Would someone just score a damn run already?

After a disappointing night against Nolasco, the Giants are leaving runners on base at a staggering pace tonight. Five through two innings.

Yes, the notion of “clutch” hitting is largely overblown, there’s not much statistically to suggest that anything about the game fundamentally changes, but fer chrissakes.

Tonight would be a great time to get a win as well. The D-Bags and Bums both dropped games in glorious walk-off fashion and the Giants can gain a game and set themselves up nicely for a rubber match tomorrow.

So please, pretty please, with sugar and cherries and a pinch of nutmeg on top… someone score some goddam runs.

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77 Responses to Would someone just score a damn run already?

  1. Chico says:

    We get one last lick… It’s not like the Marlins pitching is stellar — we’re just sucking right now. Sucking badly.

  2. Chico says:

    Got something going here!

  3. JDR says:

    Might have something here…

  4. xoot says:

    Pill looked pretty weak. Now another rook. Man.

  5. xoot says:

    Nice squeeze.

  6. Chico says:

    New ballgame. Casilla in a non-save situation, crosses fingers.

  7. JDR says:

    Oh for fuck’s sake…

  8. Chico says:

    Welp, that was that. Bochy & Muelens better get in their ears. Why did Pablo leave the game? I guess we’ll find out.

  9. shaman138 says:

    Jesus Hobag Christ, the Giants just love getting their asses kicked by the Marlins, don’t they? It’s been a tradition for about 15 years or so….and I have tix for tomorrow’s game, thanks to MOW, but I’m pretty under the weather and the forecast calls for rain, so for both my sickly self and my floundering team’s sake, I really do hope the game gets ppd.

    • Chico says:

      I’m drinking on a week night :0 Hope you feel better Shaman. If that game does happen, GO! We need some good luck dude. If not, Zycam (sp?) works like a charm for congestion, cough, sneeze & fever.

  10. xoot says:

    I saw Pablo leave the game, heard the Kruk and Kuip description of everyone’s obvious concern in the dugout, and yet I found myself surprised for a moment, when he didn’t show up to bat again. The guy has been the heart of the offense. How in the hell did he hurt his hand this time? Man.

  11. unca_chuck says:

    He hurt his hand on a swing. He left the park with a brace of some kind on his hand. Sure sounds like it’s broken but I hope I’m wrong.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    The only ‘good’ news is it isn’t the same hand he hurt last year.

  13. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, the inability to get runs in is galling. The pisser to me was Pagan not going from 1st to 3rd on the grounder in the 1st inning. It went to right field for God’s sake. The guy is supposed to be fast, and he ain’t stealing, and he’s going base to base? He would have scored had he been on 3rd rather than 2nd, on the flyout by Panda. Reyes went to 3rd on a base hit to LEFT field without a throw. It’s little shit like that that really pisses me off.

  14. unca_chuck says:

    Shit. Pablo broke the hamate bone in his hand. Same bone as last year, but the other hand.

  15. unca_chuck says:

    They musta called Fresno last night. Conor Gillaspie is already here.

  16. unca_chuck says:

    Have fun at the game Shaman. I’m going tomorrow on those tix . . .

    (thanks again!!!)

    Let’s start winning some fricking GAMES!

  17. Chico says:

    Just what we needed…. God dammit.

  18. unca_chuck says:

    They’ve got to seriously think about getting Crawford out of there. he’s doing way more harm than good at this point. No hit, no field, no job. Put Arias over there.

  19. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah,. Blanco’s fine there, then Pagan, then Melky.

  20. unca_chuck says:

    Nate played himself out of the lineup so Blanco chould be there most of the time.

    • Chico says:

      Amazing isn’t it? Nate was playing out of his mind in NY, after that, he’s completely lost up there. Blanco plays hard and he’s 3-3 against a tough pitcher and that double hit hit against the lefty was nice.

  21. Chico says:


  22. filthychangeup says:

    Well, that was as much fun as getting gouged in the eye with a rusty fork. As K&K mentioned, it was obvious from the look on Boch’s face that Sandoval’s injury was serious. In terms of the team’s overall performance I’m not as worried. All teams go through these funks, I’d rather it be early than August or September (see: Braves & Bosoxs, 2011). It would be really nice to see Cabrera, Posey, or even Pill/Belt put the team on his back and carry them until Sandoval’s return. That said, the Giants need to come out and dominate the Brewcrew this weekend.

  23. shaman138 says:

    Bleccch! That’s all I have to say about yesterday. Let’s go out and get ’em tonight. Optimism!

