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Tonight’s game was vintage NL West. The Giants got up big in the first inning, and then fizzled. The Padres fought back in the second, and then fizzled. Madison Bumgarner, who looked shaky early, settled down and allowed just 3 hits, a walk and a hit-by-pitch – and 7 strikeouts – after the second inning. Edinson Volquez, part of the Mat Latos trade, looked shaky early but allowed zero hits and just 3 walks after the first inning. All told, the bottom of the second to the top of the ninth was pretty boring to watch.
Vintage NL West.
Tonight was also nothing like last night’s game, when the middle of the Giants lineup mashed against Clayton Richard. Tonight, no Giant got more than one hit, and only Nate Schierholtz and Ryan Theriot reached base more than once. No, tonight was about pitching, defense and frustration.
Recently on the podcast Thomas and I called out Angel Pagan for his apparent lack of hustle. It’s hard to miss that Pagan has looked frustrated at the plate, and he’s been...
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Angel Pagan – Play of the year nominee?(Photo courtesy of ESPN)
As the San Francisco Giants hosted the San Diego Padres Tuesday night, Angel Pagan made a tremendous diving catch, which turned into a phenomenal double play. In the top of the eighth inning of a 2-2 ballgame, San Diego’s Carlos Quinten came to the plate with Chase Headley on first base and one out. Quinten sent...
San Francisco Giants Angel Pagan makes a great diving catch then relays to Brandon Crawford to double off Chase Headley and end the eighth inning.
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