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Giants bench coach signals for wrong pitcher (Video)

Giants manager Bruce Bochy was ejected in the fifth inning of Sunday night's game against Washington, leaving bench coach Ron Wotus to take over managerial duties for the remainder of the game. Normally things go smoothly, but Wotus had a bit of a hiccup when he accidentally signaled for the wrong pitcher out of the bullpen while making a pitching change. In the sixth inning with...
Via Holdout Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants trade rumors: Austin Jackson edition

The injury bug has struck the San Francisco Giants with their pitching and outfielders. Pitchers Tim Lincecum and Tim Hudson have been placed on the 15-day DL. Luckily for the Giants Matt Cain and Jack Peavy have come back from their injuries just in time to be placed back into the starting rotation. The Giants are still looking to fill the void in the outfield. With outfielders...
Via isportsweb.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Can they survive?

The San Francisco Giants are in the midst of an 0-5 road trip. Nothing has gone right for this team. The starting pitching hasn’t been good, the bullpen hasn’t pitched well, the offense stopped hitting and mental mistakes are prevalent. This has all led the Giants to be 4 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s well known the odd-year curse strikes the Giants. It’s happening...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Giants unlikely strength

Before the season, the Giants weren’t expected to have one strength, but be average in almost every category. Instead, the strength of the Giants has been their offense. Offense heavily relies on hitting in the same inning, so runs per game can very much be different from the peripherals. San Francisco was projected to be in the middle of the pack offensively, but breakout seasons...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Try to Sneak Center Fielder Up to Pick Off Bryce Harper

The San Francisco Giants tried to use a little trickery during Saturday's game against the Nationals. Somehow they thought they could sneak the center fielder up, catch Bryce Harper napping, and pick him off. Something tipped Harper off and he was able to get back to the bag in time though.Kudos to the Giant for trying to be sneaky, but come on guys. Did you really think no one would...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Expect the Giants to Make Some Serious Changes in the Next Three Weeks

The San Francisco Giants are going through a difficult stretch. But this “stretch” isn’t an aberration, it’s the Giants’ talent and depth finding its true level at the midway point of the 2015 season. Which in a way is a funny thing to say about a 42-40 second place team on July 4th. That’s because the current problems facing San Francisco are broad and foundational and...
Via The Giants Cove
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan catches flying bat, gets a kiss as a reward (VIDEO)

There have already been some scary incidents with flying bats at MLB ballparks this season. So when San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy lost his grip and sent his bat hurtling into the stands at a rainy Nationals Park, everyone held their collective breaths.Not to worry because this fan made a smooth, nonchalant grab of this wood missile and saved the day. The alert hero even...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Man Saves Date From Jake Peavy's Flying Bat

When you go to a baseball game there is always a chance that you might get to go home with  souvenir from the game. It is not unusual to see quite a few balls fly in the stands, and from time to time you might even see a bat fly in the stands. However, when those balls are coming they are coming fast as are the bats.This guy was aware of this when San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants designate playoff star Travis Ishikawa for assignment

WASHINGTON (AP) The San Francisco Giants have designated postseason star Travis Ishikawa for assignment. The team also activated pitcher Jake Peavy from the disabled list and placed right-hander Tim Hudson on the DL with an injured shoulder. Ishikawa's game-ending home run in Game 5 of the NLCS last October carried San Francisco into the World Series. The 31-year-old first baseman...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants activate Jake Peavy, place Tim Hudson on DL

The San Francisco Giants have activated Jake Peavy from the disabled list while placing Tim Hudson on it. Peavy will join the Giants rotation in Washington on Friday night after being out since mid-April with back issues. Expectations should be tempered to start. Hudson is listed as having a right shoulder strain in addition to an issue with his ankle. The 39-year-old Hudson was...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The returns of Matt Cain, Jake Peavy could land San Francisco Giants in postseason

Given the hoopla surrounding the return of Jose Fernandez, Matt Cain‘s 2015 debut for the San Francisco Giants was easy to overlook.  Except maybe for the part where he gave up a home run to Fernandez and took the loss in a 5-4 Miami Marlins win on Thursday. The truth is, while Fernandez being back in the big leagues might be great for Marlins fans and baseball in general, Cain’s...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Main Cain is years removed from being Giants ace, simply needs to fill rotation

Matt Cain returned to the mound today taking a loss after allowing five runs in five innings of work against the Miami Marlins who ironically were also seeing the return of starting pitcher Jose Fernandez. The Giants are not expecting Cain to be an ace anymore spouted the analysts following Thursday’s start. Yet, I’m left stumped as it seems it has been years since Cain has...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Face Instate Foe Oakland Athletics For Most Expensive Tickets in July

