Today’s Game: Giants (79-70) Vs Dodgers (84-65) at Dodger Stadium, 7:15 pm
Madison Bumgarner (14-9, 2.66) vs Clayton Kershaw (11-3, 1.81)
It’s a new day in Giants nation. Let’s pretend the past 2 months did not happen and this is the first game of the second half. The Giants open a three game series at Dodger Stadium with a matchup of Madbum vs Kershaw. Let’s stop for a second and take a pause in our busy lives. Madbum vs Kershaw!
In 20 years we will be telling stories to our friends, kids, grandkids and retirement home nurses:
You: “Did you know that I watched Madbum and Kershaw in their primes before you were even born? You should have seen it! Bumgarner rode a horse onto Willie Mays Field once to hoist the World Series Champions Flag! He single-handedly put the team on his back in 2014 to win three World Series games! He hits home runs and chops down trees for fun!”
Retirement Home Nurse: “Time for your medication. Please tie up your gown… ”
You: And Clayton Kershaw? Well he used to make opposing Major League hitters look like little leaguers at their first practice after a winter of eating ice cream and playing Pokemon… Kershaw’s ERA was 1.88 going into one game in September! Kershaw won Cy Youngs and ERA titles but he could never match Madbum for postseason success!
Retirement Home Nurse: “Mr. Giants Fan, please, I’m trying to do my job here. If you don’t take your medication I am going to call your daughter.”
Yup, this is a golden age alright! Think Steve Carlton vs Sandy Koufax, in the same game, in a pennant race! Let’s enjoy the glory of the game and the matchup. Let’s hope Madbum goes deep in a winning effort. The Giants are 5 games back and have 6 left against the Trolley Dodgers. A sweep begins with one win…
I have already invited some of you to send me guest posts. Let’s make this an open invitation among all of us inmates since we’re running the asylum now. Here are you parameters:
- Your origin story: How you fell in love with baseball and the Giants
- Minimum 300 words
- You favorite Giants memory (with details please)
- One large photo (you, you at a game, your memorabilia, etc…)
I will try to get them all published. Please email them to me at email@example.com.
Breckeroni eats retirement home nurses for breakfast.
WoW, I’m gonna ask this former nun, now nurse if she’s heard that line …
And, for the record, a retirement home nurse is NOT a cocktail…..
though maybe I should create one with that name?..
I’ll have a retirement home nurse, neat.
Close to a wicked-pisser Haiku
Phew, I am glad you caught me in time :-/
Heh. I bought my nurse/wife a half dozen pint glasses with this logo
nurses have heard it ALL — trust me !
No wonder why she comes over….
A really fun listen to Jonah Kari interview John Miller and Bobby Evans- http://nerdist.com/the-jonah-keri-podcast-55-live-from-san-francisco-jon-miller-and-bobby-evans/
Another great article.
I do not miss any SJ Merc material; you give us the Fan’s View.
Baggs is a great writer, I still make sure to read his write-ups. And I do miss GE, it’s a shame they merged it all together.
Yeah, I was reacting a bit like a jilted lover. They all brought good thoughts and player quotes befeore they dumped us with the old,”It’s not you, it’s me” line.
Some nice photos on Baggs last post.
Greek – like the guest post idea, but how about submissions that get into more substance? perhaps more about the farm situation, the culture of baseball, etc.
The falling in love with Giants stuff is cool but it’s pretty much fluff. I think it goes without saying that anyone who has taken the time to post here is more than a casual fan.
Way to straighten him out, E.
Efrain, Go for it. Send me your labor of love, on any topic! Fluff or not. For the record: I love substance too but every once in a while a guy’s gotta have his fluffer…fill.
Worst summer job I ever had was as a fluffer. After two weeks, I asked for my first check and they told me it was an internship. Ba-da-boom!!
but oh the stories you could tell….
What rules are there for printing an entire article, if properly attributed, from elsewhere? I’m thinking of that entire Fangraphs piece in which our lost lad, Matt Duffy, explains what pushed him from being a failed prospect to a MLB hitter. It’s almost all an interview with him, that explains, among other things, the power of petting the penguin.
Do it !
Just send an excerpt and credit it with a link. It’s called plagiarism otherwise and we wouldn’t want the site to get hit with a lawsuit please…
whats the difference between that and posting a link to the article to save space?
There is no need to repost the entire article. That way those interested can click the link and read on their time.
A great article. His description of Hunterpence is dead-on.
So don’t worry and practice perspective daily.
Can see Big A from hospital. They are well out of it but playing hard, following Trout’s lead, and gave the Blue Jays a hard time. If Jays don’t make playoffs can look back at their stop in Anaheim.
I hope your mom is doing better than can be expected.
Thank you and yes 😊
BHS1 should like this http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Sneaker-culture-maintains-foothold-in-battle-for-9226097.php
Great Video here of a guy on the team we need to consider as closer! He’s already closed games before:
Are any of us trying to post on the Merc site anymore?
There’s a merc site?
They sold the merc, and bought an edsel.
Next thing ya know he’s gonna tell us they still make condoms.
Some local baseball writers, who shall go unnamed, have started using them as raincoats, I heard.
That’s a whole lotta Magnums.
Little heads, slumping shoulders.
I thought you were referring to Richard Heads
WTF is a merc site?
A website that sells used Mercury sedans to old Dodger fans…
It’s Merk site, as in merkin.
Lot’s of new names… and not many of them.
It’s their own fault. They should have kept it the same. I like it here and will stay here.
Anyone see the ESPN story this morning on Casilla losing his closer role?
Two things stand out, 1) Bochy talks about needing to “tweak” things. I guess the past few months and crushing blown saves weren’t enough for a change to come sooner. 2) Casilla speaking of “bad luck” – I have never ever seen a team or it’s fans blame luck for lack of talent and production, ever! That is weak minded from the start.
Sure you have, what’s your home room teachers name.
I’ve found that blocking rEfrain is just like never having him around.
I’ve just blocked Runitt so far. He’s nesting on the chance we don’t make the post season. Just to be here for one monumental moment of deconstruction.
Here’s the two things Bochy needs to “tweak”: 1) Keep Span in the #8 spot in the lineup; ego and contract be damned and 2) Law is the closer. Period.
And defensive substitutions are necessary to protect a lead.
Of anyone, you should realize that Santiago may struggle using the perfect word in English to portray his thoughts. Also, as an athlete, he obviously needs to believe in himself through it all.
I don’t want him as closer, but I won’t give him any grief for the words he used
Ahh you’re so off base on this one.
I would imagine Casilla has enough minimal understanding of the English language to get what he meant in his statement. I don’t care if he uses luck or suerte, he’s still attributing bad luck for bad performances, which is what is unacceptable here.
Deportes has already screwed
3) Now Casilla
How would you know whether or not they accurately reported what he said?
And how would you not?
They hosed Renteria when he wanted to return to SF and Gorkys is not going to make a FINITE statement taking credit for an entire victory.
It occurred to me that Gorkys’ statement was mangled in translation…
Yes or Snorky’s Dad
Although the best story EVER about Spanish to English and vice versa was:
Ron Cey-Steve Garvey-Bill Russell and Davey Lopes diligently worked with Fernando and told him: “When Mr Lasorda comes out to get the ball from you – you want to be very humble and professional”
Fernando: “Sí” – OK.
Cey and the rest: “So when Tommy comes to remove you you say, Thank you Mr. Lasorda – you big fat C-sucker”
So the day it actually happened Cey-Garvey-Lopes and Russell all gathered around the mound quickly, patted Fernando on the butt and then quickly stood back with their mitts covering their mouths.
Lasorda: “Good job El Toro”
Valenzuela: “Thank you Mr. Lasorda you big fat C-sucker”
The rest is history
Go to bed. Watch the replay.
How selective of you….the guy who agreed with me earlier in the season about this very point.
Nicely put: Deportes has zero cred in translations
that’s what bothers me most about casilla-his bs reasons. just own it. gawd
Hi all. We say here that “La speranza è l’ultima a morire” (=Hope is last to die). My heart still hopes, but my brain keep on telling me that chances are fading away. Anyway, GO GIANTS!
Nicely Put Alvise! I relate. Maybe the Giants will get super hot starting tonight!
Bumgarner is excellent, but he’s not quite Marichal to Kershaw’s Koufax.
Bumgarner is an excellent regular season pitcher, but a legendary postseason pitcher. I’ll take that over legendary regular season pitcher and solid postseason pitcher every single time. But your point is well taken and he needs to come up big tonight, none of that 5 IP, 5 ER garbage like his last start down south in that toilet bowl.
Precisely, Thank You
The all time greatest are judged primarily on what they did in the regular season, year after year. Bumgarner’s post season success will mean the he is remembered, but it won’t be to the same degree that Kershaw will be remembered.
I’bet that Kershaw, if asked, would exchange all of his regular season victories for a single WS ring (to say nothing of three).
Yep, and so would Dodger fans. If you ask Dodger fans whether they’d rather have Kershaw and his career or Bum and his career it’s an *easy* call. The most hardcore sabermetrics folks will of course favor Kershaw, but nearly everybody else will look more favorably on Bum’s accomplishments. Both are amazing, but one has been nearly unhittable in the regular season while the other has been all time great when legends are made. Both are quite young and they have a lot of career (hopefully) left to continue to write their legacies, but as they are defined now nearly anyone would opt for postseason greatness over regular season greatness.
