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With the 2012 MLB Draft just passing. I have been receiving a lot of emails from fans that want to know a little more about the San Francisco Giants draft picks.   Here is the Giants first 6 picks in the draft. Round 1: Pitcher – Chris Stratton Round 2: Pitcher – Martin Agosta Round 3: Outfielder – Johnathan “Mac” Williamson Round 4: Pitcher – Steven Okert Round 5: Pitcher – Ty Blach Round 6: Pitcher – Stephen Johnson Executive Editor of Baseball America Jim Callis shares his insights with SF Giants Rumors on a couple of the Giants draft picks. “I’m surprised Stratton got to them at No. 20, and with guys struggling in their farm system, he could wind up ranking as their No. 1 prospect at the end of the summer. He has the potential for three plus pitches with good command, and I could see him moving quickly through the system,” Callis said. “Agosta can run his fastball up to 96 mph at times but usually works at 90-92. He’s not a real big guy, so he may wind up in the bullpen, where

Gregor Blanco’s great catch preserved Matt Cain’s perfect game (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Matt Cain threw the 22nd perfect game in MLB history on Wednesday night, and an impressive catch by Gregor Blanco helped make it possible. Jordan Schafer led off the 7th inning with a drive deep to the right of center. It was a ball that the center fielder typically would have caught, but Angel Pagan was playing Schafer to hit to the opposite...

An analysis of the struggling Tim Lincecum

As most Giants fans know, the two-time Cy Young award winner, four-time all-star and dazzler on the mound known as Tim Lincecum has not been his self in 2012. Not even close. After yesterdays 5-0 loss to the Texas Rangers (all five runs earned by Lincecum), Lincecum’s ERA is now at an even 6.00 on the year. Before this season, his career ERA stood at an impressive 2.98. Yeah, he...

Blanco's diving catch saves perfect game

Your browser does not support iframes. Gregor Blanco of the San Francisco Giants had a huge role in helping Matt Cain preserve his perfect game, making this amazing diving catch in the seventh inning on a deep fly ball off the bat of Astros center fielder (and former Blanco teammate in Atlanta) Jordan Schafer. Blanco was shaded towards right field, and the ball hit by Schafer was...

SF Giants Rumors: Bumgarner Has A Day, Belt, Crawford and Melky Swing It, Lincecum Options

If you missed last nights game. Then you missed a good one! Madison Bumgarner decided it was time to get his first career home run. It wasn’t a cheap shot either! Bumgarner also tossed 7.2 innings with a season high 12 strikeouts and 0 walks! It was a great night out, magic inside, or whatever the slogan is these days. I know, “Together We’re Giant”!   Brandon Belt also...

Cain tosses Giants' first perfect game

Matt Cain pitched the 22nd perfect game in major league history and first for the Giants on Wednesday night, striking out a career-high 14 batters and getting help from two running catches to beat the Houston Astros 10-0. Cain's 125-pitch masterpiece featured a pair of great plays by his corner outfielders, and he got pinch-hitter Jason Castro on a grounder to third for his...

Another poor outing for Giants' Lincecum

A bad Tim Lincecum start no longer is a rarity. It's part of a trend. Nine hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings? Thirty pitches in the first inning? For a guy who thinks WHIP (walks and hits over innings pitched) is one heck of a stat, Lincecum might not want to see his these days. As manager Bruce Bochy said of Lincecum, whose WHIP is 1.58, ERA is 6.00 and winless streak...

Buy Barry Zito’s House & Get A $42,000 Mortgage Payment; $11.45MM!

Why would Barry Zito want to sell his house that’s actually called the Villa Della Pace which has a romantic view of mountains and leafy valleys? Simple, the place has to be extremely boring. Can you imagine being a guy who likes going to grungy bars, expensive restaurants and then having to go home to this place? Not me. Maybe one of you idiots wouldn’t mind spending $42,000...

VIDEO: Gregor Blanco's unbelievable catch to preserve Matt Cain's perfect game

As I'd hope you know by now, the San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain threw a perfect game against the Houston Astros on Wednesday night at AT&T Park. He becomes just the 22nd pitcher in MLB history to toss a perfecto. So... it's kind of a big deal.And he owes a huge, huge thanks to Giants' right fielder Gregor Blanco, who played the role of Dewayne Wise, by making...
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Final out of Matt Cain's perfect game

San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain threw a perfect game and no-hitter against the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.Cain dominated the Astros' hitters all night long and struck out 14 batters.Cain tied Sandy Koufax with the most strikeouts in a perfect game. Cain almost had a no-hitter in April against the Pittsburgh Pirates but Pirates' pitcher James McDonald hit a single...

Cain, Giants join Dustin Johnson to hit golf balls

As golfer Dustin Johnson crushed drives from home plate over the right-field wall and into San Francisco Bay, pitcher Matt Cain and manager Bruce Bochy glanced at each other before looking into the stands for approval from Giants general manager Brian Sabean. Then, the San Francisco ace grabbed a club and smacked one of his own - splashing the ball into McCovey Cove 310 yards away...

Matt Cain Throws Perfect Game

Matt Cain joined Phil Humber in club perfection after tossing the second perfect game of the 2012 season. Cain was masterful on Wednesday, with a career high 15 strikeouts against the visiting Houston Astros. Cain became the first Giant to throw a perfect game, and the first Giants pitcher to toss a no-hitter since Jonathan Sanchez tossed a no-no against the Padres in 2009, The lengthy...

Rory McIlroy throws respectable first pitch at Giants game (Video)

Golfer Rory McIlroy threw out the first pitch at Tuesday night's San Francisco Giants game, and it was a respectable one. Your browser does not support iframes. McIlroy's pitch was a bit high, but that's always better than bouncing it in the dirt. And we know there have been plenty of those lately. The Giants were celebrating Irish Heritage Night, and it was...
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