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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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Carlos Rodón Wins Second Start as a Giant, on the Road, in Cleveland; B-Craw, Bart and Pederson Homer; Giants Beat Guardians 4 -1

This was a good one. It all came down to a meeting on the mound in the seventh. Carlos Rodón, the newest Giants starter, had just gone six and a third innings and maintained a lead the Giants enjoyed because … 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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Opening Day with DH – Logan Webb, Giants Pick Up Where They Left Off; Estrada Shines at 2B, Sends Game to Extras in Ninth; Slater Walks Off Tenth

The Marlins and the Giants, two National League teams, faced off with a designated hitter batting for the pitcher in San Francisco today for the first time. That will be how it is now as the “Universal DH” has finally … Continue reading

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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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