SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Hunter Pence still hears about that wacky hit, when the ball came off his bat three times in a single swing.
Pence broke the bat making contact for a key double in a 9-0 victory against St. Louis in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series in October.
Not that anybody’s too surprised when something like that happens to Pence.
The Giants right fielder is quirky, just plain odd if you were to poll some of his pals — like second baseman Marco Scutaro. Read More
A look back at the National League Championship Series between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals.
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Anyone previously doubting the existence of the oft-referenced “baseball gods” had no choice but to stop doubting as a magical Monday night unfolded on the shores of McCovey Cove.
They had to become full-on converts, so steadfast in their awe of such gods that the only logical response was to craft a sandwich board to wear on Market Street and bray at any and all passers-by: “I BELIEVE!!!” Read More
Marco Scutaro could have taken a day off after being plowed through by St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday in Game 2 of the NL Championship Series. Instead he put on a show at the plate for the rest of the series on his way to NLCS MVP honors. Read More
The Giants have no shortage of postseason veterans on the active roster, though several players who haven’t taken the field have been hanging around the team during this postseason run as well. Read More
As the rain poured down, the fans grew louder. As every strike was thrown, the noise intensified. And as the last out was recorded, the crowd of more than 42,000 went into pandemonium.
“It’s crazy,” San Francisco resident Juan Roman said. “It’s the best feeling in the world right now. We’re going all the way.”
After the Giants defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series on Monday night, fans swarmed the Willie Mays statue in front of AT&T Park and danced and cheered in the rain — even as it began to pour harder.
Ryan Vogelsong must have wolfed down an extra plate of chicken enchiladas Saturday night, because the Giants right-hander pitched the game of his life in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series on Sunday.
Two days after Barry Zito extended the Giants’ season by throwing 7²⁄³ innings of shutout baseball in St. Louis, Vogelsong took the hill at AT&T Park and forced a deciding Game 7 by tossing a gem of his own in a 6-1 win over the
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Once again, the Giants played with their backs against the wall. Once again, they lived to play another day.
San Francisco rallied behind seven solid innings from Ryan Vogelsong and another offensive show from Marco Scutaro to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 on Sunday at AT&T Park and push the NL Championship Series to a decisive Game 7 today. Read More
The Giants were shoved to the brink of extinction Thursday night by the St. Louis Cardinals and now, trailing 3-1, they trot Barry Zito out.
There is one tiny ray of hope for the Giants. If they could somehow win today and take the NL Championship Series back to San Francisco, they’d have Ryan Vogelsong and Matt Cain ready for the final two games.
But, have I said they’re starting Barry Zito today? Read More
One more win and another bunch of wild-card Cardinals get their chance to repeat.
Adam Wainwright threw seven innings of four-hit ball and St. Louis roughed up Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants in an 8-3 rout Thursday night that gave the Cardinals a 3-1 lead in the NL championship series. Read More