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We welcome Eric Nathanson to the show. The man behind 2outhits.com and a Giants fan out of…ahem, Chicago?! We start out the show trying to understand how such a die-hard Giants fan developed this way WITHOUT EVER HAVING BEEN TO SAN FRANCISCO! Willie also tests both Eric and Chad’s knowledge with a little Giants trivia.
- What the hell is going on?! The sky is falling!! 5 losses in a row!
The Week in Review
- Lost 2/3 to AZ, swept by SD. 4 out of those 5 could’ve easily been wins, have only been outscored by 7 runs over the 5 game losing streak (3 went extra innings)
The Big Question
- Vogelsong and Cain? Can they right the ship quickly?
- You can review Chad’s article about Vogelsong’s struggles.
- Is it time to send Hector down? Could we use some bullpen depth?
- Should Marco be moved down in the lineup?
Tweet At Me, Bruh
- Chad: Jason Collins @jasoncollins344hAll the support I have received today is truly inspirational. I knew that I was choosing the road less traveled but I’m not walking it alone
- Willie: MLB: “Everybody knows somebody who’s gay. If you can’t deal with it in 2013, you need to go somewhere and hide in a cave.” – @LaTroyHawkins32
- Eric: @pourmecoffee: Gay people play sports. You can deal with this America. I believe in you.
Our New Favorite Guy
- Willie: Timmy: getting back into his stride perhaps? Lotsa Ks, less wild and finally accepting of Posey perhaps?
- Chad: Bumgarner: 1.87 ERA, 3-0 sub 1 WHIP, country bumpkin can PITCH!
- Ben: Brandon Crawford: Seriously, Matt Kemp WISHES he was as gifted a hitter as Brandon Crawford.
- Eric: Hunter Pence: That guy plays every play like it’s his last. And how can you not love the stilted motions?
- Honorary Mention: Jason Collins and Robbie Rogers: Look, we’re all San Franciscans here (well, some honorary). This should be pretty obvious.
We Should Hate This Guy
- Chad: I’m abstaining for positive energy and kharma for the team
- Willie: Chris Broussard – slamming Jason Collins on the air as not a christian because he’s gay. Nice job being a bigot, homey. Good luck with that.
- Ben: Almost anybody who writes in the comments section.
- Eric: I have the same hate for Broussard, but love for Giants
Why We Will Win It All
- Chad: If we stop playing like shit
- Willie: We are getting the slump out of the way early. After 5 straight losses we’re only 2 GB and still above the Dodgers. Suck on that.
- Ben: Depth depth depth. Also, Nick Noonan.
- Eric: Bruce Bochy is the best in the biz in a short series.
We want to thank Eric Nathanson for joining us on this extra-long, but thought-provoking episode of Torturecast! Don’t forget to follow him @2outhits on Twitter!
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