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On an emotional day, Barry Zito was spectacular, and the Giants came from behind once again to defeat the Miami Marlins 2-1 in eleven innings.
The Marlins got on the board first. Ed Lucas crushed his first home run of the season with one out in the top of the first to give Miami their early lead, but that’s all that they would get off of Zito.
Just three days after his father passed away from a long illness, Zito gave the Giants exactly what they needed on the mound. With a tired bullpen that has struggled on this home-stand, San Francisco needed a starter to give them innings, and Zito did just that. He went seven innings, giving up six hits, two walks, and just the one run while striking out five.
Manager Bruce Bochy sung Zito’s praises after the game.
“He had great focus out there. He really did a great job of giving us seven innings, because he logged some pitches early, but he got on track and pitched well. There’s nothing tougher than what he had to go through, and to go out t...
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Last night’s loss to the Marlins was bad news, but it wasn’t as bad as hearing that San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan had to be carted off the field in Stockton. I’m not sure the extent of his injury, but I don’t see him coming back anytime soon.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Barry Zito and his family. Zito’s...
Your browser does not support iframes.It may be awhile before this young San Francisco Giants fan can forgive his father for losing the chance to grab a souvenir.The fateful moment occurred during the sixth inning of Sunday's Marlins-Giants game at AT&T Park when a visiting player lined a ball just foul down the first base line.As you can see, the ball is hit extremely well...
Before the 2012 season I invented a segment for our blog/podcast called “Brandon Watch”, based on the premise that the Giants could be successful if their young (and cheap) position players performed at the level of major-league caliber starters. What followed was a great defensive season from Brandon Crawford and a really nice all-around performance by Brandon Belt.
Giants center fielder Angel Pagan had an MRI on his injured hamstring Friday that revealed a tear in his hamstring, according to Alex Pavlovic of the Merc. He is considering surgery that would keep him out six weeks, but is seeking a second opinion before going under the knife.
The tear occurred while Pagan was sprinting down the first base line in a rehab start in San Jose, with...
The San Francisco Giants will activate third baseman Pablo Sandoval tomorrow. Sandoval, who has battled a foot injury throughout the year, finally seems to be healthy after his stint on the DL.
According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, Sandoval will be activated tomorrow. To make room for Sandoval, the Giants will option second baseman Nick Noonan to Triple A.
San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan will seek a second opinion from a specialist on his injured left hamstring, which he said sustained a small tear when he re-aggravated the leg during a rehab game with Class A San Jose on Thursday night.
Surgery remains an option, and both Pagan and manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday that if he needs arthroscopic surgery, the expected...
Chad Gaudin was hit on the right forearm with a line drive during Thursday night’s start against the Marlins. He was expected to have a light catch session today but he was unable to go. Gaudin was also expected to throw a bullpen tomorrow, but that will likely be pushed back along with Tuesday’s scheduled start against the Dodgers according to the San Francisco Chronicle Giants...
Andres Torres left Friday's game in the fifth inning after injuring his knee while sliding into third, Andrew Baggerly of CSNBayArea.com reports.
Andres Torres thrown out at third base trying to stretch a double, and he looks to be hurt too.
— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) June 22, 2013
Torres banged his right knee hard into the dirt during the slide and came up limping...
Pablo Sandoval is a big piece of the Giants lineup, literally and figuratively, and the slumping team will welcome him back with open arms Monday night in Los Angeles.
The Giants have struggled to score runs all year (11th in the NL) and with their all star third baseman on the DL with a strained left foot, the offense has become anemic, as the team just lost three out of four games...
Your browser does not support iframes.This particular San Francisco Giants fan went to great lengths to grab a home run ball hit by Miami Marlins hitter Justin Ruggiano on Sunday.Watch as the fan makes a great leaping catch while falling on his backside and being doused with beer. Pretty impressive, right?The fan definitely earned the souvenir on this play, however, his possession...
If Chris Dominguez ever makes the roster of the San Francisco Giants, local interest in Major League Baseball will likely improve significantly.
When Mingo got drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 2008, he was among the most popular UofL baseball players ever. Good natured and affable, the 6-foot-5 right-hander was a powerful hitter, a crowd magnet at Jim Patterson Stadium.
David Wright is one of the hottest players in the game right now and baseball fans everywhere are taking note. Wright has overtaken San Francisco’s Pablo Sandoval for the voting lead at third base in the latest update of balloting released Sunday. Trailing by more than 100,000 votes as recently as last week, Wright has now taken a 128,831 vote lead.
Last week, Wright collected...
Hector Sanchez singled home the winning run with one out in the 11th inning, and the San Francisco Giants snapped a nine-game home losing streak to the Miami Marlins with a 2-1 victory Saturday.
Giants right fielder Hunter Pence made a diving catch to rob Placido Polanco of a likely go-ahead single to end the 11th as Miami left runners on first and second in back-to-back innings...
Tim Lincecum struck out eight in his fourth consecutive quality start, but it wasn’t enough as the Miami Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Friday night.
There have already been reports of the Marlins beginning to shop Ricky Nolasco, but if he was auditioning for a spot in the Giants rotation, it didn’t go too well. After going 4-0 with an 0.87 ERA in his four starts...
The Miami Marlins (25-50) may be the worst team in baseball but this weekend series against the San Francisco Giants (38-37) proved their record wrong. The Marlins swam away with a series win of 3-1 and today’s game 7-2. Overall, the Giants have lost the last 10 of their last 11 games with the Marlins at AT&T Park.
The Giants saw tough pitching throughout the series from...