The only change in the San Francisco Giants 25-man roster from the NLDS to the NLCS version is the addition of Michael Morse and no more Gary Brown. So team speed takes a bit of a hit, except the only decent hitter on the team who the Giants really would’ve considered replacing with a pinch runner […]
Here we go again, Giants fans. It’s October. It’s an even year. We’re back. Yay. Its been an odd season, to say the least. Odd start. Odd middle. Odd finish. It’s well documented. No need to go into it here. Odd. Tonight’s NL Wild Card game feels odd as well. For one thing, the Giants […]
With all apologies to the fans who spent large sums of money to attend one of the last two games of the regular season (or both), these games mean absolutely nothing to the Giants. That doesn’t mean this weekend is meaningless, just that the important stuff is happening at other ballparks. Who the Giants will […]
I hadn’t planned on doing this, but after Marty Lurie asked me for some baseball predictions on Saturday — you can listen to my segment here — I figured it’d make sense to go through with this incredibly unique and revolutionary sports journalism process. Sometimes you’ve got to think outside the box, go out on […]
25 straight batters retired. Even when Matt Cain has a performance like that, like he did in the home opener against Pittsburgh, it’s a huge deal. Ryan Vogelsong didn’t pitch a shutout today, he pitched 7 shutout innings. But the full story of today’s brilliant outing actually started on Monday night against the Colorado Rockies. […]
Those win-probability charts are all the rage these days. They’re generally based off far too many numbers, statistics and trends for one human mind to assimilate without the aid of a computer. Still, although they might have no basis in anything resembling “facts,” all baseball fans have their own mental win-probability charts based off what […]
This was the kind of San Francisco Giants loss we’re all used to. Madison Bumgarner pitched pretty well but got nothing in the way of support or luck; Buster Posey had 3 hits; the team walked zero times instead of 10. Those 10 walks last night led to a game that took 213 minutes to […]
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