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San Francisco Giants
Madison Bumgarner turned in yet another quality start, and the Giants offense once again failed him, as San Francisco fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1.
Not surprisingly, the Giants offense got on the board first in an unconventional way. With one out, Buster Posey crushed a double to right-center field for his first extra-base hit in his last 49 at-bats. He advanced to third on a wild pitch, and, one batter later, Pablo Sandoval walked to put runners on the corners with two outs. Roger Kieschnick then blooped the ball into shallow left field to put San Francisco on the board and give Bumgarner a 1-0 lead to work with.
It looked as if this slight lead would be enough for the Giants lefty, but then came the seventh inning and the Pirates offense. Gaby Sanchez and Josh Harrison lead off with back-to-back singles, and, one batter later, both came home to score on a three-run home run by Clint Barmes. Barmes’ 12th home run of the season gave Pittsburgh its 3-1 lead.
“I thought I made ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors
Yesterday Andres Torres was placed on the DL with a left Achilles strain, and pitcher Mike Kickham was sent back down to the Fresno Grizzlies. The counter moves were bringing up outfielder Francisco Peguero and infielder Nick Noonan.
Manager Bruce Bochy said the plan for now is for Barry Zito to make the next start, so Zito...
San Francisco Giants outfielder Andres Torres has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left Achilles' tendon and might not return this season.
Torres said the injury has lingered since the start of 2011 after he helped the Giants win a World Series championship the previous fall. He is scheduled to get a second opinion and be examined by specialist Dr...
by Nathan Mendelowitz When Brandon Belt entered the Giants lineup in 2011, fans were expecting a lefty bomber to blast balls into the cove. Unfortunately, that hasn’t materialized for the Giants. Brandon Belt has had an up-and-down career in the bigs. Last season and this season have had good and bad moments for [...]
Some interesting news crossed the wire today, in that Buster Posey, the best catcher in baseball and 2012 NL MVP could eventually move to the hot corner. This comes according to Manager Bruce Bochy:
I think he’d be a really good third baseman. We like him where he’s at now, and this is something [that would happen] if he took the time to learn it in the offseason and spring training...
Buster Posey realizes it's just one game. Still, it feels good there may be a few more ahead. It was something the Giants and the up-and-down Tim Lincecum needed.
Posey had three hits, Pablo Sandoval drove in two runs and the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Saturday night.
''I'll take it,'' Posey said. ''Hopefully we can build...
Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse for the San Francisco Giants, a new low hits. Matt Cain exited the game in the fourth inning and the bullpen fell through in the Giants’ 10-5 loss to the Pirates on Thursday night.
After allowing one run in the first inning, Cain gave up solo home runs to Garrett Jones and Jordy Mercer in the second. Jones’ splash hit was the...
In the fourth inning of Thursday night's game against the Pirates Giants right-hander Matt Cain was struck on the throwing arm by a line drive off the bat of Gaby Sanchez and then promptly removed. Cain didn't appear to be in any obvious pain but after the trainer examined him he was lifted before even trying to throw a test pitch.
Subsequent X-rays were negative and Cain...
Right-hander Matt Cain left his start against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the top of the fourth inning Thursday night after getting hit in the pitching arm on a line drive by Pittsburgh's Gaby Sanchez.
The Giants said he suffered a contusion on right forearm and X-rays were negative.
Athletic trainer Dave Groeschner and manager Bruce Bochy hustled out to check on Cain, who walked...
Episode 110: Little Giants
In the hundred-and-tenth episode, Thomas and Danny talk about mixed feeling seeing Zito and Lincecum start for the last time on the season, Sandoval’s weight loss, next year’s rotation, and interview San Jose’s Clayton Blackburn and Mac Williamson.
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With an ugly series against the Boston Red Sox behind them, the San Francisco Giants welcome the Pittsburgh Pirates to AT&T Park for a four game weekend match-up beginning on Thursday night.
Several roster moves tonight: Andres Torres was placed on the 15 day disabled list and will see a specialist. The trip should decide the rest of the season for the 35 year old outfielder...
Jordy Mercer cranked out his 6th home run as part of the Pirates’ offensive explosion (Photo Credit: David Hague)
SAN FRANCISCO — If America’s coldest summer is in San Francisco, the chill did not reach the Pirates’ bats. The Bucs offense heated up to scorch the Giants for a 10-5 victory on a cool Thursday night by the Bay.
The warming glow burned bright early. Matt Cain...
The San Francisco Giants (57-72) supported starting pitcher, Tim Lincecum (7-13, 4.55 ERA) in tonight’s win against the NL Central leaders, the Pittsburgh Pirates (76-53).
It’s no secret that Giants’ run support for Lincecum has been weak throughout the season. They have gone just three-for-14 in his last 17 outings and received just 2.42 runs support during this time. Tonight...
Pirates (74-52) at Giants (56-70)
10:15 PM–AT&T Park, San Francisco
After taking two of three in San Diego, the Bucs complete their west coast swing with four games in San Francisco. They took 2 of 3 from the Giants in June, and another series win looks quite attainable since the defending champions are in last place. Things have gone south in a hurry...
Pirates (75-52) at Giants (56-71)
10:15 PM–AT&T Park, San Francisco
The Bucs look to take the first two in their second straight series out west as they take on the Giants in another late game tonight. Once again, they’ll need to win or risk losing their lead in the division, depending on what St. Louis does. Cincinnati is playing very well now too...
The Pirates already won the Jeff Locke/Matt Cain pitching matchup. Tonight they earn a split and ensure a winning record on their seven-game road trip before Francisco Liriano and AJ Burnett even take the mound on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Tonight Charlie Morton will face off against Madison Bumgarner. Morton's been pretty good of late. He's allowed two runs...