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Open GameThread, 4/17

Open GameThread, 4/17

JOAQUIN ARIAS LEADING OFF. Today's Lineups LOS ANGELES DODGERS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Dee Gordon - 2B Joaquin Arias - SS Justin Turner - SS Hunter Pence - RF Yasiel Puig - RF Pablo Sandoval - 3B Adrian Gonzalez - 1B Buster Posey - C Matt Kemp - CF Mike Morse - LF Scott Van Slyke - LF Brandon Belt - 1B Juan Uribe - 3B Brandon Hicks - 2B Tim Federowicz - C Gregor Blanco - CF Hyun-Jin Ryu - LHP Madison Bumgarner - RHP
Sacramento Bee 1 hour ago

Dodgers' Puig focuses on baseball despite issues

Yasiel Puig believes he has the support system from his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and the club to keep his focus on baseball despite challenges off the field. Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig adjust his cap before taking the field at the start of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks,...
San Francisco Chronicle 2 hours ago

Crawford, Pagan out of Giants lineup

PrintSteve Kroner subbing for Henry Schulman as the Giants go for a three-game sweep of the Dodgers in China Basin: Neither Brandon Crawford nor Angel Pagan is in Bruce Bochy’s lineup this afternoon. Crawford is dealing with a tight hamstring and Pagan has some...
Sacramento Bee 6 hours ago

Los Angeles Dodgers (9-6) at San Francisco Giants (10-5), 3:45 p.m. (ET)

The San Francisco Giants have seen how capable Madison Bumgarner is on the mound, but he was a pleasant surprise last week with his bat.

Crawford, Pagan get the day off in Giants-Dodgers finale

Shortstop Brandon Crawford didn’t start Thursday for the second straight game because of a “tight” right hamstring. Crawford said before Thursday’s game that he is hopeful of being back in the starting lineup Friday against the San Diego Padres. A… Continue Reading →
Rotoworld 2 hours ago

Brandon Crawford (hamstring) out Thursday - Brandon Crawford (SS) San Francisco Giants

Brandon Crawford (hamstring) is not in the Giants' starting lineup on Thursday against the Dodgers.
Rotoworld 2 hours ago
Pagan out Thursday with mild knee soreness - Angel Pagan (OF) San Francisco Giants

Pagan out Thursday with mild knee soreness - Angel Pagan (OF) San Francisco Giants

Angel Pagan is out of the Giants' starting lineup on Thursday because of minor knee soreness.
KFFL 3 hours ago

Giants | Being cautious with Angel Pagan

San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (knee) is sitting out as a precaution Thursday, April ...
POSTGAME NOTES: Vogelsong hits his stride, and Hanley; Machi pulls off a rare feat

POSTGAME NOTES: Vogelsong hits his stride, and Hanley; Machi pulls off a rare feat

Even for Ryan Vogelsong, the 36-year-old who has been playing professionally since 1998, a little confidence can go a long way. Vogelsong fought his mechanics all spring and in his first two starts, and he gave up a leadoff single… Continue Reading →
Rotoworld 15 hours ago

SP Vogelsong bounces back with quality start - Ryan Vogelsong (S) San Francisco Giants

Ryan Vogelsong got back on track against the Dodgers on Wednesday, giving up one run over six innings in a no-decision.
San Francisco Chronicle 14 hours ago

Sandoval. Posey nicked up in SF Giants win, plus other postgame notes

PrintFor a guy hitting below .200 in a contract year, Pablo Sandoval does not act like a guy hitting below .200 in a contract year. He was jovial and light when he came to work Wednesday wearing a shocking-pink shirt and shoes to match. After he singled home the go-ahead run in a 2-1 victory against the Dodgers, he seemed surprised when I asked him if he has been frustrated by a start so bad he got his 10th hit Wednesday in the team’s 15th game. “Why?” Sandoval responded. “That’s part of the game. I’m trying to do the best I can — stay humble, do the best I can [...]
Rotoworld 15 hours ago
RP Romo earns fourth save, strikes out four - Sergio Romo (R) San Francisco Giants

