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Giants bust out for 12 runs, win on Sanchez’s slam

In one segment of Giants fandom, Hector Sanchez has been traded, sold, demoted and released about 100 times as he has struggled after being brought to the majors earlier then they should have. For one day, Sanchez demonstrated why he is here and once again came up clutch. Sanchez’s grand slam off Chad Bettis with one out in the 11th inning gave the Giants a 12-8 lead en route...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Will the Real Matt Cain Please Stand Up

Matt Cain's career 93-91 record does not impress anyone. Since he earned a full time job in the San Francisco Giants rotation, only 19 pitchers in all of baseball have won more games, however, just Bronson Arroyo and Paul Maholm have lost more games.  We all know wins and losses are a team effort, but it can skew the view of a players career pretty drastically.#486278051 /...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants Braintrust Ponders Rearrangement of Deck Chairs

Whenever a large, extremely valuable piece of property runs full speed into a huge iceberg the first reaction of those in charge is to try and make things look better. In the case of the early season stumblings of the San Francisco Giants, a quick look around the old ship shows the best the front office can do is maybe put the salad forks on the right side of the dinner plates and...
Via The Giants Cove
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants Falter with Runners In Scoring Position, Rockies Take Game Two

The Giants hoped for a different result at Coors Field as Madison Bumgarner, their lefty ace, toed the mound. Despite a tremendous effort from Bumgarner, the Giants offense continued to struggle, leading the Rockies to a 2-1 victory. Home runs continued to be a storyline, carrying in from the five dingers the Rockies put in the box score last night. Troy Tulowitzki rocketed a home...
Via BaySportsNet
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants' David Huff placed on DL

According to Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News and Henry Schulman of SFGate, Giants reliever David Huff has been placed on the disabled list due to a left quadriceps strain. The Giants will recall outfielder Juan Perez while they go back to the normal 13 pitchers. David Huff put on DL, Juan Perez recalled from Triple-A. #SFGiants— Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vogelsong Knocked Out Early, Rockies Hit Long Ball To Victory

Coming off a solid start last week, Ryan Vogelsong went the opposite direction with one and a third innings pitched, 59 pitches, six hits, five earned runs, three walks, and zero strike outs as the Giants fell to the Rockies 8-2. Vogelsong, who was sporting his trademark snarl at the start of the game, tossed the shortest game of his career. While looking undoubtedly focused against...
Via BaySportsNet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants' David Huff leaves game with leg injury

According to Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News, Giants reliever David Huff had to leave Monday’s game against the Rockies due to a leg injury suffered while running to first base trying to beat out a groundball. Yusmeiro Petit coming in for Huff, who hurt leg on single. Forget the 13-man staff, Bochy needs 16 pitchers this week.— Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) April...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants seem unlikely to pursue trade to shore up 2B

According to Henry Schulman, it seems unlikely that the San Francisco Giants will make a trade to fill in at second base while Marco Scutaro recovers from a chronic back injury.By Michael Marconi (NLCS MVP Marco Scutaro) via Wikimedia CommonsScutaro, 38, has yet to suit up for the Giants this season. Meanwhile, Brandon Hicks and Jaoquin Arias have split second base duty thus far...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Replay helps Giants beat Padres 4-3

Like any workplace, the ballpark is filled with sounds of griping. There has been plenty over new rules this season that have added instant-replay challenges and attempted to end unnecessary home-plate collisions. There is no griping from the Giants camp. Manager Bruce Bochy has won three of his four replay challenges, and Buster Posey has proven very adept at standing in front...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Posey, Lincecum lead Giants to 4-3 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants are totally in favor of instant replay. As soon as Xavier Nady was called safe after sliding into home plate to apparently pull the San Diego Padres to 4-3 on Chase Headley's bases-loaded double in the third inning Sunday, Giants manager Bruce Bochy popped out of the dugout to challenge. After 88 seconds, the umpires called Nady out...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dontrelle Willis, Pitching Coach?

