I’m starting to get used to the idea that baseball games are no longer just about beer, peanuts, hot dogs and, lest I forget, the game itself.
Over the past few seasons, I’ve been sussing out the wine choices that are available and have always found some worthy recommendations. However, probably the most exciting wine venue in professional sports has come to AT&T Park with Vintage 58, a new wine bar located right behind home plate on the promenade level. Read More
MILWAUKEE — Yovani Gallardo overcame a tough few days and kept the Milwaukee Brewers on a roll.
Gallardo homered and struck out six in his first start since being arrested on a drunken driving charge, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat San Francisco 7-2 Thursday for a three-game sweep.
"It was tough," Gallardo said. "It's obviously something you don't want to ever run into or happen. Read More
MILWAUKEE — Rarely used, Blake Lalli quickly showed he was totally prepared.
On the first pitch, the pinch-hitter lifted a long single in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday night that sent the Milwaukee Brewers over the San Francisco Giants 4-3. Read More
MILWAUKEE — Yuniesky Betancourt hit a grand slam, and Carlos Gomez and Norichika Aoki also homered as the Milwaukee Brewers used an eight-run third inning to beat Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants 10-8 on Tuesday night. Read More
As Tim Lincecum fought through the first inning of Sunday’s game against the Chicago Cubs, his name started trending on Twitter. The tweets were predictable: Where’s the Cy Young award winner? What’s with the haircut? Send him to the bullpen! Read More
CHICAGO — With a record number of wild pitches in the middle of the game and a balk near the end, the San Francisco Giants sure got plenty of help from the Chicago Cubs.
They'll take it.
Edwin Jackson and Michael Bowden tied a major league record by combining to throw five wild pitches in an inning, and the Giants got another big assist from a Cubs pitcher in a three-run 10th Sunday that led to their 10-7 victory over Chicago. Read More
CHICAGO — Bruce Bochy wasn't tempted to take out Ryan Vogelsong when he faltered early, and the pitcher rewarded his manager's confidence with a fine finish.Vogelsong gave up five early runs before retiring his final 10 batters and helped his cause by walking with the bases loaded as the San Francisco Giants rallied for a 7-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Read More
Before the Giants started their burst of long-term contracts to Matt Cain and Buster Posey, plus a four-year, $40 million contract for Angel Pagan, it would have seemed that Tim Lincecum and Pablo Sandoval were likely to receive long-term contracts. But now, both come with big question marks. Read More
For most of his outing, Barry Zito had a large lead that would make most pitchers plenty comfortable.Zito never allows himself to think that way. Not with all the ups and downs of his Giants tenure."I think the mindset that it's easier because you have a lead will tie the game up quickly," he said. Read More
Angel Pagan hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning to cap San Francisco's rally from a four-run deficit and the Giants went on to beat the Colorado Rockies for the eighth straight time, 9-6 on Tuesday night.
Brandon Crawford hit a three-run homer to start the comeback and Hunter Pence had a pair of RBI singles for the Giants, who have won the first two games of the series. Read More