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When Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval went down two weeks ago with a broken bone in his left hand two things happened: San Francisco lost the heart of their offense, and the organization's lack of infield depth at the Major and upper Minor League levels was almost immediately exposed.To replace Sandoval the front office called up Conor Gillaspie, their number one third base prospect at Triple A Fresno. Not only was Gillaspie unable to get his bat going (6 games, 20 ABs, .150AVG), it became clear he did not have a Major League-caliber arm. Several of Gillaspie's routine plays were much closer than they should have been, and he simply didn't appear to have the afterburner arm needed to get outs when throwing off-balance or charging bunts.Eventually extra infielder Joaquin Arias was tabbed to take over at third base until Sandoval returns. Arias has filled in very well defensively and on this team his .250 BA makes him an offensive god in the batting order. At se...
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The San Francisco Giants sent infielder Conor Gillaspie back to Fresno and called up infielder Charlie Culberson. Culberson made his major league debut yesterday (Sunday), and also managed to get his first major league hit. It was a great moment to see his father fight back the tears, and his mother looking so proud on Mother’s Day!The Giants made another roster move this weekend...
Picture is courtesy of Marko Realmonte.
Last night was a great win for the San Francisco Giants. It’s a sweet way to start a 7-game homestand. I wish I could say Ryan Vogelsong was the winning pitcher, but he wasn’t. Vogelsong tossed seven innings and allowed just one run.
For those of you keeping track of the run support Vogelsong is getting. It’s not much at all…...
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Just kidding. Not about the wine, but I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t have at least a little practice writing with a bit of the ol’ fire water in my system. I think I’ll be alright.
Tonight’s game, along with last night’s game, the one before that, the...
Third base has been a tough position to fill since Pablo Sandoval was shelved with a hand injury. Conor Gillaspie was called up from Triple-A Fresno, but he was returned to the minors after a not-so-long tryout. Joaquin Arias took over the position, showing a slick glove and decent bat. But Tuesday, he took a 93-mph fastball from Jeremy Guthrie off his left forearm in the fourth...
The bad news?
We're not very good, and there isn't a lot to suggest that we'll get better.
Would Brian Wilson have given up a dong to Marco Scutaro to blow the game? Maybe. Maybe not.
Would we do better if our knee-jerk reactions to send Brandon Crawford down to Fresno came true? Maybe. Maybe not.
Would we have won a couple more games lately if Panda hadn't have...
Ever the optimist with his bold personality and bushy black beard, Giants closer Brian Wilson deemed himself ahead of schedule in his recovery from a second Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery and insists he plans to be ready for opening day 2012.
That would be defying the odds for a surgery that typically has a recovery time of 18 months to two years - and can be a much...
…because you come here for the super clever post titles. No one has ever played off of the Melk/milk thing before, right?
Melky Cabrera is at it again. After a disastrous 2010 season in Atlanta, the Melk-Man (BOOM! It’s like MILK-Man, get it?) bounced back for a career year with the Royals in 2011. He was a good bet to regress, right? The Royals, who had Lorenzo Cain on deck...
Brock Bond, 2B, San Francisco Giants
Current Level: AAA
2012 Top 15 Prospects Ranking: NR
Current Value: Limited
Who? Bond has been kicking around the minor leagues since being selected by the Giants out of a Missouri high school in the 24th round of the 2007 draft. A pure hitter, he hit well over .300 during his three seasons in A-ball and double-A. He was then a triple-A all-star...
(AP) -- Already among elite company, Madison Bumgarner has a chance to become just the fourth pitcher in team history to win nine consecutive home starts since the Giants moved to San Francisco.
Not having to face former teammate Carlos Beltran would likely help his chances.
In a matchup of the two most recent World Series champions, the Giants open a two-game set against a St...
Buster Posey looks worn down behind the plate this season. It appears only a matter of time before his catching days are over.
I'm back in CA for 48 hours this week, which is why my schedule is all Catty Wumpus (we are now the first and only sports blog ever to use that word, thank you, thank you). This also led to going to a Giants game with friends of mine in the area, and their kid, last night.The Giants beat the Rockies, 3-2, as Ryan Vogelsong overcame weak control to keep his team in it, then the...
The St. Louis Cardinals thumped the San Francisco Giants last night in Pac Bell or whatever the hell it’s called Park. They’ll tussle again today around 2p STL time.
A long time ago I got a job offer in San Francisco. They even flew me out for a couple days to check out the city. The company with questionable taste even went so far as to bring in a real estate broker to talk...
Marco Scutaro homered off closer Santiago Casilla to lead off the ninth inning and lift the Colorado Rockies past the mistake-prone San Francisco Giants 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Scutaro smacked a 92 mph fastball from Casilla (0-2) just over the left-field wall for his first home run of the season after Colorado blew a three-run lead in the eighth.
Troy Tulowitzki, Michael Cuddyer...
I can’t wait until Christian Friedrich’s next start. He’ll be found after the game, sitting in the team shower, shivering under the shower head, shivering in his soaking uniform.
“B-b-but I threw the ball! How did they hit it?”
Rockies Pitching Coach Bob Apodaca will turn off the shower tap, and slide down next to Friedrich.
“Son, you’re going to have to learn sooner...
Top picks today are the Giants with Tim Lincecum -160 over the Rockies and Arizona with Wade Miley +100 over the Dodgers.