5150

by Greek Giant Why 5150? It’s the Giants record and this team is making me crazy: “5150 refers to the California law code for the temporary, involuntary psychiatric commitment of individuals who present a danger to themselves or others due to signs of mental illness. It has been more generally applied to people…

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Extra Innings, Extra Frustration

by Greek Giant The Giants lost a difficult game, 4-3 in 11 innings against the Athletics of Oakland. They had multiple chances to win the game in Extra Innings after a dramatic, two-out weird double in the bullpen by Hunter Pence in the top of the ninth that scored Alan…

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Minimum Salary=Maximum Impact

Full box here by Dr Lefty A week ago today, I did a blog post recapping a very satisfying Friday night Giants win against the A’s. They didn’t win again until last night (OK, they did have four days off for the All-Star break, but stay with me). Here I am…

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Cubs Buster!

AFP Photo: Ezra Shaw by Greek Giant That was some baseball game. Buster Posey hit a single off the wall in right field to score Brandon Belt with the winning run from second base in the bottom of the 13th inning. Belt began the rally with a two out walk…

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Cold, Hard Facts

AP Photo by Ben Margot by Greek Giant The Giants are currently ranked 9th in team ERA and 12th in runs scored for the National League. Put that together and that’s an average ranking of 10.5 out of 15, not very good. Their advanced metrics, team ranks and other figures…

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Kung Fu Panda Walkoff!

AP Photo by Ben Margot by Greek Giant Pablo Sandoval hit a walk-off single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Giants a thrilling win over the Cubs of Chicago. Kyle Hendricks stymied the Giants for nearly 8 innings allowing only one unearned…

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