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Pablo Sandoval is in Bruce Bochy’s lineup tonight against Toronto after missing three games with a strain in his foot. The Panda missed the entire series in St. Louis, with Joaquin Arias and Nick Noonan holding down the duties at third base. The initial diagnosis had the Giants entertaining the possibility of keeping Sandoval out for an extra week, so it’s worth keeping an eye on how he moves around tonight.
While Panda’ return is a surprise, so is Angel Pagan’s continued absence from the lineup with a hamstring/knee injury. The Giants center fielder has been out for 10 days, with an MRI showing bursitis in his knee. It has been a frustrating waiting game, with words from Bochy that Pagan may have been available to pinch hit in certain games. A trip to the disabled list at this point seems useless, but keep in mind the Giants will remain a position player down on their bench.
Andres Torres has started in left field in every game since in Pagan’s absence, and has been productive acro...
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If you missed last night’s San Francisco Giants game, it felt like a throwback Tim Lincecum night. Lincecum was on his A-game. He allowed a bomb early on in the game, and that was pretty much it. He went 7 innings, allowing 1 run, 3 hits and 1 walk with 6 strikeouts! Let’s hope he can continue to build off of this start, and put together some quality starts going forward.
Giants center fielder Angel Pagan is not in Wednesday’s Giants lineup, making it the 10th game Crazy Horse will miss since injuring his hamstring two Saturdays ago. Before the injury Pagan had started 45 of 49 games, all in center field. In his absence, Gregor Blanco has slid over from left field and Andres Torres has been the new regular starter.
The Giants haven’t missed Pagan’s...
The San Francisco Giants will have a decision to make soon. They will have to decide whether Angel Pagan's injury is actually going to heal soon enough to justify the roster spot he is currently taking. For the eighth-straight game, Pagan was not in the lineup. He is battling a hamstring strain that seems either ready to go out on him further or ready to heal depending...
Last week, as the Giants were in the middle of dropping three of four games to their cross-bay rival Oakland A’s, there was one man you definitely could not blame for the team’s Interleague failings. That man was Hunter Pence, who was apparently trying to single-handedly bomb the team’s way back into the series. With the Giants struggling to get anything going against the A’s...
Tim Lincecum (4-5, 4.75 ERA) gave the San Francisco Giants (31-27) a quality start tonight giving them the win over the Toronto Blue Jays (24-33). Lincecum threw 7.0 innings, allowing just one run on three hits and one walk with six strikeouts. This outing marked the fourth quality start for Lincecum and the second-straight quality start by a Giants’ starter.
Lincecum gave up a...
Tim Lincecum ended a three-start losing streak, Andres Torres hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants beat Melky Cabrera and the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Cabrera had two hits in his return to AT&T Park with Toronto for the first time since his 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test last Aug. 15.
Lincecum (4-5) allowed Edwin Encarnacion&...
Believe me, I understand. The mainstream sports media angle about the 2013 San Francisco Giants is all about the failure of their starting pitching. It's irresistible because these are virtually the same pitchers who led San Francisco to World Championships in 2010 and 2012.
But with 105 baseball games yet to be played I think the jury should still be deliberating, especially...
Tweet With one out in the sixth inning of a game between the San Francisco Giants and Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night, the Jays were trying to mount a comeback as they trailed 2-1. Pitcher Josh Johnson was on second base with Jose Bautista to bat. Bautista hit a hot line drive towards third [...]
It was an all too familiar sight for the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday night as they opened up their second two-game set of the season against the San Francisco Giants. The Blue Jays committed two defensive errors in the game, one of which cost them dearly as the Giants cashed in to take the win.
In the bottom of the second inning, a throwing error by fill-in third baseman Edwin Encarnacion...
Tim Lincecum ended a three-start losing streak, Andres Torres
hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants beat Melky Cabrera
and the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Tuesday night., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/giants-lincecum-ends-losing-streak
In a matchup of former Cy Young award winners Wednesday at AT&T park, R.A. Dickey out-dueled Barry Zito as the Giants split the rare two-game homestand with the Blue Jays.
San Francisco had trouble with Dickey’s knuckleball all afternoon, and managed just two hits in the game as they were shutout 4-0.
“He had a good one today, it was moving and we couldn’t do much with...
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy presented Melky Cabrera with a World Series ring in last month's visit to Canada.
Cabrera, suspended for drug use last season and now with the Toronto Blue Jays, may not get as favorable a reunion with Bay Area fans when he returns to San Francisco in Tuesday night's opener of a three-game set.
The outfielder was suspended 50 games...
As the first round of voting is tallied for the 2013 All Star Game at Citi Field, no Met is currently leading the vote to be an All-Star Game starter.
It’s a closer battle at third base, where Pablo Sandoval leads David Wright, 1,094,475 votes to 967,299. Sandoval toppled Wright last year as you may remember which prompted Mets general manager Sandy Alderson to go on Twitter...
Revenge is a dish best served at 61 degrees, partly cloudy.
After the shellacking that the Giants received in Toronto, this series had to start off the right way. The Giants fell in Toronto due to awful defense, poor pitching, and some R.A. Dickulously terrible hitting. Today, the Blue Jays lost because they couldn’t field the ball, Freaky pitching, and because the Giants never...
I believe it was John Madden who said, "Well, you got your, ah... , your numbers, all that stuff, you know, the stats thing... then you got, umgh... ah... your, you know, results." Or maybe it was President Eisenhower. No matter.
The 2013 season has been a serious challenge to the talents (and patience) of Manager Bruce Bochy and Pitching Coach Dave Righetti....