Category Archives: Post Game Blasts

The Giants Run the Gauntlet (Game 3 of 16); Carrasco Outduels Wood, Who Again Gets Tagged Third Time Through Order; Giants Win Battle of ‘Pens, Sweep Mets

The Giants are playing sixteen games in sixteen days. Tonight they went for the sweep against the Mets in Queens. Game 3/16 of the Gauntlet. I’m writing these during these sixteen games and posting immediately after, so it’s fresh. Alex Wood (10-4, 4.11 … Continue reading

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The Giants Run The Gauntlet (Game 2 of 16); Cueto Back From IL, Shaky, But Defense Backs Him Up; Mets Waste Great Outing by Walker, Pulled by Rojas

The Giants are playing sixteen games in sixteen days. Tonight was game two of three against the Mets in Queens. Game 2/16 of the Gauntlet. I am writing these during the games and posting immediately after, so it’s fresh. Top … Continue reading

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The Giants Run the Gauntlet (Game 1 of 16); Season-Defining Stretch, Game One, G-Men Jack Megill, Shutout New York Metropolitans

The Giants are playing sixteen games in sixteen days. They face the Mets (3) and Braves (3) on the road, the Brewers (4) and Dodgers (3) at home, and finally the Rocks (3), at altitiude, without a break. This gauntlet … 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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Kapler Rides Wood, Who Goes Seven, Giants Close-Out Rox 5-2; Silk Goes Three for Four With Two RBI

This was a tricky win. Against what I consider better judgement, Gabe Kapler stuck with Alex Wood into the sixth and seventh. He delivered the sixth shakily, and left with two out but two on and none in charged to … Continue reading

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Brandon Belt Comes Off IR and Smashes Four, Game-Changing Home Runs in Milwaukee; La Stella is Silk; Giants Win Series to End Road Trip, 5 – 2

Wow! B-Craw’s leadoff double in the eighth inning was a thing of beauty. He swatted it inside-out to the bright sunshine in left and bolted – he was going for scoring position all the way – went flying, head-first, horizontally … Continue reading

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Giants Take Series in Desert (3-1) with Astonishing Comeback Win, 5-4, in Extras Featuring Kris Bryant Who Sees Who We Are

After hits in his last three plate appearances led a ninth inning comeback, the newest Giant told AP, “We had no business winning that game.” Kris Bryant was clutch and consistent as he doubled to start the rally in the … Continue reading

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Kris Bryant Homers in First Game as a Giant, Giants Win Astros Series at Home 2-1; Split First Two of Four in the Desert

Kris Bryant started his first game for the Giants in a rubber match against the team with the best record in the American League, a viable World Series contender. He announced his presence with authority, when he homered in his … Continue reading

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First Team to 40-, 50-, and 60-Wins in MLB 2021: Your San Francisco Giants with a Major-League Leading Gross of Home Runs; Rogers and Bullpen Redeem Themselves, Giants Down Dodgers 4 – 2

What a game! Gabe Kapler’s decision to put Buster in to lead off the ninth against Kenley Jansen, knowing Posey has had success against him, was inspired managing. Buster roped a single and shook him. Then Wilmer Flores – who … Continue reading

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Giants Start Second Half with Solid Road Win in St. Louis, 7-2

Kevin Gausman was given leave. Logan Webb was given the start. Mike Tauchman was brought back up. Jay Jackson, who hadn’t pitched in the majors in two years, was called up for his Giants debut. He was used in intensely … Continue reading

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Giants Take Two in Anaheim, Win Season Series Against Angels; Padres Sweep Dodgers, Putting Giants Four Games Ahead in First

The San Francisco Giants took advantage of three nights in a row that the Padres beat the Dodgers – the perfect outcome. The NL West leaders have won eight of nine, are a season-high 22 games over .500, with the … Continue reading

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In Complete Turnaround, Giants Erase Home Sweep and Take Series in Chavez Ravine 3-1

This was like a train, the momentum of this thing since Tauchman’s catch. I’d be remiss not to mention though that Albert Pujols hit his 669th and 670th home runs in the last couple of days, toh to Phat Albert. … Continue reading

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Giants Stake Logan Webb Seven Runs in Four Innings; Webb K’s Seven, Walks None, Allows One Hit Over Five for Win

This one was nutty. Justin Turner doubled in Lux to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead in the first. The Giants then delivered a hit parade against Urias to take the lead on a two-run Dubon single in the second. … Continue reading

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Tauchman Etches Name in Giants-Dodgers Rivalry Lore, Robs Pujols of Walkoff; Giants Get First Win Over Bums in Extras

This was a Giants-Dodgers classic with a stunning catch to prevent what would have been Albert Pujols’ 669th home run and his first walkoff at Chavez Ravine. But for the guy Farhan Zaidi traded for in the last week of … Continue reading

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What a Week’s Rest Can Do: Giants Crush Marlins, 9-1, in Opening Game of Second Half

What a delight to see the team working on all cylinders – even without Angel Pagan. A badass homer from Crawford who worked an 11-pitch count and then owned it. Madison Bumgarner handling business, and Posey and Pablo getting RBIs … Continue reading

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Giants Come From Behind, Hit With RISP, Beat Cards in St. Louis

This was the game where I began to wonder if we might have this. We might have the division because we are a real team … built from good guys. I was worried because St. Louis is a baseball town … 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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Romo Can’t Lock It Down, Giants Lose Opener in Colorado

This game was going according to plan. Madison Bumgarner and the Giants defense quieted the red hot Rockies lineup, holding them to three runs. In fact, it marked a milestone for Bumgarner who set the Giants team record for most … Continue reading

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