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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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The Gauntlet II: Giants Start Longest Consecutive Game Stretch of Season With Home Loss to Chicago White Sox

On Friday night, the Giants lost a heartbreaker. Their bats were silenced again by the opposing starter, in this case Lance Lynn of the Chicago White Sox, and though Giants starter Alex Cobb went five scoreless, the Giants once again … 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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Giants Handle Royals Series 2 – 1, End Home Stand 6 – 3 Including Sweep of Dodgers

The homestand had a rocky start as we fell to Colorado twice. The last game against the Rockies was atrocious, worst of the year so far for the Giants, who made four errors. Things looked bleak. Then the Giants swept … 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 Home Series to Rockies, 1- 2; On Outside Looking In One-Third of Way Through Season as Dodgers Come to Town … Beat LA!

The National League West is absurdly stacked with expensive talent on two teams that play in southern California. The Dodgers have outspent every team in baseball the last three seasons. The Padres have climbed to fifth in payroll – $60 … Continue reading

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Giants Take Season Series from Marlins With Split in Miami, Go .500 on Road Trip

The Giants went five and five on the ten day road trip, losing two of three to the Reds, taking two of three from the Phillies, and finally, splitting the series 2 – 2 with the Marlins. Miami’s Sandy Alcantara … Continue reading

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GBC Reader 22-2: The Fifty Game Report; Generation Gap as Giants Use 47 Players and Moneyball Management Continues; Bullpen ERA Balloons; LuGo and Jake Junis Emerge; Kapler Obsessed with PH

The Zaidi/Kapler Era of San Francisco Giants baseball embodies a contemporary generation gap. There was a large, once-in-a-generation group of fans who joined us in support of the Giants during the San Francisco World Series Championships: The Bruce Bochy Era. … Continue reading

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Giants Beat Phillies in Extras Twice, Win Series 2 -1; Nearly Take Final Match for Sweep, But Jarlin Garcia Implodes with Three Run Lead

The Giants followed their extra innings win in the opener with an eleven-inning win in Philly in game two. Jake Junis was excellent again, going four and a third, giving up just three hits and an earned run. Junis had … Continue reading

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The Ninth Inning in Philly Was the Cruel Poetry of Baseball and the Power of Kyle from Waltham

Logan Webb, who had never before pitched a complete game, allowed a couple of solo shots early, but held Philadelphia scoreless after the fourth. He settled in and was cruising. Webb had a perfect eighth inning on just eight pitches. … Continue reading

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Alex Cobb Throws Six Strong Innings; Longo, Brilliant on Defense, Goes Yard Again and Giants Avoid Sweep in Cincy with Explosive Eighth Inning; Lose First Road Series 1 – 2

The Giants have historically struggled in Cincinnatti, which is what made the 2012 NLDS wins there that much more special – down 0 – 2 the Giants came back and won three in a row in Cincy to win it … 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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Giants Baseball Corner Fully Supports Gabe Kapler’s Decision to Protest, in Reaction to the Massacre in Uvalde, Texas, Through Absence During National Anthem

In the wake of the massacre of 19 children and two of their teachers in a school in Uvalde, Texas, two days ago, the manager of the San Francisco Giants, Gabe Kapler has issued a statement today, entitled, “Home of … Continue reading

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Giants Take Mets Series 2 – 1, as Joc Pederson Smashes Four HRs and Ten RBI in Seven ABs After Meeting Barry Bonds

The Giants got swept by the Padres and were on a four game losing streak which stretched to five when they lost game one against the Mets, a blowout. It was an Alex Cobb start that went awry in the … Continue reading

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Greatest Game of the Year to Date; Joc Pederson Hits Three Home Runs, Drives in Tying Run Bottom Ninth and Plates Eight; Forces Rubber Match v. Mets

This was the biggest game of the young season. And it was a wild one the Giants won on a walkoff. I don’t even know how to write this one up. The Giants jumped out to an 8 – 2 … 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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Who is Jake Junis? They Call him June Bug, and We Need Him All of June

With Disco on the 60-day DL and not due back until late June, the Giants now turn to 29-year-old, former Kansas City Royal, Jakob Benjamin Lee Junis, born and raised in Illinois, where he played baseball and basketball very well. … Continue reading

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GBC Reader 22-1: First Giants Baseball Corner Reader of 2022 Season

Greetings and welcome to GBC Reader number one for the season. The GBC Readers are this site’s compendium of contemporaneously relevant links by others covering the Giants at any given point in the season. The category “GBC Readers” includes them … Continue reading

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