Digest for alt.sports.baseball.sf-giants@googlegroups.com - 17 updates in 3 topics

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

John Walsh <jwalsh589@gmail.com>: Aug 07 11:08AM -1000

On Mon, 7 Aug 2017 08:29:00 -0400, "Bill McGarrity"
 
>Well... he certainly crushed one yesterday....
 
>Jones is the one that has me shaking my head. I'm wondering if he was the role
>model for 'Trouble with the Curve'...1
 
Heck yes. It was stunning to watch the ball go out so quiickly. The
centerfielder didn't bother going after it.
 
With Jones, it's probably a case of not seeing a lot of curves in the
minors or they just lack experience against better pitchers in the
bigs.
 
Nice seeing an outfielder who can throw out runners, too. Parker
gunning down Martinez for the double play. Better defense behind the
pitcher really helps.
Jon Rossen <jonr17@comcast.net>: Aug 07 08:15PM -0700

On 8/7/2017 5:29 AM, Bill McGarrity wrote:
 
> Well... he certainly crushed one yesterday....
 
> Jones is the one that has me shaking my head. I'm wondering if he was the role
> model for 'Trouble with the Curve'...1
 
Probably not. But if there was a movie called 'Trouble With The Bat'
the Giants entire team would be the role model.
 
-jon rossen
Jon Rossen <jonr17@comcast.net>: Aug 07 08:18PM -0700

On 8/6/2017 11:15 PM, Awesome Giants wrote:
 
> 8/6 1 for 4, HR, 2 RBI, run
 
> Giants have won 3 out of last 4. The one loss on 8/4, Parker did not
> play.
 
I'm so excited!! If I drink enough, my consciousness will turn to mush
and that sample size will expand and that will become a meaningful stat!
It will almost be worth the hangover just for that one evening of
hopefulness. :-)
 
-jon rossen
Awesome Giants <Giants@sf.giants>: Aug 08 08:35AM

> It will almost be worth the hangover just for that one evening
> of
> hopefulness. :-)
 
8/7 2 for 4, 2 doubles (2nd one would've been a HR in any other
park. It was *crushed*!)
 
But that still couldn't prevent a loss as Moore gave up just too
many runs and no one could drive Parker in.
 
Sure, no one expects Parker to continue to hit like that for long,
but these days we try to enjoy any tiny bit of stuff we can find,
such as a 2-game winning streak and someone actually hitting well
*and* hitting for power, crushing the crap out of the ball. The
guy's got some serious power. If Parker plays for the Reds, he can
make Duvall look like a slap hitter. ;-)
 
Of course, Parker hasn't shown he can hit consistently, and he's
been injured too much. Then again, Duvall's never hit consistently
in a Giants uni either.
"benf802961@aol.com" <benf802961@aol.com>: Aug 08 05:50AM -0700

Where did Parker learn to hit?
ariess@bellsouth.net: Aug 07 09:40PM -0700

Not like he is not getting his RBI opportunities. Panda Sparks another rally. giants come back and score 3. Down 5-3. Moncrief has an arm in right field we have been missing.
Awesome Giants <Giants@sf.giants>: Aug 08 08:40AM


> Not like he is not getting his RBI opportunities.
 
Yep, Parker crushed 2 doubles in his first 2 ABs, but both times Posey
failed to get him in. Funny though that you conveniently failed to
mention your boy Pablo also failed both times right after Posey.
 
This should shut you up (but of course you won't):
 
Posey RISP: .310/.466/.891
 
Pablo RISP: .000/.000/.000
John Walsh <jwalsh589@gmail.com>: Aug 07 04:58PM -1000

Bochy has Moore pitching, a weak hitting lineup with Flablo at 3rd and
worst of all, Span in centerfield. It's his fielding, not his hitting.
 
Moore serves up a fat pitch Baez and Baez hits it to right center for
an inside-the-park 2 run homer. You can pretty much see the results so
far. 3rd inning, Moore throws a wild pitch to the ***king pitcher and
Jay scores.
 
Giants 0 Cubs 3
Jon Rossen <jonr17@comcast.net>: Aug 07 08:13PM -0700

On 8/7/2017 7:58 PM, John Walsh wrote:
> far. 3rd inning, Moore throws a wild pitch to the ***king pitcher and
> Jay scores.
 
> Giants 0 Cubs 3
 
I just figured out how opposing pitchers can keep Posey from getting
hits: Just put the batters in front of him on base and he won't be able
to get the ball out of the infield. He'll use the baseball equivalent
of garbage time (after the game is out of reach) to get his singles to
prop up is > .300 BA. It will also serve to make people like me look
like assholes for daring to criticizing him ('Uh well, Posey is not the
problem dude, very uncool to trash him...blah blah blah) even after
seeing him not come through a lot of times this season. I guess I am
making the mistake of comparing him to a lot of the good hitters in the
NL West on *other* teams. Hey, if you want to be the best you have to
endure being compared to the best.
 
