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Locked On Giants podcast is your daily ticket to stay ahead of the game and the first to know the latest news, analysis, and insider info for the San Francisco Giants and Major League Baseball. Hosted by Ben Kaspick, a lifelong Giants fan and former RotoGraphs and Beyond the Box Score contributor, the Locked On Giants podcast provides your daily Giants fix with expert, local analysis, and coverage of all aspects of the Giants franchise, including game breakdowns and transactions in a data-dr ...
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The San Francisco Giants fell to the Minnesota Twins 4-2 in the second game of their three-game set. With the game tied in the bottom of the eighth inning, Patrick Bailey launched a 417 foot triple to the deepest part of Oracle Park, narrowly missing a home run on a ball that would have been a bomb in 29/30 MLB parks. The San Francisco Giants faile…
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The San Francisco Giants' last two series have been defined by disappointment, mostly because they won the first game only to lose the next two both times. Last night against the Minnesota Twins, the Giants won their sixth straight series opener, with the Giants able to secure series wins four times despite the two recent letdowns. Can the Giants b…
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The San Francisco Giants beat the Minnesota Twins, 7-1, in the first game of their three-game matchup ahead of the MLB All-Star Break. Brett Wisely was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle, but still smashed three hits tonight, including two into triples alley, and plated two runs while scoring one himself. Kyle Harrison took a step forward as a…
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Two series in a row, the San Francisco Giants have won the first game only to lose the final two. It's a brutal result for a team that has been struggling to reach and surpass the .500 mark all season. If the Giants could've just won two of those four games, they would be 47-47. Instead, the SF Giants are 45-49 as they enter the final series of the…
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The San Francisco Giants dropped the final game of their series against the Toronto Blue Jays, falling today 5-3 at Oracle Park. Jordan Hicks got the start for the San Francisco Giants and looked shaky again. He hit a wall in the bottom of the fourth inning and never regained his form on the bump as he surrendered all five of the Toronto Blue Jays …
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The San Francisco Giants couldn't recover from a 6th inning shellacking by the Toronto Blue Jays as they fall 10-6. Logan Webb, who got the start tonight, was cruising through the early innings of this one before surrendering a three-run bomb in the 5th inning that put the San Francisco Giants down by one. Then in the sixth, the Toronto Blue Jays s…
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The San Francisco Giants shook up their roster prior to their Tuesday night showdown with the Toronto Blue Jays, and they were immediately rewarded with some exciting results. The Giants trailed 3-2 going into the bottom of the ninth, after Tyler Fitzgerald had homered in the bottom of the eighth to make it a one-run game. Patrick Bailey hit a one-…
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Two days after trading Austin Slater, the San Francisco Giants parted ways with another veteran. Nick Ahmed was designated for assignment today, clearing the way for Brett Wisely and Tyler Fitzgerald to hold down the shortstop position. The SF Giants also have Marco Luciano and Casey Schmitt as shortstop options on the 40-man roster. The Giants are…
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The San Francisco Giants lost a tough series to finish up their road trip, and they traded away their longest-tenured player in a somewhat surprising pre-deadline move, but ultimately yesterday was a day of excitement as Logan Webb and Heliot Ramos were named to their first All-Star teams. It's a long time coming for Webb, who's been one of the bet…
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The San Francisco Giants fought hard but couldn't overcome the Cleveland Guardians in the final game of their road trip, as they fell 5-4 at Progressive Field. Hayden Birdsong pitched well in his third career MLB start, only surrendering two runs in 4.2 innings of work, but labored through the fourth and fifth innings before he was pulled with two …
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The San Francisco Giants dropped the second game of their three-game series against the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field. Kyle Harrison made his return from injury for the San Francisco Giants and did not look very sharp. He battled to make it out of the first inning, surrendering three runs in the process, but settled down somewhat after. …
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The San Francisco Giants picked up a big win on the road today against the Cleveland Guardians. final score 4-2. The bullpen deserves a ton of credit for their herculean effort in many games as of late, but perhaps none were better than today's outing. Seven different San Francisco Giants held down the potent Cleveland Guardians, limiting them to j…
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Even though the San Francisco Giants entered their three-game series in Atlanta coming off a big series win over the Dodgers, the task still looked tall. The Giants haven't played well this season both on the road and against teams at or over .500. Given the SF Giants' position in the standings, however, suggests that they need to have at least a s…
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The San Francisco Giants celebrated Independence Day this season with a 4-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. With the win, the San Francisco Giants win the series and have now won their last three-consecutive series against the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Atlanta Braves respectively. Logan Webb was dominant today for the San Francisco Gi…
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The San Francisco Giants fell 3-1 to the Atlanta Braves today in the second game of their three-game set. Chris Sale was dominant on the mound today, much like he has been all season long, as he struck out nine batters and only surrendered one run over six innings of work. Jordan Hicks appears to be hitting a wall for the San Francisco Giants right…
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The San Francisco Giants needed to keep their recent momentum going, but it was looking like a tough task as they began a difficult road trip through Atlanta and Cleveland. Hayden Birdsong made just his second career start, and he was going up against a pitcher with an ERA in the 1.00s. It was Birdsong, however, who earned the win and propelled the…
