Post-Game Reaction: NL Wild Card Game- San Francisco Giants @ Pittsburgh Pirates

And just like that, both of my favourite teams are knocked out of the playoffs. Fuck me, right?!?!

Yeah, after the thrilling American League Wild Card, this game was definitely a comedown in terms of quality. The Giants beat five runs out of Edinson Volquez, thanks mainly to a grand slam by Brandon Crawford, of all people.

The famed Pirates relief staff also failed to come through, and the end result was a resounding 8-0 victory for San Francisco, who will travel to the American capital  to play the Washington Nationals on Friday.

Also, in case you haven’t noticed, I’ve decided to make these post-game posts shorter, as I need to devote more time to that fucking Gotham post. It really shouldn’t be taking me this much time, I admit, but what can I say? I’ve been busy.

With big, important things, obviously.


Giants Pitcher: Madison Bumgarner (Complete Game Shutout, 4 Hits, 1 Walk, 10 Strikeouts)


Giants Hitter: Brandon Crawford (1 Hit in 5 At-bats, 1 Home Run, 1 Run, 4 RBI, 1 Error)

God didn’t have anything to do with it, bud. That was all you. I

2nd Giants Hitter: Brandon Belt (2 Hits in 3 At-bats, 1 Run, 3 RBI, 2 Walks)

‘Nuff said.

Giants Clutch Relievers: N/A

Pirates Pitcher: N/A

Pirates Hitter: N/A

Pirates Clutch Relievers: Bobby LaFromboise

NL All-Star Rosters Revealed (Part 2)

(This is a continuation of this post.)

Before getting into the best of the Senior Circuit, I’d  like to ask what the reasoning was for excluding Josh Donaldson? These rosters aren’t finalized by any means of the imagination, but I think that he should’ve been named to the team instead of, say, Justin Verlander, who hasn’t been as fantastic as he was in the last two seasons, even if he has been very good. This is commonly known as the “Dark Knight Rises Effect.”

“No nihilistic clowns? Fuck this shit.”

C: Yadier Molina, Cardinals
1B: Joey Votto, Reds
2B: Brandon Phillips, Reds
SS: Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
3B: David Wright, Mets
OF: Carlos Beltran, Cardinals
OF: Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
OF: Bryce Harper, Nationals

I would have had:

2B: Matt Carpenter, Cardinals

OF: Carlos Gomez, Brewers

OF: Yasiel Puig, Dodgers

I can honestly say that I don’t get why nobody outside of Los Angeles wants Yasiel Puig in the All-Star Game. I mean, wouldn’t that be exciting? A young 23-year old Cuban who has been the best, most exciting player in the National League bar none (Of this, I have no doubts) and people don’t want him playing in what is supposed to be one of the best, most exciting games in baseball? And don’t give me that crock about him not having played enough games. Anybody batting .400 after 20 games is worthy of some serious all-star consideration, don’t you think?

Also, Troy Tulowitzki is injured, so he will not be playing. He will likely be replaced by Jean Segura.

LHP: Madison Bumgarner, Giants
LHP: Aroldis Chapman, Reds
LHP: Patrick Corbin, D-backs
RHP: Jose Fernandez, Marlins
RHP: Jason Grilli, Pirates
RHP: Matt Harvey, Mets
LHP: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
RHP: Craig Kimbrel, Braves
LHP: Cliff Lee, Phillies
LHP: Jeff Locke, Pirates
RHP: Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
LHP: Travis Wood, Cubs
RHP: Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals

Sheeeellllbyyyy…….Where aaaaarre yoooouuu?

Every single pitcher on this list deserves to be here, but I reserve the right to be pissed that Shelby Miller is not even on the Final Vote ballot.

C: Buster Posey, Giants
1B: Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs
1B: Allen Craig, Cardinals
2B: Matt Carpenter, Cardinals
2B: Marco Scutaro, Giants
SS: Everth Cabrera, Padres
SS: Jean Segura, Brewers
3B: Pedro Alvarez, Pirates
OF: Domonic Brown, Phillies
OF: Michael Cuddyer, Rockies
OF: Carlos Gomez, Brewers
OF: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates

What I would change:

Eh. S’all good.

Coming soon on PKtM:

  • In honour of Alex Rodriguez’s nearing return, I make a list of the worst human beings ever associated with MLB.
  • A new Musician Biography! (Dear God, could someone please suggest a better name for these posts?)
  • A new movie review, for a yet-to-be determined film!