During batting practice, Giants manager Bruce Bochy noticed batted balls carrying high and far out of Nationals Park.
During the game, Washington’s lineup showed that his perception was accurate.
Ryan Zimmerman, Michael Morse, Jhonatan Solano and Rick Ankiel provided long-ball fireworks as the Nationals rebounded from an early hole for a 9-4 Independence Day victory over San Francisco. Read More
The Texas Rangers are the only team in baseball sending more All-Stars to Kansas City than the Giants. So why does it feel like Bruce Bochy’s club got snubbed? Read More
As the Giants are in a favorable stretch in their schedule, some questions have been resolved, but others remain. Read More
The season is far from ideal. There’s that Timmy thing, and the Los Angeles Dodgers are still in front of the division. Read More
The Oakland A’s salvaged the series finale against San Francisco on Sunday by scoring four times in the fourth inning to beat the Giants 6-2.
Collin Cowgill hit a two-run single, Josh Reddick homered and Bartolo Colon pitched five innings, giving up six hits and striking out seven for the win, as the Athletics ended an 11-game losing streak at AT&T Park dating back to June 2003. Read More
While Giants closer Brian Wilson has been joking that he’ll be ready to play in two weeks — though recovery from Tommy John surgery will have him out for the entire season — two other injured players are facing different paths back to the playing field.
Freddy Sanchez, however, had another setback in his recovery from a dislocated shoulder. The second baseman now has soreness in his lower back and will have an MRI. Read More
Melky Cabrera finished the road trip just like his Giants, at .500.
The left fielder tied a career high with four hits while continuing his season-long assault on Arizona pitching, and the Giants broke even on their six-game trip while getting a season-high 14 hits Sunday in a 7-3 victory over the Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Read More
Giants legend Willie Mays was at AT&T Park on Sunday to celebrate his 81st birthday.
The crowd sang “Happy Birthday” to the Say Hey Kid in the middle of the second inning as broadcaster Jon Miller presented him with a cake in the broadcast booth.
Mays spends plenty of time around the team, including a trip to Arizona for spring training every year, something manager Bruce Bochy said has tremendous benefits. Read More
Issue: Hating on Huff
Analysis: An internal debate was waged regarding the focus of today’s issue. It could easily have been “Handling Huff,” which would put more of the culpability in this mini-controversy on the Giants themselves.
You know the deal. Fans and media alike have been alternately puzzled and incensed by the revelation that Huff, in the wake of an absolutely brutal weekend in Gotham, left the team with a text message. Read More
Giants outfielder Angel Pagan may have spent the past four seasons as a New York Met, but when his new team travels to face his old team this weekend, none of that history will matter.“It’s just another city,” Pagan said. “Now I’m just wearing a different uniform. I’m going to play the game just like another game and see what happens.” Read More