I’ve been watching the Giants for almost 20 years now and I can’t remember a Giants pitcher that pitched off his fastball more than Ryan Vogelsong over his last two NLCS starts. Maybe Jason Schmidt, when he was dominating the National League, but it’s pretty damned special what Ryan Vogelsong is doing right now with his fastball. Velocity. Movement. Location…. Read more →
Subtitle: If you follow my Twitter account, you’ve probably already seen these. Delicious baseball .gifs after the jump!
Today, Rory Paap was up for the Giants ESPN Power Ranking blurb. Rory wrote: The swap of Jonathan Sanchez (62 ERA+) for Melky Cabrera (155 OPS+) is looking pretty good right about now. With Pablo Sandoval out, though, the Melkman is working without a wing man. Let me go ahead and get this out of the way: I love Melky… Read more →
When your post title is “A Gregor Blanco GIF post” you know what you’re getting into. This post has .gifs. This post has .gifs of Gregor Blanco who, amidst another dismal Giants loss, was pretty entertaining. To be clear: this post has Gregor Blanco .gifs. Not sure if I’ve mentioned that yet. Also, the first person to complain about .gif-related… Read more →
You’re going to read a lot about Barry Zito’s pitching today, and that’s fine with me. You’re going to read a lot about his complete game shutout against the Rockies that netted the Giants their first win of the 2012 campaign. Zito, for the most part, was masterful in today’s win. His fastball didn’t crack 85 mph, but he mixed… Read more →
Interesting post this morning from Henry Schulman on the Giants and what they would like to see from Zito’s delivery: In the wake of two horrible starts, Barry Zito said he does not want to scrap all the elements of a new delivery that he had hoped would make him better, but the coaching staff wants him to tweak it… Read more →
Adorable! Can we keep him, please? (Also, as I post this, Belt is 3-4 tonight with two doubles, and two three runs scored.)
Greatness, I think, most would agree is easy to spot. It’s not hard to see what makes players like Pablo Sandoval or Tim Lincecum or Matt Cain great. That’s not just in sports, or baseball, but life in general. We always notice the talented people. We always notice those who are in the spotlight. But, I’ve also got a soft… Read more →
So … it’s the 9th inning of a Spring Training baseball game. Your team is down 8-4 and things are looking bleak. Because it’s the top of the 9th inning, and you’re still in the game, chances are good that you’re a prospect that’s trying to fight and claw his way onto a major league roster. You, specifically, are this… Read more →
(Majorly inspired by these two [1 and 2] Jeff Sullivan posts.) Slider. Never saw it coming.