Hunter Pence put the Giants ahead of the Rockies in the fifth inning of last night’s game with a two-run home run to center. Unfortunately for him, the man on base was pitcher Johnny Cueto.
The Giants’ year has been a miserable and seemingly interminable slog of suck, a mess of bad baseball and bad feelings and essentially an entire season spent in last place. In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle’s Bruce Jenkins today, the team’s executive vice president of baseball ops Brian Sabean makes no…
Remember Ryan Vogelsong?
A little less than three weeks ago, the Dodgers were 91-36, generating plenty of conversation on how close they might get to being historically great and whether they could possibly lay claim to being the best team ever. Entering today, they were 92-52, mired in an 11-game losing streak in which their bats had gone…
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—There were two problems with my trip to the Bay Area.
The Dodgers are having a miserable three weeks. The Giants are having a miserable year. Tonight, together, they had a fairly miserable evening.
After some cursory investigating, MLB pitcher Ryan Vogelsong does not appear to be dead or dying, so it’s unclear why the San Francisco Giants are recognizing a guy who played with the team for approximately six undistinguished seasons over a 17-year career.
The San Francisco Giants currently have the worst record in all of Major League Baseball, and are running Pablo Sandoval, whom they dragged out of the Boston Harbor earlier this year, out to third base every day. If there’s one stat to capture just how bleak this season has been, it might be this: Sandoval is hitless…
Attention, attention, we have incoming sports news. This dog has just been elected mayor of San Francisco.
Hey, who remembers this ugly piece of shit?
A few hours after being officially released by the Red Sox, Pablo Sandoval has reportedly shrugged off the baggage that comes with being one of the mathematically worst free-agent signings of all time and found a new home in his old stomping grounds of San Francisco.
Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal published a report today about team chemistry issues that the San Francisco Giants are suffering through this season. The conclusion of the piece is that the Giants’ clubhouse culture is in rough shape because Mark Melancon annoys the rest of the bullpen and everyone else on the team is quiet…
Here is a really slick, gorgeous double play from the boys in sky blue:
Intense and humongous Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija loaded all of his 6-foot-5 heft into a mighty hack at this meatball from Rockies rookie Antonio Senzatela, blasting it 446 feet to right center for the longest homer smacked by a pitcher in the Statcast era. Behold:
Darren Baker, the son of Nationals skipper Dusty Baker and probably best known for almost being trampled at home plate during the 2002 World Series, was selected by the Nationals on Wednesday in the 27th round of the MLB Draft. We’re all so very old.
After falling behind 9-1 to the Rockies by the seventh inning, the Giants stormed back to tie the game—only to ultimately fall short, as Colorado walked off with a run in the bottom of the ninth.
ESPN’s David Schoenfield had a cool story this morning about Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija, who has walked one batter in seven starts since April 28. It’s historic!
A few weeks after suspending Hunter Strickland six games for his brawl with Bryce Harper, MLB tried to directly spin a profit from the fight—selling off his game-worn jersey on the league’s official online auction site, advertising the fact that he was ejected while wearing it. And then a few hours before bidding was…
The NHL has a “third man in” rule, which penalizes a player who jumps into a fight with a game misconduct. MLB has no such formal rule, but it sort of worked out that way anyway. Michael Morse, the third man in on the Bryce Harper-Hunter Strickland fight that cleared both benches on Monday, was leveled by the fourth…