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Sports by Colin:
Allowing only two scores over 6 2/3 innings Saturday in a 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, it is more evident than ever that Madison Bumgarner is the San Francisco Giants’ burgeoning ace. The 23-year-old Bumgarner (3-0, 1.77 ERA), who San Francisco took out of high school with the 10th pick in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft, is now 39-30 with a 3.15 ERA over 90 games since debuting with the Giants in September 2009. Although the 6-foot-5, 225 pound native North Carolinian throws a fastball that barely reaches 93 MPH, Bumgarner compensates for his relative … Continue reading →
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It’s been a while since I’ve heard the name “Barry” being echoed throughout AT&T Park, but with the recent success of longtime Giant scapegoat Barry Zito, it’s the least the fans can do.
Zito is the Giants’ best pitcher right now. He has yet to surrender a run – an accomplishment even Sergio Romo was unable to hold.
Looking back at the first day Zito became a...
Yesterday was a great way to start the road trip for the San Francisco Giants! They were down 5-0 but didn’t throw in the towel. The scratched and clawed their way back into the game, and ended up winning 7-6.
Closer Sergio Romo added another save to the back of his baseball card under the 2013 season stats section. Romo has been perfect thus far, and is 6-for-6 in...
Madison Bumgarner allowed two runs while pitching neatly into the seventh inning, Marco Scutaro had three hits and the San Francisco Giants held off the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Saturday.
Pinch-hitter Dioner Navarro hit a two-out, two-run homer off Bumgarner in the seventh to pull the Cubs to 3-2. It was Navarro's second career pinch home run in two days, each hit from a different...
Nick Noonan's journey from 1st round pick in the 2007 amateur baseball draft (32nd overall) to getting his first Major League start as a San Francisco Giant this week could be described as circuitous.
In the same way that Barry Zito's curve ball drifts up, describes a parabola, then drops through that 17 inch square target umpires hopefully recognize as a strike.
Let me introduce another new writer (his bio is coming soon) Nathan Mendolowitz. He’s a Giants fan but can root for the A’s on occasion. He will be doing installments of “Hot or Not” of Nor Cal baseball and much more. Sorry ladies, he doesn’t rate them on levels of attractiveness.
by Nathan Mendolowitz
Barry Zito – Hot
Who would have thought Barry Zito would be the shining...
RUMBLE AND TUMBLE
Video: Down goes the big man!
Sometimes, a little comment can send you down a wormhole. Brandon Crawford is a glovely young man, and we talked about platoon splits — he doesn’t remember having trouble with lefties in the minors — and a few other topics, but it was one thing he said about his defense that popped.
I asked him what he did specifically that made him good at defense — last year, Crawford...
Interesting matchups abound in the Giants series, but the rightfielders in today’s game could be one of the more intriguing matchups. The comparison comes naturally from the fact that Nate Schierholtz and Hunter Pence were traded for each other last trade deadline. The comparison would seem to breakdown at that point.
Pence has been a solid everyday rightfielder for his whole career...
Barry Zito (@MIL, SD)
Is that...it is! It's BARRY ZITO'S MUSIC! WHAT'S HE DOIN' HERE?!?!?!
Zito's 14 scoreless innings may seem like a blast from the past, yet the left-hander posted a 3.03 ERA last September and was stellar in his final two playoff starts in the Giants' playoff run (13 1/3 innings, one earned run, nine strikeouts). One...