The Giants unlikely strength

Before the season, the Giants weren’t expected to have one strength, but be average in almost every category. Instead, the strength of the Giants has been their offense. Offense heavily relies on hitting in the same inning, so runs per game can very much be different from the peripherals. San Francisco was projected to be in the middle of the pack offensively, but breakout seasons...
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San Francisco Giants trade rumors: Bench

The San Francisco Giants have one of the worst benches in baseball. It’s been exposed with the injuries to Hunter Pence, Gregor Blanco and Nori Aoki. It’s well known the Giants will be looking for outfield help. Who might be available to make the team deeper? This is an interesting situation because the Giants only have 4 players on their bench right now. Two are Casey McGehee...
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8 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...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The San Francisco Giants continue to prove their worth in the National League

The San Francisco Giants are coming. With a second straight victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three game set at Dodger stadium, the Giants have moved within just a mere half game of the top spot in the NL West, equaling the Dodgers win total at 38. In the two straight victories over L.A., its been great hitting for the Giants, just like it has been for most of the season...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Maxwell, Belt power SF Giants past LA Dodgers yet again, 6-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) Justin Maxwell and Brandon Belt hit two-run homers and the San Francisco Giants trimmed the Dodgers' NL West lead to a half-game with a 6-2 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday. Tim Hudson pitched six-hit ball into the seventh inning and got a key single for the Giants, who have won five straight over their archrivals and nine of 11 this season. Los Angeles (38...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

SF's Nori Aoki hit by pitch, but runs bases before leaving

LOS ANGELES (AP) San Francisco leadoff hitter Nori Aoki has left the Giants' game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after getting hit by a pitch. Aoki apparently was hit in the foot by Carlos Frias' second pitch Saturday. He ran the bases and scored before leaving in the bottom half of the first inning. Aoki stayed down on the dirt for a long time after Frias' low pitch hit him. He...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants’ Rollercoaster Search for Consistency, Runs

The San Francisco Giants have spent the first sixty-six games of the 2015 season in a rambling search for their identity and for consistent run production. After 40% of the season in the books, and a respectable 35-31 record through June 16th, the Giants have the feel of a Spring Training squad still seeking a team identity, with the additional baggage of several unresolved foundational...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Snap Two Losing Streaks at Once With 6-2 Win Over Mariners

  Matt Duffy #5 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Justin Maxwell #43 after Duffy scored against the Seattle Mariners in the bottom of the eighth inning at AT&T Park on June 16, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The Giants won the game 6-2. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) The term “home sweet home” hasn’t exactly applied to the San Francisco...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Jarrett Parker Help San Francisco Giants Outfield?

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 10: Nori Aoki #23, Angel Pagan #16 and Justin Maxwell #43 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the New York Mets 8-5 at Citi Field on June 10, 2015 in Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Mandatory Credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images) The San Francisco Giants have called up  26 year-old outfielder Jarrett Parker from...
Via The Sports Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants continue to lead the majors in hits

The San Francisco Giants arguably have had the best lineup from top to bottom in Major League Baseball this season. The reigning World Series Champions currently lead the majors with 564 hits and boast a .274 team batting average on the season. There seems to not be a single soft spot in their lineup as almost every starting player is batting at least .280 this season Here are the...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Snap Losing Streak by Skin of their Teeth

Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants is hit by a pitch in the first inning of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on June 5, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Mandatory Credit: Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images) After a phenomenal month of May that ended with a 21-9 record, the San Francisco Giants saw a five game slide marred by late inning runs...
Via The Sports Journal
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants stop the bleeding, win a nail-biter against the Philadelphia Phillies

