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Episode #221: Hello East Coast!

Alex Dickerson launches a 3-run homerun to give the Giants the lead in game #2 in Philadelphia. (Photo: Fox Sports)

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Join all three of us as we dissect the road trip in Miami and Philadelphia, where the Giants maintained their .500 road record. The trip included a couple of shutouts, great pitching, heartbreaking losses, and a couple of fantastic comebacks. Where are all these pinch-hit homers coming from? We discuss Doval’s debut, Cueto’s injury, Giants with the unlucky BABIP and more in episode 221 of the TortureCast!.

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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 #219: Bullpen Meltdown

Buster Posey hits his second homer in as many games to open up the 2021 season. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images))

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Join us for episode #219 as Chad, Eric, and Willie (he joins mid-show) review the Giants opening series in Seattle. We discuss the bullpen meltdown, power surges from Buster and Longoria, a great start by Gausman, tickets at Oracle, notable performances around the league and more!

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Episode #218: 2021 Season Preview

Helio Ramos wrapped up his strong spring by winning the Barney Nugent award, which honors the Giants’ top newcomer to big-league camp. (Credit: Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle)

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Join us for episode #218 as TortureCast’s founder, Willie Dills Gregory joins Chad and Eric to wrap up spring training and preview the upcoming season, including our annual total win and playoff predictions. We also read off all of our listener win predictions and Eric even proposes trading Buster Posey…what?!

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Episode #217: The Season Opener is Nigh

Evan Longoria has been hot for the Giants, belting 4 homers with 10 RBI this spring. (Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports)

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Join us for episode #217 as we review the week in Giants’ spring training camp, notable performances, cuts, news, injuries and our top 5 favorite Giants outfielders of all time.

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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 #215: Young Spring Power

Heliot Ramos (80) of the San Francisco Giants homered twice against the Chicago White Sox at Scottsdale stadium in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle

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The Giants have a small power surge going in their lineup this week with two bombs by young phenom Heliot Ramos and solo shots coming from six other players. Jose Alvarez also signed with the Giants this week, further bolstering their pen with yet another lefty. Eric and Chad talk about how the Giants are building their roster with depth as a strength, since they lack some of the talent that lurks on rosters in LA and San Diego. We also look at another top 5: this time our top 5 Giants pitchers in our own lifetimes. Obviously, Bum and Timmy made our lists, but perhaps we’re old enough to sneak on pitchers from the 80’s? Look for us to regularly record every Monday throughout the rest of the season. We streamed this episode on Facebook Live and the video is accessible below.

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Episode #214: Spring has Sprung!

Buster Posey walks to the clubhouse during the San Francisco Giants spring training opening game against the Los Angeles Angels at Scottsdale Stadium on February 28, 2021 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (John Medina/Correspondent)

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The annual feeling that hope springs eternal when you hear the crack of the bat is upon us! Spring training has started and Chad and Eric are here to talk about it. On the table for this episode is the top of the lineup, new pitching acquisitions Aaron Sanchez and Scott Kazmir, Belt’s mysterious illness, names are being added to the Giants’ home jerseys and we reminisce about our top 5 Giants’ seasons of all time…that was a fun and nostalgic discussion. Look for us to regularly record every Monday throughout the rest of the season. We streamed this episode on Facebook Live and the video is accessible below.

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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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2020 San Francisco Giants: The Outfielders

Mike Yastrzemski of the San Francisco Giants

Mike Yastrzemski of the San Francisco Giants (Norm Hall/Getty Images)

The San Francisco Giants have run through a ton of outfield combinations over the years. Especially since the departure of Barry Bonds, but that’s kind of ancient history by now. Can you believe he’s been retired for 13 years? Watching him hit dingers still feels like yesterday, but it’s so long ago.

*Shakes head back in forth to snap myself back into 2020 after daydreaming about Bonds home runs*

So, the 2020 Giants outfield. Once again, it’s going to look a little different than it did to start last season. Just like it looked different the year before that, the year before that, and on and on. Continue reading

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