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Bumgarner takes issue with Scherzer's comments about pitchers hitting

Madison Bumgarner didn’t take kindly to Max Scherzer’s comment about pitchers “swinging a wet newspaper.”According to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, MadBum had the following retort:“Oh, well, my wet newspaper is 34 ½ inches, 33 ½ ounces, and I’m waiting on some new ones right now.”Bumgarner is the reigning Silver Slugger winner for pitchers in the National...
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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
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Affeldt nominated for 'Humanitarian of the Year' award

The Giants reliever is one of 44 current and former athletes and sports personalities being recognized for their philanthropic efforts. 10 will be chosen as “All Stars of Giving” and the “Humanitarian of the Year” for 2015 will receive $100,000 for his or her charity.Affeldt is co-founder of Generation Alive which is a non-profit founded 10 years ago which engages young people...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

NL West Top 10 Prospects Round-Up

The 2015 season is well underway and that means the minor-leagues are abuzz with activity. All the way from Single A to the majors, below is our weekly round-up of the top 10 prospects in the NL West. 1. Joc Pederson OF – Dodgers: After a great first couple of weeks in which his average reached .300, this past one was a little slower for Pederson. Though he walked five...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Prospect Profile: Ty Blach

Baseball Hot Corner had a strong presence today at the Sacramento River Cats (San Francisco Giants Triple-A affiliate) v. the Tacoma Rainiers (Seattle Mariners Triple-A affiliate) game. It was the first game of the season for BHC at the Triple-A level, and we are thankful to the River Cats media relations department for providing BHC with media credentials for the game.  It is...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants-Dodgers Preview

The San Francisco Giants began emerging from one of their worst starts since coming to the Bay Area with a sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers last week, and Tim Lincecum kicked off that three-game set by earning his first win of the season. After having his latest start rained out, the right-hander is expected to get the chance to lead the Giants to another win in Monday night's series...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento River Cats v. Tacoma Rainiers Game Notes

As part of Baseball Hot Corner’s ongoing commitment to cover as much baseball around the country as possible, I attended today’s game between the San Francisco Giants Triple-A affiliate Sacramento River Cats and the Seattle Mariners Triple-A affiliate Tacoma Rainiers. Before I begin the article I would like to offer my gratitude to the River Cats’ media relations department...
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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...
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Giants' Romo talks about playing close games with the Dodgers

The Giants play the Dodgers again Monday night in the first of three games in Los Angeles after sweeping them in San Francisco last week. Reliever Sergio Romo spoke to the Giants’ radio home, KNBR, about playing the Dodgers. Asked about why the team played so well against their rival:“I honestly don’t know if it’s just we’re playing them or if they kind of bring the best...
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Giants-Rockies game postponed by rain

DENVER (AP) The game between the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies has been rained out. A makeup date has yet to be announced. The Giants return to Denver in late May for a three-game series. Sunday's matchup was scrubbed about two hours before the scheduled start. Right-hander Tim Lincecum (1-1) had been set to take the mound for San Francisco against lefty Tyler Matzek...
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Giants Can’t Get Hudson The Win, But Beat Rockies On A Squeeze 5-4

Tim Hudson came into Saturday night’s game in search of his first win at Coors Field. He was two outs away. Instead, the San Francisco Giants got the win, but they did so by squeezing past the Colorado Rockies 5-4 in the eleventh inning. Buster Posey went two-for-five on the night, first hitting an RBI double into the gap that gave Angel Pagan enough time to score and put the Giants...
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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...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Nolan Arenado’s Defense Victimizes the Giants Again

Last week, in a game against the Giants in San Francisco, Rockies’ third baseman Nolan Arenado made a ridiculous catch on a foul popup by Gregor Blanco, catching the ball right as he collided with the tarp and ricocheted partway into the stands. Here’s a video: Well, he’s at it again. Last night in another game against the Giants, this time in Colorado, Arenado made a diving...
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2 days ago  |  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...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's Hunter Pence (with awesome hair) dancing to Michael Jackson

Giants outfielder Hunter Pence has been sidelined since spring training with a broken forearm as a result of getting hit by a pitch. Despite the injury, Pence hasn't lost his touch on the dance floor, as you can see by this video he posted on Instagram Friday. Cue the Michael Jackson: Pence seems to have diverse taste in pop music. A few months ago, he shared this video in which...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Scenes from a San Francisco Giants Day Game, 4/23/15

Left field, pre-game. The usher was not particularly understanding. I'm just trying to get a photo and move on, bro. Center field bleachers.The flags breezing along. The Giants are at the top (World Champs flag) and bottom (currently last in the division)The edible garden in center field, watched over by Hello Kitty.Why this is a custom jersey and not sold by the truckload in stores...
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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...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vogelsong Holds LA To Two, Maxwell Walks It Off In Giants Sweep Of Dodgers

With a sweep against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the line and Ryan Vogelsong on the hill, the San Francisco Giants battled back from LA’s two solo shots and ended their homestand with their second walkoff win in as many games as Justin Maxwell sent Angel Pagan and the rest of San Francisco home happy on Thursday afternoon. Vogelsong came into the game with a 0-1 record and a 10...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandoval expected to get Giants World Series ring in person

          This embed is invalid   " /> The San Francisco Giants are over the rocky breakup.   Pablo Sandoval, who signed a five-year, $95 million contract with the Boston Red Sox after spending his first seven seasons with San Francisco, made some controversial comments about his former team during spring training. However, the Giants plan to present...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Casey McGehee the Giants’ Best Option at Third?

The Giants showed some life against the Dodgers, sweeping the division leaders to close out a ten-game homestand. But it was not a promising start to the 2015 season at AT&T Park, as San Francisco managed to go just 4-6 over that span. The biggest reason for the skid? A lack of offensive production, particularly with runners in scoring position. It is early. We know that. There’s...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

By Some Miracle San Francisco Giants Nori Aoki Was Not Tagged Out On This Play

When a player is taking a healthy lead off the base it tends to send a message to the pitcher that maybe--just maybe--he should try to pick him off. Wednesday night Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw had the perfect opportunity to pick off Giants outfielder Nori Aoki. His first baseman was on the bag and Aoki was taking a big lead. The stage was set.But somehow Aoki bent the space-time...
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4 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...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence Progressing, but not Ready for May 1st Return

Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants doubles in the first inning during a spring training game against the Oakland Athletics at Scottsdale Stadium on March 4, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images) The San Francisco Giants have gotten off to a rough start to the 2015 season, sitting in last place in the National League West with a 5-10 record. The...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Home run king Barry Bonds' legacy might always be tarnished

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) For the first time in more than a decade, Barry Bonds is in the clear. His conviction overturned on appeal, baseball's home run king is no longer a felon. Yet his reputation might have been forever tarnished and the Hall of Fame's doors could remain shut. Despite a decision that he didn't break any laws, many fans - and even some baseball peers - concluded the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating Chris Heston early on

Chris Heston has been the Giants best start the first two weeks of the season posting a 0.87 ERA in 20 2/3 innings, but can he keep it up? Obviously not, but what does his future hold? The 27-year old has only throw 26 innings in the big leagues with a 19.2 K% and 7.7 BB%. In 2014 with Triple-A Fresno he had worse K/BB percentages posting a 17.5 K% and 7.1 BB%. In 2013 and 2014 with...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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