Barry Zito walked a guy hitting .037
We paid an arm and a leg
It’s as simple as this: We need to win now. The Giants have reportedly “dealt” Zach Wheeler and Gary Brown to the New York Mets in exchange for a rental outfielder in Carlos Beltran. If this is true, and Giants’ fans will have to wait until tomorrow at the earliest to find out, this was a heavy price to pay, but a price that I think should be and was paid. (Beltran is on...
findtheswagger: You be the judge. (via Sports Grid) There’s no judging. Except the baseball gods judging Jerry Meals. He will be forever known as the “guy who wanted to get the fuck out of the stadium cause he was a wuss.”
Short post on brevity
Madison Bumgarner is 21. He has been recently pitching like a veteran with absurd mound presence and command of the game. It’s beautiful. His BB/9 broken down by month: April: 4.24 May: 2.43 June: 0.98 July: 0.66 For the year, his BB/9 is at 2.04. Not only that, he keeps the ball in the park even while hitting his spots. He holds a 3.4 percent HR/FB rate (0.30 HR/9) and that’s good...
The Aubrey Huff hit chart was a fucking joke. #Smfh @ Bandwagoners. Learn to read stats.
Giants acquire Jeff Keppinger from Houston. WONDERFUL FUCKING MOVE. These are the types of moves that make Sabean a wiz when it comes to finding the right piece to add to a championship contender. (He still can’t rebuild for shit, but whatever.) We gave up a struggling Henry Sosa, who hasn’t pieced it together despite some top notch stuff and a middle reliever who has a live arm but...
Sidetracking for a minute
The US Women’s National team lost in the world cup final this weekend and I personally thought there was no other way to describe the sequence then to say they choked. Apparently, it was rude. Well, here it was a female writer on ESPN: If true equality means giving women’s sports the same sort of analysis with which we scrutinize the men, then it shouldn’t be considered crass,...
Youu whooooo! Get out of the kitchen.– Kruk on Vogelsong K’ing Billingsley.
Francisco Rodriguez traded to the Brewers from the New York Mets. What does it mean? Fire sale time! Beltran might be the next to move.
The ooos and the ahhs of the first half
Injuries were the entire focal point of our first half. Look no further than the best position player on our team and the best current starting pitcher on our team. No use beating the horse to death, but Posey left the giant gap in the middle of our order. But to suggest something else others may overlook, even when he wasn’t hitting well, especially for power, Posey brought a definite...
Attention all bandwagoners:
Stay the fuck away from the park so real fans can get their bobbleheads first. Fuck the rest of you guys.
Agassi's love Lincecum's →
Andre Agassi’s son growing up as a fan of the right baseball team. #Ftw.
I used to be a huge fan of Carlos Beltran, but that was before his string of major leg injuries rendered him more or less impotent on the basepaths and statuesque in the outfield (so much so, that they moved him to right and he no longer patrols center.) However, he’s been staying off the DL for the most part this year and that’s a good sign. With Reyes hitting the DL and a tough...
Go fuckin' figure
Yes, ladies and gentleman, that was Barry Zito. 4 hits, 1 earned run off a homer, 7 strikeouts and NOT A SINGLE WALK. Wait, what? Yes, we just saw 8 innings of NO-WALK ball from Zito on the hill. And boy, it was a doozy too. He had first pitch strikes when it mattered, and a 67 to 41, strike to ball ratio. Even more impressive, he accumulated 11 swinging strikes, a number of them to end...
Vogelsong isn't just good →
By FanGraphs pitch-type values, Vogelsong’s fastball (+13.9 runs) ranks as the 14th best heater in baseball among starting pitchers (min. 70 IP). That’s better than: Michael Pineda (12.7), Tim Hudson (12.6), Cole Hamels (7.7), and Clayton Kershaw (6.8) just to name a few. Not too shabby for a guy pitching in Allentown, PA a year ago. For reference, in Greg Maddux’s last good year as a...
10 earned runs. Our starters have given up 10 earned in the last 2 games. Madison and Matt haven’t had the best turns in the rotation this last time around. Though they both went relatively deep into the game compared to Lincecum (who didn’t have a stellar start Monday either.) the bullpen has really shined despite all the talks of us “wearing out our staff.” In 13 innings...
Jack McKeon should shut the fuck up
Florida manager complains that Lincecum wasn’t a worthy All-star choice. First of all, Bochy stated today in a media session that McKeon did not pick up the telephone to lobby for the selection of his pitcher, Anibal Sanchez over Tim Lincecum. Second of all, the disparaging remarks, calling Timmy out, saying that he’s not worthy of an All-star selection is TOTAL bullshit. In...
We pay him 12 million dollars
Aaron Rowand is making 12 million dollars this year, 12 million next year. He’s a platoon that absolutely cannot hit against right-handed pitching. His vision is really bad — he’s taken nine walks all year and swung at a ball to end today’s game. He’s got no power left in his swing (2 home runs all year) and he’s slowed down a step in centerfield. We are...
Cause baby you're a firework
Pablo absolutely hamburgered that pitch into the bay. He’s got a nine-game extra-base hit streak going and boy did he extend it today. He lined a nice double early in the game but was stranded and later had this massive, towering, picturesque, wet shot. Are they looking at: A. Fourth of July Fireworks B. The in-game jets flying by C. Splash-hit of the year Dave Flemming isn’t a...
This is some shitty ass defense we got going on right now. Three errors yesterday; an error and a passed ball today. Wtf.
baseballsexualfrustration: when i saw that video of brian wilson taking his anger out on that cooler after giving up two home runs today, all i could think about was how i would HAPPILY let him take his anger out on me after the game ;) Women and bandwagoners should not be allowed to talk about Giants’ baseball. Brian Wilson did not give up any home runs during the game today. #Dipshit