Category Archives: Mid Series Reports

Trade Deadline Passes With Minor Changes to Staff; Vin Scully Passes Away; Giants Score Five in the Fourth After Alex Wood Gives up Six Through Six; Giants Lose

Rest in Peace, Vin Vin Scully died tonight, at the age of 94. He was the consummate professional, who ultimately defined and perfected how to do the job. I didn’t agree with his politics, but he kept it out most … Continue reading

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Giants Win Season Series With Milwaukee Aided by Game-Winning Score From Bases Loaded Balk in Eighth; Gauntlet of 17 Straight Games Concludes Today; Is Everybody Trade-able?

The Giants defeated Milwaukee Saturday night by standing still while they flinched. It would be easy to say the Giants had no business winning this one – I’m sure that’s what the east coast media thinks – but that viewpoint … Continue reading

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Giants Compete Hard Against Central-Division Leaders, But Fall to Brewers in Extra Innings at Home in Fourteenth Straight Game in July

It is Friday, July 15th, and the Giants have played fourteen consecutive games this month and will play three more this weekend before the All-Star break to finally end the Gauntlet II: seventeen games in seventeen days, an exhausting stretch. … 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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Disco’s Back – Giants Take Two in Pittsburgh Then Lose Two Walkoffs Back-to-Back On Road

The Giants took the road series in Pittsburgh two games to one. They won the first game Giants 2, Pirates 0, behind a dominant outing by Carlos Rodón. Brandon Crawford rallied the team to victory in game two Giants 7, … Continue reading

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Giants Lose Two to Worst Team in Baseball as Kapler Skips Anthem in Cincinnati, Makes Major Lineup Card Error; Mark Hallberg Sends Bart From Second on Shallow Liner to Aquino, Thrown Out at Plate with Two Outs in Ninth

The Giants left on a ten day road trip that started in Cincinnati, where Gabe Kapler and his staff made two glaring coaching errors and the Giants lost the first two games to the worst team in baseball. The Giants … Continue reading

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Papierski Debuts Replacing Concussed Casali; Belt Scratched, Wade, Jr, Out; Giants Lose Two to Padres

Mike Papierski is the latest sudden inclusion in the ever-shifting personnel of the Kapler/Zaidi system. The 25-year-old catcher came over to the Giants a week ago in the trade with the Houston Astros for Mauricio Dubón. Curt Casali took a … 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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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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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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Alex Cobb Debut: Five Innings, Four Hits, Two Earned Runs, Two Walks and Ten K’s; Awakened Giants Bats Hit with RISP, for Ten Runs in First Two Innings

The San Diego Padres came into town with the NL West division lead and beat the guys at Oracle on Monday, Padres 4 – Giants, 2 in the first game of the season series. Alex Wood struck out six over … Continue reading

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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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