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Cubs beat Giants, game called in 5th after 4 1/2-hour rain delay

  Anthony Rizzo slammed a two-run homer, Tsuyoshi Wada pitched five strong innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Tuesday night in a game that was halted after 4 1/2 innings because of unplayable field conditions following rain at Wrigley Field. After a brief but heavy downpour, the game was delayed 4 hours, 34 minutes before it was called off at 1:16...
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Cubs outlast Giants 2-0 in rain-shortened game

CHICAGO (AP) Anthony Rizzo slammed a two-run homer, Tsuyoshi Wada pitched five strong innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Tuesday night in a game that was halted after 4 1/2 innings because of unplayable field conditions following rain at Wrigley Field. After a brief but heavy downpour, the game was delayed 4 hours, 34 minutes before it was called...
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Cubs beat Giants, game called in 5th inning after 4:34 rain delay

  Anthony Rizzo slammed a two-run homer, Tsuyoshi Wada pitched five strong innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Tuesday night in a game that was halted after 4 1/2 innings because of unplayable field conditions following rain at Wrigley Field. After a brief but heavy downpour, the game was delayed 4 hours, 34 minutes before it was called off at 1:16...
Via AP on Fox
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Giants Injury Update: Hector Sanchez to be evaluated after another foul tip

The San Francisco Giants enter a series against the Cubs at Wrigley Field tomorrow with a record of 65-58, second in the National League West. At three and a half games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers with 39 games left, the Giants have time to make a run. But they need better production from an offense that is 22nd in the league in runs scored. They also need to remain healthy,...
Via MLB Injury News
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What Matters

No way around it: The 49ers looked putrid on Sunday.  Like Giants in late June putrid. Not that we know how the starters for the Niners really look.  In early preseason, they play for so little, you can’t really discover anything.  But they say depth is what matters in football.  Injuries are nearly inevitable.  And, well, the second and third teams of this team can’t play...
Via SF Lunatic Fringe
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Giants Injury Update: Joe Panik exits with hand injury

Joe Panik of the Giants left Sunday’s game against the Phillies due to a left pinky injury. He was sliding into second base when he jammed his pinky into second base. He continued to run and then was taken out for defense by Joaquin Arias.Arias going to second base. Panik going downstairs with the trainer. #SFGiants— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) August 17, 2014#453581244...
Via MLB Injury News
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Joe Panik's 2 hits help Giants rally for 6-5 winover Phillies

Maybe the Giants have their second baseman. "I think he's earned going out there every day, the way he's played," manager Bruce Bochy said of Joe Panik. "It certainly helps your decisions at the end of the year when looking at your needs." The Giants didn't find a second baseman before the July 31 trade deadline, but they're more optimistic about...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Sergio Romo gets 1st save since June 22 for Giants

Santiago Casilla had lost consecutive outings for the first time in his career, and manager Bruce Bochy was determined to give his closer a rest. So he summoned Sergio Romo to close Saturday's 6-5 victory, and Romo entered with one out in the ninth and retired two of three batters for his first save since June 22. "When you've got a couple of guys comfortable closing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Giants Rally To Win 6-5

There was nothing typical about today’s San Francisco Giants (64-58) and Philadelphia Phillies (54-68) game. Especially if you watch the Giants on a consistent basis you would think that after being down in the sixth inning 5-1, the game was as good as done. Not so fast. After a solo home run in the first inning from Hunter Pence and a not-so-great outing by Giants starter, Tim...
Via BaySportsNet
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Brandon Belt not improving, will visit concussion specialist

The San Francisco Giants lost in 10 innings last night to the Philadelphia Phillies by the score of 5-3. the loss dropped the Giants to 63-58, second in the National League West. The Giants wasted a strong outing by Madison Bumgarner, who allowed only a run on four hits with nine strikeouts, in seven innings. Michael Morse provided all three runs for the Giants with his 16th home...
Via MLB Injury News
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Ex-White Sox righty Jake Peavy saw the star with Chris Sale

Jake Peavy was one of the first to tout Chris Sale as the next big thing, but as Peavy said Tuesday, “I wasn’t some prophet.” Sale’s talent was plain to see when he and Peavy were teammates during Sale’s first full season in 2011. What Peavy liked, and thought would set Sale apart, was his makeup. “He was always asking questions to everybody,’’ Peavy said before...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Missed Chances, Bullpen Struggles Amid Bumgarner’s Solid Home Start In Giants’ 5-3 Loss

Madison Bumgarner threw seven innings of excellent baseball at home, but it wasn’t enough as the bullpen allowed a late offensive attack from the Phillies and the Giants fell 5-3 in extras on Friday night. One solo shot off the bat of Marlon Byrd was all that Bumgarner would allow at Third and King, as he shut down the Phillies through seven innings of work. Today marked Bumgarners...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Don’t count them out

Anybody who has watched the San Francisco Giants the whole season knows what an up and down ride the season has been. The team started off great the first 63 games, going 42-21. Now seemingly in the same amount of time they’ve been below 500 by about 15 games going 21-36. They have lost their 9 and a half game division lead and now sit 5 and a half games behind the Los Angeles...
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Can the Giants make adjustments to right the ship?

