Too bad home runs with nobody on base only count for one run, because if distance were a factor, Kyle Schwarber’s monster homer on Tuesday would have counted for several.Schwarber blasted a 470-foot home run in the first inning of the Chicago Cubs’ game against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. That was Schwarber’s 7th home run of the season, and according to Statcast, the...
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said catcher Buster Posey, the National League's reigning Gold Glove winner at his position, is just as good this season.
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The start of Tuesday's game between the Cubs and Giants will be delayed because of rain.
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It took a quarter of the 2017 MLB season for the San Francisco Giants to find that elusive sweet stride that losing teams search for and players often feel is just out of reach. Over the last twelve games the Giants have gone 9-3 after starting the season with a disastrous 11-23 record. The streak started with a 6-5 May 10th win against the Mets in New York. Over the twelve game...
Via The Giants Cove
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Are they going to be the good team we’ve seen lately or the bad team we’ve seen more? This is not an article saying that the Giants are back. I would neither be so presumptuous to claim I know the future, nor would I tempt the wrath of the baseball gods, who I so angered last year any time I suggested any reliever might be good. But it’s impossible to ignore that after the...
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One of the great things about sports is that you can never predict the future. Unfortunately, fan of the Giants are witnessing the downside of that fact. As of this writing, they stand in fourth place in the NL West and that is only due to the struggles of the San Diego Padres. Their staff ace got injured in a freak motorcycle accident. Hunter Pence is on the disabled list and their...
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The Giants were as smooth as a suede couch, and they were unstoppable today The Giants led 6-0 at one point, and it was uncomfortable. The lead made you realize that it was a strange, unfamiliar landscape. Prior to Monday night’s game, the Giants had played 436 innings. They had a six-run lead or larger for just eight of those innings. What are you supposed to do in that situation...
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Joe Panik smacked a leadoff home run and an RBI double among his three hits to back Ty Blach and lead the Giants to a 6-4 win over the Cubs on Monday night and get a little payback in the first meeting between the two teams since the National League Division Series.
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The 2016 NLDS rematch between the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs is off to a tremendous start. Joe Panik got the party started with a home run before the Chicago defense took over with a couple of tremendous plays in a row.Addison Russell assisted on the the first out of the inning after completely robbing Christian Arroyo of a hit. But center fielder Albert Almora Jr. was...
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It’s too early to know if that’s a good or bad thing. It’s fascinating from here, though. The great Ty Blach/Matt Cain debate from the offseason didn’t need to exist at all, apparently. Madison Bumgarner’s unfortunate recreational activities put both of them in the rotation at the same time. Not only that, but through the first two months of the season, their fielding...
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There’s no denying that the San Francisco Giants have been. umm… not the team fans were expecting (I think is the nice way to put it), but despite the abyssal start to the season, the Giants are no longer the worst team in the Majors! In fact, they’re no longer the worst team in the NL West! The downside? It’s a long road and the ugly is that Greg Holland has as many saves...
It may have taken longer than wanted, but the San Francisco Giants had their best week so far this season. In a week that could have been detrimental to the Giants, the boys in black and orange went 4-2 against the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals. Timely hitting and strong starting pitching proved to be very important this past week, as the bullpen has been getting much...
It took until mid-May for the San Francisco Giants to finally start their season. The team finally started pitching, hitting and fielding at the level expected of a three-time championship team. Why has the team suddenly flipped the switch? The answer is simple, they’re getting healthy. When the Giants were slumping, Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford, Denard Span, Mac Williamson and...
On Sunday, the Washington Nationals played a double-header against the Philadelphia Phillies. In the first game, Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 and launched his 12th home run of the year. In the second game, he went 3-for-4 with a single, a double and two RBIs. That performance came a day after he whacked his second walk-off long ball of the season.It was just another weekend for the...
The San Francisco Giants knew they’d be without ace pitcher Madison Bumgarner for quite some time, but he may not return to the mound until after the All-Star break.According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Giants hope to have Bumgarner playing catch by late May. Still, that timeline will not have him on the mound until early August, a few weeks later than the...
After five hours and 28 minutes of baseball, the San Francisco Giants finally beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on a Buster Posey walk-off dong in the 17th inning.Posey cranked a Robert Stephenson pitch 431 feet, good for his longest homer in the Statcast era. And Posey’s “finally, this stupid game is over after I just had to catch 17 freakin’ innings” reaction may have been as...
The San Francisco Giants are struggling through a dismal 2017 season. But the team has been experimenting with something potentially revolutionary, a headseat called Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience, which is located a short distance from the Giants’ home stadium, AT&T Park.“About a third of the major league roster, including “some big-name players,” are working out...
Things haven’t exactly gone according to plan for the Giants. A year after winning the Wild Card game, they’ve got the worst record in baseball and, as of right now, a 7% chance of making the playoffs. They’ve lost their ace to a foolish dirt-bike accident, and their starters at shortstop and center field, as well as their closer, are on the DL. They’ve scored the second...
It’s shaping up to be the season from hell for the San Francisco Giants.After a three-game sweep at the hands of the Reds over the weekend in which they were outscored by a total of 31-5, the Giants were on their way to the airport to leave Cincinnati when the bus transporting their players broke down, according to team play-by-play announcer Dave Flemming. The Giants are now 11...
“(Willie) Mays is the only sports hero I had growing up who survived my teenage years and the cynicism of adulthood. Not because of his numbers, but because of his style. He was effortless and graceful in his greatness. Early on, I decided that the way Mays played baseball was how you should aspire to do everything — cutting grass, playing a solo or catching a fly ball. You have...
On Wednesday night, Brandon Belt came to the plate six times. He drew four walks, struck out once, and put one ball in play, a single in the 11th that drove in a run. Of course, the combination of all those walks and the relative lack of homers sometimes leads to spurious criticisms not unlike those leveled at Joey Votto. While most understand that Votto is a great hitter and many...
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