Bochy2K

by Greek Giant At some point I will devote some time to a proper piece honoring Bruce Bochy’s career as both a Giant manager and a skipper for the Padres. Last night the Giants won Bochy’s 2000th game, beating the Red Sox again at Fenway, 11-3. Before the game the…

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1999

by Greek Giant There are numerous numerical notations to specify for this ballgame: Bruce Bochy won his 1999th game as a Manager The Giants set a team record for players (25) and pitchers (13) used in one game Steven Vogt caught all 15 innings and 294 pitches Mike Yastrezmski hit…

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Weird Series Champs

by Greek Giant Every time the Giants play the Marlins it seems more than one or two strange things happen. On Sunday neither team looked like it wanted to win so Mike Yastrzemski dashed home from third with two outs on a wild pitch and scored the winning run in…

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Dia de Cueto

by Greek Giant This also could have been called: “Rock the Vogt Day” but the story was Johnny Cueto’s successful return and win against the Pirates, who by the way, are one of the best hitting teams on the road. Senor Johnny Beisbol was outstanding in his return from Tommy…

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The Walking Dead Relief Corps

by Greek Giant The Giants woes at Willie Mays Field continued with a gut-wrenching loss last night to the Pirates, 6-4. The Giants headed into the ninth with a 4-2 lead but no Will Smith who was unavailable due to back issues. With Smith and injuries to Trevor Gott and…

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Sweep In LA Proves Elusive

by Greek Giant It’s important to see Sunday’s series finale in Los Angeles in proper context. Yes, the Giants were lifeless in their 5-0 blanking by the Dodgers. Yes, they kind of looked disinterested, like they spend a few too many hours up and down the clubs on Sunset Boulevard….

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Dubi Do and the Great Yazoo

Full box here by DrLefty The game began with some dreary statistics, intoned by announcer Jon Miller. Clayton Kershaw’s sparkling career record against the Giants. Jeff Samardzija’s record of futility at Dodger Stadium, never having won a game there despite having pitched reasonably well. The Dodgers on the verge of…

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