Overcoming the simultaneous absences of Aoki and right fielder Hunter Pence certainly will challenge the Giants. “If we want to be the ball club we want to be, somebody’s going to have to step up,” ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner said. They have men who can accomplish this, if they’re placed in positions to succeed. — Chris HaftHalf Baked is a very readable Giants Blog written my favorite SF Giants beat writer Chris Haft. He shares his ideas which most likely are based on some real inside information.
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Wednesday, June 24
SAN FRANCISCO — Nori Aoki’s temporary replacement in left field could already be on the active Major League roster, and it isn’t Gregor Blanco or Justin Maxwell. 364 more words
The roller coaster of a Giants season has continued since I last blogged. We swept the Brewers (which we should have because they stink), we split the series with the Braves, we were swept by the Pirates (sigh), and we took 2 of 3 from the Phillies (who we should have swept because they also stink). 1,227 more words
Despite starting (out of position in left field) for the Giants during last year’s World Series-winning playoff run first baseman Travis Ishikawa began this season at Triple-A and now he’s been designated for assignment. 94 more words