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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 skipper Davey Johnson, who guided the Mets to the 1986 World Series Championship, as his N.L. coaches. Collins will be an N.L. All-Star coach for the second straight season, having also been asked by N.L. manager Tony La Russa last season, and for the third time overall (his other appearance was at the 1995 All-Star Game in Texas). Johnson, the 2012 N.L. Manager of the Year, managed the NL in the 1987 All-Star Game in Oakland, and he served as a coach for Whitey Herzog at the 1986 All-Star Game in Houston. Johnson managed the Mets from 1984-1990, and his 595-417 (.588) mark represents the most wins and th...
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...
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 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...
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.
Detroit Tigers: 36-28, 1st Place (4.5 ahead of Cleveland).
Well the Tigers had a much-needed day off to shake off their latest one-run loss (their 11th), a 2nd consecutive Valverde home run derby which even had manager Jim Leyland playing hot potato. When Leyland says “who the (expletive) should I close with?” he does have a point. It wasn’t Leyland’s idea to have Valverde...
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...
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...
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...
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.
The Pittsburgh Pirates highly touted pitching prospect, and former No.1 overall draft pick, Gerrit Cole did not disappoint one bit in his Major League debut Tuesday night. Well, unless you are a Giants fan that is.
The 22-year old righty threw six and a third innings in his debut, allowing two runs on seven hits. The final line doesn’t show just how dominant he was though. Cole...
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...