Found August 20, 2013 on BaySportsNet:
In a back-and-forth game, the Miami Marlins took advantage of San Francisco mistakes and came out on top, as they defeated the Giants 6-5 to avoid being swept. San Francisco drew first blood against Miami starter Tom Koehler when Gregor Blanco singled to lead off the game, and Hunter Pence crushed his 15th homerun of the season into deep center field to give the Giants a 2-0 lead. But the Marlins would chip away at Madison Bumgarner. Jeff Mathis hit his third home run of the year in the third inning to cut the lead in half, and Miami added two more runs in the next inning. Giancarlo led off with a single, and Justin Ruggiano reached on interference by Hector Sanchez. Ed Lucas and Adeiny Hechavarria hit back-to-back singles to bring in Stanton and Ruggiano and give the Marlins a 3-2 lead. The Giants would tie it up in the next inning when an RBI single by Pence – who finished the series with eight RBIs – scored Gregor Blanco, but some weird baseball in the bottom of the fifth would g...

Report:San Francisco Giants designate Jeff Francoeur for assignment

San Francisco Giants right fielder Jeff Francoeur has teased every club that he has played for. His penchant for hot streaks and cold endings have only gotten him so far. According to a report, Francoeur has been designated for assignment as the Giants bring up pitching to help their cause. Please click here to read this story. The post San Francisco Giants designate Jeff Francoeur...

Joaquin Arias competes with Giants ball girl for foul popup (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. San Francisco Giants third baseman Joaquin Arias found himself competing with a Giants ball girl for a foul popup during Monday night's game at AT&T Park. It happened in the ninth inning as Boston Red Sox batter Stephen Drew hit the popup into foul territory near the Giants bullpen on the third base side. As Arias was chasing...

Glimpse of the Future: A Look at San Francisco Giants Top Prospect Kyle Crick

In the premier of BaySports Report’s new series A Glimpse of the Future: A Look at the Top Prospects for the San Francisco Giants, we interviewed the Number One Overall Prospect in the Giants organization, Kyle Crick. The right hander brings it with a Fastball topping out at 97 mph, he’s 1-1 with a 1.75 ERA in San Jose, and his pitching line his last start looked like this: ND...

Is Jeff Francoeur’s Career Over?

The San Francisco Giants have cut outfielder Jeff Francoeur.  The fancy term that they use in major league baseball for cutting a player is “designated for assignment.” Designated for assignment sounds like an important military term, but in major league baseball it means that you are no longer wanted.  It also means that they don’t know what they want to do with you. This...

Has Brandon Belt Turned The Corner?

  Belt poses with a new friend. Brandon Belt (aka the Baby Giraffe) has been on baseball radars ever since he torched three levels of minor league ball in 2010 and 2011. Belt has been looked at as somewhat of a disappointment ever since being called up to the majors in late 2011. He’s a little trouble staying on the field, due to Bruce Bochy obviously not being sold on some parts...

Giants ball girl, Joaquin Arias battle for foul ball

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Giants 3rd baseman Joaquin Arias fights off ball girl for foul ball (VIDEO)

As if it weren’t hard enough catching a ball in foul territory, what with the terrain to deal with and all that, Giants 3rd baseman Joaquin Arias had to fight off an overzealous ball girl as he drifted into foul territory to snare a foul ball off the bat of Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew in the top of the 9th inning of Monday’s Boston-San Fran game… Bad enough you have to...

Miami Marlins Jose Fernandez: Shutdown At 170 Innings

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Giants’ Pablo Sandoval scratched with sore back

The San Francisco Giants scratched third baseman Pablo Sandoval from last night’s lineup against the Boston Red Sox as he was dealing with a sore back. Manager Bruce Bochy told reporters – including Chris Haft of – that he could have used Sandoval as a pinch-hitter, indicating that the injury wasn’t severe. The Giants will re-evaluate Sandoval today before...

Giants player and ball girl collide going for ball (VIDEO)

San Francisco outfielder Joaquin Arias runs into foul territory and takes a popup away from a Giants ballgirl in the ninth inning in game against the Red Sox Monday night. Look at it this way —she could have been A-Rod getting beaned in Boston. Who said that? Your browser does not support iframes.

Henderson Alvarez does not care for bunting

Miami Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez squared up to bunt against the Giants’ Matt Cain on Saturday, but when he saw a Cain fastball heading right toward him, understandably, he bailed. But Henderson’s bat did not bail. Instead, the lumber levitated for a second and bunted the ball anyways, deflecting the pitch into foul territory. It was something you certainly don’t see...

Giants ball girl wants to be part of the action, interferes on foul popup (video)

Your browser does not support iframes. With the San Francisco Giants losing 7-0 to the Boston Red Sox in the top of the ninth inning at AT&T Park on Monday, a Giants ball girl temporarily forgot that it isn’t her job to catch foul popups for the home team and that instead, she’s just supposed […]The post Giants ball girl wants to be part of the action, interferes on foul...

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When a team such as the Giants is "dying for a win" as Marco Scutaro put it it cannot quibble about the method. When the Giants beat the Red Sox 3-2 at China Basin on Tuesday night on Scutaro's two-out bases-loaded walk in the ninth the crowd was silent because everyone thought the pitch was a strike. Scutaro did not immediately jog to first. Roger Kieschnick was just...

Jose Fernandez Adds a New Pitch

Any other year and Jose Fernandez would be getting a lot more attention. The Marlins’ rookie starting pitcher recently turned 21 years old and he was promoted to the major straight from Single-A. It was, at least, advanced Single-A, but his experience there was all of 55 innings. Now he’s up to 24 big-league starts, […]

Ball girl forgets her role, tries to catch foul ball in play

Maybe it was a brain fart or maybe she just wanted a moment in the spotlight, but this ball girl forgot her role during Monday night’s Giants-Red Sox game in San Francisco. Sox shortstop Stephen Drew popped up an 0-2 pitch with two outs in the top of the ninth and the ball headed towards the ball girl’s area along the third base line. But instead of getting out of the way like...
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