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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

ariess@bellsouth.net: May 15 11:40PM -0700

At least he is picking up his pace. Pen got weird in the ninth, but a win, is a win.
Awesome Giants <Giants@sf.giants>: May 16 06:13AM

> signing Ramirez. He walked 18 batters in 24 innings with era
> almost six and Bobby Evans says we gottta get this guy in a Giants
> uniform.WTF?
 
Maybe the A's were hoping last year was a fluke and they'd get the old
Casilla.
 
Probably the same for the Giants with Ramirez, who was actually decent
in 2014 and 2015 but fell apart in 2016.
 
Sometimes that strategy works - Huff, Burrell, and sometimes it
doesn't.
 
Seems like it works better for hitters than pitchers.
"benf802961@aol.com" <benf802961@aol.com>: May 15 10:01PM -0700

Bryon Morris...first round draft ick of the Dodgers
Awesome Giants <Giants@sf.giants>: May 16 06:01AM

> phenom, not really expected to play for the MLB team this year.
 
> When he was drafted, he was more of a line-drive hitter but
> apparently switched things up in the minor leagues.
 
Part of that probably has to do with him growing bigger. He was
drafted out of high school, probably a skinny kid back then. Most
American athletes are still growing from age 18-21, and usually start a
more serious weight training program than back in high school.
 
> That might suggest Dodgers invested in good hitting coaches, who
> know how to develop sluggers.
 
Could be. The hitters that the Giants developed seem to be more
contact hitters with good defense, not power.
 
Cain seems to own Bellinger today though. I think he struck him out
twice? He was 0 for 4.
Awesome Giants <Giants@sf.giants>: May 16 05:43AM


> 3 wins, 3 hold, 3 saves, earned run average is 3.00. The man is a
> quadruple, triple threat.
 
Oh no, wayne just jinxed Law into a wild pitch that scored a run in the
9th!
 
But don't worry, wayne, that run is charged to Gearrin, so Law's ERA
didn't go up. :-)
 
But Law is certainly 10 times better than that idiot Casilla, right?
:-D
John Walsh <jwalsh589@gmail.com>: May 15 04:40PM -1000

When Cain is accurate, he hits the spots nicely, but he's putting a
lot of his pitches wide of the strike zone ... followed by a fat one
right down the middle.
 
All it's resulted in is a high pitch count and no damage just yet.
 
Giants 0 Bums 0
John Walsh <jwalsh589@gmail.com>: May 15 06:28PM -1000

On Mon, 15 May 2017 16:40:35 -1000, John Walsh <jwalsh589@gmail.com>
wrote:
 
>right down the middle.
 
>All it's resulted in is a high pitch count and no damage just yet.
 
>Giants 0 Bums 0
 
Giants whip out the lumber and go to town on the Dodgers. 4 runs in
the 4th and the Giants take the lead.
 
Giants 5 Bums 1
 
Cain finishes the top of the 6th with the lead. That's rarified
territory for a pitcher who defined the lack of run support as getting
"Cain'd." Cain goes 6.2 innings, Morris takes over.
Awesome Giants <Giants@sf.giants>: May 16 05:33AM


> Cain finishes the top of the 6th with the lead. That's rarified
> territory for a pitcher who defined the lack of run support as
> getting "Cain'd." Cain goes 6.2 innings, Morris takes over.
 
Yes Cain certainly defines run support:
 
Run support:
 
Cain 4.63
Cueto 4.23
Samardz 3.25
Moore 3.17
Bumgarner 1.75
Blach 1.62
 
It takes nearly *3* games for Bumgarner and Blach to get Cain's run
support in *1* game!
 
But some people don't go by facts; they only go by bias. :-D And we
all know who those 2 guys are...
John Walsh <jwalsh589@gmail.com>: May 15 07:18PM -1000

Because he inherits runners, he's not getting saddled with the runs he
gives up. 14 runners, 9 of themh ave scored. In 15 innings, he's give
up 13 hits and hit 5 batters. He cannot handle pitching with runners
on base. He's given up 2 runs already and Boch is going with Law.
 
Stupid SOB!
Awesome Giants <Giants@sf.giants>: May 16 05:16AM

I wasn't buying it for a while, but now Cain is convincing me that he
might be for real. Aside from the Cincy game and the beginning of the
season, he's been really good. In fact, as good as he's ever been.
 
