Category Archives: Mid Series Reports

Giants Take Thriller in San Diego on 3-6-1 DP in Bottom of the Ninth, and The Man Gets a Nickname: “Late Night LaMonte”

Wow! What a game. This one was a hard-fought road win with LaMonte Wade, Jr, getting it done in the clutch once again. “Late Night LaMonte, that’s what everybody’s been calling him,” said starter Kevin Gausman, “It seems like he always … Continue reading

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Giants Home Stand: Split with Padres, 2-2, Take Two of Three from Braves

The Giants managed to take two of four from the Padres upon returning to Oracle Park. Giants 9, Padres 1 – The Giants added to their list of firsts in 2021 by being the first to clinch a postseason playoff … 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 9 of 16), Giants Lose NL West Division Lead After SF-Era-Best 108 Days, Brewers Beat Gausman and Giants, 5 – 2

The Giants are playing sixteen games in sixteen days, without a break. Last night was Game 9 of 16. Game three of four with the Brewers. This gauntlet of 16 games will define the stretch so I was live-blogging them … Continue reading

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The Giants Run the Gauntlet (Game 8 of 16) the Halfway Point, Cueto Back from Illness; Brewers’ Woodruff Manhandles Giants; Jose Quintana Debuts Well

The Giants are playing sixteen games in sixteen days, without a break. This is Game 8 of 16. Game two of four with the Brewers. This gauntlet of 16 games will define the stretch so I’m live-blogging them and posting … 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 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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The Giants Run the Gauntlet (Game 1 of 16); Season-Defining Stretch, Game One, G-Men Jack Megill, Shutout New York Metropolitans

The Giants are playing sixteen games in sixteen days. They face the Mets (3) and Braves (3) on the road, the Brewers (4) and Dodgers (3) at home, and finally the Rocks (3), at altitiude, without a break. This gauntlet … Continue reading

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The Gabe Kapler Show on KNBR 08/21/21

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Giants Win Six in a Row; B-Craw Gets 2-Year Extension; Kapler Uses an Opener for Fourth Time, Giants Bats Go Eerily Quiet for Fourth Time

The Giants won six in a row before losing to the Rockies last night. Gabe Kapler employed the Opener Strategy again. He started it last year for the benefit of Logan Webb. Without a fifth starter this year, Kapler has … 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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Kris Bryant Homers in First Game as a Giant, Giants Win Astros Series at Home 2-1; Split First Two of Four in the Desert

Kris Bryant started his first game for the Giants in a rubber match against the team with the best record in the American League, a viable World Series contender. He announced his presence with authority, when he homered in his … Continue reading

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Giants Manhandle Astros 8 – 6 in Wrestling Match of Best Records in Both Leagues, LaMonte Wade, Jr., Splash Hits for Mom

Epic game. Jay Jackson got the win. We fought back against a ludicrous strike zone and Zack Greinke and hit five home runs. Brandon Crawford hit a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning. 156 Home Runs leads the National League. … 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 Lose Opener to Pirates 6 – 4, But Dodgers Lose in Extras to Colorado Keeping Giants Three Games Up in NL West; PLUS: Request For Collaborators Video

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First Team to 40-, 50-, and 60-Wins in MLB 2021: Your San Francisco Giants with a Major-League Leading Gross of Home Runs; Rogers and Bullpen Redeem Themselves, Giants Down Dodgers 4 – 2

What a game! Gabe Kapler’s decision to put Buster in to lead off the ninth against Kenley Jansen, knowing Posey has had success against him, was inspired managing. Buster roped a single and shook him. Then Wilmer Flores – who … 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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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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Second Low Point of Season, Giants Lose Two in LA and First of Four in Arizona, Start Road Trip (0-3), Dodgers Gain Three

oof. It feels like the Dodgers have seven guys who can eke a home run six inches to a foot past some wall, corner or part of their crappy park stuck in a ditch – sorry, manmade ravine – atop … Continue reading

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