The Giants will enter the offseason believing that bolstering one of their most traditional strengths may pave a smoother road back than addressing their most glaring shortcoming.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday he will undergo an ablation near his heart to address the incidence of atrial fibrillation.
Of all the unflattering statistics that can be associated with this year’s last-place Giants, the most telling set of numbers might be these: 42-38. That was their record when they scored first. Not bad, right? After all, it’s above .500.
Both the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers had designs on the postseason in 2017. For a variety of reasons, things didn’t work out as planned. The consolation prize? Getting to pick at the top of the 2018 Draft.
Giants right fielder Hunter Pence said that he will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the nature and extent of his lingering back trouble, which flared up again as he made a daring catch during Sunday’s 5-4, season-ending victory over the Padres.
Johnny Cueto decided to mix a little pleasure while discussing business on Sunday.
Pablo Sandoval’s journey back to the Giants’ organization wasn’t easy by any stretch. But the third baseman sent the 2017 season off in dramatic fashion Sunday, launching a walk-off home run to lift the Giants to a victory in the season finale over the Padres, 5-4.
The Giants and Padres will say goodbye to the 2017 season in the rubber game on Sunday at AT&T Park. San Francisco will send Johnny Cueto (8-8, 4.43 ERA) to the bump against Padres righty Luis Perdomo (8-11, 4.65 ERA). Perdomo’s 16 quality starts this season lead the Padres’ rotation.
Down to their final strike Saturday, the Padres came through to break a five-game losing streak. Austin Hedges roped a two-out RBI double over the head of Giants right fielder Hunter Pence to plate two runs and powering San Diego to a 3-2 come-from-behind win over the Giants.
Matt Cain gave the Giants plenty of nothing on Saturday, which of course was what his fans wanted to see.
A day before the Giants were set to say goodbye to veteran Matt Cain, Chris Stratton once again showed he’s a worthy candidate to fill Cain’s spot in next year’s rotation. The rookie right-hander turned in 6 2/3 strong innings to power the Giants to an 8-0 triumph over the Padres on Friday.