Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Giants Still Getting Nothing from their Third Basemen

Contract years are typically where a players numbers blow up, inflating his value before he potentially hits the open market. Given their plans to wait until season's end to negotiate an extension with Sandoval, the Giants certainly wouldn't mind a career year from the Panda to additionally bolster an already upgraded offense.

Surprisingly, what they've received thus far is the polar opposite. Despite some flashes of the old Panda, he's been nothing short of a burden with the bat in his hand. Of all MLB third basemen to have received at least 50 plate appearances thus far, Sandoval ranks dead last (out of 40) in pretty much every category. He's not hitting for power, he's not getting on base, and he's still swinging at garbage pitches - the latter now slightly magnified given it's not resulting in the success that it has in the past.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Giants Take Series from Dodgers (GIFs)

Some GIFs of the Giants highlights today from their 7-2 win over LA.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Giants Take Season Opener from DBacks

After what looked like a horrific start to the year, the Giants came all the way back to top the DBacks in regulation. Below are some GIFs from the game.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Giants Beat a Struggling Kershaw, Hicks Impresses

I really don't care that Clayton Kershaw might be struggling this spring, and that his command is most of the reason for it. The Giants beat him fair and square. And what's more. the the "boring, not suited for a Sunday sellout crowd" Giants starter in Escobar, flat out out-dueled kershaw. Those are a couple of the things the etch-a-sketch minded Vin Scully accused Edwin Escobar of being. He went on to say that it wasn't fair to the crowd that the Giants would start him, as if entertaining the Dodgers spring training crowd somehow registered as a higher priority than evaluating talent.

The game itself was on the less than exciting side of things, highlighted only by a Brandon Hicks two-run bomb to the opposite field off Clayton Kershaw. Mind you, that's a pretty stellar highlight.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

CIN @ PIT Wildcard Game in GIFs

Tonight, the Pittsbugh Pirates won their first playoff game since 1992, when I was one freaking year old. Here were some of the highlights.