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Re: The San Fransisco Giants Thread

Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:04 am
by War Years
Though I'll admit it was a close call, Once again, Bochy pulls the starter after a leadoff hit that Torres almost caught and the bullpen allows a 4 run inning. The only positive thing that can be said is that we got the bullpen feet wet in what turned out to ge a losing cause. I did think Bochy has has a 2 game streak where he did manage his pitchers well.
Torres has at least for the last 7 weeks ran out of gas. He was , like 5 for 45 prior to his appendictis and has been doing marginally better since. It's hard to imagine, given the symptoms that Uribe will be back tomorrow, but I could be wrong.
I'm into taking somewhat radical action lineup wise to try to get some hitting going. I'd be curious what you guys think: I'd suggest:
Sanchez
Posey
Huff
Ross
Burrell
Sandoval
Rowand
Renterria

Yeah there isn't much speed on top, but without Torres we have no speed, period, and he does have to get on base first, which he isn't doing. I wouldn't mind Rowand leading off but did that really work out well in the first of the year? Maybe it won't matter if he bats first or 8th because it seems like any change in Rowand's status works out well for a little while., so I tend to be optimistic about putting him in. ( mostly because I think there is nowhere to go with him but up ) If Uribe can return I'd probably bat him 7th and Rowand 8th.
I would discount the righty lefty matchup with Sandoval. He has been pretty abysmal from the right side (.224 ) but I think it might be the time to throw that out and see again if you can get this guy some of his confidence back, and we do need his bat. We see now that Fontenot also is having his defensive lapses, and I think we have to keep picking away, trial and error to see what combination can work.war years

Re: The San Fransisco Giants Thread

Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:59 am
by Mr. Crackerz
Unfortunately, Torres is playing worse than anyone else. Sanchez too, but he got a hit in game two.

I do like the Idea of switching it up. I think having posey go second could work, and huff going third. Only concern might be that it puts are three best hitters loaded on the top of the order, while the power hitters trickle throughout the rest of the lineup. Burrell, Ross, and Uribe all strike out a ton as they all go for the long ball.

I do think putting Panda (who was a good hitter last year) and former philly Rowand might be something this lineup can use to spice up this lineup.

Sanchez
Posey
Huff
Burrell
Ross
Sandoval
Uribe
Rowand
Pitcher.


SO you have the top average hitters loaded to the top. Power goes 4, 5, and 7 .Panda six, as he has a record of being a better average hitter than the other 4-8 players. Rowand 8th as we haven't seen him, and Pitcher.

Re: The San Fransisco Giants Thread

Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:29 am
by War Years
Great game. This is getting good! Cain showed that he's as strong as ever. If we can just win tomorrow, we will have Timmy at home on Thursday! I give Bochy credit for experimenting with the lineup, as it turned out, both Rowand and Renterria got big hits, and he did let Cain finish his inning.
I watched the Rangers trounce the Yankees with mixed emotions. I feel good for Benjie and his stepping forward, and Texas's first shot at a World Series, but then I hate the Yankees and I'd LOVE to have a chance to beat them in the series.

Re: The San Fransisco Giants Thread

Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:45 pm
by JREED
Yeah Bochy and his drunken riverboat gambler mentality down the stretch and in the post season has really payed off!

Re: The San Fransisco Giants Thread

Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:41 pm
by Beast Mode
Mr. Crackerz wrote:Unfortunately, Torres is playing worse than anyone else. Sanchez too, but he got a hit in game two.

I do like the Idea of switching it up. I think having posey go second could work, and huff going third. Only concern might be that it puts are three best hitters loaded on the top of the order, while the power hitters trickle throughout the rest of the lineup. Burrell, Ross, and Uribe all strike out a ton as they all go for the long ball.

I do think putting Panda (who was a good hitter last year) and former philly Rowand might be something this lineup can use to spice up this lineup.

Sanchez
Posey
Huff
Burrell
Ross
Sandoval
Uribe
Rowand
Pitcher.


SO you have the top average hitters loaded to the top. Power goes 4, 5, and 7 .Panda six, as he has a record of being a better average hitter than the other 4-8 players. Rowand 8th as we haven't seen him, and Pitcher.


I don't think we can afford the switch back to Panda right now ... don't mess with whats working. Last thing we need is that fat tub of defensive liability back in the line up.

Re: The San Fransisco Giants Thread

Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:04 pm
by JREED
Well, let's thank boch that he gave panda the nod because that 2 run double was huge. That's 3 down win one to go at home and big time timmy Jim taking the mound tomorrow! Trying to watch the post game now but all ESPN and fox want to do is talk about the phillies, nothing new.

