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San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito pledged to honor the men and women fighting to defend the United States with a $500 donation for every strikeout in Major League Baseball on the Fourth of July. Zito will also donate this money in honor of his father, who he says loved the Fourth of July and all that it stood for. His donation will go toward helping Welcome Back Veterans, a non-profit organization “committed to providing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) treatment to our veterans and their families.” San Francisco’s game against the Reds was rained out, but he has pledged to donate money for every MLB strikeout nonetheless. In honor of our nations independence, Barry Zito is donating $500 for every strikeout in every MLB game today to Welcome Back Vets &— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) July 04, 2013 in tribute to his late father, Joe, who loved what the 4th of July stood for #SFGiants— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) July 04, 2013

Down on the Farm: Gary Brown

Pic Courtesy of Steven Robles ( Gary Brown went to Cal State Fullerton and was drafted #1 by the San Francisco Giants (24th overall) in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. In 2011, he shined for the Single-A Advanced San Jose Giants, earning California League Rookie of the Year honors. Brown hit .336 and set a franchise record for hits with 188. Other highlights...

San Francisco Giants: 5 Trade Proposals That Will Provide Instant Help

It’s fair to say that the San Francisco Giants may not be playing like the 2012 World Series Champions that they are.  Currently with a win-loss record of 39-44, good for 5th in the horrible NL West division, the Giants find themselves at a point in the season where it’s gut check time.  Do you rise above and finish strong, or do you continue down a path that leads to a flame...

Giants outfielder Angel Pagan likely out for year

Giants outfielder Angel Pagan has had a rough year. He gets hurt scoring the winning run on an inside-the-park home run, he rehabs and during one of his rehab games, he re-injures his hamstring and it shows a tear in it. Now, even worse news has come up for Pagan. According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, it appears that Angel Pagan's season is done. Just...

Santiago Casilla struggles in last rehab outing, hopes to return for Giants over weekend

If only Santiago Casilla could hit as well as pitch. While Casilla has been on the DL, the San Francisco Giants have continued their dramatic slide, not only struggling to close out games, but also getting no-hit by Homer Bailey on Tuesday and not scoring more than 5 runs in any game since their 6-0 win against the Atlanta Braves on June 14th. At least the Giants' bullpen will...

Giants recall Gillespie, option Perez

Outfielder Cole Gillespie was called up from Triple-A Fresno by the Giants before their game with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. Gillespie, in the lineup batting seventh and playing left field, last appeared in the major leagues with the Arizona Diamondbacks two years ago. He was batting .277 with nine homers and 31 RBIs with the Grizzlies. To make room on the roster, outfielder...

MLB rumors: Brian Wilson a fit for Dodgers, Giants, Angels

It's been evident since early spring that former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson wouldn't sign his next contract until after the All-Star break. With the All-Star break approaching, ESPN's Buster Olney reports Wilson -- who's recovering from Tommy John surgery -- will likely throw for teams later this month or in August, adding that the right-hander is...

Report: Brian Wilson Working Out in Hawaii, ‘Making Progress’ in Return From Tommy John Surgery

Brian Wilson‘s status has been somewhat of a mystery, although it sounds like there’s still a chance he could pitch in 2013. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Wilson has been working out in Hawaii and making progress. Olney says that it figures if Wilson is going to pitch this season, the right-hander will work out for scouts in late July or early August. Wilson hasn’t pitched...

Reds vs. Giants finale POSTPONED

CINCINNATI Todays game with the San Francisco Giants has been postponed due to the forecast of steady rain throughout the remainder of the day. The game has not yet been rescheduled. Unfortunately, the breaks in the weather we expected over the next few hours dont appear to be happening for us, said Reds Chief Operating Officer Phil Castellini. As much as we were hoping to play...

Giants Dodgers Orange Friday Pregame Notes

The San Francisco Giants return home after a miserable road trip, looking to get back on track after an awful month of June. Matt Cain (5-4, 4.29 ERA) will face Hyun-Jin Ryu (6-3, 2.83 ERA) of the surging Los Angeles Dodgers. Cole Gillespie will start in left field after the Giants purchased his contract earlier today. Manager Bruce Bochy noted that the Giants will be facing several...

Giants-Reds rained out, no makeup date announced

The game between the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds scheduled for Thursday was postponed because of rain. The game never got started and was called after a wait of nearly 2 1-2 hours. No makeup date was announced. This was the last day the Giants were scheduled to be in Cincinnati this season. The Reds visit San Francisco later this month. The teams are both off Aug...

Video: Brandon Phillips starts unusual double play

Your browser does not support iframes. Brandon Phillips is known to be one of the slickest fielders in baseball. On Wednesday, he reminded us all of why this is true. During the third inning, the three-time Gold Glove second basemen initiated one of the most unusual double plays you are likely to see this season when he let a pop-up hit by Giants hitter Hunter Pence fall to...

We Got Rained Out!

Hope you all had a Happy Fourth without Giants baseball. Let’s hope this lets them turn it around.

Dodgers-Giants Preview

Just when the Los Angeles Dodgers thought they were going to get a weekend in San Francisco without seeing Matt Cain, the weather intervened. Instead, he'll start Friday's series opener for the Giants against the visiting Dodgers, whom Cain has dominated in recent years. But Cain also hasn't seen a lineup as potent as the one Los Angeles has fielded of late - one that...
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