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Tuesday May 29th marks game number 50 for the San Francisco Giants in the 2012 campaign. It is also a critical jumping off point for the rest of the season.San Francisco's current 26-23 (.531) record is a long, hot and dusty bus ride to an 88-74 final stop at the end of September. In the close work world of MLB win/loss numbers, a mere three game swing in those numbers (to 29-20, .592) puts los Gigantes on a 96 win arch and a likely lock on an October playoff spot. At this point in any season I always recall Giants' President and CEO Larry Baer's smart season-long perspective on team evaluation and management: the first 50 games are to assess the team you've got; the second 50 games are to make the necessary adjustments; and the final 62 games are all about wins. So where are we as we reach the first 50 games of the 2012 season? Actually, not so bad. No massive overhauls required, but several critical personnel moves and a couple of other adjustments are needed...
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As of this writing, Melky Cabrera leads the major leagues in hits; frankly, nobody’s even all that close, as Melky has a seven-hit advantage over the next-best in hits, Derek Jeter (67). Overall, Melky is hitting a red-hot .369/.412/.556 on the season, good for a .417 wOBA and 168 wRC+. It’s nearly June, and here we are, with Melky Cabrera in the top-ten in the majors in wRC...
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy doesn't want to think about where his team would be without Melky Cabrera.
The Arizona Diamondbacks would probably like to find out.
Arguably the hottest hitter in baseball, Cabrera will look to continue his roll Monday when the Giants open a seven-game homestand against the Diamondbacks.
San Francisco (25-23) has shown recent signs...
Melky Cabrera's hot hitting has been a welcome surprise for the San Francisco Giants, who have won eight of their last 12 games in large part because of his current tear.
Ryan Vogelsong has been impressive as well recently.
Vogelsong takes the mound Tuesday night when Cabrera and host San Francisco look to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks for a fourth consecutive time.
The Giants offense was a lumbering, sputtering, defeated group of gents today. For seven innings anyway.
But when it counted, the heart of the order stepped up their game and gave us all kinds of seeing-eyeness and no-swing-itis, and it pretty much worked out. Scoring three runs behind a grit-tastic no-decision from Ryan Vogelsong is probably frustrating for Ryan, but we’ll take...
During the first inning of the Giants/D-Backs game on Tuesday, Ryan Vogelsong made a signal to the umpire that, if you didn't know any better, is downright suggestive.Is he wooing a particular San Francisco male fan demographic? Perhaps he's trying to order a cheesesteak from the in-stadium vendors? Hey sailor!Alas, instead he's merely asking home plate umpire Cory Blaser...
The big fella (Barry Bonds) attended the San Francisco Giants Memorial Day game against the D-Backs. Bonds (Home Run King) has made it clear that he would like to come back to the Giants organization in some sort of coaching role.
“I gave my life and soul to that game. That’s what’s heartbreaking. That’s the hard part of it,” Bonds said. “My (reputation) was kind of...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Melky Cabrera got his 50th hit of the month to spark the go-ahead rally and Buster Posey drove in a pair of runs to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
Posey drove in Cabrera with an RBI double in the sixth inning to tie the game and followed Cabrera's single in the eighth with a sacrifice fly that...
Barry Bonds showed up at AT&T Park on Memorial Day and watched the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2.Bonds talked to the media for about 30 minutes and said he is doing good even though he has had two surgeries this month. Bonds said that he had surgery on his back and hip, and that he had some great doctors. Giants President Larry Baer talked to Bonds...
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Melky Cabrera got his 50th hit of the month to spark the go-ahead rally and Buster Posey drove in a pair of runs to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
Posey drove in Cabrera with an RBI double in the sixth inning to tie the game and followed Cabrera's single in the eighth with a sacrifice fly that scored Ryan Theriot...
MIAMI -- Melky Cabrera is coming off a 200-hit season in Kansas City and leads the National League in hits this year, but has sometimes been overshadowed in his career.However, the San Francisco Giants are well aware of his value. The Miami Marlins are believers too. The 27-year old outfielder from the Dominican Republic had four hits, including a home run, in four at-bats, Matt...
MIAMI (AP) -- Melky Cabrera tied a career high with four hits, including a home run, and scored all three runs Sunday for the San Francisco Giants to help Matt Cain beat the Miami Marlins 3-2.
Cabrera went 4 for 4 to hike his average to .369 and has 73 hits, most in the majors. He also stole two bases.
Cain (5-2) allowed two runs, one earned, and won for the fourth start in a row...
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants scored three runs in the first inning and went on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 on Monday afternoon. Barry Zito pitched seven solid innings, allowing seven hits and two runs with three strikeouts for his third win in May. Clay Hensley pitched a perfect eighth inning, and Santiago Casilla worked out of a one-out jam with the tying...
MIAMI -- Melky Cabrera had four hits, including a home run, in four at-bats, Matt Cain pitched into the seventh inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 on Sunday. Buster Posey, Angel Pagan, and Cabrera drove in the runs for the Giants, who wrapped a seven-game road trip with a 4-3 record. Cain (5-2) allowed two runs (one earned) and five hits in 6 2/3...