Category Archives: Post Game Blasts

Still No Back-to-Back World Series Champions in the 21st Century

No team has won the World Series back-to-back in the 21st century. The Yankees ended the previous century with the repeat, but since, no one has won the ultimate series twice in a row. With the elimination of the Dodgers … 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 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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107 Wins and 55 Losses, the Greatest Season in Giants History Comes to a Close; Giants Win NL West by One Game

wow. The Giants came out for this must-win 162nd game with their best foot forward: Logan Webb on the mound. He didn’t disappoint. Rather, he delivered an unflappable, dominant performance – eight K’s over seven innings – and at the … Continue reading

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The Greatest Giants Team Anyone Has Ever Seen Sweep Snakes on a Walkoff and Achieve 105 Wins; Lead NL West by Two with Three Left to Play

It’s official. This is the best Giants team I have ever seen. Having surpassed the 103-win team of the year I moved to the city, the San Francisco Giants have now done something no one alive can say they’ve ever … Continue reading

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Giants Sweep Rockies on the Road Again; Stay Two Games Up in Division with Six Left to Play at the Yard

Beat reporters Maria Guardado (SF) and Juan Toribio (LA) collaborated to say it best in, One Week to Win the West, posted tonight to answer FAQs about the Giants-Dodgers rivalry and the last week of the season. Everything is up … Continue reading

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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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The Giants Ran the Gauntlet (Game 16 of 16) and Came Out Winners; Only Opposing Team to Sweep Rockies in Denver; First to 90 Wins

The Giants played 16 games in 16 days, and today was the last game of the stretch of sixteen, without an off day – the longest consecutive games stretch of the Giants’ season. On the line was: staying ahead of … Continue reading

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The Giants Run the Gauntlet (Game 15 of 16), SF Giants Start with Three Doubles for First Time, Score Eleven in Support of Webb; Rookie Castro Debuts

The Giants are playing sixteen games in sixteen days, without a break. Been live-blogging them here under the category /Gauntlet. Tonight’s the penultimate game, 15 of the 16, still at altitude, in Denver. The Giants came into this one (8-6) … 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 12 of 16), Giants and Dodgers Go At It Again

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 12 of the 16, the penultimate game against the Nemesis. The attrition of illness and coronavirus the … 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 10 of 16) Giants Beat Brewers Behind Webb, 5-1

Whew. Huge win. tense, taut, one run game – because Austin Slater hit home run number 200 for the Giants in the first. It was also Slater’s tenth big fly, giving the Giants ten players with 10+ homers. That has never … 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 7 of 16), Brewers Come to Town, Cueto Sick! Jose Alvarez Starts a “Bullpen Game”; Wood Tests Positive, Scratched

The Giants are playing sixteen games in sixteen days, without a break. They faced the Mets (3-0) and Braves (1-2) on the road, and are back at home to face the Brewers (Game 1 of 4 tonight) and Dodgers (3), … Continue reading

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The Giants Run the Gauntlet (Game 6 of 16), Rubber Match in ATL; DeSclafani Good for Three, Falls Apart, So Does Sammy ‘Forced to Go’ Long; Giants Go 4-2 on Road Trip

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, they won in a shutout. Sunday, the rubber match, is Game Six of the Gauntlet of … Continue reading

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