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San Francisco Giants Free Fall Continues Out West

The San Francisco Giants have lost three straight and 6 of their past 10. The Giants sit five games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West and hold just a ½ game lead over two teams in the race for a NL wildcard spot. This is a far cry from where the Giants were on June 26, when the club held down first place in the NL West by eight games over the Dodgers. At the All-Star break, the Giants held the best record in baseball at 57-33. However, since then the Giants are 20-35 which has included losing streaks of six straight games,... 
 

Brandon Crawford Has Seven Hits in One Game to Tie Record

Brandon Crawford the starting shortstop for the San Francisco Giants had an historic performance during the Giants game on Monday against the Miami Marlins. San Francisco needed Crawford’s outstanding play as the game went 14 innings before the Giants finally won. San Francisco was able to pull out a much needed win 8-7. Crawford was the hero of the night for the Giants as he drove in the winning run of the game in the top of the 14th inning thanks to his seventh hit of the game. Yes, that is right, it is not a mistake, Crawford became the first... 
 

San Francisco Giants Reach Agreement with Johnny Cueto

The San Francisco Giants have reached a six-year, $130 million contract agreement with free-agent right-hander Johnny Cueto. The deal includes an opt-out after two years. The 29-year-old had a 3.44 ERA (117 ERA+) in 212 innings for the Reds and Royals this past season, and helped Kansas City to the World Series title. Cueto turned down $120 million from the Arizona Diamondbacks, who later gave Zack Greinke more than $200 million. The Giants earlier signed right-hander Jeff Samardzija to a five-year, $90 million deal. Cueto has a carer 96-70... 
 

San Francisco Giants Re-Sign Sergio Romo

The San Francisco Giants have re-signed reliever Sergio Romo, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Romo will receive two years and $15 million. It’s the first significant move of the offseason for the Giants, who were unable to bring back free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and lost out on the bidding for Jon Lester. The 31 year-old Romo has served as the Giants closer over the past three years. Prior to that he worked as a devastating back-end reliever. Romo made 133 appearances between 2010 and 2011 and authored a 1.88 ERA with a shocking... 
 

MLB Free Agent Profile: Pablo Sandoval

The San Francisco Giants are fresh off winning their third World Series title in five years. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval played an integral part in the Giants’ playoff run. He collected 26 hits, which set a new postseason record. Sandoval notched 20 of those hits between the NLCS and Fall Classic, batting a combined .417/.472/.542 with six doubles. He’s a free agent this offseason, and at the age of 28, he should have several good years left. Sandoval broke into the big leagues in 2008, and had an impressive 41 game stint, batting... 
 

Madison Bumgarner Caps Historic Postseason with Game 7 Win

The San Francisco Giants edged the Kansas City Royals by a score of 3-2 to bring home the World Series title. It’s the third time in five years that the Giants have hoisted the trophy. Pitching on two days rest, Giants ace Madison Bumgarner worked five scoreless innings in relief to help the Giants hold on. The Giants got out to an early lead in the second inning. Pablo Sandoval was hit by a pitch to open the inning, and Hunter Pence and Brandon Belt followed with singles. Michael Morse and Brandon Crawford hit sacrifice flies to give... 
 

Giants’ Madison Bumgarner Continues Postseason Dominance

The San Francisco Giants prevailed 5-0 over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday night. Ace Madison Bumgarner twirled a four hit shutout. With the win the Giants take a 3-2 series edge as the competition heads back to Kansas City. For Bumgarner it was his fourth victory of this postseason. The 25 year-old Bumgarner racked up eight strikeouts without walking a batter. He needed 117 pitches to finish the shutout. While he had thrown a career-high 256 innings going into the game, his fastball showed no signs of fatigue, sitting in the low to mid 90s.... 
 

Giants’ Buster Posey Still Looking for his First Extra-base Hit

Heading into a three-game stretch at home, the San Francisco Giants are tied at one game apiece with the Kansas City Royals. Giants catcher Buster Posey, the best player left in this postseason, has struggled to provide punch to the middle of the Giants order. 12 games into the postseason, Posey has yet to record his first extra-base hit. Since winning the starting catcher job for the Giants in 2010, Posey has established himself as the best catcher in baseball, and one of the top handful of players overall. As a 23 year-old rookie he helped... 
 

