Seriously… what the hell is going on here?

If one chooses to believe in karma, then (not)Tommy Lasorda’s last post on this blog doomed the Giants to their current plague of injury and suck. Sorry about that.

Vogelsong is out for several more weeks, Pablo is now on the DL with his foot issue and Pagan continues to nurse a sore hammy. What’s more, it seems Scutaro has messed up his left pinky so bad that he can’t straighten it out.

With things seeming to fall apart, the one thing we can take solace in is the knowledge that the Giants are still within striking distance of the division lead having just taken two of three in Arizona. This is a team that hasn’t hit its stride yet this season, if they can get things together at some point in the remaining year they could once again be looking at a World Series run.

As it stands, however, I’d be happy enough if they can get through this road trip without any more starters going down with injury.

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103 Responses to Seriously… what the hell is going on here?

  1. sandy32koufax says:

    Actually, we fans of EVERY NL West team take solace in the fact that EVERY NL West team still has the same opportunity that you’ve staked the jints to. Hell, even your assessment of the jints applies to every NL West team.

    Including that injury bug which seems to be effecting every NL West team right now.

    (he fucked his up enough all by himself, piling on is def-not good for the pilor. And, uh, I need another round of kielbasa for the boys. God Love Ya, Fimple!)

  2. mailorderwife says:

    Well, if the Giants are going to fall asleep, I am going to eat popcorn.

  3. shaman138 says:

    Giants pitching has completely come undone. Whatever started with Lincecum last year has now affected the entire pitching staff. Plus, this team just gets mauled in Pittsburgh every year now and Hotlanta is right around the corner. The NL west is a train wreck right now and at this rate the padres will wind up winning the division

    • sandy32koufax says:

      How are liking the Spurs?

      IDK if you remember me telling you this ealier in the playoffs but I said they were mostly cagey vets with a coach that knows how to adjust to the game his team finds itself in…

      Queen Jamie indeed!

      • shaman138 says:

        Its far from over but that game made my day. The great and powerful Heat looked dazed and confused last night. Tomorrow is effectively a must win for Queen Bronnie and Co.

        • sandy32koufax says:

          I was listening to the tools on the 95.7 afternoon show (two serious dorks and a radio version of Amy G) Apparently 11 of 12 previous teams in the Spurs position have won it all in the ensuing game. Go Spurs.

          The Heat, not unlike the Dodgers, embody all that I hate about what pro teams are becoming, simply another way for rich peeps to either get richer (usually) or to express their egos through the team they own. Worst of all where the Heat are concerned, is that Jamesco made it all Bona Fide (hah) with that stupid “The Decision” etc…


  4. sandy32koufax says:

    20 runs on 33 hits and two errors. Zits got banged and every pitcher after him did too. jints bats were in the game, especially Pence. Oh well, isn’t PNC an ugly bitch of a ballpark?

    LADs facing NL West’s best pitcher so far this year in Corbin and Ryu is already doing his hit parade thing, at least he’s kept the runs down. We’ll see against the snakes tho.

    • shaman138 says:

      As long as they actually play baseball instead of having another half assed battle royal everything should be fine.

      • sandy32koufax says:

        Sadly, I missed all of the fisticuffs yesterday. I hear Donnie Baseball even got down and threw a punch! The Zackster has some huge heuvos throwing at guys so soon too. I’m guessing that Scutero is gone for a month or more unless they rush him back.

        How you doing, Superman?

  5. xoot says:

    Where is your ancient courage? you were used
    To say extremity was the trier of spirits;
    That common chances common men could bear;
    That when the sea was calm all boats alike
    Show’d mastership in floating . . . .
    –W.S., Coriolanus

    • sandy32koufax says:


      The blending of a truth with humour…

      • shaman138 says:

        Just like the dodgers current standing in the NL west.

          • sandy32koufax says:

            Here’s MY beef with the new ownership group-It’s not about where LA sits in the standings, at least I’d planned on two-fours years of crap. It’s that these thieves aren’t doing all they should to rebuild the farmers or to make legit deals for the betterment of the team. Hell, they haven’t been playing by the rules since before the actual purchase of the team. McWhoops was an amateur compared to these guys. And don’t give me that “most of what they’re doing is legal” crap. Laws that govern business are a joke.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Yes! Cain pitches a shutout on the anniversary of his perfecto . . .

