Giants get a little payback beating Miami 15-6

San Francisco Giant Brandon Crawford (right) gets congratulated by teammate Mike Yastrzemski (left) as he crossed the plate after hitting a top of the seventh grand slam at LoanDepot Park in Miami on Fri Jun 3, 2022 (AP News photo)

Giants Get A Little Payback Beating Miami 15-6

By Barbara Mason

The San Francisco Giants (28-23) struck early Friday night as they took on the Miami Marlins (21-29) in game two of their four game series at Loan Depot Park. This game would turn out to be a home run derby for the Giants as the Giants ended up evening up the series 1-1 at LoanDepot Park in Miami with a whopping 15-6 nine run win.

San Francisco got up on the board in the first inning when Wilmer Flores scored for the early 1-0 lead.

In the second inning Joc Pederson scored when Wilmer Flores hit a double. In the same inning Mike Yastrzemski hit a home run (397 ft) and Wilmer Flores and Donovan Walton would score giving the Giants a 5-0 lead.

In the third inning Joc Pederson would hit one out of the park for a 6-0 lead and the Giants offense had a great start in this game and were just getting warmed up.

Miami did not get up on the board until the fourth inning. Jon Berti doubled bringing Avisail Garcia and Jorge Soler home but still had some work to do trailing 6-2.

The home run marathon continued in the fifth and sixth innings for San Francisco. Thairo Estrada hit a 412 ft. homer driving Joc Pederson home and extending their lead 8-2. A solo home run off the bat of Jason Vosler gave San Francisco a 9-2 lead and the Giants were sailing through this game.

Both clubs scored in the seventh inning. The Giants Estrada and Walton both crossed home plate when the red-hot Yastrzemski doubled to deep right. Brandon Crawford hit a homer with the bases loaded and Flores, Yastrzemski and Evan Longoria scored for a huge lead 15-2 and San Francisco was rolling.

The Marlins Nick Fortes hit a solo home run in the seventh inning but it was too little too late for Miami. After winning yesterday’s game 3-0 the Marlins were getting crushed in this game. Miami did make some noise in the ninth inning scoring four runs.

A sliding, stretching catch made by Yastrzemski in the outfield for the third out in the ninth inning was the ball game. The final was 15-6.

Game Three in the series will start with first pitch at 1:10 PM. Logan Webb (5-1, 3.52) will be on the mound for the Giants and for Miami Pablo Lopez (4-2, 1.83) will get the nod.

San Francisco Giants podcast with Daniel Dullum: Giants just couldn’t figure Alcantara; SF’s Cobb will try to counter Marlins tonight

San Francisco Giants third baseman Jason Vosler (32) turns to first to throw out Miami Marlins right fielder Avisail Garcia (24) in the bottom of the second inning at LoanDepot Park in Miami on Thu Jun 1, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Giants podcast with Daniel:

#1 After winning three in a row the San Francisco Giants (27-23) have now lost two in a row and their most recent loss comes at the fins of the Miami Marlins (21-28) in a 3-0 shutout pitched by Miami wonder Sandy Alcantara who improved his record to 5-2, 2.00.

#2 Alcantara threw for seven innings and three hits for the win and his relievers Steve Okert and Tanner Scott shutout and no hit the Giants the rest of the way.

#3 Alcantara struck out eight hitters kept the Giants off balance all game long of the 17 hitters he face out of 25 he started them with strikes and to the Giants to swing and miss 24 times.

#4  The Marlins got RBI hits from Jacob Stallings (second inning), Jesus Aguilar and Miguel Rojas (both in the sixth) to create breathing room for Alcantara.

#5 Giants and Marlins meet up again for game two of the series in Miami on Friday night. Starters for the Giants Alex Cobb (3-2, 5.73) and for the Marlins Elieser Hernandez (2-5, 5.77) a 3:40 pm PDT first pitch.

Join Daniel Fridays for the Giants podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco Giants podcast with Michael Duca: Giants end three game win streak; SF opens four game set in Miami tonight

Philadelphia Phillies Kyle Schwarber took San Francisco Giants pitcher Jarlin Garcia (pictured) deep in the bottom of the sixth inning at Citizens Bank Ballpark in Philadelphia on Wed Jun 1, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the SF Giants podcast with Michael:

#1 The Philadelphia Phillies (22-29) ended a four game losing streak to the San Francisco Giants (27-22) and the Giants ended a three game win streak on Wednesday with a 5-4 win.

#2 The Phillies Kyle Schwarber and Nick Maton both hit home runs and the Phillies picked up four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie up the ball game at 5-5. Giants bullpen just couldn’t hold it together?

#3 The Phillies had scratched star hitter Bryce Harper before the game with right forearm soreness and Jean Segura was out with a fractured index finger on his right hand. Segura will be out for three months. As it turned out the Phillies were able to scratch a win even with Harper out of the line up.

#4 Michael, talk about the Giants first baseman Wilmer Flores’ three run home run big fly but still the Giants fall one run short. Talk about the Flores home run and how he’s been seeing the ball of late?

#5 The Giants head to Miami to face off with Miami Marlins starting pitcher for the Giants Alex Wood (3-4, 4.81) and going for the Marlins Sandy Alcantara (5-2, 2.00) a 6:40 pm PDT for tonight’s game, how do you see this series and talk about Wood’s most recent performances?

Join Michael for Giant podcasts each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco Giants podcast with Morris Phillips: Heliot knows how to make an entrance from his leopard spotted cleats on up

The San Francisco Giants hitter Heliot Ramos swings for a single in the bottom of the second inning at Oracle Park in San Francisco against Miami Marlins pitcher Trevor Rogers on Sun Apr 10, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Giants podcast with Morris:

#1 Morris what a way to break into the big leagues with a pair of hits and a run for rookie Heliot Ramos in the San Francisco Giants 3-2 win over the Miami Marlins (1-2) on Sunday to take a three game series 2-1.

#2 What turned out to be the game winning run came off the bat of Mauricio Dubon early in the game with a third inning double when Marlin pitcher Trevor Roberts threw for a error to allow Ramos to score.

#3 Ramos got a lot of support when he came up to the plate a standing ovation in his MLB debut getting a base hit and later to score on Dubon’s double. Ramos was just called up to the show from triple A Sacramento before Sunday’s game.

#4 Ramos was the 19th pick in the MLB 2017 draft it was a long time coming and what an introduction after all the hard work getting to the big leagues.

#5 Here comes one of the toughest customers in the National League to open a three game series at Oracle Park Bob Melvin and the San Diego Padres (3-1) who took the first of three from the Arizona Diamondbacks (1-3) at Chase Field. The Pads have a loaded line up and are doing it without injured Fernando Tatis Jr. The Padres will be starting right hander Nick Martinez he’ll be opposed by the Giants left hander Alex Wood. Morris how do you see this one tonight in a game you’ll be covering.

Morris Phillips does the San Francisco Giants podcasts each Monday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Heliot connects for two hits and a run as Giants edge Marlins 3-2 at Oracle Park

The San Francisco Giants Heliot Ramos slides home for a second inning run. All the Giants runs were needed in this game as they win by a run over the Miami Marlins 3-2 at Oracle Park in San Francisco on Sun Apr 10, 2022 (AP News photo)

Miami. 2. 11. 1

San Francisco. 3. 6. 0

Sunday April 10, 2022

By Lewis Rubman

SAN FRANCISCO–People in classical Greece uncertain about their future would consult the oracles, who would respond with ambiguous words that left their petitioners more confused than ever. The last two days at the ballyard on McCovey Cove how well the name of Oracle Park suits the events that take place there.

On Friday, the Giants made a valiant comeback, only to throw one of them away and then make another, successful, one. Yesterday, they came from behind in the fifth inning only to give back the lead in the seventh and ultimately lose the game, the second consecutive game in which they blew a late inning lead.

What do we make of the decent but streak hitting, sure handed Brandon Crawford going 0 for the season and making a key error? Are these harbingers of things to come? And, if they are, what does that mean to the Giants’ future, short, medium, or long term?

