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San Francisco Giants
After being out of the starting lineup Wednesday against Washington, both Brandon Belt and Pablo Sandoval will start tonight against Colorado. Belt, suffering from back stiffness, was replaced at first base by recent call-up Brett Pill. Sandoval sat in favor of Joaquin Arias in an attempt to help the Panda recover from an illness.
Both players pinch-hit in Wednesday’s game, but were unable get on base as the Giants fell 2-1.
Belt and Sandoval have been part of an offensive resurgence in San Francisco, combining for 14 of the teams 37 home runs. Sandoval has been his usual self (2010 caveat) with a .306/.343/.475 line and a knack for destroying pitches out of the strike zone.
After a prolonged illness plagued him in early April, Belt’s recent production has solidified his role as the No. 6 hitter. Since April 22, the Baby Giraffe is batting over .300 and has slugged six home runs. And before you release the regression hounds, Belt’s .333 BABIP (Batting Average on Balls in Play) over...
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“You always set high goals. That’s one thing I certainly do. I’m not getting ahead of myself by any means, but sure, it is something that you think about and dream about.”
That was Michael Kickham‘s response during the 2012 NLCS when asked if he had mentally projected himself experiencing playoff baseball in the big leagues in 2013 or 2014. Given Ryan Vogelsong‘s injury...
These days, it’s almost more confusing when Tim Lincecum succeeds than when he screws up. If there’s one thing we’ve learned by watching Barry Zito’s ascent to mediocrity these past couple of years it’s that when Zito’s breaking pitches are working, even a lineup of the best and brightest can’t catch up to an 84 mph. If Zito can establish the ridiculous curveball and...
A walkoff home run is not unusual in major league baseball. A walkoff inside-the-park home run, however, is extremely rare.
However, San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan was able to pull off Saturday night. With one on and one out in the bottom of the tenth, down 5-4 at home to the Colorado Rockies, Pagan hit a fly ball to deep right center at AT&T Park that he...
Giants manager Bruce Bochy was ejected in the eighth inning of Saturday's game against the Rockies by home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez over a call made at third base.
Marco Scutaro appeared to have evaded Nolan Arenado's tag on a throw from the outfield, but Marquez ruled the tag had been made. Third base coach Tim Flannery began to argue before Bochy came out to take over...
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...
Well this definitely not something you see everyday.
In the bottom of the 1oth inning of Saturday’s game between the San Francisco Giants and the Colorado Rockies, with the defending champions trailing by a run and a man on second base, center fielder Angel Pagan, clobbered a 0-1 pitch to the deepest part of AT&T Park, to draw his team level and then decided to end the game...
Angel Pagan slides into a jumping gang of San Francisco Giants.
The San Francisco Giants came back against the Colorado Rockies by scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the 10th against Rafael Betancourt. Scoring 2 runs for a come back win isn’t that rare. Hitting a 2 run home run to walk off is a but rarer. But hitting a 2 run inside the parl home run to walk off. You don’t...
“I’m probably leading the league in bad contact, too.” — Marco Scutaro
We talked for a few minutes, Marco Scutaro and I, about hitting and contact before a game a few weeks back. When I told him he’s leading the league in contact rate since 2010, he offered the response above with a slight frown and a flick of the bat. He swung a bat the whole time we talked, even. But...
The San Francisco Giants were awfully quiet this Friday night against one of their division rivals, the Colorado Rockies, dropping game one of the weekend series 5-0.
Tim Lincecum once again struggled early which seems to be his biggest problem over the past couple of seasons. Lincecum surrendered two quick runs in the first inning on a two out double off the bat of Michael Cuddyer...
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Straight hustlin’. Needless to say, that’s Pagan’s first career inside-the-park walk-off. He has three career inside-the-parkers and two career walk-off home runs.
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Angel Pagan hit an inside-the-park homer with a runner aboard in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 6-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday.
Troy Tulowitzki led off the 10th with his 10th home run to put the Rockies ahead 5-4.
Colorado closer Rafael Betancourt (1-2) walked Brandon Crawford to open the bottom half. Guillermo Quiroz sacrificed...
courtesy of Jeff Chiu, AP
With both the Giants and the Rockies just a half game out of first place in the NL West, every game is a must win early in the year. These two teams are so evenly match that today’s game went into extra innings before Rockies’ star, Troy Tulowitzki tried to end things in the top of the 10th inning when he smacked a solo shot for his 10th home...
Coming off a series victory against the powerful Washington Nationals the Giants are set to begin another three game set this time within the division against the Rockies.
Colorado took the last three of a four game series from the Giants just a week ago at Coors Field. During those three games the Giants pitching yielded 25 runs and made everyone wonder if the humidifier was...
Tweet The San Francisco Giants came into Saturday’s matchup against the Colorado Rockies with just three wins in their previous ten games and were in need of a spark to help propel themselves back to the winning ways those at AT&T Park have become accustomed to. In the bottom of the tenth inning Giants [...]
After putting their recent struggles against the San Francisco Giants to rest last week at home, the Colorado Rockies have their sights set on accomplishing the same goal at AT&T Park.
Colorado will try to end a nine-game losing streak in San Francisco as the clubs open up a three-game set Friday night.
The Rockies, who have lost 19 of 23 at AT&T Park, had dropped 10 in...