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Matt Cain pitched two scoreless innnings in his spring debut for San Francisco before the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the Giants 7-3 Monday night.
Travis Ishikawa and Zelous Wheeler homered and Chris Narveson threw two scoreless innings for the Brewers, who trailed 3-0 after five innings.
Aubrey Huff homered and Gregor Blanco stole two bases and scored twice for the Giants.
Pinch-hitter Wheeler hit a two run homer in the sixth as Milwaukee scored three unearned runs off Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt to tie the score. In the seventh, late-game replacement Justin Christian mishandled Ishikawa's deep fly ball with two runners on and two outs, allowing the go-ahead runs to score.
Ishikawa added a solo homer in the ninth.
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The professional baseball careers of Brandon Belt and Brett Pill share similarities and some differences, but both options look bright for the San Francisco Giants whomever is chosen for a roster spot.
Pill, 27 was drafted in the seventh round of the 2006 amateur draft out of California State University Fullerton.
Since he joined the Giants organization, Pill has spent the past six...
MILWAUKEE The Brewers, while playing their first Cactus League contest of the spring, announced Sunday that right fielder Corey Hart will undergo surgery on his right knee this week and will be out for the next three to four weeks.
The surgery will repair a torn meniscus and leave him unavailable for most of spring training for the second straight year and he may have to open the...
MILWAUKEE For the Brewers, 2011 was one of the most memorable seasons in franchise history.
For Manny Parra, it was nothing short of a disaster.
The left-hander was plagued by injury from the start of spring training and after a couple of minor league attempts, finally saw his season end with elbow surgery. While his teammates celebrated a division title, Parra recovered and rehabbed...
PHOENIX While the rest of the Milwaukee Brewers prepare for an exhibition contest against Oakland at Maryvale Baseball Park on Tuesday, Corey Hart will be in suburban Glendale to undergo surgery on his right knee.Meeting with reporters Monday, Hart said he thinks he may have suffered the injury Feb. 24 when he slipped while making his way to Ryan Braun's nationally televised...
Right fielder Corey Hart needs surgery on his right knee that will sideline him for up to a month.
About 15 minutes before the Brewers' spring training opener, the club scratched Hart from the lineup because of swelling in his right knee. He went for an MRI that revealed the tear.
The Brewers said he'll miss three to four weeks.
Assistant GM Gord Ash said Hart has had...
The Milwaukee Brewers are expected to have a good team in 2012, which means that finding keepers on their team may be a bit more difficult, as players tend to be overvalued on winning teams.
That said, there are still some players who may be under-the-radar for the Brew Crew.
1B Mat Gamel finally gets his shot at a starting role with the departure of Prince Fielder. Gamel has spent...
PHOENIX (AP) Ryan Braun struck out in his only two at-bats in the Milwaukee Brewers' 1-all tie with a split squad of the San Francisco Giants on Sunday in the reigning NL MVP's first game since getting caught up in a drug case during the offseason.
Although the game was at Milwaukee's Maryvale Baseball Park, about half the crowd of 6,619 cheered for the Giants and they...
Milwaukee Brewers will finally win a championship in Wisconsin. It’s going to happen this year and it’s going to be amazing. Like the super bowl for two weeks. It’s going to be off the hook crazy.
So, you don’t believe it. I understand. We haven’t won one yet…and we lost Prince.
But hell, it’s Spring. Hope is here. Hell, losersbracket.com lifted the...
Melky Cabrera homered twice to lead the San Francisco Giants to an 8-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday.
Barry Zito gave up four hits and two runs and got the win for the Giants. Zito threw 28 strikes out of 35 pitches said he was happy with his first spring outing.
Emmanuel Burriss, Nate Schierholtz, Brett Pill and Joe Panik each had two hits for San Francisco.
The Giants have had some pretty unique catchers in the past. I remember as a kid the Giants catchers have been my favorite position to watch because of their heart, leadership and toughness.
With several gold glove winners, typically batting .220, yet grittier than grits, Mike Matheny, Benito Santiago, A. J. Pierzynski and the big round Bengie Molina (his B-R page reads 190 pounds...
One of the main reasons Major League Baseball holds spring training in Arizona and Florida is because of the sunny weather. Very rarely are there rain storms in the Arizona desert this time of year, which makes for a perfectly-uninterrupted exhibition season. Almost.
Nobody accounted for an “insect delay.”
With the Arizona Diamondbacks-San Francisco Giants Cactus League game...
A group of bees settled in the San Francisco Giants’ dugout at the Arizona Diamondbacks’ training facility during Sunday’s preseason matchup between the two teams.
So what did the grounds crew do about it? They took concession stand lemonade and cotton candy, smeared it on some golf carts, and used that to get the large volume of bees away.
The bees delayed the game 41 minutes...
When your fellow Giants fans ask you, 'Are you excited for the season??!!', your automatic response is 'Yeah! Can't wait!'.Mine is the same. Of course I can't wait. It's the Giants, it's BASEBALL for God's sake. How could one not be excited? I mean, you'd have to be some kind of Communist foreigner not to be excited about the 2012 season. Beyond...
In each of the last three seasons, manager Bruce Bochy slotted a left-hander between co-aces Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain in the season-opening rotation. Expect the same in 2012.