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Young Pirates fan mimics players behind home plate at NL Wild Card game (Video)

A young Pittsburgh Pirates fan turned himself into an Internet sensation during Wednesday night's National League Wild Card game against San Francisco by mimicing the players of his favorite team from behind home plate in full view of television cameras.The young Pirates fan was perfectly positioned in the aisle behind home plate during the late innings of the game. The kid...
Via Holdout Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner celebrates Wild Card victory by chugging four beers (Video)

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner celebrated his complete-game victory in Wednesday night's National League Wild Card playoff game over Pittsburgh by chugging four beers in the postgame celebration.At least, Bumgarner attempted to chug four beers. In reality, it was more of a beer shower that Bumgarner gave himself, with a small fraction of the four beers actually...
Via Holdout Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: San Francisco Giants P Madison Bumgarner Shotguns Four Beers After Throwing Complete Game-Shutout in Wild Card Game

The man just finished throwing a 109 pitches (79 for strikes) over the course of nine innings, struck out 10, only allowed four to hit, walked one, and didn't give up a single run en route to an 8-0 win and a trip to the ALDS.So if he wants to drink four beers at once he can drink four beers at once.@seangentilleRead more »
Via FatManWriting
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner Celebrates Complete Game vs. Pirates In Epic Fashion

Madison Bumgarner shut down the Pittsburgh Pirates during the Giants’ Wild Card game on Wednesday night. How did Bumgarner, the Giants ace, who struck out 10 in a four-hit shutout, celebrate? By chugging four beers at once that’s how. #MadBum was doing this all night, folks. http://t.co/CVG2lngSU8 — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) October 2, 2014 [Sean […] The post Madison Bumgarner...
Via Diehardsport
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants shut out Pirates, advance to NLDS

Just like last season, the Pittsburgh Pirates found themselves playing in the NL Wild Card game. This time, the San Francisco Giants were in their way. On the mound, Pittsburgh sent out Edinson Volquez, while San Francisco went with their ace, Madison Bumgarner. Both starters were dealing through three innings, until the top of the fourth. Volquez got himself into a bases loaded...

Pablo Sandoval Makes Absurd Over-The-Rail Catch Against The Pirates

Safe to say all things are going the San Francisco Giants’ way during Wednesday’s Wild Card game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pablo Sandoval seems quite nimble at 240 pounds. And he stuck the landing. #WildCard pic.twitter.com/hSa0qDY3lM — MLB (@MLB) October 2, 2014 [Gifdsports] The post Pablo Sandoval Makes Absurd Over-The-Rail Catch Against The Pirates appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Brandon Crawford hits grand slam in one-game Wild Card playoff

Brandon Crawford stunned the PNC crowd with a grand slam in the fourth inning off Pirates righty Edison Volquez. It was Crawford’s first career grand slam and he became the first shortstop in MLB HISTORY to hit a grand slam in a playoff game. This begs a very important question… after hitting a Grand Slam, does @bcraw35 get a free Grand Slam from @DennysDiner? if so, go w Baconx4...
Via Bloguin Best
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

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Via Fangraphs
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Last Giants hurrah for Pablo Sandoval?

I have been sitting here anticipating tonight's contest between the San Francisco Giants and the Pittsburgh Pirates in the wild card game in Pittsburgh. And during those random thoughts, Pablo Sandoval crossed my mind. And that led me to start wondering what the future holds for Sandoval and the Giants.That future could be colored by what happens not only tonight but moving...
Via The Flagrant Fan
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

What to watch in the NL Wild Card game

The National League Wild Card game is about as pure as you can get: two teams with identical records, close to evenly matched on paper, fighting it out for the right to visit the nation’s capital. It may not match the back-and-forth excitement of last night’s crazy contest, but it should be a good game in its own right. The Pirates finished the season as one of the hottest teams...
Via The Outside Corner
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why the San Francisco Giants Will Win the World Series –

It’s another October – and it’s another even year – which means the San Francisco Giants are in the postseason. Unlike the incredible postseason runs of 2010 and 2012 that led to the Giants capturing the World Series title in those years, they are coming into this postseason as a wild-card team.  The Giants finished the 2014 regular season with a record of 88-74, good for...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: 3 reasons Joe Panik is the x-factor

Second baseman Joe Panik made his first major league start on June 22nd, 24 hours after being called up to the big leagues, and hasn’t looked back since. He’s not only refused to relinquish the starting job since then, he’s actually thrived in his new role on his new ball club. The 23-year-old rookie figures to play a critical role for the San Francisco Giants in their quest...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hunter Pence rallies fans with postgame speech

If you don't believe the San Francisco Giants team has what it takes to get to the World Series, than you have no faith in Hunter Pence.The Voice of the Giants addressed the home crowd after the final game of the regular season at AT&T Park, rallying them for the playoffs. And did it in his own inimitable style.Pence led the crowd in the “Yes!” cheer that became so popular...
Via The Other Paper
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Giants celebrate Wild Card berth with gusto

On Thursday, the Giants beat the Padres 9-8 in a wild contest to wrap up one of the two NL Wild Card berths. Technically, San Francisco clinched a spot earlier in the afternoon when the Brewers lost to the Reds, but they made it official after the victory against San Diego. The Giants still have no idea who they’ll be playing in the Wild Card game, and where. The Pirates are only...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants boycotting reporter Andrew Baggarly after he wrote about clubhouse argument

Andrew Baggarly has covered the San Francisco Giants for the past decade, but the team is currently doing its best to prevent him from doing so during a pennant race. The Giants, who are currently tied for the lead in the wild card race, have apparently decided to freeze Baggarly out because the players are […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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