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River Ave. Blues Aug 16, 2016

Bullpen Disaster: Yankees turn a 6-0 lead into a 12-6 loss to Blue Jays

That was a Very Bad Loss. Worst of the season, I’d say. The Yankees jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead Tuesday night, but the Blue Jays picked apart the bullpen and scored 12 (!) unanswered runs in the sixth through eighth innings. The 6-0 lead turned into a 12-6 loss. Brutal. Gary Gives ‘Em […] The post Bullpen Disaster: Yankees turn a 6-0 lead into a 12-6 loss to Blue Jays appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Giants’ reunion with reliever Nathan a long time coming

Giants’ reunion with reliever Nathan a long time coming The Giants and reliever Joe Nathan discussed a reunion as far back as the Winter Meetings, when the right-hander with more saves than all but 10 pitchers hunted for a job, at 41, while recovering from his second Tommy John surgery. The Giants offered a minor-league deal, the Cubs a major-league deal, so Nathan went to Chicago, where he finished his rehab then pitched in three late-July games before they cut him to clear a roster spot for outfielder Jorge Soler. The Giants signed Nathan now to get a two-week assessment before...
Gregory Polanco's power begins to show up

Gregory Polanco's power begins to show up

SAN FRANCISCO — For years, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington has maintained Gregory Polanco, in his ascent from blue-chip prospect to bona fide big-league star, would blossom into a power hitter who could hit for average against left-handed pitching.

Joe Nathan returning to Giants

According to Schulman, the Giants aren’t ruling out a call-up before roster limits expand to 40 on Sept. 1. Nathan, who has 377 career saves — eighth all time — returned from a second Tommy John surgery and signed with the Cubs but made just three appearances (no runs) before being designated for assignment in early August. The Giants wouldn’t take a chance with Nathan if they didn’t believe he could improve their bullpen, which experienced a meltdown in Sunday’s loss to the Orioles. The Giants drafted Nathan in the sixth round in 1995 as a shortstop, and he had a breakout...
McCovey Chronicles Aug 16, 2016

Giants sign Joe Nathan to minor league deal

The 41-year-old threw some strong innings for the Cubs before getting caught in a roster crunch. You might not remember this, but back in 2003, the Giants made a little-known trade where they they gave up three young pitchers for a youngish catcher. This under-the-radar deal ended up helping the other team more, believe it or not, but it turns out they’ll get one of the pitchers back after all. Welcome back, Joe Nathan: Joe Nathan is signing minors deal with #SFGiants — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 16, 2016 Nathan, 41, is a 16-year veteran in the majors, with 377 saves and a 2.88...

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