Tonight’s Game Vs the Cardinals (76-71), 6:05 at Willie Mays Field:
Mike Leake (9-10, 4.60) vs Jeff Samargggggggggggddyeah (11-10, 4.07)
It’s hard to believe there are only 14 games left in the regular season after tonight’s battle between the Cardinals and Giants. This is our Adam Duvall revenge game, the game where we get to show off how great we are, how successful we are, how good we look, and how hot our girlfriends/boyfriends are against a former flame, Mike Leake.
No need to rehash the tenure of Mr. Leake and the success of the player we gave up to get him…. Tonight we can all feel better about that transaction if the Giants prevail.
Tonight’s Starting Lineups:
Some deep thoughts and good conversation in the comments for the Whiteness and Baseball piece. Much more to discuss. I will recall the beauty and innocence of my childhood playing baseball with boys of different skin colors and cultures. For me, a an 8 year-old from Montreal, people were people. I will never forget one game, a playoff game when I was 11 in the rural Florida of 1978. We rode to a black part of town in the back of my coach’s pickup truck. It was my first time there. Some of my teammates saw a few African American boys walking down the street. My teammates proceeded to taunt them with vile and hateful words, epithets and slurs of the worst variety. It was a shock to me and an awakening to the very different cultural history of America compared to Canada.
Moving to San Francisco as a young man, I was thankfully, exposed to a far more progressive view on difference. Baseball was always a salvation for me, an innocent and pure game of joy for boys and men, girls and women. I believe the sport is getting more progressive socially and I believe eventually there will be many more great African American athletes playing this great game!
Breckeroni loves the GG Site
Here was a great silent treatment for the Scooter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ0uiM1CAAE
When he died several years ago baseball had a huge void
thank you – i missed Zim’s NYT obit when he died – very nice appreciation. I had forgotten that he was a fellow Cincinnatian ….. loved the story about him leaving that last TB game but returning because he didn’t say goodbye to his players and then they ended up winning to go to the wild card game …..”It’s crazy, it’s beautiful, it’s baseball”
Relax and focus on The Game tonight fellas, and remember to pet the penguin at the plate.
Ole Miss has a kicker named Wunderlich…what would he score on the Wunderlich?
The Lunatic Fringe guy who tried to run around the outfield must have been Greg Luzinski with a wig on
Poor security guy…that’s bad
Then who was the numbskull who ran on the field last Monday night?
He has his own You tube
Thanks, Doc for info.
Brewers leading the Cubs 11-3 in the 9th.
You know, this year I can’t seem to get excited about the Dodgers as a motivation for the post season, but I’d really like the Giants to get another shot at the Cubs.
Me too! I want to take them down!
Given the danger of going on cruise control and losing your edge, I can’t believe what Maddon is allowing to happen. The Cubs came out of the AS break and promptly went on a 9 game losing streak. If they get beat coming out of the blocks, there’ll be a meltdown in Chicago.
A win tonight will surely help secure Giants’ Wild Card position and give the Cardinals the boot.
Bring it on home!
No way, the Cardinals still play the Reds 4 more times and the Reds are playing so badly right now ,pitching staff is setting records for being so bad, most HRs given up in a season, the Pirates are sweeping them In a 4 game series this weekend The Giants still have 6 vs the Dodgers, 4 vs the Padres who have beat them 6 straight times, and 3 vs the Rockies who they always have trouble beating .
Why even play?! We’re DOOMED!!
Duval may hit 12 HR’s vs SL
He hit his 31st tonight.
Chris Carter hit #35
That actually more than he’s hit since the AS break, I think.
GG, wonder if you would be interested in cultivating a blog relationship with Fangraphs, Hardball Times and/or a few other sites of general interest by putting links on the TWG site you’ve created?
Sure thing CC. Let me look into it.
A thought, with your traffic rate in hand, they may even pay you a fee for clicks. I’m not adverse to visiting Fangraphs via your link as opposed to the 4-5 times I do daily directly.
Lefty’ husband is busy hiding all the sharp knives and garden tools just in case Leake shuts out the Giants tonight. He’s very smart to do so, such an event could put her over the edge.
Four and twenty redbirds baked in a pie, as it were.
Chill dude. We’ve moved.
Totally Off Topic but dominated by fantasy baseball season, was lucky to avoid the injury bug all year and was the Number 1 seed in the playoffs. Its a 10 team, 5×5 heads up league.
My team: C: Salvador Perez, 1B Freeman 2B Roughneck Odor SS Andrus 3B Donaldson OF: Betts, Myers, Yelich UTL: Daniel Murphy
Core SPs: Cole, Degrom, Verlander, Maeda, Jon Gray, Iwakama, with closers Britton, Jansen and ZieglerI (I traded for Osuna after Zeigler went to Boston and also acquired Darvish)
I mixed the rest of my pitching staff based on matchups and again dominated the season, finishing in 1st place by 15 games.
Of course this week, as the baseball gods would have it, I lose Cole and Degrom this week. And am without two of my workhorses, Donaldson and Freeman for the first 4 days of this weeks match up. As a little twist of the knife, one of my pickups this week, Tyler Skaggs, gets his turn skipped this week.
Hanging tough so far but am down by one game as of this writing.
Are you hitting waiver wire to hang tough? Who can help your cause on the hill?
As opposed to me, who in my first season of fantasy baseball I’ve been 7th or 8th in our eight team league all year. Takes a lot of work to stay competitive. Much more time consuming than football.
Yep. Fantasy baseball is a grind
Im trying to win QS category and have a shot at ERA and WHIP. I’ve got Saves locked up. Battling for K’s though.
Missing Donaldson and Freeman for a few days killed me on offense. I need a big day tomorrow.
Showtime really hit a home run with “A Season With Florida State Football”….
It’s good? Saw it on the menu. I’ll check it out.
Was being sarcastic because FSU got destroyed today😳
Is Buster blue?
He’s moved on…like us, new blog
Papa, Affeldt back in TV studio where Affeldt excels. Papa is just professional Good_Great at three sports.
Sorry about the loss in the Miller family.
clutch – i don’t get csnba but listened to affeldt + kuip on radio last night — I thought he did ok to good on the air but many others didn’t — what do you think makes him excellent in the studio ? just curious….
In the studio Jeremy is on camera with a host or MC like Papa or Kozimor and he has three pages of notes in front of him as does Flannery – Randy Winn – Shawn Estes or Richie Aurilia. The go over the notes before the show goes on air.
On live TV in the Ball park booth it is instantaneous and everytime during Duanes call you would hear Affeldt make a under his breath comment – like WoW or “hang me bang me”. He will get much better though. He was doing the color analyst job and thus you must wait for the other play by play guys voice to stop.
