Hudson’s Heartfelt Send-Off Overshadows 3-2 Loss to Dodgers

October 2, 2015

By: Josh Goodwine With many a teary eye at AT&T, Tim Hudson toed the rubber for the 479th and last time yesterday. Clearly having earned the respect of the league, he received a standing ovation from both the Giants and Dodger dugouts as well as the fans in his departure in the 3rd. Hudson’s credentials had earned him this admiration, with 222 career victories, placing him 73rd on the all-time…

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A Eulogy: Celebrating the Life of the 2015 San Francisco Giants

September 29, 2015

By: Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard REST IN PEACE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS April 6, 2015 — September 29, 2015. CAUSE OF DEATH: CLAYTON KERSHAW The 2015 Giants lived a very good, and unexpectedly long life. They will be remembered for a lot of reasons, including their pitchers that could rake, their brilliant acquisition of Casey McGehee, which opened the door for a budding star to man third base, and nearly every…

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It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over: Giants Walk-Off Dodgers in 12th

By: Josh Goodwine It looked like this game was going to send the Dodgers into the Postseason; Zack Greinke, with a meager 1.65 ERA, was on the hill last night, leaving the Giants with no room for error. Yet somehow, the Giants managed to score two runs off of Greinke in a 12 inning 3-2 victory, cutting the Dodger’s division lead to just five games. Jake Peavy took the mound…

September 29, 2015
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Giants Take Bay Bridge Series with 5-4 Win

By: Josh Goodwine After honoring the Big Three for their time as a dominant trio of starting pitchers for the Oakland As, the Giants went on the take the rubber match of the Bay Bridge Series 5-4. 27-year old rookie Chris Heston earned the victory, giving up four runs on four hits and two walks in five plus innings. His record improves to 12-10. Fellow rookie Sean Nolin didn’t fare…

September 27, 2015
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Sentimental Hudson-Zito Matchup Quickly Turns to Parker Show

September 26, 2015

By: Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard Everyone thought this game was going to be historic because two members of the A’s Big Three, Tim Hudson and Barry Zito, toed the rubber against each other in what could be the last career start for each pitcher. Instead, it took under an hour for both to exit the game, with the two combining to pitch just 2.1 innings (Or 3.1, if you count…

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Giants Bullpen Falters as Padres Walk-Off

By: Josh Goodwine After six strong innings from Jake Peavy in his quest for his first victory against his former team in San Diego, the usually solid bullpen gave up five runs, including a walk-off hit by Jedd Gyorko in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Padres the game, 5-4. Going into the game, the Giants had a road record under .500, and Peavy is 0-4 against the Padres…

September 24, 2015
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Giants Break Shutout Streak While Backing Hudson in Victory

September 20, 2015

By: Josh Goodwine The Giants snapped their 35 inning scoreless streak against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park with a 5-1 victory on a warm Sunday afternoon. Tim Hudson, who is nearing the end of his career, took the mound, and threw six scoreless innings, giving up just four hits and striking out three. With the win, Hudson improved to 8-8 on the year and to an astounding 78-35 in…

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Second Straight Shut Out Spoils Giants’ Playoff Hopes

By: Josh Goodwine Once again unable to score a run against the Diamondbacks, the Giants lose 6-0 and see their chances for postseason play dwindle. Bruce Bochy, knowing that every game is a must win, kept his pitchers on a short leash, beginning with removing starter Mike Leake after only three innings of work despite giving up only three runs. “We’re breathing you know, it’s an uphill climb… I don’t…

September 19, 2015
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Giants Blanked Despite Stellar Start From Bumgarner

September 19, 2015

By: Josh Goodwine An error by Giants left fielder Alejandro De Aza proved to be the game changer as the Giants were shut out by the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0. Bumgarner’s quest for 20 victories will have to wait. Despite the loss, Madison Bumgarner followed up his near perfect start a week before quite nicely, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits over eight strong innings. His counterpart, Rubby…

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Duffy Powers Giants to Fourth Straight Victory

September 15, 2015

By: Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Duffy had two doubles, Tim Hudson gritted through pain, and Brandon Belt drove in a pair of runs and saved a few with his glove to give the Giants a 5-3 win over the Reds, their fourth straight victory. The Giants got to Cincinnati starter Keyvius Sampson early, knocking him for two runs before most fans were even in their seats. After…

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