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Giants Drop Eighth Straight: Arms Struggle, Bats Silenced In Collmenter Complete Game Shutout

On the plus side, it was fireworks night at AT&T Park. On the other hand…it was a long journey to get to the light show, as the San Francisco Giants continued to flounder at AT&T Park in their 9-0 shelling by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. “Right now, we’re not playing well,” said manager Bruce Bochy. “I wish we had a magic wand to wave njow, but I can’t...
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Otero Stumbles As Oakland Athletics Fall 6-4 To Kansas City Royals

Another day, another bullpen collapse. The Oakalnd Athletics dropped the opening game of the club’s three-game series with the Kansas City Royals 6-4, as Dan Otero was tagged for two runs in the eighth inning. The starter Sonny Gray wasn’t exactly sharp either. The righ-hander ended up working six innings and allowing four runs on a career-high 11 hits. Gray struggled with an...
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Goodnight Wondo

Goodnight Wondo. There’s no sport quite like soccer. It’s the one sport where if a given player isn’t the head coach’s guy—he’s in all sorts of trouble. Chris Wondolowski isn’t Dominic Kinnear’s guy. Wondo is in trouble. From the Premier League to La Liga to the MLS, head coaches and managers love to bring in their own crew of players as soon as they assume command...
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Giants Battle, But Drop Seventh Straight Game, Lose to Diamondbacks 7-6

On the brink of their first home win of 2015, the San Francisco Giants made it interesting on Thursday night. After 12 innings of fighting, however, they couldn’t put that mark in the win column, as they fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6. The loss marks San Francisco’s seventh straight defeat, tying their worst ever start in the San Francisco era with a 3-8 record. It was...
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5 Wonderful San Francisco Giant High Fives

It’s National High Five Day and when I think of high fives, I think of baseball (and the end of every “Saved By The Bell” episode). Honestly, I think if there was a “National Congratulatory Butt Patt Day” it might me slightly more baseball-y but a high five will certainly do. 1. The Turkey-Five  Not really a high five but occurs frequently during the high five line at...
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Giants Pregame: Bochy On Team Getting Ticked Off, Blanco Batting Second, and Arby’s

One year ago, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy was celebrating his 59th birthday with two wins in a day – one that ended after midnight, and a second later that evening. This year, as the skipper reaches the big 6-0, he’ll be hoping to lead his team out of a six-game rut that has the Giants tied for the fifth-worst ten-game start of any World Series champion. Happy birthday...
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Sharks Dysfunction Surfaces at Media Day

The Sharks last game of the season was played against the same team for the last three seasons, and has had the same result the last three seasons. While the defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings failed to qualify for the playoffs themselves, they took bragging rights against their division rivals into the off season. After taking a few days off, the team gathered at their...
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Giants Bats Stay Cold, Swept By Rockies

Despite the shake up in the lineup, the Giants bats continued to stay quiet as the Rockies completed the sweep with a 4-2 win over the orange and black. In his first home start of the season, Tim Lincecum struggled right out of the gate. He walked Charlie Blackmon to lead off the game, allowed a one-out single to Troy Tulowittzki, and surrendered a three-run home run to Nolan Arenado...
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Giants Offense Wastes Another Quality Start in Loss to Rockies

In another frustrating day at the ballpark, the Giants bats stayed cold as they fell to the Rockies 4-1. San Francisco starter Tim Hudson was not at his sharpest at the start of the game, allowing a lead-off single to Charlie Blackmon. Hudson escaped the first unscathed but wasn’t so lucky in the second. Nolen Arenado led off with a double, and Corey Dickerson singled him home...
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Giants’ Present Bumgarner and Posey With Silver Slugger Awards

The San Francisco Giants continued their Opening Week festivities with more celebrations of their championship season. This time, Buster Posey and Bumgarner were the center of attention, as each was presented with his Silver Slugger Award at AT&T Park before Tuesday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies. Bumgarner, after carrying the World Series Championship banner on...
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Giants Injury Updates

Just in case you wanted a few more nuggets of information after today’s loss. The Giants have already made several visits to the disabled list, as well as players who havent’t taken the trip but are still recovering from their own issues. Whether they’re close or the rehab road is unsure, here are a few updates to the injury list: Casey McGehee is slowly but surely improving...
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10 GIFs That Made Fans Fall In Love With Hunter Pence

First off, let me welcome you guys to my new blog on Bay Sports Net. “Extra Innings” will be a place that you can find my GIF recaps, photoshops, and feature pieces that are a little too off-kilter for the main pages. Hope you guys check in often and enjoy! What better way to start off a Giants blog than with a post on why we love Hunter Pence. It also so happens that the big...
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Oakland Raiders Sign Michael Crabtree: Sure, Why Not?

