Gregor Blanco homered and Madison Bumgarner won his seventh game as the Giants edged the San Diego Padres 6-5 on Wednesday at Petco Park.
The Giants sent nine batters to the plate and scored three runs in the first off Clayton Richard (2-7), who gave up six runs (four earned) on 10 hits over 5²⁄³ innings.
All eight of the Giants’ starting position players collected at least one hit. Read More
As the Giants are in a favorable stretch in their schedule, some questions have been resolved, but others remain. Read More
It’s not often I’ll get heavy in this space, but in light of what’s been going on in and around the previously bullet-proof world of the NFL, it’s time.
Junior Seau. Head shots. Concussions. Bounties. Dementia. Lawsuits. On and on and on.
In the wake of the multi-day party that was the NFL draft, we’ve been inundated by nothing but awful, depressing and, in some cases, genuinely tear-jerking news. Read More
The Giants were hit with the injury bug once again, as third baseman Pablo Sandoval was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a broken hamate bone in his left hand. Read More
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Last year, the talk surrounding Pablo Sandoval was how much better he looked.This year, it’s about how much better he sees.Sandoval underwent laser surgery on his left eye in November. Comfort was his main motivation, but there was another benefit.“I am seeing the ball better,” he said. “I see everything better. Everything is clearer.” Read More
The comeback continues.
Buster Posey took his first swings against live pitching Sunday, squaring up more balls the longer he hit.
“I guess I didn’t know what to expect, but I was happy with the way I felt,” said Posey, who hadn’t faced live pitching since his horrible, season-ending injury in May.
“Regardless of what your result is, your goal is just to see the ball as well as you can and get your timing,” Posey said. Read More
The extraordinary tale of Pablo Sandoval feels like it just gets more extraordinary at every turn.
Standing at second base after a ground-rule double on baseball’s grandest celebration of its talent — the 82nd All-Star Game earlier this week — Sandoval gave off not a hint of the wild ride his career as a Giant has been so far.And if the past nine months haven’t squeezed a complaint out of him, I don’t think anything will. Read More
“Mark it down, repeat.” Those are the confident, if not unabashedly cocky, words of Giants closer Brian Wilson in the opening moments of the preview for “The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants,” which aired in April on Showtime.
The Giants are back on the small screen today at 10 p.m. with the premiere episode. Read More
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
I’ve read the Giants’ obituaries born of the crash of Buster Posey, and I believe the news of their death is greatly exaggerated.
Oh, they’re going to sputter and have their tough stretches — they’re never going to be an offensive juggernaut — but they were built on pitching and defense, and that is what will carry them the rest of the way in 2011.
Nobody gave them much of a chance last year, and they wound up winning a world championship. Read More