I bet he wouldn’t. I wouldn’t.
I would, I would. Kershaw would.
I’m sure he’d be willing to give up everything that makes him one of the best ever to get something Ryan Theriot has.
Wait – Theriot won a WS with SL and SF.
Bum has three WS rings
I wonder? Without a ring, what’s it matter?
Being one of the best who ever played matters. Hundreds of players have played on teams that won the World Series. Baseball fans still know who Walter Johnson was. Not many could name his teammates who won the 1924 Series.
Let me rephrase, if he hadn’t failed under the strain of post season baseball, he might. By the numbers he’s great, but until he lifts that stigma, he’ll always have those failures as as asterix on his resume. Maybe this year he gets it done. No argument from me on how great a pitcher he is.
I disagree. Willie Mays, in 99 post season PAs, hit .247/.323/.337/.660, with one home run. No one knows or cares.
It certainly wasn’t Juan’s fault he only got the ’62 World Series.
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Vin Scully: #SFGiants fans are much better at AT&T than at Candlestick: “The fans are good-natured. They’re happy. They’re fair.”
I’m in agreement, but I can also say that every Giants v Dodgers fan fight at Candlestick that I saw in person (3)… the Dodgers fans were the ones instigating the fight. Dodgers fans used to come into Candlestick with their chests pumped, because they had a great team…a better ballpark…and they would come in numbers to get drunk and rub Giants fan’s nose in it.
I have to give current ownership kudos, because out-of-control people aren’t tolerated. I know fights still might happen, but they truly try to make Candlestick behavior a distant memory.
So true. Dodger fans would rule the roost in the bleachers and in the upper regions of Candlestick when I went there as kid.
I remember one game in 1979 when it was Bat Day ( they gave away miniature bats, about 18 inches, to the first 20,000 or so. It just so happened to be against the Bums. Although I didn’t see any fights that day, it’s safe to say the Giants didn’t do that again.
Dating back to the Seals era, San Francisco fans have always been recognized as among the most knowledgeable in baseball.
Another Golden age was Marichal Vs Koufax, and occasionally Drysdale.
Yes. Though the Giants were never won the World Series in that era.
Bum is going to win this game for us. The Dude is a monster and will shove it down the Dodgers face. Let’s hope brain dead actually puts the players who hit in the line up.
He has to because if the Giants lose, they do not have a chance in He double tooth picks to win their division and they will know it.
so what do you all think the line-up will be today? why not shake it up dammit:(
I predict Panik will be benched for Kelby, who will bat 8th and Span will leadoff. Another bold prediction: Mac will play left, Pagan gets day off. Mac will hit 6th and hit a three run homer off Kershaw that will be the difference.
Are you sure you are not sleeping (and dreaming) with your eyes wide open?
It’s called “The Power of Positive Drinking!” It’s a new book I’m working on: How to drink your way to optimism when your baseball team is in the midst of a historic collapse….
I suggest the Prosecco (white extra dry sparkling wine).
I love Prosecco!
Me too, even too much, as my cardio wizards keep on telling me.
I could write the prologue
Oops, I was expecting that too but … KT is 0-6 vs. Kershaw; Panik is 2-7.
I’m not saying it’s what I would do. No way would I ever “bench” Joey Baseball!
Pagan will lead off with Kelby second.
No way Bruce sits Pagan in favor of Mac, it’s just not going to happen. I would prefer Panik start over KT, but that will not happen either. However, if I have to choose between a lineup that includes Span and Panik vs. one that includes Gorkys and KT I’ll take that later in a heartbeat.
My bold prediction. Bochy will say that he really needs to get the top of the order going.
4. Brown – Cause Posey is tired and he needs another day off.
I’d leadoff with Bum. Either Boom in the Hot Latrine weather or get him back to the bench early and out of the way.
Now your thinking. Hey… did you watch the HBO show The Night Of?? great great show.
Pac – did not see the HBO show …
PK – still on pain-killers I see.
What lineup would you write in vixenflem?
This is what I had sent my friend before it was listed:
Pagan, Tomlinson, Mac, Posey, Pence, Craw,
So I got my Gorky, and Tom.
Wait, you sent your friend the lineup before we got to see it?
oh oh the vixen is in trouble. never again mooooose. promise!
on my ipad and have not changed my name on here but perhaps it doesnt matter.
What kind of turkey is a Gorky Tom?
1) Willie Mays CF (leading off as he did in so many AS games)
2) Dirty Al Gallagher 3B (just for fun)
3) Will Clark 1B
4) Barry Bonds LF
5) Bobby Bonds RF
6) Buster Posey C
7) Chris Speier SS
8) Freddy Sanchez 2B
9) Mad Bum P
If Willie can’t make it, the Butler will do.
Bo.Bonds ’73 RF
Aurilia ’01 SS
Ba. Bonds ’04 LF
Mays ’65 CF
McCovey ’69 1B
Posey ’12 C
Williams ’93 3B
Kent ’00 2B
Marichal ’68 P
Great to see, great to hear Giants to have tribute to Vin Scully for his final broadcast Oct.2.
Also will Vin’s Play by Play in 3rd inn. on radio KNBR and Comcast
From one of the ESPN articles previewing the week’s big series in MLB: “They have the ninth-most plate appearances with runners in scoring position but are hitting just .225 in those situations, the fourth-worst mark in baseball since the break.
Only the Marlins have hit fewer homers since the All-Star break, and only the Padres and Phillies have fewer total bases. Only three teams have a lower hard-hit percentage.”
Yep, that about sums up the Giants play post ASB. They *still* have an inside track at the playoffs and have 13 games to get their act together. Winning 2 of 3 in LA could propel them to a strong finish with some payback against the no-name Padres. It all starts tonight, Giants need a good start from you MadBum. It’s going to be hot so please try and keep the ball in the ballpark, thanks.
Trumbo could have played 7-8 innings of every game at ATT with a late inning def replacement and yes he’d have to take 2-4 days off every once in awhile for his back but here is Mark DeRosa (not his bride) talking about Mark Trumbo’s power http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/7417714/v1175745983/?query=trumbo
How about Mac’s power? Do you think he gets off his back foot too easily?
I think Mac has power on pitches he is looking for or anticipating. Guys like Trumbo, Incarcion, and Joey Bats can hit the two strike opposing pitchers “kill” pitch about 440 feet.
Oddly Mac needs to thicken up, grow into his so called adult body. Right now he is a whippet with tremendous BP type power that shows up in a game when the P locates poorly. Trumbo is hitting any pitch to the moon.
I believe all three of those sluggers are FAs. #justsayin
Red Sox eyeing encarnacion early
you’re talking like the guy is 21 years old. He’s almost 27. Don’t you think he should have “thickened” by now?
He weighs 240.
He needs to go full Bob Hamelin.
Mac is not where near Trumbo. Maybe in your mind but in reality.
love Trumbo, I even posted this past off season on one of my trade Belt rants that Trumbo would be a perfect fit for a guy to supply some power and share the 1B duties with Buster playing his 40-50 games there.
Wow this site has become more than I imagined. Got the twitter below and the featured post with another dandy from Clutch. Good good stuff. Thanks, GG. I’m sure you gave many callings but this sure is one of them.
Now for that 12 game win streak, Belt getting to 20, Span batting. 500, and Bochy making all the right calls. Maybe a Conor Gillaspie with apinch hit walk-off is in the cards.
Several great things when Jack the Ripper went deep in 1985.
1) Lasorda tells Tom Niedenfuer “don’t let him get extended”
2) Lasorda mumbling in dugout “should I walk him and pitch to that blankety blank Van Slyke”?
3) Mike Scioscia probably saying to Niedenfuer “you got this guy”
4) The Ripper looking into to his own dugout with THAT look as he trots to first base
5) Dusty Baker throwing his mitt to the ground like a little leaguer (don’t blame you D Bake)
6) Clark’s Cadillac trot around the bases
7) You NEVER see it but the dugout comes to home plate on a non-walk off HR
8) Vinnie’s call of the entire process
!985 Dusty Baker was no longer on the Dodgers, that was Pedro Guerrero that throw his mitt down .
Thanks PJ – I knew you would perhaps catch that trick question. Well done our Oak Grove High School Alum. Fellow alum Tim Ryan was on fire doing his broadcast yesterday. GREAT Football Color analyst.
Am I insane for actually liking this lineup?
Not if you fancy rickrolling an alligator in heat. It’s all a matter of taste.
Reminds me of a story about Bochy that made me love him even more (I think we could all use some Bochy love snippets about now). Maybe some of you read it previously. Apparently back when he played for the Padres he used to love to “alligator” people in the swimming pool. I believe the story I read involved a player who wore a hair piece, Kurt Bevacqua maybe? Might’ve been Flannery who told this story. Bochy said, I’m gonna alligator his ass, then got in the pool, attacked him from behind, and took him into the deep end, rolling him around for as long as he could while the guy thrashed about. Good stuff. We gotta alligator some people over the next two weeks.