  24. unca_chuck says:

    So, the Marlins are a distant memory. It’s a beautiful sunny day. Timmy’s up tonight. I’m dragging my son out of school to buzz down to the City for the game. Courtesy of MOW. I think she’s in Japan? I expect to see tight pitching as the G’s are facing Zach Greinke. Never an easy task.

    Runs, baby. That’s all we need.

    Thanks agan, MOW!!!

  25. filthychangeup says:

    When you consider the 28 errors in 25 games that 12-13 record doesn’t look so bad. I heard on KNBR some doomer calling in to G&L with the “can Bochy” nonsense. Love all those who say Bochy won’t back the rookies yet sticks with Crawford. However, If I were him I’d be sure to straighten things out this weekend series before Huff’s return. Feeling good on Lincecum stepping up tonight, Go Giants!

  26. Chico says:

    RIP MCA.

    • JDR says:

      Damn. Two Beatles, Three Ramones, One Beastie Boy, Joe Strummer, Johnny Cash… and yet Keith Richards still lives. What the hell, Universe?

      On another note, the Beastie Boys are now in their late 40s. Jesus Christ.

      • shaman138 says:

        He not only still lives but appears to have not aged at all in 40 years. He may actually be a vampire.

        • unca_chuck says:

          All those blood transfusions did some kind of good I suppose. . .

          • Chico says:

            What hasn’t that guy put up his nose?

            I checked out that Motley Crue book from the library for the hell of it. Turned out to be a good read. . . I have no idea how those guys are still alive.

            Ok folks. To start off the day, Whiskey & captain crunch — breakfast of champions. Blech!

  27. unca_chuck says:

    Don’t forget Bon Scott . . .

    I saw Keith Richards when he toured with his own band around 1983. He looked like death wormed over 30 years ago . . . .

  28. xoot says:

    Chico, over on the splash WBB had our inoffensive Argentine fungus gnat jokes removed. That blog is absurd.

    • shaman138 says:

      Just read my reply to Nipper earlier today and that’s all you need to know about that so-called blog. VK likes to play dumb but he’s clearly supporting and feeding that bullshit and it’s literally become a blog for Giants haters.

      • Chico says:

        Well, he professes that he’s a very liberal guy — but his actions (reporting comments) are right out of the fascist playbook. Benito would be proud of his Fascismo.

        • filthychangeup says:

          Just return the favor, you don’t have to be logged in to report abuse. I agree, its absolutely ludicrous that WBB is allowed to use a name like “Trashikawa” but “fungus gnat” is deleted.

        • xoot says:

          WBB is very bitter backwater intellectual who likes to play petty games. The political bent of someone so insignificant is insignificant.

  29. Chico says:


  30. xoot says:

    Is anyone else pissed off at Krukow this year? The guy has become the master of the obvious hatchet job. He did it to Huff, and now he’s doing it to Lincecum. Never has he dared to take on Zito’s failure. Kuiper sits next to him and makes droll, accurate remarks about what’s happening in the game, including the mistakes Lincecum is making. Krukow, however, grabs the biggest bat he can find and beats the goddamned mistakes to death.

  31. filthychangeup says:

    This is beyond depressing. It’s like Lincecum totally forgot how to pitch. Sit this guy down in front of video of his CY seasons or better yet game 5 of the 2010 WS.

  32. shaman138 says:

    That was a beautiful sunset over the GG bridge and the ocean, for sure, but did they really have to show it 80 times in ten minutes?

  33. Chico says:

    Why am I getting emails every time someone posts? That’s weird.

  34. Chico says:

    Enjoy the game & night fellas. Headed out the door. Go Giants.

  35. shaman138 says:

    Aaaand to cap it all off, Ishi pulls off the squeeze. This is a gnarly game.

  36. Chico says:

    Look at this shit. I leave the house to go and have some brews with some friends and we score runs.

  37. shaman138 says:

    Huge win today. Awesome…now it’s time to hit the cantinas! Happy Cinco, guys!

  38. Chico says:

    Good win… Still some sloppy baseball due to youth (Pill in the OF etc) but glad to see some gap hits.. Cheers!

    Xoot, took my kids to fairyland today… I love the Lake Merritt area. . . I miss the east bay & it’s weather.

    • xoot says:

      I’m way up near the top of one of those office buildings on weekdays, looking right down on Fairyland (and all the way out to the San Mateo Bridge, etc.). I kid you not — on several occasions I have seen huge rainbows that arced over the lake and ended right there, in Fairyland, illuminating that very spot. Next time you’re in that neighborhood, take the kids to Trueburger, on Grand, about a five minute walk from Fairyland. Best milkshakes in northern California.

