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Two Guys, a Glove and a Coke Bottle:
A team grasping at straws, the Giants made two moves before Tuesday’s game against the Mets.
First, they placed Hector Sanchez on the disabled list with an injury I care less about than Phish cares about brevity. Mike Kickham gets his third trip to the big-league roster to replace the Giants’ third catcher. But the bizarre move was the call-up of Kensuke Tanaka, the Japanese import that lost a backup infield role when his bat and glove failed him in Spring Training.
The move was so bizarre it almost worked. Upon being recalled, Tanaka was immediately written into the lineup as the starting left fielder and No. 2 hitter. Who he was vexed the more casual fan, while the Lunatic Fringe was curious why a guy who has played nine games in American outfields was ready for a corner spot in AT&T.
Then there was The Catch. No, Dwight Clark or T.O. didn’t show up. But this happened:
h/t to @gidget
Follow that up with his first big-league hit and another trip to the base paths via a walk, ...
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“I once ate a 12-pound steak this big” – Pablo Sandoval
by Nathan Mendelowitz
Pablo Sandoval: The man, the enigma, the gutted one.
Those are just a few ways and names to describe the Giants most interesting player on the roster. There are many reasons why Sandoval is the most interesting, unfortunately most of them are for all the wrong reasons.
When Pablo burst his way onto...
What do I think of the Giants signing Jeff Francoeur?
I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t see it having a major impact. I was wrong, after all, about Pat Burrell.
Francoeur has had a lot of bad years and only one good one over the last half-decade or so. He’s decent against left-handed pitching only. He’s got mediocre defense. I don’t see him catching the Giants magic...
So, Chad Gaudin had himself quite a night in Vegas earlier this year.
The Giants pitcher is charged with open and gross lewdness, a misdemeanor, after he was arrested back in January for allegedly groping a woman in an ER lobby.
It’s a story that’s just downright bizarre and creepy.
Police say it all went down at 4:30 a.m. at the Desert Springs Hospital three miles off the...
Giants infielder Joaquin Arias was placed on the disabled list Monday following an appendectomy, according to Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News. Arias was diagnosed with appendicitis Sunday and had successful surgery late that night after playing a full game at shortstop against Los Angeles. Hitting sixth, Arias went 1 for 3 with a double off Dodgers’ ace Clayton Kershaw...
The sight of the bullpen warming up is not something Matt Cain is used to in the first inning of a game, but that's exactly what happened on Wednesday night against the New York Mets. A short time later, following John Buck's two-run single, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy pulled Cain for Mike Kickham after just 36 pitches. Cain told Tim Kawakami of the San Jose...
Last night the San Francisco Giants played their most recent "worse game of the 2013 season"-- this time a 16 inning 4-3 loss to the New York Mets.
Next time I get my hands on enough prescription anti-depressants I'll make myself publish a list of the top 20 nastiest Giant games of the first half of the 2013 season.
Anyway, I was watching episodes of "Shameless...
July is not going any better than June for the San Francisco Giants. Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News tweeted Monday that infielder Joaquin Arias had been placed on the DL after undergoing an appendectomy on Sunday night. Nick Noonan has been called up from the minors to take his place.
Giants placed Joaquin Arias on disabled list with appendicitis and recalled...
The San Francisco Giants have optioned left-handed pitcher Mike Kickham to Triple-A Fresno. The young lefty did not make an appearance during his latest call up back on Tuesday. He rejoins Fresno’s rotation and should get another chance later in the summer to showcase his talents at the big league level.
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Tim Lincecum was long gone. The few remaining players in the San
Francisco Giants' clubhouse sported ice wraps or bandages - or
both. Manager Bruce Bochy just rubbed his face and scratched his
head, searching for answers to the same questions that have plagued
his team for more than a month.
It’s come to this for the beleaguered Giants. Signing a player that not even the Kansas City Royals wanted.
The Giants and outfielder Jeff Francoeur agreed to a minor-league contract. The team hopes he can give the slumping outfield some kind of boost eventually. Easier said than done. He was DFA’ed by the Royals last month after hitting .208 with 3 homers and 13 RBI in 59 games...
What originally looked like an evenly-matched game escalated quickly as the San Francisco Giants fell once more to the New York Mets 10-6 on Tuesday night. Marlon Byrd knocked any hope of either extra-innings or a Giants win out of the park with a grand slam in the eighth inning.
Jeremy Affeldt, whose three earned runs scored on Byrd’s slam, was grasping at straws. “It stinks...
This is a quick preview of MLB’s scheduled games for Wednesday July 10th, 2013.
Games – 15
AL Games – 6
NL Games – 6
IL Games – 3
American League Games (6):
Kansas City Royals (43-44) @ New York Yankees (48-42) – 7:05 PM
Wade Davis (4-7, 5.42) takes the mound for Kansas City in hopes to win a third game and the series against Ivan Nova (3-2, 4.09) and the Yankees. Kansas...
After another rough series over the weekend, the Giants continue to look for wins as the New York Mets come to AT&T Park on Monday Night.
First item of business: Joaquin Arias was placed on the 15-day disabled list after an emergency appendix removal. Nick Noonan was called up as replacement.
The All-Star Game was a popular topic on Monday night. Manager Bruce Bochy admitted...