10:33 PM EDT, Tue October 06, 2015

Giants’ brass: ‘We want to get ourselves right back there in 2016’

Giants’ brass: ‘We want to get ourselves right back there in 2016’ The consolation prize for missing the playoffs, which no team wants, is having more time to focus on restructuring the roster, and that process began for the Giants on Monday when team officials huddled to discuss 2016. Evans said the payroll of roughly $170 million will increase, and CEO Larry Baer said the Giants will “pretty exhaustively” look at free agency to boost a rotation that has Madison Bumgarner and Jake Peavy but no guarantees for the other three spots. There will be excellent talent on the...

Extra Baggs: Jake Peavy has a magic number in mind for 2016, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – Jake Peavy was supposed to throw the first pitch at 1:05 p.m. Instead, he stood at the microphone at 1:21 p.m. and praised Tim Hudson in a heartfelt retirement ceremony that included video tributes from Bobby Cox,… Continue Reading → The post Extra Baggs: Jake Peavy has a magic number in mind for 2016, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.
McCovey Chronicles Oct 3, 2015

Giants win 3-2 behind Jake Peavy, Kelby Tomlinson's inside-the park home run

The Rockies might get a higher draft pick because of that game, but at least there was an inside-the-park dinger. Dave Attell has a routine about what happens when you leave a party too early. "Ohhhhhhhhhhhh," the person on the other end of the phone cries the next day. "Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. You should have stayed, man. You should have stayed." Everything fun happens when you leave. It's a party truism. There are people out there who would normally watch a Saturday afternoon Giants game during the season, yet they declined to watch this one. The Giants are out of it, after all. Meaningless...

Giants pregame: It’s all about Tim Hudson

Larry Baer, Bruce Bochy and even Jake Peavy - Saturday’s starting pitcher, of all people - offered words of praise for the 40-year-old who’s retiring. “I had hopes of coming here and winning a world championship,” he told the crowd.

Giants-Dodgers opener — Jake Peavy tries to prevent a party

The Dodgers have four chances to celebrate on the Giants’ turf, tear up the visiting clubhouse and leap into McCovey Cove. Peavy is 14-3 with a 2.42 in 28 starts against the Dodgers, though he gave up four runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings in his lone appearances this year and is 0-1 with a 4.34 ERA in three Dodger starts since becoming a Giant last season.. Bochy said the rotation stays as is for now, though it could change when/if the Giants are eliminated. Bochy wouldn’t say whether Madison Bumgarner will make his last scheduled start in the season finale, refusing to look past...

Giants bullpen can't find a winning combination behind Peavy as NL West deficit grows

SAN DIEGO – The NL West must have appeared winnable enough to Jake Peavy Wednesday night. Why else would he field a grounder, attempt a headfirst slide to beat the runner to first base and reach out to touch the… Continue Reading → The post Giants bullpen can't find a winning combination behind Peavy as NL West deficit grows appeared first on Giants Extra.
Gaslamp Ball Sep 23, 2015

Game 152 Preview: 09/23 Padres vs. Giants

Former Friar flame-flinger Fake Feavy Jake Peavy will return to the Petco Park mound tonight, taking turns on it with one Andrew Burton Cashner. Peavy pitched at Petco from its third game ever in 2004 through mid-2009 while wearing home whites, and then again this April for the first time as a visitor. He took the loss that day, putting up a row of fours- four runs (all four earned) on four hits over four innings. He did even up his season record against his first team earlier this month, allowing just one run (it was earned) on two hits over seven innings. All of the Padres' runs off Peavy...

On deck: Jake Peavy vs. Andrew Cashner

Padres right-hander has a 7.59 ERA in two starts this year against the Giants.
McCovey Chronicles Sep 22, 2015

Breaking down Bumgarner vs Chapman

A fun thing that happened Madison Bumgarner pinch hit against Aroldis Chapman last week, and while the mere fact that he didn't get injured doing it was unquestionably the only highlight from September, it was also somewhat impressive that he reached base. Should we go through that plate appearance, pitch by pitch? Sure! I mean, it's either that or sit here and wait for the news that Jake Peavy walked into a steamroller (out 1-2 months). Jake seems nice. Let's try to save him from the Odd Year Curse. I can only hope that MLB Advanced Media doesn't come after me for this, as the GIFs in...
Bless You Boys Sep 21, 2015

Former Tigers prospect Avisail Garcia still struggling to find productivity for White Sox

Three years later, the Tigers don't regret the trade that brought Jose Iglesas to Detroit. Little Miggy was the nickname given to the young prospect from Venezuela, called up to Detroit at the age of 21, in the final month of the 2012 season. Avisail Garcia was a big -- 6'4", 240 pounds -- right-handed hitter, bearing a striking resemblance to the Tigers’ slugger from the same country who was in the process of winning a triple crown for the first time in 45 years that season. When the Tigers dealt Garcia to Chicago in 2013 in a three-way trade that sent starting pitcher Jake Peavy to...
McCovey Chronicles Sep 17, 2015

Jake Peavy leads Giants to win against Reds

Jake Peavy hit his first home run in nine years and Ehire Adrianza hit {RECORD SCRATCH} a triple?!! Jake Peavy is blind. And yet, with one out in the fourth inning, he hit a line-drive home run over the left field wall off of Reds reliever Collin Balester. It was the 38th home run Balester had surrendered in his 7-year major league career, the first off the bat of a pitcher. It was the 3rd major league home run of Jake Peavy's career, his first since July 26, 2006 off of Brad Penny at Dodger Stadium. The only other major league home run Peavy hit was exactly three weeks prior against the...

Extra Baggs: Jake Peavy goes deep and tests Bruce Bochy's faith, Adrianza sizzles at the plate, Strickland gets a pep talk, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – Jake Peavy remembered his last big league home run. It came in spring training off Vicente Padilla. He remembered his last big league home run that actually counted, too. It came off Brad Penny, in 2006 for… Continue Reading → The post Extra Baggs: Jake Peavy goes deep and tests Bruce Bochy's faith, Adrianza sizzles at the plate, Strickland gets a pep talk, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.
Columbus Dispatch Sep 17, 2015

Giants 5, Reds 3 | Late-innings comeback not enough for Cincy

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};SAN FRANCISCO — Giants pitcher Jake Peavy homered through the low-hovering mist for his first long ball in more than nine years, leading San Francisco past the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 on Wednesday night.
San Jose Mercury News Sep 17, 2015

Peavy homers in Giants' win over Reds

Jake Peavy became the fifth Giants pitcher to hit a home run this season as the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds.

Jake Peavy latest pitcher to hit home run, Giants win

Five years, a decade or a century from now, if and when National League owners gather to vote on whether to conform with the American League and add the DH rule, the Giants better reflect on 2015. Jake Peavy hit a home run in Wednesday night’s 5-3 victory over the Reds, proving again the Giants have a rotation for the ages. Peavy became the Giants’ fifth pitcher to hit a home run this year, and the staff has hit a total of nine, one shy of the franchise record set in 1934. In games their pitchers hit home runs, the Giants are 8-1. Peavy’s solo blast in the fourth inning built a...

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  • Jeremy Affeldt

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