Found June 02, 2013 on
San Francisco Giants
St. Louis Cardinals
Chad Gaudin provided a much-needed quality start, and the sleepy Giants offense woke up a bit as they beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 to avoid the sweep. San Francisco was finally able to do some of the things they’ve been lacking in the first two games of this series. Even though it wasn’t pretty, they got on the scoreboard first. Joaquin Arias and Brandon Crawford led off the second inning with back-to-back singles. With Arias on third base, Gregor Blanco grounded into a double play to get the Giants on the board. They added another run in the third, on back-to-back doubles by Buster Posey and Hunter Pence. But then came the third inning, the bane of the Giants starting pitchers existence the last two games. The Cardinals had runners on first and second, but Crawford made a spectacular play to rob Yadier Molina of a base hit and an RBI, and San Francisco escaped the inning unscathed. However, they wouldn’t be as lucky in the bottom of the fourth. With one out, Allen Craig singled...
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Tim Lincecum was once the best starter in the National League, but has slowly declined to the point that the Giants think he may be a better fit for the bullpen.
After yesterday’s stomping, the Giants could have done almost anything today and have it qualify as an improvement. They could have tripped and fallen jumping out of the dugout to celebrate a perfect game, or lost in extra inning on a walk-off walk to an American League relief pitcher, or re-signed Armando Benitez for today’s start. It still would have been better than yesterday...
We know one thing; Angel Pagan will not be in the first game of the San Francisco Giants' doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals. He is still getting treatment for his strained hamstring, but that doesn't mean he won't play at all today. In fact, it's possible that Pagan plays tonight in game two.
Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area appropriately points...
Chad Gaudin found himself in an unfamiliar position Sunday afternoon.
The San Francisco right-hander took the mound to start a game for the first time in over three years and tossed six strong innings to lead the Giants to a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, ending the Giants' seven-game road skid.
Brandon Belt hit a two-run pinch-hit double to break a 2-2 tie in the seventh...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Chad Gaudin picked up a win in his first start in over three years and Brandon Belt broke a tie with a two-run pinch-hit double to lead San Francisco to a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, ending the Giants' seven-game road skid.
Gaudin (1-1) went six innings in his first start since Sept. 28, 2009 as a member of the New York Yankees. He allowed...
San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has been remarkably healthy this year, playing in 53 of 54 games for the World Series winners. Unfortunately for Sandoval and the Giants, it seems that he has finally succumbed to an injury that will keep him out for at least a few games. Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News was among those reporting that Sandoval will miss...
From the moment he stepped onto the bump at AT&T Park to face the Phillies in his highly anticipated big-league debut in May 2007, everything remotely associated with Tim Lincecum has been massive news in the Bay Area. From the truly newsworthy (Cy Youngs and pot busts) to the trivial but nonetheless tantalizing (In-N-Out binges and Harry Potter makeovers), it’s all been blown...
Last week, as the Giants were in the middle of dropping three of four games to their cross-bay rival Oakland A’s, there was one man you definitely could not blame for the team’s Interleague failings. That man was Hunter Pence, who was apparently trying to single-handedly bomb the team’s way back into the series. With the Giants struggling to get anything going against the A’s...
In St. Louis on Saturday, the Giants will be playing in their first doubleheader of the season, and they will do so with a bench that has been gutted by injuries. Pablo Sandoval is out and Angel Pagan is doubtful, leaving Bochy with just three reserves in each game. Whittle that number down to two because Quiroz and Posey will act as emergency catchers in games one and two respectively...
Today was a pretty lousy day for baseball.
That’s not a particularly bold or controversial statement. The Giants had two, TWO, games against the St. Louis Cardinals, with their two best pitchers taking their turns. The Cardinals sit atop the NL Central and have the best record in the majors at 37-18. They’re real darn good. But still, a win or AT LEAST a competitive loss would’ve...
The Toronto Blue Jays and San Francisco Giants will square off in their second two-game set of the season Tuesday night. Despite their near opposite records, the Blue Jays hold the season lead over the Giants 2-0, after they swept the World Series champions at Rogers Centre back in the middle of May. John Gibbons’ Blue Jays had fared rather well in interleague-play thus far in...
After rain delayed game one of this three game series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the San Francisco Giants had to prepare themselves for an unexpected double header and injuries.
Third basemen, Pablo Sandoval, is expected to miss a week due to a left foot strain after having a MRI. Sandoval is batting .288, has eight home runs on the year, and has driven in 37 runs for the...
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy presented Melky Cabrera with a World Series ring in last month's visit to Canada.
Cabrera, suspended for drug use last season and now with the Toronto Blue Jays, may not get as favorable a reunion with Bay Area fans when he returns to San Francisco in Tuesday night's opener of a three-game set.
The outfielder was suspended 50 games...