Friday, April 15, 2016


I'm not sure if that is how his name is spelled and I'm not going to look it up.  I turned off the game in the bottom of the 4th.  The Giants have no defense.  Colorado turned out horrible, and this game is horrible.  I have 0 confidence in the Giants and doubt I can bring myself to tune in the rest of this weekend.


JC Parsons said...

Try not to over react. On Sunday night when we have taken another series from them you will feel better. Remember, Kershaw games will never be ones we can expect to win, even with MadBum. Also, this game, like the only other loss to LA, was directly related to a Tomlinson mistake. That is two major chokes against our arch rivals in a week! I firmly believe that great games against the blue goo are worth triple hero points and should never be forgotten. Unfortunately, the converse should also be true. So, forgive me if I never want to see Kelby again. He was flawless all spring, deserved the job, now when it matters, he is costing us wins. (Last night is not all his fault but you must admit that if we don't give up 4 unearned runs after his choke, we probably have a good chance). Backup infielders should add not be expected to add wins, but this is unacceptable. Of course, some will say this is an over reaction. Sure, but he is a minor piece, completely interchangeable, and he has FAILED. Someone else's turn.

Positive note: Derek Law looks ready to help right now. He throws hard and with massive sink. I bet he gets some chances in the 8th, that's how good he looked.

M.C. O'Connor said...

It's a looooooooong season. The Giants have hit an ugly stretch, but they will right the ship. It's how a team bounces back from adversity and failure that measures them. You know that Boch and crew aren't panicking or giving in to despair, thus we learn from them how to respond.

Derek Law certainly impressed in his debut. The only positive on injuries is the chance to see some FNGs.

Adrianza's injury puts more pressure on Tomlinson to achieve. I note they called up Williamson and not another infielder--why did they do that if they don't have faith in Kelby to figure it out? Christian Arroyo turns 21 in a month. Is he ready for the bigs? Seems awfully young. I suppose they could pluck Conor Gillaspie or Hak-Ju Lee out of Sacramento. In any case none of them are on the 40-man and so someone would have to be reassigned. I don't think they will act that impulsively after only two weeks.

nomisnala said...

giants lost the game at home to the bums and Castillo did not get his save due to a missed DP, but at least we obtained one out and had a chance. On Friday night they missed two DP's in one inning and did not get an out. Both Crawford and Adrianza going down at the same time was quite a stroke of bad luck. I thought that Duffy might play SS in that scenario, but I guess it was not in the cards. Panik is looking as if he is having a bit of a problem bending down for grounders the last few games.

Ron said...

He spells it 'Kike', so it would be 'Fuckike'. On the other hand, the traditional spelling of the nickname of someone named Enrique would be 'Quique'. That would result in the far more interesting 'Fuquique'. The as Sholes is 14 for 35 lifetime against us, .400.

162 games in the Regular Season. I'm not panicking about things yet, although, of the Starters, Peavy has turned in 2 very garbagy performances. All of the rest of them have looked OK in at least one of their starts.

Law looked intense last night - Kontos will need to step it up, or he go down, when Romo returns.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Kontos pitched in 73 games last year and leads the majors with appearances in 7 games so far. He's not going anywhere.

From Baggs:

The Giants don’t have another infielder on their 40-man roster, so they recalled outfielder Mac Williamson from Triple-A Sacramento to replace Adrianza on the roster. It would be a surprise if they did something as capricious as demote Tomlinson and promote top prospect Christian Arroyo from Double-A Richmond. But it also would be a surprise if they didn’t at least kick around the notion.

Bochy said he would talk to Tomlinson.

“You’ve got to stay behind him,” Bochy said. “The last thing you want to do is have him back off or tighten up. It happens to everybody, trust me.”

This is why I love Bochy. He focuses on the positive and looks forward, not backwards.