After the Giants got swept in San Diego and fell 4.5 games behind the Dodgers, Andrew Baggarly’s pregame updates read like a prewritten obituary. Tonight’s appetizers: raw artichoke, soggy bruschetta and rancid steak tartare. But dessert was sweet and delicious for the Giants, who sidestepped danger throughout the night before scoring three runs in a […]
If you feel bad about giving up on the Giants at around 2:30 pm on Saturday, don’t. The Phillies had a 5-1 lead in the fifth inning. Tim Hudson was already out of the game. The Giants somehow figured out ways to strand four base runners per inning. They were on their way to getting swept […]
Brian Wilson is pitching even worse than he looks, and that’s bad news for the Dodgers. Last night he allowed four earned runs while recording just one out on a liner to center in a 7-3 loss to the Phillies. That’s Wilson’s second disastrous outing of the year, and his ERA now stands at 15.75. Wilson has […]
It is the traditional midpoint (even if it isn’t the mathematical midpoint) of the season, which means there is no better time to give both Bay Area teams progress reports. Earlier today, I looked at the A’s, and now it is time to take a look at what the Giants have done. Offense: The Giants offense hasn’t […]
We arrived in San Diego on Thursday, and we’re heading to L.A. today and will stay there until Thursday. As always, I feel weird when I’m out of town and can’t watch (almost) every pitch of every San Francisco Giants game — so it’s really going to be an adjustment in July when my wife […]
The San Francisco Giants should be thankful for two things. First, Mark Buehrle spent his best years in the American League Central....
This was the kind of San Francisco Giants loss we’re all used to. Madison Bumgarner pitched pretty well but got nothing in the way of support or luck; Buster Posey had 3 hits; the team walked zero times instead of 10. Those 10 walks last night led to a game that took 213 minutes to […]
You knew there would be some Brian Wilson soundbites during the strange, uneven, 20-minute interview session that took place in front of his locker. And yes, the assembled media tried like hell to pry every last one out of the San Francisco Giants closer. About the beard, which “manages itself” according to Wilson … “I […]
Brian Wilson spoke in the clubhouse today. As I mentioned in an earlier post which included video of Wilson’s comments on his rehab and when he expects to come back (hint: sooner than most observers, medical or otherwise, would think), I chopped up the interview into three parts. In this video, Wilson talks about what […]
It’s been a little under a month since Brian Wilson underwent Tommy John surgery for the second time, and he answered questions in the clubhouse this afternoon. It was a fairly disjointed interview, with questions bouncing back and forth from his health to how his role has changed to how he’s been filling his spare […]
The San Francisco Giants announced a new bobblehead today. It features a jogging version of Matt Cain. I’ll let the Giants explain:...