Madison Bumgarner Pitches Gem As Giants Advance In Playoffs

En route to winning the 2010 World Series, San Francisco Giants play-by-play announcer Duane Kuiper coined a slogan to describe the team's penchant for winning tight games: "Giants Baseball...Torture." In 2012 they went down 0–2 in the NLDS and 1–3 in the NLCS before beating Detroit to win their second World Series… » 10/02/14 12:13am 10/02/14 12:13am

Brandon Crawford's Grand Slam Silences Pittsburgh Crowd

Supporting their team to the fullest, Pittsburgh Pirates fans have been very loud the entire NL Wild Card play-in game. So loud that they almost managed to cause a second inning drop in the outfield when Giants Joe Panik and Hunter Pence collided while catching a pop fly. That's what makes this clip of Brandon… » 10/01/14 9:45pm 10/01/14 9:45pm

The Pirates Were One Of The Unluckiest (And Best) Teams In Baseball

Pittsburgh hosts its second straight National League play-in game tonight. The Pirates will host the Giants, with both teams finishing the regular season at at 88-74—which doesn't mean they were necessarily equal this year. While the one-game format renders a lot of season-long trends obsolete, the Pirates spent this… » 10/01/14 11:30am 10/01/14 11:30am

Giants Protest Rain-Shortened Loss, Win First Appeal In MLB Since 1986

This is neat. Thanks to the tarp shenanigans at Wrigley Field Tuesday night, the Giants-Cubs game was called after a four-hour and 34-minute delay. With four-and-a-half innings in the books and the field an unplayable mess, crew chief Hunter Wendelstedt called the game, and awarded the Cubs a 2-0 win. The Giants, in… » 8/20/14 10:23pm 8/20/14 10:23pm

Dan Jennings Hit In Head By Screaming Line Drive

This is legitimately terrifying. Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer hit a line drive right back at Marlins pitcher Dan Jennings and hit him square in the head. He immediately went down to the ground and then scrambled around on the mound before getting up, freezing, staring blankly into space, and then staggering around… » 8/07/14 9:59pm 8/07/14 9:59pm

Tony La Russa Tries To Convince Us That The Diamondbacks Aren't Assholes

Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa is sick and tired of everyone giving his team shit for drilling opposing batters for petty and stupid reasons. He wants everyone to know that if you are going to pitch inside against the Diamondbacks, then you need to be ready for your star player to catch a fastball… » 8/06/14 12:21pm 8/06/14 12:21pm

Diamondbacks Peg Andrew McCutchen In Back; McCutchen Furious

Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen took a pitch to his back in Saturday night's game against the Diamondbacks. On a 2-0 count, Arizona reliever Randall Delgado plunked McCutchen. It looked painful, but McCutchen wasn't seriously injured. McCutchen was visibly furious, not at the beaning, but because of how it was… » 8/03/14 1:27pm 8/03/14 1:27pm

Home Run Explodes In Woman's Beer Cup

At least three people tried to catch this home run—although "tried" might be a stretch for the guy in orange—and it eluded all of them. With all the hands in front of her face, this poor woman made no attempt whatsoever to catch the ball, and probably assumed at least one of the dudes around her was going to snag it.… » 7/30/14 11:11pm 7/30/14 11:11pm

Billy Hamilton Hits The Brakes, Swim Moves For A Bunt Single

While trying to bunt for a single last night against the Pirates, Billy Hamilton—Cincinnati's red-and-white blur of a center fielder—executed one of the worst bunts imaginable. It's basically a line drive right to first baseman Gaby Sanchez, but Hamilton still made it to first base safely thanks to the threat of his… » 7/12/14 3:32pm 7/12/14 3:32pm