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Giants playing like champs, own best record in baseball since April 21

The Giants are playing like the best team in baseball right now. With the three-game sweep of the Dodgers, they now own the best record of any team since April 21 at 19-8. The Giants’ current run actually began with a three game sweep of the Dodgers at AT&T Park. The team was 4-10 prior to this run. Which is the real Giants team? Per MLB.com, manager Bruce Bochy said, "I think...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner hits HR off Clayton Kershaw (Video)

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner helped his cause with a solo home run against Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the third inning of Thursday's game at AT&T Park.Given that Clayton Kershaw won the National League MVP and Cy Young Award last year, Bumgarner's HR was an impressive feat.Bumgarner pitched 6 1/3 innings and struck out six, earning the...
Via Holdout Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner homered off of Clayton Kershaw

This is baseball, and crazy stuff happens in baseball sometimes. One of those crazy things happened on Thursday – Madison Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw faced off at AT&T Park, and the gates of hell opened during Bumgarner’s first at bat of the afternoon. That’s right – Madison Bumgarner, Giants World Series pitching hero, homered off of Clayton Kershaw, reigning...
Via The Outside Corner
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Odd year, doesn't matter: Here come the San Francisco Giants

There’s no such thing as an odd year jinx. That’s what San Francisco Giants fans have tried to convince themselves of over the past few years, anyway. The Giants’ success in even years starting in 2010 has belied their struggles in the odd years that followed, either due to bad injuries, bad baseball, or both. For whatever reason, the Giants just couldn’t seem to get it...
Via The Outside Corner
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

ESPN releases 30 for 30 Short about the Giants’ Crazy Crab

The latest ESPN 30 for 30 Short has been released, and it’s a ridiculous 12 minute exploration of the San Francisco Giants’ anti-mascot – the Crazy Crab. In response to the mascot craze of the 70s and 80s, the Giants introduced an anti-mascot, the Crazy Crab, and essentially encouraged their fans to abuse it. The Crab lasted a year, and the man in the suit (Wayne Doba) ended...
Via The Outside Corner
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants Ride More Small-ball, Tim Lincecum’s Arm to Win Over Dodgers

San Francisco Giants’ Tim Lincecum pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) The Giants continued their winning ways against Los Angeles on a fog-covered Wednesday night by the Bay, shutting out the Dodgers for the second consecutive night with a 4-0 victory. Tim Lincecum...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

When Will Adam Duvall Get His Chance in San Francisco?

  Adam Duvall #37 of the San Francisco Giants hits a home run for his first Major League hit during the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at AT&T Park on June 26, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The Cincinnati Reds defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-1. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) The Giants have a dilemma: their third base position has been one of...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Crawford Making a Case for All-Star Consideration

San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Crawford (35) fists-bumps teammates after a grand slam off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers) Brandon Crawford leads the Giants in runs batted in this season – no, seriously he does – and it’s May 20th, which means the usually light...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco’s Offense: A Glass Half Full and Empty

The San Francisco Giants’ offense should be better than we have seen thus far. On the other hand, the Giants’ offense should be a lot worse than we’ve seen thus far. But then again, maybe the Giants’ offense is about what we expected it to be. Below is an attempt to determine how much water is […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence enjoys U2 concert ahead of season debut at AT&T Park

The Giants’ enigmatic right fielder Hunter Pence made his debut at AT&T Park this season on Tuesday following his return from a broken arm. Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News quotes him on his return:“This ballpark is special,” Pence said. “Coming home in front of our fans, it’s an electric atmosphere. … I’m grateful to be back. I have a lot of excitement...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hudson and Bullpen Shut Out Dodgers, Giants Beat LA 2-0

It wasn’t the offensive onslaught the Giants had grown used to seeing over the last three days, but it was just enough as San Francisco kept the Los Angeles Dodgers scoreless and Beat LA 2-0 on Tuesday night. After scoring thirty runs over their last three games, the Giants put just two runs across the plate, but nice outings from Tim Hudson and the bullpen made sure that was all...
Via BaySportsNet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants 2, Dodgers 0: One of ‘those’ games

These Dodger-Giant games are the worst. It’s probably a blessing in disguise they didn’t meet in last year’s NLCS. There would have been some folks (including yours truly) who wouldn’t have survived it. This was a pretty lackluster game. The Giants scored their first run in the most Giant of ways. After two were out, Joe Panik singled on a blooper and Angel Pagan followed...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Waiver Wire Adds, Week 7

