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McCovey Chronicles Aug 20, 2016

Giants bludgeon Mets late, take back first place

Johnny Cueto was excellent, and the Giants scored a week's worth of runs in the final three innings. On Thursday night, the Giants were being sucked into the death spiral, frantically clawing with their free hand and shrieking for help. They got free. Everything worked out. To everyone watching, it looked like a memorable victory, and it surely was. But they had to screw up enough for it to be that memorable. It was a rousing comeback story, and while we all love those, it’s hard to build a championship contender with nothing but rousing comeback stories. On Friday night, the Giants...
San Jose Mercury News Aug 20, 2016

Giants beat Mets, 8-1

Cueto wins his first game since July 6.

Giants notes: Johnny Cueto hopes to end second-half hangover, faces Mets for first time since World Series Game 2 shutout last October

SAN FRANCISCO – Prior to Thursday’s series opener at AT&T Park, Mets manager Terry Collins sought out Giants manager Bruce Bochy. There was a question that Collins wanted to ask.   The gist of it: what was your experience dealing… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Johnny Cueto hopes to end second-half hangover, faces Mets for first time since World Series Game 2 shutout last October appeared first on Giants Extra.
MASN Sports Aug 16, 2016

Ryan Romano: What are the biggest hits for Orioles stars? - Orioles Buzz

The Orioles weren't supposed to win on Sunday. Through the first eight innings, the story of the game was Wade Miley's meltdown and Johnny Cueto's effectiveness. Then Jonathan Schoop happened. With two on and two outs in the ninth, he...

Cueto looks to complete Madbum-Johnny double, plus Sunday lineups

Cueto looks to complete Madbum-Johnny double, plus Sunday lineups The Giants also have a chance to win consecutive series for the first time since the All-Star break. Longtime readers know I don’t believe in curses, so whatever you want to call it, Cueto is 0-2 with a 5.02 ERA since he started the All-Star Game. A couple of quick rehab notes: The Giants still are trying to figure out how to clear roster space for reliever Cory Gearrin. The Giants will not do that with Gearrin. All have some aches that can use some rest this time of year. Mac Williamson is set to begin his rehab...

Giants win in 14 innings on Crawford’s seven-hit night

With Bruce Bochy in a Miami hospital for overnight observation after taking ill Monday morning, the Giants played one of their most inspired and craziest games of the year, overcoming two late deficits to beat the Marlins 8-7 in 14 innings. Brandon Crawford drove in the go-ahead run with his seventh hit, a single off Andrew Cashner that scored Brandon Belt. George Kontos, the seventh Giants reliever pitched the final two innings for the win that ended at 12:45 a.m EDT Tuesday. The Giants were down 5-1 after a rough Johnny Cueto outing, scored five runs in the seventh inning to take a 6-5...
Redleg Nation Aug 8, 2016

Cingrani, Ohlendorf terrible in 9th, blow 4-run lead

2016 has been a painful season for Reds fans. Not only is the team’s record poor, but we’ve felt the loss of Todd Frazier, Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake and, just a week ago today, Jay Bruce. We’ve taken solace wherever we can find it. Until recently, that’s meant individual performances like Votto’s hitting rampage, Billy …

Preview: Giants at Marlins, Monday, 7:10 p.m.

When/where: 7:10 p.m., Marlins ParkOn the air TV: FSF; Radio: 940-AM, 710-AM (Spanish)On the mound RHP Johnny Cueto (13-3, 2.73) vs. RHP Jose Fernandez (12-6, 2.87): For the first time since his first season in the majors, Fernandez is on a two-start losing streak, allowing eight runs in 11 innings...

Rookie Law steps up in Giants’ bullpen

Rookie Law steps up in Giants’ bullpen WASHINGTON — During a July 28 home game against the Nats, TV cameras caught Johnny Cueto in the dugout demonstrating his windup shimmy to reliever Derek Law, leading viewers to believe that Cueto was teaching it to the rookie. Law said he was messing with a quick pitch while playing catch with Albert Suarez earlier this summer. Law’s bread and butter is a 93-mph fastball that sets up his curve, or vice versa, and he is using the combination more effectively after initially struggling to command the fastball. Buster Posey and Trevor Brown also...
McCovey Chronicles Aug 4, 2016

Giants blow another lead, lose again

The Giants were leading 4-0 in the seventh inning, and Johnny Cueto was cruising. You'll never believe what happened next. Let’s think for a moment why we care about these games, why we’re paying attention to the score of the Dodgers game. What’s the goal of the Giants’ 2016 regular season? Reach the postseason. Sure. And what would the Giants do in this "post" season? Play against the very best teams. Okay. Face the very best pitchers. The best lineups. The best bullpens. The best benches. Engage them, and play better baseball. Right, right. You see where this is going....

Giants blow four-run lead, can't support Peavy in relief debut, lose in 12 innings to Phillies

PHILADELPHIA – The Giants held a four-run lead in the sixth inning Wednesday night, and Johnny Cueto was shimmying his way to a three-hit shutout. It was the nearest thing to cruise control the Giants had enjoyed in a turbulent… Continue Reading → The post Giants blow four-run lead, can't support Peavy in relief debut, lose in 12 innings to Phillies appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants, Cueto blow late four-run lead, lose to Phillies in walkoff single off Peavy in 12th

Giants, Cueto blow late four-run lead, lose to Phillies in walkoff single off Peavy in 12th The Dodgers placed Clayton Kershaw on the 60-day disabled list, signifying the seriousness of the back injury. In Wednesday night's episode, the Giants and Johnny Cueto blew a late four-run lead and lost their second straight game to the Phillies, 5-4, on Maikel Franco's bases-loaded single in the 12th inning off Jake Peavy making his second career bullpen appearance. George Kontos escaped 11th-inning trouble with a double play, but he started his second inning by hitting Tommy Joseph. Cueto became...
Viva El Birdos Aug 3, 2016

St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Carptenter Homers; Weaver Strikes Out 9, Is Promoted

Hurry back, Marp. A brief recap of the action in the Cards system on Tuesday night. Luke Weaver struck out nine Drillers and was promoted to Memphis. Former Springfield teammate Matt Carpenter hit a home run on his rehab assignment. And Dylan Carlson went deep for the Gulf Coast League squad.  Triple-A: Memphis 8 - Round Rock 7 Harrison Bader (CF): 0-3, R, 2 BB David Washington (DH): 0-4, R, BB, 3 K Carson Kelly (C): 2-3, 2 R, 2B, 3 RBI, BB Jeremy Hefner (SP): 5.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 BB, 3 K Miguel Socolovich (RP): 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K Sam Tuivailala (RP): 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 3 K Corey...

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...
Cincinnati.com Jul 30, 2016
Finnegan propels Reds past Padres for 8th win in 11 games

Finnegan propels Reds past Padres for 8th win in 11 games

Reds starter Brandon Finnegan threw six scoreless innings, and Cincinnati's bullpen preserved the shutout in a 6-0 win.         

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