Tonight’s Game: Giants (81-73) Vs Padres (65-89) at Tony Gwynn Park, 5:40 pm
Madison Bumgarner (14-9, 2.57) vs Jared Cosart (0-4, 5.63)
The Starting Lineups
1. Span CF
2. Belt 1B
3. Posey C
4. Pence RF
5. Nunez 3B
6. Panik 2B
9. Bumgarner P
1. Margot CF
2. Jay LF
3. Myers 1B
4. Renfroe RF
5. Rosales 3B
6. Renfroe RF
7. Norris C
8. Asuaje 2B
9. Cosart P
We’ve got them right where we want them. The Giants face a rookie with an ERA of 5.63 and a WHIP of 1.70, in Jared Cosart, a 26 year-old who was beaten by the Rockies in his last start. The former Miami Marlins draft pick seeks his first Major League win against Madison Bumgarner. Madbum makes his first start since the infamous standoff with Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
The Wildcard and the Giants
This is not just your garden variety Giants-Padres games folks. This is a playoff game for the Giants. With 8 games left in the season the Giants find themselves one game behind the Mets and tied with the Cardinals, who pummeled the Cubs earlier today, for the Wildcard positions in the postseason. Last night the Giants scored two runs and had a grand total of four hits against Edwin Jackson and the Padres bullpen. In last night’s game the Giants were beaten by a Padres team that sported six rookies, including three call-ups.
There has been much to debate concerning the Giants run-scoring difficulties. The only way to go into this game if you are a Giants hitter, is to treat it like the first game of the season. Forget the slump. Forget the frustrations. Just play.
- How will the Giants hitters fare against yet another rookie?
- Will the drama of his last start affect Madbum adversely?
- When will Brandon Crawford return to the lineup?
- Who will lead the Giants in home runs this year?
Happy 28th Birthday Hunter Strickland! May your fastball always zip and your slider always slide!
Sit AD for the inevitable DH.
Breckeroni say screw it, relax and enjoy the game. There may be less than 2 weeks left, and winter is almost here.
One more loss, coming right up!!!
Like ordering a Pabst Blue Ribbon Hey!
Lucky Lager or Hawaii’s Primo Beer
Meister Brau, Old Milwaukee.
I want one of those Falstaff chilling towers.
GG, I don’t think the LA game will have even a remote effect on Mad Bum…oh, and if he played more, HE would lead the team in home runs….
Darnit Denard im sick and tired of ground balls to the second baseman!! Just going through my daily regimen folks.
Aubrey Huff carried the Gints in most of 2010 until “the rest of the story” He then set a record for 4-3 or 3U ground balls.
Sadly for you guys I love Denard as a person and know that he has disappointed those here as a ball player. With 8 games left I am not gonna start picking his game apart. If anybody knows they suck it is the actual person doing the sucking.
Jesse Ventura and MyGuy CK07
Hey TF…how bout them Vols? That was a nice catch.
Second half wake up call a very good sign!
Dave Fleming just needs to retire from doing Giants broadcast hell he takes more time off then anyone i i know .
He is a National NCAA Football and basketball icon now. That is what happens when you’re born in DC and then attend Stanford.
Bring in Hank G Jr aka Dougie
He was a lock until the Fresno Giants affiliation went to SacTown. Now Dougie is a Astro broadcaster. I like that he sounds like pops but he appears to be too nasal for most here.
Cyrano de Greenwald
Nasal, not nostral
remember when miller was gone every sunday doing the sunday espn games ?
Every weekend usually on the east coast with Little Joe Morgan
He’s a rising star with a national package. I say good for him. Enjoy him while we can.
Giants should work in another announcer. Affeldt could be fine, with a little training.
I’m thinking Affeldt not ready to go back to the 162 grind given that he talks so fondly of the time with his boys now but if Dave is going to go nat’l [they just bought a new house so i wonder if he would leave the bay area] I would like to see them bring in a young up and coming broadcaster
Although I think Terry Francona wins the MOY – I have to tip my had to Bannister and John Farrell
It SHOULD go to Roberts for taming the LA zoo.
Dave Roberts DOES win it hands down in the NL. My comment was for the AL
Sorry, I was thinking about my first dinner
Tennessee with 28 unanswered points. Up 31-21.
We are going to ride TF62 mojo to an easy win tonight…just watch
oh good – Ty Bloch tomorrow
He is the only Giants pitcher who knows these Padres AAA hitters.
Might work out well.
I’m for that unless Bochy has the pen up as soon that he gives a hit.No wonder that Albert can only go 5. Looking over his shoulder for 4 innings can tire a guy out.
Good article – MadBum and Draymond
Wally Pipp needs to check-in and let us know what Gehrig thinks of Pappi passing him on the XBH stats.
Lou: “Designted Hitter? Is that so ‘half-ballplayers’ can hit full-time and pretend?”
Pipp: “No, it is another Owners Thing to make money just like they cheated you guys.”
Lou: “Somethings never change.”
“Pablo Sandoval recovery ‘well ahead of schedule'”
3:01 PM PT
ESPN.com news services
sucks for red sox fans!
I was trying but couldn’t come up with a suitable one-liner. Nice job.
i’m counting on you. Try harder.
I’m in a slump.
At least that’s what the Skip says. Just can’t get a break.
Perfect! You lead off….
You’re fitting in real good around here, peachy!
Happy for Ty Blach–wondering how Peavy and Cain are feeling. It’s tough.
Peavy has been so vocal about his support of decisions. I’m sure Cain is the same…. But they are competitors, as well. Great Giants both….
