Found July 25, 2012 on Two Guys, a Glove and a Coke Bottle:
Tim Lincecum is officially back. No, not Back, with a capital B, like he was in his 2008-09 years, or even his pretty good 2010 and really good 2011. No, he’s back to being bad, like he was before he was good, like he was after he was bad again. Because he was good for two games. Now he’s bad again. He’s the old new Timmy, not the new old Timmy or the new new Timmy. God, I feel like I’m talking about Ryan Vogelsong. Because man, Lincecum had one of the best terrible performances I’ve ever seen. He struck three  in the first, aside from a Chase Headley home run and a HBP to Carlos Quentin, fanned two in the second, one in the third and, yep, BLASTOFF. Timmy grooved an 89 MPH fastball down the middle to Jesus “Giant-Killer” Guzman, and he did what he was supposed to do: launch it into the seats. Per Andrew “Buzz-In” Baggarly: #bbpBox_228234681865355264 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_228234681865355264 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Tim Lincecum throws 89 mph ...

Angel Pagan's diving catch, double play turn

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...

Episode 85: Bleacher Bums

Episode 85: Bleacher Bums is out! In the eighty-fifth episode, Thomas and Danny talk briefly with San Jose Mercury News beat reporter Alex Pavlovic about Brandon Belt’s struggles, Tim Lincecum’s resurgence, and potential Giants deals at the trade deadline. Click on the image below to find it on iTunes: You can also find it on the RSS feed, or by clicking on the play button...

Angel Pagan Pulled of the Best Double Play of the Year Last Night

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. Your browser does not support iframes. Giants beat... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

GIFcap: Melky Cabrera Stage Dives Into The Stands In Left Field

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The Lineup Card: 8 People Who Could Use a Change of Scenery by Baseball Prospectus

1. Brandon Belt Brandon Belt burst onto the scene in 2010 and was, in Kevin Goldstein's words, "the biggest breakout in the minor leagues in 2010."It’s hard to argue with that assessment. Belt was the Giants’ fifth-round selection in the 2009 amateur draft, and all he did in his professional debut was zoom from High-A to Triple-A, hitting a cumulative...

Postgame Wrap: No Ham is Safe

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...

Baseball player known as Kung-Fu Panda injures hamstring doing splits (video)

Your browser does not support iframes. In clearly the least shocking development from Tuesday’s slate of baseball games is the news that Pablo Sandoval, the San Francisco Giants infielder who affectionately goes by the name of Kung-Fu Panda, injured his hamstring stretching out and practically doing the splits to catch a throw in order to [...]

San Diego's Offense Arrives In Time To Avoid Sweep In San Francisco.

After scoring just three runs in the first two games of the series, both losses, the Padres offense showed up to beat the Giants 6-3 to avoid getting swept by the division leaders. Monday’s series opener was all San Francisco as they tagged Clayton Richard early and made fine plays in the field for an easy 7-1 victory. Tuesday game was the more familiar pitcher’s duel both...

Daily Friar 7.25.12

Every time we play the Giants it has a playoff atmosphere to it. I get that vibe especially when we are playing in San Francisco. I don't know if it's the sold out crowds or what, but it feels like a playoff game every time. Those people up there live and die with every pitch it seems, they go crazy for a base hit even. But that place really exploded when Angel Pagan stole...

Giants targeting bullpen help before trade deadline

Among the first sparks of trade deadline fever breaking out today with the Ichiro trade to New York and the Miami Marlins trading away infielder Omar Infante and starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez to the Detroit Tigers, the Giants seem to be searching for some help in the bullpen. Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of FOX sports reported yesterday they have a major league source saying the...

Padres 6, Giants 3

SAN FRANCISCO -- Jesus Guzman hit a pair of home runs and had three RBIs and Chase Headley also homered, lifting the the San Diego Padres to a 6-3 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday afternoon. Jason Marquis (6-9) pitched 7 1/3 innings gave up three hits, one earned run, walked one, and struck out eight for his third consecutive victory, which avoided avoided a sweep...
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