Dodgers @ Giants April 17, 2014: No Hanley, And Bad History For Ryu

The Dodgers are looking to salvage this series — much like the last series against the Giants — in the final game of a 3-game set. They turn to Hyun-jin Ryu to be the “stopper.” Normally, I’d feel pretty confident (even going up against Madison Bumgarner), but for whatever reason, Ryu struggles against San Francisco. In six career outings — including the disastrous April...
Via Dodgers Digest
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UPDATED: Giants Injury Updates: Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval, Brandon Crawford

The San Francisco Giants are off to a great start at 10-5.  There hasn't been much to talk about regarding injuries and this team but after a couple players injured themselves in Wednesday's 2-1 victory over division rival Los Angeles, updates are pouring in.Buster PoseyPosey is the star of the lineup & any missed time by the catcher would be devastating for the team...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Giants Injury Updates: Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval, Brandon Crawford

The San Francisco Giants are off to a great start at 10-5.  There hasn't been much to talk about regarding injuries and this team but after a couple players injured themselves in Wednesday's 2-1 victory over division rival Los Angeles, updates are pouring in.Buster PoseyPosey is the star of the lineup & any missed time by the catcher would be devastating for the team...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants fans’ issues with letter placement results in ‘BAET LA’ derp (video)

Your browser does not support iframes. During Wednesday’s tilt between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, a couple of hometown fans at AT&T Park attempted to let some large letters do the talking regarding how they hoped the Giants would beat the Dodgers but instead came up with a hilarious letter placement spelling […] The post Giants fans’ issues with letter...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sandoval, Vogelsong live in moment to beat Dodgers, 2-1

Baseball makes no apologies for being a game of failure. But it does extend an olive branch of sorts. It comes in the form of opportunity. There is nearly always another game, another inning, another at-bat or even the next pitch. Especially in April, there is always another chance for redemption. (And sometimes in October, too. You can ask Barry Zito about that one.) So it happened...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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WATCH: Giants fans hold letter for 'BEAT LA' out of order

Your browser does not support iframes.Some San Francisco Giants fans had an embarrassing mishap during Wednesday night's game against the visiting L.A. Dodgers when they mistakenly held up the letters to "BEAT LA" in the wrong order.The group of five Giants fans were captured on camera holding up the letters during the top of the seventh. Unfortunately, no one bothered...
Via Holdout Sports
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Giants fans do their best to help 'Baet LA' (PHOTO)

The San Francisco Giants have some of the best fans in baseball, but sometimes even a well intentioned plan to show support can go awry. During a close game against the Dodgers Wednesday night, these fans had a little typo.It must have seemed like a naet idea, but the unamused men behind them look like they would rather see the spelling-challenged fans get back in their saets.Spelling...
Via The Other Paper
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Back to “Vogelstrong” as Giants Beat Dodgers 2-1

Ryan Vogelsong dominated through six innings and the Pablo Sandoval came through in the clutch as the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Wednesday night. Vogelsong was on the hill looking to redeem himself from his prior two starts, and came back strong. After two four-run starts through four and five innings, respectively, the Giants’ fifth starter threw...
Via BaySportsNet
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Giants release Dontrelle Willis from AAA Fresno

Dontrelle Willis signed a minor league contract with the Giants in January and was officially added to the roster at Triple-A Fresno on April 12. But the veteran left-hander didn’t even last a week there. According to Jeff Todd of MLB Trade Rumors, the official transactions page for the Pacific Coast League is showing that Willis was officially released sometime Wednesday.
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Dontrelle Willis Cut By San Francisco Giants

The end of a very short roller coaster career appears to have come to an end on Wednesday when the San Francisco Giants cut ties with minor league pitcher Dontrelle Willis. Willis, who has not appeared in a MLB game since 2011, will most likely have a very tough time getting another shot at the Majors due to his age and diminishing abilities. Most remember the lefty from the five...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Wilson activated, Affeldt expected to join Giants Wednesday

The Beard is back. It’s your choice whether you still fear it. The Dodgers activated right-hander Brian Wilson from the disabled list Tuesday afternoon, and the one-time Giants World Series hero will be available to face his former club as the rivals begin a three-game series at AT&T Park. The Dodgers optioned left-hander Paco Rodriguez, who held lefties to a .130 average...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants beat Dodgers in 12-inning thriller

As the Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers counterpunched past midnight into Wednesday morning at AT&T Park, Hector Sanchez's mother sat in a car in the player's parking lot for three hours, eager for the game to end. The backup catcher's daughter was waiting too, for a famous father who needed to drive her to school in the morning. Sanchez will make that drive on little...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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The Good Ol’ Days

