Giants lineup vs. Old Man Moyer


Giants lineup vs. Old Man Moyer

DENVER -- Jamie Moyer could be doing any number of things today: Crosswords, bocce ball, enjoying a discounted breakfast, buying a LifeAlert bracelet, watching episodes of "Matlock," etc.

Instead, he's pitching in a major league game. At 49 years and 146 days old, Moyer would become the oldest pitcher in big league history to claim a victory if he can beat the Giants today. If he does, no need to panic. He'd set the record again with his next victory, too.

Aubrey Huff is a .391 hitter with three home runs (in 23 at-bats) against Moyer. I'm not sure how many of those at-bats came in the Mesozoic Era, though. Huff is not in the lineup. Bochy wanted to get a start for Brett Pill, and this is the only lefty the Giants face on this season-opening road trip. Pill's double-error last night didn't change Bochy's mind, apparently.

There's one other Giant with numbers against Moyer. Freddy Sanchez is 4 for 9 with a homer, for all the good that'll do.

At least Buster Posey is back in the lineup for the first time since he came down with a case of shingles on Sunday. From everything I can gather, it might take a few weeks before he's feeling 100 percent again.

Angel Pagan is leading off again. He's hitting .111, but behold that .200 OBP!

Also, you'll note that Nate Schierholtz remains in there. Bochy is sticking to his "hit two homers, start the next day" rule. If Schierholtz hadn't hit two homers, we'd probably be seeing Brandon Belt in there somewhere.

CF Pagan
LF Cabrera
3B Sandoval
C Posey
1B Pill
RF Nate
2B Theriot
SS Crawford
P Bumgarner

Report: Giants discussed Panik, top prospects in potential Stanton trade


Report: Giants discussed Panik, top prospects in potential Stanton trade

On Monday morning, some important details emerged.

The Giants discussed Joe Panik and top prospects Tyler Beede and Chris Shaw with the Marlins in a potential trade for Giancarlo Stanton, according to sports radio host Craig Mish.

Last week, San Francisco reportedly made an actual offer for Stanton.

The Giants selected Beede, 24, in the first round (14th overall) of the 2014 draft.

The right-handed pitcher went 6-7 with a 4.79 ERA over 19 starts in Triple-A last season.

[RELATED: Healthy Tyler Beede shows why he's Giants' top pitching prospect]

The Orange and Black took Shaw, 24, in the first round (31st overall) of the 2015 draft.

In 37 games for Double-A Richmond in 2017, he hit .301 with six home runs and 29 RBI.

He was promoted to Triple-A and hit .289 with 18 home runs and 50 RBI in 88 games.

Shaw recently played in the Arizona Fall League, but only saw action in five games because of a sore shoulder.

Duffy family cat, Skeeter, passes away at 15

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Duffy family cat, Skeeter, passes away at 15

We have some sad news to report.

Skeeter, the lovable four-legged member of Matt Duffy's family, passed away in Long Beach on Saturday night. He was 15 years old.

Duffy made the news public with an Instagram post on Sunday evening.

"Even when it's expected, losing a member of the family is never easy. Sometimes you'd forget this little guy was even a cat. After 15 awesome years, last night we had to say goodbye to Skeeter boy. Thank you for all the love and support that Skeets has gotten over the past couple of years. Our furry little light has gone dark," Duffy wrote.

Skeeter, slightly overweight for his size, stole the hearts of Giants fans after Duffy made his debut with the Giants in August of 2014.

When Duffy was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays at the 2016 trade deadline, Skeeter remained in California with Duffy's parents.