The events on the field this afternoon may have contained some clues. What they mean is hard to tell, but we’ll give it a try.

The most obvious, and perhaps the least important, fact is that the Giants defeated the visitors, 3-2 before a crowd of 37,332 paying customers on Sunday. Of course, all the factoids that compose that obvious fact have to be put in context; and that context is that the three games the Giants have played this season constitute 1.85% of the regular season.

Indeed, the most significant of today’s Giant doings may well have occurred before game time. What does the promotion of the promising Puerto Rican prospect, Héliot Ramos, portend? He replaced John Brebbia, who will be on bereavement leave for three days, on the roster.

The Giants clearly thought enough of the 22 year old Ramos to start him today in left, batting in the sixth slot, for his major league debut. Indeed, Ramos was the only Giant to notch multiple hits. He replaced John Brebbia, who will be on bereavement leave for the next three days. When the game ended, the rookie had gone two for three and scored a run.

Starting on the mound for San Francisco was Anthony DeSclafani, starting his second season with the Giants. He had an impressive spring training, giving up only one earned run in 12-1/3 innings pitched, striking out 11 on his way to a 1-0,0.73 record. He went 13-7,3.17 for the Giants, much better than his lifetime big league mark of 50-46,406).

Facing the home team was Trevor Rogers, the runner up in last season’s National League rookie of the year balloting. The then 23 year old southpaw finished with the impressive mark of 7-8, 2.64, recording 157 in 133 innings and didn’t allow an earned run in his one inning stint at the all-star game. He was out of action all of August because of a family medical emergency. This was his first appearance against the Giants.

DeSclafani got off to a rocky start. Jorge Soler’s lead off liner just got past a diving Luke Williams, playing third in his first game of the season. Then Garrett Cooper’s broken bat blooper to right fell in for a hit, and, just like that, there were two on, none down, the meat of the coming up.

Exhibiting grace under pressure, the Giants’ starter struck out Jesús Sánchez and Jesús Aguilar—the first, swinging; the second, looking—before retiring Avisaíl García and the side on a broken bat pop up that threatened to fall into right but was corralled by Thairo Estrada at second.

DeScalfani was in hot water again in the second. Joey Wendle’s leadoff drive bounced a foot out of the hurler´s reach and into right for a single, and Brian Anderson’s blooped fell in front of Ramos for a Texas League single that sent Wendle to third. He scored on Jazz Chisholm, Jr.’s sacrifice fly that Maurcio Dubón harvested in left center field.

After Soler got a hit to center, a nice play by Crawford, diving to his right and riffling a throw to Estrada closed out the frame with minimal damage done and Miami leading by a scant 1-0.

Rogers handcuffed the Giants for an inning, but they broke loose in their half of the second. Flores led off with a four pitch walk, only to be erased in a short to second to first double play. Then Ramos, in his first major league at bat, hit a scorcher to second that Chisholm’s glove deflected to Wendle for an infield single.

Dubón slammed a drive down the left field line that sent Ramos racing home at full speed to tie the score as Dubón pulled into second with an RBI double. Then Luke Williams, in his first AB of the season, brought Dubón in with a single to right that gave San Francisco a 2-1 advantage.

The Marlins might have pulled even in the third, but what looked like some boneheaded baserunning by Sánchez turned what would have been a lead off double to right into a single and a failed attempt to advance when he was thrown out on Ruff’s relay to Crawford of Slater’s return of the ball to the infield.

In contrast, San Francisco took advantage of its third frame opportunities. Slater hit a full count pitch back towards the mound, and Rogers’s throw to first pulled Cooper off the bag.

Ruff’s blast to the foot of the Konica Minolta sign on the left center field wall went for a double that moved Slater to third, whence, after Crawford took a called third strike, he scored on Flores’s sac fly to left. Estrada grounded out to close the inning with the Giants now ahead 3-1.

Miami threatened in the top of the fourth. Windle singled to the mound. Anderson went down swinging. Then Chisholm sent a l o n g double to the right field wall.

With two runners in scoring position, Payton Henry flailed at a slow 2-2 count slider, missing it for out number two. It looked like Desclafani might have notched his third strikeout of the inning, but home plate umpire Ramón de Jesús called it ball four, loading the bases.

