Tag Archives: west

The Giants Run the Gauntlet (Game 5 of 16); Logan Webb Ascends to Ace of Staff, Silences Braves Bats to Lead Giants to Major-League Leading 15th Shutout

The Giants are playing sixteen games in sixteen days straight. They’re in Atlanta, where Friday night they lost the first of a three-gamer. Saturday was game two – Game Five of the Gauntlet of 16. The Giants sent Logan Webb … Continue reading

Posted in full games, Gauntlet, Mid Series Reports, Road Trips, SCRBRDWatch | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Gauntlet, Post Game Blasts, Road Trips, SCRBRDWatch | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in full games, Gauntlet, Post Game Blasts, Road Trips, SCRBRDWatch, Series Recaps | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Giants Run The Gauntlet (Game 2 of 16); Cueto Back From IL, Shaky, But Defense Backs Him Up; Mets Waste Great Outing by Walker, Pulled by Rojas

The Giants are playing sixteen games in sixteen days. Tonight was game two of three against the Mets in Queens. Game 2/16 of the Gauntlet. I am writing these during the games and posting immediately after, so it’s fresh. Top … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, full games, Gauntlet, Mid Series Reports, Post Game Blasts, Road Trips, SCRBRDWatch | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Giants Toss Another Game to Pirates 2 – 10, Tauchman Pitched! SF Remains Two Games Up in NL West, Gausman Struggling?

Kevin Gausman, the only sub-two-ERA pitcher in MLB – since deGrom has been deactivated – has not looked quite right since the All-Star Break. He and his family had a medical emergency immediately after the ASG, which we have been … Continue reading

Posted in midgame posts, NLWest, pitchers, PreGame GBCs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Team to 40-, 50-, and 60-Wins in MLB 2021: Your San Francisco Giants with a Major-League Leading Gross of Home Runs; Rogers and Bullpen Redeem Themselves, Giants Down Dodgers 4 – 2

What a game! Gabe Kapler’s decision to put Buster in to lead off the ninth against Kenley Jansen, knowing Posey has had success against him, was inspired managing. Buster roped a single and shook him. Then Wilmer Flores – who … Continue reading

Posted in Mid Series Reports, Post Game Blasts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Post Game Blasts, Series Recaps | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in full games, Post Game Blasts, Road Trips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tauchman Etches Name in Giants-Dodgers Rivalry Lore, Robs Pujols of Walkoff; Giants Get First Win Over Bums in Extras

This was a Giants-Dodgers classic with a stunning catch to prevent what would have been Albert Pujols’ 669th home run and his first walkoff at Chavez Ravine. But for the guy Farhan Zaidi traded for in the last week of … Continue reading

Posted in full games, Mid Series Reports, Post Game Blasts, Road Trips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in history, PreGame GBCs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jolly Olive on YT Marvels at Giants Rotation

May 1st, this cat posted this about our rotation:

Posted in Commentary, pitchers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in GBC Readers, Mid Series Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The San Francisco Giants are Alone in First Place in the NL West on the Last Day of April

The highest payroll in Major League Baseball in 2021 is that of last year’s 60-game season World Series Champs ($249m). Appearing in three of the last four World Series’, they acquired Mookie Betts two years ago, Trevor Bauer this past … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Giants Can Clinch Postseason Tonight with: Win Over Padres, Brewers Loss to Cards, and Phillies loss to Rays

It could happen tonight with Jhonny Cueto on the mound and Tyler Heineman – called back up to take over for the injured Chadwick Tromp – behind the plate. I am glad it won’t be the rook. It isn’t fair … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Only Man Who Refused to Kneel for #BLM on Opening Day Has Not Had a Good Year – Coonrod Allows Padres to Walk-Off in OUR Yard **UPDATE: Coonrod Moved to IR for Year**

Ed. Note – after posting this, Sam Coonrod was placed on the injured reserve list to end the season, I wish him the best of luck with his strained shoulder and a good offseason Last year, Sam Coonrod was a … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Covid | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gausman Great, Coonrod Blows 7th, Costs Giants Series Win Vs. Colorado; G-men Face Padres in Doubleheader of 7 Inning Games Today

Kevin Gausman was great, giving up only a couple of runs while peppering eight hits across six innings and leaving with a 3-2 lead yesterday. But the Rockies scored two runs in the seventh off Sam Coonrod to leave Gausman … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Kapler’s Decision to Hold Cueto Pays Off, Giants Batter A’s, Bash Murphy, Take More Runs Than They Gave Up in Two Games, Prevent Season Sweep, 14 – 2

These Giants looked tough on Sunday, eh? Bob Melvin was complaining about ’em bashing his catcher and beaning Laureano (like the most hit guy in the league, btw). That’s rich. The A’s manager complaining about the Giants roughing ’em up! … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

False-Positive Covid Test, Good Public Health Precautions, Shatter Giants’ Rhythm Against Possibly Best Team in Baseball

The second game of the 7-inning doubleheader was a well fought battle for five of those seven innings. The Giants played well, scored first, scraped. But in the end it was apparent that the Padres are a much better baseball … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment