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
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
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