Peavy’s 35 and has been on several teams and is almost a free agent. Cain’s a homegrown Giant, a franchise hero, not yet 32, and under contract for next year plus an option. He’s got to be wondering what his immediate future holds for him. I know someone will say he’s crying all the way to the bank, but it has to feel awful.
Do you interpret this as an ultimate message from the F.O. on his future as a starter?
“Ultimate”? No. Remember Lincecum in 2014–dropped from the rotation in late August, an afterthought in the bullpen in September and October. Then in 2015, he was right back in the rotation.
My guess is that Cain will at least be allowed to compete for the fifth starter spot in the spring, and he should be. I’d object if it was just handed to him like it was this year. Suarez has earned an opportunity, and apparently so has Blach, though we’ll see how tomorrow goes for him. Beede may even get a careful look in camp.
I agree with all of that save Suarez. I think he’s best suited as a long-man (Petit-oid) more than a 5th starter. He’s basically a 5 inning guy.
Yep. Blach was in the 160s in the PCL in innings, add 6 in the majors so far plus tomorrow’s start and whatever else he does after tomorrow. Could finish at 175-ish total. That’s a major league workload.
I just hope they give the guy (Suarez) a decent shot. He’s been an unsung hero this season.
That’s how he’s treated but he rarely needs to be to be pulled after 5.
In some cases, but check your boxscores.
“In some cases” pretty much proves my point
I know I’m in a minority, but I thought that once he was healthy he’d come back, at least, competent. Next year he should be completely healed and may live up to my expectations. Then again…
I thought so, too–at the beginning of 2015 and again in 2016. I’ve given up hope now. It’s sad. Lincecum and Cain in the same year.
He wasn’t healed, or in condition (arm), at the beginning of this year.
Well, I haven’t seen anything to suggest he can stay healthy or effective this year. He was getting shelled in his minor league rehab starts. Obviously he’s under contract next year and he’ll get another chance in camp to show what he can do.
I endorse this lineup.
1-7 have 10+ HRs. How bout that?
Ask our man Pete! I like it!
Actually when Crawford is the lineup all 8 of the Giant regulars have hit 10-16 Homeruns, but all other MLB teams have multiple players with more then 16, in the year of the juiced baseball .
Funny, but you’re still an idiot.
You just have to be an A hole, can not help yourself !
I’m just trying to help and keep you from looking like a fool.
Grammar is not my first priority , like it is to you .
Not appearing ignorant is my first priority.
oak grove marching band going to London
Where’d they start from?
Actually, though it seems to be, there is no proof of a juiced ball. Every attempt to ID the cause, save one (maybe), has failed to do so.
I prefer Nunez 1 and Gorkys 7
Never mind…Pete no likey
Yipee Mets down 5 in top 1
They are not the Giants, the Mets can come back and they have 9 innings against a bad Phillies pitching staff, do not get overconfident, The Giants need to take care of the Padres .
Master of the obvious
MOTH. Master of the hilarious.
Oh well, moving on.
They just feel bad for the Giants, trying to help us out. Want to keep it competitive until game 162.
6-0 top second. Go Phillies!
OK, y’all–forgive me but: Tennessee Volunteers! Down 21-3 at the half, Vols best the Florida Gators 38-28. Great game! Vols D finally woke up in the second half, and the offense made some big plays.
Gators are a solid team, Greek Giant. SEC East a long way from being decided. Savor this win today, though. Finally beat UF after 11 straight losses.
Congrats TF. That game mirrored the season for the Giants: great first half then epic meltdown! Serves the Gators right for trash talking during the week!
Those wishing Melon would Hit and Run more ….Beware. Evertbody in the lineup are swing and miss candidates.
Hey, that’s me over there in the Twitter feed getting props from Schulman. 🙂
I had to cut him off once again. He tweets waaaaay too much and never says much. Had to 86 him a 3rd time.
That’s not exactly a badge of honor.
No bonfire tonight anymore :(. No one planned enough in advance to go sit by a pit like 7 hours ahead of time to reserve one. On the bright side, I stuffed my face with in-n-out. I’ll make s’mores over a candle. Will try to find another excuse to not watch the game tonight. :-
Have a food fight. With the TV. They’re cheap these days.
Tonight’s ideal scenario: Span or Pagan will mouth off to the ump (preferably both), Bochy will waddle like a turtle over to start yelling and they all get tossed.
Girl you are on a roll.
You are better when you don’t channel the pudding heads.
the pudding heads?
Don’t listen to him today. His chicken didn’t turn out too good.
A term of affection.
You are better when you shut your pie hole and read.
Strickland is 28? He seems much younger to me. Probably because he’s prone to acting like a big baby.
Yep. He was 26 when he was melting down in the 2014 postseason, and I remember people saying “Well, he’s young.” Nope. He may have been a rookie, but he wasn’t young. He was a 26-year-old married man. Now Bumgarner in 2010, THAT was young.
He’s nuthin’ but a chucker. A meathead.
There, I fixed him. I said that about Smarge 2 months ago.
Seeing how Smarge has turned it around over the past 2 months, you need to rip all the pitchers.
28 going on 17.
Yeah, but he looks like a tough guy closer.That’s all that matters.
Well, OK, that and a 2-seam, slider, and change up
Someone said this yesterday, I cannot remember who it was. Alex also said it today. I agree.
Alex Pavlovic 3hr ago:
Kelly has not had a good year, but Belt would have been out.
Phillies leading 6-0. Asher is no hitting the Mets going into the 4th.
Since he was suspended for most of the year, he ought to be really fresh.
That explains that 1.83 era?
Old-school roids. Can’t have scored too high on the old Stanford-Binet
7-0 Phillies. RBI single by Tommy Joseph.
