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Braves tie it in 9th, beat Giants on Garcia's walk-off HR in 12th

  For a 30-year-old rookie prone to timely hits, Adonis Garcia is making his new teammates glad to have him aboard. ''He's done that off some pretty good guys, guys who've had success at this level,'' Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski said. ''It's fun to see guys with not as much experience to come up here and have some success.'' Garcia hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning off Ryan...
Via AP on Fox
39 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Giants Open Roadtrip With Win in Modesto

MODESTO — San Jose Giants shortstop Christian Arroyo extended his current hitting streak to eight games and scored twice in Monday evening’s opening match against the Nuts. Giants starter Luis Ysla (1-5, 6.25) went five innings in his start for the orange and black, surrendering five hits, one run, and striking out five in the 5-1 victory. It was his first victory in his seventh...
Via BaySportsNet
51 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Former MLB All-Star Pitcher Turns His Hand To Poker

John Burkett had 14 seasons in Major League Baseball representing the likes of San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers and Florida Marlins along the way. The all-star pitcher finished his career with the Red Sox in 2003, but he wasn’t ready to retire from sport entirely. Upon retirement, Burkett could often be found in bowling alleys across the United...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Braves keep rallying, Garcia HR in 12th beats Giants 9-8

ATLANTA (AP) Adonis Garcia hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning off Ryan Vogelsong and the Atlanta Braves completed their final comeback of the game, beating the San Francisco Giants 9-8 Monday night. Brandon Crawford hit two home runs, helping the Giants take a 6-0 lead. The Braves rallied with four runs in the sixth against Matt Cain, then A.J. Pierzynski hit a two-run homer...
Via AP on Fox
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Injury to Joe Panik Creates Difficulties for San Francisco Giants

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 20: Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants slides as he scores during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park July 20, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) Starting second baseman Joe Panik has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the San Francisco Giants with back stiffness. Panik...
Via The Sports Journal
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Lose Joe Panik to Sore Back

(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) Just when it looked like the Giants starting lineup was fully healthy heading into a brutal August schedule, injury struck yet again. Second baseman Joe Panik was placed on the disabled list Monday afternoon after struggling through back stiffness over the past week. Panik was held out of the lineup last Tuesday and Wednesday with the team heading into an...
Via The Sports Journal
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants-Braves Preview

Buster Posey is in the midst of the kind of stretch that can lead to an MVP award. There's little reason to believe the All-Star won't be able to keep it going back home. The Georgia native looks to continue his lengthy tear at the plate as the San Francisco Giants try to avoid their first back-to-back losses in almost a month Monday night against the Atlanta Braves. Posey has batted...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: How important is Mike Leake?

The San Francisco Giants acquired Mike Leake at the 2015 Trade Deadline for Keury Mella and Adam Duvall. This trade is significant on a number of levels which will be discussed later on. How important is Leake the rest of the season, and is he enough to get the Giants over the hump? The first question is why did the Giants choose Leake over some other pitchers on the market? Well...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants fall to Stockton in Extras

San Jose squared off against Stockton Saturday evening. It was the third game of a four-game series during their brief home stand before they hit the road again starting Monday. The Giants sent LHP Chase Johnson (7-3, 2.77) to the hill to face Casey Meisner (10-4, 2.35). San Jose have enjoyed success at home recently, winners of eight straight at home entering tonight’s contest...
Via BaySportsNet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants win 9-7 in 11 innings to spoil Texas debut for Hamels

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Cole Hamels followed up his no-hitter by pitching into the eighth inning of his Texas debut without a decision as the Rangers lost 9-7 to the San Francisco Giants in 11 innings Saturday night. Hunter Pence led off the 11th inning with a homer off Sam Dyson (0-1), another pitcher in his first game for Texas. Brandon Belt homered twice for the Giants, who have...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: impact of adding Mike Leake

Late into the night, news broke that the San Francisco Giants traded two minor league prospects (Adam Duvall and Keury Mella) to the Cincinnati Reds for starting pitcher Mike Leake. After the Giants failed to land either Cole Hamels or David Price, rookie Bobby Evans pulled an ideal trade to keep the Giants in playoff contention and to match arms with the Los Angles Dodgers. Once...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Benches Clear In Texas Rangers-San Francisco Giants Game

Did Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner try to rub Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre's head during Friday's game or something? If he did then the whole shout-fest those two had would make complete sense. That was not the case though, but for some reason the two started shouting at each other, and it became heated enough that both benches cleared.It got a little intense for a bit, but in the...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Bumgarner shouts at Rangers and benches clear