Indeed. I was taken by how many of these new names I don’t think Kershaw has seen before.
Excellent. Human side is good. He doesn’t like this any more than the fans.
Post of the Day
It looks OK to me, too.
I was also just taken away with the men in white coats. I was yelling at Nurse Ratched at the top of my lungs “I LIKE IT” – ” I like it” – when she called for security.
Then you said fix me up one of your namesake cocktails?
Chambermaids coming right up
Sponge bath next door?
Shackles on both legs
Nice line up. Nice to see a change. But still missing Mac.
Gorkys hitting 5th. Enuff said.
3 hitter by Opie.
Unless his tank’s not full yet, and he loses his legs.
Amazing reflection + he may have the tight sphincter aka over amped.
He doesn’t rattle, even wounded. But his stuff and precision after the first couple of innings hasn’t been up to standards. For the sake of baseball, not the Dodgers, I hope that spinal problem isn’t an issue. He’s a great talent.
He went 5 innings last time, giving up 1 hit, no walks and striking out 5, while waiting out a couple of rain delays. That’s up to anyone’s standards.
OK. I hope you’re right. BTW, I recall it being a 30 minute delay, give or take.
Reverse jinx – atta babe.
This is insane!!
Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs 24h24 hours ago San Francisco, CA
The Giants are 0-57 when trailing after eight innings. That is not a joke. (Or it is, depending on your POV.)
They play a get a lead and hold it with defense and pitching style of game. Eluethro and I were chatting about that earlier. It’s been that way for years to a greater or lesser degree. Ergo all the one run games over the years.
And nobody to pump out a game tying HR in the ninth.
That’s really never been a real part of their history over the last 6 years. It’s far more often been a single or sac fly, regardless of the selective memories.
We need Michis Ishimorsewa.
In all their series runs they had good power, not a single 40HR guy but a bunch of guys good enough for 15-25 a season. When they get to the WS, that is an advantage because most teams have a thumper at the DH that does not play giving the Giants an advantage.
Nightmare on Elm Street
Just goes to show again how it is a run scoring issue. 3.9 runs per game in the second half that is 0.4 runs below league average and 0.8 runs lower than the first half
Is this game on ESPN by chance? Still no Dodger games for att customers down here.
No, because of Monday Night Football, Tomorrow’s game is on ESPN 2, then Wednesday nights game is on ESPN .
I’m sol tonight then
You got my audio though on mlb audio
Got my audio. Also have Charlie and the other guy on 570.
Where you at?
Fullerton. You hanging in Chinatown?
No Rose Pak’s memorial will span one month RIP
In LA. Van Nuys, to be precise. Was gonna invite you over. My lady’s mother is in town, too. That would’ve gone over real well with her. “Well, no, we’ve never actually met, and he has four alter-egos but he’s my brother! It’ll be fine!!”
Thats WHY Together WERE Giants
If you can get him to bring his rooster, that would make it a party.
Hell, get Jobu over here, too.
JoBu has been into the Rum and Cigars since 1130 a.m.
You need a candle to spray rum through for full effect. Maybe that’s why Jobu has been so haughty with his team. No fire, just smoke.
How could you go wrong, send GG the booking sheet. We’d all like to read the arrest report!
I don’t do heroin.
Cock a doodle too. You’re still a hero anyway.
Random dude. I’m very respectable though. If you want to meet alongside the 5 tomorrow afternoon for an arm wrestle that would be cool.
You’re lucky I gotta entertain the in-law during the day while my lady is at work or I’d make that drive and armadillo your ass.
You’re a helluva dancer, Rob.
I don’t really cut a rug but I’ll singe one now and again.
lolz this is good. I have at least three.
most likely Kostaz will stream here
Wow if that works I’m golden. Thanks Jim.
If not, I use stream 2 watch and can get pretty much any sporting event live. Some annoying ads but works in a pinch.
Together Were Giants Bloggers – We could be similar to the Cuckoo’s nest characters.
Cheswick arguing with Mr. Harding arguing with Mr. Taber – Classic
I call dibs on being Martini.
Thankfully I was taller than Martini by a follicle
Yeah, I’m 5’8 when the sun hits me just right.
Except we’re both DeVito and Arnie is AWOL.
A song of thematic timeliness.
I still think Nurse Ratched wanted R.P. McMurphy. Slam dunk. 5 for 5 from the dish.
Wotus to Bochy: “Why you sly SOB Chief”
He hasn’t been too sly in 2016.
having or showing a cunning and deceitful nature.
Line-Up… Nunez, Pagan, Posey, Pence, Gorkys, Crawford, Belt, Bum, Kelby
A Change for Everyone …
Pitch count factor: Kershaw came out at 64 pitches in NY on his last start.
Is he going to go 100 tonight? Hard to imagine that would be possible. Grind Time.
Flannery with probably his grand-babies – who are whispering “come back Flan, come back”
Boy I wish there was a little more drama tonight. I guess that should have gone without saying. Not even the prospect of spoiling anything for the Dodgers. They aren’t in the best-record hunt … they’re sorta locked in. So since they have to win them all, I guess that’s the drama: you can only win them all if you win this one. But you gotta sweep before the Dodgers even have something to think about. Check with you on Thu.
If you don’t find a Bum-Opie matchup dramatic, you need a transfusion. Or something.
I think he was kidding …or maybe not.
WAIT, today is ONLY Monday – what if we need to get a hold of you? :-/
The Good news, the Braves lead the Mets 2-0 going into the bottom of the 2nd, and Syndergaard has already thrown 45 pitches, the bad news Aaron Blair is pitching for the Braves with an 8.08 ERA, the same Pitcher the Giants destroyed a couple weeks ago .
Update, 3-0 Braves after 3 innings and Syndergaard has thrown 74 pitches, hope I am not getting my hopes up to high on this one, Blair is pitching great but that can not last, he is bad .
So is the Mets batting..they’re bad!
Except they hit lots of Homeruns .
about 80 more homers than the Giants.
82 to be exact, and the Cards have 88 more then the Giants .
Braves 5-0 going into the bottom of the 4th, the Mets took out Syndergaard after 99 pitches with 2 outs in the 4th, the reliever just needed 1 pitch to get out of a jam with runners on 1st and 3rd . Freddie Freeman the star of the game so far a HR is 31st and a 2 run double, jinx, Mets just scored 2 on a 2 out 2 run HR, by TJ. Rivera . 5-2
We saw Aaron Blair. That was SUCH a fun game! Hope he’s figured things out since then.
Nobody “fights like a man” anymore. The moron in white from behind sucker punches an already wasted fan who was given his due by the dude in glasses.
Oh Emm Gee – what if these porta potties had occupants…..Gotta love our Military ( I do)
Them’s Redcoats, btw
In July, Trump tweeted a picture of himself, with imagery of the US flag and soldiers. Turns out the soldiers were German World War II soldiers, Waffen-SS. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/07/14/donald-trump-tweets-image-of-nazi-soldiers-inside-the-u-s-flag-then-deletes-tweet/
maybe it wasn’t a mistake..
Never know with Trump.
Edit – not our guys 🙂
I was kind of hoping to get out to AT$T one more time this season, if for nothing else but to reverse my personal trend and hear Tony Bennett sing. (and maybe personally applaud VinSculley’s last hurrah) But as long as the Giants are relevant, I hereby promise my fellow TWGers to make myself scarce from 3rd and King.
maybe we should have a vote ?? i’d hate for you not to get to see the great vince but that run of yours — in the words of my dear old dad “whoozer”
Look, we’ve been on a cruise for every Giants’ WS victory. We couldn’t afford it this year. Yes, I asked the Giants to consider subsidizing it in the best interest of the team. Maybe I should have shown them how the hall was decorated in 2014 when the damned ship only had ESPN crawl updates.
For good luck I will post Allen’s photo web site here. We know he would have/is going to stick with the Boys until they are “5 out with four to play” (Chuck Tanner)
Good Nite Allen! Go Gigantes!
thx clutch for posting this and keeping Allen’s presence here with us. I never met the man – only knew him via this board but boy i sure do miss his commentary and his photography that he shared with us. I loved his bird pictures, travel photos and of course his baseball images – so beautifully composed each and every one. I loved that when he posted those bird pix he’d get tons of comments — all about the birds ! [and those weren’t cardinals, oriels or blue jays either !] So thank you !!!
Quite a few of us were fortunate enough to meet Allen…he was such a dynamic and incredibly knowledgeable man…about the Giants, but more impressively, about life.
But, really, you knew him, too. Who he was here is who he was.
I wish he were posting right now with his thoughts about this crazy season.
He was a wonderful man–a brilliant, successful businessman, a talented artist, and beloved by his family, his church, and the Audobon Society-. We should all be truly mourned by so many people when our time comes.
I met him twice last season. My husband and I bought two seats from him (he had season tickets, great seats behind home plate), and we watched MadBum shut out the A’s and hit a homer together in July. A few weeks later, he came up to Sacramento when we had a Giants Extra night at the River Cats. Brownie, Appalled7, Mooooooooooose, Bleacher Bob and his mom (Quilter) were all there, too.
