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When Ryan Vogelsong was injured a week ago, Giants fans became on edge like they hadn’t in quite some time. The starting rotation hadn’t had a long-term injury since Barry Zito in 2011, but Zito wasn’t pitching well enough for anyone to be concerned. And his replacement was Vogelsong, who lit up the National League and collected an All-Star Game appearance and a few Cy Young votes along the way.
The Chronicle’s Henry Schulman thinks Kickham won’t be up for long, given that the Giants have 3 of 8 days off in early June. But two starts seems imminent, so here are some scouting reports on the young lefty:
Baseball Newshound: To sum, a plus fastball with good movement that touches 94. Sinker tails in the low 90s.
Baseball Prospect Nation: To sum, a long leveraged body allows him to get downward sink on his pitches. Struggles with consistency on his release point will give him trouble.
Kevin Goldstein, one of my favorites who now works for the Houston Astros, had this to say of Kickham b...
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Giants center fielder Angel Pagan’s MRI showed brusitis on his injured hamstring, reports Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area.
MRI on Pagan showed bursitis, Bochy said. He’ll do light activities. Might be available to pinch hit.
— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) May 29, 2013
Pagan has been out since his miraculous home run on Saturday, with Gregor Blanco starting in center and Andres...
The bats were quiet yesterday as the San Francisco Giants fell to the Athletics across the bay in Oakland. The Giants are looking for a split in the two game series. They’re sending Mike Kickham to the mound tonight as Ryan Vogelsong‘s replacement. Kickham will also be making his Major League Debut tonight. The lineups haven’t been announced as of yet, but Buster Posey is expected...
After seeing a new face this week Giants fans will welcome back an old one, 31-year-old right-hander Ramon Ramirez. The relief pitcher was called up for the first time this season Wednesday when the Giants optioned Tuesday’s starter Mike Kickham back to AAA.
Kickham’s first career start was underwhelming, when he ceded four earned runs in just 2.1 innings of work against Oakland...
The San Francisco Giants held center fielder Angel Pagan out
of yesterday’s lineup with a hamstring injury, according to Willie Bans of
Pagan suffered the injury during Saturday’s contest against
the Colorado Rockies, a game he ended with his walk-off inside-the-park home
run. Amazingly, Pagan suffered the injury before his walk-off.
"If you noticed...
Angel Pagan has missed games off and on for a month now due to a hamstring strain. He has tried to fight through the injury as much as possible, but it has clearly limited him. Pagan has missed the Giants' last five games because of the injury, but manager Bruce Bochy is hopeful Pagan will be available Friday.
Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area says Pagan got a cortisone...
Boy, that inside-the-park walk-off by Angel Pagan on Saturday sure was fun, wasn’t it? Well, maybe some us maybe had a little too much fun with it.
Like, say, Tim Lincecum, who reportedly tweaked his ankle jumping up and down in the mob of players that swarmed Pagan after he crossed home plate.
Lincecum is still OK to make his start as scheduled on Wednesday. He threw a bullpen...
Santiago Casilla expects to return after the All-Star break, according to @beisbolportogas. The right-handed reliever was placed on the disabled list on May 21st after he failed to recover from a cyst in his knee. He appeared in just two games between May 8th and May 20th, wearing a heavy knee brace to deal with the pain.
Casilla will have surgery at Stanford Hospital on Tuesday...
The San Francisco Giants were given a controversial run on a fan interference play during the sixth inning of their 9-6 loss to the Oakland A’s on Wednesday. Giants center fielder Andres Torres was up with one out and Gregor Blanco on first with their team down 6-3. He grounded a ball down the third [...]
Well, that was fast.
The Giants on Wednesday optioned starting pitcher Mike Kickham back to the Triple-A Fresno, after calling him up to the show on Monday. Kickham surrendered four runs in 2.1 innings, picking up the loss, in his major league debut on Tuesday against the swingin’ A’s.
The Giants also purchased from Fresno the contract of right-hander Ramon Ramirez, who won...
Oakland A’s Yoenis Cespedes made a circus attempt of a catch during Monday’s game against the San Francisco Giants. Cespedes laid fully out, in a different way, in an effort to snag a bloop fly ball. Check out the incredible matrix-like diving effort to make the catch, which he failed to do. [House of the Blue Bird] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
The San Francisco Giants are 28-24 and only two games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks for 1st place in National League West. Maybe it’s not yet time to worry about this team, but, then again, maybe it is.
The defending World Champs have had to rely on their offense and walk-off wins rather than their bread-and-butter of the past few years – the starting pitching.
With a win in Monday’s first game of the four game Battle of the Bay series, the A’s and Giants faced off again Tuesday night. Again it was the A’s that came out victorious, this time by the final score of 6-3.
Following a string of three quality starts by second-year pitcher Jarrod Parker, the A’s righty struggled in the first inning of Game 2 of the Battle of the Bay. Parker...
Looking at this outing as a spot start from a non-prospect might help this hurt a little less. But the truth is Kickham is the consensus No. 3 pitcher in the Giants farm system and, at 24, is eight months older than Madison Bumgarner. On the scatterplot of outcomes I had drawn up for this game, this one falls under “AW FRICK C’MON JEEZ”.
Kickham looked steady early, slowly...
While the surging Oakland Athletics have regrouped from a poor stretch, San Francisco Giants starter Tim Lincecum can't seem to solve his inconsistency.
Oakland seeks a sixth consecutive win as it visits Lincecum and the Giants on Wednesday night.
The A's (30-23) began the season winning 12 of their first 16 before an 8-18 slide dropped the defending AL West champions below...
After much debate, speculation and anticipation by outside observers, the Giants have finally named a human being to fill the injured Ryan Vogelsong’s spot in the rotation. And that person is…
Ha, no. Wouldn’t that be something?
Really, it’s going to be 24-year-old lefty Michael Kickham from Triple-A Fresno.
He’ll make his Major League debut Tuesday in...