Found April 20, 2012 on
The Crazy Crabbers:
San Francisco Giants
New York Mets
The Giants are pretty much back on track after getting swept to start the season, they have series wins in the last three that they have played and the pitching staff which had let them down has been the strength of the team (with the notable exception of Tim Lincecum). The bats have cooled down a bit but the team is still averaging over 4 runs a game on the season.
Now the Giants embark on their first east coast road trip with a four game series in New York and then a stop in Cincinnati for three more. Hopefully they can keep up their winning ways and come back with a winning record.
Again the data going into the projection model is based on ZiPS projections and also the current seasons statistics but it is still heavily weighted toward the projections. At this point, I think that May will be when the current stats might get more and more weight but we will see when the time comes.
So here are the probable pitching match-ups courtesy of MLB.com:
Jon Niese v...
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Author: Andrew SwansonThe contrast between Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum’s opening of the 2012 season is staggering, as the Freak has given up 16 earned runs in his first 13 innings of work while failing to notch a win in three attempts. Cain on the other hand has been nearly flawless, giving up just three hits in the last 18 innings of shutout ball, including an epic complete game...
This was one of those special games in which both pitchers were in total control for the entire night. Through the first nine innings, Matt Cain and Cliff Lee combined to record 54 outs on 179 pitches. Lee went out for the tenth inning, which was another rarity — the last time a starter went past the ninth was Aaron Harang, back in 2007. Eventually, Brandon Belt — pinch hitting...
Ryan Vogelsong pitched an excellent game today. Through the first six innings, that was the story. Some things happened later in the game that distracted from this story, which is a shame. But kudos to Vogelsong for another strong outing.
Anyway, there were a couple questionable decisions by Bochy that contributed to this loss…
The decision to play Aubrey Huff over Brandon Belt...
That was one of the most impressive pitching duels I’ve ever witnessed. It was billed as such in all the pregame chatter, but this one exceeded everyone’s expectations and then some. Matt Cain, he of the perpetual no decision, went nine innings without surrendering a run and could have pitched the tenth had he been called upon. Cliff Lee, who’s dominated the Giants in...
The big pickup of the week on the fantasy baseball waiver wire is Santiago Casilla of the San Francisco Giants who is now the main closer with Brian Wilson lost for the season. Sergio Romo could also see a smattering of save chances but Casilla looks like the guy for now to go after in mixed league formats. In addition to Casilla, here are some other names to consider adding to...
Last night, in the eleventh inning of a scoreless, priceless piece of pitching between the Giants and Phillies, Brandon Belt came to the plate with one out. The situation was surprising. Here was the left-handed Opening Day first baseman, then platoon caddy backup first baseman, then bench piece — coming in against a left-handed reliever with the game on the line.
Melky Cabrera delivered a one-out run-scoring single in the bottom of the 11th inning as San Francisco posted a 1-0 win in Thursday's game which featured 19 shutout innings by starters Matt Cain of the Giants and Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies.
After Brandon Belt singled off Antonio Bastardo (0-1), Angel Pagan reached on third baseman Ty Wigginton's error. Cabrera...
Ruben Tejada scored the winning run on a throwing error by catcher Buster Posey and the New York Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Saturday after blowing a three-run lead moments earlier in one of the wackiest ninth innings imaginable.
Mike Pelfrey tossed eight terrific innings, and it appeared the Mets were headed to a fairly simple victory. They were leading 4-2 with two...
The term “pitchers duel” has always been a little funny – hard to punctuate – to me. There’s so much that goes into an at-bat, an inning, a game, that it’s really hard to know whether a low-scoring game is the result of great pitching, terrible hitting, or a spectacular conflagration of both. The number of times the Giants had to “tip their cap” to some middle...
Last night, Cliff Lee and Matt Cain put on a pitching duel for the ages. Cain threw shutout nine innings on just 91 pitches before Bruce Bochy pinch-hit for him, while Lee managed to go 10 scoreless innings and still only throw 102 pitches on the night. They combined to allow just 10 baserunners in 19 innings pitched, and after Brett Pill‘s leadoff double in the fifth, they put...
Last nights incredible pitching duel between Matt Cain and Cliff Lee was a classic game whether you were at the game, watching it on TV, or just listening to Fleming and Kuip on KNBR. Either team could have won, both Lee and Cain were sensational. There stats on the night were just incredible; Lee pitched 10 innings allowing 7 hits and no runs while only throwing 102 pitches. Cain...
That was one hell of a game on Wednesday night. Pitching duel, late offense, and mostly, by the guys Giants fans want to see succeed more than anything.
Of course, this just means Brandon Belt will have to wait three more games for another start instead of four. Dammit!
The Giants come into town to take on the Mets in a four game stretch. April is a tough month for the Mets as they had four consecutive in division series followed up by the Giants. Anyway, the Mets look to rebound from their last two starts as they take on Barry Zito tonight behind Jon Niese. Niese is 2-0 on the season with a 2.13 ERA over 12.2 innings pitched. Niese doesn’t really...