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Giants Win Series 2 -1 in Colorado But Rare Implosion by Alvarez Costs Webb Victory and Giants Sweep

Jose Alvarez was very good last year and has been good this year as well. In his first ten appearances he gave up only one hit and one earned run – against the Padres. It was an insurance run added … Continue reading

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Giants Lose Another Bullpen Game, Cardinals Pound Relievers in Support of Mikolas

Cardinals 7, Giants 1 The Giants are without key players so strategy in the losses this past week has been complicated by the very real fact of attrition. It is hard to assess a team filled with guys who are … Continue reading

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Giants Squander Leads in Pittsburgh, Split Series 2-2 as ‘Pen Loses Winnable Games; Kapler Shows Flexibility

It’s clear I’m going to need to develop a better way – meditation, yoga, breathing exercises – to deal with the fact we’re going to lose a lot of games this year despite leading for seven, eight and even nine … Continue reading

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Gabe Kapler Uses “The Opener” Brilliantly to Set Up the Struggling 23-Year-Old Logan Webb; Longo and the Kids Knock ’em in. Big Win!

The opener. Executed to perfection. That’s what Gabe Kapler did yesterday. What was apparent – a kid was struggling with the pressure of the big-league environment as a starter – directed the logic. The reliever with the best win/loss record … Continue reading

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Zaidi Picks Up ‘Pen Help for Cash, Lays Back on Trade Deadline

So in the end, the trade deadline passed and Farhan Zaidi made no moves of current Giants or prospects but rather, only made one announcement, late in the day, that he paid cash to the Moneyball-Rays for a lefty to … Continue reading

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