Wednesday, October 01, 2014

NL Wild-Card Game Thread: Giants @ Pirates, 5p

Edinson Volquez (13-7, 3.04) vs. Madison Bumgarner (18-10, 2.98).

How will the Giants and Pirates follow yesterday's AL wild-card instant classic? Will there be bunting and more bunting? Will the winning manager get excoriated for his in-game decisions? The division series haven't even begun yet and already there's been enough postseason intrigue to last a month. Let's keep it rolling by knocking out another Bay Area team. Let's go Bucs!

photo by Jenna Shelenberger/Pirates

63 comments:

Orel said...

Let's go motherbuccers!

karen said...

We're all Rat fans today!

Feel the HATE people and let's kick some NoCal ass.

Hideo Nomo said...

WASN'T ME, SPANK!

Steve Sax said...

MLB pundits are split on who will win today

Which means the Giants will win.

(cries)

Steve Sax said...

Grantland picks the Giants.

Which means the Giants will win.

(cries)

Orel said...

Sax, it sounds like you're a wreck

spank said...

Rat?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u8teXR8VE4

Steve Sax said...

I'm a total wreck

Which means the Giants will win

(cries)

Orel said...

PLET'S GO BUCS

Dusty Baker said...

FUCK the Gnats!

That is all.

For now.

Headed to the bar car on my train ride to [redacted].

Hideo Nomo said...

Take the last train to [redacted],
and I'll meet you at the [censored]...

Hideo Nomo said...

Bucs need to jump out to a big early lead because it pains me to see Sax fall to pieces like this.

#ineedmydelino said...

Shy of lightning striking every player on the field, it's going to be hard to top yesterday's battle.

#ineedmydelino said...

Pirates / Royals World Series.
Two 80s-Movie Worthy Underdogs.
And TV Ratings Poison!

Orel said...

Now we just need AC and Stubbs to check in and all the Sons will have appeared in this thread

QuadSevens said...

Stuck in traffic but listening to the pregame show now.

QuadSevens said...

Jon Miller already reminiscing about past championships.

karen said...

Fuck Jon Miller

karen said...

I predict that Karina's son comes on strong tonight.

karen said...

McCutchen needs to flip his bat early and often. Fuck with Ashley In the Yasiel tradition.

Orel said...

Volquez escapes a 2nd-inning jam. Still a Dodger!

spank said...

"Go Gnats!" - Gnolmes

Fred's Brim said...

ugh, didn't realize the game was on ESPN

Fred's Brim said...

Does Russ dye his beard? That's an odd color

karen said...

FB...I have thought that as well. The beard is no where near the color of his hair.

Fred's Brim said...

Volq through 3

Steve Sax said...

0-0, mid-3

Steve Sax said...

Ashley's pitch count is supersmall

Steve Sax said...

scoreless through three

Alex Cora said...

Up in SF territory right now. Reception spotty but thinking good thoughts for the Bucs!

Steve Sax said...

leadoff single to Sandoval. Here is where it goes to hell for Pittsburgh.

(cries)

karen said...

Living and dying with each pitch...

Steve Sax said...

bases loaded, no outs for the giants in the fourth

yep, volquez is the volquez I remember

(cries)

Steve Sax said...

With AC's comment, only Stubbs is missing from this GT

karen said...

Holy fuck

Steve Sax said...

Crawford grand slam. Way to go, Edinson

Fred's Brim said...

jesus christ, somebody check on Sax

Hideo Nomo said...

Awful.

karen said...

We may need to call 911 for Saxy.

#ineedmydelino said...

That crowd just went dead. I thought my kid muted the tv

Orel said...

uh oh

Steve Sax said...

At least McCutchen makes Ashley pitch. One-out walk.

Fred's Brim said...

yay bunting

Steve Sax said...

WHY ARE YOU BUNTING

Orel said...

Pirates "threatening"

Franklin Stubbs said...

What now? This sucks!

Steve Sax said...

Pittsburgh doesn't want to win this game. Great job, Hurdle.

Steve Sax said...

All seven sons in GT attendance, just to see the Pirates fold like origami

Steve Sax said...

In positive news, with 2.5 hours left I am #58 on Dark Avengers: Heroic...which means I've got a shot at a Doctor Octopus cover.

Fred's Brim said...

at least there's that

Steve Sax said...

this game is done. Bumgarner has no pitch count and he's got one hit through 4.2 innings. Volquez, on the other hand, sucks.

Clint Hurdle, you suck.

Fred's Brim said...

Hurdle's gonna have to call on some Ned Yost in-spite-of-yourself magic

karen said...

I think Hurdle may be on crack for that hip.

There could be no other explanation.

Steve Sax said...

5-0 SF

Hideo Nomo said...

You have to destroy the brain, or they just keep coming back.

Steve Sax said...

where was that brandon crawford strike out last AB

karen said...

Is it to early to start chanting "C'mon Nats!!"??

Fred's Brim said...

OK the Royals came back after I went to bed. Maybe the Pirates can do the same.
Gnite all

Orel said...

And the Giants are doing this without Pagan, Morse or Cain

Steve Sax said...

7-0 through 7.

Way to go, Clint

karen said...

This is depressing. I'm out. Nighty night all.

Orel said...

ugh

Steve Sax said...

Way to go, Clint. Way to give the Giants momentum.