Home, Sweet Snake Pit

[Photo credit: Bay Area News Group/San Jose Mercury News] Full box here by DrLefty Ahhhh, Saturday morning. The coffee is hot, the Giants won last night, and for the first time since the middle of May, I don’t have to write about a Drew Pomeranz Friday night start. And for…

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BRB: There’s Hope for the Future

by DrLefty The Giants beat Clayton Kershaw last night. Grant Brisbee breaks down in gnarly detail how unusual that is–especially at Oracle Park–but somehow they got it done.  Ignore the standings. When the Giants beat Kershaw, it’s a good day.   This was the week that Joey Bart returned to…

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Praise Buster, It’s June Now

  Full box here by DrLefty That photo above only looks like Shaun Anderson, Stephen Vogt, and Matt Herges (get well soon, Curt Young!) walking in from the bullpen after a pregame warmup. In reality, the guy in the middle is a new superhero. The Giants’ rotation was historically bad…

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Let It Beede

Full box here by DrLefty It was going so well. It was our first trip to Camden Yards, and we were duly impressed. Our seats were fabulous, just five rows behind the visitors dugout. The weather was warm and pleasant. And the Giants scored five (5) runs in the first…

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10.5 Games Out on May 18

[Hat-tip to Jeff’s train wreck GIF last night that gave me the idea for today’s featured image.] by DrLefty When even the hardened beat writers are expressing astonishment, you know you’re in uniquely bad territory. I've covered the Giants for 16 seasons. Tonight's 7-0 loss in Arizona was one of…

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Strength in Numbers(?)

by DrLefty Let’s get this out of the way up front: I watched exactly 14 minutes of last night’s Giants game, during halftime of the Golden State Warriors/Houston Rockets game. As timing would have it, it was the first 14 minutes, in which a Giants starting pitcher actually got through…

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House of Mirrors

  Full box here by DrLefty A house of mirrors is a carnival or amusement park attraction. Wikipedia describes it as follows. The basic concept behind a house of mirrors is to be a maze-like puzzle.[1] In addition to the maze, participants are also given mirrors as obstacles, and glass panes…

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Who are the 2019 Giants?

Box score here by DrLefty Since I wrote my post a week ago, the Giants have gone 3-2. That’s not bad, and it included the Giants’ first series sweep (OK, just two games, but it was a sweep and on the road), and the three wins pulled them to a…

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