Atta babe. Helping out his former team.
We are Giants, huh.
Is this the pull-the-names-out-of-a-hat batting order?
I laughed when I realized it’s more or less stacked by WAR.
Span 0-5 leading off. WTG, Denny
Hey everybody what did Denard Span do in his first at-bat I missed it
I missed it but it was an out so……
Ground out to first
Hes going backward i see.
I was going to say…useless right side grounder #183.
So that guy who just walked Pence was once traded for him.
I just had a thought. As the Cards beat up on the Cubs today, 10-0 or something. I think the Cubs plan is to lose all of the games to the Cardinals so as to give them a leg up over the Giants. I think Maddon is more afraid of the Giants than any other team in the running. If he can help eliminate SF, he stands a much better chance of walking through the playoffs.
Hey, it could happen.
Except that Arrieta shut out the Cards yesterday.
He was just ruminating on it until today.
Hey, It could happen.
I think the Cubs will play it straight up when they’re playing a contender for the WC.
We just gotta win. Each day, win today. Nothing else.
My mother wrote yesterday that she’d rather see her Cubs go against STL from the wild card than the Giants. I don’t think she knows how lousy our hitting has become, though.
Shake up the lineup, we said. Maybe it will help, we thought. Couldn’t hurt, we reasoned.
Except the wasted 1st out.
Yes, except for that.
Who are these slap happy guys.
Joltin Joe Jr is one of them. And I like the way Buster took a pitch off the plate and banged it thru the four hole.
Uggggghhhhh, make Adrianza go away. Put Nunez at short and Kelby at third. Or Kelby at short. This is not the only option.
The only thing now is that so not to embarrass AD, he won’t touch him.
He’s “one of our guys.”
Let’s see what happens with his next AB.
He’s playing everyday for his slick glove. He’s looked an A-ball infielder this week, and that might be generous. Over it.
OH, me too, but I was thinking if he looks truly affected by his error and takes it to the AB, then maybe there’s a chance for KT. In all likelihood, though, he puts Mr. Happy on 3B and moves Nuñez to SS.
Give Kelby the start tomorrow at SS. He’s a better player than Adrianza. Some of these things are easy, Bruce.
I’m a fan of Mr. Happy (PH ONLY) – did you see him in the dugout after Joe P.’s hit?
Going all William Wallace. Love it.
– King Lear
El Paso calling.
OK, Jon, but in between “getting hurt” in Tampa Bay, Myers was AL Rookie of the Year.
That on Bob? I didn’t think the SS was ready.
Not a great throw, no.
Maybe that was the reason. He’s got the best arm on DPs of anybody in the big leagues
Two thoughts on Myers:
1. Last night I thought, Juanito Perez catches that HR in CF. Easy.
2. I changed my mind about moving Nuñez to the OF. Jaysus he is slick at 3B.
3. Snatch Myers from the Pads.
4. Yeah, good luck with that
5. Buzz kill.
Young, 5 tools, great athlete.
The Adrianza blunder on a routine groundout to short is costing Bumgarner an inning’s worth of pitches.
Was it really routine?
There u go so it was not a basic groundball to ss. Im not watching im out and about.
Not even that hard. routine, period.
It was routine according to the official scorer because he gave Adrianza an error.
New pitcher? Wow. Don’t let up, fellas.
That’s pretty cool, traveling to every Bum start. Impressive!
I follow him on Twitter and happened to meet him the last time we were at AT & T, which was, of course, a Bum start (#snotrockettour). Nice guy.
Even more cool!
Oh is that the dude with the snotrocket jersey? I think I sat behind him once last year or the year before that. Unless of course there’s other dudes with snotrocket jerseys out there.
Gotta have some serious pesos, and a huge obsession, to pull that off.
Yep, that’s the guy.
If he doesn’t hit, yank him
If Bum had done that in his last start . . .
Padres should have pitched around him to get to Span.
Hits better than the next 3 guys. How come?
Does span even know how to move a runner over? Or what that means?
Frustrates the fans too, Kruk.
Aaand he doesn’t move the runner.
Second night in a row that the pitcher has led off an inning with a double and Span did zippo to move him over.
Wonder if Boch knows that.
I’m gonna say yes. I see him right there.
I really do think that 25+ other MLB managers would sit Dpan and play Gorkys the rest of the regular season, at the very least
…and would have demoted Casilla from closer by the second week of June. But I digress.
And mighta whacked Kelly… nah.
Boch is sobbing and urinating in his pants in the dugout. Wotus is running the team.
Zippo Spandex. (Is that an oxymoron?)
weres the grounder to 2nd we needed
If DS moves Bum to third, he scores on Belts fly.
And he’s usually so reliable at hitting a grounder to 2nd
We’ve got to lead the league in leaving lead off doubles at second. I just know we’re the best at that. I can feel it.
We’re #1! We’re #1! We’re #1!
There is this baseball strategy be called bunting — so Where’s the bunt?
When you are not hitting, and the opportunity presents itself to bunt a runner over to third, DO IT!
Great catch Span
Sarcasm or real. Not watching.
Real…looked like he wouldn’t make it. Trying to find positives wherever I can now. 🙂
Clutch is right. Caught up with it right where the HR went over the fence last night.
You know – the HR that Perez woulda caught.
Perez on stilts?
Remember his 2-handed basket catch in which he scaled a wall and pulled back an HR? And made it look easy??
Memo to Giants: don’t coast on three runs.
Just hope it’s not one of those “score 3 runs in the first and then go hitless the rest of the game” type of games
Definitely a concern.
