Category Archives: GBC Readers

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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Giants Salvage Road Trip (3-3), Win Road Series in AZ (3-1), Remain in First Place in NL West at Halfway Mark of Season

In the first half of the 2021 MLB season, the San Francisco Giants exceeded expectations, leaping to the top of the NL West in April, staying in first in May and June and making it to 83 games without relinquishing … Continue reading

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Giants Handle Cubs 3-1 but Sustain Injuries; Longo Out at least a Month; PLUS Sabermetrics/Injury/Trade Report

In the ninth inning of the last game of a series we had already won, in a collision between two excellent veteran infielders going hard for a ball that was of indefinable responsibility (probably because of all the shifting), we … Continue reading

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Desclafani Solid, Giants Support Him, Slater Wins the Day, Bullpen Doesn’t Blow It, McGee Gets 8th Save

Game one of the three game series between the NL West division-leading San Francisco Giants and the half-game back and charging San Diego Padres at Oracle was a back and forth affair that ended with young Camilo Doval getting a … Continue reading

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Despite Series Loss in Colorado, Giants Remain a Half-Game in First in the NL West; Happy 90th Revolution Around the Sun to Willie Mays

Our greatest weakness now has become glaring: win or lose, we have a terrible ‘pen, likely to give up one or more runs once they’re handed the ball. Bullpen losses are the worst, gut-punching. They un-do all the good of … Continue reading

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Gausman Outduels Musgrove, Giants Retain First in NL West; Face 7-Inning Double Header in Colorado

The Giants avoided the sweep in San Diego in impressive fashion as our ace Kevin Gausman threw six strong innings and scored twice, while new Giant Mike Tauchman homered and drove in four runs. Giants 7, Padres 1. Musgrove was … Continue reading

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First Fifteen Games Report

Welcome back Giants Baseball Corner subscribers! and welcome aboard new friends and fans! I’m Karthik Rajan and this is the first GBC Reader of the 2021 season. When it was announced The Farhan Zaidi Era was to begin with Gabe … Continue reading

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GBC Reader Vol.2, Issue 5: Fights and Flights

SFGiants (25-37), 4th in NL West 14 games back of Colorado, 3-7 in last ten games, road trip ended in Milwaukee with an extra innings win last night and home stand starts today against the surprising Minnesota Twins. Since we … Continue reading

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GBC Reader Vol. 2, Issue 4 – Slowly Improving Giants with Six Game Win Streak in May

The last ten days have been promising for the G-men. We took 3 of 4 from the Nemesis at the Yard! It was great. Kershaw beat us and Cueto got a little hot under the collar, resulting in a bench-clearing … Continue reading

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GBC Reader Vol. 2, Issue 3: Thankful to Turn the Calendar Page

The first month of the season was turbulent, chaotic and unpredictable. MadBum ripped two home runs on Opening Day, the only pitcher in history to achieve such a feat, and we lost. We scored a bunch of runs in the … Continue reading

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GBC Reader Vol. 2, Issue 2: 2017 Giants, a Work in Progress

Well the first fourteen games (four series) of the season are behind us and a couple of things are already clear. The NL West is going to be a dogfight. The Rockies, Dodgers and D-backs all expect to be in … Continue reading

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GBC Reader Volume 2, Issue 1: Torture While All Hail Madison Bumgarner

Opening day in Phoenix was a massive, thick-beamed wood rollercoaster ride built by Madison Bumgarner that went off the rails in such a familiar manner it felt sickening – or for the less dramatic and more experienced fans, like typical … Continue reading

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The GBC Reader, Issue 14: Final GBC Reader of the Year

This was a really tough second half to endure – an exhausting grind. I’m really proud of the Giants despite the epic collapse of the second half because they gutted it out. I’m proud they kept their eyes on the … Continue reading

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The GBC Reader, Issue Thirteen: Headed to the Ravine to Seize Back the Division, Beat LA

I was all excited to start the 13th Reader with a link to David Laurila’s excellent interview with Dave Righetti for Fan Graphs – a rare opportunity to hear Rags speak about pitching. It’s fascinating – particularly the comments concerning … Continue reading

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The GBC Reader, Issue Twelve, As In a Dozen – with Four Dozen Games Left to Play, BCraw’s 7 Hit Game

With 48 games left to play, the San Francisco Giants hold a one game lead over the nemesis in the NL West and have returned home to the confines of AT&T nee´ Pac-Bell Park for a much needed ten game … Continue reading

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The GBC Reader, Issue Eleven: Post-Trade Deadline Talk, Saying Hello to Will Smith and Bye to Duffman

Welcome gentle reader to The Giants Baseball Corner Reader, Issue 11, a compendium of links to stories and stuff about the Giants since the last GBC Reader. BTW, You can always read all the Readers as a summation of the … Continue reading

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The GBC Reader, Issue Ten: Season on the Blade’s Edge

Well Dear Reader, the G-men have plummeted back down to earth in the second half. Though we are 58-41 and in first place in the NL West, that lead has shrunk from six and a half to just two and … Continue reading

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The GBC Reader, Issue Nine: Confidence is High Despite the DL

So the second half begins with the G-men in first place in the NL West holding the best record in baseball, which is why we lost last night naturally to the Padres for the first time this year and once … Continue reading

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The GBC Reader, Issue Eight: G-men Stay Hot, MadBum Has One for the Ages

First off, Madison Bumgarner was the first pitcher in 40 years to intentionally bat in an American League park as future HoF manager Bruce Bochy elected to refuse the DH in Oakland versus the A’s. It was rad … and … Continue reading

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