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San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Dodgers
It was a night to remember at AT&T Park. The Giants out-dueled the Dodgers to win 3-2 in what was possibly Tim Lincecum’s last start in the orange-and-black.
And if it was his final start as a Giant, Lincecum made sure it was a quality one. Big Time Timmy Jim gave up eight hits, two runs, two walks, and struck out six in his seven innings of work. He finished the season with 193 strikeouts, up from 190 in 2012, a 10-14 record, and a 4.37 ERA.
It looked like Lincecum was on the hook for the tough-luck loss after he allowed a sacrifice fly from Adrian Gonzalez in the first and back-to-back doubles to Juan Uribe and Mark Ellis in the fourth. Being down 2-0 is normally a bad sign for the Giants offense, but on Thursday night, they rallied.
Nick Noonan led off the bottom of the fifth with a single, moved to second on a wild pitch from Edinson Volquez, and ended up at third on a sacrifice bunt from Lincecum. Noonan came home on a groundout off the bat of Angel Pagan to make it 2-1....
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San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean all but finalized pitcher Barry Zito's long-expected departure following seven tough years, while saying two of his top priorities moving forward from a disappointing 2013 season are re-signing Tim Lincecum and Hunter Pence.
Yes, Lincecum might stay put in the comforts of the Bay Area where The Freak has spent his entire seven...
If you’re a baseball fan, you probably realize that Hunter Pence, outfielder for the San Francisco Giants, is one of the most awkward athletes you’ve ever seen on a baseball diamond. He throws like an idiot. He swings like an idiot. He runs like an idiot.
And as it turns out, Hunter Pence knows it, too.
Pence pokes fun at his awkward mechanics in this funny faux instructional...
In a piece today on ESPN, baseball writer Jayson Stark mentions San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer as a dark horse candidate to replace Bud Selig as the commissioner of Major League Baseball. Selig announced today that he will step down from the office after the 2014 season. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman had the initial report, which lists Selig’s last day as commissioner as January...
Earlier today, the San Francisco Giants agreed to sign Hunter Pence to a five-year, $90 million extension, as I wrote here. They are now working on locking up another one of their impending free agents.
The San Francisco Giants are beginning talks with starting pitcher Tim Lincecum about a new contract, according to Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.
What kind of...
On April 3, 2007 the Giants opened their season against the San Diego Padres at the beautiful AT&T Park with their brand new purchase of the offseason, Barry Zito. After signing a then record-breaking contract of seven years/$126 million, Zito became the richest pitcher in the league while instantly gaining absurd amounts of pressure and…
Giants right fielder Hunter Pence and team president Larry Baer spoke for about 15 minutes after Friday's game and Pence said the two sides could agree on a new deal before Sunday's season finale.
"They're about to get back to me" Pence said. "We're either really close or really far away. I'll know shortly. We're talking I guess."
Following the conclusion of the Los Angeles Dodgers-San Francisco Giants game at AT&T Park, Brian Wilson angrily confronted Giants chief executive officer Larry Baer. Wilson, as players were shaking hands following a 3-2 Giants win, sauntered over to where Baer was sitting and engaged in a heated exchange with the team executive. Well, a one-sided […]The post Dodgers reliever...
This faux-instructional video made by Giants outfielder Hunter Pence is a beaut. We got a chance to see his unorthodox style up close and personal as a member of the Phillies. He’s now preaching that to children in this not-really-real baseball academy video.
Even if you’ve soured on Pence, you’ll love this.
Discerning fans at AT&T Park gave Barry Zito a standing ovation after Zito retired the Dodgers' Carl Crawford on a short fly to left to end the fifth inning Wednesday night.
Those fans realized it probably was the end of Barry Zito's career as a pitcher for the Giants.
Sure enough manager Bruce Bochy had Roger Kieschnick pinch hit for Zito leading off the bottom of...
The San Francisco Giants took the field against the San Diego Padres in the last series of the 2013 season after Hunter Pence received the Willie Mac Award surrounded by past winners such as Matt Cain, Andres Torres, and J.T. Snow. Hunter was humble, complimentary, and appreciative; all the things you would love to see in any player on a major league roster, especially after the...
Power hitting first baseman Jose Abreu will be one of the more coveted international prospects coming to MLB this offseason. He does have parts of his game that do need improving, but his ceiling is very high and that's what makes him so intriguing to teams.
Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that Cuban defector Jose Abreu has declared as a free agent and is free to sign with...
The Giants and Hunter Pence have been talking about a new contract recently, but no deal was ever thought to be close. It sounded like Pence would end up reaching free agency, but that may not be the case anymore.
The San Francisco Giants and Hunter Pence are in "serious negotiations" about a new new contract and a deal could be close, according to Hank Schulman of...
It was the end of another ‘Barry era’ Wednesday night at AT&T Park as Barry Zito pitched his last game in a Giants jersey.
That did not stop the 126 million dollar man from having an impressive outing in his swan song, throwing five innings while allowing just one earned run to pick up his first win since May 30.
“It’s my last time in a Giants uniform,” the lefty said...
It's a well known fact that the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers don't like each other. In fact, the two rivals have been partaking in bitter battles on the field for decades now, so the thought of liking both seems to by contradictory.
However, it appears as though this fan has figured out a way to support both clubs, by wearing a hybrid t-shirt that features...
It might have been Tim Lincecum’s final game as a Giant on Thursday but the winning handshake line might be remembered for someone and something else.
Brian Wilson wearing Dodger blue took the extraordinary step of walking across the field after the Giants’ 3-2 victory leaning over the railing and shouting at Giants CEO Larry Baer.
“Just a conversation between me and him”...