ALCS Game 4 Thread

by Greek Giant Congratulations to the Nationals on their victory over the Cardinals to capture their first National League Pennant. It was quite a performance. As a former Expos fan, their win is kind of bittersweet for me: “Couldn’t they have at least won a National League Crown when I…

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Rocking and Rolling

by Greek Giant Remember when the Rockies had that 3 year stretch of man-handling the Giants? Well, with yesterday’s 8-3 win the Giants beat the Coloradans 12-7 in the season series. Mike Yastrzemski homered along with Mauricio Dubon. Aramis Garcia had two runs batted in. Tyler Beede was pitching a…

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Jaylin’s Jack

by Greek Giant Jaylin Davis hit his first Major League home run, a walk-off in the bottom of the ninth, to propel the Giants to a stunning 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Jeff Samardzija pitches six shutout innings and left the game with a 1-0 lead. Davis is the…

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2001: A Bochy Odyssey

by Greek Giant It’s funny how we focus on round numbers. Yesterday, the Giants broke their three-game losing streak with a win to give Bruce Bochy his 2001st as a Manager with a 4-2 victory in Atlanta against the Braves. 2001 is an impressive number too. Logan Webb pitched six…

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Sweep Deprivation in Beantown

by Greek Giant The sweep in beantown eluded the Giants yesterday as they fell 5-4 to the Red Sox. The Giants were trailing 5-1 for most of the game until heroics by Kevin Pillar and an implosion by the Boston Bullpen nearly tied the game for the San Franciscans. The…

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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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