Five Keys For the Giants to Save Their Season

For the San Francisco Giants, the first half of 2013 didn’t exactly go as planned. Not even close. After a strong first month, the Giants sputtered through a miserable, sloppy, injury-laden June and July and entered the second half with a 43-51 record. Instead of gearing up for a repeat championship, the Giants have gone in the opposite direction and more »

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Giants vs. Astros Game 2 Pregame: Blanco Leading Off, Sanchez Catching Lincecum Again

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy had some changes in the team’s starting lineup before starting the second game of a three-game series against the Houston Astros on Saturday night. As expected, Bochy had a different player leading off, after Justin Christian started the game and led off on Friday night. He went 0-for-4. Tonight, it will be back to more »

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Nats’ Bats, Heat Overwhelm Lincecum, Giants 9-3

The temperature at first pitch was over 90 degrees, and while the Nationals players might have been used the heat, it became abundantly clear early the Giants’ starter was not. Tim Lincecum was quickly outmatched by the Nationals’ offense and the heat, yielding eight runs in just three and one third innings pitched as the home team emerged victorious from more »

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San Francisco Giants: Barry Zito, Team Make Memorial Day One To Remember

In an afternoon game on Memorial Day, the San Francisco Giants participated in pregame ceremonies honoring service members from past and present.  It was then fitting that Barry Zito (4-2), whose charity Strikeouts for Troops has donated thousands of dollars to hospitals that treat wounded soldiers, went out and pitched into the eighth inning. Zito allowed two [...]

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The Best Possible Giants’ Lineup

The Giants’ offense has been much improved from 2011, but it is still inconsistent. Bruce Bochy is always meddling with his lineups,  trying to get the most from his healthy bunch. Gregor Blanco has been a pleasant surprise this season, supplanting Nate Schierholtz from right field. Joaquin Arias, another spring training acquisition, has been a marvel on defense, and a more »

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