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tempers flared and the benches cleared after San Francisco Giants starter Madison Bumgarner shouted something toward the Texas Rangers bench as the fourth inning ended Friday night. No punches were thrown, and players from both teams were kept separated by umpires. Delino DeShields had an infield popout to end the inning, flipping his bat after hitting the ball...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence is the Heart and Soul of the San Francisco Giants

PHOENIX, AZ – JULY 19: Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants hits a RBI double against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the third inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on July 19, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) As the San Francisco Giants chase their fourth World Series ring in six seasons, the team looks to one guy to be the heart and...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants strengthen rotation, add Mike Leake

The Giants addressed a major need last night, acquiring starting pitcher Mike Leake from the Reds for two minor leaguers. Leake, a free agent at the end of the season, has been on a roll lately and greatly increased his trade value in the process. He’s posted a 1.24 ERA over 36 innings this month, compiling a 4-1 record in the process. He was probably the top prize left in the...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants strengthen rotation, add Mike Leake

The Giants addressed a major need last night, acquiring starting pitcher Mike Leake from the Reds for two minor leaguers. Leake, a free agent at the end of the season, has been on a roll lately and greatly increased his trade value in the process. He’s posted a 1.24 ERA over 36 innings this month, compiling a 4-1 record in the process. He was probably the top prize left in the...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Acquire Mike Leake For Two Minor Leaguers

The San Francisco Giants have been patiently waiting for a starting pitcher to fall into their laps. After being involved in multiple discussion with the high-end starting pitchers on the trade market, one finally came their way, and it might be the one they wanted all along. Late Thursday night, the Giants acquired starting pitcher Mike Leake from the Cincinnati Reds for a pair...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants acquire Mike Leake from Cincinnati Reds for two minor leaguers

The San Francisco Giants were looking for one more solid starter to bolster their rotation. In the early morning hours on Friday, they found their man. The Cincinnati Reds traded right-hander Mike Leake to the Giants in exchange for two prospects, infielder Adam Duvall and right-hander Keury Mella, who MLB.com has as the Giants No. 1 prospect. Leake, 27, is 9-5 with a 3.56 earned...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds trade Mike Leake for RHP Keury Mella and IF Adam Duvall

The Cincinnati Reds have traded Mike Leake to the San Francisco Giants for two minor leaguers. The Giants 2nd best prospect according to the Baseball America midseason update, RHP Keury Mella is headlining the return for Leake. He’s joined in the deal by 26-year-old infielder Adam Duvall. Keury Mella The 21-year-old Mella has spent his entire 2015 season in the hitter friendly...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants acquire Mike Leake from Reds for two prospects

The San Francisco Giants are officially buyers in what has been the most-active trade deadline in recent Major League Baseball history. They announced the acquisition of Cincinnati Reds starter Mike Leake in a three-player deal late Thursday night. #SFGiants acquire RHP Mike Leake from #Reds in exchange for minor league IF Adam Duvall, RHP Keury Mella — San Francisco Giants...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Giants end up standing pat?

Madison Bumgarner is one of the best postseason pitchers of all time, but he can’t pitch in every playoff game. To their credit, the Giants seem acutely aware of this fact and have tried to improve the starting pitchers who follow him. They were involved in the bidding for Jon Lester last winter and reportedly offered him more money than the Cubs. They checked in on Max Scherzer...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the San Francisco Giants end up standing pat?

Madison Bumgarner is one of the best postseason pitchers of all time, but he can’t pitch in every playoff game. To their credit, the Giants seem acutely aware of this fact and have tried to improve the starting pitchers who follow him. They were involved in the bidding for Jon Lester last winter and reportedly offered him more money than the Cubs. They checked in on Max Scherzer...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The San Francisco Giants win the right way

Why are the San Francisco Giants successful? They adapt to overcome. They let leaders lead. Status Quo is not sufficient. People are your greatest asset. When you think of the Four Variables of Change that occur in organization: Strategies, Structures, Technologies, and People, it's not a surprise that the Giants team excels in each department. What do you do when your iconic...
Via The GM's Perspective
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pence, Peavy Lead Giants Past Brewers

Jake Peavy contributed another strong outing, and a big seventh inning helped the Giants to a 5-0 victory and a series win over the Brewers. Both Peavy and Milwaukee starter Mike Fiers matched each other zero-for-zero through the first six frames, with Peavy going six and allowing just four hits and no walks while striking out three. He threw 91 pitches, 60 strikes. Perhaps no pitch...
Via BaySportsNet
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants blank Brewers, 5-0

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hunter Pence doubled in Matt Duffy to break a scoreless tie in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-0 on Wednesday. Pence also made two sparkling defensive plays in the outfield as the Giants bounced back from their only loss on this six-game homestand to beat the Brewers for the fifth time in six games this season...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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