Giants Notes, August 15

Home Field Advantage? It’s so secret that the Giants have struggled at home this season, and it’s been a big reason why they’ve slipped from a commanding lead to a floundering second place in the National League West. After starting 22-9 in their first 31 games at AT&T Park, they’ve gone 8-22 in their final 30 to put them under more »

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Giants Stop Skid, Win a Weird One at AT&T

San Francisco powered out the weirdest seven-run seventh inning of the year to beat the White Sox 7-1 and get Jake Peavy his first win in a Giants uniform. Chicago got on the board first in the top of the fourth when Adam Dunn launched his first-ever splash hit into McCovey Cove. It was also the first splash hit by more »

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Giants Offense No Match for Shields

The Giants offense continued to flounder as they wasted a strong start from Tim Hudson and fell to the Royals 5-0. Both Hudson and Kansas City starter James Shields took shutouts into the fifth inning before Hudson gave up a solo home run to Alex Gordon. It turned out that that would be enough to earn Shields his 11th win more »

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Offense Wakes Up, Giants Win a Wild One at Home

The Giants offense finally came alive to beat the Pirates 7-5 and avoid being swept on a six-game homestand for the first time ever at AT&T Park. It all started out well for San Francisco, as they tagged Charlie Morton for three runs in the bottom of the first. Brandon Crawford and Buster Posey hit one-out singles, and Pablo Sandoval’s more »

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Raiders Much Impoved at Quarterback and Running Back

After yet another disappointing 4-12 season in 2013, the Oakland Raiders made a lot of offseason moves in hopes of addressing at least some of their needs. Two huge areas of concern for the black and silver were quarterback and the running game. General Manager Reggie McKenzie took extra time with those issues, trading a sixth round pick to Houston more »

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Should Pence be Considered for National League MVP?

Everyone loves Hunter Pence. Since being traded to San Francisco in July 2012 for Nate Schierholtz and two prospects, the right fielder has become a fan favorite. His quirky demeanor, humble attitude, and mode of transportation endeared him to Giants fans almost immediately. The fact that he can be seen riding his scooter along the Embarcadero on any given day more »

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