San Francisco Giants podcast with Daniel Dullum: Giants suffer fourth straight loss as Cards Molina belts homer for first RBI of year in 7-1 laugher at Oracle Park

St Louis Cardinal catcher Yadier Molina (4) is greeted by teammate Albert Pujoils (right) after hitting a third inning home run at Oracle Park in San Francisco on Thu May 5, 2022 to open a four game series (AP News photo)

On the Giants podcast with Daniel:

#1 Daniel, the San Francisco Giants (14-11) dropped their fourth straight game after getting swept in LA they opened a four game series against the St Louis Cardinals (15-10) on Thursday night and lost by six runs 7-1.

#2 Cardinal catcher Yadier Molina who hasn’t hit for an RBI all season got his ills cured belting a third inning home run and finally getting into the RBI column and after going that long without an RBI that could build the confidence up.

#3 The Cards Tommy Edman drove in three RBIs in the game including a two run RBI single that helped tally the Cardinal win.

#4 For Giants pitching manager Gabe Kapler went through nine different pitchers and starter Mauricio Llovera was actually an opener pitching just an inning and striking out one batter. If Kapler had a crystal ball maybe he could have left Llovera out there as the pitching just caved in this one.

#5 Giants will try it again as the Cardinals will start Jordan Hicks (1-2 ERA 3.65) against the Giants Alex Cobb (1-1 ERA 5.40) on Friday night a 6:45 pm PDT first pitch.

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San Francisco Giants podcast with Daniel Dullum: An interesting newsworthy homestand this week for the Giants

San Francisco Giants first base coach Antoan Richardson (left) and San Diego Padres third base coach Mike Schildt (right) address what Richardson said were racial overtones said to him by Schildt on Tue Apr 12th’s game. Schildt said that racial overtones was not his intent. (AP News photo)

On the Giants podcast with Daniel:

Daniel, on Tuesday night against the San Diego Padres the Giants were running away with the game 10-1 when all of a sudden it was announced that Giants first base coach Antoan Richardson was ejected from the game for instigation.

After the Giants had stole a base and bunted with the nine run lead things got hot as the Padres felt the Giants were piling on. Padres third base coach Mike Schildt too exception to the Giants extra handiwork and started trading words with the Giants dugout more specifically with Richardson when Schildt barked to Giants manager Gabe Kapler to “control this motherf—-er.”

Richardson then came out of the dugout and then was told by third base umpire Greg Gibson to back in the dugout when Richardson didn’t get back to the dugout he was thrown out of the game. Richardson said the words of Schildt had the undertones of racism.

The next day Wednesday Schildt wanted to clear up the misunderstanding with Richardson and the two spoke behind the batting cage and later both addressed the media. Schildt said it was not his intention to make Richardson feel what he said was racial in anyway.

Richardson said the impact of those words had racial undertones because how the words are perceived in the black community and that words can have an impact on a person of color and their community.

After the ejection of Richardson, Giants coach Alyssa Nakken took over coaching over first base for Richardson making Nakken the first woman first base coach in Major League history. Nakken was in the batting cage which is located downstairs behind the Giants dugout was asked to come coach first base.

Nakken said looking past the historical significance of being the first woman to coach in a big league game at first base saying, “Right now in this moment as I reflect back, I reflect back to somebody needed to go out, we needed a coach to coach first base, our first-base coach got thrown out. I’ve been in training as a first-base coach for the last few years and work alongside Antoan, so I stepped in to what I’ve been hired to do, is support this staff and this team,” 

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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

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