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NL West Leader, Zito to DL, Sanchez Done!

The San Francisco Giants have a losing record since Carlos Beltran has put on the Orange and Black.

The Giants have lost 4 in a row and are now clinging to a 1-game lead in the NL West. It’s no time to panic Giants fans as we still have 9 games left of our 10 game homestand. Did I forget to mention the next 2 games are against the Diamondbacks? Win those 2 games and the G-Men are back to a 3 game lead in the NL West.

Barry Zito has been placed on the DL with a fake injury to make room for Jonathan Sanchez to be added to the roster. Sanchez will get the start Friday against the Phillies.

Freddy Sanchez is having season ending surgery tomorrow (Wednesday) on his right shoulder.

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Hot Start For Zito, Romo Redeems Himself, Brooms Are Out!

The San Francisco Giants have managed to win another series in this early season. We did lose two series this year and they were on our horible road trip to LA and San Diego. Ever since then the Giants have been playing some great ball. Our starting pitching has been close to perfect. Barry Zito is off to his best start ever! Romo gave up a blast to Manny Ramirez and Dan Uggla that he couldn’t seem to shake till last night. I actually have a post up about my Thoughts on Sergio Romo. Check that out….some good stuff! Every die hard baseball/Giants fans needs to check out SF Giants Rumors! It’s updated with Rumors, News, Insights…ect!

 

Giants take the field tonight looking to sweep the Florida Marlins. Matt (Shotgun) Cain will try to end the trip to Florida in grand style!

 

King of Cali (Steven)

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SF Giants 2010 Opener

Opening Day has come and gone. The Giants are currently on pace to win 162 games. That will more than likely not happen, because we do have Barry Zito pitching about 29 of those games. Which means the Giants will probably go 133-29 this year.  I’m only kidding….

 

The Giants looked great last night in the opener. Tim Lincecum was awesome and shined like a bright star in space. I’m just messing around with the star comment, but he did look really good. He went 7 strong innings and only allowed 4 hits. He didn’t give up any runs or walks. His velocity was around 92-95mph, so that quiet down some of the Lincecum haters that said he wasn’t going to be the same pitcher.

 

I have more insights on the SF Giants Rumors – 2010 Season Opener Recap. Check it out and leave your comments there. You can see how Mark DeRosa and Aubrey Huff did in their Giants debut.

 

~King of Cali

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SF Giants Rumors – Zito Has Rust, Posey Back on a Bus

The Giants have three more games to go before they season starts. Last night Barry Zito got lit up by his former team the Oakland Athletics. I didn’t care if the Giants won or lost. The only thing I wanted out of that game was for Zito to pitch a decent game. Now that he got rocked. I’m sure his head isn’t right, and he won’t be as confident as he takes the mound in Houston.

 

Buster Posey is more than likely to start the season in Fresno. It hasn’t been announced as of yet, but he would lose a lot of AB’s at the start of the season if he made the 25 man roster. The Posey era is on hold for now.

 

If you’re a big Giants fan or just love to read about baseball. Check out San Francisco Giants Baseball site. It’s all the latest SF Giants Rumors updated daily!

 

~King of Cali

SF Giants Update!

Hey what’s going on Giants fans (or just baseball fans)? The Giants are off to a pretty good start in Spring Training. I know, I know it’s only spring games. They don’t count, but I say we start printing the World Series tickets now! I’m only kidding!!

 

The few available roster spots are keeping the Giants players focused. Some players have got back into the mix like Kevin Frandsen. He’s back in the mix, because Emmanuel Burriss went down with an injury.

 

John Bowker is another guy that is trying to show he belongs in the Big Leagues. He done nothing but tear it up in the minor leagues. He just seems to have a brain fart in the pro’s. Like he’s forgot how to hit the ball. He does how some power that the Giants need, so if he can get the bat going. There should be no denying Bowker.

 

I also have updates on more players from the Giants Camp. Just visit SF Giants Rumors for all the latest SF Giants Rumors. There is even a recent post on how much money Pablo Sandoval and Barry Zito made last year. The kicker to that story is how much they really should have made based off their numbers!

 

King of Cali

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Random Giants Thoughts

I know Pablo Sandoval is no Barry Bonds, but man is this guy fun to watch or what? He had 2 home runs in last night’s game against the Angels. This guy has a .332 AVG and is near the top in the NL. I know he could have more RBI’s if he wasn’t hitting behind Bengie, but hey he can just control what he does at the plate.
 
The Giants were getting spanked last night until they decided to make their come back. It was a little to late, but at least they didn’t just throw in the towel and wait to try till the next game. The final score was 9-7 Angels. It was looking like it was going to be a 8-0 score till the Giants started to get some stuff together.
 
I think the Giants are open to anyone that is available in a trade. I mean if a 1st baseman comes available. The Sandoval can go back to 3rd base. If they find a 3rd baseman then Pablo can go to 1st base. Even Fred Lewis hasn’t played well enough to keep his job, so we can take a corner infielder or an outfielder.
 
I’m getting people asking me what I think about Dan Uggla and other players. I don’t think Uggla is the big bat that we do need, but I do think we need more than one bat. Which means I wouldn’t mind adding that bat. Burriss is playing 2nd and is like in an 0-24 slump right now. Uggla can’t do much worse than that and has home run pop. I would be fine with adding Uggla and try to add another decent bat. I doubt were going to be able to snag a superstar through trades this year, cause the Giants do not want to part with their top prospects.
 
~King of Cali

The Giants Take Game One From D-Backs – Trades?

