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Episode #180: Yaz’s Mad Dash to Home

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Mike Yastremski slides safely into home plate to score the deciding run in the Giants’ 2-1 victory over the Marlins at Oracle Park on Sunday. (AP Photo/John Heft)

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Yaz’s dash to home in Sunday’s game was an analogy for this year’s Giants’ team. Heart and hustle, but not the highest level of talent. But, heart and hustle will win games, as it is obvious in their 33-15 record in 1-run games, best in MLB. The Giants went 3-4 this week against the Pirates and Marlins at home, securing a losing record at Oracle Park. That said, their road record is above .500, and they can finish that way. A weird juxtaposition that the Giants will contend with next year. If they had a winning home record this year, they would be in contention.

Bruce Bochy only needs 2 more wins to reach 2,000 in his career, with 12 games to go. The Giants find themselves in Boston and Atlanta this week. Eric and Chad talk about the week that was in Giants’ baseball.

From a record-setting number of players on the roster, who’s hot and not, Cueto’s fabulous return, and the bullpen having the best ERA in the NL in September, despite the trades and injuries. All this and more in episode 180 of the TortureCast!

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Episode #168: “May”be they’re Better?

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Rookie starting pitcher Shaun Anderson picked up his first MLB win against the Orioles at Camden Yards on June 1. (Photo by San Jose Mercury News)

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The Giants went 3-3 since our last podcast, but after losing the first two in Miami, I think most Giants fans will be quite pleased with winning 3 of 4 since then. But, let’s be honest: going 3-3 against two of the worst teams in the league is disappointing, but also a barometer of where this Giants team is amongst the 30 clubs. We talk about the great performances of Shaun Anderson, Tyler Beede, and Jeff Samardzija, Crawford’s 2 homer game, two easy wins in Baltimore, scoring 5 in the first inning just to give up 6 to the Orioles in the bottom half of the first, we review May’s atrocious stats (spoiler: the starting pitching stats are the worst in SF history for ANY month), we preview the MLB draft (Giants have the 10th overall pick), who’s hot and not, and much more!

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Episode 23: “A Cacophony of Miami Vice Day-Glo Colors”

Willie Dills is back this week, and he brings with him some questions about our Spring Giants – should we worry about Timmy?  How good is Bumgarner?  How do we see Huff doing this year?  How did Gregor Blanco get over there so fast, I swear he was right here?  What the hell is that thing in the Miami outfield?

And what about Tommy?

Willie, Chad, and Ben cover all this and more in a TortureCast record-setting forty-seven minutes!  Grab some pine, and settle in (but not for long), because we’re talking some Spring!

Tim Lincecum not worried about poor outings (SFG)
Giants have another ace in Bumgarner (Bruce Jenkins, SF Gate)
Wilson returns with ‘conviction’ (SFG)
Tommy Joseph’s two homers (Baggarly, CSNBA)
 
Michael of the Grubby Glove’s excellent “A Game For Bryan Stow”
 
The monstrosity that is the Marlins’ new home run sculpture (CBS Miami)
Strikeouts, base hits, double plays (Scott Stapp’s “Marlins Will Soar”)
 
Ben’s Bonus: Pitbull’s “Marlins Time to Represent”

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