Though No. 5 starter Matt Cain is surging and No. 4 starter Jake Peavy is struggling, logistics likely will cause Peavy to remain ahead of Cain in the Giants’ rotation at least until the All-Star break, manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday.
With regular left fielder Angel Pagan and right fielder Hunter Pence nursing hamstring injuries Saturday, Giants manager Bruce Bochy needed to scrape up another extra outfielder besides Gregor Blanco, who started in right field. Enter Kelby Tomlinson, the utility infielder who played the entire game in left field as the Giants subdued the Cubs, 5-3.
That was not a stand-in performing one of Matt Cain’s dual roles Saturday at AT&T Park. That was Cain himself, performing double duty with his pitching and hitting that led the Giants to a 5-3 triumph Saturday over the Chicago Cubs.
Continuing to blossom in May, the San Francisco Giants received an all-around effort from Matt Cain as they evened their three-game showdown against the Chicago Cubs with a 5-3 triumph Saturday.
Hampered by sore hamstrings, left fielder Angel Pagan and right fielder Hunter Pence were out of the Giants’ lineup Saturday against the Chicago Cubs.
It’s a big weekend for the Giants’ younger fans. The Giants are observing Play Ball Weekend, a Major League-wide effort to encourage youth involvement in baseball and softball.
Cubs left-hander Jon Lester ran into a little bad luck his last time out, allowing a run in 6 2/3 innings in a 2-1 loss. On Saturday he gets to face a team against which he is undefeated in three starts. Giants right-hander Matt Cain has also pitched in bad luck recently, turning in consecutive […]
Giants right-hander Sergio Romo is continuing to recover from a strained elbow flexor tendon in his throwing arm and could be activated from the disabled listd in 10 days to two weeks, manager Bruce Bochy said Friday.
Friday night’s matchup of National League heavyweights became a tag-team affair dominated by the Chicago Cubs, as Jake Arrieta overpowered the San Francisco Giants and Kris Bryant delivered a telling uppercut in an 8-1 victory.
Take a closer look at the subtleties of Friday night’s second inning, when the Chicago Cubs surged for five runs off Jake Peavy that propelled them past the Giants, 8-1. Peavy could have made matters more competitive had he executed a better pitch or two.
The Giants are mourning the passing of a longtime member of their organization today. The team announced the passing of former third baseman Jim Ray Hart, who succumbed to a long illness Thursday in Acampo, Calif. Hart was 74.
“It’s a new series, new team, new year,” said Jake Arrieta, who will open the three-game series at AT&T Park on Friday. “We’re tough to beat, and they’re good, too. We’re going to be ready.” The Giants will counter with veteran righty Jake Peavy.