Giants Round Third in the Race for an NL Post Season Slot

Even though the San Francisco Giants are 3 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West, and even though it’s August 31st, we haven’t quite hit Defcon One in The Giants Cove War Room. Don’t get me wrong. San Francisco is at the point where they need to fiercely focus on winning baseball games, but there are no must-win games on the immediate horizon...
Via The Giants Cove
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants-Dodgers Preview

Engaged in a tight race atop the NL West, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants have plenty more than just their longtime rivalry to play for over the final seven meetings. The first-place Dodgers try to bounce back after getting no-hit for the second time in 10 days, while the Giants look to close the gap in the division race Monday night at Dodger Stadium. Although Los...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Biggest series of the year

The San Francisco Giants have survived the August gauntlet without falling out of contention. Because they were able to survive August the upcoming three game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers is important. How important? Let’s just say it’s the most important series of the year. It might sound weird to call this series the biggest series of the year, because in essence...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Giants, Dodgers face off; Salazar back from bug

HOW WEST IS WON? The Giants and Dodgers kick off a pivotal three-game series in Los Angeles with RHP Jake Peavy (4-6, 4.21 ERA) scheduled to take on LHP Brett Anderson (8-8, 3.36). The banged-up Giants dropped two of three to St. Louis over the weekend, but expect to get back Brandon Crawford (tight left oblique). BACK FROM BUG Indians RHP Danny Salazar was scratched from his start...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Joe Kelly vs Jacob deGrom (8/29/15)

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Via Mets360.com
6 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Peavy shuts down Cubs as Giants earn 1st win in series, 4-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Buster Posey followed Brandon Belt's leadoff triple in the sixth with a go-ahead double, Jake Peavy won for the second time in six starts, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cubs 4-2 on Wednesday night to stop Chicago's six-game winning streak. Kelby Tomlinson added an RBI double of his own in the sixth against Kyle Hendricks as the Giants ended a three-game...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs @ Giants: Hendricks vs. Peavy (Game 125 Thread)

CHC (73-51): RHP Kyle Hendricks (6-5, 4.03) SF (66-59): RHP Jake Peavy (3-6, 4.35) First pitch: 9:15pmCT Hendricks had a no-decision against Atlanta on Friday (5 IP, 3 ER). He beat the Giants (5.1 IP, 3 ER) earlier this month. He’s 4-4 with a 4.43 on the road. The Giants are 5-19 against him. Belt is 1-2 with a HR. Peavy lost to Pittsburgh his last time out (6 IP, 4 ER). He also...
Via Cub Reporter
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Jacob deGrom vs Adam Morgan (8/24/15)

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Via Mets360.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The math is easy now

The Pirates play the Giants this weekend. The Pirates are first place in the Wild Card race. The Giants are third, seven games behind the Pirates. This math is easy: if the Pirates win three or four games this weekend, they’ve put a huge down payment on a playoff spot with five weeks left in the season. If they lose three or four, the door is open for the Giants. Charlie Morton...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores for Thursday, August 20, 2015

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by viscount of the internet Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. Read more about the components of and formulae for NERD scores here. *...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The bruised, battered Giants push for the playoffs

If you happen to believe there’s no such thing as a curse, the San Francisco Giants are probably testing your faith right now. Odd years have been a thorn in the Giants’ side for a while now, interrupting their World Series dynasty plans with playoff-less autumns. And something unfortunate always seems to befall them in those years, prompting the belief in an odd-year curse....
Via The Outside Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy yells at Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber: 'Just get in the box'

A classic clash between veteran and talented young player took place when Chicago Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber stepped up to the plate to face San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy on Sunday. When the two met up in the bottom of the fifth inning at Wrigley Field, Peavy snapped at the rookie catcher and appeared to yell at Schwarber during the at-bat. The mercurial Peavy confirmed...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants @ Cubs: Peavy vs. Arrieta (Game 110 Thread)

SF (59-51): RHP Jake Peavy (2-4, 3.77) CHC (61-48): RHP Jake Arrieta (12-6, 2.50) First pitch: 1:20pmCT TBA           Fowler# cf Schwarber* lf Coghlan* 2b Rizzo* 1b Bryant 3b Soler rf Montero* c Arrieta p Russell ss Arrieta did what Arrieta does on Tuesday: 7 IP and 0 ER to beat the Pirates. He lost in SF last May (6 IP, 4 ER). The Giants are 5-21 (.238) against him. Pagan...
Via Cub Reporter
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner and Jake Peavy say they started dipping in the fifth grade