Hope this helps.
Gas can Margie
One pitch. First inning. Settle down, bro.
Right..Large Marge has given up a pittance of home runs this year, no worries
He’s got this. Just you watch! We’re going to bash Leake tonight!
The bashing began with a single
And a double!!
TF rumor has it you are a Vol. Big game next week against my Gators
Rumor is true. Been a diehard VOLS fan for 30+ years. Not feeling good about playing your Gators next week, even though it’s at Neyland. We’re not playing good football, and have sustained some key injuries the past two weeks.
Remember runnnittt from last blog?
Absolutely. Seems to be on his best behavior here. Thank you.
Leake is junking us to death! Come on Giants!
At least they got the DP before the HR. I could live with solo shots.
Who’s the HP ump? Jesus…
Who the poo is this obnoxious yeller?
Posey needs a sign, down. Hold it up for Samardzija.
Aahhh. The beauty of the double play.
Let’s manufacture a run right here, fellas.
Com’on Craw. Lots of barrel.
That Belt kid is kinda clutch
He’s feeling it.
I’m guessing it’s the 6pm start time, but my MLB.tv stream looks a bit hazy.
And what happened to the Saturday black jerseys? I like those.
Just as Kruk said. I was wondering as well.
Hazy due to the sun as Kruk explained. It will go away. Black jerseys traded for the ‘Gigantes’.
Sun in the camera…hang in
Nunez is certainly a Penthouse/Outhouse swing guy
You got that right.
The way he misses low and outside breaking balls it’s a wonder he sees anything else.
I would have squeezed there. Span hit the ball hard, but to the right side with the infield in…
Is anyone else having issues with MLB.tv stream lagging? I had it bad yesterday too, really bad. But not sure if it’s on my end since my connection here is spotty anyway.
mine was skipping back 2-3 seconds and then catching up. It is working well now though
Even if your an MLB TV, or not, try GOATD.NET Any sporting event for free. You have to fight through some pop ups but it works.
careful leake can hit
He didn’t make the throw because the ump was standing in the way.
If Leake stays decent tonight, can we be pissed at him? And Evans? Or just chalk it up?
As long as the Giants are more decent.
My vote would be to say the Giants didn’t make that dumb a trade, after all.
They made a dumb trade.
Do you ever feel like the Easter Bunny in tube socks?
I don’t believe I’ve ever felt like the Easter Bunny in tube socks, but I have to admit that I’m not sure how that would feel, so I can’t be positive.
It turns out there is such a thing as Easter bunny tube socks (see image).
oh good grief is NOTHING sacred !
Leake will f-up. It’s whether large Marge can stay decent long enough to reap the bounty
These are big games for both teams, and they’re down two to us. Leake won’t fold, but yeah–we can get him.
With you on that
Let’s hope he pitches against the Giants like he pitched for them
Pitchers Fielding Practice paying off.
Maybe I missed it, but tonight’s Giants post over at SJMN doesn’t have any posts. Neither does yesterdays game post. Weird or what?
We’re all over here!
So it seems. Wow.
everybody in their own way I think was just sick of trying to figure out what SJMN was doing with “our community” board – aggravation mounted, greekgiant stepped up to the plate – hit it out of the park and here we all are : )
i still like to look over there ad hoc since we moved to the greek but i couldn’t even find today’s pre-gamer and thus the problem !
A day or two after GG put up this site, the SJMN opened a “combined” Giants page, where posts by Andrew and Carl and the others all show up. I don’t know why they didn’t do that in a more timely manner, or at least say they would be doing so. But this is a useful bookmark, as their reporters are well worth reading:
thanks ! i wasn’t aware and I DO like to read those guys
JP12 just can’t get going
He’s had a tough year, but he’s a good hitter. We may still get something this year.
1) Smarge’s ability to induce ground balls
2) His propensity to give up the long ball
3) His spotty command
does anyone else not like Posey calling for high fastballs with him? Seems like it’d be better to keep attacking the bottom of the zone like you would a sinkerballer.
Gotta change it up some. Plus, some lefty guys are great low ball hitters.
I hear ya, good points….just doesn’t really seem to work much and I wonder if it messes with his rhythm/release point.
Posey only started catching while in college. If he keeps working hard, I bet he learns a little bit about pitch calling someday.
By that reasoning we should never question Bochy either 😉
But here’s the thing. I recall a game back when the Giants acquired Sidney Ponson. Ponson was absolutely dealing getting groundball after groundball. Then Torrealba called for a high fastball and right away Kruk called it out saying he didn’t like it. And wouldn’t you know it from that point on Ponson wasn’t the same, struggling with command. And Kruk kept going back to that high fastball called, saying that Ponson had such a good rhythm going and it messed him up. So after this I was always skeptical of it, especially for ground ball type pitchers. Obviously Buster thinks it works though.
Just my opinion.
I thought Kruk was a homer spouting the company line. This commentary is very confusing.
Well, it WAS more than 10 years ago, but I think I remember it close enough 🙂
That game/commentary did stick with me though.
Buster us masterful. Try Trevor Brown on for size if you want wrong pitch calls.
Cardinals hitters wearing the extra face guard on their helmets. Interesting. Must have to do with they’re in the same division as the Cubs.
pitcher’s call..i’ll take it
he’s just so damn good. it’s gotten to the point where you’re surprised when he doesn’t make those kind of plays.
The van rocker continues to drive out of trouble thanks to his defense.
Nunez on his own or was it Bochy? Could be huge.
Christ, Nunez. Pay attention.
Wake the hell up Span. Ran into a DP.
Span is getting thrown out on the bases like it’s going out of style.
He invests in throw out futures
How we doing tonight GG?
Would’ve had runners at eiher 1st and 2nd or 1st and 3rd.
Scout…better walk me off the Denard cliff…
No, dumb play Span.
There is NO way you go from first knowing Nunez is running from 3rd…it was the entire wrong decision…again
I meant staying away ftom the cliff
Bonehead play by Span. No need to draw the throw there. Bad base running all around could cost us an extra run here.
Looked to me like he was expecting the throw to go all the way through to the plate, and he was trying to get the extra base. Don’t think he figured on it getting cut off. Bad move.
With Nunez going? Gotta think out there…
Piscotti’s cannon arm and reputation made it less likely it would be cut off, even with the speed of Nunez. He took the risk and it blew up in his face. Span has not shown that he’s a great thinker.
Can’t recall a team that ran into more outs on the bases…
Come on Joe, take this weasel deep.
Get on for Buster.
Not. Panik definitely scuffling
Panik has to be moved down, a guy doing this poorly can’t have this many at bats.
