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Episode #233: The San Francisco Bryants

San Francisco Giants’ Kris Bryant (23) connects for a solo home run in the third inning of their game at Oracle Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

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Chad, Eric and Willie talk about the trade that brought in the big fish, Kris Bryant, and the potential effect he’ll have on the Giants and their race in the NL West. We also talk about the huge series against the Dodgers and Astros at Oracle this week. All of our episodes are also available on Apple, Spotify, Google, Stitcher, and most major podcast platforms.

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Episode #232: They’re All Mediocre

San Francisco Giants’ Wilmer Flores connects for a two-run home run during the ninth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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In episode 232, we review the series in St. Louis, LA and back home vs Pittsburgh and share our trade wish lists. And yes, the Giants still have the best record in baseball.

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Episode #231: All Star Break

Buster Posey came out into the dugout before Friday night’s game against Washington to talk about his thumb injury, going on the 10 day IL and the bright side of missing the All Star Game. (Photo by Chad King – TortureCast)

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Chad and Eric chat about the state of the Giants’ season at the All Star Break and how having the best record in baseball is different than when they had the best record in the break in 2016. We review the last week of Giants’ ball, the homerun derby, the All Star game, the Giants draft and more!

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Episode #230: They Just Keep Us Hanging On

Austin Slater launches a mammoth home run in Arizona to propel the Giants to a 6-5 win in a series the Giants eventually took (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

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Chad, Eric and Dills chat today as the boys chat about the Giants’ road trip, All Star selections, and those City Connect jerseys.

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Episode #229: Still the Best Team in Baseball

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 26: San Francisco Giants’ Mike Yastrzemski (5) celebrates with teammate Curt Casali (2) after hitting the game winning walk-off RBI double in the 10th inning of their game at Oracle Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Saturday, June 26, 2021. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-5. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

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Chad, Eric and Dills chat about the team with the best record in the bigs. Over the past week, they won 4 in a row before dropping their last 2. We had fun talking about the 2 game sweep, including the crazy extra inning games against the Angels and A’s and the frustration of going 0-13 with runners in scoring position in last night’s loss to the Dodgers. Plus, an all-star update, injuries, a Giant gets suspended for PEDs, foreign substances, and more!

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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 #220: I Feel Good!

Brandon Crawford and his hair admires his go-ahead 3-run homer against the Rockies during the Giants first home stand. His timely hits have helped propel the Giants to a 8-4 record. (Photo: MLB.com)

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With the way the Giants are playing, we DO feel good! For those of you who are old enough to remember the 1989 “I Feel Good” commercial/campaign the Giants ran….you’ll understand. Join us for episode #220 as Chad and Eric review the Giants series in San Diego and against Colorado and Cincinnati. We discuss the incredible timely hitting (despite being second-worst in batting average in the NL), and excellent pitching that has contributed to their scorching 8-4 start to the season. Alex Wood joined the rotation and will pitch in Miami, but that’s balanced by a lat injury to Johnny Cueto in the finale of the Reds series.

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Episode #216: Cuts, Rules and Stats

Brandon Belt was finally activated this week. He revealed that he suffered from COVID-19 in January, followed by mono. That’s a bad double-whammy. He’s questionable for opening day. (Randy Vazquez / Bay Area News Group)

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Join us for episode #216 as we review the week in Giants’ spring training camp, notable performances, cuts, experimental rules in the minors, news, injuries and our top 5 favorite Giants infielders of all time.

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Episode #202: Sometimes You Don’t See It

Hunter Pence shared this meme on social media after last night’s gaffe ended Johnny Cueto’s no-hit bid.

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Somehow the baseball season is still pushing forward, despite the Cardinals are now the “infected” team. In fact, although the Giants have played 16 games, which is more than a quarter of the way through the season, the Cards have only played 5 games….FIVE.

The Giants went 3-5 since our last recording, but the main hurdle was Colorado, where they lost three of four, despite having late inning leads in two of those losses. They’ve split so far in LA, but Donnie Barrels (aka Donovan Solano) leads the league in hitting, and Yaz leads the majors in wins above replacement. The veterans of Pence, Pablo, and Crawford have not played well at all, and their pitching staff has a 5th worst ERA at 5.05. Surprisingly, their batting average is fifth. At 7-9, the Giants are barely out of the expanded playoff picture, and if they can survive the last 4 games of this hellacious 10 game roadie, they may not be in horrible shape. Eric and Chad chat about all of this and more in a brief episode 202.

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Which SF Giants Player or Personality do you want to hang out with during a pandemic?

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Oracle Park / Photo: Eric Nathanson

As you know, sports are canceled. The San Francisco Giants should be playing week 2 of their season right now. Check that, week 3. The home opener was supposed to be last Friday. So, I guess we’re in week 3. Sigh.

Sports are the distraction from everyday life, and right now they are not filling that hole. Everyday life has stopped as we know it. Quarantine has become the new normal and most people are taking refuge in their homes.

We here at TortureCast are staying home and staying safe and urge all of you to do the same. It’s a good time to catch up on books, music, movies, and podcasts that we may have missed. Continue reading

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