For most of his outing, Barry Zito had a large lead that would make most pitchers plenty comfortable.Zito never allows himself to think that way. Not with all the ups and downs of his Giants tenure."I think the mindset that it's easier because you have a lead will tie the game up quickly," he said.Buster Posey drove in three runs while NBA star Kevin Durant cheered him from the stands, Zito pitched another gem and contributed with his bat, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 10-0 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep. Read More
Angel Pagan hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning to cap San Francisco's rally from a four-run deficit and the Giants went on to beat the Colorado Rockies for the eighth straight time, 9-6 on Tuesday night.
Brandon Crawford hit a three-run homer to start the comeback and Hunter Pence had a pair of RBI singles for the Giants, who have won the first two games of the series. Read More
Hunter Pence hit a three-run homer in the first inning that held up, Buster Posey added a late RBI single and the San Francisco Giants snapped the Colorado Rockies' five-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory Monday night.
Madison Bumgarner (2-0) won his sixth in a row against the Rockies and owns a seven-start unbeaten run in the rivalry.
The left-hander began his career 0-3 against Colorado in five starts.
He struck out five and walked five in 5 2-3 innings Monday, allowing two runs and five hits. Read More
A day that began with the Giants celebrating last year’s World Series championship quickly turned sour, as starter Matt Cain gave up nine earned runs in the fourth inning on the way to a 14-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park on Sunday.
Giants broadcaster Duane Kuiper asked the AT&T Park crowd a question before Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Barry Zito saved San Francisco's season by beating the Cardinals last fall in the NL championship series, then delivered again with a 1-0 victory over St. Louis on Friday as the Giants celebrated their latest World Series title throughout the home opener.Zito outdueled Jake Westbrook in his season debut. The lefty also had a key sacrifice bunt that led to San Francisco's lone run in the fourth, when Angel Pagan drew a bases-loaded walk. Read More
In an era when teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels are trying to buy success, the Giants have partially returned to an earlier era, developing stars from their farm system. Read More
Barry Zito is coming off his biggest season in years, a redeeming, comeback season.
Yet he sees absolutely no reason to be nostalgic about anything he accomplished during the Giants' 2012 championship run.
Not even that season-saving Game 5 win he pitched in the NL championship series against St. Louis. The Cardinals come to AT&T Park on Friday for the Giants' home opener, and Zito will be on the mound to face them once again amid much fanfare as the city celebrates another title during a festive pregame ceremony. Read More
LOS ANGELES — Tim Lincecum walked seven, matching a career worst, yet still managed to get the win when Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence homered to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night in the rubber game of their season-opening series.
Lincecum (1-0) threw 91 pitches in five innings, but limited the Dodgers to two unearned runs and three hits. He struck out four while outperforming Josh Beckett in a matchup of marquee pitchers coming off the worst season of their respective careers. Read More
The hoopla surrounding Opening Day is unparalleled and the electricity pulsating from AT&T Park this weekend for the home opener will be second to none.
But from a pure baseball perspective, the most intriguing game of this opening week will be today, when Tim Lincecum will take the hill to close out the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Lincecum, entering his last year under contract, is coming off a disastrous season in which he posted a career-worst 10-15 record with a 5.18 ERA. That was followed by a 10.57 spring ERA. Read More