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Lance Lynn and the St. Louis Cardinals Win Big in San Francisco

St. Louis Cardinals’ Lance Lynn reacts after teammates turned a double play against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) It was a day defined by one big inning and a lot of zeroes. Lance Lynn and the Cardinals blanked the Ryan Vogelsong and the Giants, and despite hitting into three double...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Ride Mix of Old and New Faces to Win Over Chicago Cubs

(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) The San Francisco Giants lineup remained without a few key players on Thursday afternoon, a sight that has become all too familiar for Bruce Bochy in recent weeks. There was no Brandon Crawford (strained oblique), no Gregor Blanco (hip) and no Angel Pagan (knee) – whose disabled list activation was delayed. Add in the likes of Hunter...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Short-handed San Francisco Giants Rally Past Chicago Cubs

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) The San Francisco Giants came into Wednesday night’s game having lost three straight contests and five of their last six overall. If that was the only dilemma facing the Giants, it would still be a relatively troubling development given the position they find themselves in the standings. Add in a paper-thin bench for Bruce Bochy, who was down...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What makes Bruce Bochy and Joe Maddon great?

With the Cubs in San Francisco to face the team just behind them in the wild-card race, it makes sense to compare the two managers. After all, they both ended up within the top five in a recent ESPN.com survey, and their teams have both found success in recent years. Though they were born just a year apart, their styles are different enough that they seem to be a study in contrasts...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Crawford leaves Giants game with injury

The San Francisco Giants are crossing their fingers that Brandon Crawford doesn't get added an already stacked disabled list. Crawford left the game in the eighth inning of the Giant's 8-5 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, which manager Bruce Bochy revealed was connected to the shortstop's at-bat in the sixth inning. "I had to take Crawford out, to be honest," Bochy said. "His...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs-Giants Preview

The San Francisco Giants look to use a return home to bolster their pursuit of the NL West lead, but their difficult schedule isn't ceasing. The Giants open their homestand Tuesday night against a short-handed Chicago Cubs team seeking to pad its sizable lead on a playoff berth while Jake Arrieta attempts to become MLB's first 16-game winner. San Francisco (66-58) batted .226 with...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Angel Pagan to continue rehab stint, be reassessed Wednesday

Angel Pagan won't be ready to return to the San Francisco Giants when he's eligible to come off the disabled list, but it shouldn't be long before he's back in the Giants' outfield. Manager Bruce Bochy told reporters Sunday that Pagan, who has been on the disabled list with tendinitis in his right knee retroactive to Aug. 10, will continue to play with the Giants' Triple-A affiliate...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco trades for Reds’ Marlon Byrd

On the day outfielder Hunter Pence hit the 15-day disabled list, the San Francisco Giants made a move to inject offensive production in his absence, acquiring Marlon Byrd from the Reds for Double-A pitcher Stephen Johnson. Byrd was hitting .237/.286/.448 with 19 home runs and 42 RBIs for Cincinnati this season.  He is expected to join the Giants and play in Friday’s game...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Panik not expected to return to Giants until September

The San Francisco Giants will continue to carry onwithout their All-Star second baseman for at least another couple weeks.CSN Bay Area quotes manager Bruce Bochy as saying that it"would be a little bit of a surprise" if second baseman Joe Panikwere to return before September.The good news for the Giants is that Panik, who has beenon the disabled list since Aug. 2 with lower back...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants to place Pence on DL, activate Aoki on Thursday

ST. LOUIS (AP) The San Francisco Giants plan to place Hunter Pence on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a strained left oblique, a move timed with activating Nori Aoki, who has been on the DL with a concussion. Manager Bruce Bochy said the team believes Pence well be back by the end of the 15 days. Pence was injured flying out in the ninth inning on Monday. Aoki will likely...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bumgarner had pinch-hit single that led to insurance run

    Madison Bumgarner did not pitch for the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night, but the World Series hero proved he doesn’t need to take the mound to help his team pick up a victory. Dealing with an injured Hunter Pence and an undermanned bench, Giants manager Bruce Bochy decided to call on Bumgarner as a pinch-hitter with two outs in the seventh. Naturally, Bumgarner...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants outfielder Hunter Pence placed on DL with strained oblique

The San Francisco Giants will be without one of their best players as the pennant race reaches the homestretch. Hunter Pence received on MRI on his left oblique on Tuesday after experiencing soreness in the area during Monday night's game, the results of which revealed that he has a moderate oblique strain. The injury will cause Pence to be sidelined for at least a few weeks as the...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Pence undergoing MRI for left oblique injury

ST. LOUIS (AP) Hunter Pence of the San Francisco Giants was undergoing an MRI exam for a left oblique injury and was not in the lineup against the St. Louis Cardinals. Manager Bruce Bochy anticipated having results after Tuesday night's game. Pence was hurt swinging on a fly out against St. Louis closer Trevor Rosenthal in the ninth inning of a 2-1 loss Monday night. Bochy had planned...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Giants, the Numbers, and Other Hills to Climb

