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San Francisco Giants
Drenched in all kinds of liquids poured out of a beat-up bucket that teammates conjured up in the clubhouse, Tom Koehler never felt better as a major league pitcher.
Pinch hitter Marcell Ozuna's two-run single gave Koehler his first victory in nine career starts, and the Miami Marlins rallied past the San Francisco Giants 2-1 Thursday night.
''I smell like a bar,'' Koehler said. ''Other than the day I met my wife, this is probably the happiest moment of my life. Definitely the happiest baseball moment.''
In his first career pinch-hit appearance, Ozuna's line drive to right field in the eighth inning off reliever Jeremy Affeldt (1-3) ended Koehler's run of futility. After six appearances in the bullpen, Koehler (1-5) had been winless in seven starts this season - and took the loss in his lone start last year - for the worst team in the majors.
He hugged Ozuna in the dugout following the hit that flipped the score. Koehler also had the g...
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San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford sprained his middle and index fingers on his right hand after jamming them into the bag while sliding into second base during a steal attempt on Tuesday. And while Crawford exited that game, he did serve as a pinch runner in the Giants’ 4-2 win over the San Diego [...]The post Brandon Crawford’s baby daughter sitting in his locker...
Brandon Crawford is out of the Giants’ lineup Wednesday after spraining his right index and middle fingers in the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game against San Diego. The shortstop was injured while sliding into second base, and was called out to add insult to injury. Joaquin Arias slid over from third and Nick Noonan entered the game, batting in Crawford’s No. 6 spot. Noonan...
Photo by Marko Realmonte (GiantsInTheYard.com)
Last night’s loss to the Marlins was bad news, but it wasn’t as bad as hearing that San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan had to be carted off the field in Stockton. I’m not sure the extent of his injury, but I don’t see him coming back anytime soon.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Barry Zito and his family. Zito’s...
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford instituted his own ‘bring your daughter to work day’…
Just hangin in daddy's locker… @JalynneC35 pic.twitter.com/44tUoh03j7
— Brandon Crawford (@bcraw35) June 20, 2013
According to published reports, veteran slugger Carlos Lee has officially retired from baseball.
Lee, according to MLB.com, made the announcement Thursday on a radio station in his native Panama on his 37th birthday. Lee, who played last season for the Houston Astros and Florida Marlins, reportedly was seeking a two-year deal this season but was unable to secure one from the four...
Before the 2012 season I invented a segment for our blog/podcast called “Brandon Watch”, based on the premise that the Giants could be successful if their young (and cheap) position players performed at the level of major-league caliber starters. What followed was a great defensive season from Brandon Crawford and a really nice all-around performance by Brandon Belt.
San Francisco Giants right-handed starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong had all five pins removed from his throwing hand on Tuesday,
something that is expected to accelerate his recovery and eventual return to
the team, according to Chris Haft of MLB.com.
With the pins removed, Vogelsong told reporters that he’ll
now be able to perform more mobility and flexibility exercises...
After a 1-2 start to what will be a seven-game road trip, the Miami Marlins will head from Arizona further west to take on the San Francisco Giants for four games beginning on Thursday. Miami recently dropped two of three very competitive games to the Diamondbacks while San Francisco took two of three against the [...]
Tempers flared Wednesday at AT&T Park as the rival Padres and Giants got into a skirmish after Madison Bumgarner threw a pitch that went behind Jesus Guzman, resulting in the benches clearing.
Bumgarner allowed just a pair of solo homeruns while striking out eight over seven innings, and Gregor Blanco came up with a two run pinch hit triple in the seventh to cap the come from...
Gregor Blanco had a pinch hit, two-run triple in the seventh inning, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.
Brandon Belt and Marco Scutaro also drove in runs as the Giants won their second straight following a three-game slide. Scutaro and Hunter Pence each had two hits.
Will Venable and Jesus Guzman each hit home runs for the...
On Wednesday, the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres cleared the benches after pitcher Madison Bumgarner hit first baseman Jesus Guzman.
Tim Lincecum struck out eight in his fourth consecutive quality start, but it wasn’t enough as the Miami Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Friday night.
There have already been reports of the Marlins beginning to shop Ricky Nolasco, but if he was auditioning for a spot in the Giants rotation, it didn’t go too well. After going 4-0 with an 0.87 ERA in his four starts...
By BOB BAUM
AP Sports Writer
PHOENIX -- Cody Ross hit a three-run, pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning to spoil an outstanding outing by Miami's young Jose Fernandez, and the Arizona Diamondbacks held off the Marlins 3-1 Wednesday.
Fernandez (4-4) retired 14 in a row before walking two of the three batters he faced in the eighth. He was relieved by left-hander Mike Dunn...
Throw some Nolasco sauce on it
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Marcell Ozuna hit a go-ahead single in the eighth after tying it with an RBI single in the sixth, and the Miami Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Friday night for their ninth straight win at AT&T Park.
Center fielder Ozuna also threw out Andres Torres trying to stretch a sixth-inning double into a triple. Torres left the game and was having X...