Pop quiz. Tonight’s start by Tim Lincecum was … A. Maddeningly inconsistent B. Brilliant at times C. [crackpot Tim Lincecum is struggling theory] D. All of the above D. It’s probably D. However, there are some positives to take away from Lincecum’s start. His final line (6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO) is, as… Read more →
.255/.335/.317 That’s Tim Flannery’s career batting line over 11 seasons in the major leagues. .255/.335/.317. Really, it’s not a very good batting line. He was pretty good at drawing walks (277 career walks vs. 293 career strikeouts) and he did have some competent seasons on offense (by OPS+ he was above average in 1984-86 and 1988), but it’s not a… Read more →
(This will be your mandatory Brandon Belt post for the week.) Have you heard about Brandon Belt’s hitting mechanics? It’s all the kids can talk about these days. No, really. This being the Internet, your opinion of Belt’s mechanics probably ranges from “he’s awful” to “I think he’s probably acceptable.” Sometime, a few years back, it seemed that a lot… Read more →
Subtitle: If you follow my Twitter account, you’ve probably already seen these. Delicious baseball .gifs after the jump!
Dave Cameron wrote an interesting piece over at ESPN.com on the benefits that soft-tossing lefties like Barry Zito are enjoying in baseball’s new, less hitter-friendly era. Dave (Insider): Despite the fact that most of the focus has been on the downturn in home runs, however, that’s actually just a small part of the downturn in offense over the past decade…. Read more →
Several thoughts from last night’s loss against the Rockies: Tim Lincecum throws a seasonal high 122 pitches, Angel Pagan’s defense still looks Benardian, and Emmanuel Burriss isn’t very good at the game of baseball. First thing is first: Tim Lincecum. You know, I’m not even sure what kind of start I would call last night’s. It wasn’t necessarily bad; and,… Read more →
Today, Rory Paap was up for the Giants ESPN Power Ranking blurb. Rory wrote: The swap of Jonathan Sanchez (62 ERA+) for Melky Cabrera (155 OPS+) is looking pretty good right about now. With Pablo Sandoval out, though, the Melkman is working without a wing man. Let me go ahead and get this out of the way: I love Melky… Read more →
Gotta get them matchups. This defense is pretty bad, you guys.
I’ve seen this game a few times. Nay, I’ve seen this game a few hundred times. Matt Cain pitches great and yet somehow comes away without the “W”. If you went to Matt Cain University, and you took the class “Matt Cain 101,” today’s game would probably be on your syllabus for week two. This wasn’t your standard “Cain pitches… Read more →
When your post title is “A Gregor Blanco GIF post” you know what you’re getting into. This post has .gifs. This post has .gifs of Gregor Blanco who, amidst another dismal Giants loss, was pretty entertaining. To be clear: this post has Gregor Blanco .gifs. Not sure if I’ve mentioned that yet. Also, the first person to complain about .gif-related… Read more →