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S.F. Giangst

  • joined Apr 26, 2008
  • last login Oct 23, 2012
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Orange and black. Nothing else satisfies.

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Silver Linings; More Cody Ross Please

Part 1: If there's anything good in the Giants falling out of first place in the NL West, it's that the Dodgers can't block any waiver-wire trade the Giants seek to make. For a club to acquire a...

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Melky Cabrera, Suspended Batting Champion?

Was perusing the stats in a state of shock earlier, trying to get a grip on how badly the loss of Cabrera's offense is going to sting, and happened to notice that through the last game he played...

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Scoring Mistake on Melky's RBI?

Every boxscore I've seen for the Giants 1-0 win over the Phillies has Bastardo charged with an earned run. Isn't this wrong? Admittedly I didn't see the full video of the game, and it's not...

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How Far We've Fallen

The Giants offense is dreadful and except for brief periods it has been failtastic throughout 2011. But where does it stand in historical terms for a defending World Series winner?  In 2010 while...

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Giants minor league free agents

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=10522 Any player who was not on a 40-man roster on Nov. 7 qualified for free agency if he had accumulated at least six years of service time...

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Visual aid for rosterbation

Yes! Sluggers! Sluggers Good! Must get sluggers! But how many sluggers who regularly would hit the longball to right center everywhere else would merely hit long flyball outs in Mays Field?  Now...

A lo profundo...! Spanish-language call of Renteria's home run starts at 1:10 preceded by his...

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A lo profundo...! Spanish-language call of Renteria's home run starts at 1:10 preceded by his entire at bat. Also has the final out and the dogpile. In a word.... EPIC!

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Shaping up for 2011: The Pitching

Uh, this writes itself mostly, because the Giants pretty much have to do nothing at all. Barry Zito, Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Brian Wilson and Jeremy Affeldt are already under contract for 2011 at...

Edgar Renteria holds it in until 1:23...

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Edgar Renteria holds it in until 1:23...

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Why Defense Matters

The numbers mostly speak for themselves. Nope, I did not try to control for games where both teams allowed unearned runs.  Giants 2010 record in games when allowing any unearned runs Regular...

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My Baseball Trajectory: A Study in Orange and Black

A reflection upon baseball and my twentieth year as a Giants fan. I was raised in Oriole country on a diet of the Robinsons and Blair and Rettenmund, Ellie Hendricks, Boog Powell and some amazing...

Anything Can Happen In a San Francisco Series

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The Giants won the pennant in 1962 in a playoff with the transplanted Dodgers, and everybody trekked to San Francisco, where it rained and it rained and it rained. Not 40 days and 40 nights, but long enough to delay the Series for three full days. In the days before credit cards and A.T.M.’s, baseball officials and fans and journalists were calling home for money to be wired by Western Union. I wasn’t there. I was back in the office at Newsday, getting updates from my colleagues about the meals and the wine and the music in picturesque corners of the city.

No "ex-" players in the Series.

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  1. New York Yankees
  2. Minnesota Twins
  3. San Diego Padres
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WPA sez "Give It Back, Cody"

Summary of WPA (Win Percentage Added) from baseball-reference.com for the Giants-Phillies NLCS. The Giants offense, taken as a whole provided -0.273 WPA, and the pitching 1.272 WPA.  Player ...

The History with Texas

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Just because, the boxscore from the very first interleague game ever played. The Giants won the game 4-3 and took two out of three all time. The Giants lead the all-time series 15-6. The teams last met in 2009.

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Phillies show signs of panic in Game 4 loss

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=jp-philliesnlcsgamefour102110Coulda/woulda/shoulda all around.  Passan and the media coulda/woulda/shoulda seen the Phillies for what they are: a successful...

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How the mighty have fallen...

Props to them, "Rational Pastime" is one hell of a name for a sabermetrics blog.  Just found them today and I thought it worth passing along this chart. Obviously a final World Series head-to-head...

Giants ace their test against Phils' aces

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There's a quiet confidence about Bochy. He's trying to downplay the unexpected position the Giants are in. "It's a 2-1 lead," he said. "That's what it is. We have a lot of baseball left. We're playing a great team and we've got to come out here and play our best." Nobody in the winners' den said it, but when you can beat Halladay and Hamels, take a 2-1 lead against the NL's best team and handcuff its offense, that's more than a good omen. It's how you win a pennant when you're not supposed to.

Bill Conlin: Shades of Philly in San Francisco

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Giants fans have a much harder edge than Dodgers fans. There are no stoppages of play to retrieve beach balls batted from the stands. If they do The Wave, it is to keep warm. Like Phillies fans of yore, failure has hammered them down to fine-tempered steel.
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Stand up & Haller - Buster sets more Giants post-season catching records

Giants catching records in post-season play and there's a good chance he'll own most or all of them sooner or later. Two are in the bag Most PO by Catcher in a NLDS - Franchise record: 1. Buster...

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Buster set a record (I think)

I'm not entirely sure about this but I think GDP³ wrote himself into the history books in Game 1 last night.  Most put-outs recorded by a rookie playing catcher in his post-season debut. 14 - B...

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Abroad for the playoffs?

Post your photos from gol'-dang Un'merican places when you watch and represent.  In the Big Mango and lucky to get a snowy satellite picture from Formosa TV. Baffling Chinese overdub of the TBS...

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History on our side

In the Wild Card era, NL teams that make the playoffs after a .650 or better September are 12-5 in the NLDS. Your San Francisco Giants just went 19-10 (.655). This is effectively 11-4 since the...

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Grooming the Playoffs

No, nothing to do with Timmeh's hair or the beards of Wilson, Romo & Co.  Imagine it's noon on Sunday. The Giants have split the first two games of the season-ending series with the Padres, are NL...

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Blind Taste Test

A composite boxscore for a postseason team's pitching looks like this: 4 Games, 35 Innings Pitched 22 Hits (4 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR) 8 Runs Allowed (7 Earned) 34 Strikeouts, 8 Walks (1 IBB), 1 HBP 1.88...

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Giants Postseason Roster

  Mortal Locks [Pitching] Starting Rotation. You simply don't tamper with this. Tempting perhaps to drop Zito for Bumgarner, as a flight of fancy or intellectual exercise, but this isn't some...

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Aubrey Huff: Mr. Facts

http://espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=300728126"Since he's been at the top of our lineup, to me, he's been our MVP," said Huff after [Andres] Torres' ground-rule single with the bases loaded in the...

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Freddy Sanchez: NL Batting Champion... 2010?

...and what is this? He's proven before that he can hit singles with the best of them and while he probably won't hit .344 again if he continues his solid start... Who knows? 

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