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In the fourth inning with a runner on third, on what was a perfect day for baseball at AT&T Park, Shane Victorino lofted a pop up into shallow right field.
The ball ended up dropping at the feet of three confused San Francisco Giants as the Boston Red Sox opened up a 6-1 lead, and knocked out Barry Zito in the process.
The veteran left-hander was making his return to the rotation after getting banished to the bullpen back on August 2nd. After the game he commented: “I just want to capitalize on the opportunity when I get out there.”
On the day, Zito went 3.2 innings and allowed six runs on seven hits. The lefty struck out three and walked a pair, in what could prove to be his final start as a Giant.
“He could have come out better than his numbers indicate,” said manager Bruce Bochy after the game. The skipper sounded hesitant when asked if Zito would get another start. “I don’t know if he’ll start Monday. I’d like to talk to the staff before I talk about that.”
The team now fal...
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Earlier today, the Boston Red Sox clobbered the San Francisco Giants 12-1. With Chad Gaudin going on the disabled list, Barry Zito was scheduled to start for possibly the very last time at At&t park. Zito lasted only 3.2 innings. Giving up 7 hits, 6 earned runs, and 2 walks. The Giants hoped Zito would retain his 2012 form but is falling short of expectations, much like the...
San Francisco Giants right fielder Jeff Francoeur has teased every club that he has played for.
His penchant for hot streaks and cold endings have only gotten him so far.
According to a report, Francoeur has been designated for assignment as the Giants bring up pitching to help their cause.
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The San Francisco Giants have cut outfielder Jeff Francoeur. The fancy term that they use in major league baseball for cutting a player is “designated for assignment.” Designated for assignment sounds like an important military term, but in major league baseball it means that you are no longer wanted. It also means that they don’t know what they want to do with you. This...
San Francisco Giants outfielder Andres Torres has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left Achilles' tendon and might not return this season.
Torres said the injury has lingered since the start of 2011 after he helped the Giants win a World Series championship the previous fall. He is scheduled to get a second opinion and be examined by specialist Dr...
As if it weren’t hard enough catching a ball in foul territory, what with the terrain to deal with and all that, Giants 3rd baseman Joaquin Arias had to fight off an overzealous ball girl as he drifted into foul territory to snare a foul ball off the bat of Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew in the top of the 9th inning of Monday’s Boston-San Fran game…
Bad enough you have to...
Some interesting news crossed the wire today, in that Buster Posey, the best catcher in baseball and 2012 NL MVP could eventually move to the hot corner. This comes according to Manager Bruce Bochy:
I think he’d be a really good third baseman. We like him where he’s at now, and this is something [that would happen] if he took the time to learn it in the offseason and spring training...
The San Francisco Giants scratched third baseman Pablo Sandoval from last night’s lineup against the Boston Red Sox as he was dealing
with a sore back. Manager Bruce Bochy told reporters – including Chris Haft of MLB.com – that he could have used Sandoval as a pinch-hitter, indicating that
the injury wasn’t severe.
The Giants will re-evaluate Sandoval today before...
While San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval was out of the starting lineup for the second consecutive night Wednesday, manager Bruce Bochy told reporters -- including Chris Haft of MLB.com -- that the Panda's injury isn't significant. Bochy added that he Sandoval will be able to rejoin the regulars today when the team begins it's series against the Pittsburgh...
Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse for the San Francisco Giants, a new low hits. Matt Cain exited the game in the fourth inning and the bullpen fell through in the Giants’ 10-5 loss to the Pirates on Thursday night.
After allowing one run in the first inning, Cain gave up solo home runs to Garrett Jones and Jordy Mercer in the second. Jones’ splash hit was the...
Your browser does not support iframes. With the San Francisco Giants losing 7-0 to the Boston Red Sox in the top of the ninth inning at AT&T Park on Monday, a Giants ball girl temporarily forgot that it isn’t her job to catch foul popups for the home team and that instead, she’s just supposed […]The post Giants ball girl wants to be part of the action, interferes on foul...
In the fourth inning of Thursday night's game against the Pirates Giants right-hander Matt Cain was struck on the throwing arm by a line drive off the bat of Gaby Sanchez and then promptly removed. Cain didn't appear to be in any obvious pain but after the trainer examined him he was lifted before even trying to throw a test pitch.
Subsequent X-rays were negative and Cain...
Jordy Mercer cranked out his 6th home run as part of the Pirates’ offensive explosion (Photo Credit: David Hague)
SAN FRANCISCO — If America’s coldest summer is in San Francisco, the chill did not reach the Pirates’ bats. The Bucs offense heated up to scorch the Giants for a 10-5 victory on a cool Thursday night by the Bay.
The warming glow burned bright early. Matt Cain...
Pirates (74-52) at Giants (56-70)
10:15 PM–AT&T Park, San Francisco
After taking two of three in San Diego, the Bucs complete their west coast swing with four games in San Francisco. They took 2 of 3 from the Giants in June, and another series win looks quite attainable since the defending champions are in last place. Things have gone south in a hurry...
Monday: Boston Red Sox 7, San Francisco Giants 0 Win: Jon Lester (11-7) Loss: Tim Lincecum (6-13) Looking to grab a win following a tough loss on Sunday Night Baseball, the Red Sox started off this West Coast road trip with a bang, in part to the masterful pitching...
2:06 p.m.: Xander Bogaerts got the start at shortstop and made his major league debut Tuesday. Stephen Drew, who replaced Bogaerts as part of a double switch in Boston’s 3-2 loss, will return to the starting lineup Wednesday.
The Red Sox’ lineup is pretty standard, in fact. David Ortiz, who sat out Tuesday, will be back in his customary cleanup spot while playing first base....