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San Francisco Giants: Matt Cain fighting worst season-start of his career

A numbers guy could realistically take tonight being the turn around for struggling right handed starter, Matt Cain, as he looks to find a smooth path to a prosperous groove. The Giants are set to host the Colorado Rockies—a club Cain has success against— at AT&T Park. However, Cain cannot afford to rest on his laurels. Keeping his pitch count per inning low is of supreme...
Via The Sports Journal
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panik on verge of returning to action for Giants

Giants infielder Joe Panik planned to test his groin injury during batting practice Thursday and felt confident he'll play at some point during the series with the Rockies.
Via Giants.com
2 hours ago

Giants notes: Outfielder Hunter Pence not starting vs. Rockies with tight back, expected to start Friday

SAN FRANCISCO _ Right fielder Hunter Pence was out of the lineup against the Colorado Rockies Thursday night , but manager Bruce Bochy said it was nothing to be concerned about. ``He's got a tight back,'' Bochy said. ``He coudl play tonight, but I was going to give him a day here son. Why risk it right now?''With Pence out of the lineup, Gregor Blanco drew the start in right field...
Via Giants Extra
2 hours ago

SF Giants Minor Lines 5/4

Dang it, maybe there is a Minor Lines curse after all! Christian Arroyo's been scuffling a bit lately as he adjusts to AA pitching, but he had a milestone last night, hitting his first AA HR and it wasn't a cheapie. So let's celebrate Christian having a swing of success to top things off. HIGHLIGHTS: Andrew Suarez threw 7 one-run innings. Sacramento lost at Albuquerque Isotopes...
Via McCovey Chronicles
11 hours ago

You shouldn't start Jake Peavy on your fantasy team

This is where I stand Jake Peavy had a decent year last year, so it would have been reasonable to think that he would have a similarly decent year this year. Unfortunately for Giants fans, this has not been the case. Yesterday's game dropped his record to 1-3, and his ERA is at exactly 9.00. These poor numbers are two indicators that you should not start Jake Peavy on your fantasy...
Via McCovey Chronicles
11 hours ago

Blanco will honor his mother forever

Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco has plenty of motivation for increasing his support in the fight against breast cancer. All he has to do is think of his mother, Rosa.
Via Giants.com
12 hours ago

Pleskoff Scouting Report: Mac Williamson

  TEAM: San Francisco Giants AGE: 25 POSITION: Outfielder BATS: Right THROWS: Right HEIGHT: 6-foot-4 WEIGHT: 240 lbs. ACQUIRED: Williamson was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the third round of the 2012 First Year Player Draft. He was selected out of Wake Forest University. STRENGTHS Jonathan “Mac” Williamson is first and foremost a right-handed power hitter...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Giants notes: Bruce Bochy empties bench vs. Reds, hopes to have Joe Panik and Angel Pagan back soon

CINCINNATI – With a couple regulars resting and a couple more still unavailable because of injuries, the Giants lineup looks a tad different for Wednesday’s road trip finale at Great American Ball Park. Buster Posey and Matt Duffy are getting a break. Joe Panik (groin) and Angel Pagan (hamstring) are continuing to heal up after sustaining tweaks last weekend in New York. The...
Via Giants Extra
1 day ago

Report: 23 teams have expressed interest in Tim Lincecum

Tim Lincecum is scheduled to hold an open showcase on Friday at the San Francisco Giants’ spring training facility in Scottsdale, Ariz. It's expected that representatives from a majority of major league teams will be in attendance, as reports indicate that 23 of 30 MLB teams have expressed interest in the right-hander. Per MLB Network's Jon Heyman: 23 teams have now reached...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum to hold free agent showcase for teams

Two-time Cy Young winner and current free agent Tim Lincecum is set to hold a show case where he’ll throw in front of interested teams on Friday, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports. Lincecum will hold the event at the San Francisco Giants’ spring facility in Scottsdale, Arizona. Lincecum is hoping to join a team as a starter, however Heyman reports the Giants interest in their...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants rally for 3-1 win against Reds' record-bad bullpen

CINCINNATI (AP) Jeff Samardzija went eight innings to win his third straight start - a career first - and the San Francisco Giants rallied for two runs in the eighth inning against the Reds' historically bad bullpen for a 3-1 victory Tuesday night. Cincinnati's bullpen gave up at least one run for the 21st consecutive game, surpassing the 2013 Colorado Rockies for the major league...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants call up Mac Williamson with Angel Pagan injured

CINCINNATI (AP) The San Francisco Giants called up outfielder Mac Williamson from Triple-A Sacramento before the start of their three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. The Giants wanted an extra outfielder with Angel Pagan sidelined by a mildly strained left hamstring. San Francisco hopes to avoid putting Pagan on the disabled list. Second baseman Joe Panik...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum, already throwing 91 mph, will pitch for 20 teams Friday

The Freak is finally ready to start his comeback bid.Former San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum will hold a pitching showcase in Scottsdale Friday, as he attempts to come back from arthroscopic hip surgery last year.The two-time Cy Young winner will throw in front of scouts from at least 20 teams, including the Orioles, Padres, A's and his former team, the Giants.Lincecum, 31,...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Keep it ‘Freaky’ – Tim Lincecum Announces his Attempted Return to the MLB

It’s official – after months of unanswered questions and speculation, Tim ‘The Freak’ Linecum has finally announced his attempt to return to the MLB since his recovery from degenerative hip surgery. Prior to such a serious procedure, Lincecum was a staple pitcher in the San Francisco Giants’ rotation, where he earned career statistics like a 3.61 ERA, ten complete games...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Cain and Peavy in need of early-season reprieve

The Giants emptied the treasure chest to escalate the offseason bulking process for the starting rotation revamp. Twenty-six games into the season and the two new additions, Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija, have demonstrated their worth. As for the tail end of the rotation, the results have been shaky, inconsistent and flat. Veteran right-handers Jake Peavy and Matt Cain have had...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Worth every penny: Cueto and Samardzija are keeping the Giants afloat

No team spent as many free agent dollars on their rotation as the Giants did this past winter, and no team had as many questions about their rotation when spring training started either. The guys the Giants spent big for – Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija – both had serious question marks. Talented pitchers, yes, but both were coming off of sub-par years that left doubt as to...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence gave Madison Bumgarner a 'Game of Thrones' mask

"Game of Thrones" made its long-awaited return for its sixth season on Sunday night, which sent the Internet into a frenzy -- as expected. It's arguably the most popular show on television right now, boasting a cult-like following from its fans.San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner isn't among them, but his teammate Hunter Pence is. On Monday night, Pence shared a photo of...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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