Wednesday, April 30, 2008
But overall, Bochy probably felt more upset over the Giants' poor baserunning that offset their 10 hits, including four for extra bases, in a 3-2 loss Tuesday night.
"This is one that we probably let get away from us," Bochy said.
The Giants' evening unraveled in both halves of the seventh. Tim Lincecum (4-1), bidding to become the only Giants pitcher in the team's San Francisco history other than John Burkett (1993) to start 5-0 in the season's first month, was trying to preserve a 2-2 tie when matters turned unusual.
Chris Iannetta doubled leading off and moved to third base on Clint Barmes' sacrifice bunt. As Lincecum prepared to throw a 1-0 pitch to Yorvit Torrealba, catcher Bengie Molina threw up his arms to signal a request for time out. Plate umpire Gary Darling responded by also waving his arms calling a balk on Lincecum, enabling Iannetta to score. Bochy argued with Darling and was ejected after a three-minute harangue.
"Lincecum flinched," Darling told a pool reporter. "Bengie was giving him the signs, then he started, stopped. Bengie tried to cover for his starting and stopping, called time. I went time with Bengie and then enforced the balk from starting and stopping."
It never occurred to Lincecum that he did anything that might be interpreted as a balk. All he knew was he saw a bunch of hands flailing behind home plate.
"It was almost simultaneous," Lincecum said. "Bengie started to get up and that's when the umpire called time out. It was right when I took my step back. I wasn't even into my motion yet."
Said a relatively calm Bochy, "I still don't understand it."
Bochy pressed for an explanation from Darling just a little too hard.
"He wanted me to get together with the crew and there was no reason to get together with the crew," Darling said. "I said, 'You've had your say' and blah blah blah. He didn't curse me or anything. It was a big enough play that he thought he needed to get run, I guess."
The Giants' baserunning lapses in the bottom of the inning were just as significant.
Facing Rockies starter Aaron Cook (4-1), pinch-hitter Randy Winn lined a leadoff double off the right-field wall. But Winn was thrown out trying to advance to third on Fred Lewis' grounder to shortstop Clint Barmes.
"He just didn't get a good read on that ball," Bochy said.
Winn claimed that he was trying to be aggressive.
"In hindsight, I wouldn't have gone, but I didn't have that luxury at the time," he said. "I tried to get a good secondary [lead], the ball was hit kind of at me, a little bit to my left, and usually that's a ball that you try to go on. But the ball was well-hit by Freddie. Barmes came up and made a good throw. He had to kind of throw it over me and he did."
Lewis stole second base and moved to third on Eugenio Velez's single to left field, renewing the Giants' hopes. Then Velez was picked off first base. Cook struck out Ray Durham to end the inning, hastening the end of Colorado's four-game losing streak.
"We can't get picked off in that situation," Bochy said, referring to Velez's gaffe.
That wasn't all. The Giants scored twice in the first inning but might have enjoyed a more fruitful output had Lewis not been thrown out at home on an ill-advised double-steal attempt with Velez dashing from first base.
"Freddie broke late there," said Bochy, who confirmed that the play was not planned.
Lincecum lacked his electric stuff -- he struck out only four in seven innings after entering the game with 36 in 29 1/3 innings -- but muted the Rockies with the help of three double plays. His primary nemesis was Ianetta, the backup catcher who made his first Major League appearance at third base after shortstop Troy Tulowitzki strained his left quadriceps, forcing multiple infield moves. Ianetta homered in the second inning besides igniting Colorado's seventh.
"That kid pitched well enough to win tonight," Bochy said of Lincecum. "We had our chances. We had a couple of mistakes and didn't execute well. That's the difference in a game like that."
I love baseball. It's my all time favorite sport to watch, except when home plate umps have their head's shoved so far up their rears.
It's pretty easy- it's a time out or a balk- NOT goddamnfothermuckingsomeofaturding both!!!!!! I haven't ever wished a pitcher to slip and hit an ump in the head with a 95 mph fast ball before in my life, but last night that was something I yelled at the tv!
Figure it out guys- I wanna see killer fair baseball!
So you tell me what you think....
and I love this tank- go Bengie!!!
Monday, April 28, 2008
The weather was a bit warm but so tolerable, the food was super yummy, and the friends were more amazing that I could have imagined. I am not the kind of person that likes to be in the spotlight, I prefer to be in the back checking everything out, so having a party just for me was different. It was great. Everyone seemed to have a lovely time, and it's nice to see people from different areas of my life interacting with one another!
I got so many gifts, household stuff and not-so-household stuff and I am still blown away. I have thank you notes to write, and it just doesn't seem like enough. I can't say thank you enough to these women. You guys are amazing, thank you so much for being so excited for Fishstick and I on our new journey!
