San Francisco Giants podcast with Morris Phillips: Solano providing some offense; Longoria seeing the ball well; plus more

The San Francisco Giants Evan Longoria on Saturday night against the Texas Rangers belts a double in the first inning at Oracle Park in San Francisco. (AP photo)

On the San Francisco Giants podcast with Morris:

#1 The Giants Donavon Solano has stepped up big he came up with a huge two RBI hit in the third inning for a total of three RBIs in Saturday night’s game at Oracle Park to help pace the Giants to a big 7-3 win past the Texas Rangers.

#2 The Giants on Evan Longoria has been connecting he had a two run double, scored a run, with three hits against the Rangers on Saturday. Longoria has been key in the line up.

#3 Morris you don’t see it too often brothers Tyler Heineman of the Giants and Scott Heineman of the Texas Rangers were at home plate before Saturday’s game exchanging line ups and going over ground rules with the umpires Tyler said he would be happy to see Scott line out hard in four at bats.

#4 Giants manager Gabe Kapler inspite of the recent struggles of Hunter Pence is sticking with him to pinch hit or field when needed. Pence has now gone 0-23 through Saturday night. Pence did get a triple on Sunday snapping the longest slump in the majors this season.

#5 The Giants who completed their home stand against the Rangers over the weekend are in Colorado tonight to open a four game series. The Rockies have been going well and will be a tough customer in Coors Field for this series.

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San Francisco Giants podcast with Morris Phillips: Wotus “class act” toasts manager and coaches after Giants first victory on Saturday

San Francisco Giants left fielder Austin Slater makes a catch on a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

On the Giants podcast with Morris Phillips:

#1 Giants manager Gabe Kapler said that Ron Wotus offered a toast with a bottle of wine after Saturday’s first Giants win of the season 5-4 over the Dodgers in the video room at Dodger Stadium saying Wotus is a class act.

#2 The Giants bullpen nearly fell apart in the late innings trying to keep the Dodgers hitters off balance but were able to get the outs and bail out and hold a lead.

#3 The Giants took game four on Sunday 3-1 to get a split against the Dodgers one of the toughest teams on the MLB docket. The Giants got a key home run from Mauricio Dubon to help launch the win.

#4 Left fielder Austin Slater on Saturday made a spectacular sixth inning catch not before he hit his hip into the outfield wall and sat and rested on Sunday.

#5 Morris talk about Kapler’s gamesmanship by not announcing the starting pitcher until the beginning of each game. Not even the pitcher of record has any idea who will be the starter before each game.

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San Francisco Giants podcast with Morris Phillips: Giants finish season with winning road record; Webb has good pitching performance

photo from San Francisco Giants’ Logan Webb pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Atlanta.

On the Giants podcast with Morris:

#1 The Giants avoided getting swept by the Atlanta Braves in Cobb County Sunday with a 4-1 win. The Giants added two runs in the top of the sixth. Joey Rickard doubled on a line drive to Nick Markakis. Both Evan Longoria and Kevin Pillar scored on the play. San Francisco snatched a 3-0 lead.

#2 The Giants’ away record was better than their home record away they were 42-39 and home 33-42. The bulk of the Giants’ road success came after the July 31st trade deadline and in August when they hit a speed bump and lost momentum.

#3 For San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, it was his final road game managing.  Bochy notched his 2,000 win of his career when the Giants were in Boston prior to coming to play the Braves.

#4 One of the biggest highlights on the trip was the home run hit by Mike Yastrzemski in Boston Tuesday night, which drew a standing ovation from the Boston crowd — kind of like their own homage indirectly for Mike’s grandfather Carl.

#5 The Giants conclude the 2019 season at Oracle Park on the homestand. The Giants will open against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night for three games and finish the season with the Los Angeles Dodgers for three starting on Friday night. Starting for Colorado, Jeff Hoffman (2-6, 2.71 ERA), and for the Giants, Madison Bumgarner (9-9, 3.86 ERA).

Morris did the Giants podcasts each Monday during the 2019 Giants season and will begin Cal Bears podcasting next Monday, September 30th at