Happy Madison Bumgarner Day

by Dr Lefty Today is another anniversary in our Giants holiday week. If June 13 has been declared Matt Cain Day in San Francisco because of his 2012 perfect game, then October 29 needs to be Madison Bumgarner Day¬†because, on this date in 2014, he made history and blew all…

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Thank You, Dave Righetti

by Dr Lefty There has never been another Giants pitching coach at AT & T Park. When the players and coaches lined up for the very first game at what was then known as Pacific Bell Park, Dave Righetti was there, having been hired to replace Ron Perranoski (who, ironically,…

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ALCS Game 7 Preview: Go Astros!

Tonight’s Game: Yankees at Astros, 5 p.m. Here are the pitching matchups, Matthew: CC Sabathia (14-5, 3.69) vs. Charlie Morton (14-7, 3.62) by Dr Lefty There’s nothing in sports quite like a Game 7. The Super Bowl, maybe, but there’s something about two teams having played to a draw over…

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Quick Saturday Thread

by Dr Lefty Today’s Games: Yankees at Astros, 1 p.m., Luis Severino (14-6, 2.98 ERA) vs Justin Verlander (15-8, 3.36 ERA) Cubs at Dodgers, 5 p.m., TBD vs Clayton Backpfeifengesicht (18-4, 2.31) Hello from the Sundance Resort, in the mountains above Provo, Utah. I’m here to give a couple of…

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NLDS Continues

Today’s NLDS Games–it’s All-Lefty Day! Cubs at Nationals, 2:30 p.m., Jon Lester (13-8, 4.33 ERA) vs Gio Gonzalez (15-9, 2.96 ERA) Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 6 p.m., Robbie Ray (15-5, 2.89 ERA) vs Rich Hill (12-8, 3.32 ERA) by Dr Lefty The NLDS Games Today the Nats and Dbacks find out…

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