Baggarly does it again, advances to third Jeopardy! appearance

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Baggarly does it again, advances to third Jeopardy! appearance

CSNBayArea.com Giants Insider Andrew Baggarly returned to Jeopardy on Monday night, this time as champion after an eleventh-hour come from behind victory on Friday.

Baggarly really flashed his miscellaneous knowledge on Monday, jumping out to an early lead and really taking command of the contest. And for the second time, Baggs left Sony Pictures Studios at the end of the night as reigning Jeopardy! champion.

Below is every question that Baggarly attempted to answer, both the correct responses and the incorrect ones...

Trebek: Despite being told to watch out, this swinging title guy
always smashed into a tree.
Baggarly: Who is George of the Jungle?

Trebek: Guy Montag, Fire Captain Beatty.
Baggarly: What is Farenheit 451?

Trebek: Walter Lantz wife voiced this cartoon character that was inspired by a real bird.
Baggarly: Who is Woody Woodpecker

Trebek: The theme of this cartoon says Youre not fooling me cause I can see the way you shake and shiver.
Baggarly: What is Scooby Doo?

Trebek: A silencer on an English automobile is one of these to us Yanks.
Baggarly: What is a muffler?

Trebek: To put something into the boot in Britain isnt to put it into your shoe, but into this part of your car.
Baggarly: What is the trunk?
Trebek: You might get a lift in Liverpool if you know a lift is one of these.
Baggarly: What is an elevator?

Trebek: If your British sweetie says you need braces, she doesnt mean items for your teeth, but these for your pants.
Baggarly: What are suspenders?

Trebek: Macadamias originated in the rainforests of whats now Queensland in this country.
Baggarly: What is Australia?

At the first commercial break, Andy had a commanding lead with 5400, followed by Kate with 1200 and Liz with 600.

REWIND: Baggarly wins, advances to next round of Jeopardy!

COMMERCIAL

Trebek: Andy Baggarly is a writer, but he and I have something in common. We have both appeared on the television game show Card Sharks. Now when did you appear on it?

Baggarly: Well, Bill Rafferty was the host when I was on. I was 11-years-old and it was 25 years ago. It was young peoples week and I had to play the entire game in sudden death. And I wont be afraid to say I got hosed, so Im here to make up for that.

Back to the questions

Trebek: Macadamia trees produce nuts year round, so theyre considered everbearing as well as this ever term.
Baggarly: What is evergreen?

Trebek: We hope youre not in one of these, a thick cloud close to the ground that can precede bank or light.
Baggarly: What is fog?
Trebek: To get toxins out, soak Macadamias in water; its this process that sounds like a medieval barber might do it.
Baggarly: What is leech?

Trebek: Sometimes I go into one of these hypnotic states seeming induced by a magical incantation.
Baggarly: What is a trance?

Trebek: Called The Hairy One, Xilonen was the goddess of this grain, and her festival was celebrated with tortillas.
Baggarly: What is corn?

Trebek: For the Chinese, Xi Wang-Mu is the personification of this fundamental feminine force.
Baggarly: What is chi? (incorrect)

At the break, Andy maintained the lead with 7200, followed by Kate with 4400 and Liz with 4200.

COMMERCIAL

Trebek: This general was the subject of the biography The White Tecumseh.
Baggarly: Who is Sherman?

Trebek: He spent four years training to play Irish Mickey Ward in The Fighter.
Baggarly: Who is Wahlberg?

Trebek: Raging Bull was based on a book by this boxer, the subject of the film.
Baggarly: Who is Lamotta?

Trebek: Delivering 99 rectangular blocks of baked clay when you should have had 100
Baggarly: What is being one brick short of a full load?

Trebek: The name of this Warner Bros. cartoon series that preceded Merrie Melodies has come to mean crazy.
Baggarly: What is Looney Tunes?
Trebek: The best known Myronic work is a statue of a man performing this Olympic event, completing a backswing.
Baggarly: What is the discus?

DAILY DOUBLE

Trebek: In 2011 the scales went missing from a statue representing this in front of a Louisvilles metro hall.
Baggarly: What is justice?

Trebek: In 943, After 43 years as king, Constantine II retired to the monastery of this; the golf course was yet to be built.
Baggarly: What is St. Andrews?

Going into Final Jeopardy Andy still had the lead with 18,000 followed by Liz with 12,000 and Kate with 9,200.

COMMERCIAL

And now on to Final Jeopardy

Final Jeopardy: Political Literature

Trebek: The key message to this title figure in an Italian work is It is far safer to be feared than loved.

- Kate answered incorrectly with Casanova."
- Liz answered correctly with The Prince to take the lead with 20,200.
- Andy answered correctly with The Prince to regain the lead and remain Jeopardy! champion.

In the end, Baggarly finished with 24,401, for a two-night total of 40,000. Liz came in second with 20, 200 and Kate lost everything finishing with 0.

As reigning champion, Baggarly will advance to the next round, which will air Tuesday night.

Blach only lasts three innings as Giants get mashed by Mets in loss

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Blach only lasts three innings as Giants get mashed by Mets in loss

BOX SCORE

SAN FRANCISCO -- Yoenis Cespedes had three hits including a two-run homer and Lucas Duda had three hits including a solo blast as the New York Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants 11-4 on Friday night.

The win snapped the Mets' four-game losing streak. They had lost seven of eight.

The Giants have lost 10 of their last 11 games, 12 of their last 14 and 19 of their last 24.

Along with Cespedes and Duda, Asdrubal Cabrera, Wilmer Flores and Michael Conforto all had three hits.

After being held to five runs over their last three games, the Mets broke out their hitting slump, combining for 20 hits.

All but one Mets starter (Jose Reyes) had at least one hit and all but two (Reyes and Cabrera) drove in at least one run.

Seth Lugo (2-1) won for the third time in his last four starts. He gave up four runs in 5 2/3 innings and was 1 for 2 with one RBI.

Morse reveals he barely remembers Harper-Strickland brawl after concussion

Morse reveals he barely remembers Harper-Strickland brawl after concussion

Giants reliever Hunter Strickland received a six-game suspension for his involvement in a May 29 benches-clearing brawl with Bryce Harper and the Nationals. Harper originally was suspended for four games before winning his appeal and served a three-game suspension. 

But the player who has lost the most amont of time came sprinting from first base trying to break up the melee. 

Michael Morse clashed heads with Jeff Samardzija and went crashing down. He has been out since with concussion symptoms and revealed Friday he barely remembers anything from the fight, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

After missing nearly a month of games, Morse feels much better, though effects from the concussion are still there. Every day Morse goes to Stanford for testing and therapy and still deals with lingering symptoms like dizziness once he raises his heartbeat and headaches. 

If Morse ever joins the reeling Giants is a question in itself. 

San Francisco currently has the second-worst record in baseball at 27-48 behind only the Phillies and have already started to shift to younger players. No matter, the 35-year-old Morse wants to be a part of the team. 

"You know me," Morse said to reporters before Friday's game. "Whatever happens, happens. I'm a happy-go-lucky guy. I'm happy to be with these guys. They're going through such hard times.

"I want to be with them, if not on the field, then off the field, helping them mentally if not physically."

In 24 games this season, Morse is batting .194 with just one home run. If his time has come to an end, the one home run was one to remember. 

Morse, in his first game back with the Giants since 2014 launched a pinch-hit solo home run to tie the game in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Dodgers on April 26. The fan-favorite raised his hands at the crack of the bat, bringing back memories of Game 5 of the 2014 NLCS.