Ruf’d Up

by Greek Giant The Giants keep the magic going with a clutch 6-5 victory of the Seattle Mariners at Willie Mays Field. The win gave the Giants a 21-20 record, good for a Wild Card berth if the postseason started today. Pinch hitter Darin Ruf homered with one out in…

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The .500 Club

by Greek Giant The Giants reached .500 for the first since they were 5-5 earlier in the season. They reached the mediocrity line by beating the Diamondbacks 4-2 yesterday to take three games of four from the suddenly reeling Arizonans. The win was a kind of old-school Giants home victory…

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The Ballad of Donnie Barrels

by Greek Giant Donnie Barrels He’s the man Barreling Baseballs As far as he can Donnie Donnie Barrels Donnie Donne Barrels… Donovan Solano went 3-4 including a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth that put the Giants ahead for good in their 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks…

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Rocky Mountain Bullpen Blues

by Greek Giant The Giants bullpen lost a five-run lead and the Giants lost 9-6 yesterday to the Colordo Rockies. Kevin Pillar came back to haunt the San Franciscans with a big triple and Sam Coonrod had a bad day. With a chance to get to .500 and solidify their…

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“Dick! Dick! Dick!”

by Greek Giant Brandon Crawford on the Dick chants tonight: “After the third homer the chants in the dugout weren’t quite as enthusiastic. It was like, okay, another homer, cool.” — Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) September 2, 2020 Well… Ok. I was going to write an in-depth and highly analytical piece…

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Pitching on the Fly

by Greek Giant “I like to invent during the game, That’s what I do, I pitch on the fly.” -Johnny Cueto With yesterday’s 4-1 win over the Diamondbacks in Phoenix, the Giants won their first road series of the season. Johnny Cueto pitched into the seventh. Alex Dickerson, who seems…

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Double Zeroes

by Greek Giant It was rumored that many Giants preferred playing on Wednesday night rather than risk losing their seven-game winning streak mo-jo for a protest. The idea being that when you are hot you are hot and you play as many games as possible. Last night the Dodgers swept…

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Bigger Than Baseball

by Greek Giant The Dodgers and Giants postponed last night’s schedule game to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake and subsequent killing of two others during unrest in Wisconsin and racial injustice in America. pic.twitter.com/PETmAIyLE3 — SFGiants (@SFGiants) August 27, 2020 As I write this Hurricane Laura, a Category 5…

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Giants to Zaidi: “Tank This!”

by Greek Giant Ok, this is getting serious. Last night the Giants won one of the wildest games in recent memory, coming from behind twice in extra innings. There were many heroes, including Donnie Barrels, whose game-winning two-run bomb in the bottom of the 11th sent 5,766 cardboard cutout fans…

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Yaz Birthday Bash

by Greek Giant Mike Yastrzemski celebrated his birthday in style with a home run and the Giants swept the Diamondbacks 6-1 yesterday. The Giants are now officially en fuego with a six game winning streak. The Yaz homer came on a low and away slider and demonstrated the power and…

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