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McCovey Chronicles May 26, 2016

The Giants won't have a first-round pick for the first time since 2005

In Jeff Samardzija we trust, but that doesn't mean we can't have a moment of silence for the prospect the Giants might have had. The 2016 MLB Draft starts on June 9. The first round will be televised. It's going to be so much fun. Drafts are usually pretty wild. Pretty, pretty wild. Alas, the Giants will not have a pick. You can not share in this fun. You'll have to wait until the next day, which is unfortunate. This is the first time since 2005 that the Giants don't have a pick, and it's kind of bumming me out. Jeff Samardzija is a gem, of course. Let's see if we're as...
San Jose Mercury News May 25, 2016

Everything goes right as Giants beat Padres for 12th win in 13 games

Jeff Samardzija turns in another strong start, while Brandon Crawford and Jarrett Parker lead hit parade
CSN Chicago May 21, 2016

Cubs-Giants: Jeff Samardzija knows Jake Arrieta’s winning streak can roll into free agency

Cubs ace Jake Arrieta is betting on himself in an effort to earn a long-term megadeal, the same way Jeff Samardzija did this past offseason.
CSN Chicago May 21, 2016

Preview: White Sox look to get back on track vs. Royals on CSN

The White Sox are looking to get back on track against the Royals today, and you can catch all the action on CSN beginning at 12:30 p.m. with Pregame Live.
CSN Chicago May 21, 2016

Pippen reflects on dunk over Ewing

On this date 22 years ago today, Scottie Pippen posterizes Patrick Ewing in the NBA Playoffs. The Bulls legend reflects on his iconic moment.
CSN Chicago May 21, 2016

McDowell on Sale: 'He's coming into his own'

Jack McDowell is impressed with the way Chris Sale has continued to develop over the course of his career.
McCovey Chronicles May 20, 2016

Giants win eighth in a row, complete perfect road trip

Jeff Samardzija pitched just eight innings, like a slacker, but the Giants won anyway. When you're in the middle of a winning streak, things just seem to go your way. On Thursday night, the Giants were able to overcome a short, eight-inning outing from one of their starting pitchers. Even after the early exit, they won 3-1, their eighth straight win. The Giants swept a road trip of seven games or more for the first time since the 1913 Giants, who finished the season 101-51. Maybe you're not so good at putting 103 years into context. Here, this will help. The last time the Giants swept a...

Jeff Samardzija dominates, Giants finish most successful road trip in 103 years

SAN DIEGO – So much has happened since 1913, even if the Archduke of Sarajevo wasn’t around to see most of it.   Two world wars. Space travel. Bartolo Colon hitting a home run. And in all that time, the… Continue Reading → The post Jeff Samardzija dominates, Giants finish most successful road trip in 103 years appeared first on Giants Extra.
McCovey Chronicles May 14, 2016

Giants win, 3-1, behind Jeff Samardzija and another Panik dinger

The Giants got another strong outing from the top of their rotation, and they also got a crucial home run from Joe Panik for the second straight game. Bruce Bochy has a thing now, and I'm not sure if it's a new thing. There's no easy way to search for it, no box to toggle on Baseball-Reference. But it's been pretty noticeable for the first two months of the season, and it goes like this: When Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto, or Jeff Samardzija finish the sixth, seventh, or eighth inning around 100 pitches, maybe a little above or below, they get to start the next inning. A decade ago,...
McCovey Chronicles May 14, 2016

SF Giants Minor Lines 5/12

After a pitching shakeup in the farm, with pitchers shaking on up the system, some new faces in new places get the ball down on the farm. Apologies for the late post, but we can’t miss a day, can we?  Short post today with no videos or tweets, but you can still enjoy it, right? Sacramento lost to Reno (Diamondbacks), 8-2 Name AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB SO BA Other 2B Ramiro Pena 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .344 SS Hak-Ju Lee 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .324 LF Mac Williamson 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .306 Name IP H R ER BB SO HR HB WP ERA Pitches Strikes Joan Gregorio (L,...
Arizona Republic May 14, 2016
D-Backs can't hold off Giants in home defeat

D-Backs can't hold off Giants in home defeat

Joe Panik homered for the second straight night, Jeff Samardzija had another strong outing and the San Francisco Giants made it two in a row in Arizona with a 3-1 victory over the Diamondbacks on Friday night.         

UPDATED: Joe Panik thinks big as Giants ride arms of Jeff Samardzija, Santiago Casilla to 3-1 victory over Diamondbacks

Updated with quotes from the version filed at the final out. -AB   PHOENIX – Several Giants players are having fun with their media interviews this season, sprinkling them with inside jokes delivered in deadpan. Joe Panik seems to be… Continue Reading → The post UPDATED: Joe Panik thinks big as Giants ride arms of Jeff Samardzija, Santiago Casilla to 3-1 victory over Diamondbacks appeared first on Giants Extra.
McCovey Chronicles May 10, 2016

McCovey Chronicles #24 - Shark Attack!

Jeff Samardzija is the standout of a 4-4 week of play. And, do the Giants need to make a trade in May? The Giants won 4 and lost 4, and the way they lost those 4 were bad enough to make you forget about those 4 wins. But that's why we're here: to remind you of the good times. Want more good times? We talk about Willie Mays! He's great. He's nothing but a basket of good memories. Less great but worth discussing is the possible return of Tim Lincecum. Remember him? We also answer your Twitter questions and wonder if the Giants should make a trade long before the deadline just to beef up that...
San Jose Mercury News May 8, 2016

Giants, Jeff Samardzija lose 2-0 to Colorado Rockies

Samardzija throws 123 pitches, second most of career, and most by a Giants pitcher since Tim Lincecum in 2013

Jeff Samardzija gets shaded by the shift as Nolan Arenado, Rockies beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – You make a devil’s bargain when you employ infield shifts. The percentages warrant their use. But there are days when your opponent will hit ‘em where they ain’t.   And when one of those opponents is Nolan… Continue Reading → The post Jeff Samardzija gets shaded by the shift as Nolan Arenado, Rockies beat Giants appeared first on Giants Extra.

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