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Angel Pagan homered and had four hits to back a solid outing by Madison Bumgarner that sent the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 11-6 Saturday night.
Buster Posey and Melky Cabrera also homered as the Giants pounded out a season-high 17 hits and beat Colorado for the fifth time in seven games this season, including four of five at Coors Field. It was the Rockies' 10th loss in their last 12 games.
San Francisco had 16 hits in a 16-4 rout of Colorado on Friday night.
Bumgarner (12-6) allowed one run and five hits in six strong innings. He struck out seven and walked one.
Pagan and Posey each had three RBIs to help the Giants win consecutive games after a 1-7 skid. They own a half-game lead over second-place Los Angeles in the NL West.
Jeff Francis (3-4) was tagged for six runs on nine hits in 3 2-3 innings in his second-shortest outing since joining the Rockies in early June after beginning the year in Cincinnati's farm system. He struck out three and walked...
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…and with that, I’ve fulfilled my obvious headline quota for the week. Buster Posey put up a strong first half, hitting .289/.362/.458 across 312 plate appearances. His performance was good enough to earn him his first career all-star nod. But Buster Posey has been on absolute tear in the second half of the season. Among players with at least 30 at-bats since the all-star break...
Don't expect Fans of the Colorado Rockies were angry and upset when the team announced a crazy new theory.The club announced that they would be going with a four-man rotation where the starting pitcher was done after 75-pitches, and another "starting" pitcher would come in afterwards and throw up to 50 pitches. The theory made nearly everyone shake their heads and...
By professional pitching standards, Gloria “Cordie” Cordes Elliott was smaller in stature. At the height of her AAGPBL pitching career, she was 5’8’’ and 135 pounds. With a fastball, curve and a knuckleball in her arsenal, she was in many ways the Tim Lincecum of the AAGPBL. Both made their careers being smaller in stature, having a multi-pitch repertoire and being multi...
DENVER -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy wasn't sure Tim Lincecum would survive the first inning Sunday. As Lincecum tried to hold on and escape what became a 36-pitch ordeal, Bochy had Shane Loux up and throwing. But Lincecum escaped that shaky first, regrouped and continued his second-half resurgence Sunday for the Giants, who beat the free-falling Rockies 8-3 to sweep their...
The San Francisco Giants reached an agreement Saturday with outfielder-first baseman Xavier Nady on a minor-league contract. Nady, 33, was batting just .157 with three homers and six RBI for the Washington Nationals when he was released in late July. The 11-year major-league veteran took batting practice Saturday with Triple-A Fresno and might be placed on its active roster as...
Tim Lincecum won consecutive starts for the first time since April, Hunter Pence had three RBIs and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 8-3 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Lincecum (6-11) worked around five walks, allowing one run and five hits in six innings. After going 4-9 with a 5.26 ERA in 18 starts from the start of May through July 25, he is 2-0 with a 1.38...
Ryan Vogelsong pitched into the seventh inning, Buster Posey homered among his four hits and the San Francisco Giants broke out of an offensive slump to beat the Colorado Rockies 16-4 on Friday.
Brett Pill also went deep and Angel Pagan had three hits and scored four runs for the Giants, who had lost seven of their past eight.
Wilin Rosario homered for the Rockies, who have lost...
Christian Friedrich's performance has been up and down during his rookie campaign. His ERA? Mostly up. The news that he is now lost for the season with a stress fracture in his back doesn't hurt him as much as it will Jim Tracy as he tries to manage more awful starting pitching.
Friedrich's body will heal and he has some success now to build on as he tries to further...
Denver, CO. How does anyone explain the mess that is the 2012 Colorado Rockies? How have there been no major shakeups within the organization? Yes, pitching coach Bob Apodaca is no longer around, and yes GM Dan O’Dowd is reassigned or focusing more on the minor league system, or whatever they painted that maneuver out … Continue reading »The post Enough is enough, Colorado Rockies...
Denver, CO. The Colorado Rockies look very different today than they did back at the beginning of the season in April. Trades, injuries and ineffectiveness has lead to a very different lineup now in August vs. what we saw on opening day. Carlos Gonzalez is the only opening day starter that has not been benched … Continue reading »The post Colorado Rockies Comparison April To Now...
The NL West-leading San Francisco Giants have slugged their way to a three-game winning streak, with Hunter Pence starting to contribute.
Matt Cain wouldn't mind seeing the offensive surge continue Monday night in the opener of a four-game set with a St. Louis Cardinals club playing excellent ball at home.
San Francisco (59-49), the division leader by one-half game over Los...
The dictonary defines rundown as "A play in which a runner is trapped between bases and is pursued by fielders attempting to make the tag."
No one told the San Francisco Giants exactly how many fielders you should ideally use.
The Giants' Madison Bumgarner caught the Rockies' Eric Young trying to steal third and attempted to pick him off. Then that's where...