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 Cardinals. Read More
The Giants are 4-0 in elimination games. Their goal is 6-0, which would get them to the World Series.
To have a chance at 6-0 though, they’ll first have to get through Game 6 of the NL Championship Series today.
Down two games to none in the best-of-five NL Division Series, they beat the Reds three straight times in Cincinnati. Read More
From the moment he signed the big contract, there was resentment.
From the moment he first exited a game early, there was ridicule.
From this moment on, there will be respect.
Sure, some of that respect will be of the begrudging variety. But it will be there. Always and forever.
And for Barry Zito, that will always and forever be quite enough. 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
Game 3 of the NL championship series resumed Wednesday night after a 3½-hour rain delay with the St. Louis Cardinals leading the San Francisco Giants 3-1 in the seventh inning.
There were puddles on the warning track when play restarted and the temperature was 57 degrees, down 8 degrees from the first pitch. Read More
Two playoff starts, two mediocre performances.
That’s been the story thus far for the Giants’ Matt Cain, who draws the tough assignment today of trying to shut down the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series in front of their rabid fan base.
After a dazzling effort in 2010 in which he didn’t allow a single earned run in 21¹⁄³ postseason innings — shutting down one potent lineup after another — much was expected of Cain when the calender turned to October.
Ryan Vogelsong notched his first career postseason win Monday providing exactly what the Giants needed: a quality start.
Vogelsong (1-0) threw seven strong innings, allowing four hits and a run en route to a 7-1 Giants win over the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park, tying the best-of-seven NL Championship Series at one game a piece.
“The last thing we wanted to do was go into St. Louis down two games,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. Read More
While any player making his first appearance in the postseason is bound to get a thrill out of the experience, Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford has a few extra factors in play during the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Crawford was born in Mountain View and grew up in Pleasanton, and though he has gotten used to playing for the team he rooted for as a kid, having his loved ones close by has made a difference. Read More
When the Giants reached the postseason two years ago, there was not a seat in AT&T Park that wasn’t occupied by a long beard, a mohawk or even a panda as fans cheered on their favorite team of misfits.
In this postseason, the stands have been more toned-down, but some fan favorites could still be spotted. Read More