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Two Guys, a Glove and a Coke Bottle:
San Francisco Giants
After a disappointing loss in Atlanta last night behind Sergio Romo’s ninth-inning meltdown, the Giants still have a chance to break even on their current eight-game road trip. They’ll have to do it against one of the hottest young pitchers in baseball, Braves’ right-hander Julio Teheran.
Getting of to a rough start in his first full major-league season by giving up 4+ runs in three straight outings, Teheran has done that in an outing just once in his last nine tries while posting a 2.66 ERA and holding opponents to a .651 OPS. He faces a San Francisco lineup that is still struggling to get its best players on the field.
Angel Pagan, Marco Scutaro and Pablo Sandoval remain out, leaving behind a bedraggled lineup missing its punch at the top. Brandon Crawford is a nice fill-in for the 2-spot against right-handers like Teheran, but Joaquin Arias and Nick Noonan are black holes the bottom of the order. The two bench regulars have combined to hit .252 with just three extra-base hits in...
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As of today, Giants catcher Buster Posey and third baseman Pablo Sandoval still lead their respective positions in voting for the 2013 All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 16 at Citi Field in New York.
The National League squad could boast even more of your favorite Giants, as the latest round of voting has shortstop Brandon Crawford and second baseman Marco Scutaro...
Giants center fielder Angel Pagan appears close to returning but expects to have a minor-league rehab assignment, according to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area. Despite a cortisone shot, the hamstring has not healed and he has been unable to run the bases pain-free. Alex Pavlovic of the Merc reports that manager Bruce Bochy says Pagan will get 10-15 at-bats in the minors.
If there’s one word that can be used to describe the San Francisco Giants season thus far, it’s frustration. The club has struggled to establish consistency, lacking any sort of championship identity.
The once vaunted pitching rotation is average at best, limping by from start to start. Matt Cain has been maddeningly unpredictable, seemingly incapable of stringing together back...
Buster Posey gets a full day of rest Monday after playing in all nine games of the Giants’ recent road trip. The reigning MVP caught eight of those games, spending Saturday’s game at first base. Posey collected 15 hits on the trip, raising his 2013 batting line to .316/.390/.515. His .905 OPS is tops among MLB catchers and seventh among all position players in the National League...
Angel Pagan has been battling a hamstring strain for weeks now. He was finally placed on the disabled list only recently after the San Fraincisco Giants continued to hope the issue would work itself out. Now, as Pagan is recovering he has been given the option of surgery to repair the hamstring. He declined that option and instead elected for a more conservative procedure...
A comprehensive breakdown of the San Francisco Giants‘ 2013 draft picks from Lunatic Fringe.
A close look at the “Weirdest half inning in the history of the game” from Thursday’s game against the Pirates from Miracle At Coogan’s Bluff.
A look at how things could actually get worse for the Giants in 2013 from TheGiantsCove.com.
An examination of the Giants’ bench...
Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong will have his surgically repaired pitching hand re-examined Tuesday with the hope of taking another step in his recovery.
Vogelsong broke two bones in his right pinkie area and also dislocated a knuckle in the hand on a swing May 20 and underwent surgery the next day. He had five pins inserted in his hand during the procedure at Stanford, performed...
The San Francisco Giants are looking to build a dynasty. In modern-day baseball, two World Series titles in three years will just about do it, but a third one couldn’t hurt. In both 2010 and 2012 the Giants relied on a strong pitching staff, many of whom were brought up through their successful farm system. Much of that success comes from their single-A affiliate just a few miles...
That’s right, tomorrow (Tuesday the 18th) is the California-Carolina League All-Star Game. Yep, I’m going. And you can, too.
I’ve gone to a few of these minor league All-Star Games. The California and Carolina League take turns hosting, and I’ve attended the last two times they were on the west coast, in Stockton and Modesto. I also attended the last minor league...
Freddie Freeman's bases-loaded, line-drive single off closer Sergio Romo capped a two-run rally in the ninth that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a 6-5 win over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday.
B.J. Upton hit two homers off Chad Gaudin, but the Braves trailed 5-4 entering the ninth.
Romo (3-3) walked pinch-hitter Evan Gattis, who was replaced by pinch-runner Reed Johnson...
If you remember back to his last start, you will remember that Julio Teheran was not too impressive. He did not continue that trend on Sunday night. Teheran was sharp as he and 3 other Braves pitchers shut out the Giants, 3-0. The Braves got on the board early against the Giants. Andrelton Simmons was on 2nd when a Freddie Freeman single allowed him to streak around 3rd base...
Despite a gritty performance by Tim Lincecum, the Atlanta Braves capitalized on every Giants mistake, and San Francisco fell to the Braves 3-0.
The Braves drew first blood against Lincecum. After Andrelton Simmons walked to lead off the game and stole second, Freddie Freeman brought him home with a two-out RBI single to give Atlanta an early 1-0 lead. Lincecum also walked the lead...
(April 30, 2013 – Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America)
With June wrapping up soon and July on the way, I’ll be looking into some trade targets and rumors surrounding the Giants and A’s until they actually do (or do not) happen.
Cliff Lee is having quite the season.The Giants are short a starting pitcher. Hey, perfect!
This is what I’m assuming most fans are thinking...
San Francisco Giants closer Sergio Romo and Three Twins Ice Cream have agreed to a contract to bring "Sergio Romo's Mexican Chocolate" to the world.The ice cream's tagline is "It Only Tastes Illegal" and all proceeds will go to help enact immigration reform.The company's founder Neal Gottlieb said he got the inspiration for the tasty treat after seeing...
Atlanta Braves starter Julio Teheran was solid Sunday night against the San Francisco Giants, giving up no runs on six hits in six innings in the Braves 3-0 win. The rookie right-hander struck out eight, while walking only one, as he ran his record on the season to 5-3. Teheran was able to pitch out of jams in his last three innings and went on to allow less than two runs for the...