Peavy pitches Giants to 8-3 win over Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) Jake Peavy pitched seven solid innings in his fifth start with San Francisco, and the Giants rolled past the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday, hours after they won a protest regarding a rain-shortened loss from the night before. Hunter Pence and Andrew Susac homered, and Travis Ishikawa drove in three runs with pair of doubles among three hits to help the Giants strengthen...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants Offense Finds Lift from Unexpected Places in Win over Cubs

The Giants recovered from a wet Tuesday night to take the first full game of the series against the Chicago Cubs 8-3. Andrew Susac hit his first Major League home run, and Travis Ishikawa drove in three in the rout. The San Francisco offense gave Jake Peavy something that he hasn’t seen much of this year – an early lead. Angel Pagan and Hunter Pence opened the game with back...
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Giants Going “Series to Series,” Finally Get One at Home

San Francisco won a series at home, gained a game on the Dodgers, and got a win for Tim Lincecum when he didn’t have his best stuff as they defeated the Phillies 5-2 on Sunday. Lincecum looked anything but sharp, lacking control from the first batter of the game. Ben Revere singled to lead off the top of the first, but luckily for Lincecum, was thrown out by Andrew Susac trying...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Morse paces Giants past Phillies 5-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A little bit of patience has led to a lot of confidence for Michael Morse, who finished the three-game series with Philadelphia reaching base in nine straight plate appearances. Morse got three hits and scored twice as the San Francisco Giants won consecutive home games for the first time in over two months, beating the Phillies 5-2 on Sunday. ''I'...
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Morse paces Giants to 5-2 win over Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Michael Morse got three hits and scored twice as the San Francisco Giants won consecutive home games for the first time in over two months, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Sunday. Andrew Susac had two hits and drove in the go-ahead run for the Giants, who won their first series at home since taking two of three from Arizona right before the All-Star break...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lincecum’s Early Exit, Royals Complete Sweep 7-4

Tim Lincecum (9-7, 4.22 ERA) struggled mightily in Sunday’s start and the Giants’ offense was outmatched, completing the sweep for the Royals 7-4. With a day game following a night game, Bruce Bochy trotted out several recent call-ups with an infield roster containing Matt Duffy, Joe Panik, Adam Duvall, and Andrew Susac. However, the combination of Fresno Grizzlies and Flying...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Susac Looks Like Posey And It’s Awesome

We have all had that experience where someone we know starts to emulate us. And not just emulate, but copy every. single. little. thing. At first it’s cute and then even humorous. After a while, it was nothing but obnoxious. For me, it was my youngest sister. Maybe for you, a younger brother or a cousin. Or that neighbor kid who tried to keep up as you pedaled away with your friends...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Suffer Sixth Straight Loss

There doesn’t seem to be any answer on why the San Francisco Giants (57-50) have been struggling and no one knows the exact reason. They are in the midst of a six game losing streak, with the last five games being at home, and are desperately seeking answers. With the Los Angeles Dodgers (59-47) solely at the helm of first place, the Giants have a lot to figure out and time is...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Susac hit in backside while catching bullpen session (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.San Francisco Giants catcher Andrew Susac was hit in the backside by a foul ball while catching a bullpen session during the sixth inning of Monday night's game against Pittsburgh. Giants batter Tony Abreu hit a 2-1 pitch foul on the third base side which caromed off the dugout railing and took a couple of bounces before hitting Susac in...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Hector Sanchez to concussion DL, Andrew Susac called up

After exiting Friday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers because  a foul tip hit him on the mask, Giants backup catcher Hector Sanchez was placed on the 7-day concusion list on Saturday, according to D.J. Short of Hardball Talk, and prospect Andrew Susac was called up from Triple-A Fresno. #452586874 / gettyimages.comSanchez, 24, has hit .196/.237/.301 (OPS+ 54) with...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants place Hector Sanchez on concussion DL, call up prospect Andrew Susac

The Giants announced this afternoon that catcher Hector Sanchez was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list. Andrew Susac has been called up from Triple-A Fresno to take his place on the active roster. Sanchez left last night’s game against the Dodgers after he was hit in the mask by a foul tip off the bat of Adrian Gonzalez in the third inning. According to Andrew Baggarly...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

That Childhood Feeling

It’s always the joke at Spring Training, that you never know half the guys names.  That your scorecard will become a scratchpad of substitutions.  That half the guys wear numbers better suited for offensive lineman and wide receivers. I’ll probably re-use those jokes for strips in the future. The truth is, this spring is less confusing than most.  The majority of the team...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss


