Category Archives: PreGame GBCs

Pre-Series vs. Braves with Kapler 08/27/21

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The Gabe Kapler Show on KNBR 08/21/21

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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 Reader No. 5 – Tidrow Passes, Giants Select Fourth-Ever Indian-American Player in MLB Draft, Start Second Half in St. Louis Tonight

Before we launch into the second half, we mourn the loss of the architect of our pitching staff of the first World Series Championships in San Francisco, Dick Tidrow – who died at the age of 74 this week. John … Continue reading

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Padres Beat Bums on Giants Off Day, SF Gains Ground Without Playing on the Way Down to Disneyland

It’s happening. We hoped the two teams in our division that have spent $40m and $60m more than us for the 26 guys on the field, would beat each other up during the season, allowing us to creep up the … Continue reading

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Giants Wrangle Snakes in the Desert, Head to Chavez Ravine Tied for Second with the Bums, Game and a Half Back of Pads

The two game “series” is total bullshit. We need better terminology. It’s not a series of two. The British use “brace,” we use “couple,” or “pair,” but we need some better name for these two-game encounters in MLB. Further we … Continue reading

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Leading National League West by One Over Pads, Two Over Bums, SF Giants Welcome Weekend Challenge by Nemesis; Giants. Dodgers. Game One.

Giants. Dodgers. Regarded as one of the most competitive and longest-standing rivalries in American baseball, with some observers considering it the greatest sports rivalry of all time, says wiki. Fans of both sides, each and all, have memories of great … Continue reading

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Giants Wrap Up Mariners, Home Stand – Fly South to Face Padres for FOUR, With Designs on 2nd in NL West

Yeah, I said it. The Giants are going down to Petco to take three of four. They will win the series and when the dust settles the G-men will be 26-22 and the Padres 29-20. We may not catch them, … Continue reading

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Cueto Shines, Bullpen Holds, Baraga the Vulture Goes to 5-1; Labor Day Game Pivotal

But the Bums rested Mookie Betts against the Rockies in the night game and lost, so our Giants remain in fourth place in the division by half a game. I am not going to recap yesterday’s day game against the … Continue reading

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Beat LA and Seize The Division

The second half has been very much like a root canal but at last, the playoffs are around the corner and the Giants have just a little more work to do to ensure we’re once again in the postseason in … Continue reading

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The Giants Biggest Home Stand of the Year

And so it comes to this. The best first half in the majors and the second-worst second half in the majors sums to the most important home stand of the year with twenty games to play. Seven games: three against … Continue reading

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That Nagging Half Game

Hey everybody. Well it’s been a month since I could blog … sigh. I mean what a shitty month. of June. The last words I wrote, June 5th were: “The Giants look really good. The road trip was 4-2 and … Continue reading

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The Battle for First Begins a Mile High

After beating the Marlins 4-1 Sunday the Giants flew directly to Denver and checked into their hotels so as to enjoy as much of their day off yesterday as possible. Ryan Vogelsong’s strong outing made the home stand a winning … Continue reading

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Dueling Aces Rubber Match in Scorching Heat; Giants vs. Braves at AT&T Park

In some ways the Atlanta Braves mirror the Giants – great pitching, good defense and “just enough runs” come to mind. Looking at Andrelton Simmons and Crawford side-by-side does, too. Or how about the pitching staff … for example in … Continue reading

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Yusmeiro Petit to Start vs. Pirates in Gm1

Today the Giants have landed in Pittsburgh, PA. Yesterday, the team announced they are giving the Big Horse, SP Matt Cain, an extra start off to allow the small cut on his finger to completely heal and that today in … Continue reading

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Giants Seek First Series Sweep in Atlanta Since 1988

In Game Two, the Giants held the Braves to just one run on the strength of pitching under pressure by Ryan Vogelsong, home runs by Michael Morse, Brandon Belt and Buster Posey and good defense – in particular once again … Continue reading

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Tension! The Giants vs. Braves in Atlanta

Game one of this series was a doozy. A great pitching duel with crisp defense and good baseball all around. National League Ball. Again here’s the diagnosis I came up with last year of the Giants’ basic strategy: 1. Starting … Continue reading

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State of the Giants at the End of April; Huddy Takes on Pads in Rubber Match

Yesterday Matt Cain was scratched from the lineup because he cut his finger trying  to catch a kitchen knife he’d dropped, on a day when Brandon Belt was off for rest – which gave Giants fans pause for concern; an … Continue reading

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PreGame GBC – Rubber Match with Snakes feat. Kraig Debro

Local TV personality Kraig Debro dropped in this morning with his supercool new camera mount. We shot today’s pregame GBC using iVideoStick, check it out: nice to see Kraig – he’s my kind of Giant fan. Check out his cool … Continue reading

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