Perspective on the Giants’ Power Woes

The Giants’ record is one thing, some operatic tragedy that has the gentle people of San Francisco seriously worried the team won’t win the World Series this year. I could talk about that, but I’ll throw maybe three extra views Grant Bisbee’s way over at McCovey Chronicles: he covered their… Read more“Perspective on the Giants’ Power Woes”

Pujols Hits No. 497 and Complementary Highlights

(When I talked about home run 496, I pledged to cover the way to 500, and I’ll probably note when he passes some famous old-timers as well.) Friday against the Detroit Tigers Albert Pujols barreled a ball over the left field fence and now only three home runs stand between… Read more“Pujols Hits No. 497 and Complementary Highlights”

Midnight Player of the Week (3/31-4/6): Mark Trumbo, Arizona LF

7 Games Played, 29 PA, .346/.414/.846, 9 hits, 4 HR, 6 R, 9 RBI, 3 BB, 5 K Mark Trumbo has been outplaying his spot in the batting order. According to Baseball-Reference, Trumbo splits his time between the five and six spots, when he should be hitting third or fourth,… Read more“Midnight Player of the Week (3/31-4/6): Mark Trumbo, Arizona LF”

A Brief History of Lincecum and Goldschmidt, or: David and Goliath, But Goliath Always Wins

Those are all six of Paul Goldschmidt’s home runs against Tim Lincecum. The last one occurred yesterday, and the first one is in fact the first home run of Goldschmidt’s career. According to ESPN’s Home Run Tracker, the six home runs have had true distances of 433, 428, 419, 380,… Read more“A Brief History of Lincecum and Goldschmidt, or: David and Goliath, But Goliath Always Wins”

Home Run Battle: Brandon Belt versus Justin Smoak

For your consideration we have one Brandon Belt, a man who resembles a giraffe, a man who was told in a Huff that he wasn’t good enough, a man who wears his baseball pants above the calf. Once he had a throng of self-appointed apologists, but he has succeed in… Read more“Home Run Battle: Brandon Belt versus Justin Smoak”

Seth Smith Platoon Smash

What happens when a player up in the count against an opposite-handed pitcher gets an 87-mph mistake that starts on the outside and breaks in toward the middle of the plate. Smith’s home run captured the attention of about 70 percent of the people behind home plate, but no one… Read more“Seth Smith Platoon Smash”