5:25 PM EDT, Thu August 27, 2015
McCovey Chronicles 15 hours ago

Giants finally beat Cubs, win 4-2

They needed the win, and they had a half-lineup. It all worked out. I'm usually not one for detailed here's-what-happened recaps because I figure you've seen the game. And if you haven't, there are professional reporters whose job it is to write excellent, tidy recaps. In a world where you can pull up highlights on your phone from a toilet in Banff, why would I compete with that? This time, though, I'm scared that the context will be lost in five years if someone stumbles upon this post. Possibly by searching "toilet in Banff." And the context is absolutely everything for this marvelous,...
The Cub Reporter 10 hours ago

Cubs @ Giants: Haren vs. Bumgarner (Game 126 Thread)

CHC (73-52): RHP Dan Haren (8-8, 3.76) SF (67-59): LHP Madison Bumgarner (15-6, 3.02) First pitch: 2:45pmCT Haren didn’t pitch well against Atlanta on Saturday (4.1, 4 ER) but escaped with a no-decision in a game the Cubs went on to win 9-7, thanks to a pair of...

Greetings from the Giants MASH unit -- "Tuffy" Duffy's in there

IN for Baggs ... Here's the lineup, first of all. Matt Duffy's ankle is heavily wrapped, but he's playing. He didn't want to take a day off with the club's injury, and as he added, "We're trying to win games.… Continue Reading → The post Greetings from the Giants MASH unit -- "Tuffy" Duffy's in there appeared first on Giants Extra.
San Francisco Chronicle 1 hour ago

Duffy, sore ankle and all, will face Cubs in series finale

Duffy, sore ankle and all, will face Cubs in series finale Matt Duffy walked through the clubhouse Thursday morning with his right ankle firmly taped and his good-natured demeanor on display. The Giants are remarkably banged up at the moment, but Buster Posey will still crouch behind the plate for...

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San Jose Mercury News Aug 26, 2015

Chicago Cubs making it hard for Giants to be wild about wild-card chances

Giants threaten to fall even further back in wild-card chase in series opener against Cubs.

Affeldt lands on DL after another odd injury

The Giants placed Affeldt on the 15-day disabled list and recalled reliever Mike Broadway from Triple-A Sacramento. Affeldt returned home for the Giants’ day off because he won’t see his family for the final five weeks of the season. The next spring, in April 2012, he hurt his right knee picking up one of his sons. Affeldt said doctors told him the knee is fine structurally and it’s possible he could return in two-plus weeks. Affeldt has struggled this season, posting a 2-2 record and 5.46 ERA in 44 appearances. The Giants have leaned more on fellow left-handed relievers Javier...

Giants notes: Jeremy Affeldt "embarrassed" after another off-field injury puts him on DL, Joe Panik won't be back for Dodgers series, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – Jeremy Affeldt doesn’t have to be handling sharp objects or roughhousing with his boys to injure himself on an off day. Sometimes you just have to add water. The Giants placed Affeldt on the 15-day disabled list… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Jeremy Affeldt "embarrassed" after another off-field injury puts him on DL, Joe Panik won't be back for Dodgers series, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Cubs can put Giants out of the wild-card business

Some pregame thoughts on the Giants and Cubs, who open a three-game series at AT&T Park tonight: If the Giants were to sweep this series - getting a win tonight from Matt Cain would be a nice opening statement - they’re right back in this race. Recent columns suggest the national media is very much aware of Matt Duffy’s Rookie of the Year candidacy, and some have placed him right at the top. At .262, he’s not likely to match Duffy’s batting average, but he has 20 homers on the season and stands right at the heart of the Cubs’ compelling saga. Soler strained an oblique over the...

Giants’ pitching probables, Aug. 26-28

On deck Wednesday vs. Cubs, 7:15 p.m. CSNBA, ESPN Hendricks (6-5) vs. Peavy (3-6) Thursday vs. Cubs 12:45 p.m. CSNBA Haren (8-8) vs. Bumgarner (15-6) Friday vs. Cardinals 7:15 p.m. Channel: 11 Wacha (15-4) vs. Leake (9-6) ...

