Friday, June 25

Giants bullpen squanders a defensive masterpiece — we can probably expect changes soon – The Athletic

This was supposed to be an ode to the Giants’ defense and
Darin Ruf, who throws baseballs from the outfield with mechanics that look similar to how Philip Rivers threw footballs when under pressure. After the Giants’ 8-6 walk-off loss to the Pirates, Gabe Kapler sounded like he was thinking the same thing.

“Whether this is a good thing or a bad thing, I start to think about the story of the game in the middle of the game,” said Kapler. “And there were several occasions when I thought we were going to be having a conversation about how our defense won the game for us tonight. Ruf’s throws were excellent. (Brandon Crawford’s ninth-inning) relay was right on the money, and

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