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Andrew Susac on Sacramento: 'That's Giants territory up there now'

Although the catcher may have been initially displeased to be in Triple-A Sacramento following spring training rather than serving as backup to Buster Posey in San Francisco, he might be feeling better about it now according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. Not only does he have family in Sacramento, but he also feels like the Giants have become the more popular...
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Lincecum rockin' a new 'do

Tim Lincecum, who has been known to change his hairstyle frequently through the years, unveiled a new cut over the weekend.He says it was inspired by Matthew Healy -- the lead singer of his favorite rock band, "The 1975."According to Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area, the pitcher described his new 'cut as "a mohawk/pompadour/Skrillex thing."Bruce Bochy didn't quite see it that way saying...
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Giants minor leaguer hits for first cycle in club history

Adam Duvall hit for the first cycle in Sacramento River Cats history on Sunday. Duvall's afternoon included a pair of doubles, 4 RBIs and a 470-foot-homer. Interestingly, the River Cats almost had a second cycle with Darren Ford just a single shy of completing the feat. Ford was actually on deck just as the top of the ninth inning ended.To see the single which gave Duvall his cycle...
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Dodgers-Giants Preview

Just two weeks into the season, the streaking Los Angeles Dodgers have opened a six-game lead over the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants. It's the same lead they held after 162 games in 2014, and if recent history between the NL West rivals at AT&T Park continues, it should grow in a three-game series that opens Tuesday night. The Dodgers (9-3) head north with...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minor Updates: San Francisco Giants’ Minor League Affiliates Roundup

As the San Francisco Giants begin their new season, so do their minor league affiliates, and it’s only a matter a time before some of these guys get a shot to come up (or come back) to the big leagues, especially with the injuries the big club has seen so far. And with that, the first installment of your weekly minor league update both on and around the fields. Sacramento River...
Via BaySportsNet
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Roster Moves Worth Reporting But Aren’t Worth The 300 Words – Vol. 18

For Baseball Hot Corner’s articles to be recognized by Google, they put a requirement on all blogs that each post/article should be 300 words or more.  That’s usually not a problem for major breaking trades or free agent signing news.  But sometimes, there are trades and signings that do happen that are interesting, but might not need the requisite 300 word analysis.  Nevertheless...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt's bat helps cut down Giants in series finale

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco nemesis Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer to help Jeremy Hellickson get his first win with for Arizona in the Diamondbacks' 5-1 victory over the struggling Giants on Sunday. Chris Owings added a two-run single and A.J. Pollock had three hits, scored two runs and made a run-saving diving catch for the Diamondbacks, who took three of four from the...
Via AP on Fox
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Goldschmidt leads Diamondbacks past Giants 5-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco nemesis Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer to help Jeremy Hellickson get his first with for Arizona in the Diamondbacks' 5-1 victory over the struggling Giants on Sunday. Chris Owings added a two-run single and A.J. Pollock had three hits, scored two runs and made a run-saving diving catch for the Diamondbacks, who took three of four from the defending...
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Heston Dazzles Again in Giants First Home Win

The Giants celebrated the 2014 World Series win the only way they knew how – by getting their rings and finally getting their first win at AT&T Park this season as they topped the Rockies 4-1. “[Getting your rings] will definitely fire you up,” admitted starter Chris Heston. “It’s kind of a reminder of how good last year was for them. You get your ring, and then you...
Via BaySportsNet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants quiet D-backs' bats, end 8-game skid

SAN FRANCISCO -- Chris Heston pitched into the eighth inning, Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Joe Panik had three hits and drove in a run as the Giants stopped their longest slide in nearly nine years. Brandon Crawford had a two-run homer, and...
Via AP on Fox
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Crawford, Heston lead Giants to win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Chris Heston pitched into the eighth inning, Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Joe Panik had three hits and drove in a run as the Giants stopped their longest slide in nearly nine years. Brandon Crawford had a two-run homer, and...
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Giants presented championship rings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The championship banner fell out of the sky, accompanied by a skydiver, and the San Francisco Giants pregame ring ceremony began with a flourish Saturday. The Dick Bright Orchestra serenaded the sellout crowd with Scott McKenzie's 1967 anthem ''San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair).'' For the third time in five years, the Giants held a ceremony...
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Giants place Peavy on DL, recall Susac

According to Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area, the Giants have placed RHP Jake Peavy on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained back muscle. Andrew Susac has been recalled from Triple-A Sacramento giving San Francisco three active catchers. Jake Peavy (back) placed on DL. Susac recalled. — Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) April 18, 2015 Peavy had MRI today, has muscle strain and...
Via Baseball Essential
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Jake Peavy to 15-Day DL, Andrew Susac Called Up