Desclafani plunked Cooper, which drove in Wendle, cut the Giants’ lead to a single run, and left the bases loaded. That was it for Desclafani, and Jarlín García entered the fray to retire Sánchez and preserve the Giants’ thin lead.

Desclafani had lasted 3-2/3 grueling innings in which he threw 74 pitches, about 75% of which counted as strikes. He was charged with two runs, both earned. He struck out five, walked one, and hit another of the 20 batters he faced. He left the game with no decision.

García faced five more Marlins without allowing a baserunner before giving way with two out in the sixth to Zack Littell.

Once Littell got his man, Payton Henry, out thanks to a beautiful play by Estrada, the Giants’ second sacker led off the home half of the sixth, facing Shawn Armstrong, who had just entered the game to replace Rogers.

Miami’s starter left the game after throwing 74 pitches with the same 75% strike to ball ratio as Desclafani. Like his counterpart, Rogers allowed two earned runs, but he also gave up an additional, unearned, tally that put him in line to be charged with the loss. He struck out three and walked one.

Armstrong hurled a perfect sixth inning, and his replacement, Anthony Bass also retired the hosts in order in the seventh, as well as getting Ruff, lead off man in the eighth, even though San Francisco’s first baseman drove a line drive to the right field warning track, right the fence before Steven Okert replaced Bass right after the ball was caught.

Littell lasted through the seventh for San Francisco without giving up more than a single to Sánchez, who was wiped out in a double play. Tyler Rogers then came in to set the Marlins down in order in the eighth.

Dominic Leone was called upon to execute the save. He struck out Chisholm for the first out. Stallings, pinch hitting for Henry, also went down swinging. Jorge Soler was the sole obstacle to the Giants’ second win of the season. He popped out to Ruff at first.

Jarlín García was the winning pitcher, with the save going to Leone. Trevor Rogers was the hard luck loser.

San Diego will come to Oracle Park on Monday, throwing Nick Martínez against Alex Wood at 6:45.

Giants Kapler says team not swinging the bats in 2-1 loss to Marlins

The Miami Marlins Pablo Lopez who picked up his first win of the 2022 season delivers against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning at Oracle Park in San Francisco on Sat Apr 9, 2022 (AP News photo)

Miami. 2. 5. 0

San Francisco. 1. 5. 2

Saturday April 9, 2022

By Lewis Rubman

SAN FRANCISCO–This afternoon’s contest between the Marlins and the Giants was played, if not flawlessly, much more crispier than Saturday’s comedy of errors. The starting pitching we saw from both teams today today was a treat.

Pablo López, who missed almost all of the last half of last year’s season with a strained rotator cuff in his right, pitching, arm started the game for the fish. Southpaw Carlos Rodón, who capped a seven year stint with the White Sox last season, when he was an AL all star, signed as a free agent with the Giants this March 16.

He went 1-0,1.35 in 6-2/3 innings during spring training before taking the mound for San Francisco in his first start for the team.

The Marlins response to the announcement of Rodón as the San Francisco starter was to send eight right handed batters to face him. Centerfielder Jesús Sánchez was the lone lefty on manager Don Mattingly’s lineup card.

The Marlins jumped to any early lead thanks to some Giant misplays in the top of the third. Wilmer Flores made a nice play on Jon Berti’s ground single to third but threw wildly to first. His error allowed Miami’s second sacker to move up a base. He advanced to third on a wild pitch to Jorge Soler and scored before Jorge Aguilar was thrown out at first after swinging and missing for the third strike of his at bat.

If Bart’s throw to Belt had not resulted in an out, the play would have been scored as strike out-wild pitch. Since it did result in an out, the official scoring call was strike out, with no wild pitch or RBI recorded. The upshot was that Miami enjoyed a one run advantage after two and a half innings of play.

The Giants drew even in the home fifth. After López had retired 12 consecuetive batters following Ruf”s first inning single, Estrada lined a single to left, and Duggar laced a double, also to left, bringing Estrada home with two down. Bart, the number nine hitter, walked, leaving López to face the top of the order with two men on base.