Last Wednesday, Dontrelle Willis, former 2003 Rookie of the Year, was released by the San Francisco Giants from his minor league contract after just two appearances and what's being reported as a serious arm injury. Now in a report by Jon Heyman, Willis' agent Matt Sosnick says he's looking to become a pitching coach.By A Reluctant Optimist on Flickr via Wikimedia CommonsHeyman...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Avoid the Sweep, Take a Game in San Diego

Tim Lincecum got his first win of 2014, and the Giants avoided the sweep as San Francisco defeated the Padres 4-3 on Sunday afternoon in San Diego. The Giants jumped out to an early lead on Buster Posey’s fourth home run of the season. With one out, Hunter Pence worked a walk from Robbie Erlin, and Posey crushed the two-run shot over the left-field fence. And for the first time...
Via BaySportsNet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Train Derailed: The Last Stop for Dontrelle Willis

Since finishing his last and statistically worst full big league season in 2007, the career of one, Dontrelle Willis has resembled an excruciatingly difficult video game with an extended amount of continues all with the same result — a failure to reestablish himself at the Major League level.Level One: The Sky is the LimitIndeed, Willis’ s rapid descent followed one of the more...
Via The MLB Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitching again the story as Padres beats Giants

Eric Stults finally pitched with a lead. He remembered just what to do with it, too. The crafty left-hander worked his way through six strong innings, limiting the Giants to three hits, only one of which hurt – Michael Morse’s fifth-inning homer – in an otherwise spotless outing that propelled the Padres to a 3-1 win Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 43,405 Petco...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Waste Another Quality Start, Fall to Padres

Tim Hudson made history on Saturday night, but it wasn’t enough for the meager Giants offense, as San Francisco fell to the San Diego Padres 3-1. The Padres drew first blood against Hudson, and San Francisco couldn’t recover. Seth Smith led off the bottom of the second and with two outs Yonder Alonso singled him home, giving San Diego a quick 1-0 lead against Hudson. For the...
Via BaySportsNet
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Fan Loses The Foul Ball, But Gets The Padres Girl

This San Francisco Giants fan may have lost the foul ball, but at least he got the Padres girl at the end.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The impossible: A fan manages to satire Vin Scully

A friend plucked this from the comment section of Oneflapdown77.com, our sister blog for fans of the San Francisco Giants, (who have never hurt us, by the way.)This came from a commentator named zumiee and was posted on Feb. 28. I think it's brilliant. In the spirit of all those who would mock The Master - you know who you are - here's a send-up on the man generally regarded...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
4 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 17 (SF vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. So given the fact that PETCO Park is being overrun by GAINTS fans chanting “BAET LA,” here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres defeated the hated San Francisco Giants by a score of 2-1, led by Tyson Ross‘ 8 shutout innings. Ross had 9 strikeouts with only one...
Via Padres Public
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Brilliant, Offense Falters, Giants Fall to Padres

For the second straight start, Matt Cain was the tough-luck loser as the Giants fell to the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Friday night. Cain turned in another outstanding start, but the offense failed to make a dent against Tyson Ross, who shut-out San Francisco in eight innings. The Padres got on the board right away against Cain. With one out in the bottom of the first, Chris Denorfia...
Via BaySportsNet
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fresno Grizzlies v. Sacramento River Cats Post-Game Analysis

On a crisp Thursday night (April 17th, 2014) in Sacramento, CA, a couple of buddies and I went to the Fresno Grizzlies (San Francisco Giants Triple-A affiliate) v. Sacramento River Cats (Oakland A’s Triple-A affiliate) game.  I went as a spectator, trying just to enjoy the outing and not process and watch the game as if I was there to evaluate any prospects.  However, I couldn’t...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Lineup change needs to happen

The San Francisco Giants are off to a great start to the season. They are 10-6 and tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place. More importantly, they are 4-2 against their bitter rivals from the South so far in the season. That’s a positive, as whoever wins the head to head matchup between those two teams will go along way toward determining the division winner. The Giants...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  1 Comment

New Faces Key to Giants’ Early Success

The San Francisco Giants spent the 2013-2014 offseason refraining from making big splash moves in the free agent or trade market. They didn’t hand a massive ten year contract to a middle infielder and they refused to shell out four years for a mid-tier starting pitcher. While other teams shelled out sums of money that bordered on the horrifying to lure free agents, the Giants remained...
Via BaySportsNet
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants News: Morse signing paying dividends

This past offseason the San Francisco Giants signed Michael Morse to a one-year six million dollar deal. At the time it seemed like a reasonable price to pay for a 32 year old oft-injured outfielder, but right now that contract is looking like a steal. After 15 games  the former National, Oriole, and Mariner is slashing .392/.543/.936 and is on pace for 43 doubles, 21 HR's...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryu Shuts Down SF Offense In Giants’ 2-1 Loss

The San Francisco Giants took the series but couldn’t sweep their Southern California rivals on Thursday afternoon as they fell to the Dodgers 2-1 at AT&T Park. The Giants sent ace Madison Bumgarner to the hill, and the starter had trouble with the strikezone on Thursday afternoon. While he struck out six through 4.1 innings, he also walked three and struggled to hide his frustration...
Via BaySportsNet
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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