Found September 07, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Following his start against the Pirates on August 22 Giants right-hander Matt Cain went on the disabled list for the first time in his nine-year career. He was hit in the right forearm by a Gaby Sanchez line drive leading off the fourth inning. Cain has been enduring the worst season of his professional career owning a 4.43 ERA in 156.1 innings. The Giants signed him to a six-year $127.5 million contract extension in April last year and still owe him $87.5 million after the season.

San Francisco Giants: Why September is important

The Giants entered Thursday’s game with the Arizona Diamondbacks at 62-77, 21 games behind the first place Dodgers, and struggling with the San Diego Padres to see who will finish last in the division. So, by the record, it would seem that the Giants season is over which it is. However, the Giants still have things they need to do. Heath Hembree throws for the Giants in spring...

McCarthy, D-backs look to bounce back against Giants

After nearly witnessing the second perfect game in franchise history, the Giants are hoping to see a strong outing from their only pitcher to accomplish that momentous feat. Matt Cain will try to have a successful return from his first stint on the disabled list and help the Giants put another dent in the Diamondbacks' faint playoff hopes Saturday night. Yusmeiro Petit, who...

Did Yusmeiro Petit’s Wife Cost Him A Chance At A Perfect Game?

  Quick, what’s the first rule of a pitcher throwing a perfect game? DON’T TALK ABOUT IT. Heck, don’t even stop there–don’t talk about it, think about it and for heaven’s sake don’t let a police escort take you down to the field so you can witness the magic closer and celebrate. That’s precisely what Yusmeiro Petit’s wife made the mistake of doing. Call it silly...

Urban: Soft Underbelly Doomed Giants

Don’t be fooled by the title of this piece. It’s not another series of pot (belly) shots — sorry; couldn’t resist — at Pablo Sandoval and his exasperating Oprah-esque fluctuations. It’s about the least-glamorized players on the Giants being the most responsible for the team’s failure. Not that the Panda gets a pass here. He doesn’t. A team that succeeds in large part...

Giants' Petit nearly perfect

Yusmeiro Petit almost got the perfect revenge against his former team. Petit lost his bid for a perfect game on Eric Chavez's two-out single in the ninth, and then recovered to retire the final batter in the San Francisco Giants' 3-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. Petit (3-0) struck out Chris Owings to begin the ninth, and Gerardo Parra followed...

Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit was one pitch away from a perfect game Friday night

San Francisco Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit was one pitch away from a perfect game Friday night. The 28-year-old journeyman surrendered a two-out single on a 3-2 pitch to Arizona Diamondbacks pinch hitter Eric Chavez in the ninth inning. San Francisco right fielder Hunter Pence dived in vain to catch Chavez's sinking line drive. Petit put his hands on his head in disappointment...

Giants’ Yusmeiro Petit loses perfect game in ninth against D’backs

Your browser does not support iframes. getty images Yusmeiro Petit nearly threw a perfect game on Friday night for the San Francisco Giants against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Petit, 28, was making just his third start and fourth appearance of the season. Though eight innings Petit was perfect. In the ninth inning he got Chris Owings to strike out. He then got Gerrado Parra to ground...

Giants Walk Off With A Win In 11

It was torture from the bottom of the eighth inning on during today’s San Francisco Giants’ (64-79) game as they battled against the Arizona Diamondbacks (72-70). Starting pitcher, Madison Bumgarner (11-9, 2.82 ERA), threw a gem giving up only four hits with nine strikeouts with 89 pitches in just six innings. It looked as though the Giants had the win for Bumgarner in the bag...

All Sports Sunday!

Hey, you want Giants playoff baseball?  The San Jose Giants have a spectacular team to check out with a lot of prospects.  They’ve got a real good chance to win the California League Championship, yet again. The NFL’s starting again, which means actually paying attention to everything on ESPN for my fantasy leagues.  I have three football teams, and not a single one of my...

D-Backs manage 1 hit in 3-0 loss to Giants

Eric Chavez thought he would make a pinch-hit appearance. He never imagined it would be under these circumstances. Chavez's two-out single broke up Yusmeiro Petit's bid for a perfect game and was Arizona's only hit in a 3-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. ''I had never faced him before, so I came up to watch him pitch in the fifth and he was...

Diamondbacks use big inning to down Giants

Only Pablo Sandoval of all people got away with running on Gerardo Parra. A day after his three home-run trots in San Diego Sandoval was in sprinting mode in Thursday night's 4-2 loss to the Diamondbacks in the opener of a weeklong homestand. He tripled in the fourth inning belly-flopping into third base to complete a mad 270-foot dash and then had the gall to tag and head for...

Eric Chavez spoils Yusmeiro Petit’s perfect game on 3-2 pitch with 2 outs in ninth

Your browser does not support iframes. Yusmeiro Petit missed out on throwing a perfect game Friday night when he allowed pinch-hitter Eric Chavez to drive a single to right field on a 3-2 pitch with two outs in the ninth inning. Petit was making just his fourth start of the season for the San Francisco […]

McCarthy sharp as D-backs down Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Brandon McCarthy pitched eight strong innings and Paul Goldschmidt had three hits, including a triple, to lift the Diamondbacks to a 2-1 win over the Giants on Saturday night. McCarthy (4-9) gave up one run and six hits while striking out six. Brad Ziegler pitched a scoreless ninth for his ninth save in 11 chances. Goldschmidt broke a 1-1 tie with a triple...

Rockies-Giants Preview

Jhoulys Chacin flirted with a no-hitter the last time he faced the San Francisco Giants. Now he'll face them in a place where he has excelled. The Colorado Rockies starter has pitched well at AT&T Park heading into Monday night's matchup with Tim Lincecum to start a three-game set. Chacin (13-8, 3.16 ERA) battled through a high fever to throw 6 2-3 hitless innings...

What You Need to Know: A Weekend of Almosts by Daniel Rathman

Yusmeiro Petit comes close to perfection, the Pirates stay stuck on 81 wins, and Red Sox nearly sweep the Yankees, and more.
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