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  1. Lincecum still has it, at least against Padres

    David Schoenfield

    To be honest, I'm not sure if this says more about Tim Lincecum or the struggling, offensively inept San Diego Padres. I mean, if you were to grade each no-hitter on a degree of difficulty scale from 1 to 10, factoring in the strength of the oppon...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  2. Tim Hudson entering Hall of Fame territory

    David Schoenfield

    Tim Hudson pitches Thursday for the Giants against the Rockies in one of the most intriguing matchups of the day. Hudson has helped keep a mediocre Giants rotation afloat, as Madison Bumgarner struggled early, Tim Lincecum has been inconsistent and n...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  3. Five key issues as we reach the quarter pole

    David Schoenfield

    Whenever people say baseball is in trouble I point them to a game like Sunday's Yankees-Brewers contest in Milwaukee, a fun back-and-forth game played before a loud, soldout crowd of over 43,000 fans at Miller Park. Yes, it was the Yankees and it ...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  4. Paul Goldschmidt owns Tim Lincecum

    David Schoenfield

    I don't know which stat is more amazing: After homering off Tim Lincecum last night, Paul Goldschmidt is now 13-for-24 with seven home runs off Lincecum; or, Goldschmidt's opposite-field home run was just the eighth by a right-handed batter at AT&T P...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  5. Tuesday morning random thoughts

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts ... With Max Scherzer ending negotiations with the Tigers until after the season, it appears he (and agent Scott Boras) will head into free agency. Reports indicated Scherzer was offered less than teammate Justin Verlander, who s...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  6. Thoughts: Kershaw versus Posey

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts on Wednesday night's Giants-Dodgers game ... So it came down to the ninth inning, Dodgers up 4-2, Clayton Kershaw going for the complete game. Marco Scutaro led with a ground single to right on a 3-2 fastball. A Marco Scutaro hit. ...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  7. Thoughts: The best worst day of the season

    David Schoenfield

    The evening began with the OTL report that MLB seeks to suspend Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera, Nelson Cruz, Bartolo Colon and others named in the Biogenesis scandal. But the night turned into a reminder of what makes the sport so great. ...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  8. Giants end road woes but still have issues

    David Schoenfield

    First off, great play by Brandon Crawford with the diving stop and throw from his knees. Still, it's hard to believe Yadier Molina couldn't beat the throw. Rookie umpire Clint Fagan did get the call right. Molina was out. Once Molina slammed...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  9. Giants have problems in starting rotation

    David Schoenfield

    The San Francisco Giants are built around their starting rotation. That would seem more a statement of fact than an assertion of opinion. After all, conventional wisdom tells us the rotation carried the Giants to a World Series title in...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  10. Five things to watch this weekend

    David Schoenfield

    The hottest team in baseball is those Cleveland Indians, and we don't need instant replay to prove it. The Tribe has won 10 of 11 with terrific pitching and more than a few home runs. Mark Reynolds leaves nothing to chance with 500-foot blasts. Scott...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  11. Is Giants starting rotation overrated?

    David Schoenfield

    One reason some people don't like statistics -- at least those fancy ones -- is they sometimes produce results incongruous with popular belief. For example, this: San Francisco Giants pitching staff 2012: 8.1 WAR (Baseball-Reference) Kansas Ci...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  12. Thoughts: Yankees aren't dead yet!

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts on Tuesday's games ... Ahh, just a few short days ago the New York Yankees were 1-4 and the butt of jokes across baseball land. Now they've won three in a row after beating the Cleveland Indians 14-1. Andy Pettitte allowed just...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  13. Cliff Lee is still an awesome pitcher

    David Schoenfield

    Two stat lines below from 2012. Which pitcher had the better year? Pitcher A: 211 IP, 207 H, 28 BB, 207 SO, 3.16 ERA, .255/.278/.411 Pitcher B: 199.1 IP, 149 H, 76 BB, 207 SO, 2.89 ERA, .206/.283/.299 Pretty close, no? You can obviously guess ...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  14. Thursday thoughts: Closers not closing

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts on Wednesday's games: Three closers blew ninth-inning leads -- Phil Coke of the Tigers, Fernando Rodney of the Rays and Chris Perez of the Indians. The Rays and Indians ended up winning their games anyway, so no harm, no foul. Of t...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  15. Tim Lincecum makes important start

    David Schoenfield

    Tim Lincecum starts for the Giants tonight against Josh Beckett and the Dodgers (ESPN, 10 p.m ET) in what will be our first opportunity to watch one of the most important pitchers of the 2013 season. Now, Lincecum doesn't have to be great for the ...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  16. Twenty-five spring stories that do matter

    David Schoenfield

    Spring training consists of a lot of bunting practice and manufactured stories, false alarms and overhyped weight losses (or increases). But some news events and stories are potentially important. Here are the 25 biggest ones -- from on the field -- ...

    Blog | March 27, 2013