Found June 27, 2013 on
Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
by Nathan Mendelowitz
The old saying, “winning isn’t everything” always gets thrown around during a rough streak in baseball. This is true for the most part since every single game is not important when you think of the entire season.
Unfortunately, the San Francisco Giants don’t have that luxury and really needed a win against the Los Angeles Dodgers last night while losing in a way that has a plagued them all season.
In the last seven games, the Giants are 1–6 and were just swept by the archrival Dodgers. To add insult to injury, the Marlins are one of the worst teams in baseball and the three wins by the Dodgers now puts them right on the heels of the Giants in the division.
This win could have meant a lot of things for the Giants. Sure, it would only bring them to 2–5 in the last seven, but this win wouldn’t have been important for stats, but rather confidence.
There’s no denying the Giants have not been playing great baseball in the month of J...
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The San Francisco Giants are in fourth place in a tight NL West race a year after winning their second World Series title in four years.
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It was a good day for the Giants. Mike Kickham pitched better in his second career start, the Giants got some clutch hitting and nobody got injured.
The bad news? They still lost.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers find themselves in the basement of the ultra-competitive National League West. Still, Los Angeles is determined to upgrade its roster, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN, specifically at starting pitcher and third base.
Dodgers determined to up-grade 3B and pitching over next five weeks
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) June 25, 2013
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Minutes ago, the Dodgers made the official announcement, confirming the above suspicions:
#Dodgers today reinstated Scott Van Slyke from the 15-day disabled list and designated Luis Cruz for assignment...
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