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Pic Courtesy of Steven Robles (SFGiantsBaseball.net) Gary Brown went to Cal State Fullerton and was drafted #1 by the San Francisco Giants (24th overall) in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. In 2011, he shined for the Single-A Advanced San Jose Giants, earning California League Rookie of the Year honors. Brown hit .336 and set a franchise record for hits with 188. Other highlights included 13 triples, 14 home runs, 80 RBIs, and 53 stolen bases on 72 attempts. He also made the 2011 Baseball America Minor League All-Star Team, and was voted MVP by his teammates. Although his 7.2 percent walk-rate at Single-A and low walk rate in college were seemingly red flags, Brown’s .925 OPS turned heads, and he immediately became the Giants’ top prospect. After Buster Posey suffered a devastating leg injury in 2011, the Giants became determined to make a deal at the trade deadline in order to remain in contention and have a chance to repeat after winning the 2010 World Series. Brown was deemed un...

Giants bat out of order, lose run

The Giants lost a run during their game against the Dodgers when they batted out of order. But what was the reason for the error?

Matt Cain shelled again as San Francisco Giants drop opener

Cain has been a career workhorse, posting six straight years of 200+ innings pitched and 32+ games started. His ERA has been below four since 2006, further cementing a consistent reputation. Constantly under the radar, the public was fully exposed to his talents during the 2010 season. In a truly dominating postseason run, Cain started three games without giving up a single earned...

Lineup mistake? Giants win anyway

With his team slumping and his offense struggling, all Giants manager Bruce Bochy could do was take responsibility and shake his head for a lineup mistake that wiped away a run and a rare lead. "At that point, I just said, `What else?'" Bochy recalled. The day turned out just fine for Bochy, with Madison Bumgarner driving in two runs and striking out nine in seven...

MLB rumors: Brian Wilson a fit for Dodgers, Giants, Angels

It's been evident since early spring that former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson wouldn't sign his next contract until after the All-Star break. With the All-Star break approaching, ESPN's Buster Olney reports Wilson -- who's recovering from Tommy John surgery -- will likely throw for teams later this month or in August, adding that the right-hander is...

Giants mistakenly bat out of order against Dodgers

The San Francisco Giants were caught batting out of order against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, wiping away Buster Posey's RBI double in the first inning. Giants manager Bruce Bochy submitted a lineup card that had Posey batting fourth. So after Posey hit third in Pablo Sandoval's spot to give the Giants a 1-0 lead, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly called out the mistake...

Report: Brian Wilson Working Out in Hawaii, ‘Making Progress’ in Return From Tommy John Surgery

Brian Wilson‘s status has been somewhat of a mystery, although it sounds like there’s still a chance he could pitch in 2013. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Wilson has been working out in Hawaii and making progress. Olney says that it figures if Wilson is going to pitch this season, the right-hander will work out for scouts in late July or early August. Wilson hasn’t pitched...

Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner, Marco Scutaro named All-Star reserves

As bad as the half-game-from-last-place Giants have been this season, they’re still going to be decently represented in this month’s All-Star Game. The perks of winning the World Series, right? Despite Giants fans’ best efforts to stuff the ballot box, no Giants received enough votes to crack the NL’s starting lineup for the midsummer classic. But do not fear, NL manager...

Giants Dodgers Orange Friday Pregame Notes

The San Francisco Giants return home after a miserable road trip, looking to get back on track after an awful month of June. Matt Cain (5-4, 4.29 ERA) will face Hyun-Jin Ryu (6-3, 2.83 ERA) of the surging Los Angeles Dodgers. Cole Gillespie will start in left field after the Giants purchased his contract earlier today. Manager Bruce Bochy noted that the Giants will be facing several...

Giants-Reds rained out, no makeup date announced

The game between the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds scheduled for Thursday was postponed because of rain. The game never got started and was called after a wait of nearly 2 1-2 hours. No makeup date was announced. This was the last day the Giants were scheduled to be in Cincinnati this season. The Reds visit San Francisco later this month. The teams are both off Aug...

Bruce Bochy changing mind about Yasiel Puig?

Last week, Bruce Bochy was quoting in saying that he didn't believe emerging Los Angeles Dodgers rookie superstar Yasiel Puig deserved a place on the National League All-Star team. This was potentially detrimental to Puig's All-Star hopes considering the fact that Bochy will manage the National League squad later this month in the All-Star Game."Generally, guys that...

Puig Shut Down in Giants Win Over Dodgers

Starting pitcher, Madison Bumgarner (9-5, 3.05 ERA) has proven to be the best and most consistent pitcher so far this season for the San Francisco Giants (40-46). Today’s game against division rival, the Los Angeles Dodgers (41-44), proved it once again, even with a few hiccups along the way. A new system for the Giants’ reeked havoc on the first inning of the game as all the...

Dugout Digest - the struggling champs

The San Francisco Giants are not playing good baseball right now. The team got smashed by the Dodgers 10-2 on Friday night, and Matt Cain allowed more runs (eight) than he got outs (seven). San Francisco is now seven games under .500, and 5.5 out (remarkably) in the NL West. If the first place Diamondbacks go on a run prior to the All-Star Break while the Giants continue to struggle...

Dodgers-Giants Preview

Just when the Los Angeles Dodgers thought they were going to get a weekend in San Francisco without seeing Matt Cain, the weather intervened. Instead, he'll start Friday's series opener for the Giants against the visiting Dodgers, whom Cain has dominated in recent years. But Cain also hasn't seen a lineup as potent as the one Los Angeles has fielded of late - one that...
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