A quick update: I haven’t shutdown the site for the offseason, but I am in the middle of a couple of things. Expect updates to begin again by tomorrow. I’ve got some things in the pipeline that I’m hoping everyone will enjoy. Thanks for bearing with me.
When I sat down today to write this post I ended up staring at my computer screen blankly for minutes on end. It’s hard to know where to start when you’re under the effect of so many emotions: Joy, happiness, and disbelief. I’ve experienced all of them since last night’s World Series win. Generally, when I write about the Giants,… Read more →
Really. I don’t know what else to say. What an amazing year. Thoughts and analysis to come tomorrow after I can reflect a little. This picture pretty much sums it up for now.
I wanted to throw this post up tonight really quickly before I go to sleep. Tonight’s topic: Madison Bumgarner is awesome. Thoughts before I turn in: * Bumgarner was simply brilliant. The left-hander’s line: 8 IP, 0 ER , 3 H, 6 SO, 2 BB. If my math is correct, that’s a Game Score of 80. Bumgarner was in the… Read more →
I read an interesting quote from Dave Righetti after last night’s game in the Chronicle: Sanchez’s velocity has been down considerably in his last two starts. The fastball that Moreland hit out was 89 mph, 3 or 4 mph lower than Sanchez’s standard. Pitching coach Dave Righetti is concerned enough that when asked if he and Bochy must have a… Read more →
Not a lot to write about tonight. Colby Lewis had a fine start — 7.2 IP, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO — that kept the Giants off balance for most of the night. The scoring for the Giants came on a Cody Ross solo shot — who else, right? — and an Andres Torres solo HR in the 8th…. Read more →
Tonight the Giants will face off against Colby Lewis and the Texas Rangers. Lewis is a fascinating story in the realm of baseball redemption. He’s a former 1st round draft pick (#38 overall in ’99) that struggled to put things together in the majors. Prior to this season, Lewis had thrown a sum of 217.1 innings in major league baseball… Read more →
If this game had a subtitle, it would be: “Matt Cain is flipping awesome”. In his 3rd career postseason start, Matt Cain had yet another very effective game. The 26-year-old right-hander pitched 7.2 sterling innings to earn his 2nd win of the 2010 postseason. By sabermetric principles, it wasn’t a dominating start — Cain only had 2 strikeouts to 2… Read more →
Well, I can’t say I saw that one coming. In a game that was billed as another postseason pitcher’s duel — both Tim Lincecum and Cliff Lee weren’t particularly sharp. The Giants jumped on Cliff Lee for 6 earned runs in just 4.2 innings pitched. Lee ended up with 7 strikeouts to 1 walk on the evening, but Giants’ hitters… Read more →
Today we’re continuing with our Q&A’s with fellow members of the SweetSpot Blog Network. We’ve got Joey Matschulat from the Rangers’ blog Baseball Time in Arlington here to answer a few Rangers questions. If you’re unaware, BBTiA is one of the better baseball blogs out there. I’ve been reading it for quite some time, even prior to joining the SweetSpot… Read more →