October 30, 20143

Jeremy Affeldt plays huge role as Giants clinch his “favorite” championship of the three

Bruce Bochy told Jeremy Affeldt to get ready early, which in Affeldt’s world means putting on a knee brace before the middle innings. One wouldn’t think Affeldt would need to be

October 30, 201421

Madison Bumgarner is the best baseball player in the world

Despite none of them looking exactly like John Elway, starting pitchers are compared to horses far too often. Yet it’s difficult to describe Madison Bumgarner in human terms, so the imagery

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October 29, 201430

Giants win third championship, Madison Bumgarner destroys everything I’ve ever known about pitching

Baseball is a team sport, but the San Francisco Giants were led by one man in a way that we’ve never seen before. Two innings would’ve been incredible. Three would’ve

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October 29, 201423

10 predictions for Game 7 of the World Series

1. Jeremy Guthrie will allow more than the four hits, no walks and two runs he gave up in Game 3. 2. Tim Hudson will not last five innings. 3. Madison

October 28, 201411

Royals crush Giants in Game 6 … gulp

In a World Series full of blowout games, this one blew the most. Bruce Bochy’s leash wasn’t quite short enough to stop Jake Peavy from giving up five runs in just

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October 28, 20143

When to deploy the Giants’ not-so-secret weapon: Madison Bumgarner

We all know it’s coming, and the Royals are bracing for it — like east coasters when a category five hurricane is headed their way. Madison Bumgarner is two outs away

October 28, 20143

Tonight’s Bochy blueprint? Look back to Game 6 of the 2010 NLCS

The Giants current situation is a familiar one, with a 3-2 series lead and Games 6 and 7 on the road with a pitcher that is by no stretch of the imagination their

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October 27, 201430

Gammons: MLB GMs believe Giants will re-sign Sandoval (but Red Sox are lurking)

From Peter Gammons: General managers from other teams don’t think the Giants will let Pablo Sandoval go, but Sunday one member of their ownership group said there is a swelling

Madison Bumgarner Game 5 World Series
October 26, 201410

World Series legend Madison Bumgarner sends Giants to Kansas City up 3-2

“For some reason I keep getting real lucky in this time of year,” Madison Bumgarner told Fox’s Ken Rosenthal after pitching a four-hit shutout in Game 5 of the World Series.

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October 25, 20144

Giants score 10 unanswered runs to win Game 4, World Series now knotted at two games apiece

Long seasons, short memories. Giants fans should know as well as anybody that deficits — whether in games or series — can be overcome during the postseason. Yet lessons are easily

San Francisco Giants NLCS Tim Hudson
October 24, 201410

Three things to watch in Game 3 of the World Series

This is a big one. Teams that win Game 3 of the World Series to put themselves ahead two games to one have won … a majority of these series.

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October 24, 20142

Boo Boatbound: Naming rights to McCovey Cove were up for sale, apparently (update: it was a hoax)

Update: The claim that naming rights of McCovey Cove have been sold is a hoax and completely false. — #OctoberTogether (@SFGiants) October 24, 2014 Soooo … I’m the idiot for

Buster Posey walk-off celebration Giants
October 23, 20141

BASGcast (Ep. 113): World Series chatter with Alex Pavlovic

Bay Area News Group Giants beat writer Alex Pavlovic joins Bay Area Duck Guy and Bay Area Sports Guy after the Giants and Royals split the first two games in

Sergio Romo Jean Machi SF Giants
October 23, 201410

Bochy’s lack of urgency in 6th inning buried Giants in Game 2

Last night’s game was decided in the sixth inning and it is very reasonable to lay a good helping of the blame onto Bruce Bochy. Bochy has rightfully been praised

October 22, 20148

Giants get torched in Game 2, have a bullpen to sort out

Gregor Blanco started the game with a whale of an at-bat against Yordano Ventura that ended with a booming home run to right field. Another laugher seemed to be on

Hunter Strickland Giants
October 22, 201413

Hunter Strickland’s arm and mouth keep getting him into trouble

Even Bruce Bochy’s belief in Hunter Strickland had to have been tested tonight. The 26-year-old who can touch 100 mph with his fastball keeps getting touched up in the playoffs, and

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October 22, 20142

How Madison Bumgarner dominated the Royals in Game 1

Madison Bumgarner has blossomed into a full blown “Ace” in 2014. He’s always been a good pitcher, but this season he emerged from the shadows of Tim Lincecum and Matt

Tim Lincecum 2014 World Series
October 22, 201415

Lincecum’s legend lingers

With a six-run lead and Madison Bumgarner’s day done, many fans cried for Tim Lincecum to pitch in either the eighth or the ninth inning of Game 1. Of the

Madison Bumgarner
October 21, 20147

Bumgarner still a World Series star as Giants rout Royals in Game 1

Here’s how you know that a World Series win came easy … fans were clamoring for Tim Lincecum in the eighth and ninth innings tonight. The San Francisco Giants are three wins away

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October 21, 20140

2014 World Series preview: Royals represent Giants’ toughest challenge yet

In a lot of ways, the Kansas City Royals are a terrifying team. They steal a ton of bases. They just start running and running and running, the ground starts

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