Football’s version of MJ:
Who do these guys think they are?
He seems a little delusional. He might be suffering from a lack of something.
Tonight’s bold prediction: Hunterpence and his boyz stick it to Opie and the dogers.
I’m in a frame of mind that I’m not very familiar with. I have NOT given up, but there is a bit of a battered fan self protection going thru my mind. I know once the first pitch is thrown, I’ll be all Beast Mode
I’m Rooting But Resigned. I don’t expect great things the next two weeks…every time I’m feeling positive, The Theater of the Absurd happens…on the mound…late in the game…and, ow.
So, play hard, gents….que sera, sera.
I know … it’s tough to feel fully invested when it seems clear Bochy isn’t. That was clear in the Pirates game where they made 5 outs on 2 pitches with the winning runs on base … or so it seemed.
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Thanks for sharing your ample a’s with me
That’s pretty much my mood lately, at least until Greek Giant reminded us that Madison Bumgarner swings a mighty mean ax – and might go yard against Clayton. I expect a fun game tonight.
Whoa, did you guys see this? Sorry if someone posted earlier–was in meetings all day and haven’t caught up with everything.
It seemed to be pretty close to reality. It is what it is.
Lots of “never before seen” articles about these boys
now if someone will just explain why…..
Something big must be wrong in that clubhouse…might be a combo of many things. Certain people mock me on my belief that the Duffy trade left a mark .” But they were losing before!” …yeah, for two weeks…not two months. Plus the way the decisions have been made can’t sit perfectly in there. Not good
You, me, and dgg…
That was the beginning of the disruption of this infield and who’s to say, not the whole team.
Speaking of… where has she been?
She got nauseous last weekend.
count me in too — 9 weeks of continuously bad trendline after that start — now i just want to know why…..
IMHO Duffy was not just “another player” — he was the guy the coaches, players, vets invested in to succeed at 3B – he was their willie mac guy [when id they EVER trade the willie mac guy 10 months after the award?] – their near ROY, etc, etc — I think the FO + boch completely missed the boat on what this would mean
Cubs down 2-0. Duvall has hit 3 flyballs, I think, to the warning track.
It’s the absolute right move, but it’s telling just the same:
Our very well compensated CF free agent signing is benched for a journeyman. So, he’s platooned. Good.
“Platooned?!?” Haw! He’ll be back in the leadoff spot tomorrow.
Lefty starter again tomorrow, so maybe not.
Oh. Well, if Gorks hits an HR, Span starts for sure.
What is interesting ( the nice way to put it) is that he did the same to Panik. Joe’s bat is scuffling ( So is Span’s) but his fielding is not (so…..wait…)
Where’s the line up?
CC’s got it down below – gotta click on the ‘view.’
Thanks, just saw it.
And he’s batting the journeyman 5th. FIFTH.
With the way this team is hitting, and the way he has, I don’t mind that.
Papa, Flann & Estes are talking about Panik being benched, even though Kelby is 0-12 vs. Kershaw and Panik is 4-15 against him. Flann said it was surprising and Estes suggested it’s a bad move because Panik’s also a better defender. It was clear none of them thought benching Panik makes any sense. Interesting to hear even Flannery be critical of Bochy.
He’s painting by numbers at this point. Passan’s article was telling.
Bochy is who he is. You make the playoffs despite him, if you’re lucky, then his style pays off.
I no longer believe that. He’s mailing it in.
Have you read much of Passan? This guy got butt hurt by Bonds back in the day and has been a Giants hater ever since
Bochy is obsessed with Lefties hitters can not hit Lefty Pitchers, even if they have reverse splits , he has been doing it for years .
He probably switches hands when he yanks his crank, just to make sure he’s not missing anything
George, I’m going to 86 this POS. You should too.
Please. Tuck your camel toes back into panties and just watch the game. No one’s interested in your drivel.
4-15 is postively Ruthian vs. Opie. Way to go, Bruce.
.267 is pretty fair
I think breaking up the great infield was the beginning of the team’s demise. Now it continues even though i like KT playing nearly anywhere.
If a guy like Flannery -clearly a loyal warrior and life long friend – begins questioning…when a guy like Krukow does the same on the way Casilla was used Saturday….
I will always believe MLB manager is the most thankless job ever because of the randomness of baseball….but if THEY are questioning, along with basically EVERY fan ( yes, defenders like me…) ? ‘Nuff said?
The manager is now out on Bochy Island.
Anybody got the Giants record against Kershaw record the last 3-5 years?
I saw earlier that they’re 5-4 in Bumgarner vs. Kershaw starts, but not sure what it is against Kershaw overall.
That sounds right, and is the stat that matters.
I believe Kershaw is 2-0 against them this year though…
Didn’t Mad Bum beat him 1-0 with his HR at home?
My memory says the Dodgers won that game 2-1, and that Bumgarner’s HR was our lone run…That may not be correct though.
My memory is that we have lost every game all year
The wins this season are like corn kernels in a turd.
OK, That’s a Lifebuoy comment, if ever I’ve seen one. It’s absolutely right-
Turds stay afloat, as the Giants have.
Looks like SF lost that game 3-2
Casilla’s first blown save (of many).
One of the things I hate about my myself is how right I am bout all of my many predictions.
Might as well just get this Dodgers sweep out of the way. The faster the better.
I’m sure Bochy can’t wait to get Casilla into the mix. smh
You should hate yerself. Gints will sweep.
Arenado the Giant killer his two out error leads to 3 unearned runs for the Cardinals .
The risk the Giants face in having to hope for help from other teams, huh?
The Rockies have always been totally useless with regard to helping the Giants!
It’s hotter than a huckabuck outside, BART was running delayed yet again (with no air), and this grown man whose dog bit me last year and who screams obscenities at me every time I walk past his house to the bus station kept doing it until I was all the way down at the end of the block. And the stupid dog was half a block away unleashed again, of course.
In other words, MadBum, you better hit a homer tonight. Or like, a win would be nice. Ok thaaaaanks!
What was Donald Trump doing at the BART station?
Ha, this dude is someone Trump would throw over the wall. He lives with his mom (who also yells at me… lovely family, they are!) and sits on the front steps all day every day.
Well, that’s just peachy
I know right?!
Don’t they have animal control where you live? That guy sounds demented.
Oh it’s gotten as far as going to dog court (of course the owner didn’t show up). They have two dogs. The one who bit me had bit another person 3 months prior. The other one has also bit someone. They’re small dogs, but now I have an aversion to small dogs. Of course everyone and their mom leaves their dog unleashed in SF, or at least in the Mission.
Anyway, the rule is that the dogs are supposed to stay on leashes, even if they’re just taking a dump (of course they don’t pick it up, duh). I’ve continued contacting the unit of SFPD that specializes in dog attacks and haven’t heard anything from them.
Get a can of pepper spray, keep it in hand as you walk by that place. If the dogs gets within 5 feet, let ’em have it! But save enough in the can for the screaming dude when he tries to confront you on the sidewalk.
There ya go.
Or carry an auto-open umbrella, if they come your way, open it and create a barrier. I works with most dogs who are being territorial.
I like the pepper spray since it also works on dog owners
Well, I do have some mace I carry with me at all times. My only reservation in spraying the dog is that San Franciscans are more concerned about dogs than humans. I’d probably get arrested for animal abuse for trying to keep myself safe.
No reservations about macing his owners though. 0:-)
Dogs get put down for less. Somebody’s not doing their job, peaches.
Don’t I know it! SFPD is useless.
Diggin’ the new update to the twitter feed!
Yeah. It’s cool that we can get both Baggs and Alex.
The Greek is The Man.
i’m not much of a tweetster — how do you set that combined thing up please ?
I just bookmarked their Twitter feeds. Can read them and see what they might be responding to.
Somehow GG has the tweet streams (or whatever you call the Twitters) of Baggs and Pavlovic and Schulman copied right here: It is at the side if I make the window wide, but stuck at the bottom otherwise. Some GG tweets as well.
It seems better to just follow them in one sidebar like I do with twitter. That way you get to see who’s on top of it and who just tags along.
Is anyone getting spotty sound on their CSN coverage?
Yep, we are/were.
I was born in 1964 I’ve been a Giants fan ever since I cannot remember any season where the Giants have had so many hard hit balls turn into outs
Miller said that early on MadBum’s got a good hammer going tonight.
Very purty, it is indeed.
I wonder what contractual incentive content plays in choices about who plays and how much?
Let’s ask Marlon Byrd.
He got benched just short of an $8 million dollar incentive clause after we were eliminated last season. Casilla, however was allowed to meet his. Right? So, there is history both ways
My point is a certain minimum number of opportunities have to be supplied in a performance based bonus or the MLBPA would raise hell about it.
I never thought of you as such an idealist.
Coco Crisp over in Oakland has grabbed his ankles and taking a much deeper pounding from the A’s using the same strategy
But it wasn’t performance metric based.
Belt looks like he’s afraid to drop the soap in the shower against Kershaw
It’s not just the Giants…Aaron Blair is the worst pitcher I saw all year. He beat the Mets.
And in response to your comment. The wild card won’t necessarily be the next 2 best teams, but the ones left standing.
