Angel Pagan

Angel Pagan may be available in Game 4 of the NLDS, but it seems unlikely. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

With Angel Pagan and Eduardo Núñez hobbled, Giants working with short bench in elimination game

AT&T PARK — Bruce Bochy will be working with a dangerously thin bench as…

 

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ty Blach (50) pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park on October 1. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Ty Blach outduels Clayton Kershaw to keep Giants in playoffs with one game left

AT&T PARK — Buster Posey offered a single name when asked if…

 

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Moore (45) pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on August 31, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Matt Moore leads Giants past D’Backs

AT&T PARK — Matt Moore was standing in the dugout when he…

 

The Giants have never won when Madison Bumgarner allows seven or more runs. (SLGCKGC/Flickr)

Giants feel the blues on Grateful Dead Night in Philly

PHILADELPHIA — It was Grateful Dead Night at Citizens Bank Park on…

The Giants have never won when Madison Bumgarner allows seven or more runs. (SLGCKGC/Flickr)
San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner, right, and Denard Span celebrate with Buster Posey (28) after scoring against the Oakland Athletics in the third inning Thursday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Bumgarner, Giants avoid Bay Bridge sweep

OAKLAND — The legend of Slugging Madison Bumgarner has grown to such…

San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner, right, and Denard Span celebrate with Buster Posey (28) after scoring against the Oakland Athletics in the third inning Thursday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Conor Gillaspie drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth by serving a single to right field. (George Nikitin/AP)

Bochy’s 800th win like so many before them

AT&T PARK — The San Francisco Giants have been in 28 contests…

Conor Gillaspie drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth by serving a single to right field. (George Nikitin/AP)
Angel Pagan is greeted by Brandon Belt, right, as other teammates celebrate after Pagan hit a grand slam against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fourth inning of  Tuesday's game. (Keith Srakocic/AP)

Giants score seven runs on six pitches, beat Pirates

PITTSBURGH — A day after one of their worst offensive games of…

Angel Pagan is greeted by Brandon Belt, right, as other teammates celebrate after Pagan hit a grand slam against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fourth inning of  Tuesday's game. (Keith Srakocic/AP)
Giants outfielder Jarrett Parker, right, has fit in well with Gregor Blanco, left, and Denard Span in Hunter Pence's absence, but the organization hopes its homegrown talent can fill out the roster for years to come. (Scott Kane/AP)

Questions in the outfield: Giants look to continue homegrown success

A couple of hours before the San Francisco Giants beat up the…

Giants outfielder Jarrett Parker, right, has fit in well with Gregor Blanco, left, and Denard Span in Hunter Pence's absence, but the organization hopes its homegrown talent can fill out the roster for years to come. (Scott Kane/AP)
Madison Bumgarner dominated again on Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Brewers, who were limited to four hits. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Bumgarner continues on historical roll

From the moment “Fire on the Mountain” blared through the speakers at…

Madison Bumgarner dominated again on Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Brewers, who were limited to four hits. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Yangervis Solarte is tagged out by catcher Trevor Brown in the first inning of a Wednesday’s game. Solarte was trying to score from second but Kelby Tomlinson delivered a strike from left field. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Crawford walks Giants off as Peavy quiets doubters

AT&T PARK — As Jake Peavy walked off the mound with two…

Yangervis Solarte is tagged out by catcher Trevor Brown in the first inning of a Wednesday’s game. Solarte was trying to score from second but Kelby Tomlinson delivered a strike from left field. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Johnny Cueto struggled early, but managed to still give the Giants five innings before having to turn to the bullpen. (John Minchillo/AP)

Giants survive Cueto’s worst start, beat Reds

CINCINNATI — Johnny Cueto enjoyed the hugs and the applause. He didn’t…

Johnny Cueto struggled early, but managed to still give the Giants five innings before having to turn to the bullpen. (John Minchillo/AP)
San Francisco Giants' Denard Span reacts after scoring against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the eighth inning in San Francisco on Monday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Wild ending kills Giants’ chances against Arizona

AT&T PARK — The wild pitch gave the Giants life more than…

San Francisco Giants' Denard Span reacts after scoring against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the eighth inning in San Francisco on Monday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto works against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning Sunday in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Giants bats bail out Cueto

AT&T PARK — After Johnny Cueto dug a five-run hole in the…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto works against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning Sunday in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Giants fans have come to expect a championship during the even years of the 2010s. The team’s front office showed it’s committed to delivering another World Series by spending during the offseason. But spending money doesn’t guarantee results; that’s why they play the games. (Darron Cummings/AP)

Even years and errors: Differing expectations await Bay Area MLB teams

The Even Year Odds. That’s the headline in the regional edition of…

Giants fans have come to expect a championship during the even years of the 2010s. The team’s front office showed it’s committed to delivering another World Series by spending during the offseason. But spending money doesn’t guarantee results; that’s why they play the games. (Darron Cummings/AP)

Giants, Cubs combine for 33 hits in spring training game

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Jake Arrieta left the game in the first inning…

Hunter Pence, right, celebrates with Miguel Olivo and manager Bruce Bochy after hitting a home run against the Oakland A’s in the fourth inning of the Giants’ 6-4 loss on Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Hunter Pence homers in Giants’ loss to A’s

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Hunter Pence hit a home run and Jeff Samardzija…

Hunter Pence, right, celebrates with Miguel Olivo and manager Bruce Bochy after hitting a home run against the Oakland A’s in the fourth inning of the Giants’ 6-4 loss on Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
A's outfielder Coco Crisp does the Bernie Lean after driving in the game-winning run against the Toronto Blue Jays in the 15th inning of a game in 2012.  (Ben Margot/2012 AP)

A’s less in love with the Coco

At 36, Coco Crisp serves more as a reminder of our own…

A's outfielder Coco Crisp does the Bernie Lean after driving in the game-winning run against the Toronto Blue Jays in the 15th inning of a game in 2012.  (Ben Margot/2012 AP)
Hunter Pence waves to fans as he walks toward the field for a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

Both big-name starters struggle in Giants-Mariners tilt

PEORIA, Ariz. — Leonys Martin and Luis Sardinas homered in Seattle’s 6-run…

Hunter Pence waves to fans as he walks toward the field for a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
Giants Angel Pagan throws during a spring training practice.  (Matt York/AP)

Angel Pagan tests unfamiliar position

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Madison Bumgarner pitched three innings in his second appearance…

Giants Angel Pagan throws during a spring training practice.  (Matt York/AP)
Gregor Blanco will take a smaller role this year as the odd man out in the Giants' outfield. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Gregor Blanco moving forward as fourth outfielder for Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco is looking for any way…

Gregor Blanco will take a smaller role this year as the odd man out in the Giants' outfield. (Eric Risberg/AP)