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GAMEBALL and JOKER ==> PADS at GIANTS 08/14




Great day at the yard, and there was something cathartic about today's win…… today was a day of frustration for the Padres, squandering the lead, hitting into a pair of double plays and going 2-18 with runners in scoring position….. but the Giants battled to the last out and the GIANTS were the team that did little things that win games and the PADRES were the team coughing up 90 FEET too many times……and tomorrow's game is very large…..not so much in the standings, but in the Psyche of the Giants……if they can bring home a series win against the Pads……well, that breeds confidence and well……don't make any plans for October that you can't change……so delay that trip to Hawaii to November….I got a feeling October could get interesting……

GAMEBALL and JOKER ==> PADS at GIANTS 08/14

GAMEBALL
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Posey was overmatched most of the day, with a soft single to left and a hotshot grounder being his best efforts at the plate……but he was the hero in the 11th, turning a comeback chopper up the middle into a leadoff double and scored the winning run…….I swear, this guy is !@#$ Midas, everything he touches turns to gold…….Jeter/Varitek hybrid? Well, That WAS his college coach talking…..but maybe he had something there…….

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SANDOVAL
Just for the 1 At Bat……crushing a shoulder high 1-2 fastball over the wall in right and getting the Giants on the board and in the game…..

HUFF
Huff had the Hard Hit Out off Adams today…….and today he took his frustrations out on the other half of the untouchable Padres Setup men……Gregerson had held the Giants scoreless 47 consecutive innings (I think it was 47)……but apparently Huff didn't read the press notes, CRUSHING a slider off the wall in right sending Fontenot to 3rd and setting up the tie…..

BURRELL
0 hits…..and I think I actually considered a gameball…….after looking overmatched on the first few pitches from Gregerson, he took a high outside fastball to the right side for a game tying groundout……and take note of the 27 pitches seen in 5 AB's…..

BUMGARNER
Wasn't the sharpest, but got out of trouble all day holding the Padres to 2 runs over 7

BULLPEN
Large again with 4 scoreless and the win…..

FONTENOT
First inning double gave the Giants a early chance…..and the groundball single through the right side setup the win

JIM WOLF
In Film and Theater, when an actor turns and addresses the audience, it is called ]Breaking the Fourth Wall Well Jim pulled one on me today…..after we were all over the home plate umpire on a high pitch in the 1st……Jim was looking into the stands…..and always eager to engage the actors…..I said "Hey Jim"……of course he responded with a "Was that you giving my partner a hard time?"……I admitted guilt, but insisted the ball was high and that I would check my Tivo later…….he smiled, and I seemed to agree with my opinion and told me to "Tell my friends": By which I really don't know what he meant……as the game went on, we had a varied discourse covering the culinary arts, modern hairstyles, group psychology, waste management, and of course baseball…..he certainly likes to talk, likes to laugh, and I think was brilliant to engage the local loudmouth as to disarm any heckles I might have had in store for him…….

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Yes, Latos……he pitched a great game, but he's the Joker for two important reasons….First, I don't like him, he's a !@#$ little !@#$…..and second, he can't hurt us on Sunday, and I don't want the Joker Jinx to bite us in the rubber match on Sunday…….
The kid has tremendous stuff and a good idea of what to do with it…..and he was dominant again today……spotting his mid 90's fastball and throwing strikes with the slider and mixing in a change that made hitters look foolish…….but he's a little !@#$ out there….moaning and groaning about umpires calls and on National TV pouting about the pitch that Pablo put over the wall……shut yer yap you big !@#$ baby…..you got great stuff and !@#$ happens, just pitch and forget the rest…….and stay the !@#$ away from my car……jackass…..

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ISHIKAWA
0 for 4 didn’t help his chances of retaining AB's with Guillen's arrival

MERKIN
OK, on TV it looked bad…..like a gross misjudgment of the ball as it hit off my forearm…..but first of all, the ball landed a good 10 feet from me and I DID NOT expect it to bounce my direction…….second, the ball was coming off a bounce from BEHIND me…..third, I was pretty much pinned in, without room to adjust and I thought the ball was coming down on my left shoulder......…..end result, it trickled away a couple feet and I picked it up off the ground……and yes, I gave it to the [sign in to see URL] yes, it looks pretty !@#$ dumb on video…….

HEADLEY
Little !@#$ #2…….don't like em…….and his errant throw didn't result in runs…..but it sure pissed off Latos, and ran his pitch count up a little…..

J HAIRSTON
Got a little leather on Posey's ball in the 11th……and then didn't persue the ball as it trickled to the left fielder….. could he have chased that ball down? Maybe not, but it might have made Posey think twice…….instead Posey made a read on a ball just rolling into no mans land…….


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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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No mention of the orangeman who got the game winning hit?
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No mention of the orangeman who got the game winning hit?
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Too !@#$ funny
Yeah, blew that one worse than the foul ball
Uribe's hit was kinda washed out of my mind by the euphoria of the moment....

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crap dude, you caught a ball and was on tv??? I woulda !@#$ my pants if I saw you. Nice Merk!! We need to win [sign in to see URL]!!!!!!!!!!
So with that I throw out our little buddy Frank!!

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crap dude, you caught a ball and was on tv??? I woulda !@#$ my pants if I saw you. Nice Merk!! We need to win [sign in to see URL]!!!!!!!!!!
So with that I throw out our little buddy Frank!!

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I saw him and he's [sign in to see URL] was WEAK!! I almost sent him a text message but figured he'd catch himself on Tivo later!

Nice you guys got to engage in conversation with an ump. We had an encounter with one in [sign in to see URL] of those guys have a pretty good sense of humor!



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Merkin Bailed.

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ahahahahahahaha

sorry Merk, but that comment was hilarious.
I hope Monkey's forearm is ok!

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