So, do Span or Pagan make that catch that Hernandez just made?
Pagan-no. Span-with some kind of freak injury.
Doubt it, and not likely in the 9th
Gorkys first step in and bad route. Still rather have him in center.
Bum’s lucky that stayed in the park.
That was a missile…
Dodgers don’t try to get out of the way. So why the heck are they called Dodgers?
Dodging trollies in Flatbush. If you weren’t dodging them, you got hit.
Dodgers who have Backpfeifengesichts:
Turner the Troll
I’ll think of more.
My video feed keeps freezing up. Something’s amiss.
Mine too, grrr
CSN is a mess. I don’t know what they’re doing in the control room.
BEAT EL LAY!!!
Utley be damned, F/x had it as a strike
He would try to cheat. Scum.
Get ’em, Lefty!!
Name-calling’s OK when it’s Dodgers, right?
It’s not only ok it’s mandatory.
My name is Matthew, and I approve this message.
Paid for by Fans Against Dodger Scumbags.
My Phillies friend tries to defend him but I won’t hear any of it. I don’t care how loved he was at Philly, he is a POS SOB. Hate him almost as much as Piggy.
I have several people trying that ” You’d love him if he were a Giant” crap on me. Nope.
I would bring Louis the Rally Dog to the stadium to piss on his car tires.
Can’t stand that plick.
Just plain Utley be, … .
As in Bug Utley?
Kruk: “Two words to describe Utley.” Mine had an ‘r’ in it.
Haha, Utley thought he walked (said in a sing song voice)
That was delicioso!
Miller said ball 4, but I already noticed the umpire said strike 3, Miller is getting old, and the mikes at home plate are loud
To be honest, he was probably thinking Reynolds, who has a tight zone, would call it a ball…
He’s good at announcing HRs by Buster Posey’s good friend, Hunter Pence.
That doger kid is out of the will.
I like Nunez. And I’d prefer it if he doesn’t kill himself.
If we HAD to lose Duffy – Nuñez will do…
There goes that weird dive to first base again. Does it help or hurt? Get ready for 2 hours of debate……
Guys should be fined for sliding headfirst into first base.
Did Kruk say NINE walks on the season? 9?!?
Well, he DID miss almost 3 months. Otherwise I’m sure he would have hit 10 by now.
Another one of the many mysteries of this year: Why you trade for the guy who’s leading the AL in stolen bases and hitting .290 with power in the leadoff spot–and bury him in the lineup as the team craters offensively.
Good question. I’m sure one of the fawning beat writers will ask that very question any day now.
Nah. They’re too beat.
I read an article this morning about how the Cleveland Indians are furious at a local writer for saying that because of their recent major injuries (two starters and the catcher), maybe they wouldn’t have a deep playoff run. Two of the players got on Twitter and were trashing the guy and saying they wouldn’t talk to him again.
The guy’s been writing Cleveland sports for over 30 years and is a respected journalist. It goes to show that the relationship between local writers and players can be complicated.
So he gets trashed for writing the plain truth? It’s not like he’s blaming the players for being injured, ne??
It has not been a good year for the skipper. Signing Span has turned out to really hurt this team. If it weren’t for Casilla then Span would be the goat of this season.
and we have 2 more years of mister span : (
Yeah, at least Casilla will be gone soon.
I would honestly not mind Casilla as a setup guy but I fear Bochy will always see him as a closer.
i’m starting to feel sorry for santiago … i know stupid but i’ve been mulling over your list from the other day and i think it was horrible for bochy as his manager to put him in that position on sat….whose manager does that ?? putting your staff member in such a precarious position instead of waiting a few more games THEN put him back into the fire
exactly and i’m not seeing denard or pagan doing THAT
You mean – batting 8th?
What’s the problem??
Not to be a party pooper, but he’s hit .243 with 3 HR in the 2nd half. So whatever reason for a change has been in the last 2 weeks or so.
That’s true, but Bochy’s stuck doggedly with Span and Pagan no matter how awful they are. Guess Nunez is not one of “our guys” either.
Also – I’ll take that over Span REGARDLESS of what he’s been hitting. He’s a wet noodle @ leadoff, and a liability on the basepaths.
I wanted to say RTI early but I didn’t want to jinx it.
created run in — like it
Nunez created that run with his speed. HE SHOULD BE LEADING OFF.
Nah. You’d think. But won’t happen.
Bochy doesn’t want Span or Pagan getting butt hurt .
That’s been pretty evident all year. Unbelievable.
Can’t have that.
And he might have the ability to get in a player’s head. Or more than one player. I’m hoping Opie is just a little pissed.
He did it yesterday, too. Two infield hits and got the pitcher to throw away a pickoff attempt. He makes things happen.
… ’til tomorrow.
Lefty again tomorrow…so maybe…
Gorky better not go deep, or he’s sitting!
agressivity. spark. let’s go giants!!!
Nuñez 1 Dodgers 0
I’ve paused my ongoing Duffy Memorial Homage…
Well played, Eduardo
(Still love the Duffman, too)
Nunez is blowing me away with his glove and fun to watch on the bases. They need that energy like we all need oxygen.
Very talented. Probably more talent than Duffman
Different player, different skills. If he stays disciplined, he can be incredible…Duffy more Steady Eddie. They could share the dugout…since they are both Swiss Army Knives
The original plan was Duffy at 3B when he was able and Nunez at utility everywhere, but then the Rays demanded Duffy for Moore!
Duffy just had surgery in the worst area possible for recovery.
I’m really worried about him, especially playing on that turf.
Serious tools. The arm, the speed, and power, too.
So it’s true – speed kills.
(It’s nice that he scored on his feet!)
It’s ok to love both.
I love Moore, too. He’s a Lefty.
Bum looks to have turned a corner on Kike Hernandez.
Yeah….”no more fastballs, Meat Head”
Ha, that’s pretty much it, isn’t it. Who knew.
Nightall. Break left, and climb guys.
As a display of my opinion of Puig, I will ignore Greek Giant’s nurse tonight and leave my gown wide open.
There is only one player in all of MLB who I can honestly admit to despising… Y. Puig!
The one and only professional athlete who I love to see fail.
lol watch him hit a HR tonight and make a great catch.
So? I’d still hate him.
Wouldn’t surprise me, sadly.
I don’t feel that way. I know he seems like quite the immature jerk, but I think they mishandled him. If he gets his brain aligned with his body, watch out
Nope… he’s a jerk. I will never forget the first time I saw him in action. His 1st season in the bigs. Just his first or second week in fact. LA vs DBacks. A typical baseball “bench clearing brawl” breaks out, and as usual it features a lot of grown men pushing and shoving and trying to look tough. But wait! Who’s that streaking in from right field? The rookie right fielder Puig, that’s who. Comes racing in, jams in to the heart of the scrum… and sucker punches some DBack player, from behind!
Long before the Dodgers “mishandled” him he had already proved to be an imature, self possessed horses ass.
Such a shame so much talent wasted on the likes of him.
He’s no saint…Utley bothers me way worse for the same reasons the others state….oh, and they both wear Dodgers uniforms, so…Dugout of Deplorables
There ya go… Phrase of the Night!
“Dugout of Deplorable” says it all. Cheers
He is one player I love to see suck.
But I would be thrilled if the Dodgers traded him..
Utley here. I’ve rarely been so outraged watching baseball as when Utley broke Tejada’s leg last year. Not just because of the injury and the dirty play but because his team won a playoff game they didn’t deserve. Utley’s a bad, bad guy. That was the second time he took Tejada out and he put a catcher in the hospital in 2013 before they changed the rule. He needs a lot of really bad karma coming his way.
We were typing at the same time Dr.
Great minds…you know…
Im with you.
At this point he seems kinda pathetic.
Utley is truly despicable. Belongs in Gitmo for that slide.
You don’t like Bug? Fug Buck.
Hope Buster hits his 1000th in this series.
Bum’s still looking for his 100th win. He would have had it weeks ago if it weren’t for Casilla and bad run support.
Utley looked REAL good on that hit. HAW!
They just played the replay of Posey’s very first, hit…and as they threw the ball to Murph , John Ramsey was announcing “Now batting, first baseman, Ryan Garko”
Posey may have saved the Dodgers the embarrassment of losing 1-0 on a no hitter
Could have been a stress inning for Kershaw. That’s a huge double play
I’ll call the newspapers if anyone isn’t already on that.
Com’on Craw. Launch one.
Kershaw with the sole Giants RBI so far
Kershaw now with ten walks this season. Casilla must have ten walks in September
Hernandez walk was very important– forced Kershaw over 60 pitches through 4 innings
I wonder how far Opie gets to go.
90-100 was what they said
As far as Mayberry
As far as Aunt Bea lets him.
I know it’s only 3 hits, and 1-0 – but he’s off…
The Giants have 3 hits.
Fixed it. :o)
That 1B umpire has one heck of a dickey-doo working
Reverting to form, RU. You seemed to be doing so well there…
I’m just an incorrigible scamp
I have to listen on Radio cause LA has the blackout going on.
try GOATD.NET lots of pop ups but all events for free
Toomgis ground out
Careful, Creeper Krukow…careful
Bum looking like Bum.