San Francisco Giants pitchers Madison Bumgarner and Jake Peavy have a major dilemma that they have to deal with. The mayor of San Francisco signed an ordinance in May that would ban smokeless tobacco from all public athletic fields in the city, which includes AT&T Park. The ban goes into effect January 1, 2016 so that gives Bumgarner and Peavy some time to change their ways...
Via No Guts, No Glory
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: impact of adding Mike Leake

Late into the night, news broke that the San Francisco Giants traded two minor league prospects (Adam Duvall and Keury Mella) to the Cincinnati Reds for starting pitcher Mike Leake. After the Giants failed to land either Cole Hamels or David Price, rookie Bobby Evans pulled an ideal trade to keep the Giants in playoff contention and to match arms with the Los Angles Dodgers. Once...
Via isportsweb.com
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pence, Peavy Lead Giants Past Brewers

Jake Peavy contributed another strong outing, and a big seventh inning helped the Giants to a 5-0 victory and a series win over the Brewers. Both Peavy and Milwaukee starter Mike Fiers matched each other zero-for-zero through the first six frames, with Peavy going six and allowing just four hits and no walks while striking out three. He threw 91 pitches, 60 strikes. Perhaps no pitch...
Via BaySportsNet
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Athletics' Billy Burns leaves game with 'testicular contusion' (VIDEO)

Oakland Athletics outfielder Billy Burns left Friday's game against the San Francisco Giants with what was officially called a testicular contusion.That's a black-and-blue nut to all us laymen. Leading off the fifth inning, Burns went down quickly after the Jake Peavy pitch below bounced off of the ground and hit him in the groin. Billy Burns left tonight's game with a "testicular...
Via The Other Paper
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Tough decision await the Giants at the trade deadline

It’s an odd year, which means the San Francisco Giants really shouldn’t bother trying to add anything at the trade deadline since there’s no point. But the Giants find themselves in the thick of contention with a chance to get to an odd year-playoffs for the first time since 2003, and that means they’ll be actively shopping over the next seven days. The Giants, though...
Via The Outside Corner
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Peavy wins 1st, Giants beat D-Backs for 5th straight win

PHOENIX (AP) Jake Peavy got his first win of the season, Buster Posey drove in four runs, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4 on Saturday night for their fifth straight victory. The win gave San Francisco its 10th straight series victory in Arizona. The Giants haven't won this many series in a row on the road since they took 13 straight against the Boston...
Via AP on Fox
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants' Vogelsong starting second half in the bullpen

The return of Matt Cain and Jake Peavy to the Giants’ rotation shortly before the All-Star break necessitated the move of a couple of pitchers out of the rotation. An injury to Tim Lincecum (as well as his general ineffectiveness) made the decision to move him out relatively easy. Tim Hudson was also placed on the DL. Now that Hudson is back though, Ryan Vogelsong has been moved...
Via Fox Sports
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom Dominates in Win Against the San Francisco Giants

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JULY 08: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the eighth inning at AT&T Park on July 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The Mets won the game 4-1. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) New York Mets starter Jacob deGrom continues to show the world that last season’s stats and his rookie...
Via The Sports Journal
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Peavy Goes Seven Strong, But Offense Continues to Struggle in 4-1 Loss to Mets

Jake Peavy looked strong once again in his second start back from the disabled list, but the San Francisco Giants’ offense couldn’t muster a run as they fell to the New York Mets with a final score of 4-1. The 34-year-old made his return to AT&T Park on Wednesday afternoon, his first home start since April 17 against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He followed up his first appearance...
Via BaySportsNet
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Giants 1

The Mets (44-42) defeated the San Francisco Giants (43-43) by a score of 4-1 this afternoon at AT&T Park. Jacob deGrom and Jake Peavy matched each other pretty much pitch for pitch until the sixth inning when the Mets finally broke into the run column. Ruben Tejada reached base on a dunker to right field, and came all the way around to score on the next play when Daniel Murphy...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Jacob deGrom vs Jake Peavy (7/8/15)

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Via Mets360.com
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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