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Giants Need Offense to Compete In 2012

by @ Wednesday, October 5th, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

Despite being in the playoff mix most of the season in 2011, the Giants offense was horrible.  They were dead last in runs scored in 2011 and the team’s RBI leader had just 70 RBIs.  Pablo Sandoval was the lone standout with a nice season at the plate.  He led the team in just about […]

Former World Series champs season ends

by @ Thursday, September 29th, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Colorado salvaged some of their season in the final regular season game against the San Francisco Giants.  They avoided getting swept for the third time in their last four series as they defeated the Giants 6-3 Wednesday afternoon. The game had little meaning as the defending champs had been eliminated from the […]

Giants’ eliminated from West

by @ Saturday, September 24th, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

PHOENIX — This is not an easy or enjoyable post to write.  However, as a professional, it needs to be written and shared for all to read who actually do keep up. Last night, the 23rd of September, the Arizona Diamondbacks used three runs over the course of the seventh and eighth innings to defeat […]

All-Star Vogelsong can’t deliver

by @ Sunday, July 3rd, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers scored five unanswered runs as they overcame a 3-1 deficit to defeat the defending champion, San Francisco Giants in their final Interleague game of the season.  Magglio Ordonez’s two-RBI single in the seventh with…

Giants sweep Indians behind Bumgarner’s 11K’s

by @ Monday, June 27th, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — It appears that the time off from his last start that the Giants starter, Madison Bumgarner would be well rested going into Sunday’s contest against the Cleveland Indians.  Bumgarner bounced back from his previous start in whic…

Lincecum suffers first loss against A’s

by @ Saturday, June 18th, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

OAKLAND — The rematch of the cross-bay rivals resumed Friday evening as the Oakland Athletics were hosts to the San Francisco Giants.  The last time these two teams met in May, San Francisco swept Oakland in their weekend series.  Oakland howev…

More late-game fun

by @ Saturday, June 11th, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — The Good and The Bad both occurred Friday evening at AT&T Park during the San Francisco Giants victory over the Cincinnati Reds.  San Francisco yet again had another last-at-bat walk-off win; their ninth this season.  But th…

Light delay leads to Wilson’s one-pitch to end game

by @ Thursday, June 2nd, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

ST. LOUIS — Where’s Kanye when you need him? After a sixteen-minute stadium delay due to a pair of light towers going out in the eleventh, a frustrated Brian Wilson in dugout returned to throw one pitch for the final out of the game. San Franci…

Posey Out

by @ Sunday, May 29th, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

According to an Associated Press article on ESPN, (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=6605589), Buster Posey is out for the season after surgery was needed to repair three ligaments in his ankle.  This is devastating for the Giants organizati…

Brandon Crawford’s first hit gives Giants win

by @ Saturday, May 28th, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

MILWAUKEE — Welcome to Major League Baseball Brandon Crawford! With the San Francisco Giants trailing the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 entering the seventh inning, the momentum of the game was completely altered by the Giants next four batters.  Aubrey…

Giants win Bay Battle Pt. I

by @ Monday, May 23rd, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Interleague Play began this weekend with a majority of MLB teams taking on their arch-rivals; the Oakland Athletics visited the San Francisco Giants in a three-game series.  Upon a Giants walk-off single in extras, the Giants wer…

Short and Sweet

by @ Sunday, May 15th, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

CHICAGO — The Friendly Confines had a surprise guest Saturday evening during the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs game.  The wonderful mother nature made an appearance and as a gesture of respect, the game was official after six-innings. Af…

A second straight walk-off victory for SF

by @ Monday, May 9th, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

SAN FRANCISCO–  San Francisco defeated the Colorado Rockies in back-to-back night caps on walk-offs in the ninth inning.  Freddy Sanchez was the hero Friday night with his single and Mike Fontenot continued the late inning heroics with his sacr…

