Johnny Cueto Confirmed to Start for San Francisco Giants

San Francisco Giants’ pitching ace Johnny Cueto suffered a groin injury last week against the Los Angeles Dodgers, which caused him to miss his start against the San Diego Padres on Sunday. Luckily for the Giants, the injury was relatively minor, as Cueto will take the mound for the third and final game against the visiting Colorado Rockies. The Giants are 22-9 when Cueto starts...
Via The Sports Journal
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Giants will have Shark in bullpen vs. Dodgers

Giants manager Bruce Bochy seized upon Jeff Samardzija's suggestion that he could perform in relief during this weekend's series against the Dodgers, declaring Thursday that the right-hander will indeed be available out of the bullpen.
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62 years ago, Mays made catch that still dazzles

Joey Amalfitano was a bonus baby with the Giants in 1954, which meant he had to spend the entire regular season in the big leagues even if he appeared in only nine games. Even if he had only five at-bats, all five coming in the final week of the regular season.
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Giants scouting report: San Jose Giants OF Dylan Davis

DYLAN DAVIS Organization: San Francisco Giants || 2016 club: Augusta Green Jackets (A), San Jose Giants (A-Adv.) Position: OF || Age: 23 || DOB: July 20, 1993 || Birthplace: Bellevue, WA Acquired: 2014 MLB Draft (3rd rd., Oregon State) || 2016 prospect rank: SF #17 ( 2016 stats: 126 games, 484 AB, .283/.356/.521/.877, 27 2B, 26 HR, 52 BB, 119 K, 4 SB DAVIS’...
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Here’s every time the Giants couldn’t come back in the ninth inning

The Giants are 0-62 when trailing after eight innings. Let's figure out how it happened. Why would I do this to myself? Why would I do this to you? Because it was there. That’s why. See, the Giants haven’t come back in the ninth inning once this year, and I’m fascinated by that. It’s enough to make you twitchy, even without the contrast of them allowing more comebacks than...
Via McCovey Chronicles
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Someone on the 2016 Giants will literally get an award for being inspirational tomorrow

Like the ancient Chinese proverb goes, the two sweetest words in the English language are “de fault” Think about the 2016 Giants for a moment. What words are coming to mind? For me, the main one is ugghhhhhhhh, but you can also throw in terms like boring and why? and spiritless. They’re playing exceptionally dull baseball and have been for more than two months; they’re utterly...
Via McCovey Chronicles
12 hours ago

DPD: San Francisco Needs Cueto Now More than Ever

There’s just four more days left in the MLB regular season; can you believe it? Here on this final Thursday of the season it’s a pretty quiet one, as we have an interesting ace and a decent secondary matchup. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation Johnny Cueto (SFG) versus Colorado’s Jon Gray Cueto starts for the first time in nine days with the Giants’ season hanging in the...
Via The Sports Post
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San Francisco Giants Suffer Shut-Out Loss from Lackluster Bats

The San Francisco Giants are flirting with disaster by losing critical games so close to season conclusion. Their playoff hopes are hanging on by a thread, as they need to claim the wild card to advance to October baseball. Despite going for 19 hits and 12 runs to debut the home stand against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night, the Giants couldn’t bring their bats to life on...
Via The Sports Journal
20 hours ago

Cueto returns as Giants' postseason push continues

When Johnny Cueto sustained a left groin strain on Sept. 20, it seemed like the Giants may have been dealt a major blow to their postseason chances. Luckily, the injury proved to be a minor setback, and the right-hander will return to the mound for Thursday's series finale with the Rockies at AT&T Park.
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Giants can't score behind Samardzija, lose 2-0 to Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Jeff Samardzija gave San Francisco a chance to grab momentum after a big offensive outburst a night earlier, but the playoff-hopeful Giants wasted it with a costly dud in a 2-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night. Rockies right-hander Tyler Chatwood (12-9) struck out nine in eight innings and outdueled Samardzija (12-11), shutting down San Francisco...
Via Associated Press
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San Francisco Giants Sign Gordon Beckham in Light of Rotation Injuries

The San Francisco Giants have been suffering an unfortunate bout of injury as regular season draws to a close. Luckily for them, most of the injuries have been minor. But injury has taken some of the best from the rotation during the last few and critical games of 2016. In light of Eduardo Nunez’ hamstring injury, the Giants signed former Atlanta Brave Gordon Beckham to provide...
Via The Sports Journal
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Will the even year streak end for the San Fransisco Giants?