-jon rossen
John Walsh <jwalsh589@gmail.com>: Aug 07 05:45PM -1000

On Mon, 7 Aug 2017 20:13:03 -0700, Jon Rossen <jonr17@comcast.net>
wrote:
 
>NL West on *other* teams. Hey, if you want to be the best you have to
>endure being compared to the best.
 
>-jon rossen
 
I don't think there's anyone on the team that is immune to criticism
and Posey has left runners stranded. However, so has just about
everyone else on the team.
 
Add lousy pitching and fielding and you have a recipe for a losing
season. Tonight, it's Moore pitching and hitting into a double play
with only 1 out and runners at 1st and 3rd.
 
Next inning, another ***king wild pitch. Maybe Bochy is saving the
bullpen, I don't know. Moore is bleeding the Giants to death with his
pitching.
 
Giants 0 (what a surprise!) Cubs 5
John Walsh <jwalsh589@gmail.com>: Aug 07 06:03PM -1000

On Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:45:15 -1000, John Walsh <jwalsh589@gmail.com>
wrote:
 
>bullpen, I don't know. Moore is bleeding the Giants to death with his
>pitching.
 
>Giants 0 (what a surprise!) Cubs 5
 
Well, well ... Pablo doubles and Ryder Jones hits a home run to get
the Giants on the board with 2 runs. Jones now has a BA in triple
digit territory.
 
Giants 2 Cubs 5
ariess@bellsouth.net: Aug 07 09:42PM -0700

On Monday, August 7, 2017 at 10:59:02 PM UTC-4, JohnW wrote:
> far. 3rd inning, Moore throws a wild pitch to the ***king pitcher and
> Jay scores.
 
> Giants 0 Cubs 3
 
the wild pitch was a strike out. Moore did not cover the plate, the ball did not get that far away from Posey.
ariess@bellsouth.net: Aug 07 09:44PM -0700

On Monday, August 7, 2017 at 10:59:02 PM UTC-4, JohnW wrote:
> far. 3rd inning, Moore throws a wild pitch to the ***king pitcher and
> Jay scores.
 
> Giants 0 Cubs 3
 
He really has not been clutch at all this season, and it has hurt the team as we have not had a true clean up hitter. we need him to keep the line moving. He has not His Average with pitches in the stretch and with runners in scoring position has been terrible. Many hitters hit better in those situations.
John Walsh <jwalsh589@gmail.com>: Aug 07 06:47PM -1000

On Mon, 07 Aug 2017 18:03:00 -1000, John Walsh <jwalsh589@gmail.com>
wrote:
 
>the Giants on the board with 2 runs. Jones now has a BA in triple
>digit territory.
 
>Giants 2 Cubs 5
 
Panik singles in Span for the 3rd run
 
Giants 3 Cubs 5
John Walsh <jwalsh589@gmail.com>: Aug 07 06:49PM -1000

>> Jay scores.
 
>> Giants 0 Cubs 3
 
>the wild pitch was a strike out. Moore did not cover the plate, the ball did not get that far away from Posey.
 
It was scored a wild pitch and that was the first of two. He didn't
throw 3 wild pitches, did he?
John Walsh <jwalsh589@gmail.com>: Aug 07 07:06PM -1000

On Mon, 07 Aug 2017 18:47:47 -1000, John Walsh <jwalsh589@gmail.com>
wrote:
 
 
>>Giants 2 Cubs 5
 
>Panik singles in Span for the 3rd run
 
>Giants 3 Cubs 5
 
Cain's held them to 0 runs over 3 innings, but the Giants have managed
all of 1 run. Down to the last inning Gomez, Tomlinson and Span. Span
hits into a double play and the Giants lose.
 
Giants 3 Cubs 5
 
Sorry Wayne, Posey didn't get up to bat in the 9rh. :)
Awesome Giants <Giants@sf.giants>: Aug 08 08:30AM

> mistake of comparing him to a lot of the good hitters in the NL
> West on *other* teams. Hey, if you want to be the best you have
> to endure being compared to the best.
 
Well, it doesn't make you look like an asshole for pointing out
someone is not doing his job, but it does make you look like a fool
for judging a guy based on 2 bad ABs. Sure, I saw the game too, and
his 2 ABs with Parker at 2B really looked pathetic, and that's
what's fresh in your mind. But if you look up the stats it might
surprise you:
 
Posey RISP: .310 BA, .466 OBP .891 OPS
 
I'm sure that compares very well to any hitter in the league. In
fact, his RISP OBP is insane. He's nearly on base once every 2 ABs!
 
It looks like you've been poisoned by wayne. LOL. We all know
wayne is an idiot and a Posey hater, so don't fall for it. :-) But
his Posey bashing strategy is very sound though, because as they
say, even a .300 hitter fails to get a hit 7 times out of 10. If
you see wayne's posts 7 times out of 10 ABs, they can overwhelm you.
 
Let's look at some other of his stats:
 
2 outs, RISP: .314/.547/.371 (HOLY SMOKE! .547 OBP! Inhuman!)
 
Late & close: .301/.393/.425
 
https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.fcgi?id=poseybu01
&year=2017&t=b
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