Sunday, June 26, 2016

Vlog #18 "Who Were Those Frigging Guys?"

8-7 win vs. Phi 

The Giants just barely scraped out a series win against the lowly Phillies AND JohnnyC didn't really do much to help. Three one run games that took everything we got and made both our aces look very human.  Just shows you that any team can be tough any day.  Luckily our beloved Giants are tough almost everyday.

Win #49. Best in baseball.  Kershaw lost!  We be up by EIGHT!  Check out another Vlog of joy below:


Vlog #18 "Who Are Those Frigging Guys?"

8 comments:

JC Parsons said...

Anybody identify the Vlog location? I've been there once before.
I had the pleasure of watching today's game at KC's Sports Bar in Santa Cruz. A big time Giants town, for sure, but I was pretty much alone. The crazy game was well accompanied by a draft Anchor Steam and some tasty garlic fries. ( Yes, I can literally make one Anchor last a game, even with fries. ). Robyn and I were there for some dance classes. ( No, I was not the one taking the classes. ) Since I didn't drive all the way home, it should be pretty easy to figure out my current location.

JC Parsons said...

Did JohnnyC retaliate and purposefully throw at the guy? Seems likely, doesn't it? The situation was "perfect " and Cueto is a rather old school type. He complained to the ump a lot but he did get warned after his first and they hit three without getting warned. That was the correct call though. Sure seemed like it messed up Johnny though. That ump was sucky for sure but I'm surprised that Cueto let it get to him

campanari said...

Cueto and, I gather, K&K on air said a good bit more than the ump's "getting to him": the ump apparently stopped giving Cueto strikes on the outside of the plate, and if this is true, Cueto was wise to keep from pitches on the inside of the plate for fear of getting tossed and,mono doubt, fined. With an umpire in a punitive state of mind, and a straitjacket on the strike zone, it's not surprising that Cueto found himself badly thrown off his game.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Hey even Clayton Kershaw gives up runs now and again. Johnny can't be 'lights-out' every time. I do think the HBP and warning from the ump rattled his cage. I hate 'retaliation' and I wish our guys wouldn't do it. The Phils handed the Giants baserunners, you don't return the favor!

The Giants made the 9th a brisk and efficient rally--that took me by surprise. It usually takes the Giants 3 hits, a walk, and a passed ball to score a run! Why is it that other teams can whack homers at AT&T but the Giants can only get doubles? Not that I'm complaining--49 wins is proof that the 'death by a thousand paper cuts offense' works!

obsessivegiantscompulsive said...

Why do they get away with three HBP with no warning? Why not warn them after two? Why not a warning for both sides when Cueto is warned?

Plus he took away the corners and the inside pitches. We're lucky we won.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Agreed, the Phils should generated an automatic warning after two, which would have meant after three they'd have lost a pitcher. That way there's no incentive to retaliate. The umps should have jumped on it.

Jon Parsons said...

The first two were just bad curveballs. Are u saying automatic warning after two? The umps did it right. Also, warnings are always to both benches. I saw almost all Cueto's pitches, he may have got squeezed at the end but mostly it was just an inconsistent strike zone. Which everyone already knew was coming since this ump isn't new. Again, I'm surprised at the loss of cool and blaming the ump by JohnnyC. Guess that is part of the package that comes with all the rest of the awesomeness.

M.C. O'Connor said...

The umps basically said "theirs were accidents, yours was on purpose." I'm not sure that's defensible. Seems like if they'd said "enough" after two (or even three) it would not have led to the Giants being warned--I realize the warning is for both teams, but it seemed punitive towards Cueto. The point is to prevent retaliation, I would think.