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Ishikawa homers, Bumgarner solid as Giants beat White Sox

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Will Ferrell got all the attention. The San Francisco Giants liked what they saw from Travis Ishikawa and Madison Bumgarner, too. Travis Ishikawa hit his first home run of the spring and Madison Bumgarner improved on his first two spring outings, allowing one earned run to help the Giants beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 on Thursday night. Brandon Hicks also homered...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ishikawa, Bumgarner help Giants beat White Sox

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Travis Ishikawa hit his first home run of the spring and Madison Bumgarner improved on his first two spring outings, allowing one earned run in the San Francisco Giants' 7-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. Comedian Will Ferrell appeared in the game in the bottom of the ninth for both teams as part of the 10-team spree through the Phoenix...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Petit perfect, Giants beat Rangers 12-3

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Yusmeiro Petit started off with two perfect innings, Travis Ishikawa got three hits and drove in two runs, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers 12-3 Friday. Petit set a major league record last year retiring 46 consecutive batters over an eight-game stretch. Ishikawa hit a two-run triple in a five-run second, which Matt Duffy led off with a home...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants look to solve left field spot

Coming off their third World Series title in the last five years, it would be easy to think that the San Francisco Giants don’t have a lot to be worried about. But after a slow offseason, which saw the reigning champions miss out on free agents James Shields, Yasmany Tomas, Pablo Sandoval and Max Scherzer, the Giants are looking to fill some potential holes. San Francisco was able...
Via Baseball Essential
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ishikawa, Sanchez reach contracts with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) First baseman and left fielder Travis Ishikawa has agreed to a $1.1 million contract with the San Francisco Giants for next season, avoiding salary arbitration. Catcher Hector Sanchez, whose season ended prematurely because of a concussion, also reached an $800,000 deal Thursday. Assistant general manager Bobby Evans confirmed the moves Thursday night. Ishikawa...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Fans Upset with Music Selection

Sure, the San Francisco Giants victory celebration on Friday didn’t have Brian Wilson walking the parade route like it a few years back…but I’m pretty sure diehard fans are fine with that. Instead, the throng of people that lined Market Street were treated to Giants players (both past and present), Hunter Pence and his new WWE Championship belt, Steve Perry (naturally) and...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

4 Prospects That Could Make St. Louis Cardinals’ 2015 Roster

St. Louis was booted into the offseason by Travis Ishikawa, who corked a walk-off three-run home run into the right field bleachers to send San Francisco to the World Series. Suddenly, Red October came to a crashing halt. But the Cardinals’ core will remain intact as we begin to peak into 2015. The Cardinals’ brass doesn’t figure to rattle the clubhouse by dealing any of...
Via i70baseball
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants go with Perez over Ishikawa in left field for Game 7

  The San Francisco Giants are starting Juan Perez over Travis Ishikawa in left field for Game 7 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals. Ishikawa is primarily a first baseman and made eight outfield appearances during the regular season. He is a better hitter than Perez, but Perez is a better defender. Perez also started in Game 4 at AT&T Park. He is 3 for 9 in the...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants go with Perez over Ishikawa in Game 7

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The San Francisco Giants are starting Juan Perez over Travis Ishikawa in left field for Game 7 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals. Ishikawa is primarily a first baseman and made eight outfield appearances during the regular season. He is a better hitter than Perez, but Perez is a better defender. Perez also started in Game 4 at AT&T Park...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Fan who caught Ishikawa's HR throws out 1st pitch

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Travis Ishikawa's line drive headed out toward right field and San Francisco Giants fans immediately began celebrating. Frank Burke kept tracking the ball's trajectory. He knew the Shot That Shook the Bay was headed his way and he kept watching it. Burke told himself to keep the ball in front of him. When the hit Thursday night cleared the wall for the winning...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Just A Game

A week ago, the Cardinals were eliminated from postseason play. Their season came to an end on a long game winning home run off the bat of Travis Ishikawa that was delivered by Michael Wacha. The lights didn’t dim. They were shut off for the winter. When it happened, I felt anger, resentment and foolish [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Michael Morse get any left field starts?

Credit: AP/David Zalubowski With the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals tied 1-1 in the World Series, the games are shifting to the Bay Area. Michael Morse, a powerful bat who acted as the designated hitter on the road, has an unknown role for Games 3, 4 and 5. Bruce Bochy has a legitimate question on his hands. Both Morse and current left fielder Travis Ishikawa are defensive...
Via Reading Between The Seams
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Recaps: Getting Expensive Replacement Level Production From First Base

For the past few years, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been relying on a platoon at first base, trying to get All-Star production for a fraction of the price. Each year the platoon has struggled due to one player in the duo playing below his career average platoon splits. This year, everyone in the platoon struggled. The Pirates started the season with Travis Ishikawa and Gaby Sanchez...
Via Pirates Prospects
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Travis Ishikawa Fortunate Fan Caught Home Run Ball