This comic comes with an asterisk: It was finished long before the Giants won.  Why?  Because zzzZZZzzz….  It takes a while to get these done! But even with a win….the Giants had five at-bats with the bases loaded and got zero runs out of them! What the heck? At least they won.  And they beat the Dodgers, again.  I could get very used to this.
Via SF Lunatic Fringe
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants Overcome RISP Struggles, Walk Off Against Dodgers In 12,

The game started on Jackie Robinson Day and ended after midnight as strong pitching from both sides and runners in scoring position woes led to a twelfth-inning walk-off win for the San Francisco Giants. While both starting pitchers were able to limit damage from the opposing offense, each lasted just five innings at AT&T Park. Both offenses had trouble at the plate in clutch...
Via BaySportsNet
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Sanchez lifts Giants over Dodgers 3-2 in 12

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Hector Sanchez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Tuesday night after Brandon Belt's tying double in the ninth.
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Breaking Down the National League West (Yes, Already)

Listen, I know it’s early. I know it’s only April 15, and we’re only 13 games into the 2014 campaign. I know it’s too soon to panic/rejoice/talk trades/declare an MVP. But April, it turns out, is pretty important for the San Francisco Giants. Of the 25 games the black and orange will play this month, 22 of them come against the National League West. They don’t face their...
Via BaySportsNet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants Edge Cubs at Indian School Park

Jeremy Sy belted an RBI triple and a single and Nick Noonan singled and doubled and scored a run, as the Giants edged the Cubs 3-2 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Indian School Park Field #2 in Scottsdale, AZ. Tags: Cubs Extended Spring TrainingEXST Cubs Extended Spring TrainingJeferson Mejia
Via Cub Reporter
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Week Two Review

"Say it wrong one more time, I double dog dare you!"My hope for this week is that San Francisco Giants play-by-play man Duane Kuiper stops calling Mike Morse “Michael Morris.” I get it, the first couple of days, sure, “Morse” becomes “Morris.” But this is two weeks in. Kuip takes pains to get Jean Machi's name right (at least it seems like it), but Morse...
Via Sporadic Sentinel
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants could activate Jeremy Affeldt on Tuesday

The San Francisco Giants have used their bullpen a lot this season.  Averaging just over 3 innings a game so far, the pen has been taxed for 40.2 innings of relief.  They've also been outstanding, with the third lowest bullpen ERA in baseball at 1.99!  That bullpen could get some help on Tuesday as the Giants look like they will activate Jeremy Affeldt.  Henry Schulman of...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Crawford's HR in 10th lifts Giants over Rockies

What a great story. Manager Bruce Bochy lights a fire under Brandon Crawford by declaring the shortstop will sit against some left-handed pitchers. Crawford seethes. Every time he faces a lefty and the ball comes to the plate, he imagines the ball is Bochy's big head and attacks it with fury, getting hit after hit, culminating in Sunday's game-ending home run against Colorado...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Offense Wakes Up, Crawford Splashes a Walk-Off Win

Tim Hudson continued to impress, the two-outs hits are back, and the San Francisco Giants took the series and the game from the Colorado Rockies with a 5-4 walk-off win in ten innings. Hudson pitched a stellar game, making only a handful of mistakes. The first was to Wilin Rosario, which the Rockies catcher launched into the left-field bleachers. Just like that, it was déjà-vu...
Via BaySportsNet
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fresno Grizzlies add Dontrelle Willis to active roster

The Giants signed Dontrelle Willis to a minor league deal back in January and the Fresno Grizzlies, the Giants’ Triple-A affiliate, have added the lefty to their active roster, per the Grizzlies’ Twitter account. Willis, 32, hasn’t pitched in the Major Leagues since 2011, but it hasn’t been for a lack of trying. Going into the 2012 season, Willis signed a minor league deal...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Back to Old Ways, Fall to Rockies 1-0

Matt Cain got “Cain’ed” once again, as the Giants dropped game two to the Colorado Rockies 1-0. Cain had his best start of the season, but the two-out hits couldn’t come through for him, and he took the tough-luck loss. He’s now 0-2 on the year. The Rockies struck first again Cain. After Charlie Blackmon led off the third with a walk and Brandon Barnes followed it up...
Via BaySportsNet
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner hits go-ahead grand slam (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Pitchers very rarely hit home runs in Major League Baseball. It happens, but it is almost always a huge deal when it does. On Friday night, San Francisco Giants starter Madison Bumgarner belted a grand slam that turned out to be the game-winner. Bumgarner, a career .145 hitter, finished […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor leaguer recovering after scary head-first crash into wall

Darren Ford, a minor-league outfielder for the Fresno Grizzlies, suffered a possible concussion and other injuries Thursday night when he crashed headfirst into the left-field wall while trying to make a catch.The 28-year-old Ford was injured during the eighth inning of the Grizzlies' 11-4 win over the Salt Lake Bees in the triple-A Pacific Coast League. The Grizzlies are the...
Via The Other Paper
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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