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26 Guys One Common Goal: Now That We Know Who They Are, the San Francisco Giants are a Viable Wildcard Contender, After Sweep of Pirates Brings Them Back to .500 with Snakes Coming to Town

Wow. Tonight’s game, that ended on the Thairo Estrada walkoff home run, definitely had the feel of 2010. Bam. Said it. The Giants could get hot at just the right time. The team we will be fielding from here out … Continue reading

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Giants Start Second Half On the Road in the Division – Against the Nemesis in the Ravine and Wrangling Snakes in the Desert; But Then Play 20 Games in California

It is twelve days until the trade deadline. The second half of the season starts with the Giants in L.A. for four and Arizona for three. Unlike last year and the first half of this season, we know the starting … Continue reading

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Giants Win Season Series With Milwaukee Aided by Game-Winning Score From Bases Loaded Balk in Eighth; Gauntlet of 17 Straight Games Concludes Today; Is Everybody Trade-able?

The Giants defeated Milwaukee Saturday night by standing still while they flinched. It would be easy to say the Giants had no business winning this one – I’m sure that’s what the east coast media thinks – but that viewpoint … Continue reading

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Giants Compete Hard Against Central-Division Leaders, But Fall to Brewers in Extra Innings at Home in Fourteenth Straight Game in July

It is Friday, July 15th, and the Giants have played fourteen consecutive games this month and will play three more this weekend before the All-Star break to finally end the Gauntlet II: seventeen games in seventeen days, an exhausting stretch. … Continue reading

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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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La Barrida de la Nemesis, The Giants Sweep the Bums Outta Town in Impressive Fashion, Bullpen Shines

(slow clap) I stand corrected. The Giants are super-crisp on defense and the bullpen is stellar. Or so it would seem. The Giants just swept the Bums at Oracle to take the lead in the season series 3 – 2. … 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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Papierski Debuts Replacing Concussed Casali; Belt Scratched, Wade, Jr, Out; Giants Lose Two to Padres

Mike Papierski is the latest sudden inclusion in the ever-shifting personnel of the Kapler/Zaidi system. The 25-year-old catcher came over to the Giants a week ago in the trade with the Houston Astros for Mauricio Dubón. Curt Casali took a … Continue reading

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Giants Lose Season Series to Cards 3 – 4; Logan Webb Rolls On, Jakob Junis Continues to Impress, and Carlos Rodón Lays an Egg on National TV

The Giants rolled into St. Louis hot, were chilled to zilch by a shutout and then lost a laugher, as they fell to the Cardinals two games to one and lost the season series. It was announced Friday morning that … 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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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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Game Two, Carlos Rodón Debut: Five Innings, Three Hits, One Earned Run, One Wild Pitch and Twelve Strikeouts; Giants Lose Bullpen Duel, 2-1

To begin his career as a San Francisco Giant, Carlos Rodón threw ten straight four-seam fastballs that were either 97 or 98 mph in game two of the opening home series with the Marlins. He struck out Jorge Soler and … 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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