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Sandoval likely to hit free agency before Giants push to re-sign him

When the Giants won the World Series in 2012, they re-signed left-hander Jeremy Affeldt, second baseman Marco Scutaro and center fielder Angel Pagan only after each became a free agent. Barring a sudden breakthrough Monday, the Giants will need to take the same course and outbid other clubs for their top potential free agent, third baseman Pablo Sandoval. A year ago, when the Giants...
Via Fox Sports
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bullpen Appreciation for Game 7

Credit: AP/Eric Risberg Game 7 of the World Series was a marvelous display of bullpen efficiency. When the final out was recorded, the Kansas City Royals’ bullpen logged 5.2 scoreless innings, while the San Francisco Giants’ group of relievers completed 7.1 shutout frames. As a fan fascinated by the role of relievers, Game 7 was mesmerizing to watch. Here’s a recap of what...
Via Reading Between The Seams
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Scoring change takes Game 7 win from Bumgarner, gives him save

Madison Bumgarner will have to settle for the longest save in World Series history rather than a Game 7 win. Bumgarner was originally credited by the official scorers with the win after throwing five innings of shutout relief to close out San Francisco's 3-2 victory over Kansas City on Wednesday night. After consulting with the Elias Sports Bureau, scorers credited Bumgarner with...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Scoring change gives Affeldt Game 7 win

Madison Bumgarner will have to settle for the longest save in World Series history rather than a Game 7 win. Bumgarner was originally credited by the official scorers with the win after throwing five innings of shutout relief to close out San Francisco's 3-2 victory over Kansas City on Wednesday night. But after consulting with the Elias Sports Bureau, Bumgarner was credited with...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitching Backward: Sing, Sing, Sing, for the Unsung Affeldt by Jeff Long

A bit more quietly, Jeremy Affeldt is approaching postseason records as impressive as Madison Bumgarner`s.
Via Baseball Prospectus
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

World Series: Bumgarner Pitches Giants to 3rd Title in 5 Years

The San Francisco Giants have won the World Series for the 3rd time in 5 years. With 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th inning, Alex Gordon tripled, but Salavador Perez proceeded to pop out to Pablo Sandoval to end it. After Tim Hudson gave up 2 runs in 1.2 innings, Jeremy Affeldt pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, and Madison Bumgarner shut the Royals down the rest of the way. In this...
Via Standing O Sports
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants fan Bryan Stow shouts 'Play ball!' before Game 4 of Series

SAN FRANCISCO -- Bryan Stow hollered "Play ball!" and the sellout crowd roared. Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan brutally beaten outside Dodger Stadium on opening day of the 2011 season, did his part to get Game 4 of the World Series started Saturday at AT&T Park. From a wheelchair near San Francisco's dugout -- and with Giants third base coach Tim Flannery and reliever Jeremy...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Stow shouts 'Play ball!' before Game 4 of Series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Bryan Stow hollered ''Play ball!'' and the sellout crowd roared. Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan brutally beaten outside Dodger Stadium on opening day of the 2011 season, did his part to get Game 4 of the World Series started Saturday night at AT&T Park. From a wheelchair near San Francisco's dugout - and with Giants third base coach Tim Flannery and reliever...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Would World Series win make the Giants a dynasty?

Sponsored by The Ford Motor Company The Kansas City Royals tied the World Series 1-1 on Wednesday night with a 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants. While the Royals proved that this year’s Fall Classic won’t be a walkover for the Giants, they are still a long way from knocking off the franchise that has won two of the last four World Series. If Kansas City can’t stop San...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants rely on core of 4 relievers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance. While players with catchy nicknames like the Panda, the Freak and MadBum, and shiny trophies like former NL Rookie of the Year and MVP Buster Posey get most of the accolades, a quartet of relievers has played almost as big a role in putting the Giants...
Via AP on Fox
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies lose resumption of May suspension

DENVER (AP) How things have changed for the Colorado Rockies in three months. Back on May 22, when their game against the San Francisco Giants was suspended because of rain, they were three games out of the NL West lead and had their biggest stars in the lineup. When play resumed Monday, the Rockies were without injured Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer and they...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants top Rockies in resumption of May suspension

DENVER (AP) Hunter Pence hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth and, more than three months after he homered in the early innings, led the San Francisco Giants over the Colorado Rockies 4-2 Monday in a game resumed after being suspended on May 22 because of rain. The game restarted tied at 2 with two outs in the bottom of the sixth and a runner on first. Jeremy Affeldt struck out...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies resume suspended game, lose

San Francisco 2, Colorado 2 When: 3:10 PM ET, Thursday, May 22, 2014 Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado Temperature: 70° Umpires: Home – Jim Reynolds, 1B – Bill Miller, 2B – Victor Carapazza, 3B – Adam Hamari By SportsDirect Inc. Giants 4, Rockies 2 (completion of suspended game): Hunter Pence delivered a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning to lift visiting San Francisco...
Via Mile High Sports
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats Mount Huge Comeback, Score 14 in Romp of Giants