Travis Ishikawa made history Thursday night when he sent the San Francisco Giants to the World Series courtesy of a walk off home run. The man on the receiving end…Oakdale, California transmission repairman Frank Burke who, immediately following the game, gave the home run ball back to Ishikawa. “I believe in karma,” Burke told The Associated Press. “I didn’t hit that ball…if...
Via Hall of Very Good
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Travis Ishikawa: The Unlikeliest Hero

A few years ago, circa 2010, I used to tell anyone who would listen (there weren’t many) that I considered Travis Ishikawa to be the most one-dimensional player I had ever seen. He did one thing really well on a baseball field: play defense at first base. In all other aspects of the game, I argued, he was charitably mediocre. You couldn’t play him in the outfield (at least not...
Via BaySportsNet
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: LCS Review

We are almost at the end, friends. The World Series begins on Tuesday, and for as crazy as the regular season was at times, this postseason has been even crazier. When you look at the divisional series rounds, you’ll see two sweeps on the AL side, and two 3–1 series on the NL side. Sure, on paper that does not seem particularly close or even exciting. It is then that you must...
Via The Sports Post
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants fan who returned Travis Ishikawa's walk-off home run ball gets World Series tickets (PHOTO)

Imagine being a lifelong San Francisco Giants fan and holding a piece of team history in your hands — and giving it up. Willingly. That's what Frank Burke did — after catching Travis Ishikawa's dramatic Game 5 NLCS Series walk-off home run ball (video at bottom) that gave the Giants the pennant and sent them to the World Series last Thursday — when he returned the prized souvenir...
Via The Other Paper
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals’ Elimination Stings Because Future Success Is Far From Guaranteed

San Francisco Giants left fielder Travis Ishikawa created one of the most dramatic moments in Major League Baseball history when he hit a walk-off, three-run home run Thursday to send the Giants to the World Series over the St. Louis Cardinals. And he left the Cardinals to head into the offseason with nothing more than thoughts about how difficult it is to be one of the two teams...
Via i70baseball
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants fan who caught home-run ball gives it back

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A lifelong San Francisco Giants fan had a piece of team history in his hands after Thursday's game: the home-run ball that sent the Giants to the World Series. Then he did the unthinkable and gave it back. Frank Burke, of Oakdale, California, tells the San Jose Mercury News (http://bit.ly/1yLewi0) that he wanted the hitter, Travis Ishikawa, to have the ball. So...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Listen to Russ Hodges call Ishikawa's home run for Giants

On Oct. 3, 1951, Bobby Thomson helped the Giants win the National League pennant with his "Shot Heard 'Round the World." On Thursday night, Travis Ishikawa pretty much did the exact same thing. Ishikawa's walk-off three-run homer gave the San Francisco Giants a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLCS and vaulted them into the World Series, 63 years and 13 days...
Via Fox Sports
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Idea: Why Not Send Mike Matheny To The Minors?

It’s over. The 2014 Cardinals season ended last night with a Travis Ishikawa home run deep to right field off Mike Wacha (!), sending the Giants to the World Series. Sigh. ON TO THE NEXT ONE! IT’S TIME TO FINISH OFF THE REST OF MISSOURI! #SFGiants #Royals #STLCards pic.twitter.com/xKth8z9fTA — San Francisco Giants (@SFGiantsFans) October 17, 2014 I suppose it’d be one...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

This Travis Ishikawa, ‘Shot Heard ‘Round The World’ Mashup Is Awesome (Video)

On Oct. 3, 1951, Bobby Thomson’s helped the San Francisco Giants win the pennant with his “Shot Heard ‘Round the World.” On Thursday night, Travis Ishikawa did pretty much the exact same thing. Ishikawa’s walk-off, three-run home run gave the Giants a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals and vaulted them into the World Series, 63 years and 13 days after Thomson’s blast...
Via NESN.com
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

GALLERY: 10 greatest walk-off homers in MLB playoff history

The walk-off hit is one of sports’ most exhilarating moments, and when it happens in October, it’s something fans cherish for generations. Travis Ishikawa gave San Francisco Giants fans a memory they’ll never forget when he hit a three-run homer to win the National League pennant. The hit, along with Joe Buck’s call, reminded everyone of another walk-off blast from the...
Via NESN.com
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Travis Ishikawa’s Homer Played to “Shot Heard ‘Round the World”

The situations may have been a tad different, but the end result was the same. Travis Ishikawa’s walk-off home run in Game 5 of the NLCS on Thursday night was one of the most dramatic moments in the history of the San Francisco Giants franchise. It sent them to their third World Series in five years and represented the first time since 1951 that the Giants have won a postseason...
Via Sportsnaut
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy Undergoes Dental Work After Chipping Teeth Opening Gum Pack

Jake Peavy was all smiles Thursday following the San Francisco Giants’ NLCS win over the St. Louis Cardinals. How ironic? Peavy, whose Giants punched their ticket to the 2014 World Series, apparently underwent dental surgery earlier in the day to repair teeth he chipped while opening a gum pack. Scoop uncovered by my @mlbnetwork colleague Sam Ryan: Peavy had dental work today...
Via NESN.com
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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