Giants Do The Most Giants Thing, Let MadBum Hit

By:  Jake Kucheck When an MLB team is finishing off June with a plethora of injuries and a 3 game skid against your fairly terrible cross-town rival, it is usually cause for concern.  Sure, a 6 game division lead over the hated Dodgers is nice, but it certainly isn’t safe at this point, not with Hunter Pence, Joe Panik and Matt Duffy all on the DL. … Continue reading Giants Do The Most Giants Thing, Let MadBum Hit

Giants Steal Wacky Series, Remain Weird and Good

By:  Jake Kucheck If there is any such thing as a sure thing in baseball, and there very likely is not, it is the expectation of victory when a matchup includes a bona fide ace going up against a starting pitcher who is barely qualified for a spot in a rotation.  As such, Madison Bumgarner was considered a heavy favorite heading into Monday’s tangle with the … Continue reading Giants Steal Wacky Series, Remain Weird and Good

Kershaw nearly Madduxes

By;  Gerry Schwartzmeyer “It just feels good to win!” That’s how Clayton Kershaw responded when asked about his reaction to throwing his 13th career complete game shutout with a pitch count of 101 (a complete game shutout in which the pitcher throws less than 100 pitches is referred to as a Maddux, whose namesake, Greg, “The Professor” and current Dodgers consultant did 14 time in … Continue reading Kershaw nearly Madduxes

Tale of Two Kershaws

By:  Gerry Schwartzmeyer I’ll never forget the first time I saw a real, bonafide curveball as a hitter in little league.  It was the first year of Pony ball and I was batting against Ricky Garcia, with whom I’d had a friendly rivalry ever since we were teammates on the Mustang League “World Series” champion Indians three years prior.  Ricky had apparently learned a new … Continue reading Tale of Two Kershaws

Week 2: Cueto, Samardzija Look Solid

By:  Jake Kucheck Quick Game Summaries: Tue 4/12: Giants 7, Rockies 2 (W- Samardzija) Wed 4/13:  Rockies 10, Giants 6 (L- Peavy) Thu 4/14:  Rockies 11, Giants 6 (L- Cain) Fri 4/15:  Dodgers 7, Giants 3 (L- Bumgarner) Sat 4/16:  Giants 4, Dodgers 3 (W- Cueto) Sun 4/17:  Dodgers 3, Giants 1 (L- Samardzija)   If you paid attention to the Giants this week, you’ll … Continue reading Week 2: Cueto, Samardzija Look Solid

SF Giants Week 1 Recap: Promising, Weird, and Incredibly Fun

By:  Jake Kucheck Quick Note:  These summaries are intended to summarize on-field baseball, but it is definitely worth mentioning that on Friday night, the Giants agreed to terms with 1st baseman Brandon Belt on a 6 year, $79 Million deal, buying out his final arbitration year and setting a record for amount of money owed to infielders named Brandon under contract on any one MLB … Continue reading SF Giants Week 1 Recap: Promising, Weird, and Incredibly Fun

Padres Opening Series Recap: 27 Scoreless Innings

27. The number of scoreless innings the San Diego Padres have had to start the 2016 season. Yes, it is a new Major League Baseball record. Furthermore, the Padres have been outscored by a total of 25-0 in those three games. As depressing and disheartening as it is to go scoreless through the first 3 games of the season, that 25 runs represents an 8.3 … Continue reading Padres Opening Series Recap: 27 Scoreless Innings