Trade with Nunez?
Trade with Tomlinson
Star Wars day is coming.
yeah cause we don’t have 2 months for boch to make up his damn mind about it
BCraw is so smooth sometimes…
All the time, baby…..
Well, true, except for that one time…
that’s how he ended up with 3 kids.
POOF!! You’re gone, dude!! Atta boy, Samargie.
It’s Rally Time gang!
I approve of that kid’s CP beanie.
That makes 2 of us
Add on, fellas. Two hits.
I have to admit it: those who said Duvall wouldn’t hit 30 HRs were right. He hit #31 today.
I saw your note a couple nights ago about Bob Feller’s velocity. That was interesting, thanks.
Well, one thing ya gotta say about Brandon Belt: He’s already got his playoff beard on.
upstairs and downstairs!
There’s a place where Nunez’s swing-it approach hurt us. You make the pitcher work, shorten up and think line drive. That’s another run on the board.
Not to get too far ahead but I’m excited to see this kid Alex Reyes tomorrow. Very highly regarded. Part of a big infusion of exciting young talent in the past couple years.
Samargie looked positively beastly tonight.
I concur. Now just add a run ir two.
And he got squeezed, too. Now we need a hold here, then score another run.
Boy he sure did. Some very bad calls. Now it’s up to the bullpen *shudders*
If JS has his groove back the Gs will be a tough beat for any team should they make it to the post season.
Twins #1 prospect, Byron Buxton homered in the 11th to put Twinkies ahead of Mets.
Yes, and Mets have 2 on with one out
Well, it is the Twins.
You were more correct with the Twinkies moniker. My friend in Minneapolis has been talking up the Vikings since early July.
He might want to talk up the Wild. Bradford starting for the Vikes in their new digs.
Now 3 on two outs.
So…whether or not, Santiago Casilla. It’s getting to be that time.
Smith, Romo, Lopez, Law.
Lopez, Law, Smith…. Casilla??
I dunno. Mine wasn’t in any particular order. Maybe Strick closes it out.
Javi LOOGY, Law finishes the eighth…its Casilla.
I’d prefer not to.
I’ll take Sergio Romo for $600 Alex.
Bochy takes an AB away from Kelby, on the weak hope that Gorkys goes deep. Can’t do much for Kelby’s confidence.
i would rather have kelby in a late situation to drive in a run or a key hit to get on base. It was a throwaway at bat to me.
No such thing in a game this late, this important.
I agree. But you take your chances early for a HR or strikeout guy and keep your clutch guy for later.
I see that. Kelby makes contact.
And runs reallllly fast.
Bochy almost lost his cool when Kelby got picked off in Colorado.
I must say, watching this game while royally baked has helped keep my snark down.
Hahahaha good for you, you old crusty geezer.
I know it has been said plenty of times but Crawfords Defense this series has been phenomenal!
True that. Entire infield as well. Pence solid in RF, hoping with Span and Pagan. Defense wins games
Always good to see some Law and order.
((cue scene change sound effect))
Casilla time. No?
The 2nd TWG incineration of the day!
Romo, he’s been pitching well. Or match ups.
I pray for Match ups
Joe Panik get thee to the batting cage
This Cardinals pitcher is nails. I’ve seen him dominate 2-3 times this season.
Just how many Cardinals are named Matt?
The rest have Matt as their middle name.
If it is Casilla I hope Bochy has a short ass leash.
Ass leash sounds kinky
Dude you are really exploiting the usage of expletives on here. Just sayin’, yo.
South of Market.
Yes. It does.
If De Grom is really shut down for the season that really helps the Giants!
He has not pitched in a while, and it has not hurt the Mets
And? He is one of their best arms and I’d hate to face him in a short series.
What’s your point? Other than being a dick?
Don’t worry Peter, Efrain is like Sheldon Cooper; irony challenged.
Good inning for Law. Saw him hit 95. Will be HUGE if he can contribute the way he did earlier in the year.
Romo is coming in!
Time to bite the nails! Shoot they haven’t grown back from the last 3 weeks…
And damn D-bax
if it had to be anyone, the guy is a real gentleman
Some heavy lumber here…bracing.
Except for Pagan. Miller said that Pagan should have called off Crawford and made the catch.
Holy cow, Craw is awesome!
THat looked pretty hot.
pagan knew craw had it all along.
are you fucking kidding me pagan
That’s some poor play by Pagan, that is the LF ball all the way.
Somehow I feel safer with Crawford going back on a fly ball with his back to the infield, than Pagan moving forward with the play in front of him. Especially when Pagan goes back on the ball to get that classic, textbook, Pagan “deliberate jump.”
That was completely unacceptable MLB OF defense. I call BS on jump, step back–you’re out there, you catch that.
He’s a freakin’ joke. And still out there with the game on the line. Ridiculous.
And…here we go.
Bruce? Yo, dude… Ummmm. I hope this works
He just won’t learn. This could be awful.
Concentrate G E’ers, double play.
Positive waves Moriarty.
What was Romo laughing about?
People booing Ca-see-ya?
Probably all the fans booing…and they weren’t booing him
Doesn’t like the move.
He’s dumbfounded he is getting taken out. As I’m sure we all are
It was the I can’t believe this, … , laugh.
bochy has large cajones, or a small brain. sure hope it works
Wow, there is stubborn and there is Bochy stubborn.
Just make sure you think with the “bigger head” there, tough guy.
Bruce Bochy is a Casilla junkie
Definitely has a thing goin on for him.
Casilla has incriminating pics of Bochy. He has to keep bringing him in.
Romo will be joining us here shortly to snark.
This better be matchup driven. This better not be “Let’s get Casilla Confidence Chapter XIV’
versus stupid driven ??
Molina was hitting .500 lifetime versus Romo
Thx. That helps
C’mon Casilla. Earn our trust back.
Hope Casilla isn’t rattled cuz he can’t hold runners.
I already don’t like it.
I was about to rip a pillow apart there.
Shiiiit. C’mon, Bruce. Casilla’s running on fumes, smoke & mirrors. Get back to the COMMITTEE.
And a wing and a prayer.
Bochy will never effing learn, 3 WS titles be damned.
Bochy you’re just a straight up monkey sometimes. Christ.
Ok, Boch…let’s be consistent and GO OUT THERE AND EFFING GET HIM!!!!!
What the hell is wrong with him???
This poor dude. I actually feel for him… Get r dun, Santi. Right here
Bochy just keeps putting him in a position to fail. It’s just insanity.
Going off the rails big time.
get him out
why the hell is Casilla still out there?
Just starting to warm up, wait for it, Strickland.
