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Two Guys, a Glove and a Coke Bottle:
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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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...
On Sunday, the San Francisco Giants held their annual "Bark in the Park" day, which is usually a big hit with dog owners. However, the Giants fan may have to monitor the dog owners who attend their games more closely after a television broadcast caught a fan giving his dog a sip of his beer.
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When San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain was
initially hit on his throwing forearm by a line drive during Thursday night’s contest against the Pittsburgh Pirates, X-rays came back negative. This had
some believing the ace wouldn’t require a stint on the disabled list, but that
ultimately didn’t prove to be the case. Cain is hitting the shelf for the first
San Francisco Giants outfielder Andres Torres has been playing through considerable pain for some time as a result of his Achilles injury. He was hoping he could continue to do so, but he made the discomfort known to his coaching and training staff, and the Giants ultimately decided to place the 35-year-old on the disabled list.
Torres told reporters -- including Chris Haft of...
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...
Right-hander Matt Cain has been placed on the 15-day disabled list a day after being hit in the pitching arm on a line drive from Pittsburgh's Gaby Sanchez.
Cain departed in the fourth inning of a 10-5 loss to the Pirates on Thursday. X-rays on Cain's bruised forearm were negative.
He was hit when Sanchez led off the fourth with a groundout. Trainer Dave Groeschner and...
The fans sitting down the right-field line cheered when Tim Lincecum warmed up in the bullpen. A much louder roar from 42059 fans serenaded him when he came out of the game in the sixth inning of what would be his seventh win.
The scene so familiar also could be fleeting.
The way the calendar and schedule align the Giants' 6-3 victory against the Pirates on Saturday night might...
Ryan Vogelsong threw eight sharp innings for his first victory in three months, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 on Sunday.
Pablo Sandoval had two RBIs as the Giants won their second straight to split the series with the Pirates. Buster Posey and Joaquin Arias each drove in a run.
Vogelsong (3-4) allowed two hits, struck out five and walked one in...
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...
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...
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...
The Pirates’ middle three hitters went 0-for-9 against Ryan Vogelsong, including two Russell Martin strikeouts. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
SAN FRANCISCO — The Pirates went more than two months between games in which they were held scoreless and recorded three hits or fewer.
On this Sunday afternoon, it was the Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong who shut down the Bucs in a 4-0 San...
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...
Dog Days was yesterday, and as I walked around the bleachers, many of the dogs had retreated under the benches for shade. It also really was one of the hottest days I’ve seen at a game this year. I guess it was an appropriate day for the “Dog Days” event.
Didn’t matter. Still one of my favorite events at a Giants game. Especially when it has Ryan Vogelsong back to...
Well Rich is out sunbathing on a nude beach or something for the next week and Brad’s computer monitor died. That means I’m taking care of the preview and the recap today. A double dose of me. I know the ladies are excited. A four game sweep is out of the question after Francisco Liriano’s…