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Blach set to face Nats for first time

Giants left-hander Ty Blach will make his first career appearance against Washington in Tuesday's rematch beginning at 7:15 p.m. PT at AT&T Park. Left-handed-hitting Gregor Blanco could get a spot in the Giants' lineup with right-hander Tanner Roark scheduled to pitch for the Nationals. Blanco is batting .345 (10-for-29) when he starts.

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Stratton and Williamson propel Giants to 4-2 win over Nationals

Chris Stratton pitched a great game, but it is once again Mac Williamson who stole the show, knocking in three of the Giants’ four runs and making some noise with a huge swing in the sixth inning.


#MetallicaNight #SFGiants pic.twitter.com/2UlPy4xNij

— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) April 24, 2018

On a first pitch fastball from new pitcher Shawn Kelley (who was in after Brandon Belt reached on a walk), Williamson crushed one to the opposite...

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Giants ride Mac's 464-foot blast to beat Nats

Mac Williamson continued to swing the big bat for the Giants on Monday night.

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Williamson mashes 464-foot blast vs. Nats

Mac Williamson continued to swing the big bat for the Giants on Monday night.

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Mac Williamson cranks a 464-foot opposite field homer into rare territory at AT&T Park

San Francisco Giants outfielder Mac Williamson didn’t have a friendly welcome for Washington Nationals reliever Shawn Kelley, on Kelley’s first pitch of Monday night’s game at AT&T Park. Williamson blasted a Kelley fastball 464 feet into right-center field, which actually doesn’t clear the wall by too much at this part of AT&T Park. This area of the field is known as “Triples Alley,” where doubles usually become triples, and should-be home runs usually fall short and result in...

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Smith nearing return from Tommy John surgery

The Giants hope that their bullpen will become a little more whole next week when left-hander Will Smith makes his anticipated return from Tommy John elbow surgery.

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Bryan Murphy

Lineup Thread 4/23/18

A different look against a left-handed starter...

Definitely trying not to make these lineup posts into a thing, and in this particular instance, I can actually fold in some other news to flesh it out a bit. But first, the aforementioned lineup:

Filling in for @extrabaggs today. A little lineup switcharoo for this Nats series. pic.twitter.com/ll5X2Ci3RQ

— Shayna Rubin (@ShaynaRubin) April 23, 2018

Now there’s a lineup I can get behind. Elsewhere on Twitter...

Buster Posey is the...

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Bryan Murphy

Important Giants/Nationals series reminder: Bryce Harper is 25 years old.

There used to be a time when I’d look at this series and wonder if the Giants should even try to win a game.

After barely surviving Mike Trout over the weekend, the Giants now get to face the even younger Bryce Harper and his Washington Nationals. Harper’s personality and the on-field scuffles have somehow become The Narrative when discussing him, to the point that most people forget he’s one of the game’s best players. In 790 games, he has 804 hits, 158 home runs, and a 142 OPS+...

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Kevin J. Cunningham

Brandon Belt’s Record-Breaking At-Bat, A Minute By Minute Retelling

Brandon Belt made history in the most Brandon Belt way possible. Come, relive this piece of history with us, with facts as only McCovey Chronicles could have.

Sunday afternoon, an MLB record was set.

Sure, we don’t really know if 21 pitches in a single at-bat is indeed history throughout the entirety of Major League Baseball. It turns out that MLB in 1887 wasn’t tracking the actual number of pitches thrown (including fouls) in an at-bat. They weren’t in 1987, either. (Such tracking...

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Bryan Murphy

Chroncast #77: Beltcast

It was a breathless week of Brandon Belt brand baseball and Bryan and Sami are talking all about it for this week’s episode.

Brandon Belt gets a lot of guff because he’s not good all the time when many people think he should be. Well, he was good and more this past week and, so, it’s only fair that we dwell on that Belty goodness and enjoy how everything that happened could’ve only happened to Brandon Belt.

But it’s not *just* about Belt, even though this is the Beltcast. Bryan and...

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SF Giants Minor Lines 4/22/18

Lovers of relief pitcher At Bats, rejoice! (That’s you Mr. Pavlovic!) Oh Come on, Blue! That was clearly outside! Like that mighty hack of Simpson’s though! HIGHLIGHTS: Conner Menez struck out 7 in 5 innings of work; Heath Quinn had his second consecutive 3 hit game. Sacramento lost at Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners), 12-5 The only real question from this game was who had less reason to enjoy this beautiful day: starting pitcher Casey Kelly, who walked five of the nine batters he faced and...

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Monday BP, 4/23/18

Brandon Crawford and Austin Jackson: discuss! I was tempted to make this week the first official Brandon Belt Week, but I pulled off the idea at the last second because, well, why did I do that? There’s always going to be something Belt-related to discuss, and you can certainly check out Grant’s recap of Belt’s epic 21-pitch at bat in his weekly Grant Land column over at SB Nation — but also look out for our own Kevin Cunningham’s recap at 12pm. Sami had a nice recap of it...

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MLB wrap: Johnny Cueto lowers historic ERA in Giants win

Cueto finished the game owning a 0.35 ERA, which is the lowest by a Giants pitcher in their first four starts of the season since 1968.

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Cueto lowers ERA to 0.35 as Giants top Halos

Johnny Cueto held the Angels to no runs on two hits after carrying a no-hitter into the sixth inning and lowered his ERA to 0.35 in the Giants' 4-2 win.

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Giants defeat Angels 4-2 and win their first series of the year

Brandon Belt and Johnny Cueto stole the show as the Giants knock the Angels down to second place in the American League West.

The Giants defeated the Angels 4-2 to win their first series of the 2018 season.

Brandon Belt was the man of the day from the start, where he set a MLB record for the most pitches in an at-bat.

He followed that up with an eight-pitch at-bat in the third, where he singled to right and scored on a home run by Evan Longoria, after Buster Posey hit into a double play...

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Brandon Belt sets MLB record for most pitches in an at-bat

It was Brandon Belt foul ball giveaway day in Anaheim today.

With Joe Panik on first after a single, Brandon Belt came up to bat in the first inning. Twelve minutes and forty-five seconds later, he flied out to Kole Calhoun.

In a 21-pitch at-bat, with mostly a 2-2 and 3-2 count, Belt fouled off 16 pitches, mostly in the strike zone.

MLB has found its pace of play culprit pic.twitter.com/HhErGSmUUF

— McCovey Chronicles (@McCoveyChron) April 22, 2018

At first, it seemed as though Belt...

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Brandon Belt breaks MLB all-time record with 21-pitch at-bat

Brandon Belt set a major-league record Sunday when he faced 21 pitches in the same at-bat.

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Giants' Belt sets MLB record with 21-pitch AB

Brandon Belt of the Giants saw 21 pitches in an epic plate appearance against Angels rookie right-hander Jaime Barria in the first inning Sunday, the most pitches seen in an at-bat in Major League Baseball history.

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Brandon Belt's 21-Pitch At-Bat Breaks MLB Record for Most Pitches Seen in an AB

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt certainly waited for his pitch in his first at-bat of Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Angels...

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Brandon Belt breaks MLB record for longest at-bat, goes 21 pitches

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt set a new MLB record Sunday when the San Francisco Giants took on the Los Angeles Angels. His at-bat in the first inning against Jaime Barria took over 13 minutes from start to finish and ended up going 21 pitches, 16 of which he fouled off.Unfortunately for Belt, the new record did not end with him getting on base. He flew out to right field, ending his run at history on an anticlimactic note. Here’s a really cool graphic that shows all 21...

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