They have won the World Series three times in the last six years. After championships in 2010, 2012, and 2014, the Giants look to keep the streak going. After watching their cross town rival Dodgers win the NL West just a few days ago, the Giants are hoping to punch their ticket into the NL Wild card game. Currently, sitting as the second team in the Wild Card, the Giants are going...
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Brandon Belt wants to punch friend D.J. LeMahieu in the face

Brandon Belt isn’t thrilled with his buddy D.J. LeMahieu. The San Francisco Giants belted the Colorado Rockies 12-3 on Tuesday night, and the Giants’ long-time first baseman led the charge with three hits. Belt would have added another hit without an impressive stab and dive from his friend, Rockies second baseman LeMahieu. LeMahieu showed off his athleticism and length on...
Via The Comeback
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Gordon Beckham can do an outstanding Jake Peavy impression

The two were teammates on the White Sox, and Beckham had a little fun with Peavy four years ago. It has to be weird, getting traded with a week left in the season. Especially when you know you're not eligible for the postseason. Does Gordon Beckham even, I don't know, root for the Giants in the postseason? He would get a ring, I guess, so sure. But it seems indescribably odd. But...
Via McCovey Chronicles
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Posey, Pence homer as Giants beat Rockies 12-3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Buster Posey homered for his 1,000th hit, Hunter Pence also went deep one batter later and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 12-3 on Tuesday night. Brandon Crawford tripled twice for San Francisco, which remained a half-game behind the Mets for the top NL wild card and one game up on the Cardinals for the second spot. Matt Moore (12-12) matched...
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Giants designate Matt Reynolds for assignment

The Giants made a host of moves Tuesday as their regular season’s final season’s final week commences. The most notable came when the team designated pitcher Matt Reynolds for assignment. San Francisco traded for Gordon Beckham earlier today, a move manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged today, and will DFA Reynolds as a result. In addition to the Reynolds-for-Beckham exchange,...
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2 days ago

WATCH: Is Madison Bumgarner a bully?

Once again Madison Bumgarner has found a reason to flip his lid as his recent dustup with Yasiel Puig started up due to Puig's "looking" at Bumgarner. Does Bumgarner benefit from a double standard, or does the Giants pitcher just have a tendency to be a jerk who gets into skirmishes all the time? Bonta Hill and Eddie Maisonet explore the possibilities of MadBum being a bully.
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Why the San Francisco Giants are on the verge of a historical collapse

It’s not supposed to be this hard for the Giants in an even-numbered year. However, San Francisco is holding on for its postseason life with 11 games remaining on its schedule.Winners of the 2010, 2012 and 2014 World Series, the Giants are in danger of making some dubious history. Their 57 wins before the All-Star break were the most in the majors; their 23 wins since the All-Star...
Via FOX Sports
8 days ago

Jeff Samardzija throws some major shade Tim Tebow’s way

As a Major League Baseball pitcher and former All-American receiver at Notre Dame, Jeff Samardzija can certainly be labeled a two-sport athlete. That makes him a natural person to ask about former NFL player Tim Tebow and his quest to play in Major League Baseball. Samardzija was asked such a question Tuesday. His response could definitely be labeled as salty. Asked Jeff Samardzija...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Time to erase the unwritten rules of baseball

New York City’s beauty is undeniable, and a lot of it draws from its mixture of old architecture and modern buildings. Sometimes those two worlds collide, and the brick of the old falls to the need for the sleek design of the new. In 2009, the Bronx was no exception. Sport fan or not, anyone visiting New York City needs to visit New Yankee Stadium. Not only does it serve...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Graphing a Week of the Giants Bullpen

Last night, the Giants took a 1-0 lead over the Dodgers into the 9th inning. They lost anyway. At this point, the team’s lead-blowing prowess has become so well known that it wasn’t even really a surprise, and the last week has cemented the tire-fire status of the team’s relief corps. They gave up two in the ninth to lose by one last night. They gave up two in the ninth to...
Via Fangraphs
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Kershaw: Bumgarner was ‘asking for it’ with Puig

Madison Bumgarner and Yasiel Puig got into it once again on Monday night, and Clayton Kershaw feels the San Francisco Giants ace is the one to blame for the latest confrontation between the two. After Puig hit a weak grounder to end the seventh inning of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 2-1 win over the Giants, Bumgarner was very animated in celebrating the out. He yelled “f– yeah...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Did The Giants’ Even-Year Luck Just Run Out?

After Tuesday’s stunning ninth-inning loss to the Padres, you have to wonder: is this the end of the line for San Francisco's improbable even-year dominance? The Giants outmuscled San Diego in extra-base hits, Albert Suarez threw five innings of one-run ball for the first time this season, and SF held a 4-1 lead over the worst offense in baseball heading into the ninth inning...
Via The Sports Quotient
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cheat Sheet: Are the Giants really going to miss the playoffs? Plus parkour pig

Hey everyone, remember baseball? I remember baseball. Let’s talk about baseball. But seriously, are the Giants going to miss the playoffs? SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 13: Angel Pagan reacts to my headline. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) The Giants swoon is a story that is probably not getting enough attention, likely because it combines two of our most overlooked...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Anatomy Of A Collapse: The San Francisco Giants

Two months ago, the Giants entered the All-Star break on a high note. They had just recovered from a brief losing streak by winning five of their last six games. At 57-33, they had a firm grasp on the best record in baseball. Everything was looking up for the Giants as they tried to continue their streak of World Series championships in even-numbered years.During the first half...
Via The Sports Quotient
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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