The dog days of August are feeling a lot mangier than usual. Don’t get me wrong– the 2015 MLB season is one of the most intriguing and exciting in several years. Thanks in large part to the Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays and an amazing number of super-talented high performing rookies who are making a difference in both Leagues. But back in the Bay Area, mid-August...
Via The Giants Cove
14 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Facing Tough Decision with Matt Cain

(AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Matt Cain completed his long road back to the San Francisco Giants starting rotation in July, a process that took nearly a full calendar year to accomplish after the righty dealt with bone spurs and a flexor strain in his pitching arm. The veteran’s return was expected to stabilize the team’s starting staff after Bruce Bochy spent three months juggling...
Via The Sports Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nori Aoki feels 'back to normal,' expected to return to Giants on Thursday

Feeling better after experiencing concussion symptoms, Nori Aoki is expected to return to the Giants later this week, which he and the team hope will be the beginning of an extended active stretch. Aoki, who was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list on Aug. 13, ran sprints and swung a bat on Monday as he prepares to return to the Giants when his DL stint is over on Thursday...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants remake ‘Full House’ intro, best thing you’ll see all day

Anyone who grew up in the 1990s and didn’t live in a cabin in the woods had a special treat every weekday afternoon when the beloved cast of “Full House” arrived on their television screens. The San Francisco Giants recaptured the legendary show’s magic with an amazing recreation of the intro—”Full Clubhouse” is the best thing you’ll watch all day. Watch as Brandon...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants create wonderful Full House parody

#FullClubhouse http://t.co/1MkMdGfuUZ Starring @bcraw35 @mm_duffy @JeremyAffeldt @hunterpence Javier Lopez @JoePanik and Bruce Bochy — San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) August 14, 2015 As far as team-produced parody videos, this one is right near the top of the list.  The Giants will be celebrating their San Francisco-based sitcom roots with a Full House night in September...
Via Awful Announcing
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2015 Playoff Race: Did the Giants Just Devalue their Biggest Asset

In 2006, when Bruce Bochy was hired to manage the San Francisco Giants, he had just finished guiding the San Diego Padres to two consecutive National League West titles. Bochy also led the Pads to NL West titles in 1996 and 1998, when San Diego reached the World Series to play the New York Yankees. During his 12 year stint as the Padres manager, Bochy became a renown bullpen zen...
Via The Giants Cove
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries Continue to Dampen San Francisco Giants Playoff Hopes

(Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images) The San Francisco Giants have reached a point in the season where it’s evident that the baseball god’s have simply decided that the team will never have a fully healthy starting outfield in 2015. Just as Nori Aoki was rounding back into form after missing over a month with a fracture fibula, the Giants’ left fielder suffered another fluke injury...
Via The Sports Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB history: All 15 home teams win Tuesday night

Home sweep home. When the Seattle Mariners beat Baltimore 6-5 in 10 innings Tuesday night, it marked the first time in baseball history all 15 home teams won on the same day. Viewing every game as a 50-50 proposition independent of all others, STATS figured the odds of a home sweep on a night with a full major league schedule at 1 in 32,768. Now that's home cookin'! STATS said previously...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB history: All 15 home teams win Tuesday night

Home sweep home. When the Seattle Mariners beat Baltimore 6-5 in 10 innings Tuesday night, it marked the first time in baseball history all 15 home teams won on the same day. Viewing every game as a 50-50 proposition independent of all others, STATS figured the odds of a home sweep on a night with a full major league schedule at 1 in 32,768. Now that's home cookin'! STATS said previously...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants place right-hander Mike Leake on DL with leg strain

CHICAGO (AP) The San Francisco Giants have placed right-hander Mike Leake on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring. The 27-year-old Leake (9-6), acquired from Cincinnati last week for two prospects, was scheduled to make his second start for the Giants Friday in Chicago against the Cubs. He was scratched in favor of Ryan Vogelsong after his hamstring tightened...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Santiago Casilla, Bullpen Struggling As San Francisco Giants Enter Crucial Stretch

(AP Photo/John Amis) As the San Francisco Giants enter a tough August schedule, one that has the team facing nothing but playoff contending clubs over the next 25 games, the offense remains as hot as the temperatures the Giants will be playing in this month. The same can’t be said for the pitching, or more accurately the bullpen, which has struggled for most of the season, as...
Via The Sports Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Leake to miss start

CHICAGO (AP) Mike Leake will miss a turn in the rotation for the San Francisco Giants because of a strained left hamstring. Acquired from Cincinnati last week, Leake was scheduled to make his second start for the Giants on Friday. Instead, Ryan Vogelsong will pitch against the Chicago Cubs. Manager Bruce Bochy says Leake felt the strain in a pregame conditioning session during the...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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