flip phones see an increase in sales now?
This is the guy you want up here.
Now I understand the Beckham trade. It was to light a fire under Gillapsie. Evans you crazy bastard
Nice sac fly
Gillaspie and Panik.
MONEY IN THE FRIGGIN BANK.
Why are they batting 6th and 7th .
Because Pence needed em to bail his hairy ass out.
Yeah, I really hope the cup doesn’t match the saucer for her sake…my garsh…talk about a “Bustle in your hedgerow…”
He spends all his time manscaping so ain’t nobody got time for what’s up top
I really, truly hope so, for her sake. The humanity…
She might be into it
Speaking from experience? hahaha jk, Peaches. :^)
haha, definitely not my preference!
My wife asked what Pence makes. I told her $20 mill or so. She said “God, he can’t afford a barber?”
Beautiful AB by Panik!!
Very nice at bats
GIllaspie and Panik 2016. The politest locker room talk you’ll ever hear.
Grab ’em by the collar!
Make America Giant Again
You go, girl!
Joltin Joe Jr. Atta babe.
Bobby Evs looks like he is going to chew his finger off.
Ya just gotta love how this team makes its own fate.
Crawford was a half-inch from a HR, Pence just went on brain vacation, and what do they do?
Bring em in anyway.
All is good now.
Until the next stressfest…
I’m still stressed. This is far from over unless they tack on 3-4 more runs.
That’s not enough.
Larry Baer is sitting next to Kent Dorfman from Animal House.
HAHAHAHAHA I saw that.
Blanco needs to come out before his next AB. I love him, but he can’t do it tonight. Get in the cage.
I would have started Gorkys.
Has he played LF?
I think Gorkys has played them all.
Has to be. KT just doesn’t have enough reps there.
It must be so hard for these announcers to say complimentary things about the Giants. They are being forced to ad lib. The comparison to the competitive for 2 whole years Royals was a bit of a joke.
Giants grabbed the momentum in the first inning and haven’t looked back
The Nunez injury was a blessing in disguise. What an unbelievable turnout
The error was a good thing. Made Craw refocus
Pretty sure I saw Mac in the dugout next to Pence. Brought him back from AZ, I guess.
Extra bodies to wave rally towels
Great inning, and what does Moore do?
WALKS HIM ON FOUR PITCHES??
Stressfest. What else.
He loses the strike zone like that far too often.
Come on Moore, you can’t be walking guys with a 3 run lead.
Argh leadoff walk
Go and talk to him Posey.
The good news, Boch can go get him at any time
I am going from euphoria to despair here — Crawford crushes it but it’s only a double with no runs scored — we score 2 runs, then Moore comes out and can’t throw a strike. Come on,Giants !!
Come on Raggs. Pay Matt a visit.
Just go get him. Milk’s gone bad…
What a time to get a wild hair🙄
Law is warming up.
He’s lost it.
He’s done. Get him now
Double Play would be nice…
Who made who?
Wow, what a play by Pence!!
Now get the double play
Pence giveth and taketh bad baserunning
Lol Pence says “Right backatcha!!!!”
You just can’t make this sh!t up.
The great Hunter Pence.
Crawford digging out a nasty throw
All planned. Effectively wild
Rizzo is a much better look scowling than smirking. LOVE IT.
That was a swing. ON AND ON AND ON. NOT EVEN CLOSE.
Vag not even calling it like it is. ON AN ON AND ON.
That’s a fucking strike ass hat
They are 100% bought and paid for.
97 pitches for Moore…bullpen game now
His stuff is so nasty, id be tempted for 1 moore 😉
I’d like to see him get one more too, but not sure if he has another 10-15 pitches left
Too bad P leads off next inning
Well shut my mouth!
I hope Law isn’t tired out from waving a towel all that time
Just keeping his arm loose.
I am more concerned about him being carried away by the emotions.
What are these umpires smoking? The hell
Bullpen needs to hold a 3 run lead for 3 innings.
With even an average bullpen it should be a done deal…
Gritty performance by Moore and it really should be a 5-1 game.
When did Gillapsie turn into the Natural?
October 1, 2016.
Bring Moore back for a 1-2 hitters next inning, or hand it over to Law?
I say take him out but that was the middle. Don’t let him Face Baez.
Absolutely bring Moore back for another inning. 8-9-1 spots in the order. Have the bullpen ready, but let him start.
Cubs have 2 hits and i feel like we are tied
No lead ever feels big enough
And Gilly picking it at third!
Whoa. Game of Thrones reference!
Is this Moore’s first taste of post season ball, much less at AT&T in front of our crowd? He’s got an ear to ear grin on.
That play by Pence solidified for Moore what it’s all about. And it’s all about picking each other up to win championships.
Johnny C. looked pretty happy in a dugout shot, earlier.
He is dying for another shot at the Cubs.
Believe it, CC.
Johnny goes yard next game…
That’s who I’m most excited to see happy. It’s great that he’s enjoying himself with this team
Traded from the outhouse to the penthouse, that’s for sure!
Signed as a free agent. And I”m happy because maybe he’ll want to re-up
Just realized you were talking about Moore. He sure was! Loss was toughest on him tonight, certainly
Moore pitched in 2 ALDS before, did very well in the first and not so well in the second.
LOL. Not in my zipcode, I guess. Thanks.
Moore is coming back
I hope Boch sends the MLB umpires association and MLB baseball a whole can of film after this series is over and tells them to stuff it.
Yet again. Every borderline call. LOL!!!
I just realized that we have 10 hits and they have 2. Wow!
