Category Archives: Post Game Blasts

La Barrida de la Nemesis, The Giants Sweep the Bums Outta Town in Impressive Fashion, Bullpen Shines

(slow clap) I stand corrected. The Giants are super-crisp on defense and the bullpen is stellar. Or so it would seem. The Giants just swept the Bums at Oracle to take the lead in the season series 3 – 2. … Continue reading

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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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The Ninth Inning in Philly Was the Cruel Poetry of Baseball and the Power of Kyle from Waltham

Logan Webb, who had never before pitched a complete game, allowed a couple of solo shots early, but held Philadelphia scoreless after the fourth. He settled in and was cruising. Webb had a perfect eighth inning on just eight pitches. … Continue reading

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Alex Cobb Throws Six Strong Innings; Longo, Brilliant on Defense, Goes Yard Again and Giants Avoid Sweep in Cincy with Explosive Eighth Inning; Lose First Road Series 1 – 2

The Giants have historically struggled in Cincinnatti, which is what made the 2012 NLDS wins there that much more special – down 0 – 2 the Giants came back and won three in a row in Cincy to win it … Continue reading

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Giants Take Mets Series 2 – 1, as Joc Pederson Smashes Four HRs and Ten RBI in Seven ABs After Meeting Barry Bonds

The Giants got swept by the Padres and were on a four game losing streak which stretched to five when they lost game one against the Mets, a blowout. It was an Alex Cobb start that went awry in the … Continue reading

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Greatest Game of the Year to Date; Joc Pederson Hits Three Home Runs, Drives in Tying Run Bottom Ninth and Plates Eight; Forces Rubber Match v. Mets

This was the biggest game of the young season. And it was a wild one the Giants won on a walkoff. I don’t even know how to write this one up. The Giants jumped out to an 8 – 2 … Continue reading

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Wood Embattled Early; Manny Machado Goes Four for Four with Three Doubles and a Triple; Padres Pulverize and Sweep Giants at Oracle to Establish Superiority

The Padres looked a little better than the Giants in every aspect of the game and a lot better at batting. All weekend, their starting pitching was better, their batting was much better, their relievers were better, their fielding was … Continue reading

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Giants Bounce Back at Altitude as Casali Homers Twice and Yaz Smashes Game Winner in Ninth; Doval Closes Out Rox for Sixth Save

This was a good game against an inferior team in which we stayed aggressive on the road. This was a bullpen game for the Rockies, and they used seven pitchers. If we had lost I’d have been enraged, because we … Continue reading

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Giants Come Roaring Back Behind Logan Webb and Jakob Junis to Earn Draw with Cardinals 2 – 2; Flores Rolls, Dubón Turns Up, Yaz Smashes 93rd Splash Hit as Game-Winner

My concerns were for naught. I was being too negative. The Giants lined up behind Logan Webb and cranked three home runs (Wilmer Flores grand slam, Darin Ruf and Mauricio Dubón) in a nine-hit, 13-run performance in game three. Giants … Continue reading

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Giants Lose Another Bullpen Game, Cardinals Pound Relievers in Support of Mikolas

Cardinals 7, Giants 1 The Giants are without key players so strategy in the losses this past week has been complicated by the very real fact of attrition. It is hard to assess a team filled with guys who are … Continue reading

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Giants Drop Second Game at Chavez Ravine

Joc Pederson and Mike Yastrzemski were back in the lineup, and Alex Wood kept it close through five, but the Giants lost the bullpen battle in game two of the season series with the Dodgers. For the second night in … 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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The Milwaukee Game

The Giants played a single game against the Brewers in Milwaukee as a one-off due to the lockout. It was tacked on to their first road trip. It was also the best example of how the Giants new process of … Continue reading

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Giants Sweep Nats to Take Series in the District, Lose Yaz to C-19 Positive Test; Kap and Staff Continue to Establish Standard Operating Aggression (SOA) Against Unwritten Rules

The Giants swept the Nationals in commanding fashion, blowing up innings with crooked numbers, using 13 pitchers and achieving a 67% strike rate as a staff. They were 15/30 with RISP for the series and Joc Pederson showed power and … Continue reading

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DeSclafani Still Can’t Beat Mets (0/7), Gets Tagged for Nine Hits, Five Earned Runs; Giants Lose Series in New York, 3 – 1, and Steven Duggar to Oblique Strain

Mets 6, Giants 2 This was a rough trip to New York. We lost starting pitcher Alex Cobb (right adductor strain), and starting outfielder Steven Duggar (left oblique strain). Our staff got hammered by Francisco Lindor who batted 7/19 (.368) … 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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Giants Look Sharp, Sweep Guardians in Cleveland; Thairo Estrada Explodes for Four RBI, Alex Wood Goes Five Scoreless, Belt Yards Two-Run Big Fly, Sammy Long Gets First Save

The day game of the series on Sunday was not, as hoped, warmer in Cleveland than the night games as temperatures hovered around 36 degrees, but the Giants, and especially Thairo Estrada, took to the sunshine. They scored eight runs, … Continue reading

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DeSclafani Manages Almost Five; Giants Take Advantage of Guardians Mistakes to Steal Battle of Bullpens; Jake McGee Digs Deep and Gets First Save

Another close contest on a cold night in Cleveland as Anthony DeSclafani and Cal Quantrill dueled for five taut innings. In the bottom of the first, DeSclafani gave up a lead off triple to Myles Straw, whom he allowed to … Continue reading

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Carlos Rodón Wins Second Start as a Giant, on the Road, in Cleveland; B-Craw, Bart and Pederson Homer; Giants Beat Guardians 4 -1

This was a good one. It all came down to a meeting on the mound in the seventh. Carlos Rodón, the newest Giants starter, had just gone six and a third innings and maintained a lead the Giants enjoyed because … Continue reading

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