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Giants send down Comeback Player of the Year McGehee

DENVER -- The San Francisco Giants on Sunday designated third baseman Casey McGehee for assignment and recalled right-hander Hunter Strickland from Triple-A Sacramento. McGehee, who was acquired from the Miami Marlins in December, was hitting .200 with nine RBIs in 35 games for the Giants. McGehee, who has more than five years of major league service time, said he was not ready to...
Via AP on Fox
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Giants designate Casey McGehee for assignment

The San Francisco Giants designated infidler Casey McGehee for assignment on Sunday. McGehee, 32, was designated for assignment to make room for Hunter Strickland to rejoin the Giants. The Giants traded for McGehee over the winter as a replacement for the departed Pablo Sandoval. During his stay with the Giants, McGehee hit a lowly .200/.254/.282 with two home runs and nine RBI...
Via Tireball.com
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Santiago Casilla Quietly Dominating in Giants’ Bullpen

Pitcher Santiago Casilla #46 and catcher Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 at Dodger Stadium on April 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) If asked to rank baseball’s most dominant closers this season, Santiago Casilla may not place high on that list. Much of that has to do with...
Via The Sports Journal
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Giants 3B McGehee designated for assignment

DENVER (AP) The San Francisco Giants on Sunday designated third baseman Casey McGehee for assignment and recalled right-hander Hunter Strickland from Triple-A Sacramento. McGehee, who was acquired from the Miami Marlins in December, was hitting .200 with nine RBIs in 35 games for the Giants. McGehee, who has more than five years of major league service time, said he was not ready...
Via AP on Fox
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Giants DFA Casey McGehee, Should Mets Bite?

Third baseman Casey McGehee was designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. Acquired in a trade with the Miami Marlins this past offseason to replace Pablo Sandoval as the everyday third baseman, McGehee has been absolutely awful at the plate. In 110 mostly bad at-bats, McGehee hit .200 with a .248 on-base, .282 slugging, and just nine RBI. He’s struck out...
Via Mets Merized Online
29 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Descalso's 2-run homer lifts Rockies past Giants, 5-3.

DENVER (AP) Yusmeiro Petit gave manager Bruce Bochy the start he wanted. It lasted one pitch too many and helped finish the San Francisco Giants' winning streak. Daniel Descalso homered and drove in three runs and the Colorado Rockies handed San Francisco its first loss in nine games, taking the second game of a rain-soaked doubleheader 5-3 on Saturday night. Descalso had a run...
Via AP on Fox
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Rockies end Giants’ streak, teams split doubleheader

After an eventful day at Coors Field, which featured two rain delays, the Rockies beat the Giants 5-3 to end the Giants eight-game winning streak and salvage a split in the doubleheader. After the first game of the doubleheader, another thunderstorm came through Denver, which led to a 57-minute rain delay and a 9:07 p.m. start. Yusmeiro Petit made his first start of the season against...
Via BaySportsNet
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies snap Giants' 8-game winning streak with victory in nightcap

  Daniel Descalso homered and drove in three runs and the Colorado Rockies snapped the San Francisco Giants' eight-game winning streak, taking the second game of a rain-soaked doubleheader 5-3 on Saturday night. Descalso had a run-scoring groundout in the fourth and added a two-run homer in the sixth off spot starter Yusmeiro Petit (1-1). Descalso's homer off a 79 mph changeup put...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants beat Rockies in thrilling first game of Coors Field doubleheader

It was just a typical day at Coors Field, as a strong thunderstorm delayed the first game of a doubleheader for two hours and 15 minutes, and the Giants won a 10-8 thriller. The rain let up around the time the game was originally supposed to get underway. However, the field was covered in standing water, and another storm was on its way to the Denver metropolitan area. The grounds...
Via BaySportsNet
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Crawford helps Giants top Rockies, extend winning streak to 8

  Brandon Crawford drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants stretched their winning streak to eight games with a 10-8 win over the skidding Colorado Rockies in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Saturday at rain-soaked Coors Field. The game, a makeup of an April 26 rainout, was delayed at the start by 2 hours, 15 minutes by heavy showers. More rain was in the forecast...
Via AP on Fox
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Giants extend winning streak to 8 with 10-8 win over Rockies

DENVER (AP) Brandon Crawford drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants stretched their winning streak to eight games with a 10-8 win over the skidding Colorado Rockies in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Saturday at rain-soaked Coors Field. The game, a makeup of an April 26 rainout, was delayed at the start by 2 hours, 15 minutes by heavy showers. More rain was in the...
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Brandon Belt hits umpire with line drive (Video)

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt accidentally hit the second base umpire with a line drive during the seventh inning of Friday night's game in Colorado.It happened with one out and Giants runner Buster Posey on second. Umpire Paul Nauert had very little time to react when Belt's line drive came his way, so as he put his hands up to protect himself, the ball hit him...
Via Holdout Sports
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Giants thwart Rockies’ comeback for first seven-game winning streak since 2011

The Giants defeated the Colorado Rockies 11-8 on a cold, damp night for their seventh-straight win. The Giants came into tonight’s game riding high off their shutout sweep of the Dodgers. They also had a struggling Rockies team in their path. Ryan Vogelsong was looking to build on his May success, and the Giants were looking to build on 28-consecutive shutout innings. Vogelsong...
Via BaySportsNet
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Belt's HR helps Giants beat Rockies, 11-8.

