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Hunter Pence could have a future as a pastor. Since Game 3 of the National League Division Series, the Giants outfielder has delivered inspirational pregame messages to teammates in a group huddle. The team credits Pence's sermons to rallying back from a 0-2 hole against the Reds. Giants third-base coach Tim Flannery lauded Pence's speeches and documented some of the emotional messages. Before Game 1 of the NLCS against the Cardinals, FOX cameras caught Pence firing up the Giants with an angry speech. So much so, the team has nicknamed the outfielder –– who came in via trade by the Phillies midway through the season –– "The Reverend" for his sermons. In Game 1, however, the Giants lost to Cardinals, 6-4. Sounds like Pence –– who went 1-for-4 in the opener –– could be primed to deliver his most passionate message yet. But you can't blame his hunger to succeed. Before the 2011 season, the 29-year-old had never played in a single postseason game, considering h...
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Tim Lincecum is set to start Game 4 of the NL championship series for the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, as long as he's not needed in relief for Monday night's Game 2.
Manager Bruce Bochy said before the game that Lincecum told him he felt fine to pitch again Monday after throwing two hitless innings in Sunday night's 6-4 Game 1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. But...
San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro left Game 2 of the NL championship series after five innings because of an injured left hip, the result of an earlier hard slide by Matt Holliday.
The Giants said Scutaro was undergoing X-rays Tuesday night.
Holliday singled in the first inning for the St. Louis Cardinals and then barreled into Scutaro while breaking up a double...
Bruce Bochy expects Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro to be on his lineup card for Game 3 of the NL championship series.
And the San Francisco manager isn't interested in any retaliation talk.
''What's on our mind is to go out and play our best ball,'' Bochy said Tuesday night, a day before the best-of-seven series resumes at Busch Stadium with the Giants...
Gotta love the mind games of the post season. Nothing like facing the same team for up to seven games to try to get in their head. Or is he? Beat writer Andrew Baggarly Tweeted that Cain will throw inside on Holliday, under the guise of getting him out. But if one gets away…
Cain said he won’t be timid about throwing inside to Holliday, but only as part of plan to get...
A person with knowledge of the injury says Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro strained his left hip when the St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday crashed into him with a hard slide in Game 2 of the NL championship series Monday night.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team hadn't made an announcement on Scutaro's condition. Scutaro flew with...
The boos rained down as loud as any heard in this postseason, and that includes those heaved in Alex Rodriguez's direction. These boos were reserved for Matt Holliday, though. The St. Louis Cardinals' outfielder slid hard into second baseman Marco Scutaro of the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of last night's game. He was making a baseball play - trying...
Listen, I understand why Giants manager Bruce Bochy is upset.
The Cardinals' Matt Holliday slid late into Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro, injured Scutaro's left hip, forced him to eventually leave the game. If Scutaro is unable to return for Game 3, this issue will only become bigger, and the hostilities might only grow.
That said, all those livid with Holliday should...
San Francisco second baseman Marco Scutaro has a strained left hip and a sore left knee, but manager Giants manager Bruce Bochy hopes that Scutaro will be able to play Wednesday in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at St. Louis. Scutaro was hurt in Game 2 when the Cardinals' Matt Holliday took him out with a controversial slide while breaking up a double play...
A pair of teams familiar with making historic comebacks will meet Sunday night in San Francisco when the Cardinals and Giants play Game 1 of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park.
The Cardinals reached the NLCS by overcoming a 6-0 deficit in Friday's Game 5 in Washington, scoring four runs in the ninth inning to complete the biggest comeback in a winner-take...
Marco Scutaro answered Matt Holliday's hard takeout with a big hit of his own to help the San Francisco Giants end their home slide.
Scutaro hit a two-run single in San Francisco's four-run fourth inning to help the Giants get their first home win this postseason, 7-1 over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night that tied the NL championship series at one game apiece.
1. CF Angel Pagan
2. 2B Marco Scutaro
3. 3B Pablo Sandoval
4. C Buster Posey
5. RF Hunter Pence
6. 1B Brandon Belt
7. LF Gregor Blanco
8. SS Brandon Crawford
9. SP Madison Bumgarner
1. CF Jon Jay
2. RF Carlos Beltran
3. LF Matt Holliday
4. 1B Allen Craig
5. C Yadier Molina
6. 3B David Freese
7. 2B Daniel Descalso
8. SS Pete Kozma
9. SP Lance Lynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Carlos Beltran is used to having success in the postseason. Just don't expect him to know why. Beltran's 14th home run in 29 career playoff games was the key to the St. Louis Cardinals beating the San Francisco Giants 6-4 in Sunday's Game 1 of the best-of-seven National League Championship Series. "It's hard for me to explain," said...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Home, sweet home. Finally. The San Francisco Giants walked off the field at AT&T Park victorious for the first time this postseason on Monday, and just in the nick of time. A tie-breaking four-run fourth inning and Ryan Vogelsong's quality start enabled the Giants to beat in the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 in Game 2. "He gave us what we needed,"...
Andy & Artrell find out why NY Giants players won't want to leave their cars at the stadium anymore, the next superstar kid kicker, and take a listen to the vicious Matt Holiday slide into Marco Scutaro
Neither the Giants nor the Cardinals made anything look easy in the NLDS. After losing the first two games at home, the Giants handed the Reds...