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Report: Lincecum to visit hip specialist to determine if surgery necessary

Tim Lincecum will reportedly soon discover whether or not he has potentially thrown his last pitch for the Giants. CBS Sports reports that the 31-year-old right-hander will visit hip specialist Marc Philippon in Colorado on Wednesday to give a conclusive opinion on whether or not he will need surgery on his degenerative hips. The report says that Lincecum, who hasn't pitched for...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner makes history in Giants' loss to the Dodgers

Madison Bumgarner picked up his seventh loss of the season in the Giants' second-consecutive defeat at the hands of the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Tuesday, but he still managed to achieve a rare feat on the day. In notching his eighth and final strikeout of the night, his 200th of the season, Bumgarner became the first left-handed pitcher in the live-ball era to hit five home runs...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Greinke outduels Bumgarner, Dodgers beat Giants to stretch West lead

LOS ANGELES — Zack Greinke beat Madison Bumgarner in a premier pitching matchup, and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the second-place San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Tuesday night for the second time in the same day. The Dodgers increased their division lead to 5 games after taking the series opener 5-4 in 14 innings in a game that ended at 12:39 a.m. PST Tuesday. They...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers beat Giants 2-1 for 2nd win over rivals in same day

LOS ANGELES (AP) Zack Greinke beat Madison Bumgarner in a premier pitching matchup, and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the second-place San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Tuesday night for the second time in the same day. The Dodgers increased their division lead to 5 1/2 games after taking the series opener 5-4 in 14 innings in a game that ended at 12:39 a.m. PST Tuesday...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 2, Giants 1: Zack Greinke outduels Madison Bumgarner

As expected/promised, it was a pitching duel in Chavez Ravine on Tuesday night, with Zack Greinke besting Madison Bumgarner in the Dodgers’ 2-1 win. The Dodgers attempted to get things started in the second inning. With two runners on, Greinke lined a ball at 99 MPH down the third base line, but Matt Duffy dove and speared it. If he doesn’t, the Dodgers score two on the play...
Via Dodgers Digest
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox trade Alejandro De Aza to the San Francisco Giants

The non-official trade deadline ended with the Boston Red Sox shipping Alejandro De Aza to the San Francisco Giants nearly fifteen minutes before the clock struck midnight. August 31st is the deadline for teams to set up their postseason rosters. Technically speaking, teams can make trades all the way until the end of the season, but players traded after today cannot appear for their...
Via The Fantasy Fix
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

TC’s DraftKings Value Picks: Madison Bumgarner Provides Ultimate Bargain (Video)

When you have a chance to insert the World Series MVP into your lineup, you do it. Madison Bumgarner has the undisputed ace of a talented San Francisco Giants pitching staff that has struggled through injuries all season. He owns a 16-6 record with a 2.97 ERA, and his 192 strikeouts rank sixth in baseball. His 9.8 K/9 is the highest of his career. The 26-year-old owns a 1.81 career...
Via NESN.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants Acquire Alejandro De Aza From Red Sox

In another waiver trade deadline deal Monday night, the San Francisco Giants have acquired outfielder Alejandro De Aza from the Boston Red Sox in return for 23-year-old, Minor League left-hander Luis Ysla. There had been reports swirling that a move was close, and as the deadline reached, the two sides agreed to the deal. The Giants were also looking to acquire an infielder, but...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sox Trade Alejandro De Aza To Giants Just Under Wire

Just under the August 31st waiver trade deadline, the Red Sox have traded Alejandro De Aza to the Giants in exchange for left-handed pitcher Luis Ysla and cash considerations. San Francisco needed outfield help in the wake of the lingering Hunter Pence injury. De Aza did great in Carmine Hose— with a .292/.347/.484 slash line, 4HRs and 3 SBs.
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner is back to October Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner has been having quite a month of August. He’s posted a 53:4 strikeout-to-walk ratio while allowing only six earned runs in 37.2 innings, and he’s looked almost as unhittable as he did last October, when he relentlessly took the ball for the Giants in high pressure situations during the playoffs. That’s not a coincidence, it turns out, as Bumgarner is currently...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants bolster outfield depth, acquire De Aza in trade with Red Sox

  The San Francisco Giants have acquired outfielder Alejandro De Aza in a trade with the Boston Red Sox. De Aza is batting .261 with seven homers and 32 RBI in 90 games this season, splitting time with Baltimore and Boston. The Red Sox acquired the 31-year-old De Aza in a June 3 trade with the Orioles. The Giants announced the deal Monday night. The Red Sox received minor-league...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner: Weekly Pitcher’s Spotlight

This week’s spotlight is on the reigning World Series MVP and the San Francisco Giants‘ ace Madison Bumgarner. On the heels of the sixth no-hitter thrown this season by Jake Arrieta, competing in the same division as Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, and with the NL’s additon of Max Scherzer, Bumgarner continues to go about his own business in the City by the Bay. Bumgarner...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Duvall homers in first at-bat as a Red

