Brandon Crawford

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford rounds third after his walk-off home run on June 27, 2018 at AT&T Park. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Gorcey: If the Giants make a run, it will be because of Brandon Crawford

Just after Brandon Crawford's Wednesday walk-off landed on the the green siding…

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford rounds third after his walk-off home run on June 27, 2018 at AT&T Park. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford rounds third after his walk-off home run on June 27, 2018 at AT&T Park. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: S.F. rolls past Arizona, secures fourth straight series win

Everything seemed to click on Saturday night for the San Francisco Giants.…

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford rounds third after his walk-off home run on June 27, 2018 at AT&T Park. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford rounds third after his walk-off home run on June 27, 2018 at AT&T Park. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Brandon Crawford hits a walk-off home run as Madison Bumgarner gets 1,500th strikeout

AT&T PARK -- Madison Bumgarner was surprised when he was told that…

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford rounds third after his walk-off home run on June 27, 2018 at AT&T Park. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) hits a foul ball against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Brandon Crawford gets All-Star campaign back on track in Giants win

AT&T PARK -- As San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford left town…

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) hits a foul ball against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland fight in May of 2017. Because of that incident, and one early this week, Strickland may seek some sort of anger management help. (Screenshot courtesy SF Giants on NBCSN/Twitter)

San Francisco Giants: Hunter Strickland faces the media before Padres opener; Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija updates

AT&T PARK -- San Francisco Giants closer Hunter Strickland faced the media…

Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland fight in May of 2017. Because of that incident, and one early this week, Strickland may seek some sort of anger management help. (Screenshot courtesy SF Giants on NBCSN/Twitter)
San Francisco Giants’ Alen Hanson, seen here on May 5, started in place of Brandon Crawford for the second straight game on Wednesday. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

San Francisco Giants: Alen Hanson goes down with lower-leg injury

AT&T Park — San Francisco Giants infielder Alen Hanson fouled a ball…

San Francisco Giants’ Alen Hanson, seen here on May 5, started in place of Brandon Crawford for the second straight game on Wednesday. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)
San Francisco Giants’ Alen Hanson, seen here on May 5, started in place of Brandon Crawford for the second straight game on Wednesday. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

San Francisco Giants: Sam Dyson to take over as closer, Johnny Cueto moves closer to rehab assignment

AT&T Park — A day after announcing closer Hunter Strickland would miss…

San Francisco Giants’ Alen Hanson, seen here on May 5, started in place of Brandon Crawford for the second straight game on Wednesday. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)
No. 2 overall draft pick Joey Bart (left) converses with San Francisco Giants general manager Bobby Evans as he's introduced to the San Francisco media. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants Notebook: Johnny Cueto throws simulated game, Joey Bart arrives

AT&T PARK -- San Francisco Giants starter Johnny Cueto threw 40 pitches…

No. 2 overall draft pick Joey Bart (left) converses with San Francisco Giants general manager Bobby Evans as he's introduced to the San Francisco media. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) hits a foul ball against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) hits a foul ball against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Giants manager Bruce Bochy, seen here in 2017. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Miami Marlins hook the San Francisco Giants for the second game in a row

Fresh off of wins against the likes of Stephen Strasburg and Max…

Giants manager Bruce Bochy, seen here in 2017. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) hits a foul ball against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Brandon Crawford’s home run sinks Nats in Washington, wins season series

Runs against Max Scherzer are generally few and far between, but on…

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) hits a foul ball against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Andrew McCutchen, seen here on April 13, 2018, drove in the Giants' only run on Friday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Stephen Strasburg knocked out early as Giants roll to 9-5 win over Washington Nationals

The San Francisco Giants successfully dodged the offensive drought that had crept…

Andrew McCutchen, seen here on April 13, 2018, drove in the Giants' only run on Friday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto celebrates after inducing a double play against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium on April 22, 2018. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Bonta Hill: San Francisco Giants have taken injuries in stride, are positioned well in NL West race

'Special' isn’t necessarily the right word to describe the 2018 San Francisco…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto celebrates after inducing a double play against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium on April 22, 2018. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
The San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford gets five from third base coach Ron Wotus hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves on Friday, May 4, 2018, at SunTrust Park in Atlanta. The Giants won, 9-4. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

San Francisco Giants: Brandon Crawford walks it off against Diamondbacks

AT&T Park — Alen Hanson, his arms outstretched, was the first San…

The San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford gets five from third base coach Ron Wotus hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves on Friday, May 4, 2018, at SunTrust Park in Atlanta. The Giants won, 9-4. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)
Madison Bumgarner, seen here in 2017, got the walk-off single on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Madison Bumgarner returns, but gets no run support in loss

AT&T Park — Minutes before Madison Bumgarner delivered his first pitch of…

Madison Bumgarner, seen here in 2017, got the walk-off single on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) watches pitches from the on deck circle during a MLB game against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Back-to-back homers by Andrew McCutchen, Brandon Crawford spark seven-run fourth in Giants win

AT&T PARK -- Coming into Monday, despite a team .262 batting average…

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) watches pitches from the on deck circle during a MLB game against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Andrew McCutchen, seen here on April 13, 2018, drove in the Giants' only run on Friday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Rodriguez impresses in starting debut as Giants sweep past Phillies

AT&T Park — On a day when the San Francisco Giants received…

Andrew McCutchen, seen here on April 13, 2018, drove in the Giants' only run on Friday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Joe Panik is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning in the Giants' 6-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners at AT&T Park on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Joe Panik scores twice as Giants ride Andrew Suarez to series-clinching win over Phillies

AT&T PARK -- When the San Francisco Giants faced the Philadelphia Phillies…

Joe Panik is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning in the Giants' 6-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners at AT&T Park on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Chris Stratton, seen here on April 20, had his best career game on Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Joe Panik returns and Chris Stratton fans seven in win over Phillies

AT&T PARK -- Earlier this week, while throwing to bullpen catcher Eli…

Chris Stratton, seen here on April 20, had his best career game on Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Chris Stratton, seen here on April 20, had his best career game on Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants snap three-game skid behind Chris Stratton

Chris Stratton won his third straight start as the San Francisco Giants…

Chris Stratton, seen here on April 20, had his best career game on Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)