Monthly Archives: September 2020

Letter to the President of Baseball Operations, GM and Managers of the San Francisco Giants in Advance of Last Game of the Irregular Season, PLUS Final Starting Lineup

Dear Farhan Zaidi, Sam Harris, Gabe Kapler and Giants Staff: Whew! If that incredible, short, sharp blast of games was a vision of what can be expected in the years to come, I am very excited for what we are … Continue reading

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Giants Can Clinch Postseason Tonight with: Win Over Padres, Brewers Loss to Cards, and Phillies loss to Rays

It could happen tonight with Jhonny Cueto on the mound and Tyler Heineman – called back up to take over for the injured Chadwick Tromp – behind the plate. I am glad it won’t be the rook. It isn’t fair … Continue reading

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Only Man Who Refused to Kneel for #BLM on Opening Day Has Not Had a Good Year – Coonrod Allows Padres to Walk-Off in OUR Yard **UPDATE: Coonrod Moved to IR for Year**

Ed. Note – after posting this, Sam Coonrod was placed on the injured reserve list to end the season, I wish him the best of luck with his strained shoulder and a good offseason Last year, Sam Coonrod was a … Continue reading

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Gausman Great, Coonrod Blows 7th, Costs Giants Series Win Vs. Colorado; G-men Face Padres in Doubleheader of 7 Inning Games Today

Kevin Gausman was great, giving up only a couple of runs while peppering eight hits across six innings and leaving with a 3-2 lead yesterday. But the Rockies scored two runs in the seventh off Sam Coonrod to leave Gausman … Continue reading

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Gabe Kapler Uses “The Opener” Brilliantly to Set Up the Struggling 23-Year-Old Logan Webb; Longo and the Kids Knock ’em in. Big Win!

The opener. Executed to perfection. That’s what Gabe Kapler did yesterday. What was apparent – a kid was struggling with the pressure of the big-league environment as a starter – directed the logic. The reliever with the best win/loss record … Continue reading

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One Down, Six to Go – Giants Support Smyly, Return to .500, Tied With Reds and Brewers for 8th Playoff Spot

Austin Slater hit his first leadoff homer, new dad Alex Dickerson pinch-hit the go-ahead home run and Brandon Belt pinch-doubled in two more. The bats coupled with another fine start by Drew Smyly and the Giants beat the Rockies to … Continue reading

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Rookie Bart Catches Cueto Because Tromp Had “Potential” Injury – Cueto/Bart Give Up Seven Runs, Giants Lose Critical Game in Playoff Push Reminding Us Bochy Always Carried THREE Catchers

According to Giants beat reporter Maria Guardado, Chadwick Tromp appeared to jam his shoulder sliding back into first base during Sunday’s matchup against the A’s. Apparently, the shoulder was tweaked enough to still hurt in the afternoon on Monday and … Continue reading

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Arenado Ends Season on IL, Justin’s Up in Smoak as New Dad Dickerson Returns and Kapler’s Lineup Has Bart Catching Cueto? why?

Colorado’s star infielder Nolan Arenado has been put on the IL in advance of the four-game series that starts in about 45 minutes. Justin Smoak has been DFA’d to make room for Alex Dickerson, who is back from paternity leave … Continue reading

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Kapler’s Decision to Hold Cueto Pays Off, Giants Batter A’s, Bash Murphy, Take More Runs Than They Gave Up in Two Games, Prevent Season Sweep, 14 – 2

These Giants looked tough on Sunday, eh? Bob Melvin was complaining about ’em bashing his catcher and beaning Laureano (like the most hit guy in the league, btw). That’s rich. The A’s manager complaining about the Giants roughing ’em up! … Continue reading

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Cueto’s Start Pushed for Anderson as Cross-Bay Rivals Smite Giants’ Playoffs Dreams with TWO Six-Nothing Shutouts *PLUS* Critique of Management and Broadcast Coverage

Ugh. The A’s are a lot better than us. I hoped we’d win the Gausman outing, and it was a tense, well-fought battle until the cobbled-together outfield, created from the absence of Alex Dickerson (paternity leave) and Mike Yastzremski (calf … Continue reading

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Logan Webb Lambasted by Olson and Athletics Again, Leaving Giants Bullpen and Bats Too Deep a Hole 0 – 6

Logan Webb couldn’t throw strikes. Again. The Oakland Athletics made him pay. Again. Matt Olson went yard for a three-run homer. Again. His third of the season against the Giants. And the Giants lost 0 – 6, but it was … Continue reading

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Giants Sweep Mariners in Weirdest Four Game, Interleague, Universal DH, Home-Home Series Ever – Stage Patient Comeback in Win

It was a good game for the Giants as a team. They faced unwarranted adversity and patiently bade their time to come back and get the win. After a scoreless first, the G-men scored on a Darin Ruf homer in … Continue reading

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Visiting Giants Score Eight in First Four Frames, Achieve .500 Again and Set Up Mariners for Sweep of Weirdest Home-Home Series Ever

What a way to start a game as visitors at Oracle! Giants bats woke up in a big way to support an excellent performance by Drew Smyly, and the ‘pen held on, giving Trevor Cahill a much needed win, despite … Continue reading

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Air Quality Unbearable in Seattle, Giants Come Home to AQI Under 100 for First Time in a Month

The Madness of 2020 continues. The two away games of the home – home series with the Mariners that were to be played in Seattle over the weekend were cancelled due to horrific air quality in the Pacific Northwest. The … Continue reading

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False-Positive Covid Test, Good Public Health Precautions, Shatter Giants’ Rhythm Against Possibly Best Team in Baseball

The second game of the 7-inning doubleheader was a well fought battle for five of those seven innings. The Giants played well, scored first, scraped. But in the end it was apparent that the Padres are a much better baseball … Continue reading

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Newly Acquired Padre Mike Clevinger Shuts Out Giants in Game One of Two 7-inning Double-Header Games

The Padres brought out their big acquisition at the trade deadline, Mike Clevinger, and he shut down the G-men as requested. Jhonny Cueto gave up two earned runs in the second and third and the Padres added two more and … Continue reading

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Double-Header Against Padres Today! Giants Say Covid-19 Test Was a False Positive! Ohhhh It’s On!

Just before midnight last night the teams learned all had tested negative and they will play a double-header today to make up one of the two days lost to testing. Game One is still scheduled for 1:10pm Pacific. My guess … Continue reading

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Giants Get Pounded by Padres Then Postponed by Positive Covid Test Befuddling Kruk and Kuip

aaaaaaaargh! Torture. Juuuuust when we were getting it going. The Giants were crushed 1-6 in the opener. Cahill still just isn’t ‘there’ yet and got blown up by that volatile Friar lineup. Smyly was very good in relief which was … Continue reading

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Giants Wrap Up Mariners, Home Stand – Fly South to Face Padres for FOUR, With Designs on 2nd in NL West

Yeah, I said it. The Giants are going down to Petco to take three of four. They will win the series and when the dust settles the G-men will be 26-22 and the Padres 29-20. We may not catch them, … Continue reading

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