Giants’ tough stretch against beasts of the Central

Despite the presence of the lowly Brewers and Reds, the division opened play Tuesday with a collective plus-44 in wins compared with minus-8 in the West and minus-44 in the largely pathetic East. The Pirates are about perennial MVP candidate Andrew McCutchen having fun with Starling Marte, Pedro Alvarez, Francisco Cervilli and Josh Harrison with A.J. Burnett about to rejoin a rotation featuring Gerrit Cole. The wild-card teams would play an elimination game with the winner meeting the Central champ while the other division winners, holding the fourth and fifth best records, would get to...

Should Major League Baseball do away with divisions?

Assuming for a moment that the Cardinals win the division, the Cubs and Pirates would meet in the wild-card play-in and the survivor would face the Cardinals in the Division Series, because the division winner with the best record faces the wild card in that round. In one proposal making the rounds, Major League Baseball should do away with divisions and simply choose the five teams with the best record in each league for the postseason. The NL playoff picture would look a lot different this year under that format. If the season ended today, the Dodgers and Mets would fight in one game for...
San Jose Mercury News Aug 24, 2015

Giants-Cubs pitching matchup

Probable pitchers for Giants' three-game home series against Chicago Cubs

Can Giants survive harrowing stretch? Sure

The Cubs come to town Tuesday through Thursday, the Cardinals visit Friday through Sunday, and then — at long last — the Giants will be done with the most dangerous division in baseball. Can the Giants keep their heads above water through the next six games, before turning their attention to their division? (For San Francisco, 21 of its final 28 games are against the NL West). With a starting pitching staff that is iffy, at best, four out of five days? A bullpen that seems to be leaking oil, or at least long balls, suddenly? Maybe they can. Because of the Dodgers. Though the...

Giants pitching probables: Aug. 25-27

On deck Tuesday vs. Cubs 7:15 p.m. CSNBA Arrieta (15-6) vs. Cain (2-3) Wednesday vs. Cubs, 7:15 p.m. CSNBA, ESPN Hendricks (6-5) vs. Peavy (3-6) Thursday vs. Cubs 12:45 p.m. CSNBA ...

Giants announce online registration for postseason tickets

The Giants just announced their distribution plan for the few single-game tickets that will be available for a potential wild-card play-in game and any Division Series games at AT&T Park. The Giants did not announce pricing or plans to sell National League Championship Series or World Series tickets, but did say that with 30,000 season-ticket holders getting first crack, plus tickets that need to be reserved for the league, single-game tickets for any playoff game will be sparse.
San Jose Mercury News Aug 24, 2015

Why Gregor Blanco might be Giants' most indispensable outfielder

Says Giants manager Bruce Bochy, 'I hate to call him a fourth outfielder.'

Dodgers do much to keep Giants in it, Posey talks slump, Vogelsong's `best warmup of my life'

Alas, I have to be at the airport in just a few hours, so no major blog report tonight. Here's the game story which touches on the race, Buster Posey's road trip skid and what happened to Ryan Vogelsong after… Continue Reading → The post Dodgers do much to keep Giants in it, Posey talks slump, Vogelsong's `best warmup of my life' appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants Player News

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    Buster Posey

    Giants represented well in Baseball America's annual 'Best Tools' poll

  • 2 Jake Peavy

    Jake Peavy

    Jake Peavy, Buster Posey lead Giants' skeleton crew to 4-2 victory over Cubs

  • 2 Matt Duffy

    Matt Duffy

    Greetings from the Giants MASH unit -- "Tuffy" Duffy's in there

  • 2 Brandon Crawford

    Brandon Crawford

    Giants notes: The latest on Brandon Crawford's oblique injury, Tim Hudson could start in Matt Cain's place, etc.

  • 1 Mike Leake

    Mike Leake

    Giants lose to Pirates in ninth — Starling Marte’s walkoff homer

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