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Do Spring Training Records Matter? Well… Yes and No

The true meaning of pre-season baseball in Florida and Arizona is difficult to assess. It’s kind of like trying to figure out if Nicholas Cage’s next film is going to be bad, or historically bad. The short answer is that MLB Spring Training games and their results matter a great deal on some levels and don’t mean a thing on a number of other levels. And a team’s final record...
Via The Giants Cove
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Lack of Depth Highlights the Giants’ Current Tailspin

That the San Francisco Giants have hit their first serious bovine pie roadblock on the 2014 season trail is not really breaking news. Good teams, bad teams, mediocre teams– all MLB teams will have nosedives and any number of consecutive losses in a given season. The keys are, how deep is this team built and how proactively will the organization respond when the stuff hits the fan...
Via The Giants Cove
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Second Base a Problem

The San Francisco Giants are 43-26 and in first place in the National League West by 6.5 games even after the ninth inning collapse yesterday. The Giants have been winning despite having their second basemen batting sub 200 for most of the season. The Giants experiment with Brandon Hicks should end. He’s given them some surprising power and good defense but he strikes out to much...
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Hicks Making His Mark With Late-Inning Homers

In the seventh inning of the Giants’ 7-4 victory over the hated Dodgers on Sunday afternoon, Brandon Hicks squared off against reigning Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw. The Giants had just coughed up a lead and were down a run, now finding themselves in the unenviable position of trying to mount a comeback against arguably the best pitcher in the National League. Sandoval...
Via BaySportsNet
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

04/27 Recap Giants -4 Indians 1.

The Indians drop a tough game to the Giants on Sunday, losing 4-1 on a walk-off 3-run HR from Brandon Hicks. By losing this contest, the Tribe got swept for the first time to the Giants since the 1954 World Series. Player Of The Game: Danny Salazar faced 26 batters and only walked 1. He kept the prolific Giants offense at “bay” long enough for the Indians to tie the game in the...
Via Burning River Baseball
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Hicks' homer gives Giants 4-1 win over Indians

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Brandon Hicks hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 4-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep. Buster Posey led off with a single and pinch runner Gregor Blanco went to second on Juan Perez's sacrifice bunt. Pablo Sandoval struck out and Brandon Crawford, who drove in...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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