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Chase Headley hit his 30th home run and had three RBIs to tie Ryan Braun for the NL lead with 112 and the San Diego Padres beat Buster Posey and the NL West champion San Francisco Giants 7-3 on Saturday night.
Posey, who started at catcher a night after being hit in the throat with a wild pitch, went 2 for 2 with a to raise his average to .337 and increase his lead in the NL batting race over Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen. McCutcheon went 1 for 5 to drop to .329. Suspended outfielder Melky Cabrera of the Giants has a .346 mark but won't qualify for the batting crown at his own request after a positive drug test.
Headley hit a two-run homer off Madison Bumgarner in the third to give the Padres a 4-3 lead. It's San Diego's first 30-homer season since Adrian Gonzalez had 31 in 2010, and the 17th time it's been done in team history. Headley also had an RBI grounder in the first and scored three runs.
The Padres scored as many runs Saturday night as they did in bei...
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Buster Posey may have lost his voice, but he won't lose playing time. The San Francisco Giants catcher was hit in the throat by a pitch that battery-mate Ryan Vogelsong bounced in the dirt last night. Posey remained in the game and says he will play today.
The incident happened in the second inning of last night's game against the San Diego Padres and was a scary...
The humility continues. With all the hazing we have seen throughout baseball since rosters expanded at the start of September, the challenging task for teams now is to come up with a unique way to embarrass their rookies. The Giants did their best earlier this week.
As you can see from the photo above that SFGate.com’s The Splash blog shared with us, the Giants made their rookies...
Greetings from the Petco Park press box, where hahahahahahaha I can’t believe the Giants actually won that game. Okay, sorry, I’ll pull myself together — I just watched the Giants wrap up their 159th game of the season. They pulled off a pretty spectacular comeback win, but Tim Lincecum pitched poorly (more on that later); and this was my last chance to see the 2012 Giants...
by Hannah Miller, special to 22gigantes.com
It might be a bit hard to think that a two-time Cy Young Award winner still in his 20s might not be an integral part of a team’s playoff push. However, Tim Lincecum has had an overall rough 2012 campaign. In fact, during the first half of the season, he was one of the worst starting pitchers in all of baseball.
Even though he has turned...
Looks like Tim Lincecum is in the San Francisco Giants' playoff rotation. So says Timmy himself. The two-time Cy Young Award winner delivered the news in his postgame Q&A with reporters on Sunday after the Giants beat the Padres 7-5. Lincecum gave up three homers and didn't look sharp, but he looked sharper than in his previous start. And that apparently was enough...
San Diego Padres right-handed closer Huston Street said he's not one to think much about good or bad outings. "In my opinion, it is a waste of time to focus on the past for more than a few minutes," said Street. "Focus on what you can do moving forward." That might be an excellent philosophy given what happened in the ninth inning Sunday at Petco Park...
Pop quiz time. Who was the last National League catcher to win the MVP award? Mike Piazza? Gary Carter? Nope....you have to go all the way back to 1972 when Johnny Bench won his second award in three seasons. And how about the last National League catcher to win the batting title? Get Piazza's name out of your head, everyone, you have to go all the way back before World War II...
It's hazing time, rookies. Days after the Rays dressed their rookies like women -- and forced them to sing "Call Me, Maybe" -- the Giants forced their rookies to dress up in spandex suits for their last road trip of the season. More #SFGiants Rookies.San Diego, here we come twitter.com/SFGiants/statu… — San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) September 27, 2012 Needless...
It was not the best season for San Fransisco Giants pitcher Time Lincecum but the two time Cy Young award winner will be a part of the rotation when the playoffs begin. Lincecum was better after the all-star break compiling a 7-5 record to go with a 3.83 ERA and a .243 batting average against.
“He’s tough mentally,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “He finds a way.”
The San Jose...
The San Diego Padres extended their player development contract with Class AAA Tucson through 2014, the team announced Friday. "We are glad to continue our relationship with Tucson," Padres executive vice president and general manager Josh Byrnes said. "Triple-A is an important level in the development of a player and we value Tucson as a critical part of our developmental...
It must be getting close to the end of the season because the news is hard to come by with the Padres of late. The MLB world only cares about winning teams, and since the Padres are not winning right now there is no news here apparently. Of course I have come to expect this come the offseason, but not with a week left to play. I thought we would still have some stuff to talk about...
Pinch hitter Xavier Nady homered off Huston Street to tie the game with one out in the ninth and Hunter Spence hit a go-ahead, two-run shot as the San Francisco Giants rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 7-5 Sunday.
The stunning rally got Tim Lincecum off the hook for the loss, but the righty still had his second straight shaky start for the NL West champion Giants.
SAN DIEGO -- Xavier Nady, who has struggled all season, first with the Washington Nationals, then with the San Francisco Giants, slugged a pinch-hit home run to tie the game in the ninth inning and Hunter Pence followed with a two-run shot as the Giants rallied from three runs down after seven innings to beat the San Diego Padres 7-5 Sunday afternoon. The Giants, who scored two...
Before this season began, I pegged the Giants to win anywhere from 88 to 90 wins in 2012.
Despite Buster Posey back and the starting five looking dominant as ever, I thought they would still struggle to compete with the Arizona Diamondbacks for the top spot in the NL West.
Boy, things are looking a little different.
The Giants have three games left this season – all agaisnt the...
And that concludes Padres home games for 2012. It would have been nice to end the homestand on a high note, but I guess it just wasn't meant to be. Huston Street has not looked the same since coming back from the calf injury, and that was extremely apparent yesterday. He hadn't given up a home run all season until yesterday when he gave up two. This ultimately doomed the...