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Sacramento Bee 14 hours ago
Jackson hit hard, Cubs beaten by Giants

Jackson hit hard, Cubs beaten by Giants

First, the Chicago Cubs got a win wiped away. Then, they saw struggling starter Edwin Jackson get battered during an 8-3 loss Wednesday night to the San Francisco Giants. Chicago Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena hits a solo home run in the eight inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, in Chicago. Chicago Cubs Chris Valaiki , right, gets congrats from Luis Valbuena after they both scored on his two-run home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in...
McCovey Chronicles 15 hours ago

Giants thump Cubs, 8-3

On the whole, I preferred the experience of this game to last night's. The formerly okay Edwin Jackson took the mound, and the onscreen graphics proclaimed him terrible. Say, thought the professional baseball writer, what happened to that guy? /thwack I should...
Texas Rangers Blog | Dallas Morning News 4 hours ago

MLB: Why Cubs-Giants tarp fiasco was different from Texas Rangers-Yankees

Despite their strong objections, the Rangers lost a game in July because the New York Yankees grounds crew couldn’t get the tarp down in time to save a field getting pelted by rain. On Wednesday, after a similar situation in …
Sacramento Bee 5 hours ago

San Francisco Giants (66-58) at Chicago Cubs (54-71), 5:05 p.m. & 8:05 p.m. (ET)

The San Francisco Giants apparently doth not protest too much.
McCovey Chronicles 14 mins ago

Brandon Belt, Hector Sanchez might not return this season

Concussions are horrible. Just the worst. The news on Brandon Belt and Hector Sanchez isn't as bad as it can get. But it's not on a road to anywhere good. Andrew Baggarly reports that Brandon Belt will not resume physical activities for two to three weeks, at least. Belt saw concussion specialist Dr. Micky Collins at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on Tuesday in the hopes of gaining more clarity on his recurring concussion symptoms stemming from when he got hit in the face by a thrown ball July 19 at Miami. Alex Pavlovic reports that Hector Sanchez is concussed again after...
KFFL 2 hours ago

Giants | Brandon Belt update

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (concussion) will hopefully play in September, according to manager ...
Do the Giants want Rusney Castillo for 2014?

Do the Giants want Rusney Castillo for 2014?

Seems fishy. Seems awfully fishy. Yesterday, while the Giants were losing a baseball game in a completely expected way before losing it in an unexpected way, Ken Rosenthal tweeted that the Giants were very interested in Rusney Castillo. On Wednesday, we have confirmation of the rumor from Jon Heyman, who adds a new wrinkle: There is said to be urgency on the part of some teams involved in talks, especially the Tigers and Giants who could use him in the pennant race. The Giants didn't make a deadline trade after acquiring Jake Peavy, which was surprising and a little curious. Here, though,...
Grant Brisbee / McCovey Chronicles 22 hours ago

Rusney Castillo and the Giants

Come meet the next international free agent the Giants aren't going to sign. This is a blog post about Rusney Castillo and why the Giants should sign him. I have never seen Castillo play, but everyone says he's the hot, new thing, so the Giants simply must have him. Buy us a shiny new international free...
McCovey Chronicles 5 hours ago

San Francisco Giants Link Dump, 8/21

The link dump Temarc in winter In case you didn't see it, the Giants did the ice bucket challenge, and then they challenged the MLB front office, who also did it, and I think this trend is kinda fun, but I still can't really wait for it to end. Excelsior! Is Rusney Castillo the next international free-agent gem?YES. YES HE IS. UNLESS THE GIANTS DON'T GET HIM IN WHICH CASE NO. THESE ARE MY PRINCIPLES AND IF YOU DON'T LIKE THEM, I HAVE OTHERS. Forfeits and Successfully Protested Games in Major League BaseballWere you wondering if the Giants had ever successfully protested a game before?...

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Sacramento Bee 19 hours ago
Giants win protest, rain-shortened game to resume

Giants win protest, rain-shortened game to resume

The San Francisco Giants have won their protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won. The umpires look over the field after a heavy rain soaked Wrigley Field during a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs in the fifth inning Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Chicago. Chicago Cub backup catcher John Baker, center, plays his guitar during a rain delay at Wrigley Field during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, Aug....
San Jose Mercury News 20 hours ago

Giants' Brandon Belt out at least two or three more weeks

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt saw a concussion specialist on Monday; Bochy said Belt needs rest to recover.

