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Orange and Black Monday Inside Scoop

April 14th, 2014 at 1:14 PM
By Michael Almonte

'san francisco' photo (c) 2010, Eric Golub - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

San Francisco Giants fans better get ready for another long season filled with one-run games and dramatic finishes. The team has played four straight one-run games and six overall. The orange and black are 3-3 in those tight affairs. 

The Giants and Colorado Rockies played three close games this weekend, that was capped off Sunday with another thrilling game. Brandon Crawford smacked his first career walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th to give the Giants a 5-4 win and take two of three from the Rockies. It was Crawford's first splash hit into McCovey Cove and the 64th splash homer at AT&T Park.

Tim Hudson pitched another beauty for the Giants, who are 3-0 when he starts and Hudson has yet to surrender a walk this season in 23.0 innings. Speaking of another Giants pitcher, during the team's 6-5 win on Friday night, Madison Bumgarner drilled his first career grand slam and third homer of his career. He became the first Giants pitcher to smack a grand slam since Shawn Estes on May 24, 2000 against the Montreal Expos. Bumgarner like Estes on that night finished with five RBI's. 

'Jackie Robinson Day' photo (c) 2013, Keith Allison - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/
 

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting the Giants could activate Jeremy Affeldt from the disabled list as soon as Tuesday after the lefty pitched two shutout innings for Class A San Jose on Saturday. 

Bill Baer of Hardballtalk.nbc.sports.com is reporting the Fresno Grizzlies have added Dontrelle Willis to their active roster. The Giants signed the lefty to a minor league deal back in January.

Lastly, tomorrow Tuesday April 15th is Jackie Robinson Day in baseball and for the sixth straight year, all teams, players and on-field personnel will wear No. 42.

 

 

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