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Two Guys, a Glove and a Coke Bottle:
San Francisco Giants
Everybody predicted that Game One of the 2010 World Series would be one for the record books. Two-time Cy Young Award Winner Tim Lincecum was going up against Cliff Lee, a man eight feet tall with flaming red hair, with an arm made mostly of titanium who had yet to give up a run in his entire playing career. Lincecum, a man of slight build and a back just four pitches away from flying into the stands mid-pitch, would have to be perfect to keep the game within reach of the mighty Clifton. If one this was certain, it was that this would be a pitchers duel for the ages.
And yet, that didn’t quite happen. Timmy was only decent and Clifton was flat-out bad, and the Pitchers Duel For the Ages ended 11-7. In fact, it seems like every time we have a PDFtA it ends up crappy, like when Yu Darvish and Justin Verlander faced off last week and Verlander walked in two runs. PDFtAs are so often disappointments.
Not tonight, though. Matt Cain recovered from his shaky first inning and an inconsiste...
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Let’s put the 1-5 road-trip behind us, and just be glad it’s in the past. The San Francisco Giants kicked off a homestand last night with a big win over the Nationals. Ryan Vogelsong looked like he finally found his groove till he fractured his finger and dislocated his joint in the pinky finger (pitching hand). He’s scheduled to have surgery...
In what had been his best start of the 2013 season, Ryan Vogelsong was injured during an at-bat in Monday’s game against the Nationals. On a poorly timed swing, a pitch from Craig Stammen appeared to deflect off of Vogey’s right hand. Bochy and trainer Dave Groeschner came out to take a look at the hand before immediately escorting the right-hander into the dugout.
San Francisco may be a laid back kind of place, but, well, this is ridiculous.
The Giants and Nationals played a matinee game on Wednesday at AT&T park under the California sun, and during the ninth inning of the contest one fan made the catch of his life. Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford fouled a pitch off to the left, into the lower bowl of the stands. The fan, holding his...
San Francisco Giants RHP Ryan Vogelsong fractured his right hand on Monday. Vogelsong tossed five scoreless innings against the Washington Nationals before he was hit in the hand with a pitch while swinging a bat.
Nicole, his wife posted on Twitter that Vogelsong “has a dislocated joint in the pinky finger of his throwing hand and it’s broken above and below his...
GiantsPod breaks Giants pitchers with bad ERAs. When Danny and I went to Fresno for a little Central Valley action in 2011, we saw Barry Zito take a bad spill off the mound and injure his foot. Now Ryan Vogelsong is broken. Worst of all, Vogey was having by far his best game of the season. One more inning of decent work would have given the right-hander just his second quality start...
This was the season the San Francisco Giants planned to give the 2012 World Championship team a chance to repeat the magic in 2013.
Other than improving the bullpen (Chad Gaudin for Guillermo Mota), changing back-up catchers (Guillermo Quiroz for Hector Sanchez) and back-up infielders (Nick Noonan for Ryan Theriot), this season's squad was the essentially same one that swept...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. AP Photo Planned.) By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer When Jeremy Affeldt came to the Bay Area as an opposing player, he wouldn't even leave his hotel room. He was admittedly homophobic.
When he joined the San Francisco Giants five years ago, he was determined to get rid of his negative feelings toward the gay population. The transformation...
I’m beginning to think that this just isn’t Ryan Vogelsong’s year. Even when he pitches well, it’s a letdown. On Monday night, Vogelsong pitched what was easily his best game of the season, tossing five shutout innings against the powerful Washington Nationals. As he was cruising right along, though, tragedy struck. While swinging at a pitch in the bottom of the fifth inning...
This is one of the many reasons why pitchers shouldn’t be hitting, there’s too high a risk of them getting injured.
During last night’s game between the San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals, pitcher Ryan Vogelsong, broke his hand while at the plate and will now be sidelined for 4-6 weeks after having surgery on Tuesday according to ESPN.
“I’ll be back, no...
Bochy talks about the progress of Bryce Harper as a hitter, the Nationals studly defense, and an unselfish performance turned in by Marco Scutaro.
After a disastrous road trip, it was a bittersweet day at AT&T Park as the San Francisco Giants took home a win over the Washington Nationals. Ryan Vogelsong pitched his best over the last few weeks before being taken out with a fractured right hand.
Manager Bruce Bochy said Vogelsong has two breaks in his right hand, at the pinky and knuckle. He’ll have surgery tomorrow and...
What happenend last night during the Giants postgame show after Pablo Sandoval, who was fighting the flu, drilled a 2-r…
The San Francisco Giants (26-20) won in 10 innings and walk off fashion Tuesday night against the Washington Nationals (23-23). After a single from IF Marco Scutaro, IF Pablo Sandoval came up with the winning home run on a 1-0 pitch from Nationals’ pitcher, Maya Yunesky (0-1).
After the game, Sandoval admitted that he wasn’t feeling well and received IV treatments before the...
The San Francisco Giants (24-20) may be the reigning World Series champions, but as the Washington Nationals (23-21) head to AT&T Park for the final stop of their West Coast excursion, they bring with them a strong record of success against the Giants.
Last year, the Nationals dominated in matchups between the two teams, winning five of six games and outscoring them...