Because Bruce Bochy can’t keep his damn fingers off the stove.
Double Play Double Play
He’s effin lost it.
There was not s “base open” That is now the ho ahead run on base
The thing is, Bochy ENDED the bullpen warmups as soon as Casilla went in. He’s all in on Casilla here. No Committee anymore. This is IT.
It’s a joke. An absolute travesty and a lie.
He had a good inning in a 8-2 ball game. No pressure. He faked out Bochy by having him think he was back.
Id fire Bochy if Casilla blows this 1
You know that ain’t happenin…
Reynolds in the pen warming up.
Great … let’s go with the No. 14 man in the pen in a crucial situation
Seriously … why does Bochy insist on bullpen games … going to three different righties to face righties. Not really understanding. Something was wrong with Law?
He’s “trying to get the bullpen going.”
He hyper switches in every inning except the 9th, when sometimes you need it the most.
But why Casilla for Romo?
He pitched well.
NOW the bullpen is warming up again?!?!
BRUCE, THE STOVE IS ON!!!!!!Dont tou….
He’s lost his confidence. SC’s facial expressions were telling.
I have no words. Except really bad ones.
Bochy, you absolutely suck.
Damn… he actually got the ground ball too.
why oh why oh why……..
This game is tied and Bochy is a fucking idiot.
Go get him out of there now.
Romo in the 8th and Law in the 9th, with Casilla ready to go if that failed. This is jeopardizing everything right here.
Not only is this Casilla’s last batter, it may be the last time he pitches in a closing situation
We’ve heard that before…
Or ever I hope
We hope. 8th inning, fine.
Bochy kiss ass
Thats it casilla NO MORE!!!!!
Is there something mentally wrong with Boch? Like for real?
some kind of intervention is needed — really ! com’on rags + wotus be good lieutenants … please !!!
Too late Boch. Too late.
I would boo the HELL out of Bochy. Let him know what a moron he is.
anyone but Casilla, please.
Fire Bochy he is an idiot, Season OVER !!!
i said to get him out. screw you krukow. snake bit my ass
Yah…”snake bit.” I heard that too. It’s almost stand-up comedy by now.
Closers gotta close & Boch gotta boch.
Bochy needs to go to Casilla co-dependency counseling. Just awful. Again and again and again. Just when this team looks like it sees the light at the end of about 34 dark tunnels, Bochy swoops in to lose the day.
9th blown save— so tell me Kruk, how about that open base with one out and a runner on second. That runner is now on third with one out
9 blown saves is astounding every other Manager would of sat him down after 6!
krukow is a friggin moron
what the hell is casilla clapping for?
Trying to be positive I figure… rest of the team is still in the game.
No that’s a sarcastic i suck clap!
Well I guess it’s a lose lose, he could have been pissy about it and we wouldn’t be any happier!
I was lambasted for suggesting Bochy owed the team and fans an apology after irresponsibly using Casilla last time. Sorry … I’m sticking with it. He is not giving his team the best chance to win, and now he’s going with the worst guy in the bullpen (unless Casilla is that guy) because he burned up others for no apparent reason
This is maddening to me. He.just wont learn will he, yes it was a seeing eye ground ball but what about the previous hitters. This one is lost again.
He had multiple hitters with 2 strikes and couldn’t get a strike out. That’s what a closer does
It was a hard hit ball up the middle…NOT so seeing eye to me
9 blown saves…9! How many times do you need to touch that hot stove, Boch?
Mike Krukow is embarrassing.
Casilla has naked pics of both him and Boch.
I’m waiting for an explanation about the humidity or lunar tidal forces.
We want Law!
The pictures Casilla has of Bochy and a donkey must be crystal clear
So true Runnnitttt. You make sense just like usual
Ugh, that hurts.
I can’t stand Boch in the 9th. Someone should call him away & trap him in a broom closet until it’s over.
Span with that absolute cannon of an arm.
Nice arm, Span…worthless , terrible defender
Weak arm in center. Slow speed in LF. Not a good ninth inning defense.
Minor leaguer to try to hold this game … with a 29-man bullpen … un-f-beilevable. That’s hall of fame managing
Span has the worst arm in baseball
The minor leaguer gave up a line drive … but, hey, he was a lefty. I guess Bochy thinks a righty would have hit it out
no that would be Cadilla
How about that open base now Kruk
Correction; two open bases.
early onset dementia?
Upstairs and downstairs.
And we never come back to win now do we.
I am in shock that Bochy did it again. Just in shock. Worst year of Bochy’s career. This game is on YOU Bruce.
Double pump by span cost the out.
He took a lifetime to make that ghrow.
i can’t believe we’re going to lose this game.
What is Krokow talking about. No one was going to catch that
This is your fault Bruce Bochy. If we don’t make the postseason it’s on your dumb ass.
Lol ya think???
It was on him in 2011 and 2015 … the Giants make the playoffs despite him, and then his brand of managing works in the postseason. During the season, he’s a brake on the offense
Why did they pitch to the last batter with their closer on deck?
Heads up their ass.
Why the hell was Law used in the 8th?
The question is, why was he pulled?
He could pitched the 9th, was not Ph for .
Poor poor pitching.
This would be the kind of loss that sends them to a 6 gm skid.
and has since the break, right ???
Don’t even talk like that…
This just makes you wanna cry. Mets win, Dodgers win, and you just give the game away, probably, to the Cards. Bringing that guy in again in a must win game makes absolutely no sense. Something really weird is going on, and it stinks.
Would fans at the game ever consider standing up and chanting “Fire Bochy now!!” Or, just silently exiting the park in protest before the game is even over… I mean, this is ridiculous. How does it go on? Sabean? Evans? Bueller? Anybody? Sheesh.
I wouldn’t go as far as a “Fire Bochy” sign but I’d gladly hold up a “Get your head out of your ass” or “Pull him NOW Bochy” sign.
Giants 0-68 when trailing in the 9th.
But I’m sure we’ll come back this time
How do the players still look casilla in the eyes after all these blown saves
Bochy would rather fish than go to the playoffs
Giants should give fans a refund
Way to roll over on that off the plate pitch.
The thing is, the Cardinals did almost nothing except show up for batting practice in the 9th, and take bases the Giants gave them.
So the good thing about this is that we just beat the Cardinals twice in a row…
Three times. Record says two.
This is the most upset I have ever been with Bochy.
Bochy said he goes home every night wondering what he could have done different.
“Hmm, well maybe if I STARTED the inning with Casilla”
That was a lie when he said it. He can’t be that stupid. He doesn’t do ANYTHING different, so what the hell could he be talking about?
