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The Diamondbacks have chosen a bad time to hit the skids offensively. They'll look to get back on track against an improving Ryan Vogelsong and the visiting Giants on Saturday.
The D-backs, six games behind the Reds for the NL's second wild card, have totaled a single run in back-to-back losses. They've left 18 runners on base in those two games and are 1 for their last 14 with runners in scoring position.
Arizona had runners on base in eight of nine frames of Friday's 1-0 loss to San Francisco.
"If you want to win those games, you have to have better at-bats," manager Kirk Gibson said. "That's all there is to it."
Miguel Montero, who struck out with the bases loaded and one out in the sixth inning Friday, is 0 for his last 7 with runners in scoring position with three strikeouts.
The Diamondbacks (68-65) also traded away Jason Kubel, one of their biggest disappointments this season, on Friday after he'd been designated for assignment...
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The San Francisco Giants face a tough decision whether or not to re-sign Tim Lincecum as he will be a free agent after the 2013 season. A crowd favorite and one of the most popular players on the team, the Giants could alienate many fans if they don’t re-sign the former 2 time Cy Young Award winner. Though his statistics have been...
San Jose Giants First Baseman Ricky Oropesa, drafted in the third round out of USC in 2011, started the year in AA Richmond before unfortunately being demoted half way through the season back down to San Jose due to a slump in which he only hit around .200. However, since Oropesa’s stint back in San Jose, he has been ripping the ball, hitting .307 with 8 homeruns and 38 RBI...
I hate to be one of those guys. You know, one of those fans who, when the team is bad, just throws up his hands and stops watching. No matter how long you’ve been a fan or how dedicated you are, you run the risk of being called a bandwagoner when your team is having a rough year and you become jaded and stop watching their games. So far, I’ve kept tuning in, but it’s been hard...
Angel Pagan showed up and the Giants went into a time warp. They went back to doing things right.
Made the right pitches. Made all the plays including a few fancy ones. Made it feel like old times - thanks to the presence of Pagan who played his first big-league game since May 25 the day he hit an inside-the-park walk-off home run that pulled the Giants into a first-place tie in...
The Giants have activated outfielder Angel Pagan from the 60-day disabled list. He will lead off tonight against the Diamondbacks.
Pagan suffered the injury on May 25 when he hit a walk-off inside-the-park home run in the tenth inning against the Colorado Rockies. He went on the DL with a .688 OPS.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Tim Lincecum pitched six strong innings and third baseman Pablo Sandoval made a diving play to save the San Francisco Giants in their 1-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Angel Pagan doubled and scored in the first during his first game back from a long stint on the disabled list. Three relievers closed it out for the Giants, who handed Randall...
Yusmeiro Petit struck out a career-high 10, Hector Sanchez drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants beat Arizona 8-2 on Sunday to take two of three from the Diamondbacks.
Hunter Pence homered, doubled and singled, driving in two runs and scoring three times as the Giants improved to 10-5 against Arizona this season.
Patrick Corbin (13-5), pitching on an extra two days&...
Arizona got the leadoff hitter in the ninth inning and San Francisco had an open base with Paul Goldschmidt up next.
Instead of giving the NL RBIs leader a chance to end the game, the Giants decided to intentionally walk him and take their chances with Eric Chavez.
It didn't work.
Chavez lined the first pitch he saw from Sandy Rosario in the ninth inning for a game-ending...
The Diamondbacks' remaining schedule looks inviting, and their six-game deficit behind the Reds in the race for an NL wild-card berth is hardly insurmountable given recent history.
But you will not catch many in the D-backs' camp looking further ahead than the first game of a three-game series against the Giants that begins Friday at Chase Field.
"I take one day at...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Yusmeiro Petit struck out a career-high 10, Hector Sanchez drove in three runs and San Francisco beat Arizona 8-2 on Sunday to take two of three from the Diamondbacks.
Hunter Pence homered, doubled and singled, driving in two runs and scoring three times as the Giants improved to 10-5 against the D-backs this season.
Patrick Corbin (13-5), pitching on an extra two...
Giants 1, Diamondbacks 0. With AP Photos. By JOSE M. ROMERO Associated Press Tim Lincecum pitched six spotless innings and third baseman Pablo Sandoval made a diving play to save the San Francisco Giants in their 1-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Angel Pagan doubled and scored in the first during his first game back from a long stint on the disabled list. Three...
When the San Francisco Giants signed Barry Zito to the then-richest contract for a pitcher in major league history prior to the 2007 season, they believed the former Cy Young Award winner from across the bay would anchor their rotation for years to come.
Now considered one of the biggest free-agent busts ever, Zito is limping toward the end of what could be his final season with...