8/30/2014 | Giants romp past Brewers into Wild Card lead
Buster Posey went 5-for-5 with three RBIs to record the second five-hit game of his career Friday night as the Giants shellacked the Brewers, 13-2, inside AT&T Park. With the win, the Giants leapfrogged the Cardinals by a half-game for sole possession of the National League's first Wild Card spot.
8/29/2014 | Brewers send Fiers to cool off Giants
With 30 days remaining in the regular season, playoff races are heating up throughout the Majors. In no National League city will that be more apparent Saturday than in San Francisco, with two contenders, the Giants and Brewers, squaring off.
8/29/2014 | Giants to give Petit another start in Lincecum's slot
After a successful outing Thursday afternoon, Yusmeiro Petit has earned another start for the Giants. Manager Bruce Bochy said before Friday night's game that Petit, not Tim Lincecum, will start in Colorado on Tuesday, the next time what was once Lincecum's rotation turn comes around.
8/29/2014 | Bochy eager to get Lincecum relief appearance
Giants manager Bruce Bochy spoke highly of Tim Lincecum's bullpen sessions, saying he's improved each area the Giants hoped he would. Now Bochy just needs to find the right opportunity to use the righty out of the bullpen, which according to Bochy, could be just about any time.
8/29/2014 | MLB Notebook: Petit's record no small feat
Making his first start in more than a month, Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit retired the first eight Rockies hitters he faced to run his streak of consecutive batters retired to a Major League record 46.
8/28/2014 | Replay confirms Rockies get Pence out at plate
The Giants unsuccessfully challenged an umpire's decision in the eighth inning of their 4-1 victory over the Rockies in which Hunter Pence was thrown out at home plate.
8/28/2014 | Blanco, Giants back Petit's record-setting day
Gregor Blanco's two-run homer in the second inning generated most of the Giants' offense and paced them to Thursday's 4-1 victory over the Rockies at AT&T Park on a milestone day for starter Yusmeiro Petit.
8/28/2014 | Petit retires 46th straight to set MLB record
Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit etched himself into Major League history by retiring his 46th consecutive batter in the third inning of Thursday's game against the Rockies.
8/28/2014 | Panik could solidify No. 2 spot in Giants' lineup
Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated that Joe Panik's appearance in the batting order's No. 2 spot for Thursday's series finale against Colorado could be part of an ongoing audition, not just a product of mixing and matching.
8/28/2014 | Hudson notches 2,000th strikeout in Giants' win
Tim Hudson briefly felt confused when Giants manager Bruce Bochy approached him in the dugout after Wednesday night's sixth inning. Then other Giants players approached the right-hander for more handshakes. Hudson then realized that they were congratulating him for recording his 2,000th career strikeout.
8/27/2014 | Brewers' Peralta to face Giants looking for 16th win
On Friday, Wily Peralta will be aiming for his Brewers-best 16th victory. On the bump for the Giants will be right-hander Ryan Vogelsong, who is 7-9 with a 3.78 ERA on the year.
8/27/2014 | Posey's walk-off keeps Giants in Wild Card control
After giving the Giants a temporary lead in the seventh inning, Buster Posey sealed the outcome Wednesday night by clobbering a two-run, ninth-inning homer to lift the Giants to a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
8/27/2014 | Sanchez likely lost for season with concussion issues
Giants catcher Hector Sanchez is continuing to endure unpleasant post-concussion symptoms and almost surely will miss the rest of the season. Manager Bruce Bochy rated Sanchez's chances of returning to the active roster in 2014 as "very slim."
8/27/2014 | Bumgarner's near no-hitter doesn't surprise Giants
Madison Bumgarner's one-hitter Tuesday night was another in a series of efforts when he appeared to be on course for throwing a no-hitter. The Giants firmly believe that he'll someday accomplish the feat.
8/27/2014 | With precision, Bumgarner reaches new heights
"Magical" is about the best explanation for what Madison Bumgarner did during Tuesday night's one-hit shutout against the Rockies. Go back and watch it pitch by pitch. Watch the location. And the velocity. And the movement. And then watch it all over again. Watch the hitters. Watch their reaction.
8/27/2014 | Bumgarner takes perfecto into eighth in one-hitter
Giants ace lefty Madison Bumgarner was six outs away from a perfect game Tuesday when Justin Morneau intruded on Bumgarner's flirtation with immortality, poking a double down the right-field line. That was all the offense the Rockies could amass, though, and the Giants won, 3-0, inside AT&T Park.
8/26/2014 | Morales looking to right ship against Giants
Under normal circumstances, right-hander Tim Hudson might feel a lot of pressure Wednesday following up Madison Bumgarner's near-perfect game. But if Rockies left-hander Franklin Morales is anywhere near as wild as he was his last time out, Hudson won't need to be half near perfect to topple him.
8/26/2014 | Giants sticking with struggling Crawford
A pair of errors Monday night added angst to a fan base growing weary of Brandon Crawford's play, but the Giants shortstop isn't going anywhere -- and that includes extended trips to the bench.
8/26/2014 | Susac's progress opening Giants' eyes
Angel Pagan was next to manager Bruce Bochy in the Giants dugout Monday night when Andrew Susac hit a home run where home runs rarely go at AT&T Park: to straightaway center field. Bochy was thoroughly impressed and made even moreso after Pagan leaned over and told him the wind was blowing in out there.
8/26/2014 | Blackburn leads six SF prospects named to AFL
The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season Tuesday, with six Giants prospects tabbed for the league. They are pitchers Clayton Blackburn, Erik Cordier, Steven Okert and Hunter Strickland as well as infielder Blake Miller and outfielder Daniel Carbonell.
8/26/2014 | AFL announces preliminary rosters for 2014 season
The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and, for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect, Byron Buxton, is among myriad up-and-coming stars heading to the desert for some extra seasoning.
8/26/2014 | Mistakes costly as Giants fall to Rockies
With a 3-2 loss to the Rockies inside AT&T Park on Monday night, the Giants dropped to 4-8 against Colorado this season. It was the home team that looked more like one of baseball's worst teams.
8/26/2014 | Bochy ejected for arguing balls and strikes
Giants manager Bruce Bochy voiced his displeasure with home-plate umpire Doug Eddings' strike zone throughout Monday night's game, and that came to a head in the bottom of the eighth inning.
8/26/2014 | Giants' challenge takes away Rockies' run
After the Rockies' DJ LeMahieu was called safe at home plate in the seventh inning Monday, Giants manager Bruce Bochy challenged the call, and upon review, it was overturned.
8/25/2014 | Giants need Lincecum to return to form
There's no question that the Giants need The Tim Lincecum to make their stretch run. But right now, Lincecum just isn't Lincecum.
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