Giants Notes, August 15

Home Field Advantage? It’s so secret that the Giants have struggled at home this season, and it’s been a big reason why they’ve slipped from a commanding lead to a floundering second place in the National League West. After starting 22-9 in their first 31 games at AT&T Park, they’ve gone 8-22 in their final 30 to put them under 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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Barry Zito Gives Giants First Win of Season with Complete Game Shutout

Tim Licecum, Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner couldn’t get San Francisco their first victory of 2012; Barry Zito sure did, making a loud statement in the process. Zito, often criticized and jeered by his own fan base for his poor performances following his signing of a seven-year $126 million contract, pitched the first shutout of his San Francisco Giants career more »

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