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Could things get any worse for the 2013 San Francisco Giants? Well, I suppose so. They could be forced to move to the American League West. Or told that, as part of MLB's international outreach, they're opening the 2014 season playing the Cubs in Damascus Stadium, Syria.
So, sure, things could get worse but at this point it would have to involve an out of control gasoline truck hurtling towards a fireworks factory.
The Giants have had the following series of unfortunate circumstances happen to them so far this season:
1. Injuries to Pablo Sandoval (strained left foot tendon), Marco Scutaro (left pinkie damaged), Angel Pagan (strained hamstring)-- the 1-3 hitters in the line-up. Also Santiago Casilla (cyst in right knee), and Ryan Vogelsong (fractured right hand).
All teams have injuries and have to work through them. To successfully work through them you have to have a credible bench and this has been one other team's negatives since Spring Training. Ove...
BEST OF MAXIM
I’m not sure where to even start… Let’s start with the San Francisco Giants falling to the Pirates to open the series. Tim Lincecum put up another shaky outing, and the Giants went on to lose 8-2.
Lincecum only lasted 4.2 innings and allowed 7 hits, 2 ER and 2 walks. He continues to struggle to put up consecutive consistent outings. I really believe opposing teams no longer...
IF AT FIRST...
Life is full of second chances.Just ask this Giants fan featured in the video clip above. He had two chances at securing a foul ball Wednesday night at PNC Park and he converted on the second try.However, the first chance didn't go so well. It came in the third inning when a ball ricocheted off the glove of a ball girl and then nailed the gentleman in both the arm and face before...
The San Francisco Giants have designated first baseman Brett Pill and relief pitcher Ramon Ramirez for assignment, according to Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News. They were sent down to make room for relief pitcher Jake Dunning and returning catcher Hector Sanchez. Neither player is expected to arrive by game time Thursday, as they are scheduled to land just 3o minutes before...
Giants reliever George Kontos has been designated for assignment, according to Alex Pavlovic of the Merc. Kontos gave up three earned runs in Tuesday’s loss to the Pirates, raising his season ERA to 5.76. The Giants called up fellow right-hander Sandy Rosario to take Kontos’ spot in the bullpen.
Last season, Kontos was a hidden gem in Bruce Bochy’s bullpen. After coming over...
by Nathan Mendelowitz
Injuries are a part of any season when it comes to baseball. A long, arduous season is full of muscle pulls, oblique strains and the all too common groin strain – it’s just what happens during the five plus month season of baseball.
Unfortunately for the San Francisco Giants, many key players are coming down with injuries all at the same time.
Picture courtesy of Marko Realmonte
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Matt Cain might just be getting back on track
Matt Cain has had a rough season so far. Before today he was sporting a 5.09 ERA and was only 4-3. It seemed like Matt Cain was underrated for a while and he just went out and worked innings for the Giants. One year ago he threw a perfect game against the Houston Astros. Today he may have righted his season by throwing another...
A San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage after a beating at Dodger Stadium has returned home after two years in hospitals and rehabilitation centers.
Bryan Stow's family said on its website Wednesday that Stow will now live with them in the Santa Cruz area after spending about a year at the Centre for Neuroskills in Bakersfield, a live-in rehab facility.
The Dodgers and Diamondbacks weren’t the only National League West teams to dish out some chin music Wednesday night.
Giants reliever George Kontos drilled Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen after teammate Marco Scutaro was beaned earlier in the game, and that pitch resulted in Kontos having a rather miserable birthday.
Kontos, who turned 28 on Wednesday, was not only demoted to...
Jon Paul Morosi of FoxSports.com says San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean will have a difficult trade deadline and offseason ahead of him. Morosi points out that the Giants farm system has a few high-end prospects to trade, so Sabean can’t part with them for two-month rentals unless he’s confident he can re-sign those acquisitions this winter.
Right-handers Matt Garza and Scott...
Looks like Marco Scutaro can return to baseball sooner than most were expecting after he took a pitch to his pinky finger Tuesday night. But he has a crucial choice to make. No, this isn’t some Ronnie Lott-type business where amputation is being discussed.
It’s much less grisly than that, but appearance is still weighing heavily in his decision. That is: help out the team and...
Matt Cain went 6 2/3 strong innings, and the Giants offense exploded for 17 hits as they routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 and avoided being swept.
San Francisco jumped out to a much-needed early lead. Gregor Blanco led off the game with a walk, the next batter, Brandon Crawford, was hit by a pitch, and Buster Posey singled home Blanco to give the Giants a 1-0 lead. But Pirates...
Matt Cain allowed two hits over 6 2-3 innings and the San Francisco Giants pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 on Thursday night.
A year to the day after throwing a perfect game against Houston, Cain (5-3) was nearly flawless again. He struck out three and walked two, giving up a single to Garrett Jones in the fifth and a double to Andrew McCutchen in the seventh.
National League All-Star manager Bruce Bochy of the San Francisco Giants and American League All-Star manager Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers today announced the managers who will serve as their coaches at the 84th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 16th at Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets.
Bochy has named Mets manager Terry Collins and Washington Nationals...
The top third of the Pirates’ lineup demolished Giants left-hander Barry Zito, going 8-for-9 with six runs and three RBI, leading the Bucs to a season-high 12 runs in Wednesday night’s victory at PNC Park.
Starling Marte hit four singles, stole two bases and scored four runs. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
For the second night in a row, Pittsburgh (39-26) hitters rattled a former...