Mets are coming back 10-6 in the 6th
Dang. Comeback kids. Hurting for pitching though.
are you a Mary Badham fan?
You would think so.
jeeze. Mark Grant trying to show Dick Enberg how to use whiteout. The Dbacks announcers are bad but these guys are horrible.
Enberg says I am not good with mechanical things. It’s only correction tape my god.
Dick’s old enough that his first phone number was “8”
Dick’s very old. Older than me.
He’s retiring. Thought he was decent in his younger days.
I thought he was one of the Best.
Yeah, but Julie Alexandria is nice to look at.
That was a great, heads up play
Loving Nunez. So much fun to watch!
Love the unbridled joy with which he plays. Refreshing.
Especially on a team with a bunch of guys that aren’t finding much to smile about.
BTW – Congrats on the Vols win. I usually miss most of the college football games due to daughter’s sports stuff all day, but that was fun to watch.
Thank you, bud. It was a great game.
Bailed Buster out good.
Nunez is a blur. Amazing play
Nets are good for balls, bats, helmets, and now 3rd basemen.
Take note, Puiggy.
Love his smile. :o)
Yeah. Kruk said he loves playing the game, has an infectious smile.
That was right up there with Pablo flipping over the dugout rail and Arenado crashing into the seats.
Best part of the Pablo flip was him blowing the bubble throughout the whole rotation.
Bumgarner’s pitch count is rising fast. 50 pitches, and he isn’t even through 3 innings yet.
Now he is!
Mets have no pitching at all. I wouldn’t be surprised if the wildcard ended up being Giants and Cards
They play the Phillies 4 more times after tonight and they have no pitching either, and less hitting than the Mets .
Phillies play them extremely tough. I like their chances at home.
They seem to be holding on pretty good.
They still have Thor and Colon. Thor was scratched with strep throat for today, but he’ll be back in a few days.
Query — if Pagan was a third baseman would he have just stood there and watched Posey not find the ball?
Yes. He wouldn’t want to mess up his hair.
Might have hollered you GOT it
Hit the ball on the ground, Ehire. Pop ups are no Bueno.
He’s moving into the Gillaspie part of my brain.
Been there for me. Matthew’s a big fan, but I just don’t see it.
Okay let’s now waste THIS double!
When you make this out, Denard, make it a productive out.
Pull an oblique?
Get him over without the out.
What a tough crowd! ;o)
No way Pence’s ball was an error. That was a rocket. That gets changed, IMHO.
That was a joke. They should put the official scorer in front of that ball.
Does anyone else think Span goes up to bat looking for a walk?
No Belt does .
At this point he probably should. Or just lean in & take one in the forearm.
Cmon 2 hole hitting Belt
The Table is set Buster. Do your thing
The rest of the season….every day…one Exorcism per day
The power of Mays compels you!!
Excellent! I will remember that one!
Posey lucks out.
Thank you Padres.
Runs thrown in!
We’ll take all the help we can get!
Lot of bad play today. They’ll beat the Giants, tomorrow. Maybe tonight if Bum can’t go all the way.
I love Nunez. Noooneyy
I’m gettin’ that way meself. He’s the Joe Noonan of my dreams.
Gillaspie on the bench thinking, “With every run we score, I get closer to getting in the game.”
It’s early, the Mets were behind 10-0, and they are coming back, with the Giants bullpen no lead is safe .
Give’em back, those are slappy runs, by a damn bunch of slap happy hitters. Well, I never, and 6 of them total. Mortifying.
Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic 3m3 minutes ago
Bumgarner just set the franchise record for strikeouts by a left-hander (245). He broke a record Cy Seymour set in 1898.
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Don’t shake Posey off, Mr. Bumgarner.
And I was just thinking, a 140-pitch No-No.
Oh well, another .Buster Lesson. Bumgarner just had to throw another FB by someone. Sometimes I think he sees a groundball out as a personal defeat.
Do not look but the Phillies are choking again !
Well, they’re the Phillies.
Pitching is bad, but they also should have 15 runs by now, stranded so many runners .
How many home runs have they given up?
Phillies pitchers have given up no HRs tonight.
So the Mets have decided to go all slappy like and they’re losing?
Odds of Giants blowing a five run lead: 5-1
Odds of Mets coming back from a ten run deficit: Even
10-7 Phillies, end of the 8th.
83 pitches through 5 innings. Looks like bullpen might have to pitch the last 3 innings. Bumgarner not very sharp
Only 14 more pitches allowed for Bum tonight. Remember, he has a 97-pitch limit now.
Myers better not look at him
Add on guys. Get those back and more. We need a stress free game tonight.
Bumgarner has given up a career high 25 HRs this year, velocity has been way down this year .
Yup, the bite on that cutter doesn’t look the same , either…
1-out Bot 9
Mets doing this with most of their starters on the bench.
Nunez should have run up and stood behind Buster for that pop-up, just to get a reaction.
Mets doing what they do.
Mets won’t die…
Comforto for the tie…
Tying run at the plate. Mets odds of winning: 2-3
Tying run on base Mets odds of winning 1-3
I seriously can’t see another Mets come from behind win
You’re kidding me Bumgarner
maybe all that stuff earlier this week about him being tired were actually true?
Not sure, but he hadn’t allowed a hit before the 4th. Just a complete letdown outing.
And the Giants will lose. Every bitter loss is accompanied by a rival’s miracle win
Throw in the towel why don’cha. Jaysus.
He’ll steal a picnic basket and be fine
Wow…6:0 and now a 1 run game.
Mets lose. Giants, finish the job please
10-8, Phillies. Made it close.
Add on Giants!
