Pena will avoid DL with sprained ankle

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that the collision between Ramiro Pena and Mac Williamson on a popup to shallow right field during Wednesday night's game resulted in Pena spraining his ankle. The Giants elected not to place Pena on the disabled list, but Bochy said that Pena would miss about five to seven days.
9 hours ago

Giants notes: Mac Williamson's appetite for destruction clears a path to the majors for Grant Green, Chris Denorfia reports to Triple-A, etc.

OAKLAND – Grant Green was sitting in the dugout at Triple-A Sacramento the Sunday before last when Mac Williamson lost his grip on the bat.   “He helicoptered it,” Green said. “There were eight people around me, and I was the lucky one who couldn’t get out of the way.”   Green took four stitches in his knee. He got them out on Wednesday, and was all set to return to...
Via Giants Extra
9 hours ago

Madison Bumgarner will not be in Home Run Derby

After a lot of hype, there will be an unfortunate let down in the case of Madison Bumgarner and the Home Run Derby. San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said on Thursday that Bumgarner will not be participating in the competition during the All-Star festivities. “That’s done, there will be no Home Run Derby for Madison,” Bochy said. “That’s been nixed. It’s out...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants recall INF Grant Green, option RHP Chris Stratton

According to a report from Andrew Baggarly on Thursday, the San Francisco Giants have purchased the contract of infielder Grant Green from Triple-A Sacramento. In doing so, the Giants will allow Green to make his club debut on Thursday evening against the Oakland Athletics. The soon-to-be 29-year-old infielder will be starting at second base for manager Bruce Bochy with ace Madison...
Via Today's Knuckleball
12 hours ago

San Francisco Giants Double-A team to honor Muhammad Ali with special jerseys & auction

The Richmond Flying Squirrels, Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, are proud to announce they will be honoring the life of the late Muhammad Ali at The Diamond starting on July 19th, marking the 20th Anniversary of Ali lighting the Olympic Torch. The Squirrels will be wearing unique jerseys featuring a butterfly and a bee on the front and boxing gloves with numerals on...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bear or Bull: Johnny Cueto Is An Ace, No?

Johnny Cueto has been a controversial player in Major League Baseball for quite some time. There was that ugly Jason LaRue incident during a Cardinals/Reds on-field brawl in 2010 in which Cueto repeatedly kicked LaRue in the head and ultimately forced the former catcher to retire prematurely. Of course, there's also the issue of his extremely unorthodox windup that has been compared...
Via Razzball
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

SF Giants Minor Lines, 6/29

Tyler Beede caps a brilliant month with a nearly perfect night. There was significant roster movement yesterday that we'll get to in a bit, but we have to start with Tyler Beede. On June 2nd, Beede retired his first 17 hitters of the night and ended up with 8 innings of one-hit, shutout ball. Last night, on June 29, Beede once again retired the first 17 hitters of the night and ended...
Via McCovey Chronicles
20 hours ago

Giants to give up DH for Madison Bumgarner against A’s

The San Francisco Giants are preparing to do something we haven’t seen around the baseball world since the Gerald Ford Administration. Following the team’s third consecutive loss to the cross-bay rival Oakland Athletics, the Giants will be sending ace pitcher Madison Bumgarner to the mound on Thursday in an attempt to avoid a sweep. No biggie, right? That’s until we realize...
Via Sportsnaut
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: How many All stars will they get?

For a team 20 games over 500 it would be logical for them to have five or more All Stars. In the case of the San Francisco Giants, this might not happen. The biggest reason: the Chicago Cubs fans stuffing the ballot. Every fan base stuffs the ballot, but it’s unfair to the Giants if they don’t have as many All Stars as the Cubs. The Giants are two games back of them and have...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants’ Best Ball Still to Come

It’s a Bay Bridge battle that opens Monday night at AT&T Park where the Giants (49-28) host the Oakland Athletics (32-43). The first place Giants are doing it shorthanded, but what else is new. Gold glove shortstop Brandon Crawford is not in Monday’s lineup, but with little worry attached. Simply a method to the madness for the man who snagged his 800th win as manager of...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Game Recap 6/26/16

Win number 800 for San Francisco Giants skipper, Bruce Bochy was a memorable one. The Giants have been playing exceptionally well, winning 8 of the last 10 and 32-9 over the the past 41 games, giving them the best 40 game stretch in San Francisco history. Quite a time to be a Giants fan! Win 49 of the season consisted of an uncharacteristically hittable Johnny Cueto, 4 hit batsmen...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Four hit Batters and a Walk-Off

The fight was physical and left four welts. Three times the Phillies (32-45) fought back to tie it up in the final game of the series against the Giants at AT&T Park, ending with the Giants (49-28) on top 8-7 for the walk-off win. The win earned Bruce Bochy his 800th victory as manager of the club, while marking 13 wins in their last 16 contests. Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Surprise! The San Francisco Giants are rolling

One day, people will figure out how the San Francisco Giants do it. Sure, they spent a lot of money in the offseason to patch a few glaring holes on their roster. And despite missing the playoffs in 2015, they boasted one of the league’s best offenses that was coming back intact this season. They were widely considered to be at least a contender, not quite as good as the elite...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bumgarner in Derby could raise money for charity

Madison Bumgarner is without question one the best power-hitting pitchers in the major leagues. So much so that the San Francisco Giants ace has expressed interest in competing in the Home Run Derby at the 2016 All-Star Game at San Diego’s Petco Park. While the determination regarding whether or not Bumgarner will get the chance to showcase his home run-hitting prowess remains...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Injuries Catching up with the San Francisco Giants?

The Giants currently hold first place in the NL West by six games. And while they’ve been on a role thanks to their stacked bullpen, injuries are starting to weigh in on the clubhouse. It was announced Monday June 20th that third baseman Matt Duffy was placed on the DL from a torn Achilles he sustained in the Giants’ series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Duffy is projected to be...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Belt rips himself on Twitter after striking out to catcher (vid)

The Pittsburgh Pirates found themselves on the receiving end of a savage blowout, losing to the San Francisco Giants by a score of 15-4. But the savagery that occurred afterward in the social media musings of Giants first baseman Brandon Belt at his own expense may have been much more severe. The Pirates were left throwing out backup catcher Erik Katz to pitch the ninth inning...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Sanchez and others scammed out of millions in Ponzi-like scheme

Denver Broncos quarterback Mark Sanchez, San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy and former MLB pitcher Roy Oswalt were cheated out of millions of dollars in what is being described as a “Ponzi-like scheme.” “Sanchez, and major league baseball pitchers Jake Peavy and Roy Oswalt were defrauded out of about $30 million, according to a recently unsealed U.S. Securities and...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Angel Pagan almost robs home run, spikes glove in anger

Robbing a home run may be the only cooler individual play in baseball than hitting a home run. So when you think you have achieved that amazing feeling of robbing a home run, but drop the ball? That has to be infuriating. And that’s what happened with San Francisco Giants veteran outfielder Angel Pagan on Monday night in Pittsburgh. Pagan did everything right to rob a home run...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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