Monthly Archives: July 2021

Giants Manhandle Astros 8 – 6 in Wrestling Match of Best Records in Both Leagues, LaMonte Wade, Jr., Splash Hits for Mom

Epic game. Jay Jackson got the win. We fought back against a ludicrous strike zone and Zack Greinke and hit five home runs. Brandon Crawford hit a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning. 156 Home Runs leads the National League. … Continue reading

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Veteran to Stabilize ‘Pen and All-Star Utility Man Considered One of the Games Best: Farhan Zaidi Surgical in Last Half-Hour of Trade Deadline

whew. now that was a nutty trade deadline. I was sitting with a Dodgers fan at Perry’s and he had a watch that kept going off with an alert about fifteen seconds before my phone’s alert so he started giving … Continue reading

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Giants Take Series from Dodgers and Lose First of Three to Little, Passionate, Powerful Altuve; PLUS – a Note on Cheering and Booing

It was a great day to be at the park as the Giants tied the season series with the Dodgers with a dominant performance, a shutout led by Johnny Cueto and finished by the bullpen. Our seats were fantastic, best … Continue reading

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We Have the Mojo Now.

I was on a plane during the first five innings last night, so missed the Bellinger run. When I sat down at Perry’s for a salad, we were down 1-0. Not saying it’s me, but we did immediately score, and … Continue reading

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100th Game Report: We’ve the Best Record in the Nation, Most Home Runs of Any Team and Rank Near Lowest in Runs-Against

The San Francisco Giants have now exceeded even my expectations. We Giants fans start the season every year with the baseball pundits of the nation under-estimating us. Sports Illustrated said we’d win 79 games. PECOTA predicted 75 wins. There were … Continue reading

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Giants Toss Another Game to Pirates 2 – 10, Tauchman Pitched! SF Remains Two Games Up in NL West, Gausman Struggling?

Kevin Gausman, the only sub-two-ERA pitcher in MLB – since deGrom has been deactivated – has not looked quite right since the All-Star Break. He and his family had a medical emergency immediately after the ASG, which we have been … Continue reading

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Giants Lose Opener to Pirates 6 – 4, But Dodgers Lose in Extras to Colorado Keeping Giants Three Games Up in NL West; PLUS: Request For Collaborators Video

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GBC FLASHBACK 2011: My Footage of Timmy’s 1,000th Strikeout and What Happened Next

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For years, it felt like whenever we met the Dodgers, we were the bad-bounce boys, we were the ones with the short end of the stick. The first gut-punch, ballsack-punt of bad mojo for many of us was the last … Continue reading

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First Team to 40-, 50-, and 60-Wins in MLB 2021: Your San Francisco Giants with a Major-League Leading Gross of Home Runs; Rogers and Bullpen Redeem Themselves, Giants Down Dodgers 4 – 2

What a game! Gabe Kapler’s decision to put Buster in to lead off the ninth against Kenley Jansen, knowing Posey has had success against him, was inspired managing. Buster roped a single and shook him. Then Wilmer Flores – who … Continue reading

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Giants Re-Take HR Lead in MLB (142) but Bullpen Collapse Culminates in Blown Five-Run Lead, Dodgers Walkoff 8-6

Ugh. This one was reminiscent of gut-wrenching losses we had in April and May, blown by the ‘pen. Alex Wood managed to make it through five innings, Kap turned it over to the parade of guys we’ve been using to … Continue reading

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Buster Steps Up and Goes Yard in First AB to Lead the Giants to Victory in Chavez Ravine 7-2, Gausman Bends But Doesn’t Break

In the 2,526 regular season games the Giants and Dodgers have played each other – most of any two teams in mlb – last night was the first time both teams hit back-to-back-homers in the first inning. Gerald Dempsey Buster … Continue reading

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Scoreboard Watching: Cards Beat Giants 2-1, Win Series and Season Series, Pads and Bums Undecided at the Moment

It’s 5-4 LAD going to the bottom of the 10th in COLORADO. It’s 7-7 in the bottom of the 9th in DC between San Diego and the Nats. Will the Giants, for a third time, have a painful loss mitigated … Continue reading

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Kwang Hyun Kim Has Three-Hit the Giants Twice and Beaten Them at Home and on the Road, DeSclafani Blinks First, Cards Win 3-1

The pitchers duel I predicted came to pass and Kwang Hyun Kim was stellar. DeSclafani left one up in the second that got tagged for a solo shot and then slipped in the seventh and Goldy drove in two more. … Continue reading

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Giants Start Second Half with Solid Road Win in St. Louis, 7-2

Kevin Gausman was given leave. Logan Webb was given the start. Mike Tauchman was brought back up. Jay Jackson, who hadn’t pitched in the majors in two years, was called up for his Giants debut. He was used in intensely … Continue reading

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GBC Reader No. 5 – Tidrow Passes, Giants Select Fourth-Ever Indian-American Player in MLB Draft, Start Second Half in St. Louis Tonight

Before we launch into the second half, we mourn the loss of the architect of our pitching staff of the first World Series Championships in San Francisco, Dick Tidrow – who died at the age of 74 this week. John … Continue reading

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GBC FLASHBACK 2018: A Trip to the Yard In the Off Years, When GBC Wasn’t Broadcasting*

* Giants Baseball Corner was on hiatus in 2018 and 2019

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Giants Sweep Nats at Home, Maintain Two Game Lead in National League West Going Into the All-Star Break, Wonderful Day at the Yard!

What an INCREDIBLE day at the yard! Here’s an excellent piece by Maria Guardado over at mlb’s coverage on the weekend series with the Nats and on where the Giants stand today. Giants 5, Nationals 3 Logan Webb returns. Curt … Continue reading

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