I don’t believe in moral victories so let’s get that cleared up right now. A loss is a loss. I do believe in unusual flavors, characteristics and personalities. Every baseball game has a unique set of properties that give it a level of interest for every viewer. While this season has transpired much like an epic Russian melodrama: long, slow decline into oblivion, basically existentialism washed down with the abject pain of too many vodka shots, last night’s game was more like a dissolute Michael Bay film: it might keep you watching even though you know it will end badly.
And boy, did last night’s game end badly.
Oh, one more thing: Buster and Nuney (he gets the cute nickname now that he’s producing) both got hurt in the same inning.
Ty Blach pinch hit and drove in a run!
Matt Moore is pitching himself to AAA Sacramento or worse.
The season just keeps getting more and more painful, sadder and hopeless. I wish NBC Sports Bay Area would stop showing us Madbum pitching well and working his way back to a full recovery as if he were some Gary Cooper waiting in the wings to save us all from damnation.
Maybe he will. I wouldn’t put it past him.
I will say this: at the beginning of the season the Blue Jays and Royals had records worse than the Giants and they both had strong runs of late to get back into contention. It’s still possible for the Giants though less and less likely with every successive loss…
P.S.: I tried to get you a game preview yesterday but technical difficulties prevented it. We are still not 100% but we are getting there. Have no fear: Together We’re Giants is not going anywhere.
Breckeroni says there’s a better chance of me shooting in the 70’s today than the Giants getting even remotely back into contention. He’s a real jerk.
Shoot out the tires on that dude’s golf cart.
He sounds like an honest man, the world needs more people like him .
Breckeroni for President! In a special session of congress, by a unanimous bipartisan vote, Breckeroni has been chosen to succeed Donald after he and the remainder of his short term administration are drained from the swamp and some of them possibly locked up!
Viva Breckeroni! Viva USA! Viva el mundo al futuro!!
Did Breckeroni say that the chances of me finding a date on Tinder (and not a sex bot) are likelier than the Giants getting back in the PO chase?
Finding a date on Tinder is easy if you have no standards and aren’t afraid of getting an STI.
They still make STI’s? Next you’re gonna tell me they still make condoms.
Breckeroni thinks it’s time the Giants won one at Coors.
As a counterpoint to “comment gold”, any chance of a “comment dookie” series?
The Deer Sessions
That would take up a lot of space.
If we were a contending team as we’ve been most of this decade Eduardo Nunez would be a very desirable signing. I’d go 3yrs/$35MM for him to be a rock st 3B or mive to LF to replace Pence.
Sadly, that’s not where we are today, so the goal is to find the best deal and make the trade. Just one more weird piece to this season.
I want no part of Nunez. When he’s hot he looks great, but when he’s not he tends to play below replacement level. And, more importantly, his game is built entirely on speed and he tweaks his legs all the time. Giants need to get whatever they can for him and let his chronic leg injuries become a contender’s problem.
In you’re rationale, who plays “above” replacement value when they don’t play well? 🤔
Guys who are not out machines and play good defense. Nunez does not walk much, does not have much power and has been for the most part a defensive liability this year. Every player goes in a slump offensively, but not all of them are bad defenders with minimal power who rarely walk. Despite his recent hot streak he has 0.1 WAR according to B/R. So, even with his hot streak, he’s playing at essentially replacement level on the year as a whole.
And please NO Cepeda for Sadeki type stuff….
Coincidence or not?
Suarez to Sacramento
Management maybe thinking about trading Moore?
They should be thinking. He needs to pitch better so that he’s more marketable. Suarez was a high pick–love to see him succeed in AAA and be in the mix for 2018.
2nd-round pick in 2015 after Phil Bickford (and Chris Shaw). Four-year college player out of Miami.
To whom? How much demand for a pitcher with a 6+ ERA?
Then Bobby E would be admitting he made a mistake in the Duffy trade. Shouldn’t bruise his ego since he’s the one who pretty much was the driver of this bad Giants team.
How was it a mistake? Moore helped the Giants get to the post season and Duffy hasn’t done anything since.
Is Lucius Fox the mistake? >723 OPS in A ball. 18/24 SBs
Because people have short-term memories.
Gregorio was scratched from his start last night in Sacramento. Perhaps he’s on his way to Denver?
ChannelClemente and I say, “MyGuy™” JGreg … we had faith in you all along.
I would take a gander that JGreg gets called up if a) Strick serves his suspension or b) Nunez goes on the 10-day DL for his hammy.
Mad Dog writing off our (and his) Giants on MLB High Heat. Mets, too.
Is he going to one up his 2003 on-air radio meltdown?
Was it a repeat from earlier in the season?
6 years later Busters Bionic Repair is starting to crumble? The stress of catching can not be good on that surgically repaired part of the body. They better move him from behind the dish before they lost him for another year due to repetitive stress syndrome. #TradeBelt:)
Happy 27th birthday to Kelby Tomlinson.
Whoa. He’s no spring chick for a rookie-ish guy.
He made his MLB debut almost two years ago now; not really rookie-ish anymore.
358 PAs in 136 games – 104 wRC+, but still looking for his first XBH in ’17!
Last night I was faced with the decision to workout, eat right and sit and watch the game. Or, go to Lodi’s farmers market on the pretense of buying my organic veggies and fruit, but really to sit, drink beer, listen to live music, eat lobster and lasagna from street vendors. While sitting there drinking my beer I decided to check on the score 8 to 1. The knight from the move “Raiders of the Lost Arc” appeared and said you choose wisely. Then I get home to review the game and see an epic comeback and that same knight said you chose poorly. At least I did not turn to dust. Last night’s game was interesting but in the end they still found a way to lose.
