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Angel Pagan hoped he would be in the batter's box with a chance to win the game. And, in this case, an opportunity to give the World Series champions some much-needed momentum.
He came through by lining a game-ending double to right field with one out in the ninth inning, and the San Francisco Giants returned from a rough road trip to beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 on Friday night.
Santiago Casilla (2-1) struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth for the win. Shortstop Brandon Crawford made a great pickup on Jesus Guzman's grounder for the second out.
Luke Gregerson (1-2) gave up Gregor Blanco's leadoff bloop single to shallow left to start the rally, then pinch-hitter Andres Torres reached on a fielder's choice after an unsuccessful sacrifice bunt attempt and stole second before coming home on Pagan's hit. It was Pagan's first game-winning hit since last July 1 against the Reds - also a double.
''It's one of those situations you want to be the guy,'&...
BEST OF MAXIM
San Francisco Giants rookie relief pitcher Jean Machi was just called up from Triple-A a few days ago, and wasted no time making a first impression on his teammates, although maybe not in the most conventional way.
Machi farted in the bullpen during Wednesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers, with the video evidence being the priceless reaction of teammate Jose Mijares...
Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors
The road trip started off promising as the San Francisco Giants were able to take three out of four games in Chicago. However, the Giants ran into a brick wall when they faced the Brewers. The G-men were swept right out of Milwaukee, and couldn’t be any happier to be back home. I’m sure some home cooking will be the cure tonight as the...
Episode 100: Hello…Noonan is out!
In the hundredth episode, Thomas and Danny talk about Tim Lincecum and Barry Zito’s odd starts, Nick Noonan’s hot debut, hot hitting from the top of the lineup, Buster Posey’s slow start, Hector’s odd presence, and some Brandon updates.
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Let's be honest, farting is pretty funny on all levels except for the person who smells it.
During last night's MLB tilt between Milwaukee Brewers and the San Francisco Giants, Giants relief pitcher Jean Machi appeared to let one rip in the San Francisco bullpen.
Watch the reaction of fellow relief pitcher Jose Mijares as he figures out who passed the gas:
When it comes to what these guys can do on the mound they are alright, but Wednesday night it was the actual bullpen itself that stunk. Reliever Jean Machi channeled his inner child by letting one rip--yes, the man passed gas while sitting there among his teammates.
It must have been pretty bad; just check out Jose Mijares's reaction.
by Nathan Mendelowitz
Brandon Crawford – Hot
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Homegrown product Brandon Crawford has been hitting lights out on this recent road trip for the Giants. His overall batting average is .352 but over the last seven games he has been hitting .478 while slugging .593 with two homers. Always been known for his defense, Crawford is now finally getting...
Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer three pitches after another hard-hit ball fell about an inch foul of an RBI double, Tim Lincecum struck out a season-best eight batters and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 Saturday night.
Lincecum (2-0) pitched 6 2-3 scoreless innings, providing a steady presence on the mound after he had allowed four or more runs in a single...
The wife of Hall of Famer Willie Mays, Mae Louise Allen Mays, has died. She was 74.
Mays announced his wife's death through the San Francisco Giants on Friday. The couple had been married 41 years after they met during his playing years in New York.
The team said Mrs. Mays died in her sleep Friday morning in the couple's Bay Area home after a long fight with Alzheimer&...
Giants 2, Padres 0. Updates. By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer three pitches after another hard-hit ball fell about an inch foul of an RBI double, Tim Lincecum struck out a season-best eight batters and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 Saturday night.
Lincecum (2-0) pitched 6 2-3 scoreless innings, providing a steady presence...
Yovanni Gallardo homered and struck out six in his first start since being arrested on a drunken driving charge, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat San Francisco 7-2 Thursday for a three-game sweep.
Gallardo (1-1) was arrested early Tuesday morning. The right-hander allowed five hits, one walk and one earned run in six innings.
Milwaukee took all three games from the World Series champion...
Few starting pitchers have been better than Madison Bumgarner thus far. There may not be one off to a worse start than Edinson Volquez.
Those two squaring off appears to give the San Francisco Giants a big edge Friday night at AT&T Park, as might their recent history against the San Diego Padres going into the season series opener between these NL West foes.
While the Padres...