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San Francisco Will Finish August with Talented Rookies and Retread Fill-ins

The San Francisco Giants will finish this critical month of August playing twelve games: six against quality teams (3 each with the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers) and six against sub-.500 teams (2 against the Cubs and 4 with the Colorado Rockies). With the Dodgers three games ahead in the NL West Division and Atlanta and Pittsburgh within two and a half games of the...
Via The Giants Cove
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Giants Injury Update: Buster Posey, Brandon Belt, Hector Sanchez

The San Francisco Giants need a full-strength roster to stay in the playoff hunt. Unfortunately, with Buster Posey hurting and slumping, and both Brandon Belt and Hector Sanchez potentially done for the year because of concussions, that's exactly what they haven't got.According to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area, Posey was out of Wednesday's lineup with soreness in...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Better off as Wild Card?

Today’s double-header against the Chicago Cubs will be a key point in determining if the San Francisco Giants still have hopes of a division title in 2014 but could the Wild Card be the best thing thing for the Giants to compete for going forward? If the Giants fail to beat the Cubs in today’s suspended make-up game, they will fall four games back of Los Angeles, with just over...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants win protest over called game, MLB cites negligence by Cubs grounds crew

For the first time in 28 years, Major League Baseball has upheld a protest made by the San Francisco Giants over a rain-shortened game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Monday. The game will resume on Thursday afternoon. The original game was delayed in the fifth inning by a 15-minute rainstorm and was […] The post Giants win protest over called game, MLB cites negligence...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants win protest, will finish game vs. Cubs

Your browser does not support iframes. The San Francisco Giants’ protest of its loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday was upheld on Wednesday by Joe Torre, MLB’s executive vice president for baseball operations. Toree agreed with the Giants that the flawed deployment of Wrigley Field’s tarp meant that the game should have been suspended instead of awarded to the Cubs, who led...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants win protest over tarp malfunction, game to be finished

The Chicago Cubs defeated the San Francisco Giants in less than five innings on Tuesday night after the grounds crew was unable to cover the infield with a tarp during a torrential downpour. But after winning their appeal on Wednesday, the Giants are now technically trailing the Cubs 2-0 heading into the bottom of the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants Win 1st MLB Protest Since 1986

The San Francisco Giants became the first team since 1986 to have a protest upheld by MLB. Executive vice president of operations Joe Torre’s decision hinged on Rule 4.12(a)(3). For the uninitiated, Rule 4.12(a)(3) states that a game should be considered suspended should there be a “malfunction of a mechanical field device under control of the home club.” MLB reviewed the...
Via Geeks and Cleats
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Win Appeal of Tarp Game for First MLB Protest Win in 28 Years

The San Francisco Giants have won their protest of the odd tarp game at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night. After pouring rain stopped the game in the middle of the 5th inning, the Wrigley Field grounds crew made a feeble and controversial attempt to cover the field. Their inability to properly covered the field prevented the game from continuing on a soggy diamond, thus giving the Cubbies...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants Prevail in Protest of Rain-Shortened Game

The San Francisco Giants have reportedly won their protest stemming from a rain-shortened loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night. The game will now pick up in the bottom of the fifth with the Chicago Cubs up 2-0.  Source: Giants prevail in protest of tarp-snafu game. Game to be resumed at 4 pm Thursday before reg scheduled games. To start B5. Cubs 2-0. — Gordon Wittenmyer ...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants Protesting Rain Shortened Game After Groundscrew Snafu

((HT: manager Bruce Bochy is challenging the result from last night when the Cubs were awarded a rain-shortened win over San Francisco.Here's what happened that caused the delay and the shenanigansYour browser does not support iframes.But, from, here's why the game was called and not suspended:Had the Giants led at the time of delay, the contest would...
Via Online Sports Guys
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants lose rain-shortened game due to Cubs grounds crew’s ineptitude (vids/pics)

A far from competent effort by the Wrigley Field grounds crew covering up the field during a rainstorm at least partially precipitated — pun intended — a game between the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants being deemed official after only four-and-a-half innings played. With the Cubs up 2-0 in the bottom of fifth inning […] The post Giants lose rain-shortened game due to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Upset After ‘Rain’ Shortened Loss to the Cubs

The San Francisco Giants, who are in the midst of a playoff race, were the victims of some shoddy jobs by the Chicago Cubs ground crew on Tuesday evening. Losing 2-0 in the bottom of the fifth, the Giants were forced from the field in what was seemingly going to be a short rain delay.  Unfortunately, the grounds crew at Wrigley Field didn’t do its job in terms of warding off the...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Hector Sanchez to be evaluated after another foul tip

The San Francisco Giants enter a series against the Cubs at Wrigley Field tomorrow with a record of 65-58, second in the National League West. At three and a half games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers with 39 games left, the Giants have time to make a run. But they need better production from an offense that is 22nd in the league in runs scored. They also need to remain healthy,...
Via MLB Injury News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Joe Panik exits with hand injury

Joe Panik of the Giants left Sunday’s game against the Phillies due to a left pinky injury. He was sliding into second base when he jammed his pinky into second base. He continued to run and then was taken out for defense by Joaquin Arias.Arias going to second base. Panik going downstairs with the trainer. #SFGiants— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) August 17, 2014#453581244...
Via MLB Injury News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Don’t count them out

Anybody who has watched the San Francisco Giants the whole season knows what an up and down ride the season has been. The team started off great the first 63 games, going 42-21. Now seemingly in the same amount of time they’ve been below 500 by about 15 games going 21-36. They have lost their 9 and a half game division lead and now sit 5 and a half games behind the Los Angeles...
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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