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Football Extra Points:
Heading into Sunday’s series finale, the Giants have won 1,194 of the 2,361 games in the all-time series. The Dodgers have taken 1,167. In their 123 years of intra-league competition, the Giants have finished with a better record at seasons-end 64 times. The Dodgers, 59 times. The Giants own 22 National League pennants. The Dodgers have 21.
Recent accounts also support the slight edge towards the G-Men. Last year, the Giants swept the Dodgers in June, and swept them again in August en route to a 10-4 record against the Dodgers since last year’s all-star break. The Giants have also won twice as many World Series championships than the Dodgers since 1988 and have finished above the Dodgers each of the past three seasons.
Now that the Yankees are fielding a team of has-beens and the Red Sox are rebuilding from the ground up; the Cubs are non-contenders and the Cardinals probably don’t care about the Cubs; this Dodgers-Giants match up should be the most intriguing in baseball.
Matt Kemp should be jacking home runs and stealing bases on a weekly basis, Matt Cain should shut down any team’s roster, and both teams should be winning ballgames deep into October.
In the meantime, the Dodgers are going to have to win a few games this summer to even things out. Their neighbors to the north hold all the active bragging rights, but history shows us that the tides will soon turn again.
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The hated Dodgers came to town this weekend, and looked to end the Giants winning streak. However, they weren’t able to leave San Francisco with any wins. The San Francisco Giants swept them right out of town, and are in the midst of a six game winning streak! They’ve also already swept a series from every team in the NL West!
Prior to the start of the Dodgers series...
Teams in need of relief help continue to monitor the
situation of former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson. The Beard is
recovering from Tommy John surgery, and he’s not going to throw for interested
teams until he’s fully recovered from the procedure, according to Jayson Stark
Stark notes that Wilson’s current “loose target date” to
The San Francisco Giants have recalled outfielder Francisco Peguero from Triple-A Fresno to serve as bench depth for the outfield and some right-handed pop. To make room for him on the parent roster, the Giants have optioned catcher Hector Sanchez to the same minor league affiliate.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed short stop Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain that was suffered just a few games into his return to game action. Having hit close to a .500 clip since his return, this is yet another prominent injury setback for the unfortunate Dodgers this season. Los Angeles has called up short stop Dee Gordon to take his...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated left handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw from the bereavement list. To make room for him, the Dodgers consequently placed left handed pitcher Ted Lilly on the 15-day disabled liste with a right rib cage injury.
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The San Francisco Giants probably didn't need anymore help in sweeping the Los Angeles Dodgers over the weekend, but they wouldn't have had a problem with Angel Pagan joining in on the fun Sunday. Pagan sat with a sore hamstring Sunday afternoon, and he may miss the team's series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle...
Matt Cain turns in best outing of the season in Sunday win over Los Angeles, allowing one run in 7.1 innings of work while proving he's still got plenty of gas in his right arm.
The San Francisco Giants extended a streak from ten games to eleven in which a Giants’ starting pitcher has not earned a victory with their 10-9 extra inning victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The streak , dating back to April 21 when Barry Zito beat the San Diego Padres, is the longest span without a victory dating back to August 4-18, 2010 (a span of 14 games).
The San Francisco Giants held a "Metallica Night," which included having the band itself shred the national anthem (aka "Star Spangled Banner").
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Pinch hitter Guillermo Quiroz homered with one out in the 10th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 10-9 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.
The Giants blew a 5-0 lead and wasted a bases-loaded opportunity in the ninth before Quiroz hit an 0-2 pitch from Dodgers closer Brandon League (0-1) into the left field stands. Quiroz pumped his...
The Giants finally won a game without bringing it down to their final at-bat and without a walk-off celebration at home plate.
Following the walk-off homer by reigning NL MVP Buster Posey on Friday night, and the improbable hero in Guillermo Quiroz on Saturday night, the Giants put the Dodgers away again Sunday evening in another one-run contest.
This time, though, they didn’t...
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. lets his glove do the talking while inconspicuously dealing with a loud mouth heckler at Coors Field. The video is from a game in 2011 but has recently gone viral.
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The San Francisco Giants saw their six game win streak come to an end with their 6-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday Night.
Bumgarner gave up three runs in the second inning, the most given up in a game all season. Two singles, a walk and a double gave Philadelphia a 3-0 lead. He continued to struggle for the first time this year.
In the fifth he gave a double to Michael...
Freak accidents happen. Just ask the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Credit)
Sometimes a cliche is just that - a simple saying that has become so overused that it no longer has any meaning outside of being a one-liner. No cliche in baseball gets more use than “you can never have too much pitching.” It seems like the phrase is used during every game, whether the man on the mound is performing...
I think this is a most appropriate post considering it's Free Comic Book Day. No, my modest Silver Age comic collection is not on display today. Instead, I'll feature this sweeeeeet 1/1 custom sketch card of one of the newest Dodgers.It's actually the second custom sketch card I've snagged off of eBay for a stellar and cheap price. This is the "blue 1/1,"...