Bum came to pitch!!!
In honor of GreekGiant’s Montrealais upbringing:
BEAT L.A., EH?
Bochy now starting to think this would be the perfect game for Casilla to get his mojo back.
Stop it!!! I just ate.
He can see it now…he brings Casilla in for the save in this big game, Casilla comes through and then, with his confidence back, is nails for the rest of the season.
Are you selling unicorns and rainbows?
How many times do I have to repeat this?
He knows we’re going to need the closer Casilla to go deep into the playoffs. Tight games and all.
Exactly. And everyone will see what a genius he is.
And Evans signs him for 2 years, $13 million….
Got to reward redemption.
Despite how things have been looking and feeling, is this still one of those years where if the Giants can just get in, there’s reason to believe they can pull it off.
I totally agree. Just get in.
We got the arms…
One of the bigger myths about the Giants is that Bum is a good hitter. He’s not. He hits the occasional HR, but he has lots of bad ABs
Disagree. He has 9 walks this year. That’s crazy good for a pitcher and shows he takes good ABs and pitchers respect him. Kershaw’s a pretty good pitcher, I hear.
This is just twisted and wrong.
Clear case of child abuse.
CPS is on the way as we speak
Kid looks like he just peppered his diaper in utter frustration
That child will grow up to be a serial killer.
That kids is going to have issues. That’s child abuse.
My first daughter was born in LA. By the time she was 1, she was trained to say “BOO” every time she heard the word “Dodgers” and “YAY” every time she heard “Giants.” She had a SF onesie on for opening day. She was 2 1/2 months old.
Excellent parenting Lefty!
Looks like he’s got more orange on than blue.
Also, I continue to be awed by SF/LA couples. I couldn’t do it. I just can’t.
No possible way.
I have a friend who is a smurfs fan (we just don’t talk baseball) and her husband is a Giants fan, but he’s such a pushover because he just does whatever makes her happy. He even wore a dodgers cap recently. Puh-lease! He is a poor excuse of a fan.
Two words. Grudge sex
Opie is settling in. Buckle yer seat belts.
Or get tossed for arguing.
Thanks mr ump
Nolan Ryan was a legit grunter.
I’ve never noticed Bum grunts before. Sounds like Serina Williams up there.
His wife will have you know he is indeed, a grunter.
Peachy testing limits! Nice
It’s how I roll on Mondays.
hahahaha! We push the envelope here Matthew!
Hopefully he does a courtesy flush
My god he just went all Sal Perez on Puiggy. And Posey went along for the ride.
Damn. KT looked lost.
I hate to sound pessimistic but this has all the makeup of a 9th inning blowup game so far. Hope Bumgarner goes all 9.
He’s going all 9. Book it.
My money says Kontos 7th Romo 8th Casilla 9th. Bochy still in a time warp.
I don’t think Boch wants to wrestle him for the ball.
I hope Bum takes charge and says no effin way.
And if he does, he’ll do it in the dugout
No. Fookin’. Way.
Arenado coming up, 2 on, 2 out, down 2 in the 9th.
2 and 2 count?
And…. Lines out to left.
I was planning to work tonight while watching the game.
Playoffs style tense.
Do the right thing, Capt.
Got a little Captain in ya….
The Fan Appreciation Day grand prize is a PRIUS?! Is that payback for booing Bochy and Casilla?
Pure Bay Area
And they are doing the wave at Dodger Stadium…pure LA
Oh how I loath the Dodger’s “fans” and their stupid wave and ridiculous effing beach balls, and their wild screams for a weak fly ball to the outfield and their 7th inning race for the exits… and absolutely everything even remotely associated with the Dodgers.
Was at a game at the Cathedral a few years ago–same game where Brian Wilson screamed at Larry Baer–and the Dodger fans behind us gasped at every single ball in play. Routine grounder to SS: “It’s a base hit!” I kid you not. It was almost kind of sweet in a clueless sort of way.
“Clueless” being the core fact
Dat’s funny. But I’d take it!
Kershaw could 3 hit the Giants from a hospital bed.
Believe you me. smh
Yeah, he never does this to anybody else!
Well since he’s been back he has looked shaky. Until tonight.
Also Greinke is awful against everyone except us
Kershaw still on a pitch count limit?
This could be his last inning
Reynolds is certainly not a robot…
Card win!! Gotta win!! Rocks are terrible.
Someone said it below, it was beyond obvious Nunez should lead off, but with Bochy doing his usual obsession with *his guys* there wasn’t a chance for him to do it till the season became lost. Casilla and Span ruined this season and it wasn’t even their fault. It was their manager who screwed the pooch.
I’d add Peavy and Cain making 37 starts. That’s a lot of games they just chose to lose.
Huge issue this year, I agree. We had other options…
The first five weeks of the season–Bum, JC, and Shark pitching like Cy 1, 2, and 3–and both Peavy and Cain just getting KILLED. A 12-run inning and a 13-run inning in the same WEEK.
Those games in April and May count, too.
Bochy is too blame. Everyone here can Blah Blah about you have to score and pitching. He’s just laid an egg game after game.
He killed the pumpkin 4 sure.
I agree with both you and Lefty.
Why is Pagan always so argumentative?
Pretty boys are used to getting their way
It’s hard being pretty. People just don’t understand.
Poor George. Nobody knows what he goes through.
Dodger fans doing the wave. What losers
I’m surprised a beach ball hasn’t fallen onto the field yet.
Its early yet
Pagan just walk away fool. Bumgarner needs that pitch too
No, he doesn’t, Mike…. We have Mac at the ready
Get booted Pagan. Go back… argue.
Yes, it would be awful if we lost Mr. “Let Bloop Hits Fall In” out of LF in a tight game. A disaster.
Blanco on one leg would be an improvement.
Come on people! Easy on Angel! He’s going to drive in the winning run in game 7 of the World Series against the Indians.
Good try GG.
Sadly the Indians top 2 pitchers are done for the year…and so are the Indians. Maybe he’ll drive it in against the Red Sox?
Mac is not ready. He has to go through spring training again.
I think this game is going to break our comments record…
I don’t know; that Casilla BS Saturday night sure generated a lot of comments. At one point right after the game I stepped away from the blog for 5 mins. and there were 90 new comments!
I’ll have to check.
What did buster just say to pagan? Go sit down?
Was Angel mad that it was a strike? Lol
What a feckin’ eejit.
That pitch was right there. I don’t know WTF he’s arguing about. I was hoping he got ejected. Posey told him to sit down and STFU
He acts like he’s the first person to ever get rung up.
So so tired of his lame arse. WhoTF does he think he is.
Pagan is really embarrassing. That ball was almost in the middle of the plate and he has to jaw at Reynolds almost to the point of getting tossed. I could do without him next year.
I think Angel was just getting some frustration out… Definitely a strike but he argued for all of us angry and frustrated fans….
Strategic thinking. Makes it more likely that MadBum will now get that pitch
Mr. Lefty said the same thing
Great minds? Me, Mr. Lefty, and Angel Pagan
What pitch? It was right over the plate. An unarguable strike.
Went around the plate or on the corner, but hardly down the middle of the plate
Gotta disagree…it cut right thru the outer 3rd…not around nuthin
I understand that the Goodman Eye Center is having a special on Lasik
It wasn’t right down broadway but right over the outside corner. Don’t need to lobby for a pitch that’s a clear cut strike. It’s not strategic, it’s just Pagan being a whiny primadonna.
Pagan’s bitching, but this ump has given both pitchers a pretty big zone
Especially in the high part of the zone. He doesn’t give you corners or low strikes but sternum high is a strike with Reynolds.
This team can hit. Very dangerous.
I wonder what that would be like
Pretty clear that the Dodgers are all sitting on Bum’s fastball
Hey Angel, if you don’t want outside pitches to look like they are way outside then don’t step in the bucket. What right handed hitter steps in the bucket against a lefty anyway?
That’s called effectively wild. Say hello to the chin music rookie!
Posey is masterful…
Wow. Big time K.
Anyone else close their eyes and squint at the TV on the 3-2 pitch to Seager?
He had him all the way!
I think I was squinting the entire ab
He layed the previous one to Seager like he was a groupie at the hotel bar
My sphincter sorta squinted…
At least he didn’t use an “r”
Atta boy MadBum! Now go chop down a tree and make a bat to go deep with…
Is it just my beer goggle’s or does Bum look way better than in recent starts?
It’s your wine Yahoo
Beer Google’s are the best! Do you have the space grey or the rose pink set?
Damn you guys are quick! I thought I edited that pretty quick like.
The chrome ones are really cool.
I’ll check those out.
No Bum is having a true “step up” performance tonight
Not you – post-season form.
Also helped by the fact that Dodgers struggle versus lefties
Time for some runs
Way to work out of a stretch Bum!!
Casilla warming up for the 9th
Hush up!!! 🙂
I didnt say where, however. Giants told him that the game was in SanFrancisco
That could still be problematic, somehow.
He’s is trying to figure out why its so empty at ATT and how the consecutive sellout streak ended against the Dodgers
Maybe if he starts now he’ll be ready.
