Dereck Rodriguez

San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Dereck Rodriguez: San Francisco’s Dark Knight

AT&T PARK -- For much of the season, San Francisco Giants rookie…

 

San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Dodgers clinch playoff spot as Giants suffer yet another indignity

AT&T PARK -- When Dereck Rodriguez was called up to the San…

 

MLB.com writer Chris Haft awards San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt with the Good Guy Award on Sept. 26, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Brandon Belt wins Good Guy award, details knee surgery and recovery timeline

AT&T PARK -- Brandon Belt arrived to the San Francisco Giants clubhouse…

 

San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants get walked off by Cardinals in 10th

Before September, the San Francisco Giants were 22-24 in one-run games --…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants fall short of a sweep of Colorado

AT&T PARK — Once again, the San Francisco Giants found themselves unable…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Andrew Suarez, seen here in his April debut, set a career high for innings pitched on Monday. (Courtesy SF Giants/via Twitter)

San Francisco Giants stumble to 10th straight loss for first time since 1996

AT&T PARK -- On Tuesday afternoon, before the San Francisco Giants faced…

Andrew Suarez, seen here in his April debut, set a career high for innings pitched on Monday. (Courtesy SF Giants/via Twitter)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Rodriguez solid, but Braves youngsters steal show as San Francisco Giants drop ninth straight

AT&T PARK — For the 13th time this season, San Francisco Giants…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bullpen fails Dereck Rodriguez as Giants drop series

Reyes Moronta has come out of nowhere to become one of the…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford readies to throw to first at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants stultifying offense makes a winner out of Zack Godley and Arizona

AT&T PARK -- Madison Bumgarner said after his seven shutout innings on…

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford readies to throw to first at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Dereck Rodriguez to disabled list with hamstring strain

While the Los Angeles Dodgers got their punishment Thursday in the form…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Dereck Rodriguez throws another gem, Panik and Crawford come up with timely hits for San Francisco Giants

AT&T PARK -- The San Francisco Giants offense has, generously, been flat…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants' manager Bruce Bochy reaches to take the ball from Madison Bumgarner as he makes a pitching change against the A's at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants to face lefty barrage in Los Angeles

Next week in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Giants will face three…

San Francisco Giants' manager Bruce Bochy reaches to take the ball from Madison Bumgarner as he makes a pitching change against the A's at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants waste a gem by Dereck Rodriguez, lose to Houston Astros

AT&T Park — San Francisco Giants closer Will Smith said he knew…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants win in extras for second straight day, Dereck Rodriguez again strong

The San Francisco Giants won in extra innings for a second consecutive…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mark Melancon, seen here in May of 2017, couldn't hold back the Brewers on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Mark Melancon can’t hold back Brewers as San Francisco Giants fall back to .500

AT&T PARK -- He might not be the formidable closer the San…

Mark Melancon, seen here in May of 2017, couldn't hold back the Brewers on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) walks off the mound after pitching against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bay Bridge Series Notebook: San Francisco Giants pitcherJeff Samardzija to re-evaluate approach during shoulder injury rehab

OAKLAND — The San Francisco Giants believe their abysmal 2017 season was…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) walks off the mound after pitching against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants infielder Ryder Jones is congratulated by Nick Hundley after hitting a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants go young in Bay Bridge Series opener, as Dereck Rodriguez, Ryder Jones make big impacts

OAKLAND -- As of Opening Day, the San Francisco Giants had the…

San Francisco Giants infielder Ryder Jones is congratulated by Nick Hundley after hitting a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Edwin Jackson throws to the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (Michael Urakami / Courtesy Oakland Athletics)

Oakland Athletics set rotation for second half, plus injury updates on Matt Joyce and Daniel Mengden

OAKLAND -- Bob Melvin has been up to Mount Davis before, plenty…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Edwin Jackson throws to the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (Michael Urakami / Courtesy Oakland Athletics)
Johnny Cueto, seen here in August of 2017, only threw 61 pitches on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants Notebook: Johnny Cueto, Steven Duggar, lefties and the Ballot Brothers

The #BallotBrothers are back for the #SFGiants pic.twitter.com/l33zE5gzjl — Ryan Gorcey (@RyanGorcey)…

Johnny Cueto, seen here in August of 2017, only threw 61 pitches on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Giants pitcher Derek Holland takes the mound during spring training at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Ariz., on March 3, 2018. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
Giants pitcher Derek Holland takes the mound during spring training at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Ariz., on March 3, 2018. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)