Braves-Giants Preview

The San Francisco Giants return to AT&T Park, where their pitching staff appears more comfortable after surviving some rough efforts on the mound during an ultimately successful road trip. Shelby Miller continues to pitch well no matter his surroundings. The Giants seek a fifth consecutive home victory in the opener of a four-game series against Miller's Atlanta Braves on Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, May 28

Thursday gives us a short slate with a CHW@BAL double-header in which Baltimore’s Game 2 starter is TBD as of this writing. Overall, it’s a weak day of pitching. Chris Heston has been surprisingly impressive thus far and draws the rather punchless Braves (who now have Juan Uribe!) at home. Eduardo Rodriguez gets the start for Boston and will have a chance to stick in the rotation...
Via Baseball Professor
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants beat Rockies in thrilling first game of Coors Field doubleheader

It was just a typical day at Coors Field, as a strong thunderstorm delayed the first game of a doubleheader for two hours and 15 minutes, and the Giants won a 10-8 thriller. The rain let up around the time the game was originally supposed to get underway. However, the field was covered in standing water, and another storm was on its way to the Denver metropolitan area. The grounds...
Via BaySportsNet
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds looking to rebound in series finale against Giants

Hunter Pence is back, and the same could be said of the San Francisco Giants' offense. They may not need to do much with Chris Heston getting the ball. Heston aims to build on his first complete game - and the only one by a member of the Giants - as the club goes for its longest road winning streak over the Cincinnati Reds in nearly a decade Sunday. San Francisco (19-18) ranks near...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: May 17

​ There’s no single standout game on this baseball Sunday, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still a ton of good games on the slate. Check ’em out: Wily Peralta (MIL) vs. Noah Syndergaard (NYM) 1:10 p.m. ET Peralta hasn’t been fantastic this year, but he certainly hasn’t been awful. He’s held opposing teams to two or fewer earned runs in five of seven starts...
Via The Sports Post
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: May 17, 2015

View image | Below we’ve got a discussion of the starting pitching situation as well as the best teams to use for stacks for Sunday’s 15-game slate on DraftKings. We’ve also got projections derived from Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, and we have rankings of the top plays at each position. Forecast Uuuuuuuuuggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh. Rain yesterday and...
Via The Fantasy Fix
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agent Frenzy: Giants' Heston still widely available

Before you run out to pick up Blue Jays 1B/OF Chris Colabello, you should probably know that his BABIP (Batting Average on Balls in Play) is a ridiculous .682. Not a good .350. Not a head-shaking .400. Not even an eye-popping .450. SIX-EIGHTY-TWO! That is possibly the most guaranteed "he'll slow down" number in the history of baseball. With that out of the way ... here's this season...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Make Drew Look Un-Hutch-Able

I hear you out there. Wait, something's not quite right...I see a grainy pic so we're kinda ok...but where's the mustache...*squints*...OMG YOU'RE NOT GREY WHAT IS THIS INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE. Look, Grey had a thang, ok? He paged me and asked for coverage. Yes, I'm being literal, he paged me. He's a bit old school, there's nothing wrong with that...
Via Razzball
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants’ Heston Dominating, But Decisions Still Linger

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Chris Heston stands on the mound after the San Diego Padres scored their fifth run in the third inning of their baseball game Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) By now the story of Chris Heston has spread beyond the halls of AT&T Park and the city of San Francisco, with the rest of the league taking notice...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants pitcher Chris Heston turns in historic performance

The pitching performance which Chris Heston turned in on Tuesday night was special. Although he did give up one run, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News points out that since last season, only four pitchers have thrown complete games while striking out 10 batters and allowing two hits or fewer while allowing no walks. Those pitchers are Josh Tomlin, Madison Bumgarner, Clayton...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros two-hit by Heston in loss to Giants

Chris Heston was glad he was given the opportunity to go back out to the mound in the ninth inning. He was even happier that he was able to capitalize on the chance. Heston's first career complete game was a two-hitter and he struck out 10 as the San Francisco Giants won for the third time in four games with an 8-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. "That was awesome...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Rookies Shine in Dominating Win over Astros

Matt Duffy backed Chris Heston’s two-hit complete-game as San Francisco trounced the Astros 8-1 on Tuesday night.   Duffy sparked the Giants offense early. In the top of the second after singles from Brandon Belt and Justin Maxwell, Brandon Crawford was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Duffy delivered a bases-clearing double to bring them all home and give Heston a quick 3-0...
Via BaySportsNet
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: May 12, 2015

