Found April 15, 2012 on Sports Blog Net:
[caption id="attachment_73" align="alignnone" width="233" caption="Giants win on walk off error 4-3"][/caption] So tonight was one of the rare nights where I couldn't watch the game. But I was checking my phone for updates all night. I can't really give my analysis or comments on the game, but I did just watch the highlights. All I can say is keep it up Barry Zito. He looked a little rocky in the 1st inning where he let those 2 runs score, but the rest of the game he looked confident and commanding. The Giants once again score at least 4 runs which makes me very happy at where this offense is going. The walk off error that was hit my Melky was ugly, but really who cares! The Giants won and that's theier 3rd in a row. Tomorrow's series finale is going to be exciting for Giants fans because last years All-Star hero Ryan Vogelsong will make his season debut. He and the offense will face Pirates pitcher and ex Giant Kevin Correia. I'm assuming a few of the key starters will get the day off, but Posey will most likely be back in the line up. It Should be a beautiful Sunday afternoon for baseball. There was bad news today as there was the breaking news that Brian Wilson may have to have Tommy John surgery. He took an MRI and it showed structural damage with his ligament in his throwing shoulder. It hasn't been confirmed that he is out indefinitely, but by the way the staff sounded in interviews, it sounds like his season is over just after 8 games. Perhaps it's time for Heath Hembree?

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Angel Pagan’s Slow Start

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Projecting the Series: Giants vs. Phillies

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Anything you can do I Cain do better

[caption id="attachment_67" align="alignnone" width="381" caption="Matt Cain throws a one hit complete game shutout in home opener"][/caption] The opening ceremonies in today's home opener was one of the most emotional one's I have ever seen. The Giants saluted the 1962 National League Champion team, where all the great legends came...

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Phillies-Giants Preview

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Phillies sign Mike Fontenot

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