Found June 03, 2012 on
Two Guys, a Glove and a Coke Bottle:
San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Dodgers
The best defense is a bad offense. The Cubs have a bad offense. The second best defense is good defense. The Giants had that today. Meanwhile, Alfonso Soriano played defense like his socks were on fire.
There are routine plays. There are tough plays. The Giants made all of them. Brandon Crawford and Gregor Blanco put on clinics at their respective positions, which no Giant has done since Melky Cabrera quashed Bacon’s Rebellion with his right arm. Joaquin Arias is locking down a position that is not natural to him. If the Giants are going to continue to struggle at the plate against mediocre left-handed pitchers, good right handed pitchers, and guys who have never pitched in the majors, defense is essential to the Giants’ playoff hopes.
And with Tim Lincecum’s continued struggles, Barry Zito becomes just as important to the Giants’ playoff hopes as the defense. Barry Zito is important to the Giants’ playoff hopes. This is not something Giants fans would not have been comfortable sayi...
BEST OF MAXIM
There have been several topics concerning the Giants I’ve been waiting to discuss on this site, and today seems like a perfect day to do so.
Umpiring, instant replay and a need for change
The first topic is a hot one around the league – umpiring and the use of instant replay in Major League Baseball. Let me start off by saying I used to be a big supporter of pure umpiring and...
Things just went from bad to worse for Pablo Sandoval. After undergoing surgery on an injured left hand, which he is currently nursing with San Fransisco's Single-A squad in San Jose, Giants manager Bruce Bochy had some choice words regarding Sandoval's conditioning. Sandoval, aptly nicknamed "Kung-Fu Panda," is one of Major League Baseball's portlier players...
The San Francisco Giants are on the verge of sweeping the Cubs right out of San Francisco. Barry Zito (5-2) kept the team rolling yesterday by tossing 8.1 solid innings, and collecting his 150th career win. Giants starters have pitched 8-plus innings in 3 straight games. Ryan Vogelsong looks to keep adding to that stat in his start today. Outfielder Angel Pagan extended his home...
San Francisco Giants star Pablo Sandoval met with detectives of the Santa Cruz Sheriff's Department who are investigating a sexual encounter Sandoval had earlier Friday. However, Sandoval's attorney, Eric Geffon, told CSN Bay Area that while his client admitted engaging in a sexual encounter, it was a "consensual" situation. "He (Geffon) made a statement...
Talk about trouble off the field. San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is facing an investigation for sexual assault, as reported by FOX News Latino. April Skalland, deputy sheriff of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department, said the investigation is ongoing. "No charges have been filed. He was not arrested. He was not detained," Skalland told FOX News...
Excerpted from Episode 78, Thomas and Danny discuss the pros and cons of Barry Bonds’ potential return to the Giants in a coaching role.
San Francisco Giants catcher Hector Sanchez had a very painful at-bat during the seventh inning of Sunday's game against the Chicago Cubs after fouling two consecutive pitches off his left leg.
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Sanchez fouled the first pitch into his left shin just above his ankle. After getting checked out by the trainer, Sanchez sucked it up and...
Pablo Sandoval came off the disabled list Saturday, insisting he'll get back to his rigorous fitness routine to be at his best for the rest of San Francisco's season.
The switch-hitting slugger returned to the lineup playing third base and batting third for the middle game of the Giants' weekend series with the Texas Rangers. Manager Bruce Bochy planned to speak to his...
Ignoring for just a moment the last half inning of last night’s game, the whole thing was pretty spectacular. Madison Bumgarner cruised like he was facing the Rangers on Halloween, but with better control. Melky Cabrera had two hits, Posey had a key hit after falling behind 0-2, and even Brett Pill stole a base.
But man, Ryan Theriot. Three hits and a walk, and his hits came in...
The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office says it hopes to complete its investigation of sexual assault allegations involving San Francisco Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval by the end of this week, then determine whether to file charges.
Deputy Sheriff April Skalland says detectives are interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence, though analysis of some forensic evidence could...
The San Francisco Giants held a "Turn Back the Century" promotion on Saturday by commemorating the 1912 season of the franchise during their game against the Chicago Cubs.
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The Giants and Cubs wore throwback uniforms based on the ones the teams wore back in 1912. The Giants uniforms featured the 'NY' insignia because...
Ryan Vogelsong won his fourth straight decision, Buster Posey scored the go-ahead run on a double-play groundball by Joaquin Arias in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Monday for a four-game sweep.
Brandon Crawford hit an RBI double and drove in another run on a fielder's choice to back Vogelsong (4-2), helping the Giants to their season...
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs are headed in opposite directions, like two ships passing in the night. Brandon Crawford and Joaquin Arias drove in runs as the Giants completed a rare four-game sweep, defeating the Cubs 3-2 on Monday afternoon. Ryan Vogelsong pitched seven innings, giving up eight hits and two runs for the win. Jeremy Affeldt, typically...
Tim Lincecum's last win came more than a month ago against the San Diego Padres. A visit to Petco Park might help end his roughest stretch of the season.
The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner looks to avoid losing a fourth consecutive start by trying to continue his dominance over the Padres on Tuesday night.
Lincecum (2-6, 5.82 ERA) is 0-4 with a 5.88 ERA in six starts since...