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Episode #228: Ruf Dick Swap

Yaz admires his go-ahead grand slam in the bottom of the 8th inning to bring the Giants all the way back from a 7-0 deficit against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Photo by John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports)

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Chad, Eric and Dills chat about the team with the best record in the bigs and their power surge to the top of the homerun charts and how Farhan’s moves are paying big dividends. We review the series in Texas and Washington and focus on the sweep of Arizona and series win against Philly. Who’s hot and who’s not, all star game voting, the pen has improved tremendously and playoff odds are increasing by the day and at this point, we’d be surprised if they don’t make the playoffs.

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Episode #227: Almost a Sweep Taste

Although the Giants took 3 of 4 from the Cubs, it wasn’t all unicorns and sunshine as Longoria will be out 4-6 weeks with an injury sustained in this collision with Brandon Crawford during Sunday’s loss. (Photo from NBC Sports)

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In our 227th episode, we review the Giants-Cubs four-game series over the weekend, significant injuries, Kuip’s illness, Pride day, the league’s crackdown on “goo,” (reference video below) and a preview of their six-game road trip to Arlington and D.C.

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Episode #226: Snatchin’ Walk-offs

San Francisco Giants’ Mike Tauchman snatches a would-be walk-off home run off the bat of Albert Pujols. The Giants would end up winning the game in 10 innings by a score of 8-5. (Photo from NBC telecast)

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The Giants’ season took a depressing turn when they were swept at home by the Dodgers. But, being #ResilientAF, they brushed themselves off and won 6 of their next 7 games, including 3 of 4 in Dodger Stadium. That weekend was highlighted by a gut-wrenching, classic torturous Giants game as the Dodgers tied it up with a pinch-hit, 2 out, 3-run bomb to tie the game at 5. The very next batter, Albert Pujols, sent what appeared to be the walk-off blast over the left field wall until Mike Tauchman put on his cape and lept over the fence to snatch defeat out of thin air. The Giants proceeded to put a 3 spot in the 10th and held on for the win. That propelled them to 3 straight over the Dodgers. Chad and Willie talk about the last two weeks of baseball, the shift, Gausman winning NL pitcher of the month, postseason predictions, the upcoming series vs the streaking Cubs (9-1 over 10…and swept the Padres) and more.

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Episode #225: #ResilientAF

San Francisco Giants’ Alex Dickerson watches as he hits a three-run home during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Tuesday, May 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

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Join us for episode #225 as we chat about the 26-16 first-place Giants as they stay hot. Yes, they should be 6-0 on this road trip, but sh$# happens. Despite having the best record in all of baseball, the Giants have still been walked off 6 times on the road. That’s HALF of their 12 road losses. As Eric put it, they aren’t #ResilientSF, they are #ResilientAF. We chat about the Pittsburgh and Cincinnati series, and preview the BIG series against the Dodgers this weekend. (apologies for some audio level problems, they will be fixed for the next episode)

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Episode #224: Best Team in Baseball

Buster Posey watches his two-run home run leave Oracle Park over the right field pavilion vs the Padres last Friday night. It was only his third career opposite-field home run at Oracle. (Photo: Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

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Join us for episode #224 as we chat about the 22-14 first-place Giants as they stay hot. After dropping 2 of 3 in Colorado, they got back on the winning wagon by taking 2 of 3 at home from San Diego and swept two games from Texas. And what about Buster Posey turning back the clock and hitting almost .400? We’ll review the last 8 games and preview their road trip.

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Episode #223: Alone in First!

Giants traded for outfielder Mike Tauchman, pictured here, greeting Kevin Gausman and Tommy LaStella at home after his 3-run homer put the Giants up for good in their 7-1 win over San Diego on Sunday. (Photo: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports)

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Join Chad and Eric’s discussion about the last week of Giants baseball and the surprising development that this team finds itself alone in first place for the first time since August 2016. Remarkable for a rag-tag team, eh? They review the series at home vs Colorado and three at San Diego. The starters continue to dominate while the hitting and bullpen still need to pick it up. But hey, we can’t complain much at this point. Then there were the infamous three straight balls called strikes in the 9th in San Diego (see tweet below). Ump had a dinner reservation, apparently. This and more in episode 223 of the TortureCast!

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Episode #213: Football is Over! Time for Baseball!

Infielder Tommy LaStella frontlines a series of acquisitions the Giants have made over the past several weeks. Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

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Farhan Zaidi has been at it over the past four weeks, signing pitchers Alex Wood and Jake McGee and infielder Tommy LaStella, and trading pitcher Shaun Anderson to the Twins for outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr. All of these acquisitions certainly makes the Giants incrementally stronger via depth, role, and situationally. Chad and Eric discuss the impact of these moves, the possible starting rotation, where the Giants’ farm system is nationally ranked, our top five Oracle Park moments, the Super Bowl and more.

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