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SF Giants Minor Lines, 6/24

Augusta's 7 run inning was impressive, but then came their 8 run inning. Players are on the move again SS Ryan Howard: AZL -> SKOF Heath Quinn: AZL -> SK1B Ryan Kirby: AZL -> SK2/2 — GiantsProspectTalk (@giantsprospects) June 24, 2016 #SJGiants roster moves: INF Brandon Bednar promoted to AA-Richmond, OF/INF Cristian Paulino activated from disabled...
Via McCovey Chronicles
8 hours ago

After further review, Giants still win

The team survives scary 8th and 9th innings to record their fourth straight win Just like all those articles before the season predicted, this team just doesn't win tonight without the third base defense of Ramiro Pena. Sometimes baseball's so obvious it's boring. *** The first Giants run scored on a 2-out Angel Pagan infield single that was upheld after a review. The last out...
Via McCovey Chronicles
18 hours ago

Resurgent Peavy leads Giants past Phillies, 5-4

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Jake Peavy threw seven strong innings in another solid start, Brandon Belt hit a three-run double and Angel Pagan had three hits as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Friday night. The Giants trailed 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning when Belt cleared the bases with a shot to center off Elvis Araujo (1-1). San Francisco has...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants edge Phils for 12th win in last 13 games

After stranding runners in scoring position in four of Friday night's first five innings, the San Francisco Giants relied on Brandon Belt's bases-loaded double to surge for four runs in the seventh en route to a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies and their 12th victory in their last 13 games.
Via Giants.com
19 hours ago

Giants use LGBT Night to help Orlando victims

The San Francisco Giants hosted their 14th annual LGBT Night on Friday at AT&T Park, an event in which the organization celebrates San Francisco Pride Weekend while also recognizing the Bay Area's LGBT community.
Via Giants.com
22 hours ago

Romo working way back to Giants' bullpen

Despite enduring a rocky injury rehabilitation outing Thursday with Triple-A Sacramento, right-hander Sergio Romo could pitch again as early as Saturday as he continues his bid to rejoin the Giants' bullpen.
Via Giants.com
23 hours ago

Surprise! The San Francisco Giants are rolling

One day, people will figure out how the San Francisco Giants do it. Sure, they spent a lot of money in the offseason to patch a few glaring holes on their roster. And despite missing the playoffs in 2015, they boasted one of the league’s best offenses that was coming back intact this season. They were widely considered to be at least a contender, not quite as good as the elite...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch all of Madison Bumgarner’s career home runs, just because

The FDA recommends that you consume at least one Madison Bumgarner home run every day, so you should probably bookmark this page. Hello, Giants partisans and fans of dinger-mashing in general! I’m on vacation this week, and I needed mindless content was looking to provide you with quality, timeless entertainment, as always. That’s when I realized that while it’s been possible...
Via McCovey Chronicles
1 day ago

DraftKings: Late Night Peavy Chalk Show

We have a full 15 game slate this evening, with the last game of the night featuring the Phillies taking on Peavy and the Giants at AT&T Park. I'm not a fan of late night talk shows, but I am fan of late night baseball. If you are out this evening, a cool party trick you can do is to open your DraftKings app and show your friends how many points Jake Peavy has. Over his last...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The San Francisco Giants Are Somehow Flying Under The Radar, Again..

The San Francisco Giants have won the World Series three times already in this decade. One would think that a three-time champion would be the biggest thing going in Major League Baseball. But much like the past three times the Giants have won it all, they are somehow flying somewhat under the radar. This year The post The San Francisco Giants Are Somehow Flying Under The Radar...
Via No Coast Bias
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panik, Giants beat Pirates for 12th win 14 games

PITTSBURGH (AP) Joe Panik hit a bases-loaded triple, Mac Williamson launched a 446-foot home run and the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Thursday for their 12th win in 14 games. The Giants took three of four at PNC Park. After hitting a key double late in Wednesday night's win, Panik put the Giants ahead 3-1 with his triple in the third inning. Williamson...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bumgarner in Derby could raise money for charity

Madison Bumgarner is without question one the best power-hitting pitchers in the major leagues. So much so that the San Francisco Giants ace has expressed interest in competing in the Home Run Derby at the 2016 All-Star Game at San Diego’s Petco Park. While the determination regarding whether or not Bumgarner will get the chance to showcase his home run-hitting prowess remains...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Injuries Catching up with the San Francisco Giants?