Every team goes through a slump at some point in the season that will test them. The San Francisco Giants were facing that test losing their last five games going into this series. Thanks to a big mistake by the Philadelphia Phillies, the Giants were able to escape with a win and end their losing streak. Tim Lincecum looked inconsistent at times in this game but was still able to...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Posey's homer helps Giants to 5-4 win over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Buster Posey hit the go-ahead home run in the seventh inning, and Matt Duffy and Justin Maxwell also homered, helping the San Francisco Giants snap a five-game skid with a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. The defending World Series champions spent Thursday's off day visiting the White House for the third time in five years. Right-hander...
Via AP on Fox
June 05, 2015  |  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...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants' Pagan scratched from lineup vs. Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Giants outfielder Angel Pagan was scratched from Tuesday night's starting lineup against the San Diego Padres with a cut on his middle finger. Pagan, the Giants' No. 3 hitter, is batting .405 (17 for 42) over his last 10 games and ranks fifth in the NL with a .350 batting average. He started the first 25 games. Justin Maxwell took his spot in the lineup, while...
Via AP on Fox
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers' pockets are only deep thing at Chavez Ravine

  Here’s the difference: The San Francisco Giants lose right fielder Hunter Pence, and they’re fortunate that Justin Maxwell, a minor-league free agent, proves surprisingly productive. The Los Angeles Dodgers lose outfielders Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford, and they plug in Andre Ethier and Scott Van Slyke and -- ahem -- Alex Guerrero, with Chris Heisey at Triple-A to spare....
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Maxwell Making His Case to Stick in Giants’ Lineup

San Francisco Giants right fielder Justin Maxwell makes a diving catch on a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Jimmy Rollins during the second inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) When Hunter Pence went down with a fractured forearm the first week of Spring Training, the Giants were faced with their first dilemma of the 2015...
Via The Sports Journal
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Maxwell Making the Most of Opportunity With Giants

A little over one month ago, the sound of a pitch hitting and fracturing Giants outfielder Hunter Pence’s forearm sent Giants fans into a deep funk. With the losses of Pablo Sandoval and Mike Morse in the offseason, it looked like the 2015 version of the Giants would be a bit offense-starved to begin with. Now that only promised to get much, much worse with Pence, one of the team’s...
Via BaySportsNet
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

If Anyone Ever Needed A Hit Like That …

(Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images) Those who remember the 1986 season (or even saw the 1986 “A Year To Remember” highlight film if you were too young to actually be there) will recall April 21st of that year, when Ray Knight tied up the game against Cecilio Guante and the Pirates to tie the game … a game that they would later win. Knight, on the highlight film, called it...
Via Metstradamus
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Maxwell, San Francisco Giants MVP of the Week

Max effortThere’s no doubt that San Francisco Giants Justin Maxwellwas the team MVP last week. In five games he had three homers, six RBI- including the walk-off extra-inning winner on Thursday- and went 6-for-20 (.300) while making some outstanding defensive plays in the field as the G-men swept the Dodgers thanks in large part to Maxwell. He continued it in an abbreviated Rockies...
Via Sporadic Sentinel
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Royals/current Giants Aoki, Maxwell receive their rings

Both Nori Aoki and Justin Maxwell were part of the Royals team which the Giants beat in the World Series last year, which means they were both owed their American League championship rings. They finally received them on Saturday -- fitting because they both played critical parts in the Giants’ 5-4 extra-inning win over the Rockies. Maxwell hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning...
Via Fox Sports
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Final: April 25th

  Photo By: slgckgc If You Only Read One Thing… Matt Harvey, or should I say the Dark Knight, seems to be ding just fine. He had no limits when it came to his innings pitched against the Yankees on Saturday, and he delivered. He was one out short of a complete game, and he struck out seven. This season so far seems to be the year of the pitcher, and Harvey showed that was the...
Via The Fantasy Fix
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants beat Rockies 5-4 in 11 innings

DENVER (AP) Nori Aoki scored from third on Joe Panik's bunt down the first base line in the 11th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night. Aoki reached on a leadoff walk from Brooks Brown (0-1) and was sacrificed to second. Angel Pagan followed with a single to center but Drew Stubbs' strong throw forced Aoki to hold up...
Via AP on Fox
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Maxwell’s Home Run Not Enough In Giants’ 6-4 Loss to Rockies

Justin Maxwell stayed hot and the San Francisco Giants jumped ahead early, but as with all games at Coors Field, no lead is certain, as doubles and double plays worked against the Giants in their 6-4 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Friday night. After sending San Francisco home happy with a sweep on Thursday afternoon, Maxwell followed up his strong outing with his second home run...
Via BaySportsNet
April 25, 2015  |  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
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