  7. xoot says:

    The Giants win a road game! The Giants win another road game!
    The Giants have played great baseball the past two nights. Helluva team to step up like this, now. As in the past few years, that character will be important down the stretch.

    • JDR says:

      Seeing as this was supposed to be the road trip that ended the season, things aren’t looking too bad. If the hold on to this lead it’s a winning road trip and the D-Bags are very much within reach here and now. I’m telling you, if things click down the stretch for the Giants it will be a very boring stretch run…

  8. shaman138 says:

    Well, the Braves were handed this game on a silver platter. Bad umpiring coupled with too many mistakes. Just goes to show that no lead is ever safe with our “new and improved” pitching. Tough loss.

    • xoot says:

      This one hurt, that’s true. Still, I agree with JDR, above: gut out a win tomorrow night and it’ll be a decent road trip.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, tomorrow’s game is kinda big. But we’ve actually gained ground on AZ if SD wins tonight. The thing is, the G’s have a lot more division games coming up, and those are the important ones. This roadie will be a distant memory very soon.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Well, shitty trip, but we GAINED a game on AZ. It’s the battle to .500 for the NL West.

  11. Chico says:

    That road trip should have been better. Besides yesterday’s game, we played pretty good ball.

    Romo’s blow save was on him, but he didn’t get much help from the defense or the ump.

    I don’t see any AAA’s trolls here.

  12. shaman138 says:

    I think I’ll start eating popcorn, too. The Giants are becoming a parody of a baseball team. The constant bloopers are getting really fucking tiresome

    • mailorderwife says:

      I had to stop popcorn because it was too much carb. Instead, I started to play piano whenever the Giants were losing. That was an old World Series trick, but I find it necessary to keep my sanity.

      That bonehead move by Bochy yesterday was PAINFUL.

      The only saving grace here is that the Dodgers are doing worse than we are. In truth, however, this whole division blows.

  13. JDR says:

    How about that Oakland catcher? Ouch.
    Two balls, one strike.

  14. shaman138 says:

    It’s nice to see the other team make some dumb blooper mistakes for a change

  15. Chico says:

    Did Torres just injure his knee? Shit.

    Lincecum with a triple.

  16. Chico says:

    Now Arias goes down with a bad hammy? You can’t make this shit up

    • xoot says:

      Unbelievable. But Arias showed some serious courage keeping the stride going to score. Hope it’s not major.

  17. Chico says:

    Dodger dogs?

  18. unca_chuck says:

    Wow. Injuries are getting ridiculous. And the LOB yesterday was flat embarrassing.

    Kirkham and Timmy coming up? That may have been our best shot at a win.

    • shoelessinlassen says:

      I confess I suspected ill intent by the opposing pitchers when initially Vogelsong and then Scutaro both were injured by freakishly cruel if otherwise ‘innocent’ looking inside pitches. Being 2012 WS champions is not so easy a feat to manage in the ensuing year, as it’s a bit like every Giant is viewed by opposing teams as wearing a flaming red target on their person or elbow or exposed digit ….

  19. Chico says:

    Baseball isn’t even important to me today, as a little bit of democracy died today. I’m officially worried for our country. really worried.

    • shoelessinlassen says:

      Yes, unfortunately, none of this has been happening over night. One could argue it’s been going on since the assassination of Kennedy, followed by the onset of “Supply Side economics,” championed by Reagan … and the coup de grace: the 2000 electoral college coup, followed by the abject, corporate-backed exploitation of the 9-11 attack – by 16 Saudi Arabian radicals, no less … not to mention the Roberts’ court’s “Citizens United” ruling and, yes, now this, the further undermining if not unraveling of American voters. It’s distressing and then some, I agree, Chico. It’s best to not give up. To continue to resist is the best retort to such crap. In the long run, corporate-managed government (which is the traditional definition of Mussolini’s “fascism” will fail … but, one lingering question is nonetheless still troubling – can mother earth weather the storm of unimpeded “free” corporate plundering of all her natural resources, including clean air and clean water for all life on the planet without having to endure the catastrophic projections of global climate change. I’m an optimist if only because any alternative is not only objectionable, but unthinkable, too.

