Category Archives: Series Recaps

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 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 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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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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Giants Take Home Series From Exhausted, Injured Mets (3-1)

The Mets and the Giants are similar teams that are evenly matched. Both have good pitching, excellent defense and, when healthy, potent offense. It was a shame this first match-up was played under constraints of injury and fatigue, but that’s … 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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Alex Wood Implodes, Allowing Five Runs in Sixth – D-Backs Error Bails Him Out, as Giants Bats Take a Brace from Arizona

The Giants were home after a very successful road trip and facing the worst team in baseball for a two-game set. They came out banging and took a five run lead to support Alex Wood, who held Arizona scoreless for … 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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Mojo.

For years, it felt like whenever we met the Dodgers, we were the bad-bounce boys, we were the ones with the short end of the stick. The first gut-punch, ballsack-punt of bad mojo for many of us was the last … Continue reading

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Giants Sweep Nats at Home, Maintain Two Game Lead in National League West Going Into the All-Star Break, Wonderful Day at the Yard!

What an INCREDIBLE day at the yard! Here’s an excellent piece by Maria Guardado over at mlb’s coverage on the weekend series with the Nats and on where the Giants stand today. Giants 5, Nationals 3 Logan Webb returns. Curt … Continue reading

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Giants Avoid Sweep at Home, Dodgers Lose Three in Miami and Pads Get Pounded 15-5 by Nats Headed to Oracle

The Giants lost four in a row, including two to the Dodgers, bounced back to take three of four from the Dbacks, then lost two of three to the Cards at home. But throughout, they have managed to stay mathematically … Continue reading

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In Front of Tens of Thousands of Beautiful Fans a Night Once Again, Giants Take Bay Bridge Series 2-1, Struggle vs Lefties

It was glorious to hear the roar of the crowd at the new park once again as fans from the East Bay and all over the Peninsula came to the city to enjoy the Giants hosting the A’s. I had … 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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Brandon Crawford Passes Travis Stonewall Jackson as Longest Tenured Giants Shortstop, Has Magical Night in Giants Win in Texas

No one has ever started more games at shortstop for the Giants than Brandon Crawford. In the 139-season history of the team, on either coast, Crawford stands alone at short having passed Travis Jackson, a Hall-of-Famer who joined the New … Continue reading

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Giants Handle Cubs 3-1 but Sustain Injuries; Longo Out at least a Month; PLUS Sabermetrics/Injury/Trade Report

In the ninth inning of the last game of a series we had already won, in a collision between two excellent veteran infielders going hard for a ball that was of indefinable responsibility (probably because of all the shifting), we … Continue reading

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Giants Split Brace at the Yard with Disney Company Angels, Still in First Place in NL West, Prepare for Quietly Climbing Baby Bears

The Giants lost big yesterday, but it fit just fine into our hopes for walking between the rain drops in the NL West because the Bums and Padres both lost, too, which keeps us in first place. Amazingly, predicted by … 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 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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