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McCovey Chronicles 13 hours ago

2014 MLB Postseason: Giants roster notes

Michael Morse is close enough to be considered for the roster; Chris Dominguez isn't with the team; Barry Bonds still unsigned. While I stay home and make manhattans in preparation for the Royals and A's, there are actual writers in Pittsburgh working hard to bring us Giants news. Let us summarize their findings in the interest of disposable Facebook traffic comprehensive coverage. Michael Morse felt good enough to take batting practice (source) But not good enough to declare himself fully available, like Josh Hamilton did. Considering the flexibility of the 25-man roster -- you just need...
Rotoworld 13 hours ago

Morse (oblique) 'doubtful' for WC roster - Michael Morse (OF) San Francisco Giants

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that Michael Morse (oblique) is doubtful to be on the club's National League Wild Card roster.

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Sacramento Bee 11 mins ago

Giants' Sergio Romo inspired a teen girl to keep fighting

SAN FRANCISCO - Sergio Romo, the Giants' eccentric relief pitcher, got roped into catching the ceremonial first pitch before a home game in 2010. The team won that night, and the next, and Romo soon embraced the ritual as his own.
WILD CARD NOTES: Posey and McCutchen were once teammates; Bochy discusses roster choices; Another great Pence moment

WILD CARD NOTES: Posey and McCutchen were once teammates; Bochy discusses roster choices; Another great Pence moment

For another month, Buster Posey and Andrew McCutchen are the last two National League MVPs. It’s a small club, but it turns out these two aren’t strangers. Posey said he played with McCutchen on the 2004 USA Junior Olympic Team… Continue Reading → 
Sacramento Bee 11 hours ago
Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

Edinson Volquez gets a chance to continue his remarkable resurgence Wednesday night when the Pittsburgh Pirates host the San Francisco Giants in the NL wild-card game. San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner answers questions during a news conference in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Baumgarner is scheduled to get the start Wednesday night against Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez in the National League wild card baseball game in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez answers questions during a press conference at...
Sacramento Bee 12 hours ago

Madison Bumgarner's bat makes the Giants' lefty a dual threat

PITTSBURGH - Vin Scully's voice jumped and he let out a short gasp as Madison Bumgarner viciously swung through a 92 mph fastball at the letters.
San Jose Mercury News 14 hours ago

Madison Bumgarner's bat makes the Giants' lefty a dual threat

San Francisco Giants' wild-card game starter Madison Bumgarner isn't out of place when he joins the Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence group in batting practice
Sacramento Bee 15 hours ago

Familiar formula rules Pirates-Giants series recently

When the Pirates faced San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner on July 28, they had a 4-0 lead before the Giants came to bat.
San Jose Mercury News 15 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates expect to have catcher Russell Martin ready for Giants

Pirates catcher Russell Martin missed the last two regular season games with a tight hamstring, but he already has declared himself ready to go
WILD CARD NOTES: Martin set to get back in lineup Wednesday; McCutchen expects another wild crowd

WILD CARD NOTES: Martin set to get back in lineup Wednesday; McCutchen expects another wild crowd

Even with Russell Martin getting treatment for a tight left hamstring, Pirates backup catcher Chris Stewart doesn’t expect to start Wednesday’s wild card game. “I don’t think there’s any way you can keep him out of the lineup,” Stewart said.… Continue Reading → 
San Francisco Chronicle 16 hours ago

Key Pirate says he is good to go against SF Giants; McCutchen on Bumgarner

Andrew McCutchen, hit by a pitch Sunday, says he has no lasting effects from an earlier drilling that resulted in broken ribs The sun is out in Pittsburgh and the Pirates are preparing to work out. The Giants work out at 7 p.m. EDT, weather permitting. It rained earlier and could rain this evening. The Pirates had their news conferences and media availability. The most pressing issue is the healthy of catcher Russell Martin, who has gotten a lot of credit for his work with Edinson Volquez, who starts Wednesday’s wild-card game. Martin has a bad hamstring but said he expects to be in the...
Sacramento Bee 18 hours ago

Recap: San Francisco vs. San Diego

Buster Posey hit a two-run homer, and the playoff-bound San Francisco Giants finished the regular season with a 9-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday.
WILD CARD NOTES: Ishikawa ready for a shot at team that cut him; NLDS game times set

WILD CARD NOTES: Ishikawa ready for a shot at team that cut him; NLDS game times set

We’ll get going tomorrow with “workout day” at PNC Park, but for now, here’s some filler to serve as a “new thread” overnight. My print notebook leads with Travis Ishikawa, who started at first base for the Pirates on opening… Continue Reading → 
Sacramento Bee Sep 29, 2014
A capsule look at the Giants-Pirates playoff game

A capsule look at the Giants-Pirates playoff game

A look at the National League wild-card playoff between the San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates: Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen hits a double to drive in a run in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Cincinnati. Pittsburgh won 3-1.

Umps and start times for SF Giants playoff game(s)

The commissioner’s office announced the umpires for Wednesday’s wild-card game in Pittsburgh, which begins at 5;07 p.m. PDT on ESPN. They are: HP — Brian Gorman 1B — Joe West (crew chief) 2B — Mark Wegner 3B — Paul Emmel LF — Doug Eddings RF — Andy Fletcher Rosters need to be set by 7 a.m. PDT Wednesday. If the Giants win and advance to the division series at Washington, Game 1 will be Friday at 12:07 p.m. PDT, Game 2 on Saturday at 2:37 p.m. Those games would be on Fox Sports 1. The league and networks have not set times beyond Sunday.
San Jose Mercury News Sep 29, 2014

Giants' Travis Ishikawa right back where he began 2014 season

Ishikawa was the Pittsburgh Pirates' opening day first baseman this season, now he'll likely make his fourth career start in left field when the Giants visit the Pirates in the National League wild-card game on Wednesday.

Giants Player News

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    Madison Bumgarner

    Madison Bumgarner's bat makes the Giants' lefty a dual threat

  • 2 Buster Posey

    Buster Posey

    WILD CARD NOTES: Posey and McCutchen were once teammates; Bochy discusses roster choices; Another great Pence moment

  • 1 Pablo Sandoval

    Pablo Sandoval

    Madison Bumgarner's bat makes the Giants' lefty a dual threat

  • 1 Sergio Romo

    Sergio Romo

    Giants' Sergio Romo inspired a teen girl to keep fighting

  • Jake Peavy

    Jake Peavy

    Jake Peavy wants another start for SF Giants

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