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Giants catcher Buster Posey passes concussion test

Giants catcher Buster Posey had a scare on Wednesday night. He took a foul tip behind the plate during the fourth inning and said he felt “off.” He later left the game. According to reports, he passed a concussion test. Per CSN Bay Area, Giants manager Bruce Bochy spoke about the condition of his catcher: “We think he’s going to be fine, but we’ll check on him tomorrow...
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Giants' Bumgarner says he'd pitch in ASG despite short rest

While the pitchers for the All-Star Game have yet to be announced (let alone the starting position players) Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News points out that Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner will probably be named to the team for the third consecutive year. Considering his 2.99 ERA and 110 strikeouts in 108 1/3 innings, and the fact that the National League manager is...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Cain, Peavy to return to rotation with back-to-back starts

MIAMI -- Matt Cain and Jake Peavy are headed back to work for the San Francisco Giants. The two pitchers will start this week following lengthy stays on the disabled list. Manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that Cain is scheduled to start Thursday against the Miami Marlins. Cain hasn't pitched since July 2014. He underwent elbow surgery last year and has been sidelined this season...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain, Peavy to return with back-to-back starts for Giants

MIAMI (AP) Matt Cain and Jake Peavy are headed back to work for the San Francisco Giants. The two pitchers will start this week following lengthy stays on the disabled list. Manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that Cain is scheduled to start Thursday against the Miami Marlins. Cain hasn't pitched since July 2014. He underwent elbow surgery last year and has been sidelined this season...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' Nolan Arenado calls Giants manager Bruce Bochy 'intense and intimidating'

Bruce Bochy might be one of the most mild-mannered managers in baseball right now, though maybe not to a 24-year-old major leaguer. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado called Bochy “an intense and intimidating guy.”With the Rockies in San Francisco over the weekend, the third baseman was asked whether he had approached Bochy -- the National...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants manager Bochy indicates Lincecum move coming soon

Although it’s not official yet, it’s likely that Tim Lincecum will be placed on the disabled list for the first time in his nine-year career, according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News. There had been speculation that Lincecum would be put in the bullpen due the imminent returns of Jake Peavy and Matt Cain as well as his ineffectiveness of late. However, after...
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3 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Buster Posey praises young catcher Andrew Susac

Young Giants backup catcher Andrew Susac was praised for his work by Buster Posey following Wednesday night’s game. This is encouraging for the Giants and may put manager Bruce Bochy more at ease when not having Posey, one of the best catchers in baseball, behind the plate.According to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, Posey said:“If you get a catcher who can be a...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries Piling Up for San Francisco Giants Outfield with Latest Bad Break

San Francisco Giants’ Nori Aoki, left, of Japan, is checked by trainers after he was hit by a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) First it was the seemingly invincible Hunter Pence who went down with his second serious injury of the season two weeks ago, then it was...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will represent the San Diego Padres in 2015 All-Star Game?

Major League Baseball over the past decade or so has lost some fans due to the steroid-era scandal and the growing fan-bases of basketball and football. However, one thing the NBA and NFL don’t have on the MLB is an exciting and well-organized All-Star game. The MLB All-Star game is the best in professional sports. Baseball prides itself on putting together a quality event that...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies manager Weiss supports 2B LeMahieu for All-Star Game

Despite being among the leading second baseman in the National League in several offensive categories, the Rockies’ DJ LeMahieu is not among the top-five vote-getters for the All-Star game. Teammates and fellow infielders Troy Tulowitzki and Nolan Arenado may have more national name-recognition, but LeMahieu might be just as worthy to be in the All-Star game as these two. Rockies...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nori Aoki fractures fibula, out at least two weeks

After Tuesday’s loss against the Padres, Bruce Bochy informed the media that Nori Aoki has a fractured fibula and will be out at least two weeks. There’s no other timetable for his return, according to Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area. Bochy said Aoki has fractured fibula. Out at least two weeks. — Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) June 24, 2015 Aoki was hit by a pitch on a Carlos...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants pitchers Cain, Peavy set to make their returns next week

Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced on Tuesday that starters Matt Cain and Jake Peavy would each get one more rehab start in the minors. The information also revealed just enough to surmise who might be coming out of the rotation.According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Bochy indicated that one of them would make his return on July 2 at Miami and the other on July 3 when the team...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum Likely to Lose Rotation Spot for San Francisco Giants

