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Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports says former Houston Astros reliever Russ Springer admitted that he intentionally hit San Francisco Giants star Barry Bonds while he immersed in a steroid scandal while attempting to break Hank Aaron‘s Home Run Record in 2006.
It was in the top of the 5th inning when Springer felt the need to use the baseball as a weapon and throw at Bonds. I’m sure there was a lot of built up frustration during that game as well. The Giants had an 11-3 lead at that point in the game when Springer hit Bonds.
The pitch sequence in that Springer vs. Bonds at bat:
Ball 1 – Slider that skipped two feet behind Bonds (Springer and Astros manager get warnings)
Ball 2 – Slider that nearly drilled Bonds in the knees
Foul Ball – Fastball that came in tight and Bonds tried to get out of the way and the ball nicked the knob of the bat for a foul ball.
Hit By Pitch – Fastball (93 MPH) that drilled Bonds in the upper back.
Springer said, “I don’t lose sleep over
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Earlier today, the Boston Red Sox clobbered the San Francisco Giants 12-1. With Chad Gaudin going on the disabled list, Barry Zito was scheduled to start for possibly the very last time at At&t park. Zito lasted only 3.2 innings. Giving up 7 hits, 6 earned runs, and 2 walks. The Giants hoped Zito would retain his 2012 form but is falling short of expectations, much like the...
San Francisco Giants right fielder Jeff Francoeur has teased every club that he has played for.
His penchant for hot streaks and cold endings have only gotten him so far.
According to a report, Francoeur has been designated for assignment as the Giants bring up pitching to help their cause.
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San Francisco Giants third baseman Joaquin Arias found himself competing with a Giants ball girl for a foul popup during Monday night's game at AT&T Park.
It happened in the ninth inning as Boston Red Sox batter Stephen Drew hit the popup into foul territory near the Giants bullpen on the third base side. As Arias was chasing...
The San Francisco Giants have cut outfielder Jeff Francoeur. The fancy term that they use in major league baseball for cutting a player is “designated for assignment.” Designated for assignment sounds like an important military term, but in major league baseball it means that you are no longer wanted. It also means that they don’t know what they want to do with you. This...
Belt poses with a new friend.
Brandon Belt (aka the Baby Giraffe) has been on baseball radars ever since he torched three levels of minor league ball in 2010 and 2011. Belt has been looked at as somewhat of a disappointment ever since being called up to the majors in late 2011. He’s a little trouble staying on the field, due to Bruce Bochy obviously not being sold on some parts...
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As if it weren’t hard enough catching a ball in foul territory, what with the terrain to deal with and all that, Giants 3rd baseman Joaquin Arias had to fight off an overzealous ball girl as he drifted into foul territory to snare a foul ball off the bat of Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew in the top of the 9th inning of Monday’s Boston-San Fran game…
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The San Francisco Giants scratched third baseman Pablo Sandoval from last night’s lineup against the Boston Red Sox as he was dealing
with a sore back. Manager Bruce Bochy told reporters – including Chris Haft of MLB.com – that he could have used Sandoval as a pinch-hitter, indicating that
the injury wasn’t severe.
The Giants will re-evaluate Sandoval today before...
San Francisco outfielder Joaquin Arias runs into foul territory and takes a popup away from a Giants ballgirl in the ninth inning in game against the Red Sox Monday night.
Look at it this way —she could have been A-Rod getting beaned in Boston. Who said that?
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Your browser does not support iframes. With the San Francisco Giants losing 7-0 to the Boston Red Sox in the top of the ninth inning at AT&T Park on Monday, a Giants ball girl temporarily forgot that it isn’t her job to catch foul popups for the home team and that instead, she’s just supposed […]The post Giants ball girl wants to be part of the action, interferes on foul...
When a team such as the Giants is "dying for a win" as Marco Scutaro put it it cannot quibble about the method.
When the Giants beat the Red Sox 3-2 at China Basin on Tuesday night on Scutaro's two-out bases-loaded walk in the ninth the crowd was silent because everyone thought the pitch was a strike. Scutaro did not immediately jog to first. Roger Kieschnick was just...
Seven innings from Ryan Vogelsong and a literal walk-off led to the San Francisco Giants managing to pull out a 3-2 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday night. As Marco Scutaro said, “A win is a win. It doesn’t matter how you do it.”
Vogelsong got off to a shaky start, hitting Shane Victorino and allowing two singles before giving up a run on a sacrifice fly. After that, however...
Maybe it was a brain fart or maybe she just wanted a moment in the spotlight, but this ball girl forgot her role during Monday night’s Giants-Red Sox game in San Francisco. Sox shortstop Stephen Drew popped up an 0-2 pitch with two outs in the top of the ninth and the ball headed towards the ball girl’s area along the third base line.
But instead of getting out of the way like...
In the fourth inning with a runner on third, on what was a perfect day for baseball at AT&T Park, Shane Victorino lofted a pop up into shallow right field.
The ball ended up dropping at the feet of three confused San Francisco Giants as the Boston Red Sox opened up a 6-1 lead, and knocked out Barry Zito in the process.
The veteran left-hander was making his return to the rotation...
The Boston Red Sox (74-53) haven’t been to AT&T Park since 2010 and back then, they took two of three games from the San Francisco Giants (55-68). This series marks the fourth time these two teams have faced each other and the Giants are now 3-7 all-time against the Red Sox after being shut out 7-0.
Giants starter, Tim Lincecum (6-13, 4.53 ERA), started the first inning strong...