Wednesday’s Giants lineup: Panik is back, Posey is ______?

Everyone take a deep breath. What happened, happened, but there’s another game to be played and the angry Giants really should jump all over Edwin Jackson (6-13, 5.74). Tonight’s players … Pagan CF Pence RF Sandoval 3B Morse LF Panik… Continue Reading →The post Wednesday’s Giants lineup: Panik is back, Posey is ______? appeared first on Giants Extra.
San Jose Mercury News 23 hours ago

Cubs' GM says good-faith effort was made to continue Giants game

Chicago Cubs' general manager Jed Hoyer said Wrigley Field was hit by a flash storm, and that his team wanted to continue what became a rain-shortened Giants' loss on Tuesday night.
San Jose Mercury News Aug 20, 2014

Giants' controversial rain-shortened 2-0 loss to Chicago Cubs explained by umpire

Crew chief Hunter Wendelstedt explains why game was called official after 4 1/2 innings -- it's the rule -- despite Giants' feeling that not everything was done to play the full nine.

Details of SF Giants’ protest — ‘rules were not properly applied’

Chicago — The Giants formally filed a protest with Major League Baseball this morning, citing Rule 4.12 (a)(3) and claiming the Cubs’ grounds crew didn’t do what umpires requested Tuesday night at Wrigley Field. “We believe that the rules were not properly applied last night,” Giants president and CEO Larry Baer said in a phone interview. Baer wouldn’t provide specifics of the protest, but the issue concerning the Giants is that the umpires directed the grounds crew to cover the field – and the grounds crew didn’t comply. The crew brought the tarp onto the infield crookedly,...
San Jose Mercury News Aug 20, 2014

Giants protest rain-shortened loss to Chicago Cubs

San Francisco Giants said they were told everything possible would be done to complete Tuesday night's game at Wrigley Field, and team's management felt that was not the case
Sacramento Bee Aug 20, 2014
Cubs outlast Giants 2-0 in rain-shortened game

Cubs outlast Giants 2-0 in rain-shortened game

The San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs played 4 1/2 innings in 6 hours, 9 minutes. And when the game was finally called early Wednesday morning, they still hoped to play some more. The grounds crew work on the field after a heavy rain soaked Wrigley Field during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Chicago. A member of the grounds crew works on the field after a heavy rain soaked Wrigley Field during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs on...
POSTGAME NOTES: Umpire explains everything that went on behind scenes on a weird night at Wrigley; What’s next for Giants?

POSTGAME NOTES: Umpire explains everything that went on behind scenes on a weird night at Wrigley; What’s next for Giants?

I’ve been around Bruce Bochy nearly every day the last three summers, and I’ve never seen him this upset. A manager who never loses his cool in front of the cameras cut short his postgame media session midway through the… Continue Reading →The post POSTGAME NOTES: Umpire explains everything that went on behind scenes on a weird night at Wrigley; What’s next for Giants? appeared first on Giants Extra.
Northwest Herald Aug 20, 2014

Cubs outlast Giants 2-0 in rain-shortened game

CHICAGO – Anthony Rizzo slammed a two-run homer, Tsuyoshi Wada pitched five strong innings, and the Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants, 2-0, on Tuesday night in a game that was halted after 4 1/2 innings because of unplayable field conditions following rain at Wrigley Field.
San Jose Mercury News Aug 20, 2014

Giants lose to Cubs in controversial finish

The San Francisco Giants lose 2-0 to the Chicago Cubs after a mistake by the Wrigley Field grounds crew during a rain delay results in an unplayable infield.

Giants Player News

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  • 2 Jake Peavy

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    Peavy pitches Giants over Cubs; Tuesday's rainout to be resumed

  • 2 Andrew Susac

    Andrew Susac

    POSTGAME NOTES: New faces provide depth for Giants; With Belt sidelined, Ishikawa steps up

  • 1 Brandon Belt

    Brandon Belt

    Brandon Belt, Hector Sanchez might not return this season

  • 1 Buster Posey

    Buster Posey

    Posey out with left hip ailment

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