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San Jose Mercury News Mar 24, 2015

San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain admits to some soreness after starts

Giants starter Matt Cain, who had elbow surgery last August, looks completely healthy on the mound this spring but admits to having some soreness.

Matt Cain upbeat after five-inning test, but acknowledges elbow discomfort

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – On the mound, Matt Cain seldom gives a hint that anything might be hurting. At his locker, whenever asked if anything were the matter, he’d offer clipped denials. So it was a bit of a stunner, then,… Continue Reading → 
Plain Dealer Mar 24, 2015

Live updates and chat: Cleveland Indians vs. San Francisco Giants at 10:05 p.m.

TJ House, competing for a spot in the starting rotation, is making his fifth Cactus League appearance and third start Tuesday night when he faces the Giants at Goodyear Ballpark. He's struck out 12, walked, one and allowed seven runs in 12 2/3 innings.

Madison Bumgarner is the manliest man in his new commercial

Get ready to feel very self-conscious about your soft, office-worker hands. Work wear company Carhartt found its perfect pitch man in San Francisco Giants pitcher/real life farmer Madison Bumgarner, who stars in its latest national ad campaign. It’s very outdoorsy. Bumgarner is featured cutting down a tree and casually throwing logs around his North Carolina farm, a standard offseason day in the life of the World Series MVP. “I can’t stand having sissy hands, soft hands,” he explains in the behind-the-scenes video. Easy, MadBum. We already know you’re a million times manlier than...
San Jose Mercury News Mar 24, 2015

Hall of Fame member, longtime Giants writer Nick Peters dies

Hall of Fame baseball writer Nick Peters dies. No journalist has covered more San Francisco Giants games than Peters, a San Francisco native and San Jose State graduate, who tended the baseball beat for 47 years while writing for the Berkeley Gazette, Oakland Tribune, Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News.
Giants notes: The genesis of Jake Peavy’s newest pitch, no grand encore for Crawford, etc.

Giants notes: The genesis of Jake Peavy’s newest pitch, no grand encore for Crawford, etc.

From the paper… SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The genesis of Jake Peavy’s newest pitch didn’t come the moment it left his fingertips on Monday. It didn’t come while he tinkered in the bullpen or pored over the opposing lineup. The spark… Continue Reading → 
Topeka Capital-Journal Mar 23, 2015

Peavy pitches five innings as Giants top Royals

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Jake Peavy pitched five innings, and the San Francisco Giants snapped a four-game losing streak with an 8-3 exhibition victory against the Kansas City Royals on Monday. Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik each had two hits for the World Series champions. Adam Duvall, Juan Perez, Gregor Blanco, Brandon Belt and Panik each drove in a run. “It’s good to see them break out a little bit,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “There were a lot of good things today.” Peavy, who felt ill before the game, gave up three runs and seven hits. read more
San Jose Mercury News Mar 23, 2015

Peavy, Giants beat Royals

Jake Peavy pitched five innings, and the San Francisco Giants snapped a four-game losing streak with an 8-3 exhibition victory against the Kansas City Royals on Monday.

Extra Baggs: Maxwell and Duffy improve their stock, another Bochy joins the Giants in Scottsdale, Chris Heston keeps on impressing, etc.

Some notes and observations before I tackle an exciting Sunday night of laundry and frozen tamales… Justin Maxwell is not an incumbent. Non-roster invitees seldom are. But to hear some within the Giants organization talk, they’d like nothing better than… Continue Reading → 
San Jose Mercury News Mar 22, 2015

Giants' Bumgarner has no regrets over contract

The San Francisco Giants control ace Madison Bumgarner's rights for the next five seasons in what might be the club-friendliest contract in either league.
Giants notes: Bumgarner doesn’t have money on his mind, etc.

Giants notes: Bumgarner doesn’t have money on his mind, etc.

From the paper… It took 33 days and three innings, but Madison Bumgarner, the pitcher who loves to swing the bat, finally received his first plate appearance of the spring on Sunday. He was as eager as a Bengal tiger… Continue Reading → 
Orange County Register Mar 22, 2015
Angels 3, Giants 2

Angels 3, Giants 2

The game: The Angels rallied for two runs in the eighth to earn a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday at Scottsdale Stadium. Pitching report: C.J. Wilson, who was making his first appearance in a Cactus League game...
Orange County Register Mar 22, 2015

Angels rally to beat Giants

The game: The Angels rallied for two runs in the eighth to earn a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday at Scottsdale Stadium. The Angels beat the Giants twice over the weekend. They have five wins and a tie in their...
San Jose Mercury News Mar 21, 2015

Tim Lincecum tightens grip on final spot in Giants rotation

Former Cy Young Award winner didn't overpower the Los Angeles Angels, but manager Bruce Bochy said it was enough to reestablish Lincecum ahead of Ryan Vogelsong
Giants notes: Tim Lincecum’s legacy is written, but his denouement is not

Giants notes: Tim Lincecum’s legacy is written, but his denouement is not

Tim Lincecum thrusted the Giants out of the Barry Bonds era, re-animated crowds on the shores of McCovey Cove with his electric fastball and did more on the mound than anyone to mold the organization into a pitching-centric model that… Continue Reading → 

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