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Cain returns to mound as starter in finale

It's no surprise Giancarlo Stanton is on fire, but so is the team he plays for. Winners of their last five, the Marlins look to extend their season-high win streak against Matt Cain and the Giants in the final of three games Wednesday at 1:10 p.m. ET at Marlins Park.
Via Giants.com
11 hours ago

Giants explode for nine runs, down Marlins

Giancarlo Stanton hit a ball that was sucked back to earth by the home run sculpture, so it was enjoyable all over. There are games where the hits fall, where they roll through the open hole or over the leaping fielder. Sometimes, those games happen at the same time the home run balls just clear the fence or stay fair. Sometimes, they happen when the other team screws up. You...
Via McCovey Chronicles
12 hours ago

WATCH: Giancarlo Stanton hits monster homer off Madison Bumgarner

What happens when you put a pitch into the hitting zone of Giancarlo Stanton? The ball goes very far. This is true even if the pitcher Madison Bumgarner.The San Francisco Giants lefty challenged Stanton and more than 430 feet later, it was clear that the Miami Marlins star had won the challenge. The homer extended Stanton’s club record for home runs in a season. It was also Stanton’s...
Via Sportsnaut
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panik placed on 7-day DL as precaution

Joe Panik was placed on the 7-day concussion DL two days after he was hit in the head during a home-plate collision.
Via Giants.com
16 hours ago

Joe Panik going on 7-day concussion DL; Brandon Belt not improving

Both of these news updates are bad. Sorry. Joe Panik is going on the seven-day concussion disabled list after being hit in the head by a throw from the outfield on Sunday, according to the Chronicle’s John Shea. Panik admitted that he was suffering from a headache after finishing that game, and the symptoms are getting a “little worse.” Shea also noted in the above-linked...
Via McCovey Chronicles
17 hours ago

The '27 up, 27 down' quiz

On this date five years ago, Felix Hernandez retired all 27 Tampa Bay Rays batters that he faced en route to the 23rd perfect game in MLB history. Oddly enough, it was the third perfect game in 2012 (the most ever in one season) and there have not been any perfect games in the half-decade since. For the five-year anniversary, Larry Stone of the Seattle Times compiled an oral history...
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

SF Giants Minor Lines 8/14/17: Jonah Arenado HRs and doubles

San Jose and the AZL team bash their way to victories and the DSL team keeps its late push going. You know the old cliché: come to Minor Lines everyday and you have a chance of seeing something you’ve never seen before. Possibly the most amazing aspect of that play was that the 3b stopped after receiving the throw to get Mac, and only belatedly saw that they had a chance to turn...
Via McCovey Chronicles
1 day ago

Pence keeps rolling along at plate in August

Giants right fielder Hunter Pence collected two hits and an RBI in an 8-3 loss to the Marlins on Monday. For the right fielder, the hits just keep coming in a resurgent August that he's putting together.
Via Giants.com
1 day ago

Five cool stats about Giancarlo Stanton’s recent power surge

Giancarlo’s record-setting home run was the latest in what has been an incredible power surge.Stanton came into Monday's game against the Giants tied for the Marlins' franchise record for most home runs in a single season with 42. It didn’t take Stanton long to break the tie with Gary Sheffield. In the bottom of the first inning, he hit a two-run shot to left field for sole...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sandoval admits he never should have left Giants

After two and a half disastrous years in Boston, Pablo Sandoval is back with the San Francisco Giants, and he is looking back on the events that led him there.In an article written for the Players’ Tribune, an apologetic Sandoval offered another mea culpa to the Giants organization and their fans while admitting he never felt comfortable with the Red Sox and should never have left...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Scott Boras calls for base safety following Bryce Harper's injury

Scott Boras has never been bashful about advocating for his clients. Following Bryce Harper’s injury during Saturday night’s game, he did just that.The Washington Nationals star was injured at first base in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants when he slipped off of the base. Fortunately, the injury didn’t end up being as bad as it initially looked. But that didn’t...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Search for the Super Reliever

Andrew Miller, Archie Bradley and Chris Devenski are just three of the names redefining the most important role in baseball, super reliever. Super reliever is the newest trend in baseball. They are relievers who can get one hitter out or record 6 or more outs if necessary. A super reliever is just one of the many things missing from the San Francisco Giants. When the Giants won the...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs C Willson Contreras leaves game early with hamstring injury

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras — who’s been one of baseball’s best hitters in the second half — left early in Wednesday’s game against the San Francisco Giants.The Cubs are officially calling it a “right leg injury.” Contreras was clearly grabbing at his hamstring area as he was running down the first base line. He was eventually helped off of the field.Contreras...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s and Giants Introduce Battle of the Bay Trophy

In 2010, Chicago Cubs and White Sox introduced the Crosstown Cup…an actual trophy that is awarded to the club that wins the annual matchup between the two teams. Sadly(?), no one really cares…much less, knows it even exists. “I honestly thought it was just kind of like bragging rights,” Sox catcher Kevan Smith said prior to the 2017 series. “I didn’t realize there was...
Via Hall of Very Good
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The 'Somehow Mike Trout is just 26' quiz

Happy birthday to the best baseball player in the world, who turns 26 today. The fine folks over at The Sports Daily have compiled 10 facts about Mike Trout on his birthday, but what's really left to say about the Angels all-world center fielder that the internet already hasn't? Half a season of Mike Trout is MVP-worthy. As this video points out, 'Mike Trout's only company exists...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval cheered in return to Giants lineup (Video)

Pablo Sandoval made his return to the Giants lineup and was greeted warmly when introduced at AT&T Park in San Francisco.Sandoval signed a minor league deal with the Giants after being released by the Red Sox last month. After playing 12 games in the minors, Sandoval was added to San Francisco’s 25-man roster on Saturday to replace Brandon Belt, who was placed on the seven...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: offense shows signs of life vs. A’s

The ghost of the San Francisco Giants’ offense rose from the dead during their visit to the other side of the Bay. The Giants unleashed a season’s worth of offensive over two essentially meaningless games against their American League rival, the Oakland Athletics, scoring 15 runs on 25 hits over the brief two-game series. The A’s took Monday night’s game 8-5, while the Giants...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting the Giants Return for Eduardo Nunez

On Tuesday night, the Red Sox sent two prospects to San Francisco in exchange for infielder Eduardo Nunez. Those prospects were RHP Shaun Anderson and RHP Gregory Santos. Anderson was a 2016 3rd rounder out of Florida, and another of the seemingly annual example of the Gators’ embarrassment of pitching riches, as Anderson has a starter’s repertoire but pitched out of their bullpen...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jeff Samardzija Being Too Predictable?

The other day in the Giants’ clubhouse, I told Jeff Samardzija he was close to setting a record. “I don’t want to hear about it,” laughed the amicable righty. “No, no, a good one,” I pointed out, informing him of how he’s close to recording the best strikeout-to-walk figure of all time. “Doesn’t mean I don’t have plenty to figure out,” he responded back. Yesterday...
Via Fangraphs
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija’s Oddly Dominant Season

It’s been an utterly lost season for the San Francisco Giants. Sure, it’s an even year, so finding the Giants outside of the playoff mix isn’t a total shock, but the second-worst record in baseball? Not exactly what Bay Area fans had in mind. It’s a richly deserved record, to be sure. The club has done absolutely nothing well. Buster Posey and Brandon Belt are the only hitters...
Via Fangraphs
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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