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San Francisco Giants
These are not your World Champion San Francisco Giants. The last few days have been much more reminiscent of the mid 1990’s Giants, replete with inconsistent pitching and shaky defense. It is frequently said that to win any given game a team needs two of the three staples of any game, pitching, hitting and defense. While the Giants’ offense managed seven runs and eleven hits, the rest of the team was much less positive. The Padres scored the winning run on an error by Marco Scutaro in the bottom of the 12th inning, but the issues for the Black and Orange began much earlier in the game.
On the offensive side of the ball the Giants took a three run lead in the second when Brandon Crawford launched his fifth home run of the year just inside the foul pole. They added two more in the third with a pair of RBI doubles from Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey.
The game started off well enough with Barry Zito blazing through the first three innings allowing just two hits in the process. However,...
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It’s been 24 games with Brandon Crawford as a starter this year. He has more home runs than anyone on the Giants and setting a new career high in home runs in a season – five.
So who are we watching on TV and what happened to the real Brandon Crawford?
For one thing, he still looks like John Stamos. Check.
But “The Professor” is acting less like a timid rookie...
Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors
Let’s be glad it’s still early on in the season, because the San Francisco Giants are on a five game losing streak (longest current losing streak in MLB)! They just got swept out of Petco Park by the Padres, and now start a new series tonight in Arizona. The D-Backs are also sending Ian Kennedy to the mound, and he hasn’t lost to the...
Just to be clear, I’m picking more on the Warriors’ history rather than this Warriors team. They don’t need any help against Denver. Against the Spurs, though…well, they might.
As far as the Giants go, however, they need help no matter who they’re playing. They just got swept by San Diego. In San Diego, which is as close to a home away from home as the Giants get...
The San Francisco Giants have placed left-hander Jose Mijares on bereavement leave and recalled right-hander Sandy Rosario from Triple-A Fresno.
Mijares flew to Venezuela on Monday after his grandmother died of a heart attack last weekend. He was raised by her after his parents were killed in a car crash.
Mijares has a 2.57 ERA in 10 games for the Giants this season. He can be...
It's pretty clear to this guy that the 2013 Giants are another crazy squad full of comebacks and torture. There's just something in the water over at the Cove that makes this team simultaneously maddening and magical.
We're still in April, so that's why no one should be freaking out. We've seen this team go through pretty bad stretches of baseball en route to...
The San Francisco Giants had no idea the Dog Days of August would make an ugly guest appearance in late April.
A promising 13-7 record kicked off the 2013 season but that delicious ice cream cake quickly melted into a sticky 13-12 mess, courtesy of the Giants' current 5 game losing streak. Stamp the word "Titanic" on the outside of AT&T Park, sprinkle some ice...
Episode 101: Voyager Was a Lazy Show is out!
In the hundred-and-first episode, Thomas and Danny hang with Dan Szymborski to talk about Giants ZiPS, Brandon Crawford, a few Giants pitchers, and the Rockies.
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Pitching in the friendly confines of Petco Park in San Diego, Tim Lincecum was masterful Friday night but still wound up on the losing end of a 2-1 decision to the San Diego Padres.
The loss drops Lincecum’s record to 2-1 on the season.
Actually, the Padres brought in the fences this season at Petco in an attempt to counter the marine air in San Diego. It was not a factor Friday...
The Diamondbacks are playing some of their best baseball and the Giants are playing some of their worst as the teams meet for the second time in a week in a three-game series that begins Monday at Chase Field.
Sparked by extra-inning victories in the final two games of the previous series at AT&T Park, Arizona has won five of its last six games to pull into a tie for first place...
Yonder Alonso scored the winning run when San Francisco second baseman Marco Scutaro couldn't come up with Nick Hundley's grounder, lifting the San Diego Padres to an 8-7 victory in 12 innings over the Giants on Saturday night.
Alonso reached base with his third double of the game, went to third on Jedd Gyorko's single and scored on Scutaro's miscue. The loss is...
While Matt Cain is looking to end his longest season-opening drought in five years, the San Francisco Giants are trying to avoid their longest losing streak in almost three.
That might be a difficult task against Ian Kennedy, who hasn't lost to the Giants in nine straight starts.
Cain and the defending World Series champs will try to snap a five-game losing streak on Monday...
by Nathan Mendelowitz
Buster Posey – Hot
Buster Posey had a rough start to the season. Bad hitting, didn’t get his first RBI until the seventh game of the season and didn’t get his first homer until the 17th game. However, he finally has found his rhythm. In Posey’s last six games, he’s batting .400 while slugging .833 with two homers. He’s also making the most of his...