San Francisco Giants

Madison Bumgarner in June of 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Bumgarner’s scoreless streak ends, Rockies come back at Coors

It looked like the San Francisco Giants were on their way to…

Madison Bumgarner in June of 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants Brandon Belt, center, and Nick Hundley, right, are congratulated in the dugout after Hundley hit a two-run home run in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif. The Giants won, 4-1. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
San Francisco Giants Brandon Belt, center, and Nick Hundley, right, are congratulated in the dugout after Hundley hit a two-run home run in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif. The Giants won, 4-1. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
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 outfielder Austin Slater takes batting practice before a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 28, 2018. (Megan Brown / San Francisco Giants)

San Francisco Giants prospect Austin Slater hopes a small change makes a big impact

At first glance, San Francisco Giants outfielder Austin Slater profiles as an…

San Francisco Giants outfielder Austin Slater takes batting practice before a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 28, 2018. (Megan Brown / 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: 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 outfielder Austin Slater takes batting practice before a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 28, 2018. (Megan Brown / San Francisco Giants)

Austin Slater, Andrew Suarez lift San Francisco Giants to win, Will Smith gets the save

Opening a pivotal six-game road trip in two offense-friendly parks, the San…

San Francisco Giants outfielder Austin Slater takes batting practice before a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 28, 2018. (Megan Brown / San Francisco Giants)
Georgia Tech catcher Joey Bart was picked No. 2 overall by the San Francisco Giants in last week's Major League Draft. (GT Athletics/Danny Karnik)

San Francisco Giants draft pick Joey Bart wins Johnny Bench Award

When Joey Bart tried out for the East Cobb Astros -- his…

Georgia Tech catcher Joey Bart was picked No. 2 overall by the San Francisco Giants in last week's Major League Draft. (GT Athletics/Danny Karnik)
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)
Giants starting pitcher Chris Stratton in August of 2017.  (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Chris Stratton improving as he faces Rockies

AT&T PARK -- San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy stopped short of…

Giants starting pitcher Chris Stratton in August of 2017.  (Stan Olszewski/Special to 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)

San Francisco Giants: Jeff Samardzija will make another rehab start

AT&T PARK -- The San Francisco Giants wanted to be more cautious…

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 pitcher Madison Bumgarner strikes out D.J. LaMahieu with a fastball on the inside corner. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Madison Bumgarner strikes out 1,500th batter

AT&T PARK -- San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner became the ninth-fastest…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner strikes out D.J. LaMahieu with a fastball on the inside corner. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Sam Dyson, seen here in July of 2017, blew the save against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Sam Dyson gives it up in ninth

AT&T Park — Injured San Francisco Giants starter Johnny Cueto sang in Spanish…

Sam Dyson, seen here in July of 2017, blew the save against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants starting lineups for June 26, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Austin Slater dressed to impress in his fourth start of the season

AT&T PARK -- When Austin Slater left Sacramento at 3 p.m. to…

San Francisco Giants starting lineups for June 26, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Bruce Bochy, seen here in August of 2017, has now lost 11 straight. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Bruce Bochy brings fishing haul to now-rested Giants team, talks pitching rotation

AT&T PARK — During Bruce Bochy’s five-hour fishing excursion on Half Moon…

Bruce Bochy, seen here in August of 2017, has now lost 11 straight. (Emma Chiang/Special to 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)

Derek Holland’s progression could be a good sign for a beleaguered San Francisco Giants rotation

Frustrated by his start last weekend in a loss to the Los…

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)
Hunter Strickland exits the game after failing to complete the top of the 10th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in April of 2017. He gave up three runs in the ninth to lose it for Andrew Suarez on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Gorcey: Some unwritten rules should be stricken from the record

Like most baseball fans (and former catchers), I used to love the…

Hunter Strickland exits the game after failing to complete the top of the 10th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in April of 2017. He gave up three runs in the ninth to lose it for Andrew Suarez on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) reacts to being called out at first base against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Hunter Pence beats Padres with a walk off in the 11th

AT&T Park — Hunter Pence has enjoyed a longer leash than almost anyone…

San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) reacts to being called out at first base against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 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)

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)
Giants manager Bruce Bochy, seen here in 2017. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants call up outfield prospect Austin Slater

AT&T PARK -- After two years of fans clamoring, the San Francisco…

Giants manager Bruce Bochy, seen here in 2017. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Gorkys Hernandez, seen here last July against the Los Angeles Dodgers, tied Tuesday's game twice and won it with a walk. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants can’t solve San Diego Padres lefty Clayton Richard

AT&T PARK -- Current San Francisco Giants hitters came in to Friday’s…

Gorkys Hernandez, seen here last July against the Los Angeles Dodgers, tied Tuesday's game twice and won it with a walk. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)