Hesto Presto
August 28, 20150

Poorly-kept secret: Giants’ website has Heston starting Sunday in place of Cain

It seemed inevitable, since Matt Cain was awful in his last start. Some might point to his last outing against the Cardinals (two earned runs over six innings) as evidence

August 28, 20156

Madison Bumgarner’s insanely good August

Madison Bumgarner capped a month for the ages in yesterday’s 9-1 win over the Cubs. His pitching numbers were absurd He pleased the traditionalists — Bumgarner went 5-0 in his five

Matt Cain SF Giants
August 25, 201513

Matt Cain is probably done (this year, anyway)

The pitch was supposed to be on the outside corner at the knees. Matt Cain got the knees part right, but the slider drifted toward the inner half of the

August 23, 20154

Giants lose, Buster Posey looks exhausted

The Giants lost 5-2 to the Pirates on Sunday Night Baseball (do they ever win on ESPN?), punctuating their seven-game road trip with one last message for the NL Central

Kelby Tomlinson Jake Peavy
August 21, 20152

Is Jake Peavy a little too hard on rookies?

Two starts ago, when Jake Peavy was on the mound trying to keep the Giants from suffering a four-game sweep at the hands of the Chicago Cubs, the former Cy

August 20, 20157

Giants trade for outfielder Marlon Byrd – four questions answered

The Giants and Dodgers are trying to one-up each other with old man strength. Yesterday the Dodgers traded for Chase Utley, and today the Giants acquired veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd

August 20, 201525

Dodgers’ bullpen problems go past the obvious

I was walking through downtown San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon, and with the A’s leading the Dodgers 3-2, I thought it might be interesting to check out the Dodgers’ side

August 18, 20153

Has Ryan Vogelsong come through since rejoining the rotation? YES! YES! YES!

I’m not sure why I didn’t think to write about Hunter Pence clutching his left side last night as he rounded first. I guess I just always assume Pence’s muscles

August 18, 201517

Giants reportedly wanted Utley more than anyone else, but it sounds like he’s staying put

Chase Utley likely to stay with #Phillies rest of season, GM Ruben Amaro tells SportsRadio WIP — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 18, 2015 phils gm says utley is unlikely to

Kelby Tomlinson Brandon Crawford
August 17, 20159

Giants lose 2-1, Leake isn’t ready yet, Crawford really misses Panik

The atmosphere was quite playoff-like. It was the kind of game one would expect when the Giants face the Cardinals. Maybe things would’ve gone differently if this game occurred in

Matt Cain SF Giants
August 14, 201512

Giants barely avoid another Cain meltdown, slug their way past Nats

The Giants keep hoping the old Matt Cain will come back, and it almost cost them tonight. Luckily, they scored six runs off Max Scherzer and kept the Atlanta disaster

August 13, 20156

Giants pull within 2.5 games of Dodgers with 3-1 win over Nats

After Yunel Escobar lined Ryan Vogelsong’s first pitch over the left field wall, the Giants played their game against the Nationals. They pitched, striking out 14 while allowing just four

Bochy Amici's SF HPP
August 13, 20153

Bochy Pizza Party at Amici’s raises over $40K for SF HPP

For the third straight year, Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria worked with Kim and Bruce Bochy to raise money for San Francisco Homeless Prenatal Program. When the proceeds from the pizza

August 12, 20150

Aoki leaves game, adding another potential reason to trade for Utley

As I’m writing this, the Giants are down 1-0 in the bottom of the seventh because Colby Rasmus hit a home run to right in the top of the inning.

madison bumgarner
August 11, 20152

Two kinds of clutch: Bumgarner and Belt lead Giants to 3-1 win over Astros

Madison Bumgarner doesn’t HAVE to win every one of his starts the rest of the way, but it seemed necessary after the Giants ran into a brick wall covered in

Jake Peavy
August 11, 20153

Kyle Schwarber enjoyed Bone Thugs more than Jake Peavy would’ve liked

Jake Peavy is a Grateful Dead guy, and fans of the Grateful Dead and Bone Thugs in Harmony rarely mix. That’s one possible explanation for Peavy saying something to Cubs

August 11, 20151

Fangraphs projects Giants to miss postseason, finish 5 games behind Dodgers

Despite the pain of a four-game sweep at Wrigley, Giants fans are still engaged, hopeful, perhaps even confident. Among the many reasons why, four jump out. 1. They looked even

August 10, 20152

A’s and Astros: A contrast in ambition

Investing money in any venture or pursuit is always a risky proposition. And when it comes to professional sports, we constantly hear sad tales of athletes who have squandered all

August 10, 20152

Trade candidate? Giants reportedly scouting Chase Utley

The San Francisco Giants’ bench for Sunday’s game wasn’t a pretty sight. Angel Pagan, who was pressed into action in the third inning after Jake Arrieta beaned Nori Aoki Kelby

blanco montero
August 09, 20151

A weekend to forget: Giants get swept, Aoki leaves game after getting beaned

Unlike many Giants fans, I’ve never bashed Hector Sanchez. He’s a backup catcher. His bat isn’t all that great, but every once in a while he gets a hold of

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