No More Split-Squad Magic, I Guess

  by Dr Lefty Well, shoot. That didn’t go well at all. The Giants lost both ends of a split-squad “doubleheader,” and the even worse news was that the two young(ish) starters slotted in as the fourth and fifth guys in the rotation both had bad days. Let’s start with…

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Last Weekend in Scottsdale

by Dr Lefty After a nice little stretch in which the Giants won six straight Cactus League games, they’ve now lost their last three, and the last two in similar desultory fashion–relievers blowing leads. This past week, the good and the bad, has sharpened the focus on what’s going well…

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What’s Up With Mac Williamson?

by Greek Giant Is Mac Williamson going to win a spot on the 25-man roster for the Giants? Hank Shulman recently wrote an interesting article that examines Mac Williamson’s place on the Giants roster, especially in light of Hunter Pence’s advanced age of 35 years young. Williamson’s resurgence thanks to…

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Scottsdale Report, Day 3

  by Dr Lefty No new celebrity sightings for Day 3. Since the game was later (3:05 p.m.), we had a leisurely lunch at The Mission (Sunday Pork Pig-Out, which is all-you-can-eat carnitas and you build your own street tacos) and then strolled over just in time for the lineups…

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Scottsdale Report, Day 2

by Dr Lefty Well, our game wasn’t rained out–but our dinner was! We were astonished to wake yesterday to overcast skies and humid air. We’d been monitoring the weather for weeks before this trip and expected high 70s and sunshine on Saturday. It turned out we were glad to be…

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Scottsdale Report, Day 1

by Dr Lefty It was a picture-perfect day in Scottsdale–especially from our seats in the shade (veteran move)–and there was a packed house at Scottsdale Stadium. A lot happened, so let’s get to it.   The ball was, um, carrying As you can tell from the line score above, it…

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The Bay Bombers: Nine Home Runs in One Day!

by Dr Lefty Yesterday I noted that the Giants were leading the majors in most offensive categories in spring training games so far. After yesterday’s split-squad onslaughts, they’re now leading the majors in batting average, runs, slugging percentage, OPS, and home runs. Yes, home runs. They’ve now hit 23 home…

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