    • xoot says:

      There’s reason to be worried, but that’s always been true, imo. Today’s voting rights opinion is exactly the sort of thing we can expect to see so long as 5 reactionary a-holes sit on the high court and republicans dominate congress. It’s a life-long struggle.

    • Chico says:

      Thanks for the replies. Didn’t mean to go political, but we’re living in strange times. A republican used to a republican, now they’re fucking morons with no regard for others. Besides my family, I found a cause to fight for. It’s on.

  20. mailorderwife says:

    Well, emerging from post-NHL is never easy, especially after that final Stanley Cup game.

    The Giants are PAINFUL to watch. SCOTUS? WTF. I am hoping that the right thing gets done tomorrow, but I’m not at all certain it will.

    • shoelessinlassen says:

      It will turn around … it has to! But, first a word from our sponsor: “Jiffy Pop!” ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. shoelessinlassen says:

    I’m sensing less popcorn and more Scutaro hit and Blanco runs ….

  22. xoot says:

    The Kid had a problem in the stretch with a runner on 2B. He’d look back at the runner but then be off balance as he turned to come home. Not every pitch, but most. 2 HRs. At least that’s what I saw.

  23. mailorderwife says:

    I fell asleep so I didn’t see the game. I guess it wasn’t a bad choice?

  24. sandy32koufax says:

    Hi Gfans-I’ve been w/o the everlovin internet for about ten days and haven’t been missing it, for a change!

    Who is lassen?

    SF went butt crazy this morning (I’m working at 8th and Market), honking, yelling and crying for something that should have been a no-brainer in the first place. Our republic is in danger, Chico, and DOMA/Prop 8 today are simply concessionary acts or SCROTUM would have made a broader decision.

    Back to baseball…GOD this has been an up and down two days. MOW puts it both succinctly and accurately when she says that LA is serious danger of losing both Kersh and Kemp. Then what? Because, as she also points out, Guggie has not rebuilt the base of the pyramid, the farm system, as of yet. A formula for continued free agents as a replacement for homegrown stars. PHOOEY!

    How about that murder charge on Hernandez??? Creepy shit ande more degradation of “Murrikin Murals” sad shite.

    Chico n shaman-I hope you are both in high spirits and are finding ways to enjoy this strange yet lovely summer, be well fellas.

  25. mailorderwife says:

    In the comments section of that stupid “most hated Giants” ever article, some asshat accused me of not being around to see the Johnnie LeMaster era. Who are these people?

    Anywho, the Giants are looking dismal with so many injuries. The one thing I do not want to see this year is another Beltran/Wheeler trade. That one still hurts, and we didn’t even make the playoffs. Let the Dodgers acquire Nolesco, because they’re just dumb enough to do something like that. It’s one thing to block a team from signing someone once the trade deadline hits and everyone hits the waiver wire; it’s another thing to trade for said player, just for the sheer sake of blocking another team, and paying $11.5 million for the luxury of doing so. Maybe they’ll offload Dee Gordon or, better yet, add to their already explosive payroll.

    Meanwhile, “sodomy based marriage” is now my favorite term. Also, the Paula Deen defenders? Maybe they should read the bloody complaint that brought about all of these Deen revelations.

    • sandy32koufax says:

      I love acerbic wit…unless it’s directed Los Doyers.

      Miller just said “We’re in the Dodger power now”


  26. xoot says:

    Man, this ump’s zone tonight is huge. Should help Lincecum.
    Good to see you, Sandy. Good to see everyone else, of course. I hope this joint gets going again.

    • mailorderwife says:

      I’ve had some bad computer problems that have kept me offline a bit. Hope the Giants win tonight!

    • sandy32koufax says:

      How you X-man? Did you dig that cool rain and wind?

      Good game so far, bottom of the third coming up as I type.

      Lincecum and Kersh are looking good so far. If LA doesn’t start putting some of those

      LOBs across, they will lose.

      Unless Kersh lasts into the eighth and goes yard.



  27. sandy32koufax says:

    Damn foolish base running.

    Epitome of Dball this year…

    And ya, credit due, very nice throw to the cutoff man.

  28. sandy32koufax says:

    Baer acting all Hollywood and hanging with Benji Bratt.

