Category Archives: PreGame GBCs

Who is Jake Junis? They Call him June Bug, and We Need Him All of June

With Disco on the 60-day DL and not due back until late June, the Giants now turn to 29-year-old, former Kansas City Royal, Jakob Benjamin Lee Junis, born and raised in Illinois, where he played baseball and basketball very well. … Continue reading

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NLDS Game Five, Dodgers at Giants 10/14/2021, Two of the Five WORST Umpires in MLB are Calling This One

Dodgers at Giants Game Five. Julio Urias vs. Logan Webb for all the marbles. Historic, epic game. But let’s talk about the umpires. Because two of the five worst umpires in the game today are on the crew for tonight’s … Continue reading

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NLDS Game Three, Giants at Dodgers 10/11/21

Alex Wood named to start When the Giants signed Alex Wood, one of the most commonly heard praises was that, as a former standout starter for the Dodgers, he’d step up and perform for us against them with an intimate, … Continue reading

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NLDS Game Two: Dodgers at Giants 10/09/2021

The coverage of Urias I refer to is below the video. Julio Urias went for the Dodgers. He had an epic night at Oracle Park back in late May. Not only did he silence the lineup with 10 strikeouts allowing … Continue reading

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NLDS Game One, Dodgers at Giants 10/08/2021

First Walker Buehler started for the second place team in the NL West, who lined up like this: Mookie Betts (R) RF Corey Seager (L) SS Trea Turner (R) 2B Justin Turner (R) 3B Will Smith (R) C Matt Beaty (L) 1B Cody Bellinger (L) CF AJ … Continue reading

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NLDS Game One and As Usual No One Believes in the Giants, Despite Having the Best Record All Season; I Take Us in Five

Five days after his dominant seven innings against the powerful Padres (8Ks, no runs) to clinch the National League West on the last day of the 2021 season, our San Francisco Giants turn the ball over once again to the … Continue reading

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Game 162 – Pre Game with Marty Lurie and Ron Wotus

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Giants Home Stand: Split with Padres, 2-2, Take Two of Three from Braves

The Giants managed to take two of four from the Padres upon returning to Oracle Park. Giants 9, Padres 1 – The Giants added to their list of firsts in 2021 by being the first to clinch a postseason playoff … Continue reading

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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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