Tag Archives: San Francisco Giants

Giants’ unlikely win at Wrigley Field keeps their momentun building

May 23, 2017

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By Morris Phillips The power-challenged Giants aren’t likely to win many games via the long ball.  And rookie pitchers aren’t likely to prevail in the adverse conditions that crop up at Wrigley Field, the iconic home of the World Series Champion Cubs. But there the Giants were Monday night–at Wrigley, the wind blowing out, with […]

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Not that guy, again: Kershaw beats the Giants for the 20th time in his career

May 18, 2017

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By Morris Phillips SAN FRANCISCO–When the pitcher of the decade, if not the pitcher of this generation, resides in your division, there’s nowhere to hide.  And trust me, if the Giants were to huddle like second graders on an expansive, tree-lined playground, hiding from Clayton Kershaw would be discussed. The three-time Cy Young Award winner […]

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Bad to worse: Giants fall short in New York on the Mets’ final at-bat

May 9, 2017

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By Morris Phillips Bad to worse? For the Giants, yes. An early lead squandered, a beatable opponent let off the hook, a pair of home runs wasted, and a ninth inning bullpen meltdown that’s all too familiar. That’s the list lowlighting the Giants’ 4-3 loss to the Mets, their fourth straight on an increasingly rough […]

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Reds break out brooms against Giants

May 7, 2017

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San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael E. Keating) By Jeremy Kahn This will be a weekend that the San Francisco Giants will want to forget for the rest of the season. Scott Feldman threw […]

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Giants turn the page on April by starting May with a win over Clayton Kershaw

May 2, 2017

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By Morris Phillips No recap of the Giants’ tidy performance at Chavez Ravine could resonate without prefacing the facts pointing to how daunting a challenge the NL West cellar dwellers faced on Monday night: The Giants just experienced a dreadful April, one of the three worst season opening months since their move to the west coast […]

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Myers three-run home run gives Padres series win

April 30, 2017

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San Diego Padres’ Wil Myers, right, celebrates with Erick Aybar (8) after hitting the go-ahead three-run home run off San Francisco Giants’ George Kontos in the 12th inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 30, 2017, in San Francisco. The Padres won 5-2. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) By Jeremy Kahn SAN FRANCISCO-Wil Myers likes to hit […]

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Padres storm past Giants at AT&T 12-4

April 29, 2017

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San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Belt runs to first base after hitting a two-run single off San Diego Padres’ Jhoulys Chacin in the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 29, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) By Jeremy Kahn SAN FRANCISCO-Hector Sanchez spent some quality seasons playing in San Francisco, but now he […]

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Dodgers survive Matt Moore, then strike in the tenth to earn a split with the Giants

April 27, 2017

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By Morris Phillips SAN FRANCISCO–The Giants squandered a shot in the ninth.  The Dodgers then put together a combination of shots in the tenth to win it. In a game with almost no offense–after Corey Seager sent the eighth pitch of the game soaring–the Dodgers’ extra-inning finish had to be termed a flurry.    But […]

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Changing their tune: Giants nip Dodgers behind Cain’s third, consecutive encouraging start

April 24, 2017

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By Morris Phillips In a close game against the hated Blue, Giants’ catcher Buster Posey and starting pitcher Matt Cain’s moment of realization while sitting together in the dugout between innings could have signaled the pair were on the same page, a determined alliance of stubborn, veteran ballplayers tired of losing, and willing to unearth […]

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Royals and Giants, no longer on top of the world, have come back to the pack

April 18, 2017

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By Morris Phillips A bunch has transpired since Madison Bumgarner became a household name, single handedly lifting the Giants over the Royals with his singular, five innings of relief in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. A bunch. Since then, the Giants became World Series champs, the Royals also became champions, shaking off the […]

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