DENVER (AP) Brandon Belt homered into the third deck, Ryan Vogelsong threw six scoreless innings and also doubled and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 11-8 on Friday night. Buster Posey singled and doubled to extend his hitting streak to 14 games as surging San Francisco won its seventh straight. Belt's mammoth shot got a jump on the fireworks show that...
Via AP on Fox
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Giants playing like champs, own best record in baseball since April 21

The Giants are playing like the best team in baseball right now. With the three-game sweep of the Dodgers, they now own the best record of any team since April 21 at 19-8. The Giants’ current run actually began with a three game sweep of the Dodgers at AT&T Park. The team was 4-10 prior to this run. Which is the real Giants team? Per MLB.com, manager Bruce Bochy said, "I think...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner hits HR off Clayton Kershaw (Video)

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner helped his cause with a solo home run against Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the third inning of Thursday's game at AT&T Park.Given that Clayton Kershaw won the National League MVP and Cy Young Award last year, Bumgarner's HR was an impressive feat.Bumgarner pitched 6 1/3 innings and struck out six, earning the...
Via Holdout Sports
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Madison Bumgarner Does It All as Giants Sweep Dodgers

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner is congratulated after hitting a home run of off Los Angeles Dodger Clayton Kershaw during the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach) It was the same story on a different day for San Francisco as they continued to repeat their formula to success with another shutout victory...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How Sweep It Is: Giants Blank Dodgers Again

The Madison Bumgarner-Clayton Kershaw face off did not disappoint (at least for Giants fans) as San Francisco completed the shut-out sweep of their rivals 4-0. Bumgarner (finally) got the monkey off his back as he took rival Kershaw deep in the third inning for his first home run of the year. It was Bumgarner’s seventh career home run, which is sixth among all active pitchers...
Via BaySportsNet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner homered off of Clayton Kershaw

This is baseball, and crazy stuff happens in baseball sometimes. One of those crazy things happened on Thursday – Madison Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw faced off at AT&T Park, and the gates of hell opened during Bumgarner’s first at bat of the afternoon. That’s right – Madison Bumgarner, Giants World Series pitching hero, homered off of Clayton Kershaw, reigning...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Adrian Beltre to the Giants Might Be the Best Worst Idea Ever

Texas Rangers Adrian Beltre, right, gets a congrats at home plate from teammate Kyle Blanks after Beltre’s solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Arlington, Texas, Friday, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero) It’s never too early to talk trade rumors, especially when it involves a likely future Hall of Famer heading to the defending...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Odd year, doesn't matter: Here come the San Francisco Giants

There’s no such thing as an odd year jinx. That’s what San Francisco Giants fans have tried to convince themselves of over the past few years, anyway. The Giants’ success in even years starting in 2010 has belied their struggles in the odd years that followed, either due to bad injuries, bad baseball, or both. For whatever reason, the Giants just couldn’t seem to get it...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Odd year, don’t care: here come the San Francisco Giants

There’s no such thing as an odd year jinx. That’s what San Francisco Giants fans have tried to convince themselves of over the past few years, anyway. The Giants’ success in even years starting in 2010 has belied their struggles in the odd years that followed, either due to bad injuries, bad baseball, or both. For whatever reason, the Giants just couldn’t seem to get it together...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN releases 30 for 30 Short about the Giants’ Crazy Crab

The latest ESPN 30 for 30 Short has been released, and it’s a ridiculous 12 minute exploration of the San Francisco Giants’ anti-mascot – the Crazy Crab. In response to the mascot craze of the 70s and 80s, the Giants introduced an anti-mascot, the Crazy Crab, and essentially encouraged their fans to abuse it. The Crab lasted a year, and the man in the suit (Wayne Doba) ended...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN releases 30 for 30 Short about the Giants’ Crazy Crab

The latest ESPN 30 for 30 Short has been released, and it’s a ridiculous 12 minute exploration of the San Francisco Giants’ anti-mascot – the Crazy Crab. In response to the mascot craze of the 70s and 80s, the Giants introduced an anti-mascot, the Crazy Crab, and essentially encouraged their fans to abuse it. The Crab lasted a year, and the man in the suit (Wayne Doba) ended...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Posey homer backs Lincecum's 3rd straight win for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Tim Lincecum is pitching like his old carefree, confident self, and the San Francisco Giants are once again generating timely hits. The World Series champions are suddenly right back to their winning ways after a rough April. Buster Posey hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning through a thick mist hovering above the field, new-look Lincecum won his third straight...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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