CSN Bay Area "Sonny Gray did his part to finish off one stingy homestand for A’s pitchers. He stymied the Giants over seven innings on Tuesday to pace a 6-1 over the reeling Giants. That capped a 6-0 homestand, the 11th perfect homestand of six more games in Oakland history. It feels a little misleading..." July 09
San Jose Mercury News "The noise was everywhere Tuesday night. It cascaded down from the right field seats and Hunter Pence encouraged it. It spilled out of the dugouts after close calls, and out of Giants' mouths after many a called strike. The Giants were loud, heated and in the middle of one argument after..." July 09
San Francisco Chronicle "An easy takeaway from the Battle of the Bay opener might be that the A's and Giants are going in opposite directions. The A's are rolling through just about everyone right now, except for the Tigers. Since Detroit swept Oakland last week, the A's have won five in a row and have surrendered just..." July 08
San Francisco Chronicle "Tim Hudson, who has seen it from both sides, knows how much fans get a kick out of Giants-A's interleague games. "As players, we don't take it lightly," Hudson said. "We understand there's a lot of passion in the Bay Area for both teams. The A's have had a great first half. Give them credit...." July 07
Sandoval day to day, Giants hope to get him back tomorrow. Bochy said he has "a pretty good bone bruise."
San Francisco Chronicle "It was part Carlton Fisk, part Kirk Gibson, part Sammy Sosa. Michael Morse's reaction to his ninth-inning home run was something you'd see in the playoffs. Not in an early July game with a team that had lost 18 of 23. But he had a good reason for vehemently jumping out of the box with his..." July 06
X-rays negative on Sandoval but he's very sore. Questionable to play tomorrow, Bochy said.
Bochy not expecting Pagan back before All-Star break. May need rehab assignment at that point.
San Diego Union-Tribune "Baseball’s whims shined on the Padres once again Friday. Eric Stults, the rotation’s most beleaguered pitcher, flew through his finest performance of the season. Chase Headley, the offense’s most scrutinized member, went 4-for-4. Alexi Amarista’s second career home run at Petco Park arrived at a..." July 05
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Michael Wacha is down, if not out. Jaime Garcia is down, if not out. Joe Kelly has been down for more than two months. The Cardinals’ pitching rotation, imposing at the top with Adam Wainwright and reasonably solid in the next spot with Lance Lynn, has been in search of some ballast. It..." July 04
Scutaro to play second day in a row. Had two hits yesterday. If all goes well, Fresno on Sunday. This is getting real. #sfgiants
MLB.com "Two Tim Lincecum starts, two celebratory champagne toasts in the Giants clubhouse. This time, the postgame cheers were for Pablo Sandoval, who hit his 100th career home run Tuesday night. The two-run blast in the fourth inning helped catapult the Giants to their 5-0 win against the Cardinals..." July 02
CSN Bay Area "Tim Lincecum was coming off a great performance, a historic one. But like any pitcher who throws a no-hitter, he understood how these trends work. Pablo Sandoval understood it, too. “A lot of pitchers who throw a no-hitter don’t do well in their next start,” Sandoval said. “But he is..." July 02
No Pagan, no Belt in lineup.
