Saturday, October 11, 2014

Madbum Wins

And again, I am unable to see the game.  Service outage, no phone or inyetnet, either.   Fuck Comcast.  Thank god for radio.  Thus far, Giants have given up 9 postseason runs.  In 63 innings.

19 comments:

nomisnala said...

Hope the giants can keep up the pitching right through their third world series victory since and including 2010.

ogc obsessivegiantscompulsive said...

Oh, I feel for you!!!

Yeah, post game gave Posey some of the credit for that low runs allowed.

That is also four straight against them, going back to 2012! Hopefully Peavy can have the best start he has ever had in post season, though it would not too much for him to do that, he has not been that good so far in playoffs in career.

One game at a time, no need to hurry or to jinx the team.

JC Parsons said...

You guys have to join the world of live streaming sports feeds. I haven't paid cable or satellite for years and I see most games. Try rojadirecta.eu or streamhunter. They are not perfect feeds but they are better than nothing. Not seeing a playoff game is unacceptable

Brother Bob said...

I had a grand time watching the game with my bro JC. The 3-0 score is deceptive. It was not that close.

JC Parsons said...

SEVEN WINS TO GO!!

That was a perfect Giants post season formula: awesome pitching, solid defense and a tiny, barely effective dose of offense. Didn't we have four or five men come up with the bases loaded in a row? Damn fortunate that we got two that inning! We certainly are getting a great sense of how important putting the ball in play is and we are VERY GOOD at it.

I truly wish Hunter Pence will join the offense. His contribution is still substantial (Pence at the fence will never be forgotten) but his plate appearances are horrific. He doesn't seem to able to get it past the pitcher lately. This slump has reached scary proportions. If he awakens, this team may start destroying folks. Or not. But it would sure make me happy.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Yeah, I'm in awe of the pitching. Runs allowed in six games: 0, 2, 1, 4, 2, 0. And the "1" was over 18 innings. That's 63 IP and the equivalent of the 3 shutouts.

JC Parsons said...

My Bro and I had a wild game experience yesterday. During the seventh (jeez the Card fans were so sure they had some more magic) Robyn's Grampa, a very cool 89 year old, had a scary hypoglycemic crisis. We had to call 911 but mainly my Bro ( a retired ER nurse of many years ) stepped up and took charge. He did great and truly saved the day. Grampa spent the night in the hospital but comes home in a few hours.
I have to admit that I pretty much kept watching the game while the four brawny fire men struggled with a trashing patient. Is that horrible of me? There wasn't much else I could do in the chaos. At least I muted the sound....I kinda saw the MadBum tag of that poor little Wong. What a mismatch! I also thought I saw an obvious balk but only the Cards agreed. When the smoke cleared, nobody scored, the towels were used to wipe tears and Grampa made it to the ambulance on his own power.
I bet you guys had a similar boring experience with this ho hum game. Do tell.
Way to go, Bob. Melodee and Steve will always be grateful you were there and came through so huge.

Zo said...

Jon, what do you stream those things on. No internet is no internet. Anyway, the radio announcers (all four of them) were amazed that Wong and Matheny asked for a replay on the tag play. They surmised that Wong wasn't aware that Madbum had the ball. In any case, it was one of the shortest replay delays in history. During the game, Krukow mentioned repeatedly that Wainwright's elbow was probably just fine because he threw so many curves. The first thing out of Martie Lurie's mouth on the post-post-game show was about how Wainwright's elbow was hurting because he threw so many curves.

JC Parsons said...

No internet? No service? No wifi? You can always sit outside a Starbucks or find a free provider. If you actually have no internet at your home, I can't help. But that can't be true.
The sites I mentioned are from Europe and Latin America and are mainly for soccer and cricket. I also use Stream torrent programs. Let me know if you need more help

JC Parsons said...

How did you post if you have no internet? I'm confused

M.C. O'Connor said...

Well he did say "service outage" and I take that as NO internet which means no streaming, no mlb audio, etc. So that means go to your local pub and watch the game. After all, rage at corporate bungling has few other outlets but drunkeness.

