Don’t be misled by the three good games pitched by Giants starters this week. Two of them were by the two reliable starters, Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner. Beyond them, the rotation is still a problem. And now, after his one good outing of the season, Ryan Vogelsong is out because of an injury to his right hand when he was trying to hit. Can anybody please explain why the National League owners continue to resist adding the designated hitter? Read More
When Jeremy Affeldt came to the Bay Area as an opposing player, he refused to leave his hotel room aside from going to and from the ballpark. He was admittedly homophobic. Read More
At around age 10, Hunter Pence acquired a Barry Bonds poster from his elementary school fair. It was then that Pence started choking up on his bat just as Bonds did in that prized picture that wound up on his wall.
Pence has become one of the Giants’ most reliable hitters with his unique, funky style — and no question emulating baseball’s home run king has served him well for two decades since his days of youth baseball. Read More
When contract talks continue this week between AT&T Park workers and the company that manages the concessions at the ballpark, it will be under the cloud of a threatened strike approved over the weekend. Read More
There are moments that live forever. Read More
Buster Posey and Andres Torres waited three hours before making their contributions to yet another walk-off win for the Giants.
Make it five such victories for the reigning World Series champions by early May.
Torres lined a game-ending single to right field with two outs in the 10th inning to score Posey with the winning run, lifting the Giants to a 4-3 victory against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday to avoid a sweep. Read More
Matt Kemp became an Internet sensation after an impromptu gesture he made toward a cancer-stricken Dodgers fan attending a game at AT&T Park.
The Dodgers’ Gold Glove center fielder was informed of the disabled fan’s plight by third base coach Tim Wallach during a 4-3 loss to the Giants on Sunday. After the game, Kemp went to the other side of the field with Wallach and met the fan and his father, who were sitting in the front row adjacent to the third base dugout. Read More
Cliff Lee shut down the Giants once again with eight strong innings, Michael Young hit a two-run double among his three hits, and the Philadelphia Phillies stopped San Francisco’s season-best six-game winning streak with a 6-2 victory Monday night.
Domonic Brown hit a solo home run and Delmon Young and Jimmy Rollins each added sacrifice flies as the Phillies began a seven-game trip. Read More
Hunter Pence doubled twice and drove in four runs, Matt Cain pitched into the eighth inning for his first victory of the season and the Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Sunday night to complete a series sweep.
Leadoff hitter Andres Torres had three hits for San Francisco while Marco Scutaro had two hits and scored twice. The Giants extended their season-high winning streak to six games and defeated Dodgers rookie Hyun-Jin Ryu for the second time this year. Read More
Tim Lincecum’s seeming return to form had been good news for the Giants’ rotation, but then Lincecum regressed, giving up five runs in five innings to Arizona on Wednesday night, though the Giants rallied to win the game.
So as the Giants head into an important series against the Dodgers at AT&T Park this weekend, their only reliable starter is Madison Bumgarner. Read More