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Toronto Blue Jays
San Francisco Giants
In a matchup of former Cy Young award winners Wednesday at AT&T park, R.A. Dickey out-dueled Barry Zito as the Giants split the rare two-game homestand with the Blue Jays.
San Francisco had trouble with Dickey’s knuckleball all afternoon, and managed just two hits in the game as they were shutout 4-0.
“He had a good one today, it was moving and we couldn’t do much with it,” said Bruce Bochy on Dickey, who had a one-hitter going into the ninth inning.
“It just drops out of the air. He throws it a few different speeds, it’s tough to gauge,” said Zito on facing Dickey’s dancing rotation-less pitch.
The Giants had won the game in Zito’s previous 14 starts at home, but a four-run fifth inning spurred by an RBI double by Dickey was all the Blue Jays needed to end that streak.
“The fifth inning was the achilles heel for me today, not being able to limit the damage,” said Zito.
After walking the eight-hole hitter and giving up the double to the opposing pitcher, former Giant Mark DeRosa...
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If you missed last night’s San Francisco Giants game, it felt like a throwback Tim Lincecum night. Lincecum was on his A-game. He allowed a bomb early on in the game, and that was pretty much it. He went 7 innings, allowing 1 run, 3 hits and 1 walk with 6 strikeouts! Let’s hope he can continue to build off of this start, and put together some quality starts going forward.
Giants center fielder Angel Pagan is not in Wednesday’s Giants lineup, making it the 10th game Crazy Horse will miss since injuring his hamstring two Saturdays ago. Before the injury Pagan had started 45 of 49 games, all in center field. In his absence, Gregor Blanco has slid over from left field and Andres Torres has been the new regular starter.
The Giants haven’t missed Pagan’s...
Christian Arroyo is a solid defensive shortstop who can hit well, but not for power. There are a lot of questions about him, and even more questions about the Giants’ mentality. So let’s look at a scouting report, and then translate it.
He doesn’t stand out for his tools as much as his good baseball instincts and his ability to seemingly rise to the occasion.
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Pablo Sandoval is in Bruce Bochy’s lineup tonight against Toronto after missing three games with a strain in his foot. The Panda missed the entire series in St. Louis, with Joaquin Arias and Nick Noonan holding down the duties at third base. The initial diagnosis had the Giants entertaining the possibility of keeping Sandoval out for an extra week, so it’s worth keeping an eye...
The San Francisco Giants will have a decision to make soon. They will have to decide whether Angel Pagan's injury is actually going to heal soon enough to justify the roster spot he is currently taking. For the eighth-straight game, Pagan was not in the lineup. He is battling a hamstring strain that seems either ready to go out on him further or ready to heal depending...
Walk around AT&T Park and ask people inside and outside of the organization what’s wrong with Matt Cain and you’ll get a different answer every time: “He’s tipping his pitches from the stretch.” “It’s just the Cardinals, that’s all.” “The Cardinals got our signs from Bengie Molina.” “It’s his command.” It’s worth trying each pair of pants on, but...
Tim Lincecum (4-5, 4.75 ERA) gave the San Francisco Giants (31-27) a quality start tonight giving them the win over the Toronto Blue Jays (24-33). Lincecum threw 7.0 innings, allowing just one run on three hits and one walk with six strikeouts. This outing marked the fourth quality start for Lincecum and the second-straight quality start by a Giants’ starter.
Lincecum gave up a...
Believe me, I understand. The mainstream sports media angle about the 2013 San Francisco Giants is all about the failure of their starting pitching. It's irresistible because these are virtually the same pitchers who led San Francisco to World Championships in 2010 and 2012.
But with 105 baseball games yet to be played I think the jury should still be deliberating, especially...
Tim Lincecum ended a three-start losing streak, Andres Torres hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants beat Melky Cabrera and the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Cabrera had two hits in his return to AT&T Park with Toronto for the first time since his 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test last Aug. 15.
Lincecum (4-5) allowed Edwin Encarnacion&...
It was an all too familiar sight for the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday night as they opened up their second two-game set of the season against the San Francisco Giants. The Blue Jays committed two defensive errors in the game, one of which cost them dearly as the Giants cashed in to take the win.
In the bottom of the second inning, a throwing error by fill-in third baseman Edwin Encarnacion...
Tim Lincecum ended a three-start losing streak, Andres Torres
hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants beat Melky Cabrera
and the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Tuesday night., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/giants-lincecum-ends-losing-streak
Marco Scutaro hoisting the 2012 NLCS MVP. (Credit)
From what we all learned growing up playing Super Mario, as the game goes on, the difficulty level raises. But for the San Francisco Giants' Super Marco Scutaro, the opposite is true. From winning the 2012 NLCS MVP, to winning the 2012 World Series, to maintaining a .345 batting average as a member of the Giants, life is good...
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After the shellacking that the Giants received in Toronto, this series had to start off the right way. The Giants fell in Toronto due to awful defense, poor pitching, and some R.A. Dickulously terrible hitting. Today, the Blue Jays lost because they couldn’t field the ball, Freaky pitching, and because the Giants never...
Matt Cain had nine wins when he started the All-Star game last year. Patrick Corbin has already reached that mark with just under six weeks until the next Midsummer Classic.
Corbin looks to become the first starter in 16 years to go 10-0 before the break Friday night, when the NL West-leading Diamondbacks open a three-game series against Cain and the visiting San Francisco Giants...
As the first round of voting is tallied for the 2013 All Star Game at Citi Field, no Met is currently leading the vote to be an All-Star Game starter.
It’s a closer battle at third base, where Pablo Sandoval leads David Wright, 1,094,475 votes to 967,299. Sandoval toppled Wright last year as you may remember which prompted Mets general manager Sandy Alderson to go on Twitter...