There’s little else to say.
Scoring runs is hard… Before Wednesday night’s game, the Giants sat atop the National League West division with a record of 27-20 despite a run differential of negative (-) one. But, we’ll leave worrying about that for another day. They’ll have played 48 games after tonight. Prior to the first of May, the Giants had played 26 games, and they’d… Read more →
Adam Foster of Project Prospect recently scouted the Giants’ top pitching prospect, Zack Wheeler: Wheeler’s 72-78 MPH curveball has elite, two-plane break and is a no-doubt swing-and-miss offering… …the pitch is already above-average and it’s close to surfacing as a true plus offering. As impressive as Wheeler’s fastball was, I think his curveball is his best offering. I wrote about… Read more →
What Gary Brown has thus far done in Advanced-A San Jose – after a 4-5 game today with two doubles (13) and two more stolen bags (28), he’s now hitting .378/.451/.559 (average/on-base percentage/slugging) for a 1.010 OPS with five home runs – reminds me of the time they dropped Bobby Flay off at a Chevy’s restaurant and said: “Show me… Read more →
Absolutely nothing. Here’s why… The average batting line in the National League in 2010 was .255/.320/.399 (average/on-base percentage/slugging) for a .719 OPS, the isolated power (ISO) average was .144. But if you look at NL averages this season, you’ll find they’ve fallen to .249/ .315/.383 for a .698 OPS, and the ISO average is just .134. But that’s just the… Read more →
This will be quick. I just wanted to attempt to alleviate any concerns about Tim Lincecum throwing 133 pitches last night. He was lighting the gun up (at 95 to 96 mph) in the ninth inning, his best readings of the night. Not only that, his velocity was impressive and consistent the whole night long: He’s The Freak.
The Giants’ No. 1 pitching prospect is Zack Wheeler, and there’s really no question about it. He was a high school pitcher plucked out of the first round, much like Madison Bumgarner and Matt Cain, and he possesses a mid-nineties fastball (with sink) that’s swell enough to make even the coolest-minded scouts drool. Despite his pedigree, he’s not the Giants’… Read more →
In the offseason, I argued hard that the best move the Giants could make with Aubrey Huff would be to simply let him go. They’d received a down-ballot MVP performance from Huff in 2010 for just $3 million, an unbelievable bargain, but whether or not he could sustain that performance for another year seemed somewhat in doubt, for two years… Read more →
I am going to piggyback on Chris’ – and Crazy Crabbers’ – earlier post on Bochy’s confounding bullpen usage. (For now, I’ll leave his perplexingly slow hook during Tim Lincecum’s Monday start alone.) Instead of making Chris’ graph more complex, I’ll make it even simpler. I’m going to focus on four pitchers: Sergio Romo, Dan Runzler, Jeremy Affeldt and Javier… Read more →
When Tim Lincecum fell to the Giants as the No. 10 overall pick in the 2006 draft, it was because the majority of the teams that picked before San Francisco — the (Devil) Rays can be excused for selecting Evan Longoria third, for obvious reasons — felt Lincecum would either flat out crumble under the work load of a major… Read more →