SF Giants transactions: Kensuke Tanaka makes major-league debut, w/GIF

A team grasping at straws, the Giants made two moves before Tuesday’s game against the Mets.

First, they placed Hector Sanchez on the disabled list with an injury I care less about than Phish cares about brevity. Mike Kickham gets his third trip to the big-league roster to replace the Giants’ third catcher. But the . . . → Read More: SF Giants transactions: Kensuke Tanaka makes major-league debut, w/GIF

Dodgers acquire Carlos Marmol

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN. LA sends reliever Matt Guerrier in exchange for Marmol and around $209,000 of internation signing bonus money.

Winners of eight of their last nine, the Dodgers remain in last but are now just 3.5 games behind the . . . → Read More: Dodgers acquire Carlos Marmol

Postgame Wrap: Giants Finally Remember How to Baseball, But Too Little Too Late

Update: I wrote this whole wrap after the sixth inning, assuming the worst. And hey, I was right aside from the last hurrah in the ninth. Obligatory LOLeague and BeatLA.

Things looked good for a while there. The Giants hung with the Puigs for five whole innings, and a small part of me wondered if . . . → Read More: Postgame Wrap: Giants Finally Remember How to Baseball, But Too Little Too Late