Sadly I think he really is that stupid
Wow … the Cardinals are not changing pitchers
Maybe Bochy thought we forgot about the past.
We don’t forget.
Bring back Greg Papa
Crap call on that first pitch to Nunez…
Not with that chase.
Belt is just S.A.D.
Belt? Dude, get a grip
This is bs
Amazing. Just amazing. Removing an effective righty in Law, for a semi-effective righty in Romo, for an absolute catastrophe in Casilla.
Well-played, Boch. Well-played.
And he won’t be asked about it
Cowards and buffoons everywhere.
Whats the EFFIN MATTER WITH THE FRONT OFFICE???? Try anyone except Casilla because this is bad. Say something to Bruce Bochy because i cant take his decisions anymore.
At least Leake won’t get the W
Now walk off.
Breaking News: Giants, Casilla agree to contract extension.
I haven’t been able to follow the game too closely. From a quick look at the comments, it almost seems like Bochy may have used Casilla in the 9th? But I know that can’t be.
Not only that, he used him to replace a righty against a righty … in other words, for no apparent reason except to risk a loss
Game up to Span after Casilla BS. Wow
It doesn’t get better than this!
gotta go here
Just when i start caring again in comes Casilla to kick me in the low hanging fruit.
You have to be a mfng dumb arse to keep on using Casillas. WTF is wrong with Bochy?
Surely this is the last cassila chance?
Haven’t we said this at least 10 times this season?
I’ll blame CSNBA for going back to Krup and Kipe. Pappa got us those wins.
You could steal a base but … it’s Span
Anyone watch Ray Donovan?
My brother & his wife watch that. I might need to binge that eventually. They say it’s pretty good.
I think about it now everytime I hear the name “Connor.”
Com’on Connor. Swing for a base it. Please.
Did Bochy put in a pinch stander?
Damn bay area journalists are afraid to dig at Bochy with hardcore questions with bite to them.
This ain’t NY, LA, or Chicago.
I know but damn.
They don’t do that if they’re on TV, like EVER. The only people that ever come close to honesty are on the radio.
Once again … Bochy will require 3 hits to get a run. This is why they’ve missed the playoffs more often than made them
Why has every other team in baseball history missed the playoffs more often than made them?
Not every team has the top 5 talent Bochy has had during most of his tenure.
Thanks Gillaspie, Casilla, Span, Bochy.
Way to see a effin pitch. Effin stupid effin ass.
Add this to the already long and ever growing list of Bochy F* ups
You lost this game Bochy. Your managing this year has been a disgrace
Put Bochy on the DL.
Bochy requires 3 hits to get a run .,. a fast runner on base and he would rather stand around. Not Hall of Fame managing
why didn’t he run on the 1st or 2nd pitch?
Because Bochy thinks it’s too risky to try to score on fewer than 3 hits
Bochy requires someone competent to take over the 9th inning to win. He’s a fucking basket case moron with his Casilla fixation.
But his offensive blinders put them into too many of these situations. Most manager tie that game with 2 singles and a base stealer.
who the f doesn’t take a pitch in that situation!
So…. 49ers have a chance against the Panthers?
Nope just like the Giants with Bochy’s managerial F ups this year
I know they’re not the favorites, but that’s not what I was looking for… I’m trying to save the evening with optimism for tomorrow. Then what about the Raiders? (Or the Giants tomorrow?)
I hate the Fng Raiders. Wifey and I stay the hell away from each other when they play (she’s a chokeland waiders fan). As to the Giants, right now I just want to go outside and cuss at the top of my lungs for a few ins or just get hammered and go to bed.
Wifey? She’s Wifey now? I don’t remember Fiancee turning into Wifey. We weren’t invited?
Yeah as of May 6th. LOL
Congratulations! I was busy that day anyway celebrating Willie Mays birthday!
Thanks man. Appreciate it.
This team does not deserve to be in the playoffs. As a life-long fan of many years, I’ve never seen anything like this. It’s beyond embarrassing.
Newest Worst Loss of the season…. This is the absolute most bizarre season I’ve witnessed
Not even close to the worst loss. After all did Cadilla balk in the winning run?
No, that was Rock Bottom #1, Mr. Determiner of Rock Bottoms. ;^)
yep — we may have to create the top 10 worst casilla non-save list
Given the stakes, it absolutely is….
This is a bitch slap, cunt snatch twat-lip piece of shit jism shiot
and here we thought you had somehow evolved
What? Those are tender, heartfelt feelings
You’re in someone else’s house. If it’s at all possible, try to grow up.
Wow, GG will have to figure out how to censor the site and ban users. That’s some potty mouth going on there.
No shinola! Runnnitt your posts are fouler than Donald Trump’s id
flag and block works for me — figured it was just a matter of time for that one
Yep. Don’t pinch hit KT. The one dude, who, in an absolute abysmal lack of chances this year, still has put up some clutch hits since he was resurrected from the dead. KT is the one guy who you want up there when you need a tying hit. Pathetic.
And I thought that was the reason he didn’t pitch hit him in the 7th…
Using intuitive thought process when trying to understand the mind of Bruce Bochy is highly counterproductive.
and apparently deductive reasoning won’t work either on the man
Or common sense. Or a lobotomy. Well, that might work…
If Bopchy really wanted to tie the game, Nunez would have stolen second
He was asleep at the wheel. First pitch, I was like, ok, just getting a feel. But not stealing on the 2nd pitch was a little somnambulistic, if you will.
Please tell Casilla that the game tomorrow starts at 7 pm pdt
Tell Bochy to take the next 3 years off
This makes me sick.
ANOTHER loss when LEADING after 8. It’s almost impossible
Wow. Again. I had to do bed time in the 9th. Why was Romo taken out when he gave up 1 hit? Casilla was way worse. Even if they do make it into the post season how can they even win if they cannot hold a 1 run game ever.
Oh, COME ON. Now Affeldt’s parroting the official cover story: “We don’t know who to go to in the 9th….booohooohooooooooo. ”
You have an expanded roster with a 14 man bullpen. USE IT.
No … stick with the guy who was throwing well. Don’t use so damned many. And certainly don;t go to No. 14 to hold the game. Completely irresponsible and inexcusable
I’d go with the hot hand, too. But the point is, their whole narrative that “we don’t have any options & are therefore forced to use Casilla” is just ridiculous.
I’m going to say things about my team and manager I may regret. Goodnight, all
Smith has been pitching well.
Whoah, what’s this…..Krukow FINALLY said he would’ve handled the 9th inning differently. Wow.
Dude, Kruk, he’s more than snake-bitten. He’s snake-bitten, devoured and pooped out then bitten again.
Sabean needs to give Casilla a phantom injury and put him on the DL so that Bochy can never use him the remainder of the season!