San Jose Mercury News "Lyndsey Dworkin woke up Saturday morning, climbed out of bed and asked her mom a question. "Did that all really happen last night?" she wondered. "Otherwise, I just had the craziest dream." It was real, her mom assured her. Every magical moment. Brandon Belt really did tell the..." July 01
Bochy to close by committee with Affeldt, Casilla #sfgiants
CSN Bay Area "Matt Cain provided stability Saturday night. He threw seven shutout innings, all concrete and rebar, and it was exactly what the Giants needed to reinforce themselves after losing 13 of 17 games. But a solid foundation is no match for a sinkhole. Sergio Romo got swallowed alive, the Giants..." June 29
Cincinnati Enquirer "At this point, it seems like there's nothing much else to say. Johnny Cueto is good. We get it. He's been really, really good for most of this year, he's been really good for most of his career and he was really good again on Friday, leading the Reds to a 6-2 victory over the Giants at AT&T..." June 28
New York Post "Jurors adjourned for the weekend Friday without reaching a verdict in a trial to determine fault for the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan following a baseball game at Dodger Stadium three years ago. The attack, after the Los Angeles Dodgers’ home opener in 2011, left former paramedic Bryan..." June 28
San Francisco Gate "Anyone who understands the Giants in the last decade and a half knows the five starting pitchers must be the ones to take charge and lead them out of the darkness of the past two weeks and back to the promised land. On a cool, overcast afternoon at AT&T Park on Wednesday, Tim Lincecum..." June 26
San Diego Union-Tribune "Youth is serving the Padres very well of late. Even the offense is helping out. A night after Odrisamer Despaigne’s dazzling debut, Jesse Hahn outdueled veteran Tim Hudson on Tuesday night, striking out a career-high eight batters after taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning in a 7-2 win over..." June 25
Adam Duvall recalled from triple-A Fresno. Angel Pagan placed on the DL. #SFGiants
San Diego Union-Tribune "His fastball darted out of multiple slots. The slider veered in and out of the strike zone. That big looping curveball tumbled ever-so lightly over bats. Yes, the intriguing Odrisamer Despaigne came as advertised in his major league debut. More important, the 27-year-old Cuban defector gave the..." June 24
San Francisco Chronicle "Joe Panik's "oh my goodness" moment did not occur when he had his first major-league plate appearance and walked Saturday, nor when he took his position for the first time Sunday, nor even as he stood on base after he singled in the fifth inning for his first big-league hit. It was after the..." June 23
No Pagan, no Morse ... But Joe Panik gets first career start.
GIants confirm back tightness for Michael Morse.
San Francisco Chronicle "Manager Bruce Bochy should have been kicking back with his beverage of choice after the Giants ended their six-game losing streak with Saturday night's 6-4 victory over the Diamondbacks. Instead, he had to have a tough chat with general manager Brian Sabean about the team's shrinking roster of..." June 22
Arizona Republic "Aaron Hill drove in two runs, Paul Goldschmidt continued his dominance of Tim Lincecum and the Diamondbacks won for just the third time in 10 games to open a three-game series Friday night against the Giants. Playing in front of a crowd of 29,295 at Chase Field, Arizona overcame an early 1-0..." June 21
Hardball Talk "With still no return date for Marco Scutaro in sight and Giants second basemen hitting a repulsive .170/.262/.296 for the season, the decision was made to call up 2011 first-round pick Joe Panik prior to Saturday’s game against the Diamondbacks. The 23-year-old Panik was having a fine season in..." June 21
Baseball America "Yasmani Tomas, one of the top young power hitters in Cuba and a member of the national team, has left the island to pursue a contract with a major league team, Baseball America has learned. The Cuban newspaper Granma also confirmed that Tomas had left the country. Tomas is 23 and has played..." June 20
Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal spoke to Tony Clark, head of the MLBPA. The topic: smokeless tobacco. Tony Gwynn was a personal hero of Clark’s, and Rosenthal asked him if Gwynn’s death — almost certainly caused by smokeless tobacco use — was enough to get the union to either push for or agree to a ban on smokeless..." June 20
Chicago Tribune "White Sox manager Robin Ventura guessed that runs might be scarce Wednesday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field, when Sox left-hander Chris Sale faced Giants right-hander Tim Hudson. Sox first baseman Jose Abreu and designated hitter Adam Dunn didn’t receive the memo. Abreu hit a two-run homer..." June 18
CSN Chicago "Adam Eaton thought it was a nice throwback to the games of yesteryear early Tuesday night when the PA system at U.S. Cellular Field was inoperable. Once the sounds returned, the White Sox offense entered throwback mode itself. Resembling a unit that was difficult to stop in April and early May,..." June 18
Source: Giants and Royals each had a high-level scout in Miami last night to evaluate Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija.