The Marlin starter game through with a little help from home plate umpire Lance Barrett, who called al strike on what looked like ball four to Yastrzemski before SF’s lead off batter grounded out to second.

By now, Rodón had thrown 89 pitches, which was not surprising in light of his 12 strike outs over five innings, in which he gave up one run, three hits, and two walks in addition to his one official wild pitch and the one the one that was subsumed under his strike out of Soler in the third. John Brebbia relieved him at the top of the sixth and set the Marlins down in order. López didn’t come out to pitch in the bottom of the sixth.

The line for López was one run, earned, on three hits, one walk, and six strikeouts over five innings pitched. He threw 79 pitches only 24 were balls. Steven Okert, his replacement, struck out the side on 11 eleven pitches in the Giants’ sixth.

Brescia gave way to Jake McGee for the vistors’ seventh and prompty surrendered a double to center by Anderson and an RBI single to left by Sánchez. With one out, Berti’s fly to deep right sent Sánchez to third and McGeee to the showers.

Enter Camilo Dovalk with two out and a runner n third. He issued a four pitch passport to Soler, bringing Cooper, who was one for three, with two Ks, to the plate. He grounded out to Belt at first. But Miami had regained the lead.

Okert continued his strike out strak, fanning Crawford to lead off the home seventh, before yielding to Cole Sulser. Crawford slammed Suler’s first offering 399 feet into the left center field walll for a double.

Estrada followed with full count walk, bringing Duggar to the plate. He whiffed on three pitches. It now was up to Joey Bart to keep hopes for the incipient rally alive. He took two strikes and fouled off a fastball before grounding in to a 6-4 force out.

Richard Bleier opened the eighth on the mound for the Marlins, which brought in Austin Slater to hit for Yastrzemski. Bleier struck him out looking. Then he k’dBelt and Ruf swinging.

Yesterday’s losing pitcher, José Alvarez, came in to pitch the ninth for San Francisco. He got Anderson to hit a grounder to Crawford, but the usually sure handed shortstop bobbled the ball, putting the lead off. batter on first.

After Alvarez struck Sánchez out swinging, he induced another grounder to short, this time from Stallings. Crawford came on his second chance, ending the ending with a 6-4-3 twin killling.

Mattingly called on Anthony Bender for the save in the ninth. Pederson greeted him with a single to right. But Crawford grounded into a 3-6-3 double play. Rojas made a fine play on Flores’ weak grounder to short to end the game.

It was a disappointing loss, charged to McGee, for the home team. The win went to Okert and the save, to Bender. Needless to say, it was the first of the season for all of them.

Sunday’s rubber game is scheduled for a 1:05 start. The probable pitchers are the left handed Trevor Rogers for Miami and righty Anthony DeSclafani for the Giants. It promises to be an exciting afternoon.

Giants open season by edging Marlins 6-5 in ten innings

San Francisco Giants Auston Slater connects for an RBI double that scored the game winner in the bottom of the tenth inning against the Miami Marlins on opening day at Oracle Park in San Francisco on Fri Apr 8, 2022 (AP News photo)

Miami. 5. 9. 2

San Francisco. 6. 6. 2

10 innings

Friday April 8, 2022

By Lewis Rubman

SAN FRANCISCO–Compared with the surreal turmoil in the worlds of politics, justice, and health, punctuated by the terrifying reality of the war in Ukraine, the feeling of loss and confusion caused by baseball’s long lock out and its subsequent hectic compressed spring training seems a minor cause of dissatisfaction. The San Francisco Giants just got by the Miami Marlins in extra innings with a 6-5 win at Oracle Park on Friday afternoon.

But springtime and baseball traditionally have been seasons of hope and rebirth, a time when—you know the drill— the sun brings warmth, the rain brings growth. and perennial hope, however unrealistic, blooms in the hearts of fans. In this year of drought and strife, we need that more than ever. I can’t say that I feel it, but maybe that’s just me.

