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Moore takes ball as Giants host Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO -- As San Francisco Giants left-hander Matt Moore awaits what could be the biggest game of his career in the regular-season finale Sunday, there's one thing he can do to help make it happen. Pitch well in his second-biggest game. Moore begins what could be a six-day trek into Giants lore Tuesday night when he gets the ball to open a three-game series against the...
Via FOX Sports
12 hours ago

5 keys for Giants to secure a Wild Card spot

The Giants must scale certain obstacles along their path toward securing a National League Wild Card berth. Those challenges include the obvious: scoring more runs and allowing fewer of them against the Colorado Rockies, whom the Giants open a three-game series against on Tuesday at AT&T Park.
Via Giants.com
21 hours ago

San Francisco Giants Need the Wild Card or Else

The NL West is officially claimed by the Los Angeles Dodgers, which means the San Francisco Giants playoff hopes reside strictly with the wild card. It’s shame, simply due to the fact that the Giants had the best record in baseball pre-All-Star break. But it’s still not over for the Giants, as they attempt to keep riding the even-season championship wave. “We knew it was coming...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago

Giants lose game, NL West

The Giants lost a dull game against the Padres, and the Dodgers came back in the ninth to win the division. Okay. On a day that started with a reminder that the individual results of baseball games don’t really mean anything, the Giants lost again and the Dodgers won the NL West. This also doesn’t really mean anything, at least not in a way that will feel different from the disappointment...
Via McCovey Chronicles
1 day ago

Moore seeking better results in rematch with Rockies

Left-handed pitcher Matt Moore and the Giants will get another crack at the Rockies on Tuesday night in the first of three games at AT&T Park. It hasn't been easy for Moore or his team.
Via Giants.com
1 day ago

Giants hope Cueto can return for Rockies finale

Right-hander Johnny Cueto will test his strained left groin muscle in a throwing session Tuesday at AT&T Park, which will determine when and if he rejoins the Giants' starting rotation.
Via Giants.com
1 day ago

Eduardo Nunez makes great catch to save Buster Posey, falls into net

San Francisco Giants third baseman Eduardo Nunez made an incredible heads-up play in the third inning against the Padres Saturday night and ended up caught in the netting that protects fans from foul balls.Carlos Asuaje hit a towering pop-up just behind home plate, but Giants catcher Buster Posey lost track of the ball and had no idea where it would come down. Fortunately for Posey...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Giants blow 6-run lead before beating Padres 9-6 in 10

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Francisco Giants blew a six-run lead before scoring three times in the 10th inning, including a two-run home run by Denard Span, to beat the San Diego Padres 9-6 Saturday night and pull even with the New York Mets atop the NL wild-card standings. Angel Pagan scored the go-ahead run on a fielding error by rookie right fielder Hunter Renfroe with one out in...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Cueto could miss next start because of groin strain

LOS ANGELES (AP) Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto could miss his next scheduled start because of a groin strain. The right-hander had an MRI on Wednesday that confirmed a Grade 1 strain, according to manager Bruce Bochy. Bochy says Cueto could be out up to a week, which leaves the All-Star questionable for next week. Cueto (17-5) was forced out of his start Tuesday night in the sixth...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Is Madison Bumgarner a bully?

Once again Madison Bumgarner has found a reason to flip his lid as his recent dustup with Yasiel Puig started up due to Puig's "looking" at Bumgarner. Does Bumgarner benefit from a double standard, or does the Giants pitcher just have a tendency to be a jerk who gets into skirmishes all the time? Bonta Hill and Eddie Maisonet explore the possibilities of MadBum being a bully.
Via Yardbarker Video
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the San Francisco Giants are on the verge of a historical collapse

It’s not supposed to be this hard for the Giants in an even-numbered year. However, San Francisco is holding on for its postseason life with 11 games remaining on its schedule.Winners of the 2010, 2012 and 2014 World Series, the Giants are in danger of making some dubious history. Their 57 wins before the All-Star break were the most in the majors; their 23 wins since the All-Star...
Via FOX Sports
6 days ago

Giants top Dodgers 2-0 despite injuries to Cueto, Crawford

LOS ANGELES (AP) Eduardo Nunez and Brandon Belt homered to help the San Francisco Giants overcome injuries to All-Star pitcher Johnny Cueto and shortstop Brandon Crawford in a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. San Francisco pulled into a three-way tie for first place in the NL wild-card standings with the Mets and Cardinals. The Giants are five games behind...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija throws some major shade Tim Tebow’s way

As a Major League Baseball pitcher and former All-American receiver at Notre Dame, Jeff Samardzija can certainly be labeled a two-sport athlete. That makes him a natural person to ask about former NFL player Tim Tebow and his quest to play in Major League Baseball. Samardzija was asked such a question Tuesday. His response could definitely be labeled as salty. Asked Jeff Samardzija...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Time to erase the unwritten rules of baseball

New York City’s beauty is undeniable, and a lot of it draws from its mixture of old architecture and modern buildings. Sometimes those two worlds collide, and the brick of the old falls to the need for the sleek design of the new. In 2009, the Bronx was no exception. Sport fan or not, anyone visiting New York City needs to visit New Yankee Stadium. Not only does it serve...
Via Yardbarker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kershaw: Bumgarner was ‘asking for it’ with Puig

Madison Bumgarner and Yasiel Puig got into it once again on Monday night, and Clayton Kershaw feels the San Francisco Giants ace is the one to blame for the latest confrontation between the two. After Puig hit a weak grounder to end the seventh inning of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 2-1 win over the Giants, Bumgarner was very animated in celebrating the out. He yelled “f– yeah...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Durant Throws Out the First Pitch

Kevin Durant throws out the first pitch at the San Francisco Giants game on Friday, September 16.
Via YouTube
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Three batters who need to heat up for the San Francisco Giants

It’s a fight to the finish for the San Francisco Giants as they find themselves in the middle of two tight races in these final weeks of regular season play. In the NL West, the Giants still trail the Los Angeles Dodgers by five games as a pivotal series between the West Coast rivals quickly approaches. Although still possible, the Giants’ chances of regaining the lead are slowly...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Did The Giants’ Even-Year Luck Just Run Out?

After Tuesday’s stunning ninth-inning loss to the Padres, you have to wonder: is this the end of the line for San Francisco's improbable even-year dominance? The Giants outmuscled San Diego in extra-base hits, Albert Suarez threw five innings of one-run ball for the first time this season, and SF held a 4-1 lead over the worst offense in baseball heading into the ninth inning...
Via The Sports Quotient
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Anatomy Of A Collapse: The San Francisco Giants

Two months ago, the Giants entered the All-Star break on a high note. They had just recovered from a brief losing streak by winning five of their last six games. At 57-33, they had a firm grasp on the best record in baseball. Everything was looking up for the Giants as they tried to continue their streak of World Series championships in even-numbered years.During the first half...
Via The Sports Quotient
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The SF Giants are falling apart and one fan is losing his mind

There's no denying that the San Francisco Giants are suffering through one of the toughest collapses in recent memory. They went from having the best record in baseball earlier in the season to now being on the brink of falling out the playoff race.Our baseball expert and San Francisco native Bonta Hill takes over the show and drags the Giants through the mud in this epic rant.
Via Yardbarker Video
17 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: The case against Santiago Casilla

On Tuesday night, San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla did his job in the bottom of the ninth to save a narrow yet necessary 3-2 victory against the Colorado Rockies. For a closer, that’s expected. For Casilla this year, that’s uncharacteristic. Casilla earned his seventh blown save of the season in the series finale against the Chicago Cubs Sunday, giving up a one-run...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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