Why throw that pitch again!? He just homered on an inside fastball! Why throw it again!? The Giants kill me…
Padres playing for that wild card. Yep.
Phew! The Phillies hung on
I used to enjoy watching 1 run games with the Giants. Exciting pitchers duels. This season it just causes high anxiety and heart burn.
I reckon you’ve been missing the Torture, GGF. At least this year, it’s meaningless.
That’s true the torture. But they came through more often than not. Yes, Brian Wilson’s 9th innings often were anxiety inducing too.
I know what you mean!
Offense needs to keep competing
Now is when the Giants go into their stunned shell shock mode. Seen that look one too many times.
Way too many throwaway ABs. Pagan and AD right there. Make the pitcher work!
What a pathetic inning. Took about 30 seconds.
It was…. only 6 pitches.
I hate that swing early, aggressive stuff. Guys are hacking at anything.
Who was that coming in from the bullpen? Some guy with a beard… Gearrin?
Thanks. Osich and Okert both have dark beards too, right?
This year it’s been hard for me to recognize all bull pen pitchers. For some I still have to look twice to know who it is.
That’s because there are 20 of them.
Pagan with a weak AB, Adrianza weak bunt, another stress game.
Shock and awe = weak knees.
Oh sheet I’m another 1/2 inning behind. Gotta stop posting…
We’ll keep you current! I’m usually behind a pitch or two with MLB-TV as well.
5 runs on 4 hits for the Padres!
Bum let them down a lot worse tonight than he did at Dodger Stadium…they actually got him a six-run lead. Sighhhhh
That Rosales homer was a stunner!
He actually has good power, and owns Yu Darvish, has hit at least 3 HRs off of him .
What are those? Giants don’t have any…
Giants just can’t stay away from these one run games no matter how many runs they score
It’s a Bochy Wheel…..Of….Fortune!! game
You’re back! Missed you.
Congrats, Rocky Top!
A game too late .
More like Jeopardy! I’ll take famous MLB collapses for $1000 Alex.
This team had the best record in baseball for the first half of the season and holds the record for biggest second half collapse!
What is the 2016 Giants?
This one pitcher one batter philosophy is getting very tiring. Let the pitcher get on a roll.
Reading my mind…
I agree, especially when this next batter, Asuaje, is batting .182.
Didn’t realize that guy’s girlfriend/wife put the foul ball into her shirt pocket…all I saw was him reaching in to get it. Thought, “wow, that IS a fun ballpark.”
Oh, gawd, here we go with pulling pitchers like a lunatic. That always works, right?
He couldn’t let Gearrin face this .182 hitter because Asuaje bats LH.
Last night he was ripped for leaving one in!
Because he’d faced four hitters, gotten no outs, and walked in a run! It’s a little different!
I thought he shoulda pulled him then, too!
Oh Com’on. That shit is so played. Trying to micro manage a 50/50 bull pen. Years past, yeah sure. Great. But this year the bull pen has been a box of fries short of a happy meal. WTF!
Is Treadmill Bochy coming out?
It’s part of the cardio exercise required by his heart doc.
Getting his cardio exercise in.
Cory Gearrin sux, obviously.
Lopez against Solarte. I don’t like this
The ONE time he HAS to play the matchup game, he doesn’t
He should of kept Gearrin there with a .182 batter hitting left handed so he could face solarte
Should have put Gearrin in LF for Asuaje!
Or shortstop so Tomlinson could play instead of adr I can’t hit onza
And then Mac for D. Win/win.
Unfortunately, you were right.
Fer a second there, I thought it was Reynolds.
Gotta get him goin.’
Good one. SMH.
With his wife having just passed away, you just knew he was going to either get on base or hit something big. At least it was just a single…
Wait…it’s not Wheel….Of…..Fortune!
It’s dugout darts…. Triple 17! Let’s go……Law!
Law is down to 79 mph!
Take it like Pence.
C’mon…just rub some dirt on it.
Law looks like he lightened his hair
I think we are the insane ones now watching these games every night expecting something different to happen
There ya go.
OK, all you Law fans…..
Should have been brought in to face Solarte after Lopez got the second out.
He’s looking more closer like every outing!
Not me. Only support him cuz he’s a Giant. Just don’t see him reliable in pressure and I question his I’m gonna shove the ball up your ass attitude.
how’s the velo? he’s not quite right, is he?
He had that kid at 2 strikes and hung yet another breaking ball…not remotely ready to close. So, this wasn’t on velocity
or not finishing that pitch – which points to same problem, likely.
He shouldn’t be brought in to these situations…
Bochy has a platter of pupu.
Bochy IS a platter of pupu.
Pi$$ away another W for Bum.
Bum’s got no complaint.
He kinda pissed most of this away himself.
I was just about to write that!
I guess, but come on bullpen! Bochy.
He’s the one who gave up 5 he pis$ed it away himself.
Actually, Bum pissed it away, total.
Cost Bumgarner a win. : (
Bum had nothing to do with it.
He didn’t deserve one tonight–he’ll be the first to say it
Didn’t Bumgarner kind of cost Bumgarner a win?
Yeah, he did. How many HRs did he give up? 3?
Somebody just shoot me now please!
Who’s gonna keep the blog up?!?!?!
Baggs. He enjoys this kind of thing.
You, Matthew and Lefty!
Should’ve let Gearrin go longer. But that’s not part of the program.
If only Bochy had pulled an oblique back there. Oh wait – that was Span.
It’s never too late for that.
Oh dear oh fk
nite all — too aggravating for me — i’m throwin’ in the towel at least for now
This season can’t end fast enough.
