Giants’ hitters versus R.A. Dickey: And Giants’ pitchers versus Toronto hitters: Welp.
Baggs: #SFGiants optioned OF Peguero and recalled hot-hitting 1B Brett Pill from Fresno. He’ll join the club in Toronto. Maybe serve as DH? — Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) May 13, 2013 In 137 plate appearances for Triple-A Fresno, Pill’s numbers are absolutely insane: .333 ISO, slash-line of .341/.380/.675, and a 165 wRC+. (That’s even good for the PCL, but adjusted to… Read more →
An early storyline in 2013 for the Giants has been Ryan Vogelsong’s trouble keeping the ball in the yard. Through 39.1 innings pitched, the right-hander has faced 183 batters and allowed 129 balls in play, nine of which have left the yard. For the purposes of this post, I’m using HR/9 as my measurement of home run rate. A rate… Read more →
Last month, in a post entitled “Barry Zito’s magic Wand,” I wrote about Barry Zito, the hitter, and noted the following: So, one of the things to watch for — a storyline if you will — is if Barry Zito will ever pull a ball to RF in the 2013 season for a base hit. If it happens, mark your… Read more →
The pitch: The bat flip: The happy:
From tonight’s (ongoing) game against the Diamondbacks. And the super cool, super slow motion shot: The result: RBI single to RF. I’m not sure anyone else in baseball could hit that pitch, and hit it for a base hit. What else can you say other than, “Pablo Sandoval.” Enjoy him, folks. He’s something special. (At the time of this post,… Read more →
The Giants ended up winning a (terrible) baseball game today against the Cubs. The game featured another frustrating Lincecum start (are there any other at this point?), a heroic ninth inning, two-out solo homer by Hunter Pence to dramatically tie things up, and maybe one of the worst days I’ve ever seen for a catcher in major league baseball. The… Read more →
In life, some people like oranges. And some people enjoy the taste of apples. Everyone has their preference of things — food, clothing, cars, sports teams, whatever. Everyone has preferences. This, oddly enough, extends to pitchers hitting. Some are for it and some against it. Me, personally, I’m for it. I’m not here to tell you which preference is right…. Read more →
As we near the start of the season, it’s looking more and more like noted hacker, Hector Sanchez, might not be ready to play baseball. From John Shea’s twitter: Hector Sanchez (shoulder) shut down til Tuesday, after which he could get extra swings in minor-league games. #SFGiants — John Shea (@JohnSheaHey) March 15, 2013 Sanchez has been dealing with… Read more →
Weirdness after the jump.