Category Archives: NLWest

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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Logan Webb v. Sean Manaea, Round One, Giants Win First Series vs Padres; Ace Goes Eight Innings, Small Ball Offense Has No Brandons, No Yaz

The Giants beat the Padres behind the command of the ace of the squad, Logan Webb, who opened the game giving up a double to Manny Machado and an RBI-triple to Jake Cronenworth, Padres 1, Giants 0, but then killed … 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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The Greatest Giants Season Ever Ends Sabermetrically as Moneyball Again Doesn’t Get Past the DS

Let me start by saying Doug Eddings was excellent behind the plate. His strike zone was tight, crisp and fair all night. Despite my concerns, at least the zone was good and the ump behind the plate was fair. Secondly, … Continue reading

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NLDS Game Five, Dodgers at Giants 10/14/2021, Two of the Five WORST Umpires in MLB are Calling This One

Dodgers at Giants Game Five. Julio Urias vs. Logan Webb for all the marbles. Historic, epic game. But let’s talk about the umpires. Because two of the five worst umpires in the game today are on the crew for tonight’s … Continue reading

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NLDS Game Four, Giants at Dodgers 10/12/2021

I knew we weren’t going to win it down there. I mean of course I would have taken it, but these Dodgers, with this salary and their backs against the wall, putting Walker Buehler on the mound on short rest, … Continue reading

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One for the Ages

Yesterday I said Evan Longoria wasn’t scared of Max Scherzer. and that is all it took. This was one for the ages – a National League pitchers duel between the two best teams in the country, played with crisp, stunning, … Continue reading

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NLDS Game Three, Giants at Dodgers 10/11/21

Alex Wood named to start When the Giants signed Alex Wood, one of the most commonly heard praises was that, as a former standout starter for the Dodgers, he’d step up and perform for us against them with an intimate, … Continue reading

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NLDS Game Two: Dodgers at Giants 10/09/2021

The coverage of Urias I refer to is below the video. Julio Urias went for the Dodgers. He had an epic night at Oracle Park back in late May. Not only did he silence the lineup with 10 strikeouts allowing … Continue reading

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300th Post

Eleven years ago, I came home from a Giants game and wrote up a description of it, and Giants Baseball Corner was born. The Giants had not yet won a World Series in San Francisco. This is my 300th post. … Continue reading

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Game 162 – Pre Game with Marty Lurie and Ron Wotus

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first to 100 wins

Mike Yastrzemski hit a three-run homer, one of four homers by our guys, and the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 Friday night to become the season’s first team with 100 wins. Rookie Kervin Castro (1-0) opened and went two innings for his first … 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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first to 90 wins.

The San Francisco Giants were the only opposing team to sweep the Rockies in Colorado, and in doing so became the first to 90 wins. This means the Giants were the first to 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90 … 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 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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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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