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Matt Cain went 6 2/3 strong innings, and the Giants offense exploded for 17 hits as they routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 and avoided being swept.
San Francisco jumped out to a much-needed early lead. Gregor Blanco led off the game with a walk, the next batter, Brandon Crawford, was hit by a pitch, and Buster Posey singled home Blanco to give the Giants a 1-0 lead. But Pirates starter Charlie Morton, got Hunter Pence to ground out, and Brandon Belt and Andres Torres to strike out swinging to end the threat.
The Giants would also get the lead-off guy aboard in the top of the second inning when Joaquin Arias singled. Nick Noonan grounded into a fielder’s choice and moved to second base on a ground out by Cain. Blanco singled the run home, giving San Francisco a 2-0 lead, which was more than enough for Matt Cain and the bullpen.
Cain sure does love pitching on June 13. Exactly one year after his perfect game against the Houston Astros, in which he struck out 14 and San Francisco scor...
BEST OF MAXIM
I’m not sure where to even start… Let’s start with the San Francisco Giants falling to the Pirates to open the series. Tim Lincecum put up another shaky outing, and the Giants went on to lose 8-2.
Lincecum only lasted 4.2 innings and allowed 7 hits, 2 ER and 2 walks. He continues to struggle to put up consecutive consistent outings. I really believe opposing teams no longer...
Matt Cain might just be getting back on track
Matt Cain has had a rough season so far. Before today he was sporting a 5.09 ERA and was only 4-3. It seemed like Matt Cain was underrated for a while and he just went out and worked innings for the Giants. One year ago he threw a perfect game against the Houston Astros. Today he may have righted his season by throwing another...
IF AT FIRST...
Life is full of second chances.Just ask this Giants fan featured in the video clip above. He had two chances at securing a foul ball Wednesday night at PNC Park and he converted on the second try.However, the first chance didn't go so well. It came in the third inning when a ball ricocheted off the glove of a ball girl and then nailed the gentleman in both the arm and face before...
The San Francisco Giants have designated first baseman Brett Pill and relief pitcher Ramon Ramirez for assignment, according to Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News. They were sent down to make room for relief pitcher Jake Dunning and returning catcher Hector Sanchez. Neither player is expected to arrive by game time Thursday, as they are scheduled to land just 3o minutes before...
Giants reliever George Kontos has been designated for assignment, according to Alex Pavlovic of the Merc. Kontos gave up three earned runs in Tuesday’s loss to the Pirates, raising his season ERA to 5.76. The Giants called up fellow right-hander Sandy Rosario to take Kontos’ spot in the bullpen.
Last season, Kontos was a hidden gem in Bruce Bochy’s bullpen. After coming over...
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by Nathan Mendelowitz
Injuries are a part of any season when it comes to baseball. A long, arduous season is full of muscle pulls, oblique strains and the all too common groin strain – it’s just what happens during the five plus month season of baseball.
Unfortunately for the San Francisco Giants, many key players are coming down with injuries all at the same time.
Matt Cain allowed two hits over 6 2-3 innings and the San Francisco Giants pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 on Thursday night.
A year to the day after throwing a perfect game against Houston, Cain (5-3) was nearly flawless again. He struck out three and walked two, giving up a single to Garrett Jones in the fifth and a double to Andrew McCutchen in the seventh.
A San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage after a beating at Dodger Stadium has returned home after two years in hospitals and rehabilitation centers.
Bryan Stow's family said on its website Wednesday that Stow will now live with them in the Santa Cruz area after spending about a year at the Centre for Neuroskills in Bakersfield, a live-in rehab facility.
The Dodgers and Diamondbacks weren’t the only National League West teams to dish out some chin music Wednesday night.
Giants reliever George Kontos drilled Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen after teammate Marco Scutaro was beaned earlier in the game, and that pitch resulted in Kontos having a rather miserable birthday.
Kontos, who turned 28 on Wednesday, was not only demoted to...
Jon Paul Morosi of FoxSports.com says San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean will have a difficult trade deadline and offseason ahead of him. Morosi points out that the Giants farm system has a few high-end prospects to trade, so Sabean can’t part with them for two-month rentals unless he’s confident he can re-sign those acquisitions this winter.
Right-handers Matt Garza and Scott...
Looks like Marco Scutaro can return to baseball sooner than most were expecting after he took a pitch to his pinky finger Tuesday night. But he has a crucial choice to make. No, this isn’t some Ronnie Lott-type business where amputation is being discussed.
It’s much less grisly than that, but appearance is still weighing heavily in his decision. That is: help out the team and...
National League All-Star manager Bruce Bochy of the San Francisco Giants and American League All-Star manager Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers today announced the managers who will serve as their coaches at the 84th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 16th at Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets.
Bochy has named Mets manager Terry Collins and Washington Nationals...
Giants (33-30) at Pirates (38-26)
7:05 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
The Bucs go for two in a row tonight and a series win against the defending champion Giants. Last night was a brilliant start to this homestand against west coast squads, and the Bucs now have a chance to do some damage this week against some struggling teams.
Giants manager Bruce...
The top third of the Pirates’ lineup demolished Giants left-hander Barry Zito, going 8-for-9 with six runs and three RBI, leading the Bucs to a season-high 12 runs in Wednesday night’s victory at PNC Park.
Starling Marte hit four singles, stole two bases and scored four runs. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
For the second night in a row, Pittsburgh (39-26) hitters rattled a former...