The San Francisco Giants continue to play quality baseball, but still are having trouble catching the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers, who have been in first place in the NL West for the majority of the season. As the baseball calendar turns to July, the Giants (42-35) trail the Dodgers (43-34) by one game. Of course, with plenty of baseball left on the schedule, the Giants...
Via The Giants Cove
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Has the Best Infield in Baseball

The San Francisco Giants began the season with what appeared to be an adequate, but perhaps underwhelming, infield. Buster Posey was the star at catcher and Brandon Belt seemed like a solid young first baseman. Brandon Crawford looked to be a decent glove-first shortstop while not much was expected from Joe Panik at second — and […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Duffy is baseball’s biggest surprise

Guys drafted in the 18th round aren’t supposed to amount to much. Every once in a while you get lucky, but for the most part teams are drafting for organizational depth by then: players who might move up a level or two in the minors, but nothing more. It’s where teams draft a light-hitting infielder with a .253/.305/.289 overall college slash line with no career home runs. The...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What Matt Cain can bring to the San Francisco Giants’ rotation

It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen Matt Cain pitch for the San Francisco Giants. Once considered the ace of the Giants’ staff, Cain hasn’t pitched in a major league game in about a year. Injuries have piled up on the perfect game throwing pitcher. Originally, it was surgery to remove bone chips in Cain’s right elbow last July. Then, spring training came along and...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants young catcher Susac getting more time behind plate over Posey

Buster Posey has emerged once again this week as the leading All-Star vote-getter among National League catchers, and will likely start the game on July 11. Interestingly, he won’t be the Giants’ regular catcher going forward, at least for the time being.With the injuries to outfielders Hunter Pence and Nori Aoki, first baseman Brandon Belt has been playing some left field, while...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Buster Posey

It was a good week for former Florida State stars playing professionally, but the best week for a former FSU athlete came from the Seminoles’ biggest star on the baseball diamond. San Francisco Giants’ catcher Buster Posey is the Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the week of June 22nd through the 28th after a huge week at the plate. In six games for the Giants this...
Via Noled Out
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants battery mates Bumgarner and Posey set records

It was a record day for the Giants’ battery of pitcher Madison Bumgarner and catcher Buster Posey on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park. Bumgarner struck out the 1000th batter of his career -- the 13th player in Giants franchise history to reach the mark. According to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, the 25-year-old became the youngest Giant since the team moved to...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner is the best player the San Francisco Giants have

The San Francisco Giants have a pitcher that can really do it all. Madison Bumgarner can pitch with the best of them and apparently he can hit like some of them. He is continuing his leadership for the Giants dating back all the way to the World Series. He is without a doubt the Giants best player on their team. The guy can hit and pitch in the same game and as a matter of fact he...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
7 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants trade rumors: Bench

The San Francisco Giants have one of the worst benches in baseball. It’s been exposed with the injuries to Hunter Pence, Gregor Blanco and Nori Aoki. It’s well known the Giants will be looking for outfield help. Who might be available to make the team deeper? This is an interesting situation because the Giants only have 4 players on their bench right now. Two are Casey McGehee...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy Earns Praise, Set to Return for San Francisco Giants

Jake Peavy #22 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Six of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) For about an hour on Friday night the odds of Jake Peavy returning to the Giants rotation as scheduled weren’t looking incredibly great...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Return of Matt Cain and Jake Peavy Still Pose Questions for San Francisco Giants’ Rotation

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy talks to catcher Andrew Susac and Buster Posey (28) as starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) leaves during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Thursday, June 11, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) The San Francisco Giants have had a feel for when veterans Matt Cain and Jake Peavy would return for about...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Have An Excellent Opportunity to Re-Set Their Attack

There is one safe assumption we can make about every Major League Baseball season: virtually every team will have injuries to players on the active 25 man roster. No one wants to see any ballplayer on any team get hurt, but when the inevitable does happen it can be an opportunity for teams that rarely make big changes to their every day line-ups to do some serious re-structuring...
Via The Giants Cove
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the San Francisco Giants have enough offense?

Even in their three World Series championship years, the San Francisco Giants have never been considered an offensive juggernaut; rather, they’ve been thought of as a team that gets just enough offense to back up their stellar pitching. But that’s not an entirely accurate portrayal of the Giants. They’ve fielded dangerous lineups in all of their championship years, even...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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