Found June 08, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
As the interleague schedule begins full-bore (ignoring the whopping one series played last month), there are a lot of good matchups. Five of the 14 series feature teams with 30 wins apiece facing off. But there is one series that stands out more than the others, pitting the team holding the best record in the American League against a team from the National League with the same record, good for third in the league. That is the matchup in San Francisco pitting the Rangers against the Giants. These two teams are going in opposite directions since April, though. The Rangers paced baseball with a 17-6 record, but are just 16-19 since. Their lead over the heavily hyped Angels has been slashed from nine game down to four games in the five plus weeks since April concluded. As for the Giants, they only had a 12-10 April, putting them 3.5 games behind the red hot Dodgers to start the year. The Giants are 21-15 since that start, but have actually lost a half game on the Dodgers, who co...

Rangers put Holland on disabled list

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Texas Rangers have lost a second member of their Opening Day rotation due to injury as left-hander Derek Holland has been put on the disabled list with left shoulder fatigue. The club has purchased the contract of right-hander Tanner Scheppers from Round Rock. To clear room on the 40-man roster, the club designated John Gaub for assignment. Right-hander Alexi...

Giants' Sandoval activated after two-homer rehab game

The Panda is done hibernating. The Giants' offense went in the tank in the opener of a weekend series with the Rangers, a 5-0 loss, and Bruce Bochy announced afterward that Pablo Sandoval will join the team for Saturday's game. Sandoval homered twice for Triple-A Fresno on Friday. To make room for Sandoval, who's coming off hamate surgery, the Giants optioned first...

MRI shows no shoulder damage for Rangers' Holland

An MRI on the left shoulder of Texas Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland showed no structural damage, the team said Friday. Team officials said they believe Holland's lack of shoulder strength is related to a stomach virus that ailed him last month, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Holland, who has lost 15 pounds, has been told by Dr. Keith Meister not to throw for...

Rangers’ Rotation Thins Out With Holland Injury

It’s been a rough few weeks for the Rangers. They got thumped by both the Mariners (21-8) and Athletics (12-1) within the last week and are just 21-22 since an eight-game winning streak in the middle of April. Texas has already lost Neftali Feliz for an extended period of time due to an elbow sprain and today they lost another young hurler, southpaw Derek Holland with left shoulder...

Gentry draws another start after big night

SAN FRANCISCO -- Craig Gentry followed up his 5 for 5 performance Friday by drawing a start against San Francisco right-hander Ryan Vogelsong. Gentry's starts normally come against left-handers but Texas manager Ron Washington changed that up. "The guy had a 5 for 5 night," Washington said. "He deserves to go out there." Two of Gentry's hits Friday...

Postgame Wrap: P-P-P-Petco Power!

Bye, bye baby. Coming into the series the Giants had a season total of 31 home runs, good enough for 29th in the league. 30Th? The Padres, of course, with 30. So color me surprised when the Giants go to Petco and score 5,6, and 8 runs on 13, 11, 15 hits, respectively. And a diminutive non-roster spring training invitee who had two home runs in 836 career plate appearances has two...

P John Gaub: Designated for assignment

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Don't Give Up On Tim Lincecum Just Yet

Photo Credit: Acordova For those of us this year that drafted Tim Lincecum in the early rounds of our fantasy draft or used a nice chunk of our auction budget to pick him up, we are all probably asking ourselves the same question, “Will the real Tim Lincecum please stand up?”Through 12 starts so far this season, Lincecum’s ERA (5.83) is almost double what his career mark ...

Harrison's shutout ends Rangers' San Francisco drought

It took 14 years, including a World Series, but the Texas Rangers finally figured out how to beat the Giants in San Francisco. The Rangers had lost 11 straight there, 13 including Games 1 and 2 off the 2010 World Series. All it took to end the streak was a shutout by Matt Harrison, the first handed the Giants in 2012. It was the Rangers' first win in San Francisco since June...

Pablo Sandoval back in Giants lineup

Pablo Sandoval came off the disabled list Saturday, insisting he'll get back to his rigorous fitness routine to be at his best for the rest of San Francisco's season.

Streamers Of The Day

Here are some starting pitchers that can help you out with a spot start.  Barry Zito - I know, I know, it’s not 2005. But Barry Zito is 5-2 with a 2.98 ERA and a WHIP of 1.25. He may not be striking many people out (39 in 66.1 innings) but he’s giving quality starts on a regular basis and when it comes to a one day streamer – that’s what you’re looking for. Just try...

Interleague Play Returns For Oakland

Coming off a stretch that saw the club lose 10 of 11 games, the Oakland A's were able to come back to the Coliseum and win a four-game set against the division leading Texas Rangers. Now they head back on the road again for the start of interleague play.

Stow beating suspects ordered to trial

Two men have been ordered to stand trial in the brutal beating of a San Francisco Giants fan in the Dodger Stadium parking lot last year.
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