The Giants currently hold first place in the NL West by six games. And while they’ve been on a role thanks to their stacked bullpen, injuries are starting to weigh in on the clubhouse. It was announced Monday June 20th that third baseman Matt Duffy was placed on the DL from a torn Achilles he sustained in the Giants’ series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Duffy is projected to be...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants trade rumors: Ryan Braun edition

There have been many trade rumors swirling around Ryan Braun in the last few weeks.  The Brewers are already nine games under .500 this season and many believe the team will enter full rebuilding-mode soon.  Brewers owner Mark Attanasio and general manager David Stearns appear to be willing to enter the rebuilding process, rather than try to hold onto a little dignity by winning...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Belt rips himself on Twitter after striking out to catcher (vid)

The Pittsburgh Pirates found themselves on the receiving end of a savage blowout, losing to the San Francisco Giants by a score of 15-4. But the savagery that occurred afterward in the social media musings of Giants first baseman Brandon Belt at his own expense may have been much more severe. The Pirates were left throwing out backup catcher Erik Katz to pitch the ninth inning...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Sanchez and others scammed out of millions in Ponzi-like scheme

Denver Broncos quarterback Mark Sanchez, San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy and former MLB pitcher Roy Oswalt were cheated out of millions of dollars in what is being described as a “Ponzi-like scheme.” “Sanchez, and major league baseball pitchers Jake Peavy and Roy Oswalt were defrauded out of about $30 million, according to a recently unsealed U.S. Securities and...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Another DL-Trip for first-place San Francisco Giants

The skid of the Giants’ eight-game winning streak had company. Steak-ending company, at that. Third baseman Matt Duffy, who held the MLB-highest consecutive game appearances (188), did not appear in the lineup for Monday’s loss and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left Achilles. The fall to injury — a season constant, thus far. Yet, the Giants...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Why you Don’t bet on Baseball

Advance your wager at your own risk. If there is a such thing as momentum between games, the Giants certainly had it heading into Monday’s showdown with the Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Giants stormed into town on a red-hot terror. The club had captured 27 wins over a 35 game stretch. The organization hadn’t seen a tally resemblance like such since Willie Mays led...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Angel Pagan almost robs home run, spikes glove in anger

Robbing a home run may be the only cooler individual play in baseball than hitting a home run. So when you think you have achieved that amazing feeling of robbing a home run, but drop the ball? That has to be infuriating. And that’s what happened with San Francisco Giants veteran outfielder Angel Pagan on Monday night in Pittsburgh. Pagan did everything right to rob a home run...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants looking like threats for another even-year run

Overshadowed again in a loaded National League, the San Francisco Giants have taken control of their division with a run that feels awfully familiar. San Francisco beat Tampa Bay 5-1 on Sunday for its eighth consecutive victory, and the Giants lead the NL West by 6 1/2 games. They've won the World Series in each of the past three even-numbered years, and if they keep playing like...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto pulled off a rare unassisted pickoff

San Francisco Giants starter Johnny Cueto is unlike most pitchers in the fact that his windup is intentionally inconsistent. Sometimes he pauses at the top, and other times he doesn't stop at all and quick-pitches hitters into strikeouts. He did just that on Wednesday, striking out Hernan Perez.With his unconventional windup also comes an unpredictable pickoff move. Cueto didn't...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The San Francisco Giants and Inevitability

2016 is an even year. Since 2010 that’s meant one thing in Major League Baseball: good times for the San Francisco Giants. 2010, 2012, 2014 all concluded with a World Series parade. Despite the Dodgers new ownership sweeping into power in 2012, the NL West has remained the Giants’ playground. After taking a three-game series from the Dodgers over the weekend the Giants stand...
Via The Sports Post
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Braun on the Giants’ radar

The San Francisco Giants head into their three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers this week with a 38-26 record in a comfy five-game lead in the National League West. They do so having lost outfielder Hunter Pence for a substantial amount of time due to a hamstring injury (more on that here). Even before Pence went down with injury, the team was rumored to be in the market...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Should Madison Bumgarner participate in the home run derby?

When you think about home runs, you think of power, strength, and superstars.  David Ortiz, Bryce Harper, and Jose Bautista are a few names that come to mind.  But what about pitchers?  Pitchers are known for pitching, excelling on the mound in all aspects. But hitting?  That is something that doesn’t really come to mind for a pitcher or baseball fans anywhere, but the league...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

How can the Giants replace Hunter Pence?

When Hunter Pence pulled up lame while running out a grounder last week, the Giants’ hopes of making another deep October run took a major blow. Pence is the catalyst of the offense, someone who makes the hitters around him better, and the entire lineup suffers when he’s not in it. So when word came down that he’d torn his hamstring from the bone and would need at least two...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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