Bochy’s favorite movie is “Tin Cup.”
Krukow is critisizing Botch how he handled the 9th. That’s a first.
The ironic thing about baseball (and reality) is we could start closing with Romo and others for the rest of the season, and they could easily suffer the same fate, and the only thing we could do is blame Bochy, like we always do.
I think most on here would actually give him credit for trying something different.
Like the other night when they blew a 3 run lead without Casilla’s help?
That was the same cause actually … he burns up pitchers early and pulls those throwing well, tempting fate for no reason.
His refusal to only play match-ups in non 9th inning situations makes no sense to me. One pitcher per batter….but only ONE MAN can throw in the 9th (until the game is blown).
That’s exactly my thinking, too. I’m sick of the Closers Gotta Close obsession. If you don’t have a legit closer than it should be a committee, period.
I thought you didn’t believe in the “closer” role and you should use your best pitches when you need them most, even if it’s the 7th or 8th inning. Or does that not count when someone else blows the save in the 9th?
That was a different version of stupid. Instead of the COMMITTEE he went with another single closer for the inning. Everyone saw it coming AS it happened. Plenty of time to pull him for the committee but he waited until the lead was gone & bases loaded.
How about the other game when Nathan came in and gave up the game winning hit? Wasn’t he the 3rd pitcher that inning?
The thing is they were all put in high leverage situations because Bochy was obsessed with a 9th inning save in the first place. Strickland implodes, with leaves the next two guys with high leverage messes to clean up. It just snowballs. If he had handled the 9th with matchups to BEGIN with there’s less stress on each pitcher & better odds.
Also, he had burned WAY too many of the better relievers in the 7th & 8th innings leaving him with bad options in the 9th. He’s just obsessed with someone getting a save.
livfree says that you should use your best pitchers when you need them the most, but he’s backtracking.
We would start blaming the pitcher who blew the save. But be happy that bochy didn’t go the same insane route he has always gone to.
Actually here’s how it works… We criticize any veteran who doesn’t get the job done. We cut rookies a break, if we like them, and especially if they’re “good homegrown guys.” We will always blame Bochy when things don’t go right (and Bam Bam when the offense slumps long enough). And if it gets really bad, we blame Sabean too.
And Evans. Don’t forget Evans.
True, I forgot about Bobby. He draws that white collar ire…
We are beyond that right now. Casilla had blown NINE saved, including his last one. You do NOT bring him in there. You just don’t under any circumstances.
Bochy must have shag carpet lining his fucking head. What cocksucking tool
Didn’t some Bochy critic use to call him “Botchy?” Seems appropriate.
I used that in 2008. A bit rash, with the string of titles, of course, but I think we’re seeing vintage 2008, 2011 Bruce Bochy now. He’s lost it. Said any Giants fan for the 35th time this year. Just a waste. An absolute waste of a season. Every damn time we get some momentum going on, Bochy is just waiting there to snatch it away with a particularly predictable stroke of apathy and stubbornness.
How sure are Papa & Affeldt that some of those boos aren’t for Bochy at this point?
Romo needs to go.
Did that really just frigging happen?
Said any Giants fan for the #26th time in 2016.
or 260th time.
it was officially the 27th blown lead after the 7th inning…
Seriously? If so, I apologize.
SMH. That is astounding
How many times does Bochy have to do the same damned thing over and over again to finally get the message that it just doesn’t work. I believe he must have been a First World War general in a previous life.
You’d think the booing at AT&T when he walked out to bring in Casilla would have offered some hint.
Wait a second … this is Bochy. When has he ever changed about anything? He doesn’t run, he doesn’t put on plays and he likes to change pitchers. When that happens to match the personnel, they win. When it doesn’t, he doesn’t change and they lose
He weirdly seems to change in the playoffs. He does things in the postseason, that work, that he rarely tries in the regular season. I don’t get it myself.
Bochy has got to stop going to Casilla to close his games. Ain’t happening.
But you guys, “he’s a nice guy”!
Romo won’t pitch again for the Giants.
why are you mad at romo?
Didn’t like the way he laughed on the mound and skipped into the dugout. As a player, no matter how bad it ever gets, you never show up your manager or use him as an excuse. We can, but as a player, you just don’t do it. There’s a lot of giant players who would never do what he did. Molina owns Romo, that’s why Bochy pulled him.
On another note, Bochy going to Casilla was just plain the wrong thing to do. No excuse there. Bochy flat out blew it.
didn’t see romo do that. i agree with you
so now kruk is blaming casilla’s performance on the booiing when he walked out ??!!?? — kruk i’m sorry but you are also an idiot
Casilla needs to have nine big cocks shoved up his anus for every save he’s blown. Bochy gets sloppy seconds
Simple soft ez kind questions for Bruce. Go get em skip!
What is so hard about using Law in the 9th..?
Bochy’s math is, once the starter is gone, using more pitchers increases your chances of winning. Just like standing at first base increases your chance of scoring that one very important run
Clubhouse politics, contract justification. Both equaling another devastating loss. Bochy really should be on thin ice for real. Should’ve been for weeks. I’ve never seen a manager steal defeat from the jaws of victory more than Bochy ’16.
How many times before Bruce stops? An even 10? A dozen? A bakers dozen? It must be nice to be bullet proof.
Or is he sending a message to management team they need to get a good closer next year? Even though it will cost them a playoff spot.
Does he realize that he is costing Casilla $ every time? Maybe he is driving down the price for the SFG to sign him next year and he has gone overboard (About 4 blown saves ago).
Maybe he wants the even year crap to end so if they win again he will get more credit?
Maybe he wants to be fired?
Don Quixote has nothing to us who ponder the ways of Bochy.
If Schulman doesn’t ask him about this, he should stop playing the tough guy “real” journalist.
Alex asked him if he thought about going to Strickland there, since he was up and ready. Boch said they liked the matchup better with Casilla and if that ground ball had been a couple feet over we wouldn’t be talking about it. Sure.
Shulman is a cum-guzzling shill. His nose is buried squarely in Bochy’s crotch. Bad news for him.
Right now Bruce is trying his darndest to justify using Santiago by continuously using him.
That can’t be, because nobody would dare ask him about it.
AGAIN??? Wow. Should be a FREAKIN PRO at it by now, holmes.
He was asked to justify the use of Casilla but his answer was bullsquirt. You don’t bring the league leader in blown saves into a closeout inning with a guy already on base. Casilla looked great last night because it was a meaningless inning in a blowout. This continued Bochy’s worst year ever as our manager. The decision to use Casilla was imbecilic.
