Found April 19, 2013 on
by Nathan Mendelowitz
Brandon Crawford – Hot
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Homegrown product Brandon Crawford has been hitting lights out on this recent road trip for the Giants. His overall batting average is .352 but over the last seven games he has been hitting .478 while slugging .593 with two homers. Always been known for his defense, Crawford is now finally getting around to hitting and has represented the 8th spot well. Crawford’s WAR is already at 1.1 which places him sixth in the entire National League.
Buster Posey – Not
Buster Posey has not lived up to last years accolades so far this season. Posey is hitting an appalling .217 and slugging a paltry .319. In his last seven games, Posey only has five hits in 23 at bats. He does have two doubles and a triple in those five hits but for someone in Posey’s position in the batting order and team leadership; it’s not acceptable. Hopefully coming back home from cold weather in Chicago and cold hitting in Milwaukee, Posey will enjoy the warmer weather.
Jed Lowrie – Hot
It’s been hard to select just one player from the Athletics this season since they have started so hot. However, Jed Lowrie has made his presence felt. In the first 16 games of the season, Lowrie is batting .373 and slugging .644 with three homers. He also has 10 extra base hits and 13 RBIs making him a hot commodity right now. In a great start as Oakland has had in awhile, Lowrie is doing his part.
Josh Reddick – Not
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It’s been a rough year for the bearded one. After being out for a series because of injury, his comeback has been just as painful. Since coming back, Reddick is batting .111 and slugging only .167 with one extra base hit. Reddick does have three RBIs but also has eight strikeouts in 22 at bats meaning he has struck out 36 percent of the time. Thankfully for Reddick, the A’s are still winning but his lack of production is a warning sign.
Michael Choice – Hot
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The River Cats have been in the midst of a winning streak and Michael Choice has been a reason why. Choice is batting .291 and is slugging .564 with four homers. He also has 16 RBIs which is leading the team and his four homers is tied for the lead. This offensive explosion has brought the River Cats back to contention early in the minor league season.
Mitch Lively – Not
After having ample opportunity to make the team in spring training, Mitch Lively is showing why he is still in the minors. Lively has an 11.37 ERA in 6.1 innings of relief work so far. His WHIP is also appalling as it sits at 2.526. Lively had a chance to make it but so far he has done nothing to help himself. The only saving grace is he hasn’t allowed a homer, but in retrospect, it doesn’t mean much.
BEST OF MAXIM
San Francisco Giants rookie relief pitcher Jean Machi was just called up from Triple-A a few days ago, and wasted no time making a first impression on his teammates, although maybe not in the most conventional way.
Machi farted in the bullpen during Wednesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers, with the video evidence being the priceless reaction of teammate Jose Mijares...
Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors
The road trip started off promising as the San Francisco Giants were able to take three out of four games in Chicago. However, the Giants ran into a brick wall when they faced the Brewers. The G-men were swept right out of Milwaukee, and couldn’t be any happier to be back home. I’m sure some home cooking will be the cure tonight as the...
What happens in the bullpen stays in the bullpen — unless it gets caught by cameras or wafts up into the crowd.
On Wednesday, Giants reliever Jean Machi, who made his MLB debut in 2012 as a 30-year-old, was acting more like a 13-year-old when he let one rip in the San Fran bullpen, much to the chagrin of teammate Jose Mijares.
Check out the reaction from Mijares in the GIFs...
Let's be honest, farting is pretty funny on all levels except for the person who smells it.
During last night's MLB tilt between Milwaukee Brewers and the San Francisco Giants, Giants relief pitcher Jean Machi appeared to let one rip in the San Francisco bullpen.
Watch the reaction of fellow relief pitcher Jose Mijares as he figures out who passed the gas:
Episode 100: Hello…Noonan is out!
In the hundredth episode, Thomas and Danny talk about Tim Lincecum and Barry Zito’s odd starts, Nick Noonan’s hot debut, hot hitting from the top of the lineup, Buster Posey’s slow start, Hector’s odd presence, and some Brandon updates.
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When it comes to what these guys can do on the mound they are alright, but Wednesday night it was the actual bullpen itself that stunk. Reliever Jean Machi channeled his inner child by letting one rip--yes, the man passed gas while sitting there among his teammates.
It must have been pretty bad; just check out Jose Mijares's reaction.
Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer three pitches after another hard-hit ball fell about an inch foul of an RBI double, Tim Lincecum struck out a season-best eight batters and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 Saturday night.
Lincecum (2-0) pitched 6 2-3 scoreless innings, providing a steady presence on the mound after he had allowed four or more runs in a single...
Angel Pagan hoped he would be in the batter's box with a chance to win the game. And, in this case, an opportunity to give the World Series champions some much-needed momentum.
He came through by lining a game-ending double to right field with one out in the ninth inning, and the San Francisco Giants returned from a rough road trip to beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 on Friday...
The wife of Hall of Famer Willie Mays, Mae Louise Allen Mays, has died. She was 74.
Mays announced his wife's death through the San Francisco Giants on Friday. The couple had been married 41 years after they met during his playing years in New York.
The team said Mrs. Mays died in her sleep Friday morning in the couple's Bay Area home after a long fight with Alzheimer&...
Giants 2, Padres 0. Updates. By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer three pitches after another hard-hit ball fell about an inch foul of an RBI double, Tim Lincecum struck out a season-best eight batters and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 Saturday night.
Lincecum (2-0) pitched 6 2-3 scoreless innings, providing a steady presence...
Yovanni Gallardo homered and struck out six in his first start since being arrested on a drunken driving charge, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat San Francisco 7-2 Thursday for a three-game sweep.
Gallardo (1-1) was arrested early Tuesday morning. The right-hander allowed five hits, one walk and one earned run in six innings.
Milwaukee took all three games from the World Series champion...
Few starting pitchers have been better than Madison Bumgarner thus far. There may not be one off to a worse start than Edinson Volquez.
Those two squaring off appears to give the San Francisco Giants a big edge Friday night at AT&T Park, as might their recent history against the San Diego Padres going into the season series opener between these NL West foes.
While the Padres...