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The San Francisco Giants defeated the Atlanta Braves tonight 5-3 in a solid all-around game from the entire team. Hayden Birdsong drew his second career start and tossed five innings of two-run ball. He got some decent run support from the San Francisco Giants offense today, as they launched three home runs on their way to victory. Jorge Soler, who…
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It's hard to believe, but the San Francisco Giants have passed the halfway point of the 2024 season. The Giants entered the year with high expectations, and there's no doubt they've fallen short of those expectations so far. The SF Giants have played inconsistent baseball, at times playing great and at times playing quite poorly. The Giants have ce…
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The San Francisco Giants entered this homestand reeling. The Giants had lost five of six games on its most recent homestand, and they faced a four-game series against a competitive Cubs team followed by three against the dreaded Dodgers. What did the Giants do? They took three of four from the Cubs and two of three from LA. Spencer Bivens was the s…
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The San Francisco Giants took down the Los Angeles Dodgers today in the final game of their three-game set, and in the final instillation of this rivalry at Oracle Park for the 2024 season. The San Francisco Giants not only plate 10 runs in the victory, but they also got a huge lift from Spencer Bivens in his first career start. In what was expecte…
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The San Francisco Giants couldn't pull off a second walk-off win in as many days, as the Los Angeles Dodgers win 14-7 in extra innings at Oracle Park. The San Francisco Giants had the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th with the winning run at third base and only one out, but couldn’t manage to get the run home. The Los Angeles Dodgers responded…
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The Dodgers have had the San Francisco Giants' number this year. And for the last few years, as a matter of fact. However, Friday night was different. Logan Webb put together another great start and the SF Giants blasted three home runs—including Brett Wisely's booming walk-off shot in the bottom of the ninth—to send the Giants to their fourth vict…
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The San Francisco Giants walked-off the Los Angeles Dodgers in the bottom of the ninth inning at Oracle Park in a 5-3 victory over the hated rivals. It was the smallest guy on the field for the San Francisco Giants who had the biggest impact in this game, as Brett Wisely launched the two-run blast to secure the win. Logan Webb was dominant in this …
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The San Francisco Giants couldn't finish off the four-game sweep against the Chicago Cubs today as they fell 5-3 at Oracle Park. After trailing early, the San Francisco Giants plated three runs in the 6th inning to tie the game. But once in extra innings, embattled reliever Luke Jackson gave up a two-run bomb which put the Chicago Cubs back on top.…
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The San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs tonight at Oracle Park in Hayden Birdsong's MLB debut. The highly-touted prospect tossed 4 2/3 innings tonight and held the Cubs to three runs while fanning five. The bottom of the San Francisco Giants order did a ton of damage to the Chicago Cubs tonight, as they got home runs from their 7th, 8th, and…
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The San Francisco Giants' pitching staff has been decimated by injuries. So much so that the Giants were forced to go with back-to-back bullpen games in their first two games against the Cubs. Despite the dire situation, with the team mired in a five-game losing streak, the Giants won both games. Last night, the bullpen was absolutely stellar as th…
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The San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 in the second game of a four-game series tonight at Oracle Park. The San Francisco Giants Bullpen did an outstanding job of limiting the Chicago Cubs offense, as six different pitchers for the San Francisco Giants held the Chicago Cubs to just four hits and one run. The late-inning offense trend co…
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The San Francisco Giants, losers of five straight, badly needed a win. It was the Giants' first home game since last week's passing of Willie Mays, and as expected, the Giants put together a moving pregame celebration. All SF Giants also wore the No. 24 in Mays' honor. Despite all that, the Giants fell behind 4-0 to the Cubs and looked to be headed…
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The San Francisco Giants scored five unanswered runs, including three in the bottom of the ninth inning, to beat the Chicago Cubs in a walk-off win. Wilmer Flores drew a bases-loaded walk to score the winning run, but it was Spencer Howard's phenomenal pitching that kept the San Francisco Giants in this one late. He posted eight strikeouts over 4.2…
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The San Francisco Giants were riding high one game into their six-game road trip against two teams they are directly competing with in the wild card race. Thairo Estrada hit a huge, ninth-inning three-run homer to give the SF Giants the lead and eventually the win. But after that, the Giants dropped their next five games and lost the legendary Will…
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The San Francisco Giants couldn't avoid the sweep today as they fell 5-3 to the St. Louis Cardinals. The loss pushes the San Francisco Giants losing streak to five games. Sonny Gray was dominant on the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals and carried a perfect game into the 7th inning. Brandon Crawford made a nice play at third late in the game to spo…
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The San Francisco Giants pitching was pulverized by the St. Louis Cardinals today as they fall 9-4 at Busch Stadium. Four home runs from the St. Louis Cardinals was more than enough to beat the San Francisco Giants today as the offense was inconsistent with runners in scoring position yet again. Jordan Hicks struggled in the humid heat today as he …
