Giants clinch series win against Padres, score week's worth of runs

The Padres scored two runs on Tuesday night, but the Giants were able to overcome the long odds and win, 8-2. The death of the five-runs-or-fewer streak was unceremonious. There was a line drive to center, with the center fielder shifting and playing in fourth-left or quint-right. Then there was an intentional walk with no outs -- I don't know, man -- and another walk and a double...
Via McCovey Chronicles
6 hours ago

Peavy, Giants eye 5th straight win, sweep

The schedule has done the Padres no favors this season in their well-documented struggles against San Francisco. In all eight meetings between the two clubs this year, the Giants have thrown one of their "big-three" starters -- Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija.
7 hours ago

UPDATED: High tide comes late, Brandon Crawford drives in four as Giants stay unbeaten vs. Padres

San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco, right, scores past the tag attempt from San Diego Padres catcher Derek Norris on a single by Denard Span during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) ( Marcio Jose Sanchez ) Updated from version sent at the final out. -AB   SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants have won 12 out of 13...
Via Giants Extra
8 hours ago

Giants concerned for ex-mate Vogelsong

When the Giants made their 2014 World Championship run, they forged a bond under the slogan "#StrongerTogether."
11 hours ago

Giants notes: Angel Pagan lands on DL, Hunter Pence still sidelined, club promotes PCL home run leader, etc.

The San Francisco Giants' Angel Pagan (16) celebrates homer in dugout against Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth inning at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, April 10, 2016. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group) SAN FRANCISCO – With two of their starting outfielders getting MRIs on their hamstrings over the past 48 hours, the Giants had to address their lack of roster...
Via Giants Extra
13 hours ago

Pagan goes on DL; Giants call up Parker

Giants outfielder Angel Pagan was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday after tweaking his left hamstring in the eighth inning of Monday's 1-0 victory over the Padres. Outfielder Jarrett Parker was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to take Pagan's place.
16 hours ago

Jeff Samardzija is re-establishing himself by the Bay

Don't call it a comeback, but Jeff Samardzija is experiencing a nice bounce back season with the San Francisco Giants, as he returns to his old ways of doing things. I recently saw an article, courtesy of the Chicago Tribune, that featured the word "resurrects" in the headline. This, of course, indicated that Jeff Samardzija's career had experienced some sort of resurrection, as...
Via Beyond The Box Score
20 hours ago

SF Giants Minor Lines, 5/23

Four runs gooooood; one run baaaaaad. MUST C: CLUTCH! (Cease and desist order is in the mail) EDITOR'S NOTE: Nothing worth knowing about happened after this point in the game. Discussion topic: Is Joan Gregorio the best, or at least most ready, starting pitching prospect in the system right now? HIGHLIGHTS: Gregorio Ks 8 in 5 two-hit innings; Chris Shaw reached base all 4 PA...
Via McCovey Chronicles
21 hours ago

Giants' Hunter Pence delivers perhaps the season's most bizarre walk-off hit

The San Francisco Giants appear to have the even-year magic working in their favor.They won their third consecutive game Monday night -- their 11th win in their past 12 games -- and did it in rather bizarre fashion.Locked in a scoreless pitchers' duel against the San Diego Padres, Hunter Pence pinch-hit in the ninth inning with Brandon Belt on first base and two outs. Pence sent...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Injury Report — Hunter Pence and Sergio Romo

The Giants head into a divisional series with fierce momentum, but will again do it without one of their biggest weapons, right-fielder Hunter Pence. The exuberant slugger who provides an uncanny spark has missed the past two games with tightness behind his right knee. “He had an MRI,” said manager Bruce Bochy. “He will take BP and can go into the line up today.” Pence,...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Who needs a bullpen?

If this past week has shown anything, it’s that the San Francisco Giants only need a closer in the bullpen. Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto, Jeff Samardjiza, and Matt Cain have all pitched at least 7 innings in their most recent starts and were dominant in those starts. It really shows that the Giants are in good hands for the rest of the year. Easing many anxieties about the exorbitant...
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Madison Bumgarner does it all as the Giants take 2 of 3 from Cubs

SAN FRANCISCO -- Madison Bumgarner pitched 7 2/3 dominant innings and doubled in a run in the fifth to lift the San Francisco Giants over the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Sunday night.The Giants won for the 11th time in 12 games and took two of three from a Cubs team with the best record in baseball.Bumgarner (6-2) struck out six and allowed three hits and two walks while winning his fifth...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain, Posey lead Giants over Cubs 5-3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Matt Cain pitched six strong innings and helped himself with his bat, Buster Posey added a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Saturday. Cain (1-5) got his first victory since July 22, 2015, against San Diego, snapping a streak of 15 consecutive winless starts. The Giants were 3-12 over that stretch. Cain also had a two-run...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Woes of Jake Peavy Snap San Francisco Giants Winning Streak

The San Francisco Giants have been on fire thanks to their bullpen. Starters Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto, and Jeff Samardzija have all found reasonable strides since season opener, and it’s almost expected the Giants can scrape a win with one of these three on the mound. However, the Giants have been suffering at the back end of their pitching rotation, due to the painful mediocrity...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the San Francisco Giants Maintain their Winning Streak?

Despite a slow start to the season, the San Francisco Giants look like they’ve found their stride as World Series contenders for this even-ending season. After completing an on-the-road sweep of their division rival Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres respectively, the Giants lead the NL West with a 25-18 record and .581 PCT, thanks to a truly talented bullpen. Starting ace...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds upset over ‘racism’ at daughter’s school

Officials at a private school in California are investigating a video that students shared on social media that features offensive language, and the incident has hit close to home for former MLB slugger Barry Bonds. Bonds, whose daughter attends Brentwood School, sent a tweet on Tuesday condemning the racist language used by a group of students: I am sad that i had to see this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds: Bryce Harper needs to steal more bases

Barry Bonds is one of the greatest hitters in baseball history (whether or not his performance was enhanced), and that hitting prowess led to him getting intentionally walked a fair bit. His 688 career intentional free passes are more than twice as many as the player in second place on the all-time list, Albert Pujols (who has *just* 297). Bryce Harper got the Bonds treatment in...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tim Lincecum, Angels close to deal

Tim Lincecum will likely not be out of baseball for much longer. Jon Heyman of the MLB Network is reporting that the two-time Cy Young Award winner is close to signing a deal with the Los Angeles Angels. Jeff Passan later added that the deal will be a Major League contract. It’s likely that the opportunity to start factored into his decision, as other interested teams were not...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Where’d the Giants bullpen go?

The National League West is the San Francisco Giants division to win or lose. They are the most talented team in the division and despite all their problems are tied for first in the West. The problems have been pitching, as expected. The question marks starting the season for the Giants were the back-end of the rotation. Jake Peavy and Matt Cain have had rough starts to the season...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Santiago Casilla throws a fit

Right hand reliever for the San Francisco Giants Santiago Casilla was not happy Thursday night after getting pulled in the ninth inning. Casilla came into the ninth inning to relieve Cory Gearrin and managed to almost bring the Arizona Diamondbacks back into the game. The Giants were leading 4-2 in the ninth inning when Casilla came in and gave up a single, a double and issued a...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Santiago Casilla was furious Bruce Bochy pulled him in 9th

San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla has blown three saves already this season, and manager Bruce Bochy was not about to give him a chance to blow a fourth on Thursday night. When Casilla got himself into another 9th-inning jam, Bochy pulled him. You can imagine how the right-hander felt about it. With the bases loaded and the Giants leading 4-2, Bochy turned to left-handed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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