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Orange and Black Tuesday Inside Scoop

September 23rd, 2014 at 8:45 AM
By Michael Almonte

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The San Francisco Giants needed 13-innings Monday night to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2, keeping their slim chances of winning the National League West crown alive. They trail the Dodgers by 3.5 games with two games remaining in the series and will need to beat their rivals two best pitchers in Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw to pull off the sweep.

The Giants are 9-8 versus the Dodgers, 6-2 at Dodger Stadium and 9-4 in extra-innings this season. The Giants bullpen did their job Monday as they held the Dodgers scoreless the last 7.1 innings. They are 37-33 against the NL West, 21-16 on the road facing them and 63-17 when scoring first.

Jake Peavy once again gave the team a great outing in a no-decision, allowing four hits, two runs and four strikeouts in seven innings. The Giants are 7-4 in his starts and Peavy is 6-4 with the club, recording a 2.20 ERA and 55 strikeouts. The Giants kept pace with the Pittsburgh Pirates atop the Wild Card standings, but they need to finish with a better record over the Pirates if they want to host that one-game playoff at AT&T Park on Wednesday, October 1st. The orange and black have a magic number of two games to clinch a playoff berth.

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Orange and Black Sunday Inside Scoop

September 21st, 2014 at 5:49 PM
By Michael Almonte

The San Francisco Giants chances of winning the National League West took a big hit this weekend in San Diego as the Padres swept them, winning 8-2 Sunday afternoon. The Giants were outscored 16-4 and never led throughout the series, finishing the season with a 3-6 record at Petco Park.

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Ryan Vogelsong earned the loss on the day, dropping his season record to 8-12 and the Giants recorded a .156 batting average during the three-games. The pitching showcased a 4.13 ERA and the Giants are 36-33 versus the NL West. The team is 6-9 against the Padres this year and 20-16 on the road facing their division rivals. One special moment did occur Sunday as Chris Dominquez produced his first career home run in the top of the seventh.

The orange and black trail the Los Angeles Dodgers by 4.5 games with seven games remaining in the season. The team begins a three-game series tomorrow night in Los Angeles and will need to sweep the Dodgers if they realistically want to capture the division. The Giants are tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates atop the Wild Card standings, but since the Pirates won the season-series 4-2, they would host that one-game playoff at PNC Park.

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Orange and Black Wednesday Inside Scoop

September 17th, 2014 at 4:43 PM
By Michael Almonte

The San Francisco Giants won their second straight game Wednesday afternoon, defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 to finish the year with a 13-6 record against their division rivals. The Giants have won seven consecutive series at Chase Field and finish the year 7-3 in Arizona.

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The game was tied at 2-2 in the top of the ninth when pinch-hitter Brandon Belt, making his first at-bat since August 6th, drew a walk to load the bases for pinch-hitter Matt Duffy. Duffy smacked a two-run RBI single on a 3-2 count to give the Giants a 4-2 lead and proved to be the difference in the game. Duffy is 4-for-10 this season as a pinch-hitter with four RBI's.

Madison Bumgarner earned a no-decision on the day, allowing seven hits, two runs and six strikeouts in six innings. The Giants are 20-12 in his starts this season. Brandon Crawford had himself quite the day, going 4-for-4 with an RBI. Crawford is 21-for-54 in his last 15 games with 15 RBI's, recording a .389 batting average.

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Orange and Black Tuesday Inside Scoop

September 16th, 2014 at 12:06 PM
By Michael Almonte

The San Francisco Giants dropped their third straight game Monday night, losing 6-2 to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the opener of a critical nine-game road trip. The Giants are 11-6 on the year against the Diamondbacks and 5-3 at Chase Field this season. With the loss, the team has still won 16 of the last 23 games played here and has won six consecutive series in Arizona.

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Ryan Vogelsong allowed his first career grand slam to Mark Trumbo in the bottom of the third that proved to be the difference in the contest. Vogelsong dropped his record to 8-11 on the year and is just 1-5 this season versus the National League West with a 5.68 ERA in 12 starts. The Giants are 34-30 against the NL West this year and 18-13 on the road facing their division rivals.

The Giants dropped a game in the NL West standings as the Los Angeles Dodgers won to extend their lead to four games in the division. The Giants still remain in first place in the Wild Card standings, holding a 2.5 game lead over the second place Pittsburgh Pirates. Following the series in Arizona, the Giants will travel to San Diego to play the Padres and conclude the trip next week in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.

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San Francisco Giants-Los Angeles Dodgers Weekend Preview

September 12th, 2014 at 12:44 AM
By Michael Almonte

All eyes will be on AT&T Park this weekend when the San Francisco Giants host the Los Angeles Dodgers in a much anticipated series with first place in the National League West on the line. The Giants lead the season series 7-6 over their rivals, but are just 2-4 at home against them.

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The 81-65 Giants trail the 83-63 Dodgers by two games in the NL West and both teams enter the series with a 7-3 record in their last 10 games. The Giants have won a season-high nine straight games at home and have won 12 of their last 15 games overall. The Giants own a 41-35 home record, while the Dodgers showcase a 43-28 mark on the road.

A pair of lefties take the stage in the series opener tonight as Madison Bumgarner (17-9) faces Hyun-Jin Ryu (14-6). Bumgarner owns a career 10-4 record versus the Dodgers with a 2.54 ERA and 87 strikeouts. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 pm.

Saturday night features a matchup between Tim Hudson (9-10) and Zack Greinke (14-8). Hudson has a lifetime 6-4 record against the Dodgers with a 3.46 ERA and 68 strikeouts. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 pm.

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