Monthly Archives: May 2022

The Ninth Inning in Philly Was the Cruel Poetry of Baseball and the Power of Kyle from Waltham

Logan Webb, who had never before pitched a complete game, allowed a couple of solo shots early, but held Philadelphia scoreless after the fourth. He settled in and was cruising. Webb had a perfect eighth inning on just eight pitches. … Continue reading

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Alex Cobb Throws Six Strong Innings; Longo, Brilliant on Defense, Goes Yard Again and Giants Avoid Sweep in Cincy with Explosive Eighth Inning; Lose First Road Series 1 – 2

The Giants have historically struggled in Cincinnatti, which is what made the 2012 NLDS wins there that much more special – down 0 – 2 the Giants came back and won three in a row in Cincy to win it … Continue reading

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Giants Lose Two to Worst Team in Baseball as Kapler Skips Anthem in Cincinnati, Makes Major Lineup Card Error; Mark Hallberg Sends Bart From Second on Shallow Liner to Aquino, Thrown Out at Plate with Two Outs in Ninth

The Giants left on a ten day road trip that started in Cincinnati, where Gabe Kapler and his staff made two glaring coaching errors and the Giants lost the first two games to the worst team in baseball. The Giants … Continue reading

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Giants Baseball Corner Fully Supports Gabe Kapler’s Decision to Protest, in Reaction to the Massacre in Uvalde, Texas, Through Absence During National Anthem

In the wake of the massacre of 19 children and two of their teachers in a school in Uvalde, Texas, two days ago, the manager of the San Francisco Giants, Gabe Kapler has issued a statement today, entitled, “Home of … Continue reading

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Giants Take Mets Series 2 – 1, as Joc Pederson Smashes Four HRs and Ten RBI in Seven ABs After Meeting Barry Bonds

The Giants got swept by the Padres and were on a four game losing streak which stretched to five when they lost game one against the Mets, a blowout. It was an Alex Cobb start that went awry in the … Continue reading

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Greatest Game of the Year to Date; Joc Pederson Hits Three Home Runs, Drives in Tying Run Bottom Ninth and Plates Eight; Forces Rubber Match v. Mets

This was the biggest game of the young season. And it was a wild one the Giants won on a walkoff. I don’t even know how to write this one up. The Giants jumped out to an 8 – 2 … Continue reading

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Wood Embattled Early; Manny Machado Goes Four for Four with Three Doubles and a Triple; Padres Pulverize and Sweep Giants at Oracle to Establish Superiority

The Padres looked a little better than the Giants in every aspect of the game and a lot better at batting. All weekend, their starting pitching was better, their batting was much better, their relievers were better, their fielding was … Continue reading

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Papierski Debuts Replacing Concussed Casali; Belt Scratched, Wade, Jr, Out; Giants Lose Two to Padres

Mike Papierski is the latest sudden inclusion in the ever-shifting personnel of the Kapler/Zaidi system. The 25-year-old catcher came over to the Giants a week ago in the trade with the Houston Astros for Mauricio Dubón. Curt Casali took a … Continue reading

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Who is Jake Junis? They Call him June Bug, and We Need Him All of June

With Disco on the 60-day DL and not due back until late June, the Giants now turn to 29-year-old, former Kansas City Royal, Jakob Benjamin Lee Junis, born and raised in Illinois, where he played baseball and basketball very well. … Continue reading

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GBC Reader 22-1: First Giants Baseball Corner Reader of 2022 Season

Greetings and welcome to GBC Reader number one for the season. The GBC Readers are this site’s compendium of contemporaneously relevant links by others covering the Giants at any given point in the season. The category “GBC Readers” includes them … Continue reading

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Giants Win Series 2 -1 in Colorado But Rare Implosion by Alvarez Costs Webb Victory and Giants Sweep

Jose Alvarez was very good last year and has been good this year as well. In his first ten appearances he gave up only one hit and one earned run – against the Padres. It was an insurance run added … Continue reading

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Stay Up, Swan, Mind Your Delivery and Work with Staff on Maintenance to Avoid Blisters and Muscle Pulls

Alex “Swan” Cobb is 34 years old and has been in the majors since 2011, when he started for the Tampa Bay Rays, who had drafted him five years earlier. However he missed all of the ’15, ’16 and most … Continue reading

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Giants Bounce Back at Altitude as Casali Homers Twice and Yaz Smashes Game Winner in Ninth; Doval Closes Out Rox for Sixth Save

This was a good game against an inferior team in which we stayed aggressive on the road. This was a bullpen game for the Rockies, and they used seven pitchers. If we had lost I’d have been enraged, because we … Continue reading

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Giants Lose Season Series to Cards 3 – 4; Logan Webb Rolls On, Jakob Junis Continues to Impress, and Carlos Rodón Lays an Egg on National TV

The Giants rolled into St. Louis hot, were chilled to zilch by a shutout and then lost a laugher, as they fell to the Cardinals two games to one and lost the season series. It was announced Friday morning that … Continue reading

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The Circus Game in Saint Louie

Ridiculous. This game was ridiculous. In only the way National League teams with history and culture can play – the others are jealous. Carlos Rodón imploded and Kap made a joke out of it, leaving him out there to get … Continue reading

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Giants Sweep Rockies, End Home Stand 5 – 2; Longo and Late Night Return

Giants won 7 – 1 on Wednesday to complete the home sweep and Alex Cobb gave us six strong innings for a quality start. Evan Longoria and LaMonte Wade, Jr. returned to the line up from injured reserve.

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Giants Come Roaring Back Behind Logan Webb and Jakob Junis to Earn Draw with Cardinals 2 – 2; Flores Rolls, Dubón Turns Up, Yaz Smashes 93rd Splash Hit as Game-Winner

My concerns were for naught. I was being too negative. The Giants lined up behind Logan Webb and cranked three home runs (Wilmer Flores grand slam, Darin Ruf and Mauricio Dubón) in a nine-hit, 13-run performance in game three. Giants … Continue reading

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Giants Lose Fifth Straight, Seven of Last Eight, as Bats Stay Silent and Bullpen Gives Up Winning RBI Single in Ninth

Cardinals 3, Giants 2 Alex Cobb was very good, giving up just one hit in the first four innings of this one, but he gave up a single and a homer to get chased in the fifth – not a … Continue reading

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Giants Lose Another Bullpen Game, Cardinals Pound Relievers in Support of Mikolas

Cardinals 7, Giants 1 The Giants are without key players so strategy in the losses this past week has been complicated by the very real fact of attrition. It is hard to assess a team filled with guys who are … Continue reading

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