It’s like a root canal with no anesthetics, but stretched out for as long as possible.
Right?! I’m truly conflicted about whether I’d even want them in the wild card game…I mean, of course I do, but–there’s a big part of me that just wants this misery over.
I know what you mean.
It’s just embarrassing.
Nice swing, Mac
sarcastic or for reelz?
two pitches around his ankles and he’s swinging about o foot over the top
I was hoping Gillapsie would hit.
He is the poster child of “uninspired”
low heart rate (sickle cell?)
what else? diabetes?
That would truly be a shame.
Back to inspired…BOOM
Here comes the second out
This is a carbon copy of the Florida Tennessee game. I can’t take two collapses in one day.
Is it the Giants making it look like all other relievers are good or is our bullpen that bad it makes bad relievers look good?
Span should just lose the goofy batting stance. It’s not like it’s really helping at this point.
Turning that leg so far in, seems like that would be tough on the hips. Guy had hip surgery…
OK – why do Span and Pagan hit bloops along the line and wait before they start to run? You know that hit Pagan got last night when Panik scored?? Son’s-a-beaches that gets me angry.
It’s a sad state of affairs when a go ahead rbi base hit makes you angry. Totally get that. This team just doesn’t hit with authority.
I think the baseball spirit of Aaron Rowand has taken over Span, and is exacting his revenge. They should try an exorcism or something.
This team is as unhappy as all of us on this blog…
I truthfully feel that we care about this more than they do
It’s like watching mirror opposites. Padres have nothing to lose and are playing free and easy. Giants have the postseason within their grasp and can’t get out of their own way.
What? Wait. Padres aren’t battling for a WC spot? Fooled me.
If they make the post season we fans should get a playoff share just for sticking with this train wreck.
They can do something about it, we can not .
And the offense crawls back into its shell for the night.
This is exactly the type of game I feared. Giants haven’t gotten a hit since the 5th.
Sure would be an interesting read if some good writer could tell the story of THIS Giants season. It’s like an effing Russian novel.
More like a horror story.
“Together we’re confused”
The Titanic could be a metaphor for the season. August is the ice berg. Bochy is the bandleader, etc..
I have Okert in Losing Pitcher Bingo
Nunez is a fine third baseman.
This team pretty much stinks now, but I think there is something wrong with Bochy. I’m not gonna call him names or yell for his firing as some do, but things don’t seem quite right. All managers make questionable decisions and he usually makes his share, but after watching him the past years, this season seems to have an enormous disparity. Maybe there’s something going on behind the scenes we don’t know about. He certainly hasn’t gotten performance from his players, that’s true. But his managing. It’s just odd to me how much worse it has been.
Spoke easy, but true.
Wouldn’t say he was in tip top physical health this year…
Which can certainly lead to mental deficiencies.
Or just stress and uncertainty. Maybe he’s not as resolved about his decision making and his personnel aren’t helping matters.
Stress and uncertainty are essentially what I am alluding to. If your heart is having issues and you are stressed that can affect your d-making.
I would not be shocked if he resigned after the season. He may going through his Urban Meyer moment.
I’ll be surprised. If things go poorly next year, then he’ll sight health and retire with 2 whole years left on his contract. But he’ll probably lead the Giants to 93 wins instead 🙂
Ok by me. I thought he looked like early-onset Alzheimers during some of his recent post-game pressers.
We should get NBC’s Investigative Unit to do some sleuthing in the off-season on Bochy’s state of mind.
Boy this blog sure heats up when the Giants crap the bed! I love all the engagement!
As they always say misery loves company!
Great blog. Remains mild and cordial, with a little heat. But professional nonetheless. You should see IBAbuzz raiders blog when things go bad. (Now Merc blog).
I feel bad for the runner that crapped his shorts and made the front page of this blog.
“I just shipped my bed!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCsqABAQLjs
The second half has been a disaster that all are responsible for. This game is on Bum. A SIX run lead with your ace against the PAAAdres should be an easy win. Instead they’ll be lucky to get into the 9th tied. Very, very disappointed in Bum.
I’m not taking any of the blame.
Man what a difference it makes when Strick just pitches to Posey’s glove
Then he hits the bull on the next pitch.
That was good!
Does anyone know how many HR’s Madison has given up this season?
Are we still under 500 or is it more than 500 now?
What a mess
I think someone said 25.
Nice job. Now go get some runs…RUNS. One won’t cut it.
Yo Paul in PV, you still there?
Left 1/2 inning too early, CJ – had an appt. at a karaoke bar! :o)
Come on Posey.
OK Let’s see if these magic crystals work: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uTqnam1zgiw
Inspiring ABs after giving up the lead.
I need a Giants piñata to smash repeatedly with a bat during every game.
Nunez needs to steal a base right now. Give him the must go sign.
Nunez the only one we can count on
He’s safe. Not that it will really amount to anything.
It’s a battle between the Giants, Mets and Cardinals to see which two teams suck the least.
I like our chances….
Not me, they have better bullpens, and they Mash the ball .
Read his statement, then read mine. Reinterpret…
The Giants do not suck the least, they suck the most , so will not make the playoffs
And that’s what I said, genius…figure it out
Nope , you said you like our chances at sucking the least, that was his question who will suck the least ?
The most…are you just dense?
Objection, Your Honor. Asked and answered!
You guys should get a room with all this talk of sucking…
Then why are they in a battle with such a slappy bunch of losers?
If the Giants lose, they’re out of playoff position for the first time since…May? April?
I predict if that happens, they will not recover. They will not be in playoff position again. Hope I’m wrong. But the 2016 Giants do not appear to have one drop of resiliency.
