Category Archives: pitchers

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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Lincecum Showcase

It’s been an up and down couple of weeks for the Giants – with Bumgarner, Cueto and Samardzija providing the ups and Peavy, Cain and the batting lineup bringing us down. And of course last Friday brought the highly anticipated … Continue reading

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In Praise of Ryan Vogelsong, a GREAT Giant

I haven’t written on the blog since we won the World Series, but right now, I gotta give massive praise to Ryan Vogelsong. You had the best month of May in the majors. #Vogelstrong and, you have signed with us … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Jake Peavy Before Game Six of the 2014 World Series

Jake Peavy joined the Giants and went 6-4 with a 2.17 ERA in 12 starts. He only gave up three home runs. He threw 58 strikeouts and 17 walks, for a 3.41 strikeout-to-walks ratio. He gave up 65 hits and … Continue reading

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Double Hammy Whammy – Giants Win, Lose Cain, Casilla to DL

Even when the Giants win lately there’s some weird issue – an HBP directly on the thumb sidelines Brandon Belt, plays that should be routine for a first baseman in little league bungled by Michael Morse, nutty throwing errors by … Continue reading

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Giants Crush The Hopes of the Nemesis in 10th, Defeat Dodgers 3-1

Mr. Quality Control is back. Vogelsong was truly #Vogelstrong, throwing just over 100 pitches, easing his way out of jams and holding the Dodgers to a single run. He out-dueled one of the Dodgers’ high value starters, Josh Beckett, went … Continue reading

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Tim Lincecum Analysis Articles Collected in One post

POSTSCRIPT: Tim Kawakami added this after Timmy’s start, but it’s a good read PREGAME: Tim Lincecum’s season debut evokes ink including national press like Senior Baseball Columnist Scott Miller at CBS and ESPN’s David Schoenfield calls it an important start. … Continue reading

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Madison Bumgarner has ALWAYS been a Mack

from the June 2011 Giants ballpark program.

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Bumgarner Platinum, Romo Gold

From the program displayed in the video above, as per J. Fletcher quoting Madison Bumgarner’s  high school coach, Jeff Parham at Caldwell South, regarding his second attempt to win the State Championships:”Playing the series at Five County Stadium (AA Mudcats), … Continue reading

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Barry Zito, Lou Seal and Baby Panda at the Yard 1080HD

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