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The Giants Run The Gauntlet (Game 4 of 16) Atlanta, Game One Ends on an Epic Catch at the Wall; Giants ‘Pen Blinks First, Watson Fails to Hold Again

The Giants are playing sixteen games in sixteen days. Tonight they are in Atlanta to face the Braves. Game 4/16 of the Gauntlet. I’m writing these during these sixteen games and posting immediately after, so it’s fresh. After the sweep in New … 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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Desclafani Solid, Giants Support Him, Slater Wins the Day, Bullpen Doesn’t Blow It, McGee Gets 8th Save

Game one of the three game series between the NL West division-leading San Francisco Giants and the half-game back and charging San Diego Padres at Oracle was a back and forth affair that ended with young Camilo Doval getting a … Continue reading

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Heartbreak in Miami! Jake McGee’s First Blown Save and Giants Rally Twice Only to Fall in Game Two

Here was extra innings: Saturday night’s game was a crazy affair – here was first time the Giants fell behind and the rally of the 7th and here’s the blown save and here’s extra innings and the second rally … … Continue reading

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Cueto Shines, Bullpen Holds, Baraga the Vulture Goes to 5-1; Labor Day Game Pivotal

But the Bums rested Mookie Betts against the Rockies in the night game and lost, so our Giants remain in fourth place in the division by half a game. I am not going to recap yesterday’s day game against the … Continue reading

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The 1962 World Series Between The Yanks and Our SF Giants

We’re playing in New York City against the Yankees this week, and immediately my thoughts turn to Willie McCovey whose line drive that could have won the first World Series in San Francisco was caught by Bobby Richardson in Game … Continue reading

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The GBC Reader, Issue Nine: Confidence is High Despite the DL

So the second half begins with the G-men in first place in the NL West holding the best record in baseball, which is why we lost last night naturally to the Padres for the first time this year and once … Continue reading

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The GBC Reader, Issue Four: Struggles on the Road, Infield Errors, Relievers Injured and Back to .500

It’s absurdly early in the season, so there’s no reason to panic – because the Giants have shown us what they’re capable of in flashes of brilliance with the lineup we’re currently fielding: we had come-from-behind wins and a home … Continue reading

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CL game 3: Bumgarner Yields Homer then Settles In, Hesto Throws 2 Scoreless, Giants defeat Reds 4-3

Madison Bumgarner’s first start was apparently similar to years past: gave up a dinger and then settled into his usual self, striking out the side to end his outing. Chris Heston then came in and handled the Reds for two … Continue reading

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ICYMI: SF Giants 1-0 in Cactus, Rally to Beat Angels 4-1

Since we are back up and running it’s probably a good idea to drop a post every day or two to keep us all connected. The Giants won game one out in Scottsdale by the score of 4-1 over the … Continue reading

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Waking Up After Last Night’s 14 Innings

In a way we can say we’ve been playing these guys, in this League, for 131 years. Last night’s was a trench battle. Games like that reveal what kind of fans we are and today, as we all wake up … Continue reading

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Incredible Season, Relentless Team, Hall of Fame Manager

Bruce Bochy, I’d like to shake your hand. I want to thank you, congratulate you and apologize for doubting you from time to time. What you have done with a number of different players over the last five years is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Jake Peavy Before Game Six of the 2014 World Series

Jake Peavy joined the Giants and went 6-4 with a 2.17 ERA in 12 starts. He only gave up three home runs. He threw 58 strikeouts and 17 walks, for a 3.41 strikeout-to-walks ratio. He gave up 65 hits and … Continue reading

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Bay Bridge Significant Series

It would all be in good fun if it didn’t mean so much to us. Having been nine and a half up six weeks ago and now down a half a game and knowing the Dodgers are down by a … Continue reading

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Suspended By Hail and Rain, Giants and Rockies Rubber Match Ends Deadlocked 2-2 in Sixth

The game has just been called due to the weather. Hail stones and rolling electrified thunderstorms suspended this one, tied 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth, with David Huff on the mound for the Giants, a runner on for … Continue reading

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EVERYBODY’S talking bout “just enough runs”

I started talking about “just enough runs” a year and a half ago and have been on KNBR to discuss it. The idea that – comparable to the Rockies park where they rely on scoring runs at altitude – we … Continue reading

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Giants Beat Indians 5-1, First Interleague Game Win of 2014

I didn’t see this game, but I’m trying to make at least a placeholder on the blog for every Giants game this season. From the papers I gather that Angel Pagan had a great game at the plate and running … 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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Series Recap: G’s Sweep Lowly Pads (3-0),Timmy and Zeets Bounce Back

The Padres were preyed upon by the Giants, who were licking their wounds after being swept in Milwaukee in games which exploded the ERAs of Barry Zito and Matt Cain. So the Giants relished the opportunity to face a weak … Continue reading

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