It sounds like Michael Crabtree is staying in the Bay Area. Multiple sources confirm Michael Crabtree is in fact signing with the #Raiders. — Fallon Smith (@FallonSmithCSN) April 13, 2015 If this was April 2013, that’d be awesome news for a downtrodden Oakland Raiders team that wobbled to 3-13 record last season, but that has a quarterback in Derek Carr who has the look of...
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Giants Can’t Back Heston’s Strong Start, Drop Home Opener

It began as a banner day (see what I did there?) for the Giants, but ended on a sour note as they fell to the Rockies 2-0 in front of the 328th consectutive sellout crowd at AT&T Park. It all started out so well. The pregame ceremony included Madison Bumgarner on a horse and another World Series banner being raised. A moving tribute to late broadcast Lon Simmons brought the...
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Horses, Remembering a Legend, and a Banner Raised: Giants Home Opening Ceremony Recap

It’s a beautiful day for San Francisco Giants fans, as the orange and black returned to AT&T Park to ride a horse, raise a banner, and recognize those we lost with a home opener to remember on Monday afternoon. Fans were at Willie Mays Plaza hours before the gates opened, and weren’t disappointed with plenty of memorable moments throughout the pre-game ceremony that may seem...
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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...
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Giants Can’t Overcome Nieves’ Grand Slam In 6-4 Loss

In a series where the Giants scored three runs over their last three games, putting four up in one day seems like a big feat. It wasn’t enough, however, as the offense couldn’t come back from a Wil Nieves grand slam and San Francisco dropped their third straight game to the San Diego Padres, this time 6-4 on Sunday afternoon. The Giants went ahead early, putting one up on...
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Oakland Athletics Get to King Felix But Lose in Extras

The Oakland Athletics (3-4) battered Felix Hernandez but still found a way to lose in extra innings in the final game of the team’s opening homestand. The Seattle Mariners ace gave up three runs on eight hits and Jesse Hahn took a no-hit bid into the sixth, but a 10-inning bomb from Nelson Cruz sent the A’s tumbling to a 8-7 loss. Hernandez was uncharacteristically hittable...
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Melvin Says Still No Timetable For Doolittle But Return to Mound ‘Close’

There’s still no official timetable for Sean Doolittle, as the All-Star closer works his way back from a shoulder injury. “Don’t know until he gets on the mound yet,” said manager Bob Melvin on Sunday morning before the Oakland Athletics took on the Seattle Mariners. “I think we’re getting close as far as that goes.” Melvin did offer a hint for when Doolittle’s return...
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Nyassi’s Strike Gives San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 Win Over Vancouver Whitecaps

With the wind ripping through Avaya Stadium and the ribbon boards glowing far too bright, all it took was a single shot from Sanna Nyassi to send the San Jose Earthquakes to a 1-0 win over the Western Conference leaders the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night. Throughout much of the game, the Quakes attack went dim. The hosts didn’t register a shot on target until the 62nd minute...
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Nothing Working for Giants in Loss to Padres

A rare rough night for Madison Bumgarner sealed the deal early for the Giants as they fell to the Padres 10-2. The losses came right away for San Francisco, as Casey McGehee left the game in the top of the first with a left knee strain as he was coming out of the batter’s box. He was taken out immediately, perhaps foreshadowing the struggles that were coming for the orange and...
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A’s Lose Game of Inches to Seattle in Extra Innings

Baseball is a game of inches. Unfortunately for the A’s, those inches stacked up against them, as a series of close plays did not go in their favor resulting in a 5-4 11-inning loss at the hands of the Mariners. “There were so many things that we felt didn’t go our way, but we were still right there the whole game. Hopefully we can come back tomorrow and have those things go...
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Oakland Raiders Showing a Commitment to Youth?

This off season there was a youth movement in Oakland. I’m not talking about the Oakland A’s, I’m talking about the other team that plays in the Coliseum — the Raiders. Over the Al Davis era the Raiders have tried to find that magical second wind in veteran players. Davis would combine these players with young talent to create a balance. This has worked multiple times with...
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Lincecum Throws Seven Scoreless, Offense Can’t Come Through In Giants 1-0 Loss

Tim Lincecum made a memorable start to 2015, shutting out the San Diego Padres through seven innings. The San Francisco Giants offense, however, wasn’t able to match his effort, as one run made all the difference in the eighth and the Giants fell 1-0 at Petco Park on Friday night. Lincecum stepped to the mound for the first time this season as the fifth closer for a somewhat questionable...
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Pomeranz Dominates, A’s Rout Seattle 12-0 In Weekend Series Opener

You get a hit. You get a hit. You get a hit, and RBI’s all around! So went the night for the A’s lineup en rout of the Mariners in the opening game of the weekend series, winning 12-0. The A’s jumped on Seattle starting pitcher Taijuan Walker quickly in the first inning, making it 3-0. They added a pair of runs in the second inning to push the score to 5-0 and then jumped all...
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