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Despite a gritty performance by Tim Lincecum, the Atlanta Braves capitalized on every Giants mistake, and San Francisco fell to the Braves 3-0.
The Braves drew first blood against Lincecum. After Andrelton Simmons walked to lead off the game and stole second, Freddie Freeman brought him home with a two-out RBI single to give Atlanta an early 1-0 lead. Lincecum also walked the lead-off hitter, Brian McCann, in the next inning. But despite Chris Johnson following it up with a single, giving the Braves runners on first and second with nobody out, Atlanta failed to score and it remained 1-0 for the time being.
For the third inning in a row, Lincecum walked the first batter of the inning. This time it was Jason Heyward. Justin Upton then grounded into a fielder’s choice, and Freeman collected his second hit of the game. Then Justin’s brother BJ would double him home, extending Atlanta’s lead to 2-0. Timmy walked Brian McCann intentionally to load the bases but got Johnson to ground into ...
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The Washington Nationals have their presidents race, the Milwaukee Brewers host a sausage sprint and the San Francisco Giants well ... they have their panda, shark and angel paddle board regatta. McCovey Cove outside AT&T Park has seen its share of oddities — including hot dog kayaks and UFOs — but on Monday night, there was a heated paddle board race between that...
Atlanta Braves rookie slugger Evan Gattis has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique strain. Gattis sustained the injury on a check swing in the seventh inning Monday night against the Mets. Tuesday morning Gattis told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “It just grabbed me on my right side. I didn’t think I could hit again. Catching, I was loose, warming, and...
Atlanta Braves rookie Alex Wood will make his first major league start Tuesday against the New York Mets. The big lefty with the herky-jerky motion, who was called up to the Braves from Double-A Mississippi on May 30, has pitched 7 2/3 innings in six relief appearances for the big club. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez made the announcement after Sunday night’s 3-0 win over the...
Buster Posey gets a full day of rest Monday after playing in all nine games of the Giants’ recent road trip. The reigning MVP caught eight of those games, spending Saturday’s game at first base. Posey collected 15 hits on the trip, raising his 2013 batting line to .316/.390/.515. His .905 OPS is tops among MLB catchers and seventh among all position players in the National League...
It was a good week for Braves Minor League action. While the team records may not indicate, a few players in the Braves organization had huge weeks at the plate. Every Braves minor league team is now eliminated from winning the 1st half, except Mississippi. The M-Braves have one game left in the first half, as they trail the Mobile BayBears by ½ game. I’ve added the Rome...
A comprehensive breakdown of the San Francisco Giants‘ 2013 draft picks from Lunatic Fringe.
A close look at the “Weirdest half inning in the history of the game” from Thursday’s game against the Pirates from Miracle At Coogan’s Bluff.
A look at how things could actually get worse for the Giants in 2013 from TheGiantsCove.com.
An examination of the Giants’ bench...
ATLANTA When Don Sutton was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame back in 1998, he went in as a Los Angeles Dodger. It made sense: he sported the Dodger blue for the majority of his 324 career wins; his career numbers for one of baseball's most distinctive franchises rank right alongside the likes of former teammates Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax.
And yet, when mentioned...
Heading into the season, there was much hand-wringing over the fact that the Braves would strike out at an alarmingly brisk pace. So far, they have, racking up 615 Ks, good enough for second most in baseball, behind only the Astros. The flip side of that coin, however, is that they’ve hit 91 home runs, also good for second most in baseball, behind the Orioles. The Braves have ridden...
After a disappointing loss in Atlanta last night behind Sergio Romo’s ninth-inning meltdown, the Giants still have a chance to break even on their current eight-game road trip. They’ll have to do it against one of the hottest young pitchers in baseball, Braves’ right-hander Julio Teheran.
Getting of to a rough start in his first full major-league season by giving up 4+ runs...
ATLANTA -- In a rain-delayed game that stretched well into Tuesday morning, the Braves walked off against the Mets 2-1. Here are three observations from the game:
1. Freddie Freeman is bad news for opposing pitchers
Starting pitcher Tim Hudson seemed thoroughly energetic for a 1:30 a.m. interview when discussing his first baseman, Freddie Freeman, who had just knocked a two-run...
FOX Sports NEXT national baseball analyst Kiley McDaniel joins Lindsey Thiry to discuss three picks the Atlanta Braves made in the 2013 MLB draft.
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The Atlanta Braves won from behind again on Saturday with a walk-off single by Freddie Freeman.
Freeman pushed across the winning run in a 6-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants. The win is the Braves 20th come from behind win of the season.
B.J. Upton hit two home runs in the game and Craig Kimbrel was credited with the victory.
The win comes one day after...
(April 30, 2013 – Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America)
With June wrapping up soon and July on the way, I’ll be looking into some trade targets and rumors surrounding the Giants and A’s until they actually do (or do not) happen.
Cliff Lee is having quite the season.The Giants are short a starting pitcher. Hey, perfect!
This is what I’m assuming most fans are thinking...
Your browser does not support iframes.The San Francisco Giants played host to the San Diego Padres Monday night.The Los Angeles Dodgers had the evening off and were nowhere near AT&T Park.However, one fan decided to attend the Giants-Padres game donning a Dodgers hat, anyway. The Giants broadcast crew took offense when the fan scooped up a foul ball in the ninth inning by trying...