Re: The San Fransisco Giants Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:26 am
by Beast Mode
JREED wrote:Well, let's thank boch that he gave panda the nod because that 2 run double was huge. That's 3 down win one to go at home and big time timmy Jim taking the mound tomorrow! Trying to watch the post game now but all ESPN and fox want to do is talk about the phillies, nothing new.


Goddamn, talk about me eating my words ](*,) ](*,)

Panda's RBI's were huge... and they came right after I wanted to throw my remote at the screen for swinging at another ball in the dirt.

Re: The San Fransisco Giants Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:18 am
by JREED
I probably would have said the samething, would have rather had uribe playing 3rd, but who knows with that injury. Anyone but Fontenot the way he has been defensively.

Re: The San Fransisco Giants Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:13 pm
by War Years
I give Pablo as much of a chance of getting hot as any other Giant. Though I do think Biochy is right to continue to keep finding the hot hand. I hear Torres goes back to batting first up, good lucK Andres. If he can't cut it, I'd sure like to see Sanchez leading off. Kudos to Rowand, making that killer throw, and then the Posey swipe.

Re: The San Fransisco Giants Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:56 am
by War Years
That game was strange, That 3rd inning did highlight the occasional weird bounces of baseball.The umpire call on the foul ball bunt. Posey probably should have let it go foul, but he wanted to make a heads up play. Pablo first charges then he runs back to 3rd and ends up a step short. If he just caught the ball and turned around and touch the base he had enough time to force the runner out. Then the Huff boot into center field, which was disastrous, and then the Phillies get their first 2 well hit base hits of the inning.
At the end, who do Buck and Mc Carver interview?, Halladay, who pitched OK and won, but was slightly outpitched by Lincecum.
During the regular season, acquiring Ramirez was like a dream come true. But he's now allowed 2 long balls, the 11th inning game breaker to Ankiel against Atlanta and now Wirth.

Re: The San Fransisco Giants Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:57 am
by Mr. Crackerz
the umpires are not calling that low strike for most of the entire series. AND, they seem to be calling a strike on an outside ball on left handed hitters... they seem to be relatively consistent on this per game, but its odd how sometimes it seems like a perfectly good corner pitch is called a ball.

Hopefully Giants win tonight, for Sanchez's sake and that I don't think we will win a game 7 if we go to it.

Re: The San Fransisco Giants Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:54 pm
by Mr. Crackerz
WORLD SERIES, BABY!!!

Re: The San Fransisco Giants Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:22 am
by War Years
This thread should be retitled---WE'RE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!!!
Anyway Congrats to all loyal Giants fans who in the last 40 years can't even count 3 years in a row at a stretch being in a Penant race every September.
World Series opener is going to go on at the same time as the Warrior opener, have I got that right??
My biggest problem with Bochy has been his premature pulling of our top 3 starters, but in the last 4 games Bochy has been brilliant! Affeldt's had a poor year, but I think he's picked the best time to return to 2009 form and I think we should resign him for 2011. Yesterday his pulling of both Sanchez and Lincecum was at the perfect time. After Affeldt saved the inning from Sanchez, I was just elated that we were still tied! I was almost thinking of letting him leadoff in the 5th instead of pinch hitting Fontenot ( who did get a hit ) because after their 2 run first and that almost nightmarish 3rd, coupled with Timmy's 3rd the other night, I was just happy to have someone come in from the bullpen who could shut the Phillies down. Bumgarner gutted it out, but that bases loded situation gave me the shakes.

What is Howard doing at the end?, just trying to get a charity call from the ump? ( Looking for a smilie that conveys total gutlessness ) Kind of a pathetic way to end the game. Usually the more Wilson tries to macho challenge the top hitters, they respond pretty well. Gonzales, Tulowitski. But he seems to be knitpicking his spots more and allowing walks just to make sure he doesn't allow the big hit. Nevermind, the guy has found himself, and should be good for us for a long time.
Pitching order, IMO should go back to Lincecum, Cain and then Sanchez, and maybe Bumgarner if we decide, which means if we are ahead in games.
Another 1 year contract to Uribe??, I think we can afford it. Pablo as DH in Texas? bring it on.





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Re: The San Fransisco Giants Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:33 pm
by TheBodyGuard
lol Bengie Molina is a lucky sob.

Re: The San Fransisco Giants Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:01 pm
by Mr. Crackerz
TheBodyGuard wrote:lol Bengie Molina is a lucky sob.


cuz he's getting a ring no matter the World Series outcome? Molina well deserves a ring for what he's done with the Giants so if we win, he deserves the ring. I don't think Chris Ray deserves his ring if the Rangers win the series.