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GAMEBALL and JOKER ==> MARLINS at GIANTS 07/28

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4 hits including a shot into the water and the game winning walk off "single"……Andres has moved from feel good story, to great dumpster dive find….now, they way he keeps on hitting he is closing in on……STAR STATUS???? ok, maybe a little premature, but the little man is doing it all……with the glove with his legs….and my oh my with his bat…..in his limited playing time he is top 20 in the NL in Runs, Doubles, Steals, On Base, and OPS…yes OPS where he is #4 among NL outfielders ….and in a couple more obscure stats he is top 20 in NL in Runs Created and Isolated Power (slg-avg)
And the best part…..although he has bounced around baseball for years, his service time means that we have him under control for 3 more years, and he will surely make some nice cash in Arbitration…..but I have the feeling it still will come at a discount of what he could get on the open market……and for those that think its impossible for a 32 year old to suddenly become a successful major leaguer….I grant that it is very rare, but no unprecedented…..my mind drifts back to another speedster that bounced around until age 32……and ]My Man Otis Nixon went on to have 7 more solid seasons…(yes, I have used the comp before)..certainly not the same kind of skill set that Torres has shown this year…..Otis had no power and tons more speed…..but I think the comp shows that not only late blooming possible….but sustaining that success……and Otis' was able to hang on until 39 as a speedster……surely it is possible that Torres can hang on as a speedster with some pop, as bats usually age better than legs……

And I can't get enough of this……
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URIBE
Was in line for the gameball in regulation…..singling in 2 in the 1st and then flashing some speed while tripling home two in the 3rd…..but after collecting 3 hits in 3 AB's……couldn't keep the magic going with a chance to win it in the 9th…..K's on a 1-2 curveball after going down in the count 0-2….but still 3 hits and 4 RBI…..hey……that’s not a bad day

RAY/ROMO
At least a couple pitchers showed up…..and they were both pivotal…..with Romo getting the ball to the 9th, and Ray setting up the win in 10

POSEY
Ho hum, just a 21 game hitting streak…….so I keep hearing people say something about 17-4 in the Giants last 21…..21…..wonder if there is any correlation?.....
let me calculate (BABIP/ UZR15 ^wRC ….. the answer is 42……and that’s not a Jackie Robinson Reference

ROW ROW
2 more hits….thats 6 hits in 4 game, easily his best 4 game stretch since he got tagged in the face……and keep in mind, as crappy as Rowand has been for the Giants he HAS had at least 1 scorching month a year….hitting .343 for May 2008 and hitting .320 in June of 2009……it looked like April was going to be that month before he got hit….maybe he has a month left in him……and maybe Bochy will sit him when its over……yeah right……

RENT
Rowand and Rent setup the 10th inning winner with back to back singles….and both were hard hit shots……and Rent got the benefit of a bounce of infield dirt that hadn't been dragged for 4 innings……

HUFF
Got the Giants on the board with a Single in the 1st….and crossed the plate 2x for his 64th and 65th runs scored of the year….which leads the Giants and is 6th in the NL….


JOKER
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!@#$…..with the tying run on 3rd and Dan Uggla at the plate……with Wes Helms looming on deck……every Giants fan at the game or within 20 feet of a radio TV or computer….at once said…..WALK EM……as a reflex…….and you know why???/ BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN PAYING ATTENTION AND KNOW THAT UGGLA IS IN THE !@#$ ZONE……good god……I have Krukow say 1000x that before a series you pick a player on the other team that you don't let beat you…..and guess what…..THATS !@#$ DAN UGGLA……..Yes, I know it would have put the lead run on base……...but its not that simple my friends…..first there are 2 down so putting the lead run on base is not nearly as bad as 1 or 0 out….second Uggla is like 20 for his last 15…..And finally consider the head to head matchups which Bochy should have at his fingertips…… UGGLA tattoo's Wilson to the tune of 4 for 7 including a HR the night before…….Helms is only 1 for 6 with FIVE strikeouts off Wilson…..yes, FIVE strikeouts in SIX at bats……so guess what happened…….Uggla gets that double to go 5 for 8 off Wilson…..before Helms made it SIX K's in SEVEN AB's……I won't even go into the other issues I have with Bochy,……not enough time in the day…..!@#$ jackass…..

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JSANCHEZ
After being staked to a big lead…..JSanchez continued his backwards slide into Tomko land…….Millon Dollar Arm…..and don't know what to do with it,……lets just hope his wife is as hot as Tomko's……

MARLINS ANNOUNCERS
If you are fortunate enough to have MLB extra innings like me, you have heard these clowns…..HIS NAME IS DAN UGGLA……what the !@#$…..I swear to god they are the only two people in south florida excited about marlins baseball…..guess I can't blame them for trying…..

FREDDIE GONZALES or GIRADI or whoever the !@#$ Marlins Manager of the Month is……
Orange !@#$ Shoes???? Man, you should play here on a Friday….if those shoes are worth $1000……] 9 of these on the field are like $900,000

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(The fine print: There will be cussing and bad taste. This is written with the heat of the moment feel you may have during the game, with rational thought sprinkled in now and then. This is entertainment folks, sure there is a lot of truth and I am a genius, but this is all about having a laugh and enjoying the ride…….now lets go heckle Jeff Kent in when he gets inducted to Cooperstown..)



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Tiny correction, Merk, Helms is a righty, not a lefty. All the more reason to walk him.
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Tiny correction, Merk, Helms is a righty, not a lefty. All the more reason to walk him.



Thanks,
I was paying almost as little attention as Bochy

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I'd say that was your best one yet.

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