5:16 AM EDT, Sat August 29, 2015

Giants notes: Matt Cain placed on disabled list, Chris Heston returns, Brandon Crawford not likely to start all weekend, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – Chris Heston will start in place of Matt Cain on Sunday, Brandon Crawford isn’t likely to play all weekend against the St. Louis Cardinals and Angel Pagan won’t be activated until rosters expand on Tuesday. No, rosters… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Matt Cain placed on disabled list, Chris Heston returns, Brandon Crawford not likely to start all weekend, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Ouch! More Giants injuries — Gregor Blanco joins Brandon Crawford in sickbay

The shortstop is having a career season, made his first All-Star team and leads the Giants with 19 home runs. Crawford said it’s not nearly as serious as Hunter Pence’s strained left oblique that’s sidelining the right fielder indefinitely. An hour and 20 minutes before game time, the Giants announced Gregor Blanco was scratched with a left hip strain, adding to the Giants’ uncanny injury woes. In Crawford’s absence and with Joe Panik nursing lower back inflammation, your double-play combination for the day is Ehire Adrianza at shortstop and Kelby Tomlinson. Bochy said no...

Giants notes: The latest on Brandon Crawford's oblique injury, Tim Hudson could start in Matt Cain's place, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – Here’s some better news for the Giants: All-Star shortstop Brandon Crawford isn’t feeling any worse. Crawford isn’t in the lineup Wednesday because of tightness in his left oblique, which forced him to leave Tuesday night’s game after… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: The latest on Brandon Crawford's oblique injury, Tim Hudson could start in Matt Cain's place, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.
McCovey Chronicles Aug 21, 2015

ESPN rates Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford among best defenders in baseball

Is this the year the Giants finally snap their Gold Glove-less streak? Omar Vizquel won the last Gold Glove for the Giants. That was in 2006, when phones didn't even show movies on them and you lived like an animal. Vizquel was 38, and he probably didn't deserve to win, considering Adam Everett had one of the greatest defensive seasons of all-time, but we'll take it. Since then: nothing. This comes up now because Keith Law of ESPN ranked the best defensive players in baseball (Insider-only), and two Giants show up. And ... wait, no. Brandon Crawford and Buster Posey, silly. Best...

Giants blanked in Pittsburgh

Back then, Madison Bumgarner threw a shutout and Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam. On the day the Giants traded for power hitter Marlon Byrd — he’ll join the team Friday — they had six hits off Charlie Morton and two relievers. Morton exited with the bases loaded and two outs in the seventh, and Gregor Blanco hit a wicked liner off reliever Jared Hughes - right to right fielder Gregory Polanco. In the third inning, Polanco opened with a single that confused second baseman Kelby Tomlinson, who initially broke to his left even though the ball was hit to his right. Crawford, the...

Cardinals take advantage of error to top Giants

Cardinals take advantage of error to top Giants The Cardinals came in with a 75-42 record, but the Giants were riding the crest of a sweet tsunami of confidence created by Madison Bumgarner and his supporting cast of co-heroes. Coming off a 5-1 home stand, laughing in the face of a brutal stretch of games against top clubs. The Cards scored the winning run when Stephen Piscotti tripled to center off Hunter Strickland, Brandon Moss was walked intentionally, and Reynolds hit a hard grounder to Brandon Crawford at short. In his one previous start against the Giants, last May, Wacha went...

Brandon Crawford as John Stamos? Watch the video

Who needs John Stamos circa 1989 when Brandon Crawford has the hair today, right? You have to hand it to the Giants on this one. They are planning some sort of “Full House” appreciation later this season and produced this hilarious takeoff video starring Crawford, Matt Duffy, Bruce Bochy, Javier Lopez and others. It makes sense. The “Full House” cast lived in San Francisco from 1987-95, and the cast never threatened to move to St. Petersburg! Check out this video produced by the Giants.

Shea: How Matt Duffy matches up with other NL rookies

CHICAGO — Brandon Crawford had heard and seen enough. He watched TV analysts break down National League Rookie of the Year candidates without mentioning Matt Duffy and then noticed a tweet from a St. Louis baseball writer asking whether the Cardinals’ Randal Grichuk matched up with Kris Bryant, Joc Pederson and Jung-ho Kang. It was Tuesday, a day when Duffy had four hits, and Crawford couldn’t help himself, so he tweeted this: “Umm ... @mm_duffy #duffman” Consider it the official kickoff of the Matt Duffy National League Rookie of the Year...

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