2 mistakes to crusty a$$ Ross is all they got.
Giants out hitting an opponent?
What madness is this?
Who are these guys?
They can’t hit curves or changeups. This was known.
So did Mavo tell Fox to cut the in game interviews?
Cut the game interviews and butt nose the Cubs instead.
Everyone done refilling their drinks? Good. Time to buckle up! 3 innings to go…
I’m ready to pour my first. I always do water for the majority of the game. Now it’s time.
I sprinkled holy water on the TV before the game started…
My Gram would’ve been proud. She was always blessing the house. May she rest in peace and love.
I had my 22 then dinner
Have a drink on me!
Whisky, Gin and Brandy,
With a Glass I’m Pretty Handy…
I’m working a sequence of Oktoberfest beers that worked last night. Same beers, same order. (It’s only crazy if it doesn’t work.)
Keep up the good work!
Not feeling Moore pitching the seventh. But it will be huge if he puts up a zero.
Postseason baseball. Nothing like it.
I’m surprised, but if they can preserve their bullpen after yesterday, they’ll be at an advantage come a possible Game 5.
See what I did there?
Right there with ya the whole time. Lovin’ Moore right now.
Cubs are 3-9 in clinch games since 1945.
What a curve Moore has when he uses it. Put him away with the hook, Matty.
He’s got 4 great pitches.
When he is on, he is absolutely unhittable. Love that emotion as well.
Baby Bear fans gotta be absolutely beside themselves over their teams inability to hit this series.
Funny how roles reverse sometimes.
Hilarious, even. Believen.
And familiar roles re-assert themselves.
106 pitches…bring him back for the 8th
Not this time, Baez!!!!
So sayeth the Craw.
Wow, Moore has completely taken over me.
Moore is more.
Not a bad trade afterall
I am coming around to that with the way Connor has been playing but I still miss Duffy
Matt Moore is a really good pitcher.
His only weakness is walks.
Other than that…
His only real weakness I think comes on those nights his curveball just doesn’t show up.
Yes. It was just a matter of the right time for the Rays to let him go.
oh thank goodness, no god bless america tonight
Lol ya think??
Hats off to you Matty Moe! No one should complain about the Duffy trade after tonight.
We don’t have a better arm than Moore in the pen. Again be tempted to leave him in for 1 moore
Blach. Strick. Law. Romo. Smith. Not better than Moore but good enough to stop the Cubs. That’s it for my list.
You forgot Casilla.
Just kidding, you had it covered.
Announcers sound so butt hurt doing their play by play.
Should I bet my paycheck on the Giants for game 5? Tough call
What’s your pick for the LA-Was game on Thursday? (Not being nasty…actually curious)
LA. Thought Boston was gonna go all the way.
LA always finds ways to score late when they’re down. Should be a fun game 5.
If you can afford the two dollars, go ahead.
It’s time to buy a Mercedes because it’s an even year.
Really really stupid play by Fowler. Right in the middle, he would have been out if Pence caught it or out if he didn’t catch it.
On the other hand, Pence’s baserunning on Crawford’s double was pretty horrendous too.
Where are the G’s hiding the goat?
Never mind, found’em.
Bring it on home, Surfer Dude.
He really is. Without the facial hair.
Or just Dude if you are into the whole brevity thing. We need more runs
Totally with ya. Are you wearing the goat mask? Lol
Carl Edwards Jr. Isn’t that a fast food chain?
I believe they lovingly call him Hardee’s.
Think Bochy bringing back Moore when he was up at bat was because of his lack of confidence in bullpen.
I think it was confidence in Moore. Wow you really are a cynic.
Bochy riding the hot hand… er, arm
That too. My only point was I think Bochy will let starters stay longer this year than usual
But ESPN told me that Cubs had the best bullpen and best offense. So what’s going on?
That goat mask is awesome!!
We actually just got a check swing call.
The worm has indeed turned.
Cubs fans look so depressed HAHA
That was an, uhm, interesting inning.
Cannot give away ABs, boys. Pence and Crawford.
Yeah that was really uninspired ball there. Far from over. You can never relax. Take me, as an example.
If the Giants win the series they will say the Cubs choked again but is not that. The only reason is the even year voodoo that this team has. The Cubs are just another victim.
I’m glad that Edwards didn’t pitch last night, and that Montgomery pitched til he was spent — thanks Joe
That didn’t look fair to me but whatever
Yup, bounced behind the plate.
It hit behind the plate then rolled into fair territory.
Why isn’t Tums a sponsor of the Giants yet?
Larry Baer is negotiating to have a Tums patch on the sleeves of the unis…
Ok can we please make this sorta easy, please.
Sorry… doesn’t work that way in Giantsland.
Bet he has a super short leash. One runner on, he’s gone.
Gotta mix the offspeed stuff. It’s lethal.
CURVE BALL NOW
I knew he would. It’s a put away pitch. Good as anybody’s.
Bochy showing some big coconuts putting Moore out there for the 8th!
Postseason Boch, all about riding the hot hand
love me some october bochy
FINALLY got Ross!
Hook line and sinker
Soler just thought that he hit one out. LOL
Preen all you want Soler for that routine fly out!
Taking us for granted is a major mistake.
Hah Soler that’s a fly out in AT&T
Everybody GET UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Are you on radio? Damn!!
Sorry. TV on mute and streaming KNBR.
I can’t listen to the Cubs lovefest
Yes!! Posey pulled the ole, “INNING OVER, DUDE!!!!!!!!!!”
Posey leaving early never gets old. Never!
grab some pine meat!
Smoltzie calling out Cubs arrogance!