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  The San Francisco Giants will activate relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt from the disabled list on Wednesday. Affeldt, 34, has not pitched since July 20. The veteran left hander has been dealing with a strained groin. Bochy says Affeldt could be activated tomorrow and Gaudin will likely face live hitting on #sfgiants first day in LA, 9.12. — Amy Gutierrez (@AmyGGiants) September 10, 2013 In 38 games this season Affeldt had a 3.51 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP. Affeldt has two years remaining on his contract with the Giants.

WATCH: Elderly lady at Giants game makes great catch of foul ball

Grandma uses her glove to snare a foul ball off the bat of Todd Helton in the ninth inning at AT&T Park. Making awkward white guys everywhere feel really bad about themselves. Your browser does not support iframes. **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return to BobsBlitz.comFollow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.

Ski shop jabs SF Giants with sign

This supposedly comes from a ski shop in Sacramento. To be fair, I’m pretty sure I saw Barry Zito out there playing and decidedly not taking the summer off. He’s just terrible. As of writing, in case you needed the nausea-inducing reminder, your defending champion Giants are 66-80, in last place and 20 games out of first place. The offseason is near, Giants fans. Just a little...

Giants pitcher blames his poor season on the WBC

Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong has a nifty excuse for his struggles in 2013. It's not the broken finger that he suffered in the middle of May, it's not the fact that he's 36, it's not the fact that some fortunate peripherals pointed to an implosion. No, Vogelsong has "some questions" about whether or not his struggles are because of his participation in the...

Giants to activate Jeremy Affeldt, Chad Gaudin still a few days from return

The San Francisco Giants are set to activate reliever Jeremy Affeldt from the disabled list, according to Eric Gilmore of Affeldt has been sidelined since late July with a groin strain but threw his third simulated game on Tuesday and was pleased with his performance. Gilmore also writes that Chad Gaudin, who has been on the DL with carpal tunnel syndrome, still needs...

SF Giants pull bubble gum prank on photographer (Video)

The San Francisco Giants pulled the classic bubble gum prank on a photographer during Tuesday night's game at AT&T Park. The CSN broadcast crew saw the bubble gum on top of the photographer's hat during the top of the second, with the photographer having no clue he was being pranked. The likely culprits were either Chad Gaudin or Tim Lincecum, neither of which...

Older lady catches foul ball at San Francisco Giants game (video)

Your browser does not support iframes. An elderly woman seated in the upper deck of AT&T Park to take in the San Francisco Giants-Colorado Rockies tilt on Tuesday made the play of the night after snagging a foul ball during the ninth inning. Armed with a glove — perfectly acceptable for a woman her age […]The post Older lady catches foul ball at San Francisco Giants game...

Pence's big night not enough as Giants lose

Hunter Pence joked with Giants third base coach Tim Flannery before Tuesday night's game that perhaps he was due for a big hit or two. Or three. Or four. Problem was, Michael Cuddyer had two of his own - and they both cleared the fence as the Colorado Rockies rallied for a 9-8 win against San Francisco. Pence hit a three-run homer in the first inning, an RBI double in the...

Yusmeiro Petit: Just Who Is This Guy?

Is it just me, or are Giants fans getting a little spoiled with the no-hitters and perfect games and near-misses in recent years? After a no-hitter drought that lasted 33 years, since John “The Count” Montesfusco blanked the Braves in 1976, the Giants have now had two no-hitters and one perfect game in the past five seasons. Jonathan Sanchez snapped the no no-no streak in 2009...

Giants win, but are eliminated from NL West race

These are not the elimination games the Giants wanted to be playing. Last fall they were unbeatable in elimination games the type that kept them alive in the postseason. Knowing a loss would send them home they beat the Reds and Cardinals three times apiece on their road to the World Series. The elimination games they're in now? The worst kind. The kind they don't care...

Barry Zito as a Disappearing Exception

Barry Zito's time with the Giants is coming to a close. The Giants probably signed him to his huge contract in part because he seemed to be able to out-pitch his peripherals, While he did so in Oakland, that ability seemed to disappear in San Francisco.

Giants rally for 4-3 win over Rockies

Marco Scutaro and Brandon Belt hit consecutive RBI singles in the eighth inning to help the San Francisco Giants edge the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Wednesday. The Giants loaded the bases with one out against Matt Belisle (5-7), and Scutaro followed with a tying single into right field. Belt's hit drove in Angel Pagan and gave San Francisco a 4-3 lead. Guillermo Moscoso (2-2)...

The Giants Face a Big Challenge: How to Become Relevant in 2014

This is the week that the San Francisco Giants were eliminated from the 2013 race for the National League West title. Soon they will also be eliminated from the NL Wild Card chase-- both the Giants and the New York Mets were recently 17 games out in the NL Wild Card standings. Hangin' out with the Mr. Met mascot. That's the kind of company the 2012 World Champions are...

Yusmeiro Petit’s Penultimate Pitch of Perfection

The last pitch Yusmeiro Petit threw while he had a perfect game was the one that ended his perfect game. It was a fastball, thigh-high, over the outer edge, and Eric Chavez got around it and lined it to right. The ball was very nearly caught, but everything in baseball is very nearly something else, […]

Almost Perfect

Now, a few days later, last Friday night was…unexpected.  To put it mildly. I’ve often told people that being at Matt Cain’s Perfect Game was more special than being at one of the World Series games, because with a Perfect Game, you can’t force it to happen.  You know you’re going to a World Series game when you buy the ticket.  You never know when a Perfect Game will...
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