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OK, children, go to Wikipedia and look up Ronald Reagan. He once sat in the Oval Office (and look up "Oval Office" if you must). It was a long, long time ago. Before the Internet.
Reagan was president the last time the Giants swept a three-game series in Atlanta, in 1988. They finally repeated the feat Sunday with another homer barrage and a 4-1 victory, their ninth in the past 10 games and 20th in 31 games for the year.
The difference this time was the source of the home runs. Brandon Crawford, who had 17 in 1,350 big-league plate appearnces, hit both of them, a solo go-ahead homer against left-handed starter Alex Wood in the fourth inning and a two-run insurance shot against right-handed reliever Jordan Walden in the eighth.
Crawford had not hit two in a big-league game before Sunday.
When the Giants swept the Braves at Fulton County Stadium in 1988 they scored 30 runs on 49 hits. This weekend, they won by scores of 2-1, 3-1 and 4-1 behind a pitching staff that is hi...
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It wasn't that long ago that the San Francisco Giants thought they had the next great thing in young Tim Lincecum.Yes, this guy.@ChadMoriyamaWithin his first three years in the league he certainly had the resume of a future hall of famer: 2x Cy Young winner ('08 and '09), NL shutout champion ('09), 3xNL strikeout champ ('08-'10)--the accolades could go...
The Giants have placed SP Matt Cain on the disabled list with a cut on his right index finger.Matt Cain is 0-3 so far this year with a 4.35 ERA. From 2009-2012, Cain was 55-35 with a sub 3.00 ERA. Since the start of last season Cain is 8-13 with an ERA above 4.00.At the age of 29 it's hard to imagine Cain is already breaking down but he does have 9 years in the majors under...
Two lefties pitchers sporting the number 40 took the mound today for the final game of the series where Madison Bumgarner out pitched Alex Wood as the Giants completed the sweep against the Braves, 4-1
Bumgarner, who has been battling with a mechanical flaw, seemed to have rectified the issue showing crisper pitches and sharper command. Bumgarner had easy velocity, mixed pitches...
In a battle of division leaders, the San Francisco Giants defeated the Atlanta Braves on Saturday by the score of 3-1. The Giants, who are 13th in the league in runs scored, but 5th in staff ERA, improved to 19-11 on the season. They have played the entire season without the services of second baseman Marco Scutaro. But there is good news on Scutaro, who resumed batting practice...
Your browser does not support iframes.An Atlanta Braves fan made an impressive one-handed catch of a foul ball with his left hand while holding his young daughter in his right arm during Saturday night's game against San Francisco.It happened in the bottom of the fifth inning as Braves pitcher Julio Teheran hit an 0-1 pitch foul behind home plate. The Braves fan shifted his...
According to Andrew Baggarly of CSN BayArea, Giants’ Matt Cain will be placed on the 15-day Disabled List retroactive to April 24 and will call up Jake Dunning from Fresno. Yusmeiro Petit will start Monday in Cain’s place in Pittsburgh. Cain placed on DL retro to April 24. Jake Dunning to be recalled tomorrow. Travels on 6am flight from Albuquerque.— Andrew Baggarly ...
After being scratched from his last start against the Padres due to a sliced index finger, Matt Cain of the Giants is probable for Monday’s game, according to Henry Schulman of SFGate. I reported on April 29th that Cain was scratched and that Yusmeiro Petit was getting the start instead. Petit ended up pitching great, throwing 6 shut out innings against the Padres and earning...
Giants right-hander Matt Cain was placed on the disabled list yesterday due to a cut on his right index finger, but he told Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle this afternoon that he fully expects to return to start Saturday against the Dodgers. His last start was on April 23, so that would be one day after he’s first eligible.
As Cain told Schulman, he injured his finger...
Throughout all the other playoff failures in the Bay Area, the Giants are doing awesomely well.
They’re in the midst of the season’s most difficult roadtrip, playing three of last year’s playoff teams on the road. They started with the team that’s actually in first place right now, and swept them! It’s the first sweep ever in Turner Field (just in time, it seems), and...
1 Giants 20-11 +5
Winners of nine of their last 10 games, the Giants move into the top spot. After holding the Braves to just three runs in a three-game sweep, can San Francisco's pitching keep it up without injured Matt Cain?
2 Brewers 21-11 -1
The Brewers took two of three games against the Cardinals but dropped a four-game series against the Reds. With Ryan Braun on the DL...
When the Giants go through their next bad patch - and they will - perhaps they can harken to the moments before Saturday night's 3-1 victory against the Braves, when Tim Lincecum busted up the dugout and umpires when he took the lineup card to home plate.
Lincecum donned his black glasses and stuck a towel under his replica 1946 San Francisco Sea Lions uniform so he could look...
Michael Morse was one of the last players to emerge in what had been a lively clubhouse after Friday night's 2-1 victory, which was provided by his tie-breaking homer in the sixth inning.
When someone asked where Morse was, Jeremy Affeldt said with a straight face, "He's lifting, so he can hit them farther."
Actually, Morse helped lift the Giants to their seventh...
It was a great week for Florida State players in the pros. Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants hit .409 this week while former FSU basketball players Toney Douglas and Chris Singleton each saw their NBA teams advance, albeit in very minor roles. The Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the week of April 28th through May 4th however, comes from the Arena Football League...
For the second night in a row, the Giants used the long ball to power their way over the Braves, as San Francisco defeated Atlanta 3-1.
Coming of his best start of the year against the Cleveland Indians – seven innings of two-hit, shut out ball – Ryan Vogelsong rose to the occasion again, employing similar tactics to earn his first win of 2014.
The Giants offense continued to...
Monday, 7:05 (ROOT): Jeff Locke vs. Yusmeiro Petit
Tuesday, 7:05 (ROOT): Charlie Morton vs. Tim Hudson
Wednesday, 12:35 (ROOT): Gerrit Cole vs. Tim Lincecum
A series win was nice, but the Pirates need a lot more of them, especially at home. The San Francisco Giants are up next, and they are off to a wonderful 20-11 start to the year as they sit in first place in the NL West. After...