LOS ANGELES — Madison Bumgarner pitched two-hit ball over eight innings, giving the San Francisco Giants a 3-0 win against the Dodgers while overshadowing the major league debut of high-priced Los Angeles pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (He-YUN Jin Ree-YOO) on Tuesday night.
Bumgarner (1-0) struck out six and walked none in the second straight gem at Dodger Stadium. The only hits were a pair of doubles by Andre Ethier and A.J. Ellis. Left-hander Clayton Kershaw homered and pitched a four-hit shutout in the Dodgers' 4-0 victory on opening day Monday. Read More
LOS ANGELES — After an erratic first inning, Matt Cain settled down and tossed six scoreless innings for the San Francisco Giants.
It still wasn't enough, not on a day when Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw outdueled him on the mound and at the plate.
Kershaw launched his first career home run to break a scoreless tie in the eighth inning, then finished off a four-hitter Monday that led Los Angeles to a 4-0 win on opening day.
"That's definitely what you expect when you go out there and face Kershaw," Cain said. "You know he's going to bring it." Read More
Throughout the offseason and the preseason and all the way up to the Giants’ season opener against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers today, much of the national attention seems to have turned away from the defending World Series champions from San Francisco.
It’s Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw who graced the cover of Sports Illustrated last week, and his team that has been picked by many to finish atop the National League West at the end of the season. Read More
Everyone seemed to be healthy again, back at work after that seasonal bug, commonly known as March Madness, tore through offices across The City a couple of weeks ago.
But in the waning hours of Easter Sunday, a cacophony of sniffles could be heard off in the distance as another virus swept through town: Opening Day Delirium.
You’re probably unfamiliar with this malady as it isn’t an annual affliction like March Madness. In fact, it’s fairly uncommon. With a 162-game season, it’s rare for one baseball game to be so dizzying, infectious like the bubonic plague. Read More
Andres Torres burst onto the scene for the Giants in 2010, and was a big part of the team’s first World Series title since moving to San Francisco. He hit .268 with 16 home runs and 63 RBIs atop the lineup to set the table for the heart of the order.
Already 32 years old at the time, Torres was somewhat of a phenomenon — a journeyman minor-leaguer finally getting an extended opportunity with a competing club and thriving. Read More
Her show had been cancelled, but that didn't stop alternative folk and rock singer Michelle Shocked from showing up at a Santa Cruz nightclub where she staged a sit-in with tape across her mouth that read "Silenced By Fear."Moe's Alley was one of several nightclubs that cancelled Shocked's gigs after she made what were considered anti-gay comments during a rambling outburst at a show earlier this month.On Thursday evening, Moe's Alley owner Bill Welch had replaced her with two local bands that support gay rights, Beaver Fever and Frootie Flavors. Read More
No team wins a world championship on the strength of a single unit, so to say the Giants won it all in 2012 because of their starting rotation is an oversimplification.
So, too, is saying that Buster Posey makes the offense go, or that Sergio Romo is critical to bullpen success.But when you think of the Giants and the keys to their shot at repeating, where does the mind go first? The rotation, of course. Read More
It’s official: The Giants are no longer flying under the radar. Coming off a season in which they rallied to their second World Series title in three years, no teams will be underestimating the Giants in 2013.
Despite hitting the fewest home runs in the majors last season, the Giants were able to compete with an established pitching staff and some young players coming into their own to get to the playoffs.
From there, the road got a little bumpy, but the tight-knit group showed remarkable chemistry, staving off elimination six times in the playoffs. Read More
San Francisco Giants 2013 schedule.
The Giants played their first game at AT&T Park on Thursday since Game 2 of last year’s World Series, reigniting the exhibition Bay Bridge Series with a 7-3 loss to the A’s.
Giants starter Tim Lincecum began the game well, striking out four in his first three innings, but gave up a two-run homer to Yoenis Cespedes in the third. He departed the game with two outs and two on in the fifth before A’s outfielder Josh Reddick homered to right off reliever Jeremy Affeldt. Read More