Love you! :)
a meme from Solitaire!
5 things found in your bag:
a) Cigs- always alway always
b) check book
d) eye glasses case- case I gotta rotate- Katie is teh BLIND
e) keys on key ring
5 favorite things in your room:a) Fishstick
b) my furniture
c) the closet
d) the kitties
e) all of my shoes!
5 things you have always wanted to do:a) travel to Greece
b) buy a house
c) go on another cruise
d) be a personal shopper
e) see The Beatles live (yes I know it will never happen!)
5 things you are currently into:
a) Planning my wedding
B) harry Potter Books
C) Cocktails with friends
e) my home
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
"Are you nervous about marrying Fishstick?"
I thought for a second and replied..
"Not in the least, sometimes you know it's right and this is one of those sometimes."
She is the first person to ask me that question. I hadn't thought about it, it hadn't even come close to entering my train of thought. I don't think I've ever been more sure of something in my entire life.
Talk about nuts!!!
So here's to the honest questions that make you think.
And the people that make it easy to honestly answer them! :)
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I decided I didn’t have a lot of mental power today as I’m up to my elbows in work… I’m procrastinating and blogging and I stole this from Lime!
and Katie-Did… I fully expect you to steal this too!
You've got it baby!
Layer One: On the Outside
Birthday: October 9
Current Location: at work, half asleep and wanting to be at home with the almost hubby
Eye Color: blue
Hair Color: blonde
Righty or Lefty: righty
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Layer Two: Just Below the Surface
Your Weakness: Trying to take care of everyone but me.
Goal: To love whoel heartedly, live to the fullest, and smile as much as possible
Your Fears: Growing old with nothing
Layer Three: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Your thoughts first waking up: 2 hours of sleep isn't nearly enough
Your bedtime: 9:30-10:00 ish
Your most missed memory: Water polo
Layer Four: Your Pick
Pepsi or Coke: Neither- Mr. Pibb all the way
McDonald’s or Burger King: I like em both for different reasons, but McDonalds right now cause they brought back my favorite salad!
Single or Group dates: Both
Adidas or Nike: Adidas
Lipton Tea or Nestea: Lipton
Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate everything but pudding, then I'm a vanilla girl
Cappuccino or Coffee: coffee- Me likey the bean!
Layer Five: Do You?
Smoke: like a chimney
Have a crush: always
Think you’ve been in love: I am in lub
Want to get married: 6 1/2 weeks baby!
Believe in yourself: more as each day passes
Think you’re a health freak: I try to be balanced
Layer Six: In the Past Month
Drank alcohol: yes
Gone to the mall: yes and I hated every minute of it
Eaten Sushi: yeah- last Saturday night- so yummy!
Gone skating: Nope, best if I stick to water sports
Dyed your hair: I lightened it up a few days ago
Layer Seven: Have You Ever?
Played a stripping game: yea
Gotten beaten up: nope
Changed who you were to fit in: nah
Layer Eight: Getting Old
Age you’re hoping to be married: in a few weeks! :) So that would be 25
Plastic Surgery or Wrap: Yes please!
Buried or Cremated: Cremated
Layer Nine: Perfect Mate
Best Eye Color: Sparkly
Best Hair Color: I like em dark headed
Short or Long Hair: depends on the head
Layer Ten: What were you doing…
1 HOUR AGO: in the shower
1 WEEK AGO: workin
1 MONTH AGO: fighting with an ovary
1 YEAR AGO: getting ready for my second baseball season with Fishstick
Layer Eleven: Finish the Sentence
I LOVE: the sunshine
I HATE: ignorance
I HIDE: my tummy
I MISS: sanity
I NEED: snuggles with Lucy-Loo
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Fishstick leaves the mail for me daily now because of how excited I am when I pull them outta the box and start tearing into them! :)
If you didn't receive one, I apologize- it's a small affair. If you did- damnit send me some mail! :P
Everything is coming together nicely. Fishstick bought his suit 2 weeks ago- it is BEAUTIFUL. He spent more on it than he had planned, but will have it forever.
I needed to get away this past weekend, and a very dear friend of mine was getting married this past Saturday. But due to where the wedding was located and the cost to venture to it, we passed. We did however spend 1/3 of what we would have and went up into the hills for the weekend.
It was much needed and I feel a million times more relaxed and ready to get down to brass tacks on a few things.
All around life is good. The kitties are happy, errands need to be run, and I just might lose my mind at some point. But I am hopeful that I will keep it together- and wine just might help that! LOL