Barry Zito shook off the worst outing of his big-league career to give the Giants another impressive effort from their starting rotation.
Buster Posey’s first home run of the season made sure it held up.
Zito and Chad Gaudin combined on a six-hitter and the Giants beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Zito (3-1) bounced back five days after getting shelled by the Milwaukee Brewers when he failed to make it out of the third inning. Read More
Buster Posey homered and had four RBIs and Ryan Vogelsong pitched seven solid innings as the Giants won for the eighth time in 10 games with a dominating 7-1 victory against the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park on Monday.
Posey, Melky Cabrera and Ryan Theriot had three hits apiece as the Giants maintained their 1½-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. The Dodgers knocked off the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3. Read More
Even after a dismal first half, Sacred Heart Cathedral seized momentum on the road against Serra when the Irish cut the Padres’ lead to 20-14 late in the third quarter.
Seconds later, Serra superstar Erich Wilson ripped the momentum back, and the Padres cruised to a 35-14 West Catholic Athletic League football win. Read More
In the time since the Giants last enjoyed the sweet taste of champagne success, United States Senate terms have begun and ended, newborn infants have walked into first-grade classrooms and Buster Posey went from Georgia high school Player of the Year to linchpin of the lineup of the new NL West champions. Read More
A loss by the Atlanta Braves today would have guaranteed the Giants a spot in the playoffs, regardless of the team's outcome against the Padres.
Of course, the Braves won.
In a season where nothing has come easy -- the team's informal slogan this year has been Giants Baseball: Torture -- San Francisco will have to get in to the playoffs the hard way. Read More
With a heavyweight West Catholic Athletic League schedule already staring him in the face, one might wonder why Serra High School football coach Patrick Walsh would want anything to do with perennial powerhouse De La Salle High School.
After all, isn’t playing Bellarmine, Archbishop Mitty, St. Francis and Valley Christian enough of a grind to work through without starting the season off with a bruising battle against the defending state champions? Read More