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In September 2010 the San Francisco Giants were in a heart-stopping race to try and catch the San Diego Padres and somehow wrestle away a first place finish in the National League West. The pitching-rich Padres spent 128 of the first 145 games of that year firmly in 1st place and it looked like the Giants were running uphill. But in the final 17 games of the season San Diego would be in 1st place for for only 3 days, and on the final day of the season would lose the NL West title to the surging Giants.Giants' starter Barry Zito was 9-14 in 2010 with a 4.15 ERA and 150 SO in 199.1 innings pitched. Probably not what either the baseball establishment or the sabermetric community would call a standout year. Except this: without Zito's 9 wins Giants players, coaches, and owners would have watched the 2010 post season on their 60 inch HDTVs in their media rooms instead of winning the World Series against the Texas Rangers.This season Zito has once again been an invaluable componen...
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The San Francisco Giants took 2-out-of-3 from the Dodgers over the weekend to extend their lead in the NL West to 5.5 games. They then flew to Colorado and dropped game 1 of the series to the Rockies. The lead in the NL West is now down to 5 games. Catcher Buster Posey is coming off back-to-back games where he is showing he’s MVP worthy in the National League. Sunday Posey was...
It has been a joke around the batting cage, especially when the San Francisco Giants are struggling on offense, that Madison Bumgarner ought to hit in the middle of the lineup. His BPs are pretty fabulous sometimes. And, sometimes, he carries that into games. Like Tuesday. Bumgarner got the biggest hit in the Giants' 9-8 victory, a 416-foot three-run homer that tied the...
Barry Zito came through in one of the most important outings in his San Francisco tenure, pitching the NL West-leading Giants past the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Sunday night to extend their division lead to 51/2 games.
Hunter Pence hit a two-run double in the first inning that held up and Buster Posey homered in San Francisco's fifth win in the last six meetings of the rivalry...
San Francisco Giant outfielder Melky Cabrera will miss the playoffs due to a 50-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs.
First, I would like to apologize to my editors and my readers for my lack of communication, and lack of writing activity regarding the San Francisco Giants. I have been quite busy with personal issues. I feel like I finally have the time to write...
You cannot make this up: San Francisco Giants first baseman Aubrey Huff hurt his hand smacking teammate Ryan Theriot's ass Friday night.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Barry Zito came through in one of the most important outings in his San Francisco tenure, pitching the NL West-leading Giants past the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Sunday night to extend their division lead to 5 games.
Hunter Pence hit a two-run double in the first inning that held up and Buster Posey homered in San Francisco's fifth win in the last six meetings...
The Giants caught a huge break when it was announced earlier that Clayton Kershaw would not be making tonight’s start, and that Joe Blanton would be starting in his place. The Giants definitely lucked out in the opposing-team’s-injuries department: not to be forgotten was Matt Kemp‘s absence, which left Hanley Ramirez and number-eight hitter A.J. Ellis as the only legitimate...
There was a handful of crucially important series over this past weekend, and among them was Dodgers vs. Giants in San Francisco. The Dodgers came in four and a half games behind the Giants for first place in the NL West, and they were looking to make up ground in a hurry. They emerged five and a half games behind the Giants for first place, and according to Cool Standings, the Dodgers’...
Madison Bumgarner hit a three-run homer on a night when he struggled on the mound and Brandon Belt drove in four runs, helping the San Francisco Giants hold on for a 9-8 win over the Colorado Rockies in rainy conditions Tuesday.
Belt broke a tie in the fifth with a two-run double. He also brought in a run on a fielder's choice and added a solo homer for the NL West leaders,...
Rockies pitcher Alex White homered and Colorado finally solved a struggling Ryan Vogelsong, beating the San Francisco Giants 6-5 Monday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
Buster Posey and Hunter Pence went deep for the Giants, who lost for only the second time in 10 road games. San Francisco's lead in the NL West was trimmed to five games over the idle Los Angeles Dodgers...
By winning a series against their closest NL West rival, the San Francisco Giants have their biggest division lead of the season.
The Giants will look to tack on to that advantage beginning Monday night when they open a three-game road series against the Colorado Rockies.
After taking two of three from the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco has opened a 5 1/2-game lead in the West...
At this point, there’s not much of a chance the Giants won’t be in the playoffs. According to ESPN, they have a 98.5% chance, which is better than any team in the AL other than the Texas Rangers. In fact, four of the five NL spots seem certain. Washington’s officially in. Cincinnati is leading the Central and has a 99.9% chance. Even Atlanta, who have a barely-better...