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Stay Up, Swan, Mind Your Delivery and Work with Staff on Maintenance to Avoid Blisters and Muscle Pulls

Alex “Swan” Cobb is 34 years old and has been in the majors since 2011, when he started for the Tampa Bay Rays, who had drafted him five years earlier. However he missed all of the ’15, ’16 and most … 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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Injury and Covid-plagued Giants Drop Home Series to Nationals 1 – 2; Alex Cobb Returns But Implodes in First

The Giants went out east and swept the Nationals in the District last week, which made this a little less painful, because the G-men won the season series against the Nats, four games to two. The team was dealing with … 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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Alex Cobb Debut: Five Innings, Four Hits, Two Earned Runs, Two Walks and Ten K’s; Awakened Giants Bats Hit with RISP, for Ten Runs in First Two Innings

The San Diego Padres came into town with the NL West division lead and beat the guys at Oracle on Monday, Padres 4 – Giants, 2 in the first game of the season series. Alex Wood struck out six over … 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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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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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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Jolly Olive on YT Marvels at Giants Rotation

May 1st, this cat posted this about our rotation:

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First Fifteen Games Report

Welcome back Giants Baseball Corner subscribers! and welcome aboard new friends and fans! I’m Karthik Rajan and this is the first GBC Reader of the 2021 season. When it was announced The Farhan Zaidi Era was to begin with Gabe … Continue reading

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Letter to the President of Baseball Operations, GM and Managers of the San Francisco Giants in Advance of Last Game of the Irregular Season, PLUS Final Starting Lineup

Dear Farhan Zaidi, Sam Harris, Gabe Kapler and Giants Staff: Whew! If that incredible, short, sharp blast of games was a vision of what can be expected in the years to come, I am very excited for what we are … Continue reading

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Giants Drop Paired-Chromosome Count on Rox! Win 23 to 5!

An outrageous explosion of offense last night in Colorado was led by five hits and three home runs by Alex Dickerson, but filled with scoring opportunities the Giants capitalized on, as they were 11 for 26 with RISP and left … Continue reading

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GBC Reader Vol. 2, Issue 2: 2017 Giants, a Work in Progress

Well the first fourteen games (four series) of the season are behind us and a couple of things are already clear. The NL West is going to be a dogfight. The Rockies, Dodgers and D-backs all expect to be in … Continue reading

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