After all, a sell out crowd of 40,853 fans paid to see the Giants win a thriller against the Marlins in this season’s opening game. Baseball is not immune to our circumambient anxieties, but its return, even after the alienation of a three month lockout, can help assuage them.

The lineup Gabe Kapler and his staff would present for the Giants’ season debut was another cause of uncertainty, and that was resolved today but, given Kapler’s talent for mixing and matching, only for today.

Mike Yastrzemski led off, playing right field. He was followed by Brandon Belt at first base; Darin Ruf as designated hitter; Joc Pederson in center field; Brandon Crawford at short; Wilmer Flores at third; Thairo Estrada at second base; Steven Duggar in center; and the catcher Joey Bart. 25 year old right hander Logan Webb, who had a 13-3 won-lost record, burnished by an ERA of 3.03, in ’21, took the mound for the home team.

He had averaged over a strikeout per inning and walked an opponent on an average of once every four frames. His 2021 WHIP was an impressive 1.106. Webb pitched a mere nine innings in this year’s abbreviated spring training, going 0-1 while allowing five earned runs in spite of his impressive 15 strikeouts.

This was only his second appearance against the Marlins. The first time he did battle with them he allowed only three hits and three walks against eight Ks, shutting out the fish over seven innings just about a year ago.

Webb had a worthy mound rival today in Sandy Alcántara, the 26 year old Marlin righty who went 9-15, 3.19 last year for a team that finished at 67-95. He has a five pitch repertoire, using, in descending order, his sinker, slider, change up, and four seam fastball between 28 and 21% of the time, mixing them in a scant 3% or so of his deliveries with an unexpected curve. He went 0-1, 4.76 against San Francisco last year.

Webb disposed of the first three Marlins he faced, left fielder Jorge Soler, first baseman Garrett Cooper, and center fielder Jesús Sánchez, on 13 pitches and three infield outs. He had a more difficult time with Miami’s next four batsmen, DH Jesús Aguilar, right fielder Avisaíl García, shortstop Miguel Rojas and catcher Jacob Stallings.

García reached first on an error by Flores and advanced to third on Rojas’s bloop single to left in the second. But the Giants’ hurler got through the second frame unscathed. Jazz Chilshom, Jr., at second rounded out the visitors’ lineup. He got a scratch single that Webb bobbled near first base.

San Francisco drew first blood in the bottom of the third, when Belt, facing the shift, dropped a two out bunt to third with Bart, who had walked, on first. Wendle couldn’t handle the ball and then overthrew it to first, allowing Bart to score and Belt to advance to second. Ruff drove him in with a sharp single to right, and SF was up, 2-0. Neither run was earned.

Joey Bart extended the San Francisco lead with a one out blast 414 foot blast into the left field bleachers in the home half of the fifth, the last inning of Alcántara’s afternoon. In that lapse, he threw 83 pitches, 44nd of which counted as strikes. Of the three runs he surrendered, only one, Bart’s round tripper, was earned. He struck out three Giants and issued free passes to four.

Lefty Tanner Scott replaced the Miami starter, which brought Austin Slater into the game as a pinch hiter for Pederson, whom he replaced in left field in the top of the seventh.

In that same top of the seventh, Webb gave up a lead off walk to Wendle. That ended his work for the day. Webb. was headed for the day. Dominic Leone replaced him, got Rojas to fly out to right, but siurrendered a circuit clout to Stallings, who knocked the ball over the left field wall, narrowing the gap between the teams to 3-2.

A walk to Chilshom, and Tyler Rogers was on the bump. Webb had gone six innings, allowing one run, earned, on five hits and a walk. He strl;uck out two. 57 of his 86 offerings were strikes.

Delone lasted a third of an inning, throwing eight pitches, half of which were balls, and alllowing a run, earned, on a hit and a walk. Tyler Rogers got the Giants out of the inning by striking out Soler and Cooper, and Jake McGee set the Marlins down in order in the top of the eighth.

Brandon Belted one over the Levi’s Landing sign in right to widen give the Giants a bit of breathing room with the bases empty and one down in the bottom of the eighth. His victim was Miami’s fourth pitcher, Richard Bleier, who soon gave way to Louis Head.

