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Giants Sweep Rockies on the Road Again; Stay Two Games Up in Division with Six Left to Play at the Yard

Beat reporters Maria Guardado (SF) and Juan Toribio (LA) collaborated to say it best in, One Week to Win the West, posted tonight to answer FAQs about the Giants-Dodgers rivalry and the last week of the season. Everything is up … Continue reading

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The Giants Run the Gauntlet (Game 1 of 16); Season-Defining Stretch, Game One, G-Men Jack Megill, Shutout New York Metropolitans

The Giants are playing sixteen games in sixteen days. They face the Mets (3) and Braves (3) on the road, the Brewers (4) and Dodgers (3) at home, and finally the Rocks (3), at altitiude, without a break. This gauntlet … Continue reading

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Kwang Hyun Kim Has Three-Hit the Giants Twice and Beaten Them at Home and on the Road, DeSclafani Blinks First, Cards Win 3-1

The pitchers duel I predicted came to pass and Kwang Hyun Kim was stellar. DeSclafani left one up in the second that got tagged for a solo shot and then slipped in the seventh and Goldy drove in two more. … 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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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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After 23 Run Outburst Last Year, Giants Rack up 19 Runs in Shellacking of Reds to Complete Road Sweep 4-0, End Road Trip 6-2

Last year, what we call the Irregular Season, the Giants had a game – granted it was in Colorado with altitude – when we scored 23 runs. Today’s performance of 19 runs in more down to earth Cincinnati was another … Continue reading

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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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Kapler’s Decision to Hold Cueto Pays Off, Giants Batter A’s, Bash Murphy, Take More Runs Than They Gave Up in Two Games, Prevent Season Sweep, 14 – 2

These Giants looked tough on Sunday, eh? Bob Melvin was complaining about ’em bashing his catcher and beaning Laureano (like the most hit guy in the league, btw). That’s rich. The A’s manager complaining about the Giants roughing ’em up! … Continue reading

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Cueto’s Start Pushed for Anderson as Cross-Bay Rivals Smite Giants’ Playoffs Dreams with TWO Six-Nothing Shutouts *PLUS* Critique of Management and Broadcast Coverage

Ugh. The A’s are a lot better than us. I hoped we’d win the Gausman outing, and it was a tense, well-fought battle until the cobbled-together outfield, created from the absence of Alex Dickerson (paternity leave) and Mike Yastzremski (calf … Continue reading

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Giants Handle Gallen, Win Series 3-1, Achieve .500 and Sole Possession of Third in NL West

A tight, well-fought series win at home, 3-1, created still more distance between the Giants and the cellar-dwelling D-backs as San Francisco climbed to 0.500 and sole possession of third in the division. It has been a long, slow crawl … Continue reading

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Grief and Injury in the Fam

I haven’t got much to say about the twin issues that suddenly struck the Giants out of the blue – the sudden death of Brandon Crawford’s sister-in-law and the dirt bike accident  that put Madison Bumgarner on the DL for … Continue reading

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We Believe In Our Champions Blood

We have endured the East Coast and LA bias from national networks for so long they’re irrelevant to us. In fact sometimes it feels better to ride the role of underdog, knowing we have the most experienced, smartest and most … Continue reading

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Consensus Opinion Among Giants Fans? Screw Coors Field! Giants Lose Series 1-2

Game One It is easy to forget the lone victory in our three games in Colorado, but it is important not to do so. Jeff Samardzija looked as good as he has yet looked in a Giants uniform and the … Continue reading

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Giants Crush The Hopes of the Nemesis in 10th, Defeat Dodgers 3-1

Mr. Quality Control is back. Vogelsong was truly #Vogelstrong, throwing just over 100 pitches, easing his way out of jams and holding the Dodgers to a single run. He out-dueled one of the Dodgers’ high value starters, Josh Beckett, went … Continue reading

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Bumgarner Fans 9, B-Craw Goes Yard 2x, Giants Sweep the Chop

The Giants swept the Braves with good pitching and home runs, a LOT of home runs. In today’s final game of the series, Madison Bumgarner was dominant, striking out the side twice and ending with 9Ks. Brandon Crawford had his … 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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The Old Vogey and The New Brandon: Giants Win 4-1

The Giants won this one on the strength of Ryan Vogelsong’s arm – much needed. Vogelsong threw a shutout through seven, his longest start of the season. He gave up only  two hits, both to Michael Bourn, and he walked … Continue reading

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Bochy Ejected, Sanchez GS, as Giants Outlast Rockies, 12-10 in 11 Innings

Giants 12, Colorado 10 at Coors Field The wind and altitude collaborated to help the ball out of the yard at Coors Field, but most of the nine homers in this one were towers of power that traveled 420+ feet. … Continue reading

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