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San Francisco Giants
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The Giants are playing good baseball against some decent teams.
The Dodgers, Cardinals and Rockies all have had good starts to the season and the Giants have hung in there. I’m not quite sure how.
Starting pitching has been weird – for the most part. Jonathan Sanch- I mean, Tim Lincecum wins his first start despite walking seven guys and Matt Cain allows nine runs in an inning after the ‘magical’ ring ceremony that was almost as long as the game itself.
Madison Bumgarner and Barry Zito though, have been spectacular. In the three total starts between them, their line looks like this:
20.2 innings pitched
2 ER, 15 K, 8 BB, 1 HR
3 Wins, 0 losses
With the Giants averaging only 2.7 runs per game in those starts, great pitching was vital for the Giants to win. Granted, the Giants bullpen never surrendered a run in 6 1/3 innings of relief, also contributing to the low-scoring wins.
Which brings me to my next point: Sergio Romo is an elite closer. There will be a whole other...
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Not too long ago, Tim Lincecum was one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball. His long hair and his unique delivery were on the top of baseball. He won back-to-back NL Cy Young awards, won 2 World Series starts, and was the face of the franchise. He was only 27, right when a pitcher is entering the prime of their careers. Then, last year happened. His regular season was terrible...
While in town to take on the Warriors Thursday night, Kevin Durant paid a visit to the San Francisco Giants game and hung out with the team in the dugout, even posting a photo of himself with pitcher Tim Lincecum on his Instagram – though KD probably won’t be heading to batting practice anytime soon – “I didn’t hit any ball [in high school],” he joked with reporters...
This morning's rant is for all the owners who took it up the ace on Sunday. It's one thing when your ace is pitching @TEX or @COL but home against Cleveland where David Price gave up 8 ER and 13 baserunners in 5 IP? Ouch. Home against an Ortiz-less Boston offense (RA Dickey - 4.2 IP, 7 ER, 12 baserunners - the first 5 runs coming before an out was recorded)? Damn. Home...
Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder are in the San Francisco area this week as they set to take on the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. On Wednesday, Durant decided to drop by and hang out with Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants.
So what’s the big takeaway from this photo? If you thought Lincecum looked like a little kid now that he is sporting a new haircut...
By Shawn Ramsey
Records through Monday, April 8.
1 Giants 4-3
Tim Lincecum struggled mightily last season. Hopefully Matt Cain wont follow in his steps after getting tagged with nine earned runs right after receiving their World Series rings.
2 Braves 6-1 5
This team has it all: A great lineup led by the Upton brothers paired with a solid pitching staff that has...
The Rockies have lost eight straight at AT&T Park.It looked like the Colorado Rockies had finally broken through.The Rockies put up five runs in the 2nd inning of Tuesday night's game against Tim Lincecum and the defending World Champion San Francisco Giants. That isn't a typo. The Rockies, who in year's past have scored five runs in an entire three game series at...
Over the last two seasons, Hellickson has finished first in baseball in ERA-FIP; his ERA was 1.50 points lower than his FIP in 2012 and 1.49 points lower in 2011. The second place finishers were Jered Weaver with 0.93 in 2012 and Ricky Romero with 1.28 in 2011. Clearly Hellickson is in a class of his own.The question has been asked over and over again — how does he outperform his...
Well, that was encouraging and troubling all at once.
On one hand, you’ve got the Giants doing the comeback dance and proving that they can get some runs with their offense.
On the other hand, the one player who could be either the one who puts the Giants over the top, or the rock who sinks the ship, is struggling quite a bit.
After a five-run second inning, the broadcasters started...