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McCovey Chronicles May 2, 2016

McCovey Chroncast #23 - 4 Wins, 2 Problematic Losses

The Giants survive several rough patches over April to start the first week of the new month at .500. The Giants end a 4-2 week on a high note by snapping the Mets' winning streak, but there are definitely some questions about the back of the rotation and the bullpen. Maybe the organization doesn't want to focus on that too much, but the near-traumatic impact of a Jake Peavy or Matt Cain start makes it difficult for us here at the ol' Chroncast to focus on anything else about the team. Just how long a leash do you think the team should give these two going forward? But we do manage to...

Tim Lincecum’s showcase set, and Giants will be there

NEW YORK — Tim Lincecum is finally ready to show teams he is worth signing, and the Giants plan to take a look. Lincecum will host his long-awaited showcase in Arizona on Friday, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Whether the Giants will change their mind in light of the Jake Peavy and Matt Cain struggles remains to be seen, and they might not have room in their budget for the kind of deal Lincecum wants. According to a recent report by Heyman, Lincecum has been throwing in the low 90s.
McCovey Chronicles Apr 30, 2016

Giants lose to Mets, 6-5

Matt Cain got a little run support. He just didn't know what to do with it. I'm coaching a softball team of 7- and 8-year-old girls, which means that at least a couple times every week, I'm clapping until the skin cracks on my palms and yelling, "Good job, good effort, way to go, good eye, good swing, good hustle, good everything! Good everything! Everything is good!" I'm pretty sure the parents for the other teams hate me. So maybe I'm still in that mode, but I don't want to start with Matt Cain speculation and discouragement. I want to clap, clap, clap and say "Good job, lineup. Good...
McCovey Chronicles Apr 30, 2016

SF Giants Minor Lines, 4/29

Today, Augusta's surprising Grant Watson is back on the mound, and San Jose has two hitters with perfect offensive days. But seriously, we're getting sick of Salt Lake. Sacramento lost to the Salt Lake Bees (Angels), 6-5, in 10 innings Name AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB SO BA Other 1B Ryan Lollis 5 1 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 .286 CF Gorkys Hernandez 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 C George Kottaras 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 .105 SS Hak-Ju Lee 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .304 1 E (3) Name IP H R ER BB SO HR HB WP ERA Pitches Strikes Chris Heston 4.0 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 2.25 85 44 Alex...
McCovey Chronicles Apr 29, 2016

Giants pitch six scoreless innings, still lose to Mets

The Mets hit in eight half-innings and only scored a franchise record number of runs in just one of them. Sad. This was not the worst loss of the Giants' young season. Disabuse yourself of that notion. The Giants lost a game in which they couldn't turn a game-ending double play against the Dodgers in the ninth inning. That was a game I thought about when I was getting coffee in the morning. Friday night's game against the Mets is a game that I'm thinking about because I'm contractually required to. No, this wasn't the worst Giants loss of the season. This was just the loss with the fewest...
San Jose Mercury News Apr 27, 2016

Giants 1, Padres 0: Johnny Cueto punctuates 100th career win with shutout

The pitcher picks up his fourth win as a Giant while striking out 11 in dominant performance

Preview: Marlins at Giants, 4:05 p.m., Sunday

  Marlins at Giants When/where: 4:05 p.m., AT&T Park, San Francisco On the air TV: FSF; Radio: 940-AM, 710-AM (Spanish) On the mound LHP Adam Conley (0-1, 4.61) vs. Matt Cain (0-2, 6.46): Conley had strung together 12 scoreless innings over two starts before giving up back-to-back homers and eventually...
McCovey Chronicles Apr 20, 2016

Giants shut out for first time in 2016, losing continues

Matt Cain got lit up in the fifth inning again, and he received the kind of run support we're all used to by now. If you're looking for things to worry about in the middle of any particularly nasty losing stretch, you'll find them. They're everywhere. That's why they're losing streaks. Last night the closer was broken, but only after the rest of the bullpen locked their keys in the car. The lineup is inconsistent as all heck, and somehow they became a dinger-or-nothing bunch. They were shut out for the first time this season, and it felt downright natural to watch. But in order to believe...
Arizona Republic Apr 20, 2016
Ray throws 6 shutout innings to lead win

Ray throws 6 shutout innings to lead win

Robbie Ray pitched six scoreless innings, Jake Lamb continued to slug against the Giants by tripling home a run and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat San Francisco 3-0 on Tuesday night.         
San Jose Mercury News Apr 20, 2016

Diamondbacks blank Giants 3-0

Matt Cain cruises until the fifth inning, when the Arizona Diamondbacks score all their runs in a 3-0 victory against the San Francisco Giants
McCovey Chronicles Apr 14, 2016

Giants thumped by Rockies again, lose first series of 2016

Matt Cain threw four incredible innings, but some jerks over a century ago thought the game should be nine innings, so here we are. The game started so well. My notes read "MATT CAIN!" with a bunch of lines under the name and a bunch of hearts around the lines. If you only look at the box score, you won't get it. If you lived through the fifth inning, raising children and watching them leave home as adults to face the real world as jaded and despondent as yourself, you won't get it. But there was a glimmer, dammit, a glimmer, and I want to focus on that first. Glimmer before gloom, like...
San Jose Mercury News Apr 14, 2016

Giants' pitchers lit up again by Rockies

Matt Cain and Chris Heston yield nine runs in the fifth inning as San Francisco Giants lose their second straight to Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.

Cain impresses, but Giants can't end wild fifth inning in loss to Rockies

DENVER – Water boils at a lower temperature here. A pitcher’s breaking point comes quicker, too. So it happened for Matt Cain and the Giants in an 11-6 loss Thursday afternoon at Coors field. On a 73-degree day, Cain’s first… Continue Reading → The post Cain impresses, but Giants can't end wild fifth inning in loss to Rockies appeared first on Giants Extra.

Crawford, Brown drive two baseballs through the rain as Giants stun Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO – Even as they stood in the rain Friday night, five outs away from getting no-hit by a pitcher making his major league debut, the Giants had their silver linings buffed and ready to display. Matt Cain pitched… Continue Reading → The post Crawford, Brown drive two baseballs through the rain as Giants stun Dodgers appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants break up rookie's no-hitter in eighth, stun Dodgers on Brandon Crawford's home run in 10th

SAN FRANCISCO – Even as they stood in the rain Friday night, five outs away from getting no-hit by a kid making his major league debut, the Giants had their silver linings buffed and ready to display. Matt Cain pitched… Continue Reading → The post Giants break up rookie's no-hitter in eighth, stun Dodgers on Brandon Crawford's home run in 10th appeared first on Giants Extra.

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