Category Archives: pitchers

Giants Step Up and Beat Buehler and Kershaw; Ruf Returns From Bereavement with Big Night; Kapler Manages Giants Bullpen to Dominance Over Bums

Wow! What a bounce back performance by the Giants! After that four-error game against the Rockies Thursday, the week ended with crisp defense, and the bullpen dialed-in. Thairo Estrada, who had two of those four errors on Thursday, was particularly … Continue reading

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Who is Jake Junis? They Call him June Bug, and We Need Him All of June

With Disco on the 60-day DL and not due back until late June, the Giants now turn to 29-year-old, former Kansas City Royal, Jakob Benjamin Lee Junis, born and raised in Illinois, where he played baseball and basketball very well. … Continue reading

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Giants Win Series 2 -1 in Colorado But Rare Implosion by Alvarez Costs Webb Victory and Giants Sweep

Jose Alvarez was very good last year and has been good this year as well. In his first ten appearances he gave up only one hit and one earned run – against the Padres. It was an insurance run added … 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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Giants Lose Season Series to Cards 3 – 4; Logan Webb Rolls On, Jakob Junis Continues to Impress, and Carlos Rodón Lays an Egg on National TV

The Giants rolled into St. Louis hot, were chilled to zilch by a shutout and then lost a laugher, as they fell to the Cardinals two games to one and lost the season series. It was announced Friday morning that … Continue reading

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The Legend of MadBum

I quit twitter in 2021 (@giantsbaseballc and @mtksf), but throughout my ten years on twitter I’d RT stories about Madison Bumgarner hashtag #TheLegendofMadBum. Scroll through those for some sweet memories – some of which aren’t included in this video I … 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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Game Two, Carlos Rodón Debut: Five Innings, Three Hits, One Earned Run, One Wild Pitch and Twelve Strikeouts; Giants Lose Bullpen Duel, 2-1

To begin his career as a San Francisco Giant, Carlos Rodón threw ten straight four-seam fastballs that were either 97 or 98 mph in game two of the opening home series with the Marlins. He struck out Jorge Soler and … Continue reading

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first to 80 wins.

The Giants were the first to 40-, 50-, 60-, 70-, and now 80-wins this season as they won the Bay Bridge Series four games to two, closing out the Athletics with a comeback home run in the 8th inning of … 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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Giants Toss Another Game to Pirates 2 – 10, Tauchman Pitched! SF Remains Two Games Up in NL West, Gausman Struggling?

Kevin Gausman, the only sub-two-ERA pitcher in MLB – since deGrom has been deactivated – has not looked quite right since the All-Star Break. He and his family had a medical emergency immediately after the ASG, which we have been … Continue reading

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GBC FLASHBACK 2011: My Footage of Timmy’s 1,000th Strikeout and What Happened Next

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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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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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Jolly Olive on YT Marvels at Giants Rotation

May 1st, this cat posted this about our rotation:

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Heartbreak in Miami! Jake McGee’s First Blown Save and Giants Rally Twice Only to Fall in Game Two

Here was extra innings: Saturday night’s game was a crazy affair – here was first time the Giants fell behind and the rally of the 7th and here’s the blown save and here’s extra innings and the second rally … … 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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Belated Apology to Jake Peavy

Wrote this ten days ago but didn’t have internet access to upload it. June 1st, 2016 Giants Baseball Corner I owe Jake Peavy an apology. Jake, on your 35th birthday you were a badass. I don’t know anyone who can … Continue reading

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