      • Chico says:

        I’ll do that next time.. They charge 5 bucks to park there and to be honest, the kids would have had just as much fun running around the grassy area around the lake… A picnic — burgers & shakes on a nice day, sounds great.

        That taqueria across the way (yellow building across the street from the gas station) is good. I ate there not too long ago.

        • xoot says:

          I’m very familiar with that taqueria — it has been up and down since the original owners sold it some years back. Back up, right now, I think.

          • Chico says:

            It was hopping yesterday..

            Hey, that lance dude on the Splash is great! He talks shit to the doomers, knows baseball, been around the block a few times (us younger folks can always learn from our elders).. We need 3 or 4 more rational Giants fans over there and the Splash might be back. Who knows.

  39. Chico says:

    Happy birthday Willie!

  40. JDR says:

    Ballgame! Now on to Chavez Latrine.

  41. shaman138 says:

    Here’s something to help us deal with our “friends” over on the Splash: He says the vodka is optional but I highly recommend it. Cheers…Go Giants!

  42. unca_chuck says:

    Friday’s game, while ultimately frustrating, was pretty cool. My son and I had a good time talking baseball and life in general on the 2 hour drive. The seats were great, even if the women behind us didn’t think we’d catch any foul balls with our mitts (we missed BP). Even from there, Timmy’s fastball was going high and wide for 2 innings. Nutty. Then he settles down just in time to get pulled and watch the pen give up the tie. Sat in front of a couple guys from Milwakuee. A 60ish guy and a 20 something kid. The kid was asking “where’s all the statues and shit for Bonds?” I said, see that tiny plaque on the brick wall above the 421? That’s it. He was saying things like not being able to get behind a cheater. When I mentioned Ryan Braun, he came up with the excuse train, and I said well, it’s a wash. Braun was caught fair and square. Bonds’ congressional testimony was leaked The older guy was talking about Clemens and the waste of time and money, and I agreed about it re: Bonds. Huge waste of time and money. The old guy also said that it was the coldest baseball game he’d ever been to. I was surprised to hear that. He said Muni Field wasn’t cold, it was too godamn humid. He said he goes to a lot of Toronto games, and they close the lid and heat the place. Too funny. I said shit, you shoulda gone to the Stick back in the day. It would be 20º colder there right now, and the wind would be howling.

    The game was going awful, walks, HBP, bad defense, LOB until the 6th. Good to see the guys finally string some hits together. The call at 1st was atrocious. Kinda slowed the inning down. By the end, the ump was nodding as if to say, yer right Boch, I missed the call. Good to see Pagan show the fire, but he’s has problems processing inforrmation. He was on 1st on a ball hit to the RF gap and he nearly stopped rounding 2nd, even though the RFer hadn’t even gotten to the ball. He made it to 3rd, but, I’m baffled that he doesn’t use his speed very well. And as we’ve seen these last few days, he makes Freddie Lewis look like Willie Mays. He’s hitting a ton, but criminy, it’s hard to tell if he’s helping or hurting the team. Cainer had to be pretty bummed about that route Pagon took. Bummie is 5-1, 2.31 era. Matt is 1-2 2.35 era.

    I’m sure he’s a little chapped by this. With any decent run supp0rt, the guy would be 85-60 at the least. Sure he’s paid millions. Sure, people know he’s a great pitcher, but he should be considered one of the greats of his time. Instead of a sub .500 pitcher.

    Anyhow, the G-men finally play LA. Bubbles vs. Lilly. Be still my heart.

    Yeah, Xoot. Death wormed over is much worse than death warmed over. . .

  43. sandy32koufax says:

    Can’t wait for the Dodgers post…

    Guerra is a second year ‘Closer’…

    I’m groaning every time he comes in…VERY similar to Broxton’s last year and a half…the difference is that I don’t believe Javy is juicing and will only improve as time goes by.

    Let’s “Do This”

    Damn Kemp for being hurt… 😉

  44. xoot says:

    “Giants reliever Guillermo Mota was suspended 100 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for clenbuterol, . . .”

  45. unca_chuck says:

    Yippeee. Mota was nothing if not sturdy. Long relief is a tough job that he filled admirably.

    Still think the game is clean, Bud?

    Shit, we’re losing players by every means possible.

  46. sandy32koufax says:

    Guillermo Mota!!!

    Oh well, he did help win the Jints a title

    I’m waiting for Ramirez’ ”other shoe” to drop…

  47. Chico says:

    If that doesn’t make you want to beat the Dodgers, I don’t know what will.

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