Category Archives: Road Trips

Gauntlet II: Giants Hit the Road After Suffering Home Series Sweep by White Sox, Open in Arizona Against MadBum and Lose Big; Have Lost Five Straight and Eleven of Last Fourteen

It was just a terrible end to June, as the Giants finished it winning only two of the last eight games in the month. The Giants lost a three game series to the Reds at home and only split a … Continue reading

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Giants Compete Against World Series Champs But End Road Trip 3 – 4, Foreshadowing Moneyball Results in DS

Every game in Atlanta was close. The Giants competed hard and had a chance to win all four games, not just the high-scoring one they took by two runs. It was a good series and I was proud of our … Continue reading

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Disco’s Back – Giants Take Two in Pittsburgh Then Lose Two Walkoffs Back-to-Back On Road

The Giants took the road series in Pittsburgh two games to one. They won the first game Giants 2, Pirates 0, behind a dominant outing by Carlos Rodón. Brandon Crawford rallied the team to victory in game two Giants 7, … Continue reading

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Giants Take Season Series from Marlins With Split in Miami, Go .500 on Road Trip

The Giants went five and five on the ten day road trip, losing two of three to the Reds, taking two of three from the Phillies, and finally, splitting the series 2 – 2 with the Marlins. Miami’s Sandy Alcantara … Continue reading

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Giants Beat Phillies in Extras Twice, Win Series 2 -1; Nearly Take Final Match for Sweep, But Jarlin Garcia Implodes with Three Run Lead

The Giants followed their extra innings win in the opener with an eleven-inning win in Philly in game two. Jake Junis was excellent again, going four and a third, giving up just three hits and an earned run. Junis had … 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 Lose Two to Worst Team in Baseball as Kapler Skips Anthem in Cincinnati, Makes Major Lineup Card Error; Mark Hallberg Sends Bart From Second on Shallow Liner to Aquino, Thrown Out at Plate with Two Outs in Ninth

The Giants left on a ten day road trip that started in Cincinnati, where Gabe Kapler and his staff made two glaring coaching errors and the Giants lost the first two games to the worst team in baseball. The Giants … Continue reading

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Giants Win Series 2 -1 in Colorado But Rare Implosion by Alvarez Costs Webb Victory and Giants Sweep

Jose Alvarez was very good last year and has been good this year as well. In his first ten appearances he gave up only one hit and one earned run – against the Padres. It was an insurance run added … 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 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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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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