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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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Giants Drop Second Game at Chavez Ravine

Joc Pederson and Mike Yastrzemski were back in the lineup, and Alex Wood kept it close through five, but the Giants lost the bullpen battle in game two of the season series with the Dodgers. For the second night in … Continue reading

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Game One vs. The Nemesis at Chavez Ravine, Carlos Rodón Goes Six But Takes First Loss as Depleted Lineup Can’t Produce Run Support

I always say Win/Loss doesn’t mean much until mid-June, but when it’s against the Nemesis every game counts. That’s how we took the division from them last year: Gabe Kapler and the staff managed to consistently take series wins, from … Continue reading

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The Legend of MadBum

I quit twitter in 2021 (@giantsbaseballc and @mtksf), but throughout my ten years on twitter I’d RT stories about Madison Bumgarner hashtag #TheLegendofMadBum. Scroll through those for some sweet memories – some of which aren’t included in this video I … Continue reading

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Injury and Covid-plagued Giants Drop Home Series to Nationals 1 – 2; Alex Cobb Returns But Implodes in First

The Giants went out east and swept the Nationals in the District last week, which made this a little less painful, because the G-men won the season series against the Nats, four games to two. The team was dealing with … Continue reading

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Giants and A’s Split Bay Bridge Brace

Carlos Rodón continued to impress, surpassing Tim Lincecum’s record of 35 strikeouts in a pitcher’s first four starts by striking out nine, bringing his season total to 38. PITCHERS IP H R ER BB K HR PC-ST ERA Rodón (W, 3-0) … Continue reading

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The Milwaukee Game

The Giants played a single game against the Brewers in Milwaukee as a one-off due to the lockout. It was tacked on to their first road trip. It was also the best example of how the Giants new process of … Continue reading

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Giants Sweep Nats to Take Series in the District, Lose Yaz to C-19 Positive Test; Kap and Staff Continue to Establish Standard Operating Aggression (SOA) Against Unwritten Rules

The Giants swept the Nationals in commanding fashion, blowing up innings with crooked numbers, using 13 pitchers and achieving a 67% strike rate as a staff. They were 15/30 with RISP for the series and Joc Pederson showed power and … Continue reading

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In First Game in DC, Giants Explode in Second for Seven Runs, Batting Through Order w B-Craw Bookend Doubles; Kapler Calls for Another ‘Bullpen Game’

Giants 7, Nationals 1 nice. I assume you all saw it. It was so cool. Brandon Crawford doubled to start the second, we batted through the order and he RBI doubled to wrap up the scoring with the 6th and … Continue reading

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DeSclafani Still Can’t Beat Mets (0/7), Gets Tagged for Nine Hits, Five Earned Runs; Giants Lose Series in New York, 3 – 1, and Steven Duggar to Oblique Strain

Mets 6, Giants 2 This was a rough trip to New York. We lost starting pitcher Alex Cobb (right adductor strain), and starting outfielder Steven Duggar (left oblique strain). Our staff got hammered by Francisco Lindor who batted 7/19 (.368) … Continue reading

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Carlos Rodón Gets Second Win as Belt Hammers Birthday Shot

Giants win! AP says Rodón “struck out eight over five scoreless innings. The left-hander has 29 strikeouts over 17 innings, the most by a Giants pitcher through his first three starts with the franchise. Cliff Melton previously held the mark … Continue reading

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Giants Lose Doubleheader in Queens and Alex Cobb to 10-day IL; Max Scherzer Hurls Six and Two-Thirds No-Hit Innings in Mets Debut, Outduels Logan Webb; Francisco Lindor Goes Off; Giants Use Ten Relievers

Ugh. What a terrible day for the Giants. Forced to play a double-header because of a rain-out upon arrival in New York yesterday, the Giants went into game one with Alex Cobb on the mound facing the Metropolitans’ Tylor Megill. … Continue reading

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Giants Look Sharp, Sweep Guardians in Cleveland; Thairo Estrada Explodes for Four RBI, Alex Wood Goes Five Scoreless, Belt Yards Two-Run Big Fly, Sammy Long Gets First Save

The day game of the series on Sunday was not, as hoped, warmer in Cleveland than the night games as temperatures hovered around 36 degrees, but the Giants, and especially Thairo Estrada, took to the sunshine. They scored eight runs, … Continue reading

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