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The San Francisco Giants participated in an historic and memorable game at Rickwood Field tonight, and unfortunately came out on the losing end. Keaton Winn was roughed up again, highlighting the Giants' pitching woes, which are an underrated reason why the SF Giants have fallen to four games under .500. The Giants are at a point where they may nee…
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The San Francisco Giants fell to the St. Louis Cardinals tonight 6-5 in a historic game at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama which paid homage to Willie Mays and the Negro Leagues. The event was dripping in pageantry, featuring numerous tributes to players of the Negro Leagues past. Amidst the historic moment, Keaton Winn was terrible on the mo…
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The San Francisco Giants, all of baseball, and truly the world at large lost a legend on Tuesday. Willie Mays, perhaps the greatest baseball player who ever lived, passed away peacefully at the age of 93. Mays was beloved from coast to coast and from generation to generation. His death came just two days before he was set to be honored in a game pl…
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The San Francisco Giants fell to the Chicago Cubs 6-5 today at Wrigley Field to wrap up their series on Chicago's North Side. Erik Miller got the start for the San Francisco Giants in yet another bullpen game for the orange and black. After falling behind 6-1, Jorge Soler launched an 8th inning grand slam 444 feet to bring the San Francisco Giants …
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The San Francisco Giants fell to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field 5-2 tonight, but the real story today is the passing of Willie Mays at 93 years old. The San Francisco Giants announced the devastating news in the 5th inning of today's game and broadcaster Jon Miller artfully walked the line between eulogizing Willie Mays and still calling the gam…
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In perhaps the San Francisco Giants' most dramatic win of the season, Thairo Estrada blasted a go-ahead, three-run home run in the ninth inning with the Giants down by two runs. The SF Giants and Cubs exchanged blows late in the game, but the Giants ultimately prevailed thanks to Estrada's blast. The Giants also exhibited strong defense (and more o…
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The San Francisco Giants out-homered the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field today in a 7-6 win. Three different San Francisco Giants smashed home runs, but it was Thairo Estrada who had the biggest blast of them all with a three-run jack in the top of the ninth inning which gave the San Francisco Giants a one run lead. Jordan Hicks tossed five scoreless…
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It's quickly becoming by far the best story of the 2024 season for the San Francisco Giants. Heliot Ramos, drafted out of high school as a teenager, is finally breaking out at the major-league level before our very eyes. Ramos, given a chance to play everyday due to injuries in the outfield, has been on a tear for over a month and it's getting hard…
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The San Francisco Giants unleashed a can of you-know-what against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the series finale at Oracle Park, as they won by a final score of 13-6. Jorge Soler had a great game, as he led the San Francisco Giants with three hits, four RBI, and a three-run home run. Spencer Bivens made his MLB debut for the San Francisco G…
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The San Francisco Giants continued to struggle offensively with runners in scoring position as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim won again today, 4-3. Heliot Ramos did everything he could, including launch a two-run homer and an RBI double, but the rest of the San Francisco Giants offense was putrid. Just 1-13 with runners in scoring position and s…
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The San Francisco Giants dropped their first game of their three-game set against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, falling 8-6 at Oracle Park. Spencer Howard just didn't have it on the mound tonight for the San Francisco Giants and was shelled early on. A Heliot Ramos three-run bomb put the San Francisco Giants within striking distance late, but …
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There seems to be a commonly held belief that the San Francisco Giants' offense has been bad so far in 2024. But is it really true? The Giants boast an above-average wRC+, and they're above average in batting average and on-base percentage. Their power has been subpar, and their hitting with runners in "scoring position" has been bottom five in the…
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If the San Francisco Giants could acquire Bo Bichette in exchange for Marco Luciano and Carson Whisenhunt, should they do it? That mailbag question and many others are discussed on today's edition of the Locked On Giants podcast, including: What do you think about Heliot Ramos’ hot streak, specifically how likely it is he maintains his strong plate…
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The San Francisco Giants have now won back-to-back series against Texas teams that are under-performing but dangerous. The Giants won two out of three against the defending World Series Champion Texas Rangers, and they followed it up with a really nice home series win against the Houston Astros, who are always dangerous despite their subpar record.…
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The San Francisco Giants took the rubber match today at Oracle Park over the Houston Astros, 5-3 final score. Logan Webb tossed six strong innings and added to his case to make the 2024 National League All-Star team. The San Francisco Giants big fourth inning was key in their win today, after a pitch nearly hit Mike Yastrzemski in the face, the tea…
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The San Francisco Giants fell to the Houston Astros 3-1 today at Oracle Park. The offense continues to be a huge problem for the San Francisco Giants, as they mustered just three hits today in the loss, with Brett Wisely providing the lone RBI on a solo home run. Aside from Wisley, the San Francisco Giants only managed to put one runner in scoring …
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The San Francisco Giants outlasted the Houston Astros and eventually picked up the walk-off win in the 10th inning, and win by a score of 4-3. After giving up two runs in the top of the 10th inning, the San Francisco Giants strung together a series of hits and capitalized on a couple of Houston Astros miscues to score three runs in the bottom of th…
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