It fell to Camilo Doval to try to hold off the Marlins for the save. It wasn’t easy. Wendle reached first on a pop up that dropped to the grass between the mound and the the infield dirt. Rojas hit a grounder to Crawford, whose flip forced Wendle at second. But Estrada’s relay was wild, and Rojas advanced to second on the error.

He scored Stallings’ single to left center. That set the stage of Chilshom’s dramatic home run over the glove of a leaping Duggar, now playing in left field. Doval got his next two men ground out, pitcher to first, but the damage was done, and now it was Miami’s Anthony Bender who was tasked with preserving his team’s lead.

He failed.

Estrada redeemed himself with a lead off blast over the Toyota sign in front of the the left field bleachers. But that was all home team had in its tank, and we went into the tenth with John Brebbia on the mound for San Francisco and Garrett Cooper on second as Miami’s zombie runner. Jesús Sánchez walked, bringing up clean up hitter Jesús Aguilar, who advanced Cooper to third with a fly to medium deep center field.

García hit a sharp grounder to Flores, who threw to Bart, who chased the runner back towards third before tagging him the for the second out. With runners now on first and second, the Giants called on José Alvarez to pitch. Miami countered with Brian Anderson, pinch hitting for Wendle. Alvarez punched him out.

With Anthony Bass on the bump for the visitors in the bottom of the tenth, the Giants wasted their chance to put the game away when zombie runner Dubón was doubled off second on Belt´s fly to right. But Ruf walked and Slater laced a double into the left field corner that plated Ruf with the winning, unexpected, run.

The win went to Alvarez, a nine year veteran of MLB, Alvarez pitched for the Giants last season. Bass was charged with the loss.

As the Cubans say, all we know for sure about baseball is that it’s round and comes in a square box.

We can, however, reasonably predict that Miami and San Francisco will play each other Saturday afternoon at 1:05. Pablo López is slated to pitch for the Floridians, and Carlos Rodón for the Californians.

San Francisco Giants podcast with Daniel Dullum: Giants Webb gets the call for today’s opener against Miami

San Francisco Giant starter Logan Webb throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks in a spring training game in Scottsdale AZ on Wed Mar 23, 2022. Webb will get the start today (Fri Apr 8, 2022) at Oracle Park against the Miami Marlins (AP News photo)

San Francisco Giants podcast with Daniel Dullum:

#1 Daniel, how tough will it be without former catcher Buster Posey in the line up he was a major player in the scheme of things last season in helping the Giants win the NL West Division.

#2 Daniel, how much help will veteran catcher Curt Calsali be for rookie Joey Bart. Bart is expected to be the heir apparent to Posey and the club is expecting Bart to be the future starting catcher for the Giants.

#3 The Giants have a number of injuries as they open up the season today at Oracle Park third baseman Evan Longoria, outfielder LeMonte Wade Jr, both on the ten day IL. Talk about how they’ll miss Longoria and Wade for next week and an half.

#4 Also hurt and infielder Tommy Le Stella strained achillies tendon who are on a day to day basis. Brandon Belt had been out with a fracture left thumb has recovered and will start in today’s opener against the Phils. The Giants relied heavily on them for their glove that help get them out of some innings with some fine play on the diamond last season.

#5 Daniel, talk about today’s starting pitching for the Florida Marlins right hander Sandy Alcantara (0-0) and the Giants Logan Webb (0-0). Alcantara last season was 9-15 ERA 3.19 and Webb last season was 11-3 ERA 3.03

Join Daniel for the Giants podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco Giants podcast with Morris Phillips: Giants getting consistent pitching from starters and bullpen

San Francisco Giants backup catcher Curt Casali has called five straight shutouts behind the plate here he congratulates closer Jake McGee following the Giants victory against the Miami Marlins on Thu Apr 22 at Oracle Park in San Francisco (AP News photo)

On the Giants podcast with Morris:

#1 Morris it’s been a very good week for the San Francisco Giants playing a competitive series in Miami against the Marlins and most importantly getting some good pitching against the Marlins.

