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McCovey Chronicles Aug 10, 2016

Giants win 1-0, take series from Marlins

Jeff Samardzija was solid, the bullpen was tremendous, and Brandon Crawford hit the dinger the Giants needed. The Giants won a series in the second half, and we’ve never missed Russ Hodges more. They said it couldn’t be done. They said it was impossible for the Giants to win two games out of three, or even three games out of four. And here we are. It took only eight series to do it, too. This particular win was a solid Jeff Samardzija outing, which is newsworthy on its own. It was, in fact, a 1-0 victory, which stretches your suspension of disbelief. What if I told you that the...

Wednesday lineup for your (tied for first place) Giants

Wednesday lineup for your (tied for first place) Giants MIAMI — Hunter Pence, a key to the Giants’ offense, is down to seventh in the lineup Wednesday. Pence has not batted seventh as a Giant. The Giants and Jeff Samardzija both need a good game, for the sake of themselves and the entire team, which woke up Wednesday morning tied for first place in the National League West. Yes, there is a chance the Giants will be in second place when they return to AT&T Park on Friday night to face the Orioles. Henry Schulman is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.

Samardzija hit hard again, Giants offense unsupportive in loss to Nationals

WASHINGTON – Putting all else aside, the two solo home runs would’ve doomed Jeff Samardzija. The Giants offense once again amounted to a tree falling in the woods in a 5-1 loss to the Washington Nationals.   But Samardzija allowed… Continue Reading → The post Samardzija hit hard again, Giants offense unsupportive in loss to Nationals appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants hope to turn things around behind Cueto

PHILADELPHIA — The Giants need to start winning behind their best pitchers. Heading into Wednesday night’s game against th Phillies, the Giants are 1-9 in the past 10 games started by Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija, who gets pushed back to Friday so newcomer Matt Moore can go Thursday. The offense needs to support the pitching, an improving bullpen (Tuesday night aside) needs to hold what leads the starters provide and the starters need to go deeper into games. In the 16 games since the All-Star break, which include 12 losses, the Giants have not had a successful...