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San Francisco Giants Game 5 Thoughts 4/5/11 at San Diego

April 5, 2011

For the second straight game the Giants were sunk by a nightmarish inning. This time it was the third inning was the Giants Waterloo.

Madison Bumgarner making his first start since Game 4 of the 2010 World Series breezed through the first two innings before having problems in the third.

The three third innings he allowed in were all the Padres would need as they followed a familiar formula. Scratch out a couple runs, get 7th inning lead and give the ball to Gregerson, Adams and Bell. The strategy worked dozens of times in 2010 worked again in 2011.

The win upped the Padres record to 3-1 and dropped the Giants to 1-4.

Thoughts on the game

Positives

  1. The Giants manufactured a run in the first following a leadoff single by Andres Torres
  2. Gueillermo Mota and Ramon Ramirez combined to pitch 5 scoreless inning in relief keeping the Giants within striking distance.
  3. Pablo Sandoval reached base twice and looked good in field. He raised his on base percentage to .375.

Negatives

  1. After the first inning run the Giants offense failed to get on the board the rest of the day.
  2. The Giants blew a golden opportunity to blow the game open in the third inning leaving the bases loaded when Buster Posey tapped back to Harang.
  3. Madison Bumgarner seemed to let questionable ball and strike called effect him in the 4th inning. He fell apart allowing 3 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks. One of the hits was a bal to Bumgarner that looked like it could have called an error.

Tuesday Morning Michael Young Update

February 8, 2011

Ken Rosenthal Column outlining Young situation

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/michael-young-tr

Jon Paul Morosi Discuses Possible Trade Partners for the Rangers

http://mlbbuzz.yardbarker.com/blog/mlbbuzz/after_tra

Thursday, February 3, 2011 Day in Review

February 3, 2011

Andy Pettitte to Announce Retirement on Friday

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/Andy-Pettitte-New-

Pettitte Retirement Leaves Yankees Exploring Availability of Left-handed Starters

http://twitter.com/#!/Ken_Rosenthal/status/33503913839

Is Mark Cuban Interested in Buying Stake in Mets?

http://www.businessinsider.com/mark-cub

Kevin Millwood Reportedly Looking for $4-$5 Million for 2011

http://twitter.com/#!/Buster_ESPN/stat

Royals to Sign Pedro Feliz to Minor League Deal

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/02/03/2629918/re

White Sox to Sign Lastings Milledge to Minor League Deal

http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/news/story?

Nationals to Sign Laynce Nix to Minor League Deal

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/nationalsjournal/20

Bobby Kielty Signs Minor League Deal with Padres

http://sandiego.padres.mlb.com/news/article.jsp

Orioles to Sign Randy Winn to Minor League Deal with Spring Training Invite

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110203&content_id

Rays Sign Juan Cruz to Minor League Deal

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/baseball/rays/tampa-bay-rays

Friday December 24, 2010 Day in Review

December 25, 2010

Brad Hawpe to Sign with Padres

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/dec/23/padres-hawpe-have-one-year-agreement-pending-physi/

Mets will Give D.J Carrasco Change to Earn 5th Spot in Rotation

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/mets/2010/12/23/2010-12-23_mets_start_to_mull_carrasco_in_rotation.html

Johnny Damon Reportedly has Three Suitors

http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/256975?eref=twitter_feed

Orlando Hudson to Sign with Padres

December 17, 2010
MLB Network Radio is reporting Orland Hudson will sign with the Padres.An announcement could come later today. Ken Rosenthal is reporting the deal to be for two years 11.5 million pending physical.