MLB Trade Rumors " The Giants have signed Cuban outfielder Daniel Carbonell to a Major League contract, the club announced. Carbonell will earn a guaranteed $3.5MM in the four-year deal, MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez reports, and the 23-year-old outfielder can earn another $3.5MM in bonuses. " June 16
Denver Post "Caught somewhere between a rock and the place where pitchers store all their earned runs, the Rockies took to the mound with a Juan Nicasio and Franklin Morales tag-team on Sunday against the Giants. Colorado didn't plan for it, but they brought back the two-man piggy-back pitching rotation...." June 15
Denver Post "Brandon Barnes doesn't carry a power-hitting reputation. He has just two home runs this season. He's a grinder, a mucker — always mussing and messing and getting dirty. But, as Barnes continues to prove, you don't need pop to knock a home run. Barnes hit a game-winning, inside-the-park home..." June 15
Denver Post "Somewhere between a high-scoring loss earlier this week and the splintered bat left in manager Walt Weiss' furious wake Thursday, the Rockies found a spark. They came to the Bay Area having scored 28 runs in their past three games. It took some fanning — Colorado kept mostly quiet through eight..." June 14
San Francisco Chronicle "More than two months will pass before the Giants see the Nationals again in Washington. The baseball landscape will change often before then, some teams rising and others falling. Injuries, fate and performance will make the standings look different than they do now. There is no way in mid-June..." June 13
Washington Post "Appointed earlier Wednesday evening as a short-time left fielder, Ryan Zimmerman watched the ball slice off Brandon Crawford’s bat and sail into the left field corner at AT&T Park. Tanner Roark stood on the mound, hoping another stellar start would remain unblemished. Michael Morse danced off..." June 12
Washington Post "Jayson Werth walked down the tunnel from the visitors’ dugout and up the staircase to the Washington Nationals clubhouse. Still in full uniform, he peeled to the right to sign an autograph rather than heading into the open door. “Come on J-Dub!” a voice bellowed from inside. “We're waiting for..." June 11
Washington Post "The night had promised so much to the fans who packed into the coolest ballpark in the majors. In the dugouts were the two hottest teams in the National League. On the mound stood an ace beginning to grasp the full extent of his powers. They love their San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park, and the..." June 10
San Francisco Chronicle "Tim Lincecum has seen it all during his time with the Giants, from the Barry Bonds farewell to the 2010 championship to the 2011 derailment to another title in 2012 to another roadblock in 2013. What he's seeing now is something altogether different. "I can't really think of a time we were..." June 09
Bochy: Pagan banged up leg on slide yesterday but was going to be off day anyway. Posey out, too. Bochy said Posey's back is OK. #sfgiants
San Francisco Chronicle "Matt Cain threw seven innings of three-hit ball and Buster Posey delivered a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning of the Giants' 4-2 win over the Mets on Friday night. Perhaps a bit overlooked were the contributions of Brandon Hicks. He doubled, tripled, walked and scored the Giants'..." June 08
San Francisco Chronicle "Litmus test No. 211 for knowing when your team is going well: Its winning rally in the bottom of the ninth inning begins with a strikeout. Such was the case for the Giants on Saturday night. Angel Pagan's strikeout - and subsequent hustle - propelled the Giants to their fourth straight win and..." June 08
San Francisco Gate "Matt Cain, strained hamstring? Buster Posey, irritated back? Not even injuries can slow the roaring Giants, the first big-league team with 40 wins. No. 40 was Friday night's come-from-behind 4-2 victory over the Mets, which put the Giants a month ahead of last year's pace. They won their 40th..." June 07
CSN Bay Area "With the 52nd-overall pick of the 2014 MLB Draft, the San Francisco Giants selected Florida International catcher Aramis Garcia. Garcia was recently named an All-American and was also a semi-finalist for the Johnny Bench Award, given to the nation's best catcher." June 06