This had to be Bochy throwing his last life preserver to Casilla, after he looked good in a non-pressure situation last night.
He has to stabilize bullpen, with defined roles. Closer by comittee just doesnt work in the long term.
Dont think Bochy is gonna give another chance to Casilla. Someone else has to step up. One of the young guys.
CbC can work, Bochy just uses pitchers differently in the 9th than he does in the 6th/7th/8th. That’s what’s not working at the moment.
Funny how hypocrisy never works.
Wait…you’re not calling me hypocritical in this situation, right?
Relax. No, it would be Bochy I’m calling hypocritical. Lol can’t you see that from your post?
Well, I *hoped* you were talking about Bochy, but internet is weird sometimes.
We live in an age of confusing communications, with texts, posts, et al, dominating our discourses. Would love to get together with all you loonies at Toronado in the Haight, but I live in Pennsylvania.
been to persian aub zam zam on haight for bruno’s martiniis ??? bruno left us but his great little bar still lives !
Never been there. In my limited experiences in the greatest city in the world, I have had some of the greatest dining and drinking times of my life. I love that city so much. I was made for SF. Too bad I was born in Pennsylvania.
ah yes bagdad by the bay…..been here for 35 years – it gets in your heart and invades your soul making it almost impossible to leave. i’m going to be priced out one of these days to my sorrow but i don’t regret moving here from ohio – it is a beautiful crazy place that is changing by the minute — who knows what san francisco will become next ?
And that is what makes SF perfect.
I just remember it didnt work in Boston and it didnt work a few years ago here. (If I recall correctly this was after BW blew his elbow out in Colorado and we had no real back up plan)
I distinctly remember Affeldt talking about it. Baseball players are creatures of habit as we all know and they had to be convinced to go to CBC until Romo finally took the role and we all know how that season ended.
I dont think its so much a manager thing as it is a player thing.
Evidence. Number of runs scored in 6th, 7th & 8th =O. 9th, sheesh.
The evidence is that closer by committee works just fine. Since baseball entered the era of the closer, the save rate has not gone up. The entire concept is fraudulent, but managers don’t care.
Casilla should’ve run out of life preservers four blown saves ago.
If I’m key players, including Posey, I go to Bochy and say WTF are you doing with Casilla? Stop it. Put the guy in the corner and give him a Binky. No more bringing him in at all. Ever…
If i’m a key player, I’m not talking to bochy.
I’m running him over in the parking lot.
Maybe both of them
LAW SHOULD BE THE CLOSER!
What’s next— the return of Span leading off?
I thought Gorkys pinch hit for the pitcher—and he didn’t go in Spans place on defense?
i was thinking the same thing but didn’t want to say it out loud
Good point, but then Span did get a hit in the ninth
I’m really tired of the weak arms of Pagan and Span. Other teams don’t think twice about running on them. Hernandez can throw. Maybe that go ahead run gets thrown out.
I agree with the cove below i think Bochy is finally finished with SC. Plz Casilla pull a pinky toe muscle or something.
I hear the second amendment people might take care of him.
Somebody has said the same thing every single time. It’s a standard follow-up comment to any Casilla blown save.
Yep. OK starting NOW ( I really mean it this time)
Really? Boch is done with Casilla? What has given you that impression, Slikk? Lol
He gave him a break from closing for a few games then he uses him in the 9th and he promptly helps the redbirds win. Bochy wont use him again after tonights L it would be ludicrous.
I can’t agree with that. He’ll give him a break again, and we’ll see him again. Set your watch by it, my man lol.
I’ve been thinking that he won’t use him for awhile. Maybe you’re right and he won’t now.
Sincere you’re livid right now i can tell.
How many more times can this happen, man? Dude has lost his shit.
I swear im mad for 10 mins and then im good. Use to it now.
In a way that’s good. In another way, not so good. Getting used to failure is worse than getting pissed at it. Wait a minute…we can’t do shit either way, can we? Ok. I’m with you, bruh lol.
That’s pretty good Slikk.
Glad to hear Krukow openly criticize Bochy’s decision to use Casilla. But I disagree with the idea Krukow is advancing that it was a seeing-eye ground ball. Balls hit dead up the middle always have some velocity compared to ones guys roll over on. Yes, it found a hole but it was solidly hit.
Why isn’t using the 14th guy on the bench to hold on to a tie just as bad?
well on the wrap he was blaming casillia’s latest melt down on coming into the game with booing fans causing him to loose concentration….
I’m not watching the post game show but are you serious? That is asinine if he did say it
that’s what he said on the KNBR wrap that they do after every game — i’m not kidding ! none of the other 3 commented on that piece of lunacy
anything but blaming himself of course
I am not surprised that at Casilla’s melt down but that is just absurd blaming it on the fans.
The nuanced message was a criticism of Bochy for bringing Casilla in mid-inning, actually. He did mention how the booing affected Santi, but for the first time EVER he criticized Bochy
Krukow is finally calling out Bochy and that speaks volumes.
He did but then he softened his stance with the “seeing-eye” comment on the hit Casilla gave up.
He did say it but it’s bullsquirt. If booing fans caused guys to lose concentration then the Yankees and Mets would never, ever have a winning team. Multimillionaire professionals shouldn’t be such Nancies that they lose ’cause their feelings are hurt.
The boos might be better directed at Bochy
I think tomorrows game is now of huge importance. What do you guys think skip A.Surez and put bum on short rest? the dodger series would now be cuteo , moore, and then J.S. they can catch up on the rest in SD
Then you’d be moving ALL of them up and not have Bum against LA in the last series.
Yup. That’s the problem with pitching Bum on short rest. it makes the other three guys who aren’t Suarez pitch on short rest. Also, we’re very close to being out of the Division championship race and we need Bum to go into a hypothetical one-game playoff with extra rest if possible.
You could get around moving them all up if you flip Bumgarner and Suarez. But you still lose Bumgarner against LA. Anyway, I agree, I’m not in favor of pitching Bumgarner tomorrow anyway.
Suarez gonna get it done.
Suarez has been doing fine. And they have the rotation set up the way the want for the playoffs
I can hear Mora now.
Really? They make the playoffs?
I hear you. But whether they make the playoffs of not, it’s still good to plan for them.
But if you don’t think they’re making the playoffs, then there’s also no sense in pitching Bumgarner tomorrow, either.
I don’t think that he should pitch Bum tomorrow in any case
I think we pitch Suarez and not move the other three pitchers up to a short rest position.
No cause the Dodgers have trouble with left handers.
You’re surely right about tomorrow being huge. If the Cards win they’re still very much in the WC race. Indeed, had we won tonight and if we won tomorrow we could have all put put the Cards away and assured us a WC position. Still a win tomorrow puts us three up which is pretty good with only 14 left.
