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San Francisco Giants: Future Tense

It's March 2014 and you're at a San Francisco Giants Spring Training game in metropolitan Phoenix. The person next to you turns and suddenly exclaims, “I'm from the future.” “Prove it,” you say. They point to their “Germany 2014 World Cup Champions” t-shirt and it seems plausible. “Tell me, future boy,” you say in your best Doc Brown voice, “How far...
Via Sporadic Sentinel
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: 5 reasons why Hunter Pence should be NL MVP

With less than a month left in the season, the race for NL MVP remains a toss up and while Buster Posey will get his fair share of attention for the San Francisco Giants and deservedly so, Hunter Pence should also be mentioned in consideration for the award in 2014. Hunter Pence Most importantly, Pence has the numbers to justify MVP honors.  The 2014 All-Star selection is hitting...
Via isportsweb.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Sherman Johnson

While San Francisco Giants’ catcher Buster Posey had another big week, minor league infielder Sherman Johnson lit up the diamond. For the second time this season, Johnson is the Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week. Johnson earns honors for August 25th through the 31st after going 13-for-27 at the plate, which was good for a .481 batting average. During the week, Johnson also...
Via Noled Out
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Giants crush Brewers, ending August on hot streak

The Giants didn't want August to end. But couldn't wait for September to begin. Capping the penultimate month of the regular season with a six-game win streak, the Giants are playing their best overall ball in months, since they owned the majors' best record in early June - just before their epic nosedive. "I like where we're at," Madison Bumgarner said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MLB Play Of The Day: Brandon Crawford’S Dive Saves No-Hit Bid

The San Francisco Giants are in the midst of the playoff race, trailing the LA Dodgers by a mere 2.5 games. As such every game, every out, and pitch have a great deal of signficance. Yesterday against the Brewers, Brandon Crawford made a great diving stop that turned into an inning-ending double play to preserve Jake Peavy’s no-hit bid. The post MLB Play Of The Day: Brandon Crawford’S...
Via Standing O Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy Takes No-Hitter Into Eighth Inning In Win Over Brewers

SAN FRANCISCO — Jake Peavy appreciated the effort of his defense. The Giants infielders were just as happy about his pitching. Peavy took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and finished with a one-hitter over 7 2-3 innings and the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Saturday night. “I can’t say enough about the defense,” Peavy said. “It was a total team...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Brandon Belt not ready for baseball activities

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt has not played since August 6th and is not currently rehabbing from his concussion, but he is confident that he will play again this season. John Shea is reporting that Belt will see a doctor again on September 8th and is sure that he will be able to get back on the field again.Bochy: 10 days before Belt (concussion) does baseball...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Key in winning the West?

Injuries have been a major factor in the San Francisco Giants’ 2014 campaign and while they may have thrown a monkey wrench in the Giants’ World Series aspirations, they have also provided the opportunity for players like Joe Panik and Andrew Susac to emerge and prove they could be a big part of both the ball club’s present and future. Having just 157 career major league AB’s...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Will Buster Posey Carry the Giants?

Throughout the ups and downs of the 2014 baseball season, one thing remained a constant. Buster Posey, the San Francisco Giants best and most well-known player, had been pretty average by the standard that he set for himself. It’s hard to get mad at a guy who’s been hitting a consistent 280 throughout the year and getting on base at a solid clip. However, he wasn’t hitting...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yusmeiro Petit retires 46th straight to set MLB record

Your browser does not support iframes. San Francisco Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit set a major league record Thursday by retiring 46 consecutive batters. Petit set down the first eight Colorado Rockies hitters he faced, setting the record by striking out Charlie Culberson. He broke the mark held by Mark Buehrle of 45 in a row for the Chicago White Sox in 2009. “I’m...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Yusmeiro Petit sets amazing record

Baseball is a statistical sport, for which “streaks” are widely monitored and acclaimed.  From Joe DiMaggio‘s 56 game hitting streak, to Cal Ripken‘s 2632 games played to Orel Hershiser‘s 59 consecutive scoreless innings to Johnny Vander Meers consecutive no-hitters.  The San Francisco Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit can etch his name among those baseball legends now by...
Via Reading Between The Seams
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Network Host Freaks Out After Predicting Buster Posey Walk-Off HR (Video)

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey was the second most excited guy in baseball after he hit his walk-off home run against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night. Just moments before Posey lifted his Giants to victory with a two-run shot that came with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, MLB Network host Greg Amsinger predicted the San Francisco star would go yard...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Recap: Buster Posey Sends Giants Home With 4-2 Walkoff Win

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Via Valley Bay News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval uses fan's phone for great selfie during rain delay

Remember the disastrous rain delay during Tuesday’s Cubs-Giants game in Chicago? Well, it was good for one thing – an awesome Pablo Sandoval selfie. According to a fan on Reddit, the Panda borrowed the phone from the female fan pictured in the backwards hat and snapped this great picture: This might be one of the better quality selfies I’ve ever seen, even if Tim Lincecum...
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum: Now a Reliever, Maybe Needs to Close

Tim Lincecum is headed to the bullpen. After a miserable start to the second half — opposing batters are hitting .331/.422/.622 against him since the All-Star break — the Giants have finally removed him from the rotation and will experiment with Lincecum as a relief pitcher. Of course, Lincecum famously dominated out of the pen […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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