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AZ Snake Pit Apr 17, 2018
Series Preview #6: D-backs vs. Giants

Series Preview #6: D-backs vs. Giants

The Snakes return to the desert to open a six-game homestand against a pair of division opponents. Due up first: the San Francisco Giants. The Giants arrive at Chase Field fresh off a series loss to the lowly San Diego Padres which saw San Fran’s offense disappear after a 7-0 clobbering of the Dads in game 1 and their Bum-and-Shark-less starting rotation hammered to the tune of 11 earned runs in 20.1 innings pitched, good for an ERA of 4.93. As I write this, Bruce Bochy is scouring Silicon Valley in search of some way to clone Johnny Cueto. The Diamondbacks, on the other hand, open the...
Call to the Pen Apr 17, 2018

San Francisco Giants offer for Giancarlo Stanton missed the mark

The San Francisco Giants swung and missed with their pursuit of Giancarlo Stanton. Does this failed attempt leave any long-term problems? Giancarlo Stanton was perhaps the most coveted player in the whirlwind offseason. At times, it seemed like the entire free agency market hinged on where the former Marlins outfielder would be moved to. So […] San Francisco Giants offer for Giancarlo Stanton missed the mark - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Mercury News Apr 17, 2018

Can Chris Stratton and Ty Blach hold the fort for Giants?

Chris Stratton and Ty Blach have combined for just 43 Major League starts, but the Giants are counting on the duo to pitch like experienced veterans.
Golden Gate Sports Apr 16, 2018

Mac Williamson Uses New Swing to Become PCL Player of the Week

Using a new swing and approach, Mac Williamson earned PCL Player of the Week for the first full week of action in Minor League Baseball. Mac Williamson opened eyes in big league Spring Training with the San Francisco Giants this year, coming in with a revamped swing that led to great results. During the Cactus […] Mac Williamson Uses New Swing to Become PCL Player of the Week - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site
Golden Gate Sports Apr 16, 2018

San Francisco Giants 3 Up, 3 Down: Still Can’t Beat San Diego

The San Francisco Giants dropped yet another series to the San Diego Padres, losing the final three games after a promising win on Thursday. 3 UP 1 – Evan Longoria Whatever video Evan Longoria studied during this series, it worked. The new Giants’ third baseman had the best series of his short tenure with the […] San Francisco Giants 3 Up, 3 Down: Still Can’t Beat San Diego - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site
Friars on Base Apr 16, 2018

San Diego Padres Beat Giants Again, More Random Thoughts

The San Diego Padres took three-out-of-four from the San Francisco Giants over the weekend. Here are some random musings from yesterday’s win. The first batter that San Diego Padres’ rookie left-hander Joey Lucchesi faced yesterday, Austin Jackson, creamed a ball to left-center field that Franchy Cordero was able to track down, calling off Cory Spangenberg. […] San Diego Padres Beat Giants Again, More Random Thoughts - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SFGate Apr 16, 2018

Giants’ Tyler Beede rocked in loss, sent back to minors

SAN DIEGO — The Giants sent Tyler Beede back to the minors after Sunday’s 10-1 loss to the Padres. He was bummed, but his disappointment about returning to Triple-A Sacramento was superseded by the joy he felt from reaching the big leagues for the first time. “I’m definitely looking more on the positive side to have the experience to pitch in two big-league games and certainly hoping I can have more soon,” Beede said. “I’m not drawing the short stick. I’m drawing the big stick.” Big sticks were the theme all day as the...
SFGate Apr 16, 2018

Giants’ Buster Posey sits out with thumb soreness

SAN DIEGO — Manager Bruce Bochy would have loved to play five-time All-Star Buster Posey on Sunday and have him catch Tyler Beede, who made his second big-league start and was sent to the minors after the game. Posey is 15-for-48 (.313) and has been especially tough on lefties, going 8-for-22. The Padres started lefty Joey Lucchesi. Posey was shelved with right thumb soreness, which he felt Saturday while swinging. The Giants don’t consider it a serious matter, and Bochy said he expects Posey to return to the lineup Tuesday in Arizona, following...
The Mercury News Apr 15, 2018

Giants’ struggles in San Diego punctuated by blowout loss

The Giants were blown out by the Padres on Sunday, losing their third straight to secure a series defeat.
The Mercury News Apr 15, 2018

Buster Posey out with sore thumb, Jeff Samardzija may need additional rehab start

Bruce Bochy initially planned to have Buster Posey catch in Sunday's game.
The Mercury News Apr 15, 2018

Bay Area native bucks long odds as he prepares to face Giants for first time

Bay Area native Joey Lucchesi took the road less traveled to the Major Leagues, with a key pit stop at Chabot College.
Friars on Base Apr 15, 2018

San Diego Padres: Random Thoughts from Friars Win Over SFG

The San Diego Padres took their second win in a row over the San Francisco Giants last night. Here’s another edition of FoB’s random thoughts on the victory. San Diego Padres’ rookie Christian Villanueva has all but taken over the third-base position from Chase Headley. A $13 million reserve player certainly isn’t ideal, but this situation […] San Diego Padres: Random Thoughts from Friars Win Over SFG - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SFGate Apr 15, 2018

Giants’ Johnny Cueto passes test, returning to rotation

SAN DIEGO — The Giants are at a major disadvantage playing without their top three starting pitchers, but they anticipate getting one back Tuesday. Johnny Cueto felt good Saturday after making 40 pitches — 20 to hitters and another 20 off a bullpen mound — and expressed confidence about coming off the disabled list and pitching the series opener in Arizona. Manager Bruce Bochy said, “Right now, it looks like a go.” Cueto hasn’t pitched since April 4 because he sprained his left ankle working out April 7.
SFGate Apr 14, 2018

Despite homers, Giants fall to Padres

SAN DIEGO — Evan Longoria hit a ball into the second deck, flew around the bases and returned to the dugout to high-five his teammates and do a quick, little dance with Andrew McCutchen. It was a festive Saturday night at Petco Park for the new Giants, at least until the Padres crashed the party. McCutchen also homered, and a third newcomer, Austin Jackson, added an RBI single, but the Giants wasted a late lead and fell 5-4. It hasn’t been a stellar start for the Giants, and Longoria and McCutchen have had issues, McCutchen’s two...

Hot Hunter Renfroe helps Padres past Giants

In a span of less than 10 minute span Saturday, Hunter Renfroe showed the splendor of what he has always been able to do and the payoff of what he has worked to be able to do. In doing so, he helped the Padres to a 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Adam Cimber pitched two scoreless innings...

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