What I read your post my heart rate automatically increase
Casilla is sponsored by the American Cardiology Society
This is sad; got home from work a couple of innings ago. First batter I saw for the Giants was KT but I did not recognize him. Has it been that long since he played?
Sorry, but that was hilarious.
That is effort
Great effort by Puig. That was spectacular. Shades of Pagan in Pittsburgh.
He fell into the gap between benches. Had he landed on a bench, backwards and upside down… could have been seriously injured. I despise the guy, but never gonna wish injury on a player.
Then again, it is not like Warrior fans helped Steph when he landed in the stands during the playoffs.
LOL tumbling into the stands and come up empty. Expect nothing less from a Dodger player
A for Effort and S for Stupid. He could have broken his neck. That’s a foul pop-up when you have a five-game lead with 13 to play. Not worth it.
He’s their Full Cuban Throttle!
Puig grew a cabbage where his brain was supposed to be.
I am rooting for Gorkys hard core. The more he plays the better for this team. I can’t handle seeing Span start anymore.
Me too. His defense looks good and he has some pop.
And his arm is not like a 10 year old’s. And he can actually run whereas whatever BS there was about Span’s “speed” was grossly exaggerated. I just can’t handle Span anymore.
It’s easy to get down on him, but on the season his base running has been a positive. He is above average in all of the “bases advanced” situations.
How is that possible? His SB % is terrible. I guess he doesn’t get on base enough to notice the rest.
12 for 18 is not good, certainly, but he’s made up a lot of that value by taking the extra base in 50% of his opportunities, which is very good, and above his career average of 48%. Taking two bases on a single and three on a double, 50% of the time, is very good.
I love advanced metrics but I’m not giving him credit for that. He’s a “leadoff” hitter. He better go 1st to 3rd and 2nd to home on singles and 1st to home on doubles. Anything less would indicate poor runner for a leadoff hitter IMO
Well, you’re saying he can’t run, but then not giving him credit for performing above his OWN career averages in baserunning. It sounds like you just want to trash him regardless of what positives he has actually brought.
He’s smart, but slow. And he won’t get faster with age
Uh. Come again??
Span’s clearly lost a step with age and the hip surgery. He did use to be better, speed wise.
and he was a .300 hitter only a couple years ago…
Doesn’t matter what Hernandez does Bruce Will play Span thats how it is.
Sadly we all know that. I just hope with 12 games left after today that when he does play he BETTER hit no higher than 8th
Probably, but Hernandez deserves a look next year I think.
Just out of spite
Definitely, just for his arm
Gorky’s could hit for the cycle while Span dropped a deuce in Bochy’s hat, Span would start the next day.
When did Bochy get short, black, and start wearing a Dodger uni???
A needless pitching change for sure.
If that had been a beach ball, they’d have been all over that. The only one who tried to help was the kid wearing a Giants uniform
I like your handle. Very cheeky.
A Giants fan on Twitter asked was Mac Williamson dead that was so funny
Bochy to Mac: “You’re dead to me.”
So is the 2016 season, Bruce.
No, but his bat may be. Has either Williamson or Parker gotten a hit since their September callups?
You have to get at bats to get hits.
They’re roughly the same as Span but with 10% as many at bats.
You can hit from the end of the bench
Its known as producing when you do get an at bat– and I cant remember wither of them getting even a single hit since their call ups.
Mac has had six ABs and zero starts in September. That means about one AB every three days, all off the bench. It’s a ridiculous way to use a young player who could actually help you with his power.
Come in once a week against another team’s relief specialist, and then get benched more for not performing. It’s so self serving and it’s what’s been happening for years.
Maybe a bong hit
He was asking Andrew Baggerly about that
Thank God Sabean traded Molina
If I were a Giants rookie player Id put a booger in Bruce’s coffee
Just don’t get caught.
Toomgis strike out
Whats Bum’s pitch limit given the importance of this one?
They will have to bodily drag him off the mound!!
I miss Timmy!! I wish we had 2009 Timmy on this team.
I wish but I think our boy is done.
Great! Just what we need right now is a 127 post thread about Timmy.
We all do *, but move on
(TO’s results may vary)
A 1905 Matty would be pretty cool too!
I’d take 2012 relief Timmy.
Bochy’s move paid dividends
Oh for fudge’s sake!
Oh that’s right, it’s Giants vs. Dodgers…
God I love Madbum!
I don’t like that move at all Greek…he just amped up LA…we didn’t need him to do that over nothing…it could backfire HUGE
Oh shi … I’m mean shoot
What a play by belt.
Jesus MadBum, take it easy, it’s a 1-0 game and it’s a HUGE game. Ignore a mediocre outfielder
Dick move Bum.
Cmon Bum…no need to get them fired up
Too much at stake here Bumgarner. Go to the dugout please. Thank you Smarge and Cain for being good bodyguards.
Belt was the first responder
Yes, and Pence too. It takes big men to keep Madbum away from harm..
Instead of messing around with B-flat questions after the game, Amy needs get right to it and ask Belt, “Okay, what were you thinking when you got to Bum. And be honest.”
Hero 4 sure.
Matt Cain finally made a contribution to the team this year
Not bright..is gonna be thrown out?
Don’t injure yourself madbum. Although heck, it’d feel great to punch Piggy in the face.
Settle Down brother!!!
Hahahaha..damn Bumgarner wants a cage match right now.
They could sell out ATT for Puig versus Bumgarner. Proceeds to the troops
I’d give up two weeks worth of pay to see that
Bum’s pitch count was getting too high anyway
Perfect time to get tossed.
Yeah, good thing we can count on our bullp– oh, wait.
Bum can be very sensitive… either that or he’s really always just itchin’ for a scrap.
Yes on both…
He pitches best when he wants to literally beat the snot out of whoever he’s pitching against.
Yes, Evil Madbum is the best!
I’ve basically said the same thing I wish Dave Parker was still playin and Bum pulled that against him
BEAT THE LIVING —-OUT OF LA!!!
That was a great camera angle… The thundering herd racing in from the SFG bullpen!
It’s always hilarious to see 70 (according to Kruk) grown men acting like this. Oy vey.
Whole lot of testosterone out there. Noticed Nunez was holding Puig back. Guy has guts.
I noticed what looked like AGon giving Nunez some pats on the back as things cleared up…
AGon is a big Teddy Bear
I thought that was pretty classy.
That’s all on Bum. I have no idea WTF he’s doing there. Is he mad at Puig for hitting a dribbler?
Bum the Instigator. Probably feels the Giants need a brawl and get him some runs.
Listening only. Did Puig do anything to set Bumgarner off?
He looked at Bum
Pretty much. He looked at him and moved his mouth.
Gave him a staredown?
The Stank-Eye? Nobody gives Bum the Stank-Eye.
Yes he started staring Bum down and itching for a fight. They were both being a little bitchy to be honest.
more than a little i think
He breathed in his general direction.
He had garlic bread for dinner.
No…looked at him. Absurd.
I love the fire!
I don’t know…that really set Dennis Hopper off in Blue Velvet.
Hahaha…the oxygen mask! What a trippy movie.
Nitrous. It’s my favorite movie of all time 🙂
The gas was never identified.
Got me there, T.O.
Yeah, Bum was looking at him the whole time, then when Puig looked back Bum started mouthing “Don’t look at me”. Bum started this one.
He said something.
Bum set it off.
Overlooked in that was a tremendous catch on a bullet from Bumgarner to get Puig
Absolutely. Nothing worse than someone throwing a seed at you from that close.
At that range it was about 1000 mph
Good point. One of those low darts that wide receivers in the flats always drop.
Bob saved his arse 2X. Stepped between them afterwards.
is bum actually going to get thrown out of this thing ???
Hope we see smith or Gearrin or law.
Smith and Law.
Smith and Wesson
Why is Bum done?
He got way too pumped over piggy.
Well then that’s his fault.
As much as my macho side loves that red-neck sheet – he’s gotta control that. If he was Matt Latos, he’d be laughed at.
Notice how quick Cain and Marge got in there with Bum?
Could Bum be considered a bit of a puss for starting that and not stepping into the box?
You tell him that he’s a puss
Puig should have dropped his batting gloves to truly initiate the proceedings.
so what the heck happened re: umps decision ? is bum in or out ?? what the heck jon + dave ????
No…no one tossed. Warnings to each dugout
No Gearrin please. I still don’t trust him in high leverage situations
Bochey, Bochey, Bochey
C’mon, Mac… Jack one!
Pulling Bum was not a good idea. I think this one just got pissed away.
1 hit, 0 walks, 10 Ks. Bum out-kershawed Kershaw.
He got a little over-amped, but don’t want to see him out of this game. It’s bad mojo.
I agree. He was at 97 pitches. This would have been an example of when you push him a little further.
A dumb-ass move. Buckle down.
Id love to see Puig get his ass beat though
Those two are destined for a super brawl very soon.
You know the players would love to see that
how many people did it take to hold bum back ?? miller on radio mentioned belt had his hands full and smardge had to get him – whoa there big fella
bum to puig: “dont look at me”
if we win, love it! if we don’t will forget it:)
Bum had his game 7 face no question about it.
I don’t understand pulling Bum.
