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San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Giants finally won a game without bringing it down to their final at-bat and without a walk-off celebration at home plate.
Following the walk-off homer by reigning NL MVP Buster Posey on Friday night, and the improbable hero in Guillermo Quiroz on Saturday night, the Giants put the Dodgers away again Sunday evening in another one-run contest.
This time, though, they didn’t need to come to bat in the ninth inning themselves and closer Sergio Romo was able to come in and nail down his 12th save of the season.
Matt Cain earned his first victory of the season, improving to 1-2 on the season, behind 7 1/3 solid innings on the mound. Cain allowed just one earned run on five hits and three walks. He struck out four.
George Kontos nearly set the Giants up for another necessary walk-off when he allowed two runs to score without recording an out, but Jean Machi was able to come in and nail down the final out of the seventh inning and preserve Cain’s lead.
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The hated Dodgers came to town this weekend, and looked to end the Giants winning streak. However, they weren’t able to leave San Francisco with any wins. The San Francisco Giants swept them right out of town, and are in the midst of a six game winning streak! They’ve also already swept a series from every team in the NL West!
Prior to the start of the Dodgers series...
I really need to start writing these posts when the ideas pop into my head. If I had, maybe I'd have beaten the Giants to the punch when they sent Hector Sanchez down to Fresno. Luckily, I use Twitter as an extension of my brain's thoughts. Unlike my brain, Twitter comes with a time and date stamp:
I wonder sometimes if Hector Sanchez should go back to Fresno to get regular...
Last night didn’t go as planned for the San Francisco Giants. Cliff Lee and the Phillies pumped the brakes on the Giants six game winning streak.
Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com says it’s worth the Giants’ time to pick up the phone and inquire about a possible trade for Lee. It’s not likely that the Phillies will be able to keep pace with the Braves and Nationals, so they...
Matt Cain turns in best outing of the season in Sunday win over Los Angeles, allowing one run in 7.1 innings of work while proving he's still got plenty of gas in his right arm.
The San Francisco Giants have recalled outfielder Francisco Peguero from Triple-A Fresno to serve as bench depth for the outfield and some right-handed pop. To make room for him on the parent roster, the Giants have optioned catcher Hector Sanchez to the same minor league affiliate.
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Angel Pagan was available for pinch-hitting only yesterday. The San Francisco Giants' outfielder is nursing a sore hamstring, but he has been progressing everyday. Pagan has even started running again and feels he'll be ready to start today.
Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area says Pagan's progressed from not running while he let the hamstring heal to running at 70...
The San Francisco Giants probably didn't need anymore help in sweeping the Los Angeles Dodgers over the weekend, but they wouldn't have had a problem with Angel Pagan joining in on the fun Sunday. Pagan sat with a sore hamstring Sunday afternoon, and he may miss the team's series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle...
The San Francisco Giants extended a streak from ten games to eleven in which a Giants’ starting pitcher has not earned a victory with their 10-9 extra inning victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The streak , dating back to April 21 when Barry Zito beat the San Diego Padres, is the longest span without a victory dating back to August 4-18, 2010 (a span of 14 games).
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Pinch hitter Guillermo Quiroz homered with one out in the 10th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 10-9 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.
The Giants blew a 5-0 lead and wasted a bases-loaded opportunity in the ninth before Quiroz hit an 0-2 pitch from Dodgers closer Brandon League (0-1) into the left field stands. Quiroz pumped his...
The San Francisco Giants saw their six game win streak come to an end with their 6-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday Night.
Bumgarner gave up three runs in the second inning, the most given up in a game all season. Two singles, a walk and a double gave Philadelphia a 3-0 lead. He continued to struggle for the first time this year.
In the fifth he gave a double to Michael...
Heading into Sunday’s series finale, the Giants have won 1,194 of the 2,361 games in the all-time series. The Dodgers have taken 1,167. In their 123 years of intra-league competition, the Giants have finished with a better record at seasons-end 64 times. The Dodgers, 59 times. The Giants own 22 National League pennants. The Dodgers have 21.
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When he arrived from Houston, the swing was goofy, but the work ethic was solid. No one ever accused Hunter Pence of not trying. Turns out, he was trying too hard, which is what we all saw with our own two eyes anyway.
Last season, while Pence was still with the Phillies, he admitted to doing too much in the absence of the meat of the order, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard. When he arrived...
Philadelphia Phillies (14-18) @ San Francisco Giants (19-12)Pitching Match-Ups:Monday, 10:15 - Cliff Lee vs. Madison BumgarnerTuesday, 10:15 - KK vs. The FreakWednesday 3:45 - Petite Bone vs. Barry ZitoGiants Offense:R - 140 (9th)AVG - .264 (7th)OPS - .716 (13th)Tubby Panda (aka- Pablo Sandoval/3B) can flat out hit. Buster Posey/C, Brandon Crawford/SS, and Hunter Pence/RF have...
After ending their weekend series at home against the Marlins with a 2-2 split and some bad news about Roy Halladay, the Phillies hit the road for a six-game road trip on the West Coast. The Phillies will visit the San Francisco Giants starting tonight to open a three-game set...
With all the hijinx that have ensued with elite pitchers over the course of the first month, some of the best fantasy contributions have been from guys who were either undrafted, or drafted very late in drafts. With studs like Matt Cain, Cole Hamels, and David Price still struggling to find their rhythm, fantasy players need to be smarter than ever and find value in unexpected places...