Sunday, October 04, 2015

150 days to the Cactus League opener

That's how Jon Miller ended today's radiocast, reminding us that the Giants will next play the Angels (who also failed to make the postseason) on March 2.

I liked Matt Cain going 5 strong shutout innings today.

I also like the pending signing of Eddy Julio Martinez, who sounds like pretty good Cuban outfielder 

Tomiinson's speed

It is the real deal -- Kelby Tomlinson is one of the fastest in the MLB. Proved it today.

Bruce Bochy told this --

"There aren't too many guys that are going to get an inside-the-parker there," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "It was a close play, but he's fast. He runs the bases well. Roberto [Kelly] was excited to send him there. That's one of the most exciting plays in baseball."

Monday, September 28, 2015

Dodgers gag again

Nothing like seeing Trevor Brown beat the Zach Greinke tonight. He's now 8 for 26 with 5 RBIs -- a guy who was called up as an emergency replacement for Susac and Sanchez getting DL'd.

And some idiot Dodger fan made a comment about a year-old post on why only idiot dodger fans think Maury Wills belongs in the Hall of Fame. Yeah -- the Hall of Fame of the OVER-RATED.

Anyhow, I'm not posting your stupid comment. If you don't like it, get out of here. LOSER

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Still alive

Thanks to rookies like Trevor Brown, Mac Williamson, Chris Heston and Jarrett Parker, the Giants managed to win their last two games of the year against the pathetic Oakland A's at their pathetic ballpark.

The dodgers have now lost 7 of 9. So the Giants still have a chance with 7 games left. They are only 6 out. 

Let's hope for more dodger choking.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

No mercy in September

Last night's game had to be one of the most painful of the season. Nice recap by Chris Haft for 

SAN DIEGO -- Excuses don't exist in the high-wire act known as relief pitching, as the Giants were painfully reminded in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the San Diego Padres.
It's unfair to find fault with San Francisco's relievers in a game such as this one, when the offense musters four hits and goes 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position. Moreover, the Giants' bullpen has thrived for much of the season, ranking third in the league in ERA (3.10) and fewest losses (16) entering Wednesday.
But September baseball is especially unforgiving for teams such as the Giants, whose chances of catching the Dodgers in the National League West became virtually nonexistent with Jedd Gyorko's walk-off hit for San Diego against Giants closer Santiago Casilla. Los Angeles' magic number for eliminating the Giants dwindled to five with 11 games to play. So when the bullpen squanders leads of 2-0 and 3-2, as the Giants' relievers did against the Padres, it's glaring, regardless of prior successes.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

46 years ago tonight

38 year old Willie Mays got his 600th homer

It was only his 13th of the year. He had turned 38 that year and was looking worn down. He had been bothered by injuries that season.

 Mays enjoyed a resurgence in 1970, hitting 28 homers, and got off to a fast start in 1971, the year he turned 40. He had 15 home runs at the All-Star break but faded down the stretch and finished with 18.

I'm so fortunate that I got to see him play. I was there in 1962 when he hit nos. 48 and 49 in the first game of the playoffs and I got to see him get hit number 3,000 in 1970

Monday, September 21, 2015

Buster Posey 2015 = Buster Posey 2012

The three run homer today gave him him 19 for the season and 93 RBIs. The 2012 totals were 24 and 103

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Panik back in 2016