3:52 AM EDT, Sun August 30, 2015

Bumgarner's month of August rivals his Octobers, plus Byrd and Tomlinson home run magic

Here's the final game story on the Giants' runaway win. I'll have another post later on tonight with some good Matt Duffy and Kelby Tomlinson on why Giants' prospects come up to San Francisco and aren't over-awed. -- Historically, October… Continue Reading → The post Bumgarner's month of August rivals his Octobers, plus Byrd and Tomlinson home run magic appeared first on Giants Extra.
San Jose Mercury News Aug 27, 2015

Bumgarner pitches Giants past Cubs, leaves offense to Byrd

San Francisco Giants drub the Chicago Cubs 9-1 as Madison Bumgarners whiffs 12 in six innings and Marlon Byrd slams three-run homer.
Beaver County Times Aug 21, 2015
Giants' newly-acquired Byrd outshines Pirates in 6-4 win

Giants' newly-acquired Byrd outshines Pirates in 6-4 win

Marlon Byrd, who played in his first game in a San Francisco Giants uniform after being traded from Cincinnati, hit a two-run home run in the first inning, and the defending champion Giants never looked back in a 6-4 win over the Pirates on Friday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
McCovey Chronicles Aug 21, 2015

Giants take flight with Marlon Byrd in the lineup

The story of this game is that there are a lot of bird puns and phrases out there in the wild that can be appropriated for use when describing Marlon Byrd's presence on the Giants. The Giants won their first game on the road in the month of August. Oh no wait, it only seems that way. It was actually their *fifth* road victory this month (in 14 chances) and it brought their August record to a not-disastrous 10-10. It helped that Madison Bumgarner was on the mound tonight against a team that still has a bad taste in its mouth after last facing him nearly a year ago in the Wild Card Game. It...
Beaver County Times Aug 21, 2015
Pirates' Locke rocked by homers from Byrd, Bumgarner

Pirates' Locke rocked by homers from Byrd, Bumgarner

After consecutive starts when the Pirates starting pitcher didn’t allow a run, the streak ended early Friday as Jeff Locke allowed three first-inning runs on a sacrifice fly by Buster Posey and a home run by Marlon Byrd. The deficit was too much for the Pirates to overcome despite scoring four runs, and the Pirates lost, 6-4.
San Jose Mercury News Aug 21, 2015

Byrd, Bumgarner star in Giants win

Marlon Byrd homers in first Giants at-bat, Madison Bumgarner goes deep again and Giants hang on late to beat Pittsburgh Pirates

Bye-bye Byrdie — Marlon Byrd, Madison Bumgarner lead Giants

Bye-bye Byrdie — Marlon Byrd, Madison Bumgarner lead Giants Marlon Byrd always wanted to be a Giant. Byrd signed with the Phillies then, but he’s a Giant now, and that was good news for Madison Bumgarner and Co. on Friday night. Byrd homered, doubled and singled to lead the Giants past the Pirates 6-4. Bumgarner pitched 6 1/3 innings and hit a tremendous two-run homer, his fifth of the year, showing again his dominance at PNC Park, 10 months after he shut out the Pirates to eliminate them from the playoffs. The Pirates scored a run in the eighth off Sergio Romo, snapping his...
McCovey Chronicles Aug 21, 2015

Chris Heston sent down to make room for Marlon Byrd

Calm down. It's a procedural move, mostly. Chris Heston was sent down to Sacramento to make room for Marlon Byrd. /audience gasps But that's okay! The rosters expand on September 1, and he'll be right back up. Mike Leake will take Heston's spot in the rotation, Matt Cain will get another show-me start, and everything is fine. To be fair, Heston was pitching poorly, but this has more to do with him having options left. In order to get the potential upgrade of Heston over Vogelsong for one start, the Giants would have had to send down Josh Osich for at least 10 days. I'd rather have the...
Red Reporter Aug 21, 2015

Cincinnati Reds links - Marlon Byrd trade reactions

TGIF links! The latest shake-up in the world of the Cincinnati Reds was the trade of Marlon Byrd to the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, which we detailed here.  McCovey Chronicles resident laugh-generator Grant Brisbee chimed in with thoughts from the Giants perspective, and he seemed to echo much of what the consensus here was:  Byrd's a semi-decent pickup at a time when there are few of those available, and the cost was a pretty nondescript "raffle ticket" and overall pretty reasonable.  Even when the Reds make news these days, it's boring news.  Maybe that's why MC's piece made...

Giants acquire outfielder Marlon Byrd from Reds

“I can see why teams want to get a player of his caliber to help them out,” manager Bruce Bochy said after the Giants acquired Byrd in a waiver deal from the Reds along with cash in exchange for minor-league pitcher Stephen Johnson. Of the $2 million Byrd is due, the Reds are chipping in about $1.5 million, leaving the Giants to pay a quarter of his salary. With Hunter Pence shelved with an oblique strain — he was placed on the disabled list Thursday — general manager Bobby Evans re-engaged trade talks with the Reds on Wednesday and consummated the trade Thursday. Byrd, who turns...

Giants add veteran power bat Marlon Byrd, who will start in left on Friday

Here's the story I filed to the paper on Marlon Byrd, with a few extra embellishments ...   -- PITTSBURGH – The Giants acquired veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd Thursday from the Cincinnati Reds, not only to replace the power lost… Continue Reading → The post Giants add veteran power bat Marlon Byrd, who will start in left on Friday appeared first on Giants Extra.
Redleg Nation Aug 20, 2015

Reds trade Marlon Byrd to the Giants

Marlon Byrd has been traded to the San Francisco Giants for right-handed reliever Stephen Johnson (currently at AA). Byrd cleared waivers, which made him eligible to be traded past the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31st. Byrd hit .237/.286/.448 with 19 HR, 97 wRC+, 0.2 fWAR for the Reds. He was an average hitter, and a …
San Jose Mercury News Aug 20, 2015

Giants acquire outfielder Marlon Byrd from Cincinnati; Pence on DL

San Francisco Giants acquire power-hitting outfielder Marlon Byrd and cash for a minor-league pitcher; Hunter Pence goes on disabled list with a strained oblique and Nori Aoki activated from concussion disabled list.
McCovey Chronicles Aug 20, 2015

Giants acquire Marlon Byrd from Reds

The Giants shored up their bench and outfield, acquiring the dinger-happy, OBP-challenged right fielder.One of these days, I'll make a list of I Can't Believe They're Not Giants. That is, a list of players I can't believe didn't wear a Giants uniform at any point during their careers. Scratch off a contender for the top spot, though. Marlon Byrd is now on the Giants, with the Reds dealing him for Stephen Johnson, a 24-year-old right-handed reliever. This is, perhaps, the most August trade in years. And it makes a fair amount of sense. Byrd is a hacker. Hack hack hack. Strikes out five...
Cincinnati.com Aug 20, 2015
Reds trade Marlon Byrd to Giants for pitcher Johnson

Reds trade Marlon Byrd to Giants for pitcher Johnson

The Reds traded outfielder Marlon Byrd to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for right-handed pitcher Steve Johnson.         

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