Found July 28, 2013 on BaySportsNet:
An old fashioned pitcher’s duel between two young lefties was won by neither of the deserving starters as the San Francisco Giants fell to the Chicago Cubs 1-0 Saturday night. Scoring opportunities were at a premium Saturday evening for both clubs. The Giants were held without a base runner until a fifth inning walk by outfielder Hunter Pence. When the opportunities did present themselves the Giants didn’t do much to capitalize. After a lead off walk and two bunts to start the bottom of the eighth inning, the Giants were in prime position to take the first lead of the game with Buster Posey hitting and the bases loaded with no outs. Although it wasn’t enough as the Giants hit two soft grounders and struck out to end the inning with nothing to show for it. Closer Sergio Romo followed the poor offensive display by surrendering a solo homer to former Giant Nate Schierholtz giving the Cubs the 1-0 lead that proved to be enough. Manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged the hitting struggles: “Yo...

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With all the rumors swirling about Brian Wilson showcasing his arm, the San Francisco Giants have been involved in the process and seem to be showing a lot of interest. Let’s not forget that Wilson is not just a pitcher. He’s a marketing director’s dream! When you sign Wilson, you’re not just adding a bullpen arm. You’re adding ticket sales, t-shirt sales and bringing...

San Francisco Giants: post All-Star break update

On July 13th Tim Lincecum threw this season’s second no-hitter against the San Diego Padres. This occurred just days before the All-Star break and gave the San Francisco Giants hope for the first time in weeks. The defending World Series Champions looked poised to bring that momentum into a second half push for the playoffs. This fairytale like notion has come to an abrupt end...

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Following the tough loss Friday night the Giants will look to bounce back behind their ace Madison Bumgarner. The 23 year old first time All-star has become the most reliable starter for the struggling Giants this season. His task Saturday will be to fend off the Chicago Cubs and avoid a three game skid. With each loss moving the team further behind the first place rival Los Angeles...

Giants’ Ryan Vogelsong happy with first rehab start

San Francisco Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong completed his first minor league rehab assignment earlier this week, and following the outing he told reporters – including Andrew Owens of – that he was pleased with the results. During the appearance, Vogelsong threw 34 pitches over two innings. A majority of these came in the first inning, as he required...

Baseball’s Hall of Fame struck out Bonds and Clemens

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Giants willing to listen to offers for Hunter Pence

The San Francisco Giants are not getting any closer in the NL West and are now willing to listen to offers for outfielder Hunter Pence. Multiple teams are interested in the 29-year-old Pence but until now the Giants appeared unwilling to listen to offers. In order to trade Pence the Giants will need “a strong return” according to FOX’s Ken Rosenthal. #SFGiants like Pence and...

Giant change of fortune for champs

They played 15 postseason games in 2010 and 16 in 2012. They sent nine players to the World Baseball Classic last spring and six of them later suffered injuries. No one should be surprised that for the San Francisco Giants the bill finally is coming due. Still it’s difficult to believe that the defending World Series champions are in last place in the NL West 12 games under .500...

MLB rumors: Five teams interested in Brian Wilson

Former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson recently auditioned for eight teams. The right-hander was said to have looked good during his session, and Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports that Wilson is now garnering interest from five teams – four from the National League and one American League club. Brian Wilson, who expects to be on a big-league mound by mid-August...

Giants Rumors: San Francisco to listen to offers for Hunter Pence

With the Giants now 10 games under .500 and eight games back in the NL West, it looks like the Giants may be sellers come the deadline. Their player that may be the most coveted is Hunter Pence and teams are showing interest in the free agent to be. According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Giants will listen to offers for outfielder Hunter Pence. Rosenthal says that the...

Mistakes and Errors Cost Giants Game 1 Against the Cubs

Matt Cain exercised some AT&T Park demons, but a late collapse by the Giants cost them a win, as they fell to the Chicago Cubs 3-2 in the series opener Friday night. The Cubs were able to break through and strike first against Cain. With one out in the fourth, former-Giant Nate Schierholtz crushed a ball to right-center field for a double, and came home to score on a ground ball...

Giants Swept Away By Cubs

It’s been almost 20 years since the Chicago Cubs (48-55) have swept the San Francisco Giants (46-58) and today they did it with a 2-1 victory at AT&T Park. This series was the second time the Giants have been swept at home this season. Even with another loss under his belt, starting pitcher, Tim Lincecum (5-11, 4.61 ERA), threw seven quality innings, allowing two runs on four...

MLB Lineups Advice for Daily Fantasy Baseball (Fanduel) – July 27, 2013

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