The last time I wrote this post I touted two Giants, Tim Lincecum and Brandon Crawford. Since then Lincecum pitched a gem in his first start out, and an uneven appearance against the Reds with way too many walks. I’m buying into Lincecum, and I think this is the beginning of a second carrer for him as a different kind of pitcher. As for Crawford, he’s been tearing the cover off...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivalry Returns as Giants Host Dodgers At AT&T Park

The top-two teams in the National League West division, not to mention two of the biggest rivals in the NL, will begin a three-game set on Tuesday of this week at AT&T Park. San Francisco Giants tickets are most expensive on Thursday night, May 21, when the average price is $60.95 with a get-in price of $22. Tuesday’s game and Wednesday’s game have very similar prices, averaging...
Via The Giants Cove
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pence's return to the Giants reminiscent of McCovey

Hunter Pence homered in his second game back in the Giants’ lineup on Sunday following a 36-game absence due to a broken arm. Giants beat writer Chris Haft points out that a similar thing happened in 1972 with Willie McCovey. McCovey broke his arm in April 1972 and missed 44 games. He actually homered in his first game back with the Giants.What made McCovey’s homer perhaps more...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Buster Posey

It was a tough week for Florida State on the baseball diamond as the Seminoles managed just eight total runs in their series with Clemson, but for a former Seminole catcher, supplying offense was not a problem. The Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the week of May 11th through the 17th is San Francisco Giants’ catcher Buster Posey, who homered twice and drove in seven...
Via Noled Out
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster Moves Worth Reporting But Aren’t Worth The 300 Words – Vol. 22

For Baseball Hot Corner’s articles to be recognized by Google, they put a requirement on all blogs that each post/article should be 300 words or more.  That’s usually not a problem for major breaking trades or free agent signing news.  But sometimes, there are trades and signings that do happen that are interesting, but might not need the requisite 300 word analysis.  Nevertheless...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tim Lincecum slips during delivery, eats it

Tim Lincecum tried so hard to strike out Marlon Byrd on Thursday night that he lost his footing and hurled a wild pitch toward home plate that no hitter would have considered swinging at. With a runner on second base, and a 3-2 count on Byrd, Lincecum was looking for a strikeout. However, things didn’t turn out exactly how he had hoped. Lincecum has a violent windup and unorthodox...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence Close to Returning to Giants Lineup

View image | gettyimages.com Hunter Pence was hit by a pitch on March 5th and fractured his forearm. The San Francisco Giants offense has missed him dearly. Pence is considered day-to-day and could be activated this weekend!   Giants Offense MLB Ranks Runs 29th Batting Average 10th On Base Percentage 10th Slugging Percentage 23rd   Pence will return to the...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The New and Improved Tim Lincecum

Since 2012 Tim Lincecum has been left for dead — the fantasy equivalent of road kill. Over that three-year span Lincecum has a 4.76 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. Without the pedigree of being Tim Lincecum he would have been dumped from the Giants sometime in 2013, but when you are “The Freak” and have the track record of five previous stellar years, you not only get to stay in the...
Via Baseball Professor
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds going after MLB for collusion

San Francisco Giants legend Barry Bonds is going after Major League Baseball over the way his career ended in 2007. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the All-Time home run king is proceeding with a case against MLB and claiming collusion by the league’s owners. Bonds apparently feels that teams got together after he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval gets World Series ring in private ceremony

The Boston Red Sox’s trip to the San Francisco Bay Area gave Pablo Sandoval a chance to pick up some of his belongings. The San Francisco Giants gave their former third baseman his 2014 World Series ring in a private presentation Sunday night. Sandoval’s Red Sox are in town for a three-game series with the Oakland Athletics that begins Monday. Last night, the #SFGiants...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Casey McGehee Flips off Giants Teammate

Things were going good for the San Francisco Giants against the Miami Marlins at AT&T Park on Friday night. So good that third baseman Casey McGehee was in such a grand mood that he could flip off starting pitcher Jake Peavy after nailing a grand slam in the bottom of the second inning. In what looked like it could have been a tense situation between teammates was actually...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

SF Giants fan shares HUGE bag of popcorn with section (Video)

A San Francisco Giants fan with a really, really large bag of popcorn was generous enough to share it with other fans in his section during Thursday night's game against Miami.That bag was so big that he literally could have given some to everyone in the section and still have plenty left for himself.  We know the fan couldn't have brought that huge bag into the park from home...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Metallica goes Jimi Hendrix for national anthem

No one in their right mind would attempt to repeat Jim Hendrix’s guitar-only rendition of The Star Spangled Banner, right? Wrong. The Northern California-based rock group Metallica did just that prior to the San Francisco Giants taking on the Los Angeles Angels this past Saturday at AT&T Park. And it was pretty amazing. Talk about shredding it. James Hetfield and his...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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