The San Francisco Giants will hand out their 2014 World Championship rings on Saturday night, but moves on the roster were made before the festivities could begin, as Jake Peavy heads to the disabled list and  Andrew Susac will join the team in San Francisco. Peavy will head to the 15-day disabled list with a back strain, after mentioning how it tightened up on him in the second...
Via BaySportsNet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chicken Finger Delay between Giants & D’Backs

In 1982, the Weather Girls made the song “It’s Raining Men” famous. Thursday night in a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park, it was “raining chicken fingers.” A breaded chicken dropped from the sky and landed near the mound as Randall Delgado of the Giants delivered a pitch in the bottom of the 12th inning. The Arizona Republic...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Collmenter four-hits Giants, gets three hits in D-backs' win

SAN FRANCISCO Josh Collmenter stayed loose and kept his legs warm on a chilly night by running the bases, and Arizona's starting pitcher delivered by not only tossing a complete game but piling up a career-high three hits. ''That was a blessing in disguise tonight,'' he said. ''It's fun when you can hit and be a productive member of the lineup, but it also helped out on a cold night...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Collmenter does it all in D-backs' shutout of Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Josh Collmenter pitched a four-hitter and had a career-high three hits, and the Arizona Diamondbacks sent the World Series champion San Francisco Giants to an eighth straight loss with a 9-0 win Friday night. Jake Lamb hit a two-run triple in the third and Collmenter (1-2) added an RBI single as Arizona knocked Jake Peavy out of the game after only 3 2/3 innings...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants, there is always the 2016 Season

By Sam Henry The San Francisco Giants are winners of three of the last five World Series’ played in the MLB.  World Champions in 2010, 2012 and reigning champs from the 2014 season.  The epic seven game series last October ended with the Giants celebrating on the home field of their opponents, the Kansas City Royals with a 3-2 victory.  But winning doesn’t come without its...
Via Beyond The Spread
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicken tender drops onto pitcher's mound during Diamondbacks-Giants game (Video)

Now here's something you don't see every day: a chicken tender dropped from the sky onto the pitcher's mound during the 12th inning of Thursday night's San Francisco Giants game against Arizona. The chicken tender bounced on the grass and landed on the outer edge of the mound just as D-backs pitcher Randall Delgado was delivering a pitch to Giants batter Buster Posey, who flied...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

So Far, So Good For Tim Lincecum

We are 11-games into this young 2015 season and the San Francisco Giants are off to a rather slow start.  We’ve now seen the starting rotation take their second turn through, and while it’s an incredibly small sample size, we can start to kind of pick up on some trends and make some general observations.  As a whole, the starting rotation hasn’t been all that bad for the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Pregame: Bochy On Team Getting Ticked Off, Blanco Batting Second, and Arby’s

One year ago, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy was celebrating his 59th birthday with two wins in a day – one that ended after midnight, and a second later that evening. This year, as the skipper reaches the big 6-0, he’ll be hoping to lead his team out of a six-game rut that has the Giants tied for the fifth-worst ten-game start of any World Series champion. Happy birthday...
Via BaySportsNet
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Affeldt will listen to children about baseball future

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Jeremy Affeldt will take his three children into account when it comes to making a decision on whether he keeps pitching beyond this season. The San Francisco Giants left-hander and 2014 World Series Game 7 winner at Kansas City would like to give it at least another season after 2015, when his $18 million, three-year contract with the reigning champions is set...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, Apr 16

Thursday brings us our first legitimately short slate of the MLB season now that most of the odd opening week start times and off days have passed us. Let’s take a look at the rankings! Madison Bumgarner and Cole Hamels are the day’s two aces, and Bumgarner draws Archie Bradley in his second MLB start. Speaking of Bradley, I was encouraged enough by his first start to start...
Via Baseball Professor
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reigning Champs Continue to Stumble as Giants Drop Fifth Straight

SAN FRANCISCO – For the first four games of the season, San Francisco resembled the team that just claimed their third World Series title in the last five years, coming up with clutch hits and showcasing outstanding pitching. But since starting the year 3-1, the Giants have dropped five straight, including a 4-1 loss to National League West rival Colorado on Tuesday night at AT...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants’ Present Bumgarner and Posey With Silver Slugger Awards

The San Francisco Giants continued their Opening Week festivities with more celebrations of their championship season. This time, Buster Posey and Bumgarner were the center of attention, as each was presented with his Silver Slugger Award at AT&T Park before Tuesday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies. Bumgarner, after carrying the World Series Championship banner on...
Via BaySportsNet
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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