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Thursday Became A Classic NBA Playoff Night, For Good And Bad Reasons

The one-game nature of NFL playoff football — how one day’s breaks and bounces affect a team’s postseason fate — gives the province of pigskin a constant unpredictability. The reality of playoff hockey reduces that sport to puck luck and the quality of the two goaltenders on a given day. The nature of playoff baseball is governed by the quality of your starting pitcher in...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thursday Became A Classic NBA Playoff Night, For Good And Bad Reasons

The one-game nature of NFL playoff football — how one day’s breaks and bounces affect a team’s postseason fate — gives the province of pigskin a constant unpredictability. The reality of playoff hockey reduces that sport to puck luck and the quality of the two goaltenders on a given day. The nature of playoff baseball is governed by the quality of your starting pitcher in...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Change of cleats, change of fortune for D-backs' Bradley

Archie Bradley is off to a tremendous start to his career. The 22-year-old beat Clayton Kershaw, nearly beat Madison Bumgarner, and then Wednesday night he beat former All-Star Yovani Gallardo. He has a 1.45 ERA through his first three starts.Wednesday night he got into some trouble in the first inning though. He got out of a based-loaded jam with only one run scoring, and then he...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner Trying to get Back on Track for Defending Champs

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner works against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Last October Madison Bumgarner cemented his name among the game’s greatest when it comes to postseason performances. The San Francisco Giants were propelled to their third World Series...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitchers’ Duel Ends In Giants’ First Walk Off Win of 2015, Beat Dodgers 3-2

It was a pitchers’ duel through the first six innings, as Madison Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw faced off at AT&T Park on Wednesday night. The San Francisco Giants were able to break through in the bottom of the ninth, as Joe Panik’s walk off sacrifice fly was enough to send Giants fans home happy in their 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Bumgarner made it through six...
Via BaySportsNet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: April 22, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Happy hump and Earth day! It is a special day of sorts, but I’d like to point out that any day with baseball is a special day! Below we’ve got a discussion of the starting pitching situation for the tonight’s late slate as well as the best teams from which to pick hitters. Pitching Perspective It seems there is no middle ground in terms of pitching...
Via The Fantasy Fix
3 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: Pay for Aces, Play your Aces

People of Planet Earth, please, pay for your aces. On a slate that features quite a few, there is no need to tempt fate by not building around at least one solid top tier arm and a mid-tier to make it happen. Oh sure, there will that voice inside your head that says, "Hey, Kyle Kendrick fooled everyone Opening Day and was a huge bargain!". That's the voice that needs to be driven...
Via Razzball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants are 4-10, Let’s Keep Calm and Panik

The San Francisco Giants are in last place. Only two teams in baseball, the Miami Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers, have a worse record than the Giants’ 4-10 mark. The Giants are next-to-last to only the Boston Red Sox in hard-hit ball percentage. Buster Posey, the team’s cleanup hitter and former league MVP, is currently hitting .229 with two extra base hits. Casey McGehee, who...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Wednesday, Apr 22

Wednesday brings is another go-around with some of the top aces in the league, including a matchup of dominant NL West left-handers, Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner. Against the struggling Indians, I’d rank Samardzija higher than 12th. Steamer projected Samardzija for a 3.93 ERA entering the season. With the way the Brewers are swinging the bat (feebly), Johnny Cueto could...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Friday, Apr 17

I was thisclose! My strategy paid off big time (stacking against Madison Bumgarner) as Mark Trumbo, Paul Goldschmidt, and A.J. Pollock all homered, but the players I chose support my anti-MadBum lineup didn’t come through. I’m absolutely kicking myself for not picking Chris Archer, who I had in my lineup originally and then swapped out for Cole Hamels (who had poor control against...
Via Baseball Professor
8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants, there is always the 2016 Season

By Sam Henry The San Francisco Giants are winners of three of the last five World Series’ played in the MLB.  World Champions in 2010, 2012 and reigning champs from the 2014 season.  The epic seven game series last October ended with the Giants celebrating on the home field of their opponents, the Kansas City Royals with a 3-2 victory.  But winning doesn’t come without its...
Via Beyond The Spread
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Thursday, Apr 16

Yesterday we had a mix of good and bad that generated a winning lineup overall, though not an I-won-so-much-money-I-can-quit-my-day-job lineup. Edinson Volquez scared me early but rebounded to strike out seven Twins and run his streak of 3 ER or less to 14 straight starts. Lucas Duda, my value pick of the day, lived up to the hype. Nelson Cruz homered for the fifth straight game...
Via Baseball Professor
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: April 16

​ Thursday brings a limited slate of action, as just 12 of the 30 big league teams are in action. Still, there are a few matchups that carry some intrigue: Cole Hamels (PHI) vs. Doug Fister (WAS) 7:05 PM ET It’s hard to know how many more starts Hamels will make for the Phillies, but in a tough National League East he should find himself in plenty of tough matchups like...
Via The Sports Post
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Stay Hot in 2015

