Migel Tejada finally ‘broke out’ of his season long slump in last night’s game, going 3-4 with a single, double, and 1 RBI. /cue majestic trumpets You would be hard pressed to use the term ‘breaking out’ when a player goes 3-4, but this is Tejada we’re talking about. After last night’s game, Tejada’s batting average rocketed from .195 to… Read more →
A tweet from Amy G before tonight’s game against the D-Backs: #sfgiants 5/11/11 lineup: Torres CF F. Sanchez 2B Huff 1B Posey C Ross RF Fontenot SS Rowand LF Tejada 3B J. Sanchez LHP With Andres Torres back in the lineup, let me be the first to scratch my head at Rowand’s inclusion into tonight’s lineup. I still get the… Read more →
I make fun of Bruce Bochy a lot, but there’s no way I’d actually want his job. The Giants have enough players of similar talent that just deciding who goes on the lineup card every night must be something of a headache. Happily, I am relieved from the responsibility of having my opinions make an impact on the team. This… Read more →
Today, 80 years ago, Willie Mays was born in Westfield, Alabama. In my opinion, Mays will always be one of the best overall position players in the history of baseball. His combination of power and speed is nearly unmatched in the annals of baseball. If you took a quick stroll through Mays’ numbers, the time spent looking up numbers and… Read more →
Tim Lincecum was simply dominant in last night’s 2-0 win against the New York Mets. Coming off a frustrating start in D.C. — the one where Laynce Nix turned into power hitting 136 OPS+ Laynce Nix instead of the career 83 OPS+ version — Tim was on his game for the most part. His control wasn’t excellent — as shown… Read more →
Well now, this game had it all: * Mike Fontenot hitting third and driving in a couple of runs. I was shocked to learn that this wasn’t the first time in Fontenot’s career that he has batted third, previous to tonight’s game, he had 14 career at-bats in the three hole. * Brian Wilson had a clean 9th, for the… Read more →
Today’s lineup is presented without comment: CF Rowand 3B Tejada SS Fontenot C Posey 1B Huff RF Schierholtz LF Ross 2B Burriss P Vogelsong Kevin Davidoff is also reporting that, at Brian Sabean’s request, Lou Piniella is in New York tonight to watch the Giants. There’s lots to speculate given that information, such as what exactly will he be looking… Read more →
As if you need a graphic to tell you that. When you’ve got a walk-rate on par with the Houston Astros, you’re doing it wrong.
The Giants and offensive futility have been quite the topic of recent debate on this site, and many other blogs. Thus far in the season, Pablo Sandoval is hitting .313/.374/.530, that’s an wRC+ of 142 (meaning he’s hitting 42% better than your league average batter) and now he’s out for 4-6 weeks after suffering a broken hamate bone in his… Read more →
Name wOBA Brandon Belt 0.277 Aubrey Huff 0.253 Miguel Tejada 0.238 Cody Ross 0.185 Brandon Belt was hitting very poorly when he was sent to Fresno. 3/8s of the regulars are hitting worse.