Rise of the Panda

by Greek Giant The Giants shutout the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 yesterday behind another long ball by Pablo Sandoval and six superb innings of scoreless pitching by Drew Pomeranz. Pomeranz was able to ease up on his fastball and command it better, often getting ahead of hitters with his breaking…

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American League This!

by Greek Giant The Giants of San Francisco defeated the Blue Jays of Toronto 7-6 behind four home runs and a three-hit game by Pablo Sandoval. This was the first three-hit game by a Giant since Willie McCovey had four hits against the Reds at Candlestick in 1977. It was…

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Just Like You Draw It Up!

by Greek Giant When Brian Reynolds’s double with two outs in the ninth and Jung Ho Kang on first bounced so high off a hop off the wall that Steven Duggar actually had to wait for it to bounce before he could reach it my only thought was “Tie Game!”…

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It’s 4:20 Somewhere

Full box here by DrLefty Happy 4/20 Day and Happy 31st Birthday to Brandon Belt. (On this day in 2011, Belt was demoted to AAA on his 23rd birthday. Cold.)   This was a very bad week for the Giants. Really bad. After winning three in a row from the…

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Location, Location, Location

by Greek Giant Brandon Crawford’s at-bat against Sean Doolittle in the top of the ninth inning with two outs, one run in, two on and the Giants down 4-2 was a case of a pitcher challenging a hitter with his best fastball. The first two pitches were letter-high heaters right…

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The Case of the Disappearing Fastball

by Greek Giant Those add-on runs were killers for the San Francisco Giants last season and in last night’s game against the Washington Walgreens they were the difference in a frustrating 9-6 loss. A three-run homer by Matt Adams (the walking strikeout machine) in the bottom of the 7th inning…

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Bochy Birthday Bashing

by Greek Giant The San Francisco Giants celebrated Manager Bruce Bochy‘s 64th birthday in impressive fashion by beating the Washington Nationals, 7-3 in D.C. This wasn’t just a win. Matching their previous high for the most runs the Giants scored all year. The San Francisco baseballers wore their dinger shoes…

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