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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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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 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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Giants Lose Doubleheader in Queens and Alex Cobb to 10-day IL; Max Scherzer Hurls Six and Two-Thirds No-Hit Innings in Mets Debut, Outduels Logan Webb; Francisco Lindor Goes Off; Giants Use Ten Relievers

Ugh. What a terrible day for the Giants. Forced to play a double-header because of a rain-out upon arrival in New York yesterday, the Giants went into game one with Alex Cobb on the mound facing the Metropolitans’ Tylor Megill. … 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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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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Superstitions, Rally Headgear and the 2021 GBC Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Shorthand Used Often on GBC: Irregular Season – the 60-game, Covid-shortened 2020 season in front of cardboard fans The Manfred Man – name for the free runner on second in extras in the 2020 and ’21 seasons College … Continue reading

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first to 70 wins.

This season the San Francisco Giants have been first to 40-, 50-, 60- and now 70-wins in all of baseball. Tonight’s win was a breakthrough win, on the road against the NL Central Division-leading Brewers, an excellent defensive team who … 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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Giants Start Second Half with Solid Road Win in St. Louis, 7-2

Kevin Gausman was given leave. Logan Webb was given the start. Mike Tauchman was brought back up. Jay Jackson, who hadn’t pitched in the majors in two years, was called up for his Giants debut. He was used in intensely … Continue reading

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GBC Reader No. 5 – Tidrow Passes, Giants Select Fourth-Ever Indian-American Player in MLB Draft, Start Second Half in St. Louis Tonight

Before we launch into the second half, we mourn the loss of the architect of our pitching staff of the first World Series Championships in San Francisco, Dick Tidrow – who died at the age of 74 this week. John … Continue reading

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The Farhan Zaidi Era Giants Bloom Into Contention

“They have the best record in the National League and are leading a division that also contains the Dodgers and Padres, two teams who have pulled off the kind of boldface moves that would make finishing behind the Giants both … Continue reading

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Michael Andrew Yastrzemski’s First Major League Grand Slam, the 87th Splash Hit at The New Yard

Oski’s http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=31641980

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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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In Complete Turnaround, Giants Erase Home Sweep and Take Series in Chavez Ravine 3-1

This was like a train, the momentum of this thing since Tauchman’s catch. I’d be remiss not to mention though that Albert Pujols hit his 669th and 670th home runs in the last couple of days, toh to Phat Albert. … Continue reading

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Giants Stake Logan Webb Seven Runs in Four Innings; Webb K’s Seven, Walks None, Allows One Hit Over Five for Win

This one was nutty. Justin Turner doubled in Lux to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead in the first. The Giants then delivered a hit parade against Urias to take the lead on a two-run Dubon single in the second. … 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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Maystache! Let’s Go Giants!

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