11:26 AM EDT, Sun May 29, 2016
McCovey Chronicles 14 hours ago

Giants, Buster Posey crush Rockies' comeback dreams

The Giants blew a lead, and then they blew the game open with a big eighth inning. Here's a blow-by-blow account of how that all happened. In a just world, this recap would focus on Madison Bumgarner's sixth-inning performance, a masterpiece of snot and fury, in which a very large man decided that he wasn't going to allow another run. It took approximately 474 pitches to finish the inning, but finish he did, and it probably the hardest we've seen him grind in a ballgame since Game 7. This is not a just world. In a dumb world, this recap would focus on Coors Field being the worst, a...
San Francisco Chronicle 15 hours ago

Buster Posey powers Giants with 3-run homers

Posey comforted Madison Bumgarner by handing him a three-run lead before the lefty threw his first pitch. Posey also took the bullpen off the hook after it melted down in the seventh inning. All it took for Buster Ballgame was two mighty swings, both resulting in three-run homers, the difference-makers in the Giants’ wild 10-5 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field. The bullpen wasted a 4-1 lead in the seventh inning by coughing up four runs on Nolan Arenado’s two-run double off Hunter Strickland and Carlos Gonzalez’s two-run homer off Josh Osich. Manager Bruce Bochy used five...
San Jose Mercury News May 26, 2016

Giants head to Colorado having won 13 of 14

Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto get the fun task of pitching this weekend at Coors Field.
McCovey Chronicles May 23, 2016

McCovey Chroncast #26 - Four Aces and A Funeral

Madison Bumgarner leads a pack of wild aces (and Jake Peavy) against the Padres and Cubs and the Giants end the week atop the NL West. After a 5-1 week, the Giants have now won 9 out of their last 10 games, including a Sunday Night Baseball game. We talk about the dominant stretch by the top three starters and the sudden -- and welcome -- emergence/return to form of Matt Cain as a viable major league baseball player. Is Matt Cain back? And more importantly, does Matt Cain's potential "he's back-ness" mean that trading for rotation help is no longer a priority? Is there a move the Giants...

Giants beat Cubs 1-0 behind Madison Bumgarner's pitching, hitting and a handful of defensive gems from his teammates

SAN FRANCISCO _ As usual, Madison Bumgarner was mad. This time, at himself. Mad because he failed to get down a sacrifice bunt in the fifth inning. Mad because he walked Anthony Rizzo in the eighth. As the Giants discovered… Continue Reading → The post Giants beat Cubs 1-0 behind Madison Bumgarner's pitching, hitting and a handful of defensive gems from his teammates appeared first on Giants Extra.
McCovey Chronicles May 23, 2016

Madison Bumgarner does everything, Giants win

The Giants won a 1-0 game for the second time this season, and the pitcher drove in the only run. The pitcher was Madison Bumgarner, of course. It's rare for a team to win a 1-0 game. Even in a pitcher's park, even if the team has a rotation of the gods, it's just hard to limit the other team to absolutely nothing while stumbling into just a single run in your at-bats. Evidence: In the Giants' championship season of 2014, they didn't have a single 1-0 win. Either they scored too many runs, or the other team could at least get a single runner across the plate. It's hard. So it might not...

Madison Bumgarner shuts down Cubs in what could be an October preview

SAN FRANCISCO – The Cubs couldn’t solve Madison Bumgarner and the even-year equation that won World Series titles for the San Francisco Giants in 2010,
San Jose Mercury News May 22, 2016

Bumgarner leads Giants with arm, bat

San Francisco ace pitched 72/3 shutout innings and drove in the lone of run of a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs

Giants capture series against Cubs behind Bumgarner’s arm, bat

The Chicago Cubs grabbed their gaudy record and left town Sunday night, not to see the Giants again until four games at Wrigley just before Labor Day. The first act, a three-game series at AT&T Park, certainly was, and it ended with an old-style 1-0 Giants victory. Madison Bumgarner pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings and drove in the run with a double. The Giants won for the 10th time in 11 games and handed the Cubs their only consecutive road losses of the season to capture the series. Bumgarner also got hot as a firecracker when manager Bruce Bochy pulled him after a two-out walk to Anthony...

Giants’ Cain outduels Lester, hits big double to end long win drought

In baseball's inimitable way of laughing at convention, Cain finally got his 98th career victory by beating the majors' scariest team and slamming a two-run double against a pitcher with a 1.88 ERA for his first hit in more than two years, on a day that lifelong infielder Kelby Tomlinson played left field and batted third. The sum was a 5-3 victory at AT&T Park, the Giants' ninth in their past 10 games, squaring a series they can win behind Madison Bumgarner on national television Sunday night. Cain held the Cubs to a Kris Bryant solo homer in six innings and won for the first time since...

Giants beat Padres, complete longest road sweep since 1913

Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto threw complete games in the first two days of the series at Petco Park, but Samardzija was denied a chance to follow suit as Bochy gave others a chance to play. Casilla surrendered a leadoff single to Jon Jay but struck out Melvin Upton Jr. and Matt Kemp (in an eight-pitch at-bat) and retired Brett Wallace on a sharp liner to second. Samardzija struck out eight, issued no walks and gave up three hits, including Alexi Amarista’s two-out double in the second inning that scored Christian Bethancourt. On the trip, the rotation’s ERA was 1.33 - eight...
San Jose Mercury News May 19, 2016

San Francisco Giants-Chicago Cubs pitching matchups

Madison Bumgarner and Cubs Jake Arrieta pitch in this three-game weekend series but not against each other.

Johnny Cueto goes the distance, Giants set up chance for a perfect road trip

SAN DIEGO – The Giants came to the Gaslamp Quarter here knowing they would enjoy a free Monday in one of America’s finest cities. Turns out their bullpen got Tuesday and Wednesday off, too.   Just as Madison Bumgarner did… Continue Reading → The post Johnny Cueto goes the distance, Giants set up chance for a perfect road trip appeared first on Giants Extra.

Madison Bumgarner’s perfect strikeout-to-walk ratio

Madison Bumgarner’s perfect strikeout-to-walk ratio SAN DIEGO - Much was made of Madison Bumgarner’s emotional episode with Wil Myers Tuesday night, and perhaps not enough was made of his performance. For just the third time in his career, he threw a complete game while collecting double-digit strikeouts with no walks. “When a guy strikes out 10-plus and has no walks, that catches your eye,” catcher Buster Posey said. The ace is pitching his best ball of the season. In six starts, he has a 1.69 ERA with 50 strikeouts in 42 2/3 innings, but he admitted after his start he’s still...
Friars on Base May 18, 2016

Padres Offense Struggles Yet Again

The Padres have had a tough time in 2016, and Tuesday night was yet another chapter in their book of offensive struggles. Of course, going up against Madison Bumgarner is never an easy task. Bumgarner has been marvelous all year, just like he has been for the past few seasons. So far in 2016, Bum […] Padres Offense Struggles Yet Again - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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