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Giants charging up Wild Card standings

@MannyOnMLB
an hour ago

DENVER -- The Giants are three games back of a National League Wild Card spot. Let that sink in for a minute. On June 26, San Francisco had just lost two out of three to the Rockies at Oracle Park, dropping them to 34-45 on the season, 7 1/2 games

Longoria unsure of return date from foot injury

@MannyOnMLB
July 16, 2019

DENVER -- Evan Longoria, who was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a strained plantar fascia in his left foot, said before Tuesday's game against the Rockies at Coors Field that he may be out two to four weeks, though he couldn't be precise with his estimate. "I've

Sandoval honored with Heart & Hustle Award

@MannyOnMLB
11:18 PM PDT

DENVER -- Pablo Sandoval is the winner of the Giants' Heart & Hustle Award for 2019, which honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and traditions of the game. The Heart & Hustle Award is also the only award

Rodriguez defies Coors to cap Giants' big day

@MannyOnMLB
July 16, 2019

DENVER -- Dereck Rodríguez loves Coors Field. No, really. “It’s weird that I’m saying it,” Rodriguez said after holding the Rockies to a run on four hits over five innings in San Francisco’s 2-1 victory in the second game of a doubleheader Monday night. “But I actually feel comfortable throwing

Crawford's feat a first for Giants since Mays

Shortstop leads charge as SF erupts for 19 runs in Game 1 of doubleheader
@MannyOnMLB
July 15, 2019

DENVER -- “Yeah, but RBIs don’t matter anymore.” Brandon Crawford was joking, of course, using that tongue-in-cheek statement to poke fun at the idea in some sabermetric circles that the stat is of little utility. They do matter. How else would you describe what Crawford did in the first game

Tuesday's top prospect performers

@JakeCrouseMLB and @GoldenSombrero
10:31 PM PDT

Here's a look at Tuesday's top Minor League performers from each team's Top 30 Prospects list: AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST Blue Jays: Ryan Noda, OF/1B (No. 20) -- 1-for-2, HR, 2 RBI, BB (Class A Adv Dunedin) Noda connected on his ninth homer of the year Tuesday, hitting a two-run shot

Longoria (plantar fasciitis) goes on IL

@MannyOnMLB and @mi_guardado
July 15, 2019

DENVER -- Giants third baseman Evan Longoria was placed on the 10-day injured list with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, and the club called up right-hander Ray Black from Triple-A Sacramento before Monday's day-night doubleheader against the Rockies. Black was optioned back to Triple-A following the 19-2 victory in

Beede's improvement apparent in win over Crew

@mi_guardado
July 14, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- Tyler Beede continued development on the mound has been one of the most encouraging aspects of the Giants’ season so far. In Sunday's 8-3 series finale win over the Brewers at Miller Park, he showed his bat can be impressive, too. Recalled from Double-A Richmond before the game,

Giants make moves ahead of Monday's twin bill

@mi_guardado
July 14, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- The Giants optioned reliever Ray Black to Triple-A Sacramento to clear a roster spot for right-hander Tyler Beede, who was recalled to start against the Brewers in Sunday’s series finale at Miller Park. The Giants came out of the All-Star break with an extra arm in their bullpen,

Bumgarner's outing vs. Brewers reassuring

@mi_guardado
July 14, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- The remnants of the 98.3 mph liner that struck Madison Bumgarner on his pitching arm remain visible in the form of some residual bruising around his left elbow. Bumgarner admitted he’s not completely past the left elbow contusion he suffered a week ago, but he found a way

5 NL West players who will dictate the Deadline

@matthewhleach
July 11, 2019

The adjustment to the Trade Deadline means that July 31 approaches with even more uncertainty than usual this year. There will be no waiver trades in August, which adjusts the math, as teams determine what they need and what they’re willing to part with. So the next 20 days become

Posey's slam downs Crew as Giants hit 5 HRs

@mi_guardado
July 13, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- The Giants opened the second half of the season by continuing to build off their recent offensive resurgence, hammering five home runs -- including a decisive 10th-inning grand slam by Buster Posey -- to fuel a wild 10-7 comeback win over the Brewers in Friday night’s series opener

Giants holding big trade chip in Bumgarner

@mi_guardado
July 10, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- After a disappointing start to the season, the Giants closed out the first half on an optimistic note, winning seven of their final nine games and showcasing an entertaining brand of baseball that helped assuage some of the frustration that had set in earlier in the year.

Prospects we'd like to see in '20 Futures Game

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
July 11, 2019

Many of the top prospects in baseball showcased their talent last Sunday in the 21st annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which saw the American and National League squads play to a 2-2 tie in eight innings. While it proved a pitching-dominated event, those who tuned in were offered a glimpse

All-Star Game returns Smith to 'special place'

@mi_guardado
July 10, 2019

Despite spending the bulk of his career in the National League, Giants closer Will Smith has developed a special affinity for Cleveland. In 2012, he earned his first Major League win at Progressive Field while pitching for the Royals. Seven years later, the city proved to be the site of

MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week

@GoldenSombrero
July 8, 2019

MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any Minor Leaguer currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible. Sunday’s SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game meant it was a shorter week for some top prospects, and as

How each club's Futures Game prospects fared

July 7, 2019

The MLB Futures Game during All-Star weekend is the premier showcase event for the stars of tomorrow to give us a glimpse of things to come. And while the 2018 game was a slugfest, the 2019 contest was the opposite. There wasn't a hit for either the National League squad

Giants' recent roll brings questions for 2nd half

@mi_guardado
July 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hours before the Giants played their first-half finale against the Cardinals, manager Bruce Bochy was asked if, given the modest expectations assigned to his club at the beginning of the season, he would have taken a 41-48 mark heading into the All-Star break. “No,” Bochy said firmly.

Slater's 1st grand slam the difference for Giants

@mi_guardado
July 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Austin Slater’s reworked swing continues to yield impressive results for the Giants. Slater delivered a pinch-hit grand slam to the opposite field to help power the Giants to an 8-4 win over the Cardinals on Saturday night at Oracle Park. It was the first career grand slam

Comebacker ends Bumgarner's night early

@mi_guardado
July 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Madison Bumgarner saw one of his potentially final home starts for the Giants end after just two innings Saturday night after being struck on his pitching arm by a comebacker in the first inning of an 8-4 win over the Cardinals at Oracle Park. After giving up

Pomeranz can't keep roll going in short start

@mi_guardado
July 6, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- This wasn’t how Drew Pomeranz wanted to head into the All-Star break. After posting a promising 3.33 ERA over five starts in June, Pomeranz struggled in his first outing of July, allowing four runs over four innings in the Giants’ 9-4 loss to the Cardinals in Friday

Solano providing big boost off Giants' bench

@mi_guardado
July 5, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- There was little fanfare when the Giants signed veteran infielder Donovan Solano to a Minor League deal back in January. At the time, Solano was a career .257 hitter who hadn't played in the Majors since appearing in nine games for the Yankees in 2016. Seven months

Dickerson helps bring clarity to Giants' outfield

@oapostrophesd
July 4, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- With all the noise coming from third base lately, it would be easy to miss. But the Giants seem to have quietly settled on an outfield they like. Alex Dickerson, one of the players who have stabilized the outfield, hit a 422-foot home run off Cal Quantrill