With all the ups and downs in recent seasons, including his demotion to the bullpen for the playoffs, Tim Lincecum can appreciate the strong starts when most everything goes right — reminding himself, from his own experiences, how quickly things change.
Backed by solo home runs from Pablo Sandoval, Brandon Belt and Marco Scutaro, Lincecum looked in his best form so far in 2013 as the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Sunday to wrap up an impressive homestand. Read More
The Giants hope a weekend sweep of the Houston Astros will set the tone for the second half. The Giants stumbled into the All-Star break, losing seven of nine, but holding the Astros to five runs in three games has vaulted San Francisco ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West.
A big challenge awaits in Atlanta starting today as the red-hot Braves have won seven straight games. Read More
The Giants’ win over the Atlanta Braves last night mirrored their season: agony followed by despair, but ultimately ending in triumph.
Nothing comes easy for this team, and that was true through this whole series. Every game was decided by one run, and in last night’s game, neither team had more than a one-run lead at any time. 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