Nats take game three

by @ Monday, May 2nd, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

WASHINGTON– San Francisco could not muster a rally against the Washington Nationals, falling 5-2 Sunday in the third of a four game series.  The final game of the series takes place Monday evening. The Giants scored their only runs of the game i…

Heyward helps complete Sweep of Giants

by @ Monday, April 25th, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

SAN FRANCISCO– A three-run tenth inning helped the Atlanta Braves complete a sweep of the San Francisco Giants Sunday afternoon behind Jason Heyward.  Brian Wilson struggled in the tenth as he allowed Atlanta to score three-runs off him. Giants …

Rowand, Sanchez, and Mota help Giants earn 4th straight

by @ Monday, April 18th, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

PHEONIX– Saturday, the San Francisco Giants scored early and never looked back as they went on to win their fourth in a row over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.  Barry Zito left the game early for San Francisco with a sprained right foo…

Late Inning Hero’s are Giant Home Weekend Opener

by @ Monday, April 11th, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

SAN FRANCISCO– Over the weekend, the San Francisco Giants hosted the St. Louis Cardinals in their first home series as defending World Series Champions.  Despite not sweeping the Cardinals, the Giants gave their fans something to celebrate on th…

Royals rally in forth to top Giants

by @ Monday, April 4th, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

SURPISE– In a day of number two starters, both pitchers were strong in the early innings in of the game, but, as the game progressed the runs began to appear.   Jonathan Sanchez, a top rotation man for the Giants, pitched effectively till the f…

Giants blowout L.A. for first win of season

by @ Monday, April 4th, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

LOS ANGELES — The defending World Series Champions San Francisco Giants finally looked like the team who made that special run in October blowing out their rival 10-0 Saturday afternoon.  Despite losing the first two games of this four game seri…

Giants fall to Oakland early

by @ Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

SCOTTSDALE–   Both starting pitchers in the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants game this past Sunday had polar opposite results.  San Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner, who is projected to be in the rotation, continues with his struggles…

Brews beat down San Fran

by @ Tuesday, March 15th, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

SCOTTSDALE– Starting pitcher Matt Cain started his second game on Monday, the last one occurring in late February due to elbow inflammation.  Cain came back strong, throwing three innings and allowing three hits in a losing effort as San Francis…

World Series Re-match ends with Giants Win

by @ Tuesday, March 8th, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

SCOTTSDALE–   Last night marked the San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers first meeting since the World Series, which San Francisco won 4 games to 1.  A four run fifth led to the Giants defeat of Texas again, winning 4-1 Monday at Scottsdale …

6 Run Inning Leads To Giants Victory

by @ Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

PHOENIX– A six run seventh by the Giants led to a high scoring game between San Francisco and Milwaukee on Monday.  Starter Barry Zito of the Giants had an early exit, allowing three hits, and surrendering two runs in only 1 2/3 innings.  Zito …

Ohh The Possibilities in Left

by @ Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

Wouldn’t all MLB managers like to have the luxury Bruce Bochy has as the Giants manager this 2011 season? With position players now present, there are numerous candidates looking to be the Giants Opening Day left-fielder. As of now, there are six pos…

Repeating Too Giant To Accomplish?

by @ Thursday, February 17th, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

With Spring Training now officially underway this past Monday as pitchers and catchers reported, let’s take a look at the San Francisco Giants chances of repeating as World Series Champions this 2011 season. Aside from infielder Juan Uribe being rele…

Giants Top Ten Prospects

by @ Sunday, January 30th, 2011. Filed under 2011 Giants

Baseball America released their top ten Giants prospects list.  Of course the Giants have a ton of young talent but a lot of the top talent has found it’s way to the big league club.  At the top of the list is first baseman Brandon Belt.  This…

The Giant’s Chances in 2012

by @ Tuesday, December 21st, 2010. Filed under 2011 Giants

In Chris Kahrl’s latest, she takes a look at what the Giants both are and should be doing in the aftermath of their World Series win a few months ago.  She talks about how the rotation is already pretty set and the bullpen probably will be in sh…

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