Lobster in Lodi? Sure they aren’t crayfish?
It’s these guys, they are there every Thursday. https://www.cousinsmainelobster.com/find-a-truck/
Even in the height of competition there is room for reflection:
CAL’s Baseball coach of 18 years Dave Esquer is going back home to Stanford to take over for retired Mike Marquess. Now this will trigger the newest head coach at UOP to leave for the CAL job. Mike Neu.
I am incredibly concerned about Matt Moore. He hasn’t been disappointing this year, he’s been a disgrace. I have no idea how he has fallen apart so drastically, but the Giants need to figure this out. They need to do whatever they can for the rest of this year to get him on track so he can regain his form as at least a competent pitcher next year. I am dismayed as to how abysmal he’s been this year and I’d consider skipping some of his starts to get his mind right.
I am not in the camp that says the Giants are doomed and cannot contend for several years because they need a full rebuild. But, if Moore pitches anything like this, I will begin to sadly drift over to that camp. They need this guy to be a rotation piece they can count on, not a below replacement level flame out.
Just maybe, given what Krukow said last night about Moore’s getting hooked on the cutFB, there is a hint why Showalter won’t let his young pitchers throw a cutter. He contends it ruins a FB pitcher.
I blame Mel Kiperdeer who said at the beginning of the season that Moore was a dark horse Cy Young candidate. What a buffoon.
He appears to be throwing so as not to get hit…..not to miss the glove….pitching not to lose. I’d like to see him be told – today you are going 5+ only. If you have enough in your FB tank to throw 95-96 then don’t hold back. For me he’s not a disgrace. That IMO would be somebody whose intentions matched his final results or production.
At his age Rags and Gardy are not gonna let the FO let him drift to another club. imo.
🎶I miss the Giants being good more than Michael Bay missed the mark when he made Pearl Harbor,
I miss them more than that movie missed the point
And that’s an awful lot guys
And now, now they’ve disappeared
And all I’m trying to say is
Pearl Harbor sucked and I miss the Giants when they were good
I need them like Ben Affleck needs acting school
I need them like Cuba Gooding needed a bigger part
He’s way better than Ben Affleck
Now all I can think about is Duffy’s smile
And that shitty movie too
Pearl Harbor sucked and I miss the Giants when they were good
Why does Michael Bay get to keep making movies?
I guess Pearl Harbor sucked
Just a little bit Moore than I miss the Giants when they were good. 🎶
I friggin’ love you.
I know. 🙂
I know what exactly …………… ………………. ………………….
Will you share?
Padre love is infinite.
That would be up to me anyway dude.
I missed the epic comeback. However, it’s only really “epic” if it results in a win. As GG says in his game summary above, there are no “moral victories”. I just wonder why Bochy left Moore in to get shelled with 11 hits in just three innings. What a weird outing … 7 SO’s so he was either getting bombed or punching ’em out.
Lots of soft hits and bad defense, numbers lie .
Soft hits = equate to my college hitting coach who use to tell us “touch the outfield grass”. Sometimes HARD swings produce pop ups. Seattle is 33-35 and they have huge boppers in the lineup.
Soft hits might turn into Runs Thrown In once in awhile.
It was pretty epic, despite the loss. Down 9-1 in the 7th and within an inch of handing a lead to Melancon?
Plus it was pleasantly bizarre. Ty Blach with an RBI pinch-hit. Gorkys giving Greg Holland his first blown save of the year. Slater playing 3B for the first time in his life.
At this point, if it’s entertaining, that’s a win.
How’s everybody doing? No suicides, I hope. Feeling your pain.
Carl!!! We need some music!!!
Is this Carl verified?
Here’s you music, Captain Lou:
the times are tough now
just gettin’ tougher…
So it seems.
Maybe it’s just this Giants season, but I’ve been listening to a lot of Leonard Cohen lately. Maybe they should replace Tony Bennett with this:
Can Pablo Sandoval sing, he’s about to be available.
Beats listening to Lowell Cohn.
If people’s lives are going well enough that a bad season from the Giants ranks near the top of their concerns, then they’re doing pretty well.
Comment Gold! By the Auracle!
That would be you since you are not a fan of the Giants. you only like Crawford.
Ummmm…how ’bout those DUBS!!!!
Thanks for stopping by. We miss you. You have many fans here.
What’s up Carl?! I suggest Taj Mahal, Built For Comfort….
How about Stagger Lee?
It’s all good Carl. Like Lefty said, we miss you.
Hey Carl, it’s brutal out here in Giants land. But hey, our LF is batting over .400 so at least LF isn’t a problem.
God bless the GB single. Protect the lad from the mean.
Good to hear from you, Carl! Hope all is well with you and yours.
Heard from Swede lately?
Pablo Sandoval’s swan song starts.
The top KATOH draft picks, drafted and undrafted.
Really cool underappreciated consequence of a repeatable mechanics, and pitch type specific targeting, pitch tunneling.
I’ve been following Matt Duffy’s progress since his Sept. 2016 surgery on his Achilles tendon. The initial prediction was that he would be ready for opening day which didn’t happen. In May he was catching grounders and appeared to be heading for rehab assignment. As of this month, he has been put back on the 60 day DL and described as ‘out indefinitely.’ Very troubling. I hope a longer healing period might help him.
Very sad. Great kid. Sounds career-threatening.
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