View image | Below we’ve got a discussion of the starting pitching situation as well as the best teams to use for stacks for Tuesday’s 14-game slate starting at 7:05 P.M. ET on DraftKings. We’ve also got projections derived from Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, and we have rankings of the top plays at each position. Forecast There don’t appear to...
Via The Fantasy Fix
16 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Swooning 2015 Game 29 (SD at SF)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an afternoon fainting with excitement because Austin Hedges started his first game. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were swooning. The Padres (15-14) scored a few more runs than the San Francisco Giants (14-14) yesterday, eventually ending up with a 9-1 win to avoid a three-game sweep. Ian Kennedy (2...
Via Padres Public
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Jump on Heston, Giants Drop Finale

The Giants shut-out streak came to an end on Wednesday afternoon as the Padres scored five in the third inning against Chris Heston to take the final game of the series 8-1. San Diego came out swinging against the rookie, loading the bases in the first on two hits and a walk. But Brandon Crawford, Joe Panik, and Brandon Belt turned yet another double play to get him out of it. Heston...
Via BaySportsNet
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres look to avoid sweep in Wednesday matinee

Rookie Chris Heston is next in line as the San Francisco Giants try to match a franchise record with a fourth consecutive shutout. The Giants are enjoying win streaks of five straight overall and eight in a row at home and send Heston to the mound Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres. San Francisco (14-13) can match the franchise record set from June 25...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

SP Streamers for Wednesday 5.6.15

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! As always, Streamers are listed in the order in which I would use them   Chris Heston will face the San Diego  Full Article »
Via The Fake Baseball
22 days ago  |  Discuss

So Far Giants’ Pitching is Holding Its Own, But Giant Run Scoring is Disappearing

To the casual observer the San Francisco Giants limp start to the 2015 season is all about their pitching. More specifically, it’s about San Francisco not having the kind of outstanding starting pitching around which their celebrated World Series successes were constructed. With the current group of overpaid, lackluster starters following Madison Bumgarner every five days it...
Via The Giants Cove
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Heston Continues Early Season Success in Giants Victory

San Francisco Giants’ Chris Heston works against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 18, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)   The San Francisco Giants returned home Friday night to host the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, turning the page on a rough month of April that saw the team finish 9-13. Despite the slow start...
Via The Sports Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: May 1, 2015

Below we’ve got a discussion of the starting pitching situation as well as the best teams to use for stacks for Friday’s 14-game evening slate on DraftKings. We’ve also got projections derived from Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, and we have rankings of the top plays at each position. Pitching Perspective Here are our projections for today’s starters. You’ll see...
Via The Fantasy Fix
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants-Rockies Preview

The San Francisco Giants appear to have righted the ship after an ugly beginning. The Colorado Rockies look like they're also getting on track after a week-long slump. The Giants go for their fourth straight victory Friday night as they open a six-game road trip against the Rockies, winners of two in a row after a five-game losing streak. San Francisco (7-10) has turned it around...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Evaluating Chris Heston early on

Chris Heston has been the Giants best start the first two weeks of the season posting a 0.87 ERA in 20 2/3 innings, but can he keep it up? Obviously not, but what does his future hold? The 27-year old has only throw 26 innings in the big leagues with a 19.2 K% and 7.7 BB%. In 2014 with Triple-A Fresno he had worse K/BB percentages posting a 17.5 K% and 7.1 BB%. In 2013 and 2014 with...
Via Baseball Essential
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball, Impact players to target: Russell, Rodon and Heston

View image | Rarely does a fantasy season go off without a hitch. Regardless of how well your draft goes, injury or an unexpected down season are bound to affect your team at some point. There are always ways to upgrade your team, and below are five players to target that should be able to help your team in some aspect of fantasy. Carlos Rodon Last week was ripe...
Via The Fantasy Fix
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball - Buy or Sell

View image | Alex Rodriguez is back and it's like he never left!  He already has 4 home runs on the season and picked up 11 RBI, all while hitting .316.  In the New York Yankees 3 game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays,  A-Rod scored 6 runs, hitting two home runs in the opener and drove in 4 runs that game.  It was his second 4 RBI game of the season.  If you own...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Heston Dazzles Again in Giants First Home Win

The Giants celebrated the 2014 World Series win the only way they knew how – by getting their rings and finally getting their first win at AT&T Park this season as they topped the Rockies 4-1. “[Getting your rings] will definitely fire you up,” admitted starter Chris Heston. “It’s kind of a reminder of how good last year was for them. You get your ring, and then you...
Via BaySportsNet
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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