Found May 13, 2012 on
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San Francisco Giants
PHOENIX -- Melky Cabrera finished the road trip just like his San Francisco Giants, at .500. The left fielder tied a career high with four hits while continuing his season-long assault on Arizona pitching, and the Giants broke even on their six-game trip while getting a season-high 14 hits Sunday in a 7-3 victory over the Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Cabrera was 13-for-26 with four RBI on the trip that started in Los Angeles, and he is 13-for-30 with five RBI against the Diamondbacks in six games this season. "He's on fire," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. "He's a good hitter. He had a breakout year last year. We're excited to have him, believe me. "He's a smart hitter. He can go with the pitch, and he can hit the ball out of the ballpark, too. He put up some quality at-bats today (and) all season." Cabrera drove in one run and scored twice Sunday, and Brett Pill hit a two-run home run as San Francisco won a series against A...
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The Giants best pitcher ever, Barry Zito, has just thrown in his seventh start of the 2012 season, and has done surprisingly well so far.
How well? Giants fans haven’t booed him off the mound yet (and that tells ya somethin’!).
But just for fun, let’s do a blind comparison of his first seven starts this season, as well as 2011 and 2002 when he was the AL Cy Young...
When the Giants departed for Los Angeles, they were 14-14. After going 3-3 on this road trip, they’ve improved to…17-17. That’s .500 ball, a win for every loss. Have the Giants done anything to indicate that they’re anything more than a .500 team (particularly with Pablo Sandoval on the DL for another five weeks or so)?
If I was told before the season started that there would...
The San Francisco Giants made four roster moves Sunday, adding two players to the roster while sending out two others. The Giants activated left-hander Jeremy Affeldt from the 15-day disabled list after sustaining a right-knee injury. Left-hander Travis Blackley opened up a spot by being designated for assignment. Also, third baseman Conor Gillaspie has been optioned to Class...
The San Francisco Giants sent infielder Conor Gillaspie back to Fresno and called up infielder Charlie Culberson. Culberson made his major league debut yesterday (Sunday), and also managed to get his first major league hit. It was a great moment to see his father fight back the tears, and his mother looking so proud on Mother’s Day!The Giants made another roster move this weekend...
Consider this my touchdown dance. The Giants hung a 7-spot on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Giants scored 7 runs. The Giants scored 7 runs.
Coming into the game, the Zito/Saunders comparisons were being made across all platforms- low K-rate lefties with a surprisingly low ERAs, along with the obvious signs that big spoonfuls of regression are in order. But despite the peripherals...
PHOENIX Matt Cain had a little extra drive Saturday. The last time he faced the Diamondbacks, he teetered, losing all but one run of a six-run lead in a game the D-backs came back to win. The last time he faced Trevor Cahill, he did not get enough run support to offset a strong outing.
Cain took care of both issues in a 5-2 victory over the D-backs, when he had two hits and two...
Melky Cabrera singled four times to extend his hitting streak to 11 games, Gregor Blanco drove in three runs with a pair of hits and the San Francisco Giants beat Arizona 7-3 on Sunday to take two of three from the Diamondbacks.
Brett Pill hit a two-run homer and Barry Zito (2-1) earned his first win since his opening start. Jason Kubel went 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles and drove...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Melky Cabrera singled four times to extend his hitting streak to 11 games, Gregor Blanco drove in three runs with a pair of hits and the San Francisco Giants beat Arizona 7-3 on Sunday to take two of three from the Diamondbacks.
Brett Pill hit a two-run homer and Barry Zito (2-1) earned his first win since his opening start. Jason Kubel went 3 for 4 with a pair of...
I'm back in CA for 48 hours this week, which is why my schedule is all Catty Wumpus (we are now the first and only sports blog ever to use that word, thank you, thank you). This also led to going to a Giants game with friends of mine in the area, and their kid, last night.The Giants beat the Rockies, 3-2, as Ryan Vogelsong overcame weak control to keep his team in it, then the...
San Francisco Giant fans are busy searching for just the right disaster metaphor to describe how badly the first month and a half of the 2012 season has gone for their beloved Gigantes. You can join in, and it's loads of fun!Create your own catastrophic image of the 2012 Giants' season by using combinations of the following classic disaster elements: the arrival of Godzilla...
Matt Cain gave up three hits in six innings and singled in a pair of runs to help the San Francisco Giants end a nine-game losing streak against Arizona with a 5-2 victory over the Diamondbacks on Saturday night.
Cain (2-2) allowed a run, struck out eight, walked two and hit a batter in his first victory in five outings. Trevor Cahill (2-4) took the loss as the Diamondbacks were...
Although he doesn't have many wins to show for it, Barry Zito is off to one of his best starts in his six seasons with the San Francisco Giants.
His next outing, though, will come at a park where he hasn't had much success recently.
Zito seeks his first victory in more than a month Sunday when he faces the Arizona Diamondbacks and fellow left-hander Joe Saunders, who will...
I can’t wait until Christian Friedrich’s next start. He’ll be found after the game, sitting in the team shower, shivering under the shower head, shivering in his soaking uniform.
“B-b-but I threw the ball! How did they hit it?”
Rockies Pitching Coach Bob Apodaca will turn off the shower tap, and slide down next to Friedrich.
“Son, you’re going to have to learn sooner...