Found April 28, 2012 on
Two Guys, a Glove and a Coke Bottle:
San Francisco Giants
San Diego Padres
Andrew Cashner throws hard. Buster Posey doesn’t care.
If the Giants weren’t going to win this game (they didn’t), it’s nice that Posey went yard and Panda extended his hit streak to 20. Dropping a game to the Padres feels like ass. Stinky stinky ass.
Eric Hacker earned his paycheck. Going into a spot start, not overworking the bullpen is the break even point. Hacker ate some innings and kept the Giants in the game.
Hacker’s night was made easier by a curious decision by Bud Black. With two outs and the bases full of Padres in the top of the 6th, he decided to let Luebke hit. This would have been standard operating procedure if Luebke was going to pitch a couple more innings. But curiously, Luebke was pulled after the sixth, just three outs after he struck out with three men on in a close game. Huh.
We’re Going Streaking:
Panda: 20 games. Pay attention ESPN!!!
Pagan: 12 games. Also went yard today. Dude’s hot.
Brandon Watch 2012
Belt: Corey Luebke throws with his left hand. Belt jus...
BEST OF MAXIM
Forget bobbleheads. The San Francisco Giants are stepping up with giveaway game with Pablo Sandoval Chia Pets that they will be giving young fans at an upcoming game on May 16. How cool is that? Answer: pretty cool. The team has apparently partnered with the makers of Chia Pets to create a bust of their third baseman's head that grows grass instead of hair. To promote the game...
The San Francisco Giants sent right-handed pitcher Eric Hacker to Class AAA Fresno after taking a 5-3 loss to the visiting San Diego Padres on Friday night. San Francisco recalled reliever Steve Edlefsen from Fresno on Saturday morning, according to CSN Bay Area. Hacker was brought up to make one start so the rest of the staff could have its regular rest. Tim Lincecum, today...
San Francisco Giants first baseman-outfielder Aubrey Huff released a statement on Friday addressing his stint on the disabled list for anxiety. Huff was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday to deal with an anxiety attack he had earlier in the week. "Thank you to the fans, media and Giants organization for the outpouring of support during this very difficult week," Huff...
The Giants ended their series winning streak with a 1-2 series against the Reds but it could have been much worse had it not been for Angel Pagan who hit a breaking ball out in the top of the ninth to turn a 2 run deficit into a Giants lead. The road trip overall was above .500 and the Giants return home for a nine game home stand after playing 13 road games of their first...
Giants second baseman Freddy Sanchez made repairs on his uniform pants as he discussed his latest setback since recovering from shoulder surgery last August.
Sanchez said Friday he felt a strain in his shoulder during pre-game warmups earlier this week with the Giants' Class-A affiliate in San Jose. He was scheduled to play second base Thursday but was moved to designated hitter...
San Diego Padres@San Francisco Giants
6-14 (1 W)Record10-9 (1 W)
(2-1) 2.52 ERAGame 1 startersEric Hacker
(0-0) 0.00 ERA
(1-2) 2.33 ERAGame 2 startersTim Lincecum
(1-2) 8.20 ERA
(1-2) 5.11 ERAGame 3 startersMadison Bumgarner
(3-1) 2.96 ERA
The first two games of the Cincinnati series were quite frustrating...
Two years ago, the Giants won the World Series and believed a red thong had a lot to do with it. For those who are unfamiliar with the history of San Francisco’s “rally thong,” it was discovered by Aubrey Huff during one of the worst slumps of his career. You can read the lingerie’s full background here, and see some pictures of Huff flaunting it at the Giants World Series...
John McInroe would definitely give this a “you cannot be serious!” But the San Francisco Giants are as serious as a heart attack. Pablo Sandoval Chia Pets. May 16th. If this doesn’t sell out AT&T Park, nothing ever will.
This has to be the greatest and weirdest and sickest and coolest stadium giveaway ever. A Kung Fu Panda Chia Pet?! YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS!
Aubrey Huff rejoined the San Francisco Giants after being placed on the 15-day disabled list for anxiety disorder.
Huff released the following statement toCSNBayArea.com:
“Thank you to the fans, media and Giants organization for the outpouring of support during this very difficult week. I’m especially grateful for the texts and calls from my teammates, who are like my brothers...
San Francisco Giants second baseman Freddy Sanchez had a setback recovering from a separated right shoulder that has sidelined him since last June. Sanchez strained a muscle in the shoulder during a rehab assignment in San Jose, according to CSN Bay Area. Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans said Sanchez would be shut down for five days. He was scheduled to be activated...
After Tim Lincecum singled to break up Anthony Bass’ perfect game, we knew that all bets were off. It’s like when you’re watching a movie, and you while everything may be a little weird, it hasn’t quite crossed over into the realm of “supernatural.” People are moving and doing crazy things, but you could probably close your eyes and just pretend that somebody really could...
On some day late in Spring or early in the regular season (sooooo lazy), Julian (@GiantsNirvana) tweeted something that looked like this:
“On a scale of 1-10, the amount I’m worried about Angel Pagan: 0”
Julian’s faith restored my own, reminding me that Angel Pagan has started slowly before and would be just fine as the Giants’ starting center fielder. Fine, indeed.
Well this was a game that had a little bit of everything. The Giants went down 2-0 early only to come back and score two runs of their own. Then they went down 4-2 and scratched and clawed to get back within one run. Then Scott Rolen, he of the sub-Mendoza Line batting average in late April homered for the second time in the series and things felt like they’d been Cincinnati’d...
Tim Lincecum pitched eight sharp innings in his longest start of the season and had an infield single with two outs in the sixth for the Giants' first baserunner against Anthony Bass as San Francisco beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Saturday night.
Brandon Belt hit a two-run double off Bass with two outs in the seventh for San Francisco.
Lincecum (2-2) overcame some early control...
If you haven’t been to AT&T Park yet, prepare to be bombarded. I appreciate that the team needs money to pay Cain, Lincecum and all the others, but wow, they really sold everything but the kitchen sinks. I’m going to miss some of the basball-related quotes that used to be painted on the walls of the park, now covered by billboards.
If you were expecting some kind of...