Whatever fire (and fun) this team used to have, or looked like they had, appears gone. It’s like they’re ready to be done for the year and start over next season.
They have whatever the opposite of resiliency is in buckets!
Oh man! You are precious!
I really wish I was a coach on this team because I would fng lose it and come un glued on these guys, read them the riot act and smash a table or two. Really. I would.
I think you should storm the clubhouse and do it anyway. We’ll all chip in to help you make bail.
They wouldn’t set the bail over a couple hundred bucks, would they?
What a terrible call — they better overturn that garbage.
We’re pretty good at winning replay reviews!
It’s the winning games that’s been an issue.
I like the oven mitt that Nunez wears, prevents broken and dislocated fingers.
And gets him 2 inches of reach into the bag.
I was thinking about that too. “Honest, ump, that 2 inches of padding in the fingertips is to protect the fingers.”
I think they should have shoes like that for plays at first!
Hmm…. to lose in the 9th, or be tortured by extra innings and still lose?
That’s the best you could do?!?
Really felt a Joe P. hit coming there…
Who’s in the ninth? Casilla? Smith!
Only Romo was throwing?
Looks like Strick still hangin in there.
Woah — Strickland got away with one there.
At least CAL isn’t letting me down for once like the Giants are doing
Shame on the Giants
Is Webb better than Goff? The line seems better but his WR corps are not nearly as deep.
True but I think the offense is better.
The defense is still a mess but so far so good
Kershaw has 19 consecutive scoreless innings and has given up two runs in 21 since coming off the DL. He’s the best player of the 21st century. It’s too bad that he plays for the Dodgers.
He’s the best pitcher. Hard to argue with Mike Trout, either. That kid’s amazing.
What Trout has done is far less rare in the history of baseball.
I wonder how much the Giants would have to give up if they could trade for Mike Trout?
Posey and Bumgarner, to start.
That wouldn’t work
Was thinking more along the lines of Matt Moore, Tyler Beede, Strickland, Osich, Span and Brownie
Plus Posey and Bumgarner…..
What Trout has accomplished before the age of 25 is extremely rare in the history of baseball.
Not quite as rare as what Kershaw has done.
I dunno. I got curious and just looked up who had a higher wRC+ through their age 24 season. The only names ahead of Trout are Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, Frank Thomas, Joe Jackson, Ty Cobb and Stan Musial. Only players with more HR than Trout are Eddie Matthews, A-Rod, Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, and Griffey. And I forget if you’re a WAR guy or not (I think not…) but by WAR he’s #1, tied with Ty Cobb, well ahead of Mantle in 3rd. That’s some….that’s some rare company right there.
Definitely good points. I just think that Kershaw’s period of sustained greatness is getting close to be the longest such period in the history of the game.
Hope he keeps imploding in the playoffs b/c so far the biggest stage has been tough on him.
He was very good last post season.
One good start and one mediocre start. 1-1.
TO likes to promote Kershaw’s greatness to Giants fans on the blog
I just think that if you appreciate the history of baseball, then you should appreciate what you’re seeing, even though it’s sometimes painful. Dodger fans in the 50s and 60s should have appreciated what they were seeing in Willie Mays.
I’ve always , always said I appreciate his talent. I just wonder if there a tiny needle in there from you…
Kershaw deserves any praise he gets, Giants blog or not. Why can’t you just appreciate one of the best players of this generation? If you love baseball, the jersey shouldn’t matter. Sound like a 5 year old school girl.
I do appreciate him, and say it all the time.
Nah! I will take Bum over him any day!
Today wasn’t a good day for that.
I’m loyal! Bum is a baseball immortal in my book! Kersahw is a great regular season player, nothing more.
Would you say the same thing about Willie Mays?
Bum is DA MAN!!! I loved it when he went after that jerkwad Puig. I just wish, just once, Bum would throw right at his ear. That’d put Puig on the DL for a while. C’mon Bum, invoke the ghost of Don Drysdale and throw it right at his head!!!
You’re an idiot. Bumgarner was wrong for his actions and cost the Giants a possible win that game.
You’re a pussy who is clearly too young to remember when baseball was played by men and not spoiled children like you. Please die.
S.A.D old dude. Figure that one out.
You’re nuts, Bum is good but not in Kershaw’s league.
He’ll get votes for the CY if he ends the season on this note. If Lincecum won a CY with a 15-7 record, you can easily make the argument that Kershaw was as dominant this season AND means more to his team. He missed a lot of time but he’ll pull votes. MVP too.
This is a rookie hitting appx .200? We act like every lefty hitter is Bryce Harper, gotta change pitchers.
Yeah, it’s puzzling. Bochy seems to get so caught up in the lefty-righty matchups that he doesn’t look at their BAs.
Because Bochy has gone soft in the head.
Why not just let Strickland finish it?
He hung a slider.
He ripped through every batter….
You know how Bochy runs a tight ship. Throw one bad pitch, even if you get an out with it, and you’re done.*
*Unless you’re Casilla or, I guess, Matt Reynolds
In fairness to Bochy Reynolds had not pitched in a week so he thought it would be a good time to have a AAA pitcher shake off some rust. You know one run game with the season on the line.
Or Cain. Or Peavy. I can only imagine the threat Evans had to give MelonHead to get Cain and Peavy so deep in the rotation they’d rarely pitch. They’re both done.
Padres are running out of arms in the pen. Their starter only threw one inning
So what, the Giants do not hit bad bullpens, most are young unknown , the Giants never hit those guys.
I’m just trying to be optimistic
Looks like Lefty and The Oracle are having a fued
I’m getting more snackz
We are? He loves Kershaw. I wish Kershaw would go away forever. He should go be a missionary in Africa and never come back.
