Found September 09, 2013 on Fangraphs:
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.

Why Hunter Pence Should Re-sign with the Giants

 Bobby Bonds. Felipe Alou. Chili Davis. Candy Maldonado. Even Glenallen Hill. The San Francisco Giants have enjoyed a long line of productive right fielders in their franchise history. Unfortunately, since Hill left in 1994 the Giants have featured a rotating cast of aging veterans with a few good years left (Reggie Sanders, Ellis Burks, Carlos Beltran) or young players (Dan...

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...

Posey Homers, Belt Knocks In Two As Giants Walkoff For Second Day In A Row

The Giants walked off for the second time in as many games on Monday night as they beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 in ten innings. Tim Lincecum allowed just two runs through eight innings of work at AT&T Park. He walked one and struck out three, the first time he’d struck out so few in an eight-inning outing. Poor fundamentals hurt the Giants early in the field. The Rockies were...

Miley gets ball as D-backs look to finish series win

The Giants' Madison Bumgarner has received very little run support during his season-worst six-start winless stretch. He has typically been plagued by the same issue against the Diamondbacks. Bumgarner goes for his first victory in over a month Sunday as the Giants try to salvage a four-game split against the D-backs. Among the NL leaders in ERA and opponents' batting average...

Giants earn series split with walk-off win over Diamondbacks

It was “Star Wars” day on the shores of McCovey Cove and Madison Bumgarner fit the theme. His fastball was on hyperdrive. And his slider was nastier than the smell of a tauntaun’s entrails. But the Giants are giving Bumgarner the paduan treatment after he threw so many innings two of the last three Octobers. So he was pulled after shutting out the Diamondbacks through six...

Giants Walk Off With A Win In 11

It was torture from the bottom of the eighth inning on during today’s San Francisco Giants’ (64-79) game as they battled against the Arizona Diamondbacks (72-70). Starting pitcher, Madison Bumgarner (11-9, 2.82 ERA), threw a gem giving up only four hits with nine strikeouts with 89 pitches in just six innings. It looked as though the Giants had the win for Bumgarner in the bag...

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, […]

Between Yusmeiro Petit’s almost-perfect game last night and Matt Cain’s return from the disabled list tonight, the San Francisco Giants’ rotation has been at the forefront of their team news. While several starters’ contracts run out at the end of this season, we shouldn’t see too many changes next year. The Giants only have two definite returners in their rotation next...

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...

D-backs come up just short in finale with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Angel Pagan singled home the winning run in the 11th inning to to give the Giants a 3-2 victory over the Diamondbacks 3-2 on Sunday. Pagan singled sharply off Joe Thatcher (3-2) after Hector Sanchez singled and Gregor Blanco reached safely on a fielder's choice. Pinch runner Ehire Adrianza beat the throw home. Javier Lopez (3-2) got the win. Sanchez also...

McCarthy sharp as D-backs down Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Brandon McCarthy pitched eight strong innings and Paul Goldschmidt had three hits, including a triple, to lift the Diamondbacks to a 2-1 win over the Giants on Saturday night. McCarthy (4-9) gave up one run and six hits while striking out six. Brad Ziegler pitched a scoreless ninth for his ninth save in 11 chances. Goldschmidt broke a 1-1 tie with a triple...

Rockies-Giants Preview

Jhoulys Chacin flirted with a no-hitter the last time he faced the San Francisco Giants. Now he'll face them in a place where he has excelled. The Colorado Rockies starter has pitched well at AT&T Park heading into Monday night's matchup with Tim Lincecum to start a three-game set. Chacin (13-8, 3.16 ERA) battled through a high fever to throw 6 2-3 hitless innings...

What You Need to Know: A Weekend of Almosts by Daniel Rathman

Yusmeiro Petit comes close to perfection, the Pirates stay stuck on 81 wins, and Red Sox nearly sweep the Yankees, and more.
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