2:08 AM EDT, Sat August 29, 2015

Duffy, sore ankle and all, will face Cubs in series finale

Duffy, sore ankle and all, will face Cubs in series finale Matt Duffy walked through the clubhouse Thursday morning with his right ankle firmly taped and his good-natured demeanor on display. The Giants are remarkably banged up at the moment, but Buster Posey will still crouch behind the plate for Thursday’s series-ending matinee against the Chicago Cubs. **Second baseman Joe Panik, on the disabled list with lower back inflammation, took ground balls and ran on the field for the first time. Hunter Pence (strained oblique) is still not ready to resume baseball activities; Bochy gave a...
McCovey Chronicles Aug 27, 2015

Who could help the Giants in their infield?

MAC WILLIAMSON'S NOT AN INFIELDER SO DON'T EVEN The Giants are having a bit of an injury crisis on the infield right now. Joe Panik is hurt, Brandon Crawford is hurt, Matt Duffy is on his last leg – he's also on his other one, but the ankle's sprained – and the situation's bad enough that Bruce Bochy admitted that Buster Posey might have had to play third base last night. If the Giants need another third baseman, I don't see why they don't talk to the Hiroshima Carp about acquiring Nate Schierholtz, who played third base in the minors, but hey, I'm not in the front office. So the Giants...

Buster Posey lifts Giants past Cubs

After dropping their first five matches to the rejuvenated Cubs, the Giants rallied for a 4-2 comeback victory. Posey broke a 2-2 tie with his sixth-inning double off Kyle Hendricks, highlighting a two-run rally and perhaps getting his groove back. Posey is a National League MVP candidate, and it would be advantageous for the Giants, especially in Hunter Pence’s absence and with so many other Giants banged up, for the three-time All-Star catcher to finish like, well, an MVP. The winning rally began when Brandon Belt tripled to left-center, Chris Denorfia’s dive falling short, and Posey...

Jake Peavy, Buster Posey lead Giants' skeleton crew to 4-2 victory over Cubs

SAN FRANCISCO – Joe Bochy, a Giants scout, is in town to help evaluate the club on this homestand. Maybe he can turn in a report on his kid brother, Bruce. When you win with a skeleton crew and a… Continue Reading → The post Jake Peavy, Buster Posey lead Giants' skeleton crew to 4-2 victory over Cubs appeared first on Giants Extra.

Dodgers do much to keep Giants in it, Posey talks slump, Vogelsong's `best warmup of my life'

Alas, I have to be at the airport in just a few hours, so no major blog report tonight. Here's the game story which touches on the race, Buster Posey's road trip skid and what happened to Ryan Vogelsong after… Continue Reading → The post Dodgers do much to keep Giants in it, Posey talks slump, Vogelsong's `best warmup of my life' appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants lose again — finish trip 2-5

In retrospect, the Giants wasted a golden opportunity to overtake the Dodgers in the National League West but remain 1 ½ games out of first place. Vogelsong gave up three runs in a 28-pitch first inning, facing eight batters, giving up three hits and issuing consecutive walks, one with the bases loaded. The Giants made it 3-2 when Matt Duffy scored on Marlon Byrd’s grounder past first baseman Pedro Alvarez (E-3) and Aoki’s RBI single that chased Pirates starter Francisco Liriano with one out in the sixth. Posey and newcomer Byrd both went 0-for-5, and Posey finished the trip...
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...
McCovey Chronicles Aug 14, 2015

Giants represented well in Baseball America's annual 'Best Tools' poll

Apparently Buster Posey is a good hitter, and other surprises. Every year, Baseball America asks managers and coaches around the major and minor leagues about the best tools in their respective leagues. Every year, it's fascinating. The Giants placed a few players in the polls, and we come to celebrate them. Majors Best hitter: Buster Posey (third place in National League) Best pickoff move: Madison Bumgarner (second place) Best defensive shortstop: Brandon Crawford (third place) Best manager: Bruce Bochy (first place, dammit) Paul Goldschmidt and Bryce Harper were ahead of Posey, which...
Tomahawk Nation Aug 9, 2015

Florida State Baseball MLB Update: Week 16

The 16th installment of a weekly look around the MLB at the performances of former Florida State Baseball players. There were plenty of roster moves made this week, once again shaking up the current FSU alumni MLB roster. Buster Posey also continues to bring his name into the MVP talk with his outstanding performance recently, with no end in sight. Overall, it was a relatively quiet week for all. The full rundown can be seen below. Devon Travis 2B Toronto Blue Jays: Travis continued to nurse a shoulder injury on the disabled list, with recent reports stating this may be a lengthy...

Extra Baggs: How Jake Peavy recommended a friend to take his job, Roberto Kelly waves around Buster Posey with no regrets, ivy and earplugs, etc.

CHICAGO – The Giants pulled out all the stops to recruit left-hander Jon Lester over the winter. They visited his house. They solicited his friends and former teammates. And they put Jake Peavy in a highly awkward position. “Imagine this,”… Continue Reading → The post Extra Baggs: How Jake Peavy recommended a friend to take his job, Roberto Kelly waves around Buster Posey with no regrets, ivy and earplugs, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.
McCovey Chronicles Aug 7, 2015

Giants drop second straight, lose 7-3 to Cubs

August, you are an awful pig-month. Clean it up. There's an alanistic irony to Friday afternoon's game against the Cubs. The Giants have trouble preventing runs. They knew they were going to have problems preventing runs. So they went after Jon Lester, mega-star pitcher. They offered him many, many millions. They sent Buster Posey, pure of heart, to convince him that San Francisco was right for him. He refused their offer. Fine, said the Giants. We'll figure something out. So they went through their contacts in their phone, and they found the numbers of Jake Peavy and Ryan Vogelsong...

Extra Baggs: Putting the brakes on a ninth-inning rally, an OF option begins to present itself, Panik glum, etc.

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Roberto Kelly’s decision in the ninth inning Sunday is generating a lot of conversation among Giants fans on social media, and I’m sure it occupied Kelly’s thoughts on the flight to Atlanta. Buster Posey singled with the… Continue Reading → The post Extra Baggs: Putting the brakes on a ninth-inning rally, an OF option begins to present itself, Panik glum, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Pence, Peavy propel Giants to 5-0 victory

Buster Posey did not start Wednesday. Neither did Joe Panik or Angel Pagan. But Hunter Pence did, and that was all the impetus the Giants needed. Pence made two terrific defensive plays early in the game, one with his legs and glove and another with his arm. His bat showed up in the seventh inning, as Pence smacked an RBI double to break a scoreless tie and propel the Giants toward a 5-0 victory over Milwaukee at China Basin. The win extended a tidy roll for the Giants as they approach a steamy, 10-game road trip starting Friday night in...

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