We understand one another perfectly.
Ok my bad Lefty
lol @ a missionary in Africa
I’d also be OK with a bear eating Kershaw
Let’s not be too cruel now…the bear can just eat his pitching arm.
I’m so tired of Kershaw. He’s been ruining things for years.
I totally understand and agree. Both arms and a leg then. (Oh wait, you said ruining, not running.) 🙂
Very well then!
Atta babe Pagan.
Atta babe EA.
KT to come through again?
BOCHY’S MANAGING FOR THE WIN!!!! I have not seen that in quite a while. 2 weeks ago he’d just have Adrianza hack away.
Atta babe KT.
Kelby just gets it done.
Thank you Brad Renfro.
I’m so glad Bochy never lets Tomlinson play. It was also great having him in the minors forever so Gillapsie could be up.
That’s at least four times in the last two weeks I can remember him coming up with a huge late-inning hit.
The guy was solid last year too and yet because he had options and wanted to “protect@ GillAAApsibhe had to have the longest rehab assignment in history. It was beyond maddening.
Thank you again Padres! You let Roberto off the hook! He was going to hold Angel!
I can’t believe that Roberto Kelly tried to hold up Pagan there AGAIN
A major flinch by Kelly.
He’s not very good at third base coaching.
He has a bad back too. :).
The position requires a lot of twisting.
Oh NOW Span shows up
Trust me they need the extra runs. That was huge.
Better late than never!
in a huge way
Atta babe Span.
DENARD GOES YARD!!!
Span gets a hit!!!
I see you span!!
This is enough of a lead that you’d almost think that there’s no way the Giants could blow it.
But then casilla comes in
I see what you did there….
No effing way!!!
You sure post a lot of youtube videos
Part of me enjoys seeing the Rockies get their azess kicked
Too bad it’s L.A.
Where is all this Dodgers offense coming from.
I hope Dusty is getting the Nationals ready.
they only have one left starter — Gio. And he has been bad this month.
Plus they choke in the playoffs every year.
Plus Dusty is a terrible postseason manager
What could possibly go wrong
Scout!!! I belieeeeeeve!
Wow, Smith still in there, with Romo warming up in the pen. Nathan too.
Casilla has been forced to stand in the corner.
Ironic that Span and Pagan have career high’s in hr’s
Lots of guys do this year, the balls are juiced
Ironic because it’s a down yr for G’s hitting hr’s.
Too many balls hit on the ground .
Ironic: (1) words to convey meaning that is opposite of its literal meaning; …
(3) coincidental; unexpected.
Come on bullpen. Lock down this W.
Got milk? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ukWRRNqMAZ4
That’s what’s up Romo!!
Atta babe Giants.
YES YES YES King Serge
Again Romo was right to laugh at Bochy.
it’s never right to disrespect the manager,Well, unless he hits on your spouse.
It is ALWAYS right to disrespect the manager when he’s done a complete dogsh*t job of it like Bochy has.
what a fn rollercoaster game. but a win is a win
So with one swing, Span turns from goat to hero
This could be just the one that turns them around!
We say that after every win….
With 7 to go , this win was huge
WIN! Lots of late inning heroes!
Kelby starts at SS tomorrow.
And Span in CF!
Not sure what I’m more impressed/surprised/happy about…winning the game after choking away the lead, or getting 9 total runs.
WooooHooo! Did not see span as being one of the guys to come through late but I’m glad he did!
My nephew-in-law says this is the turn around point of the season — I think he had too many beers tonight
Affeldt tweeted that this is the second September in a row that Kelby’s come up clutch. He was part of that gritty bunch that hung in until the last week of the 2015 season. When he gets into games, good things happen.
Too bad he spent August in Sacramento.
It was ridiculous. Played great for them last year, hitting .289 when he was injured, and buried in the minors so they could keep Gillaspie and Adrianza. If they’d had Kelby’s clutch hitting, maybe they could have won a couple more games in August.
True that. And Adrianza is the anti-Kelby. #freekelby
Hey Boch. Adrianza looks tired. Might want to sit him tomorrow for Kelby. Thanks.
Lefty starter tomorrow, so maybe Kelby plays.
Probably for Panik which I disagree with. Adrianza has been average on defense. Let KT play SS.
I’d use Kelby and Nunez on the left side. Kelby’s good at 3B and fine at SS. Don’t know much about Nunez at SS. Panik’s looking better at the plate and his glove is important. Blach is a pitch-to-contact guy who gets a lot of ground balls.
At SS if he does. Can’t see moving Nunez.
I’ve been thinking why not try Nunez at short and Kelby at 3B? Nunez has way more experience at short than Kelby or AE.
Well I’ll be a monkeys auntie…we win.
I just saw that Notre Dame lost to Duke — LOL.
Well, Duke IS a powerhouse…oh, wait, that’s in basketball.
Really love NCAAF and the way they pile it on. Alabama wins 48-0. Houston 64-3. Michigan scores 49. Great stuff.
You never know when Kent State is going to explode for 6 touchdowns in 5 minutes! No lead is safe.
Good! I freakin hate ND and their pompous bs fans. Almost as much as Penn St.
And I despise Brian Kelly…phony
Congratulations Will Smith on your 1st win as a Giant!
Load up the righties tomorrah…
Good luck with that
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Wow they actually won. I was away for the 10th and had to watch delayed. I totally agree that Kelby must play way more often. I didn’t understand him not being up in August. But that ties in with Boch extreme stubborness this season.
I’m telling you and everybody else that Bochy hates Kelby.