Giants Squeeze by Nationals, Advance to NLCS

The San Francisco Giants ousted the Washington Nationals Tuesday night to advance to the NLCS. With the St. Louis Cardinals downing the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier in the day, the Giants will face the Cardinals in the NLCS for the second time in three years. In their last matchup, which took place in 2012, the Giants prevailed on their way to a World Series title. The Giants got strong pitching again. This time it was Ryan Vogelsong, who worked through 5.2 innings while allowing just one run on two hits and two walks with four strikeouts.... 
 

Giants Ace Madison Bumgarner a Tall Task for Pirates Offense

The San Francisco Giants will host the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday night in the wild card round with the winner advancing to the NLDS to face the top-seeded Washington Nationals. Because they used top pitcher Gerrit Cole this weekend in an attempt to catch the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central, the Pirates will send Edinson Volquez to the mound. Meanwhile, the Giants will trot out ace hurler Madison Bumgarner. 2014 has been another strong year for Bumgarner, who has been one of the top pitchers in baseball since the Giants plugged him... 
 

Buster Posey Riding Extended Hot Streak for Giants

The San Francisco Giants have a three game lead on the Pittsburgh Pirates for the first Wild Card spot. With 19 games remaining, their playoff odds sit at a cool 94 percent. Buster Posey has been instrumental in helping to lead the Giants to October. Posey started off the season slowly. On June 13, the 27 year-old catcher and first baseman was hitting a rather pedestrian .267/.329/.401. Those are decent numbers to be sure, but far below his career standards. Considering that he posted a .244/.333/.310 line in the second half of 2013, fans and... 
 

Madison Bumgarner Gem Leads Giants In Rout of Mets

San Francisco Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner twirled a two-hit gem and Hunter Pence homered twice to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 9-0 rout over the New York Mets. Bumgarner struck out 10 and walked one in his second career shutout, tossing just 94 pitches. Mets starter Bartolo Colon (10-9) was going for win No. 200 allowed six runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. Pence’s two-run shot in the third was a line drive that went off the railing above the moved-in fence in left field and homered again in the ninth. Bumgarner helped his own... 
 

Giants Acquire Jake Peavy In Deal With Red Sox

The San Francisco Giants have made a move to acquire right-hander Jake Peavy in a trade from the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox will receive minor league pitchers in the deal. The deal helps the Giants to solidify their rotation and Peavy is no stranger to the National League West. Peavy is 14-2 lifetime with 2.21 era and a .199 BA vs Dodgers from Padres days The Red Sox acquired Peavy at the deadline last year. Peavy, 33, has posted a 4.72 ERA and 100/46 K/BB ratio over 124 innings this season. He’s due to be a free agent this winter. The Red Sox... 
 

Tim Lincecum Throws Second Career No-Hitter Against Padres

San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum threw his second career no-hitter this time against the San Diego Padres, 4-0 at AT&T Park. Lincecum joins Josh Beckett and Clayton Kershaw as pitchers who have thrown no hitters in 2014, and became just the second pitcher in major league history to twice no-hit the same team. Addie Joss did it for Cleveland against the Chicago White Sox in 1908 and again in 1910. Lincecum, 30, no-hit the Padres at Petco Park last July. He threw a career-high 148 pitches in that game. This time around he only needed... 
 

The San Francisco Giants are Cruising

The San Francisco Giants are owners of the best record in baseball as they sit in first place in the NL West with a 42-21 record and a 9.5 game lead on the Los Angeles Dodgers. With that cushion, Cool Standings gives them a 97 percent chance of reaching the playoffs, easily the best odds in the major leagues. Going into the 2014 season, the Giants were certainly expected to be contenders, but this was supposed to be the Dodgers division to lose. The Giants are receiving big contributions from a variety of sources. Offseason pickup Tim Hudson... 
 
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