Found October 23, 2012 on
The Giants Cove:
San Francisco Giants
St. Louis Cardinals
In this version of Gene Kelly's classic film it was forty thousand Giant fans who were splashing in the puddles along King Street in delirious love with their National League Pennant-winning Giants. It was pouring rain and it didn't matter. In fact, for those of us in the stands who had just watched the San Francisco Giants clinch the National League Championship Series over the St. Louis Cardinals with a 9-0 win, the rain was perfect. Everything was perfect. Giants’ starter Matt Cain once again proved his mettle and tenacity battling a St. Louis line-up that finished the regular season second in NL runs scored (765) and first in OBP (.338). Cain pitched into the 6th inning and gave up five hits and 1 walk with 4 strike-outs. Giant hitters pounded out 14 hits, including 2 doubles and a home run to squash any hope the Cardinals had of moving on to the 2012 World Series. The tote-board for St. Louis was a tsunami of bad numbers: starter Kyle Lohse gave up 5 earned runs in 2 i...
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The following sentence was buried at the bottom of Nick Cafardo’s Sunday notes column in the Boston Globe:
Tim Lincecum, RHP, Giants — He will be available in trade, and it will be interesting to see who bites on the two-time Cy Young winner.
Next season will be the last under Lincecum’s current contract with the Giants. Last winter, he signed a 2-year/$40.5 million deal with...
The Giants have forced a Game Seven, thanks to phenomenal starts from Barry Zito and Ryan Vogelsong.
Zito, up against one of the best offenses the National League has seen in recent years, a lineup that’s been especially tough on left-handed pitching, more than held his own. For nearly eight innings, with everything on the line, he silenced the Cardinals on their own territory...
Madison Bumgarner will pitch Game 2 of the World Series for San Francisco on Thursday, giving the Giants back-to-back lefties after Barry Zito goes in the opener against the Detroit Tigers.
Righty Ryan Vogelsong will pitch Game 3 and Matt Cain will go in Game 4. Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum will remain in the bullpen, providing options.
The Giants are still finalizing...
It’s good to be wrong when it comes to sports.
After predicting the Giants would be done twice in their playoff series against the Reds and Cardinals, they managed to win both series.
The Giants found a way to overcome a 3-1 series deficit against the Cardinals, and it helped them advance to the World Series after a 9-0 victory last night over last year’s defending World Series...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Marco Scutaro looked up through the pouring rain, caught Matt Holliday's popup for the final out and punched his ticket to the World Series for the first time at age 36.
In an NL championship series that saw Scutaro absorb a hard and admitted late slide from Holliday that strained the second baseman's left hip, what a fitting ending.
Scutaro tied the...
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Pablo Sandoval became just the fourth player to hit three home runs in a World Series game, connecting twice against Justin Verlander and once off Al Alburquerque to boost the San Francisco Giants into a 6-1 lead over the Detroit Tigers after six innings of Wednesday night's opener.
Sandoval hit a solo home run to right-center in the first, a two-run, opposite-field drive to...
At this point the slide may be forgotten. In Game Two of the National League Championship Series, Matt Holliday of the St. Louis Cardinals slid hard into the San Francisco Giants' Marco Scutaro. The slide caused Scutaro's body to bend at an awkward angle and looked as if it may have hurt his right leg. It turned out, Scutaro had injured his hip. He had tried to...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Hunter Pence hit a bizarre, two-run double, Matt Cain pitched his second clincher of October and the San Francisco Giants won their record-tying sixth elimination game of the postseason, beating the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 of the NL championship series Monday night.
Marco Scutaro matched an LCS record with 14 hits in...
The Giants are headed to the World Series after winning a record six straight elimination games.Matt Cain had taken the role as the ace of the Giants staff so it was fitting that the team had him on the mound in a decisive Game 7 at AT&T park.Not only was Cain helping the Giants cause on the mound but he also contributed with his bat in the second inning. Cain singled in Gregor...
Well, we still don't have a National League champion after the Giants beat the Cardinals 6-1 last night. San Francisco used a fantastic start from Ryan Vogelsong and some timely hitting to keep the Cardinals at bay, and the National League will come down to game seven, tonight by the bay.
-Giants 6, Cardinals 1
I'm sure that today you're going to see a lot of...
Noted frontrunner, Lil Wayne was on hand to sing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch of Game 6 of the ALCS between the Giants and the Cardinals.
And because the game was in San Francisco and the Giants look to be serious contenders to win the whole thing, Lil Wayne has seemingly decided that he’s now a Giants fan. And he even solidified his allegiance...
As the 2012 World Series kicks off tonight, if course there has been a lot of discussion about the two participants. Coming into this season, the Tigers would be considered the favorite. But, the Giants had more regular season wins (91-88) and they also have homefield advantage because of the National League’s victory in this year’s All Star Game. Of course, the NL got their...