    NEVER dog LA peeps for their celeb fetishes…

  29. sandy32koufax says:

    Fucking hanging curve

  30. mailorderwife says:

    So yeah…Scutaro made it to first base when I went to another room. Came back, no Scutaro and no outs, with Pence on base. The Giants had been so bad about scoring lately that it took me awhile to figure out that Posey might have cleared the bases. Go Giants!

    • shoelessinlassen says:

      Yeah, went outside to check on my cat only to return to a 2-1 Giants lead … it’s getting all rather contagious.

  31. sandy32koufax says:

    What am I missing here?

    It’s memory lane tonight on NBC from jints ball vs Los Doyers

  32. sandy32koufax says:

    GREAT snag by Crawford…too bad Posey doesn’t make that tag.

    Well, I’m good with it.

    Then an uber fucking easy double play.

  33. mailorderwife says:

    Wow, Giants. I got away for a bit and come back to find them losing. le sigh.

  34. sandy32koufax says:

    Kenley’s relieving Kersh.

    Frickin nervous time…

  35. sandy32koufax says:


    High fives?

  36. shoelessinlassen says:

    Getting swept in LA hurts, sure; but watching the Giants offense right now is like time trip back through Mr. Peabody’s “Wayback” machine to the year 2009 wherein the Giants offense really was just as tepid and underwhelming.

  37. Chico says:

    Sorry I missed out on the conversation..This is interesting if you use your Google.
    Now, lookey here:probably what’s and who’s behind the trolling lately. Take a look.

  38. mailorderwife says:

    Dodgers are going after Nolasco? Awesome. Colletti is fast becoming Jerry Jones.

  39. xoot says:

    Man, how tough it is. After gutting it out through the first two innings, with the pitch count high, Cain was superb the rest of the way today. But even with 6 hits from the 1 2 3 spots, only one run. Why? 4 5 6 O-fers. That’s not going to get it done at Coors Field.

    • mailorderwife says:

      I knew a loss was coming the moment I saw Affail in the bullpen. I only saw the game from the 9th inning as I was out (boiling). The only saving grace about baseball within the last 24 hours is knowing that the only Dodger pitcher to not allow a run in last night’s 16-1 loss to the Astros was Skip Schumaker, their utility fielder.

  40. sandy32koufax says:

    Read the Splash entry that begins “Impotent…”

    Great adjectives like “flaccid” are used ๐Ÿ™‚

    16-1 sucks-how bout them jints tho?

  41. sandy32koufax says:

    I’m being moderated? REALLY???

    • mailorderwife says:

      Moderated where?

      • sandy32koufax says:

        Every time I sign in I see my most recent previous comment carrying a “Awaiting moderation” tag on it here at JDR.


        • sandy32koufax says:

          Here’s an example:

          “sandy32koufax says:
          Your comment is awaiting moderation.
          June 27, 2013 at 4:35 pm

          Clicked your link but only come up with walnut creek dick dude”

          WTF is that about?

  42. mailorderwife says:

    Already down by 2 against Bronson Arroyo. Popcorn time …

  43. shoelessinlassen says:

    Kickham is getting rocked big time in the 2nd, ” … oh, the horror.” Marlon Brando — Apocalypse Now.

  44. mailorderwife says:

    Well, we may be tied for last when this thing is over…

  45. mailorderwife says:

    Giants are getting paid well to look lethargic. If only real people employment was so tolerant…

    • JDR says:

      I’m guessing most people would not want the sort of “job security” Major League Baseball players have. “Bad week? Don’t worry, we only have a few hundred highly-talented people in our company working day in and day out to do nothing other than show they can take your job.”

      • mailorderwife says:

        You also get well paid for screwing up like Jeremy Affeldt. I know Kruk likes to wax on about how well Affeldt does in the post-season, but that is contingent upon us getting there. I doubt the SF Giants are apt to replace everyone at once, too. And to be honest, the SF Giants are playing with as much gusto as the clerks at the DMV.

  46. shoelessinlassen says:

    Wow … another Cy Young-like shutout against a truly offensive Giants jugger-not.

  47. xoot says:

    Well that wasn’t much fun. Have these guys hit rock bottom now? Will they bounce? How the hell do Bochy and his coaching staff get this turned around?

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