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The Giants Ran the Gauntlet (Game 16 of 16) and Came Out Winners; Only Opposing Team to Sweep Rockies in Denver; First to 90 Wins

The Giants played 16 games in 16 days, and today was the last game of the stretch of sixteen, without an off day – the longest consecutive games stretch of the Giants’ season. On the line was: staying ahead of … Continue reading

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The Giants Run the Gauntlet (Game 15 of 16), SF Giants Start with Three Doubles for First Time, Score Eleven in Support of Webb; Rookie Castro Debuts

The Giants are playing sixteen games in sixteen days, without a break. Been live-blogging them here under the category /Gauntlet. Tonight’s the penultimate game, 15 of the 16, still at altitude, in Denver. The Giants came into this one (8-6) … Continue reading

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The Giants Run the Gauntlet (Game 14 of 16) No Time to Celebrate It’s Off to Altitude, Estrada Smashes Two HRs in First Ever Game at Colorado

The Giants are playing sixteen games in sixteen days, without a break. I’ve been live-blogging them here under the category/Gauntlet. This was Game 14 of the 16, the first of the final series, but at altitude now, in Denver. Sixteen … Continue reading

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The Giants Run the Gauntlet (Game 13 of 16); Giants Win Season Series Against Dodgers Ten Games to Nine

“It’s just no flinch, up and down the lineup, the bullpen – just go about our preparation and every guy pulls their weight. It’s just a lot of fun, it’s a lot of fun to come to the field, strap … Continue reading

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The Giants Run the Gauntlet (Game 12 of 16), Giants and Dodgers Go At It Again

The Giants are playing sixteen games in sixteen days, without a break. I’ve been live-blogging them here under the category/Gauntlet. This was Game 12 of the 16, the penultimate game against the Nemesis. The attrition of illness and coronavirus the … Continue reading

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The Giants Run the Gauntlet (Game 11 of 16), Dodgers and Giants Flash Brilliant Defenses in an Instant Classic That Goes to Eleven

The Giants are playing sixteen games in sixteen days, without a break. This was Game 11 of the 16, the first game of the last weekend series against the Dodgers. The oldest rivalry in baseball culminates this season in a … Continue reading

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The Giants Run the Gauntlet (Game 6 of 16), Rubber Match in ATL; DeSclafani Good for Three, Falls Apart, So Does Sammy ‘Forced to Go’ Long; Giants Go 4-2 on Road Trip

The Giants are playing sixteen games in sixteen days straight. They’re in Atlanta, where Friday night they lost the first of a three-gamer. Saturday, they won in a shutout. Sunday, the rubber match, is Game Six of the Gauntlet of … Continue reading

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The Giants Run the Gauntlet (Game 5 of 16); Logan Webb Ascends to Ace of Staff, Silences Braves Bats to Lead Giants to Major-League Leading 15th Shutout

The Giants are playing sixteen games in sixteen days straight. They’re in Atlanta, where Friday night they lost the first of a three-gamer. Saturday was game two – Game Five of the Gauntlet of 16. The Giants sent Logan Webb … Continue reading

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The Giants Run the Gauntlet (Game 3 of 16); Carrasco Outduels Wood, Who Again Gets Tagged Third Time Through Order; Giants Win Battle of ‘Pens, Sweep Mets

The Giants are playing sixteen games in sixteen days. Tonight they went for the sweep against the Mets in Queens. Game 3/16 of the Gauntlet. I’m writing these during these sixteen games and posting immediately after, so it’s fresh. Alex Wood (10-4, 4.11 … Continue reading

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The Giants Run The Gauntlet (Game 2 of 16); Cueto Back From IL, Shaky, But Defense Backs Him Up; Mets Waste Great Outing by Walker, Pulled by Rojas

The Giants are playing sixteen games in sixteen days. Tonight was game two of three against the Mets in Queens. Game 2/16 of the Gauntlet. I am writing these during the games and posting immediately after, so it’s fresh. Top … Continue reading

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Kapler Rides Wood, Who Goes Seven, Giants Close-Out Rox 5-2; Silk Goes Three for Four With Two RBI

This was a tricky win. Against what I consider better judgement, Gabe Kapler stuck with Alex Wood into the sixth and seventh. He delivered the sixth shakily, and left with two out but two on and none in charged to … Continue reading

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first to 70 wins.

This season the San Francisco Giants have been first to 40-, 50-, 60- and now 70-wins in all of baseball. Tonight’s win was a breakthrough win, on the road against the NL Central Division-leading Brewers, an excellent defensive team who … Continue reading

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Giants Take Series in Desert (3-1) with Astonishing Comeback Win, 5-4, in Extras Featuring Kris Bryant Who Sees Who We Are

After hits in his last three plate appearances led a ninth inning comeback, the newest Giant told AP, “We had no business winning that game.” Kris Bryant was clutch and consistent as he doubled to start the rally in the … 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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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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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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