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MLB Play Of The Day: Brandon Crawford’S Dive Saves No-Hit Bid

The San Francisco Giants are in the midst of the playoff race, trailing the LA Dodgers by a mere 2.5 games. As such every game, every out, and pitch have a great deal of signficance. Yesterday against the Brewers, Brandon Crawford made a great diving stop that turned into an inning-ending double play to preserve Jake Peavy’s no-hit bid. The post MLB Play Of The Day: Brandon Crawford’S...
Via Standing O Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy Takes No-Hitter Into Eighth Inning In Win Over Brewers

SAN FRANCISCO — Jake Peavy appreciated the effort of his defense. The Giants infielders were just as happy about his pitching. Peavy took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and finished with a one-hitter over 7 2-3 innings and the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Saturday night. “I can’t say enough about the defense,” Peavy said. “It was a total team...
Via NESN.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Brandon Belt not ready for baseball activities

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt has not played since August 6th and is not currently rehabbing from his concussion, but he is confident that he will play again this season. John Shea is reporting that Belt will see a doctor again on September 8th and is sure that he will be able to get back on the field again.Bochy: 10 days before Belt (concussion) does baseball...
Via Sports Injury Alert
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Key in winning the West?

Injuries have been a major factor in the San Francisco Giants’ 2014 campaign and while they may have thrown a monkey wrench in the Giants’ World Series aspirations, they have also provided the opportunity for players like Joe Panik and Andrew Susac to emerge and prove they could be a big part of both the ball club’s present and future. Having just 157 career major league AB’s...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Will Buster Posey Carry the Giants?

Throughout the ups and downs of the 2014 baseball season, one thing remained a constant. Buster Posey, the San Francisco Giants best and most well-known player, had been pretty average by the standard that he set for himself. It’s hard to get mad at a guy who’s been hitting a consistent 280 throughout the year and getting on base at a solid clip. However, he wasn’t hitting...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How an ex-Giants Pitcher Transitioned Into A Different Career

How the lure of Poker Changed Orel Hershiser Orel Hershiser autographed baseball Orel Hershiser had a very underwhelming experience with the San Francisco Giants. He played just one season for the Giants when he signed back in 1998 after just over two years with the Cleveland Indians. He would go on to play for the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers until he retired in late 2000...

WATCH: Yusmeiro Petit retires 46th straight to set MLB record

Your browser does not support iframes. San Francisco Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit set a major league record Thursday by retiring 46 consecutive batters. Petit set down the first eight Colorado Rockies hitters he faced, setting the record by striking out Charlie Culberson. He broke the mark held by Mark Buehrle of 45 in a row for the Chicago White Sox in 2009. “I’m...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Yusmeiro Petit sets amazing record

Baseball is a statistical sport, for which “streaks” are widely monitored and acclaimed.  From Joe DiMaggio‘s 56 game hitting streak, to Cal Ripken‘s 2632 games played to Orel Hershiser‘s 59 consecutive scoreless innings to Johnny Vander Meers consecutive no-hitters.  The San Francisco Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit can etch his name among those baseball legends now by...
Via Reading Between The Seams
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Amsinger called Buster Posey’s walk off homer

During the end of the Rockies-Giants game, MLB Tonight anchor Greg Amsinger said that he “got that feeling in my bad knee” about Buster Posey, inferring that he’d hit a walk off. As Juan Nicasio began his delivery to the plate, Amsinger then predicted we’d be hearing a Duane Kuiper home run call. Sure enough… That is pretty awesome, and the in studio reaction of Amsinger...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Network Host Freaks Out After Predicting Buster Posey Walk-Off HR (Video)

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey was the second most excited guy in baseball after he hit his walk-off home run against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night. Just moments before Posey lifted his Giants to victory with a two-run shot that came with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, MLB Network host Greg Amsinger predicted the San Francisco star would go yard...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Recap: Buster Posey Sends Giants Home With 4-2 Walkoff Win

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Via Valley Bay News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Concussions will end season for Giants' Hector Sanchez

Hector Sanchez has more pressing issues than his season being all but over. "A couple days ago," Sanchez said, "I was at the market with my wife, and I started getting dizzy when getting in the car. That's not a good feeling." Sanchez was shut down after suffering his second concussion during a rehab assignment with Triple-A Fresno, and now, as manager Bruce...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A Good Reason To Watch Yusmeiro Petit Pitch

The Giants can take no more. Well into Tim Lincecum‘s third straight year of mediocrity — since the start of 2012, he’s got a 134 ERA- and 114 FIP- – and most of the way through the first year of his 2/$35m extension signed last winter, San Francisco will skip him in the rotation and instead […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval uses fan's phone for great selfie during rain delay

Remember the disastrous rain delay during Tuesday’s Cubs-Giants game in Chicago? Well, it was good for one thing – an awesome Pablo Sandoval selfie. According to a fan on Reddit, the Panda borrowed the phone from the female fan pictured in the backwards hat and snapped this great picture: This might be one of the better quality selfies I’ve ever seen, even if Tim Lincecum...
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum: Now a Reliever, Maybe Needs to Close

Tim Lincecum is headed to the bullpen. After a miserable start to the second half — opposing batters are hitting .331/.422/.622 against him since the All-Star break — the Giants have finally removed him from the rotation and will experiment with Lincecum as a relief pitcher. Of course, Lincecum famously dominated out of the pen […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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