Just like the end of the 2014 season, the Royals are hot yet again in the start of 2015. Since September 28, 2014, the Royals are 18-5 (Including postseason). During that span, they completed postseason series sweeps of the Halos and the O’s, were 90 feet away from tying up game 7 of the World Series against arguable one of the best postseason pitchers of any era in Madison Bumgarner...
Via i70baseball
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, Apr 16

Thursday brings us our first legitimately short slate of the MLB season now that most of the odd opening week start times and off days have passed us. Let’s take a look at the rankings! Madison Bumgarner and Cole Hamels are the day’s two aces, and Bumgarner draws Archie Bradley in his second MLB start. Speaking of Bradley, I was encouraged enough by his first start to start...
Via Baseball Professor
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Heston Makes Case for Spot in Giants’ Rotation

Names like Madison Bumgarner, Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Ryan Vogelsong are household names to San Francisco fans. But if you asked Giant fans if they knew who Chris Heston was before he made his first start of the season on Wednesday, April 8 against Arizona, a small contingent of avid fans would say yes, a slightly larger group would say they vaguely recalled his name while the...
Via Baseball Essential
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bumgarner’s Bat Only Fourth Best Among Current NL Pitchers

Every once in a while I like to listen to local Bay Area sportstalk radio, where those otherwise asked by society to leave the room always have a voice. One recurring theme I’ve noticed is that the vast majority of sportstalk callers are apparently unaware that actual Major League Baseball facts, statistics, and basic information are readily available on the internet. As a result...
Via The Giants Cove
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner Rides Horse During Giants’ Pregame Ceremonies (Video)

Madison Bumgarner made quite the entrance on the field at AT&T Park on Monday. The San Francisco Giants celebrated their 2014 World Series win with a pregame ceremony for their home opener against the Colorado Rockies, and the ace delivered the championship flag in the most Madison Bumgarner way possible: on a San Francisco police horse. Bumgarner, who lives on a farm...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner rode a horse with the World Series banner

So, how did the San Francisco Giants celebrate their 2014 World Championship at Monday’s home opener at AT&T Park? By having Madison Bumgarner ride in with the banner on a horse, of course. “I’m on a horse.” pic.twitter.com/QMuh06eL09 — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) April 13, 2015 During the World Series parade in the fall, Bumgarner wanted to ride a horse, but the San Francisco...
Via Bloguin Best
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner rode a horse with the World Series banner

So, how did the San Francisco Giants celebrate their 2014 World Championship at Monday’s home opener at AT&T Park? By having Madison Bumgarner ride in with the banner on a horse, of course. “I’m on a horse.” pic.twitter.com/QMuh06eL09 — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) April 13, 2015 During the World Series parade in the fall, Bumgarner wanted to ride a horse, but the San Francisco...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day Pre-game Notes

It’s finally here! Opening day at AT&T Park has finally arrived. It seems like it’s been forever since Madison Bumgarner’s magnificent Game 5 of the World Series. The Giants and Bruce Bochy are ready. “It’s great to be home….This is a huge day. I’ll say something to the guys as we go through the ceremony. Hopefully they really take the time to reflect and step...
Via BaySportsNet
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy returns to Petco Park for first start

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports The San Francisco Giants dropped their third straight to rival foe San Diego Padres on Sunday afternoon. Jake Peavy, the Giants starting pitcher returned to San Diego for his first start since being dealt away in 2009. Peavy was the ace in San Diego for five years, which included all-star appearances in 2005 and 2007.  In 2007, he won the Cy Young award...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Tuesday, Apr 14

Welcome back to week two of our Daily Daily SP Rankings! Week one was as unpredictable an opening week as I can remember with this weekend’s games giving us a pair of blow-ups by Clayton Kerhaw and Madison Bumgarner, and a confusing pair of starts from Clay Buchholz that reaffirmed everything we thought we knew about him — he’s still Clay Buchholz. I’m not sure I’m more...
Via Baseball Professor
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner struggles, Casey McGehee Injured in San Franciso Loss to Padres

SAN DIEGO – James Shields was unable to defeat Madison Bumgarner and San Francisco during the 2014 World Series while pitching for Kansas City, losing games one and five. On Saturday, Shields (1-0) exercised some postseason demons as the right-hander pitched seven strong innings, allowing one run on three hits while striking out seven during San Diego’s 10-2 win over National...
Via Baseball Essential
13 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 6 (SF vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (3-3) defeated the San Francisco Giants (3-3) handily last night by a score of 10-2. The Friars collected twenty hits, tying their Petco Park high. James Shields (1-0, 2.08) pitched seven innings, giving up one run on three...
Via Padres Public
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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