Last Weekend in Scottsdale

by Dr Lefty After a nice little stretch in which the Giants won six straight Cactus League games, they’ve now lost their last three, and the last two in similar desultory fashion–relievers blowing leads. This past week, the good and the bad, has sharpened the focus on what’s going well…

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Cactus League Week 1 is in the books

by Dr Lefty I love spring training. For that matter, despite my seasonal allergies, I love spring. The long, cold months of no baseball are over, a new season is just around the corner, and everything is still possible. I look forward to our annual weekend jaunt to Scottsdale (t-minus…

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Bumgarner Day (Game 155 preview)

Today’s game: Giants (60-94) at Dodgers (98-56), 6:10 p.m. at the LAtrine Madison Bumgarner (3-9, 3.48 ERA vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu (5-7, 3.46 ERA) by Dr. Lefty Getting this posted early because I’ll be away from the computer for the day. Not much to say about last night’s game. Sandoval took…

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Futility Bowl, Round 2 (Game 144 Preview)

Tonight’s Game: Giants (56-87) at White Sox (54-86), 4:10 p.m. at the Stupidest Ballpark Name Ever Jeff Samardzija (9-12, 4.31 ERA) vs. Big Game James (2-6, 5.72 ERA) by Dr Lefty It’s not often that I do these previews, type in the two teams’ records, and see that the opponent…

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So Frustrating (Game 138 preview)

Today’s Game:  Cardinals (68-66) at Giants (53-84), 1:05 p.m. at AT & T Park Lance Lynn (3-0, 2.45 ERA) vs. Jeff Samardzija (9-12, 4.37 ERA) by Dr Lefty Seriously Over It When it comes to baseball, I generally have a sunny outlook. Baseball season is better than not baseball season….

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Snake-Charmers? (Game 131 Preview)

Tonight’s Game: Giants (52-78) at Diamondbacks (71-58), 5:10 p.m. at the Snake Pit Big Bad Bum (3-5, 2.87 ERA) vs. The Idiot Wild Thing Who Beaned Posey (6-7, 3.66 ERA) by Dr Lefty Memory Lane The last time Madison Bumgarner started a game at the Pit in AZ, he pitched…

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O Giants, Where Art Thou? (Game 117 Preview)

by Dr Lefty Tonight’s Game: Giants (46-70) at Nationals (68-45) at Walgreens, 4:05 p.m. Jeff Samardzija (7-11, 4.75 ERA) vs. Edwin Jackson (2-2, 4.34 ERA) Damn! We’re in a tight spot! The Giants’ sitcheyation is pert near hopeless. Buried in the cellar of the NL West, on a rough East Coast swing…

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