RP Romo earns fourth save, strikes out four - Sergio Romo (R) San Francisco Giants

Sergio Romo whiffed a pair while working a perfect ninth inning for his fourth save against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

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San Francisco Chronicle 16 hours ago

Pitching stars again in SF Giants’ series-clinching win over Dodgers

PrintBy Henry Schulman The Giants had a pretty good first 15 games. Imagine how special they would have been had they synched their pitching and hitting. When one has been there, the other has not. Nonetheless, Wednesday night’s 2-1 victory assured a second series victory against the Dodgers this season, a winning homestand and a 10-5 record – nothing to sneeze at in any 15-game run. Ryan Vogelsong had his best game by far in 2014, spring training and regular season: six-plus innings, one run. He carried a shutout into the sixth inning, when he made a huge mistake and walked Maholm with...
Sacramento Bee 16 hours ago

Dodgers' Ramirez leaves after getting hit by pitch

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez has left the game against the San Francisco Giants after getting hit by a pitch on the top of his left hand.
PREGAME NOTES: Crawford sidelined for a night; Did Sanchez actually wake up early after his big hit?

PREGAME NOTES: Crawford sidelined for a night; Did Sanchez actually wake up early after his big hit?

The important stuff first: Madison Bumgarner shaved. Like, shaved his entire face. “I think this is the first time in like four years,” he said. Bumgarner said he just felt like shaving today. I think he just wanted to remind… Continue Reading →
San Francisco Chronicle 23 hours ago

One Crawford is playing tonight, but not for SF Giants

I’m a purist. A game that starts on April 16 counts for April 16 even if it ends on April 17. So forgive me if I’m going to be a wet blanket and declare that as far as the Splash Blog is concerned, manager Bruce Bochy did not get a win on his “birthday” even if last night’s game ended this morning. This is critical for record-keeping as Bochy prepares to manage for the 17th time in the majors on his birthday (59 today). He is 7-9, including four losses in his past five games. Have problem with my record-keeping? Call Elias. As expected, the Giants activated Jeremy Affeldt from [...]
Wednesday night’s lineups, and more from Wednesday morning’s extra-innings thriller

Wednesday night’s lineups, and more from Wednesday morning’s extra-innings thriller

Last night’s game matched the longest between the Giants and Dodgers at AT&T Park. They also played 12 innings on April 12, 2003 and July 14, 2007. Hi, Ryan and Paul — let’s have a quick one, please! Tonight’s lineups:… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News Apr 16, 2014
Panda the pitcher? Watch Giants' Pablo Sandoval throw bullpen session

Panda the pitcher? Watch Giants' Pablo Sandoval throw bullpen session

Is this the San Francisco Giants' secret weapon? Watch third baseman Pablo Sandoval throw a bullpen session before Monday's game against the Dodgers -- as a lefty.

Video: Pablo Sandoval shows off his left-handed pitching prowess

If the Giants ever run out of left-handed relievers, maybe third baseman Pablo Sandoval could step in? Check out the Panda throwing a bullpen session — as a left-hander!
POSTGAME NOTES: Sanchez was “the man” for Giants, and he took the best kind of beating

POSTGAME NOTES: Sanchez was “the man” for Giants, and he took the best kind of beating

It was straight out of a commercial. As Hector Sanchez headed for the clubhouse shower, drenched and beaten, Aloe Blacc’s now-famous song played over the clubhouse speakers. Well you can tell everybody Yeah you can tell everybody Go ahead and… Continue Reading →
Sacramento Bee Apr 16, 2014
Wasted opportunities come back to haunt Dodgers

Wasted opportunities come back to haunt Dodgers

A blown save by Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning. A weak groundout by Andre Ethier in the 12th with the potential go-ahead run at third base. A costly wild pitch from Brandon League not long after that. San Francisco Giants' Hector Sanchez singles in the game-winning run during the 12th inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in San Francisco. San Francisco won 3-2. Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner drives in a run with a single against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the...

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