Does this have anything to do with it being the contract year, or pure
coincidence?
 
All along I just assume he'd be gone after this season. But now things
have changed. If his good season continues, the Giants will likely
bring him back. Of course, not at $20M, but at what price? And for
how many years? What if he sucks again after his new contract, like
Pablo did?
Awesome Giants <Giants@sf.giants>: May 16 05:14AM

Maybe I got it wrong.
 
The last couple of years it seemed that the Giants get their bats going
around mid-May when they travel to Cincy's hitters park, especially
Belt, so I assumed this year would be no different.
 
But this year the schedule changed; the Giants went to Cincy at the
*beginning* of May, and they couldn't score any runs. It's not until
we meet them again, in Mid-May, at SF, that we *finally* came around
and won 3 straight.
 
So maybe the key is "playing the Reds in Mid-May", and not the Cincy
ballpark as I thought. :-)
 
Of course, it doesn't hurt that some of the injured guys are coming
back, and Posey's going on a tear, making wayne the Posey-hater look
like an idiot. LOL. Seriously, when you're the *only* Giants fan on
this planet picking on Posey, maybe you should look in the mirror and
ask youself what is wrong with you! Hahaha.
 
Can the Giants go from worst to 1st from this point on? :-D
John Walsh <jwalsh589@gmail.com>: May 15 06:38PM -1000

... with his 7th home run of the season.
 
Giants 7 Bums 1
John Walsh <jwalsh589@gmail.com>: May 15 06:49PM -1000

On Mon, 15 May 2017 18:38:40 -1000, John Walsh <jwalsh589@gmail.com>
wrote:
 
>... with his 7th home run of the season.
 
>Giants 7 Bums 1
 
Might as well add another run since they're on a roll. Nunez, also
enjoying a resurgence at the plate, doubles in Crawford for the 8th
run.
 
Giants 8 Bums 1
"benf802961@aol.com" <benf802961@aol.com>: May 15 12:01PM -0700

They have to call someone up. Hwang has played LF/3B/1B. Slater 2B/OF.
I don't wanna see ole Gorkys pinch hitting in a crucial spot.
John Walsh <jwalsh589@gmail.com>: May 15 11:20AM -1000

On Mon, 15 May 2017 12:01:10 -0700 (PDT), "benf802961@aol.com"
 
>They have to call someone up. Hwang has played LF/3B/1B. Slater 2B/OF.
>I don't wanna see ole Gorkys pinch hitting in a crucial spot.
 
Lol, I don't want to see Gorkys in SF, period. Hwang and Slater would
be a big upgrade.
"benf802961@aol.com" <benf802961@aol.com>: May 15 11:54AM -0700

On Monday, May 15, 2017 at 2:03:17 AM UTC-7, JohnW wrote:
> Playing the outfield in San Jose and hitting .194.
 
Giants don't have much of a farm system. Everyone of their minor league affiliates is either in last place or second to last.
John Walsh <jwalsh589@gmail.com>: May 15 11:18AM -1000

On Mon, 15 May 2017 11:54:18 -0700 (PDT), "benf802961@aol.com"
 
>On Monday, May 15, 2017 at 2:03:17 AM UTC-7, JohnW wrote:
>> Playing the outfield in San Jose and hitting .194.
 
>Giants don't have much of a farm system. Everyone of their minor league affiliates is either in last place or second to last.
 
I know, it's depressing. Especially since it seems like the best
players are all infielders. Grant at the Cove said Ryder Jones was a
fan favorite to replace Gorkys in the outfield. Great average and
again, he's another infielder.
 
Jarrett Parker and Williamson are strike out artists, but Slater is
hitting .310 and that's tempting, if only to get Gorkys out of the
lineup.
John Walsh <jwalsh589@gmail.com>: May 14 11:30AM -1000

On Sun, 14 May 2017 10:34:06 -1000, John Walsh <jwalsh589@gmail.com>
wrote:
 
>and starts the 1st for the Giants.
 
>What we'll get from him remains to be seen.
 
>Giants 4 Reds 0
 
A double, sac fly, two singles and another double gets the Giants
three more runs. They are getting major production with their hitting.
Five hits and 7 runs.
 
Giants 7 Reds 0 (typo)
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