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Pablo Sandoval – Hot
The Panda has been getting back into old form lately. In the last seven games, Pablo Sandoval is hitting .387 while slugging .548 with one homer. He has driven in five runs but has been getting on base for the other big guys to drive him in. Counting in the four times he has scored because of getting on base, Sandoval has accounted for almost a third of the Giants scoring in those seven games.
Ryan Vogelsong – Not
Ryan Vogelsong had a rough start to the season last year and unfortunately, it’s happening again. Vogelsong is (1-2) so far with a bloated ERA of 6.23. Extra-base hits are not what’s killing him, it’s the walks and base-hits. Vogelsong has given up seven homers, but only four doubles and one triple. He has given up 25 base-hits, couple that with 10 walks in 30.1 innings and teams are going to score quite a bit.
Josh Donaldson – Hot
It’s been a year that keeps getting better for Josh Donaldson. He had a rough start but has come on of late. In his last seven games, Donaldson is hitting .345 raising his overall average to .312. In those seven games, Donaldson has driven in seven RBIs and has four extra-base hits. Donaldson has also showed some patience taking five walks. The A’s have strung together some good wins and Donaldson is one reason why.
Josh Reddick – Not (again)
Sorry Josh Reddick, I don’t mean to pick on you but you’ve brought all this on yourself. It’s safe to say this is not the season Reddick thought he would have, and it is gradually getting worse. In Reddick’s last seven games, he is hitting an abysmal .053 while slugging an equally tragic .053 with zero homers and extra-base hits. After starting third in the batting order, Reddick has been relegated to the back of the order to try and hide his terrible hitting. The one bright spot, well more like a faint dim light, to this seven game switch is the one hit did lead to an RBI. Maybe it’s time for the beard to grow back.
Carter Jurica (Fresno) – Hot
It’s been a good year for Carter Jurica since being promoted to Fresno this year. Jurica is batting .337 with 13 RBIs and eight extra-base hits. Making the most of his promotion, Jurica has not only been the best hitter for the Grizzlies but the most consistent as well. All his base-hits have benefited the team as he has scored 16 times.
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The Giants have about 20+ returning players this year as fans are getting whiffs of deja vu, but with a shallow farm system, rookie infielder Nick Noonan has gotten some playing time in the big leagues.
After being drafted in the first round of the 2007 amateur draft as pick No. 32, Noonan has played his fair share of minor league baseball. Six years in the Giants minor system, Noonan...
Teams in need of relief help continue to monitor the
situation of former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson. The Beard is
recovering from Tommy John surgery, and he’s not going to throw for interested
teams until he’s fully recovered from the procedure, according to Jayson Stark
Stark notes that Wilson’s current “loose target date” to
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On Friday night, the San Francisco Giants held Metallica Night to honor of the legendary metal band.
As part of the festivities, Metallica guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett played the "Star-Spangled Banner" before the Giants faced the Los Angeles Dodgers. Hetfield and Hammett wore Giants jerseys and played black guitars...
The San Francisco Giants have recalled outfielder Francisco Peguero from Triple-A Fresno to serve as bench depth for the outfield and some right-handed pop. To make room for him on the parent roster, the Giants have optioned catcher Hector Sanchez to the same minor league affiliate.
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The San Francisco Giants have optioned pitcher Sandy Rosario to Triple-A Fresno. This move is in accordance to having to clear a roster spot for Jeremy Affeldt.
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From their legendary game promotions to their response to #RandomActsofOpeningDay to, oh yeah, Metallica Night...the San Francisco Giants are making it hard not to root for them. Friday night the World Champs celebrated the Bay-area Rock and Roll Hall of Famers with a slew of Metallica-related stunts...free hats, Metallica guitars and hair metal-themed player pictures. And of...
The San Francisco Giants probably didn't need anymore help in sweeping the Los Angeles Dodgers over the weekend, but they wouldn't have had a problem with Angel Pagan joining in on the fun Sunday. Pagan sat with a sore hamstring Sunday afternoon, and he may miss the team's series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle...
Matt Cain turns in best outing of the season in Sunday win over Los Angeles, allowing one run in 7.1 innings of work while proving he's still got plenty of gas in his right arm.
The San Francisco Giants held a "Metallica Night," which included having the band itself shred the national anthem (aka "Star Spangled Banner").
The San Francisco Giants extended a streak from ten games to eleven in which a Giants’ starting pitcher has not earned a victory with their 10-9 extra inning victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The streak , dating back to April 21 when Barry Zito beat the San Diego Padres, is the longest span without a victory dating back to August 4-18, 2010 (a span of 14 games).
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Pinch hitter Guillermo Quiroz homered with one out in the 10th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 10-9 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.
The Giants blew a 5-0 lead and wasted a bases-loaded opportunity in the ninth before Quiroz hit an 0-2 pitch from Dodgers closer Brandon League (0-1) into the left field stands. Quiroz pumped his...
Hunter Pence doubled twice and drove in four runs, Matt Cain pitched into the eighth inning for his first victory of the season and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Sunday night to complete a series sweep.
Leadoff hitter Andres Torres had three hits for San Francisco while Marco Scutaro had two hits and scored twice. The Giants extended their season-high...
Heading into Sunday’s series finale, the Giants have won 1,194 of the 2,361 games in the all-time series. The Dodgers have taken 1,167. In their 123 years of intra-league competition, the Giants have finished with a better record at seasons-end 64 times. The Dodgers, 59 times. The Giants own 22 National League pennants. The Dodgers have 21.
Recent accounts also support...
The San Francisco Giants welcome the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers to AT&T Park to begin a three game series beginning tonight.
After a series sweep against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Giants are gaining momentum as the series begins with Barry Zito (3-1, 3.29 ERA) on the hill against the Dodger’s horse, Clayton Kershaw (3-2, 1.73 ERA).
Zito recorded a no decision on his...
Seriously, did Pablo Sandoval bring the Warriors a Giants-trademarked version of “Torture” or what?
Right now, I’m sure the Spurs are licking their chops at how the Warriors absolutely fell apart in the face of pressure, simple double-teams and pretty much any ballhandling that involved Jarrett Jack and not Stephen Curry. At least the Warriors have a few days to figure out...