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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Rocky Sweep Aversion

by Greek Giant   At least the Giants were not no-hit! The Giants fell 4-0 behind a complete game one hit shutout by German Marquez of Colorado. At no point did the Giants appear interested in scoring runs. Maybe the 18-inning marathon on Friday caught up with them. Maybe Marquez…

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Bumgarnered!

by Greek Giant The Oxford English Dictionary (7th edition) defines “Bumgarnering” thusly: The act of getting beaten, humbled, and over-powered by Madison Bumgarner. Currently the term is only applied to feats of strength, will, and determination by the San Francisco Giants left-handed pitcher. In the future linguists and semioticians agree…

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Pillar of Strength

by Greek Giant I wish I could say I came up with that title (or, maybe not). It came about courtesy of Crawnik. Kevin Pillar hit a solo homer for the only run of the game and Jeff Samardzia was dominant in his seven innings of work. The Giants right…

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