Trailing 5-0 early, the Washington Nationals (75-54) exploded in the later innings, scoring 14 runs after the third inning and eventually blowing out the San Francisco Giants (68-61) for the series win, 14-6. The Nationals finished their homestand an unbelievable 9-1, and are winners of 12 of their last 13 games. The Atlanta Braves’ loss in Cincinnati means the Nationals lead the...
Via The Nats Blog
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Sergio Romo removed as Giants closer

The San Francisco Giants have removed Sergio Romo from the closers role. Romo, 31, blew his fifth save of the season on Saturday. He has especially had a tough time recently allowing 9 runs in his last 4 1/3 innings of work. In his last five outings he has three blown saves and very well could have had more. Bochy to close by committee with Affeldt, Casilla #sfgiants — Henry Schulman...
Via Tireball.com
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–June 6, 1988

1988: Steve Farr limited a powerful Oakland lineup to six hits and no runs as the Royals squeaked past the A’s 2-0 at Royals Stadium. The A’s, who would score 800 runs on the season as they took the AL West title, could manage just five singles and a double off Farr, and only one single and one double off relievers Jeff Montgomery and Jerry Don Gleaton. Farr walked two and...
Via Pine Tar Press
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Weird Baseball: The 7 Weirdest Finger Injuries So Far In The 2014 Season

So, there have always been strange injuries in sports. But nothing to me has been as puzzling as the recent string of finger related injuries to players, especially heavy in the pitching department. Cutting your finger making a sandwich? Being sidelined for weeks to months because you need thumb surgery? And that's just the beginning of it. Let's take a look at some of the gnarly...
Via The Sports Blogette
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants could activate Jeremy Affeldt on Tuesday

The San Francisco Giants have used their bullpen a lot this season.  Averaging just over 3 innings a game so far, the pen has been taxed for 40.2 innings of relief.  They've also been outstanding, with the third lowest bullpen ERA in baseball at 1.99!  That bullpen could get some help on Tuesday as the Giants look like they will activate Jeremy Affeldt.  Henry Schulman of the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Thor Brings the Thunder

A stellar first inning by Noah Syndergaard resulted in three up, three down, and 2 Ks. The offense jumped on Jeremy Affeldt an gave Syndergaard a four run lead. The next inning was a bit rocky for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants 2014 Opening Day Roster

Today’s the day that all San Francisco Giants fans have been waiting for. It’s a fresh start, and a start of a new season. All of the roster questions have finally been taken care of. Infielder Marco Scutaro and reliever Jeremy Affeldt will start the season on the DL. Scutaro is retroactive to March 21, and Affeldt is retroactive to March 23.   2014 Opening Day Roster   Pitchers...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History: March 31, 2003

2003: The Royals kicked off the 2003 season with a thrilling 3-0 win over the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. Starter Runelvys Hernandez, who had won manager Tony Peña’s coin flip for the Opening Day assignment over Jeremy Affeldt, looked like an ace as he pitched six scoreless innings, allowing only two hits and one walk while striking out five. On offense, the Royals...
Via Pine Tar Press
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants' Marco Scutaro and Jeremy Affeldt on DL to start season

The San Francisco Giants left Arizona with an assortment of aches and minor dings; they also left behind two players on the disabled list, reports Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury-News. Second baseman Marco Scutaro's back problems were not solved by the two epidural injections and a diagnostic nerve-block he received this spring.  Relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt, he of the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: It’s bullpen time

San Francisco Giants: It’s bullpen timeEven though the San Francisco Giants had a disappointing 2013 season the one thing on their team that stayed consistent was their bullpen. The Giants bullpen ranked 9th in all of baseball with a 3.30 ERA last season. However, it could have been even better if not for some setbacks in the bullpen. The most important issue with the bullpen last...
Via isportsweb.com
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cactus League preview: San Francisco Giants

If the pattern continues, the San Francisco Giants will win the World Series in 2014, as the team has alternated winning the title and missing the playoffs since 2010. In reality, such a pattern means very little, but the Giants do return to spring training looking to make 2014 an "on" season in their recent rotation of sweet Octobers and postseasons at home. There's no reason to...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

21st Annual KNBR Giants FanFest

Do you have any plans Saturday February 1st? If not, come to AT&T Park and hang out with your favorite San Francisco Giants player! The 21st Annual KNBR Giants FanFest is this Saturday from 10:00AM – 3:00PM. This is a nice chance to see your favorite player up close and get some autographs. Sounds expensive right? Well it’s not; this is a free admission event. Below...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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