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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 (5-10) are coming off an impressive three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium, outscoring Los Angeles 22-7, the Giants (9-7) were swept in three at Milwaukee this week while allowing 21 runs.
Bumgarner (3-0, 1.77 ERA) could give them a good chance to bounce back. He's looking to become the first NL pitcher to reach four wins after yielding four runs through his first three, spanning 20 1-3 innings.
The left-hander held the Chicago Cubs scoreless for six innings Saturday and was removed after allowing a two-run homer with two outs in the seventh, but the Giants hung on to win 3-2.
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The Giants just called up Jean Machi on Wednesday, and it looks like the reliever is already becoming fast friends with Jose Mijares. Mijares just learned a brutal, sour lesson that the silent ones are always the deadliest. By the time the hot air had risen it was too late. We don’t think he’ll be sitting next to Machi in the bullpen anymore. And here’s more of the aftermath...
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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Tom Garfinkel was caught on tape blaming Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke for the brawl between the teams as well as making an insulting remark about Greinke.
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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...
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...
Zack Greinke has a history of hitting Carlos Quentin. Whether he has done so intentionally or not, it is that history that sparked a bench-clearing brawl between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres last week.
Quentin was hit by more pitches than any player in the league last season, but that hasn’t affected Padres president and CEO Tom Garfinkel’s opinion on what went...
Last week’s Dodgers-Padres brawl had serious repercussions for both teams on the injury and suspension fronts, but it’s also the impetus for some potential public relations problems in San Diego.
Mitt Romney may have lost the 2012 presidential election for what he said when he thought he was in private company, and it seems Padres president and CEO Tom Garfinkel has made a similar...
Clayton Kershaw gave up his first three home runs of the season in a span of three innings and the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 on Wednesday night to finish a three-game sweep.
Everth Cabrera, Chris Denorfia and Kyle Blanks all connected off Kershaw (2-2), who entered with a 1.16 ERA in three starts. But the 2011 NL Cy Young Award winner left this one trailing...
I apologize for the lateness of my recaps the last couple games. I have been fighting a pretty bad chest cold and find myself drained of energy at the end of the day, so for the second consecutive morning, I bring you a hearty coughing fit and a morning after game summary.
Frankly, the Dodgers look like they’ve come down with my cold. See, their offense got sick again around...
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