There has been much debate and speculation about whether the Giants would or should add Melky Cabrera to their postseason roster, and Giants manager Bruce Bocky said on Tuesday the team will announce by Thursday whether it will consider adding him, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reported.
Cabrera is serving a 50-game suspension after testing positive for testosterone, but he would be eligible to play in the postseason in the Giants’ sixth playoff game, if they get that far. Read More
Brandon Belt hit “rock bottom” July 22 during a 4-3 extra-inning loss in Philadelphia. He struck out in the top of the 12th with no outs and a runner on second base, dropping his July batting average to .171 (12-for-70, 25 strikeouts).
After the game, Belt acknowledged that he was struggling mentally and manager Bruce Bochy replaced him with Pablo Sandoval at first base the following day. Read More
The most memorable thing about Marco Scutaro’s first game with the Giants on July 28 is the anxiety that filled AT&T Park.
The Los Angeles Dodgers blasted the Giants 10-0 that day to earn a tie for first place in the National League West.
The boys in blue had acquired Hanley Ramirez from the Miami Marlins earlier in the week, and he knocked in three runs after hitting a game-winning home run in extra innings the previous night. Read More
Even though the game looked more like one played in March instead of late September, San Diego Padres closer Huston Street will have pleasant memories of Sunday’s contest.
Street earned the 200th save of his career, pitching for the first time since Aug. 10, as San Diego snapped the Giants’ six-game winning streak 6-4 less than 24 hours after San Francisco danced on the same field in celebration of clinching a second division title in three seasons. Read More
Brandon Crawford highlighted a five-run first inning with a two-run double and Marco Scutaro recorded three hits and two RBIs as the Giants took the rubber game of their three-game series against the Rockies 8-3.
The Giants are now 8-0-1 in their past nine series. Read More
Marco Scutaro was not considered a major addition when he was acquired from the Colorado Rockies by Giants general manager Brian Sabean just before the July 31 trading deadline.
However, Scutaro has been a significant asset for the Giants, and he came up big again on Monday. He had three hits and was the hero with a two-out single to left, scoring Brandon Crawford with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-8. Read More
The Giants pulled off an amazing sweep of the Dodgers in Los Angeles this week, which was a compliment both to their resiliency and the ability of manager Bruce Bochy to make the right decisions.
The first decision came Tuesday night, when Tim Lincecum started struggling in the sixth inning. Bochy has always stayed with his top starters and let them work out of trouble, but Lincecum is not in that category this year. Read More
Stephen Strasburg pitched six innings, allowed four hits, two runs, and struck out seven for the Washington Nationals in a 6-4 victory and a series win over the Giants on Wednesday.
It was the first game for the Giants without star outfielder Melky Cabrera, who was suspended earlier in the day by Major League Baseball for 50 days without pay for testing positive for testosterone. Read More
DENVER — Giants manager Bruce Bochy wasn’t sure Tim Lincecum would survive the first inning Sunday. As Lincecum tried to hold on and escape what became a 36-pitch ordeal, Bochy had Shane Loux up and throwing.But Lincecum escaped that shaky first, regrouped and continued his second-half resurgence for the Giants, who beat the free-falling Colorado Rockies 8-3 to sweep their three-game series. That kept the Giants a half-game ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West. Read More
The San Diego Padres have had their struggles playing against the Giants at AT&T Park. They changed their luck for one day.
Jesus Guzman hit a pair of home runs and had three RBIs, and Chase Headley also homered, lifting the Padres to a 6-3 win over the Giants on Wednesday afternoon. Read More