Tag Archives: San Francisco Giants

That’s different: Eighth-inning rally gets Giants a rare, series win over the Indians

July 19, 2017

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By Morris Phillips SAN FRANCISCO–Tuesday night, the Giants walked off with a win, and walked into a hearty celebration. Wednesday afternoon, the Giants engineered a successful, late inning comeback, and resigned the Panda. That’s changing the narrative. In a season so disappointing any true momentum shift would likely involve Mays, McCovey and both Bonds in […]

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Moore pitches better, but defense lapses, offense rests, sellout streak snapped in loss to the Indians

July 18, 2017

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By Morris Phillips SAN FRANCISCO–Starting pitching that was good… for awhile, and defense that was absent at two, key junctures had the Giants attempting to squeeze a win through a pinhole, once again, among the slimmest of possibilities to realize on a major league diamond. How slim? When the Giants couple mediocre pitching, shoddy defense […]

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Giant’s year-long swoon now has the post-All Star break in San Diego as bookends

July 11, 2017

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By Morris Phillips The disappointing baseball being played by the Giants in 2017, actually commenced in 2016, in San Diego against the Padres immediately after the All-star break. The Giants open the second half–on Thursday in San Diego–again under far different circumstances. Same Giants’ team visiting the same opponent a year apart with now a […]

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Giants finally playing better baseball, but are they any good?

July 4, 2017

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By Morris Phillips The Giants are playing better baseball. Can they keep it up? Starting with Tuesday’s opponent, the Tigers and emerging starting pitcher, Michael Fullmer, the challenges keep coming. But for the Giants, hopefully the breaks as well. The Tigers aren’t struggling to the extent that the Giants are, but at 36-45, the AL […]

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Hwang debuts with tie-breaking home run, Giants sweep the Rockies

June 28, 2017

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By Morris Phillips SAN FRANCISCO–Talk about a quick turnaround. Tuesday’s Rockies-Giants’ game ended at midnight with Denard Span’s game-winning hit. Wednesday’s game started at 4:45am. How in the name of seagull subterfuge is that possible? Well, the American, big league debut of Jae-Gyun Hwang in a Giants’ uniform was such a big deal, folks in Korea […]

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Giants’ debut at SunTrust Park a dud, Braves cruise to a 9-0 shutout win

June 19, 2017

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By Morris Phillips In the previous installment of the Giants’ 162-part docudrama, the curtain fell just as the team was being cut up at Coors Field. When the story resumed Monday, the Giants were again in peril, this time chopped up at the Chop House. By no means pretty, and unquestionably hard to watch, those […]

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Runs scarce for the Giants again, Royals sweep brief two-game set

June 14, 2017

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By Morris Phillips SAN FRANCISCO-The Giants banged out ten hits, got at least one from every starting position player except one, but scored only twice, and looked as lifeless offensively as a team can with double-digit knocks and three walks mixed in. It’s not easy to do. But the Giants are doing it, with alarming […]

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Royals, Giants meet again: Can either team regain the magic?

June 13, 2017

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By Morris Phillips The last time we checked in on the Giants and Royals collectively, things weren’t going well. Two months later, on the occasion of their second interleague matchup of 2017, they still aren’t. The 2014 World Series champs, the Giants, are battling the Padres to stay out of the basement in the NL […]

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No offense, but…: Giants lineup underwhelms again in 3-2 loss to the Twins

June 11, 2017

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By Morris Phillips SAN FRANCISCO–With little margin for error, even one of the NL’s hottest pitchers can find himself in a bind. Jeff Samardzija came into Saturday’s game against the Twins on one of the most impressive runs of his decade-long, big league career, becoming the first pitcher since 1900 to strikeout as many as 59 […]

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Giants rebound in Milwaukee, Samardzija picks up a rare win

June 6, 2017

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By Morris Phillips This time Jeff Samardzija found gold at the end of his starting assignment. The Giants’ pricey, free agent acquisition from 2016 actually began to turn around his 2017 season in May, a month in which the Shark struck out 49 batters, walked just one, but only won once in six starts. Samardzija […]

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