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Old 09-24-2010, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Odd game last night for the Giants, Uribe hit two HRs in the same inning with one being a grand slam, and in that same inning Guillen was hit twice by a pitch.

Being hit by a pitch twice in the same inning had never happened in the entire history of the Giants.
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Washington state
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Odd game last night for the Giants, Uribe hit two HRs in the same inning with one being a grand slam, and in that same inning Guillen was hit twice by a pitch.

Being hit by a pitch twice in the same inning had never happened in the entire history of the Giants.
It's rare period. According to Baseball Almanac, through 2009, there had been only 4 players in MLB history to be HBP twice in one inning..

Willard Schmidt, Frank Thomas, and Andres Galarraga for the NL. Brady Anderson for the AL..

Now, we can add Guillen..
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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Odd game last night for the Giants, Uribe hit two HRs in the same inning with one being a grand slam, and in that same inning Guillen was hit twice by a pitch.

Being hit by a pitch twice in the same inning had never happened in the entire history of the Giants.
Memorable inning. Maybe Giants will win by 2 games in the West.
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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The Giants have been strangely inefficient in run distribution over their last 13 games. They have gone 8-5 in those contests while outscoring the opposition 45-16. Their average victory margin works out to 3.46 runs per game over 1.23 for their opponents.

However, the Giants scored 38 of their 45 runs in just four of those 13 games, and only seven total runs in the other nine.

The pitching has been phenomenal, yielding three runs in one game, two runs in four of the games, one run five times and three shutouts. Had the Giants scored their 13 game average of 3.46 runs in each game over that stretch, they would have gone 13-0.
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:03 AM
 
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Pitching for the past month or so has been as good as any I can recall. The team now has 5 strong starters, and basically they just keep the team in the game until someone can unload.

Lincecum with another strong outing yesterday, looks like he has his mechanics problem from mid-season fixed. Fifth good outing in a row.
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:37 PM
 
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Giants now have the best lowest ERA in the MLB. If they continue to do this, we will win the World Series regardless of batting.

But the big bats have come alive also with different hitters.

I think the Giants will clinch next Saturday and the Sunday game will be meaningless.

We may need Linecum and Cain to work on a 4 day rest.
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Old 09-26-2010, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Giants now have the best lowest ERA in the MLB. If they continue to do this, we will win the World Series regardless of batting.

But the big bats have come alive also with different hitters.

I think the Giants will clinch next Saturday and the Sunday game will be meaningless.

We may need Linecum and Cain to work on a 4 day rest.
The Giants may have the lowest ERA, but don't confuse that with the best pitching

That belongs to Minnesota.

2010 Major League Baseball Player Value - Baseball-Reference.com

Though the injuries to Baker and Slowey might change that for the playoffs. Texas is underrated as well.
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Old 09-26-2010, 05:25 PM
 
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Thinking ahead, what should the Giants do with Aaron Rowand? He still has two years and 27.5 million dollars to go on his five year deal and now not only has been reduced to a part time player, he is a lousy part time player, batting .227-.279-.367. There are currently 34 major league players who have had at least 300 plate appearances and played centerfield either regularly or on a part time basis. Among those 34 players, Aaron Rowand ranks 30th in OPS with his .646 mark. The Giants have two other centerfielders, Torres with an .825 OPS and Cody Ross who has posted a .747 OPS with the team. When Torres was sick, the Giants went with Ross, not Rowand. Now Torres is returning, which makes Rowand a no time player.

Apart from the fact that he has the fat contract, there is no justifiable reason for having Rowan on the roster. Should the Giants release him and eat the 27.5 million he is owed? I don't see how he could be traded for anything worthwhile. Whoever took him on would insist that the Giants remain responsible for most of the contract, and who would want him badly enough to give up any player with value?
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:49 PM
 
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The Giants may have the lowest ERA, but don't confuse that with the best pitching

That belongs to Minnesota.

2010 Major League Baseball Player Value - Baseball-Reference.com

Though the injuries to Baker and Slowey might change that for the playoffs. Texas is underrated as well.
How do you define best pitching?
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:50 PM
 
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Almost a No-hitter by Cain today in Col, wow. I think it was an error or Uribe.

Either way, we are in 1st place and 1.5 lead of Atlanta in WC.
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