Tag: San Francisco Giants

Joe Ross: About Yesterday Afternoon (August 16)

It seems almost comical now, but it was the end of the third inning when I sent my friend a text, stating that he needed to tune into the Nationals / Giants game on MASN. Why? Because, buddy, we might just see dual no-hitters going. I actually wrote that. I believed it too. Madison Bumgarner …

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Gio Gonzalez: About Last Night (August 15)

For an outing that lasted for 2 2/3 innings, and a mere 65 pitches, the first two innings went about as smooth as any Gio Gonzalez (9-5) start. Seven pitches to Gregor Blanco ended in a fly out to Jayson Werth; Nat-killer Matt Duffy grounded out to Gonzalez; and Brandon Belt flew out to center. …

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Max Scherzer: About Last Night (August 14)

In high school I hit exactly one home run. I was a freshman, and the pitcher soft tossed one down near my ankles, and I golfed that pitch down the left field line for what amounted to the single most exhilarating batting experience of my teenage life. So what, you may ask. Well, it was …

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Stephen Strasburg: About Last Night (August 13)

That first inning, and consequently the ball game, probably looks a whole lot different if Stephen Strasburg (6-6) gets the call on a Gregor Blanco check swing to start out the game. Maybe another 1/4 inch. Two pitches later Blanco is standing on third with a leadoff triple, and three batters later it’s 2-1 Giants …

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Ventura, Hosmer: Game 6 Super Fun!

To put last night’s Kansas City beat down of San Francisco into perspective, since 1903 there have been 66 games where either team has scored 10+ runs. Of those games, 18 ended with a team winning by 10 or more, and only seven of those games resulted in a shutout. KC probably remembers the last …

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More Bumgarner Superlatives

Sometimes you have to tip your cap to the opposing pitcher, recognizing brilliance for what it is. A complete game shutout. Eight strikeouts. Four hits allowed. Madison Bumgarner has owned the 2014 playoffs, and on Sunday night he owned the Kansas City Royals too. So what’s new? He’s now tossed sixteen innings against these Royals, …

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Yusmeiro Petit, the Legend Grows

Yusmeiro Petit can probably take this off now. I remember watching Yusmeiro Petit pitch against the Yankees last year when I had this random thought that “hey, this guy isn’t so freaking bad.” I hadn’t been paying attention to him in San Francisco that season. There really wasn’t a need. After three rough years in …

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Royals Defense, Bullpen Do Things Again

It takes a cruel man to fill out a lineup card with the likes of Alex Gordon, Jarrod Dyson, and Lorenzo Cain positioned in the expansive AT&T Park outfield. Does Nori Aoki make this catch in the second, possibly saving a run, or this sliding grab in the first off of Buster Posey’s bat? Who …

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Bad Teams, Great Baseball

This past Friday, David Schoenfield on ESPN published an article that pointed out that this World Series features two teams with the fourth lowest combined wins in Series history. He even goes on to say that as far as quality of teams, this Series might just be one of the worst matchups ever. It was …

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On Randal Grichuk’s Day

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