Welcome to the Cincinnati Reds Mr. Duvall! One of the big pieces in the Mike Leake trade between the Reds and the San Francisco Giants came through in a big way on Monday night. In the sixth inning of the team's game against the Chicago Cubs, Adam Duvall stepped in for his first at-bat as a Redleg. And, it was a memorable one as Duvall hit a two-run homer putting the Reds up 7-5...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marlon Byrd celebrates 38th birthday with hits party

Marlon Byrd certainly knows how to throw a birthday party for himself. In the Giants' 7-5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday at AT&T Park, Byrd went 3 for 4 with two doubles, a triple, and four RBI on the day of his 38th birthday. "I got enough carry, enough backspin to get the ball off the fence twice," Byrd said. "It was just one of those days where the swing's feeling...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants Round Third in the Race for an NL Post Season Slot

Even though the San Francisco Giants are 3 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West, and even though it’s August 31st, we haven’t quite hit Defcon One in The Giants Cove War Room. Don’t get me wrong. San Francisco is at the point where they need to fiercely focus on winning baseball games, but there are no must-win games on the immediate horizon...
Via The Giants Cove
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chris Heston Gets the Nod for the San Francisco Giants

(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) San Francisco—In a rubber match against the St. Louis Cardinals, the San Francisco Giants will once again be looking for a “roll up your sleeves and do some yard work” type performance from a rookie. After a twelve-day rest, Giants rookie pitcher Chris Heston will get the nod in Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner has once again put Giants on his back

August is just about in the books, and the Giants managed to survive a brutal schedule and keep themselves within striking distance of a playoff spot. And while we’re supposed to believe baseball is a team game, they basically have one person to thank for keeping them in contention: Madison Bumgarner. Bumgarner had one of the best months any pitcher could have in August. He...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner is almost single-handedly keeping the Giants afloat

August is just about in the books, and the Giants managed to survive a brutal schedule and keep themselves within striking distance of a playoff spot. And while we’re supposed to believe baseball is a team game, they basically have one person to thank for keeping them in contention: Madison Bumgarner. Bumgarner had one of the best months any pitcher could have in August. He started...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Likely Need To Win NL West Division To Defend World Series Crown

One thing about a defending World Champion is that it is always entertaining to see that team have the chance to go for back-to-back titles in the following season’s playoffs. Unfortunately for the San Francisco Giants, their title defense is trending towards ending in the regular season unless they can surpass the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West division. Fortunately...
Via The Giants Cove
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Biggest series of the year

The San Francisco Giants have survived the August gauntlet without falling out of contention. Because they were able to survive August the upcoming three game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers is important. How important? Let’s just say it’s the most important series of the year. It might sound weird to call this series the biggest series of the year, because in essence...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Byrd Knocks In Four, But Giants Can’t Overcome Heston’s Rough Start In 7-5 Loss

Successful games from Brandon Belt, Buster Posey, and Marlon Byrd weren’t enough to make up for an early deficit from Chris Heston, as the San Francisco Giants fell to the St. Louis Cardinals 7-5 on Sunday afternoon. After being optioned to Triple-A Sacramento to make room for Mike Leake, Heston made his return to San Francisco in place of the struggling and injured Matt Cain....
Via BaySportsNet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Has Tim Lincecum thrown his last pitch for the Giants?

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum’s hip is giving him so much trouble that he might never pitch again for the franchise. Speaking with Andrew Baggerly of mercurynews.com, the two-time Cy Young Award winner revealed he is worried any return to the mound this year could cause further damage. And, since he’s a free agent, this could mean his final pitch with the Giants...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynn hurts ankle but beats Giants for first time in his career

SAN FRANCISCO -- Somehow, Lance Lynn stayed on his feet long enough to finally beat the San Francisco Giants. Once, he caught his spikes and nearly toppled down the dugout steps. Twice, his right knee buckled. And in the most scary scene of all, the St. Louis pitcher twisted his right ankle making a play and was forced to leave Saturday. Lynn still wound up with his first career...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynn hurts ankle but beats Giants for first time in his career

SAN FRANCISCO -- Somehow, Lance Lynn stayed on his feet long enough to finally beat the San Francisco Giants. Once, he caught his spikes and nearly toppled down the dugout steps. Twice, his right knee buckled. And in the most scary scene of all, the St. Louis pitcher twisted his right ankle making a play and was forced to leave Saturday. Lynn still wound up with his first career...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynn hurts ankle but beats Giants for 1st time, Cards win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Somehow, Lance Lynn stayed on his feet long enough to finally beat the San Francisco Giants. Once, he caught his spikes and nearly topped down the dugout steps. Twice, his right knee buckled. And in the most scary scene of all, the St. Louis pitcher twisted his right ankle making a play and was forced to leave Saturday. Lynn still wound up with his first career...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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