Tim Lincecum’s struggles during 2012 are well-documented. Statistically, he just completed the worst season of his six-year Giants career and isn’t exactly ending on a high note, getting battered for 11 earned runs in 10 innings over his last two regular-season starts.
He finished the season with a 10-15 record and a 5.18 ERA.
None of that has stopped manager Bruce Bochy from putting the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner in the playoff rotation, however. Read More
Despite multiple local examples to the contrary, some writers insist that team chemistry was essential to the Giants success this year. Read More
The 2012 Giants have little in common with the 2010 team that stole the hearts of San Francisco on The City’s first World Series championship since moving from New York. 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
It’s already been one of the most remarkable baseball stories in Bay Area history. If it ends with a World Series, so ends the debate.
Win or lose, if the A’s reach the Fall Classic now, after having suffered the loss of their three most proven, veteran starting pitchers in a disheartening span of less than a month, they will represent the most amazing story not just in the history of Bay Area baseball, but in Bay Area sports history. Read More
If the San Francisco Giants win the World Series this year, their fans can say they made an impact.
A pair of Giants wearing fluorescent orange spikes delivered big blows -- Pablo Sandoval with a bases-loaded triple and Melky Cabrera with a two-run home run -- to lead the National League to an 8-0 rout of the American League on Tuesday night in the All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium. Read More
In a baseball season packed with surprises, National League manager Tony La Russa delivered another one Monday by naming Giants right-hander Matt Cain the starter in tonight’s All-Star Game.Cain received the call over New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, whose emergence as an All-Star at the age of 37 was one of the season’s feel-good stories. Read More
For National League fans, this will be the last season of watching the 19th-century version of baseball. Next year, the NL has to adopt the designated hitter.
The change will come because, with the move of the Houston Astros to the American League, both leagues will have 15 teams, meaning there will be an interleague game every day of the season. Read More