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Take A Deep Breath

A calming message amid the chaos of the last few days surrounding the Pittsburgh Pirates (54-38).

It wasn’t supposed to happen this way.

Coming out of the All Star break, Pittsburgh was one of the hottest teams in baseball. 507 more words

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Pirates' Third Baseman Josh Harrison Reportedly Out 6 Weeks

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed third baseman Josh Harrison on the 15-day disabled list after injuring his left thumb in Sunday’s game. 200 more words


Aoki Headed To Disabled List, Ishikawa Promoted

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Giants have placed leadoff hitter Nori Aoki on the 15-day disabled list with a small fracture in his right leg.

Aoki was injured Saturday when he was hit on the second pitch from… 121 more words


With Aoki sidelined, install Belt in LF

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

imyomamma2 reblogged this on THE LIGHTER SIDE OF SPORTS and commented:

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 Haft
eightisenuff sfg Half 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.
I found the comment from a reader to be very honest and I have to agree with the scenario laid out. This wasn't easy for me as I am a HUGE Belt fan and I like him at first base. Hunter's defiantly having a hard time staying healthy this season so getting someone else comfortable out there makes sense.  I think Pence will remain the "Preacher of Inspiration" for the Giants in any aspect.  We will have to go with what ever changes are made I am just hoping there isn't a lot of switching around because I didn't think it was funny when Abbot & Costello did it.

Two Out of Three Ain't Bad, Right?

Oh, well – at least we took the series against the Dodgers, right?  Guess I got a little cocky there.  I did figure out the reason behind the failure to sweep in the end though – it was the nationally televised game jinx.  1,371 more words

Off to the Big Apple

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