Cliff Lee has established quite a comfort zone in the energized confines of pitcher-friendly AT&T Park. He found the strike zone again Monday, outpitching a fellow southpaw who has been rather solid himself on this mound: Madison Bumgarner. Read More
The Philadelphia Phillies traded right fielder Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, parting with two of their starting outfielders in a span of about two hours to signal the start of a rebuilding phase for the five-time defending National League East champions.The Phillies announced the trade Tuesday. Read More
Madison Bumgarner made a strong start toward showing he deserved the five-year contract extension he signed Monday, leading the Giants to a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at AT&T Park on Tuesday.
The home team had another shaky first inning, but this time didn’t let two errors — one by Bumgarner and one by shortstop Brandon Crawford — turn into any runs. Bumgarner settled down after that, lasting six innings while scattering seven hits and a walk and allowing two runs. Read More
Andrew Alan Vargas of Hayward was charged by the District Attorney’s Office on Monday with two counts of felony drunken driving and one count of felony hit-and-run in connection with an incident last week that left a 9-year-old Pennsylvania boy with serious injuries. Read More
Just two weeks after telling the story of New Mexico basketball coach Steve Alford banning his players from using Twitter, in what will likely be a futile attempt to prevent them from embarrassing themselves and their program, here we go again with another case of the little blue bird that destroys careers. Read More
Fans at the Mets-Phillies game began cheering as news of Osama bin Laden's death spread through Citizens Bank Park on Sunday night.
He’s so very San Francisco, Bruce Bochy — unpretentious, unaffected and competent to the max. Maybe not a genius, but as far as managing the Giants, he’ll do until someone better comes along.
“He does a great job of getting the right guys in at the right time,” was Matt Cain’s cogent observation of Bochy’s cogent maneuvers. “That’s the reason he has the job.” Read More
Playing in a hitter-friendly ballpark frequently compared to little more than a bandbox, Giants pitchers surrendered nine runs while splitting the first two games of the National League Championship Series against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Now they’ll get a chance to improve that performance in a ballpark notoriously less welcoming to batters. Read More
The Giants began the National League Championship Series by beating one of Philadelphia’s three aces. But the Phillies simply replaced one talented Roy with another in Game 2 on Sunday night. Read More
The Giants’ win over the Atlanta Braves last night mirrored their season: agony followed by despair, but ultimately ending in triumph.
Nothing comes easy for this team, and that was true through this whole series. Every game was decided by one run, and in last night’s game, neither team had more than a one-run lead at any time. Read More