Matt Kemp became an Internet sensation after an impromptu gesture he made toward a cancer-stricken Dodgers fan attending a game at AT&T Park.
The Dodgers’ Gold Glove center fielder was informed of the disabled fan’s plight by third base coach Tim Wallach during a 4-3 loss to the Giants on Sunday. After the game, Kemp went to the other side of the field with Wallach and met the fan and his father, who were sitting in the front row adjacent to the third base dugout. Read More
Since manager Don Mattingly had a few choice words for his team last week in San Diego, the Los Angeles Dodgers aren't going away quietly.
Elian Herrera singled in the go-ahead run with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Dodgers to a 3-2 victory over the NL West champion San Francisco Giants on Monday night that kept their postseason hopes alive. Read More
On the road to the Giants’ 2010 championship, Buster Posey was the Most Valuable Player on the team. The rookie batted cleanup and was the catcher for a pitching staff that was outstanding.
He was in the middle of everything. Pitchers’ meetings. Hitters’ meetings. Probably even coaches’ meetings. For a first-year big-leaguer, he had the baseball acumen of a grizzled veteran. Read More
The Giants pulled off an amazing sweep of the Dodgers in Los Angeles this week, which was a compliment both to their resiliency and the ability of manager Bruce Bochy to make the right decisions.
The first decision came Tuesday night, when Tim Lincecum started struggling in the sixth inning. Bochy has always stayed with his top starters and let them work out of trouble, but Lincecum is not in that category this year. Read More
Joaquin Arias homered and drove in five runs and Matt Cain tossed seven strong innings as the visiting Giants completed their first three-game sweep of the Dodgers in Los Angeles since 2007 with an 8-4 win.Cain (13-5) gave up one run on seven hits with no walks for the Giants, who moved 2½ games ahead of the Dodgers in the National League West. Read More
Black and orange vs. blue and white. Jon Miller vs. Vin Scully. The Cha Cha Bowl vs. the Dodger Dog. Fog vs. smog.Baseball in the Bay Area has a different edge to it when the Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers are battling into September.
But in recent years, the rivalry has fizzled a bit. For a rivalry to thrive, you need two clubs that both have something on the line, and that simply hasn’t been the case. 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
A man's body was found in the water along San Francisco's Embarcadero this morning, but authorities say it is too early to tell whether the body is that of Los Angeles Dodgers fan Victor Murillo, who went missing after a baseball game last week.
However, a friend of Murillo's said his family has been told that the clothes found on the body match the items worn by their loved one when he disappeared. Read More
The first-place Giants? Yes, that’s what they were in the wake of Tim Lincecum’s most exhilarating outing of the season on Wednesday. Tied with L.A. after giving up ZERO runs in a three-game sweep, having been five games back 11 days previous. Pretty amazing.
The big question in the wake of Wednesday’s game, of course, was this: Is Timmy back? He sure has looked sharp since wiggling out of that first-inning jam in Oakland on June 22, right? Read More
Tim Lincecum picked a good time to rediscover his Cy Young Award form.
The slumping San Francisco right-hander pitched seven strong innings, leading the Giants to a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers that completed a three-game sweep at AT&T Park. The Giants pulled even with the Dodgers for first place in the National League West by throwing shutouts in all three games. Read More