Bummer, bro. Madison was awesome. He didn't hit for shit but otherwise he was a beast. The balk/no-balk was amazing--everyone saw it but the umpires. Greg Papa on the CSN post-game kept talking about how 2B ump Gerry Davis had umpired "more post-season games than anyone in history" and missed the call. It was one of those Kinsler-double-off-the-top-of-the-wall moments, like the gods had reached down to help the Giants.

Cardinals fielders let the team down. Giants, on the other hand, once again made all their plays. Terrific work from Ishikawa on both sides of the ball, great catch in CF by Blanco, lots of putouts from Pence, etc. Blanco was 0-for-5 but it took 26 pitches. That's good stuff. Pence will find his stroke and look out when he does!

Zo said...

No internet, no telephone, no cable tv. I posted the same way I did from DC - using my mobile phone. Commentary is short because typing is a bitch. I was thinking that it would be good business for satellite tv equipped bars (the outage was local). My nearest place, however, is not particularly friendly.

M.C. O'Connor said...

While the joy of the Giants win is still coursing through me, I do have a good lather worked up about the short-sightedness of our telecom masters. In today's digital age we ought to be able to watch whatever we want whenever we want. I don't expect products to be free and I don't have a problem with paying for what I want. But I want "a la carte" menu options. I love my HD baseball and the fact that in five years we've had ONE Dish outage that lasted a few hours, but I hate paying for all the rest of the garbage. 250 fucking channels and almost all of it is tripe. I'd love to just "order" the games I want to see and pay for that. But MLB is so fucked up in terms of distributing their product. These antediluvians can't get a grip on the on-demand-all-the-time world. They'd make scads more cash, too, they just can't understand it so they are afraid of "opening" the marketplace.

And that won't change, unfortunately, the absolute insipidness of the telecasts. Fox does these player interviews during live action. They take some guy like Peavy or Hudson and make them a temporary talking head and acutally show that instead of focusing on THE GAME. Insufferable, awful stuff. And the replays last night were amateurish and hardly showed what they wanted to show because they have a masturbatory obsession with their "super-slo-mo" and get so caught up in how cool it looks they forget all about the context of the play and what they were supposedly analyzing. It's painful. Clowns in suits that purport to be professionals and blither on and on about nothing and add no value to the experience and since it is a monopoly they can do whatever they want without fear of losing viewers.

My final point of fury is the half-assed "I think he had a game last year like this" or "he usually does such-and-such" is intolerable. Do you have a fucking ipad? Then look it up, asshole. Every goddamn game and every goddamn pitch is catalogued somewhere on the 'net. I can find it--so can you. These networks have truckloads of equipment and armies of techies and not a single one of them can provide a meaningful piece of data for the nattering nincompoops in front of the microphones. Clumsy, clueless, unprepared bozos who think the show is about them and not the action on the field.

Ron said...

Great win, but we can't keep getting zilch from Blanco & Pence. Both are pressing horribly. I say either swap them, or Panik leadoff w/ Pence second.

M.C. O'Connor said...

"Zilch" obviously does not include defense as both men are huge contributors to the wins with their fielding.

Boch keeps getting love. This piece is short but pithy.

Ron said...

Of course, they're both contributing, but they need a lineup 'change-of-scenery'.

Zo said...

Pence scored in the first game. Blanco walked for an rbi in game 4 and Pence walked to put Panik on third, whereupon he scored. Both those games were won by one run. Sluggers? Hardly, but I would not say they were not contributing. The Giants have only scored 12 runs so far after the wild card game. Besides, what else have you got? Perez and Morse (whom, it seems, is being saved for pinch hitting).

Ron said...

Why do you both think I want to replace them? I just want to swap them in the lineup. Go Giants!!!!!

ogc obsessivegiantscompulsive said...

I agree with Ron. Until Blanco grows a pair, as the Giants were joking about in the celebration, due to Hudson's faux pas, he is not going to contribute much leading off. He lacks the mental fortitude. When he is leading off, he tries too hard there whereas down in the order, he just does what he is capable of, free of that pressure. If he could just be himself leading off, that would be great, but for whatever reason, he eventually starts pressing and sucks there.

I would rather Pence lead off, as he was doing earlier when Pagan was out, we need runs early and often.