Found July 11, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
Oakland fans have had to wait a long time for days like this. As anyone familiar with Bay Area baseball will surely know, the San Francisco Giants have won two out of the last three World Series Championships. For too long now Oakland fans have seen throngs of new Giants fans delivered by the week, but as Bob Dylan might say the times they are a changing. The Oakland Athletics have commanded first place in their AL West Division for most of the season, while the Giants have now fallen into last place in the NL West. Here we are in the 10th of July, and this Oakland fan is happy to report that San Francisco has lost eight out of the ten games that were slated to happen. In fact, San Francisco didn’t even win the other two games they failed to lose as their Independence Day game was officially postponed and remains scoreless. The Oakland Athletics are actually tied with the St. Louis Cardinals for second place in all of Major League Baseball, with both teams chasing the leading B...

Chad Gaudin charged with lewdness after allegedly groping woman in Las Vegas ER

So, Chad Gaudin had himself quite a night in Vegas earlier this year. The Giants pitcher is charged with open and gross lewdness, a misdemeanor, after he was arrested back in January for allegedly groping a woman in an ER lobby. It’s a story that’s just downright bizarre and creepy. Police say it all went down at 4:30 a.m. at the Desert Springs Hospital three miles off the...

Matt Cain says he's healthy after Giants pull him in first inning

The sight of the bullpen warming up is not something Matt Cain is used to in the first inning of a game, but that's exactly what happened on Wednesday night against the New York Mets. A short time later, following John Buck's two-run single, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy pulled Cain for Mike Kickham after just 36 pitches. Cain told Tim Kawakami of the San Jose...

Kensuke Tanaka makes spectacular catch in Giants debut

It didn't take long for Kensuke Tanaka to make a big impression during his MLB debut Tuesday night. The San Francisco Giants leftfielder also left a little mark on the left field wall after robbing the New York Mets' Andrew Brown of hit in the second-inning with this spectacular catch. Your browser does not support iframes.

Josh Donaldson’s Hollywood Worthy Journey from Catching Prospect to Third Base All-Star (well, sort-of)

To say that Josh Donaldson has come a long way for the Oakland A’s should be considered possibly the understatement of the year. Donaldson, sent down to the minors three times last season, has emerged as one of the A’s rising stars and one of the best third basemen in all baseball. For a time though, it didn’t look like he necessarily factored into their plans at all any more...

San Francisco Giants Option Mike Kickham To Fresno

The San Francisco Giants have optioned left-handed pitcher Mike Kickham to Triple-A Fresno. The young lefty did not make an appearance during his latest call up back on Tuesday. He rejoins Fresno’s rotation and should get another chance later in the summer to showcase his talents at the big league level. The post San Francisco Giants Option Mike Kickham To Fresno appeared first...

Green faces steep learning curve with A's

The Athletics promoted second baseman Grant Green to the major leagues this week, putting him in a part-time role for the first time since he started lacing up his spikes. He's gotten off to a rocky start in just two appearances with Oakland, but is confident in his ability to adjust to the show. Inside we take a look at one of the A's newest pieces.

You Mad, Bro? Salami is the Wyrd

Man, from these fans, you’d never know the Giants had won 2 World Series titles in 3 years… From the SB Nation San Francisco Giants blog McCovey Chronicles “I’ve been praying and praying for Jeff Francoeur to save the Giants I’m anticipating a 30 game winning streak starting tonight!” “Mostly, having to do with Jeff Francoeur’s stupidly spelled name. I officially...

Pitcher Chad Gaudin was arrested in Vegas for groping woman in emergency room

San Francisco Giants pitcher Chad Gaudin was arrested in January for groping a woman lying on a gurney in a Las Vegas emergency room.

Giants 10, Padres 1

All-Star Buster Posey drove in a season-high five runs and Chad Gaudin and three relievers combined on a five-hitter, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 10-1 victory against the San Diego Padres on Friday night. Posey's two-run double highlighted San Francisco's five-run seventh inning, when Padres manager Bud Black was ejected for arguing an obstruction call during a...

Giants 4, Padres 2

Pablo Sandoval hit his first home run since May 21, and All-Star Madison Bumgarner settled down to allow just four hits in seven innings as the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 Thursday night in a matchup of the worst teams in the weak NL West. The defending World Series champion Giants, who snapped a four-game losing streak, have been in a free-fall since June...

True Torture

Wait, the Giants won? Does that mean we’ve passed Rock Bottom? Actually, I didn’t ask that.  Don’t want to jinx anything.  Sorry, Baseball Gods!

Report: Red Sox Have ‘Checked in’ With Giants About Bullpen Arms in Case San Francisco Decides to Sell

If there’s one thing we’re learning a few weeks before the trade deadline, it’s that the Red Sox are fishing for bullpen help. Their excursion stems from coast to coast. According to FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi, the Red Sox and Tigers have checked in with the Giants about relievers in case San Francisco decides to sell. The Giants enter Thursday with a 40-50 record, and although...


Jim Monaghan Contributing writer Dustin Pedroia's two-out, two-RBI single in the top of the eighth inning snapped a 2-2 tie and lifted the Red Sox to a 4-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night at Oakland Coliseum. John Lackey improved his record to 7-6 and has now won six of his last eleven starts. Boston jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning...
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