Ok guys, today I went to probably my favorite Spring Training game of all time – the San Francisco Giants B-squad vs. the Giants futures. There was no one in the stands, it was nerdy, and I loved it. Here are some things that I took away from Sundays game: 1. Madison Bumgarner is good at baseball. He made light of the futures line-up by tossing four shut-out innings. He gave up...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Top 10 Prospects

The San Francisco Giants have done a tremendous job of developing prospects over the last decade and many homegrown players contributed to the team’s 2010 and 2012 World Series victories. General Manager Brian Sabean has been a stabilizing force for the franchise as he continues to find the right mix of veteran acquisitions and prospects to keep the Giants competitive almost every...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Top Prospects – Part 3

In case you missed it, we here at the Lunatic Fringe got to do a Guest Lecture at Surviving The World, a unique photo-webcomic by Dante Shepherd.  He’s a big baseball fan…but forgive him for rooting for the Red Sox, will ya? As with any system, there are quite a few players who don’t make the Top 10.  With the Giants, it’s interesting because of quite a range of second...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Top Prospects – Part 2

Giants’ Top 10 lists have been rather intriguing and spread out…at least, after Kyle Crick.  There are varying thoughts about which of the mess of pitchers the Giants have are ahead of the others, there are disagreements about the ceilings of the low-ceiling offensive players, as well as how much to believe in some short-season stats. That’s not going to stop me from entering...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Baggs Answers All

Giants beat writer Andrew Baggerly just did a great Q & A session via the interwebs (he does these not infrequently). Here's his blog via CSN and you can follow him on twitter @CSNBaggs(good way to catch these interviews!). For those of you who missed this one, here are some highlights! Full transcript here:
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Steamer Projects: San Francisco Giants Prospects

Earlier today, polite and Canadian and polite Marc Hulet published his 2014 organizational prospect list for the San Francisco Baseball Giants. It goes without saying that, in composing such a list, Hulet has considered the overall future value those prospects might be expected to provide either to the Giants or whatever other organizations to which they might someday belong. What...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Draft Locally, Act Globally

I watch a lot of amateur baseball. You can maybe tell from my articles and tweets that the origin of prospects and how they enter professional baseball is of great interest to me. While brainstorming ideas for this article I was looking over the San Francisco Giants farm system and I got to looking at where their prospects originated from. I don’t only mean high school or college…...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Absent From AFL Top 20

Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo over at recently put together their list of the top 20 prospects in the AFL. As expected, Byron Buxton (OF, Twins) topped the chart. A shoulder injury limited Buxton to 12 games this offseason, although, he still managed to show-off his many tools and slug three home runs. Second on the list is Kris Bryant (3B, Cubs) who is credited with having...
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants Prospects Kyle Crick and Andrew Susac Make the Fall Star Game

It’s not exactly a well-kept secret that we’re excited about the players in the San Francisco Giants farm system. There isn’t a surplus of surefire prospects, but there are a few that have us pretty geeked. And two of those prospects just made the roster for the Fall Star Game (previously the Rising Stars Game), the All-Star event of the Arizona Fall League, and the premier...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

7 Giants Prospects Playing in the Arizona Fall League

While the San Francisco Giants roster regulars are at home, catching up with the families, restoring and rehabbing injured pieces, and getting rested up for another even-year run at a title, the Minor League youngsters with MLB aspirations are working as hard as ever. Apparently the organization forgot to tell some of them what the “off” in “offseason” means. Sure enough...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

2014 Minor League Preview: San Francisco Giants

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2013 (28) | 2012 (21) | 2011 (24) | 2010 (29) | 2009 (8) 2012 Affiliate Records MLB: [76-86] NL West AAA: [68-75] Pacific Coast League – Fresno AA: [70-72] Eastern League – Richmond A+: [83-57] California League – San Jose A: [82-55] South Atlantic League – Augusta A(ss): [47-29] Northwest League — Salem-Keiser Arizona...
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Trade Deadline Edition

Mark Bowman of says the Braves are looking for a left-handed reliever. I’m sure you’re wondering why I’m talking about the Braves wish list? If the San Francisco Giants are sellers at the trade deadline then this means they could be shopping around Javier Lopez or possibly Jeremy Affeldt. Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports (via Sulia) that he talked...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Here It Comes Again

Well…that was unexpected. The San Francisco Giants selected high school shortstop Christian Arroyo with their first round pick of the MLB draft, #25 overall.  And there was a collective WTF from everyone around when it happened. Seriously, it was a WTF.  Even the MLB Network commentators, who are bullish on everybody, had a collective ambivalence and confusion. Somewhere, the...
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June 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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