The San Francisco Giants were in desperate need of a spark, anything that could snap them out of a two-month-long malaise. One-run deficits had become nearly insurmountable, and what was once the best team in baseball was quickly fading in the NL West race. The return of fiery leadoff man Angel Pagan had failed to ignite them. Playing in front of their daily sellout crowds wasn...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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This May Have Been The First Post-Anthem Marriage Proposal In San Francisco Giants History

The Jumbotron marriage proposal is a sports staple (or at the very least, a cliche) so one man decided to up the ante for all future couples by proposing on the field right after the national anthem. Caitlin McGinty was singing the anthem for Wednesday’s San Francisco Giants game along with Ellen Toscano and Shawna McNulty. After the trio were done singing, Toscano and McNulty...
Via Next Impulse Sports
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Tim Lincecum’s Eyes Are Wide Open

Maybe you find Tim Lincecum frustrating. He’s still throwing no-hitters, still in the top 25 for swinging strikes, still has an above-average strikeout rate, and still has a an above-average ground-ball rate. His walk rate has improved the last couple of years! Those home runs are coming at a rate that you’d figure would regress […]
Via Fangraphs
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Giants shut out, win 7-1 via appellate court ruling

I'm not okay with that. I am vehemently against home-plate collisions. I was before Buster Posey; I really was after Buster Posey. I've written thousands and thousands of words about home-plate collisions. I've been called a "limp-wristed, dress-wearing, SF girly man writer who knows NOTHING about baseball and who probably would LOVE for the teams to look more like...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Jose Canseco, Hunter Pence and a Taco-Shaped Piñata

While the rest of the internet was busy dumping ice water on its collective head to raise awareness (and money) for ALS, Jose Canseco was taking part in everyone else’s other favorite pastime. Hunter Pence signs. Even @JoseCanseco gets in on the #HunterPenceSigns pic.twitter.com/UMZM8JQjPt — Fresno Grizzlies (@FresnoGrizzlies) August 13, 2014 Now, there seems to be a few different...
Via Hall of Very Good
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Is the Dodgers’ lead too much to overcome?

The San Francisco Giants sit just five games behind divisional rival Los Angeles but with no signs of turnaround in sight, is the deficit too big for the Giants to overcome? In order to overcome a deficit such as this one, a team has to be clicking on all cylinders and the San Francisco Giants haven’t shown such signs since early June.  In fact, the Giants have been in a nose...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitching Performances, Questionable Calls Highlight Giants Series Split

The White Sox remained out west for a quick two-game series against the San Francisco Giants this week. As badly as the south siders have struggled of late, it was hard to feel too bad about this series, with Chris Sale and Jose Quintana set to take the bump. And both went on to have dominant outings, though the club could only pick up one win. Sale and Quintana Breeze Through Giants’...
Via Grab Some Bench
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Ventura Lost It During The White Sox/Giants Game Today

During today’s White Sox/Giants game, Robin Ventura — the manager of the White Sox — thought his team was a step closer to escaping a 7th-inning jam. But, when umpires overturned a crucial call at the plate, which allowed the Giants to tie the game, Ventura lost it. The call in question had to do with Buster Posey rule. Formally known as Rule 7.13, it prevents catchers from...
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Rumors: San Francisco, Pablo Sandoval haven't discussed extension 'in months'

Earlier this season, the San Francisco Giants and third baseman Pablo Sandoval were discussing a contract extension, but talks were tabled. He was said to be seeking a deal worth roughly $90-100 million over five-years. The Giants wisely balked at the asking price and offered him a three-year, $40 million extension, but that was also turned down.Months later, the two sides still...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants, Sandoval willing partners in contract dance

Aside from passing pleasantries, there haven’t been any conversations between the Giants and the agent for third baseman Pablo Sandoval in months. But Gustavo Vasquez said he remains on good terms with the team, and his camp remains open minded. As you might recall, Vasquez said in the spring, after turning down the Giants’ three-year, $40 million offer, that Sandoval would...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Matt Cain begins rehab process

The San Francisco Giants lost to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday in 10 innings by the score of 3-2. The loss dropped the Giants to six game behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League East. The Giants pitching staff, which is eighth in the league in ERA, has carried the team all season. But for the Giants to try and make a push the rest of the season, they'll be doing...
Via MLB Injury News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants honor Robin Williams with clip of 'Mrs. Doubtfire' and moment of silence (VIDEO)

Not lost in all of the sadness and fond memories surrounding Robin Williams' death was the fact that the comic genius was a huge sports fan — more specifically — a longtime San Francisco Giants supporter.And in tribute to the actor/comedian and hometown icon, the Giants showed a clip from his film Mrs. Doubtfire on the AT&T Park scoreboard and held a moment of silence...
Via The Other Paper
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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