This loss means I can’t watch MLB tv tonight.
More runs. Always. More runs. 1 run leads with team don’t work. 5-6 run leads do. 1 run leads don’t.
Law looked really good and Bochy may feel that he is ready to be given the last outs of the game. The timing may finally be right.
I’m back because….I’m fuming. At a preventable loss.
I wonder how his grip is on this clubhouse now?? Sure, Romo was a bit over the top…but, that decision was absurd manager decisions.
Bochy did say that the coaches huddled and determined they would go to Casilla because Molina had numbers on Romo. So group decision, with Bochy at the helm.
Which I thought was wrong of him to say. Bruce is the manager. If you have the sack to put Casilla in that situation, have the sack to own it.
Another shameful decision by a leader of a team of men fighting hard for survival. He’s losing his grip.
He’s having a very difficult time committing to a non-casilla alternative. Hopefully what he sees from Law can help the situation.
The bleeders against Strickland…and he yanked him…no chance to blow his own save. But Casilla gets more and more and more rope. Bruce us having his worst season of his Giants tenure. By far. These two months? Worst managing decisions to match worst record.
What happened? Seriously. What? This makes no sense. This isn’t “Bruce being Bruce” …this is “Bruce doing a terribly over acted version of Bruce”
Grip lost. LONG ago, brother.
Well then all of the coaches are total idiots,
They deferred to the numbers and history over the present situation.
IMHO always a bad idea to let the past over ride what is staring you in the face
Yeah, the thing is they knew those numbers before the inning and they still picked Romo to go out there. The were the ones that set up the choice between Romo and Casilla. Didn’t have to be that way
Was using the worst guy in the pen to hold the tie any better?
Over the top if it had happened once or twice…but multitudinally? It’s a joke at this point. Literally, with Romo LAUGHING on the field. It was a joke 2 weeks ago. How much longer…
three times in less than 3 weeks
27th blown lead after entering the 7th inning all year, according to an earlier post.
The Giants need to score more runs. Scoring 2 again is not going to win many games. That is a fact of life when the NL average runs per game is 4.
28th per CSN.
I want to see you write a song with “multitudinally” in it!
Also just the way the 9th was set up. It didn’t have to be a choice between Romo and Casilla. They knew the Molina-Romo dyanamic before the inning started. They picked Romo and Casilla to warm up for the 9th
Out of the 10+ pitchers available, not including Belt and the starters.
Are you high? How could you think that?
Casilla is the Ruben Rivera of closers– the worst closet in the history of the game.
Casilla for the Bizzarro Willie Mac Award
You blame Casilla and give Bochy a pass, Casilla can not put himself in the game that’s the Managers job .
No he doesn’t. Your reading comprehension is a disaster
SEE! his reply to me, he blames Casilla, I do not, I blame the person that goes to him time after time, after he has proven he can not do the job .
Exactly. 100%. This time I agree with you, Slappy.
I totally agree with you, by the way. This is on Bruce.
It may sound wrong, but I feel sorry for Casilla.
Of course I blame Casilla– he failed to retire a batter. Bad decision to EVER. use him as a closer again but Bochy wasn’t pitching
Bochy has the power to use him or not use him, based on Casilla’s performance. And Casilla’s performance as a closer has been abysmal. You make decisions based on performance. So who’s worse here? The abysmal closer? Or the man with the power to not use him?
Bochy is to blame for repeatedly putting Casilla in a position to fail, when he’s demonstrated over and over again that this is the likely scenario. It’s Bochy.
Hope there is no ‘blown save hangover’ tomorrow.
Gorkys needs to play CF in the 9th.
And Mac in left.
Should of had that runner nailed at third.
Has he had a hit since being called back up?
Not that I remember, he’s been buried, but he catches that flyball that Pagan loafers on easy.
Needs to get some playing time, not just show up and pinch hit.
Willie Mays wouldn’t have thrown him out
Well, he’s 85.
Span’s throw didn’t make it to second base…and it was a shallow liner…he cannot throw a baseball.
As patsy Cline would ssy, “Please release him, let him go. Cause we don’t love him any mo”
They’re playing Ray Price after blown saves these days?
What about that pitch call on 3-2?
Not sure why Casilla and Posey decided to go with old uncle Charlie low and away when Molina was trying to warm up his banged up hands. I thought Casilla should have thrown a fastball on the inside corner. Everything went to s***s after this at bat.
amazing how it has taken 9 blown saves for krukow and marty to finally say he should of stayed away from him
Every post-Casilla gut punch loss has been followed by a terrible, lethargic performance…in other words, these games leave a mark.
Let’s see if this one follows suit
Sometimes the mark is so stank it lasts for a week.
On me too.
Its not going to help that Posey has a scheduled day off either
posey might “insist” on catching tomorrow to try to pull them back from the brink
Eh, I’d rather have Posey fresh for the next series.
They swept the DBacks after the blown save in Colorado (though technically, Nathan got the credit).
Glad you went through all the wreckage to find the diamond.
There you go!
These guys were on a mini-roll and played well tonight…until Bochy ruined it. I guarantee you that the overriding feeling in the clubhouse isn’t how much they all love their manager.
Clubhouses are fragile things. It’s all hugs and back pats when the right buttons are pushed and victories follow. However, when a manager continually makes the same mistake and it results in something like a five-game swing (we should be 20 over .500) it’s got to create whispers and hushed tones.
yep because how could they NOT be talking about this ???
The fans, some of the most loyal in baseball, booed Casilla. They’re smarter than the manager.
I don’t think a clubhouse full of grown men supports anyone who isn’t pulling their weight. Casilla’s poor performance has been eclipsed by Bochy’s. It’s now more Bochy’s fault than Casilla’s.
That is what will linger for me… This was THE first roll of half two that had meaning…and it was snatched by predictable results on a bad decision
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you da man
At least we can count on you, Greek.
So i got pulled away in the eighth and they were up, and now I see they lost, and somehow, someway I see that Casilla has the loss? He couldn’t possible be in the game to close right? RIGHT?
read down the page if you have the stomach for it : (
Well, for all us masochists, it starts early tomorrow with 10am call for 49ers @ Panthers and then our daily Giants drama.
Hang in there everyone!
See you for the Giants game
I couldn’t watch, but I’m hearing about Romo showing up Bochy when he took him out. Maybe it’s harder for Romo to hold in what the rest of the team is thinking?
He didn’t show him up. Romo has this sheepish way of leaving the mound and he’s done it before when the guy just before he was taken out – gets a hit.
Our kids do it. It is called Nervous Laughter.