Matt Cain took the mound and didn’t look as good as he’s looked all season, but it was good enough to get the win last night. Cain is now sitting with an 8-1 record. I’m sure some people might start to consider him as a possible Cy Young candidate for this season. He’s got an 8-1 record, 2.55 ERA and 59 K’s. Since all the draft talk is going around. Matt Cain was drafted in the 2002 draft at the #25 pick from Houston High School (TN).
 
Pablo Sandoval hit a monster shot last night that probably still hasn’t landed. It was like a Barry Bonds blast. This guy is my favorite everyday player. He just plays the game at a 100%, and has fun out there. I guess before the game Sandoval told the team that no one will give high-fives to the guy that hits the first home run. Well Juan Uribe hit one and walked into the dugout pumped up and no one even looked at him. You can see Bengie Molina trying to hold back his smile/laugh. Uribe finally just started high-fiving everyone till they gave in and reacted with excitement like him. It was funny to watch. They kept replaying it after the game.
 
The Giants send Zito to the mound tonight. Hoping he can secure the series win with the D-Backs tonight. We all know the Giants will more than likely make a trade soon, but no new names have surfaced in the trade rumors. I’m pretty much done with Fred Lewis. I want him to do good and I think he’s athletic. He’s just not able to put it all together. He strikes out half the time he’s batting. I’m willing to part with him in a trade and get a corner outfielder. We have a lot of holes, so we pretty much can get any decent player out there and plug him in somewhere. This teams needs to make more than one move to fill some holes. I’m just hoping they at least make a move soon to get the train moving in the right direction.
 
~ King of Cali

Please Help My Giants!

Giants still aren’t scoring runs. Zito pitched a good game last night. Zito gave up two solo home runs but that was it. He pitched a complete game and got the loss. Padres won by the score of 2-1. The Giants are trying to shake up the batting order today. They have Aaron Rowand batting leadoff. This will be the first time he’s done that in a Giants uniform. I’m all for trying anything and everything right now. This team has some good and bad games with the bats. Most of the time they are really trying hard to get a run across. Brian Sabean is going to have to really think about what arm in the Giants system is he ready to part with to get a good bat in the line up. Just hope he doesn’t panic and get rid of one of our great arms for an okay bat. If you make a move with our good pitchers. He better get a really good bat in return. I know this isn’t a regular blog for me. I’m just kind of venting right now. =) I will write a blog tomorrow about tonight’s outcome. Go Giants!
 
~ King of Cali

Thoughts On Giants Weekend In Los Angeles

Giants fans couldn’t have asked for a better weekend in Los Angeles. Well we could have took some brooms to Dodgers stadium, but were happy with winning 2 games and taking the series. Barry Zito finally got a win and had another nice outing. He’s pitched 4 good games in a row. This is the Zito that the Giants thought they signed.
 
The Giants still are trying to do whatever they can to get a run. They are probably the best team in baseball at getting bases loaded and finding a way to at least scrape 1 run across. lol Although yesterday Randy Winn did get a double to give the Giants the 7-5 lead in the top of the 13th.
 
Emmanuel Burris is very hotttttt right now. This guy started the season off in a very big slump. He was batting .161 and then has been on a tear in the past 10 games. He has had multiple hits in 8 out of the last 10 games. His AVG is now .287, and hopefully he keeps the hot swing going.
 

Side Notes
 
Brian Wilson struck out Casey Blake friday night with bases loaded. Then Sunday Blake hits a home run to tie the game in the bottom of the 12th off of Wilson. Blake then sat in the Dodgers dugout and mocked Wilson’s religious cross-arm gesture. Wilson and the rest of the Giants are now heated. Giants will not face the Dodgers again until August.
 
 


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Up Next
 
Randy Johnson gets the start tonight against the Washington Nationals. Johnson is looking for win #298. Johnson is also coming off a bad outing in Colorado, so he’s due to pitch a gem today. He’s been outstanding at AT&T Park this year, and also has pitched really well every other game. Which means my money is on a gem from Johnson tonight. Go Giants!
 
~ King of Cali

Weekend Recap With The Rockies

The Giants have won five straight series, but that can only last so long with close to no runs being scored.
 
The Giants were able to take 2 out of 3 from the Rockies this weekend. The Giants are still struggling to get run across, but the starting pitching seems to still be there for them. The Giants somehow are just getting enough runs to get wins. They are doing better than people thought they would. We knew the main problem was going to be scoring runs and that’s still the problem. I’m sure the Giants will make a move if they are close at the trading deadline.
 
Friday
 
The Giants sent Randy Johnson to the mound. He went 7 strong innings and striking out 9 Rockies. He just gave up 4 hits. Howry and Affeldt did give up 2 runs to make the game close. Wilson did come in to close it out and the Giants get the Win 3-2 and Johnson picks up win #297.
 
Saturday
 
The most consistent Giants starting pitcher took the mound on Saturday. Cain did pitch 6 innings, but did give up 5 runs. The Giants didn’t get on the board till the bottom of the 9th. Pablo Sandoval hit a solo home run over the right field wall. Rockies took game two by the score of 5-1. After two games the series was tied 1-1.
 
Sunday
 
Barry Zito was the game 3 starter for the Giants. Zito pitched another great game for the Giants. He pitched 7 shut out innings and only gave up 2 hits. He retired 15 consecutive batters from the 1st to the 6th innings. This game was a 0-0 game until Aurilia got a game winning hit in the bottom of the 10th inning. The Giants won game 3 by a score of 1 to 0. The Giants took the series with the Rockies.
 
Up Next
 
They are in Chicago tonight to face the Cubs in a short 2 game series. This is the Giants only trip to Chicago this year, and it will be over in a blink of the eye.
 
~ King of Cali