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Winding Down

Winding Down

  by DrLefty The weeks and days of this ghastly 2022 Giants season are winding down, and I for one am not going to miss them. I'll miss baseball. I'll watch the postseason. I already have hotel and airline reservations to go to Scottsdale for spring training in March, and I expect I'll be at the home opener in April. I'll be back. But this year of Giants baseball has been really, really...

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GIANTS NEWS, ANALYSIS & MORE BY DR. LEFTY

Strong-Arming the Opposition

Strong-Arming the Opposition

The Giants had a very good week, going 5-1 against the Dodgers, Royals, and Pirates. Last night's 2-0 victory featured solo homers by Luis Gonzalez and Joc Pederson, eight sparkling two-hit innings by the good version of Carlos Rodón (more on him below), and a lovely...

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Perfection, Ten Years Later

Perfection, Ten Years Later

Here is a link to the full game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTSOBkQKiBs   The tenth anniversary of Matt Cain's perfect game is on Monday, June 13, but the Giants are celebrating it tomorrow (Sunday), and this is the weekend column, so I thought now would be...

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Distractions

Distractions

Photo credit: NBCS Bay Area Last night, some of y'all were gleefully speculating on what kind of scorched-earth column I'd write after the Giants' ugly loss to the Reds, and I said I already had a title. The one I had in mind was "Disgusting," but as you can see, I...

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The Bomb Squad

The Bomb Squad

Former Giants manager and future Hall of Famer Bruce Bochy had a special name for his ragtag lineups that occasionally surfaced when there was a rash of injuries and/or players who needed days off. The lineup instead would be populated with bench players or even...

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One Week In

One Week In

Photo credit: NBC Sports-Bay Area How good was Carlos Rodón in Cleveland last night? Well, bear in mind that the Guardians were--and still are--the top-hitting lineup in baseball in the early going (first in batting average and OPS, second in OBP and SLG). Rodón held...

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Game Up? Game Up!

Game Up? Game Up!

Photo credit: BrotherLefty Well, it was a pretty unforgettable Opening Day. As we had our postgame dinner last night, MrLefty and I agreed that San Francisco feels "back" for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Lots of people walking dogs, scootering,...

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It’s Almost Time!

It’s Almost Time!

In an alternate universe, this would be the last weekend before Opening Day, which was originally scheduled for March 31. Instead, teams are still in Arizona or Florida, playing out spring training schedules that were adjusted on the fly. The Giants have ten more...

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