Category Archives: Commentary

Gauntlet II: Giants Hit the Road After Suffering Home Series Sweep by White Sox, Open in Arizona Against MadBum and Lose Big; Have Lost Five Straight and Eleven of Last Fourteen

It was just a terrible end to June, as the Giants finished it winning only two of the last eight games in the month. The Giants lost a three game series to the Reds at home and only split a … Continue reading

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The Gauntlet II: Giants Start Longest Consecutive Game Stretch of Season With Home Loss to Chicago White Sox

On Friday night, the Giants lost a heartbreaker. Their bats were silenced again by the opposing starter, in this case Lance Lynn of the Chicago White Sox, and though Giants starter Alex Cobb went five scoreless, the Giants once again … Continue reading

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Giants Compete Against World Series Champs But End Road Trip 3 – 4, Foreshadowing Moneyball Results in DS

Every game in Atlanta was close. The Giants competed hard and had a chance to win all four games, not just the high-scoring one they took by two runs. It was a good series and I was proud of our … Continue reading

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Giants Lose Home Series to Rockies, 1- 2; On Outside Looking In One-Third of Way Through Season as Dodgers Come to Town … Beat LA!

The National League West is absurdly stacked with expensive talent on two teams that play in southern California. The Dodgers have outspent every team in baseball the last three seasons. The Padres have climbed to fifth in payroll – $60 … Continue reading

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GBC Reader 22-2: The Fifty Game Report; Generation Gap as Giants Use 47 Players and Moneyball Management Continues; Bullpen ERA Balloons; LuGo and Jake Junis Emerge; Kapler Obsessed with PH

The Zaidi/Kapler Era of San Francisco Giants baseball embodies a contemporary generation gap. There was a large, once-in-a-generation group of fans who joined us in support of the Giants during the San Francisco World Series Championships: The Bruce Bochy Era. … 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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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DeSclafani Manages Almost Five; Giants Take Advantage of Guardians Mistakes to Steal Battle of Bullpens; Jake McGee Digs Deep and Gets First Save

Another close contest on a cold night in Cleveland as Anthony DeSclafani and Cal Quantrill dueled for five taut innings. In the bottom of the first, DeSclafani gave up a lead off triple to Myles Straw, whom he allowed to … Continue reading

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