The Giants go on the road and score 13 runs in one game, 15 in another. Then, they return home and it’s the same agony of low-scoring, one-run wins or losses. They scored six runs Wednesday night — but it took them 14 innings.What’s going on here?
Two things: Read More
More than 1,000 young San Francisco sports fans will have all their baseball questions answered today by a true expert — Giants pitcher Brian Wilson. Read More
Four of the San Francisco Giants powerhouse pitchers will showcase their talent as part of the 2011 All Star Game in Phoenix.
Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Brian Wilson will return to the all-star mound and this year will be joined by Ryan Vogelsong.
Vogelsong joined the Giants rotation when starting pitcher Barry Zito was put on the disabled list for a sprained ankle earlier this year. He was originally drafted by the Giants in 1998. Read More
Giants fans, step back, take a deep breath and regain your senses about the state of this baseball franchise.
Just because the Bay Area remains aglow with the wonderful feeling that all Giants dreams can come true — thanks to that magically unexpected World Series championship — don’t go getting desperate to repeat.
Desperate is never good in the world of baseball. It makes teams do silly, silly things. And the Giants are not a team that needs to do anything silly. Read More
The best-run sports organization in the Bay Area is clearly the Giants, the only team to build its own stadium and the first to win a world championship since the 49ers won their fifth Super Bowl in 1995.
But those are not the only reasons to crown the Giants as the area’s best. In every area, from marketing to taking care of their fans to looking to the history of the club as well as the present, the Giants are the best. Read More
Goodbye, June. Hello, Barry. The idea (blush) the Giants, figuratively had gone south when in actuality they went east across the Bay Bridge? Sorry.
Journalists, like infielders, botch easy ones. Make that E-C, as in error, columnist.Oh ye of little faith. Oh me of little faith.
“It’s going to have to pick up,” was the concession from Giants manager Bruce Bochy after they lost three in row to the A’s in Oakland. “We know it.” Read More
Call it the search for the “magic” bat.
The never-ending debate over that one hitter who will turn the Giants into an offensive threat again is all Giants fans can talk about.
At the ballpark — before, during and after every game, in the papers and on sports-talk radio, in the sports bars and restaurants across The City, it’s an obsession.
Who will Brian Sabean add to the Giants’ lineup.
Minnesota’s Michael Cuddyer? Cincinnati’s Jonny Gomes? Houston’s Hunter Pence?
And which pitcher is worth giving up to get that hitter? Read More
This isn’t a June Swoon, it’s an “Oh gawd, how do we get back to last October?”
It’s a season of Murphy’s Law baseball, with the people who aren’t getting injured unable to get out of slumps.
“It’s going to have to pick up,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “We know it.”
You do? Maybe last year was the aberration. This year is the irritation. There’s nothing to be done about Buster Posey and Freddy Sanchez, except to accept their absence. It doesn’t do any good wishing they were here, because they’re not here. Read More
“You move on because you have to.”
Bruce Bochy, the philosopher, said that Saturday. And later, when the Giants were smacked around by the Cincinnati Reds 10-2, you sensed the only place they were moving was down.
It was so bad, Bill Hall, who had been waived Friday by the Houston Astros and signed Saturday by San Francisco, was put in the game — and walked.
You wondered if maybe Jeff Kent, in attendance as part of Legends Day, would agree to suit up for the next two weeks. Or two years. Read More
Major league baseball legend Tommy Lasorda will be joining several San Francisco Giants players for a grilling competition today as part of a campaign to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research.Giants team members past and present, including Aaron Rowand, Jeremy Affeldt, J.T. Snow and Shawon Dunston, will be competing to see who can grill the tastiest meal this afternoon as part of the Safeway Homerun Grill Off.Lasorda will help to judge the competition, which organizers hope will raise awareness for a cancer that affects 1 in 6 men. Read More