One thought was probably not wanting to send him to the plate right there after that.
yeah that makes sense
Me neither but I don’t disagree with the decision
Manager past his prime
97 pitches. Not time yet.
Do Not Mess With Mad Bum.
He’ll cut a guy!!
That AB ain’t going to earn more in Bochy’a vet loving eyes
That strikeout of Williamson was brought to you as a reminder about why he is not a savior
You need at bats. Can’t come off cold on the bench.
Tell that to Manny Mota
Mac was the only guy hitting in July. Got hurt, got buried, got glued to the bench. This is yet another example of Bochy’s mismanagement.
Kind of tough if you only get the occasional pinch hitting appearance.
If you dont hit when you do get at bats why should we believe that you will hits if you do get more plate apoearances?
Because he DID get hits when he WAS getting starts. C’mon Surf, you know this. He had a .899 OPS in July. He had 6 HRs in under 100 plate appearances.
He did hit when he got at bats. Pagan isn’t hitting and is getting at bats.
Your needle is stuck, Surf.
Oh, come on, SM. He had a productive 1st half, then got buried in the 2nd half. SIX at bats in the 2nd half. SIX.
Are you serious? Or just messing with us? Or hitting a gigantic bong?
His first ML AB in about 3 months.
Hi my name is Joe Panik. I hit pop ups and play second base.
I actually think your name is something else.
His name is Joey Baseball
Thank God he plays second base. I don’t know if Kelby makes that play on AGon last inning. For once Bochy got it right with putting someone in for defense at the right time.
Did you see KT on the pop up the inning before? Looked lost.
Smith coming in. SH (Grandal), LH (Utley), then pitcher’s spot.
I might have to put this on mute and look elsewhere for the remainder of the game.
So you stud ace is dealing and all season your bullpen has been blowing runs. Let’s put the bullpen in. Bochy 2016 head scratch continues.
Yo. Awesome conclusions reached once again.
Best big game pitcher in baseball. You saw 2014 WS Madbum tonight
Shit. I don’t want to watch anymore. But being a Giants fan means suffering thru it.
oh man i was so hoping for bum to finish this game sans drama….so boch took him out? hhhmmmmm……….
Law’s warming up early. Makes me wonder how they’re gonna handle the ninth……..( does a shot of tequila).
We’re going to need like 10 shots of tequila.
Oooo, good idea.
Two Bulleit burbons.
Yeah, I wonder as well…((as I chug the rest of my Southern Tier Warlock)).
Someone explain why. He wasn’t over his limit. He was masterful…must be his little tantrum.
When he had his tiff with Wil Myers, he came back and pitched brilliantly. He can get mad and still be good.
I know…I keep being surprised by evil twin Boris Bochy
Must’ve cared too much about winning.
“You’re gone, son! Can’t have that in these here parts.”
That’s it – Boris.
It had to be, he was absolutely dealing.
Bum likes to pitch mad. It pumps him up.
Bochy has been very conservative with Madbum’s pitch count in the second half. I begrudgingly approve of the move. We need him for the postseason.
Have to get there first
That would be nice
Seriously. It’s a long road to the WS. :o)
Boch didn’t want him getting drilled at the plate.
That could be why, though both dugouts were warned
would love to have heard what the umps were all kevetching about and had to get a new york review … on what i wonder ?
Safe or out at first?
That assumes that their squad likes Piggy.
That wasn’t going to happen and wasn’t worth pulling him when he was pitching so well.
I can only figure Bochy didn’t want Bum head-hunted in his AB!
Preparing my breathing machine for the ninth inning
Interesting that Mr. Matchup left in Smith for the drug lord
Who is going to pitch in the 9th if Law comes now?
Has to Ben Law. Can’t burn your best guy for 1 out
I think he stays until he lets on a baserunner in the 9th.
Will Smith did not look happy getting the hook there…
Don’t give up a hit, then.
Yes. Casilla can give up hits and wild pitches and walks and homers and balks. No one else is allowed to have a base runner. Thus saith the Book of Bochy.
Book of Boris
You may be on to something
Scowls on faces all the time. Bochy lost this team months ago.
I hope you are wrong about that but the scowl on Smith’s face was pretty nasty…
More scowls than smiles for over 2 months. First to worst.
Pretty sure when 160 pound Nunez was pulling Puig away, Puig said, “Hold me back. Hold me back!”
Nunez was saying: “You don’t want to go there Yasiel!”
4 out save? Strick in the 9th? Mix and match? Pin the tail on the donkey?
Pretty sure that it will be ABC– anyone but Casilla
I hope so, for your sake.
Peavy and Cain
“Gotta go with our guys”
Smith looked pretty good right there.
I think he’s looked great the last few weeks. All three of these trades may turn out to be really good.
We still gave up too much for Smith, but it kind of depends on how the players we gave up end up performing so I guess I would say the jury is out until at least a year…
Dare I say he’s a good pickup?
Sigh… one Bulleit rye, neat, coming up.
My fave whiskey, and that’s exactly how I order it.
Law needs to be cool here…looks like he’s a little too amped.
Just has to breath between pitches.
More than breath, he had no saliva there. Needs to fill up during the break.
big game …big role…gotta save it for bum — yeah that sounds like low stress : )
There is no way Santiago Casilla sniffs the field in the 9th. If he does i would hope Baer jumps into the dugout and relieves Bochy of his managerial duties. Jim Tomsula could do a better job managing the bullpen.
Only thing Casilla will sniff is a fart from Cain sitting next to him who should never sniff the field again
I know that Bochy’s favorability ratings are down, but please don’t mention him and that other guy in the same sentence…
Radio mode on the alarm clock radio that used to wake my ass up fir school 25 years ago.
You are allowed to add on Giants. Give it a try!
Whoa, I love the background of that little kid biting his nails.
I usually think Comcast overdoes it with the crowd shots, but that was cute.
I’m not sure Lefty got my reference.
No, but I did!
Esp. w/his doger dad.
She suuuure was.
We’re all biting our nails.
Law for closer!
Law better close the 9th.
Beat Los Angeles
pavs tweeted….Bumgarner has his 31st career 10-strikeout game, second in franchise history to Lincecum (36). oh man that 55 was so damn good when he was new
I miss 55.
You are not alone PK.
Put me in Bochy. I got this!
Score runs you knuckleheads!
Yes. Once again, meat of the order up in the 9th.
And yet another offensive failure.
Too funny, Curt Schilling just called me stupid on Twitter. He didn’t get the Princess Bride reference.
@Yogi47951368 @Montel_Williams Wow, that’s just other planet sort of stupid.
I would consider the source and take it as a compliment.
Curt Schilling called someone stupid? Did you lose millions in a scam and get fired for some stupid comment or was that him?
Minimum 1 run. We need at least one. More would be better. Changes the entire dynamics of a one run lead in the ninth.
How many 2010 Phillies exactly are on this LA team anyways?
More than are on the actual Phillies.
I do not want to see Strickland. Let Law finish.
No way Pagan makes that play.
Bullpen by committee until the series is over.
The World Series?
I’m guessing Law and Lopez pitches to AGone and Strickland after if needed.
Dodgers have R-L-R-L-R in the 9th. Yikes. Puig bats 5th. I gotta bad bad feeling
You know it. Matchup madness.
Now is the appropriate time for Beethovens’s Fifth.
i’m hearing that shark movie music
Bochy just needs to let Law pitch the ninth, without panicking at the first base runner.
Not gonna happen. He’ll go Lopez for Reddick/Pederson…then Strick.
That lasted long
Mom where is my inhaler at the bottom of the 9th innings coming up!
I say let Law pitch through the 9th until he lets on a baserunner. And no Lopez unless it gets to Gonzalez
Who wins in a race Buster Posey, Benji Molina or Franklin D Roosevelt?
My money’s on Malcolm X
Stephen n Hawking
Roosevelt by 3 steps
SurfMaui with his boot!
Actually, I noticed the Giants have made an effort to run out every ground ball tonight.
OK Giants! Send me to bed happy please! 1-2-3 inning!
I told my Latina friend the same thing last night
I was waiting for a comment like that!
Seek and you shall find
Law is as bad as the other relievers from his class.
What? Law gave up the hit…
More rye, comin’ up.
Here we go again — :(.
Bring in Casilla and get it over with
If you’re going to develop a closer, you need to let him close.
Casilla’s our closer. Everybody knows that.
Interesting point. Bochy’s leash is super short in these spots lately… I guess Law has not earned the skipper’s confidence yet… He’s too raw.
He’s earned it, but it hasn’t been given to him.
He is also holding lefties under .200.
He’s been their best reliever, by far.
Agree 100% There’s no way a reliever develops any confidence in the 9th when the manager shows no patience/faith
I hope Law can close, too. He was nervous as heck against Kendrick, then the sama against Toles. Not sure tonight was the night to try it
How would you know how nervous he was?
3-0 to Kendrick…2-0 to Toles???? Yeah, he was great. My bad.
common javi dig deep and find your 2014 self here
It wouldn’t be fun without a little 9th inning drama for the Giants!
Throw strikes, please.
I still don’t know why they never give Nathan a chance. I guess I’m the only one who wants him to close out games since he’s been doing it since the 90s