#2 To start the series the Giant starter Aaron Sanchez last Thursday went five innings giving up just two hits and the bullpen of Gregory Santos, Matt Wisler, Tyler Rogers, and Jake McGee held the Marlins in check for the 3-0 shutout.

#3 On Friday night the Giants picked up a 5-3 victory in the second game of the series as starter Alex Wood looked good enough to complete the game going seven innings for one run and one hit before being relieved in the eighth.

#4 Giants backup catcher Curt Casali has been getting some ink with his calling five straight games for shutouts on Apr 12 vs. Cincinnati, Apr 14 vs. Cincinnati, Sun 18th in Miami, Mon 19th in Philadelphia, and Thu 22 against the Marlins.

#5 Morris, the Giants host the Colorado Rockies for three games starting tonight at Oracle Park. The last time the two teams meet Apr 9-11 the Giants swept them. The Rockies have struggled losing six out of their last ten games. The Rockies and Giants have not announced tonight’s starters as of this morning.

Join Morris Monday mornings for the Giants podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco Giants podcast with Morris Phillips Mon Apr 26 2021 by Sports Radio Service | Free Listening on SoundCloud

Webb triples and throws a gem in Giants win 4-3

San Francisco Giants edge the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park in San Francisco taking three out of four on Sun Apr 25, 2021 (@ SFGiants image)

By Jeremy Kahn

SAN FRANCISCO-Logan Webb was a one man wrecking man crew in the finale of the four-game series for the San Francisco Giants.

Webb hit a two-run triple in the bottom of the second inning and tossed seven innings of three-hit ball, as the Giants defeated the Miami Marlins 4-3 before a crowd of 7,572 at Oracle Park.

The triple by Webb was just the second hit of his career, and it drove in the second and third runs for the Giants.

It was the first triple for a Giants pitcher since June 21, 2013 when Tim Lincecum tripled off of Ricky Nolasco of the Marlins at what was then called AT&T Park.

Webbs triple off of losing pitcher Paul Campbell went over the head of Adam Duvall and bounced all the way to the 415 mark in the right-center, an area appropriately named Triples Alley.

On the triple, Tommy La Stella and Mauricio Dubon easily scored from first and second base respectively.

Flores walked and then La Stella singled, then Dubon got the Giants on the board, as he singled to give the Giants 1-0 lead and then Webb extended the lead.

Flores was forced to leave the game after he walked in the second inning, due to Feeling Under the Weather.

Jason Vosler took over Flores at third base, and went 1-for-3 in his second major league game. Vosler picked up his first major league hit in the bottom of the fifth inning off of Richard Bleier.

Webb went seven innings, allowing zero runs on three hits, walking three and striking out eight in his first ever appearance against the Marlins.

Curt Casali was attempting to tie Ed Phelps of the 1903 Pittsburgh Pirates, but that all ended when Jesus Aguilar launched a two-run home run off of Matt Wisler in the top of the eighth inning. Casali was trying to become the first catcher ever to accomplish the feat with six different pitchers.

Tyler Rogers closed out the game for the Giants, but it was with a little drama at the end. Rogers gave up a run on three hits, and was able to get Jazz Chisholm, Jr., to ground out to La Stella at second base to end the game.

Brandon Belt drove in the fourth and final run of the game for the Giants, as he hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth inning that scored Mike Yastrzemski from third base.

NOTES: Belt took the collar on Sunday afternoon, ending his streak of 31 straight games of reaching base against the Marlins, dating back to July 19, 2014.

All 22 of the Giants games this season have been decided by
four-runs-or-fewer…according to Stats, LLC, it’s the Giants’ longest stretch to open a season since 1997 when they played 23 straight games decided by four-runs-or-less.

The Giants have posted a 7-1 (.875) record in day games so far, this season, the best day record in the major leagues.

UP NEXT: After winning three out of four against the Marlins, the Giants will open a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies on Monday night and Anthony DeSclafani will take the mound in the opener, while the Rockies will send Austin Gomber to the hill.

The Marlins will continue their three-city road trip and head to Milwaukee, where left-hander Trevor Rogers will take the mound for the Marlins and the Brewers will counter with Corbin Burns.