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum, right, gives the baseball to manager Bruce Bochy after giving up five runs to the Los Angeles Dodgers, four during the second inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) Matt Cain and Jake Peavy are both nearing returns from injuries and both are likely to be reinstated to the starting...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Pitching Falters in Blowout Loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum, right, gives the baseball to manager Bruce Bochy after giving up five runs to the Los Angeles Dodgers, four during the second inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) Sunday’s start was far from the best outing of Tim Lincecum’s career. In fact it was arguably the worst start...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rotation decision looming for Giants manager Bruce Bochy

It would seem like Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is a prime candidate to come out of the rotation following the shortest outing of his career on Sunday. Matt Cain and Jake Peavy both looked good in their rehab starts over the weekend and are poised to soon come off the disabled list. Through his first eight starts of the season, Lincecum had an ERA of 2.08 and looked like the two-time...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Maxwell, Belt power Giants past Dodgers yet again

  Tim Hudson and Bruce Bochy see no particular reason why the San Francisco Giants are dominating the Los Angeles Dodgers this season. After another successful outing on another sizzling day in Chavez Ravine, the right-hander and his manager are just glad this one-sided rivalry has put the Giants in position to climb back on top of the NL West. Justin Maxwell and Brandon Belt hit...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants not planning on six-man rotation when Peavy, Cain return

Giants manager Bruce Bochy does not plan on going with a six-man rotation when Jake Peavy and Matt Cain return from their rehabs, according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News. Madison Bumgarner is certainly not going to the bullpen and Chris Heston, the rookie who recently threw a no-hitter and was supposed to just be a temporary starter, is probably not either. That...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Making Decisions In A Doritos Dystopia

Everybody makes a bunch of decisions every day. Sometimes they work out great and sometimes they fail miserably. Most of them have very minimal impact on your life, either way. Whether it’s deciding to pass the car in the slow lane a half-mile before your exit or having that cup of coffee or soda a little later in the day than you normally do even though it could keep you up...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants have gone streaking this year

The Giants have been really streaky this year. Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area points out that the team has sustained five winning or losing streaks of at least five games this season. The longest losing streak was eight games April 10-17, and the longest winning streak was also eight games May 15-23. Besides their current five game losing streak, the Giants have also lost nine straight...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The offensive home offense of the San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants have now lost nine consecutive home games and will try to avoid pushing that streak to double digits at 3:45 p.m. EDT today against the Seattle Mariners. Between the series played at AT&T Park, the same roster has compiled a mark of 4-2 in road games. What gives? The pitching and defense have held steady regardless of the venue during this stretch, allowing...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants manager Bruce Bochy reacts to firing of Bud Black

Giants manager Bruce Bochy had kind words for the former manager of the San Diego Padres, Bud Black, who was fired on Monday. Per CSN Bay Area:"I called Buddy," Bochy said. "I know Buddy well. We're close. I hated to hear that.”Black actually replaced Bochy in San Diego following the 2006 season. Like Black, Bochy never led the Padres to a championship, but he did lead them to...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: All Star edition

The San Francisco Giants have established themselves as one of the best organizations in baseball. Even though they are in the midst of an up and down first half, they have plenty of players who are and should be in All Star consideration. Who are they, and will Bruce Bochy decide to play favorites and reward his men. Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner are the only two Giants who...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Once Again, Steve Kerr Channels His Inner Bruce Bochy, And A Series Changes

My favorite part of the 1984 movie “Top Secret” is when Val Kilmer’s character is being introduced to members of the French Resistance. Each of the men have names that are French phrases or foods, like “Escargot,” “Montage,” and “Avant Garde.” When he is introduced to a man named “Deja Vu,” the man squints at Kilmer and says, “Haven’t we met?” That’s...
Via Crossover Chronicles
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Once Again, Steve Kerr Channels His Inner Bruce Bochy, And A Series Changes

My favorite part of the 1984 movie “Top Secret” is when Val Kilmer’s character is being introduced to members of the French Resistance. Each of the men have names that are French phrases or foods, like “Escargot,” “Montage,” and “Avant Garde.” When he is introduced to a man named “Deja Vu,” the man squints at Kilmer and says, “Haven’t we met?” That’s...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss
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